I have to admit that I've always been a bit of a notebook addict. Maybe that's why I fell so quickly for Traveler's Notebooks. And once I started using them, I was hooked. There's really nothing these notebooks can't do.
The beauty of a Traveler's Notebook is that it can be anything—and everything—that you need it to be. Both the notebooks and covers can be found in a variety of sizes & styles. You can typically get 3-5 notebooks into a cover, and once one is filled, it's super easy to swap in a new one.
So now that you have all these notebooks tucked into a pretty cover, what are you going to do with them? Two of the more popular uses among paper crafters are as a planner, and for memory keeping. Let's talk about planners first.
I've always struggled with using a planner—I'm more of a "jot it down in a notebook" kind of girl. This always ended in a bit of a jumble—work to-dos, scrapbook assignments, inspiration ideas, notes of things that need to be tackled around the house—all in one place. I absolutely love that my Traveler's Notebook lets me separate it all out, but keep it all together. In my main TN, I have a monthly calendar for holding all of my dates, a notebook for meeting notes, a notebook for work to-dos, and a notebook for creative notes and inspiration. They're all in one place, but if I need to refer back to something, I know where to find it!
Since my planner notebook is super basic and not pretty (think lots of writing, with some clips to hold my place), here's a cute example from CathyVee that shows her TN planner in action :
And for all of you memory keepers out there, traveler's notebooks make FABULOUS mini albums. They're a great size to pop into your bag with a few supplies so you can document on the go (hence the name, traveler's notebook!). The format lends it self well to adding memorabilia, taping in photos, and adding notes. Here's a great example from ScrappinLove :
They also work wonderfully as a mini album. I recently put together a notebook of our favorite Disney trip moments as part of my Mini Book Workshop—and due to popular demand, we're reopening it this week only. You can sign up now through August 14th at 11:59pm EST to see my full album and how I planned and built it.
I realized we've just barely scratched the surface here—there is so much to talk about when it comes to Traveler's Notebooks! We'd love to share more TN inspiration both here and in our classrooms & we'd love to hear any questions that you might have! Go ahead and add them in the comments and we'll do our best to address them in future posts.