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Project Life: January ’17

Hey guys! I know we’re already in mid February but I just now finished my January layout. I had a couple of set backs so far this month including laziness, multiple shows that I needed to catch up on, running out of printer ink, my birthday I was required to celebrate, all sprinkled with more laziness. But yesterday I decided to finally do some “adulting” and drove those long five miles to Best Buy to buy printer ink before I took my kid to get new clothes because for some reason he outgrows everything. I even gassed up the ol’ jeep. Talk about a busy day! So proud of myself! Thank goodness my husband didn’t want a home cooked meal!

Anyway, I shared the first page of my January layout on the Color Cast Designs January ’17 Release blog post, but you can now see the full layout.

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I LOVE the pop of orange on here. This was not planned but I happened to have the orange inserts from the Kelly Purkey monthly kit subscription that I received in January. It just happened to go well with the picture of my dog, Zoie, the firewood pic, and the dead grass from the “today” photo. Who would’ve thought you could match PL inserts with dead grass? That’s pretty creative if you ask me! So obviously, since I had the first page already done, I wanted to carry over some of that orange to the second page.

I have a confession, I sucked at taking photos during this month (I think I was a little burnt out from December Daily). So much so that I had to reuse my peace sign picture again (I used the same picture for my mini album cover photo). But thankfully, the picture went well with the rest of the layout.

Here is a close up of my title for the layout, using Kellie Stamps Digital Month 2017 set.

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You can see on the close up below the peace sign picture I talked about and an awesome girl power button that I used to add a little more black to this second page. The orange insert was actually a 4×6 insert that I cut down to 3×4. You can also see the “You Are Awesome” veneer and acrylic from Color Cast Designs. One of my faves!

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I did a monthly recap on a plain white insert that I made that has the month and year. I wanted something simple that would go with pretty much anything because I plan on using something like this for the rest of the year. I only made one for January, but I’ll make them as I go. I’m still not 100% confidant with my handwriting so I used Becky Higgins’ Becky Script to type out my journaling. I find myself using this font A LOT! But you can find other fonts on Becky’s website that are also really good if you’re looking for that right hand written-esque look.

Here is the insert I created, it’s a 4×6 but you can cut it down to 3×4. You can right click it and save it! Yay for freebies!

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I think I’ve already taken way more pictures for February so hopefully that layout will come together as well as this one did! I love when layouts come together without planning!

I hope you guys enjoyed and are having a fab Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day!

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Kellie Stamps January ’17 Release

Hi there! I’m showing off the new Kellie Stamps release for you guys. I’m on the “digital” team this time around and I am loving it!!! I love playing in Photoshop and using digi-stamps is pushing me to try new techniques.

For this layout I used the new Looks Like Summer digital stamp set. You can see I used a couple of stamps on my photos and I even made an insert to journal on, which helped balance the colors of this layout

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I also used a sticker off of the Fri-Yay sticker set. Here are a couple of close ups for you to check out (yes, that’s me on the ground on the pic below after I fell because apparently I can’t jump…)

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I used the numbers off of the Hello Sunshine digital stamp set for the cover of my 2017 mini album.

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I actually had a hard time deciding on what to use as my cover photo but then I realized, what better than to use a peace sign and some Alanis Morissette lyrics?

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I hope you guys check out the new Kellie Stamps release! I hope you got a bit of inspiration for digital stamping but if that’s not your cup of tea, both sets I mentioned today are also available in clear stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Color Cast Designs January ’17 Release

Hi guys! I wanted to share a quick post about Color Cast Designs’ new release. There’s hearts, love, and stars galore! There’s a lot to choose from on this release and I loved using these wood veneers and acrylics on my layouts below.

So I’m actually sharing a sneak peak of my January Project Life layout. Here is my first page, I will share this again when I post about my January layout and I will discuss the various products I used. But for now, I want to show you the CCD embellishments.

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The Today acrylic is from the XOXO set. I love that I was able to use this acrylic to describe this certain foggy and rainy day. We’ve actually been having quite a few of those (my fave). I also used the I’m So lucky To Have You wood veneer from the same set. This set is very “romantic” but I decided to use this on a picture of my dog, Zoie. I mean she and I will be each other’s valentines this year any way so… You dog lovers understand, right?

