I have been hemming and hawing about how to tackle the two and half weeks we were away in California on our holidays.
The last two trips to the US I have kept a journal during the trip and added photos to the journal when I got home. But this year I wanted to do something different in the way of journalling during the holiday so I made a small journal just to write in and add maybe a couple of photos. The other thing of course was that this is the first big trip we’ve taken while I am doing Project Life and that also alters how I want to document our travels too.
I had quite a few ideas before we set off but when I got home and began looking through the photographs and I pulled out all the memorabilia I’d saved from the trip I just wanted to put it all in the Project Life album. That is the true beauty of Project Life. it is a home for all the little things we pick up along the way – I love that part of this way of memory keeping.
I sorted through the thousand or so photos and selected the ones that simply had to go in. I varied the sizes a bit and limited myself to a handful from each destination and basically printed them out and let them sit a while.
I then sorted all the memorabilia we collected along the journey and paired it back a little. I have a bad habit of hording things.
While I was working through those two tasks I found a baseball card holder that I bought ages ago and thought that the small pockets might be just the thing for cramming in lots of photographs without taking up pages and pages in the album.
I have ended up with a mix of sizes plus newspapers and some memorabilia.
Here’s a look at the pages.
Still need to add a little writing to those blank spots.
On the front of an 8 x 8 page I inserted a bag from a bakery we stopped at.
And on the back I collaged some memorabilia. It may not be stylish but it gets everything in that I wanted.
Back of the first photo page.
I wanted to include some of the newspapers (like I did with Olympics) I used ordinary 12 x 12 pages and folded the paper to fit.
A close up of my note about reading the sports section. I just clipped it to the page protector.
The back of the paper and the first 6 x 13 page with 3 pockets.
Here is the baseball card page with photos of some of the food we enjoyed.
And the other side some of the flowers we saw. And on the right another 6 x 12 page with three postcards I posted to myself!
Here’s a closer look at the 9 x 9 page.
And the last page. Had to include the card that was left on the bed by the maid in the LA hotel. So cute with pictures of the weather for her to tick.
It is pretty simple but I have got everything I wanted to keep in there. And I am left with tons of stories still to tell.
If you want to find out what Project Life is all about go here.