I went a little overboard! From the cost of picture developing to all the cool embellishments to the albums I spent about the same amount I could on another cruise price
Scrapbook albums are a great way to remember your trips though and people like to look at them more than just a plain boring photo album. Tropicalscrapbooking.com has some great scrapbooking products. I ordered through them and they delivered fast and I was happy with what I ordered. Here are my tips for scrabooking on a budget:
1. Shop around. Never pay full price for even a $4 Jolee embellishment. Craft stores always have sales from %20-%50. Check the clearance aisles I found some great items to use.
2. Check second hand stores.. I get all my scrapbook items there and have never paid for than $7 for one that is 20-30 in a scrapbook store. Plus I often find enbellishments and ribbon cheap to use.
3. Save itmes from your trip like the Daily Planner, shells from islands. I even save brocures and the little fact/island safety cards some isalnds give. Coins are great too if you pay US currency and get the country's currency as change.
4. My largest saver though is unlike most scrapbookers I put as many pictures as I can on one page. This may be trimming off the bankground of my pictures but oh well. I never understood how people spend $10-20 dollars on one scrapbook page and it only has one picture on it so that by the time you fill a scrapbook you've spent too much money and only have a few pictures in the book, but that's just me.
I love to scrapbook my vacations though and it helps pass time until my next one. My advice is just don't get too carried away like I did