Map It and Scrap It with October Afternoon

October AfternoonThere is a new line of scrapbooking supplies from October Afternoon called Boarding Pass that I saw used on a layout about one family’s immigrants, and I knew I had to share it here. It is the perfect paper and scrapbooking line of products for what most family history’s have. A story of an immigrant.

I ran across this line when I ran across an adorable layout using the map paper from this line. The scrapbook artist had simply drawn a line from one side of the map to another showing the route that her ancestors took to get to this country. Since the papers are on an 8×8 pad of paper, it will fit perfectly into your 12×12 layout. And, I loved how the scrapbook artist used a bright, colorful background paper to help accent the bright colors in the map. Go here to see the layout I am talking about. I’m sure you’ll love it too.

Upon first glance of this line and it’s products, you might think to yourself, “I don’t do that much traveling, so that’s not for me.” But, when you think about the stories of our ancestors and their travel across the oceans to come to America, this paper line is perfect for that!

There are papers with planes, trains, automobiles, and boats. Word strips with country names from all over the world are included too. Two papers with maps, and plenty of other accessories to help document the trip that your ancestors made. Perhaps you have traveled the world looking for ties to your own family history. Use this line of papers to document your trip and the journey you took to track down relatives from your past.

One thing I love about the layout linked above is that the artist had copies of the passport of her ancestor. She shrunk it down so that it fit nicely on the page. She also included the photo from the actual passport and used the cute polaroid frame that comes with this scrapbooking line to make it look a little more modern. I could go on and on about how much I love this style, and the way that this scrapbook artist captured a bit of her family history in a modern way. It’s right up my alley! I can’t wait to do a little digging in my own family history and find a story that I could scrapbook about a family in my history that traveled overseas to start a new life just so I can scrapbook a page like this!

Meredith Ethington is the author of this blog. To learn more about Meredith, and her history with Scrapbooking and Genealogy, go here.

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