Even though our stay in Guernsey was just for a few days, I knew that there would be a lot of photos and ephemera; too many for the mini traveler’s notebooks I’ve been using this year. Inspired by a post on the In a Creative Bubble blog, I went with a 6×8 album from Simple Stories. I thought the extra width/space would be useful since I had a lot of tickets, business cards, etc that I wanted to include.
I’ve used a varied selection of pocket pages from several manufacturers, making my own 3×8 pocket by simply stitching down the page and cutting off the excess.
I thought the postcards would add extra visual interest to the album, so I stuck them back-to-back on a 6×8 pocket, which I then filled with sequins and stitched closed.
Virtually all of the printables came from the online shop at In A Creative Bubble and I’d done a lot of the foundation pages before we went away.
When making travel mini-books like this one, my goal is always on the stories, photos, and memorabilia. I don’t experiment with a lot of creative techniques, because I want to highlight the photographs and keep the album fairly simple and clean.
The album has 15 double page spreads and I have just two pieces of journaling to add (but don’t forget that I wrote a lot of the journaling at the end of each day we were away).