Memory Keeping · Project Life

Kellie Stamps April ’17 Release

It’s May!!! I don’t know why I’m so excited about a new month, maybe it’s because the school year is coming to an end? Or maybe it’s because I finally get to share my big news? Well, we’re almost there, I can’t do that just yet! It could also be that we’re getting closer to the new Game of Thrones season? Hey, it’s the little things friends!

April was full of great releases and today I’m sharing Kellie Stamps‘ new stamp sets, which are available in physical and digital formats.

The first digital stamp set I used was Like a Girl, but don’t be fooled by the name! You can use this set in numerous ways. I used it to document a 5K AJ and I had done a couple of years ago, you know, back when I actually did healthy, productive things… long, long ago.

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I love this layout because you can see the different things you can do with a digital stamp set. I created a journaling card with the “workout.” stamp, which is usually my first go-to technique.  I also created an insert with the “sweat smile repeat” stamp and I changed the color of it to match the rest of the spread.

Another way I like to use digital stamps is to simply put them on my photos, just like I did below.

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Did you watch my latest YouTube video? I used the technique from the video to make the “killin’ it” overlay.

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I have always wanted to create a layout with nothing but photos and this was my chance! I was able to do it with these photos of AJ and the Good Food stamp set.

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You know I love a big photo and this picture was perfect paired with the “Good Food” stamp.

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The “Cook Up” stamp was the perfect addition to this black and white photo of AJ!

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These are just a few things you can do with digital stamps. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy using physical stamps, but I do feel like I get more flexibility with digital. Do you like using digital stamps? What’s your favorite way to use them?

If you haven’t used digital stamps, I hope you got a little inspiration on how to use them! See you guys next time!

Memory Keeping · Project Life · Videos

How To Make Your Own Photo Overlay

Hi guys!!! I know I’ve been M.I.A lately, even on Instagram and it seems like I haven’t been crafting at all but that is far from the truth! I have been so busy crafting it up for something special I have coming up next month AND I CANNOT WAIT to share! I’ve already started on my March layout and this is the first time I don’t know what to do because I have sooooo many pictures of our Moab trip. I’ve actually used these pictures for not only my monthly layout, but a couple of traveler’s notebook pages, mini album pages, another layout that will be used in next month’s surprise, and now a video!

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Yes, I actually made a YouTube video in where I show you how to make a quick photo overlay. So making videos is no joke! I about tore my hair out a couple of times but alas, here it is. It’s actually kind of sad it took me so long to make it and video came out to be under four minutes but this is still a learning process for me.

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I hope you guys enjoy and feel free to leave me any tips on how to make videos! I will be back soon with more layouts for you guys!

Memory Keeping · Paper Crafts · Project Life

Florida Trip ’12

Hi guys! I’m so excited about today’s post because I FINALLY made a Project Life layout! I have been wanting to do this for the longest time. I’ve had a lot of Project Life supplies just collecting dust in my craft room and I always used the excuse of not having any pictures ready. I was determined to make something this weekend and I went ahead and used pictures from our trip to Universal Studios back in 2012.Florida Trip '12 1 I am so into gold right now, and I knew this was the album for me. It’s this beautiful solid gold and I purchased this at my local Hobby Lobby a couple of months ago. Florida Trip '12 2 I used my card-making supplies for this layout. As you can see below, I used a little Lawn Fawn, a little Mama Elephant, and more. Florida Trip '12 3 Florida Trip '12 8 The “This Way!” was stamped using Avery Elle’s Elle’s Alphas Set (no, I didn’t accidentally type “Elle’s” twice). I stamped this with Tsukineko’s Brilliance Moonlight White, which is my first time using this ink. I need to practice with it a little more, I’ve never been good at using white ink but I do have to say this dried real fast which is great. Florida Trip '12 4 I have a love/hate relationship with my handwriting… I’m left handed and my handwriting has a funny little slant to it. But it’s unique, what can I say! I found this sweet quote on Pinterest, this really applies to the trip for me personally. Florida Trip '12 5The “2012” and Florida state shape were cut out with my Cricut. The “Best Trip Ever” was written as well with the Cricut and colored in with some Copics. The gold star came with my Simon Says Stamp Kit for April ’15. Florida Trip '12 6 Florida Trip '12 7 Florida Trip '12 9 Not only was this trip the best trip ever, but also the best time of my life! My husband, son, and I had the greatest time and I hope we can take more trips like this in the future! I loved making this layout, I like playing with pictures, quotes, and of course paper and I will definitely be making more soon! Thanks for checking out The Lovely Pear!

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