Documenting Growth in a Traveler’s Notebook with Candace Perkins

Hello friends! It’s Candace with you today to share one of my favorite ways to use the Elle’s Studio kits every month: in traveler’s notebooks! I love the compact design of TN spreads and the ability to to tell shorter stories or stories on the go. This month, I chose to tell a few fun spring stories: one about my garden and another about the beauty of spring!

Here is a look at the first spread, all about what I am currently growing in my garden. Spring is the time to do some gardening and I love that April included lots of goodies to inspire me to document my gardening stories. 

I used lots of layers throughout this spread to add color and dimension.  I started by creating a few photo stacks and base layers using the Plant Lady Journaling Tags—the perfect product to record gardening! On the left side of the spread, I cut a large tag to act as the base for my photo and journaling pocket. After adhering the tag to the notebook, I tucked photos from my garden and a journaling tag documenting the flowers and herbs I am currently growing into the pocket. I love that I can look back on this and see different things that were planted year over year. 

On the right side of the spread, I cut down my photos to 2.5″ x 2.5″ and placed them on top of the Plant Lady Journaling Tags. I love the look of photos cut down on journaling tags to act as both a border and a base! I added a few die cuts from the April 2020 Kit on top of the photos to add more dimension.  

To finish the spread, I added a fun mixed title using the Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers and Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers with a flower from the Spring Wood Veneers.

For my second spread, I used lots of extras from the April Kit to document a few cactus flowers in my yard and a spring quote that always makes me smile. Have you ever considered documenting favorite quotes in your travelers notebook spreads? This is one of my favorite ways to record quotes: tucked safely inside a notebook to revisit often.  

To start the spread I colored the “Spring” wood veneer word from the Spring Wood Veneers to match the colors in my photo. Next, I used the new Typewriter Alphabet Stamp to add my quote. I love how bold the quote is and how it takes up the whole left side of the spread! On the right side, I created a photo mat using paper from the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack and finished with a label from the April 2020 Kit. Lastly, I created a tab using a journaling tag from the Plant Lady Journaling Tags to easily find the page.  

So many of you lovely Elle’s Studio friends have been tagging me at @findingeverydayperfection when you scraplift my spreads and I LOVE it! Please continue to tag us using the hashtag #EllesStudio when you use the Elle’s Studio goodies and get inspired by our creations, or post your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! Have a beautiful day, stay safe and healthy, and keep documenting! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies | April 2020 KitPlant Lady Journaling Tags, April LabelsBlack Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Spring Wood Veneers, Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp

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