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Nathalie’s First TN Pages

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Let me start by saying that I am a total newbie when it comes to Traveler’s Notebooks. This is my very first book (part of the first TN kit here) and the following spreads are my second and third one ever! I am using this book to document a day trip we did this Spring into the Southern California desert. 

I used a mix of both May and June kits as well as a couple of GB stamp sets.

I found the yellow paper from the May kit perfect to make the flowers in my photo pop and give a warm feel to the page.

Across from my scenic photo is a layering of several die-cuts and label picked from both kits. It is such a plus for me when you can mix and match several kits together!

I also added stamping in black for contrast and because I felt that something was missing in the top right corner. My newbie status is showing here… but I have learned to embrace imperfection, especially with stamping! Next time though, I’ll remember to avoid stamping on the thick side of the book, or I’ll fold it in a way that the page will be flat on my mat.

My second spread features even more stamping:

I realized a bonus of alpha stamps: you can write in any language! 🙂 This set came free with a new subscription a couple of months ago and it is definitely a favorite of mine.

The quote (from the French painter Matisse) translated in English is “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” and I found it to be perfect for our outing since we were visiting the desert for the Spring Super Bloom and we did find pretty amazing flowers as you can see from my photo!

To conclude my post today, I will tell you if you hesitate to try this format, don’t! I have always found shaking up my memory keeping routine to be creatively stimulating and with the new TN kits from Gossamer Blue, which conveniently come with a notebook in every kit, it is really easy to give it a try! Now I’m off to make another page! <3

 

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