Easy Memory Keeping Spread in a Traveler’s Notebook

Caitlyn Storm Circle Hey, everyone! Caitlyn back up on the blog today! Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to put together a memory keeping spread in Paper House’s new Journey Books!

It’s no secret that I love memory keeping, but sometimes you want to work on projects on a smaller scale. I’m going to show you just how easy it is to put together a memory keeping spread in a traveler’s notebook!

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The combination of Paper House Productions products really helps to tie in layouts. You can truly create beautiful spreads just using a few different pieces!

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One of my biggest tips for putting together memory keeping spreads is to use big elements! The serene and beautiful colors from the Color Washed Paper Pad were perfect for this spread. Flipping through the paper pad, my eyes were drawn to the blue and white paper. The way the gold foil elements are set up on the page meant that it had just enough decoration that I didn’t need to touch it. The quotes on the right page also came from the Color Washed Paper Pad. The “best is yet to come” quote felt perfect for this spread.

Using both my Xyron tape runner and 3″ sticker maker, I was able to get these pieces in quick and easy. To finish off my page on the left, I used a rounded corner punch to better fit the page.

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The best truly is yet to come, but these little moments are pretty close to being the all time best.

Easy memory keeping spread in a traveler's notebook

To finish off this spread, I included some hexagon diecuts from a different sheet of paper from the Color Washed Paper Pad. They helped to balance out this spread some more and add a fun little focal element.

I hope that this inspired you to try out a memory keeping spread in your own traveler’s notebook! I know I definitely enjoyed putting this together. See you all next time!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Nashville Journey Book Set, Color Washed Paper Pad, Xyron Tape Runner, Xyron 3″ Disposable Sticker Maker

Plan It with Wonder Woman!

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Hi there!  Laura here with you today!  Need help keeping track of the chaos of every day life?  Or just want a fun way to keep a daily log of that boring to do list?  Paper House has the planners, stickers and washi for you!  And with all those choices, planning your way through the week never has to be boring again!

One of the new collections from Paper House….Wonder Woman(TM)!!  Who doesn’t want that kind of inspiration for your week?

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The quality, colors and designs of the Paper House Life Organized stickers take your planning to a whole other level.  They are so cool with all the foil accents!

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Here I’ve used a mix of the Karmabee washi, the Wonder Woman (TM) Life Organized stickers, and Sticky Pics Faux Enamels, and general stickers.  To make it your own….add some of your own doodles or drawings.

You can create a lot of interest by layering up the stickers like this pic in he bottom right corner….

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All these different sticker types are made to go together so well they all look like they are from the same set!

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You can make accessories for your planner using these Paper House Life Organized goodies too.   Using a basic gold paper clip from any office supply store, just make a couple of washi “flags” and then use the Faux Enamel stickers to add a fun element. And the best…..these stickers come with reverse images!  So you use the two reverse images together back to back…..no stickiness to worry about, the images line up perfectly to create the awesome clip to keep you even more organized!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to get yourself organized, using these great products from Paper House!  You can find all the Life Organized products and more in the store HERE.

Setting Up and Decorating My Traveler’s Journal with Xyron

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Hello Paper House Productions fans! I hope you are all having a great week so far.  It’s Maria back on the blog today to show you how I set up and decorated my Traveler’s Notebooks, showcasing the new Unicorn Journey Book Set, Weekly Creative Journaling Stickers, Kawaii Stick-On Pockets, the Xyron Tape runner and a bunch of other supplies.  Since I am traveling to Dubai and Athens the week that this blog post will go live, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to set-up my traveler’s notebooks so I can take it to the trip with me.

The Unicorn traveler’s journal will be set-up for my daily journaling.  The white traveler’s journal will be set-up to write inspirational quotes that I like.  I have a YouTube process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are some photos

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Here’s what it looks like inside:

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I used my Xyron tape runner to adhere embellishments on my pages which is why I also bring it with me when I travel.

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The photo on the left side is my daily journal, and the photo on the right is where I wrote my favorite quotes.

