Project Life 2010 : Great Outdoors

Going back through my 2010 photos this year, printing them and creating a Project Life album has been just as fun as staying current with my 2014 album.  Maybe even more so since I can work at whatever pace I want to.  Since I'd had the beautiful Great Outdoors Themed Kit sitting in a drawer for a few months just waiting to be used, I figured it was finally time to get it out.  Back in September of 2010, we visited Jay Cooke State Park with 6 month old Ephram.  Fall in northern Minnesota is spectacular. I took a lot of photos on the this trip, so I didn't want to limit the number of spreads I used on it too much.  I had no idea how many it would take, I just selected the photos I liked in order of when they were taken and stopped when I had filled a page.  I ended up creating 5 full spreads.

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Wood veneers work SO well with the woodsy Great Outdoors themed kit.  The white space on the card below is actually an Avery label.

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I recently stumbled upon Daily Designables which is where I found those digital leaf brushes for Photoshop and printed them onto the yellow card.  

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In this next spread I did something I've never done in my 2010 album before.  I added a note about what happened in the future.  Since I'm creating this album 4 years in the future, I figured, why not include some interesting facts? This bridge we stood on actually washed away in a heavy rain event about 2 years after we visited.  Since both Beau & I had visited this bridge several times growing up, it was pretty crazy to read about that when it happened.  Especially since we're weather nerds and all.

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The next page included a ton of photos of Ephram sleeping during a second, and much shorter hike we made that day.  It was pretty cute, and it was super difficult to pick which photos to leave out, so I got another whole spread out of that short stop.

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This page also includes a few Project Life cards from Studio Calico and the Jade Core kit.  I love that transparent overlay with handwriting by Nicole Reaves.  Gorgeous.

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Finally we made it to our campsite where we had dinner and did a quick photoshoot in the wildflowers before we put Ephram down to sleep.  

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The last page ended up being one of my favorites.  Probably because of the 12x12 photo of Ephram & I.  Again I used a couple of cards from the Studio Calico kits and a few fun embellishments.

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I'm so glad I had blogged about this trip back then because I wouldn't have had many details to journal about without reading what I wrote 4 years ago.

Have you ever scrapbooked a vacation or trip from years ago? What did you use to remember details about it?