Yes, you read my title right. Simple is sometimes best. I think we put so much pressure on ourselves that a layout needs to be complicated, it needs to take an hour for it to look good. Not true.
I do a lot of my documenting in my Travelers Notebook these days. I have found the space perfect for my lifestyle. Not only as a time saver (because not all spreads come together in a short span of time), but because my subjects seem limited. I have 2 dogs and a husband. We own a business and there isn't a lot of time for hay rides, water parks, or even vacations. So I document small things that happen daily or a cute picture of my pups. It's us and our life.
So today I want to share two Travelers Notebook spreads using the October 2017 Kit.
Okay, Lets start with a NEW book. My old book was packed. I couldn't even finish the last few pages because it was hard to open, you will see in a picture below.
With my new book I want to focus on flat elements. And remind myself that simple is sometimes best. I attached one of the ADORABLE cards from the kit to the inside of the notebook. Simple, but it's oh so cute!
My first spread uses the kit as well. I thought a great way to start this Travelers Notebook was to just state this is my life, my story.
As you see, this spread is very simple. I really didn't want to add a lot of "fluff" to this spread.
My second spread is actually in my old book. I had to retire this book after it was difficult to keep it open as I was working. I used the October Kit on this spread as well.
The story behind this picture is a day I volunteered at my Alma Mater. I basically live on campus, my house is across the street from it. So I walked to my early morning volunteer job on move in day. I was SO excited about this and talked about it for weeks. My husband was confused why I was so excited. I'm not exactly sure why myself, but I was just excited to be on campus and volunteering to help the new class move in. That is pretty awesome I think.
Again, I kept this spread simple. I love the gold paper with the icons. I felt it was a good "school" representation. I added a few other embellishments and wrote what the picture is from. Simple!
So remember, keep it simple. Don't stress to make something complicated each time you scrapbook.
Thanks for joining me today! Happy Crafting.