Vacation Memories

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Have more than just pictures from your vacation at YMCA of the Rockies! Use these creative ideas to remember the good times in the Rocky Mountains, display items of sentimental value or get the kids involved to create a display of family memories!

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Preserve Vacation Memories in Shadow Boxes - Martha Stewart Crafts

Souvenir Box

Gathering and displaying a few treasured things from a trip to France and a vacation in Italy recall the exciting days spent traveling.

Great idea for a fun and unique travel journal

Alaska Travel Album - Part One

When Lance saw this album he called it my "super album'. Yup - it's a big one! I tried to edit it down (and did take out a few photos), but decided I really liked everything that was in it. It's still manageable to flip through and will be easy...

Keepsakes: Three Low-cost, Fun Ideas for Preserving Summer Vacation Memories

Keepsakes: Inexpensive, Fun Ideas for Preserving Summer Break Memories

From souvenirs to scrapbooks it's hard to preserve vacation memories once you get home. Create your own keepsakes and reminisce with games.

Decoupaged Wooden Bangle, would be so easy to DIY!

Illinois Utah and Wisconsin Map Decoupaged Wooden Bangle

Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible. -Mark Jenkins - As Mark Jenkins puts it, maps indeed make anything seem possible. Maps tell us more than pointing directions and routes. Maps tour us around the world in minutes…beautiful visuals of seas and lands and countries near and far. Maps allow us to marvel about far-away lands we dream of traveling to. They too keep memories of distant places we’ve been. This wooden decoupage bangle…

Recycled vintage map bunting or garland. Shabby chic home decor.

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Recycled vintage map bunting or garland. Shabby chic home decor.

maps as matting for pics.

Tree painting Four season tree Original artwork gift for couple wall art canvas art four seasons tree - by qiqigallery

"365 Days of Happiness" is the cover of the book "INSPIRED faith: 365 days a year" published by Thomas Nelson. ***TITLE: “365 Days of Happiness” ***SIZE: 4 x 12" x 24" x 0.8" (total size: 48” x 24” x 0.8” ) I have discovered this painting is being offered here on ETSY and some other websites. I only sell this painting on ETSY and my own website: www.qiqigallery. Any other sites are all selling my original work without my authorization. Please report to me if you find this painting is being…

I like the idea of using a slide holder (stitched up) to hold small items found on vacation.

DIY Projects & Crafts

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Table Traveler  Keep the memory of a recent vacation alive long after you've returned home. Assemble a collection of vacation mementos to display inside a tray. Line the bottom of a tray with a souvenir map, layer a piece of glass or acrylic on top for protection, and include a small photo album to share your memories.

Decorating with Natural Elements: Bring the Outdoors In with This Elegant Decorating Trend

Once limited to flower arrangements and random shell collections, bits of nature (and nature-inspired objects) now rule the roost. See how to get this trendy, organic look in your home.

Vacation Memory Books - created by the kids!  Vacations from their point of view!

Memory Books

Something I love about taking pictures.....lots and lots of pictures.....is being able to kind of "freeze" moments in time. I thoroughly e...

Vacation memory jars.   This writer advises freezing stuff (like twigs, dirt, etc) for a week or so before putting them in the memory jar, to kill off stuff that could make your jar get yucky.

Vacation memory jars. This writer advises freezing stuff (like twigs, dirt, etc) for a week or so before putting them in the memory jar, to kill off stuff that could make your jar get yucky.

Heart of "Colorado" rocks would be better!

Home -- Tatertots and Jello

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Preserving Childhood Vacation Memories. Record the kid's answers to their favorite parts of the vacation!

Preserving Childhood Vacation Memories | Crate&Kids Blog

The girls each made a special photograph album that is just for them. I printed out a selection of photographs from our trip and they each chose their favorites. Next, they stuck the pictures in the album using photo mount squares. They then decorated the pictures with pretty beach stickers. Each girl dictated their memories of the beach and …

vacation memories - journal rocks, use a fine tip sharpie to record memories of your adventures!

vacation memories - journal rocks, use a fine tip sharpie to record memories of your adventures!