As I was looking through my photos of layouts I've created this year, I relized I had previously created a layout about this trip featuring only one photo. I created this layout based on an online class called Scrapbook Alchemy, Episode 5: A Map to Mark the Memories offered at JessicaSprague.com. It is a hybrid class meaning I used the computer for some elements but still created a traditional paper layout. Again I pretty much followed the directions except in this layout I left out one of the elements (a map) that was included in the sample layout. I love the blue star border at the top, which was a template provided for the class along with the template to print the curved words "Time For." I used a texture and mask in Photoshop Elements to create the grungy muted look of the photo. These digital elements were provided with the class along with a great video tutorial. I am still learning how to use Photoshop Elements, so it took me a while as I had to continually pause the video, go do the next step, then play a short piece of video, go do that step, etc. I also downloaded the You Are Loved font from dafont.com which offers a ton of free fonts.
Obviously this was a very relaxing trip for us because both of my layouts focus on that aspect! Before I took the Library of Memories workshop, I probably would have created one two page spread for this trip and put them together in a chronological album. However, these two layouts really have different themes. The first one will go in our "Places We've Been" album because I included part of the brochure from the bed-and-breakfast with the location. The second page will go in our "Robbie & Melissa" album because the journaling focuses on something that I love about us and our life. It is so freeing to know that I can create pages when I'm inspired and not worry about whether or not they will fit in the next slot in a chronological album.
I still have a few photos from this trip in my Storage Binders - we rode the Harley up to Oklahoma with a group of friends and ate at a great catfish restaurant before we left the group for our stay at the bed-and-breakfast. So, I may end up creating yet another layout later on that will go in our "Activities We Enjoy" album - all about riding the Harley and/or eating at unique out-of-the-way places! :>)