Remember that beachy mini album I made back in July? The one I took on vacation with me? It’s finished! And I finally took photos of it!
Turns out that I wasn’t so good at keeping up with it during the actual vacation… at least for the first few days, I did sit down in the evening or during some spare afternoon hours to write journaling and decide where some photos would go. And thankfully, I was good about uploading photos from my camera to my computer during the trip– an especial blessing because my camera was stolen on the last day. Because I’d been pretty faithful, I lost only a day and a half worth of photos. While losing a camera hurts a whole heck of a lot, at least I didn’t lose all of my photos, too.
But, having the mini-album ready made putting it together a snap after vacation! After I got home, I sat down with the album, my computer, and my little mini-kit of stuff to add, and edited photos, wrote journaling, and embellished as much as possible without the photos in place. When my photos arrived from the online photo printer, I slapped them right in, and the album was done! Probably the fastest vacation scrapbooking I have ever done!
So I’m going to share some photos of some of the pages (but not all the pages, because there are a lot!), to give an idea of how it all went together. Notice that sometimes I just punched holes in stuff and added it straight in (like business cards and our mini-golf scorecards). Sometimes, I adhered 4″x6″ prints back-to-back, punched holes in them, and added them as pages. I also had prepared some basic 4″x6″ clipping masks in Photoshop Elements so that I could easily put together photo collages. For a couple of them, I even added digital paper and text to one of the fields so that the journaling was printed right in the collage. I guess that makes this a bit of a “hybrid” album! I also added some of the smaller/flatter shells that I collected on the beach throughout the album. I adhered them with Glossy Accents so that they’re strongly bonded to the pages. They make the album even lumpier, but I like it that way!
So without further ado, the photos:
Supply list can be found in THIS post.