Looking at my phone, I can see that I already have enough pictures to fill up my mini album, particularly from yesterday's excursion. Noah and I visited a local nature center and participated in their Wild Wednesday program. We went on a hike, learned about owls, and saw some local wildlife that made my five year old so excited that he can't wait to go back next week.
So now the challenge is on. I need to make sure that my photos get into the album, and I also need to make sure that I have pages on which to put the photos.
So far I have these:
I cut three out of the four pages from maps; two of them came from an atlas, the other two are from a great map from our trip to Minnesota last fall. The fifth page is simply a piece of cardstock that fit well with my color scheme. I think these will work with a bunch of the pictures. We are going to downtown Chicago this afternoon, so the cityscape could work for those pictures. Although perhaps a little weird that it isn't the Chicago skyline. I'm thinking it would work because the buildings won't be identifiable by the time pictures and captions are added. The Minnesota map has such great graphics, I'd hate to not use it, and I don't want to become such a pack rat that I try and wait until I make the trip up there again to take photos that may or may not want to use with the map.
Any thoughts? Do you think it is a bad idea to use location-specific backgrounds with photos and items from a different location? I think if it is done in a subtle way, then it is ok.
***Side Note*** I LOVE Minnesota. Beside having beautiful scenery, the people are very nice, and Minneapolis and St. Paul are fun cities. Plus, it is the home of October Afternoon!