So, I am back from vacation and have put together a little mini album of our first week away.
Initially, I started this 5x7 album as a 'scrapbook on the road'. I had taken along my Selphy printer and limited supplies with which to play around. In the evenings, I found a little time to work on a page or two and it was fun. However, I have to admit, that I preferred finishing off the album once I was home and had all of my tools and paraphernalia.
We were on vacation for 3 weeks. This album is Part 1 and represents our week in Chase, British Columbia on the lake with our family. This section is denoted with the cover page shown above. I took a Polaroid photo that did not turn out and wrote the title with a white jelly roller pen.
Here I added the pamphlet from the winery we visited by attaching washi tape and punching holes in it. This way I could fold back the extra length and open it from behind to read the back.
I really fell in love with full-page photos while doing this album. Of course those photos I printed out once I returned home.
I saved the coffee sleeve (trimmed down) and wrote a short sentiment on the back. In the black envelope I tucked all of our golf score cards from the week.
I have to say that it was so relaxing to do yoga every morning with this view in front of me.
Because many of these pages were started while on vacation, I had to add the typewritten text after returning home. The back of the page already had photos attached, so I did not want to run it through the typewriter like that and possibly damage the photos on the back. So instead, I typed my journaling on vellum and adhered it to the blank page.
Here I inserted a post card that I purchased and then journaled on the back.
Canada Day was right in the middle of the week and since there was so much going on that day, I decided to use smaller photos and pop them into the 2x2 pocket page that I trimmed down.
For this winery pamphlet, I actually sewed a clear pocket (at home) with a transparency. I love how it turned out, and wished in retrospect, that I had done that for all of the pamphlets that I collected. This way I can just pull it out to look at the back but I can see the design clearly on the front and it makes for a nice page.
For this pamphlet, I attached it with washi tape so that it can swing open. I still prefer the transparency pocket idea shown above.
I hesitated to add anything to these full-page photos, but decided to stamp this one with a Technique Tuesday stamp by Ali Edwards. I don't regret it.
To finish up this section of my trip, I sewed pocket with gold dot vellum to house all my Polaroid photos.
And now I am off to complete Part 2 of this album, where we drove down into the Okanagan for more wine tours!