There’s quite the rage going on right now with a 52 Favorites project started by Paper Issues. And many-a peeps are using their travelers notebooks to document said favorites.
Even our Miss Laura has now joined the TN craze and is documenting her 52 favorites in one. Yay Laura!
Take a look at what she’s been up to!
How fun is that??? Love how there’s continuity, yet each page is unique in its own way. Little bits of stamps, some diecutting, a little pattern paper…wow!
Here’s what Laura has to say:
I’ve seen so many people doing the 52 Favorites challenge this year (a journaling challenge started by Paper Issues), and I really wanted to give it a go. We’re not too far into the new year, so I knew it would be simple enough to catch up. I knew that I wanted to work in a Travelers Notebook for this project, and I knew that I would keep the same overall design for each weekly spread. I’ve always approached mini albums in that way (and I like to think of Travelers Notebooks as “mini albums”), starting years and years ago when I used to create a ton of mini albums. I like the cohesive look to my pages, and it also makes them easier for me to complete.
I wanted to include patterned paper on one side of the spread, and I wanted to keep the opposite side white. But I’m not one for solid white background pages, so I turned to my all-time favorite circle background cut file from Kerri’s Background Basics kit. If you know me, you know how much I love to use this cut file with white cardstock, to have that white-on-white effect. I was able to get four backgrounds from each sheet of cardstock, and they fit perfectly on the right page of each weekly spread. I then adhered my photo for the week, and added a torn piece of washi tape to the top of each photo.
To number my pages, I went with Kerri’s Brooklyn Etc stamp set, stamping the numbers onto small pieces of white cardstock. I adhered the numbers, along with an asterisk, to the left page of the spread, and added an enamel/puffy sticker to the top of each piece. Below each photo, I also added a label that coordinated with my patterned paper for that week, and used some of Kerri’s stamp sets to add little phrases to each label. It’s such a simple design, and one that will be easy to add to each week throughout the year.