Traveler’s Notebook 2017 – Week 24

Here’s a look at how I put together a weekly spread in my traveler’s notebook. First, I pick some washi tape from my ever growing collection (this one is by Aimez le Style), and select ink colors that match it (I used Distress Oxide inks for this spread). Then I stamp the dates and the week number, like I did here using the 365: Old English alphabet set.
Next, I select some stamps from the HST – My Motivation and HST – Summer Home sets to decorate my spread.

Finally, I stamp more images from all the Sakuralala stamp sets (365, Hello Small Things, and Years) that coordinate with what happened that week, and write the journaling.

I love this form of documentation, and I love that I can start with a blank canvas each week!

Motivational Card

The Hello Small Things – My Motivation stamp from Sakuralala is so versatile and inspiring! I had fun making this card. I chose three of the circular images and stamped them with matching colors of Distress Oxide ink on white cardstock.

Then I used a 1″ circle punch to cut them out.

I paired the images with three strips of patterned paper, and used a kraft cardstock as my card base. I adhered the stamped images with foam dots to make them pop.

A quick and easy card, done!

Traveler’s Notebook Title Page

I am using the blank weekly memo traveler’s notebook for my daily documentation this year, and since each booklet holds 28 weeks, it was time for me to set up a new notebook. I decided to make a stamped title for both booklets, with the year (2017) and the months contained in each notebook (Jan-July, July-Dec.).
The Hello Small Things – Typeset stamp was perfect for this! The typewriter stamp added an interesting image to the page, and the typewriter alpha stamps fit perfectly in the bookplate at the front of the notebooks. I used Distress Oxide inks for the stamping.

I shot a video with the stamping – you can see how handy the cube acrylic block by Sakuralala is for stamping alphabets, and how I saved some time by stamping in both notebooks at once:

And now I am ready to fill in my notebook with the rest of the year!

Happy Fourth

Happy Independence Day to all my friends in the US! I celebrated doing some stamping in my traveler’s notebook. 🙂

I had so much fun with the new 365: U.S.A. stamp by igloo*dining*! First I stamped the map of the USA, then I laid out all the landmarks around it, and stamped the line to connect the landmark icons to their locations.
 
Finally, I stamped the landmarks all around the USA map. I chose colors inspired by the US flag. This turned out to be the best way to decorate the week of Independence Day (July 4th)!
 
After this stamping was done, I started decorating my spread as I normally do, using other stamps from the 365 collections: and 365: HIKARI and 365: Trip Guru.

All the stamp was done using  Distress Oxide inks. So fun!! 🙂

Kill My Studio Calico Kit: June 2016- Film Club

Hello and welcome back for another month of Kill My Studio Calico Kit! This is the 14th installment of this series, and in total I have made a whopping (151) layouts. Yay me!

Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.

This month I’m using the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit for June 2016, Scout ($34.99 – but I got it when it went for sale for $10).

Notes: I really, really love the kit this month! I loved every single embellishment and found them easy to use,  I also loved the papers, especially the back sides not shown in this photo, except for a couple that were a bit too busy and harder to use. The stamp is great, I love the transparent pieces, chipboard stars, and the gold script words. I loved the specialty paper with the gold foiled constellations! Since I bought the kit on sale it didn’t include the large alpha, but I am never a fan of those.

Status: killed!
I made 11 layouts (6 12″x12″, 5 8.5″x11″), for a total of $10, or $0.91/page. I supplemented the kit with some items from my stash (stamps, ink sprays, and the odd embellishment). Here’s a roundup of all the pages I made:

And here is what I have left:

Leftovers: I have some scraps of paper left, some alpha stickers and chipboard stars, and washi tape. Pretty much killed!

And here is what I made with the kit.

I made a process video for this page, and you can see it here.

I had so much fun making the background for this page! I recently bought ten colors of the Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger, and they are awesome! They blend incredibly well when you add a bit of water, and I love the vivid colors! So as soon as I got them, I made this background to try them out.

I love how this page turned out – I made it to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.  I used ten puffy stars, one for each year of marriage, and a bunch of other stars for the years we have ahead. I backed the wood veneer star embellishment with card stock that I misted pink, so it stands out more.

I used the cooler tones of the pretty watercolored labels to add some interest to this page from our trip to Hawaii. I miss this place!! I also added some stamping but it’s hard to see that in the photo.

I love how the specialty paper pops against the kraft background! And yay me for using up some of those pink alpha stickers I’d bought in a sale and never used! 🙂

I had some more fun with the Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger. Also, I used Distress Oxide ink for stamping on the wood veneer and I love how well it worked – no feathering!

Here I added some tags I die cut from leftovers of the previous page – mopping up the excess Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger. And also some embossing on the background.

More leftovers of Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger – I LOVE how this page turned out!

Bunnies are pretty much my favorite thing ever. 🙂 I’m so happy this cutie is hanging out in our backyard this year! I was out of “n”s so I turned two “u”s upside down instead for the title.

This was my favorite paper in the kit and I really wanted to hoard it, but I ended up using it on this page and I’m so glad I did because I love it! And I did some more stamping on wood using  Distress Oxide ink.

On the other hand, this was my least favorite page of the kit, so I’m very proud of myself for using some of it! I cut it into strips and I like the look.

And that’s it! Another kit killed! Thanks for stopping by, and do leave me a comment if you like this series!

You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.

The Struggle Is Real

Hello and happy almost Friday! The new Mixed Media Monthly collection is in the store at The Lilypad, and it inspired me to tell a story about my health struggles I don’t normally document in my scrapbook pages – that’s one of the reasons I LOVE the Mixed Media Monthly products. But the main reason is that the products are absolutely gorgeous… check out that painted background!

Credits:

Mixed Media Monthly – June ’17 from The Lilypad

Have a great rest of the week!

Weekly Sale at The Lilypad

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m in between two work trips this week so I’ve been doing some catching up on the many photos I have to scrap from the past few weeks, and here are two pages I made using some of the products that are 50% off today at The Lilypad:

 
Credits:
Press Play 01 templates by Lynne-Marie
RSVP bundle by Lynne-Marie

I added some touches of blue to the page to match my photo, and I love how it turned out!

Storyteller 2016 :: No 1 Dad – June Add-on by Just Jaimee and Two Tiny Turtles

Here I added a pink accent to match my shirt.

Sakuralala 365: FRIENDS – Cat & Dog

The two latest stamp sets at Sakuralala are cat- and dog-themed, and I find them 100% adorable!
I used the 365: FRIENDS – Cat stamp to embellish this spread in my weekly traveler’s notebook:

With the 365: FRIENDS – Dog stamp, I made a 12″x12″ scrapbook page:

These stamps are just too cute!

Here are some more details.

So fun!

I also shot a process video of this page, you can check it out here:

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Jenn Barrette Is Back!!!!

I am thrilled to share the news that Jenn Barrette is back to designing after a couple years’ hiatus! Boy have I missed her designs!! And she is now back with a focus on illustrated designs – just my cup of tea!  You can find her shop at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I am in the middle of a crazy busy time (lots of work trips coming up) but I just had to make the time to use a couple of her new kits! I love them!

Credits:

I used this adorable succulent-themed kit to make a page about Hawaii – why not?! 🙂 I love all those floral embellishments!

Credits:

This kit was so fun to use! I realized I had the perfect photo for it! 🙂