Hi everyone! This week I’m sharing with you two of my spreads which are still in progress. Don’t be too shocked. We at LDM believe that forcing ourselves to finish a spread just because we need to takes the enjoyment out of memory-keeping. If you do a weekly documentation type of album, it’s perfectly fine not to be caught up every single week.
So, this is me, and I’m showing you my unfinished spreads for Weeks 17 and 18. I’m currently on vacation and I decided to bring my whole album so it would be easier for me to put my spreads together, and slip in whatever little pieces I want to include.
Note: I understand that packing my album and some supplies is a weird thing to do, so I only encourage you to do this if: you’re not hopping from one place to another, if your trip is over two weeks, and if you have the luggage space.
Initially, I planned to work on some spreads from earlier weeks as I already had printed the photos. Unfortunately, I left a whole container of photos + supplies that I intended to bring! Woops. I didn’t pack my Canon Selphy, too, so I looked for a photo lab that could print photos from a USB stick I brought.
Here’s what my Week 17 looks like at the moment:
I always use Post-Its (the smallest ones are my favorite) to leave notes on each pocket. I write what I intend to do, whether it’s a journaling note or an embellishment note, or which photo to print.
A closer look:
As the caption says on this card: “best in-flight entertainment ever.” Hahaha!!! THIS MADE THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS BEARABLE.A LOT OF PASSENGERS WERE ASLEEP SO BELIEVE ME, IT TOOK A LOT OF WILLPOWER NOT TO SING ALONG. I THINK MY BROTHER WANTED TO DISAPPEAR WHEN I WATCHED PARTS OF IT AGAIN WHILE WAITING TO DEPLANE.
Week 18 took a little longer for me to begin. I was confused with which cards to use. I ended up cutting down kraft paper to 4×6 and 3×4 cards, and used these along with some 5th and Frolic cards. I stopped working on this spread after a while because I was overthinking everything and it was stressing me out!
Here are some sneaks:
As you can see, some pockets have journaling, and some don’t. Some pockets are still bare, and I’m bound to change my mind on which photos and cards will be in certain pockets.
I’m not at all worried about how these spreads will turn out. I can leave them like this for now because I have my planner notes to look back on that will help me finish writing captions and longer text.
I’m going home soon, and I’ll be sure to share my finished pages then. I’m actually excited to see what I’ll end up keeping or even changing in my spreads.