Friday, July 25, 2014

PL & CY365 {June 2014}

Let me tell you, I really struggled with creating my Project Life pages for June. So much that I completely redid them both. Last month I printed all of my photos at smaller sizes and really liked that and wanted to continue that style. Unfortunately the sizes all seemed off and I wound up printing many of them over. Thank goodness several fit on one 4"x6" photo paper!

My other disappointment was using the electric typewriter that I took from my parents some months ago. I was not at all keen on how my journaling cards turned out and suffered the consequence of throwing them away.

Since I needed to pull from my stash, I used cards from Basic Grey {Fresh Cut}, Crate Paper {The Open Road}, and a letterpress card I made. The second page was all cards from my Studio Calico PL kit except for one Amy Tangerine {Cut & Paste} card.

I've never redone pages before, feeling that at least I got the project complete even if I felt less than stellar with the end result. I try not to beat myself up if something doesn't turn out quite as I pictured it. There's always more pretty paper and fun supplies, you know? :)

For my photo a day pages I was inspired to stamp and heat emboss on vellum from this recent post on the Studio Calico blog. I left out the acrylic painting step, but it's something I'd like to try in the future. While I was at it, I also heat embossed the word dream on the pretty cloud card. I used one of my free striped month printables and then cut out the sentiments from a couple of Project Life {Coral} cards to add to the Studio Calico ones.

Don't forget, all products in my Etsy shop are 15% off through the end of July so be sure to get your order placed with the code SUMMERSALE before then! Have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. Your flower photos are so pretty!
    Always love your PL layouts

  2. I think all of your pages are stunning.
    I like the soft look of the papers and everything flows just so nicely.

  3. I love your spreads! I understand the need to redo when it just isn't flowing! I think the Hello June card is absolutely darling, love those sequins on the cup and I love the embossed cards, those look beautiful!

  4. Sometimes it all comes together nicely and other times I phaff about and it all goes pear shaped! Your pages look great so it was well worth persevering.

  5. I think they turned out fantastic, but I know that feeling of "BLEHHH" when I'm working on something and it's just not looking the way I want!

    I've totally started over again on pages before, so you're not the only one :)


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