Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One Little Bird | Traveler’s Notebook Scrapbooking


Hi everyone!  I was on the One Little Bird blog yesterday with a hybrid scrapbooking project in my Midori traveler’s notebook!  I love documenting life on a smaller scale like this notebook.  I find this type of scrapbooking easy to do and not at all intimidating.  Today I'm documenting a day off with my husband Todd to have lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  Going to lunch there has been a summer tradition for us for quite a few years now.

My first spread is about our tradition of going to lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  I used 2x2 photos so that I didn't overwhelm the page.


I used a 4x6 journal card from Agenda journaling cards as my background for the photo and my diecuts and stamping.  I also used various embellishments from the Agenda Elements to sprinkle around the page.  Since this was a notebook, I wanted to keep my scrapbooking relatively flat, so using printable One Little Bird elements was the perfect touch for my page.  I also used various elements from Ready Set Go and Scoop.




My second spread was all about the food we had at lunch at the Hotel Del Coronado.  I kept it very simple with the photos and journaling as the focal points on the page.  I love the journal card from Nosh so much, it was perfect for my page.


I added in two drink stamps from the Summer Vacation stamp set that Peppermint designed for Studio Calico.


Chicken sandwich, and three types of tacos.  Yum yum!


Per our tradition, we had ice cream from Moo Time Creamery after our meal.  Moo Time is probably my favorite ice cream in San Diego.  Peppermint's Scoop journaling cards and Scoop elements were perfect for my spread in my notebook!




I hope you enjoyed a look at my approach to stress-free smaller-scale scrapbooking!

Products Used:  Agenda journaling cards, Agenda Elements, Ready Set Go elements, Nosh journaling cards, Nosh digital kit, Scoop journaling cards, Scoop elements.


  1. This is SO CUTE!! I love the smaller scale, too, though I'm never quite sure which topics I want to do in a smaller album and which get layouts. Knowing me, I probably overthink it a bit. :)

    I just put together my own version of a traveler's notebook using one of these and some cute Moleskine inserts that I picked up at Target. I prefer to have them zipped up in a case, and there are also spaces for pens and just a tiny amount of supplies. I'm thinking it'll be perfect for travel journaling and a tiny bit of scrapping on the go. Right now it's just a fancy place for my to-do lists to live. :)

    1. Thanks Melissa! That zippered pouch would be so perfect for keeping everything together! I like this small-scale documentation because it feels like it's so much freer and less pressure.

  2. Wow, I love it! I'd like to do something like this, but I don't know what to put in, since I do PL and everything is there... But I love the size and your spreads! <3

    1. Thanks Mikadavi! Maybe the smaller size traveler's notebook scrapbook could be for a special trip or holiday!

  3. Are you going to put the little travel book in a 12x12 album? Great small project.

    1. Hi Angela! I think I'm just going to keep it in my leather Midori. Or maybe once the whole book is finished I may put it into an envelope pocket inside a 12x12 album. Thanks for the idea to keep it all together!

  4. Hello,
    I love all your projects, this is all new to me and I am wondering how you made the month in review college from june 18, 2012? I would like to start there with scrapbooking. Thank you so much for all your posts,

    1. I'm sure it was done in either Photoshop or Lightroom. That's how I do all my collages.


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