Saturday, June 29, 2019

Guest Story Teller for Ali Edwards

I completely forgot to mention this when the class went live at the beginning of the month but I was recently a guest story teller for Ali Edwards Designs Inc. Story Kit in June. I wanted to at least mention it here in case you didn't see my announcement on Instagram. It was a thrill to be asked and I had the best time working with the kit and I will forever cherish the project I made for Simone.

The theme for the story kit and story stamp was Listen and I made three projects for the classroom so if you are a story kit subscriber I hope you had a chance to look at them. Here are a few glimpses of the projects I made. I made one large two page layout and two travelers notebook spreads with the kit.








A big thank you to Ali and her team for asking me to be a guest story teller, I loved contributing to the classroom and enjoyed it immensely.

Take care,


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Friday, June 28, 2019

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ June Shop Update

Hello! Today is such a great day, the Kelly Purkey Shop updated today with some awesome new kits and stamp sets and its my daughters last day of school for the year! We are very excited to finally be on summer break and cannot wait to get down to some summer fun.

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The first thing I made with the newest kits was a Travelers Notebook spread using the Summer Bucket list kit. I have heard this kit is selling fast so if you want one, don't wait on it.

We love making summer bucket lists around here and usually my daughter makes one, which I'm sure she will. But this time I made one for the family and listed out all of the things we hope to do over our break.



This was such a fun spread to put together and I decided to type out all of my activities but made sure to leave room so I could stamp the topics from the stamp set. I love doing things like this and it always makes for a fun finished page. As does stamping on vellum as I did on the left side of the page.


The next project I made is an insert for my pocket page album of some of our fun July 4th pictures from last year. I used the Made In America mini kit and one card from the Fun Times project kit. I used my manual die cut machine and some star dies and cut the embellishments from the printed cards. I love how these little accents dress up the insert and make it even more festive. And how cute are the sparkler stamps, super cute.





Kelly also released another Swag Bag just for summer and I cannot wait to get mine, how cute is this bag! I really love the book marks and the super cute stickers that I will probably have to fight my daughter for. 




I hope you enjoyed the release!

Take care,

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Featuring Studio Calico │ Wild At Heart June 2019

Hello, hello, hello! How's summer going for you so far? We are still in school for about two more weeks but oh man its been so hot its hard not to chuck it all and run to the beach! The Studio Calico Wild At Heart kits were so much fun to work with and really got me excited for all the summer fun we are going to have this year. Looking back on photos from the early days of last summer really helped put me in the mood. Oh and if you head over to the SC website you'll see a project I made last year on the homepage of the site, pretty cool!

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There was so much good stuff to work with this month so I can't wait to share it all with you. I ended up making three travelers notebook spreads and one documenter spread with the kits and add on stamps so lets get to it.

First up is a Travelers Notebook spread using the Notebook Kit only. This kit was so awesome to work with and I especially loved the transparency sheets they included this month. The alpha stamp set was pretty awesome too. I used the transparency sheet to create a turn able overlay on top of my large photo by hinging it with the washi tape that came in the kit. I made my own vellum tags and stamped my title with the stamp set and made another tag to layer underneath with the story. This quickly became one of my favorite projects this year.





My second and third projects were made with the Notebook kit and the add on stamps. I can never say no to Tacos and the Taco add on stamp set was just so much fun to use! The tiny little food items were so much fun to stamp, color and fussy cut as embellishments on the page. And the bright colored sentiments pre-printed on the notebook page was the perfect accent for this delicious meal.




Pizza is another thing that we love in our house and my husbands home made dough is worth celebrating. For this spread I used the Notebook kit and the Pizza stamp set which was the perfect accent for this spread celebrating how much I love his pizza.



Last but not least was the spread I made using the Documenter kit. I could not get enough of the beautiful malachite color green in the kit and pulled all the green I could to add to this spread. I even took it back to the old days by making a flip up card to maximize the amount of cards I could us and as a place to hold the story of Father's Day.







I hope you enjoyed the release and that these projects give you some inspiration for your future projects.

Take care,

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ May Shop Update


Hello, hello, hello! I hope you are all doing well! Today was the Kelly Purkey shop update and its a big one filled with plenty of stamps and kits to help you document your summer travels. I made three projects this month and can't wait to share them with you.

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The first is a pocket page spread that I made using stamps, cards and papers from the Departure Kit,  the Travel Numbers kit and the Travelogue Mini Kit. As well as stamps from the Travel Words, Aloha, and the Rio Alpha stamp set.

This pocket page spread will slip into my normal album so its just the high points of the trip. I love how bright and colorful it is and it makes me want to book another trip pronto and I could not love the little airplane window stamp on my title card any more! That stamp is in the Travelogue Mini kit.





My second project was made using just the Travel Numbers travelers notebook kit. I always love keeping track of my vacation stats so this kit was a fun one to use. I loved the grid pages and they are perfect for quick and easy spreads in TN's that you can add photos and some stamping and be good to go.



My third project is another Travelers Notebook spread. I mixed papers from the Travel Numbers kit and the Travelogue mini kit as well as stamps from the Making Magic set and the Travel Words set. I love anything to do with Disney and this stamp set was perfect for a quick and easy spread about the rides we rode on our most recent trip. The little ear hats are so cute. I filled the center circle with enamel dots that matched the ink colors I used and I love that little bit of texture.
                                                                                          



Kelly also added in some fun little Swag Bags to the shop this month. I can't wait for mine to arrive. I loved grab bags when I was a kid and these have that kind of vibe. There are two one is called Ciao and its a more international themed bag and the other is called Checked In is a travel themed bag, so cute!

This is Ciao


This is Checked In


I hope you enjoyed the release and have lots of fun travel plans made for the summer! We can't wait for warm days and adventures around here!

Take care,


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