Friday, June 15, 2018

With a Glass Half Full

The newest kit designed by Brandi Kincaid is now available in the shop and I'm sharing the projects that I've made so far! I've said it before and I'll say it again, using Brandi's designs makes me take my stories in directions I wouldn't have normally. Her artwork and the quotes she selects tug at something inside and I often end up creating projects that feel more intentional and have deeper meaning.

The first project I created using primarily the stamps in both physical and digital format. The bees, beehive, and label were stamped on white cardstock, some cut out and popped up with foam adhesive.

The floral card was made using the digital brushes included with the kit. Using the long floral border, I put placed each stamp on a layer, adjusting them to be as close together without overlapping. Then I used the small flowers to fill in any gaps left. Lastly, I used a circle brush to fill in some of the flowers and leaves with color. It came together quickly and exactly how I'd hoped.

Next chance I had to work with the kit, I made a layout about how planning plays a big part in my daily life. It's a necessity to keep a planner, but sometimes things don't go as planned and I try hard to remember that it will all work out in the end.

My photo flips up to reveal another that shows my planner after the pen. For the background of the layout, I punched out circles from the 4x6 card that would be covered by the photos so that I could then use the pieces as embellishments around my pages.

The most recent project I created is really special to me. Through memory keeping, I've met so many wonderful and kind women and some have blossomed into great friendships. Thoughtful words and gifts are exchanged and I'm so thankful to stay in contact across the miles and years.

A recent communication I had with a lovely friend is tucked underneath the gorgeous floral card and I used one of the print and cut embellishments to make it more obvious that there is something below. On the facing page I used more of the print and cut elements to layer with my photo and was also able to remove a stamp from a package I received and included that as well.

There will be plenty of inspiration coming from the Creative Team, including an amazing mini book that Brandi made, so stay tuned on Instagram or Pinterest to see them all. If you pick up the new kit, I hope to see what you make!


  1. What fabulous projects, Elise! I know exactly what you mean about Brandi's ability to prompt stories through the products she creates. I already have an idea of a way I'd like to use this kit. Can't wait to see all those wonderful colors in person!

    1. Many thanks, Susan! I can't wait to see what you're inspired to create, you're such a lovely storyteller and this kit will be a perfect match for you!


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