Sunday, April 03, 2011

A tale of a travel journal

Did you know that I am off to San Fran on April 24 with the shopper.  So I decided I needed to make a travel journal.  I like to get things ready ahead of time.  So when I am there I can collect and add etc.
So I have used this size before and found it suits me fine, not to big, big enough to fit in the purse.  Cream pages that I glued 2 or 3 together.  It costs only 1 dollar at the dollar store.  I glued a favourite piece of paper to the front and the back I covered with  tape. So here is a sneak peek into some of the pages that I have created.  So far these pages have been out of magazines only.  So just so you know if you don't have anything but a pencil and a magazine you can create. I did this while watching TV last night with the hubby

 Sorry I did that have a sign  that said Lombart, I have not showed
you that page but I have been to San Fran before, so I drew the
street, with houses and everything, so just need text dont know if I am going
to walk down it or drive, and I also will take a picture.  I will of course be
taking my camera and then adding photos to the journal as well.  We are only going for
6 days.


 This two page spread above is the inside cover of the book
where I am going to put my address and stuff
and a little envelope I have to put little stuff in.

I always need a page to tell the weather, so you can look back and say this is what it was like when I was there.  I am going to clip out of the newspaper when I get the weather and glue it in my book

I loved this picture above when I found it, so I had some words from my magazine "Stay Connected"
and I ripped up an ad I had in the mail that had that green and flower and made a collage.  That
is all I did and I think it looks very cool.

This is just a little page of some of the places I want to go and there addresses, I did not show you the other page..  I find when i am travelling you need to know addresses.

So here is a little peak at my Travel Journal, I am going to add a few stamps, numbers etc.  and of course pick up stuff when I am there.  Hope you enjoyed this peek.


  1. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing. I think your trip will be that much more fun as you fill up this delightful journal!

  2. looks great Lee and will be a nice thing to look back on when you get back from your trip! have fun! I am off soon too!

  3. Love the journal and I'm really jealous of your trip to San Francisco, I love that city :)

  4. Well done Lee -- you are so on the ball! You already have your journal prepared. The weather page is an AWESOME idea... and so very German. Are you secretly German? They are obsessed with weather! Terrific stuff... xxx tj

  5. You always inspire me! I really like that you make your travel journals and even include places for the weather. I'd never think of that.

    You're going to have such a great trip. I'm not sure how warm it will be though. SF can be pretty chilly in the spring.

  6. Way cool Lee!!! Love this travel journal...we want to see it when you get back from your trip. Your goth art above is wonderful too!


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