My husband’s best friend just retired and had never been on a plane before. Early this year we put plans in motion for a couples getaway to Las Vegas. The dates were specifically planned for after Stash Bash, the perfect time for a break.

I love to pack light when I travel by air, so I did not bring my big camera. I also didn’t get an iPhone 6 yet because I would totally be the one to crack the screen on her new iPhone by goofing off in Vegas.

While my husband took a ton of random, grainy photos with his phone, I curated a small selection of iconic and personal images on Instagram. I’ve been to Vegas before, so I wanted to relax and be in the moment on this adventure.

I do have one traditional layout from this trip on my to-do list, but this simple pocket page otherwise captures the trip for me. I had a life-changing lightbulb moment at the Bellagio fountain in 2006 and this trip helped me that story full circle.

What Happens in Vegas | Simple Scrapbook Layout

I printed 12 square photos at 2.5×2.5 and used one of two styles in a set of 6×8 page protectors from Studio Calico. I love a simple photo collage and will be punching a new hole so I can insert this into my 2014 album.

The images are roughly chronological, from our overnight stay in Chicago to leaving Las Vegas. We ate, we drank, we walked around. We went to bed at a reasonable hour. It was just what I needed after a big event.

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Using photo-heavy or all-photo pocket pages is one way I keep my scrapbooking simple. It helps me record the facts visually, giving me more time for sharing my feelings on traditional layouts.