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Holiday Travel Journal

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Hi! It’s Kasia “Antilight” Petrus over here and today I’m giving you a challenge. A challenge that I’ve taken myself as well, to use single kit for entire project. To expand the possibilities I added some light mix medias like gelatos and brush pens, the rest came from July’s Traveler’s Notebook Kit.

Supplies: : June Travel’s Notebok Kit (and what’s left from it after completing my project)

My journal is on a simpler and lighter side. That’s understandable as I have little time on my hand with almost a toddler at home 🙂 But still I was able to close our holiday memories in one place.

One might think that the TN is not a very big one but believe me it has everything you need to complete one project and there will be some left overs too that you can use elsewhere.

I’ll let you on my little secret – this was my first TN ever! And you know what? I love this form! It’s quick and easy, the base is already made (and GB notebooks are super cute, and the paper withstands water nicely!), you don’t need much to make one from start to finish. WHat’s not to love here?

Before I started my TN I had a good time on Pinterest getting inspired for mine, but in the end I used my experience from scrapbooking times in making my pages. Maybe next time I’ll try to lift some inspirations I’ve pinned down 🙂

I hope you like my idea for a challenge and try to undertake it 🙂 And remember: always have fun!

Brenda’s Summer Vacation Pocket Pages


In July, my friend and I went on a quick mountain trip for a chance to escape our everyday monotony. We didn’t end up doing much over those few days other than wander around the forest, but I took quite a few pictures that I was eager to document. The July kits were the perfect color scheme for my photos and went well thematically as well. 

First, I made a 6×8 intro page with twelve 2×2 pockets. I used a piece of chipboard from the Life Pages kit and the tags from the scrapbook kit. I trimmed them down vertically so they’d fit in the pockets. I wrote try the “Go. See. Do.” with the alpha stickers from the Life Pages kit. The phrase stickers from the scrapbook kit were the perfect addition to the smaller photos. 

I absolutely love the colors and the typography of the cards in the Life Pages kit. The blues and greens played well with my nature photos. I used the stamps, also from the LP kit, to add extra touches around the spread. 

I layered some washi with chipboard and a diecut label with a stamped sentiment on it. I used chipboard on both bottom cards to give extra dimension to an otherwise flat page. 

I went with the stars theme for this spread and stamped the “my rating” and colored in with a colored pencil. I matted my photo with some paper from the traveler’s notebook kit and then added some stamped sentiments using the LP stamp again. 

I stuck with a few different colors for this spread: black & white, green, and red. I repeated the use of those colors throughout to unite the spread. 

The stars motif from the previous spread is continued here with stars background paper (from the Traveler’s Notebook kit), the clear and white epoxy star stickers, and of course the card from the LP kit. 

I used the block stickers from the LP kit to make a title for my hearts card. I also stamped the “Let’s do nothing” with the LP stamp. The sunburst paper from the scrapbook kit worked well for my sun flare photo, especially when paired with the tag with the golden yellow, also from the scrapbook kit. 

I love how easy it is to mix and match pieces from all kits to make any type of project. Get to mixing those kits and be sure to share your finished product with us! 

Odessa’s August Life Pages Spread


Hi everyone and happy Monday!

Odessa here today and I’m sharing a layout I made using  the August Life Pages kit.

I just loved the colours in this kit – I don’t usually like oranges and reds but they really suit the last bit of summer so well. Paired with the pinky-peach in the kits and I was swooning over everything.

I had my pictures picked out already so I started by picking some journal cards from the kit. I loved the This is How We Do It card so I had to use it. The colours in it ended up informing the palette of my entire layout. I also put in the card with the 5 Ws to get a bit more journalling in there.

Then I started pulling out some orange/red/peachy embellishments and got busy with colour. I often start by picking out some phrase stickers that go with my pictures – the But First Caffeinate one was the first thing I stuck down, it went perfect with my cold brew float picture! I added some enamel dots and a tag to journal on and the middle was all done! 

From there I worked my way out. More phrase stickers, some alphas and stamping. I journaled on the 5 Ws card and even added some embellishing to it. It was just too plain. White space is my enemy!

I had a fun map in the top corner that was actually some wall art in the donut store we were at. I marked some of the places we visited using the arrow stamp and some alphas. The map was too busy to just write on and I did not want to cover too much of the drawing. 

A few more journal spots, some enamel dots and washi and my layout was all done. All those warm summery colours are perfect together!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week!