Project Life :: Week 37


THIS WEEK IS SO GOOD! I can't help but shout about how much I love how this week turned out. I told you I loved the cards in the October Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist.

I'm also loving having less photos and adding a journalling recap onto a card. I definitely think this will be something I keep up with, even though it can be a bit of a nightmare getting these cards to go through my cranky typewriter!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How to use digital stamps in your Traveler's Notebook :: Custom backgrounds


The latest video in this series focuses on using stamps from the latest Kellie Stamps release to create a custom background for your TN spread.

Let's get real, you could completely create your entire spread like this, but I love playing with actual paper too much to ever go completely digital. Hybrid forever!



Here is the process video of how to create your own titles... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Someday


I love my "Ladies you should listen to" insert so much. Quotes from women I admire and advice I know I'll need on a daily basis!

I used the Anzac Ave alpha from Kellie Stamps and I SO wish I hadn't stuffed up the stamping on this one, I just wasn't paying attention! Lesson learned. I'm just going to live with it and try to do better next time. I also added another paper from Silver Linings because the colours went so well with the yellow and I had some stamping bleed through to cover up.



And here is the process video of how this layout (eventually) came together...

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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge #6


Are you ready for the next Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge? The mood board this month is bright and bold and perfect for a good pun!


I'll be honest, this was my second attempt at this mood board challenge. The first one was ok, but just didn't feel like me, or even feel like the mood board. So I gave it another shot and this one is SO much better. I'd go so far as to say I love it. Because, well, donuts and funny quotes. Yes, please!


Here is the process video of how these pages came together... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

Please head on over and check out Essie's gorgeous creation as well. If you do make something inspired by this mood board, PLEASE let me know, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Project Life :: Week 36


Literally the second my October Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist arrived, I was tearing it open so I could start making. This month the kit is SO me!

That 6x4 journal card made this the most simple title card I've probably ever made. In fact, I love ALL the cards this month. They worked so perfectly with my photos. Which you may be able to tell, I started making way more of an effort when I was taking them, as well as in the editing and selecting too. After being so tired of dark and blah photos, I started choosing much more carefully when and how I took them and it has made the world of difference.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How to use digital stamps in your Traveler's Notebook :: Cut-out titles


The next video in this series focuses on using stamps from the latest Kellie Stamps release to create a cut-out title with your Silhouette machine.

You could easily replicate this style and hand cut your title but this is so much easier.



Here is the process video of how to create your own titles... 
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Pocket Page Notebook :: Bloom


I used the Rise and Shine kit for this page and it literally came together in less than 10 minutes. I really love that about digital, it can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. And in this case, I went simple. SUPER simple.

I was going to go full-throttle pink with this page, but ended up loving the contrast that the blue had instead. I didn't even need a title as the 3x4 card provided that for me!


And here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Pocket Page Notebook Youtube Hop :: Lovely


It's no secret just how much I love Pocket Page Notebooks from The Stamp Spot. So in celebration of that love, myself, Essie and Caylee are having a little YouTube hop today!

We each took this 12x12 sketch and translated it into a page in our PPN's. You can see mine above.


Head on over to YouTube, check out Essie's and Caylee's take on the sketch, AND find the most amazing discount code so you can get your own PPN!


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 35


I used another one of my DIY kits this week and I'm totally loving the results! Even after the near-disaster of a title card.

I think half the fun is "rediscovering" old favourite products. Some of these cards would never have even got a look in before but now that my tastes have changed a bit and I'm looking at them with fresh eyes, they are finally getting the love they deserve!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Pocket Page Notebook :: Just one cup



When I started this page, I was pretty sure how it was going to look. I wanted everything really yellow and happy but as I was putting it all together, a different paper caught my eye and the whole thing ended up completely different! Isn't that just the way sometimes?!


I used the Rise and Shine kit again and one of the tiny banners was my starting point for this whole page. My coffee consumption has changed quite dramatically in the last year, but one thing that hasn't changed is my need for a rather large cup before I attempt to do anything else!

I love stitching things into my pocket page, and shockingly, I used white thread this time instead of gold. You could easily use a Fuse tool or your sewing machine but I really love the texture that hand stitching gives.


And here is the process video of how this layout came together...

You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

How to use digital stamps in your Traveler's Notebook :: Gradient Pattern Backgrounds


I wanted to do a series to show you different ways of using digital stamps in your TN's (or any other project for that matter) and the first video is up today.

We are creating a gradient pattern background, perfectly colour co-ordinated to match your photos. I used stamps from the latest Kellie Stamps release, which went live today!


Here is the process video of how to create your own gradient patterned background... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

Pocket Page Layout :: Off to work


Since my work situation has changed significantly this year, I really wanted to document my new work-from-homeness. And the WORKDAY stamp set from Feed Your Craft was the perfect set to do it.

I decided an insert in my Project Life album would be perfect and these 3x4 slots worked out nicely for some photos and scrap papers and a bit of stamping.


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 34


This week turned out exactly how I wanted it to: bright, spring-y and colourful. With a dose of sequins!

I used my new SC Documenter kit which arrived last week and chose bright and light cards to match my photos. I'll be honest, when I took these photos back in Week 34, I was making a conscious effort to take bright and light photos after being so down-hearted about all the dark Winter photos I had been taking. And I am so pleased I did! Thank you past Diane!



Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Introducing :: Rise and Shine

Yay! My second collaboration with The Stamp Spot, the Rise and Shine digital Pocket Page and Traveler's Notebook kit, is available today!


Rise and Shine is less about dragging yourself out of bed in the morning and more about encouraging yourself to be the best your can be. Naomi Klein said, "Hope has never trickled down, it has always sprung up", and that is the inspiration behind this kit.


The kit contains 10 digital papers sized just for your Traveler's or Pocket Page Notebooks and a cut apart sheet. These are SO easy to cut out by hand! Included are tags, labels, tiny phrases, banners and embellishments. One of the best things about digital papers, is you will never run out! You can reprint again and again!

For a closer look at the kit, check out the reveal video... 

I've also got a process video up of the first page, well, pages, that I've put together using the Rise and Shine kit, I got all fancy with my Fuse tool and sequins, of course!


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

I really hope you guys love this kit and that it brings you a little bit of hope, positivity and joy!

Project Life :: Week 33


After last week's disappointment, this week couldn't be any more different. I LOVE IT!

I used one of my DIY kits and it was such a fun experience. I loved everything in the kit so there was nothing to try to work in with, the colours just bring me such joy and, although the photos are definitely brighter and happier and that helps a lot, this is one of my most favourite spreads ever!



Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How to make your own kits from your stash

So. I totally took all your suggestions to create my own kits from my stash for the next time I don't have a new kit to work with. And I LOVE the results!

Each kit has a selection of 4x6 cards, 3x4 cards, alphas, embellishments and washi tape.


Pink? Of course it features heavily!


I also picked out quite a few of my favourites so they are likely to get used up quick smart rather than staying hidden in my stash.


And for something a bit different, a fully Black, White and Gold kit.


I'm sure I'll get 2-3 spreads from each kit so I can't wait to start using them!

Here is the process I went through to put these kits together... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.