I finished up my mini album from our beach getaway this past weekend. Complete with a sand confetti window (which I sewed around 3 or 4 times to keep all the sand in ;) So far it's working well!). I didn't really journal in the album while we were there, but rather wrote down thoughts and such and then transferred them in with the pictures once we got home. I was happy to do it this way, it helped it flow really well and I could organize the pages how I wanted them once the pictures were printed.
*I am putting together a few basic albums similar to this one. They will be available in my shop before this Friday.