Celebrating New Year's in Jackson, Mississippi

For the first time in a long time, possibly in my entire life, there are no travel plans on my calendar. Every vacation, conference, family visit, Scout outing, weekend trip, even day trips... canceled. It feels really weird. I'm really looking forward to when we can start putting travel back onto the calendar, but I would prefer to wait longer than necessary than to rush and risk contracting and/or spreading COVID-19.

Instead of planning future travel, I'm scrapping past travel. I have a HUGE list of trips that still need to be scrapped (I just counted: 8 states, 2 countries, 3 cruises, several theme parks, and 2 school field trips), so I'll be busy for quite awhile. My most recent page is about celebrating New Year's Eve in Jackson, Mississippi. That was a great trip. 

Celebrating New Year's in Jackson, Mississippi (affiliate link)

My favorite part about this layout is that I incorporated two photos into the title. First, I trimmed down a picture of the huge 'Welcome to Jackson' mural and paired it with a cropped photo of 'Mississippi' done in agricultural products from the state. I stacked them together, then added stickers to create the entire title: Celebrating New Year's in Jackson, Mississippi. 

One thing I don't like about this layout is that Steve is not in any of the photos. Almost all of the photos I ended up using on the page are ones he took. I didn't realize this until after I'd ordered the photos (which is no longer a quick run to the 1-hour photo place like I used to do). Fortunately, Steve is in the first and second blog posts about our time in Mississippi, but I'm going to be much more careful when I order photos from here out, at least until the 1-hour places open up again.


  1. I loveeeee this! LOVING how you used the photos for the title!!!

  2. What a fabulous scrapbook page! I love the blocked style and your hand-written journaling! And yes, it is so cool how you used 2 photos to make your title! I agree with you, it is totally weird not to be planning our vacations for the summer. We usually do at least one short trip and one big trip each summer, but yes, it is best to wait until we know we are safe!! Take care!!!

  3. I love the way you did the title, so creative and it's a great layout despite Steve's not being in it!

  4. Love when photos do the titlework for you. :) Looks fab!

    P/s: I'm usually the one not in the photos even when it's my birthday. But bad photos live forever so that's okay. Hahaha.


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