Hello, peeps! Today I wanted to talk about travel journals. Not a 'scrapbooker' you say? Hang with me for a sec, because I really believe this activity can be a fun one for anyone!
Of course, Pintrest was responsible for introducing me to this form of memory keeping. It combines two of my favorite activities- travel and playing with paper ; ). The idea behind it is to use a paper journal or notebook you can quickly record memories, glue down receipts or other memorabilia and add pictures.
'BUT I'M NOT A SCRAPBOOKER, MICHELLE!?! First of all, no need to shout ; ) Well, maybe you've just had a new baby, got married, or took a fun vacation? Do you have a stack in a shoebox or an envelope with goodies from Hawaii?The great thing about this system is you don't really NEED anything but a notebook, pen and some glue to put together a fun book of memories! It's an easy and DOABLE one time project if that's all you want!
I want to talk soon about how a 'newbie' or 'I don't want a new hobby'ist can use a travel journal to preserve a one time group of memories. Today, however, I wanted to share my first ever travel journal spread! I actually made this in the spring- and, oh... there are more. This has been a FUN FUN activity to sneak in when I don't have a ton of time. I had a few supplies I wanted to use and a recent day trip to my hometown of Cincinnati. (have you ever done the hometown tourist thing? I highly recommend it!). I had a few hours free and sat down to make these:
If you are interested in buying a few beautiful goodies to decorate your pages- I am here to enable you friends. Last Christmas I bought the Carolina Moon and Oddysey kits from Studio Calico, and the colors and patterns were PERFECT. Looks like both are sold out, but I found a few similar things online you could add to your stash! Moleskine Notebook , Gold Letter Stickers. My favorite black pen , The perfectly sized label stickers, camera washi tape, Yellow Calendar Washi Tape
An idea you can try: I created a 'pocket' for my ticket by only adhering the sides of my picture. That allows the ticket to slide right behind.
Have you ever tried a travel journal-style project? Are you interested? Do tell!
Looking for other easy and modern memory keeping ideas? Try HERE
Have a great day!