Traveler's Notebook :: Give her rest


I decided it was high time I started another quote insert, so I whipped up another yellow paper insert using this tutorial and got to work.

I loved this quote about self-care from Dr Rebecca Ray on Instagram, such an important subject to me, so it was only fitting that it be the first one!

I used my new Progess Alpha stamps from Kellie Stamps, which, of course, were going to be too big to stamp the whole things! So I picked out the most important part to me and gave that emphasis, filling in the rest of the quote with typing and alpha stickers.



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Pocket Page Notebook :: Over it (And why crafting is the best medicine)


Do you craft when you aren't feeling well? And do you document those days as well as the "best day ever"?

I do! I created this page on day 3 of a terrible headache. I was feeling like rubbish but I still wanted to have some fun, so the CRAP DAY set from Kellie Stamps was the perfect jumping off point to document this less-than-great day.

I've got a few tips for crafting when you aren't feeling great:

  • Choose colours you love (nothing cheers you up like a bit of colour)
  • Don't try anything to adventurous (nothing will make you feel worse than not loving your end result!)
  • And stick to easy techniques and styles that you know (you want to enjoy yourself, not add any more stress)

Crafting can be a great form of therapy if you aren't feeling well and is certainly my favourite medicine! (You know, apart from actual medicine. And rest, and fluids, and a warm bed. You still need to take care of yourself!)



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 5


Sometimes, there are just no cards in a kit that go with your photos. Or maybe there are no cards left at all! You can TOTALLY create a week of Project Life using only stickers and stamps. And I'm here to prove it!

All I used this week was the stickers form the February Embellishment kit and the Between You and Me stamp set from Citrus Twist Kits. I chose my stamping colours to match my photos and created a cohesive and quick layout!


Here is how I put together this week's layout, using only stickers and stamps... 
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Just a little haul!!

And when I say little, I mean pretty huge for me! I grabbed a whole bunch of stuff from Scrapbook.com and I'm sharing what I got today!


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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Self Care Postcard


It isn't very often you'll see me add more than one photo to a page, let alone five! But I really like this approach for documenting photos that maybe aren't special enough for a page of their own.

I put together a few photos representing some of my self care rituals, photos that I probably wouldn't have documented otherwise. This month's Traveler's Notebook stamp and embellishment kit from Citrus Twist, helped me turn the page into a postcard to myself! Those rose-gold stamp stickers were the jumping off point for this page, I knew as soon as I pulled them out of the box that I wanted to do something like this!



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge :: February


Are you ready for the next Crafty Twins Mood Board Challenge? This mood board was a little bit challenging to me, with all that black and green and orange!


I loved the graphic text piece in the moodboard so I decided to replicate that using some older metal alpha dies and some watercolour paper (which gives the letters a lovely texture!). Funnily enough, I had taken a photo that morning which perfectly suited the mood board colours and then all I needed to add was some hidden journalling and a couple of bits from an old Citrus Twist kit (which I vaguely remembered having some orange paper in it and I can't believe I managed to find the right one!).




Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Don't forget to head on over to Essie's channel and check out the gorgeous creation that she created from this mood board!

If you do make something inspired by this mood board, PLEASE let us know! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Project Life :: Week 4


What do you do when you photos for the week are just a little bit, blah? That was the situation I found myself in this week.

The one card I really did want to use, just didn't work with my photos and I really had no other ideas what to do. The floral papers in the February Pocket Life kit are LOVELY, but not really my style when it comes to PL layouts. So I tried something a little different. I found a larger floral pattern and fussy cut out a few of the flowers. I am NOT a great fussy-cutter (give me a Silhouette any day) but I really like the end result. Those three florals pull the whole page together!



Here is my process for this week's layout... 
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OLW :: February


Have you ever tried creating a vision board? I'm a big fan, so this month's OLW prompt is one of my favourites.


I tried something a little different this year, and instead of creating one canvas, I created five mini vision "boards" in my Pocket Page Notebook. I REALLY enjoyed this process and I love the scale of these little boards.


I'm not sure if they are going to be visible enough to be effective, but luckily, I had a tonne of clippings left over so if they aren't, I can just create a canvas for myself as well.


