Sometimes, it's fun to sit down and create projects on a smaller scale. It allows for greater exploration and doesn't require a big commitment when there just isn't the time to give, especially during the busy summer months. Here to talk more about it with the help of Crate's Journey collection is CP Gal, Marcy Penner.
Lately, I've been feeling the pull towards smaller projects. More doable and multi-faceted. This prompted me to move into a 6 x 8 album for my Project Life pages. Maybe this is a temporary shift. Who knows. But, I love that it's totally okay to try new things when you feel like you're in a rut! Thank goodness!
For this spread I started by laying out my photos. I kept this entire spread focused on a quick weekend trip we took a few weeks ago.
I was too busy having fun that I really didn't take a lot of pictures. I was grateful for the smaller size letting me keep one story on a spread, even though I didn't have a lot to include.
I added a piece of packaging and our hotel room number as well to fill in some space.
I had just received a box filled with supplies from the new Journey collection and thought those would be perfect here! I thought one of the little tags from the Journey paper would make a great little title card, so I cut one out and added some string to make it look like a real tag.
I also pulled out a chipboard "traveler" sticker that I thought would work.
I typed a portion of my journaling on the top half of a white card and handwrote a little on the bottom.
I added some journaling to the empty space that resulted from the packaging being a little narrow and did a little rearranging. Usually I try to spread out my journaling on my spread.
Going back to the tag, I added some journaling and stamped the date of our trip.
And my spread's pretty much complete.
I realized that my two photos were quite contradictory. The photo on the left features our clothing in a suitcase...all neutrals (white and black mostly). The photo on the right features an array of colors. I thought I'd maybe include some journaling about my love for both opposites while I was at it (even though that topic has nothing to do with this trip).
I took a white tag and punched three holes down the end.
On one side, I journaled about my love for neutrals. On the other, I journaled about my love of the rainbow.
When it's flipped over, it will coordinate with the picture beside it.
I enjoyed using this size during the summer months last year and hope I'll find it just as fun this year.