As traveler's notebook is slightly smaller format than 12x12 layout that I also do, I wanted to make sure that the layout is not too busy. I added majority of the colors and embellishments to the right side with bold and colorful pattern paper. To balance this, I kept the left side of the spread fairly neutral but still had a strong element there also to keep the two sides in balance.
The gold glitter phrase from Dear Lizzy is a good example of the fact that even though the format of TN is smaller you don't need to use only small embellishments.
On the right side I used embellishments of different colors and shapes. The embellishments blend quite nicely to the background but still add interest.
Are you loving the colors of April kit as much as I am?