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Here’s my process video:

I hope I have inspired you today to set-up your own traveler’s journal.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES:  Unicorn Journey Book Set, Kawaii Stick-On Pockets, Kawaii Cupcakes Puffy Clips, Weekly Creative Journaling Stickers, Travel Planner Stickers, Xyron Tape Runner

 

 

 

Quick Ten Minute Planner Clips Using Washi Tape

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Hey, everyone! Hope you’ve had a wonderful start to spring so far! It’s Caitlyn back on the blog to show you how to make some really easy planner clips! Want to know how easy? They should take 10 minutes or less! Wow.

Planner clips are such an easy way to add personality to your planner. Those within the traveler’s notebook community truly take their planner clip game to the max. Often times you’ll see photographs of just the top part of their notebook, showing off all of the beautiful clips they’ve collected. The best part of these particular clips is how different you can make these – just by using washi tape!

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There are several steps to take to get to the point shown in the photograph above. The first step is to take thin cardboard, like from a cereal box. Once you have your chosen material, you can start to create your diecuts. Place strips of washi on your material in any order that you would like.

Depending on how you’re cutting your diecut, these next few steps will change. For this particular project, I used a stamp and diecut set. I stamped my design first and then moved along to cutting the diecut. It’s very important to line your diecut up with the stamp. If you’re not using a stamp you can proceed to just cutting the diecut.

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Now we can start assembling your clips. Take one of your die cut pieces and lay it face down, blank side up. Use your Xyron tape runner to apply adhesive to the bottom portion of your die cut. Then place your paper clip down on the adhesive.

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Instead of using the tape runner for the other half of the clip, I used my Xyron Sticker Maker. Using Xyron’s Sticker Maker machine allows me to add adhesive to pieces quickly and accurately. To add adhesive place your element into the machine, keeping the design side up. Then you will pull the adhesive paper on the other side to help guide the object through the machine. The Sticker Maker helps you make sure that you have adhesive on the full design. This helps to create a nice seal on your two diecut pieces, making sure that your paperclip will stay in place.

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In this photo you can see the first clip completed. I very carefully matched the shape to the second diecut and then pressed the two pieces together, creating a sandwich. I then repeated this process two more times to put together the other two clips.

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Now you should have your completed planner clips! The total time from start to finish each clip was around 10 minutes, making this particular project not only easy, but fast.

I hope you all enjoyed this super easy project! I hope you all start to create your own planner clips to add to your planners.

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Pansies Washi Tape, Carole Shiber Polka Dotted, Soft Pink & Honeydew, Washi Tape Set, Gerbera Washi Tape Set,

Paper House Productions & SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop & Giveaway – Day 4

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Welcome to the Color Me Happy Blog Hop!  We’re pairing up with SpiegelMom Scraps all week long for some colorful projects showcasing out collections and their sequins!  We’ve got a great giveaway so be sure to stick around to the end of the post to get more details!

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Hi everyone! I created this layout using the Marbleous paper pack and the coordinating card stock stickers. This collection is just gorgeous! The colors are stunning and the gold foiling really add the perfect touch!

I also used the stunning Make My Heart Sing sequin mix from SpiegelMom Scraps. They add just the perfect amount of sparkle and texture to the page!

 

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Anytime I get to create a project for my planner I get really excited. The products over at Spieglmom Scraps makes planner projects even easier to create! All you need is a vision and an idea to make it happen. A little help from some sequins doesn’t help, either!

Here are three super easy planner project DIY’s that you can make for your own planner!

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Project One: Planner Charm

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Planner charms are really fun to have! Not only are they decorative, but they allow you to have your personality and ideas shine! In order to put together a similar charm you’ll need a small glass bottle with a wide mouth.

Add some glitter, some Chocolate Cookies sequins, and a small element of your choice and you have the base to your charm! All you need to do to finish it off is add a chain and some additional elements you might want to include.

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To finish off my charm I added some ribbon and a key. You can easily add your own elements to create something all your own.

