I think the biggest challenge in this album was the journaling itself. I love creating and putting the pieces together but I have a hard time stopping to write and print my feelings. I persevered and finished it complete with many stories and details from our trip.
So this is the front side of the accordion with an up close shot of the cover.
This is the other side-note on the far right there I have to add a journaling block which I'll do today.
There's one of those huge journaling blocks I used to tell our 'beach stories'. I like the little pics because you can get a whole bunch on a small page. It's a nice way to include a bunch of pics of one event if you have them. I used picasa to make a collage and then just had them printed on a 4*6 (cost effective too ;)).
I love this one-it's two pages. On the left is another journaling block. On the right I used Noah stamps from Studio Calico which I love love love!
Another one-this one's about the lighthouse.
I used Tim Holtz Blue Distress ink to get that effect on the thickers letters on the left because they were too plain!
And last but not least two of my favourite pics. On the left is a photo of us on our anniversary right before we went to dinner. The other is our shadows on Horseshoe Bay beach the night before we had to leave.
I still have a number of larger layouts that I want to include in our 12*12 albums but for now this is a great reminder of our memories to add to my mini-album bucket for friends to see when they come over.