Just wanted to show you the final travel journal with the big photos in…..
As I mentioned in my review of Ali’s Scrapbook on the Road class, a travel journal/scrapbook like this is really more about the WHY than the HOW. You can clearly see (like with my autumn minibook) that technique and fancy stickers/stamping/etc is not important to me.
This is pretty much JUST photos, stories and memorabilia.
and I love it.
I ordered a small handful of 5×7 matte finish photos from each day that we were in Scotland. Most of the photos are adhered back-to-back to make their own new page, but some of the photos are adhered onto one side of a sheet of paper.
I would also like to point out that my darling husband took the time to sit down and journal his impressions of the trip as well.
There were some times that he and I split up, so of course I needed his take as well. Ex: The 5th photo below is Andrew’s journaling on the left and his iPhone photo on the right…
Now this journal will sit on our shelf, complete, until someone is ready to sit down and read the stories!
Wait. That’s not true …. I still have to type up all the stories in it to go in our Blurb book.
I’m a little embarrassed to tell you all this - I feel like I’m going to get kicked out of the scrapbooking cult.
But, um…. I haven’t made a ‘proper’ scrapbook page in years. YEARS! At least 4, I would guess.
Instead, I blog all the stories and photos, and fully intend to build them into Blurb books. I’ve recently become an affiliate for Blurb, and I’m genuinely excited about it …. Again, I understand if this means I am now kicked out of scrapbooking
I’ve made several Blurb books over the last few years, and I really love the ease of design, the quality of the binding and the affordability…. These books are a great GREAT option for putting your stories together. PLUS, since the last time I made a book, Blurb has updated their design software to make it far more flexible. I don’t have photoshop to make my own page designs separately, but the editing capability of the BookSmart software is perfectly flexible for my needs.
I seriously can’t wait to show you the book that I’m working on!!
I’ve started our Blurb book for our Alaska trip, and as soon as that is done I will be making the Blurb book for our Scotland trip.
I plan on using Blurb’s big coffee table book format, so I can print large photos, with a nice hard cover. Seriously very very excited – and can’t wait to show you!!
Now is the perfect time to try it ….. For the holiday season I’m so happy to share with you that Blurb is offering 15% off any book order with promo code AFFILIATE15OFF through 11/30 AND free shipping this coming weekend (11/25 to 11/28) using promo code AFFILIATEFREESHIP
Need to let you know ahead of time so you can have time to design your book…. I’m designing a big Blurb book right now and between adding all the images, all the text AND doing all the formatting it’s taking awhile.
Just like scrapbooking
In addition to travel books think about :
Can’t wait to show you my Blurb book as soon as its done … and be sure you show me yours