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From My TN - The Grand Canyon

By Midwesterngirl @MidwesternGirl5
I'm sitting here in my computer room...freezing my a$$ the middle of a Chicagoland winter (which, in all fairness, has been incredibly mild - but still...winter)...looking at this photo of my daughter and her friends at The Grand Canyon last July (yes...Arizona in July)...and wishing desperately for some heat and sunshine.
I was putting this TN spread together the other day, and I was just so inspired by the colors in the photograph...the tans & browns, teals & yellows.
From my TN - The Grand Canyon
They are just so warm and desert-y you know?
They're really making me look forward to summer's long, hot days.
I decided to accent those wonderful colors using these ephemera pieces from the Fancy Pants Designs Good Ol' Days collection...

From my TN - The Grand Canyon

Paper Ephemera

...and I think that, even though the collection has a more all-American summer/back-to-school vibe, I found some pieces that really work with my layout!
I printed my photo at a width of 6" and then cut it to allow it to fit across the fold in my book.
I find that I sometimes struggle with creating notebook layouts that differ from one another because of the notebook's smaller size. 
But, changing up my photo size definitely helps to keep things interesting.
From my TN - The Grand Canyon

The horizontal phrase die-cuts, placed vertically alongside (and slightly overlapping) my photo also add to the visual interest of the spread.
And my favorite part of the whole thing?
The little rubber globe from the Good Ol' Days Silicone Shapes set.
From my TN - The Grand Canyon

Seriously adorable, right?
I don't normally like to add a lot of bulk to my notebooks, but I just couldn't resist this time.

From my TN - The Grand Canyon

Silicone Shapes

A few lines of journaling...documenting the who, where & when...and this spread was done!
From my TN - The Grand Canyon

Just a few more months until summer...I can't wait...
Looking for more Traveler's Notebook inspiration?
Take a look at these posts:
A Day at the Theatre
Hawthorne | DIY Traveler's Notebook
2018ex | A Journey in Memory Keeping
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