Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Carnival Fun and Summer Clearance Sale

Hey everyone, I'm popping on really quickly to share another quick Travelers Notebook spread I made and to let you know of a sale happening at Kelly Purkey Shop.

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When I was making projects using the latest Kelly Purkey shop release there was one stamp set, Festival that I really wanted to use. I didn't get it done for the shop release but it was on my desk begging to be used. I just loved the carnival rides on the stamp set and I had this really old photo of my daughter from 2013 that is still to this day one of my favorite photos. I had documented the day previously in a pocket page spread but I knew this photo would look great in a Travelers Notebook too. Plus whats not to love about this pastel dream world.

I found some of Kelly's previous cards that matched the colors and stamped the fair rides in black and fussy cut around them so they would stand out more. I also cut up some of the cards to make flags to dress up the top edge of the page.

I added a few of the stamps directly onto the photo to highlight my daughter, I just love her hand in the air.

Lastly I wanted to mention that Kelly is also having an End of Summer clearance sale, it starts today 8/15 and runs thru 8/18. Its a great chance to grab some old kits, stamp sets and card packs. The link to the sale section is right here.

I hope you enjoy your official days of summer. I know we are trying to max out on all the fun we can before school starts back.

Thanks for being here!!

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ July Shop Release

Hello everyone, I'm so excited to share with you the three things I have made, so far with the latest Kelly Purkey shop update. The update was filled with so many great themes and the main kit Breakfast Favorites is perfect for anyone who loves breakfast and the Travelers Notebook kit is perfect for all the book lovers out there. Lets jump in so I can share my projects with you.

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My first project was a Travelers Notebook spread using my favorite stamp set this month called Dive In. This stamp set was designed by Tina Aszmus of LifeLovePaper and it was an extension of her people stamp sets. 

I adored the vintage vibe of this stamp set and it paired perfectly with one of the pages from the Travelers Notebook kit, it totally reminded me of a beach towel when I saw it.

My next project was a full size layout using the Breakfast Favorites kit. I haven't made a layout in awhile but I didn't really have enough photos for a pocket page spread and I had too many photos and cards to use for a Travelers Notebook spread. It was fun working on a layout for a change and it definitely gave me tons of room to move things around.

I loved all the phrases in the stamp set.

My last project was a travelers notebook spread using the Bookworm Travelers Notebook kit. This kit was also designed by Tina Aszmus of LifeLovePaper and I new right away that I wanted to document all of the books I'm reading this summer.

I created by own little book with a little bit of digital scrapbooking magic using the printable papers and kit cards that Kelly offers each month with the kits. It was so much fun creating this little book to hold photos of the books I've read this summer.

Here are the pages so far, I left some room since I'm counting all the books I read thru August as a summer read.

I know the two main kits sold out quickly but there are still plenty of cute stamp sets available and I have at least one more project planned so I can use them. This Summer Fun stamp set is so cute and it's perfect for documenting a family dinner we had right before 4th of July. I can't wait to use it.

I hope you grabbed all you wanted and more this month! And I hope the rest of your summer is amazing as well!

Take care,
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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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