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.
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.
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!!!!
I’m thrilled and delighted to have been invited to be the guest designer for Studio Calico for the month of December! I had the opportunity to create 5 projects with the Northern Lights kits, such amazing kits!!! If you want to see more of projects make sure to stop by the Studio Calico blog!!
I’m so excited to be part of Kerri Bradford’s 12 days of Christmas fun on her blog!! I love Kerri and her amazing products! I was so excited to work with two wonderful Christmas themed stamp sets to create customized gift wraps.
Make sure to check out Kerri Bradford’s blog for the full reveal and for a sale on some of the stamp sets.
It’s almost time to start my 2017 DD and I am so excited!!! Last year was my first year that I fully immersed myself in the DD experience and I loved it!! I’m planning on doing it again this year, same format, same process. In order to be ready for the big day, December 1 when I start my DD, I gathered all my supplies to make sure they were within reach.
This year I will be using Ali Edwards amazing main kit, Pink Paislee mini kit and a 6×8 red album by Jasmine Jones for Ali Edwards. I’m so grateful for Ali and the opportunity to work with this kit as part of my Creative Team work. This week I gathered all my supplies and some supplies from past DD kits and prepared my trusty Ikea caddy. By having everything within reach it certainly simplifies my creative process. I plan on doing a daily spread up to December 25th, I will mix full size pictures with 3×8 and 3×4 pics. I can’t wait to get started!
This month’s Story Kit theme was Give. Again, so many options and topics that are fitting for the “give” theme. At first I thought about “give me a break” (LOL!!!), as a working mom of 3 a break is always needed, although it was an entertaining topic I opted for a more meaningful subject, my daughter’s hardwork and struggles (at time) with school. She is such a hardworker, I’ve never seen so much perseverance in a kid, she gives it her 110% and that deserves to be recognized and acknowledge.
To create this 6×8 spread I opted for the “ok” digital diecut as my source of inspiration. I resized the diecut to a 6×8 canvas and added the “give it your all” digital brush on top of the “ok”, love the contrast of the fonts and colors. The journaling was done in PSE, I added a star and cork to anchor my page and design.
On the opposite side I have a picture (a bit blurry but still usable) of my daughter hard at work, to which I added a digital brush and some elements from past kits. The stars compliment the large star on the opposite page and the circle sticker was ideal for the date and a pop of color.