Project Two: Shaker Planner Clip

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The first time I ever made a shaker box was when I was 12. It was in a scrapbooking class with my mom. They were so fun to create (and still are!). I’m so happy that shakers have crossed over into the planner world as well! I knew that I needed to create a really cute shaker clip using the Easter Basket sequins.

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With the help of the Stargazer Faux Enamel stickers and both the Easter Basket and Morning Dew Drops sequins, I was able to create a beautiful clip!

Project Three: Planner Dashboard

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Dashboards can be utilized in multiple ways and adapted to different styles of planner. You can create them for regular spiral bound planners, for traveler’s notebooks, or any planner that you can think of! All you need is some plastic, some sequins, and something to seal your shaker.

When I saw the Mystical Mermaids Faux Enamel Stickers I knew I needed to include them in my dashboard! My original vision for this was a lot simpler, but they needed to be included! The Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad had some great quotes included in the pack! By utilizing some of the pre-made pieces that were the perfect size for a dashboard, I was able to layer everything together to put this together! To help bring my vision to life, I pulled some of the smaller blue and purple sequins from the Rainbow Bright sequin set and added in the rest of my Morning Dew Drops. Don’t they look like bubbles?

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The opposite side of the dashboard was an absolute no brainer! I didn’t add sequins to this side as I wanted the quote to be the highlight.

The washi edging made punching the holes for my planner a breeze. Plastic often breaks certain hole punches, so I always recommend adding a thinner layer such as washi to punch through. The Stargazer Washi Tape Set looked great with this dashboard, so that was an added bonus!

I hope you enjoyed these little projects I put together for you! See you all in my next post.

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Paper House Productions Products Used: Stargazer Planner, Stargazer Faux Enamel Stickers, Mystical Mermaid Faux Enamel Stickers, Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad, Stargazer Washi Tape Set

Spieglmom Crafts Products Used: Chocolate Cookies, Easter Basket, Morning Dew Drops, Rainbow Bright

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Celestial Themed Planner Spread

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Happy first day of spring, everyone! It’s me Caitlyn, back to show you another planner spread.

I don’t know about you, but I am super excited for spring to finally arrive. We have had our weather range from absolutely glorious to down right frigid in the north east. I’m hoping that the official start of spring starts to bring in some beautiful warm weather.

One of my new favorite things to do is partake in astrophotography. Unfortunately it has just been too cold to go outside late at night to take photos of the stars! The best way to fix this problem? Bring the stars inside (and to my planner)! BestIdeaEver. Creating a celestial themed planner spread is the perfect way to fix my issue!

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In order to best showcase this spread, I decided to share this spread as a “before the pen” shot. Adding in pen would have made this spread extremely distracting in these shots!

Putting together this spread was extremely easy. I took a sheet of black cardstock, cut it to the correct size of the boxes and used a tape runner to adhere it to the top set of boxes. Obviously I couldn’t stop the spread right there so I went in and used the brand new Stargazer washi set to add just a little bit of decoration. Obviously I couldn’t stop there – there was a huge section that just needed to be decorated!

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I used two different faux enamel sticker packs for my decorations. I used the Stargazer Faux enamels and the Celestial Faux Enamel Stickers. The combination of these two sets worked wonderfully. Celestial added beautiful constellation stickers and the beautiful quote highlighted and the Stargazer set added bold stars and decorative crystals. To help fill out my own personal night sky, I enlisted the help of additional star stickers from the Stargazer micro sticker set.

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Piecing together a planner spread doesn’t need to be complicated at all! Paper House Productions makes things very easy since each set has multiple coordinating pieces! I know when you first start out with decorative planning it can be really intimidating, but don’t be afraid!

I hope that my little bit of the galaxy inspired you to create your own little version in your planner!

See you all next time!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Stargazer Planner, Stargazer Micro Stickers, Stargazer Faux Enamel Stickers, Celestial Faux Enamel Stickers, Stargazer Washi Set

Wonder Woman Planner Spread

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, everyone! It’s me Caitlyn back with my first post for March!

