Howdy friends!  It’s Layle Koncar and I’m back this month to share a fun project I’ve been working on to document a recent road trip.


Many of you know the bright, bubbly & uber-talented Vicki Boutin, right?!  We’ve been friends for years.  Earlier this month she made the trek out to Utah and spent a week with me.  We had so much fun!!  While she was here we took a little road trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, about 4 hours away.  I knew before we headed out that I wanted to document the trip, Traveler’s Notebook (TN) style, so when we set out I had that in mind.

When it comes to documenting a trip, my favorite approach is ‘everything but the kitchen sink’!  When traveling, I collect all the things that I might possibly want to use; and when I say ‘all’, I mean ALL.  I put together a little video sharing how I prepare for this type of project while I’m still ON the trip, with some great tips on the different things to look for when you travel.


I added a number of things I collected on the trip to decorate the inside & pockets of my TN, including maps, stickers & brochures.


The trip was quick – over 2 days – but I took TONS of photos and had lots I wanted to talk about.  So much so that I decided to use a separate insert/notebook for each day!  I used a date stamp from to ‘date’ my first insert.  I figured that would be a great way to start out each day of the trip.


Library pockets/cards are a fun way to incorporate journaling in any project!  I used one at the start of my TN to talk about the trip.

 We left with no real timeline, other than we had a hotel reservation outside of the park that night.  We meandered our way along, taking pictures from the car & stopping along the road to take more pictures as we drove.  It’s amazing what you see when you’re not rushing to get somewhere!


I love to use smaller 2×2 photos in my TN’s and pocket page albums, the smaller size is a change from 4×6 and lets you include more photos in a project.  When I teach classes, one of the most common questions I get is how to easily print smaller photos, so I put together a quick video on how to do it.  It’s SO EASY and a game changer!  Give it a watch –


Thanks for letting me share a peek into my Traveler’s Notebook!  I’ll continue to work on this project over the next few months, in between designing new project kits & classes.  You can follow my progress here on my blog and I’d love you to visit my website at to see more!

See you in November!

~ Layle