TwitchCon 2019 is starting THIS WEEK and I was so inspired to finally finish my mini 4×4 TwitchCon scrapbook from 2015 — THE FIRST EVER TWITCHCON!
I have to say that this was a personal favorite to create because of all the purple. This was a 2-day event, but I only made it out the second day with one of my best friends, Janine. She was such a good sport and we had a great time! We even got interviewed and featured on a Popsugar while we were there! Scrapbooks, even small ones, are such a great way to remember special events. Just going through the photos to build the scrapbook helps you relieve all the special little moments.
I will admit that both of my con scrapbooks were assembled a long time ago, but I never got around to finishing them until just recently. Sometimes, this can be a great thing. While scrapbooking sooner rather than later is more helpful for accurate journaling, you start to realize the important memories made are the ones that stick with you years later.
What I used:
- Becky Higgins 4×4 Scrapbook in Black and White Stripes (exact)
- We R Memory Keepers album refills in 4×4 and 2×2
- Becky Higgins 4×4 and 2×2 album refills (exact)
- Scraps from TwitchCon program pages and goodies from vendors at TwitchCon
I built most of my photos in Photoshop so I could get the most out of my 4×6 photo paper, mixing 4×4 photos with 2×2 photos when and where I could. Because of Instagram’s massive popularity, it’s a lot easier now to have 4×4 photos printed for you then it was back in 2016 when I originally printed all these photos.
I’m really glad that I swooped 2 extra programs while at the event. If you think you might be making a mini scrapbook or a keepsake memory box in the future, always try to grab 1 to 2 extra items of things while at your event. Hold onto those little pamphlets that come with your booth swag. You never know what’s going to make for good embellishments or layout backgrounds.
When journaling in mini scrapbook albums, I’ve found it to be a lot easier to dedicate 1 page every few pages to just writing. If you want the photos to speak more for themselves, consider writing a few words or one small sentence directly onto your photos in a negative space, or use a label maker on the smallest font settings to add alternative options for content!
I can’t wait to see all the photos and videos and livestreams that will come from this year’s TwitchCon event!
Have you made a scrapbook for an event or convention before? Which one would you consider making a scrapbook about? Let me know in the comments below! And to see the mini scrapbook I made for my trip to ComicCon 2012, click here!
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