Hi guys! I took about 30 minutes to create a real-time process video working in my Charleston traveler’s notebook. Have a look!
So yeah, we had an adventurous trolley ride that I journaled about on the left hand side, and then a fabulous lunch at a restaurant called 5 Loaves.
I chose to use my Ali Edwards Drive kit and my Freckled Fawn August embellishment kit to jazz my layout a bit.
I loved the colors from the Drive story kit because they tie in perfect with the colors of my Traveler’s Notebook. I wasn’t sure how I would like having different pages with different colors, but I am really loving it in this notebook.
I absolutely love how easy it is to add these small embellishment clusters in different places around the page. And the stamps. These fun stamps are so simple, but add serious pop!
On the right side I included a photo from our lunch. We ate at 5 Loaves and the tables had these really awesome quotes on them. Of course I had to photograph that!
I love grabbing little bits that show the restaurant’s logo, and this little mint wrapper was awesome. It happened to be one of those little chocolate mints wrapped in a candy shell – oh I love those!
That is all for today! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you very soon!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This transparent washi tape is from Hobby Lobby, and the stamps are both Gossamer Blue and Ali Edwards.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t intend to show you each page, because that could be rather tedious (!) but these are a few that I created.
My goal was to add a few washi tapes and some watercolors just to add a little color and visual interest.
Throughout the month I will be adding my daily task lists and some journaling as well to complete the pages.
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.
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!