A Gratitude Traveller’s Notebook Layout with Jess Forster

It’s no secret that I love pocket pages, but sometimes, it is fun to go outside your creative comfort zone and play with new products and styles. This year, I am making a gratitude traveller’s notebook that I not only use to hold my stories of thankfulness, but also as a creative outlet to make quick and easy pages. At this time of year, there are many things to be thankful for. In this page, I document my ongoing appreciation for my mom. 

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags, March Labels, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Mom Wood Veneer, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Wander Stamp

When I opened up the April kit and add-ons, I knew that I wanted to incorporate the Mom Wood Veneer, as well as play with the Wander Stamp. To me, I feel like traveller’s notebooks can be a great place to simply display eye catching elements, like the Mom Wood Veneer, because they take up so much space on a tiny page. Not only is it a focal point, but  I also love the design of the heart, which in its essence conveys the message of love and appreciation. 

Furthermore, traveller’s notebook pages are also great place to practice using ink, especially if you are afraid of stamping, like me! Ha. This is all to say that traveller’s notebooks can be a great way use your supplies!

When it came to the Wander Stamp, I like the simple phrasing. Words, like “pure magic”, “favourite” and “the details” were small enough to fit on the purple tag die cut from the April kit. 

I layered the purple location tag, from the March Labels, on top of the die cut. I love that Elle’s products are interchangeable from month to month and can be easily matched. The purple patterned paper is from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the purple pink border on top of the page was cut from the 4″ x 6″ “love these memories” journaling tag from the April Kit. Mixing and matching is fun!

Once the simple details like date and location were documented, I placed the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers in a visual triangle on the outside of the page. I then typed my heartfelt journaling and printed it on one of the 3″ x 4″ Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags. I chose the little purple card to keep my colour scheme consistent and I paired this story with a black and white enlarged photo of my mom and Rowan playing. 

Simple and quick! You don’t need to slave over a traditional page for days when documenting your gratitude stories. Consider documenting them in thankfulness in a traveller’s notebook. Fun fact: I have decided to use the Dad Wood Veneer in a similar traveller’s notebook page, thanking him for all the work he does with my kiddos! I hope I have encouraged you to use a traveller’s notebook or given you an idea on how to set your TN up. How are you documenting your gratitude? What do you use your traveller’s notebooks for? Thanks for looking!

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