Ep 51: Layout a Day – The Simple Scrapbooking Podcast: You CAN Take It With You

by Lain Ehmann on June 8, 2012


simple scrapbook podcast I’m back from NYC with lots of news to share! In this episode of Layout a Day, we’re talking about how you CAN take it with you — your scrapbooking, that is! I’ve got 10 ways to scrapbook on the road this summer, whether you’re in your own backyard or on the beaches of Maui. I’ll share:

  • Why paring down your supplies before your trip will make you more creative
  • How a Parisian cafe will bring out the artist in you
  • The number one question to ask at dinner to help your family do your journaling for you
  • And more!

We also welcome our first official Layout a Day Podcast sponsor, Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions! Listen to the podcast for instructions on how to win a very special crafting and crofting opportunity for you AND a friend. Contest closes June 15, 2012…

Links in this episode:

Lots for you to do… better get busy!
simple scrapbooking layouts



  • AquarianDesign

    I am a total newbie to scrapbooking (just 2 weeks into this hobby & am still purchasing my basic supplies), but I found your site & podcast & really love the way you present information…just FYI. And the Washi Tape Wahoo! webinar was great also!
    I would love to attend the upcoming convention in Chicago (St. Charles) in October, since I have so much to learn about scrapbooking & haven’t actually created anything yet! Plus I’ve never been to a crop or convention, so it would be quite an adventure for me & my Mom to share & experience together.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge & experience! AquarianDesign aka Susan

  • Lynnette

    I’d love to attend the Lancaster, PA CKC convention at the end of July.  Thanks for the chance to win.  BTW, I just LOVE the new theme song.  It’s just toe-tapping fun.

  • abalcarcel409

    LAIN….if you’re ever in NY again, let me know. I would love to get together for a coffee or something. I’m only about 2 hrs away which may seem far but everything is relative when you live on a mountain. lol. As for CKC….I would love that chance to win…woo hoo. The closest one to me would be Lancaster, PA. Thanks again for the chance.

  • Rndo64

    Dear Lain:
    My name is Rosa, I am from NJ, and recently came about your podcast site after hearing about you on scrappy blogs and the paperclipping roundtable. i really look forward every week to the podcast and your positive outlook and all the great ideas regarding scrapbooking. I ordered the 30 day layout a day class in May and as it turned out, my personal and work life got crazy. you know how “life happens.” I never got to put myself in the flickr group to download. is it over? I saved all of your emails with the links. I mnot much of a techie, and need your help. i am looking forward to the kit caboodle class! thanks!

  • Renee

    Hi Lain – love LOTD and all your scrappy updates!  I would love to attend the CK Convention in Tulsa in August.  Thanks for the chance to win!
    Renee – McKinney, TX

  • Ruth G

    Loved the podcast (love all the ones I’ve listened to so far!) You have a wonderful voice, sense of humor and energy! Thanks for sharing that along with your  know-how! I’m feeling really blessed and lucky to have both CHA summer and now CKC convention coming to Chicago this year! I was planning on going to CKC Chicago, it’d be wonderful to be able to take a friend and spend my money on shopping or classes! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! Looking forward to the Kit ‘n Kaboodle coming up! Thanks for all you do!

  • Marie-Pierre

    Hi Lain!! I’d LOVE to go to Manchester, NH! And it’s close to your house, right??! ;) Thanks so much for the chance to win. :) Marie

  • Joyce Evans Erb

    I’d like to go to Jacksonville, FL September 7-8, a few hours from me.

  • Carol Drumwright

    Hi Lain!  Thanks for the great podcost tips about scrapping on the go!  I’m traveling quite a bit this summer and am hoping to use some of your ideas so I don’t have withdrawal from scrapping.  I have always wanted to attend a CKS convention and would absolutely LOVE attending the one in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 28 & 29, so I hope you pick me!!!

  • Aubrey R

    I’d love to take the Creative Photography class. Thanks!

  • JoanieBaloney

    I would be totally down for the CKC in Tulsa, OK!  The timing and the location would be perfect for me.  I have never attended any type of scrapbooking event, and winning admission would be a fabulous reason to go.

  • LainEhmann

    Hello Rosa! Please email us at support@layoutaday.com and we’ll be glad to help you out!

