Kellie Stamps :: September sneaks


It's only a couple of days until the September Kellie Stamps release. I've LOVED playing with the HAPPY ROUTINE digital and clear stamps this month, it is such a versatile set, I can't wait to show you what I've come up with. In the meantime, here's a little taste ...


Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Treat Yo Self


Someone asked me what my tips were for creating a "good" page in a Traveler's Notebook.

Firstly, I'm not sure I believe in the concept of something being good or not. I've made pages that I'm not happy with, but my social media followers go crazy for, and I've made pages that I LOVED and nobody else did. Its all completely subjective and totally open to individual tastes and preferences.

But my tip for creating a page that YOU love – use your favourites! Your favourite colours, your favourite papers, your favourite embellishments, your favourite photos! Use that one thing you've been keeping for something "special" and make THIS page special. You can still love all your favourite bits when they're on a page!

For instance: my latest favourite photos of Lily, my favourite colours, my favourite fun technique (fringe) and icecreams! This page does nothing but make me smile!


Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Project Life :: Week 34


The colours in my photos were all quite dark and neutral, apart from a few pops of blue and pink, so I started from there for this weeks colour scheme. I used the September Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Embellishment kits and kept most of the papers and cards black and white. All of the embellishing came from the Embellishment kit, mostly in the form of stickers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet. However, I did have a hole in my photos that I filled with a little shaker card made from the packaging that the 3x4 cards came in.


A bit of quick stitching, some pretty sequins, and a sticker quote and suddenly my page is looking all sparkly and fun again!


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


A sticker sheet and a photo really is all you need to create a special page in your Traveler's Notebook. Today I'm trying to use up as many of the left-over stickers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet from the September Citrus Twist Kits Embellishment kit. And although I didn't actually use them all up, I made a good dent in them!

Using one type of embellishment, like these stickers, is an easy way to make your page pretty, coordinated and simple. All you need to add is a photo (or not) and some journalling. Done.


Here is the process video of how this page came together... 
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Kellie Stamps :: Happy Day


For this layout celebrating my birthday, I used the Kellie Stamps August release, EAT MORE CAKE, in both the digital and clear form.

I used the digital stamp to create a template for my stitching and a mask for my stamping, and the balloon from the clear set with a variety of different coloured inks for the background.


A simple but effective page, a perfect way to celebrate another year. Plus, balloons! Win.

Don't forget you can head over to Kellie Stamps and grab your own set of EAT MORE CAKE now.

Project Life :: Week 33

This week I used the September Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit only! I was lacking in photos this week I a did a photo enlargement in the bottom left-hand pockets, and I love it! Maybe I should take less photos more often!


I also ended up with what may be the cutest card/photo of the whole year! Can't believe how perfectly those glasses fit her.


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.

Using traditional sketches for Project Life

I'm over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today doing a little Sunday Sketch, showing how you can use a 12x12 sketch not only for a traditional layout, but also for you Project Life pages with a couple of process videos thrown in! I hope you'll head over there and join me!



Kellie Stamps :: Eat More Cake cards


I was so excited to collaborate with Kellie Stamps for the August release, EAT MORE CAKE! I decided to get a little bit messy and use the clear stamps to make a little watercolour looking card. I used a few layers of "watercolour" using Distress inks, and some clear embossed sentiments. Finally I white embossed the final sentiment on top. And, of course, can't be a card without sequins!


The first one turned out so well, I thought I'd make a second one using the same technique but different colours.


Don't forget you can head over to Kellie Stamps and grab your own set of EAT MORE CAKE now.

Traveler's Notebook Layout :: Forever in my Heart


This is a quick page, using the last bits and pieces from the September Citrus Twist Kits Pocket and Embellishment kits, saying goodbye to our much-loved family dog Poppy. I kept it very simple with the main focus on the photo and the lovely sentiment from the cut-apart sheet.

This is a new insert I made, using a dotted paper I created in Photoshop. It REALLY helps me line things up straight, so I think it'll be perfect for stamping.


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


I didn't realise just how many sweet treats we've been having lately until I started looking back through my photos. I wanted to make a insert for my Project Life album and the Food for Thought digitals from Feed Your Craft and Brandi Kincaid were perfect for document our shared love of sugar! I printed out my photos in 3x3, trimmed down some of the digital cards to the same size, added some alphas, washi and Nuvo Drops and I was done. 


Project Life :: Week 32

As well all know, rainbow is my FAVOURITE colour so you can imagine the squeals of delight when I opened the September Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Embellishment kits! This week my whole colour scheme was pretty much based off the paper for my title card (even though I had to cut off most of that glorious pink!). And I might have gone a little cluster-crazy using up all the adorable Rest Girl Bits and Pieces, call it Spring Fever!


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


You know a trip was good if you come home and have to start documenting it straight away! I just love The Great Escape digitals from Feed Your Craft and Brandi Kincaid for easily putting together a fun looking page. In fact we may need to take another trip very soon so I can make some more!


Project Life :: Album Walk-through so far

This album is getting pretty fat and I'm only up to Week 31 but I am determined to fit this whole year into one album! Even if it means squishing it all in there!

Here is a look at my album so far... 
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How to use 'themed' stamps in Project Life


It's easy to use 'themed' digital stamps on a regular week of Project Life! With just a small amount of modification and a few embellishments, I used the EAT MORE CAKE digital stamps from Kellie Stamps, (which I had the pleasure of contributing my brush script to) on a pretty ordinary week. Sometimes those ordinary moments deserve just as much celebration as the big events!


And here is the process video of how this layout came together... 
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Traveler's Notebook Walk-through


I've finally managed to fill one whole Traveler's Notebook so I put together a little walk-through for you. The orginal insert (Midori Grid Insert) had a lot more pages than this but my bulky pages and embellishments meant I needed to remove a bunch of pages from the middle as well as stick some pages back to back. By the end it was getting very difficult to work in so I called it a day!

Here is a look at the finished insert... 
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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... 
You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

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