A few weeks ago, I got it in my head that I needed to take a trip to New York. I decided I was out of ideas and New York would be a good place to find a few. Paul got home from work and I asked if he was in. He was. We leave Thursday. Paul wants to be sure we get New York pizza. And he is also hoping for donuts. I want to take 500 photos and visit fun shops.
Last night, I made an small album to bring with on the trip. It is 100% Jamaica inspired. You can see the tutorial she made on creating these little guys on Ali's blog. My book looks a bit different because I didn't read the directions - but I feel like this is already a new favorite. Such a cool technique, Jamaica.
To make the paper for the cover, I typed "NYC" repeatedly and printed it out on white cardstock. I added a few "NYC" pages on the inside the book as well.
The remaining book pages are Hambly overlays, white cardstock, regular transparencies and a few pieces of chipboard that I painted black and punched a square hole in.
Ideally, this book will fill up with journaling and paper souvenirs while we are there this weekend. After we get home, I will have my photos printed 4x6 - punch some holes and add them to the book as well.
For "on the road" supplies I will be bringing a holepunch, a black American Crafts slickwriter, a white Sharpie paint pen, StazOn ink, a date stamp and a tape runner. Plus a mini stapler that I still need to buy.
You can see a previous album on the road from our trip to Kauai here.
Tomorrow I am going to do a BIG POST on my collection of mini books. I will also be answering a lot of frequent mini book questions. If there is anything you would like to know - please ask it in the comments so I can put it in tomorrow's post.