Last month, I decided that the best way to deal with recording an 8 day & 2000+ photo vacation was to just start printing photos and start an album. I began by recording a moment near the end of our trip, and with that done, I opted to go back to the start of the journey.
I'm using a Studio Calico Handbook, and was thrilled to find that the WRMK 4x4in and 2x2in pocket pages fit in the rings. I love the look of a mixed up mini, and this is a great way to replicate that in a handbook. I started my album with a 2x2in pocket page, and filled it with some floating elements to start the book. You get a little peek of the opening layout, and it goes a great job of setting the tone of the rest of the album.
I am opening the book with a 6x8in layout featuring one of my favorite photos of the trip. There is nothing more thrilling than watching the sunrise from the airport and knowing a week of fun is ahead of you, and this photo captures that.
My basic plan for this album is to start each day of the trip with a 6x8in layout, and use pocket pages behind that. The Handbook format will let me work on this in bits and pieces, and I'm doing my best to really edit down my photos and memorabilia. My goal is to put together an overview of the trip, since I will be (and have been) recording my favorite moments on scrapbook layouts.
I have to be honest, I was getting a little overwhelmed with trying to decide how to handle this album... and just starting in on it was the best answer. I can't wait to finish (and share!) more in the coming months.
Supplies : Studio Calico Grey Handbook, Color Theory Deja Blue & Clean Slate Ink, Color Theory Something Blue, Yes Peas and Mint Hint sequins, More Grid paper, Studio Calico Wanderlust Collection & date stamp, embellishments & stamps from Studio Calico kits, WRMK 4x4in & 2x2in pocket pages, Tiny Attacher