Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Day of Ninth Grade-Traveler's Notebook

Traveler's notebooks seem to be all the rage these days when it comes to documenting your memories. Have you jumped on that bandwagon trend?  

I've tried using a traveler's notebook a few times and the size is kind of intimidating. I like having lots of room to  play around with, so that small size is hard for me.

With that being said, I'm giving it a shot. I've decided to document my oldest son's high school journey in a traveler's notebook. My plan is to have one notebook for each of his 4 years of high school. I want to be able to give these notebooks to him when he graduates. Yes, I have plenty of larger albums that will one day be his if he wants them, but I wanted these traveler's notebooks to be more personal and something he could take with him where ever he goes. They are much easier to take with you verses a big 12 x 12 album. 

 Here is my first spread in his 9th grade notebook. He just finished his 9th grade year, so I'm hoping to catch up and finish this album this summer!

I'm using a traveler's notebook that has white mixed media paper in it. I won this TN during National Scrapbook Day from Beth Soler. She has an Etsy shop where she makes and sells traveler's notebooks. Check out her shop here!! 

For this layout, I tore a piece of the paper off on the right side and added some patterned paper Amy Tan's 'On a whim' collection. I added a label that I stamped in some green Ranger archival ink. The label is a stamp from Kelly  Purkey. The star on top of the label is from Bella Blvd. as are all of the smaller stars on this layout. The acrylic stars are from Elle's Studio. I added a word label sticker from Simple Stories, a label from Bella Blvd and another stamped word from a Dear Lizzy roller stamp.

The mixed media on my pages is a combination three colors of distress ink. I used peacock feathers, salted ocean and mowed grass. I just stamped some of the color on some plastic packaging, added a little water and smooshed it around on my page. I added some splatters as well. 

The number 9 is an old chipboard piece from my stash that I covered in distress ink and outlined with a Signo Uniball white pen. I used a couple of alphas from my stash for the rest of the title. The letters that spell 'grade' are from Pinkfresh Studio

I typed his high school name on my computer using the 'Mom's Typewriter' font. I added the date with my Heidi Swapp roller date stamp. I cut out a few cameras from that Amy Tan paper to place at the bottom of the left side, just to bring the two pages together.

I have to say that I enjoyed making this spread in my traveler's notebook. I can't wait to share more with you. 


  1. This is a stunning spread and I can't wait to see the rest of your layouts! Thank you so much for mentioning where you got the traveler's notebook from!