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Traveler’s Notebook Charleston Edition: Visiting the Gibbes Museum of Art

Hi guys!!!! Remember my traveler’s notebook? Yeah, I remember it too and I am still committed to completing it, so today I have two layouts to show you! Have a look at my process here:

 

So in these layouts I wanted to be sure to document our experience going to visit the Gibbes Museum of Art. It was important to me on this trip to participate in the Charleston art community and to gather visual inspiration for my creative spirit.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

I pulled out my July Gossamer Blue kits, namely the Main scrapbooking kit and the Life Pages kit. I wanted to use the Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness products and Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful for these bright and happy photos.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

I layered my photo collage on top of the patterned paper and then added embellishments and stamps around the photo.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

This side of the layout was mostly completed while we were on our trip. I had already done the journaling and added some of the ephemera, so all was left to do was to add a stamped sentiment and the clouds.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

Turning the page and we are at the museum itself. Again I created photo collages and used those as the base for the page design.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

I layered the left hand side on top of a kraft bag so I could include some of the paper ephemera we got at the museum.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

Inside the museum was this fun little architectural alcove with the bench and really pretty windows, so my husband and I took a few photos of each other on that bench. That was a lot of fun!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

The ephemera in this kit are so much fun to work with. I tried not to overthink things, just use the ones I like and that make me happy.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

I already had used a piece of this paper fan they gave us at the door, and here again I added a piece of it as the base for my journaling. On this side I only added a simple chipboard piece and the washi tape to hold it in place.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

Turn the paper fan and you will find my photo collage from various elements of the museum displays themselves. Always check the museum’s photography policy before you go: in the case of Gibbes, they encourage photography and even had a hashtag you are welcome to use! Many museums forbid photography, however, so be aware of that.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Gibbes Museum

I really tried to keep this layout simple because I wanted the emphasis to be on the photo collage itself. On the back of the paper fan I wrote my journaling, which is written on one of the journaling cards from the Life Pages kit.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Visiting the Gibbes Museum of Art

On the right hand side just a layer of patterned paper, another little corner of the paper fan, and a puffy sticker!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Visiting the Gibbes Museum of Art

Ok, I hope you really liked these two layouts! They were a ton of fun to make and I totally need to keep going on this so I can get it done. See you on Monday!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Enjoy Life | A Traditional Scrapbook Layout Using Gossamer Blue July 2016 Kits!

Hi guys! Happy end of the week to you! I am switching up from the norm today and showing you my process for creating a traditional layout. I know, I know, it has been a while! So have a look-see:

So my jumping off point for this layout was the photo and the cut file that was part of the Gossamer Blue July kit. This photo definitely goes down as one of my favorites ever (!!!). You may see it again even.

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The first thing I did as soon as I opened my cut files from Gossamer Blue, was run some white cardstock through my Silhouette! I also offset the cut lines in the Silhouette and cut those out of some of the patterned papers included in the kit.

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

I knew I wanted the photo on the upper left hand corner, so I grabbed some of the other patterned papers and cut those down as layers.

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

I could not resist using these acrylic alphas. I wish there was a whole set of these! Of course I added other embellishments and stamped images around the photo as well. 

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

As one little bit of extra to complete the layout, I also added a cluster of embellishments here on the lower corner of the page too. 

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

Alright, have a great weekend and thanks for joining me today! I will be back on Tuesday for Project Life 2016 next week, as I am doing some work to the Etsy shop right now and trying to carve a little time to get that ready!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01!!!!

Hi guys! Ok, so are you ready to dive into some Traveler’s Notebook scrappy goodness?! Grab a cuppa something because this post is going to be good. Have a look at the beginnings of my Charleston insert:

So yeah, I am so stinkin’ excited about how this project is moving forward! Let me show you the layouts I have completed so far.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

My first entry is a photo of a palm tree I took somewhere on Broad Street, with simple washi from Target and a stamp. The word art on the photo is from Ali Edwards Summer Passport freebies she offered on Pinterest several weeks ago!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

You probably saw this already, where I printed out this little 3×4 card from Pinterest and then added the dates using my stamp sets from One Little Bird and Kerry Bradford. The washi tape is Scotch brand, and the word strip that is stamped on the card itself is from Gossamer Blue.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

For the second layout I decided to use this photo of my and my husband that actually has nothing to do with Charleston, but oh I love the photo so much. So in it goes!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

I had already done this side while we were in Charleston. I had received a paper fan from the Gibbes Museum, so I cut it into pieces and used part of it here. Then I wrote my journaling around the semi-circle.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

This photo of us was taken on a date night several days before we left, but I think it totally can go right here. This is a story of us, a story of a rare honeymoon trip for just us.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

We took this photo with my iPhone in our driveway. Let me encourage you to take a few minutes sometimes to capture these shots. We set the camera on the hood of the car and set the timer. Because the hood was a little slanted, the photo is also slanted, but a little edit can fix that quickly.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

On this layout the washi tape is from Paper Source, the rubber banner and enamel dots are from Pinkfresh Studios, and the stamps are from Ali Edwards Believe stamp set.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

The third layout finds us driving into the city of Charleston the night we arrived. I am in love with the Ravenel Bridge and enjoyed capturing it at several different times of the day. I love that it is an iconic part of Charleston – you always know you are almost there by its presence.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

This transparent washi tape is from Hobby Lobby, and the stamps are both Gossamer Blue and Ali Edwards.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

There actually is a tiny oopsie at the top where the happy place banner stuck down wacky. So I added the Adventure Awaits sticker on top, added a stamped heart, and kept on going.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

This is the front and back of a small brochure we picked up at the Charleston visitor center downtown. I grabbed two. I love that someone else did the photography here, and I love the instant links listed here. We used these links quite a bit to get around, and now they are included here for later!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

For the next layout, I had already added the coaster and my journaling. So I added just a few stamps and the rubber banner from PinkFresh Studios.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

On the facing page I included a photo collage from our dinner at Kickin’ Chicken. I created the collage in the PicStitch collage, and they are edited in A Color Story.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

This entire layout just makes me happy. We had such a fun time that night, driving into the city and seeing where we landed for dinner. It was late, and they literally rolled up the city sidewalks behind us as we left.

 

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

I may not be completely done with this layout, but here is where I stopped working for the day. I took this photo outside of the Williams Sonoma on King Street because I love the tile patterns. So much visual inspiration in this city, sometimes in the most unexpected places.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

I experimented again with some of Ali Edwards’ word art that was part of her Pinterest promotion but I’m not sure it really worked against the tile floor. Oh well, some washi tape and a chipboard sticker from PinkFresh, and I kept on going!

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

For my journaling I added some of the sticky notes from the Fancy Pants Attwell collection. The sticky notes themselves feel a bit clunky to me because the borders are rather large, so I cut them down and then cut it in half.

Traveler%27s Notebook Charleston Edition Part 01

I played some more with Ali Edwards’ word art from Pinterest here, adjusting the perspective so it looks like the words are leading us onto the bridge. I am so loving this style of scrapbooking, of being able to put as many photos as I want and not worry about if it’s too many or where should they go on the page! Have you tried these? Share with me if you have because I would love to see. Also, be sure to check out my Pinterest board for Traveler’s Notebooks – it has about 550 pins for inspiration and you can find other really cool people who are doing this as well!

~Theresa