A Look Through my latest TN | Day 1

There are few things more satisfying than finishing something you started what seems like forever ago.

I started this notebook in January 2019, and I just added the last spread...yayayay!

I thought it might be fun to take a little more detailed look through it over the next few weeks!

Just so you know...there is no rhyme or reason to this book.

The spreads are in no particular order, chronological or otherwise.

Sometimes I just opened up the book and added my spread to whatever blank pages were available.

And that's OK by me. 

It's the fact that I actually got the event/moments/photos documented that's important.

Here's we go...

Now this first spread is obviously from Christmastime and was for a blog post for Heidi Swapp entitled Journal Studio | 5 Ways to Document in Your Journal.

I added a photo of our tree to the right-hand side, and then I added the word "magical" to the bottom. A little pink star sticker sits on top of the tree.

On the left-hand side, I covered the blank notebook page with a piece of patterned paper.

**NOTE: I try to choose my patterned paper so as not to compete with my photo. If my photo has a lot of color/pattern, I try to choose a paper that is more subdued. For this spread, I chose a more colorful paper to offset the basic black/gold of my photo.**

Next, I cut out a little rectangle of vellum, and adhered it to my paper on both sides and the bottom to create a little pocket.

I used a piece of baker's twine to string together two tags...and on the bottom tag I added my journaling.

There are so many ways you could change this layout up to create your spread...

*Reverse your photo and patterned paper
*Use patterned paper or even another photo to create your "pocket"
*Replace the large photo with 2 or 3 smaller ones

One of the things I love most about scrapbooking is that just by changing up one or two things, you can make your spreads/layouts look entirely different from one another.

And that's spread 1!

I'm so excited to share this notebook with you...

Hopefully you'll be inspired to work in your own notebook, or to try something new!

Have any questions about how I create my spreads?

Don't hesitate to contact me at maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com!

Thank you so much for stopping by...come on back Wednesday to see more!


Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Inserts - Happy

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh 12 x 12 paper pad

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Sticker Book

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Ephemera

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Sticker Book


See more about these pages HERE on Heidi's blog

Want more notebook inspiration?

See some here:

Hawthorne: DIY Travelers Notebook

This is Magic (via Kerri Bradford)

Five New Stamp Sets (via Kerri Bradford)

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