Did you know that Thursday was “Geek Pride Day!?” I definitely consider myself all geek – fantasy and science fiction are my go-to’s for entertainment and relaxation, and yes – I did actually see Return of the Jedi in the theater the very first time it was released! Our sons definitely follow in my footsteps for fiction, but they take it to a whole different level with their love of mathematics and science that they inherited from the engineer dad. They’re avid programmers and gamers, already. Yay for science!
How about you – where does your geek pride lie? Are you a die-hard Star Wars fan, or an avid gamer? Do you secretly love playing Pokemon or Yu-gi-oh with your children or are you reading Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time?
No matter your geeky pleasure, ambassador Kristin Tweedale has the perfect way for you to celebrate it – by making your own “fan girl” scrapbook! I love, love this album that she’s put together, and hope it inspires you to document (and be proud of!) your geek!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Photos, Memorabilia, Ephemera, etc.
- Album of your choice
- Stickers, stamps and other themed/color coordinated embellishments
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Fan Girl Scrapbook
Last winter we took a family trip to Orlando and spent a few days visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As a huge Harry Potter fangirl, I was in complete heaven. There were so many places to explore, so many shops to step into, so many little details that I totally missed the first time around.
I had both my iPhone and my big girl camera with me, and I snapped some really fun photographs of our adventures. I printed out a few of my favorites and used this unique clear acrylic album (Jamaica Makes) to create a one of a kind scrapbook of our time at the WWHP in Orlando.
I kept this project simple by first using black cardstock on each page. Pages then got a photo, some memorabilia, and then some journaling. I made each spread unique with some themed paper and embellishments I picked up in the park.
It was so much fun going around the park and talking to everyone in character. People were dressed up in full costumes, and if it wasn’t ninety degrees outside, it was like you were totally at Hogwarts. If you’re a Harry Potter person, it’s an absolutely incredible place to visit and bring your camera along. Everyone who works at the park is a great sport about getting in your photos and playing along.
Thanks so much for checking out my Wizarding World of Harry Potter Scrapbook!
Kristin is a feminist scrapbooker, passionate about helping women document their lives through photos, stories, and pretty paper supplies. She uses her ‘big girl’ camera to take photos of her adventures around the US as well as photos of her everyday life in East Lansing, Michigan. Learn how to get your photos off the camera and into scrapbook albums you’ll cherish for a lifetime at http://rukristin.com/blog/