Travelers Notebook Layouts - Guest Designer Norine

Hey guys, I’m back today with a couple of traveler’s notebook layouts I recently created.

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I picked up some of the More Than Words line from Cocoa Vanilla when I was last in the Love is in the Details store and I finally got a chance to play with it.  More of this line is soon coming into the store so be watching for Lori to let you know about it’s arrival!  Here’s a sample of what it looks like.

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It’s a collection suitable for many themes, but especially baby girl pages like I’m sharing today.  It includes die cuts (sooo many cute die cuts!), chipboard shapes, puffy stickers and more.  As well, I used one of the layered chipboard phrases I designed last summer, “you so cute”.  I painted it with plain white craft paint, then stamped it all over with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a lovely gloss.  I combined the phrase with pink polka dot chipboard alphabet letters from the Lullaby Girl line from Pebbles.

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I framed the photo (of our sweet Ramona babe) with a frame die cut from fun foam.  All the puffy stickers and die cut phrases and floral images are from the More Than Words collection.

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Besides the Cocoa Vanilla line, I’ve included a blue tag and some gold polka dot pink washi tape from my stash.

Next up, is a layout that uses more of the More Than Words paper and embellishments.

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I love that it’s so versatile for baby boy pages too.

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Besides the larger papers from the line, I’ve included scraps from my stash to mat the photo - I always love when a piece is perfect for a time like this and totally justifies my having “stashed” it for so long!  I used the phrase strips from the sticker sheet and added hand written journaling below.

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I’ve layered up die cuts, tags and a chipboard butterfly from the collection to bump against the bottom edge of the layout.  The strip of black and white washi tape was too wide and visually heavy for this small size of page layout, so I cut it in half with a wonky scissor line down the center and added it below the patterned paper on top, to help delineate the separation between top and bottom, and create a visual anchor point for the photo to sit on.

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It will be a while before I tire of this paper line, but happily I have lots more baby photos and feelings to document.  Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!

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The continuing frame saga

Ok, I will finally admit that I have an addiction to frames.  I can’t stop buying them, finding them, refinishing them and making them new again.  Do I put photos in them?  Sometimes…. but more often than not, I just do paper and embellishments and turn them into a wall or table decor piece.

I was thrilled to open one of my Christmas presents this year to see that my mom had gotten ahold of our dear Lori, and had her shop for me, and she even wrapped it all so my mom didn’t have to lift a finger. :)  I got some of the new Teresa Collins Nine & Co papers and embellishments and decided to whip them out to use this week!

So lets start here.  With the frame.  One of those standard collage frames that has been sitting around for a very long time with the same stock photos that came with it.  Time to do something with it!!!

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First, I decided to once again whip out the gold spray paint.  If you’ve seen any of Teresa Collin’s new stuff, you know she has jumped head first into so many amazing things such as gift wrap, stationary, etc., and the main theme of it all is GOLD.  I think that is what has made me love it so much, seeing what she has done with it all….

Then I chose one of the papers that had a very large quote on it, which would take up a good portion of the frame.  I picked a subtle printed paper to use as my borders for the quote, and threw that all together.

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Adding in some of the lasered edge chipboard pieces is a no brainer on most altered items these days for me.  They add such a great texture and draws your eyes straight to them, so I had to dress them up too of course.  Add in some extra chipboard, some flowers, and throw it back in the frame.  I left the glass out this time as my embellishments were too bulky, but even if they hadn’t been, I probably would have opted for the glass free look anyways, as I think it makes the piece look more handmade and one of a kind.

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Slowly, my house is getting decorated, after all these years.  And the quote is absolutely perfect for our families right now.  Nothing in life is perfect, but there is so much that is still very very wonderful.

Thanks for checking out the blog today, hope to see you all back again!!!

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This post was written by Chelsea on January 11, 2015


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