Day – FYC

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Happy to be back to share my latest project for Feed Your Craft created with the latest kit – In Review. Loved using the different items from the kit along with a brown paper bag to create this spread. Reusing products in a fun and unconventional way to create a unique project.

I wanted to create a bold statement on the left side of the page (and also hide a couple of staples from the previous project), so I opted to cut out a paper bag in which was packaged my FYC kit. With the In Review Stamp and some versamark I created a fun background. Love the water effect of the versamark on the paper bag, this is always one of my favorite stamping technique.

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I balanced the heavy design of the left page with a light and airy design on the opposite page, sometimes this method can result in creating two pages that clash and don’t compliment each other but in this case I do think it works. I also used the In Review stamp on the right page, the journaling grid was ideal to anchor my small pictures to the page. I completed this design this accent with embellishments from the In Review kit.

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Goals – FYC

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I am so excited for the latest FYC kit – In Review! The color palette is amazing and the inspiring theme of this kit really had my excited to reflect and set some goals for the new year. I am a sucker for new goals, fresh start and a hope for a better tomorrow. I love the New Year, thinking of the year ahead and reflecting on what was accomplished in the previous year. I do a lot of reflecting and analyzing at this time of the year, this kit came just at the right time!!!

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The diecuts in the kit inspired my to create a collage on the left side of my TN! That’s what happens when there are too many good things that I want and need to use, a collage is the perfect solution!! I also used the Begin Again Stamp set to highlight my goals for the year.

For the right portion of the TN I used a 4×6 card paired with a series of the same picture of myself. My original intention was to cut apart the pictures and use them in the collage but I much preferred the photo strip. I love the vibe of this TN spread!!!

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The kit is currently available, but I would recommend you don’t wait too long if you are interested as the FYC kits have a tendency of selling out quickly! Happy shopping!!!

2018 OLW – Action

Again this year I am participating in Ali’s One Little Word class. Last year I selected the word “health”, it was a good choice, I learned a lot about wellness, what works for me and what doesn’t. This year I want to challenge myself with the word “action”. I want to practice what I’ve learned, I also want to be more proactive in my life, as opposed to wishing  that I could/should do something, I want to take action towards achieving these goals.

Last year I opted for a 6×8 album but this year I will use a TN to document my journey. Ali’s printables offered with the class are in either 6×8 or 3×4 format. I opted to crop out the title work of the 6×8 templates and copy to a blank canvas that would fit within my TN. This process did take a bit of time but I love how they turned out.

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I’m excited to start the process of documenting the “reason why” I want to embark on this journey. I think this is a great opportunity for self reflection and growth. If you are opting for to use a TN to document your OLW, I hope this information will be helpful to you.

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Mark Your Place – FYC

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The latest kit by FYC – Mark Your Place, was ideal for a book lover like me. This year I’ve challenged myself to read 25 books, sadly I lost track around July but I was pretty close to 25, so I’ll take it. I love reading, but finding the time to read can be a challenge so any opportunity when I can sneak in 20 minutes to read is good enough for me.

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I do realize that the FYC kit is sold out but some of the elements are sold out but the diecuts and stickers are in stock, so if you are interested make sure to check out FYC. I used a TN notebook to create this spread, TNs are quickly becoming one of my favorite method of memory keeping. I paired the kit with the Inline alphabet to create the title, such a fun and versatile stamp!

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December Digital Kit – AE

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This month’s digital kit by Ali Edwards is all about coziness and end of year reminiscing, such a fun and versatile kit. I opted to create a TN spread using a 3×4 journaling card which I’ve resized to fit my TN. Love the bold statement of the journaling card paired with the picture and embellishments.

The picture and journaling are combined, it almost creates a polaroid effect which I love to use, especially in TN spread. To compliment the design and theme of this spread I used items that are currently on my desk for my December Daily project. Love how this spread turned out, definitely a great memory to document.

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Mark Your Place – FYC

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It’s time for another amazing release by FYC!! Love this month’s kit designed by Brandi, it’s called Mark Your Place and it’s perfect for all the book lovers out there!!! I was so happy to get this kit, I’ve been making an effort to read more books this year and love having a kit that I can document all my fave books.

For this spread I opted to document the eclectic collection of books on my night stand! Seriously love the adorable pen that is part of the diecuts pack, what a pleasure it was create and work with this collection. The design is simple, which is what I opt for at the moment. The journaling and accent cards are not only ideal for a pocket page spread but also for a TN spread, the left side consist of a 4×6 card and the right a 3×4 trimmed card. Love the flair and puffy stickers! Make sure to check out FYC!!!!

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Work Space – FYC

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I’m so excited to share my latest project for FYC using the Pattern Play kit (which will be restocked YAY!!!!). I loved working with this collection, the black and white patterns are on point, so ideal for any projects.

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For this project I paired the kit with the coordinating Pattern Play stamp set, past FYC diecuts (sadly no longer available), Workday Stamp set. Loved how all of these various products and stamp sets coordinated beautifully together. Shows the true versatility of a collection!

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The journaling was done with my vintage typewriter, I opted for the teal ribbon to add a bit more color to the spread and to compliment the stamping designs on both pages. Love how this spread turned out, lots of fun elements that compliment each other very well!

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