Three years ago I began a scrapbook for our camping adventures. My idea was simple: journal on pocket page inserts while camping then add photos at home and done. It’s worked out INCREDIBLY well! We have notes on everything from what we cooked to what campsites we liked and random happenings.
Last weekend we went camping (Petaluma KOA – highly recommend it!) and I tried bringing along a few things. In my kit I had:
- Close to My Heart camping stamps (seen in use here)
- Close to My Heart 4×6 and 3×4 journaling cards (used here)
- Close to My Heart copper foil tape (AMAZING, also seen here)
- assorted ink pads, pens, stamp block, and a few stickers
- 6×8 pocket page album (Simple Stories used here)
Not a ton, just enough to decorate some journaling cards and play a bit at the picnic table! The key is to keep your supply list short and really limit how much you bring. Set a limit such as a small bag or tote, and only what fits gets to come!
I really had fun with just black, grey, and green inks as well as with this great Close to My Heart stamp set. Simple, cute, perfect for our adventures!
I really like top and bottom (to left or right) accenting cards the best because it allows a bit of embellishing but space for whatever tale I might be telling!
One thing I did this time – partially stamp! See below-
Once stamped, I ran some copper foil tape (a new favorite thing!!) along the bottom. Boom! A new stamp and this will become a title card when I get home and add letter stamps or stickers!
I just love how these pages end up coming together with a mix of 3×4 and 4×6 stamps, and a big thanks to Close to My Heart to sending me some new supplies to try out.
Before I go, I have a few tips for creating on the go besides selecting just a few things to travel with:
- Document the details from what you eat to funny moments
- No detail too small – from the giggle worthy moment to the favorite soda to the quotable moment – jot it down!
- Only bring a few things! You can always add in details and embellishments back at home
- Take just a few minutes here and there. instead of simply waiting in line or checking social media – jot down the note!
- Not a pocket page person? Save them and add them to traditional scrapbook layouts at a later time.
I hope you’ve enjoyed todays notes on memory keeping on the go. Having these records that have some scrapbook elements to them has been huge for us – so many “oh I forgot that!” moments as the book gets pulled out each and every trip. Have questions? Requests? Let me know!