One Little Word 2019 :: July


Yep, late again with this prompt! There are plenty of reasons and excuses, but I'm choosing to focus on the fact that I've done it. I've kept going. I haven't given up.


As soon as I heard the words "creative meditation", I knew I wanted to try something a little bit different and I've been LOVING alcohol inks lately, so now seemed like the perfect time to give something new a try.


And I'm by no means an expert. This is literally the third time I've sat down to play. But I love how calming and unpredictable the process is for me, the colours are amazing and the end results are never what I thought would happen. I'm totally in love with the whole thing.


Here is my process for the July prompts...


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Project Life 2019 :: Week 30


I'm at the end of my CHASING RAINBOWS kit from Citrus Twist Kits so I have no choice but to face my nemesis: acetate! I tried to force too many rules on myself this week and it all turned a bit pear shaped before I managed to whip it into shape. And while I don't LOVE how this week turned out, I did get it done and thats enough for me!



Here is the process for this week's spread... 
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Heart This Place Layout :: Pink Paislee Design Team

Have you ever challenged yourself not to use the usual colours? I'm over on the Pink Paislee blog today sharing the colourful results of my challenge to myself, using the Whimsical collection. I hope you'll check it out!


Traveler's Notebook :: Oh So Cute


I'm still not back to 100% and I still sound like death warmed up but nothing cheers me up quite like making a fun page in my Traveler's Notebook with this cute little face.

I used the No Probllama range from Uniti (available here) and the bright colours and fun vibe is exactly what I needed!



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

Project Life 2019 :: Week 29


I love how even though we are in the middle of winter and my photos are a bit dark and gloomy, this week turned out so bright and colourful. And I credit that entirely to the CHASING RAINBOWS kit from Citrus Twist Kits!



Here is the process for this week's spread... 
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July Favourites

Here are my crafty faves, in no particular order, from July:

And for a little more detail about why these are my favourites, here is this month's video...

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Project Life 2019 :: Week 28


My best friend Trina picked out the five things I had to work with for Week 28 and I love how it turned out, but man, did I struggle with this one! I can only blame a lack of coffee for that one!

Turns out, using 12x12 papers for Project Life can be quite tricky indeed but that sticker book is AMAZING! So many stickers!



Here is the process for this week's spread... 
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Traveler's Notebook :: Courage or Comfort


It's been too long since I added another quote into my notebook, time to remedy that!

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Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

Traveler's Notebook :: Girl Boss


I used both the clear and digital sets of GIRL BOSS from Kellie Stamps for this fun page in my Pocket Page Notebook. I still can't get enough of the All Heart collection and it worked perfectly with this stamp set, well, with all of Kellie's stamps really.⁠

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Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

Finished Traveler's Notebook Flip Through

Is there any better feeling than filling up a Traveler's Notebook insert?! I've finished a couple of inserts lately, so over on my Youtube channel today, I'm showing you around one of them.

The other one is just for my Patrons, so if you're interested, here is the link to my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/dearlydee


Project Life 2019 :: Week 27


It's release day over at Kellie Stamps so I'm using ALL four new sets to create this week's Project Life spread! I even used the ENTIRE label set to create my own patterned paper for my title card. In fact, I used nothing but stamps and paper for this spread and I love how it turned out.

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Here is the process for this week's spread... 
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Tag Flip Giveaway!

Over on my Youtube channel today I've got a process video showing how I turned the last 10 cards from my #100dearlydeedays project into this tag flip. Plus, I'm GIVING AWAY the finished thing. I hope you'll check it out!


Traveler's Notebook :: The Magic of Beginnings


For the first time ever, I managed to get four lines of text stamped out straight in my TN! Woot, woot! I used the *the ASTER ALPHA by Brandi Kincaid for Feed Your Craft for this page.

Using strips of paper gave me a lovely ombre look to the page, used up some of my ever growing stash and also gave me the perfect way to keep my stamping straight. So yu can bet you'll be seeing this technique again in the future!



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

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Project Life 2019 :: Week 26

I'm over on the Citrus Twist blog today sharing this spread and a challenge for you: create your own handmade title! I hope you'll head over and check it out.


Simple Beauty TN Page :: Pink Paislee Design Team

I'm over on the Pink Paislee blog today sharing a simple page celebrating everyday beauty using the new Again & Again collection. I hope you'll stop by and check it out!


Traveler's Notebook :: This is Unreal


Saying goodbye to my little buddy never gets any easier. But I'm focussing on the fun we had first with this bright and happy page in my Traveler's Notebook, using the July Life Crafted kit from Citrus Twist.


There are always SO many die cuts in these kits, I decided to try and use up a bunch of them on this page by creating a border along one side of the spread. The hidden journalling under my larger photo is one of my favourite techniques. Even if I do have to add glue to the washi tape because it has no stick!



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

Loaded Flatmail Cards :: Pink Paislee Design Team

I'm over on the Pink Paislee blog today sharing how I made these loaded flat mail cards using the always bright and colourful Horizon collection. I hope you'll check it out (and then make one and send it to a friend!)


Project Life Week 25 :: Five Favourite Things


It's time for another Five Favourite Things spread this week. But this time, my Patrons chose the things I needed to use! 

And I have to hand it to them, they picked some pretty basic supplies that ended up coming together in one of my favourite spreads of the year!⁠

If you want to join in, create a project using:
  • Washi tape
  • Old Project Life Cards
  • A typewriter
  • Metal dies
  • Stamps



Here is the process for this week's spread... 
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Traveler's Notebook :: A Little List


Sometimes, it's nice to give yourself the gift of gratitude and I love documenting this process in my Traveler's Notebook. For this page, I used both the *BIG AND SMALL kit and the ASTER ALPHA by Brandi Kincaid for Feed Your Craft.

Using a list format is the easiest way I have to get down all the thoughts in my head. I'm not a natural storyteller but lists really help me. Everything else is simple: a large photo, some stamping and some stickers.



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 

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