Traveler’s Notebook Wrap-Up with Candace Perkins

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on important moments and growth in ourselves and the ones that we love, and a great way to showcase that is with a yearly wrap-up project! Candace Perkins has done this in her traveler’s notebook, and is sharing the colorful result with us today. We think you’ll love it!

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Candace with you today for my last post for the year!  We are getting close to the end of 2019 and I am loving looking back on all the memories I have captured in my travelers notebook this year! I love that I can carry my notebook in my purse and jot down quick memories to document later with my printed photos.

For my spread today I was inspired by all the colors in the December 2019 Kit and the The Best This Year Wood Veneers. I really wanted to use a bunch of different colors to help balance out the black and white photos. Here is a look at the final spread:

Supplies | December 2019 Kit, Goals Phrase Stickers, Monthly Puffy Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, The Best This Year Wood Veneers

I pulled a travelers notebook from my stash and found an empty page to start creating a new spread. Using a colorful tag from the December 2019 Kit, I cut each of the colors to create a border on my 2″ x 2″ photos. 

Using a few die cuts from the December Kit, I added coordinating accents to the edges of a few of the photos. I like the look of lots of color spread across the two pages!  

Using white puffy alphas, I added the boys initials to the edges of the colored strips that surrounded the photos.  I like to work in clusters of three for balance and interest. As you can see with the addition of of the die cuts, patterned paper strips, and puffy alphas, the small collection of elements around each photo is balanced and full of color! 

To mix up the spread, I added the title and focus of the spread to the lower right hand corner.  “US 2019” was the perfect title for the photos, stories and memories of this spread. 


I hope you enjoyed this little travelers notebook spread and it inspired you to cut up the tags in your kits and get creative with the stories and colors.  Have fun, play and get those memories and photos down on paper to enjoy for years to come!

Have a beautiful holiday season!  See you next year!

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