Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Travel Journal

Whenever we travel, I try to jot down some notes on what we have done and impressions.  For larger trips, I've taken a notebook sometimes with a pretty cover created before we leave.  For shorter excursions, I've just taken a few sheets of cardstock and stapled them together in a mini book.

With inspiration from the various notebooks on the market these days, I put a bit more effort into my last travel journal - though it was still a quick project.  It is still fairly small - 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains a variety of pages using some older ledger papers from my stash.

Here's a look at the finished product:

Watch at YouTube

I have now made lots of notes from our weekend away that can accompany our photos when I get ready to scrap these fun days.  Having  a few prompts helps you to remember to capture more than just the what, where, when, and how.  I have one called "Laughter is the best medicine" which prompted me to record a few of the fun things we laughed about.  The little gas pump stamp prompted a note on the price of gas - definitely, not something to laugh about!  (I hope I don't look back on that price someday and wish we could return to it.)

This took a little over an hour to put together.  Having a colorful notebook was a lot nicer than those plain sheets of cardstock stapled together.

Thanks for watching!

Ingredients:  Designer Paper:  Cover - DCWV
Inside:  Stampin' Up! and October Afternoon
Stamps:  Away We Go by Fiskars and Petal Pizazz by SU!
Ink:  Chesnut Roan from Colorbox
Stickers:  Making Memories
Tag:  Saturdays by Little Yellow Bicycle


  1. wow this is a very stylish journal Lisa and a great idea -I never think to do something like this and then you dont remember all that happens-

  2. What a great idea and such a fun creation. Love the gas ledger and the inclusion of an envelope for receipts and memorabilia.

  3. This is great!!! Looks so pretty.
    I also journal on our trips :)

  4. Great ideas! I took a Fancy Pants Brag book on our vacation last summer to journal in at the end of each day. Helped me capture many details I would normally not remember.

  5. Loved watching the video, thx for sharing!


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