gardener’s notebook

Traveler’s Notebook | 2017 Gardener’s Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

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!

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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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!

See you back here again soon!

~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. 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