Traveler’s Notebook

***Citrust Twist Design Team*** Layout Share for March 2019

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

Hello Lovelies! Today I wanted to share the layouts I have created for the Citrus Twist design team that I created in the month of March. I am loving being on this team and love creating with the beautiful Life Crafted Kits each month! I hope you will scroll all the way down, where I have a bonus process video for you!

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

I could not wait to begin working in the Life Crafted album. This is a navy travelers notebook sized binder that is perfect for standard size layouts. One of the things I love about it is that even though I love travelers notebook layouts, I really want them to feel more permanent. This album is perfect for that and gives those layouts a beautiful home. These albums will look beautiful on your shelf!

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

I began my album with an introduction layout about who I am and how I plan to use my album. I created this adorable little pocket that was included in the March Life Crafted Kit, adding a bit of embellishments and a journal card to go inside.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

I added a photo of myself and lots of tags, die cuts, and labels along the edge of the photo, all of which tell the story of how this is a new chapter in my life. You can view my blog post for Citrus Twist via the link here.

I also shared a fun bonus layout on my IGTV this month.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

 

I was inspired by the Butterfly cut file that is part of the Subscriber content on the Citrus Twist website. I cut the file using double sided card stock (CTMH) and backed some of the butterflies using a patterned paper from the March kit.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

The other butterflies I layered cut outs using the lighter side of the butterflies. On this side the cut file is layered on top of the chevron patterned paper, so the solid card stock allows the butterflies to pop against the pattern.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

 

My last layout (so far!) with the March Life Crafted Kit was a Pocket Life layout I created for October in my 2018 album. You can see the blog post on the Citrus Twist blog here.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

I love using all the fun elements of the kit for pocket page layouts, and here are a few highlights.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

The alphabet stickers were perfect for creating my date card and adding a working title to a photo! I also had great fun combining stamp sets to form word sentiments that help to tell the stories I wanted to tell.

Larkindesign ***Citrus Twist Design Team*** Layout Share March 2019

I also love layering journal cards, as you can see with the blue Bits & Pieces layered over the stripe card, and then repeating that pop of blue throughout the layout.

I created a bonus process video of my first layout I created in my Life Crafted album. I hope you will watch that here!

Thank you so much for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing the layouts I created as a part of the Clique Kits design team, using the May Riga kit. The Riga kit was filled with so many wonderful pieces from Pinkfresh Studio, and I love them all! I think I probably used up most of the kit and am delighted to share my layouts with you!

Here is a closer look at each layout!

Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!

I think curves were the main theme for me this month, because most of my layouts this month incorporated curves in one way or another!  To see more on how I created the layout above, check out the Clique Kits blog.

To help me create my curves I have used a really simple tool that is often used in architectural drafting: a flexible ruler. You can purchase one similar to mine here:


Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!

For the next layout, above, I invoked curves through the twine that wraps and curves around the layout, pausing to accentuate some of the embellishments and moving your eye around the page!. To see more about how this layout was created, visit here.

Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!

My travelers notebook layout was created for the blog hop, and I am completely in love. I cut the doily cut file from a really light card stock and cut it in fourths so I could divide it across the page. I wanted my title to follow the curves of the doily and love the flow around the page!

Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!Clique Kits May 2018 Layout Share ft. Pinkfresh Studio!!

Last but not least is a pocket page layout I created for my 2013 album. You can see more on that process here.

Have you been enjoying your May kit? I have been diving into June and look forward to sharing more of those with you soon!

~Theresa

Traveler’s Notebook | (Very Simple!!!) Meal Planning

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you how I am doing my meal planning in a traveler’s notebook! I have been wanting to do this for a while because I want to accomplish two things: 1. I want to actually cook at home more often and make the decision making process easier; and 2. I want to actually prepare and eat the food we are buying! So take a look at how I have started.

Here is a look at some of the ways I have used this notebook to help with planning. I am using a silver glitter notebook from Webster’s Pages with inserts from Momenta.

Traveler%27s Notebook | %28Very Simple!!!%29 Meal Planning

I added a very simple library pocket from the Felicity Jane Heidi kit. This is a quick place to store coupons or other little slips of paper that I need throughout the month! The first insert is a calendar that I can keep in the kitchen. The calendar is the place where school schedules are kept, mainly so I can keep track of who to pick up when, and also so I know what days the kids have off. They also have half days here and there too. All of that lands in the calendar insert, and I love this insert because it allows space for a whole year!

