Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Stories {July 16 - 20}

I'm back today to share days 16 through 20 from my summer notebook. If you've missed any of my previous posts, you can find them all here.

On the 16th we drove out to a farm where we could pick fruits and veggies. Since I had a variety of photos to choose from, I decided to create a small accordion pull out using patterned paper. I used a craft die to cut out the tag and layered it onto more patterned paper and my journaling is on the back of the fold out photos.

The next day I baked a peach galette using some of the white peaches we picked. I created a plaid pattern using stamps and then stamped text onto a card for the facing page.

For my story on the 18th, I documented a series of texts exchanged with a friend. Again I made an accordion fold out to adhere screenshots of our text messages and made a "phone" out of paper. I printed various emoji that we use most often and then used craft dies to cut out the speech bubbles.

Our butterfly bush hasn't slowed down bringing butterflies to our yard and some days stepping outside to visit them is all the break the day allows. My photo is printed on regular copy paper to try and keep the thickness down in my notebook.

The 20th was about work and I thought it would be fun to style my page like a planner and so pulled out my planner stamps and supplies.

I'll be back later this week with more from this notebook. Wishing you a great day!

day 16 - patterned paper - Crate Paper {Bloom}, tag craft die - Lawn Fawn, alphabet letters - October Afternoon, dotted border stamp - Kelly Purkey
day 17 - stamps - bars - Kelly Purkey, alphabet - Stepping Stone - Studio Calico for Hero Arts, journal lines - Kellie Stamps, inks - Khaki and Coral Reef - Simon Says Stamp, Tide Pool - Hero Arts, Walnut Stain - Distress Ink
day 18 - patterned paper - Crate Paper {Bloom}, speech bubble craft dies - Stampin Up
day 19 - stamps - Stepping Stone - Studio Calico for Hero Arts, mini alphabet - American Crafts, ink - Walnut Stain - Distress Ink, die cuts - Crate Paper {Bloom}
day 20 - stickers and planner page - Simple Stories, stamps - My Day and Planner Banners - Kelly Purkey, Plan it Out - Christine Herrin, Iconic - Studio L2E, inks - Slate and Cotton Candy - Simon Says Stamp


  1. I love looking at this notebook of yours, so inspiring. Oh and that phone accordion page, total love

  2. These pages are so gorgeous and unqiue!! It's also a good reminder to pull out some of my craft dies. :-)

  3. So many details to love, Elise! Your stamping is amazing! The plaid paper you created makes me swoon. :)

  4. So many cool ideas Elise!
    Love each page!!
    Thank You~

  5. Great inspiration here....adore the accordion fold idea - I wondered where your journaling was! And the phone page. LOVE it!!! As for your! That looks a beautiful bush!!! Keep 'em coming. Loving this book of yours:):)

  6. Love, love, love that text page idea!

  7. Those accordion folds are fantastic!


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