Succulent Sunday


Despite weeks of neglect (which just goes to show it is PRETTY hard to kill succulents!), my little babies are still going strong. I decided to move the remaining ones in more permanent homes, a pot of different varieties and a couple of candles holders I bough on the cheap. Fingers crossed they survive their rough transition in the middle of winter. I've left them in the sunniest spot in the house (which at this time of year is pretty limited) so fingers crossed!

Coffee time


Is there anything better than coffee? How about layout using a foiled background created with a digital stamp from Kellie Stamps celebrating the things I see in my coffee clouds? Yeah, that's what I thought too.

The rest of the layout used bits and pieces I had lying around within arms reach. And notice the total lack of white background? So out of my comfort zone but I don't hate it! Add in a few wood veneers, a tiny tag and some glittery enamel dots and I think I actually love it.


Project Life :: Week 22 with Kellie Stamps

I'm a bit out of order in my Project Life album but I'm gonna roll with it. This week I used a few digital stamps from the OBSESSED set from Kellie Stamps directly on my photos before cracking into an unopened Studio Calico kit. I loved the girly colours! This week was the week after I had done Week In The Life so I must have gone on a photo-strike. But luckily, the few I did have went really well together and this ended up being one of my favourite spreads so far.

I used the JOT IT DOWN clear stamps to create a little filler card by creating a quirky little to-do list, clearly showing my priorities!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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DIY Traveler's Notebook inserts


I'm just loving the Traveler's Notebook class from Citrus Twist Kits. So much so, that I had to make a few inserts! I used up the last of my June kits and pulled out my mixed-media bits and pieces and had myself an arty afternoon.

I used watercolours and mists and modelling paste to create the aqua cover. All it needed after that (apart from a very long time to dry!) was some cut-outs using the June cut-file and a couple of puffy stickers.


I stitched down all my left-over scraps of paper and added ALL the puffy stickers to create an insert where I can keep all the quote and words of wisdom that strike my fancy. It also has a rainbow paper interior. Win.


I used the acrylic words from the Sprinkles kit as a mask to create this title tag. The mist washes straight off them so they are still completely useable. Yay! And note my complete non-hoarding of those enamel dots. I would usually use them so sparingly but they look amazing sprinkled so generously over the cover.

Kellie Stamps :: Planner Love


So, I snagged myself a new planner (!) and what better way to start a new planner than with some fab new stickers! And luckily it's release day over at Kellie Stamps so I had some awesome digital and clear stamps to work with! I used the OBSESSED digital stamps to create some of these stickers and the JOT IT DOWN clear set to create some others.

 
The JOT IT DOWN clear set is perfect for using directly in your planner as well, I love the little circles and squares for making to-do lists! 


So now all I need to do is get everything on my list ticked off before we head away for a little mid-winter break. I'm about to cross something off my bucket list as well this week so stay tuned for that!

Project Life :: Week 20


This week I'm working with the June Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Sprinkles kits. My photos were a little on the dark side this week so I've kept the cards and papers a bit lighter to balance it out. I don't tend to add much journalling to my Project Life spreads but you could easily add some handwritten or typed journalling under the smaller photos on the 3x4 cards.

Side note: Notice that really large 1000 there? Thank you SO much guys for helping me reach 1000 subscribers to my YouTube channel. I appreciate it so much! It also meant I got to celebrate with the most enormous slice of Raspberry Brownie. Nom. I'm working on a little celebration for you all as well so stay tuned!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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So many stitches


After creating a patch-work background, I added some photos, layered on some scraps of paper and washi, added a few embellishments and created a title. The numbers were originally cork but they got lost in that busy background so I used a couple of layers of white paint to help them stand out a bit more.

I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked on my cross-stitch hoop but that didn't stop me from putting together a layout! I'm more than half-way and that is worth celebrating.

