Hi everyone! It’s Sue here with you today to continue our focus on traveler’s notebooks this week.
Over the past couple of years there has been an explosion in the popularity of this format being used by memory keepers – myself included. I was initially drawn to try this size because I always like to explore new things; and once I got my head around the smaller space, I realised I loved it!
For today’s share I decided to create three different spreads with a common theme (Easter), so that I could put one into each of my children’s books. (I always have multiple books on the go for different people or themes.) I find that as these are made for specific purposes I tend to journal a lot more in these than I do on my 12×12″ layouts.
For my first spread I used the gorgeous new ‘Happiness’ collection to document a photo of my kids with an Easter treat they received. I started with a piece of the spotted Sprinkles paper on the left side; then used the watercolour side of the Meadow paper to mat my photo. I also used the same paper to cut the word bunny, a little rabbit and a few Easter egg shapes using a free cut file set from Paper Issues.
I then added two watercolour style Clear Stickers to the right side of my page before placing my photo down on top. In the top corner of my photo I added the yay tab sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet, and across the bottom of my photo the stay colourful banner from the Die Cut Ephemera pack. The little heart was also from the ephemera pack. For my title I used the word sweet from the Die Cut Titles pack.
For my second spread, I decided to use up some of my stash of the beautiful ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection to document some photos from Easter hat craft morning at school. The style of this one is quite different to the more minimalist style of the first one, with multiple photos and busy, full pages (which is more like the way I usually tend to create in this format).
I started by adding a strip of the Abstract paper to each page along the centre spine. I used a frame from the Die Cut Ephemera pack to frame my largest photo first, then added all my photos and printed journalling to the page. With all the large items in place, it was an easy task to then go and fill in the gaps.
I used a combination of Die Cut Ephemera pieces and Accessory Stickers to embellish the spread, then finished it off with some doodling with coloured pencils to fill in some of the remaining white space – simple, but effective.
For my final spread, I went all the way back to the ‘Made of Awesome’ collection from 2015 to bust some more stash. Again, I used a strip of patterned paper on either side of the spine, this time the Rock Star paper
On the right side of my page I added a few vellum stars, then I used a frame from the Die Cut Ephemera pack to frame my photo before sticking it in place. I added the large super piece from the Mixed Up cut apart paper, then I also added my printed journalling to the left side of the page.
To finish off, I used a variety of stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet to create a waterfall style feature down the left edge of my page, then I added two more stickers to the right side of the page and I was done.
Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. If you haven’t tried scrapping in a traveler’s notebook yet, I would highly recommend it – the change of format is lots of fun and it’s a great way to use up smaller scraps and left-over stickers.
Until next time, happy scrapping!