Hello! Erica here with you today to bring you a super simple Travelers Notebook Spread using some of the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times products in the Clique Kits Shop!
The photo I am documenting is of our son Eli James! This was just a regular day at home..we were just sitting outside enjoying one of the first nice days when all of a sudden the city workers came and flushed the hydrant across the street from our house! Eli thought this was the best thing ever! The road was full of water and it was just a huge sprinkler to him! I told him to put some shorts on and go play! I grabbed my camera and took some shots of him having a great time! I just love this photo of him with his big smile! This just made his whole day so much better! Little moments like this I love to document and it does not always have to be in an extravagant layout that took an hour to make! This is why I love Travelers Notebooks! So quick and easy to get moments like this down!
It is hard to see in this photo since I did make it black and white and i bit brighter but all that white behind him is the water from the hydrant! The city worker had the biggest smile on his face and said you are going to get some great shots as I was sitting there taking his photo! I thought the Amy Tan collection would go great for this spread! Lots of fun colors and summer images! I pulled out 3 papers from the 6x6 paper pad I picked up in the Clique Kits shop!
I pulled a few ephemera pieces from my package that I thought I was going to use to embellish as well! I cut the green paper I pulled and glued it down to one side of my notebook. The other two papers I used for layers behind my photo and I also stuck some the green paper just a bit behind the layers as well! I kept in very simple!
I found this cute journal spot in the Amy Tan ephemera pack and went ahead and used my WRMK typewriter to add my journaling! I love how quick and easy this was and I know have this memory documented!
You can find all these products used today in the Clique Kits Shop! Links to everything is down below!! I hope you enjoyed my project today! If you have not yet tried using a Travelers Notebook check out our past kit section or pick up one of our Travelers Notebook Inserts! Use the code ERICA10 and get 10% off your total order! Come back tomorrow for our June 1st Kick Off post with Lacey! Have a great day!!
Hello lovlies today I have a Travellers Notebook spread using the gorgeous Riga kit!
I tend to use my TN like a diary, documenting events that mean something to me in that moment. I took my daughter on a mother/daughter trip to Turkey, France and England knowing that soon she would be entering the adult world and we may not get the opportunity for many years. It was a special time for us, just the girls leaving the four boys at home to fend for them selves!
I have used the heart side of the CAPER paper and added sentiments to it from the chipboard and puffy stickers in the kit. I add machine sewing around the edge to create a border.
I cut a strip from the INSTINCT paper, I wanted the stripes going horizontally so you would get the ombre effect of the paper. I then created an embellishment cluster using the leather like banner and adding two of the die cuts leaves ties together with the twine included in the kit, I added a row of machine stitching to the twine stitching it in a position that was visually interesting (I did this before attaching my page to the TN insert page).
I used the peach and gold oval chipboard frame for my photo, perfect to fit the Eiffel Tower in! The rose gold puffy alphas are so beautiful that I had to use them for my Paris word. I finished this page off adding two of the die cut flowers with a drop of NUVO dew drop on each.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you in some way!
See you soon!
Hello Lovelies, it's Theresa here to share a layout with you using the May Clique Kits kit called Riga! Our theme for this week is Anything Goes, and this layout fits that perfectly! The Riga kit came with some really awesome fabric banners, so they became my starting point for this layout.
I was working with older photos from 2013 and came across this adorable photo of my daughter Natalie, when she was just four years old. The photo reminds me of her laughing, smiling, dancing self, and I wanted to invoke those feelings into this layout. I decided I wanted the banners to flow across the page and the photo would become a part of that banner.
I laid out my banner across the top of the page, allowing the banner to just flow across and create a visual line for your eye to travel. I marked on my patterned paper how the banner fell across the page, and then cut the paper along the wavy line. I have sewn that paper down onto plain white card stock so the banner would pop against the white.
Then came the fun part: adding the banner and embellishing it. I added a few patterned paper banners from the Riga kit to fill it in, and ran my twine through the loops of the banners. I also left some loops in the twine and left the ends to flow off onto the patterned paper. I attached the photo with a little tiny clothespin I had in my stash, and now it is time to add a bit of journaling and a title.
I decided to repeat the curved line I had created with the banner, so I created my title following that curve. My Natalie has always been such a delightful, happy, free-spirited girl so that is my title: "free-spirited girl." When I laid out the title it seemed to be floating a bit, so I added the tiny ball fringe beneath it. This really makes these curves a successful design element on the page! Once I had all that laid out, I knew my journaling had to go along that curve too.
I absolutely adore my daughter's free spirit and often pray for her that no one will ever steal her joy, so I wrote a love letter to her expressing just that. I love using my layouts to give our children love letters, so that in the future they will read through our albums and find their love letters. This also helps my journaling process - when we write just like we would speak, the words flow conversationally. Here is one more look at this fun layout so you can see how it all came together!
This layout was so much fun to conceptualize and share with you all! Notice how I just allowed the layout to develop, almost intrinsically, by building on those curves. I challenge you to try curves in your layouts this week, and be sure to tag #cliquekits so we can see! Thank you for following along today!
Hello there! It's Heather Doolittle here with a fun masculine birthday card that I made using the Riga main kit this month. I noticed flipping through items in the kit that there are lots of boyish colors. Lots of gray, blue, and tangerine tones. I needed a birthday card for my brother, so I got to work!
One side of the Caper paper from Pinkfresh Designs' Let Your Heart Decide collection has lots of circles with little chevron designs inside the circles. I thought the designs would look super neat actually punched out into circles, so I did just that! My circle punch that I used is a 1 3/8" circle. I punched some smaller 1" circles out of other patterns in the kit (I kept to blues to keep it masculine) to layer with the larger shapes.
For the sentiment, I found an adorable little label in the Be You diecut pack and used the foiled alpha stickers to spell out the "happy" part of "happy birthday." I love the puffy-ness of the stickers. I think it adds so much interest to the card. I added the "birthday" with my typewriter. Next, I popped up my sentiment label with some foam tape and added some extra little sequins and diecuts to top it off! In the end I also machine stitched across some of the circles to add some more texture. I'm a sucker for machine stitching!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing another project that I made with the Riga kit this month!
Hello everyone! Ksenia is here with two page pockets. The pages tell the story of family notes from March and April.
I using the May "Riga" Kit. I decorated the pages with Puffy stickers, some ephemera and Flair.
I also made the ephemera with the help of die cut.