I’ve been meaning to put together a mini album about some of my trips this year. Using Life Documented Manila’s Project Kit and a few items from my own stash, here’s a peek at my current project:
My plan was to keep it simple so I can get it done faster. The cards I chose are from the Travel edition of the Becky Higgins Project Life Kit and I just printed my photos in three sizes: 4×6, 3×4 and 4×4. I could have made it even simpler by printing just 4×6 size photos but I wanted some photos to be smaller so I could put them in the different size pockets of the plastic page protectors.
I booked a trip to KL with my friend so we could watch the concert of one of our favorite Korean groups. It was a really quick trip and as we planned our itinerary we ended up wishing we had an extra day so we could eat at all the places on our list.
I collected a few ephemera such as name cards/business cards, bookmarks, maps, and tags, but I didn’t use it all. In the photo of the spread above, you can see that I just slipped in the Ippudo Malaysia card. My journaling on the card on its right side is all about our search for a good dinner that day. The Ippudo card was a good way to remember our yummy meal even without showing any photo of my bowl of ramen, or a photo of us at the restaurant.
Photos were taken using my iPhone, Instax Mini, and digital camera. I didn’t bring all three at the same time while going around the city, except on the day of the concert.
I loved our photos by the graffiti walls so much that I didn’t want to put any other embellishments or extra stickers. The photos are already so colorful and can stand on their own.
A filler card (TODAY IS GOOD) was used on the right side, but I also wanted to include a bit of journaling about our experience upon arrival at the venue, so I wrote directly on the photo again!
I was able to slip in the concert ticket in the 4×6 pocket. I don’t have to worry about losing it in my box of memorabilia! On one card I wrote in list form some of the things I wanted to remember from the concert, since we had some funny experiences along the way.
The cards and the pocket-style page protectors really make the memory-keeping process so easy! Beginners or first-time scrapbookers will be able to do several pages.
What I like about these spreads: With my memories written down on the journal cards and a selection of favorite photos printed, it’s so easy for me to look back and remember what happened. I can easily add other cards and memorabilia if I want to.
Additional supplies used: mini alpha stickers, enamel dot stickers, washi tape, patterned paper