Hello Crate Paper friends! I have to tell you I was so excited when Journal Studio arrived at my house! The colors are gorgeous, and the collection comes with everything you need to make pages in a traveler’s notebook style! The cover is soft and sturdy and the notebooks have various page types in them: grid, ruled, blank and dots. The ephemera is sized perfectly to fit the books and has so many unique items included!
I chose to start with one of the dot paper inserts, it gives you some light guides for placement and helps with the blank page fear of starting! I printed two 3×3 photos of my creative space and decided to do a spread about my “happy place”! I adhered the photos in opposing corners to start. I tend to work in grids in notebooks; it helps me to keep the page looking organized! I love random placement but it’s not my strong point, so my go to’s are grid and balance. After I decide on photo placement I choose the next largest items; in the case of this page, I chose the top left framed quote and the floral label and picked spots for those. To balance the framed quote, I added a large floral to the bottom right page. The Journal Studio sticker book comes with multiple colors of alpha’s! Super handy! I added Happy Place to the floral label.
Next, I moved onto “mid” sized items. I added the coral washi tape, the best label, two flower stickers and two stamps from the Good Vibes stamp set. At this point, I generally like to add journaling. Over the years I have taken to filling up notebook pages with journaling in the spots leftover, I will write sideways if it fits better! Today I wrote all about my Happy Place, the journaling is about 2-3 different things about my space and being creative. I find I can tell multiple small stories because the page is broken up with photos and die cuts.
After journaling, I went through the sticker book and added “the smalls” there are little spots left that are the perfect spot for little hearts, word strips and tiny florals. It’s a great time to balance out the colors of your spread and finish it off!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to have a look at Journal Studio; the inserts are wonderful for memory keeping, journaling, and planning, the sky is the limit!