Lately, I've been doing some catch up in my 2016 album. I scrapbook my pages chronologically and don't really worry about scrapping weekly or monthly. Instead, I batch print my photos through a professional lab, slip them into page protectors, add them into a binder and then add journal cards, stories and embellishments later on as my time permits. This routine has worked best for me over the course of a couple of years now. I like that it's flexible enough for me to have the photos ready to go whenever I feel crafty. Plus, most of the "grunt" work (i.e. editing/printing/trimming photos, adding them to sleeves, etc) is already done and that saves me a ton of time.
In addition, I've also found that I really like to stick to a mostly black and white base then mix in pops of color that match with my photos. This way, my spreads are cohesive and yet still fun and colorful.
The photos in these pages are obviously from this past winter... February, actually. It was cold and snowy so over the weekend we had taken a spontaneous road trip to see some of winter's beauty. On the way home, we got caught in a snowstorm on the interstate (my first long trip driving through snow). It was a story I definitely wanted to document. I was able to make the transition between two 9x12 pages to tell the story of visiting the National Park, to a four hour drive home in a snowstorm, while still maintaining the colors and flow of the spread.
As you can see, I used a couple of the papers and repeated them. That is one of my go-to tricks for creating consistency in a spread. I really love the soft, subtle colors in this album. Not to mention, that road trip card with the mileage log!
Products Used: Paislee Press - Journal Cards from Adventure, Digital Paper from Goes with Everything, Heirloom and Summer Manifesto, Word Art from Outdoorsy and Road Trip. | Design F Page Protectors by Becky Higgins Project Life (trimmed and Fuse) | Wood Veneer shapes from Color Cast Designs (no longer in store) | VW Bus Flair by Lynley Johnson.