Despite what it might appear like on the blog, I am still doing project life and am reasonably well caught up! Posting the layouts has been a different matter all together.
I am going to kickstart posting them again by sharing some holiday spreads.
I always struggle with holiday photos in the project life format. Project life is a gem for documenting the everyday but I find it a challenge to document a week of lots of photos and lots of stories.
I started off by accepting this was not going to look like my other pages. My main focus was to use my favourite photos and tell the stories of each day.
I therefore gave myself a bit of slack with the normal two page spread week. I used four pages instead and kept it super simple with a layout of just 4x6's.
I love the look of white boarders so used a template to create this each time and then added more or less photos depending on the stories to be told.
I also created a 'date tag' to keep track of what day of the holiday we were on! Useful to look back on next year when it has all blurred into one!
Most weeks my pages have a fair number of photos however on holiday I typically come away with hundreds. It was such a mission to try and pare that down so I used lots of collage type spreads and tried to keep each 4 x 6 block simple.
I stuck to a simple colour palette of red, blue and neutrals to tie in with the american theme. I wanted these colours to be subtle though so picked them out of the patterned paper.
Overall i'm pleased with the spreads. To me they don't feel too overwhelming which was my main concern. I am excited to get back to my normal PL weekly spreads though. There is something calm and satisfying about documenting the everyday!
How do you scrapbook your holidays?