Project Life Process | Hello New Season

unnamed.jpgFor the past few weeks I’ve been slowly trying to fill in some gaps in my 2017 Project Life album.  I definitely lost momentum (for lots of things!) last year when I was pregnant, so there were some pretty big chunks in my album that were missing.  However, I’m kind of happy the gaps were there, because I am LOVING reliving all of the memories.

If you’d like to see how this page came together, I’ve included a process video below :)

** PRODUCTS USED **

Happy Halloween Stamp: http://shrsl.com/15ub7
Trick or Treat Add On Kit: http://shrsl.com/15ubb
Totally Awesome Stamp: http://shrsl.com/15ubh
Monthly Matters Stamp: https://bit.ly/2Mlz9e5
Kelly Purkey Label Stickers: https://bit.ly/2oZPmMN
Summer Food Stamp by Kelly Purkey: currently unavailable . . .
Around Here Stamp: http://shrsl.com/15ubo

Basic Supplies Used:

6×12 Album: https://amzn.to/2x7qiHh
Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2NHeKF7
Kelly Purkey Dye Inks: https://amzn.to/2xaC8R4
Page Protectors: https://amzn.to/2MiNGXS
Stamp Shammy: https://amzn.to/2Na9WZr
Journaling Pen: https://amzn.to/2Oap1Xd
Photo Paper: https://amzn.to/2QnuwDq
Printers: https://amzn.to/2OfWuja and https://amzn.to/2oXGEyi
Precision Scissors: https://amzn.to/2CMKzb8
Tiny Attacher: https://amzn.to/2O8RXPj
Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2QnlCFO

Traveler’s Notebook Flipthrough

Hi, friends!

Today I have a completed Traveler’s Notebook flipthrough to share.  This notebook documents my daughter at 4 months old.

There are so many special memories wrapped up into these little notebooks, which makes them so fun to flip through.  I’m sure it’s no surprise that these are my favorite notebooks to look though out of all my TNs and mini books! :)

** SUGGESTED VIDEOS **

All the Heart Eyes for You Process: https://bit.ly/2wVU3uw
CTK TN Process: https://bit.ly/2Qgho2R
To The Moon and Back Process: https://bit.ly/2O4aaxi

** PRODUCTS / COMPANIES MENTIONED **

Traveler’s Notebook: http://bit.ly/2wZLNtu

Felicity Jane Shop: http://bit.ly/2x4ArnZ
Citrus Twist Kits: https://bit.ly/2QgEaYi
Kelly Purkey: https://bit.ly/2tkzZlO

Studio Calico ‘Stay Tuned’ TN + Stamp Unboxing | Process Video

SZ_TN1.jpgOh the joys of technology!  When this post first went up this morning apparently there was no content appearing, so I’m trying this again.  If you received a blank email this morning then I send my apologies!

Today I’m sharing a look at the Studio Calico ‘Stay Tuned’ September TN kit and Stamp subscription and using both to put together a page in my TN.   I’ve been loving all of the bold patterns and bright colors in this month’s kit . . . they are such a fun complement to any photo!

** SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS **

Studio Calico TN Kit: http://shrsl.com/15orb

Studio Calico Stamp Set Subscription: http://shrsl.com/15orc

Lemon Zest (yellow) pigment ink: http://shrsl.com/15orf

Glass Slipper (light blue) dye ink: http://shrsl.com/15orj

Coral Bay (coral) dye ink: http://shrsl.com/15orm

Deja Blue (dark blue) dye ink: http://shrsl.com/15oro

Inky Black (black) dye ink: http://shrsl.com/15orq

** Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. This means that when you purchase items through these links I earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you). All opinions are my own. I sincerely appreciate your support, which helps me continue uploading content here and sharing my love of crafting with others!**

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

7A65C919-A4CD-4D34-A880-C997AB54CEEA.JPG Hi, Friends!

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! 

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!

December Daily® 2017 | Video Overview of Foundation Pages

DDFoundationPages.jpgThe time is here!  We’ve finally reached November, when it’s considered totally acceptable and not weird to be discussing December Daily®! Although, to be transparent, I’ve been dropping December Daily photos on my Instagram since September. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with being a little weird ;)

Today I’m here to share my plan and foundation pages for my 2017 album. Let’s get started!

