I'm planning to do a whole separate album to document our trip to Disney, and I have big plans for it. I wanted to share a bit about how I've been planning to complete the album. I love reading this kind of post on other memory keeper's blogs. I don't know if it will be of interest to anyone but me though. But I mainly blog for myself, so I'm just going to go for it. It will be something to refer back to when I'm ready to begin.
I am planning on doing a hybrid album, which means using digital products, but putting them into an album like a traditional scrapbook (meaning by hand). I enjoy physically putting the items in the album, rather than ordering it like a book. And I also enjoy doing some physical embellishments. The biggest reason I am doing digital is I don't like my handwriting, so I can use pretty fonts instead.
I'm going to start each day of the scrapbook with a blown up 12 by 12 picture of our whole group. And then when applicable, for days we are in the parks, I'm going to put a copy of the touring plans I've made for us from touringplans.com (a planning site I love). I don't know what I will put behind the pages when we don't go to the parks. Maybe just a typed itinerary of everything we did that day? By the way , I got the idea of blowing up the picture for a 12 by 12 title page each day from this blogger.
I have found so many resources for the pocket scrapbooking journal cards/embellishments/fonts both free or inexpensive.
1. These free, numerous, pocket scrapping, journal Disney cards found on this photo shop account! I took some time to go through and save all the ones I could possibly use. I then sorted them into easy to find folders for later.
2. Project Mouse! Project Mouse! Project Mouse! These are scrapbooking kits made especially for Disney, and they are sooo adorable.
I plan to use tiny templates to combine multiple photos and journaling within one photo. And the last thing I have planned so far is to use envelope scrap-booking pages to hold my memorabilia that won't fit right into pockets.
Now to share the two pages I have already done. I placed them in the album Adam got me for Christmas. I decided to make a page about the decision of why we are going to Disney (The half marathon). You should be able to click the images to enlarge them a bit.
For this page, I mainly used the Princess themed cards from Becky Higgins Official Project Life products. I really liked using the once upon a time prompt to share a small bit of Jana and I's running journey (I wrote about it as you would tell a fairytale story). I also included our picture from out first ever completed race (Can't wait for our next after race shot for comparison)! I snagged the Princess Half Marathon Medal Pictures and Logo from doing a google search. Lastly, I took a screen shot of my confirmation e-mail I received after signing up for the race!
Before I even share anything about my planning page that I made for the album (which is my favorite by the way), I will point out that I am aware I spelled "recieve" wrong, I know it is receive. And as soon as I popped the card in the album, I became acutely aware of this mistake! But photoshop does not have spell check, and spelling was never my strongest subject. But since I'm am embracing imperfection this year, I am just leaving it for now. Unless it really starts to bug me, and I have to reprint it, but I'd rather not pay for the print 2x, even if it crazy cheap.
I wanted to document the planning process because I really believe what the quote says on this scrapbook page, "A huge part of the fun is anticipating the trip!" And Jana and I should know because we text about the trip and what we want to do nearly everyday!
For this page, I used the super cute Project Mouse Planning Kit. I included a list of our dining reservations, to-do list, and our general schedule. I also liked the "step 1 booked" card, as it allowed me to document when we actually booked our trip! Can't believe that was back in August!
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