i finally got around to scrapping my infomercial trip that i took, a year and a half ago. it's been on my to-do list for a while now.
i actually had an entirely different layout started, for this trip. with a ton more photos. but i just couldn't get myself to finish it. so i decided to start fresh, and narrow down my photos to the ones that summed up the trip.
i decided to focus mainly on the photos of the girls that i spent the most time with on this trip, cindy and carla. and then included photos of us throughout the experience. i will add some divided page protectors directly after this layout in my album, so that i can include the rest of my photos from the trip.
i've been making a huge effort to not use so much white cardstock on my layouts lately. i take out a sheet of white cardstock, every time i start a layout. but i was starting to feel like some of my layouts were starting to look too much the same. i have created so many layouts that i can't share with you for a while. but my plan has been working, and i've been very proud of myself for mixing it up more.
and i like to think i accomplished this on my layout here. part of me wonders if those bottom papers really match. but part of me just loves the randomness of them, and how they look together. so i'm cool with it. i mixed a few manufacturers together, instead of just pulling from one travel collection, which was my originally intention. the map paper on this first page, is actually a transparency. i simply adhered it to the white cardstock that i built the entire page on.
i dug out some older flowers and journaling spots from my stash, and layered them together using pop dots, to use in a few spots on my layout. for this smaller flower, i also added the suitcase rubon to the journaling spot.
i love these larger flowers. i layered two flowers together, using pop dots. and then hand journaled on the journaling spot, before adhering that with pop dots too. have i mentioned that i LOVE pop dots? lol! i plan on printing out my blog post, all about the trip, and including that on the back of my layout. so i didn't feel the need to do a huge amount of journaling on here.
i printed all my photos seperately, and then adhered them to white cardstock to make my collage. i believe all the photos are about 3 x 3 inches in size.
the second page is pretty simple. tried to keep the focus on the photos. i did add another flower, with a journaling spot pop dotted in the center. i added the light blue airplane rubon to the journaling spot. and i also tucked a few decorative pins in between the journaling spot and the flower.