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 Scrapbook.com 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 laylebymail.com to see more!
See you in November!