What Way Of Memory Keeping Works?

I love that there are so many ways to document your life. It can be as simple as writing in a journal to Project Life + putting photos in pockets to getting artistic and painting on a page. There's a style for everyone. I definitely side on the simple, but I love adding a bit of flair here and there. That works for me. And so when Marcy shares her pages, it resonates with me on so many levels. Take a look at what she has for us today.   I love how she combines her daily planning with a [...]

June 23rd, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|3 Comments

Guest Designer | Sheree Forcier

This is a mighty fine day folks! We have a visitor in our little KBS world and I'm just a bit excited about it! Everyone say hello to Sheree Forcier! I've been admiring her work on Instagram and was so excited when she said yes to wielding her magic with KBS goodies. Take a look and ooh and ahh just like I did. Love this TN spread!           Here's a bit from Sheree: Traveler's Notebooks have become one of my absolutely favourite ways to record moments I want to remember.  This spread is all about Mother's Day this year. I [...]

June 8th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn, Part 2

Oh boy, oh boy! More goodness from our guest designer, Melanie Blackburn is happenin' here today. Have I said yet how much I love her travelers notebook spreads? ;)     [ Designs | Travelers Pack: Splendid.  Stamps | Oh Yeah + By The Numbers ]   This page is just fantastic! I looove the super large date. Big numbers on a page has always been a favorite of mine! I can remember picking up a ginormous 3 and a 9 diecut from a trade show to put on a page (when I was 39)--before the days of a Silhouette. [...]

May 18th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn

I'm so excited to have an amazing guest designer this week! Everyone say hello to Melanie Blackburn! Melanie first caught my eye with her wonderful traveler's notebooks on Instagram. I'm so glad we connected because when I saw what she did with a bit of  KBS goodies? gasp! I was in total awe! Check it out.       [ Designs | Travelers Pack: Splendid.  Stamps | Oh Yeah + By The Numbers ] I looooove the By The Numbers stamped background! I'm gonna have to do that someday. And the combination of all the little word stamps combined with words [...]

May 17th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|Comments Off on Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn

Life Well Traveled | Go With Your Gut

  Today, it's my turn! It's been a long time since I've added to my Life Well Traveled album with everything that's been going on the past several months. But that's not to say I haven't been writing down thoughts as they come to me. But I actually had a more recent encounter that made me want to get something in my album while it was really fresh in my mind--and that is to go with your gut, or your inner voice, or on the church-ee side of things...promptings from above. While I have had many situations that support my personal [...]

May 5th, 2017|life well traveled, travelers notebook|Comments Off on Life Well Traveled | Go With Your Gut

What To Watch

Our week of inspiration for (i)NSD continues with something very entertaining from Miss Laura!               [ Designs | Travelers Templates / Travelers Templates #2 / Travelers Pack: Splendid (days of week paper) / The History Project Class (television).  Stamps | A Big Day, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Etc. ]   Oh. My. Heck! I loooooove the tv paper she made using a design from The History Project Class Extras!  (Only available to purchase for limited times throughout the year.) And I love the idea of documenting shows! What a slice of life! My current television primetime lineup consists of only [...]

May 3rd, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

Lilac Obsessed

Lilacs. They are one of the most gorgeous, fragrant, short-lived, springtime pleasures. And last week I just couldn't get enough of them....which was why it was such a focus in my journal for the week.   The smell. Oh my goodness! I had to bring some in since it's been too cool to open the windows. I strategically planted the bush by the window where I sit most often and usually get to benefit from them, but this year...not so much. And my white-edged lilacs, which corner the the other end of our house, inspired the four-petal flower design in [...]

April 26th, 2017|cuttables, stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

Everybody Needs A Big Pineapple

So a funny thing happened after my Sunday afternoon nap. I wasn't really even thinking of my Kauai album when the thought of this giant pineapple popped in my head.   And so yeah...this is what happens when a large pineapple pops in your head! As always, my objective in my traveler's notebooks is to keep things simple so I can get them done. And this one came together in about thirty minutes. Sometimes I have a tendency to over-think and mull things over. With this....I just let it ride. Here's how: Cut pineapple by tracing the PNG image from [...]

April 25th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

Travelers Notebook Tips

I get a lot of questions about how I use my traveler's notebook and templates, so today I thought I might share a few of those using this little spread here.   For those of you that have been with me for a while, you know how much I love laying out my page. While I do use Illustrator to do this, you can do it just as easily in Silhouette Studio.     I also have the luxury of using my actual stamp image...'cause...well...I make them, but you can simply draw a blank rectangle where you'd want to place those type [...]

April 21st, 2017|photo templates, travelers notebook|2 Comments

Get More Into Your Planner

Space is a precious commodity. The more and more we save of our memories, the more and more space we occupy in our albums and by extension, our homes. I was just thinking about this red buffet of mine, full of scrapbook pages that I've done over the years and how much space they take up. Not that I regret doing them or the space they occupy, but in the grand scheme of things, I know I'm much happier condensing my life into smaller--and just as meaningful--pages, whether it's 8 1/2 x 11" or my much loved TNs (traveler's notebooks). [...]

April 20th, 2017|planners, travelers notebook|3 Comments