Sunday, January 17, 2016

Scrapbook Sunday

Recently. I was introduced to the idea of a memory journal in a traveler's notebook. Intrigued, I scoured Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for ideas and information. The more I read and the more photos I saw, I knew I wanted to create my own memory book.

The first item I bought was a gorgeous handcrafted leather notebook from the Etsy seller ImperfectlyPerkeft. {Isn't she a beauty?} J. was a pleasure to work with. She patiently answered all of my questions and offered suggestions regarding the stain color and size.The most difficult part of the process was choosing a design. There are so many lovely examples offered in the shop. I liked many of them, but ultimately, the dandelion won out. I will definitely be a repeat customer!

The traveler's notebook cover holds several notebooks inside. This confusing to me as well. I asked J. for a suggestion for purchasing the notebooks. She offered several. I fell in LOVE with inserts created by Natalie of The Herd- Artichokes and Elephants on Etsy, but the shop was on vacation while Natalie relocated to Canada, I decided to try my hand at making my own insert.

Youtube has countless videos about traveler's notebooks. Fortunately, I was able to find a video on a simple way to create my own notebook insert. The actual process was a lot harder than I expected. Though I completed one, I must admit, I cannot wait for The Herd- Elephants and Artichokes to reopen. :)

I've completed two memory notebook pages so far. It's a little strange for me to be creating with paper again, but at the same time, it feels amazing! I forgot how satisfying it is to create something from scratch. I'm looking forward to creating my next page. I'll update next week. :)