Friday, October 19, 2012

Vacation Memories Thru Instagram Mini-Album

On our trip to Florida in August 2011, I shared A LOT of our trip through Instagram.  I had a lot of pics that weren't "just Disney".  They showed all the fun stuff we did and it wasn't just characters from the park. I printed them all out and had an idea in mind to make an Instagram mini-album, using my captions from Instagram as my journaling (maybe slightly modified).  Of course, life got in the way and the album got pushed aside. 

I had just finished catching up on my Project Life album, when I came across the pics and the album I set aside  for it & decided to go for it.  I was inspired to get it done.  I soon realized, that I was getting the pages done quicker than I thought, which inspired me even more to finish it.

While the cover shows that it's mostly Disney World, we also snuck out to Sea World for the first time & those pics are included in this album, that's why I added the wave.... ; )

The best part was how thin I managed to keep the album! I've never made an album SO thin!  I stuck to a lot of stamping, Silhouette Cameo cuts, punches, labels & washi tape (of course!) to keep the bulk to a minimum, but was still surprised at how thin it was!


I had no plan for the album.  I just tried to keep all the similar pics together on a page.  At first I thought about just slapping the pics in "Smashbook" style.  While there's nothing wrong with that, that's not my style and you can see how the first few pages are much different from the rest of the album. 


I eventually noticed that I slowly happened to design the pages in a more grid design.

I took a TON of pics at Sea World but didn't Instagram then all. 

On this page I "cheated" a little.  I snuck in a few shots weren't on Instagram, but just went with it.  Don't tell anyone. ; ) HA!

The last page is very simple & plain but I like it.  The only thing I left out of the album was the date.  I realized it after taking the pics, so I'll just go back & add it late.  No big. 

The album shows that while you're at "Disney World", there's SO much more to see & do than what most people expect.


Melissa said...

So vibrant and colorful! I love the fun-sized pics. Great work!

Jenny G said...

I love it! Yes there is SO much to do in Orlando! Great job! :)

Fleursbydesign said...

What a fun mini album.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally awesome mini! great job!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

What a cute album and great idea! Plus I love the album you used! :)

Sherry C said...

Fabulous album - looks like an amazing trip!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a great way to document your trip! I love it!

Anonymous said...

That is a great album! Love the way it documents your trip through the Instagram pics! You're so creative!