TN – Ali Edwards

The August Digital Kit by Ali Edwards has inspired me to create a TN spread featuring my oldest daughter. Sadly I have yet to get started on her TN, I have worked on her sisters but for some reason my wonderful tween is no longer a fan of me taking her picture. I did manage to snap this one on a recent trip to the lake, I”ll take what I can get and use it to my advantage.


The large scale picture was ideal to make a bold statement, I added a heart from Ali’s digital kit, I did slightly lighten the color of the heart to better reflect the color palette of my spread.


The journaling was created on one of the journaling cards from the August kit, however I did slightly modify the card. I used the quote that was on a 4×6 card from the same kit and added it to the top portion of the 3×4 card. The journaling was done with my electric typewritter, the card is longer than 4 inches and this was on purpose. When I trimmed the journaling card I didn’t trim the bottom portion as I didn’t know how long the journaling would be. Once the journaling was complete I was able to trim the card.


The accents were kept to a minimum and only featured the date and a chipboard arrow from a previous AE story kit. I always love working with large pictures, I love the bold statement they bring to any project.



Adventure TN * GB*

Back at it with TN spreads, this time I’m working on my tween daughter’s TN, which has no spread in it, puts me to shame! The other two girls have a lot of spreads in their TNs but for some reason my tween is not a fan of having her picture taken, not good for this trigger happy mom.


To create this spread I used Gossamer Blue’s July kits, which I mixed. I used the cards from the LP kit and accent from the TN kit. The journaling is on a 3×4 card which I trimmed to outline the ticket pattern.


The opposite page features a 4×6 card, again from the LP kit with various accents from the other  kits. I kept the design on this page to a minimum as the picture was somewhat busy with colors and I didn’t want to overwhelm the spread. This makes for a fun and simple TN spread.


Something Great *GB*

Well summer is totally throwing me off from my blogging schedule! I’m still creating (not as much as in the winter) but I’m just not as good when it comes to posting my projects on my blog. I do have a bit of catching up to do in the weeks ahead.

Today I’m sharing a preview of the TN spread I created for Gossamer Blue, you can see the full project here on the GB blog.


This was purely a creative spread, I really had the urge to be creative and quickly created this spread. I’ve used the June kits (LP, Scrapbook, TN and Planner – yes GB has all those awesome kit!!!) to create this spread. I also used a stamp set from a previous LP kit, which is still available in the GB store.


TN are a fun and quick way to memory keeping, they don’t take up a lot of space and TNs can easily be for a single theme (traveling ) or child (I have 3 girls and they each have their own designated TNs for memory keeping). If you are interest in using TNs for your memory keeping, make sure to check out GB TN kits, it’s a beautifully designed kit!!

TN Spread – Currently

I was recently asked how my TN spreads fit in my memory keeping; are my spreads an extension of my PL, was I repeating the stories, what was the purpose of my TN? Well, it’s simple, yes to all of the above!!! I mostly do PL to replace scrapbook layouts (although I’ve been itching to do a traditional layout, might just have to give in to that itch sometime soon)!

This year I created a TN for each of my daughters, in which I document stories that pertain to them directly. Sometimes the story will have been told in our family PL album, other times it won’t. I don’t really have a system per say, I just document was I feel needs a more in depth story. Like this spread of my middle daughter, I wanted to document her favorite things right now, a TN spread was the perfect choice.


Using a mix of the June kits by Gossamer Blue I created a simple spread to document some things that my daughter currently love. I was mostly inspired by this 3×4 cards that is included in the Planner kit. Love the quote and carefree design of the card, I thought it was ideal for this kind of subject matter.


As for the journaling, it was done using my electronic typewriter and white cardstock, super simple (that’s how I like it). Love the cluster of embellishments which anchors the journaling. I used a stamp set from a previous kit, which is still available if you are interested – stamp set LP kit September.

This is a simple spread which tells a very meaningful story, just how I love it!


TN – Good Vibes

TN spreads are such a fun and quick way to get a creative fix!! This spread was created using Gossamer Blue’s June TN kit!! I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, I love the new exclusive kits that GB is putting together. The color palette and designs are fabulous!!


I mostly used diecuts and washi tape to create this spread. When working with a TN I do prefer to work with a white paper base, as I do with layout.


I also incorporated stamps from past Gossamer Blue kit, I do love the versatility of the GB stamp sets. I think the one below is from a fall kit but it still works on this Spring themed spread.


The days of the week in this stamp were ideal to pair with the yellow washi tape. I do love to layer stamps with embellishments, it’s such a fun way to mix it up!


What’s in my TN?

I have been asked recently what inserts do I use for my TN spreads, I have to admit that I’m still a beginner TN fanatic, I do not have a very big collection of TNs or inserts but I can certainly share what I’m currently using.


My mint TN is by Webster’s Pages and was purchased online some time ago. The inserts shown here are also by Webster’s Page, I do love the thickness of the paper and the fun covers, however the pages are either lined or another fine print, I would much prefer white pages.

The new TN kits by Gossamer Blue do have TN inserts and the pages are white! I’m so excited to be adding those to my collection, I will also be doing a blog post on the new GB TN kits very shortly.


This year I decided to create mostly TN spreads as opposed to layouts, consequently I’ve created TN inserts for each of daughters. I’ve kept the same design for each of the inserts but customized it with their first name initial. I have already created spreads for these TNs and I’m loving how they are turning out!


Hope this has been helpful information! Good luck on your creative journey!

Guest Designer – Kerri Bradford

I am so excited to be guest designer for Kerri Bradford! I love the crisp clean designs of Kerri’s stamps and collections, it was a delight to be working with her products. I had the pleasure of creating two spreads using the By The Numbers and Oh Yeah stamp sets along with the Splendid Traveler’s Pack collection. What a treat it was!!! To see my projects make sure to stop by Kerri’s blog!!!

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