Anyway, I am just now getting around to scrapbooking some photos from our trip. I don't do too many nature and outdoor theme'd pages so this was a little challenging for me. I consider myself to be a frugal scrapbooker and I like organized and uncluttered pages.
My background is a piece of dark apricot cardstock with a aged texture to it. I forget which company made it but it did come from a Bohemia paper pack. The layout features five photos that I took and I slightly cropped each one down. I matted three of them on black cardstock and just made a photo strip (on the right) and tacked it down with double-sided adhesive.
To finish up, I used my Cricut to cute out the word Explore, an arrow and two bats from black cardstock. I decided to add the two black bats to the page because bats do live in there and our tour was two weeks before Halloween. I did my journaling in my own handwriting and did it on the back of the page. Yes folks, if you like uncluttered pages, you can certainly do your journaling on the back!
Scrapbooking is all about doing want YOU like and not what the masses are doing. Be unique and be creative! While I like at other's scrapbooking layouts for inspiration, I rarely copy them. Most have no issue spending $10 a page, but I am more frugal than that! Besides, as I already stated, I like the uncluttered look on my pages! You can find more of my scrapbooking layouts here on my blog.