Feed Your Craft

Hello! I have some fabulous news to share: I am a special guest for the Feed Your Craft Creative Team this month, and got to play with the July kit designed by In a Creative Bubble: Soak Up the Fun! I had a blast using the kit, which works great for traveler’s notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and Project Life.

I made an unboxing video for the kit. In addition to the physical products shown, you also get a digital version of the stamp set, and some printables (which I used in my projects below).

For my first project, I had fun with the 4″x6″ stamp (stamps always my favorite thing!).

I also used one of the journaling cards and added stamping to that. here’s a closer look:

For my second project, I also used some of the digital printables (the tag and the labels):

I added some stamping on the printables.

For my third project, I used another journaling card along with more stamping.

This stamp set is perfect for summer, but several of the stamps are great year-round. Here’s a closer look:

I was loving the stamp set so much, that I made a card to feature it.

I colored in the images with Copic markers. So fun!

 

Feed Your Craft Sneak Peeks

Finally I can spill the beans… this month, I’m a guest Creative Team member for Feed Your Craft! Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the projects I made using the July kit:

 

The kit will be available for purchase on the 15th, and I’ll be sharing my projects then too, so hang tight!

July BYOC at The Lilypad

I was out of town for the first half of the week, and after coming home last night, I went a tad crazy using the newest BYOC collection from The Lilypad. I had so much fun with it, and ended up making 7 layouts in one sitting! Here they are.

Supplies:
Wine not? (papers) by Little Butterfly Wings
Textual Layered Transfers 4 by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Resplendent Map Graffiti by Tangie Baxter

It was too hot to go watch fireworks on the 4th of July, but at least we had our outfits right. 🙂

Supplies:
Time Out Papers and Time Out Brushes by Li Li Wee
Expressions No. 3 by Rebecca McMeen
Black paper from Wine not? (papers) by Little Butterfly Wings

Last week I took part in a work event that I’d been working like crazy for for the past 6 months. It didn’t go as expected… but I’m trying to focus on the good things. One of them, was my outfit + makeup.

Supplies:
Sweet Solstice by Rebecca McMeen
Resplendent Map Graffiti by Tangie Baxter

I snapped this photo from the back seat of an Uber car, and I love this shot of the blurry taxi with the Empire State Building in the back. 100% New York City.

Supplies:
Sweet Solstice by Rebecca McMeen

I love every single thing Rebecca McMeen designs. I mean, look at these sketches and florals! I just had to add a couple to dress up this page, and it looks like something out of a magazine!

Supplies:
Wine not? (papers)Wine not? (word art) by Little Butterfly Wings
Sweet Solstice and Expressions No. 3 by Rebecca McMeen

It’s been a stressful time at work, but I’m so glad to have this guy by my side through it all.

Supplies:
Sculpted Circle Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Resplendent Floral Collages by Tangie Baxter
Wine not? (papers) by Little Butterfly Wings

It’s been so hot, that plunging in the pool was the only thing we could do. It was amazing!

Supplies:
Sweet SolsticeSummer Solstice Stickers by Rebecca McMeen
Resplendent Floral Collages by Tangie Baxter

And that is my 7th page. Such a great collection this month!

 

Unfortunately tonight I learned some incredibly sad news about one of my favorite designers at The Lilypad: Dawn Inskip. She will be so missed in our scrapbooking community! Such a gentle and creative soul.

Today You Can Be Whatever You Want

Today and tomorrow are big days for me at work – been getting ready for them for the past 6 months! So please cross your fingers for me!

In the meantime, I leave you with a page I put together using a few of the products that are on sale for 50% off today at The Lilypad:

50% off on June 27!
Supplies:
Papers – add on – M3 June 2017Masks {add on} M3 June 2017 and Extras {add on} M3 June 2017 by Little Butterfly Wings
Wood Icons – Storyteller June 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
Ink Pad Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs

Yes – I got a make up lesson! (all for the event this week too) I enjoyed it a lot, and while I won’t be using make up every day, I certainly will for the special occasions.

Summer TN

Hello! I have been buried in work lately with no creative time. Send help!!

In the past month I have started a spring/summer traveler’s notebook, and here are the spreads I have made so far (you can see the first one I made here). I’m loving this format!

We planted a garden in our backyard. Things are just about starting to grow now, let’s see if we can gather before the wildlife raids it! 🙂

On this spread I used distress paint on the background, and added some stamping. Quick and easy and colorful!

 

I adhered a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Confidant scrapbook kit. Then I added stamping, washi tape, and die cuts.

I am also taking the Summer of Sketches class at Studio Calico and these next couple of spreads in my TN were inspired by two sketches from the class.

Getting back on track with healthy eating is my summer project. So far – one week in – it’s going well! This first spread was a motivational one that I made right before starting. And this next spread is about the first day.

The paper is from the Confidant scrapbook kit, and I added some stamping and some embellishments from the defunct Gossamer Blue kits.

Another paper from the Confidant scrapbook kit, and I embellished with stamped images that were fussy cut. I love how this spread turned out!

 

I love scrapbooking in this format because it’s really quick and easy. Have you been jumping on the TN (traveler’s notebook) bandwagon? I can’t wait to continue filling this notebook up, and then moving on to another.

June BYOC at The Lilypad

Hello and happy June! This month’s BYOC collection from The Lilypad has some earthy colors and pretty floral designs that are perfect to document some outdoor summer fun!

Here’s what I made with it.

Supplies:
Bon Voyage | TemplatesBon Voyage | PapersBon Voyage | Elements and Bon Voyage | Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
Exuberant Tattered Graffiti by Tangie Baxter

I loved the template with the mountain scene!

Supplies:
Bon Voyage | PapersBon Voyage | Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Exuberant Tropical Graffiti by Tangie Baxter

Wishing you a wonderful month of June!

So Sweet

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a couple of pages made with some of the great products that are on sale for 50% off today only at The Lilypad.

Supplies:
May ’18 template challenge – template by Sabrina’s Creations
Juliette by Lynne-Marie
Stringbats 8 – Birthday by Kim Jensen Designs

That floral background has my heart!

Supplies:
Kaleidoscope by Rebecca McMeen

I love these pops of color with the black ink. Have a great rest of the week!

Ready for Summer

I went shopping when my mom was visiting, and ended up with a few fun outfits for summertime. So I documented them in a traveler’s notebook spread.

The background is made using an old stamp set from Studio Calico, Cotton Candy, which I inked with distress oxide inks (in picked raspberry and carved pumpkin) and spritzed with water before stamping, to get a watercolored look. Then I added the title using two of my favorite new stamp sets: Conrad and the alpha from the May scrapbook kit, Hey Girl. Here’s closer look at the embellishments:

I look forward to filling up this TN with our summer adventures!