Over the last year, I have started to do more memory keeping. I decided that I want to tell my everyday story in new ways. My kids are both grown and on their own and I have most of the photos from their childhood scrapbooked in albums.

Now my story is more about me and my husband and what we are doing on a day to day basis. I tend to do seasonal notebooks and I have added list making to my repertoire of layout themes…like my 10 favorite Halloween movies for example.

You know that as soon as I saw the ephemera packs in the May Hedgehog Hollow kit, I had to create a scrapbook layout of some kind!

I started with the piano keyboard stencil and used the Color Hive Clear Embossing ink with the Mercury Kaleidoscope Powder. I love the color this turns on black card stock.

I did the same thing with the heart beat stamp from the Music Speaks stamp set. This is stamped twice and it lines up beautifully!

Next, I foiled my die cuts with my very inexpensive Scotch laminator. I placed the foil inside a folded piece of parchment paper with the black side of the die cuts facing the back side of the foil. I sent this through the laminator with the paper fold side first. Then I peeled the die cuts off the foil sheet.

They look amazing!! This is Deco Foil Summer Rainbow foil.

I cut down some Maker Forte Bubble Gum pink cardstock and some of the beautiful Stormy slate gray metallic cardstock. For the photo, I actually took a picture of an old photo with my phone camera and cropped it down, then turned it to a black and white photo.

After six months of just plain experimenting making traveler’s notebook layouts, I decided to switch to using layout sketches that I find online. The sketch I used for this is from a Traveler’s Notebook Challenge with Lisa and Lori. By using sketches, I find that I’m maintaining more white space on my layouts and I’m happier with the results.

You can see that I stamped my very favorite sentiment from the stamp sets on one page. I also added the 3 foiled ephemera pieces with foam tape in a visual triangle around the page.


I used some Washi tape from my stash and and a nice gold clip. Make the Traveler’s Notebook layouts has also led me to pulling out my old corner rounder and border punches as well. It feels good to use all the tools I love so much!

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you give the Hedgehog Hollow subscription boxes a try, along with foiling. You can see what a pretty touch this adds to you projects! You can find more ideas from me on my blog and YouTube channel at Stamping Imperfection!