Project Life :: Week 29


So this week I had no kit to work with, and man, did I struggle! I guess it proves to me just how simple using a kit makes pulling together a cohesive spread. My concern now is how I am going to use up the HUGE box of random PL cards I have sitting there if I only ever use kits?! I'm going to need to come up with a better solution.

Luckily, washi tape and some simple stamping came to the rescue. I love the THIS GIRL set from Kellie Stamps but the set I used from Studio Calico was TERRIBLE quality (and TBH, has since gone in the bin).

And I had all the best intentions of going back to my favourite pink and teal combo, but you can see how well that turned out! I guess I'm still on my blue kick!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Finally Colour


Here's another spread in my Pocket Page Notebook using the Silver Linings digital kit. This time, I changed the colour of one of the papers so it better suited my photo and then printed it on some fancy metallic paper (but didn't wait long enough for it to dry!).


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Escape


Its hard to believe just how many pages and projects I have managed to make with the August Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist. And I am nowhere near killing it yet!

The 6x8 papers from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper are perfect for Traveler's Notebooks! Okay, almost perfect – they are a tiny bit shorter than full height, but if you don't mind a white boarder (and I don't), then they are perfect!



Project Life :: Week 28


Man, I really struggle with these middle of winter photos. I'm either not taking any, or the ones I do are so dark and grainy I have no choice but to turn them into B&W, which can means these spreads end up all dark and gloomy.

Luckily, the small pops of blue and teal in these photos worked in perfectly with August Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist Kits, including that gorgeous quote card, which balance out all the gloom quite nicely!



Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Perfection


I grabbed this month's cut file from the Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page for the background on this page and I new it would be perfect for the puffy word sticker title I chose to go with this photo of Lily.

I can't believe how many projects I have been able to make with the August Pocket Life kit, these pages in my TN are perfect for using up all the little bits and pieces that are left.



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

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Introducing :: Silver Linings

I'm so excited, I've been working really hard on this and although I am incredibly nervous, I also can't believe I finally get to share it with you today!


In collaboration with The Stamp Spot, I have designed my first digital Pocket Page and Traveler's Notebook kit!

This digital kit is called Silver Linings, and I think Dolly Parton said it best, “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Silver Linings was inspired by the change of seasons and the sun always shining though after a storm. You know I love colour and it always brings joy to my life and pages so the kit is filled with bright, fun colours and simple patterns that make it so easy for your stories and photos to shine.



The kit contains 10 digital papers sized just for your Traveler's or Pocket Page Notebooks. Now don't be scared by "digital", I always prefer physical products myself so in this case, "digital" literally means you can print them whenever you need without paying for international shipping! Print at home or take your files down to your local copy shop. Once printed, you simply trim them to size using the crop marks provided. I also love printing them on different materials, vellum or transparencies, especially when I'm using my Pocket Page Notebooks. A vellum page inserted into the pocket just looks spectacular and adds such depth to a spread.

Also in the kit is a cut apart sheet. Even if you don't have a Silhouette machine, these are SO easy to cut out by hand! Included are tags, labels, tiny phrases, banners and embellishments.

Here's a look at a few pages I've made with the kit.


Using the kit makes it so easy to put together pages, each one of these took me less than 15 mins to put together!



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

I've also got a process video up of the very first page I put together using the Silver Linings kit, literally all I had to add was my photo, some alphas and, of course, some sequins.


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

Now, we REALLY want to share this with you guys, so head on over to my Instagram, follow both myself and The Stamp Spot and find out how you can win yourself a free Silver Linings kit!

I really hope you guys love this kit as much as I do!

Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge #4


Are you ready for the next Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge? I created the mood board for this month and even though they aren't my normal sort of colours, I've been LOVING orange lately!


As soon as I saw this sunset, I knew it would be the perfect photo for this mood board, all those oranges and yellows.

I created my own pattern paper with an old Ashley G stamp to replicate the wallpaper from the mood boards and I was really inspired by those orange squares of paper, so I cut my photo into a grid and folded down the top left corner of my page, revealing a little pop of copper (after a bit of a mistake and a bit of luck!).



Here is the process video of how these pages came together... 
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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 27


I used a few of my stamped journal cards as a jumping off point this week, as well as the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit  and ended up with a super strong colour-theme, which I actually quite love!

Everything is based off the sunset photo, and that stamp is perfect because that is the view from our couch, which definitely is the best seat in the house!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Pocket Page Notebook Layout :: Routine


Using stamps as a story/journalling prompt is a great way to tease out stories you might not normally have told.

This page about Lily's routines was born the moment I saw the ROUTINE stamp in the RISE AND SHINE set from Kellie Stamps.


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

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Project Life :: Week 26


I'm using the brand new August Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit this week and I immediately had to use my FAVOURITE card. Which posed a bit of a challenge to me. Red isn't a colour I normally use a lot of, obviously I sway more to the pink side of the spectrum. So I had to find a way to make that red card work with this week's spread.

My solution was to add little pops of red throughout my page, just enough to make it feel cohesive but not so much that it stuck out. And actually I love the result. The red is so vibrant and all those little hints really draw your eye towards that journalling card!


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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This Life :: Kellie Stamps


As much as I love clear stamps, I love digital stamps for their ability to produce stunning projects like this! I spent literally hours stitching this digital stamp from Kellie Stamps into this background, but after that, it all came together in minutes!


Traveler's Notebook :: Ordinary Things


I love the papers in the Studio Calico Planner kit, they are the perfect size for my TN and even better at covering up and bits and pieces that have snuck through from the back of a page.

I knew I'd have to use this piece from the May kit, because, well... pink. But also, its a quote I quite firmly believe in. And all I had to do was make one cut and stick it down. Easy.


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

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Project Life :: Week 25


Maybe trying to knock out another week of Project Life while sick wasn't the greatest idea, but I love how it turned out regardless! The colours in the BETTER TOGETHER kit from Feed Your Craft were SO perfect with this weeks photos. I struggled a bit a couple of times, but overall it came together so easily!


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Day in the Life :: Kellie Stamps


I do love a Day In The Life project, so when the Kellie Stamps DT challenged each other to do one on July 1st, I knew I would be in!

It was a rocky day and given we are in the middle of winter, all the photos were a bit dark and a bit blah. So I converted them all to black and white before time stamping them. Then all I needed to add was some filler papers, simply stamped with the latest releases from Kellie Stamps!


The second side was created in exactly the same way, letting the gorgeous stamps speak for themselves. I just love how simple this is. You could go completely crazy, embellishing up a storm. Or you can let the photos of your life speak for themselves.


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.