Bermuda Travel

Bermuda Layout No. 04

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda album with you! I am working with more photos from around our hotel, Grotto Bay, and am using some of the journal cards that were offered as a thank you for completing my survey!

Here is a look at my completed layout:

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One of my goals in this album is to include enlarged photos and/or traditional layouts, and this layout wins with a large photo on the right hand side! This photo has my heart because of the beautiful colors. I just want to stand right there forever.

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This was the path from the common areas of the hotel back to our rooms. I absolutely adore the architecture juxtaposed against the crystal blue sky. The embellishing is minimal, only a label cut in half plus an arrow and a rubber flower piece.

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The left hand side includes more of our photos of the scenery. The journal cards are from the Survey printables and also from Studio Calico.

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I journaled in my own handwriting on this layout. For one thing, I am lazy and just want to get the layouts done and want to worry about other details on the layouts. Wait, that was three things! I know some people struggle with seeing their handwriting on their layouts, and I will say that it is never too late to work on bettering your writing, if you feel like you want to. But I also feel that handwriting is a lot like any other artistic endeavor – yes it looks weird on the page because it is yours, and yes we are more critical of ourselves than of others. Do it anyway!

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This may be my favorite photo from our entire trip (hey, it’s a new game- have a drink every time I say that throughout this project!). All of these photos are taken from one spot at the top of the stairs down to the swimming pool and beach. All around us such beauty. Sigh.

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Thank you so much for following along with me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

BYOK (Build Your Own Kit) Bermuda Edition!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am shopping my stash so I can use all the fun products I have been saving for the Bermuda Honeymoon album! This is an important part for me to inspire me to use my products and I hope you will find some good tips too!

Just a little programming note: Next week is Spring Break for our kiddos and so I will be taking the week off to spend time and love on them a bit! You will still hear from me and I have something fun planned while I am away. See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 03 | Introduction Pages

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Introduction pages in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I chose the pineapple vellum from an older Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection on top of the first 9×12 pocket page. The pockets were filled with Studio Calico Documenter kit goodies and embellished with Freckled Fawn!

As I am diving into this album and working with these photos, I am realizing just how chock-a-block full of inspiration Bermuda truly is. Obviously the island is just stunning and natural, so many colors and textures and views! And these photos are just the muse I’ve needed.

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Of course you know I had to use some vellum and I have been saving this pineapple vellum for ever!!! I opened Procreate on my iPad and wrote Bermuda in my handwriting, then brought it into Silhouette and cut it out. Love it!

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Then for the first pocket page I used one simple flower photo and the rest filler cards. All these cards are from the Studio Calico Documenter kit from February, and then I added a few very tiny embellishments from Freckled Fawn. The black and white washi tape is Crate Paper, and the die cut floral is Pink Paislee Moonstruck. 

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I am keeping everything very light and airy in this album. I really want the photos to shine, and all the embellishments and journal cards play supporting roles.

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So lovely. Thanks for joining me! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay (Hybrid)

Hi guys, today I am sharing my process of digital and physical for using Photoshop to plan and print my elements for this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album! I am using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection!

So the wonderful thing about using digital elements and creating hybrid layouts is the ability to plan and print your layouts right on the computer. So quick and easy! Be sure to watch the video so you can see how I did that for this layout.

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This photo was taken on one of our jaunts around the island of Bermuda when we discovered this amazing beach called Horseshoe Bay. There are several beach areas here punctuated by these grand rocky shores and there were so many photo opportunities it was hard to choose which ones to include in the album!

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Obviously the photo takes center stage on this layout, rightfully so. It measures 9″w x 6 3/4″ h, the full width of the layout and takes position on the lower half of the canvas. I only added just a few tiny embellishments and the date at the bottom right hand corner.

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In contrast to the visually heavy photo, I printed the digital cards onto vellum and layered them directly over the photo. Then just a few more tiny embellishments and the layout is perfect.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

Hi guys, I am so excited to share my honeymoon album with you, layout by layout! This layout is about our hotel we stayed at while on the island of Bermuda, called Grotto Bay. I am using the Beginnings collection from Project Mouse.

The hotel was the first place we landed after arriving on the island, so this seemed like a great place to begin documenting our stay. I took quite a few photos of our hotel, called Grotto Bay, so this will be one of several layouts about this part of our honeymoon!

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A kind stranger took our photo on the lanai of the main guest house, and the other photos plus the journaling cards flowed from there. The left hand side includes the photo of us plus the view from the place we were sitting at, which was absolutely stunning!

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I could not wait to use journaling cards from the Beginnings collection for this project! I knew the pastels would be perfect to go along with the photos we took. Typically I choose my favorites from a collection, and then arrange them alternating primarily white ones with primarily colorful ones.

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My embellishments on this page are: roses from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams, pink wood veneer stars from Studio Calico Confidant kit, wood veneer arrow from Freckled Fawn, and paper clip from American Crafts Hazelwood. Stamped sentiment from One Little Bird.

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The left hand side includes more photos from around the hotel plus journaling cards that were also simply chosen because they are favorites. I know that is probably disappointing to some who wish I would give grand design decision-making advice about which journaling cards to use, but I really so leave it as simple as: choose favorites and you cannot go wrong.

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I managed to pick up some typewriter ribbons for my antique typewriter (the We R Memory Keepers ones do fit in Sears Corona machines, in case you were wondering!) and so I have made a deal with myself to use it in this album. I love the list I made here about our favorite things we loved at this hotel/resort.

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I loved making a few tags using the word art that is included in the Project Mouse Beginnings collection! I plan to include a tutorial about how I made them later on, so stay tuned for that (possibly next week?)

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Thanks so much for following along with me today! I hope you are feeling inspired by this album! See you soon!

~Theresa