Monday, April 11, 2016

Plan to Keep Going

I don't think I'd mentioned it here that I'm one of the April guests with the One Little Bird Creative Team. I feel very fortunate to have been asked and I've had to keep this secret for quite some time. My first project that I shared with the team uses the latest collection called Milestone. The color palette was different for me to work with, but I found myself really liking it. Plus, it gave me a reason to use some of my neglected kraft cardstock.

If you know me, then it probably doesn't seem that odd to you that I created my layout centered around my planner. Sometimes products push us into a direction for a story and that's exactly what happened when I started looking at all of the elements included in this kit.

After I printed a few of the patterned papers, I also printed some of the elements to turn them into die cuts by simply cutting them out by hand. For the lettering and plant flourishes I used my Cricut Explore to print and cut. You know I love my layers and dimension, so I used a craft die to add a notebook edge to my stack of papers and pop dots under the "keep going" script. My journaling was added in one of my favorite ways of cutting it apart into strips.

I hope you'll take a look at the One Little Bird blog and see the other wonderful inspiration that is there. If you've always thought that digital designs weren't for you, it might just change your mind.

patterned paper, die cuts - Milestone - One Little Bird
alphabet stickers - Seven Paper
notebook edge die - My Favorite Things
journaling font - Traveling Typewriter


  1. You do such amazing things with digital designs, Elise! I love your title work. :)

  2. Such a beautiful layout Elise, congrats on being picked.

  3. How exciting Elise!! I'm in love with planners too 💜

  4. Love it! I am totally crushing on that "keep going" script!!! Makes me wish I had a die-cutting machine!

  5. Great layout..and great journaling, I had to really squint to read it, but it was so worth it!!

  6. Love your page Elise!
    What a great idea indeed.
    The strip journaling has always been a favorite of mine too ;)

  7. What a Wonderful page!!!! I really like the idea too!!!!


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