Traveler's Notebook :: Nothing Blooms All Year


It's release day over at Kellie Stamps and I'm celebrating by using the RAILWAY ALPHA to add this little reminder to my quote insert.

I love this alpha, its the perfect in-between size for TN pages. Although those Nuvo Drops, I'm not loving so much!



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Scrappy haul + a bonus process

It's been a while since I grabbed a few scrappy bits, so that is my excuse for the crazy buying that went on this week! Also, I couldn't wait to use my new supplies so I had to dive right in!



So here is my haul plus the bonus process video... 
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Project Life :: Week 22


I'm still using the GLASS HALF FULL kit* and it is still my favourite kit ever from Brandi and Feed Your Craft.

The colours couldn't have been any more perfect for the photos in this week's spread and I love how bright and optimistic and colourful it is. The exact antidote to the doom and gloom of winter that seems to have settled in here.



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Pocket Page Notebook :: Food Coma


Another winning combo for me: stamping, stitching and sequins! I'm actually enjoying going back to basics and using techniques I know and love. It feels comfortable and easy and fun, which is what crafting should feel like!

I'm in love with this FOOD COMA set from Feed Your Craft. Perfect for me (and my family) since we all enjoy food so much!



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Project Life :: Week 21


Finally, a week filled with colour and fun! It's about time. 

To be fair, I was bit more intentional about taking photos this week, which meant I could actually CHOOSE the ones I wanted to document this week, rather than be forced to use all of them, and I like the difference it makes!

I challenged myself to use the dreaded rub-ons in the Embellishment pack and I have to say, I quite like the result. Even though they are travel-themed, there were enough general ones that I could really make a statement on my spread.




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Pocket Page Notebook :: Recharge


The UNPLUGGED stamp set from Citrus Twist was perfect for documenting a bit of my off-line time lately. And I love how the very spring-y colours from the Pocket Life kit, still translated into my very autumnal spread!

This page was a joy to make, I stuck to colours and techniques I know well and love to use: pink, hearts, repeat stamping and hidden journalling. As nice as it is to try and push the envelope when creating, I think there is something comforting about sticking to what you know best as well. Especially when you're coming out of a bit of a funk.



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May Favourites

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

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

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    Project Life :: Week 20


    I totally followed Victoria Marie's advice and just made something! Plus using the lovely, new Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist was always going to give me a bit more inspiration.

    I think one of the reasons I'm feeling so ho hum about Project Life lately, is that because we've moved into Winter and I've been pretty busy, I haven't been taking great photos. So this week, I intend to really focus a bit more on taking more photos and more photos I like! Fingers crossed!



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    Project Life :: Week 19


    It's been a good 3 weeks since I've been anywhere near paper that wasn't involved in packing boxes, so I am seriously out of the habit of being creative!

    I figure the only way forward is just to start making, so instead of procrastinating anymore, I got down to business and cranked out this week's Project Life. I don't love the result, but I'm happy to be starting to build those creative muscles back up.

    What are your tips for when you lose that creative mojo?



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    Pocket Page Notebook :: Donuts


    I totally used the DONUT SPRINKLES set from Kellie Stamps as an excuse to buy donuts. And I'm not even sad about it. Who really needs an excuse anyway?


    Besides, the packaging was so cute (neon, gold foil, monkeys), I couldn't not get them, right?! It also meant that I wanted to make sure I kept the packaging, so my Pocket Page Notebook was the best place for this story. I trimmed the pocket to fit the packaging and stitched it back up with my sewing machine. It also gave me the perfect place to add my journalling.



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    Dearlydee Mood Board Challenge :: May


    Welcome to the first Dearlydee Mood Board Challenge! This mood board is bright and glorious and makes me smile!


    I was inspired by the bright colours and bold text and all those circles in the mood board. And because today is my birthday, I decided there was no better subject matter than recording how I'm feeling right now.

    But let me let you in on a little secret. I don't really like the way this page tuned out. It isn't what I imagined it would be, it isn't perfect. And that's the trick to this whole thing, there is no such thing as perfect! I wasn't going to post this page because I don't love it, but I did because I really want you to know that nobody loves EVERYTHING they do ALL the time. And you shouldn't let the fear of something you create not being good enough, stop you from playing and enjoying and documenting your stories!



    Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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    Don't forget to check out the hashtag on Instagram to see some other special pages using this mood board and make sure you use the hashtag #dearlydeemoodboardchallenge if you use the mood board yourself, because I want to see what you make!

    Project Life :: Week 18


    I've got something a bit sneaky for you today, a little peek at two new stamp sets coming to the Kellie Stamps shop tomorrow. And you might want to set an alarm because these ones are going to go quickly!

    I filmed this the night before we moved so I didn't have much on hand, a Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist, the new stamp sets, basic supplies and some shipping tags. But I LOVE how this one turned out!



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    Finished Pocket Page Notebook Walk-through

    As I was packing up my room for the big move, I discovered a finished Pocket Page Notebook, so I thought I'd show you some of the pages inside ...


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    Project Life :: Week 17


    Procraftination is the name of the game this week. Well, that and finally using up some of my Story kits that haven't been touched yet! 

    I should have been packing, but instead I started crafting. Keeping it simple, as always, and enjoying playing with circles!



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    Pocket Page Notebook :: Scale it Down


    I was very lucky to be asked to be a guest on Simone and Suzanna's Scale it Down series over on Youtube. I got to choose 5 things for us all to work with, so I chose:

    • ribbon
    • alpha stamps
    • a 6x6 paper pad
    • tiny word stickers
    • mixed media
    Mixed media? I know! I thought I'd give myself a bit of a challenge and I really enjoyed it!



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    Pocket Page Notebook :: Yum


    I knew I wanted to document the sushi cake I made for Shane's birthday, so I made sure I took a LOT of photos before we all devoured it! And the DELISH stamp set from Citrus Twist was going to be perfect for documenting it in my Pocket Page Notebook.

    I'm sure there are fancier ways of describing this cake but the YUM stamp was exactly how we felt. I used a couple of different inks to stamp it all over my page (not exactly my best stamping effort, but hey, I'm not super picky at the moment!) and then added my tiny pictures. I back my main photo with a gorgeous foiled paper from the Pocket Life kit and added my journalling and called it done. I am ALL about simple these days!



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    Project Life :: Week 16


    The last few weeks (months?!) have been pretty hard and stressful, so it was a nice change to document what was a pretty good week this week!

    I used the May Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist and got a bit fancy cutting out my title, adding some fussy-cut elements and stitching it all down! I also realigned the text on one 4x6 card so I could fit a photo on it as well.


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    April Favourites

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


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

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    Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day!

    I hope you've been having a great (inter)NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so far! I've loved all the scrappy challenges happening over on the CTK Facebook Fan Page.

    I've just hosted a challenge over there and here is my take on it...


    You know I love a mood board challenge! And the papers in the April Pocket Life kit couldn't have been more perfect for this one!


    Have you visited the brand new CTK website?! It has a fresh look that is very user-friendly with super easy navigation! Be sure to pop by and check it out (especially that digital section)!

    Don’t forget to write down my Blog Hop Bonus Word which is LITTLE! Remember to collect all the words from each of the DT blogs and the CTK website this weekend for a chance to win the $50 prize pack! And don’t forget to visit Jessy’s blog to see her take on this NSD Challenge – and to collect her Blog Hop Bonus Word!