March is generally when my year starts to truly pick up. We finally start to move out of the hum drum and bleak colors of the winter months and into the gentle warmth of the soft colors of spring. While I normally gravitate towards pastels at this time of the year I decided that I needed to do something a little different. I recently watched the Wonder Woman movie for the first time and with all of the wonderful Wonder Woman products Paper House Productions has to offer it was only fitting. This month we’re going bold with the help of Wonder Woman!

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It’s not often that I have the opportunity to include my monthly spread at the beginning of the month. I usually like to fill this in as a I go, but as I mentioned at the very beginning this month is busier than usual. This month I’m relying on the monthly view to show me where I need to be and when. Trust me, almost every day this month will be filled with at least one thing by the end.

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I couldn’t bring myself to write in this spread – not just yet! Sometimes less is more and I feel that was the case for the weekly spread this week. The Wonder Woman Planner Sticker set provided 90% of the weekly spread with some added elements from the Wonder Woman Micro Stickers. The micro stickers added little pops of excitement to the weekly spread. The smaller elements of the micro stickers also helped to balance out the heavier elements such as the full box stickers and the skinny sidebar sticker. I also included the skinny washi from the Superman Logo Washi Tape set as it matched the color scheme perfectly.

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The long and skinny sticker from the Wonder Woman Planner Sticker set worked wonderfully in the side bar! The giant “To Do” list allows me to have more space to write the important things that I need to remember. I knew that I didn’t have any birthdays to worry about my goals would be the things that I needed to do. Any other month I more than appreciate the different sections, but this month it just isn’t needed!

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I love that the square stickers in the Wonder Woman Planner Sticker set fits in the boxes in the monthly layout! I included mine at the beginning of the month since I didn’t enjoy the blank space there would’ve been due to the month change, but you can put them anywhere! The Wonder Woman 2″ stickers helped add some additional decorative elements to help fill in some space.

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I hope you all enjoyed this week’s post and have some inspiration for your own Wonder Woman planner spread!

See you all next time!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Stargazer Planner, Wonder Woman Planner Stickers, Wonder Woman Micro Stickers, Wonder Woman 2″ Stickers, Superman Logo Washi Tape Set

Valentine’s Day Week Planner Spread

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, everyone! It’s me Caitlyn and I’m here to show you my Valentine’s Day week planner spread. Even though this spread was designed with Valentine’s Day themes in mind, it can truly work for any time of the year! The blush colors and pops of colors

I can not begin to explain how excited I am that this week is over. I was not aware of how crazy it was about to get when I decorated my planner spread. My original goal was to have something really pretty and decorated, but as it turned out I needed it to be functional! Luckily with the help of some of the Life Organized stickers I was able to fit most of my plans in one spot without sacrificing space!

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I am someone who adores big elements in their planner spreads. Some weeks it’s a lot more decorative than functional, but this week I needed to make sure I had the best of both worlds. I knew some days would be busier than others and I tried to keep that in mind the best that I could.

This week I decided to block out the entire middle section utilizing this flotal pattern sheet from the Be Happy Paper Pad. On the days where my schedule was less chaotic, I pulled the geometric triangle sheet from the Be Happy Paper Pad and created my own full box stickers. Even though the two patterns were very different they worked very well together. Utilizing scrapbook paper in your planner spread is truly one of my favorite things to do because it’s so versatile!

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In order to keep myself more on track I took advantage of several different sticker sets. The Life Organized sticker sets are tailored perfectly to specific needs and work great when you don’t want to write as much. As I mentioned before, this spread was influenced by Valentine’s Day with its colors, but I had to include some holiday stickers! I knew I didn’t want to use a full check box sticker for Tuesday so I opted to use the Candy Hearts micro stickers to create my own check list! Not only does it look cute it also adds its own little personality to the spread. Valentine’s Day itself also deserved its own special decorations. Don’t they look cute?

