Documenting Travel with the My Escape Collection

Hello, Friends!
The My Escape Collection makes us want to hit the road and document our travel memories. This collection can be used to celebrate past, present, and future travel. One of the ways to do this is to create mini albums. Mini albums allow you to tell the stories from a specific trip all in one place, separate from your weekly or monthly memory keeping. This can be accomplished with many systems including binders, traveler’s notebooks as we will see today in this post.
Traci is excited to travel again and created a stunning mini album to document a recent trip.
Wahoooooo! The My Escape Collection came right at the perfect time; I just took my first post-lockdown vacation! I decided to create a 6×8 mini album using just the My Escape Collection and succeeded, with the exception of a couple of papers from the Poppy Fields Collection that reminded me of the pool.
My goal for this album was a cohesive story and to that end, I kept a few things consistent:

 

1) Photo size. My entire album has full-page 6×8 photos throughout and every pocket page has 5″ photos in the 6×4 pockets and 3.25″ photos in the 3×4 pockets. That makes it easy to actually COMPLETE the album by taking some of the guesswork that could hold us back out of the equation.

2) I created 3 title cards with the 1, 2, and 3 die cuts that all look similar because we were celebrating 3 birthdays on vacation. This made it easy to draw attention to the birthday celebration threads and gave my pages a consistent look.

3) I used a lot of colors, pattern, and layering throughout to keep things interesting, but since I used a single collection for the whole book, everything flows together perfectly!

I have a process video playlist over on my Youtube Channel, so make sure to check it out! Here is a flip-through of the whole album.

 

 

Do you have past trips left undocumented? Well, now is the time to document that trip using the My Escape Collection as Carol demonstrates with her My Escape Simple Dori style mini album.

In November of last year, we took a trip to Louisiana. We did have a main goal and purpose for the trip, but overall the kids had a great adventurous time trying out canoeing, fishing, and eating yummy food.

Using the My Escape Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit was the perfect fit for this little project. I was able to use all of my photos and include journaling that I wanted to.

It was super fun to layer the different chipboard and die-cut elements as well as placing rub-ons directly on photos.

I made a short flip-through video explaining different elements of how it all came together. I would love to know if y’all are using the “My Escape” kits to document a past or upcoming trip.

I just returned from a road trip and made a quick little mini album to capture the memorable moments.

Maybe you are like me, and you have big plans for documenting travel, only to get analysis paralysis and not doing anything at all. I was determined to get this recent road trip back to Memphis documented in a timely manner and did a few things to help make that happen! To start, I trimmed down the My Escape Simple Dori Travelers Notebook to passport used the notepad holder from the My Escape Planner Add On Kit as the cover. You can see a process video of how I turned the notepad holder into a traveler’s notebook and my Simple Dori setup on my YouTube Channel. 

I had high hopes of working on this mini-album on my trip. Ultimately, I did most of the documenting when I returned. I stuck to a few kit elements including the My Escape Memory Keeping Pocket Cards, My Escape Memory Keeping Stamps, My Escape Memory Keeping Sticker Kit, and washi to streamline my process.

Repeating design elements takes the guesswork out of memory keeping in this format. For instance, I regularly used the outline alpha stamp set for my page title with hand lettering or smaller alpha stickers as the subtitle. My photos were usually centered on the pattern page with a few embellishments below the photo. Washi was added to pages that needed a pop of color or texture. The last page of the albums includes a “Highlights” list using one of the My Escape Memory Keeping Pocket Cards. This is a great way to add moments that were so memorable you forgot to take any photos (oops!). I love how this travel album turned out, especially because it is completed.

Here is a flip through of the whole travel album.

 

Aren’t these travel albums glorious? And while they are filled with wonderful embellishments, the most important part are the memories captured and documented. Are you documenting your past and present travels with the My Escape Collection? Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.

Best,

Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator

 


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