Friday, October 9, 2015

Project Life {September 2015}

I've been able to get a little crafty time in since joining Kellie and Jessica and their #31minutesfor31days, but I'm not limiting myself to just working on my Chicago mini album. I don't think the girls will mind either. :)

I was able to put my September Project Life pages together pretty quickly over the course of a couple of days, but as I got started on selecting my photos, I found that I didn't have many to choose from. September was really busy for us and our outings were limited so to compensate for my lack of pictures, I focused on creating journaling cards.

I love the instant gratification of buying digital items and couldn't wait to put my new stamps to use. They're from Kellie Stamps and she has a darling set that she collaborated with Brandi Kincaid for sale in digital or physical form. So sweet!

I added cards and embellishments from the September Felicity Jane kit, my favorite being the brush stroke stamp that I used to highlight the topic of each journaling card. I did a little machine sewing on my filler cards and always last, but not least, added my journaling.

Hope you have a great weekend!

filler cards, embellishments, stamp - Feels Like Home kit, Felicity Jane
digital stamps - Gosh! and Kiddo
alphabet stickers - Adorn Thickers
journaling strips - digital ledger paper, One Little Bird Artisan
ink - Heidi Swapp mint ink
fonts - Gist and Trend Rough

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Chicago Mini Pt.1

Things have been busy, busy and so I'm going to try and set aside a little bit of time each day to get crafty with help from Kellie Winnell and Jessica Upton and their #31minutesin31days. The premise is simple, grab some photos, a mini album, and carve out time each day in October to craft. You can read more about it on Kellie's blog and Jessica's blog and they've each been posting on Instagram.

I decided to get my photos from our trip to Chicago scrapped in a mini book and I'm only pulling supplies from my stash. Since my assembled kit is pretty bold, I printed all of my pictures in black and white.

My first page is a 4x6 printable that I backed with patterned paper and added a die cut, stamped image and 3x3 card to. Facing that is a 4x6 photo from the view outside of the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. I added bronze letter stickers to my photo, but only because they fit so perfectly.

It's always worked best for me to have a formula when I make a mini and so I knew deciding that was priority one before cutting and sticking. All of the pages that follow will be in the same style, an embellished 4x6 page and then a clear 4x6 piece of transparency that has a 3x3 photo on each side. The first of these pages is about our flight into Chicago. I printed my journaling on a digital 3x4 card and then added a scrap of paper and a mini flair.

The next page was about picking up some caffeinated beverages for us all because we had plenty of fun planned well into the night. I used a 1-1/2" circle punch and cut out a few pieces of the paper coffee cup wrapper to use as embellishment. I added a stamped image, some more punched circles, and typed journaling on strips of paper.

Here's a better look at the page on the left without anything behind it. If you want to see individual pictures, you can find them in my personal gallery, here.

I'm excited to spend some more time on this and if you want to join in, it's not too late!

Carolina Moon SC Scrapbook kit
Explore Chipboard Cover - Big Picture Classes
digital Wander Elements - In a Creative Bubble 
Foundation Memory Pocket Monthly Add-On - The Lilypad
stamps - Ready Jet Set and More Coffee! - Christine Herrin, Everyday Catch - October Afternoon, date stamp
Travel mini flair - Feed Your Craft
font - Trend Rough
other - transparency sheets, black album rings

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sweet Treats with Mini Flair

Obviously I love to use mini flair on my projects, you've seen them on my layouts, mini albums, Project Life pages, and more. What I've not often done (actually only once before) is to use them outside of scrapbooking, but that's all about to change.

I picked up a couple of mason jars recently from Michael's and thought it would be fun to fill them up with goodies and gift them to friends who are big fans of Halloween. For my first jar I made a paper bow using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and then layered a couple of die cut pinked circles underneath of it. I used some thin foam tape between the circles to add a bit more dimension.

On another jar I grabbed a piece of black satin ribbon and tied it in a bow. Since all of the doodle flair in the shop can be purchased with a pin back, this was a quick and easy way to spruce up my jar. Both flair are from the Scaredy Cat set and head's up, these designs by Brandi will be retired on November 1st.

For my larger jar, I filled it with packs of hot cocoa mix (hello, salted caramel!) and made a gift tag using various craft dies, a stamped label, and topped it all off with Francine the Fox from the Chilly Nights set.

Last but not least, a huge congratulations to Michelle T for winning my blog giveaway from Monday. Email me at craftylilgik(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your coupon code!

A huge thanks to everyone for the support shown this week with the launch of the FYC Creative Team, it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks and everyone's enthusiasm has been so appreciated. Hoping you all have a wonderful, craft filled weekend! :)

WRMK Envelope Punch Board
craft dies - Paper Smooches Pinked Circles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Tag You're It
mini flair - Scaredy Cat, Chilly Nights
patterned paper - Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, Studio Calico
stamp, ink, and label - Studio Calico
other - mason jars, twine, black satin ribbon

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Here They Are!

Oh you guys, I am beyond excited to announce the ladies who make up the first ever Feed Your Craft Creative Team! I was shocked at the number of applications that I received and it means so much to have such creative people from all over the world want to join me in this new adventure.

So here they are, and I know that over the next 6 months you will be amazed and inspired by what these talented ladies are making with Feed Your Craft flair.

If you don't already, you'll want to follow them on their blogs (linked below) and Instagram to keep up with their projects. You'll see layouts, cards, Project Life spreads, and much more!

So that you can be sure to have plenty of your own mini flair to create with, there is a flash sale for today only where you can take 30% off of your entire merchandise order. Use the code STOCKUP30 and pick up some mini flair that maybe you've been eyeing. There are also 7 new sets from you to choose from!

The fun continues tomorrow when I share some new projects using mini flair in ways you haven't seen me do before. See you then!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kicking Things Off

Happy Monday! I'm kicking off a week of fun and big news with a giveaway. You have multiple chances to win here, as well as on my personal Instagram and my Feed Your Craft Instagram. To enter here, all you need to do is leave me a comment. Easy, right?!

What do you win? Well, one person will be selected at random to receive 50% off of their next order and believe me, you'll want to stock up because once you see what the new FYC Creative Team is doing, you're gonna be inspired to put your own mini flair to use!

You can earn additional entries if you choose to follow my blog (via email, Bloglovin', or Feedly) and/or by following me on Pinterest, links can be found on the sidebar. Let me know in the comments section if you already do or just signed up and you'll be entered for each follow.

This giveaway is open through Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm EDT and the winner will be announced on Thursday's blog post.

Thank you so much for your support and love of my mini flair, my heart swells every time I see your fabulous creations using my mini flair!