Earlier this week, I showed how I captured a long travel event in a Project Life album. I've also done several different experiments with how I should capture shorter travel events in my annual album, such as a one-week vacation. I used to want to create many pages around my traveling experiences, but I've evolved to a place where I don't necessarily want an unmanageable amount of scrapbooks around in the future. Nonetheless, I want to display as many photographs as possible - I take a ton of them while on vacation and they go to waste in a way when they remain on my computer.
Following a recent trip to London and Paris, I decided to play around again with including these travel photos in my 2012 Project Life album. I had done a scrapbook on the road to capture memoribilia, so I really needed to house my photos and some journaling in Project Life. I decided to make a 3-layout spread (2 sides to each layout) in the album, something I've never even considered before (I'm fairly type-A and like my entire album to be consistent in terms of week by week and the same page protectors).
Layout #1 was my first try at two large 12x12 photos (inspired by Ali Edwards), with one side London and the other side Paris. Layout #2 was dedicated to our photos from the first half of the week in London, and Layout #3 showcased our photos from Paris. I also did a 6x12 insert with journaling about our time in each location (copied from our blog entries to make it simpler) and a few extra photos on the backside. At the end of putting this all together, I felt like I accomplished just what I was looking for - I got a lot of photographs developed, our stories were saved and it all was in a format that worked with my existing memory keeping approach. Here's a look at how it turned out.