Thinking travel…

April is more than 1/2 gone, can you believe it?!

This has me thinking travel. A lot of local store events, a lot of personal travel, even a trip to Ranger Ink Headquarters in New Jersey are all coming over the next few weeks and months…

all this travel has me thinking about scrapbook supplies like these:

Great lines are plentiful – and what I’m noticing is that travel ‘themed’ lines are really not specific anymore. There is a lot of generic maps, compasses, words and phrases that could be applied to life in general, and very easy to use back-sides of patterned papers.

Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, and Tim Holtz are definitely topping my shopping list. Other items/brands I’ve found myself picking up for general travel goodness are from Bazzill (Janet Hopkin’s Wayfarer line), Glitz Designs, Basic Grey, and more Amy Tangerine.

I happen to be working on a number of past travel related layouts, and with two all new big on-line classes coming up soon, not to mention the upcoming travels, well I can justify (self-enable) stocking up.

I wonder – when you scrapbook your travels do you ever buy stuff ahead as I am? Do you wait until after? A combination?

Since I often use non-travel product on my travel layouts, and I try to purchase only travel related stuff I know I can use for multiple projects, I do a little of both.

Do you have a favorite travel line right now? Tips for scrapbooking on the road? I’d love to hear. I have two upcoming trips I believe I’ll be taking a small crafting kit on… I’m in brainstorm mode on that…


Enabler note: Studio Calico has their abroad line for sale here in their shop. There’s lots of goodies including USA states die cuts, garlands, and more.

7 thoughts on “Thinking travel…”

  1. I LOVE SC’s Abroad line- one of my absolute favorite things from the CHA sneak peeks this year. I’ve never scrapbooked on the road (other than journaling, which I always do). I’m curious to hear what tips others will have.

  2. I love travel papers (since I can’t afford to travel that much) so I purchase what I like when I am out and about. I have made two little travel albums. One I made the pages in advane with the intention of adding photos and journaling when I got back. The other I made to take with me as a little journaling book (inspired by Amy Tangerine). Did the first one. Journaled only the first day of my trip on the second one.

  3. May, my hubby is a devoted geocacher and for his coming birthday (in July) I was planning on decorating a printer’s tray with papers and embellishments from the Heidi Swapp NO LIMITS collection (the 6×6 seemed perfect for putting into those small openings – we’ll see!) plus I have the Going Places and Graphically Speaking cartridges for my Cricut which have lots of generic travel-related images for additional interest! I’m excited about the possibilities of the project and am so grateful that NO LIMITS has such a great masculine feel to it!

  4. I buy travel stuff whenever I see it! We have so many travel photos, and as you said, a lot of it now isn’t so “themey”

  5. I have always loved Travel-themed product, and recently picked up some of both Studio Calico’s Abroad line and Heidi Swapp’s No Limits collection. Typically when traveling I’m moving around several places rather than just one destination, and tend to just get some journaling done each day. If I were hoping to scrap on the road I’d definitely make my album ahead of time, adding journaling and memorabilia during the trip and photos once home. I’ve completed several large vacation projects in 12×12 size afterwards, but for on-the-go scrapping would stick with a smaller format, a la Smash books or Amy Tangerine Day Books.

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