DD List and Calendar.jpgPlanning Ideas:

While foundation pages are totally new to me this year, my planning process still remains the same.  I hold strong to two things that have helped me most the last two years in completing my album by the end of December (or early January).

  1. List of Ideas: I cannot stress how helpful brainstorming a list like this has been in keeping me on track with my album the last two years.  When I start to create my list I already know that I may/may not document every single thing there, but it gives me a fallback for days that I’m struggling with ideas on what to document.
  2. December Calendar:  One of my favorite tools to use for setting up and working on my album is my December Calendar.  This calendar is strictly for December events that I know I want to record in my album (appointments and all other general activities are kept on a separate calendar).  I write down things such as Christmas parties, cookie baking gatherings, holiday plays, etc.  Knowing what’s going to be happening throughout the month not only helps as I’m building my foundation pages, but also reminds me to record those events in my album. Sometimes I record events in my album on the same day they occur in real life (for example, if a Christmas party happens on the 22nd, sometimes it will go on the 22nd day in my album), but this is not always the case.   I’m definitely not tied to doing things in chronological order because I know that in looking back on my albums, the date will be irrelevant while the activity itself will be what I want to remember. (P.s. the calendar in the photo above comes from Jasmine Jones’ 2016 digital mini kit)

DD3.jpgFoundation Pages:

As I mentioned before, building foundation pages is something that is new to me this year.  I’m always admiring other people’s foundation pages, but I’ve always worried that creating them would hinder my flexibility when I started to work on my album in December.  However, I wanted to try it this year.  Can’t knock it ’til you try it! Plus, the idea of getting a little more ahead this year and at least having all of my numbers in place sounded so appealing, so we’ll see how it goes!

In order to keep maximum flexibility I didn’t do anything too detailed to my pages, I didn’t adhere anything down, and I kept a very neutral color scheme.

Traveler’s Notebook Journal

This year I’ve decided to work on a traveler’s notebook in addition to my 6″x8″ album.  This notebook is mainly going to be for journaling to capture everyday stories, thoughts, feelings, basically all of the extra “stuff” that never makes it into my album.  I may do some stamping or embellishing inside, but my main focus for this notebook is on the words and I’m not going to worry about it looking (too) pretty.

Supplies I’ll be Using:

2017 Ali Edwards Main Kit  (note: physical kit is sold out, but the digital kit can be purchased here)

2016 Paislee Press Mini Kit (note: physical kit is sold out, but the digital kit can be purchased here)

This 6×8 album

Ali Edwards Black and White card set

(*Please note that the supplies listed above were graciously provided to me as being part of the Ali Edwards Creative Team, however, all opinions are my own. None of the links in this post are affiliate links)

Large Cork Numbers

Be Merry Kit by Kelly Purkey: I plan to use this mainly for my Traveler’s Notebook

*I’ll also be pulling in some other items from my general stash and leftovers from previous years’ kits.

In case you’re interested, I’ve also put together a video overview of all of my pages where you can hear me talk a little more about my process of setting up my album.

Leave me a comment if you have any questions at all! :)

 

Love and Peace

VegasWhen I first started this post my intention was to share photos of the roadtrip O and I went on last week when we traveled to Aspen, CO.  However, sitting down and thinking about the last stop on our trip has me feeling so emotional and my heart feels like this post needs to go in a different direction.

Like everyone, I’m completely heartbroken about what happened in Vegas last weekend.  I can’t watch the news without tearing up, and knowing that O and I were eating dinner in the Mandalay Bay only 5 hours before this horrific event took place gives me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.   I can’t imagine what the victims and their families must be going through.

The importance of love, peace, and joy is needed now more than ever, and I do plan to share happy photos from our trip and lots more projects right here on the blog very soon, but at this moment I just needed to send this out into the world.  If you need a hug in light of all that has been going on in the world lately please know that I am sending you a virtual one right now.

I want to end this post with a song that I heard for the first time only a few days ago. It gave me peace in a moment when I was feeling pretty sad so I’d like to share it here.

Dear Hate by Maren Morris:

Dear Hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain
I’m afraid that we just might drown

Dear Hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don’t know how this world keeps spinning ’round and ’round

Dear Hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge
In Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights
The world keeps spinning ’round

Dear Love
Just when I think you’ve given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love’s gonna conquer all