This double page 6x8 scrapbook layout is one spread in my Awesome Ladies Project album. Each week I spend time documenting one aspect of my life -- this week it was about my favorite place to eat. As my town is a little bit of a restaurant-desert (unless you want college take-out), I chose to document my own kitchen. I cook almost all of our meals, we are members of a CSA, we have our own vegetable garden, and love having dinner parties.
When it comes to my scrapbook layouts, my pages and embellishing are on more on the minimalist side. Working with an embellishment kit means that I'll always have coordinating supplies to work with, no matter how much -- or how little embellishing I want to do. In this project, the left title side had big bold patterned paper and didn't need any extra embellishing.
The right side however, has a white background page with a single photo and a simple photo matting, and I wanted to make it stand out. I used puffy arrow stickers directly on the photograph, washi tape along the bottom of the photo, and a chipboard label for the date.
This project documents a recent weekend trip back home to New York City to see some musicals and do some historical tourism. The album itself is more than twenty pages front and back, so I picked out a few of my favorite pages to share with you here today.
Map Page: This map page is one of my favorite things I've made in a while. It's super simple -- I cut a portion of a NYC map and adhered it into my notebook. I then used different color enamel dots to indicate the different places we visited, and the various activities we did at each place.
Train Stub Page: I love adding memorabilia to my albums. They tell so much of the story without me having to stumble around for the right words. I added a photo, and I used arrow label stickers to help navigate through a visually busy page.
Flatiron Building: I trimmed this cool drawing of the Flatiron building from the guest notebook in our hotel room. I matched it up with a photo of my Eataly sorbet and the Flatiron in the background. I used the black hexagon enamel dots to emphasize the hip vibe.
Bunk Bed Hotel: I used another sheet of the hotel's notebook paper as matting for my small photograph of the bunk bed hotel room we stayed in. On this page I also included the sticker from my new shoes I had to run out and buy, as well as the business card from dinner. I love adding bits and pieces, and then using just a few words of journaling to explain the context of the story.
Alexander Hamilton: On this page I had a bunch of small photos that I wanted to include, as well as this larger piece of Alexander Hamilton memorabilia (a perfect title card). I used arrow labels and a geotag paper clip to break up the large passages of journaling with easy to read directional headers.