Friday, July 10, 2020

TN Time With Lisa & Lori July Edition

Hello, everyone! TGIF and Happy Friday to you all! After hubby's first week back to work after a 2 week vacation and it being the first full 40 hour that he has had since I can't even remember...well, we are all glad that it is Friday! Other Abby and Ada coming over today for a swim we have no plans for the weekend and I am hoping to get a lot of scrapping done!

I can't believe that it is already time for the July edition of TN Time With Lisa & Lori. It seems like I was just writing up my June post just a few days ago! Time is definitely moving right along for me.

Here's a little refresher on how this challenge works: this is a monthly challenge that starts on the 10th of each month and ends on the 9th of the following month at midnight CST. If you complete my random challenge for the month - link your TN, bullet journal, or planner spread below. If you combine my challenge with Lisa's sketch challenge - link up here and on Lisa's blog  - My Creative Endeavors - and you will have two chances to win a prize. You can find the full list of rules here

Here is my challenge for July:
(July 10th - August 9th)

For my challenge, I want to see at least one circular element on your TN, bullet journal, or planner spread. This can be enamel dots, a circle die cut, a punched circle, a doily, anything round!

Here is the fabulous sketch that Lisa has created for this month:

And here is my spread:

I just got this Simple Stories - Bro and Co - collection a week or so ago and I could not wait to use it. 

To satisfy my challenge to use a circular element, I have included two circle die cuts and then punched several circles from one of the patterned papers that had tiny stars all over it. I really love how this layout turned out! I may have to do something different with my title, though. It is made up of foam word Thickers and where I placed it when the TN is closed they lay on top of each other making it pretty thick. I may have to replace them with flat alphas...

This spread is in my 52 Week Favorites TN for 2020. It is Week 9 and the week that Matthew found out that he was a nominee for Missouri State's 2020 Student Employee of the Year. After learning that there are 3100+ student employees and only 55 were nominated, well, that makes it even more awesome!

I had two photos that I wanted to include - the photo of Matthew and then the screenshot of the email that the university had sent to him. I know I want to do a little more journaling than just the basic journaling that I added to the spread, so I am trying a flip pocket in my TN and I have added a journaling card to fit in what I want to say.

Here is a close-up:

Remember - Lisa and I have decided that we are going to be giving away a prize after 3 months so all July entries will be added to the June entries and a winner will be drawn at the end of our August challenge, so keep creating and adding your spreads to the linky below.

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see her beautiful spread. I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!
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  1. This is amazing Lori!! I know you must be so proud of Matthew!! Wow what an accomplishment! I love how you did the flap on your first spread!! Great job with the sketch and this collection!!

  2. Wonderful layout, Lori, and great takes for your prompt and for Lisa's sketch!

  3. Why does Lisa's linky party end before yours? I was not able to enter my spread on her blog because it said the linky party had already ended. :(