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Sticker layering is another great way to add personality and life to your planner spreads! This little piggy bank sticker from the Budget Functional Sticker set is too cute and he needed to be included. I thought I would give him some little money wings since Thursday was not only pay day but also bill paying day – yuck! Putting my little flying pig made the reminder that I needed to pay bills a little fun.

That’s all I have for this week. Thank you for checking out my planner spread and I’ll see you all next time!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Free Spirit Planner, Be Happy 12″ Paper Pad, Candy Hearts Micro Stickers, Valentines Micro Stickers, Budget Functional Stickers, Cleaning Functional Stickers, Doctor Functional Stickers, Business Functional Stickers, Grocery Functional Stickers, Me Time Functional Stickers

Color Washed Gift Set

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Hi there!  Laura here with you today sharing a project idea for a sweet gift for a friend, neighbor or just about anyone.  Good for a grad, or someone who just needs a pick me up, or thank you.  This is created with the Color Washed 12×12 Pad collection from Paper House.

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This is a great journal set for someone to keep their goals, dreams or just random thoughts about what they are going through on a daily basis.

The gift box keeps the journal and any other memento the recipient would like, and is a reminder to keep a positive attitude….the Color Washed 12×12 pad is full of gorgeous papers in bright cheerful colors, along with journal boxes and border strips with positive uplifting messages!

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The inside of the box is decorated too to keep those positive vibes coming…..

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Next is the journal and gift card…

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The sweet simple card was made using some of the scraps from creating the box, and also the stickers that are included in the Color Washed Pad….they look like gorgeous water-colored pieces of art.  You can keep the project simple and still make a bold beautiful statement.

The journal is just an inexpensive dollar store type notebook.  By adding the papers, stickers and a little ribbon, it turns into a pretty little journal better than most store bought journals.  If you want to add a little more pizazz, you can decorate inside the front cover (a little bonus inspiration!) and even add some of the small 2×2 squares that are also in the Color Washed pad to give little positive reminders throughout the journal.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the Paper House website to take a look at all the 12×12 paper pads they have available.  They have a great selection, and with the stickers, journal cards, and gorgeous papers included you are ready to create multiple projects with just one paper pad!

Supplies Used: Paper House Color Washed 12×12 Paper Pad; notebook, wooden box, enamel dots.

Memory Keeping Spread in the Free Spirit Planner

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, again! It’s Caitlyn back on the blog today and I’m here to show you something a little bit different you can do with your planner.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by my mom scrapbooking. It was never something that I found interest in as a child, but I was always in awe of the scrapbooking layouts that she would create. While my mom and I were always creative together, scrapbooking was always the one thing that I avoided doing. She could ask me to do anything else, but scrapbooking? Forget about it! It’s funny how years later the tables have completely turned and I have slowly made my journey into scrapbooking, just in a different medium.

Memory keeping in my planner is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Sometimes I don’t want to actually plan and I get into a slump. In order to help combat those feelings, I memory keep! There are plenty of ways to create a hybrid layout with memory keeping and planning, but before I show you ways of doing that, I wanted to show you a memory keeping week.

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With Valentine’s Day coming up so soon, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on my first Valentine’s with my fiancé. To put together this spread I utilized only five different sheets of paper in addition to the included stickers in the Be Happy Paper Pad. I used one full sheet for the main portion of this spread and then pulled select elements from the other sheets.

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Using scrapbooking paper is such an easy way to decorate any of your planner spreads and makes a world of difference in memory keeping. You can use all the stickers in the world to decorate, but something as simplistic as paper can make a huge difference.

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The Be Happy Paper Pad has plenty of different elements that work perfectly for journaling or even as photo backers. You’re sure to find something that will make your memory keeping spread pop and look beautiful!

Products Used: Free Spirit PlannerBe Happy 12″ Paper Pad

Check out my video to see how I put together this layout and see the thought process from start to finish. The way I envisioned this spread is different than the eventual outcome, but it came out a lot better than I planned! Sometimes the best thing in life truly aren’t planned and this memory keeping spread is proof of that.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you all next time.

XOXO,
Caitlyn