All the Heart Eyes

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How is this little one already 4 months old?!  At this stage Felicity is just the smiliest, happy baby.  She has started laughing a lot and loves having little conversations with just about everyone.   She’s getting more and more curious about her surroundings and I can see those little wheels turning as she figures new things out every day.

A2A52BBF-DD2E-4C73-A314-DE9723F994CF.jpg4 months also marks the start of a new Traveler’s Notebook coming into rotation as I continue to document her first year in this format.  For this layout I decided to use a full page photo with a foldout.  It’s super simple, but I’m so happy with how it turned out!

414A72CF-15F7-4BB9-B734-0C87EB0D4568.jpgIf you’d like to see how it came together, feel free to check out the video below :)

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June 2018 TN Flipthrough

394F6964-1DC6-4D32-9EEA-1051FCEB51A1 (1).jpgHappy Friday!

Today I’m excited to share a little flipthrough of my latest TN insert that I recorded all of my June memories in.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been using the Studio Calico Traveler’s Notebook (along with the monthly subscription kit) to record personal stories or things that don’t end up in my project life album (things like what I’m loving, reading, gratitudes, etc.)

It was so fun filling this notebook up last month!

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Studio Calico TN kit, you can find it here.

Tastes Like Summer

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What are your favorite stories to document?  I’d say that aside from documenting my daughter, food and travel always rank incredibly high on the list.  There’s just something about food and travel photos that inspires my creativity in a special way, and I’m always eager to get crafty so I can get those stories into my notebook or onto my scrapbook page!ABF3F64F-032F-4709-A135-3EB39E25A900.jpg

Today’s layout is all about food, but more specifically our first BBQ of the summer.  I always love when O grills something up, but I feel like steaks and hamburgers are his specialty.  This burger was a treat so I knew I needed to get it into my notebook.

272AA3B9-4315-4E8B-8DBE-786C5824FF3B.jpgIf you’d like to see a process video of how this page came together, just click below!

Traveler’s Notebook Process| Jurassic World

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I have so many happy memories of going to see big blockbuster movies in the summer when I was younger.  It was always fun to escape the heat for a couple of hours and get wrapped up in some big, epic story.  It felt like summer really wasn’t complete without waiting in line to see at least one big film.  Is anyone with me on this?

62C5B006-7F91-471D-AC2A-084543D06B1E.jpgLast month when Omar and I went to see Jurassic World, it felt just like that . . . like we were taking part in some special summer tradition, and I definitely wanted to get it documented in my traveler’s notebook! :)

22BAF7E7-A06E-4B6B-8555-4235172C029A.jpgFor this page I used my July Studio Calico traveler’s notebook, which already had this jungle looking pattern paper inside.  After fussy cutting out a title to adhere on the left side I created a cluster of embellishments around the photo on the right.  This page was so fun to work on and I definitely think I’ll be using movie poster photos for some inspiration on future layouts!

4B02E64C-1E36-4C01-B9B6-71BF6465B2DC.jpgIf you’d like to see the whole process behind this page there is video for it below!

Products used:

(note: only products that are currently available are linked below):

> Studio Calico July 2018 TN

> Studio Calico max outlined alpha stamp

> Kelly Purkey movie stamp

> Feed Your Craft Pattern Play Stamp

> Ticket ephemera (from the July 2018 Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit)

> Thumbs up Epoxy Sticker (from the July 2018 Citrus Twist Embellishment kit).

Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission for anything purchased through those links.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Studio Calico Great Escape TN Pages

Hi, friends!

Today I’m back to share the Traveler’s Notebook pages I put together using the July 2018 Great Escape kits by Studio Calico.  This month was the launch of their Traveler’s Notebook kit (hooray!!) and it is seriously SO good.SZ_TN1.jpg.

In this kit you get a custom traveler’s notebook that has lots of fun patterned papers inside and you also get plenty of embellishments to play around with too!  You can see the full kit here.

