Monday, April 15, 2019

Traveler's Notebook Challenge with Patricia

Hi, Everyone!  Patricia with you to share a Traveler's Notebook Challenge using the April Life Crafted Make It a Venti and the April Scrapbooking Add-On Kit.

My challenge is to add some hand stitching to your Traveler's Notebook using the thread that comes in the April Scrapbooking Add-On Kit.  Using the pattern paper from the Add-On Kit as inspiration for my stitching, I pierced and followed the design, changing directions and the kind of stitching, but staying within the pattern paper design.  Then adhered this page into my TN album.

To finish this page, I fussy cut the butterflies from the Add-On Kit pattern paper to adhere along the edges, added my photo, and embellishments from the April Life Crafted Kit.  For my right side, I placed my photo and stamped the April This is the Life "Daily Grind" stamp set under it.  So many possibilities with this stamp set.  I used three different inks and added stars from the April Life Crafted Kit.

I used a die cut, more stamping, and the Exclusive Tiny Alphabet Stickers with Gold Foil from the Life Crafted Kit to type my journaling and add more stamping.  I replaced the word 'coffee' with that adorable coffee cup stamp.  It has three parts to it:  the cup, the liquid, and the smiley face.

Filled in the space between my photo and journaling with another Life Crafted embellishment to balance the blue on the left side.  I stayed within the pattern paper for the handstitching, and even did a couple of French Knots, but I think this would also work directly on your pages if you double-up that page with a blank one under it, so you have a new page to work with without seeing the stitching.  Add as much or as little handstitching to your next TN spread and share in the CTK Fan Page on Facebook and/or on Instagram using the tags #citrustwistkits @citrustwistkits so we can all see and leave a comment!


  1. Love this Patricia!
    I'm going to share in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group!