Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scrapbook on the Road

A couple of weeks ago I purchased Ali Edwards' Scrapbook on the Road class determined to get something ready to take with me to capture life as it happened on my cruise. Before that I had bought "Remains of the Day - a shabby journal of scraps", a self-paced class taught by Mary Ann Moss. After looking at the video, I decided it would be much more time-intensive to get it ready by May 1 (sail date...WooHoo!!) so I turned to Ali. You can always count on Ali for quick but cool things and this little class was no exception. Yesterday I finished my travel journal and thought I would post it for y'all to see. I didn't buy a single thing while putting this together! Every bit of it came out of my paper scrapping stash (which, by the way, is huge!).

The base for the album is a sheer five-ring tab book by Maya Road. 

I love this paper...the swirls and ledger lines and the words "laugh" and "savor". Great words for a life motto.

I have no idea where I got this "for you information" block but isn't it great?

Can't wait to see what will end up in this envelope.

The delight arrow started out as a little house tag.  I cut off the chimney and, voila!, an arrow. The blue page behind it is leftover packaging from some stickers I had.


Love this idea of Ali's...painting over stickers. It's a great way to use up old stickers of any color. These were hot pink and lime green. It makes a great embossed tag.

I am so looking forward to filling this with journaling on the spot and with bits and pieces of the places I visit. Have to make sure I buy a little stapler before I leave and pack my glue sticks, pens and extra paper clips.

I think the best thing about this scrapbook is that it will basically be finished by the time I get back. All I will have to do is print off some 4x6 pictures. I have been on several cruises and don't have a single finished scrapbook of any of them...just random pages here and there. So, So, SO excited about this travel journal!!!


  1. Nice! I'm going on an AK cruise on the 14th (small world!). I'm doing my travel journal all digital 'cause I know my mom and aunt (who are going, too) will want one. If I made a traditional one I would keep it myself..LOL!

  2. LOVE IT!!! Can't wait till my cruise this August (really small world haha!) so that I can try this out! I think I'm going with the paper so I can take it around with me and I love the randomness of it!

  3. Great colorful blog design! and I like the colorcombi of your album too!

  4. What a great it. I create digital kits with everything but journaling and photos for trips and I love doing it ahead of time, too. Makes it seem soooo simple when I come home. Nancy West Johnson said she's going on an AK cruise (I used to be a cruise and tour director with Princess Tours). I see she does the same. Have fun on your trip (which i think you're on right now) and take a bunch of great photos.

    BTW, I'm visiting because I found you from Pixels and Pix where she said you guys (uh gals) just finished a class with Jessica Sprague and since I love her stuff thought I'd check all of you out. Would love for you to visit me at and tell me what you think.

  5. Added you to my Art of Digital Design blog roll. Please add back! :)

  6. hi there, hope you got to finish this journal with some photos. Its adorable and fantastic that you made it with current stash :) love the colorful blog.