Scrapbooking while traveling

scrapbooking while on vacation

Once again I took a scrapbook on a trip. The scrapbook on the road mini I did when I went to Alsaka in 2011 was one of my favorites. Another time I went to Alaska (our good friends live there) I decided to take Project Life with me (here is some info on Project Life – a pocket style scrapbook system). I was new to it and thought it would be easiest just to bring it instead of having a new project (here is what it looked like when I was done). I’m still doing Project Life,  and I have lots of thoughts on it to share soon, but I didn’t want to bring it with me. There are so many stories and moments on vacation that are different than home. I really wanted to remember as much as possible. Our children are so young, they will likely only remember this trip through our photos and my scrapbooking (side note: there was a discussion about this on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast that I found really interesting).

I ended up bringing my standard kit, with just a few embellishments, and the tools I consider must haves. I used a Basic Grey album and stuck in page protectors from Simple Stories (in the video I said something else, but I checked and they are Simple Stories). I had to punch extra holes, but that was fine with me. I wrote up stories as the time went, and sorted through ephemera only keeping what I used in the mini album. This is great because sometimes when I travel I bring a lot home not knowing what I’ll use. One thing I wish I would have brought more of were 3×4 cards. I thought the handful I brought were enough, and I did come home with extras, but I could have used more plain or grid cards. I ended up buying a 6×6 paper pad at Target so I had more paper to work with.

I wasn’t able to print photos (no computer to upload photos to), so here is a short video showing what I did get done. I’m excited to fill up the book with pictures and some more thoughts about the trip now that we are home. I certainly prefer to scrapbook with photos, but this was still a very fun creative release while we were gone. I usually worked on it in 30 minute chunks here and there, mostly during join rest/nap time.


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7 Replies to “Scrapbooking while traveling”

  1. I think you have inspired me to scarp Charlotte’s first trip to Disney. I have never scrapbooked before, but it looks like fun! And it would be so great to have for Charlotte to look back on someday.

    1. You totally should. These little albums are everywhere and so easy!

  2. oh wow I like that! Can’t wait to see the finished product 🙂

  3. How inspiring! I love how you fit art and creativity into your life with your family, even while away from home. {Your voice is sweet. This is the first time I’ve heard it!}

    1. Awe thanks Nikki!

  4. looks fantastic! loved seeing the video of it and can’t wait to see it filled with photos.

  5. I love your scrap book! Your girls will appreciate being able to look back! You do a fantastic job of journaling!!

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