Tuesday, March 12, 2013

031113 Florida Vacation Mini-Book!

Well, sometimes when it's February & you live in Michigan you just have to pack up & hit the road in search of sun & sand, especially after the sadness of the last 6 weeks. My kindred spirit knew I would be creating on the road & she sent me an Amy Tan mini-book and the perfect bag to securely stash an Iris bin, so I filled one with goodies to play with. Back in 2011 I made my own mini-book of our Spring Break vacation from Amy's class at BPC - wow! It's been awhile since we have gotten away...

I did a lot of the scrapping on this along the way with sticky notes to remind me which pics went where. I have a little Polaroid-style template I made to just drop the little pics in after I had done my photo editing each day or two, so they were ready to print as soon as I returned home. I didn't travel with a lot of supplies - 3 washi tapes, an assortment of journaling tags & embellis, my tiny attacher & some glue.

 I haven't figured out what I want for a permanent closure.
 For now I have a  rubber band off of some brocolli (great color!) with a Tim Holtz tag 
that says "Breathe" - exactly what I needed to do for a little while...

Each day starts with one of these fancy numbers & a date stamp of the actual date.

It absolutely poured rain this entire leg of the trip, so I added some rub on clouds & vellum raindrops.
We ate a LOTof barbecue so you will see some of that ephemera all through the book.

Dog beach! She wouldn't go near the water.

This was our big outing to Lakeland, Florida to see a Detroit Tigers spring training game.

  I need some baseball stickers or sayings for these pages!

 Wow! That's only halfway through the book! 
There is so much room in these for a lot of the paper ephemera that we love to hoard, 
but this way you actually get to see it again! This tag came off the fancy custom bag from the candy store.

 I added the silverware embellis after we got home.

 I had to add the nautilus shell stamped image as it was so similar to the lighthouse stairway photo!

 The yellow piece was the sleeve our room card keys were in.


 A little extra space if we remember something else, but the patterned paper still stands alone.

This is a more personal album for my DH & I to remember some of the fun moments on this trip. I wanted it to remind us, not tell the stories, so that we can talk & laugh about things together when we look at it. I will probably do some pages as well about this trip. It was just what we needed to continue the healing process.


  1. BRAVO! What a great collection of all your memories and bits and pieces you picked up along the way. I love the nautilus seashell next to the staircase - perfect! And you even included the IKEA tape measure...so funny! Fave pic? The side view of you and Chloe! Awwww! And the "Follow my love" quote on the chalkboard looking page...did you write that?? Girl...you are so talented! Looks awesome and a fabulous compilation of the trip. Oh and I adore the broc. rubber band. It's quirky and fun! xoxo

    1. SO much fun to do! That chalkboard anchor thing was a from a new Glitz pack which you would love - see here: http://glitzitnow.com/blog/?p=2663 I think I will keep the rubber band, lol, for just the reasons you said! xo

  2. Wow, that's a fantastic project - capturing babies, beach and baseball among many other things. Really well done, so much so that I left the post open in my browser for a couple of days to go back and check out details.

    1. Why, thanks! These really are super-fun to do on the road, as you go.
      Hope you were inspired! I am using your line "babies, beach & baseball"
      on an added note in the back :~)

  3. I especially like the synopsis in the "top 10" list. Super job. And don't change the broccoli band. Also, I admire the cover with the juxtaposition of the snowflakes and the flowers.

  4. this is a fantastic album and i want to go somewhere so i can make one just like it! perfect mix of "stuff" photos and memories. Amazing job,


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