  • Jeannett_mcgee

    I go to the CK Convention in PA every year.  It is in a different location this year, but I will still be there at Lancaster, PA in July.  I can’t wait, and even better would be to win these tickets.  My sister and I would be thrilled.  Thanks so much.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/scrapperkaren Karen Hobbs

    I always attend both the Portland CKC in March and the Seattle CKC in Nov.! I know I am very lucky to get my scrapping fix twice a year! i would love to win some tickets though cause I got 3 kids in college!!

  • Abundantlifescrapbooks

    Hi Lain!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the opportunity to take my Mom on my Birthday weekend (July 27-28) to the Lancaster, PA CK Convention!!! The perfect way to celebrate the big 3-0!! :) My Mom has been interested in scrapbooking ever since I started, and this would be a great place for her to start!! Classes and crops!!! :) Thanks Lain!! :)

  • Luniegirls

    For CKU Las Vegas (first time it’s in Vegas) – I like Made in Minutes for scrapping faster and Triple Play, how to use the same three layouts in different ways.  Reminds me of your post about using the same 5 layouts, which I have scraplifted.  thanks Lain for the chance.   Julie

  • Ljdiem

    I’d love to make it to the CK Convention in Lancaster, PA. I haven’t been able to make it the last two years, but I think the third time will be the charm. I love your pod casts (and your up-date on New England weather in #51. I grew up outside Boston, and I miss it sometimes.)

  • Scrappinglady

    I’d love to go to Las Vegas or Seattle . Fingers crossed.

  • Elissa

    I would like to go to the Las Vegas CKC. This was the first episode I listened to ad I enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Marie

    CKC Seattle. Love this city…great Photographic opportunities! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great week!

  • Transport7800

    I am registered for the CKC in Nashville in August with one friend and then heading to the CKC in Cincinnti with another friend in September..!  My first time ever for a convention.  Can’t wait!

  • Janet

    I have only been a couple of times and they were great! Would definitely love to attend the Lancaster, PA one next month. Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is! Hopefully…ME!

  • Sal4gal

    So funny that you are talking about scrapping on the road. I AM camping right now. However I am digital for 10 years so I digi scrap even in remote areas, we have solar energy. But I remember the days of paper and hubby not being very happy about all of my supplies. Your podcast is fun to listen to, you have a great, happy voice. Thanks!

  • Scrappychick

    So many classes to choose from! I would have to pick No Rules Scrapbooking.

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Julie M.

    I am new to LOAD and I totally enjoyed todays podcast, looking forward to many more! I have never been to CKC and would love to attend CKC Nashville. Thanks! 

  • Emilyn

    Perfect timing on the topic. I’m in the midst of planning an October trip to Disney World’s Food and Wine Festival. Love the idea of just bringing journaling cards. Moleskins have never quite worked out for me – on any trip. I would love to go to CKC Seattle. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Tillwescrapagain

    Hi! Seattle or Las Vegas would be great but honestly I would go anywhere if you threw in free airfare :D
    Never been to a convention so I’d try to take ALL THE CLASSES!!!!

  • Jsgreer13

    I would love to take my sister to the CK event in September in Cincinatti Ohio.  Just a few hours of driving and we would have a BLAST!

  • Marcia F

    As always, I enjoyed your podcast – some things that I already do when I scrap on the go and some new ideas. I’ve been thinking about going to CKC in Cincinnati with some friends. I’d love to win!

  • Cindy Hoffmann Smith

    Love your podcasts, Lain! I would love to attend CKC in Lancaster in July. Keep talking and I’ll keep listening!

  • bunnyfreak

    Would love to make a girl’s day in Cincinnati with my mom at CKC.

  • Sonia

    Love your podcasts, Lain! I would love to attend CKC in Jacksonville,Fl. with my daughter.

  • Dmeggison

    Love these podcasts. Have heard CKC in PA IS AWESOME!


  • LisaZ

    How awesome would it be to go to CKC- Chicago or CKC-Cincinnati!!

  • Alva4boys

    Love the podcast! How about that Houston CKC!
    Not much time left, but I could be there in a jiffy! ;)

  • Renee J.

    Oooh, this is exciting!!  I would love to attend CKC at city in Florida!!  Thank you for the chance to win; thanks, too, for all that you do for us!!

  • CRS

    Hi Lain, I enjoy your podcast.Would love to go CKC in Charlotte N.C. I also try to go to scrapbook and needlework stores when away.

  • Gail Evans

    I love going to CKC and theres one here in Cincinnati!  (Last year I went as a volunteer and helped in classes all day)  Thanks for the chance!!!!

  • Heidi

    This year, the PA CKC has moved to Lancaster — I would LOVE to check it out!!

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