all my bags are packed, I am ready to go…almost. In about a week I will be on Iceland for my summer vacation. I am really looking forward to this, as Iceland had been on my travel-wish-list for a little while. As for every vacation, I am doing a travel journal again. And the big question is, what to take as scrap-material for vacations? I assume many of you have the same question coming up, thus I am sharing my scrap-material for vacations here.
My goal is to take as little as possible with me. Eventually, I ended up with a bit more than initially thought, but I am still ok with the amount. On the photo above, you can see my whole scrap-material for vacations. I am having my pencil case, my watercolors, and my traveler’s notebook always with me. The remaining parts stay in the accommodation.
I had sewn a bag in order to put all my scrap material in there. Well, that did not work out that well. In that bag, I keep my stamp sets, sticker sets, all tools and the paper for the traveldori pages. This year I am taking the pages separately with me, fill the traveler’s notebook on the go, and bind it once I am back home. In my last traveler’s notebook I had some bad luck with the quality of the paper. I don’t want this to happen again.
Additionally to that sewn bag, I have two other “containers”. One 6×6″ bag for embellishments and journal cards of the kits I had bougth. And one box for all die cuts and separate stamps. Some years ago, I had created a small folder out of laminated paper in order to put some stamps in there. They stick perfectly to the laminated surface. With folder I don’t have to carry a lot of stamp sets with me and instead can pick some selected stamps to take along with me.
Most travel related material is for sun-palm-beach vacations. With us going to mountains and forests in order to do hiking, cycling or rock climbing, the palm-beach material does not really fit. Hence, finding the right material is always a bit tricky. Nevertheless, I had bought a 12×12 paper and the stickers from the here & there collection by crate paper. Additionally, I made my own travel-words die cuts. And that I neither have too many tiny pieces nor have tu cut them on the go, I had cut the lines partially. Now, I only have to separate the words. Julia told me this idea during the last “crop in den mai“.
Shortly after I had finished gathering my material, 2 suppliers released the perfect kits for me: first feed your craft and then ali edwards. I couldn’t resist…. and that is also the reason why my scrap-material for vacation got larger than initially thought.
And I have already started with the pages in my traveler’y notebook ….let’s go…well, in 6 days, when the rest is packed as well. 🙂