Sunday, August 7, 2011

ROAD TRIP mini album

The poor blog has been so neglected.  My plan is to pay more attention to it this fall.

Thought you might enjoy some pictures of our ROAD TRIP album I made. I downloaded Ali Edward's mini class called Scrapbook On The Road. At $14 US, I highly recommend it. I actually created a lot of the album before I left and took an Iris bin with me to store supplies. I did a lot of the journaling on the road while the memories were fresh. This is the first time I have ever scrapbooked like this and I LOVE the results.

The pattern paper is from House of Three called Daily Junque.  I painted (after being inspired by Ali) the light blue color for the front and back pages of the album.

This first page is actually a recycled cardboard CD case I covered in pattern paper.  I used Tim Holz's tape around the edges.  It was a great pocket to stick stuff in.  I love the pic - that is my youngest walking to the beach.

The backside of the CD case.  The Elvis stamp is from a scrapbook store called Cootie Coo Creations in High Springs, FL (wish I could of spent more time there - the ladies were fab).  The pic is of the family playing "air guitars" in front of Graceland.

I kept every little tid bit I could - receipts, cut up french fry wrappers, etc.  I journaled on the back of the White Castle cut out.

I loved picking up postcards to journal on. 

I did LOTS of journaling.

LOVE my new Fujifilm Instax Mini camera!

I used Tim Holz's mini stapler to include items as well as decor tape and a tape runner.

Found this photo op outside a restaurant in Siesta Key, FL.  The antique Vespa + Instax camera = perfection!

I used some transparency overlays - love seeing the next page behind it.

Me and the hubby - he took the photo and happened to catch our youngest in the background - LOVE it!

Probably our favorite part of the trip - parasailing!  Our youngest decided not to go at the last minute - the oldest LOVED it!

More items I picked up along the way.  We stopped in Juliette, GA and ate at The Whistle Stop Cafe!  Yes, we had fried green tomatoes!  The place looks exactly the same - hard to believe the movie is 20 years old.
More postcards.
Yes, I kept tack of our gasoline stops - thought it might be neat to look back on the prices someday.  On the next page I used transparency and made it a pocket page for receipts, etc.

A receipt from Cootie Coo Creations and Jack in the Box.

I made a highlights page - had to spell it wrong to get the letters to fit!

I wanted to list all the states we visited - a tag was perfect for that!

I added a glassine bag to slip in all kinds of tidbits at the end. 

I am in love with my little Fujifilm Instax mini camera.  I think it really added character to the photos I took.  I plan to make a couple of scrapbook pages about the trip and call it done.  I think I captured enough info in this little album.  Also, some photos went in to my Project Life album.  I wish I could remember all the different products I used for this.  I know I used some Papertrey ink paper and their stamp set Road Trip, I also used Technique Tuesday's Are We There Yet by Ali Edwards.  I used rubons, spray mists, tags, thickers, Tim Holz tapes, stickers - lots of stuff I had laying around.  I believe the front, back and several pages were from Scenic Route.  It feels good to use up supplies!  

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little album and it inspires you to create something today!