Project Life :: Week 30

Things didn't go quite how I planned with this weeks spread but it does go to show that if you keep pushing through, you sometimes end up with a winner. I used the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Sprinkles kits again and managed to alter my stamping, papers and embellishments to make them work for me.


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: It won't rain forever

I had some spare time one day and I happened to have my hexagon punch lying around so I create an almost tiled-looking background from some older Dear Lizzy paper. And that was where I left it. Once I came back to this page, I really just needed a simple note to myself to pull myself out of the funk I was in. So I used a large tag and stamped out exactly what I needed to hear with the Slim Jim alpha stamp from Kellie Stamps.

You can grab the cut-file for these larges tags here.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How much gold is too much gold?


I shopped my stash this week and put together a kit that only included gold! How much gold can I add to one page? Quite a bit as it turns out. And I don't think it too much! In fact, I rather love it.


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Project Life Insert :: Sister Time


I had SO many memories and photos from my sister's recent visit that I needed a whole separate insert for my album. I used the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Sprinkles kits for this one as well. All the girly embellishments were perfect!


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Layout :: You Make Me Smile


What do you do when your Traveler's Notebook is getting rather on the full side? Add a whole page of fringe, of course! I love how light and bright this page is and the fringe adds a lovely texture (with a whole lot of bulk!). I kept the other side equally as light and those Nuvo Crystal Drops are proving to be the perfect embellishments for these little notebooks.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 28


I'm pretty sure I managed to use ALL THE COLOURS this week and I love it! I used the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Sprinkles kits and they were a perfect match for the brighter photos I had this week. I created my own cutfile in my Silhouette software for the title card which took care of my lack-of-alphas issue.


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

I started another (!) notebook, this one is for little notes to myself. Advice that I've noticed I need. This week I was rushing around like a crazy thing and I actually felt guilty for taking a couple of hours out to have my hair done. Crazy. Everyone needs a little bit of rest. Including me. So I took a bit of time to stamp it out.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Kellie Stamps :: Project 2


I literally have my headphones on all day long, so the MY THERAPY digital stamps from Kellie Stamps are perfect for document all my favourite music, podcasts and reality TV!

I created this layout from my phone, using repeat stamping and creating my own filler card (you can check out my tutorial for doing that here). Then it was a case of printing, adding a few embellishments and I was done.

I know I say this a LOT but digital stamps make this whole process so quick and easy.


Project Life :: Week 26

I used another sketch this week and I really like how it simplifies the process for me. Having an idea to work with means I spend less time umming and ahhing over every little decision. And how could I resist that adorable bird paper in the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit? Too cute!


Here's the sketch I worked with ...

And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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How to make your own Traveler's Notebook inserts

I love making my own inserts for my Traveler's Notebooks and it is SO EASY. You can use whatever colour or weight papers you like and even use up your scraps to make the covers.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I use faux staples to make my own Traveler's Notebook inserts... 
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Kellie Stamps :: Project 1


I am not a person who enjoys camping of the outdoors much, so I wasn't sure the the OUTDOORSY digital stamps from Kellie Stamps was really going to be my thing. But actually, that wasn't the case at all. These stamps are so versatile, it was easy to make them fit with my lifestyle.

For this layout, I used one of the stamps as a stitching template and did A LOT of stitching. I snapchatted the process (I'm dearlydee over there too) to make the time go a bit quicker. Then I used my Silhouette to print and cut the title. After I'd added a few embellishments from my stash and added my photo, I was done. Too easy.



Project Life :: Using Sketches


Sketches are a great tool to use if you're feeling all-out-of-ideas for Project Life or even if you just want to give yourself a little challenge.

This week I had no CT kits I needed to work with or assignments due so I decided to challenge myself with a sketch. Without even looking at my photos, I drew up the sketch below. But there are plenty of sketches available on Pinterest or the Citrus Twist Kits blog has a Pocket Life sketch every Friday!


After I had my sketch I printed out my photos and got to work using an old Studio Calico kit I hadn't opened yet. I used the sketch as a guide for what sizes to print my photos and where to place the embellishments. In fact, I stuck pretty much to the sketch for the whole spread and I really like the results. I'm definitely going to have to try this again.


Do you ever use sketches for your Project Life?

Kellie Stamps :: July Sneaks


Fun times is right! The July Kellie Stamps release is so fun! Now, I'm not a camping person (my idea of camping is a three-star hotel) so you'd probably wonder how I was going to find a use for the OUTDOORSY set? Easy. These stamps are so versatile, all I had to do was break out my Silhouette and some white thread. Ok, a lot of white thread but still.

Now MY THERAPY is much more up my alley. Podcasts, music, reality TV. Brilliant for document all your favs right now.


These sets and a brilliant clear set of planner stamps will be available on the 27th so mark your calendars!

Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Woof Woof


You can very clearly see I'm quite new to this whole Traveler's Notebook thing. Because this little book is getting fatter and fatter, I tried to make things a bit easier for myself by using a piece of patterned paper as a background to create on, but then stuck it down first – completely defeating the purpose! Oh well, you live and learn I guess.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 25


Gold is the theme with my July Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit this week! That gold foiled paper (although hard to photograph) is SO beautiful in real life! I created another filler card myself, this time using masking fluid and gold mist, the effect is so sparkly and pretty.


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


I am still trying to use up some more of my July Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit by creating another layout in my Traveler's Notebook. Now, you know I'm not really big on journalling, my Project Life albums are a more visual form of documentation, but this notebook has become a real place for notes to myself about lessons I've learned or things I want to remember. And although I don't LOVE my handwriting (and I must be very out of practice since my hand is cramping by the time I'm finished) I really do love having a place to write down some longer stories!


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


Of course I had to document the arrival of my new planner in another planner! I used bits of the packaging on the right-hand side of the spread but the left-hand side had quite a lot of bleed-through from the previous spread. I needed to cover it up but none of the tags I had on hand were big enough. So I made my own on my Silhouette!

Below is the cut file I used, so if you want some giant tags for yourself simply right-click the image and save to your computer. Once you trace the shapes in your Silhouette software, you'll be able to cut as many as you want! If you don't have a Silhouette, you could still print it out and use it as a template to hand cut the tags.

Do let me know if you use them, I totally want to see!

Project Life :: Week 24


This week I'm using the July Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life. I really only had one spot for a filler card but I knew I wanted it to be be this darling one. I ended up going PINK this week and I love the brightness of it. I used up just about every little scrap of that beautiful pink paper this week!


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