Thursday, September 10, 2020

TN Time with Lisa & Lori ~ September Edition!

Happy Thursday!!  It's almost the weekend!  I hope you will find time to play with paper this weekend!  I hope to carve out a little creative time for myself if I can.  Another month has come and gone and it's time for the September edition of TN Time with Lisa & Lori!  
So let's get this party started: 

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:

Now for Lori's fun challenge: (September 10th through October 9th):

So let's go old school and tear some paper friends!!  What a simple yet striking technique to give a great look to our layouts! 
Here is my spread using both the sketch & Lori's challenge to tear some paper on your project!  As you can see I chose to tear the strip of paper under my quote box!  I love the look of torn paper don't you?

 Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: CTMH Mix In and Every Little Thing lines; journal tabs: Elle's Studio & PinkFresh Studios; quote: Crate Paper Magical Forest; frame: PinkFresh Studios Indigo Hills; stickers: CTMH Every Little Thing (heart, round flower & circle w/ heart) & Crate Paper ( word "Sweet" & cat); Doily: Stampin' Up; ephemera heart & word strips: PinkFresh Studios; Letter Stickers: Making Memories.

Here are a few close ups:
I loved this quote and was excited to find that it matched well with my September Great Stash Bash kit!!  To see more on my Great Stash Bash kit for this month you can click HERE.  Since the pandemic I really find it to be true that happiness is inside the smallest of moments!  I wanted to capture this small everyday moment of myself and my sister's cat Chester in my spread this month!  Chester isn't really into selfies but he did oblige me for one fast selfie as you can see!!

As you can see I switched the sides where the full sheet of paper was in my TN vs in the sketch!  I found it just flowed better.  I also added half of a doily under my picture to give my layout the softer feel that I was seeking to achieve with my papers and embellishments, but other than that I pretty much stayed true to the sketch!   Now for the nitty gritty details:

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. Prize draw will occur every 3 months. *see note below*
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!
We have decided to do a drawing every 3 months so since we did our drawing in for May we are drawing this month, so drum roll please...........................................Our randomly selected winner for the fun Carta Bella Summer Market chipboard stickers & a few other random Summer embellishments is............................#3!!

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Congrats to Sandi!!  Sandi email me at to claim your prize!!  Now for our next prize!!  The next prize draw will be in December and one randomly selected winner will win this amazing package of  PinkFresh Studios Holiday Vibes Chipboard!  These will be perfect for adding a little extra holiday cheer to your holiday layouts, TN spreads or cards!

But remember you can't win if you don't play!  Link up your spread using both or either of the two challenges by December 10th at midnight CST to play along!  Happy creating!

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


  1. I love this beautiful spread, Lisa! That quote is so great and so true! Sweet Chester does indeed look very sweet and how funny that you have a cat in your photos and I have a bird!

  2. Wonderful work with this, Lisa! I love all the little details!