Originally, I planned to make a digital album for our honeymoon photos. It was going to be in the same format as our engagement and wedding albums and fit into a Russell+Hazel mini binder. I scrapped (no pun intended) this idea for a bunch of reasons :
- the photos from our honeymoon were taken with my little point and shoot at a much smaller resolution than our professional photos. They were not going to blow up and print as well in large format.
- I attempted the digital album twice and both times was very un-inspired.
- there was not as much story to tell with text - it was our honeymoon. It was amazing. But that's sort of it.
- Bora Bora was tropical and vivid and deserved a bit more of a mess than the clean lines of our previous albums.
And so, I decided to go with a thick, tactile book but I was still stumped on what size and style to go with.
Then a few weeks ago when girlfriends from college were in town, I pulled out my minibook from our spring break senior year. It had been years since I'd look through it and I loved the textures, the transparencies and the simple color scheme.
So basically, I copied myself from a few years ago to make this album. It came together in about seven hours over two days. Below are the photos of most of the page spreads. At the end of this post is a complete supply list.
Supplies used : Hambly transparencies, Office Depot write-on transparencies, staples, yellow & white cardstock, yellow & teal fabric, white thread, striped paper (from Paper Source but unlisted on the website), Paper Source label, vintage lace, letter stamps from Micheal's, American Crafts fine point slickwriter, stars from Crate&Barrel last holiday season.
Thanks for looking!