Last month, Matthew and I went to the most magical place on earth.
Because we'd just celebrated our 18th anniversary. Because of Food & Wine Festival. Because sometimes even grownups need to run away and just be kids for a weekend.
We got away from work, and from kids, and all the "to dos" that come with being grownups... and came home with a ton of photos, some awesome bits of paper and a whole lot of great memories.
Since I have three Disney albums in various stages of completion, I figured this called for another one. ;) Notebook style. I'm using a lined Midori notebook as the base, though I've deconstructed it so I can add in full page photos, typed journaling and a few other fun things to mix it up.
I've got two whole pages done, and am working to plot out the rest. I'm trying to do just enough planning to make sure I don't run out of pages before I run out of photos + memorabilia. Sticky notes + paper clips are my go to here, and I think I've about got it all sorted out. I'm trying not to procrastinate through the phase so I can get to the fun stuff... but I am NOT good at planning. Unfortunately, I'm also not good at flying by the seat of my pants on a project like this.
For these spreads, I used items from the Studio Calico Canyonlands kits - mostly the scrapbook main, with a few details from Marcy's Mini Book Kit and the Highlands kit (that currently stamp by Tina Aszmus!). By the time I'm done, I'm sure the whole notebook will be a mishmash of colors. I really love to just pull from whatever's on my desk for a project like this, as I tend to get board when I work with the same colors for a long time.
It's little details like this that make me love working in notebooks. Rather than cut my panoramic photo across the page gap, I folded it over and added a stamped detail with this ticket stamp to the back. It's not something that would fit in a page protector or a pocket, and it makes me smile.
Here's to actually finishing this album. =)