Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11/15/17 - "Daydream"

Layout #85 of my 75 Layout goal!
Yup... I achieved, and surpassed, my goal!

"Got this guy up at 10, fed him breakfast and now, at 10:30...look at him! #LazyPig 07.01.17"

Midori Travelers Notebook Spread
My first spread in my new Midori Travelers Notebook.
I love the spread and I love my Midori!
It is so much better than the other No-Name Travelers Notebooks I bought... It's also more expensive which proves the saying "You get what you pay for"!
Wish I had bought more of these when they were on sale!
Size = 21cm×11cm  (approximately 8.5 x 4.5 for each single page).
Amazon Link: Midori #14 - Blank Kraft

My Travelers Notebook "story":
Yes, I've finally gotten into the Travelers Notebook craze and ... I LOVE IT!
Though it took me a while even after I bought my first set.
I bought my first set of TNs in July 2017 and didn't start using them until October.
Their small size intimidated me... I've only really worked on a 12x12 sized BG for most of my nearly 20 year Scrapbooking "career".
But I have found so much more freedom w/ the smaller size because I don't need to fill up so much space!
Sometimes I would feel guilty using a 12x12 for just 1 photo... weird, I know.
Plus the actual album is a lot smaller than a 12x12 album and THAT will also take up much less space.
I find the smaller size gives me the freedom to feel okay in scrapping photos and items I might not have felt comfortable w/ before...cuz, again- the guilt, and it allows me to scrap them faster.
Less fuss!
Plus it's a great way to use up scraps; the 2 pieces of PP and the white paper the title is on are all from my scrap bin!

Besides this layout I am currently working on a Fall Themed album.
This was inspired by my (scrappy) friend - Linda!
Hi, Linda! Thank you! ((Kisses))
I will post more about that, including photos of some of my layouts in a future blog post.
If your curious though...
I've already posted some on my IG Account: Mrs_David_Vasquez

BUT I haven't given up 12x12 sized layouts... I just have another option now.

This year seems to be the year of trying new things for me:
-Pocket Pages
bought some stuff including a 6 month subscription to a pocket page kit - more to come on that
-Digital Project Life
-Travelers Notebooks...
I am even starting to dabble in mixed media but I have a lot of practice before I can share..
Misting is about all I can handle right now - barely, LOL!
I'm enjoying trying new scrappy techniques; my creative hunger really needed me to branch out!

I even have a standard Composition notebook that I have started adding bits and pieces of my life to, including just regular ole' lists and doodles, with plans to add some informal layouts...
This was inspired by Amy Tangerine whose You Tube videos I have been binge-watching!!
You Tube Channel link: Amy Tangerine
Oh, that's another thing, I used to hate watching videos but watching scrap-process videos is also a new (addiction/thing) for me!

I'm SUPER excited to have different places to put my creative energy!

For the following November Challenges:

>> Round Robin
I am player #2 in our 4 player team, following Pat AKA GentlewoodFarms

>>Music Challenge
Category - Song
I chose "Daydream" by The Loving Spoonful

5 Scraps -
-PPs (2) polka dot and striped
-White Paper the title is on
-Tags (2) it was a PP of Tags that I cut up to use as actual tags and these are a couple of the leftovers

12 Stickers -
-PP sticker strips ::NOT Washi:: (2)
-Word/Phrases (4)
-Hearts (3)
-File Label/Journaling Spot
*NCLUDES TWIST* of Blue and White stickers - The PP sticker strips

9 Items -
-PPs (2) polka dot and striped
-White Paper the title is on
-Tags (2) it was a PP of Tags that I cut up to use as actual tags and these are a couple of the leftovers
-Buttons (2)
-Project Life Card

>>National ______ Day
November 16th
-Button Day
Used 2 buttons on my layout


  1. How fun! I haven't tried a TN yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours. Awesome layout.

  2. I love this! I just bought my first TN a couple of weeks ago and it is still sitting in my scrap room untouched...hopefully after the busyness of the holidays I can get started on it.

  3. I know it can be scary to try new things, but I am glad you are!!!! This is awesome! I am LOVING that journaling!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

  4. Hey! Thanks for the shout out...I can't wait to see your Fall album...I put mine away without finishing it because I am in Christmas mode already ahahahaha :D

  5. Oh wow... you have a pig! What a wonderful photo to scrap. Love your journal and thanks so much for visiting Let's December Daily and leaving a comment! I soooo want to do a Travel Note Journal... maybe this will be my next one!


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