The cover uses Uncharted Waters from Glitz Design. Obviously the nautical theme is too perfect for this travel journal. The die-cut cruise ship and the word "cruise" are both from the Pack Your Bags cartridge.
I chose Fancy Pants' Artist Edition Spiral Brag Book for this album for the following reasons:
- This book has 12 sections. It is perfect for 12 months of the year, or in my case, a 10 day vacation plus a couple of extra sections.
- Each section has 5 sheets + 1 pocket page + 1 acetate page that can fit four 4x6 photos. I can add to the pages by adding an accordion or more pockets onto the page. I can subtract pages by removing them from the spiral bound.
- The sheets of this book are lined on one side (perfect for journaling) and blank on the other side (perfect for more creative layouts or just photos).
Without actual photos and trip materials, it was quite the daunting task. However, it is really important to get a few pages started to provide some structure. I know if I just bring a blank journal on my trip, it'd be still blank at the end of the trip. Since I know where we will be each day, I have the "title" pages for each day stubbed out. On the trip, I plan to write my journaling and leave plenty of spaces for photos. I will bring some throw away photos of various sizes and put them onto the page and journal around them to save spaces for photos.
My other grand idea is to make a travel journal for both of the kids, but let's get real! I think I will share mine by giving them a "Kid's Corner" in every section of this journal. The can write a few lines and draw some pictures of what is memorable to them. I will bring some Mama supplies that are typically vertoben to them to add to the appeal, lol.
I am very looking forward to this upcoming vacation. If at the end of it, I would have an almost-complete album that needs just a few photos and some embellies, all the better it will be!