Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook | Marybeth Hancher

January 19, 2017

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Over the years, I've explored basically every creative outlet for memory keeping.  I've filled 6 super messy smash-style albums.  I've also stuffed quite a few junk journals to maximum capacity.  I've completed 6 bursting-at-the-seams pocket page albums, and I'm not even going to count all the small journals I have stored in my closet for safe-keeping.  Oh, and I've started scrapbooking, too.  Can't forget that.  What I'm trying to say is, if I don't get a handle on all things, I'm going to be buried alive by the age of 40 under all of my books.

Worth it.  ;)  Nah, really, though, my word of the year is "simplicity" so that's how I'm *trying* to handle all of my documenting, too.  What better way than to tell some of my stories in smaller traveler's notebooks, yeah?

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

I'm all over the florals in this month's kit, so I was super excited to use them!

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

For this layout, I kept my journaling very minimal and just typed it out on some vellum before layering it over one of the cut-apart journaling cards.

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

You know what else I love about using these smaller notebooks?  They take less paper and embellishments to decorate, so that means you can stretch your supplies even further.  I only used two journaling cards, 2 small scraps of paper leftover from another project, and 3 of the stickers to create this layout.  And I think it's good as is.  (Or at least that's what I keep telling myself as I fight the urge to use e.v.e.r.y. last piece of that Sophie Kit in one tiny space.  It's so cute that I just want to use it ALL!)

Would you like to see another page?  Here is the "before the journaling" picture:

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

Here is after:

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

I always tell people that are new to journaling that sometimes it's easier to transition into it if you break the page into sections.  Somehow, it seems less intimidating when you work in one block at a time.  Plus, it's just pretty to look at.  Try it sometime.

Memory Keeping in my Traveler's Notebook by Marybeth Hancher | @felicityjane

There you have it.  Just a small peek into one of my traveler's notebooks.  I hope it encourages you to get out your supplies + a journal and write down your thoughts and memories from the day... because your story matters.  :)  XOXO, Marybeth

Supplies Used:  Sophie Kit | Sophie Stamp Set | Puffy Alphabet | Washi Strips




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