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!

Catching Up

Hello there! I have been super quiet lately because work has been swallowing me, and then my mom came to visit us (yay!) so all my free time was spent with her. But I did manage to work on a few projects earlier this month, so I thought I’d share them here finally.

This was a fun page I made to document a few things I am loving right now. It’s made using the Confidant scrapbook kit from Studio Calico.

Here’s a look at a couple details:

I added some gold acrylic ink splatters. I love the shine and texture they add!

This next page is also made primarily with the Confidant scrapbook kit.

Finally, an all purple page. It’s a color I don’t use often, but I went all in on this page! 🙂

I have also been keeping up in my weekly traveler’s notebook documentation (in my Hobonichi weeks). Here are a couple recent spreads I made.

I hope to be back soon with some fun projects! Until then, have a great rest of May!

Shopping

Hello and happy Wednesday! Things are pretty hectic around here, since I am swamped with work, but I couldn’t resist making a page using a couple products from the weekly 50% sale at The Lilypad!
Supplies – 50% off on May 16th!!:
Oleander templates by Sara Gleason
Blake by Rebecca McMeen
Have a great rest of the week!

Fun Neon Spray from Acrylic Ink

I recently bought 3 bottles of acrylic ink by Daler-Rowney. (here’s a set of neon colors, and I also bought the gold).

As you can see the colors are incredibly vibrant and fun! The bottle they come in has a dropper and I was planning to use that for making drops on my projects, but then I had an even better idea – to use a mini mister bottle and make my own spray!

The acrylic ink is very fluid so I used it straight from the bottle, without diluting it. It worked like a charm!

 

Here’s an example used in my traveler’s notebook (Hobonichi weeks):

(it’s really hard to photograph these vibrant colors, but they are so vivid in real life!!)

I’m so happy to have found these inks – especially since my go-to gold spray (Heidi Swapp’s color shine) has been discontinued!

Stella – Foxy Fix Perfect Fit Cover

I am in love!! Last month Foxy Fix released a new leather called Stella – it’s the same leather as Rowena, but it is grey instead of brown. And it is absolutely gorgeous! I ordered a perfect fit cover for my Hobonichi cousin – A5 size.

And it feels amazing! Smooth and soft!

You can customize the perfect fit cover – I chose white stitching and yellow elastic.

For the inside, I chose the criss-cross pocket. You can see my Hobonichi Cousin Avec inside, which I labeled with some monthly tab stickers from Studio Calico – I love being able to quickly flip to the right month!

The Hobonichi Cousin Avec has same A5 format as the Cousin version, but it’s split into two volumes (January-June, and July-December). I prefer it because I can only carry one volume around with me.

This is what the back pocket looks like.

Now, is this really a perfect fit like the name claims??

I tried my perfect fit cover with these 3 notebooks:

The cover I bought is for the Hobonichi Cousin, and you can see that with the Avec version there is some extra room. The Leuchtturm1917 A5 (hardcover) fits pretty well, even though it is a snug fit to insert the back cover into the pocket. Foxy Fix also sells a model of perfect fit covers specifically for the Leuchtturm1917 A5. I wish there were a slimmer version to fit the avec, but as it is it’s not too bad at all, I like having the option of using my cover for all these notebooks!

Overall I am thrilled with my purchase! These covers come in a variety of leathers and colors if you want to try something different. Save 10% off your first order with my Foxy Fix Referral.

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April Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

It’s time for the newest Mixed Media Monthly collection from The Lilypad – and it’s a really good one! I made 4 pages all in one sitting, because there were just so many good papers in the kit that I wanted to use!

Supplies:
April 2018 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

The first page had to be about the crazy weather we are having this year.

Supplies:
April 2018 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

Next, I made a motivational page inspired by the background paper with the words “time to begin again”.

Supplies:
April 2018 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

What I love with the M3 collection is that you can add as little or as much as you want, and you can’t go wrong! Here I added very little – one piece of word art, a photo, and my journaling. That background paper is just so pretty!

Supplies:
April 2018 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

And to finish, one more page about this crazy, crazy weather.

Have a lovely weekend!

Weekly Sale and Mixed Media Experimentation

Hello and happy mid-week! I have some fun pages and project to share today – and make sure to check out the weekly 50% sale at The Lilypad!

On sale 50% off!
Supplies:
Peaches & Cream bundle and Peaches & Cream washi tape by Lynne-Marie
Finn Collages & Word Art by Rebecca McMeen
(also using Lovely Day Painted Letters by Allison Pennington)

I’ve also been having a blast in Tangie Baxter’s Mixed-Media for Scaredy Cats class!! Here’s my first mixed media page:

And here’s what the background looked like before I went to town adding pieces of paper, washi tape, and lettering. 🙂

And here’s my second page – made using a kit that is 50% off today too.

 

Supplies:
Painterly by Rebecca McMeen
word art by Tangie Baxter (collage sheet 671)

Here are the details:

 

 

This is what the watercolor background looked like before I added all the collage pieces:

I find this process so very freeing! I don’t have to make sure each piece is a masterpiece – I just enjoy the creative process, and then move on to the next page. I love being able to print out my digital supplies for this, because I can reprint them and there’s no need to hoard the supplies!