Hi guys! Today I am sharing my first layout in my Gardener’s Notebook! I like to document the flowers we plant in our front yard each year and a traveler’s notebook is always the perfect place to do that. Today I am using the Gossamer Blue June TN and Life Pages kits.
Let’s have a look at this fun layout!
You guys, I am loving the Gossamer Blue traveler’s notebook kits each month! The colors are perfect and go with lots of different types of photos, and they are beautiful with my photos in this layout about our yard.
The very first thing I did was fussy cut this flower from the floral patterned paper in the kit. Oh I love it so much and it goes perfect! I loved adding little tiny details from the kit around my photo here, including the stripe tag and the file tab.
I have to freely admit that I am not really a yard-type person. My parents spent lots of time in their yard when I was growing up, and back then I never understood it! But when Alan and I built this house, we did all the landscaping ourselves. We shaped the flower beds ourselves, and planted everything together. So I feel a tremendous connection to this little space of land, and have enjoyed cultivating it a little at a time! Almost every night Alan and I are out there watering and caring for this little blooms of happiness!
The first thing we did this year was clear out the flower beds, put down new straw, and add two new plants at the corner of the house. In order to accommodate them we also had to expand the border a bit. These stones are my favorites – I love taking photos of the rounded shapes they make in the grass! We added a camellia and a tree called a Japanese anise this year. So far they are doing great!
I began my layout today with a wide washi tape in a mint green pattern that came from Staples. I love to add those washis in the center so they can tie the two sides together. Then I layered a patterned paper on the right hand side. Photos + embellishments, and then I also layered the stamps as well. The washi tape stamp and these triangles were lots of fun!
Hi guys! Today I am using a template from On A Whimsical Adventure to create this really awesome traveler’s notebook layout. What?! Use a template for a traveler’s notebook? Yes!
This was such a fun layout to create! In the template I chose to print only certain layers on the vellum, and the rest on card stock for the background. I love re-interpreting digital product into physical product like this!
Hopefully you can see here how the vellum layers beautifully over the background texture. Creating your own vellums using digital templates is a great way to use supplies in a unique way.
To place this layout in the notebook itself, I pried open the staples, lightly punched holes in the center fold, and placed them into the staples that are already in the notebook. You could also sew or washi tape these layers into the notebook as well!
Thank you for joining me today! See you back again soon!
Hi guys! Recently Gossamer Blue began a traveler’s notebook subscription that is designed by one of my favorite designers, France Wisniewski of Bananafishstudio! So of course I had to subscribe and wanted to share with you a layout I created in the May notebook. I plan to use this notebook to document some of my favorite random things this summer, and my first layout is about a crochet wrap I finished up.
So yes, I am aware that it is weird to start a summer notebook with a winter crochet project! I actually think it’s kind of funny in a hilarious sort of way – I always end up finishing crochet projects like scarves and wraps in the summer and then it is months before I can actually use it. Ha! This one took me about two years to finish, and as is typical for me I forgot my stitch so I just had to finish it up somehow. It was definitely big enough, so I just added a really full ruffle around the entire border and called it done.
So enough about crochet, let’s talk about the layout! The first thing I did was put down washi tape on the center across the two pages. The washi is from Crate Paper Oasis and serves to flow the layout from one side to the next. I am in love with the pink plus sign paper so I used it on the left hand side. I added a simple label and dated it, and then added the tiniest little blooms to the top.
On the right hand side I used the star circle stamp going off the page as a home base for the Delightful word art. That word art ties in all the colors of the layout!
Then around the photo I added another floral die cut, the epoxy paper clip which I LOVE, and at the bottom another word strip. I also repeated some of those adorable tiny puffy stickers around the layout as well because how could I not?!
Ah, these notebooks are so much fun and so easy! Also a side note, I used not only the traveler’s notebook kit but also the Life Pages kit from May 2017 on this layout. Thanks for joining me today!
Hi guys! I took about 30 minutes to create a real-time process video working in my Charleston traveler’s notebook. Have a look!
So yeah, we had an adventurous trolley ride that I journaled about on the left hand side, and then a fabulous lunch at a restaurant called 5 Loaves.
I chose to use my Ali Edwards Drive kit and my Freckled Fawn August embellishment kit to jazz my layout a bit.
I loved the colors from the Drive story kit because they tie in perfect with the colors of my Traveler’s Notebook. I wasn’t sure how I would like having different pages with different colors, but I am really loving it in this notebook.
I absolutely love how easy it is to add these small embellishment clusters in different places around the page. And the stamps. These fun stamps are so simple, but add serious pop!
On the right side I included a photo from our lunch. We ate at 5 Loaves and the tables had these really awesome quotes on them. Of course I had to photograph that!
I love grabbing little bits that show the restaurant’s logo, and this little mint wrapper was awesome. It happened to be one of those little chocolate mints wrapped in a candy shell – oh I love those!
That is all for today! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you very soon!