Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Travel ~ September TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!

It's a new month so that means it's time for a new challenge!   

HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will then have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE layout! WOW!
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

This month Lori's challenge is PICK THREE!! 
For this challenge PICK 3 items from the following list to include on your spread:
1) hearts 2) die cuts/ephemera 3) tag(s) 4) banner(s) 5) flower(s) 6) label(s) 7) polka dots 8) stamps 9) washi tape. 
 You can use other items as well but you must use at LEAST 3 items from this list.
RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
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.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9. We only ship within the US, international players are welcome but they will need to pay the shipping if they are chosen as our prize winner or forfeit the prize
10.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's September challenge!
 Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: American Crafts Field Trip (red & stripe), Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure (green dot) & American Crafts Little by Little (black & White) ; stickers: Simple Stories Travel Notes; ephemera: Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure; label: Jillibean Soup.

This is our attempt at a selfie in front of the fountain on The Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri this past August.  It is hard to take a selfie with someone who is a full foot taller then you lol!  My son was a good sport though as he is not a fan of selfies but knew I wanted to document this trip of us.  It was super hot that day and the sun was so bright so not the best picture taking conditions but that just adds to the special memories we made!  My son was born in Kansas City but we moved to Texas when he was just 4 months old.  He was interning this Summer in Kansas City so it was the perfect opportunity to visit him and show him the city in which he was born!!  Once again I combined scraps from multiple lines to made my spread and I was super excited to see how these lines all combined together!  The sticker sheet from the Simple Stories Travel Notes line is so fun but I didn't have any papers left from that line so I had to combine the stickers with other papers and I was super pleased at how well these stickers combined with the other lines of which I had no embellishments left over!  It's definitely a fun challenge to try and use up left overs in this fashion!! 
 For Lori's challenge I used hearts, ephemera, a label, and polka dots (green paper)

This month we have a little bonus for you as well~ we have a Guest Designer playing along with us!  Our Guest Designer this month is Sandi Pressley!  
 Here is a bit about Sandi:  Hi, I am Sandi Pressley from Palm Coast, Florida which is on the east coast of the state between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. I am recently retired from selling roofing and building materials and am enjoying my retirement so far more than I even imagined. I have been a paper crafter for nearly 13 years now. I love all size canvases from cards to 12x12 traditional layouts. This year I started my personal memory keeping of life with my wonderful and crazy husband in a Traveler’s Notebook and I must say, I really love this size. The pages come together quickly especially when using one of Lisa’s awesome sketches and paired with a fun challenge from Lori. 
I was born and raised in Chicago. When Dave and I were married in 2003 we moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where we lived for 4 years until moving to Florida. I have two sons that still live in the Chicago area and they have given me 4 grandchildren ranging in age from 18 to 8...... Jake, Cole, Abby and Izzy. Their pictures and activities fill the scrapbooks on my shelves.  
Besides crafting, I like to read, go out to lunch with friends, go to the gym and research future home improvements to keep my husband busy on the weekends. We are soon to become dog parents to a French Bulldog puppy. This layout is the first of many I am sure I will create about our new little girl. 
Thanks to Lisa and Lori for inviting me to guest design here this month. I had a lot of fun working with the sketch and challenge.
Here is Sandi's layout using the sketch and Lori's challenge: 

Now it's your turn I can't wait to see what you create!  One randomly selected winner will win this fun set of Layered Heart stickers from Pinkfresh Studios!!!  They will make the perfect accents for your TN or scrapbook pages!  
We did not have our minimum of 3 players for our last challenge so there are no winner this month. THANKS for stopping by my blog, I hope you are inspired to play along with me this month!!!   Happy creating!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  1. I love your spread Lisa and your sketch was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for the opportunity to be your guest.

  2. I love this, Lisa! The colors are so fun the scraps work so well together! I know your pain in trying to take a selfie with a tall son who doesn't like to take selfies! Sometimes that's a whole other memory in itself!

  3. Such a cute page. I think I might try and play along with these sketches as I just got some TNs but I am not sure what exactly I want to use them for...this could be it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Lisa: Love your TN layout for your September sketch!!! So vibrant! Thanks for sharing some of your life journey and the importance of this visit to KC. Moxie fab LO!!!