I started with two Sn@p sized full-sized page protectors and used them to create a soft covered book. I could have easily used a Sn@p binder but I wanted a soft book that I could throw in my travel bag. This worked perfectly.
I used pockets throughout the book to tuck in memorabilia, here I've collected some of my luggage tags, including the weight tag from my suitcase. I just made it with a 49lb suitcase.
Since my morning started with missing my flight, I started my journal in the airport waiting for my new flight. I used my iPhone to take pix. I created pages of various sizes using the Sn@p papers, 4"x6" and 3"x4" journal cards.
I resized most of my photos to fit into my format. I wrote right on the papers, not worrying about designs.
After I put all the photos and ephemera in I added in stickers and other embellishments that were left over from creating my album.
I'm glad I included this big pocket to tuck in maps, memorabilia and tons of extra photos. I took so many photos...
I matted all the photos on kraft card stock for continuity, and inked them all as well.
Pockets were used to hold journaling cards as well. I also used the day stickers to keep track of the day's journaling.
I am so glad I created this journal to take with me. I met the wonderful team gals I've only known via cyberspace and had a great time working and playing with them.
I also met many of the Home Office staff. Boy do they work hard.
I used the last page to wrap up my journaling and write some of my final impressions. I was so exhausted here waiting to go home, missing my family and home.
Once again I bound my journal with my Bind-It-All. I will treasure this journal forever, for the beautiful pix of our country, the fun times spent with family and friends and the thoughts I managed to record of my time away.
Be happy, get scrappy!