In 2015 I started using my first traveler’s notebook. I printed and made my own and used it as a way to keep a record of things we did and also to mark down plans. My main reason for starting to document was so that when I went to do Project Life I would have a record of what we did to refer to. Memory Keeping/Documenting is really important to me. I have been keeping track of the small details and the big events for the last 4-5 years and it has just become something that I do. I have been able to quickly look back and see what happened in any given week in the last 4-5 years. Sometimes it makes me wish I would have started documenting years ago!
I have kept up with it the last 3 years, I no longer plan ahead in my TN but always record a little bit for each day. If I forget to write something down a sticker or a stamp fills the spot! I thought I would share a few of my notebooks!
My current scrapbooking traveler’s notebook. I have a Lawn Fawn TN cover with pink bows that will house these notebooks. I tried scrapbooking in a TN last year and couldn’t quite get the hang of it. I did end up making one for my daughter, but that was pure luck! I tried again recently and liked the results much more, having scrapbooked for the last year has helped!
Some layouts from this scrappy notebook:
My current daily documenting notebook, I print and make my own inserts and the cover is from Lawn Fawn.
A spread from my current daily documenting notebook using the Maggie Holmes Sticker Book, Paige Evans Sticker Book and a stamp from my stash. My life is not terribly exciting but I like to look back and get a glimpse of what goes on!
The next one is a bit of a junk journal. I have an art journal insert and a diary where I write longer stories. The cover is from Websters Pages and I painted it and then collaged the bird on top! The cover had a mark on it, so I thought, hey why not try painting it! It has held up really well.
A page from the junk journal insert. I make these from old papers, or papers I have painted or tea stained.
This is my 2017 journal. I used a vintage look through the whole year. Lots of black and white and nature images. I made the cover from fabric and lace. It is still my favorite to hold and look at! I decided to leave the covers with the inserts instead of re-using the covers. They seem to have their own vibe and then I don’t have to find a place to store the inserts!
A page from my 2017 journal.