Traveler’s Notebook

Traveler’s Notebook: Charleston Edition Update

Hi guys! So we just got back from our vacation (also known as my inspo vaca, inspiration vacation – hey that rhymes!!!) and I am really just getting back in the swing of things. Today’s post is only a video, no photos, just to update how things went on our trip with my Traveler’s Notebook. Have a peek!

Ok so hopefully that was a fun little teaser for you on what you will be seeing in the near future from this trip. Next Friday I plan to show you some of my process for completing the insert, and also stay tuned to see some of the ephemera being used in a new art journal! I came back with so much inspiration and so many ideas in my brain. Now to get to work on them…..Have a wonderful weekend!

~Theresa

Traveler’s Notebook AKA Gardener’s Notebook Entry 03!!!!

Hi guys! I thought I would show you another layout I created in my Gardener’s Notebook today! I am creating this notebook to keep track of plants that I have worked with in our yard, some successful and some not. Here is my process video for today’s layout:

The traveler’s notebook I am using is one that came in my Webster’s Pages Color Crush notebook. This is what my cover looks like:

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Here is the layout I created today:

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This shows the flower tag turned:

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My formula in this notebook is simple: one photo layered on top of gelatos and embellished with items from my Gossamer Blue kit on the right hand side. On the left hand side patterned paper to reinforce the paper from the layout before, and embellishments on top. Also the tags from the flower shop are adhered into the center of each layout to help me remember what they were.

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A fun way to use up some word stickers is to create a border around your layout with them, and this works especially well on a solid color paper here. The banner and the tag add visual interest to the page, and the stamps are a fun addition!

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Washi tape became an easy grounding for the journaling on this side, and the Hello Awesome might have just been a little scrapbooking serendipity.

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I struggled a bit with adhering this little wooden hello to the page, and in the end it is both stapled and glued. The little puffy heart from Pink Paislee covers a little boo and adds a fun embellishment layer. All the good things here! Happy Friday to you! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 02

Hi guys! Back again today with my Gardener’s Notebook, to show you two more layouts that I have created. Take a look!

Ok so let’s dive right in! On Tuesday I showed you my cover and the inside layout, and today I will show you the first two full layouts in the notebook.

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On the left hand side I adhered a sheet of patterned paper, this floral from Simple Stories, to add stability to the page. The front side of this page has gelatos and water, so it had buckled a bit. The floral paper makes a great background for the strips of washi tape and the banner.

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I had saved the tags from the plants we had bought, so I included those in each layout. They are taped into the notebook using washi tape.

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On the right side I again created two fields of color using my Gelatos, as a home for the photo and embellishments. These flowers were definitely a success for us!

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That is my entry today! Have a great weekend and I will return full speed on Monday with an art journaling layout. See you then!

~Theresa

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 01

Hi guys! Here’s hoping you had a refreshing long weekend and are ready to get some creative stuff done! I am on vacation this week but promised to bring you two videos from my Traveler’s Notebook, so have a look!

So if you were able to watch on Friday, you learned that I have just begun my scrapbooking journey with Traveler’s Notebooks! So to get my feet wet I though I would start with the insert that came in my Webster’s Pages Color Crush Notebook.

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I gathered the products that were in my May Gossamer Blue kits and dove right in. First up was to embellish the cover somehow, so I chose some Gelatos and the flowers from My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous! I also stapled two of the word strips from Simple Stories on top.

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So the first set of pictures I want to work with in my Gardener’s Notebook are from 2015, which is the first year I really did anything in our flower beds since creating them in 2014. Our house was built in 2014 and we participated in Sweat Equity, which is a program designed to allow home owners to do some of the work in the construction of their home. For us, that meant doing all the painting and landscaping. So we got to decide where our flower beds and the tree in the front yard would be. In 2015 I began adding some blooming flowers and some perennials to fill in. My first photo in the notebook needed to be of the house itself.

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I began with a little bit of color using my Gelatos, and then layered photo + embellishments on top.

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My hope is to include both 2015 and 2016 in this notebook, so I added a tab to identify 2015 in this portion. The book is starting to get thick, so I may only be able to include 2015 in this one (!) and if that is the case then I will just add a similar tab to each one that I create over the years.

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My goal is for these notebooks to become a reference tool of sorts, to help me remember which flowers I have tried and have had success with. I’ve never been a gardener before so I admit I don’t know what I am doing, but I love doing this and I am excited about documenting this journey in these books!

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Ok, I will see you back here on Thursday for more in this notebook!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: An Introduction and my July Set-Up!!!!

Hi you guys and welcome to my newest adventure in scrapbook-land, my Traveler’s Notebook!!!!! I had a bit of an A-HA moment about a month ago and realized how cool these notebooks are. Have a look at my first process video and how I decided to set up my notebook for the month of July:

That was a long video, I know, but my hope is that it was filled with information and ideas and some other resources as you go about your own creative process! I have just a few photos to show you. I decided to begin a traveler’s notebook when I was researching ways to document our upcoming trip to Charleston. Well, sometimes research leads you somewhere and you never are really the same. That is how I feel about my traveler’s notebook. My world has been forever changed and how I journal and how I document my life just got interesting!

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I chose to order the Webster’s Pages Color Crush notebook, and I ordered three inserts from Yellow Paper House to go inside. I have added a tassel from Dear Lizzy and a copper medallion from Tim Holtz to the little tag that came with the notebook. Each tag says a different thing, and mine says Planner Girl.

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This is what my notebook looks like when it is opened. I have a few shaped paper clips, my journaling strips from Ali Edwards Believe Story Kit, and two of the sticky notes from Fancy Pants Attwell collection. You can see my inserts which have now been covered with papers from my Gossamer Blue June kits, namely Pinkfresh Studio and Simple Stories. The washi tape and black summer clip are from Freckled Fawn’s June planner kit.

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My first insert is my planner insert, and it is a Daily planner from Yellow Paper House. This is what it looks like when you open it. The stamps are from Gossamer Blue and Kerri Bradford. The washi tapes are from Hobby Lobby.

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The daily planner insert has a month view calendar in it, but I needed a little more space so I created my own and adhered it on top of the existing calendar. Nothing fancy, just a simple Excel spreadsheet formatted to fit across the two fold-outs.

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This calendar is mostly used to help me plan my blog posts and videos, so I can keep up with what I plan to publish and what has been accomplished on each release.

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I don’t intend to show you each page, because that could be rather tedious (!) but these are a few that I created.

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My goal was to add a few washi tapes and some watercolors just to add a little color and visual interest.

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Throughout the month I will be adding my daily task lists and some journaling as well to complete the pages.

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My plan each month is to show you a set-up post like today, and then come back once the month is finished to show you how it ended up.

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As I mentioned in my video today, we are going to be gone on vacation next week in Charleston, SC! So my normal videos will not be released, however I will be showing you some process videos from my Gardener’s Notebook on Tuesday and Thursday! Then I will be back the following week with a full production schedule. I hope you all have a great weekend!

See you soon,

~Theresa