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!
Again this month Ali has released another amazing Story Kit, this month’s them is Lens. How perfect for documenting our everyday lives and that’s exactly what I did, I created a PL spread with this month’s kit.
I love the focus of the kit, telling those everyday stories that are so important but also can easily be forgotten. Everyday moments as opposed to events, can seem mundane and not worthy of documenting, but I think they are the opposite, our lives are made of these moments, the moments we cherish, the hugs, the laughters and the not so great moments too, they are all worthy of being documented. I have to say that shifting my creative focus to the everyday is the very best thing I could have done creatively. I still document the milestones like birthdays but our lives are made of the everyday moments and those are the ones that I truly want to document.
The March digital kit by Ali Edwards was all about Spring, which after a long and cold winter was a welcomed sight! My first project is a 6×8 spread which consist of a full picture and 2×2 accents. Nothing says Spring like a lovely bouquet of tulips, they are my favorite. Of course they were also the perfect subject for this theme. I used a digital brush as the title for my spread and added my journaling directly to my picture, this is my favorite and most used technique. To compliment the large picture I selected a page protector that features 2×2 pockets, which are perfect for small pictures and embellishments. I used various accents from the digital kit, along with physical products from past kits by Ali and a couple of additional pictures. I love the mix of these various elements.
I also created a fun TN spread again with a Spring theme, my youngest daughter’s rain boots. Yeah boots my seem like a trivial thing to document but to me they represent her love of the outdoors, her joy for jumping in puddles and this story deserves to be told. For the left side of the spread I resized a 3×4 journaling card to fit the size of my TN and added journaling directly from PSE. I paired the picture with various accent cards and embellishments, of course I also added some physical products. I really enjoy working with TN, this new size is so fun and a nice change from the traditional layouts.
I’m always excited to receive my GB kits, the new exclusive products are such a fun addition to already awesome kits. Every month I create a mix of projects from PL and TN spreads to the odd layout. I haven’t been creating many layouts this year, I think I just needed a break from making layouts which I have been doing for the past 10 years or so. Plus my creative passion is really more with pocket pages, but TN (travelers notebooks) do provide a fun alternative to creating a layout (I’ll share more about this in another post). For today I’m sharing a PL spread from my personal PL album.
Hello crafty friends! I am so very happy to be back to blogging with a fresh and clean new look. My goal for this blog is to share fun and inspiring content. I hope you will stick around while I build up my blog content!