New Zealand album

I have finally managed to get a few pages finished in the album for on trip to New Zealand last August. Can’t believe it has taken me this long to even start!

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I love using 8×8 albums for doing travel albums, I like the size & I don’t get overwhelmed. Unfortunately I have been having trouble finding paper that is 8×8 in size, I think that 6×6 must be in this year cause I can find it everywhere! Anyway I love these albums with the window, a place to put the place that the album is about.

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Title Page

This is my favourite page & the first one I completed. The background is paper from the Pack you bags collection from Kaiser Craft. The tag is from Wild Saffron by K & Company. The stamped circle is a stamp from Stampin up (it is just the outline of the stamp that I inked with a cotton bud). The little tab is a sticker from Teresa Collins. I soooo love this layout!

Now I am going to say from this point non of these pages are in order. I don’t know why but I started doing random points in our trip. I have been really drawn to using large one page photos throughout this album, I particularly like the outline & the words written in the corner.

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Dunedin – Queenstown

When I originally completed this layout I didn’t like it. Infact I didn’t like it so much that I was going to redo the whole thing, but I left it alone from awhile. When I came back to it I found that I didn’t mind it & descided to keep it. The paper with the circles on it is also from the Pack your bags line from Kaiser Craft but the rest of the elements are things I have had around for ages so don’t know where they are from (sorry).

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Horse-riding in Hamner Springs

This layout turned out surprisingly well, it wasn’t looking so promising when I was doing it. The spotted paper & elements at the bottom (except the ‘smile’ circle) are from the pack your bags collection by Kaiser Craft. The ‘smile’ circle is another stamp from Stampin Up. The journaling tag is from the happy trails collection from K & Company and the paper ribbon in the top corner is a free download that I didn’t keep the source of (another thing I’ve had for ages!)

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I had totally forgotten about journaling then I really wasn’t going to bother. But after I put the page in the album next to the full page photos I felt that more information was needed. SO I grabbed a tag (love having a stash of tags within easy reach) & wrote about the experience of horse-riding through the snow (amazing by the way!).

Well, that’s it the first few layouts. I will be back with more layouts, hopefully sooner rather than later!

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