Hello! It's Jennifer Larson with you for the next few days to show you how I try to create a simple vacation album. Today I'll focus on the initial writing that organizes the album.
When we think of writing, we think about the journaling, but writing involves much more, including the initial planning. Scrapbooking a whole album requires another kind of planning: determining the subject of each "chapter" or layout in the album. I'd like to share some planning for a vacation album today.
Side note: I am VERY behind in scrapbooking vacations. The album I'll be planning with you is our Disney trip from 2010. (I'm now putting on the cone of shame.) It's on my bucket list this summer to finish it, so I'm using the next few days to get a jump start on it.
When I am on vacation I tend to journal on scraps of paper. After vacation, I put them in an Iris container along with supplies and memorabilia I am planning on using with the album:
Once I am ready to start the album, I look through the photos and this journaling and plan the "chapters" for the album. Here's what I did for this album:
- Title page
- Journey and Hotel
- MGM/Hollywood (4 pgs?)
- Downtown Disney
- Animal Kingdom
- Date Night
- Late Night Disney
- Trip back? Last page
Please note that while it is generally chronological and organized by place or event, I also break that chronology in an album when needed. For example, sometimes I'll make pages about something we did the whole trip, or I'll put together a special page to focus on one detail. In this year's vacation album, for example, I may focus on cribbage, places we ate, and our dog as a major hiker when I finally scrapbook this vacation, hopefully before the year 2021.
Thank you for letting me share some ideas for scrapbooking your vacation! Tomorrow I'll be back to show how I put a lot of photos on the page in a clean and simple fashion.