Since I could read and write, I've always had a bit of a geeky obsession with stationery. I absolutely love browsing through shops like Paperchase to find beautifully bound notebooks and I always loved finding the perfect pencil case in those last couple of weeks of the summer holidays before the start of a new school year. (This makes me sound really weird. I'm not that weird, I promise.) I make up excuses for why I need to buy another notebook like "I really ought to keep a dream journal" or "I might spend less money if I kept an accounts book". But a couple of years ago, I found something I genuinely did need a notebook for: tickets. I love going to the theatre and travelling and I love stationery too, so I decided to combine my two loves by sticking all of my tickets into a scrapbook and writing little captions for each one.
You can use a scrapbook for absolutely anything you want, be that a scrapbook of photos and memories from a holiday you went on or simply a scrapbook of inspirational magazine clippings, it's totally up to you. I would recommend that for scrapbooking you buy something slightly larger than a notebook so that you have more space for pictures and things. I got mine from Paperchase but you can get them pretty much anywhere, even supermarkets will have them in their stationery section. (FYI, Paperchase doesn't sell my exact one any more because I bought it a couple of years ago, but there are loads of other ones on their website if you want to find one there.) I went for a patterned cover but you could get a really plain one and decorate it if you're creative.
Now in terms of presentation, you could make it a lot fancier than I have. I'm really not very creative so I tend just to stick the tickets down on opposite sides of the page as shown then write the caption next to it. (By the way, I'm not going to insult your intelligence by telling you how to use a Pritt Stick but I'm just trying to give you ideas!)
I really enjoy doing this because a) I love writing and b) it's nice to flick through it from time to time and remind myself of the shows I went to see/the place I've been. Hopefully this post will have given you some inspiration.. happy scrapbooking!
Does anyone else have a scrapbook? If you do, what do you put in it?