How to Add Distressed Gold Foil to Traveler’s Notebooks

By Rebecca Keppel

October 31, 2017

Adding a distressed gold foil edge to your traveler’s notebook is easy and adds a unique look.

Plus, if you have the Today I Am Thankful bundle, a distressed gold foil edge will coordinate nicely with the embellishments in the kit.

You can add as much or as little foiling as you like. I tend to like clean and simple pages, so for me, a little distressing goes a long way!

Check out this video, where I share how I achieved this look!

I hope you will give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Gratitude Journal Entry with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

October 27, 2017

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing another entry using the Today, I am Grateful kit.

I have already talked about how much I love the color palate in this kit. I chose a black and white photo to really make the colors stand out. I cut out a number 5 from the Numbered Circles Paper to represent my 5 kids….and that little sunshine paperclip is my favorite <3. I also colored in the little dots of the black and white leaf with a mint marker…just for added pop!

I am so grateful for the children God has blessed us with…they bring us so much joy! What are you grateful for today?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanksgiving gratitude questions

By Diana Waite

October 26, 2017

Hello, Diana here today I wanted to share with you some highlights from my Thanksgiving gratitude journal.  Thanksgiving is getting closer-crazy how time flies!  I wanted to create a little journal this year of different things we are grateful for, maybe things we don’t normally think of.  I am so in love with the Today I am Thankful kit-seriously PACKED full of goodies!  It made it easy to quickly put together this journal:

 What’s awesome about this kit is that these questions are included in a different font.  I created my own questions as well and wanted to share them with you today!  You can find them HERE!  We would love to see your creations-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

Gratitude Journal – Part 2

By Jenni Calma

October 25, 2017

Hi there! Jenni back today to share the next few pages of my Gratitude Journal.  I continued using the “recipe” I created using, ‘Today I Am Thankful” Bundle.

I kept alternating between the coral/navy palette and the brown/ochre palette on each spread.

I used the patterned paper with the numbers on it for the photo that was taken on my birthday.

I could hardly do a project on gratitude without mentioning my love for all thing paper and planning!

The best part of this project has been the process of choosing photos and then to write story behind them. With such a small space to describe each thankful point, it really made me get to the heart of it!

So, that concludes the first half of my Gratitude Journal!  The second half will also include the cover I created.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you take a minute to think about something simple you are grateful for.

Have an a amazing day!

Technique Tip process video-adding color to black and white

By Diana Waite

October 18, 2017

Hello, Diana here!  I remember as a child I loved to water color-especially those books that you just painted with water-it was magical how the picture would turn into this piece of artwork right before my eyes-that’s how I felt using the black and white printable from this months Kit, Today I am Thankful:

Please feel free to share your creations with us on Facebook; Scrapbook Circle of Friends

Gratitude Journal Entry with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

October 17, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here today sharing my first entry in the Today I am Grateful Traveler’s Notebook.

I am using the notebook as a gratitude journal. I would like to have an entry for everyday in November…Maybe if I start now, I won’t get behind 🙂

I just love the colors in this month’s kit, and just so happened to have a photo of me and my husband in the same blue and orange combo.  The navy chevron pattern is awesome, and made a perfect background for the IF chipboard leaf.

I will never run out of things to be grateful for, and am excited to document as many as I can with this month’s kit! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thankful | Jen McMurtrey

Happy Monday everyone!

It’s Jen today sharing the beginnings of my gratitude journal for November. I decided to begin early to build in a few spreads before I move onto the actual journal and start the daily entries.

First up is the cover. I used this beautiful gold, white, and brown patterned paper from the Today I am Thankful printable bundle. The paper was cut in half, which fits the cover of the travelers notebook perfectly. Before I adhered it to the cover of the notebook, I machine stitched along the tops of each of the brown lines to give it a little dimension. I followed that with the Freckled Fawn washi tape and Illustrated Faith chipboard leaves.

The first spread in my notebook uses the yellow/triangle patterned paper, which I printed on transparency film. I cut it down to size and layered the dark blue patterned papers on top. Next came the picture, which was printed with my Instax printer and adhered with Mono glue.  I used the tag – an exclusive Scrapbook Circle cut file included with the bundle – and stamped a sentiment using distress oxide ink. Last was the leaf and date stamp.

The right side of the spread contains my journaling. I used Moms Typewriter font with my word processing program and printed it on white paper. Next, I adhered it to the top of my patterned papers and added another leaf from Illustrated Faith as well a fussy leaf from the printable bundle. At the top I stapled the blessed tag using my Tiny Attacher. Last, I splattered black ink across both pages to fill in some of the white and tie it all together.

The finished spread turned is great and I love the beautiful fall colors!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please stop by the Scrapbook Circle shop for more inspiration and information on the printable bundles.

Jen

Gratitude Journal: A Recipe

By Jenni Calma

October 11, 2017

Hey there!  Jenni here today to share the beginnings of my Gratitude Journal using the ‘Today I Am Thankful” Shipped Bundle as well as the Printable Bundle.  After looking at all the designs & graphics included, I decided to approach this journal almost like a December Daily Album.  I wrote out ideas of things I was thankful for, starting with everyday things, to the most important in my life.

I decided to make a journal page for each day leading up to Thanksgiving.  After making this decision, I prepared all the pieces in the kit I wanted to use, coming up with a “recipe” for each page in the journal.  I made a list of all the photos and topics I wanted to include.

After printing all the photos in a 2″x 2″ square, I used a stitched die to cut out pieces of the patterned paper.  I adore the rich navy, coral and ochre colors in this kit.  I decided to use one element from each of the included printable cut aparts; phrases & labels, a chipboard sticker, enamel heart stickers and some of the flowers I fussy cut.I used some small alpha stamps to add a title or subject to each page and some interest with washi or more printables.I tried to keep it simple, using one photo per page and not clutter it too much with embellishments.The complimentary colors and large scale graphics worked great with my photos.I love these paper clip layered embellishments from Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I have planned out the entire journal and will be sharing it over the coming weeks.  I hope you enjoyed looking at the first few pages!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the other team projects using this kit and come back for more ideas and info!

 

 

 

 

Friendship.

By Diana Waite

October 6, 2017

Hey, Diana here!  Today I am sharing another page in the traveler’s journal for my daughter.  I used the Today I am Thankful kit-this kit is PACKED with goodness this month.  I loved the colors so much I wanted to think outside the box a bit and used them on an everyday page and focus on Friendship:

I really like how versatile the colors are and the embellishments are SO fun!

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Traveler’s Notebook Photo Pockets

By Rebecca Keppel

October 5, 2017

The brand new Scrapbook Circle Collection (Today I Am Thankful) is perfect for an attitude of gratitude journal or for making a thirty days of thankful album.

I am planning on turning my bundle into a Thirty Days of Thankful Album and I want to get a jump start on putting all the bones of the album together now. This way when November rolls around and I am getting busy with holiday planning, I can just add photos and journaling!

I decided to turn my first page into a photo pocket to hold lots of little photos or other memorabilia. Check out this video I filmed to see all the kit contents up close and see how quickly I made this pocket.

Are you excited about fall and creating thankful albums? You will LOVE this new collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca