Planning for December Daily for The Travelers Notebook

Today I am sharing some of my insight in to how I am planning for my December Daily project.

I hear you say, but December has already commenced….yes, that right but I am a little late to the party! In fact I usually complete my December Daily in the year following, so really, I am right on time! Lol.

This year I’m going to use a Travelers Notebook in an A5 size and will use the Project to write a letter a day about the photo i choose.

More about that to come but what I needed was somewhere to write down my draft letters before I type them out on the computer.

This set of three notes books from The Travelers Notebook were perfect! They each have 60 pages and one is lined, one is blank and one has grid pages.

Each of the notebooks have good foil cover accents and are so pretty. I am currently using the ‘Hello’ one to document my letters.

I am using the Towbow twin tone dual tip markers which makes capturing these stories all the more fun!! My plan is to then type them up with a typewriter font and scrap them in my TN using the delightful Simple Stories ‘Simple Vintage Christmas’ collection. Stay tuned for more of this soon….

The notebooks and markers can be found online at www.thetravelersnotebookonline.com.au and don’t forget to use my code DTSARAH to get 10% off most items in store.

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Journaling in my Happy Planner with Tombow

The next step for this page in my Happy Planner is for the journaling.

For some reason I always find the journaling the most challenging part of a page. What shall I say? What’s most important? What do I want to remember about this photo / day when I look back on it in years to come?

Traditionally I have just journaled in black pen but after receiving the Towbow twin tone dual tip markers from The Travelers Notebook, I am inspired to write in all the colours!

The pack shown in the photo above is the pastel collection and the colours are so beautiful. Aquas to teal, pinks to peach and my favourites are the blues….gorgeous!

The markers have a broad bullet tip and an extra fine tip which is great for journaling in my planner. You could also use them for doodling and lettering.

I’ve also enjoyed the smoothness of the Nuvo glue pen. I’ve got the medium flat tip which gives a clean line of adhesive, enabling details to be added to your projects. I would suggest it is great for card making and adding elements such as glitter, beads etc.

For all of these great products and for a 10% discount of most items in store, use the code DTSARAH when heading to www.thetravelersnotebookonline.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Memory Planner layout for The Travelers Notebook

Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’m so excited to announce I’ve been accepted on to The Travelers Notebook design team for the coming 12 months!

I am hoping to bring you lots of videos and inspiration from my scrapbooking, card making and memory planner.

I have been a customer of The Travelers Notebook for some time and the customer service, prompt response times and amazing products all led me to applying for the design team and am so pleased I was selected!

For this share today I am using my Me and My Big Ideas planner – in the BIG style. This planner is the 2017-18 planner that spans 18 months but I have seperate this in to another book, having 6 months at a time in a set of planner covers.

I started using these planners this year to capture the every day moments of our household and tell the day to day stories.

I enjoy the vertical format of the planner and fill the boxes with photos, stickers and journalling. I create my photos in the Project Life app (4 photos to a 4×6 inch page) and after printing, punch them out with the Me and My Big Ideas weekly punch.

I enjoy making my own painted and printed stickers using my gel plate and use the punch to also cut these to the size to fit the planner boxes.

I use My Prima Planner washi tape to decorate the pages – pictured here is the Be Happy set. All of these items used can be found in store at thetravelersnotebookonline.com. Be sure to use my code DTSARAH for a 10% discount of most items in store.

Awesome Autumn for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another scrapbooking layout for you with a number of gorgeous Memory Maze goodies.

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This layout today is of my youngest son playing in the crunchy Autumn leaves! Love the expression on his face…he was having so much fun! The background of this 6×8 inch layout is from my gel press plate. See my previous blog posts to learn more about this. I often print on a whole lot of papers and later use them for project as they fit – I loved the multiple colours in this paper to compliment the colours of Autumn.

The layout came together simply with the photo adhered to the background, the ‘awesome’ wood veneer word from Memory Maze as the title with some letter stickers. There is a range of new wooden veneer words from Memory Maze this month. Be sure to keep an eye out of the website for these. The Australian birds on a branch chipboard pieces was inked with black archival ink and clear embossed.

The range of birds and chipboard pieces in this theme can be seen on the Memory Maze website http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=birds&search_in_description=1&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195.

This layout was quick and easy to come together. I hope you enjoyed it.

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.

Mixed Media Chipboard tags for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with you to showcase the amazing chipboard tags by Memory Maze. There are 18 different designs and can be found on the website at http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=tags&search_in_description=1&sort=2a&page=1&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195.

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These chipboard tags are 130x50mm and are ideal for tag swaps, creating bookmarks or an off the page project. For this post, I used Distress Crayons to jazz up the tag.

Firstly I adhered some die cut shapes to the tag. This creates texture and interest on the tag. I then covered the whole tag with white gesso. Gesso acts as a primer and because I wanted to move the distress crayon around on the the tag, gesso was the best base for this to easily occur. I applied three colours of Distress Crayons to the tag and smudged them using a baby wipe. I then applied some stamping using black archival ink.

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I applied a little more gesso with my finger over the die cut area to add some defined areas and finished off the tag by adding some Prima Opal Magix wax in Vintage Silk to add some shine…beautiful! Outlined the edges of the tag with black ink.

Here is an example of a tag, a different design, where I did not add the die cut pieces at the beginning and did apply gesso to the background. The colours are not as bright but I like it for a varied effect. I added a small photo to this one as a little memento piece. 

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If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact them.

It’s only a Dream for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another scrapbooking layout, this time showcasing the amazing new acrylic words from Memory Maze! You’d have to agree that the blue colour of the acrylic in this layout is just stunning!

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This photo was taken recently when we did a street tour of some artwork in Frankston, Victoria. A number of artists have contributed around town to some magnificent pieces of work. The Alice in Wonderland series outside the Frankston library would have to be my favourite though.

This 6×8 inch layout (seems to be my new size lately) was created using background cardstock with some gelli printed deli paper adhered to it with gel medium. The gel medium allows the deli paper to “melt” in to the background of the surface it is adhered it…lovely! A bit of black stencilling on the top left and bottom right corners of the layout broke up the colours a bit. Given I loved this photo so much, I enlarged it and simply adhered it to black cardstock. This complimented my son’s black tshirt and broke up the colours from the background.

To complete the layout, the ‘dream’ acrylic word was adhered along with some letter stickers to make up the title. I used some chipboard feathers from Memory Maze that can be found on their website http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=feathers&search_in_description=1&sort=2a&page=2&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195

I covered the feathers with Versamark and gold embossing powder. I love how they look once embossed – so shiny and beautiful. They were adhered down and to finish off the layout, some Dylusions blue paint added with my finger around the edge of the layout. This paint compliments the colour of the acrylic piece and is a nice finishing touch.

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.

Fun Times for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with a layout for you using one of the new wooden words from Memory Maze! They are just adorable and fantastic for those scrappy layouts or even a card with the word as the feature.

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For this 6×8 inch layout, I used some gelli printed paper for the background (I just love making my own patterned paper in this way!) and simply added on a photo of my youngest son having fun climbing on the kinder equipment. I snapped this shot recently when I went along for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Given the background paper is so busy, I went for minimal embellishments on this layout.

I added some Memory maze acrylic hearts and some letter stickers to finish off the title. Some doodling with a fineliner pen to add a border and it’s all finished!

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.