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The Just Breathe acrylic was perfect for this selfie that was taken with my GoPro. The set this comes in is also called Just Breathe.

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Here’s a full 8×6 layout using more of the XOXO set and the Love You More acrylic.

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I love all the Xs and Os in this set, these fit perfectly on a Push Print Studio card.

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The You’re My Person wood veneer and Love You More acrylic were perfect for this layout filled with our engagement pictures! I wish I had started Project Life earlier and used this as a guest book with blank inserts for people to sign. Imagine how cute that would’ve been?!

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I was so excited to play with these new items and I can’t wait to see what everybody creates over on Instagram! If you have a chance, don’t forget to check out Color Cast Designs’ website and the #colorcastdesigns hashtag for more inspiration!

See you guys later!

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Project Life: May ’16 (Part 2)

Hello everyone! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already?!? I can’t believe we’re already towards the end of 2016. I’m already trying to plan out how I want to do my Project Life album for 2017 and I’m torn between using a 9×12 or 12×12 album. Do I want to do monthly like I did last year or go by events like I did this year? What are your plans?

Even though I’m already planning ahead, I’m still trying to finish up my album for this year and I have two new layouts to share with you. For this first layout, I tried something a little different. This layout isn’t an “event”, it’s pictures that I took during the month of May that I didn’t plan on using. These are random photos I took so I decided to print them all out and journal on some inserts from the Becky Higgins’ Happy Edition. The handwriting looks nice because it’s not mine I used the Becky Script Font. I love how the pictures and journal cards all came together. Plus, I had really been wanting to use a Design J pocket page.

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For my second layout, I documented AJ’s last marathon for the school year. I fused a 6×12 pocket page to fit a 4×6 and 6×8 photo.

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I added a couple of stickers from the Kellie Stamps Fri-Yay sticker set and I used inserts from the All About Me Themed Cards.

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So obviously I still have a lot of catching up to do! Fingers crossed that I’ll get all of 2016 done by the end of this year!

See you guys next time!

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Project Life: May ’16 (Part 1)

Hey everyone! So, I’ve been pretty busy this month and I HATE when I go more than a week without blogging! I’m really trying to catch up on my Project Life album because I’m only up to documenting through June, and yet here I am barely blogging about my May layouts. I planned on doing a Top 5 for August and well… that just didn’t happen. But hopefully there will be one for October? I know, I know… I need to plan better and learn to manage my time better. But hey, I’m an adult that sucks at adulting.

Anywhoo… here are two new layouts I did for May of this year. May for us was all about getting settled in the new house, no more moving/packing/unpacking, inviting everybody over to see it and…. AJ’s marathons. He actually did three marathons with his school running club or “track team” as he called it. Three marathons, which meant, three Saturdays in May I did not get to sleep in.

For my first layout, I used the 6×12 and Design H pocket pages from Becky Higgins. I also used the Project 52 2016 Calendars Digital Edition and an insert from the Stampin Up Hello Lovely Digital Edition. I used the fuse tool on the 6×12 page so that AJ’s running number would fit. I also made an 8×6 backgroud for the number using the Everyday Digital Paper Pack. Yay Photoshop! Also, I added some stamping with Kellie Stamps.

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So comic book/super hero inserts or kits are something I never thought I would try out but look who happened to run in a super hero themed marathon? Luckily I was able to find the Super Boy Digital Themed Cards, which were PERFECT for this layout. Plus, it’s nice to have more than one pop of color on a layout! For this layout, I used the Design H and Design I pocket pages.

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Fun Tired Fun times!

Before I leave you guys for today, I COMPLETELY FORGOT to share the last of my big news, but if you follow me on instagram, you already know. I have a class available on Big Picture Classes!!! Another reason I had been so busy was because I wanted to make sure I had good content and a good layout for this class. The name of my class is Pocket Prompts | 20. If you do not have a membership to Big Picture Classes, you can sign up and get a free 2 week trial! Please go check it out and let me know what you think!

See you guys next time!