I shared a little about our trip to Palm Springs. It was a surprise trip Lance planned for my 28th birthday and I loved every second of it. I took a lot of photos on my phone and put together this album with all Postal Pix.
I wasn't sure what I was going to use as my album when I came upon this binder at the bottom of one of my craft drawers. I'm sure I was saving it for "the perfect project" and figured why not this one? It's about 5" x 7" and came with thick chipboard pages that I removed and replaced with my own pages. One of my favorite features was the binder rings that easily allowed me to add and rearrange my pages. I think mine must be 5 (or more) years old, but it is from Maya Road and the company still makes awesome chipboard books available.
I'm fairly happy with the album overall, but I'm most pleased with the cover. I used a black and white photo of the palm trees along with a cluster of my favorite things - woodgrain letters, vintage buttons, old label, playing card, and a recently acquired "Days of the Week" washi tape. I like layering lots of pieces to add texture and dimension, especially with the addition of the buttons which I sewed on with some embroidery thread.
There is about a dozen or so pages tucked inside. The pages are in somewhat chronological order, but my plan was just to document various memories from the weekend. I used a lot of alphabet stickers, washi tape, and various tickets / tags / cards. Let me know if you want the source of a specific product and I'll look it up for you!
We made a quick dinner stop at In and Out on our way up to Palm Springs. I like the "his" and "hers" spin on the page - hamburger for Lance and grilled cheese for me! The cute little chevron bag that holds the receipt is from a local scrapbook store (Paper Tales, if you're ever in San Diego!).
It was dark when we arrived and lighting in the hotel was low, so I settled for an "arrival photo" taken in the mirrored closet door of our room. I added a handmade tab, used one of these inventory tags, and clipped it all together with a red and white striped clip from the Smash collection. (If you picked up one of my Valentine's journals, these are the same clips I used in the embellishment kits!)
Our valet ticket was my favorite piece of ephemera from the trip. I was probably a little too excited when I saw it on the dashboard of our car. I really like the bold red number. I simply stapled it over a photo of our hotel room's mountain view.
This was the first time I ever really experienced snow so I took plenty of "snow pictures", but this one of the two of us is one of my favorites. I kept it very simple with strips of washi tape, a starburst kraft sticker, orange "us", and some tiny star rub ons (that are from about 10 years ago, seriously).
I made sure to include the little kink in our weekend plans. Somehow I got a teeny rock stuck in my tire. It started off as a quiet scratching noise and eventually turned into a high pitch screeching sound which required a quick trip to the auto mechanic. Thankfully it was a fast and inexpensive fix, and he even gave me the rock!
Feel free to send any questions my way! I'm happy to answer any and all of them. Enjoy your weekend adventures!