Dancing Leaves with Ali

Hiya friends! Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday! Today I am sharing a TN spread!

I am so excited about getting into the Traveler’s Notebook craze, I am so addicted already. My scrapbook layouts are often about my kids or our lives, but I have decided to make my TN about me, my thoughts, and how I am feeling. Like a journal, of sorts.

I created this spread with a photo of the shadows the leaves left on the sidewalk.

My main focus was on the journaling, especially because the photo was a little…blah. But I knew what I wanted to say went with the photo. Being a mom has me frazzled most days. I am always (over)thinking about the things that need to be done, how much time I have to do everything, and often there is little time for reflection. I forget to slow down. It isn’t until I am scrapping an older photo of my kids and I realize how fast time is flying by…my journaling reflects my heart’s desire to treasure each moment, even tiny moments, like watching shadows dance on the ground.

I added an embossed heart stamp to the photo just to cheer it up a bit. Some scraps from Pink Paislee and Pinkfresh Studio and some rose gold (obsessed) washi tape and my spread was almost good to go. The Peachy Keeny sequins were the perfect finishing touch. I love the tiny flower sequins, they make a big impact in such a tiny way! Plus, the grey and clear add bling while meshing well with just about any project! Love!!

  

Have you jumped on the TN train? I would love to see them! As always, don’t forget to add the sequins!

Make it Yours Monday~Love Fall

Hello my crafty friends and welcome back to another Make it yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our fabulous guest designer for the month, Jenn Gagne! As soon as I saw this layout of hers, I knew it was my inspiration piece! I love the circle element as well as the little corner accents to add some interest to the page!!! .

To begin, I took a piece of vanilla cardstock and misted it with Shimmerz Sunset Strip Vibes, Tattered Angels Pumpkin Spice and Chili mists and then took my art rag and rubbed them together to create the slightly ombre/blended background.

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I placed my photo next, so it could help aid the placement of all the other elements later on. I added a torn piece of navy blue and gold glitter cardstocks as my photo mat. They complimented the colors in the photo so well!!  I also did my title next, so I could place it exactly where I wanted it, and could work around it with the embellishments later on.

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My favorite part was creating the leaves, using one of the new, FREE cut files available in the shop, Lovely Leaves. I used my Brother Scan N Cut and several pieces of fall colored cardstocks to cut out multiples of each leaf design, and then used my versamarker and embossing powders to add details to the large ones and my favorite glue in my fineline bottle and glitter for the smaller leaf details. No automatic alt text available.

I situated the leaves around the page to mimick the circle element of Jenn’s layout, and added some of the newest sequin mixes in the shop, Aquarius and Peachy Keeny, to add even more dimension and texture as well as great pops of color!!

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I added a few of the smaller leaves around my photo and my journaling to the left of the title, just under the photo.

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To finish my page, I added some splatters to the leaf ring around the page, using the same colors I used for the background, as well as some Navy color shine. I mounted the entire layout on a piece of soft orange cardstock and added a doodle-y boarder around the edge to add some definition.No automatic alt text available.

A few strips of nave and gold cardstocks to the top left and bottom right corner & the date finished off my fall wreath layout.

I got really excited when I saw the finished page!! It’s probably one of my most favorite layouts in a LONG time!! I hope you enjoyed my process and layout today and will stop by the shop for some of these amazing products!!!! When you do,