December Daily 2017 Traveler's Notebook Part 1

Hey there! I've been sharing so much of my 2017 December Daily traveler's notebook on YouTube the last month. Today I going to show you the first part of my notebook in case you haven't been following the video series, and share the videos with you in case you want to watch those too! 

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YouTube Videos of my December Daily

There you have it! I hope you check out some of the videos linked above so you can see how my pages came together and some fun diys. This flip through shows my first December Daily traveler's notebook insert for the season, which covers days 1-12. I hope you're feeling inspired to do some memory keeping for yourself!

I would love to know if you do December Daily! Leave me a comment down below and let me know if you do this project. 

xoxo,
Laura

2016 December Daily Traveler's Notebook

If you're not following me on YouTube yet, you've probably missed my December Daily from this last Christmas. Luckily, I had the chance to take some photos of my Traveler's Notebook that I did my December Daily 2016 in and I'm sharing that today!

Doing December Daily in a Traveler's Notebook this year was totally revolutionary. It's the quickest I've ever finished my December Daily and the most fun I've had with it. Totally stress free compared to doing the 6x8 mini album which usually overwhelms me with expectations! It was so cool to work in this new format and it turned out pretty darn cute.

If you'd like to see all my 2016 December Daily Traveler's Notebook, you can check out my YouTube channel. Here's a list of everything I shared in detail there-

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I go into more detail on what I used in the album, how I set it up, and I share more pages on my YouTube channel. But I'll share some of the best supplies I used here, too. :D

This video shows a flip through of my first insert in this Traveler's Notebook (memories 1-14 in December.)

Main Supplies used-
Planner Charm keychains from my etsy shop- https://www.etsy.com/shop/shoplaurellane
Traveler's Notebook from- https://www.etsy.com/shop/NessaSelwyn
Blank Kraft traveler's notebook inserts- http://amzn.to/2kz7fkq
Black journaling pen- http://amzn.to/2kz6iJ1
Fuse tool- http://amzn.to/2k7EqLo
Photo printer- http://amzn.to/2k2d9ra


Other Supplies used-
Color Brilliance White Stamp Ink- http://amzn.to/2j5x7Ar
Black Archival Pen used for journaling and outlining photos- http://amzn.to/2iEAwHu
Silver Glitter Star Stickers used throughout- http://amzn.to/2jagF5Y
Traveler's Notebook from- https://www.etsy.com/shop/NessaSelwyn
Planner charm keychain can be found and purchased on my Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/laurarahel
Gossamer Blue December Memories kit- http://www.gossamerblue.com/product/2...

So what do you think- are you loving Traveler's Notebooks as much as I am right now? Have you finished your December Daily 2016 yet? If not, maybe try the Traveler's Notebook system, it was so easy and fun to work in that format this year! Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts!

xoxo,
Laura

New Christmas Journaling Cards in the Shop!

I always get so excited in the month of December because documenting Christmas is one of my favorite memory keeping projects of the whole year. Today I'm sharing a new pack of Project Life journaling cards I have up in my etsy shop, perfect for scrapbooking your holiday season!

I'm totally geeking out over my hand lettering. It's improved so much over the last couple of years and I adore these journaling cards, they are so cute! There's also a few abstract paint patterns and patterned filler cards too. Lots of gorgeousness.

I wanted to create a Christmas Project Life journaling card pack that was super fun and playful while also speaking some sentiments that are so important to remember during the month of December. The presence/presents card is one of my favorites because it's such a good reminder that Christmas (and even December Daily or December Memories,) isn't about the stuff, it's about being with your loved ones. Yay for sweet reminders. 

You can get this Project Life Christmas journaling card kit, designed by me, in my etsy shop. You can also find lots of other gorgeous Project Life designs there too! What are you using to document your December?

xoxo,
Laura

2015 December Memories Album Makeover

Tis' the season... to do some Holiday memory keeping! Last year I loved having a December mini album and I knew I wanted to keep it up this year too. This year I'm using the December Memories kit by Gossamer Blue + I also picked up the Jasmine Jones mini kit from Ali Edwards. I just want all the pretty Christmas paper crafting goodies!

This year's GB December Memories kit came with a kraft colored mini album from Simple Stories. While I love how thick it is and the gorgeous red fabric binding with white Christmas sentiments printed on it, I am not a kraft person. So I immediately got to work on giving my 2015 December Memories Album a makeover.

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Instructions- This album makeover was easy breezy. I used washi tape to protect the fabric binding and then gave the kraft colored part of the album a few coats of white acrylic paint. It needed a good 4 coats of paint to be completely opaque. Then I used a narrow tipped paint brush to paint little holly berries and leaves onto my white album, making a fun Christmas print.

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2015 December Memories album makeover

I also painted the inside of the album white but left the holly print only on the outside. I like the inside of my album to be minimalist and white so all the attention is on the pages and photographs. I super love the way my album turned out this year! Last year I also gave my December Memories album a makeover, but I think I'm in love with this year's makeover even more. Simple, clean + classy.

And here are some of my base pages I made for this year!

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I've found that making base pages is such a great way to get a head start on my album so it's not too overwhelming to start once December arrives. Because I don't know how many photos or what color or orientation (horizontal or vertical) my photos will be for each day, I keep my base pages loose. I don't attach days to them in case that day's photos won't match or fit, which keeps the base pages fun and no stress!

Will you be changing your album's cover this year or creating base pages? Happy Holiday crafting!

xoxo,
Laura