Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thoughts on Traveling and Crafting

I've been fortunate to have the opportunities to travel quite a bit. When I was a kid, most of my friends would go to their summer cottages, while my family travelled instead. Since I got older, I continued the tradition. My husband shares this passion with me, so we travel together every chance we get.

Combine this with my love for all things paper and you end up with a lot of paper snippets all over the place (and from all over as well).

I have a tendency to collect all sorts of brochures, tickets, maps and assorted paper pieces from those trips and I have a hard time getting rid of them. (now, this doesn't happen just when we travel. It happens all the time and everywhere) I want to put them together with some photos (I'm not sure if I'd call it scrapbooking, since my books tend to be more like photo albums with some random stuff in them) but always end up with a ton of paper scraps, without a clue where they came from.

I've been pondering this for a while now... What I need is an easy way to collect those small pieces of paper, mark down the 'why, what and where' and keep it all in one place in a way that makes sense later on. Just writing this out is giving me new ideas, but I'm still missing that 'Eureka' moment.

I need to experiment some more. Do you collect paper items from your trips? If so, how do you keep them organized?

Photos on this post are from our latest trip to Chicago.


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