Friday, November 2, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ October shop update

Hello everyone! Its November, how the heck did that happen. I swear getting ready for Halloween took all my energy and now its only nineteen days until Thanksgiving. We even went out this morning for our first holiday Starbucks drink and turned on some Christmas music for the drive. I really need to stop and catch my breathe, hopefully I can do that this weekend in between soccer games.

Last week was the latest Kelly Purkey shop update so I wanted to share the projects I made. One is Halloween related and one is Christmas related so perfect timing on both.

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I'll start first with the Halloween project. This project was completely built around the Louise alpha stamp set. I really wanted to type a bold title for this project because I loved the stamp set so much. Plus it was another great excuse to work with last years Halloween photos because hello Platform 9 3/4 stamp set!


For the title I wanted to highlight two of the letters because when Hermione says this line in the movie she really emphasized the vowels. Because the alpha stamps were all the same size I stamped out the letters and then scanned them into my computer. I imported that file into my Silhouette and enlarged the letters and then cut them out onto one of the travelers notebook papers. I love how they popped and also loved the added pop of color it brought to the page.


I stamped a few of the accent stamps from the Platform 9 3/4 stamp set and especially love the burst I added to the top of my daughters wand. I used gold embossing powder to make it stand out even more.


My second project was an absolute joy to work on because I love the sentiment behind the Cookie Club mini kit so much. Holiday baking is a big deal in our home so I really loved this kit. I shared on Instagram that I plan to replicate this whole spread in my December Daily® this year when we get to cookie day especially because the red papers from the Thankful travelers notebook kit are just so perfectly Christmas.


Making the layered tags was my favorite part of this spread. I used the digital paper to create the large base tag and then stamped the sentiments using the mini kit stamp set and the bold title with the Louise alpha stamp set.


My second favorite part of this spread was digging thru the past eight years of Santa cookie making and marveling at how fast my daughter is growing up. Making photo strips is always the best way to get a lot of photos into a spread and I just love this. Stamping the little gingerbread man and the heart cookie was so much fun. I plan to stamp up some more cookies during the holidays too.


I hope you loved this release and I'll be back to share more soon.

Take care,
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

YouTube │ Kelly Purkey Shop 2018 Holiday Kit Walk Through


Hi there, I just wanted to share that I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel. Its a walk through of the kits and stamp sets from Kelly Purkey Shop's 2018 Holiday release. You can click the image below to see the video or click on this direct link.

I hope you enjoy the video!




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Monday, October 8, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │2018 Holiday Kits

Christmas has come early and the 2018 Holiday Kits are live over at Kelly Purkey Shop and they will go fast. I cannot wait to use these kits and stamps in my December Daily® this year but in the mean time I was able to play with some of the stamp sets that are part of the holiday release.

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I wanted to use the 6x8 Highline number stamp set so badly so I stamped them to create my own sheet of wrapping paper. I love how this turned out and I know that I will use these big bold numbers a lot in my December album.


I also used stamps from the Merry Everything kit, the Colorful Countdown to Christmas kit, the Good Cheer kit, and the Holiday Monograms stamp set to create my other sheet of paper and the gift tags.



My favorite kit that I cannot wait to incorporate into my December album is the Oh What Fun Travelers Notebook kit. The stamp set in this kit is so cute, LifeLovePaper really killed it with the design of this kit.


I hope you got everything you wanted in the shop update! It makes me so excited for the holidays!!
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ September shop update

Hello everyone, can you believe its FALL! I'm pretty much in denial even though we have already put up our Halloween decorations. Its pretty much a downward spiral into the holidays and I'm ready for it but I still feel like I need to stop, lean on a wall and catch my breath. The good thing is that the Kelly Purkey Shop update is so awesome this month and filled with so many fall things. I have another project planned that I didn't get to in time for the release but I'll share the stamp set below so you can see how awesome it is.

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First up is the main kit this month, it's called Face Time and I just loved it. It was perfect for documenting a lunch date I had last year with some local scrapbooking friends. I'm sure some of them will be familiar to you, two of them are also on Kelly's creative team.



Kelly has been really killing it lately with the sticker sheets she is including in her kits and this five person friend sticker could not have been more perfect.


The next project I made was a travelers notebook spread about the fall fashions I have been pinning and gathering for the upcoming season. I can't wait for it to be cool enough to wear some of  my new things so until then I'll just look at pretty pictures and dream of cooler temps. This spread uses a mix of several stamp sets, I used the new Oxford alpha stamp set, the All the Layers stamp set, stamps from the New Season stamp set and two cards from the main Face Time kit.

I really wanted to use the bold lower case Oxford alpha to stamp out a list of some of the key elements I plan to have in my fall wardrobe and love how the boldness plays off of the grid of Pinterest images on the left.




I absolutely adore the people stamp sets that LifeLovePaper designs, its like playing with paper dolls and you can create so many fun combinations. I really wanted to use one on this spread so I ended up making it like a little die cut and left room on my journaling card so I could adhere it to the edge. That search box card from the Face Time kit was the perfect card to use and the sentiment on the All the Layers stamp set fit perfectly.



The next project I want to make is using the stamp set in the Halloween Mini kit. I spent a considerable chunk of money in Trader Joe's the other day buying all of the pumpkin things so I can't wait to document that using this kit. Its not just for Halloween which I love. There plenty of Pumpkin Love in this kit.


I hope you enjoyed the release and just to give you a heads up, Kelly's Holiday kits go on sale on October 8th and I have seen them and they are AWESOME! I'll be back to share more about that soon.

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