Selamat datang - Welcome to Bali

In a few days our family is headed off to Bali for a long awaited holiday.  I have been obsessed by all the travellers notebooks out there and it seems like such a great way to document a family holiday.  It's been many years since I did a "scrapbook on the go"  so was not sure if it would work for this holiday or not.  I have so many holidays that are "yet to be" scrapped, but the reality is that I will probably never get around to it as it's just too overwhelming and there's always that "time" thing.

I love the look and feel of a travelers notebook.  It seems like such an authentic way to document an adventure or holiday.  A few weeks back I did an online class with Kerry Bradford called "Weekend workshops - Getaway" and that is what finally helped me decide to do a travelers notebook for Bali.

This class was so so good and although it's a class using the Silhouette software you do not need a cameo if you are prepared to cut things out by hand.  All off the printables you see below were all printed and cut by hand without using any silhouette software at all.  And this is only a sampling of the digital/pdf  files that are included in the class.

The photo below is pretty much all that I am taking away with me to help document our holiday.  I have put tape adhesive on the back of everything so all I have to do is peel off the back and then stick it in my notebook.  Even the three paper bags that are holding my printables have tape added to the back so that I can add them to my notebook if I want to hold things in pockets etc.

My notebook cover was made by editing a vintage map of Bali (instructions included in the class) then printed on kraft cardstock.  The vintage postcard (made using silhouette software but cut out by hand) is one of my favourite things that I learnt how to make in the class.  My notebook has aprox 44 single pages and at the moment is being held together by an rubber band.  I am a little unsure as to how I want to bind my notebook but leaving it together with the band means that I can move pages around or add pages while I am away.  It stays together really well with the band so I may just leave it that way.

I also printed a coloured map of bali onto white cardstock to create a page in the notebook (when you look at it from this angle you can see the right hand side of the map.  When you get to the back of the notebook you see the left hand side of the map), hope that made sense.  I then cut a piece of vellum the same size as a double page and slipped it through the rubber band on top of the map.  I stamped this wonderful quote that I found thanks to Elise.

So all that's left to do is grab some adhesive, scissors, a few stamps and an inkpad an I am ready to document.  Can't wait.

Love me :-)


  1. I seriously love this hope you get some relaxing me time to work in it whilst you are away.xx

  2. What a fantastic kit you've assembled for your TN, Tracey, and I can't wait to see more! Love the items you created and I'm thrilled the quote found its way into your notebook! Safe travels!


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