A Special Gift - Inside Pages Part 1

The next three Project Life spreads are from the digital scrapbook that I created as a gift for my boyfriend. He is getting deployed abroad soon and it was for him to take with him while we are apart. I explain a bit more about it here.  

Most of the pocket style scrapbook is about Rowan and I but I also wanted to include his family and friends that mean a lot to him. I accidentally came across these photographs in iPhoto and I was glad I did! (Trawling through 15,000 photographs was the chore for this project.) We went on a Caravan holiday in the South of England a couple of years ago and I had completely forgotten I took them. 

The style for this spread was simple, muted colours and to focus on the photographs. The one of Rowan and his granddad is wonderful. 

Family are like fudge. Mostly sweet with a few nuts.

I love this quote that I found while looking on Pinterest (wasting time more like). I think it describes Rowan's family very well. 

I didn't add too much journaling to this spread because there wasn't a lot I wanted to say. Instead I used quotes as a way of journaling. 

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. 

Using the same technique as I did earlier on, I created my own background using a paintbrush tool in Photoshop.

Not much more to say than Wonderful.

The way I organised most of the pages was where we travelled, in time order. This takes us to our first trip to Canada way back in 2011. We had only been going out 5 months and he flew half way across the world to meet my family. 

Some of the journal cards are from the Project Life kit: Tropical Edition. It was very hot in Canada and the use of bright colours in the kit fit the holiday perfectly.

That statue of the so-called 'Humpty Dumpty' was hilarious. I mean look at it. 

This was also my first time using this style of pocket-pages. It allowed me to fit in more content and I definitely want to test it out in a non-digital scrapbook. 

The beautiful lake view is at my cottage and I never get tired of seeing it.

It was fun experimenting with photographs that 'stretch' over two journal cards. The photograph needed more room to breathe. 

The next spread was still about our first trip to Canada. I'm more drawn to the Niagara Falls spread as it was heavily dominated with photographs. 

This spread I was feeling uninspired and it didn't have a theme because of the jumbled photographs I wanted to include. 

You balance me out! (Cheesy I know)

I added double 'cheese' by implementing the typography in the seesaw. 

Heavily dominated photographs. Which I love. By breaking up certain photographs into fragments created another dimension to the spread. 

Niagara Falls is indescribable unless you have visited.  If you haven't I recommend putting it on your bucket list!

That's it for today but I have plenty more spreads to show you from this digital scrapbook!