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4.08.2020

A look through my latest TN | Day 4

Day 4!

Here's today's spread...


This is probably one of my most simple spreads in the notebook...but it's also one of my favorites...and I made it with just a single photo and a set of stamps (and a sticker...😊...oh, and a little piece of patterned paper...that's it...).



I layered & overlapped the stamps and my journaling a bit to make them look a little more natural and utilitarian. I love the look of all of the old-timey notebooks and journals...and a little less deliberate look really makes me think of those older books.

Thank you so much for taking a little time out of your day today to stop by!

In case you missed them, you can see my first 3 spreads from this notebook HERE, HERE, & HERE

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...😘


SUPPLIES:

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Stamps

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner Stamps

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Magnetic Date Stamp

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book



See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog


Want more stamping inspiration?

Check these out...

Florida... (via Kerri Bradford)

SPLASH (via Elle's Studio Blog)

Weekend Getaway (via Kerri Bradford)


Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. Don't worry, clicking these links won't cost you any extra money. Please check out my disclosure policy for more details. Thank you for your support!


4.07.2020

April stamp release | Kerri Bradford

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I know this is coming in a bit late...but I'm still trying to catch up after taking my little getting-used-to-this-whole-stay-at-home-order break...

Today I'm sharing a little TN spread I created using the new April stamps from Kerri Bradford...



I was cleaning out part of my craft room and came across this photo of my daughter from 2004.

I knew right away it would be perfect to use with these new stamps...and I love the way this spread turned out!



To start this project, I cut out two pieces of patterned paper to fit inside my notebook. I do this when I don't want to work on the plain white pages that are standard in the books or when the patterned paper the book is created with isn't my favorite...😏.


I adhered my photo to my left-hand page, and then I ran it through my typewriter to add my journaling.

Then I adhered the entire page to the paper in my notebook.


I grabbed some inks that complemented the colors in my photos and then I got to work on the right-hand side of my spread.

I started by stamping the little bunny bum, and then I just worked up & down the page using stamp designs that fit with my spread.

Finally, I adhered the right-hand page to the page in my notebook.


The design for this page is really simple...but it's one that I use over and over, because it can be changed up with different colors and stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by...😘

I hope I've inspired you to maybe grab an old photo and document it!

Have any questions about my work or how I've done anything on my pages?
Contact me at maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com ... I'd love to hear from  you!

4.06.2020

A look through my latest TN | Day 3

Hey hey everyone!

Welcome back!

I took a few weeks off to try to wrap my head around this whole pandemic thing, but now I'm back!

The kids started virtual learning this morning, so I figured now was as good a time as any to get back on the horse myself...

Before my little hiatus, I had started sharing each of the spreads in my latest TN...you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

And here's Day 3!


For this spread I used several photos...each sized about 3"x4".

I added two photos to the left-hand side, and then used a strip of washi to fill out the remaining space on the page.

On the right-hand side, I added one photo to the top and some journaling and a couple of embellishments to the bottom.

To change up this basic layout, why not try...

*Switching up the arrangement of the basic elements. Move the photos & embellishments/journaling around the give you a new design
*Using page-filling photos or journaling spots OR use several smaller-sized photos
*Filling each page with photos and tucking your journaling in behind. Try writing your story on tags that can be pulled out from behind your photos. If you do this, make sure to adhere your photos to your page on only the sides and bottom...forming a little pocket to hold your journaling tag.


Stay safe & healthy! I'll be back Wednesday with spread 4...


SUPPLIES:

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Washi Tape

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book



See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog


Want more notebook inspiration?

Kinsley's First Easter (via Kerri Bradford)

Journal Studio 19 for 2019 (via Heidi Swapp)

DIY TN notebooks (via Heidi Swapp)


Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. Don't worry, clicking these links won't cost you any extra money. Please check out my disclosure policy for more details. Thank you for your support!

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