Using the Homestead Documenter Kit with Marie Lottermoser

Hi, everyone! When I saw the rich, earthy colors in the "Homestead" Documenter Kit, I knew I wanted to get out my Traveler’s Notebook and document a typical fall weekend. I chose a weekend where we didn’t have a lot going on, but what stood out to me was being out in the cool, rainy weather and then coming inside to a warm fire and hot coffee. The “home” accents in the "Homestead" Kit worked perfectly to help tell my story. I especially love the little die-cut houses.

Sometimes when I’m faced with a blank notebook page, I don’t know where to start. A little trick I like to use it to take some of the journaling cards that come with my Documenter Kit and lay them out so they break up my page into sections. Then I go to each area and add a photo or embellishment. Because the cards already coordinate with one another, it’s an easy way to make my page come together in no time. To add a little extra dimension to this page, I adhered a couple of the cards on only one side so they flip up.

I made a second page in my notebook about getting out of the house to see the beautiful fall colors and grab some lunch. Once again, I used journaling cards to break up my page. I turned one of the 4" x 6" cards on its side to use as a background behind my large picture and add a splash of color. 

Going through your cards can also help give you prompts for things to add to your page. For instance, I used the fork and spoon card as a background for a picture of lunch. After that, all that was left was to go back and add some of the cute die-cuts and embellishments to my page and I was done. 

I hope you’re inspired to use some of your journaling cards in your Traveler’s Notebook. Thanks so much for joining me today.

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  1. Sarastella (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Sarastella says…
    11/06/2017

    Marie what type of notebook insert do you use? I want to start using one for documentation, but most have a lot of pages, and I am concerned that it would become too bulky.

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    1. MarieL (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) MarieL says…
      11/06/2017

      @sarastella I just buy regular inserts from Amazon. I have a variety of graph, lined and plain paper. I add a lot to them and haven't felt like they've gotten too bulky. You could always adhere pages back to back or tear out pages if you feel like it's getting too thick.

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