Hope you all are doing well. Today i am bringing you a few entries of my personal journal (aka my Traveler’s notebook).
This month’s PLAY kit was ideal for documenting my every day happenings. The kit is so well put together, it makes is so easy to work with.
For my first entry (as you all know by now, we have a new member in our family), I used the PLAY kit to create an entry of the first picture of my cousin holding his baby. For this i started by using Crate Paper’s Oasis collection stamp, that i picked up in the Clique Store and has sold out- with some archival black ink. I simply drew some slanted lines with a 2h pencil on one side of the spread, and stamped the word HELLO along the line. Once i was about to finish stamping the page, I simply switched the letters to read BABY, and the color of the ink, and finished stamping the page. There is also a bit of shimmering watercolor in some of the words.
For the opposite side, i simply cut a piece of paper from the kit to match the angle of the stamped words, and placed the picture in the middle of the page. All the embellishments come from the PLAY kit, and from the Clique Store (there you can always find paper supplies to complement their kits).
The next entry i am sharing shows just how versatile the PLAY kit can be. A few weeks ago, it snowed heavily here in Toronto; that means play time for my kids and the littles.
I dug into my stash, and pulled this spotted vellum that reminded me of snow falling. Using the Very Merry cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the snow flake was cut; a simple font was used to cut the word snow. The paper was then trimmed to fit in the insert, and a half an inch was added to the left side of the page. The word JOY was formed with the Shimelle’s Little by Little collection foam thickers -available in the Clique Store-.
I folded the extra half inch of the vellum, and glued it under the large picture of my niece and nephew walking in the snow. The opposite side of the page was created by using the b side of one of the papers in the PLAY kit (the dots continue the theme of the spread). I pulled my type writer to add the journal in one of the pieces from the ephemera pack included in the kit, and glue them to the page. Here is a quick look at the picture behind the vellum.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this inspires you to check the new Traveler’s Notebook kits that are available in the Clique store. I have journaled my entire life, but love the format of the TN, and Clique Kits monthly kits make it so easy to add my daily entries. Remember to always check the Clique Store, there is always new items in the shelves that quickly sell out (just like the stamp used in this spread).
Remember you can always reach me if you have any questions on how this came together.
Til next time!