one week. 2000+ photos. so many memories. so how the heck am i going to record all of them?
i'm starting slow. i've sorted my pics, my phone pics and matthew's phone pics into folders for each day of our trip, and edited my favorites. i gathered all of the memorabilia and stashed it in a bag. at this point, i'm in a position where i can find photos to use for layouts and to do a PL overview spread. my next step is going to be to print an index print of each day and sort out the memorabilia into days, so i can come up with a plan for an album about the trip.
it may seem like overkill to do layouts, PL and an album about one trip, but they'll all capture it differently. the layouts focus on moments, on stories that need to be showcased. project life will be a quick and done overview. and an album will tell the story of the trip as a whole.
here's my PL plan : our trip ran wednesday to wednesday - which is a bit awkward in terms of weekly spreads. i'm planning on recording the half weeks before and after on one side of a spread, and to pair them each with a full photo spread. in between i'll do a 2 page spread with trip highlights. (i hope that makes sense - i'll post the pages all together once they're done!)
this will be the closing photo, and will have the days after we got home on the right side of the spread. i wanted to dress it up a bit, so i replaced the bottom left corner of the photo (it was the natural place to embellish, as it was all black) with a letterpressed card. when i don't have a lot of time to devote to letterpressing, i love using blind impressions. i watercolored my letterpress paper, and then put it in the platform with the "magic" plate and pressed it a few times. i finished the spread with some bits from antiquary - the printshop stars and word stickers - as well as gold labels from the double scoop PL. you can see the full supply list for this page here.
i'll be sharing more as i begin making more decisions about how i'm going to tackle this album. if you have any tips or have done a similar project, i'd love to hear / see!