Our family takes a big vacation every 2-3 years or so. We go for 3 weeks at a time and take what feels like a bazillion pictures before we get home. Of course, every time I come back vacation scrapbooking starts in earnest as I attempt to document every little detail of our adventures.
Disney - for my Disney albums, I created all different designs for each page:
Virginia -for this album, I decided it would be easier to follow the same template for every page (note that 5 years later, the journaling is still missing!!!):
Europe - for this album, I decided to go digital, thinking it would be faster:
While I love those layouts dearly, the sad truth is that none of those vacations are entirely documented in an album from beginning to end. I always have every intention of scrapping a full album for every vacation but unfortunately I run out of steam/creativity after the first 5-6 layouts or so and only parts of the trip get scrapped.
When we came back from our big Asia tour this year, I was determined to break the pattern and complete this particular album within 6 months of our return. Since my usual process never resulted in a complete album, I decided to do things differently this time. I went out and bought a 5-up album that can accommodate up to 500 pictures, each page holding 3 horizontal and 2 vertical 4x6 pictures. It is a post bound album so I can remove any unused pages at the end. Using this album and a “production line” type of process, my hope was to finally have a complete vacation album.
Here is a two-page spread from the album. Notice that it is a lot simpler than the layouts from the previous trips, by design. I wanted a quick/simple way to document our trip but also a way that would allow me to go back and add embellishments and details at a later time if I so desired:
Please tune in the rest of this week for the rest of the process! In the meantime, please share your biggest vacation scrapbooking challenge in the comments and I will attempt to address some of them this week.