Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ February Release

Hello everyone, its been a busy time around here for me which means fewer blog posts and I'm sorry about that. I'll try to be better but sometimes I just can't do it all.

The good this is that I'm here today to share that there is a lot of good stuff going on for Kelly Purkey and her shop. This biggest bit of news is that she has expanded her team. I'm super excited to be continuing on and super excited about the new members joining the team. Here is a copy of the announcement below and I have linked their Instagram accounts so you can check them all out and follow everyone.

Krista // Kari // Me
Jen // Jamie // Juli

Kelly released a lot of really great stuff in February and I made two projects with them. The first was a super fun insert for my Project Life® album just for a weekend we spent in San Francisco for my birthday. This insert was created using a mixture of of the kits, especially the I Love Weekends stamp set, the One and Only stamp set and the cards and flair from the XO Mini Kit from Kara Haupt.

I loved the yellow cards from the Kara Haupt kit and I always gravitate toward anything yellow so of course I used them. I especially loved the yellow flair piece so that had to be used for sure. I used one of the stamps from the I Love Weekend stamp set to create the Weekend Brunch card, just by repeat stamping the sentiment over and over at an angle on a piece of cardstock. I love how this pop of yellow plays off the two other yellow cards that I used.

I loved the big bold numbers on the One and Only stamp set and used them to mark by new age and that Est. stamps is so cute, I can see using that over and over again.

Working in square shapes with this insert was so much fun, I just love the 3x3 size. I cropped all of my photos to 2.5" square which created a nice larger white border which I really am loving this year.

My second project features the Playlist mini kit and stamp set and the Bushwick alpha stamp set. This story is pretty old, way back from 2013 but its one that has stuck in my mind and one that I really wanted to document. Everyone gets the song lyrics wrong from time to time but this was such an epic rendition and the fact that she let me video tape her signing it was such a surprise. This was around the time that Pitch Perfect came out so the song was front and center in our lives for sure so it was on constant repeat and the words that she sang were just too cute. I also want to mention that my daughter has no recollection of this so when I showed her this layout and video, she was dying! Sometimes waiting to create a page can be so worth it! And yes pricochet is supposed to be ricochet...like I said, its and epic and adorable fail.

Since this whole layout stems from a video and not a static photo I had to use a screen shot from the video on my page. Its a lower quality image than I normally use but I don't mind because my daughter's expression more that makes up for the lesser quality image. Because the best part of this story is the video, I added a QR code directly on to the photo so you can view the video while looking at the layout. I have a tutorial on my blog on how to do this, you can see that here. Its one of my favorite techniques when I have good videos and its actually super easy to do.

Once I had an image to use I knew I wanted to use the alpha stamp to stamp out the words and added in the music note stamp just below it to mimic what a song book would look like. I added in one of the journaling cards from the kit to help tell the story and it was done.

Its a super simple layout but I love the way it moves across the page.

And I love that face. So classic.

I hope you enjoyed the new release, I know the shop is closed for maintenance right now but I'm hoping it opens back up soon. I'll come back and add links to the shop items as soon as it reopens.

Other than that I hope your late winter early spring is going well, I cannot believe we are already at mid March, time is flying by.

Take care,
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