Friday, April 1, 2016

Let's Getaway and Keep Growing

It's release day and a big one at that! Brandi and I have been bowled over by the support that is continuously shown to us and we cannot thank you all enough. We try our best to listen, learn, and grow with every release and so with this kit, we are offering more. There are individual stamp sets (Homebodies and Keep Growing), add-on paper packs, a full digital kit, and a digital stamp set available for purchase.

I realize that shipping is costly and I try to make the charge go as far as possible. With any kit buy, you won't pay extra if you add additional items to your cart. And since there are still some Homebodies kits available, if you purchase both kits (and anything else) it will all ship for the cost of one kit. As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Now onto my projects. :)

A couple of weekends ago, the hubs and I took off for a little getaway. Now that I've come out of hibernation, a little road trip was just what I needed and we timed it with visiting family and (luckily) spring blooms.

I wound up working my way backwards from the order the pages will go in my album because I was immediately inspired to use that luscious floral pattern along with an oversized photo from our trip. Patience is not a virtue I possess, but it paid off and I was able to snap a photo of the bloom filled walkway without anyone else in it.

I didn't want to cover up the patterned paper and also wanted to give my page the same airy feel as my photo, so my embellishments are minimal. Using a digital stamp from the Keep Growing kit, I created a cut file and then layered it with a label from the kit and an acrylic word.

For my coordinating pocket page, I couldn't let the scrap of the floral paper go to waste, so I used that to hold my title. Then I cut some of the striped patterned paper and layered it under my photos to give them a little pop. Using the 4x6 stamp set, I created a patterned 3x4 card that I cut diagonally and added stamping and journaling.

The front of the pocket page I used another of the stamps to create more cards and was able to cut one label to fit the stamping for my title and journaling. I'm a huge fan of quotes and while I wasn't familiar with this particular one, I just felt it really fit well with my page. It made me think of the dreams and growth that traveling can bring.

If you want to see more about the kit to help you decide if it's something you need (you do), Brandi has filmed an unboxing video where she walks you through not just the kit but also the inspiration behind it. She's a charmer, that girl! She's also got a new project on her blog and we're excited to be joined by Leigh Odynski who is our guest for the Keep Growing kit. You can find Leigh on her blog and Instagram, so I hope you'll give them both a visit and then head off to do some shopping! :)

Keep Growing kit - Feed Your Craft
acrylic words - In the Deets - Color Cast Designs
stamp set - Clearly Kelly New Adventures - Hero Arts
ink - Inky Black - Studio Calico
other - Cricut Explore


  1. So great! Love how you stamped the flowers!

  2. Beautiful. You guys are so talented. Very happy to see this for you. Michelle t

  3. i couldn't have left that scrap of floral go to waste either :) x

  4. Wow - gorgeous pages!! Love the large pic of the trees and love the layering behind the photos!

  5. The floral paper is stunning with your photo, Elise. I can see why you didn't want to cover it up.

  6. Nothing like a little getaway and some spring blooms to revive oneself. Your photos are spectacular as usual Elise!

  7. Your layout is so pretty…I love the die cut onto the photo :)
    Your pocket pages are just as pretty as the main layout.
    Always nice to go on a little get away :)


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