On March 27, my mom, my daughter, and I embarked on a Road Trip to San Diego. In a perfect non-traffic world, it should take less than 7 hours. But it took us nearly 10 hours to get there and 9 hours to get home thanks to LA traffic and a few stops going down there and only 1 stop coming home.
It was a short trip and I actually brought my portable LG printer and some supplies thinking I could do some scrapbooking in the car and at the hotel. But I did very little scrapbooking--how do those girls (Amy Tan and Kelly Purkey--to name a couple) do it???
This is my first time trying this type of "non-conformist" mini album...I don't know how else to describe it haha! The pages aren't all the same size. I am not sure if I love it, it is kinda hard to focus on a page when you can see parts of the pages behind it. But it was fun to try.
I tried to add a flipagram, but I didn't know what I was doing wrong and I couldn't get it to work in the post...so please excuse all the photos of my album.
I finished the cover before we left. Using some Color Shine, washi tape, and Amy Tangerine stickers from a couple of her lines. You can't really tell, but I added a transparency on the front cover and the back cover to make it a bit sturdier.
See how the "Here We Go" PL card hides and messes with the layout behind it?
Yes, I could have left it out, but the PL card was used to journal on the back. I actually completed the majority of the "polaroid" layout in the hotel. I printed the photo of the 3 of us at In N Out burger!!
My daughter knew I would used the receipt, so she wrote on it ha ha! To make the receipt a little sturdier, I put some washi tape on the back. I used watercolors on the left side of the page and it kinda blend through--ugh--so I had to add the washi and some pink watercolor to the front of the page.
Again, I wanted to use another PL card to extend my journal space...not sure if I am a fan of this technique...Maybe I just need bigger journaling cards! :)
The right side is one of my favorite parts of the album. I actually started most of it at the hotel and did some (very little) in the car. The sand is actual sand from the beach we were at! I brought the bag with me to the beach. It is a SMASHbook bag which I don't know if they even make them anymore. The Highway 1 picture inside the back is from a Message In A Box tin from Typo. (I am not sure if they sell that set anymore either.)
I was so excited to be able to finally get to Paper Tales. The receipt got wet in my bag, but I thought the tied dye look was still ok to use. (sorry you can see me from the page behind this one!)
While at the restaurant, they took a few photos of us. My mom and my cousin both bought a couple each--which were in some touristy paper frames...I just kept the free one that included photos of the foods. :)
Of course, no trip is complete without a few stops at Starbucks haha!
Thank you for looking. I really had fun making this album. As I am using the latest trends, I realize how much I enjoy my 2-page 12x12 layouts...but I will still keep trying new things out :)