blast from the past | my travel journal

Cleaning your office can bring such delight! I came across something I haven’t seen for a couple years at least . . . I think I’d pretty much forgotten about it even! I made this six years ago when getting ready for a trip to Ireland, Scotland + England.


When I saw it I was just tickled pink at all its yummy goodness. I loved making this interactive and interesting with the variety of lettering, cropped pages, and pockets. As you can see, I ran out of letters on some things. I have more, I just never got around to finishing the book.

I prepared most of this before the trip–the backgrounds, cutting out holes, trimming pages and/or turning them into a file folder shape, etc. And then I took a small grouping of things that wouldn’t take up much room in my bag, like the rub-on letters, the letter stickers, a roll of adhesive (so I could glue postcards, pamphlets and tickets) and things like that. I also doubled up some pages to make pockets, by trimming and adhering them together as well as adding envelopes to hold tickets or receipts.

So much fun to make and so much fun to discover again!

Now I just need to take another lengthy trip so I can have an excuse to make another one of these!

And if any of you went on that Hawaiian cruise with Lisa + me or if you got the CK KOTM Travel Journal, yeah, this is where those ideas came from. :)

2017-02-07T18:28:18+00:00 January 16th, 2012|projects|9 Comments


  1. Issy Scotland January 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Kerri! Love your Travel Journal! Just think….if you come back here to visit, you wouldn’t have to worry about bringing any scrapbooking stuff…cos I’ve got a whole house full of it all! LOL! Plenty stuff for me to give to you to save your packing! Love from Scotland xoxo

  2. Sue from Oregon January 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    A real Smash album before there were Smash albums!!!! What wonderful memories

  3. kat-in-texas January 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Love it! You must have ton of stuff tucked away in various places!

    Hey, Kerri, did Zach make it back from his mission in D.C.?

    • Kerri January 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

      Hey Kat! Yep, he came home last April…almost a year now. Crazy, eh?

  4. kat-in-texas January 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Well for some reason, I thought he was just a few months ahead of Kade Bearnson….that’s more than a few!!! lol.

  5. Vicki J January 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I remember this!! I actually used it as inspiration for my scotland album!

  6. Melissa January 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I LOVE that you found this…
    I have so much fun going back and looking at old journals and scrapbooks.. :)
    Happy Wednesday !!

  7. Walena March 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I love how detailed, neat and full it is. Great job!!

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