from the archives: travel journal

this travel journal project was published in the spring 2009 issue of Scrap Art Zine, i wrote an article with it about scrapbooking "on the road", how i made this a holiday-album and traveljournal combination. i took the blank album, some pens and a little bag with travel-themed embellishments and tools (small pair of scissors, glue stick) everywhere we went. so i sat at airports, bus stations, on motel beds and in caf├ęs cutting, glueing, writing...

i love how this journal has actually been there. it was created there, right on the spot so i was able to capture the spirit and feel of this amazing trip last october. here are a few new york pages i made. i decided to print out the photos at home, giving me the opportunity to make multi-photo layouts with the help of photoshop and use as many photos as possible. the rest of the album was made on the road.









10 comments:

What I Say Matters! said...

I really LOVE this idea!! A travel Journal/scrapbook made along the way!! I always put stuff from trips in a bag ( ticket stubs, brochures, little stuff i like) fully expecting to put it all together when I get home and it never happens... So I will be using this idea on my very next trip!

Marianne said...

What a wonderful idea! Assembling items and sticking them right on the pages on the very day or at the very moment of your travel-experience That makes your scrapbook so very expressive.

Gaby said...

Genius!! I love when my scraobooks look full of tiny little things and writing and pics, all over the place :)
This one looks awesome.

anjakrohn said...

I love it! It couldn't be more personal!

Lindsay Lou said...

where did you find/buy the journal from?

sylvia said...

hey lindsay lou! it was a blank scrapbook album from 7 gypsies. i bought it at a local store. you can also find it online. it has blank pages in it and i added some on the way. the cover is really firm cardboard which was perfect for traveling!

SonneJo said...

Hi Sylvia, luckily i found your Blog entry, because so i get the chance to tell you a big THANK YOU! I read your article in the Scrap Art zine Mag and as a beginner scrapbooker I took your idea and did a scrapbook on the road on our honeymoon in 2009. Its still my favorite album and I love it!

sylvia said...

Hi SonneJo!
That makes me so happy, thank you very much for taking the time to comment and letting me know.
All the best!

Dawn Suzette said...

This is so great. I am going to do this for our roadtrip to New Mexico. Thanks!

Lori said...

love it! :)

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