After the success of my last Scrapbook on the Road mini album - it's one holiday that is actually fully documented! - I decided to create a similar mini for my trip to Europe/Africa back in February.
I used pieces of transparency for the cover, sized about 8 inches by 5 inches. No additional decoration to the cover yet as it needed to survive being pulled in and out of bags.
Inside, I cut down some neutral and lined patterned papers, many to 6x4 but there are a variety of sizes. On some of the pages I stamped phrases and images in a neutral colour, Wet Cement Hero Arts Shadow Ink.
I took very minimal supplies with me this time, partly because I was organising this mini album at the last minute. (Literally. Mum and Dad were at my house waiting to take us to the airport when I snapped that photo!) But I also knew I wanted my mini to be simpler this time, less colour and pattern fighting for attention with the memorabilia, photos and journaling.
I used stamps to create titles and add a little colour to some of the journaling pages.
Most memorabilia I hole-punched and added straight to the binder rings. I like the look of sticking out in all different sizes, although for pieces taller than the mini album I tried to keep the base fairly consistent with the bottom of the cover, so I could stand it up on a shelf when finished if I so chose.
I took my Instax camera with me on holiday and I used washi tape to add some of these photos to the album as I travelled.
I have journaled extensively about some days and others don't have anything recorded yet. The way I look at it, everything documented is a bonus - I do this because I want to, not because I have to.
Some of my favourite pages contain lists, such as observations about London or the food I ate in Paris. Collating the information gives a strong impression than scattering it through the journaling.
I also love capturing moments - quotes and passing impressions that I otherwise wouldn't remember at the end of the trip. I think that's the advantage of documenting while you travel, whether simply jotting down notes or working on a Scrapbook on the Road, those wonderful little details make the holiday special. The 'I went here then here then here' you can work out from your photos after.
You can see photos and video of my first Scrapbook on the Road here, and I also posted my thoughts on Scrapbooking on the Road and working on that album just after I returned from the trip. (I also posted what supplies I took with me and my reasoning, plan and pre-prepared pages.)
I've lots more work to do on this album before it's complete, but I've started and I'll post more about that soon.