Paper crafting is works of heart

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Travelers Notebook about my best friend entry 2

TN layout #2 in my best friends focus notebook:

Isn't that drawer pull sticker just the greatest?!!!?!!! And isn't that cool to have washi tapes fill up on the space on the right side of the 2nd page?!!!?!!!

Ephesus Restaurant in Bloomington, IL on December 18, 2018 was our 2nd meet-and-greet of 3 in the past 10 months. Bloomington is closer for me with only a 40-45 minute drive depending on what part of the twin city I need to go; however for my BFF Susie it is about a 2 hour drive for her. With my husband's serious cardiac concerns in the past 18 months and my serious saddle PE event that was almost 21 months ago, it has been very considerate of my dear sweet friend to do more driving for our get-togethers. :)

Hello! Hello! Hello!...I should have stamped the paper before attaching to the notebook page...ugh...lesson learned! Let's move on to the other reasons for posting--link-ups to other blogs or groups=

CHALLENGE 1 Link-up:
This 2-page spread qualifies for BOTH the prompt and the sketch part for the March 2019 challenges at TN Time with Lisa and Lori.


a. sketch design tweaks: I'm not thrilled with the embellishment cluster area under the photo with this 2nd layout but I do like it a tad more than the 1st layout. My photo occupies more space than what was designated in the sketch and the subtitle was moved under the doily with the stamping. On the right page, the journaling section is more narrow than the diagram which allows for more vertical rows/spacing of washi tapes.
b. (#1) peachy floral washi tape is used under the photo of Susie and I together at Ephesus Restaurant in Bloomington, IL  and (#2-5) a total of 4 washi tapes are running vertically on the right side; 

More snapshots of this travelers notebook entry

Above: right page of the layout

Above: left page of the layout

CHALLENGE 2 link-up: using some supplies from my March 2019 kit
Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog recent blue skies and butterflies challenge link:

CHALLENGE/sharing 3 link-up:
and I will post a snapshot of the completed layout to the Facebook closed group, Travelers Notebook Scrapbookers, that focuses not on the covers but the inside layout entries.

CKC blog March 2019 kit supplies used for this layout:
a. all washi tapes
b. all stickers
c. large scale floral cardstock used as a semi-circle
d. the soft pink and white patterned paper behind the photo

all other papers, doilies, stamping are add-ons

We met for the 3rd time in the past 10 months this past week, so that entry should be posted tomorrow. I'm hoping we can meet before June. Susie's got an out-of-state trip coming in either April or May. And we are anticipating lots of upcoming testing and evaluation in Chicago soon for my husband as he is checking into the possibility to be a candidate for heart transplant surgery! (Yes!, dear readers and blog followers! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.) I'd like us to meet more often if "the stars align" for us to do that.

Becca S


  1. Beautiful spread, Becca! Great take on the sketch and I love your use of washi! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at TN Time With Lisa & Lori

    1. Lori: I appreciate your taking time to acknowledge my entry to TN Time!!!

  2. This is so pretty! Love your washi strips, they go so well together! Thanks for joining us at TN Time with Lisa & Lori!

    1. Lisa: thanks for the feedback! I'm enjoying this new paper-crafting venture into TNs!!!


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