My favourite part about doing it in my Pocket Page Notebook, is that I could create a see-through element to my boards. There was this one quote, which I loved, but it never made it onto any of my pages. So I just stitched it onto my pocket and now it is included as well!



Here is my process for my mini vision boards for the February prompt... 
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3-to-Inspire :: Pink Hair

I'm over on the Citrus Twist blog today sharing another 3-to-Inspire challenge. I do hope you'll head over and check it out!


Traveler's Notebook :: Fires and Flood


What do you do when you can't choose which alpha to use for your title? Use them all! Thats how I created the title for this page. I used all my favourite alpha stamps from Kellie Stamps, including a sneak peek at one coming later in the month!

But I wasn't really happy with the page. It sorted of bugged me for a few days until I went back and decided to try to improve it. I don't often do that, perfect isn't really my goal with these pages. But I figured if I was still thinking about it a few days later, then it probably deserved a little attention. So I repeated the same stamping I had done earlier and filled up all the dead space on the page and I'm MUCH happier with it. It still isn't perfect, but I'm much happier with it.



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Unboxing :: Citrus Twist February

My latest Citrus Twist kit arrived today and I quickly filmed this little unboxing for you before I start diving in and crafting up a storm!


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How to create a mini kit using digital printables :: Week 3 Project Life


I am a huge fan of digital printables, I love being able to get the latest kits – without paying usually double for shipping!


The printables I bought were:


Once I had my printables all printed out, I put together a little mini kit to work with to create this week's spread. I love mixing digital and real-life to create a hybrid approach.



Here is my process for putting together my little mini kit and how I used that kit to create this week's layout... 
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January Favourites

Maybe it's the abundance of sunshine around here, or maybe just the enthusiasm of a new year, but I have really been enjoying my crafty time lately. So I thought I'd show you a few of my favourite crafty things from January.

So here they are, in no particular order:


 Fabric TN covers from The Stamp Spot




Label 101 from Kellie Stamps


My Get To Work Book


The now sold-out (but totally winnable) Sugarland Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist

Don't forget to head over and subscribe to my YouTube channel to enter the giveaway as well!


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

Pocket Page Notebook :: Sunshine with Kellie Stamps


I've been playing around with repeat stamping again (after a much too long break) and I've discovered a really cool way to create a multiple-stamp pattern. This makes repeat stamping a total breeze. Today, I've used the HOME GROWN set from Kellie Stamps to show you how!

I had some stamping to cover up on the left side, so I did my stamping on a separate piece of paper and then stuck it down before slipping my full page photo into the pocket on my Pocket Page Notebook! The 'e' on that alpha set still REALLY annoys me (I guess I can only blame my years of training in design! So picky now!)



Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Pocket Page Notebook Youtube Hop :: Spot


Essie and Caylee and myself are doing another Pocket Page Notebook Youtube hop today in honour of our beloved Pocket Page Notebooks!

This time, instead of a sketch, we used the word SPOT as a jumping off point and each interpreted it in our own ways.


Head on over to YouTube, check out Essie's and Caylee's take on the word "spot", 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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Five Favourite Things :: Week 2 Project Life


This week, in addition to a normal Five Favourite Things challenge, I did something a little different! I've showed you my entire process, a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a regular process video for you!

So if you'd like a little more information about how I choose and print photos, my filming set up and how I edit the videos for you, here is the behind-the scenes... 

AND if you want to join me in this FFT challenge, then create a project using the following 5 things (and don't forget to show me what you create!):
  • paper scraps
  • mist
  • older stamp sets
  • wood veneer alphas (or alphas, or wood veneer!)
  • chipboard stickers!


Here is the regular creative process for this week's spread using my Five Favourite Things... 
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Another finished Traveler's Notebook walk-through

Another couple of inserts are done and dusted. So I've slipped them into their fabric TN cover from The Stamp Spot and they are heading for the shelf. But first, here's a look through them ...


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Pocket Page Notebook :: Summer Time with Kellie Stamps


I'm continuing to be on a real summery kick lately so the new SUMMER FUN set from Kellie Stamps is still in high rotation around here.

I couldn't decide which colour went perfectly with my photo, so I used ALL of them instead! A super easy and effective look for my usual repeat stamping, which is made even easier when I use a Pocket Page Notebook and can simple slip my finished stamping piece in afterwards, thus avoiding the despair of a mega stuff up!


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