SZ_TN2.jpgI’ve been using this notebook for the last few weeks now as a personal journal/notebook.  I’ve been recording things like current favorites, goals, and other bits and pieces of my daily life that don’t make it into my Project Life album.

SZ_TN2_Detail.jpgOne of the best things about this kit is the notebook itself.  Since there are patterned papers already inside it makes the whole documenting process so easy.  You can simply add your photo, do some journaling, spice it up with some stickers, and you’re good to go!  Or, if you’re like me you can also get inky with some stamps (did I mention that there’s a cute stamp set that comes in the kit too?!).

SZ_TN3.jpgAside from just how pretty the notebook is, I was super impressed with the quality of the papers too.  The pages are thick enough that I didn’t have any bleed through from stamping or writing, which is a major win in my book!  I also changed my mind several times after adhering things down and when I pulled things up, the patterned paper stayed perfectly intact!

SZ_TN3_Detail.jpgAlright, so I think you can tell why I’m such a huge fan of this kit :)  If you want to pick one up for yourself, you can find it here.


Disclaimer: Please note that the links above are affiliate links, which means that I will earn a small commission for any products purchased through the links.  All opinions are my own :).  Thank you for your support!

 

Crafting Favorites | June 2018

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As I was cleaning up my desk the other day I realized that there’s a small handful of things that I’ve been reaching for pretty often lately, so I thought I’d share what they are in a monthly favorites video!

If I have enough favorites at the end of each month I just might make this a regular thing! :)

Products Mentioned:

> Absorber Shammy 

> Uniball Signo .38mm pen

> July 2018 Studio Calico Traveler’s Notebook

> Citrus Twist Kits die cuts (part of the July 2018 Documenter Kit)

> Summer by Banana Fish Studio Stamp Set

Some of my other crafting favorites can be found HERE!


Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission for anything purchased through those links.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Traveler’s Notebook Flipthrough | Felicity: 2-3 Months

E7EDE347-7068-4BBC-A031-0172DE7C9D3A.jpgHello, and happy Friday!

Today I’m so excited to share a flipthrough of a completed Traveler’s Notebook with you!

73A3726C-6DC8-45EE-B904-61592B408E1D (2).jpegAbout one month after Felicity was born I started thinking about how I wanted to document her stories.  I really liked the idea of documenting in a Traveler’s Notebook because each page can be as involved or as simple as you’d like.  For me, the most important thing was to get some photos off my phone and into a book where I could journal about what was going on.  These are details I definitely don’t want to forget!

313C5508-CE01-4DFA-9DD7-CA45FB6915D0 (2).jpegI think a lot of times we get caught up in the idea of making a “perfect” baby album, or making sure we write down each and every detail, but for me its not about making something fancy (at least for now, ha!).  I may one day decide to take a bunch of photos and make a special digital album, but for now this is what’s working and I’m going with it :)  IMG_4287 (2).jpegCF180013-5A8F-4BB7-B103-E419E2659B63 (2).jpeg

For a full flipthrough of this notebook you can check out the video below! :)

 

The Little Things Process Video (Citrus Twist Kits)

Well, I have one more fun announcement for this week . . . :)

Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 1.13.35 PM.pngI’m so happy to announce that I’ve joined the amazing Citrus Twist Kits design team!! I’ve been a huge fan of Citrus Twist Kits for years now.  I used to scroll through their Instagram feed in awe of all of the amazing projects that their design team was putting together.  If you need some crafty inspiration, I totally recommend checking it out!  I’m super humbled that I get to share my own projects in the coming months, and I can’t wait!

Today I’m sharing a Traveler’s Notebook spread that I put together using the July Pocket Life Kit, Main Kit, and a couple of the new stamp sets that were released this month (Daily Routine and Conversation Starters).  All products can be found here.SZ_Proj2_Detail1.jpgSZ_Proj2.jpgI quickly fell in love with this die cut pack from Pink Fresh Studio, and that stamp set is definitely going to get a lot of use!

Below is a process video in case you’d like to see how it all came together!