Today is the fourth day I am sharing my process for making a vacation album. Here's the schedule for the week:
Monday: Memorabilia and journaling
Tuesday: Organizing the album
Wednesday: Selection photos
Friday: Alternate albums
Today I share how I go from photos to finished layouts. First, I make my vacation albums 8.5x11, and I generally use the same design on every page:
When I printed photos for each layout, I printed 2-3 4x6 photos for the title page and journaling (keeping in mind I would have to physically trim them to make them fit) and I printed the full page collage on an 8.5x11 inch print with some white space for a border.
As for products, I tend to select just one line for the album, so I buy it, plus some extra papers and embellishments that I really like and store it with my ephemera. Then, when I am ready to make the album, I don't have to search for products. My vacation album from Disney in 2010 used October Afternoon's Boarding Pass:
My vacation album from South Dakota in 2011 used October Afternoon's Sasparilla:
My album from Maine in 2012 used Fancy Pants' Nautical:
And the album I will make for our 2013 trip to Glacier and Spokane will use Fancy Pants' Happy-go-Lucky.
You can see from my pages that I tend to house the whole page on alternating shades of cardstock and I use strips of patterned paper and clusters of embellishments. Using the same design and one line keeps the album cohesive and easy to make.
And that's my process for designing the layouts! Tomorrow I will share two ways I scrapbook vacation that break the pattern.