Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Summer Stories TN {Pt. 2}

Even though summer isn't officially over, it sure does feel like it's wound down. I'm glad to have just added the final spread to the Traveler's Notebook that I started back in June, and it was fitting to have the solar eclipse be the last entry.

I've shared a process video showing how I made those pages and then I walk you through my completed notebook. You can watch the video here, and if you'd like to see all of the photos, you can view them in my gallery. Below I've shared a few of the pages that I've made over the past several weeks. This has become one of my favorite projects to do each summer, probably because summer is my favorite. :)





If you have any questions about products or techniques, don't hesitate to ask!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Creative Team Call


If you're an enthusiastic and passionate memory keeper, I'd love to see an application from you! You can find all of the details on how to apply here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

More Catch Up with Catch Your Breath

Last week I shared the start of my July pages in my 2017 everyday album and today I'm back with the last 3 to finish the month. If you'd prefer, you can watch how they came together in this video here. While filming my work in progress is still a bit of a struggle for me, I hope that as I talk you through my process, you can learn about the decision making that occurs and see how easy it was to coordinate the Catch Your Breath mini kit with my photos and stories.


I had fun with this first page, trimming a couple of the cards into triangles in order to fit them together to give my page a little added oomph. I liked how the fluttering wings pattern paired with the fireworks and how the colors complemented my photos. I used the same alphabet stickers as on a previous page to continue to tie everything together.


Next, after much shuffling around of the cards, photos, and journaling, (which I edited out of my video because it wound up back in the original arrangement), I made a small embellishment cluster to bring dimension to my page. I stamped onto the card and then placed an element from the PDF printable included in the kit. To add a mixture of textures, I used another puffy sticker from the pack I used last week and then one of the mini flair from the add-on pack.


For my last page, I ended up changing my mind from my original plan and used a card from the printable sheet. My sister and I had been anticipating the return of Game of Thrones and there has been so much happening on the show that I thought the "catch your breath" card wasn't only a perfect color match, but the sentiment made me think about how I need to catch my breath after every tense or shocking moment that occurs.

Thank you so much for your excitement and support surrounding the kit, it means so much to Brandi and me! And for now I'll leave you with the hint that big things are coming to the store and I hope you'll stay tuned to see what we've been working on.

Supplies
cards, stamps, and paper embellishments - Catch Your Breath mini kit - Brandi Kincaid for Feed Your Craft
inks - Green Apple - Simon Says Stamp
puffy sticker - Gossamer Blue
alphabet stickers - Kelly Purkey

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Catch Up with Catch Your Breath


Happy day, it's the 15th and with it comes the release of the latest mini kit designed by Brandi Kincaid! Catch Your Breath is now available for purchase and I'm sharing 3 pages that I made using it. If you'd prefer to see how my pages came together and to take a closer look at what the kit includes, you can watch my video here.

I had inadvertently printed the photos I wanted to use for July in a 3x4 size and so not wanting to be wasteful, it meant that my month would be in pocket pages and not the usual mix of memory planner and pockets. But no worries, because using the kit made my pages come together so quickly.


For my first page, I selected one of the 3x4 cards with a great quote on it and then using the stamp set, made an additional filler card.


Next, I quickly put together a page selecting cards that were a great color match to my photo and tickets. I added a puffy star and one of the circle embellishments from the printable PDF included with the kit to add some texture and dimension.


The last page I got completed was for my monthly Read More series. Every month I include the book(s) that I've read along with a card that says "read more". This time I used the stack of books from the stamp set and a label from the printable and called it done.

As you can see, this kit worked for a variety of topics and the colors, while different for me, were so fun to use. I have 3 more pages that I'll be working on to wrap up July and I'll be continuing to use the kit and hope to share that sooner than later.

I hope you're excited to get pick up your own kit and I hope to see what you make. Happy shopping!

Supplies
cards, stamps, and paper embellishments - Catch Your Breath mini kit - Brandi Kincaid for Feed Your Craft
inks - Green Apple, Leaf Green, and Pale Blush Pink - Simon Says Stamp
puffy sticker - Gossamer Blue
alphabet stickers - Kelly Purkey
other - Tiny Attacher, foam tape, EK Success Photo Labels large punch

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Make Every Day


It's release day and that means new products have hit the shop! Today I have a little extra to share and really hope that it will be something that happens more frequently. Along with the pages I made, I have a process video that you can check out here. If videos aren't your thing, not to worry, read on!

Two new stamp sets have arrived to help you document your Workday and time spent running Out and About. To coordinate with them, mini flair is available in both black and white and color packs. Last but not least, there's a brand new Summer themed flat pack with a blend of modern and retro designs. It's all ready to come home to you and get crafty with!


I have plans for both stamp sets, but right away I used the Workday set along with a mini flair to create a new page for my 2017 everyday album. Using several stamps, I created embellishment clusters. I changed my mind several times as I went along, letting the building of stamped layers grow on its own.

For the pocket page on the left, I masked off areas of 2 cards and stamped the days of the week using the Daily Doings stamp set. The large chipboard letters make quite the impact, so I wanted my embellishing to be more subtle and balance out all that gold.

I hope you'll head over to the shop and pick up some items, because I'd love to see what you create!

Supplies
stamps - Daily Doings and Workday - Feed Your Craft
inks - Pale Blush Pink and Fog - Simon Says Stamp, Inky Black - Studio Calico
chipboard letters - Maggie Holmes {Shine} for Crate Paper
mini flair - Workday - Feed Your Craft