A Wonderful Sweet Treat with Guest Marsha Farris

We are so excited to welcome February guest designer Marsha Farris to the Elle’s Studio blog today. Marsha creates beautiful, bold and clean designs in her traveler’s notebooks which always include a lot of color and pattern, which is why her beautiful style paired perfectly with our brand new February shop items! Let’s see what she created to inspire us!

Hello!  My name is Marsha Farris, and I’m so excited to be a guest designer for the month here at Elle’s Studio!  Today, I am sharing a layout in my traveler’s notebook using the February 2019 Kit and add-ons

Supplies |  February 2019 Kit, Hazel Alphabet Stickers – White, February Labels, Bright Die Cut LabelsPuffy Icon Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers – Spring Mix, Oh Happy Day Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

I always love the tags that are a part of the monthly kits and decided to focus on using them on a TN layout.  I chose to keep the background white, so the cards would stand out on my spread.  The photo I decided to use is of my son enjoying a flavored ice at our local pumpkin patch.  He is always excited to have a sweet treat!   For the title on my layout, I chose to use the “wonderful” tag in the February 2019 Kit.  There are always tags included in the kits that make great titles for layouts!  To complete the title, I added the white Hazel Alphabet Stickers to a banner from the kit die cuts and used my stapler to attach it to the card.

Next, I chose a fun striped tag from the kit to add the journaling and date.  I printed out my journaling on white cardstock, cut it into strips, and adhered it to the tag.  I stamped the date using the Mini Dated Stamp and layered some die cuts from the kit for added interest.

For the right side, I used another tag from the kit to layer behind the photo.  This helped bring over all of the colors from the other side of the layout.  I also added a piece of torn vellum behind the photo for extra texture and interest.

To embellish the spread, I layered February Labels and Bright Die Cut Labels, and added some three Puffy Icon Stickers. I stamped “happiness found” and a star from the Oh Happy Day Stamp. The Puffy Heart Stickers are one of my favorite embellishments, so I added a couple of them to the layout for the finishing touch.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope I have inspired you to use the February kit and extras on your traveler’s notebook layouts or other projects!

Hello!  I’m Marsha Farris, and I live in Alabama with my wonderful husband and our two sons, ages 15 and 9. I love photography, documenting my stories, and sharing my projects. I also enjoy reading, knitting, and helping my family on our farm. I began scrapbooking many years ago while expecting my oldest son and have continued to do some form of memory keeping since then.  I scrapped 12 x 12 layouts and pocket pages for many years, but am now focusing on creating in smaller formats. Traveler’s notebooks are my current obsession. I even dream about what my next TN layout will be! You can find my projects on Instagram and my blog. I am so honored to be an Elle’s Studio guest designer!

Be sure to follow our blog to see Marsha’s next post using the February kit and add-ons next week! Until then, be sure to follow her Instagram feed for some amazing traveler’s notebook spreads, and her blog, Hey Marsha Makes.

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