Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ April Release

So it appears the April release over at Kelly Purkey Shop was a huge success. The kit is amazing and the two additional stamp sets have already sold out. I'm happy for Kelly that they went so fast but I'm bummed that some folks missed out. If you did happen to get your hands on the kit and stamps I wanted to share with you what I made to help inspire your creations. Here is a look below of the My People kit, this stamp set and the cards are so perfect not just for family love but for that tribe of people that you have surrounding you that are just as close as family.

Seeing as I'm so behind on my pocket pages this kit was perfect for documenting my Thanksgiving photos. This day really was all about My People so the stamps and the colors of some of the cards really helped tell the story.

I just loved that 6x4 card that I cut down the middle and stamped with the Life is always better when were together stamp. I love how the edge falls of the page and I love how the white space helped balance out the solid white card on the right side. The Rumi quote card was another favorite, totally worthy of framing and hanging up for sure. I did sneak in one stamp from the Mama Bear stamp set, that set went so fast I didn't even have a chance to make something featuring it, you guys loved it so much and I agree it was a good one.

My second project came together really quickly because the Dear Weekend Stamp Set was just too perfect. 

For this Travelers Notebook layout I knew I wanted the photos to fall off the edge of the page and to balance that out, I lined all of my stamping up on the left side of the page to mimic the look of the right side. I kept all the stamping to one color and fussy cut one of the journaling cards so that I could tuck in behind one of my photos. I just love all that white space down the middle.

I cannot wait to see what Kelly has coming next, be sure to watch my Instagram for sneaks, you can find me here, make sure you follow so you don't miss any posts.

See you soon,

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Elle's Studio │ Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class

One of my favorite ways to document our lives these days is by making mini albums. Sitting down to make a mini album of a trip or an event is at the top of my list of favorite ways to scrapbook so when I was asked to be a contributor for the Elle's Studio Everyday Adventures Mini Album class I said yes right away. In this image below you can see some sneaks from all of the class contributors.

All of the contributors use the same products to complete their albums; the product bundle, the stamp set that comes with the class and the coordinating Jonah alpha stamp.  I just love how different and unique each album was, everyone did such an amazing job. This album ended up being one of my favorites that I have ever made. I documented a two day getaway that my husband and I took to one of our favorite places near Yosemite Valley. You can see the cover of my album in this image below. The stamp set for the class was so awesome, as you can see. I was totally inspired by the little plus sign stamp.

The sneak image above and below shows some of the stamping I did using the Jonah alpha stamp. I love stacked text stamping and this alpha stamp was the perfect font and size.

Thanks again to Elle's Studio for having me. If you are a mini album lover this class is super full of amazing album inspiration so I hope you enjoy it.

Happy scrapping.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ March Release

Hello everyone! I wanted to pop in to share what I made with the most recent Kelly Purkey shop update. I was out of town the day of the shop update so I wasn't able to get my stuff made and photographed for you until now. The update was smaller this month but the Dreamer Kit was easily one of my favorite kits that Kelly has designed.

I'm not sure if Kelly designed this with Disney adventures in mind but it sure worked really well with some of my photos from our trip to Disney World. I plan on making a mini album for this trip but thought it would be fun to make a pocket page spread that I can slip into my daughters albums focusing on just her photos from the trip. That Dream Come True stamp is one of my favorites.

I LOVE that there was shades of purple in this kit and yes if you're reading my journaling up close there are some typos. Ugh. Choosing to roll with it for the time being.

The second project I made was a Q/A layout for my daughter. I try to ask her the same questions every year on her birthday but I forgot this past December so we did it the other day. I loved the big bold QA stamp from the In the News stamp set and used it as my starting point for the layout. I new I wanted the questions typed so I set that part up in Photoshop Elements and printed just the questions and answers on my background. I used an ombre stamp set from Michaels to stamp out the QA.

I also used the Wythe alpha stamp set on the layout. The stamps mimic the tiny little alpha stickers that are a classic in the scrapbooking world. I fussy cut each one out individually and just added a bit of adhesive to the edge so they would still bend up a little.

One of the things Kelly is trying to do with the kit subscriptions is to mix up the additional kit items each month. This month she added in a cool page of clear stickers and I used one of them as a base for more stamping. The think, believe, dream, dare stamp is such a cute sentiment and I love how it looks with the ombre ink.

I hope you have fun creating with this months shop items and I hope this gave you a little bit of inspiration on how to use your new stamps.

See you soon,
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ February release

The February shop update at Kelly Purkey Shop was last Tuesday so I wanted to pop in and share what I made before everything is gone. The Go, See, Do theme of this months kit is perfectly timed because my family and I are off on a vacation of our own as we speak.

Here are the projects I made this month.

I knew the minute I saw the Daily Cup stamp set that it was going to be the first thing I grabbed to create with. This spread is in my personal album that I am making this year. Spending the day chatting about all things crafty is one of my favorite things to do. My two favorites to do that with are Jen and Kari who also happen to be on Kelly's creative team too. I like to think of this us as the West Coast KPCT contingent.

The large Go, See, Do stamp is from the main kit this month and I love this stamp. And that little cluster of coffee beans, super cute.

I cut up a instax sized page protector and just attached it right to the backing sheet with some tiny attacher staples. I didn't have photos for the back so this was my solution to not have to fill the backside of the protector. I really love the espresso machine stamp from the set. The chemex was super cute too for all the pour over lovers out there.

My second project was made specifically for our vacation. I love to take notes when we travel, it helps me remember all of the details when we get home and when I sit down to make an album of the trip. This trip will most definitely get an album of its own and I know I'll need to keep detailed notes.

I paired some sentiments from the main Go, See, Do stamps and cards with some older stamps that Kelly had done for magical adventures.

I love the orange, peach and pink color ways of these cards, and while my bags aren't packed just yet, I'm definitely ready to go.

The suitcase stamp is so stinkin' cute!!!

When I sat down to write up my packing list so I wouldn't forget anything I added some more of the suitcases because I just can't get enough. I fell in love hard with the Departures alpha stamp set. I love seeing this particular element pop up in travel themed products. I've actually researched buying an older piece of a departure board for my home. One day I'll find just the right one and it will be mine. This stamp set is going to be with me for a very long time. I just know I'll be stamping all of my travel destinations with it for years to come. The fact that it also has numbers means it can also be used to mimic an old vintage flip clock when needed. Rad.

I hope your spring break has lots of travel in it and I can't wait to create lots of fun stuff when we get home from our trip.

See you on the flip side,
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