Today I have a page to share that I didn’t realize I even needed in my Europe album. I had other ideas in mind to show the itinerary of my trip, but once I saw this Scrap Your Stash entry from Nancy Damiano at Two Peas, I was quickly running to my stash of KI Memories calendar papers and whipping up a page inspired by her example.
Featured supplies: MME Cute Garden paper, Jillibean Soup Alphabeans Orange, Yam, Teal.
The days that were pre-printed along the top of the each calendar ran Sunday through Saturday and that didn’t work for my trip. I trimmed a strip of yellow polka dot paper for each page and simply covered the words. I found a sheet of stickers from an old Project Life kit (when they used to include stickers) to fill in the days of the week. I also used a second sticker to attach my journaling.
I didn’t print any photos specifically for this page. I actually went through my stack of Europe photos that I hadn’t selected for other layouts. I found a photo that adequately represents each day of the trip and cut them to size. A few of the photos are blurry, but for this purpose, it does not matter. The photos are small and rather than re-printing extra photos, I just made use of photos that would otherwise have been discarded.
When I was watching Nancy’s video, I knew that I would fill in my air travel days with the three letter airport codes rather than photos because I don’t think I took a single photo on either day. I also really wanted to add the names of the cities because it took me some time researching tours to find one that included the 5 main cities on my must-see list (Lucerne was a bonus!).
I also added some additional embellishments. Since I didn’t have two calendars in the same color, I picked two that at least had the same shape. I found a pattern paper that would bridge the two colors together and I added strips along the bottom of each page. I have used flowers on many of the pages in this album, so I added a few here too.
I love it when I see a layout on Pinterest or in an online gallery and it makes me realize I need to make a page like that too. While its fun to dream up my own ideas and designs, I also love the ease of taking inspiration from someone else and just creating a fun page.
When was the last time you were inspired by a specific page when you looked through an online gallery?
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