Traveler%27s Notebook | %28Very Simple!!!%29 Meal Planning

This is how our basic meal plan looks each week. First I made a master list of all the meals we like to cook. It turned out to be about 14 meals! So I made these simple spreadsheets for two weeks worth of dinner meals and school meals. We pack lunches for four kids 2-3 days out of the week, and for two kids the rest of the week, and they pack them all themselves. This is a fantastic way to help them accomplish that and we love it. You can see I have made notes for the week shown, as we had to make a few last minute substitutions. That is so easy to do!

Traveler%27s Notebook | %28Very Simple!!!%29 Meal Planning

For the third insert, I have created our weekly grocery lists. Because I am very interested in actually preparing and eating the food we are buying, now when I prepare the grocery list I only have to look for the items I know are on the meal plan for that week. It has made our grocery trips much more efficient and less exhausting, because in the past we were just buying all the things! It was slightly insane!

Traveler%27s Notebook | %28Very Simple!!!%29 Meal Planning

Do you meal plan in your traveler’s notebook? This has overnight become my favorite and most useful notebook ever, and it is saving us money too! Link me up to your meal planning, I would love to see!

~Theresa

Traveler’s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

Hi guys! Today I am sharing a traveler’s notebook spread I created using my Gossamer Blue kits! This layout is in my Favorite Things Notebook and is about my cat Nico. 

I am so very sad to hear that Gossamer Blue will no longer be offering their lovely subscriptions and products. I have truly loved being a subscriber over the last few years and the last few kits have been absolutely amazing. I hope to continue using the May, June, July, and August kits up for a while. This is today’s layout:

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

I am loving this yellow polka dot paper, so it is the starting point for the layout. I cut a square and then cut that in half diagonally. Everything is then layered on top of that.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

One of the 3×4 cards had these darling little scallops, so I hand cut those and used those as home bases for my embellishment clusters.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

I also used the tiny dot stamp to add a little color to the background.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

Thanks for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am joining Lea in the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Lea asked me to send her a challenge and she would complete the challenge as part of this Saturday’s festivities! How fun is that! Be sure to check out her channel and all the awesome challenges at her You Tube channel here: ScrapandPlanwithLea.

Also check out the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook Group, where you can submit your layouts and win some AMAZING prizes!!!!

So my challenge to Lea was to take a scrapbook layout and recreate it as a traveler’s notebook layout, or flip it and take a traveler’s notebook layout and recreate it as a scrapbook layout. Check out my process for both of those layouts here!

 

I was inspired to take a scrapbook layout, a sketch actually from Paper Issues, and create both! This is the sketch I was inspired by.

Paper Issues Scrapbook Sketch | Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

So in my video today I am creating a scrapbook  layout AND a traveler’s notebook layout for you! I am using Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection and it is GORGEOUS! Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout first.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My photo and story are inspired by our recent trip to the NC mountains over the 4th of July weekend. We hiked to Linville Falls, and right as we were leaving to go back to our car, I turned around and saw this gorgeous view of the summer sun peeking through the foliage over the water. It was an amazing photo, and Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection seemed perfect for it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I began the layout with white Bazzill card stock and quickly added paint splotches and splatters around the page where I knew my elements were going. On top of the paint I added my layers of papers, photos, and embellishments.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

For my title I used the word die cut and added the holographic alphabet to say Summer Lights, simply borrowing from the collection name! 

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

What I particularly wanted to accomplish with this challenge was to show us how scrapbook layouts can indeed be recreated into traveler’s notebook layouts, and vice versa. These become quick and easy starting points for really awesome layouts!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My traveler’s notebook layout was inspired by this photo of our lillies that have bloomed so gloriously by our mail box. They always bloom late, not until July, compared to other lillies, but as my journaling says, when they do bloom it is amazing!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I feel like I channeled all things Lea of ScrapandPlanwithLea for both of these layouts – she loves using sketches for her layouts, and she also always creates more than one layout whenever she is working with a specific set of products at any given time! So just like I began my layout with white background + paints, I repeated the same here. I then layered photos, papers, and embellishments on top.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

One thing I did different than the sketch here was to add washi tape down the center of my notebook. Sketches are great jumping off points, but it is also totally ok to do something different from your original sketch too!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My title for this layout was much more understated, simply using the Gossamer Blue stamp set to create Hello Summer. So very simple and quick. I used the embellishment cluster at the bottom to add my date, and the layout is complete!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Be sure to follow along in the Facebook group and share with us what you create as well! One of the give-aways for this challenge is a place in my upcoming class, beginning July 20, called In My Pocket Memory Keeping. Be sure to check it out!

~Theres