Monday, June 16, 2008

My Spain Album



Well, my friends, I can finally show you my finished album! I hope you like it as much as I do. I used a 12x12 American Crafts D-ring binder and I added Mod Podge on the front cover to adhere a 12x12 sheet of Collage Press Grayson Hall paper, as well as a Spain die cut I bought a long time ago (I think it's from ScrapYourTrip.com). As you can see below, it's a BIG album with lots of pages! OK, I'll admit it. We went completely nuts taking pictures of this beautiful country! LOL!



For the opening page, I used a sheet of Teresa Collins calendar paper to write our itinerary.



Then for each major city, I included a simple layout using the same scheme -- a horizontal photo with my journaling on an index card below it. I wrote all of my journaling while on vacation so I wouldn't forget later on what we did and how it felt. Boy, I loved doing this and will definitely repeat this process...





I used We R Memory Keepers 4x6 photo sleeves (6 up) to showcase all my photos, even the vertical ones. I didn't sweat it! I identified some of the important sights by using tiny journaling labels directly on the photos. I also inserted index cards throughout the sleeves with my journaling.




And I inserted 8 1/2x11 sheets with travel memorabilia (tickets, postcards, metro passes, etc.)





Finally, I created a few layouts throughout the album (mostly 12x12 with a couple of 8 1/2x11 layouts) to showcase some of my favorite photos and memories. This way, I have a nice mix of layouts among the photo sleeves to add interest and enhance the album.




That's pretty much it! Of course, I didn't photograph the entire album because I would be here all night and I really value my sleep. I wanted to give you a pretty good idea of what the final product looks like. I feel an incredible sense of accomplishment and my hubby says this is his favorite album ever. Hey, let me tell you that he is my biggest supporter but also my biggest critic so I know he was being honest. (He, he, he!)

Thanks so much for stopping by... you made my day! Peace and happy scrapping!

12 comments:

lawrenbc said...

V - your Spain album is AMAZING! I love how you put a little bit of everything (pics, memorabilia, itinerary, etc.) in there. LOVE IT!

Trish said...

OMG Vanessa! Holy cow, that is one amazing book! LOVE it--and I can see why you took your time to create it, too! It was worth the wait! Hugs!

Ady said...

I can't wait to look at that album IRL...It looks amazing. I love the memorabilia pages. Good job girl...

bwgayoso said...

Girl, you did it! The album looks fab! Can't wait to see it in person : )

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I so LOVE this. Love it. Love how you didn't scrap all your photos from your trip and you have it done. Will definitely do something like that for our next trip. I still have an album from a trip we took back in 2002 unfinished as I took way too many photos. Should have done it like this.... LOL

Margie said...

Love your album! Don't you just love it when you complete a project? How fun!

debevans said...

This is wonderful!! I just got back from Spain! I just put my photos in a album, but plan to scrapbook a few photos for a "travel" scrapbook! Great ideas! I've got to find the Spain Stickers!!

laverneboese said...

I love, love, love your album!!!! It is totally amazing!

Mika said...

The book is amazing! I'm making one for Nepal but it is so much work. I think you did a amazing job. Did you find your " etagere"? X Mika

Damaris said...

Tremenda obra de arte! Love it, love it. Can't wait to see the whole thing next week!
HUGS

Dayami said...

im loving it!!!! Gotta see this irl. Oye lets plan a scrapping day.
hugs,
me ;)

Anonymous said...

Your spain album looks AMAZING. you are my inspiration!!

Rena