Holiday PL Spread – FYC

I am so excited to share my very first project for Feed Your Craft! There are so many reasons why I love this company, first of all Elise is a gem and so very talented! Plus the partnership with Brandi who I just adore, makes me so happy. The products are very high quality, the cards are printed on the most beautiful paper, the colors are bold and bright and the designs are perfect for style of projects. An amazing added bonus is that I receive my packages in less than 5 days (I’m in Canada), that’s spectacular, as we know online order usually tends to take forever to reach us.

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My first project today features Brandi’s new Christmas collection – Comfort and Joy. As always everything that Brandi creates is magic, I love her beautiful designs and the color combo is perfection!!! To create my project I used a PL spread form my 2016 album that I hadn’t yet completed, I’m sad to report that I still have a bit of spreads for 2016 to complete, it’s too bad bummer but this collection was ideal for this weekly spread, so in the end it all worked out!

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The diecuts from the Comfort and Joy collection are the best for creating customized PL cards, this tree paired with a puffy heart sticker makes for the cutest combo. I love it when a collection offers versatility, I love having a lot of options to create my spreads. In the picture at the very top I also combined diecuts with stamp and puffy star, this creates the most adorable cluster of embellishments.

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When creating a PL spread it is essential that I have white space, especially if my pictures are too dark. I will make sure to use a lot of white colored cards, it really brightens up a spread.

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The second page of my spread features 4×6 pockets, which I don’t normally use but because this spread featured our family pictures it was appropriate to include a large picture. Again the diecuts and puffy heart were the ideal accent to the 4×6 picture.

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The other 4×6 pocket was ideal for my date card, which I created using the Inline stamp set from FYC. Paired with diecuts from the Comfort and Joy collection it resulted in a fun accent card.

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This spread is one of my favorite I created in a while, Brandi’s collection really sparked my creativity. Pairing diectus and stamps has been a fun experience, one that I need to do more often!! I hope you will stop by FYC to see the new collections, Comfort and Joy and Remember December.

 

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Halloween Mini – Ali Edwards

I was so excited to see Ali’s October digital kit, I  knew I wanted to create a special mini album which features my daughter’s and their Halloween costumes throughout the years.

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Using a 4×4 album I had on hand I printed my favorite pictures from last year and paired them with the digital elements from the October kit, such as a digital brush on my cover page. I also used items from past Story Kits. Love the versatility of the kits and how I can use them on all my projects, from PL spreads to mini albums and layouts.

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I also incorporated items from Ali’s shop, such as the die cuts packs and the sticker variety pack. When I create mini albums I love to add tags and interactive elements, they always add a lot of character to a project.

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I resized a journaling card to fit the 4×4 format, I used my electric typewriter to do the journaling. These pages are simple as the focus is on the journaling and I didn’t want to add any elements to distract from this.

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Again I added some fun elements to add extra details to my album. Love using these bits and pieces to my projects. My closing page features a banner from the digital kit, along with items from past kit.

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Love how this mini album has progressed, I’m excited to go back to past years and add more pictures of my daughters throughout the years.

October Gratitude Album

At the beginning of the month I had made the decision to participate in the 31 minutes for 31 days challenge, I quickly realized that this was not sustainable for me, some days I just don’t have 31 minutes to dedicate to something creative, so I reevaluated my project and opted to create a gratitude album. My supplies were all ready to go, I was taking pictures on a daily basis and I love the month of October, it always brings me so much joy and happiness, so a gratitude album was the right fit.

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I had originally opted for 6×8 pocket page format but after completing my day 1 spread I realized that a smaller format with daily mini layouts or spreads might be more suitable. I might adjust my project to fit a 5×7 album, now I just need to find such an album. I used a mix of supplies that I had on hand, lots of Ali Edwards and Feed Your Craft products.

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My cover page is simple, an enlarge picture paired with a digital brush by Ali Edwards, which is available here in her store. I added an Avery tab paired with simple word stamp and a label sticker for the date. Love the simplicity of this spread, I feel it is the perfect cover page for my album.

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The day 1 spread is simple, I paired the mega date stamp with versamark to create a water effect on the kraft cardstock. This technique is an oldie but still works so very well. Again a large journaling sticker paired with the smaller picture and brad tucked underneath the picture make for a simple combination. I think that “simplicity” will be the theme of this album for me. Hopefully I will have more to share very soon!

Guest Artist – Simple Scrapper

I’m excited to share that I am October’s guest artist for Simple Scrapper. SS offers a monthly membership, the Simple Scrapper Membership is a welcoming community of warm-hearted women who are ready for less complication and more creativity. You will feel deeply supported as you let go of frustration and guilt to follow your own rules of scrapbooking.

My work is featured in the October digital magazine edition. Simple Scrapper truly is a wonderful community full of inspiration and creativity!

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Feed Your Craft – Creative Team

I am so happy and honored to join the Feed Your Craft Fall Winter Creative Team!!! It is such a delight to join this inspiring team of ladies and having the opportunity to work with beautifully designed products! I can’t wait to share my first project in the month ahead! In the meantime I would highly recommend that you check out the FYC store, a new kit was released this past Friday and it is gorgeous!!!

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2017 December Daily

If you follow me on social media you know that I’ve been sharing a lot of information and one very long unboxing video of my 2017 December Daily from Ali Edwards. I am so excited to take on this project again this year, not only as a creative team member for Ali but also because I truly love and believe in it.

I was fortunate that Ali sent me the main kit and some add-ons, but I still bought some extras such as the transparencies, Paislee Press kit, word stickers and the star pack! If you are still on the fence about the project or have yet to make up your mind about what to order, good news there are still some items left in the store and the order period is still open until tomorrow! I’m still debating adding the chipboard pack!!

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In November I will share a flip through (hopefully in video format) of my 2016 DD, which I used a lot of items from Ali but also from my stash. I love how it turned out, it was truly a labor of love.

Back to School – AE

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This year I decided to create individual 6×8 albums for my daughters, these albums will feature monthly spreads to recap the highlights of the past month. I think this will help me manage my PL process as sometimes I have too many stories and it can be challenging to decided which one should be include.

I decided to start their album with the new school year as opposed to the calendar year. It felt like a better flow for their album. To do this page I used Ali’s September digital kit, which had a lovely mix of end of summer and back to school themes.

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This picture is blurry but I thought it was the perfect reflection of the craziness of back to school and the fact that my oldest doesn’t love to pose for pictures. I added the “back to school” to the white space on the picture and complimented it with journaling, a thin strip of washi tape. The label placement was done to hide some items in the background that distracted from the main focus of the page. I love how this page is the beginning of her album. I will do the same process for my other two daughters.

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