Thursday, January 10, 2019

A New Adventure - TN Time With Lisa and Lori

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday to you! We have almost made it to the weekend and I am looking forward to it! I have a lot of things I would like to work on this weekend - scrappy and otherwise - and it's supposed to snow, so it's looking like I may have an excuse to stay inside and be creative. I guess we will see if the forecast is right or not.

I have some exciting news to share with you today. My good friend, Lisa, and I have decided to host a monthly Traveler's Notebook - or TN for short  - challenge on our blogs! Bullet Journal spreads and Planner spreads will also be allowed. This is something we have talked about doing for a couple of months and we decided since we both had goals of trying out the Traveler's Notebook format this year that it was the perfect time to launch this challenge!

Lisa is a talented Sketch Artist - you may know her from Sketch N Scrap - and will be providing a TN sketch for us to work with each month on her blog - My Creative Endeavors. I will be providing a random challenge each month here on my blog. This can be anything from a stash challenge (to help us use up what we've got), a color challenge, or a prompt to just get you started.

You can complete the challenges together or separately - it's your choice. If you complete my random challenge - link up in the right sidebar here on my blog. If you combine my challenge with Lisa's Sketch Challenge - link up your layout both here on my blog and on Lisa's blog. If you just complete the sketch challenge, then just link up on Lisa's blog. You will have a chance to win a prize from me and a prize from Lisa.

Our challenges will start on the 10th of each month at 9 A.M. CST and will run until midnight of the 9th of the following month.

Before we get to my challenge - let's go over the rules. We don't have a lot but we gotta have them. For future reference, you can find the rules at the top of my blog page under the TN Challenge Rules tab.

1. Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and our sketch.
2. You must be a follower of my blog.
3. Create a new, not previously posted project.
4. You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
5. If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
6. You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on IG, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori.
7. You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to Mister Linky or social media separately.
8. If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
9. Most importantly have FUN!

Now for my first challenge:

Just use at least 3 patterned papers on your TN, planner, or bullet journal spread. This would be a great time to raid those scraps!

Here is Lisa's sketch challenge:

And here is what I created using both the sketch and 3 patterned papers:

For my spread, I have used papers from my January Counterfeit Kit. You can read all about it here. I thought these papers fit the mood and feel that I wanted for this spread. 

The papers are from Bella Blvd - Valentina - collection. My title - Love, love, love - was actually part of one of the border strips that I cut apart and added to my spread. I also used my Ali Edward Story stamp from December for some embellishing. I thought about randomly stamping a few heart outlines on my spread, but was afraid I would mess it up...maybe I will get a little braver with it as I work in this notebook!

Here are a couple of close-ups:

I am going to try my hand at the 52 Favorites challenge this year. Paper Issues started this challenge last year and they are continuing it this year. All you do is scrap your favorite thing from the last week. I knew I wanted to use a TN for this challenge, so you'll probably see a lot of my 52 Favorites throughout the year, but you never know what else I will work on in this format!

What do you think of my first attempt at a TN spread? I know I had a lot of fun creating it and I look forward to creating more spreads in this size. 

Head on over to Lisa's blog to see her take on the sketch and my challenge. I will be offering up a prize - I just need to pull it together! You have until February 9th to play along! We would love it if you played along with us!

Just a note - you can find this challenge easily by clicking on the TN Time with Lisa and Lori graphic in the right sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!


  1. Congrats on your new endeavor and for finally trying a TN page; it looks fabulous! I hope to have time to play along w/ your challenges!

    1. Thanks, Doreen! I hope you have time to play along! I would love to see your take on it!

  2. So excited to take on a new adventure with a great friend! Love your spread!!

  3. Such a neat surprise to hear two of my besties sharing their love of scrapbooking together!

    1. You need to play along with us, Willa Jean!

  4. I love your first edition of favorite things. Good luck on your new challenge. I'm not sure what constitutes a "TN", but I have surfing the web for info.

  5. Congrats on your new venture, I hope to participate in some of the challenges!

    1. Thanks, Treva! I would love to see you playing along!

  6. Congrats Ladies this is an awesome challenge :) I wish you well on your new venture.
    per Lori :) 52 Favorites challenge this year. I thinks this is a fun approach to this challenge too :) I'll be using a smashbook for my 52 favorite challenge :)

  7. Congrats Lori on this new venture of creativity! I'm definitely intrigued. Haven't tried a TN and only have dabbled in junk journaling, Bible art journaling, pocket pages, and mini binder format. So maybe I will dabble some more! Your Valentine theme TN double page spread using Lisa's sketch design is fantastic! Well done combining the patterned papers component with the layout! Thanks for encouraging newness in paper-crafting!!!

    1. I hope my format is acceptable! I really enjoyed creating this miniature size for my new tracking of Bible verses that support my chosen Word of the Year 2019.

  8. Love Love Love this! The color combination is darling - I really love seeing the gray mixed in with the pretty pinks and reds.

  9. Beautiful, I also haven't done a TN, I'm thinking it would make a great gift if I did blank pages, something to ponder.
    Cindy F