As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m so inspired by travel albums lately – so why not start another one? This time I’m putting together a 12×12 album of our trip to Europe in 2017. We flew to Venice, Italy and stayed there for a few days before boarding a cruise ship and sailing to Croatia, Malta, Spain, and several cities in Italy.
I’ve had so much fun already going through my photos – I had so many photos it took me hours and hours to figure out which ones to print. There were so many, I decided to send them out to have them printed rather than printing at home.
Here’s a video walkthrough of unboxing my photos from Persnickety Prints, and looking through the ephemera and other items I have to work with for this album:
I’ve been really inspired lately to work on my travel albums. Maybe because I haven’t been able to travel anywhere for a while (hello, pandemic!). Looking back through my photos and ephemera takes me back to those places and relive those memories.
I started with my Ali Edwards Story Camp album. It was the last trip I went on back in January 2020. The event was held in Eugene Oregon.
My first step was to look at all of my photos and pull out my ephemera and see what I was working with. Based on the length of the trip, and the “stuff” I had collected from the trip, I decided to go with a Travelers Notebook sized album from Citrus Twist Kits. I also used the Ali Edwards 2020 Travel collection (both the physical and digital kits) and add-ons.
Next step was printing out all of my photos and coming up with a formula for my album. Using one kit and a basic layout formula for the album helped me to complete the album quickly because I had less choice.
After the photos were in the album I added my ephemera and then added all of my journaling.
Final steps were to add the embellishments. I had some fun playing with my gelli plate to create the intro page for each day.
I love how this album turned out, and so happy to have all these memories documented.
See this album come together from start to finish in my process video: