Friday, July 31, 2020

Featuring Ali Edwards │ July Projects

Hello there! I hope you are all having a nice summer, I can't believe tomorrow is August already. July seemed to fly by while we stayed home for most of it.

I wanted to share my July projects I made using Ali Edwards kits and products with you. First up is a pocket page spread I made using the August Stories by the Month kit. I loved the mix of blues and greens and used the kit to document a really short 24 hour stay in San Francisco last year.

Next up is a full 9x12 layout that I made to slip into my pocket page album and I used the Roam Story Kit for this. I loved all of the embellishments in this kit and it will be perfect to add to my supplies for travel. The colors were gorgeous and I had fun playing with a stack of chipboard and banner strips down the left of my photo.

Lastly is a notebook spread I made using the July Digital Stories by the Month kit. I resized and recolored the journaling card on the right so the colors would match the fade on the left and I love how this turned out. The center image on the right lifts up and has another photo and my story.

I hope August is a great month for you and I'll be back to share some more things in the next few days.

Take care,
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Featuring Studio Calico │ July Sunset Bay release

The Studio Calico Sunset Bay kits went live this past Wednesday and they are filled with so many great summery and tropical elements. I had so much fun creating with the kits and stamps so here is what I made.

First up is a pocket page spread plus and insert that I made for a trip to San Diego back in 2018.  I had held off on documenting this trip and I'm so glad I did because they released a San Diego City stamp set and it was perfect paired with the documenter kit. This is the main spread and the insert sits in between these two to hold more photos. I really loved the tropical leaf cards and of course the banana man was the cutest damn thing! I loved that I had the perfect use for him. I used as many of the cute phrases and icons from the stamp set on this spread and mixed them in where they worked and it was just the right embellishment.

Here is the insert. I wanted it to be clean that it was an insert so I folded back one row of photos and cut down one of the journaling cards to create a flag. I added in the stamped embelishment that I took the time to fussy cut along all of those points because I knew it would look better if I did, and it totally did. I added a clip and love that little accent.

Here is the front of the insert, that little seagull stamp, so cute.

And here is the back side. If you've ever sipped a Banana Daiquiri at the Hotel Del, you need this card and stamp set in your life.

Next up is a spread I made using the Notebook kit and the Stamp kit. I loved seeing the return of the Potty People on this stamp set! I really loved this set because there are so many possibilities for stacking and telling different family stories which is so great. I needed more of a preteen child then and little girl so I just stamped the woman stamp but made her a little shorter by masking off the bottom portion of the legs to more accurately depict our family.

I used the digital of the We Are Better Together phrase and printed that right on to my photo.

Lastly is a notebook spread I made with just the notebook kit. I really LOVED the acetate tags from that kit and used one to hold journaling that I slipped behind the sentiment in a little pocket I created. I tapped a glassine bag to the bag of the page to capture the tag when its slipped in so it wouldn't slide all the way thru the slit.

Take care,

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Featuring Ali Edwards │ June projects

Hello friends and hello July! I am personally really hoping that this month doesn't bring any new crazy surprises and that things start to level off. While I really want things to be back to normal I realize we have some ways to go so its baby steps over here and we're taking things in stride as best we can.

The good news is the creative fun still continues and I'm here to share the projects I made for Ali Edwards this past month. First up is a pocket page spread I made using the July Stories by the Month kit. I really loved the bright pops of yellow and the floral cards were just gorgeous! I had fun overlapping some stamping underneath the oval die cut on the title card and really loved how that turned out.

Next up is a project I made using the Kindness Story Kit. I really loved that denim background on that beautiful quote card. I modified it to be travelers notebook sized and added in some journaling below the sentiment. I really loved the tones of this kit and the felt hears were so cute as were the copper die cuts.

Lastly was a spread I made using the June Digital Stories by the Month kit. I loved the sun journaling card and modified it to be travelers notebook sized. I cut two so I could raise up the center section of the sun and that circle paired well with the other circle embellishments in the kit.

Take care,

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Featuring Studio Calico │ June Full Bloom release

Hi friends, it feels good to finally be caught up on sharing my 2020 Studio Calico projects. The June Full Bloom kits launched last week so here are the projects I made with the kits and stamps.

First up is a documenter spread from last summer. I just loved the orange cards in this kit and pulled out as many as I could to use here. This spread covers just one day so it was really fun to load it up with all of my favorite photos and not have to edit them down.

I really loved that camera stamp and loved that you could fill the shutter with so many different things. My daughter really loved the star card that's sitting off to the left. She almost stole it from me because she said its a really popular TikTok pattern. I guess I'll have to save it to document her love of that app.

The Pool party addon stamp was perfect to document our first hot day of the season. I also used a printable tag to help highlight the stamping on the left side. I also left some space in my text block to stamp two of the designs with Moonlight White ink.

The Everly alpha stamp set is so pretty. I love the all cap italicized design and knew it was perfect for a title but wanted it to stand out more than just stamped letters on a page. I decided to stamp the letters on vellum and cut them individually so they mimicked a letter sign. I stitched the black cardstock pieces down after everything was in place and I really love the impact.

Have a great week!
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