My book is growing!
On the backside of the sunglass box cardboard, I added a silhouetted photo of some flowers. My rule with silhouettes is if the shape is simple or the background is distracting - chop it. Next to that, I stuck in the packaging that my sample of kate spade twirl perfume came in.
On the yellow scalloped card (please note that later batches of summer books have moss green scalloped cards), I added a sticker that I grabbed at the park we visited on Friday.
On the backside, I added a few small photos from our hike that were printed in "contact sheet" format from iPhoto. I added a bit of journaling to the gray tag.
To the backside of the tag, I adhered a photo and then I machine stitched around the tag to give the photo and text a bit of a border. I love how stitching can make anything look complete. The gelato page was taken from this blog post and I just added a printed label with some text. The photos on the gelato page were taken with the ShakeIt app on my iPhone and then placed next to eachother in PSE.
The gelato photo page was adhered to the back of the blue circle card. I had just one photo from our trip to SeaWorld (I know, we've turned into tourists) and I printed it out and then left a border of photo paper. To give it something extra, I zig-zag stitched around the white border. I added our tickets and some journaling to the small green card.
The yellow page holds (in very small text) this blog post. The yellow paper is actually part of a "bonus pack" of papers I am currently putting together as a companion to this album. Twenty-five papers seemed like a lot to me when I started but I'm running out of room fast. Bonus packs will be on sale in mid-July.
I have to say, I'm still loving this book. It's coming together so much better than any of my "collected-over-time" albums have in the past. Part of it is I'm packing this summer with good stuff. Part of it is I'm turning blog posts into pages. And, of course, part of it is the "pressure" to share here at least once a week. It's pushing me. And I love it.