Monday, May 10, 2021

TN Time with Lisa & Lori - May 2021 Edition

 Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was filled with lots of wonderful family time with the kids, a little yard work, and lots of rest and relaxation yesterday for Mother's Day. 

It is time for the May - TN Time With Lisa & Lori challenge. If you are new here - this is a just-for-fun 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 complete just Lisa's sketch challenge, link up over on her blog - My Creative Endeavors. If you combine both challenges - be sure to link up on both Lisa blog and here on my blog. Now, on to the challenge.

Here is my May challenge:

For May I am challenging you to use the color purple on your spread and to add at least one flower to your spread. 

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

Here is my layout:

I went purple crazy on this layout. I don't often scrap with purple - mostly because I don't have a lot of purple in my supplies. I have been hoarding this (lighter) purple paper for a while now and I hated to cut into it but I would rather have it on a layout than just sitting in my supplies. I included it in my April Great Stash Bash kit and set it aside just for this challenge. I have a little less than a half of a sheet left after this layout and I am sure I will use the rest of it in the near future.

I have decided to start a TN for all of the nature photos that I take. I always have my phone with me when we go on our daily walks and I am all the time taking pictures of pretty flowers we come across, the neighbors cattle out in the field, photos of the clouds, or the sunrise/sunset, just photos of nature, and I very rarely make a layout about them. Sometimes they will show up in my PL album if I don't have a lot of other photos, but otherwise they just sit on my phone untouched. What better way to enjoy them than to have a TN full of the nature photos.

I took these photos of the pretty little purple wildflowers that were in our field back in 2017. A patch of them came up in 2017 and again in 2018 and Scott would not mow them down until they were done blooming. Sadly, they have not come back since then so I am glad that I have these photos.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

I punched a few flowers out of a few different purple paper scraps and clustered them around both photos. I switched the title area to below my photo. If I do any journaling it will be on the opposite page. 

I added a few more strips than the sketch shows. I found this pretty purple floral washi tape in my stash and the green stripe was in with it. I couldn't resist adding it to my spread. 

I wish I had thought of adding a bit of the floral washi to this little cluster before I glued down the flowers...maybe I can add a little strip of it to the top of the photo.

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

Even though this is a just-for-fun challenge we do have a few rules:

1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

I would love to see your take on our challenge and to leave you some love so be sure to link up below if you play along!

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

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is stunning Lori! I love the idea of a TN for your nature photos!! And all the purple just makes me happy!! I love everything about your sweet layout!