Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Trip Album: NYC

What in the world is wrong with me and blogging this year?  2016 must not be the year of consistent blogging like I thought it would be.  Life has been messing with my scrapping this year.  Lots of stuff going on which means more things to scrap, but less time to do it in.  Plus we've had a couple things going on that has messed with my scrapping motivation (Clara's knee injury for one).  Clara and I have a trip coming up over spring break which has all kind of scrappy projects spinning around in my head.  I've been having more fun planning that and gathering information than actually working on the project. That needs to change soon.

And my other distraction?  My NYC trip album from last June.  There shouldn't have been any pressure to complete this album BUT back on Black Friday I bought a voucher from MyPublisher for a photo book.  My thought was that it would be for our road trip album that I was making for my parents.  But when I was almost done, MyPublisher offered a really good coupon that I decided to use instead... thinking that I would use the voucher for my NYC album since I always have lots of downtime after the first of the year (I should have knocked on wood!).

The voucher was a really good deal.  $40 for up to an 80 page classic sized book with a photo cover and lay flat pages.  I'd been wanting to try lay flat pages for a while, but could never justify the cost.  The voucher was good for 90 days which seemed like forever at the time... but January and February were much busier than I had expected, so it came down to the wire.

But, here's my book and I love it!!

I kept things super simple... one, because I thought that worked well with NYC pictures and two, I just plain ran out of time.

In the past, with making books on MyPublisher, I had just used their templates... this time I scrapped 8.5x11 pages and uploaded them.

I used two sets of templates:
I don't see it listed on the graphic here, but the template maker includes different sized bases, and I used the 8.5x11 one.

I'm in love with this size for trip albums!!  I work so much in square pages with PL and other scrap pages, that working with these dimensions was a nice change.  The only thing I'm not sure about is the lay flat pages.  I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it.  The pages are normal pages and they appear to be adhered to something in the spine that makes them lay flat.  Again, maybe this is the norm, it just wasn't what I had expected.

Now that a few of my projects are getting completed and I haven't really added anything new in a while, I hope to get back to posting again.  But with the way I've been going, I wouldn't hold your breath!  :-)