I’m sure I’m not the only one who is really struggling with not being able to travel during the pandemic. I’ve exhausted anywhere interesting within walking distance of my house and I am desperate to get on a plane and feel the excitement of landing in a brand new city. Obviously, that’s not going to be happening for a good while yet (I’m hopeful that by the summer we can travel again, but to be on the safe side I won’t be booking anything until we know for sure) so I’m trying to do productive, travel related things from home instead for now. When a travel blogger can’t travel, life is pretty rubbish.
I’m making a big effort to save, so that when we can travel again I can afford to go wherever I fancy, and I’m working on the behind the scenes of this blog, improving old content and planning new posts so that over a year of Covid doesn’t stop my blogging completely. I’ve also picked up a new hobby-scrapbooking, in my new The Adventure Book, which I’ll talk about in more detail in a future post when I have more finished pages.
Scrapbooking can be anything you want it to be, really. You can paint, draw, write about your travel stories….I use a lot of my travel photos, and sometimes tickets from different attractions I’ve been to, to remember the best of my time in the relevant country.
I find it difficult to handwrite subtitles on my pages, my handwriting looks like a small child has scribbled on the page, and that’s where a site like Design Bundles comes in. I can choose a font I love and use this across all of my scrapbook, so that everything looks neat, tidy, and pulled together. I can use my laptop to type the right things I need, print them onto white or coloured paper, and stick into my scrapbook. Chances are, once I’ve done with the scrapbook I’m thinking of making my own travel themed prints to go on my walls, and I’ll be able to use the fonts for these too. There’s so many it’s hard to know which I like best.
If you’re not into travel, maybe you want to scrapbook something else? There’s pages for Christmas like christmas tree svg or if you’d rather tell the story of your Halloween, halloween svg. A scrapbook would be a fantastic way to document a child’s life, a relationship (especially for a Valentines gift, I would LOVE if someone made me a scrapbook of our relationship and presented me with that instead of expensive roses) or maybe even your future goals, if you’re into manifestation. There’s some lovely graphics on the site that you can use for your scrapbooking, or for things like cardmaking, websites, colouring pages, and all sorts of other things.
Until the world settles, you’ll find me with a glass of wine and my drawer full of guidebooks, printing and sticking into my scrapbook-it’s such a nice way to remember the fantastic cities I’ve seen.
*This post was sponsored by Design Bundles. All opinions, words and photography are my own.