Blogging is not the only way that I like to document memories. I love to scrapbook, really it’s just a posh photo album; the only difference being I can include journaling; stories, thoughts, feelings or funny things that Kaiden may say that go along side the photos. When Kaiden was first born, I documented his first year through scrapbooking but of course in our modern world, there is a simpler method called Project Life which I recently discovered.
Project Life was created to take the complication out of scrapbook and to give a simple system to document your story while still living your life. Now many people create layouts on a weekly basis – week in the life – to not only document the good times but the rough and down times too, and while I love the idea, I simply do not have the time. So I decided that I would still use the Project Life system but to create travel albums to document our trips instead.
I have recently started creating spreads from our Australia trip so I thought that I would share the cover layout with you.
I decided to use design A page protectors from Becky Higgins before selecting a few of my favourite photos. I have been dying to use that ‘Take me to the beach’ card but I’ve been waiting for the right layout. It’s a beautiful blue with gold foil lettering which helped narrow down the colour choice of blue, yellow and gold. I then choose three photographs that had a hint of blue in to tie in with the colour scheme of the cards but also were bright and sunny to tie in the gold accents.
For the title card, I used a plain blue card stock with white alphas spelling Australia, hand writing August 2016 on a piece of yellow patterned card just beneath the alphas. I used a stamp from my collection of arrows pointing forwards which I also used in bottom right card to add sysmentary to the layout , I then placed a wood chip suitcase and an ‘up up away’ both popped up on some pop dots to make it 3D to embellish the title card.
I wanted this layout to be simple and not choatic so I only really embellished the title card and the bottom right card to allow the eye to naturally wonder the layout. To do this, I incorporated yellow to tie in with the top two cards, the stamp of the arrows and a gold foil arrow popped up using pop dots. I added a single gold enamel dot and some staples to make that card slightly different to the rest.
Hopefully now this post will inspire me to continue with creating and finishing off the rest of our trip. Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have a lovely weekend.