Project Life :: Week 19


I'm using the brand new June Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit this week which made it pretty easy to create a simple and colourful spread. Keeping each card simple and just using a few embellishments and stamps means each spread only takes about 20 minutes. So I'm slowly catching up again!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How to create Project Life cards on your Phone


This week I've got a wee sneaky peek of the June releases from Kellie Stamps (available on the 15th). I also show you how you can use your phone to create these filler cards using digital stamps and LetterGlow app. This is perfect if you don't have Photoshop or if you just don't want to get up off the couch! I also added some digital stamps from the OBSESSED set directly to my photos. Once I had these cards created and photos printed, the whole spread took less than 8 minutes to put together! Not too shabby.


This is also a small look at the planner clear stamps that will be available for pre-order. Even if you aren't a planner girl, these stamps are still perfect for Project Life. I made my own filler card with a few of them stacked together and a pink pen. Too easy.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together and the tutorial for creating filler cards with your phone... 

Kellie Stamps :: June Sneaks


If your a planner lover like myself, you're going to want to see the Kellie Stamps June release! Releasing at the later date of the 15th this month, there is also a special deal where you can score yourself this oh-so-cute mini pencil!


And if you think planner stamps are strictly for planners, here's proof that they are the perfect size for Project Life as well!


Project Life :: Week 17


I'm still working with the May Citrus Twist Kits Pocket life and Sprinkles kit this week and all my photos ended up very blue. So I thought I'd go with that cool-toned colour scheme. Until I realised that what a cold, blue week needs is a bit of colour! Luckily, I got there in the end.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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DIY Embellishments with Kellie Stamps


I grabbed myself a little Diamond Press last week as an early birthday present to myself and after opening it up and giving it a whirl, I found myself with a thousand little die cut pieces. So I decided to make myself some DIY layered embellishments (a la Inky Quill style).


First I whipped myself up some little word stickers using the MY FAVE digital stamps from Kellie Stamps. I simply laid them out in my Silhouette software, added A LOT of cut lines and cut them out of sticker paper. Time consuming but simple!


Then I glued all the little layers together with the stickers and now I have a pile of gorgeous little embellishments to add to my layouts, planner, Project Life and cards.


Project Life :: Week 16


I'm using the May Citrus Twist Kits Pocket life and Sprinkles kit again this week and my colour-scheme this week was ALL THE COLOURS. Even green! I had a bit of a stamping mishap but recovered nicely, managed to avoid the compulsion to hoard and my obsession with puffy stickers continues!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Why I'm didn't do #WITL (last week)


I know that Ali Edwards' Week in the Life is all about documenting the everyday, the small details of your life, as it i right now. But if I want to make it past Tuesday this year (unlike last year's epic fail), I know I'm going to want something a bit more exciting to document then five days of me sitting at the same desk, eating the same lunch and coming home exhausted and falling into bed at the same time plus a few weekend activities.

So I've chosen a different week. A week that I know will include: two days off work, my birthday, a few special appointments and a visit from my mum. Fun things that would have been documented anyway but why not do it in this format this year.

There will still be a large amount of everyday moments, the comfort of routine, the dull and the mundane, the finding of joy in the little things. But, this time, with a splash of fun added in!

Succulent Sunday


Finally some of my little succulent babies are big enough to move into their own little pot. Grow, grow, grow!

Best Ever

Any guesses what I traced to create the stitched flowers on this background? Doilies!

I'm always happy to find a way to use a doily and this was perfect. I used six different thread colours, all of which I took from that gorgeous painterly paper from Pink Paislee at the back of my stack (a crime to cover it up I think).


I used the May Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life, Sprinkles and Embellishment kits on this one, but mostly all the tiny little scrappy pieces left over from all my Project Life spreads. I created the title with a digital stamp version of my brush script stamp from this months kit (Hint; keep an eye on the Citrus Twist Kits blog later in the month for a handy little freebie!) and my Silhouette Cameo.

Here is the process video of how this quick layout came together... 
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And here are a couple of detail shots ...

Project Life :: Week 15


I'm using the May Citrus Twist Kits Pocket life and Sprinkles kit this week and I loved being able to use one of my card designs (that happy rainbow water-coloured stripe) to really brighten up the week.

I was also determined to use one of the doilies, they're not my favourite embellishment but I'm always trying to push through that reluctance and find a solution I love. I ended up stamping the blue card a couple of times until I found a colour I was happy with. But in the end, I love how light and bright and colourful this week ended up!


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