Thursday, April 5, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ March Release

tap, tap, tap...is this thing on...? O M G, its been awhile! I cannot believe its already April, and that the first quarter of the year is already over. The month of March was super, super busy for us, my daughter was off school (she attends a year round school) so we were traveling pretty much the entire month. It was fantastic but we are all happy to be back in a routine and my daughter is happy to be back in school. Love that about her.

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Last week was Kelly Purkey Shops release so I'm here today to share with you the projects that I made.

The first project was one that I made pretty much right after we got back from our first trip, which was another trip back to Disney World. Luckily for me Kelly released a Springtime Mini kit and the stamp set had perfect sentiments for the trip and the spread.

I used a mix of cards from the Number One Main kit along with the mini kit and I also used two of the new stamp sets; Enjoying and Watching on this spread. Because I plan to do a mini album for the trip this spread was just meant to capture the high points of the trip to be included in my yearly Pocket Page album.



I loved the stamp set in the Number One kit and loved the graphic elements that are meant to be stamped on top. It adds so much interest and movement to the stamps.


I loved the tiny heart accents on this card and the little stickers in the Tina's Currents Travelers Notebook kit.



My second project was documenting St. Patrick's Day. I blew up one of the cards in the Number One kit to create the rainbow band down the left side of the spread and I used the number stamps from the kit to stamp out the date using rainbow colors of ink. I used the new Ramona alpha stamp set to stamp out the title and it fit perfectly on top of the date.


I mixed in some of the smaller sentiments from the Enjoying Stamp Set to highlight the photos on the right hand side.


I love the Simple pleasures phrase and I love that it looks like it was typed on a Selectric typewriter.


The Tina's Currents Travelers Notebook kit this month was amazing and because of the high demand it sold out fast. Kelly is doing a pre-order for the kit so if you are interested I would act quickly to get on that list. The kit is perfect for documenting the things you are currently doing as you can see below. The stamp set is amazing!


Tina also a stamp sets that would pair perfectly with the kit, the first is called Tina's Days.

I hope you enjoyed the release!

See you soon,

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Featuring Studio Calico │ March Bookmarked Kits

The Studio Calico Bookmarked kits just went live this past Thursday so I wanted to share the three projects I made. The stamps this month were out of this world and I used two sets to make Travelers Notebook spreads and I just love both of them. Both stamp sets were designed by LifeLovePaper so its no surprise I loved them.

First up is a Documenter spread I made using just the main kit. I did use some of the stamps digitally but the embellishments and cards were just from the kit.


I loved the way the title card turned out. I cut the A from one of the 4x6 cards and paired it with some digitals of another 3x4 card in the kit.


The floral card in the lower left corner was another favorite. I fussy cut the word strips out of one of the journaling cards.


My first Travelers Notebook spread was made using the TV stamp set from LifeLovePaper. Man I loved how this turned out. This stamp set is the bomb!! I had so much fun documenting some of the shows I was watching in February.


Tiny photos get me every time!! And that streaming symbol with the curved text!!! LOVE!!


I made a second Travelers Notebook spread using the 6x8 Stamp Subscription and that stamp set was also designed by LifeLovePaper. I loved the journaling card stamp and used it to create windows across the spread. I filled the one with the photo and the other with some text. I love how this spread turned out. And I love my Plum Blossom tree when it blooms pink.


I masked off the journal spots when I added in the flowers so it looked like they were tucked behind.


I loved these kits and these stamps!

See you soon,
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Friday, March 2, 2018

Featuring Studio Calico │ February Candyland Kits

I was just sitting down to share the latest projects I made for Studio Calico and I realized I never posted last months projects. So today I'm here to share what I made using the Candyland kits.

The first project is a Documenter spread using the Candyland Documenter kit.This kit had a lot of Valentine appropriate cards in it that I will use when I make my February pages but I'm still working on spreads from last year so this kit totally worked great for some Springtime photos.


I loved this pattern paper and used it digitally here to create a card for my title slot.


There was a card set called Lazy Days and the Recharge card came from that set. I loved the rainbow colors of this card.


I loved the watercolor card as well and used it to tell a story about all the rain we were getting.


I made a Travelers Notebook spread using the Welcome Home Stamp Subscription. I used the flowers to create the background and I loved how bold these flower stamps were.


I made a second Travelers Notebook spread using the 6x8 Pattern Builder Stamp Set. I loved the xoxo stamp and used three of the stamps to make layered dimensional hearts. I really love how this spread turned out.


The last project I made was for a Sunday Sketch challenge. You can see the challenge in this blog post. I used a photo my friend DeAnna took of my daughter at our recent family photo session. I loved the sketch and I had a lot of fun creating this layout.


It was a really fun month of projects.

See you soon,


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How To Video │ Adding Bold White Borders


Hello everyone, I wanted to share that I have uploaded a new video to my You Tube Channel. This is probably the most requested and most asked question I get on Instagram so I finally sat down and created a tutorial. It is a live screen cast of me editing and cropping my photos to achieve the nice bold white border. I hope this is helpful and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask either here or within the YouTube comments.

Thanks for watching.


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