Before leaving for vacation, I thought a lot about how I wanted to save my memories from the trip. I have done various styles of mini books and albums over the past couple years and I knew that I wanted this to be more than just a spread in Project Life. When I vacationed to California, I did an album using project life cards where I took them with me and completed them throughout the trip. I decided that it was just too much and really wanted to just take photos and compile everything once I got home. I have seen a lot of different bloggers take a small pack of supplies but for this trip I didn’t think I would have that kind of down time. I’m trying to use up my stash, so before I left I went through and picked a variety of paper and embellishments that coordinated so that I could keep it in mind when photographing. So, here is what I came up with:I am always a fan of handwriting as opposed to type for these kind of books even though I could have written a little nicer and a little straighter!This was my first airplane ride being over 21, so I had to throw in the the wine picture. Definitely a game changer for the 8 hr flight. I saved boarding passes and the “heavy” tag that the airlines tied to the bag!This was the first trip that I took my instax camera on and needless to say, I LOVED it. Not only was it just awesome to have pictures immediately, but it was a great conversation piece. I could not believe how many people stopped me or mentioned it!I grabbed a couple maps and circled/starred some of the places that we went in town. Good stuff, this map is particularly cool.Just a little info about our hike…not as family friendly as we thought. I actually still have a bruise from falling! HA!I added this very plain envelope to hold all of the memorabilia that didn’t have a spot in the book. This way it is all in one place if I ever want to look at it. Probably my favorite page – I love how the paper bag gives it texture and sticks out on the top and bottom.I found this printable from AnnMarieLoves and thought it would be the perfect thing to add. It’s like journaling with a script, which makes things a lot easier. We did some family pictures on the beach and I shared a little bit of why I always take pictures of my feet.Cinnamon roll for a cinnamon girl. It’s weird that these two things are complete unrelated, but I think they are cool together.Instead of throwing away instax where I’ve accidentally overexposed, I just grabbed a Slick Writer and wrote a quote on there.
I really love how this mini book turned out! I’ve already started on a few more so that I can use up the rest of my stash!