I finally jumped on the Traveler’s Notebook bandwagon and have started a mini-album to document a trip we took to France last summer. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since this trip happened and since we’re going again this summer, I’m really trying to finish this up before we leave!
I’ve finished about half of the album and have been sharing some bits on Instagram but thought I’d do a more thorough post here.
It’s been interesting to work in a different size (my brain is so used to pocket pages!) and I’m having fun with it. I’m trying to keep the pages fairly clean and minimal — just photos, typed journaling, and simple, flat embellishments. Oh, and stamps! I’ve been going through my stamp stash finding sentiments and phrases. I’m also using different alpha sets and creating titles with these.
It feels good to be using what I have and getting good use out of all these sets.
For the journaling, I’ve decided not to use my handwriting and go strictly with typed/printed words. I like how clean this looks. I took apart my traveler’s notebook insert (just removed the staples) and am feeding the paper directly into my printer. This requires a bit of thinking (remembering which side to feed into the printer, making sure the page is set to the right orientation), and I’ve printed incorrectly on a couple of pages already. But this is easily fixed by reprinting the type on another paper and adhering it onto the page. 🙂
I am also using digital elements, which I either print with my journaling, like in this page:
Or print out on cardstock, cut out, and adhere on (like a die cut).
Even though I am using flat embellishments, I want a bit of dimension to these pages.
Here are a few more pages I’ve made so far.
I hope to share more when the album is complete.
What about you? What are your summer plans and will you be documenting them? I’d love to hear about them!