It's different than my other layouts.
It's Week 20.
Chris and I were in France during Week 20 (May 13-19). In my last Project Life post I mentioned I was not going to put all of my photos from this trip into my Project Life album. There are just too many of them. My intention was to do a digital album documenting this trip through Shutterfly. But then I realized that isn't going to allow me to include memoriabilia like museum passes & restaurant business cards. I don't want a 12x12 album–I think it will be too big. So I decided I will create a smaller book using one from from Simple Stories. I'm not sure what size yet–8.5x11 or 6x8. Has anyone used thier products before? I would love to hear what you think! However, I won't create this album until we move back to the States. There is not enough time for me to order, have the items delivered and put it together before we move. That little project will just have to be on the back burner for a while! But enough rambling, this is what I did to document this trip, just so I don't have Week 20 missing from my 2013 PL album:
How cool is that? I love looking at it. It is still hanging on the closet doors in my laundry room (that is where I photograph my layouts). It gives me something pretty to look at other than dirty laundry!
So to answer a few questions that you may already have:
1) I printed this at home.
2) The original size of the photo was a little larger than 8x12 (landscape oriented).
3) I enlarged it in Photoshop to 12x24 without losing any detail!!!!
4) The name of the font I wrote "Paris" in is called Columbus. It was a free download from FontSpace.
Question for you: Do you want to learn how to enlarge your photos in Photoshop like I did here??? Would you like to see a tutorial on how to do it??? I'm thinking about putting one together!
No journaling, just the photo and title. I will save the journaling for the album I will create later. Actually, I have most of the journaling done already! I used the Day One App on my iPad while we were in Paris. It was a GREAT way to keep track of the events during the day!
Since it will be a while before I get the Paris album done, I do want to share just a few photos of our trip with you:
We ate at this restaurant our first night in Paris. What so special about it? Are you familiar with the movie "Something's Got to Give," starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson? The dinner scene toward the end of the movie was filmed here!!!
Couldn't get enough of the Eiffel Tower.
We made it to the top of the Tower! We even had champagne up there!
Love, love, love Parisian breakfasts.
Me & Debbie having lunch at a cafe that is well-removed from all the tourists! So, so good!
Probably one of my favorite moments of the whole trip. It was pouring rain outside and we took a wrong set of stairs to the metro. We ended up underneath the metro bridge along the water. One of us mentioned how awesome it would be if we had a bottle of wine to drink while we waited for the rain to stop. Leave it to Andrew to pull out a bottle from his backpack!!! He slipped inside a wine shop earlier in the day while the Debbie, Chris and I were checking out an ice cream shop.
Drinking wine with friends, straight from a bottle, in Paris, under a bridge, along the Seine.
It was awesome.
This post is also linked at The Mom Creative. Thanks Jessica for providing a space for Project Lifers to share their pages!