How has it already been a week since I got back from Chicago (and petted a penguin!)?! It feels like so long ago but also doesn't. Probably because I got sick and lost some time. I happily went to my doctor yesterday and got a shot and some antibiotics, so I feel like a human again!! Yet, I'm up at 5am for some inexplicable reason....
But hey, since I'm up, why not be productive shall we?
I shared the on-the-road scrapbook kit I packed last week. Now I want to show you what I did with it!
I'm soooo soooo soooo proud of myself for sticking with it AND getting it done. I'm telling yall, this is probably the most productive & dedicated I've been in what feels like forever. Hoping to ride it as long as I can!
I opted to use the smaller blank Moleskine for my daybook. I thought blank pages would work better than graphed sheets.
Surprisingly (to myself at least) I actually worked on it in the hotel room a few times, and then got home and added a few photos and some stamping. Only had to journal 2 days here as well. I'm so happy I sat down to do it because the details were already getting hazy. So soon!
The only stamp set I used to embellish was the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please set. I think this was a good way to go since it had such a variety of images and textures. After that I only added Thickers to the cover and am actually happy I had run out of "G's". I liked being able to emphasize the "go" in "Chicago".
I knew going into the trip, I was not going to fill up every page of the notebook. So I used washi tape to hold a few sheets together & create signatures. This was sooo helpful when I messed up on one of the pages. All I had to do was unstick the washi and pull from the signature before and after, to cover it up. Some times I stuck 2 pages together, sometimes 3, the mess up was 5 sheets together. But you really can't tell. And I love all the color the washi adds!
The combo of photos and ephemera was perfect for the length of time and the number of photos I included. It's only a very small smattering of what I took. But if I never scrapbook any of those photos, at least I have this daybook to remember my trip by.
Here's the whole book, cover to cover:
cheers & besos,