Kellie Stamps :: Summer


Summer is almost here, almost, so the latest release from Kellie Stamps was perfect for a little pocket page celebrating at little heat-wave we've been having.

I stamped directly onto a few of the photos and then created some repeat stamping patterns as well. I added a full sequin pocket (using a lovely mix from The Stamp Spot), of course!

Now bring on Summer, I say!



Project Life :: Week 42


There was nothing jumping out at me in this weeks photo's, so I went with one of my DIY kits in black, white and gold to add a bit of consistency and shine.

I'm not really a doily person but I do love that huge gold doily and after a bit of faffing round, I managed to make it work as a title card.



Here is how this week's spread came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook :: Netflix and Snooze?


The size of my stash is starting to get a bit out of hand! So I REALLY need to start finding ways of using up my older bits and pieces before diving straight into my newer kits.

For this page I only used an old 6x6 paper pad, some old metal dies, an older stamp set from Kellie Stamps and some alphas that I converted to black.

It hasn't made a huge dent, but I got to start somewhere, right?!



And here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge #7


Are you ready for the next Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge? The mood board this month is sweet and cozy and I took it completely literally!


I used two of the images from the mood board and completely took them literally. I altered the quote to suit my own tastes (dogs over books) but found some brick paper and letter stickers to replicate it as closely as possible. Then I used the cozy bed photo and made my own shelf out of paper and photo and washi. I even hung some "lights" too!



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.

Poor Essie is completely under the weather at the moment so I gave her the month off! But please head on over to her channel and leave her some love because it is also her BIRTHDAY today!

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 41


Week 41 is definitely going to go down in my books as one of the best weeks of the year. I had a week off work, my sister came to visit, we got out of town and I started feeling like a human again!

So with SO many good photos and memories, I had to do a double page spread. And this might be the first time EVER that I have. AND, I really enjoyed it. So hopefully there will be a lot more good weeks coming and a lot more double page spreads too. How will my one-album-a-year-rule cope!





Here is how this week's spread came together... 
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How to make TN inserts with scrap paper (or gorgeous Pocket Letters from friends!)


Basically, as soon as I saw the amazing Pocket Letter that Michelle sent me, I knew I would have to pull it all apart (with her kind permission of course!) and create some inserts for the equally gorgeous TN cover she made me!


You don't need a pocket letter to use this technique however, you can use any of your favourite leftover scrap papers, or even journal cards from PL kits.


Here is how I created my inserts from Michelle's letter... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

Using stamps on your Traveler's Notebook pages

I'm over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today, sharing some pages I created in my TN with both the THIS IS LIFE and TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK stamp subscriptions from this month. I hope you'll pop over and take a look!




Project Life :: Week 40


I used the November Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit for this week and I can't help but use ALL the puffy stickers! My fav are those teeny tiny alphas, so cute!

Also, how lovely is that tea cup card? I'm only new to tea drinking (herbal that is), but this was pretty perfect to document it!


Here is how I altered my digital kit to create this week's spread... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

How to use digital stamps to make your own Christmas cards


I totally cheat and use digital stamps to make my "hand-made" Christmas cards, it makes it SO much easier. In this case, I used the DEAR SANTA set from Kellie Stamps, and I'm showing you how I did it!

Literally, all you need is some pre-made card bases, a cute photo and your digital stamp of choice. I got all fancy and added photo corners as well!


Here's how I did it ... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

If you want to learn more about digital stamps, don't forget to check out my Digital Stamp Documenting class over at Big Picture Classes too.

Traveler's Notebook :: Traditions


Another addition to my December Memories pocket page notebook, I absolutely had to use the little lightbulb icon in the NO PEEKING set from Kellie Stamps to create a string of lights and this photo was the perfect one to go with it!


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

Pocket Page Notebook :: 5000 Subscribers Giveaway!


You guys! I am SO grateful for each and every one of my lovely subscribers so I HAD to do another special page in my TN AND to say thank you, there is a freebie and giveaway! Head over to my Youtube channel and enter the draw to win a $50 voucher from The Stamp Spot!



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.

Pocket Page Notebook :: Our Last December


This photo is terrible. It's grainy and out of focus and badly-lit and is one of the most special photos I have. Our last Christmas with our Granddad, and the last time I saw him before he passed away. I am so grateful for these memories and it definitely had to go in my December Memories Pocket Page Notebook.

I used some of the more masculine papers from the December Dreams kit, along with some of the labels for journalling and some Kellie Stamps alphas for the title.


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

Project Life :: Week 39


It's so easy to use a "themed" digital kit (like my December Dreams kit) to create "non-themed" projects. This week I used all the plainer pieces to put together a Project Life spread I LOVE.

Most kits include simpler patterns and plainer embellishments that can easily be converted into different projects. Cropping things differently and adding different textures and embellishments, quickly has them looking differently to how they were intended. I didn't change any colours this time, but you can easily alter colours in Photoshop as well for a completely different look.



Here is how I altered my digital kit to create this week's spread... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

How to use digital stamps to create your own journal cards for December Daily


Today I'm showing you a few ways to use your digital stamps (in this case, the latest release from Kellie Stamps) to create your own cards for December Daily.

The beauty of this is that they can be completely customised to suit your colours, photos and style.


Here are just a few ideas that you could use... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

If you want to learn more about digital stamps, don't forget to check out my Digital Stamp Documenting class over at Big Picture Classes too.

Pet Love Challenge with CTK

I'm over on the CTK blog today with Essie Ruth and a little pet love challenge! I made a whole TN insert dedicated to Lily (of course), so i hope you head on over and check it out!


Pocket Page Notebook :: Merry Little


When I was thinking of stories I wanted to include in my December Memories Pocket Page Notebook, I knew I'd have to include the story of Lily's first Christmas. We bought her a toy dog that ended up being bigger than she was. Luckily she loved it so much, she still has it (although it is decidedly grosser now!)


I used my December Dreams kit again, but swapped out one of the papers for a full size photo instead. It didn't necessarily relate to the Lily story so I've got a two-for-one type spread going on.


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

Project Life :: Week 38


I used the Studio Calico September Documenter kit this week and while I really love this kit, especially that die-cut washi tape, I really don't know what they were thinking with those LIME GREEN alphas!

There was no way I was ever going to use them, so I decided to give changing their colour a go. It took a couple of layers, but I used my Stazon Black ink all over them and turned them into black alphas I can actually use! #winning


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.