Friday, July 6, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ June Shop Release

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Its been non stop around here the past few weeks since right before my daughter got out of school. I'm happy that the holiday is over and we can settle into our summer and take things a bit slower.

The Kelly Purkey Shop release was at the end of June and everything sold out incredibly fast. The kits are just about gone but the stamp sets are up for preorder so if you are interested act fast because they will more than likely not be back after a second reorder. The release was filled with travel themed kits and stamp sets and while I did use the kits and stamps to document some travel I hope I can give you a little inspiration to think outside the box and use the stamps and kits for things other than travel.

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The first project I made with the kits was completely inspired by Pheobe Buffay, I just loved her lobster analogy so I thought it would be a fun travelers notebook spread using the At the Coast stamp set and the Travel Favorites Travelers Notebook kit. I stamped a repeated pattern alternation a little bit and lifting and coloring in the last little lobster so it stood out.





My next project was an homage to our great state. I just loved the bear in the Roam stamp set and paired it with a few elements from the Sweet Liberty mini kit stamp set to recreate our state flag. I loved the little line of bears and stars along the edges of my photos.



I loved the tiny icons from the Travel Favorites Travelers Notebook kit and added them to my title page on a pocket page spread about our recent trip to San Diego. I used cards from the Road Trip main kit, stamps from the Travel Favorites kit and cards from the Sweet Liberty Mini kit to create this spread.



Lastly I created a simple pocket page spread using the Sweet Liberty Mini kit, I loved the flag stamps and had fun creating my own using elements from the stamp set. I also stamped using my favorite Moonlight White ink on a photo and directly on to a card.



I hope you loved the release and I hope that you have an amazing summer and have the best time documenting it all.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ May Shop Release

It's so crazy to see that we are days away from June and I feel like I'm so behind. On what I'm not sure but just knowing that its almost June I feel like I'm patting down my life trying to figure out what I have forgotten because clearly I have forgotten something and I can't remember what it was. Ha.

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Yesterday was the shop update for Kelly Purkey shop so I wanted to pop on and share the two projects that I made.

The first is a Travelers Notebook spread using a really funny and cute stamp set called You Get Me. I loved the sentiments on this stamp set and paired with the Best Dad Ever stamp set I had fun documenting my love for my favorite guy and the life we live.



I paired the Dad stamp with the previously released Wearing and Loving stamp set to create a couple. I really loved the blue and mustard combo from lasts months kits so I kept it going again this month on this spread.


I loved stamping and then fussy cutting the phrases from the You Get Me stamp set. I made sure to vary the blue ink colors so that it didn't end up looking too flat. The sentiment on the right side of the page made me LOL big time and its so perfect!


My second project was another Travelers Notebook spread using the Hold On main kit, the Highline alpha stamp set and cards from the The Stars Say mini kit.


I really love extracting images from photos and printing them large for my notebooks. I just love how they pop off the page.


The Stars Say mini kit cards were so great, and I just loved the sentiments and the fact that the two I wanted to use were black and white helped make my photo pop even more.


I hope you enjoyed the release. It was a great one and super different from anything I've seen Kelly do which is always awesome. I swear, how does she keep coming up with so many cool ideas?

See you soon,
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ April Release

Hello friends, I'm here today to share the two projects that I made with the Kelly Purkey Shop April release. I told Kelly that this was hands down my favorite release ever! I know that's a bold statement but I loved them, like a lot!! I know there is a lot of pink in the kits this month and I understand that pink is not for everyone, but I love it! And the kits this month paired so perfectly with the photos I had for a recent outing that I had a giant smile on my face the entire time I was making these pages.

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The first project I made is a small 3x8" mini album for our day at the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco. I won't go into too much detail about each page because as soon as its all done I plan to do a walk through video and I'll share all of the details with you then. To complete this portion of the album I used the Good Things main kit, the 100% Travelers Notebook kit, the Head in the Clouds Mini kit, the Do Your Thing stamp set, and the Best Mom Ever stamp set.

We had the best time at the two museums we went too and documenting it in this size and with these kits from Kelly was so much fun. The album I used for this project is from Ali Edwards and its meant to be a true 3x8" but the album was wide enough for me to add in the Travelers Notebook papers from the 100% Fun kit. I just trimmed them down to 4" wide and it works fine, it comes right to the edge but doesn't stick out when the album is closed. I really love how the mix of full photos and pages looks with the divided pockets. Especially since you can see thru the margins of the pocket pages.









The film strip pages were so much fun to fill in!!


My second project was a Travelers Notebook spread using the bonus TN Kit called Rest and Relax. It was designed by Tina Aszmus of LifeLovePaper and it is stunning. The leaf stamps were my favorite and I know I'll use them a lot in the summer months.

I really loved the mustard yellow and blue color combo and added in a blue card that was in the Good Things main kit. I loved how these two colors look together and need to use this combo more. In the image below you can see the sticker sheets that come in this months kits. There was a sticker sheet in the 100% Travelers Notebook kit and I think I used almost all of them this month. I really love these stickers.




I hope you loved this release and I hope you have a lot of fun creating this month!

See you soon,

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ March Release

tap, tap, tap...is this thing on...? O M G, its been awhile! I cannot believe its already April, and that the first quarter of the year is already over. The month of March was super, super busy for us, my daughter was off school (she attends a year round school) so we were traveling pretty much the entire month. It was fantastic but we are all happy to be back in a routine and my daughter is happy to be back in school. Love that about her.

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Last week was Kelly Purkey Shops release so I'm here today to share with you the projects that I made.

The first project was one that I made pretty much right after we got back from our first trip, which was another trip back to Disney World. Luckily for me Kelly released a Springtime Mini kit and the stamp set had perfect sentiments for the trip and the spread.

I used a mix of cards from the Number One Main kit along with the mini kit and I also used two of the new stamp sets; Enjoying and Watching on this spread. Because I plan to do a mini album for the trip this spread was just meant to capture the high points of the trip to be included in my yearly Pocket Page album.



I loved the stamp set in the Number One kit and loved the graphic elements that are meant to be stamped on top. It adds so much interest and movement to the stamps.


I loved the tiny heart accents on this card and the little stickers in the Tina's Currents Travelers Notebook kit.



My second project was documenting St. Patrick's Day. I blew up one of the cards in the Number One kit to create the rainbow band down the left side of the spread and I used the number stamps from the kit to stamp out the date using rainbow colors of ink. I used the new Ramona alpha stamp set to stamp out the title and it fit perfectly on top of the date.


I mixed in some of the smaller sentiments from the Enjoying Stamp Set to highlight the photos on the right hand side.


I love the Simple pleasures phrase and I love that it looks like it was typed on a Selectric typewriter.


The Tina's Currents Travelers Notebook kit this month was amazing and because of the high demand it sold out fast. Kelly is doing a pre-order for the kit so if you are interested I would act quickly to get on that list. The kit is perfect for documenting the things you are currently doing as you can see below. The stamp set is amazing!


Tina also a stamp sets that would pair perfectly with the kit, the first is called Tina's Days.

I hope you enjoyed the release!

See you soon,

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