I usually print my photos at home when I scrapbook or work on Project Life, but for a large project like a travel mini-album, I choose to edit my photos all at once and then get them printed at a local place (Costco is my favorite for the price and quality). It can be a tedious process but it is 99% more likely that I'll finish my mini-album if I have all my photos chosen and printed beforehand. The Costco photo print sale a few months ago was just the push I needed to get my Northern Lights photos developed, and I'm happy to say that I finished my mini-album a week or two after getting my photos! (I blogged about my Northern Lights experience here, if you're interested).
I finally got around to photographing my mini-album and I'll be sharing some of my pages here. The majority of the supplies I used are leftovers from my Studio Calico kits, Kelly Purkey stamps, Paislee Press digitals, or things from my stash of scrapbook supplies & Japanese stationery. I'll point out some things here and there but if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments and I'll try my best to answer them!
I normally use handbooks for my travel minis because they can fill a ton of pages, but since I knew this was a short trip, I decided to try out the Project Life 6x8 album. It's nice and sturdy, I like the faux leather cover, and the smaller spine was perfect for this short trip where I wouldn't need as many pages. Here is my title page, a simple 6x8 layout using some of my favorite bits and pieces of paper.
I printed out the photo of the Northern Lights with my instax share printer, because how cool is it to have a Northern Lights instax photo?! The 'a trip of a lifetime' was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and back with grey cardstock, since I didn't have any letter stickers that I thought would match my layout.
Left | With each travel mini, I like starting the book off with a short summary of how/why the trip happened and any sort of details to remember what sparked the idea or reason for the trip.
Right | The calender printable is from Jasmine Dowling and I handstitched a line indicating the dates of the trip. I decided to make my own 'Yukon' card in Photoshop to indicate where Whitehorse (the capital) is in the territory.
Right | The 'lovely evening' lettering is from Paislee Press, and I added it to my photo in Photoshop first before getting it printed.
Right | I stamped the 'Aurora Borealis' with some old Studio Calico alpha stamps (Stepping Stone, for those who remember it. One of my favorite alphas!). Inks are Color Theory's Mint Hint, Emerald City, and Something Blue - perfect colors to match the Northern Lights.
I kept these pages quite simple because I didn't want to detract from my photos of the Northern Lights. I also love printing out 6x8 photos and I did that a few times in my mini!
Left | The 'explore' lettering is from Noel Shiveley and it originally said 'explore more' but I edited it to fit my photograph. Yay for another 6x8 photo!
That's it for now! I will share more another day :) Don't worry...I won't bore you with all the pages of this mini. And I do have spreads documenting other things - not just the Northern Lights. It just so happens that the day we arrived it was already late afternoon so all we did that night was aurora viewing! Thanks for visiting!