Once again, feel free to click on any picture if you want to see it larger. Here's days 4-6.
- I resized all my photos (most are 3x4", with a couple 2x3") and I had them printed all at one time, that way I wouldn't have to hassle with picking and printing pictures each time I made a new page. It saved me a lot of time in the long run.
- I didn't decide "X photo would go on one page and Y photo would go on the page facing it" beforehand. I just picked and printed whatever photos I liked. I only started laying out the pictures once I began working on the book.
- I brought a journal to the trip. Each night, when we returned to the hotel, I wrote about what we did that day, before I went to sleep. I do this for almost every trip I go on, so that when I'm scrapbooking the trip later (like this book - which documents a trip from last summer), I have those notes to refer back to when I'm journaling.
- I also brought a ziplock bag to the trip, so whatever memorabilia I collect (tickets and brochures, mainly) would go in there. In this mini-book, you can see that I've included lots of those tickets and extra bits by making pockets throughout the book to house the memorabilia.
- Most of the inner pages of the book are 6x6". I threw in a couple odd sized pages as well, to make pockets for tickets or for additional journaling. The pages are just patterned paper backed with patterned paper.
- The front and back covers are 6.25x6.5". I used cardboard for the covers (often included in a Studio Calico add-on kit to prevent the papers from bending/getting wrinkled) and I covered it with patterned paper.
- Majority of my supplies came from Studio Calico's July 2010 kit - Continental and August 2010 kit - Summer Camp. I did pull out some additional supplies from my stash that coordinated well with the rest of my supplies. Of course, I used my go-to items throughout the book - Studio Calico stamps, homemade tags, and washi tape.
- Like I said, this project has been sitting around for a while. I finally started making a few pages each time I found myself having some free time. The mini-book does look like a big project, but it was much easier to handle once I divided up the photos into Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 etc. Also, 6x6" pages are so much faster to complete than full-sized scrapbook pages :)
- I've mentioned it before, but I ended up using 3.5" binder rings to bind together the mini-book. 3" binder rings fit, but it was a little tight and I wanted to give it a little more room, so I switched it out for larger rings.
I think that's everything! If you have any more questions, just leave it in the comments and I'll answer you there. Thanks for looking :)