Monday, August 29, 2016

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ August Release

Hello, hello, hello! I'm really excited about Kelly Purkey's latest release. It went live yesterday and this release had some really awesome stuff in it.

This first layout was the first thing that I made. I was completely drawn to the Who Run the World? stamp in the Queen Mini Kit and knew I had to make something centered around it.

I loved how well the cards from the Queen Mini kit paired with the colors in this photo of my daughter and her friends on the first day of school. This photo was snapped by my friend DeAnna. She's an amazing photographer and we always gather the girls on the first day of school for this same pic and its been such a super fun tradition. This photo just seemed like the right choice for this sentiment, these young girls have so much ahead of them and they truly can be, and do anything they want in the future. I just love them.

I knew I wanted to stamp the word GIRLS using the Moby alpha and alternated my stamping making sure to layer over each stamping and stamp on top of the cards as I went. I used the Pink and Orange inks from the Fashion Ink Set and the colors worked perfectly with the cards. I added in a few bright yellow shipping tags to help ground and ensure the stamped sentiments really popped and two of the over sized paper clips from Pebbles to add a bit of gold into the mix. This layout will probably get displayed instead of placed right into an album, that's how much I love how this turned out.

My second project was inspired completely by an episode of the show Roadies. Do you watch it? OMG I love it! Perhaps its because of my previous life in radio (nothing glamorous, I answered the phones) but man was it fun and pretty darn exciting. Hell I met Sting my second week on the job! Anyway, so many stories that can get me sidetracked but this show brings all of that back. Plus its written and directed by Cameron Crowe and he sure knows a thing or two about the life inside rock and roll. Geez, this is really turning into a long and drawn out segue into a scrapbooking project but I promise I'll get too it. In episode three of season one Lindsey Buckingham is the guest and he has one of the best lines in this episode, "I love you Bill. Over the years I may say it less but I mean it more." This stopped me in my tracks and I just loved it, so much so that I wanted to stamp it and stamp it in gold.

The Moby alpha is seriously one of the best alpha stamps that Kelly has done. Its a classic font and can be used for just about anything. I decided this project needed a bit of drama so I made myself a black travelers notebook and used a gold metallic versa mark stamp pad for all of my stamping. Projects of this nature can be a little intimidating because I'm always afraid that I'm going to get to the bottom of the page and not have room for the rest. If I'm worried about that I usually mock it up on my computer before hand just to make sure I have enough space for all that I want to stamp. It takes some extra time but its nice for projects like this to know its all going to fit. If you are wondering how I got the foot note text on the page I used my Silhouette Cameo and the silver sketch pen to write the text on the black paper. I love using this feature of the Cameo specifically for things like this.

I added in some of the super cool plus sign stamps from the Work In Progress kit and also used the True Life stamp from that set as well. I stamped it first that then cut it out using a circle die and my Cuttlebug.

The last stamp set that I didn't have time to use is the Beach Day stamp set. Its super cute and perfect for these last days of summer.

I hope you enjoyed the newest release it sure was a good one!

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