Good afternoon! I thought I’d share with you how I documented our Hawaii trip. Awhile ago, I shared with you the travel journal I decorated using our Let’s Get Away Project Life cards and accessories. The notebook is actually the kraft journal from the occasions catalogue – I LOVE these notebooks and I’ll share why in another post. I’ve been stocking up on them because I noticed that they aren’t continuing on in the new catalogue. Anyway, I digress… back to the travel journal.
The first few pages were used to keep track of some of the things I thought we might want to do or see while we were there and of course places to shop (because I love to shop on holidays). I pretty much used the first part to take notes while I was doing research before we left on the trip.
You can see that the edges of my pages are covered with washi – I did that to reinforce them and to pretty them up. I knew the book would be flipped through many times and I didn’t want the pages to tear. As far as supplies, I didn’t bring alot with me – I had a few different colored pens, the Let’s Get Away accessory pack, a few stamped images, die cuts and stickers that were travel themed.
I borrowed my mom’s Instax printer so that I could print the odd photo from my phone along the way. So some of the layouts include polaroid photos. I also included other bits and pieces – like the logo from a great coffee place (I saved the sleeve and just cut out the logo) and then a tag from something Jordyn and I bought.
I includes some receipts. And some Hawaiian themed stickers that I picked up in a local shop.
I also included the itinerary from our trip to the Polynesian Cultural Centre. Because it was only open to Stampin’ Up!, the itinerary was personalized for us. I thought that was cool so had to include it.
One of my weaknesses is cute sticky notes. I picked up several different styles while we were away, so I had to include a few of those in there as well.
The other thing I did was once the trip was done, I added a random observations section. This is where I noted things that we noticed about Hawaii that we don’t generally see back home. One thing was selfie sticks – I cannot get over the number of selfie sticks! The ABC Store even had a whole display dedicated to them. They even had ‘selfie spot’ signs indicating that this would be a great place to take a selfie! Maybe I’m just not going to the right places – but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone around here use a selfie stick. However, I guess it’s not really touristy either. I don’t know, that just really stuck out to me. So the random observations section was where I noted little things like that.
I loved this way of documenting our trip! And any trip that just Marcel and I take will be documented like this in the future. However, because this was a family vacation, I will also document the trip in our 2015 album using Project Life and traditional scrapbooking. You will definitely be seeing more of this trip!
Have a creative day!