For this 2-page spread, I wanted to include a lot of things:
-All 5 pages of my journalling from my birthday in Australia***
-All 5 4x6 pictures from that day**
-A ribbon from my favorite/affordable clothes store in AU
-A tour and rental magazine that I brought home.
-A bright and happy theme to remind me what a wonderful day it was*
Before I begin, let me say, I did not succeed. I prioritized [note the *'s]. Including the story of one of the best birthdays ever--as written directly in my journal--was most important, so I focused on that. My handwriting back then was beautiful, and I'm so happy I was able to include it. Since I scribble quickly at work these days instead of carefully color-coding like I did for my school notes, my handwriting has become a bit sloppy.
All items but the magazine made it. To compromise with the magazine, I cut a few clips from it and tossed the rest. And here is my finished double page spread.
Materials: Brad by Crate Paper; Chipboard by Octoberafternoon; Turquoise paper by Bazzill Bascis; Wave paper is Salt Air/Sea Garden by Cosmo Cricket ; Yellow paper by American Crafts; Paint paper I've had for ages from a place in North Carolina; Washi tape by A.muse
Directions: First, I scanned all pages individually. Then I created a photoshop document that was 30 inches long and 8.5 inches wide. I opened all 5 journal pages in photoshop and rotated each by a degree or 2 so that the lines were straight. Once this was done, I dragged each page to the 30x8.5 document and stacked them in order for a total of 29 inches of journalling. I removed about a paragraph and shrunk the rest so that it fit within 24". And then I printed by taping two 12" sheets together.
One of my favorite travel quotations: