July 30, 2013

Basic Grey Capture + Carte Postale Video

This is a first for me. Exactly one week from the day we arrived home from vacation, the photos were printed, journaled and tucked away in this mini. Completely miraculous I tell you. It usually takes me weeks if not months to get started on vacation photos. But deadlines loomed and the minute I saw the Capture and Carte Postale lines from Basic Grey, I knew they would be perfect for documenting Marco Island.
I love the color palette, it's bright + colorful and reminds me of the islands. It's been a very long time since I've seen a scrapbook line that was remotely tropical. I combined Capture and Glitz's Unchartered Waters for the beach and sea elements to add just a little bit of theme to the mini.

You can take a look at how I organized and divided the photos + memorabilia into chapters allowing me to tell the full story in a 7x9 mini here:

The mini album includes 5 dividers, patterned paper and divided page. The photos range in size from 3x3 to 7x9, which gives the album an interesting shape and flow. This has been one of my favorite projects this year.

I worked on the mini, filming and editing every single day for a week. Can you say burnout? I love to scrapbook, but sometimes that happens when a deadline looms and I'm trying to get an idea out. It bucks my procrastinating nature. 

So this week, it's reading + organizing + the beach.  And maybe just a tiny bit of sketching. 


  1. What letters did you use for the MI? They look transparent. I love them.



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  2. This video was seriously one of the most inspiring 2peas videos I have ever watched! I promptly ordered some Basic Grey capture stuff to make a mini of my recent vacay to california. I had not been able to decide how to scrap it, and I don't usually do minis, but this spoke to me! I seriously never thought to break a mini down into chapters, but it is inspired! Ahhhhh! Thank you!

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