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!!!

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Cat – AE

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Yesterday was reveal day for Ali’s newest SBTM subscription! Love these mini kits that Ali now offers, the combo of journaling cards, chipboard and stamp is perfect for any memory keeping project.

The Stories By The Month™ kits cover many of the time-specific events that naturally happen in a calendar year. Designed to equip you with products perfect for your everyday memory keeping projects that serve as monthly motivation to craft more stories of your life.

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With this kit I decided to document my youngest daughter’s love of her favorite stuffy Cat in the Hat. Over the past couple of years I’ve captured many pictures of her and Cat, she really loves and adores him.

To create this spread I decided to do my favorite combo of a large 6×8 picture and 4 smaller pictures, this combo has both an eye catching effect and opportunity to share multiple pictures. I paired this kit with embellishments from past story kit or from Ali’s store.

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There is currently a waiting list to subscribe to this kit but if you are interested I would recommend to put your name on the waiting list, hopefully you will get one shortly!! Happy memory keeping!!!

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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Day by Day Class

I’m excited to have been asked to contributed to Studio Calico’s latest pocket page class – Day by Day. For the past 4 years pocket pages has been my main source of memory keeping and I’m thrilled to be able to share my favorite methods for keeping up and finding joy in this project.

Here’s what Studio Calico has to say about this class:

“Are you overwhelmed by the thought of keeping up with your 2018 Documenter album? In Day by Day 2018, Kelly Noel and her team of talented contributors tackle the obstacles keeping you from getting the most out of your pocket-based memory-keeping projects. Get start-to-finish process videos, screencasts, and their best tips and tricks that are sure to keep you motivated. Capturing life’s little moments will come with ease this year with Kelly’s inspiration for picking a format that works for you, printing and editing photos, incorporating different journaling methods, personalizing your projects with stamping, and utilizing kits. Finish out this workshop with ideas for taking your newly-learned skills beyond the pocket for successful memory keeping all year long! Day by Day 2018 begins January 15th.”

“While supplies last, Day by Day 2018 students will receive a free 4” x 6” class stamp set designed by One Little Bird. As an added bonus, these stamps ship free—no matter where you are! With versatile pattern building borders and customizable documenting phrases, this stamp set is perfect for recording your day-to-day moments in your Documenter album!”

How amazing is this stamp!!!??? So versatile and ideal for any pocket page project! To create my project I paired it with past SC Documenter kit, it was perfect!!

I hope to see you in class!!!!

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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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For The Love – AE Story Kit

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With the craziness of the Holiday Season behind me I took some time to play with Ali’s latest story kit – For The Love. As always, the story kits offers so many possibilities, but I’ve been stuck in DD mode for over a month that stepping out of Christmas theme projects was challenging but it felt great. I decided to scroll through my picture feed and came across this picture of my youngest daughter with all her favorite things and it was ideal for this kit. I added journaling to the large picture in PSE, loved how it all turned out. I used embellishments from past story kits to create clusters, I also opted to trim down a 6×8 page protector to 3×8, which was ideal to added two 3×4 journaling cards. I really love how this spread recaps my daughter’s love of these random items.

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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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