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Traveler’s Notebook | Favorite Things Berries & Cream ft. Gossamer Blue Kits!!

Hi guys! Yes, today I am sharing another traveler’s notebook layout for you! This one is from my Favorite Things notebook and is all about a new dessert we tried recently. I have used the Gossamer Blue Traveler’s Notebook and Life Pages kits for this layout. Enjoy!

You guys, I am just loving these traveler’s notebooks! There is something so easy and airy about them, they are perfect in the summer time and I can’t stop creating! Here is a look at the layout I am sharing today.

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So for Memorial Day I decided we should have a special dessert with dinner, and I had been wanting to try a bundt cake. So that is what we did. I started with this recipe from King Arthur Flour but made a few changes to it. Alan has some egg sensitivites – he can eat a little if they are cooked in a cake, but the original recipe called for SIX eggs so we cut that in half and added Greek yogurt to make up for three eggs. We substituted 1 c. Greek yogurt and also added a tiny bit more milk than the original recipe calls for.

Now, a disclaimer: bundt cakes are not supposed to be sweet, and they are certainly not pound cake, so the flavor will be a bit different than what you might expect. We added strawberries and a really fun whipped topping to make it sweet and delicious for summer. Here is the recipe for the topping. It’s an old family recipe that my grandmother passed down to us!

1 c. heavy whipping cream, beat in stand mixer until peaks form
1 c. sugar or confectioner’s sugar
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened

Stir all together until it’s thick and spreadable and delicious! Serve on top of fruit or any kind of baked goods.

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So, back to the layout. The green acrylic ampersand is from one of last year’s Gossamer Blue kits, it was not included in these kits in May. It was perfect for my title work! I used one of the Life Pages journal cards for my journaling here and added one of the tiny enamel butterflies. Those are so adorable!!

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On the right side I started with one of the patterned papers and added some stamping around the page. The yellow strip along the edge became the home base for my embellishments, and then this page is done!

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That is all for today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Traveler’s Notebook Layout | Favorite Things Summer Edition

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.

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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.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Layout | Favorite Things Summer Edition

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!

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Layout | Favorite Things Summer Edition

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?!

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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!

~Theresa