When I was starting out, I searched the internet for suggestions and tips on what supplies to get to get started, but didn't really find all the information in one place. So now that I've been at this form of documentation for over four month, I thought I'd post a recap of my tried and true supplies, so if you're also looking to get started you'll see what worked for me.
I use a weekly format for daily documentation, and a monthly format to have all events at a glance (trips, dinners out, doctor's appointments, birthdays, etc.).
My Favorite Supplies
Notebook Inserts and Cover
I use weekly and monthly inserts by Midori, and a Webster's Pages notebook cover.
One thing I did enjoy and I miss in the dated version is stamping the days in the undated insert.
I mostly use Hi-Tec C pens for journaling (I love the fine tip!), but Le Pen pens also work great, even though they are a bit thicker.
Gotta have stamps!! I mostly use stamps by Studio Calico and Sakuralala - I love that they are made especially for planners/traveler's notebooks so will fit perfectly the small daily boxes. I love using stamps to tell my story!
I use pigment ink exclusively (I love dye ink in general but it will bleed to the back page). I use either VersaCraft or Color Theory inks. I love that both kinds come in bright colors.
I love using washi tape as a starting point to pick the color scheme for the spread! In a few short months, I have amassed quite the collection, and I am showing no signs of stopping! :)
My favorite places to shop are Amazon (check out my latest buy) and Sakuralala, but I also occasionally shop on Etsy.
I occasionally add stickers to my spreads, almost exclusively from the Studio Calico planner kits. OK, and now here are two examples of my documentation in traveler's notebooks.
The journaling here was done with a gray Le Pen.
In this weekly memo format I typically journal my daily documentation on the left, and use the right side to add photos and/or general observations about the week. In this particular week we were traveling so I added a lot more photos than I normally do (1-2).
The washi tape and the chipboard embellishment are from the Finch add on. I also used several phrases from the Summer Vacation stamp set, as well as the Urban Summer stamp. The "hot" and "humid" weather stamps are from the Patch planner add on kit.
I used a Hi-Tec C pen for the journaling. The "love this life" stamp is from the from the Finch add on kit, and the "slow down" is from the Annette add on kit. Other stamps used: Urban Summer; Let's Chill; Summer Vacation.
I hope you've enjoyed this post! Are you a traveler's notebook fan or a newbie? Either way, I'd love to hear from you!