Sunday, July 15, 2018

Document All the Things

Whether it's a tough time or a day filled with sunshine, we've got you covered for documenting it all! The newest releases are now available in the shop and there are TWO kits! First up is the Tough Stuff mini kit in bold black and white with sentiments to tell it like it is. (If you'd prefer to see a flip through of the kits, projects, and a process of a layout, head over to YouTube.)

I used the Tough Stuff kit to create a pocket page and mini layout in my everyday album. I gave the stamps quite the workout in both physical and digital format. Using washi tape as a hinge, I made the "feeling" 3x4 card flip up to reveal my journaling underneath.

There are plenty of times when things don't go as planned or I'm not feeling my best self and want to hide away for a bit, so this is a kit that I'll be able to reach for again and again. I find that writing it out helps to work through those tougher moments and by documenting the rough patches, it can be a way of celebrating overcoming them.

You might have seen on Instagram that I'm currently documenting my summer in a Traveler's Notebook and I've been busy putting the awesome Soak Up the Fun kit to use. This is the first kit for FYC designed by In A Creative Bubble, and I'm thrilled to share that more will be coming!

Using the stamp set, I made my own patterned paper. I had thought that I'd only cover one page, but since I had some left over, I didn't want it to go to waste. I still had plenty of space for my bucket list and used the White Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my title.

For our day trip to Richmond last month, I worked with the kit in a variety of ways. To kick off the section, I used one of the digital 4x6 cards to make a full background for my layout. I added a couple of elements from the print and cut sheet and of course needed some stamping.

Mixing in a little of my Maggie Holmes stash, I made a flip out element to hold another photo and journaling card. Even though the styles are different, using the products together consistently and in colors that coordinate makes using old and new supplies the perfect match.

A simple grid design is always a good idea and for these pages I let one of the lovely patterned cards provide breathing room to my photos. A stamped print and cut element, stamped title, and puffy triangles completed my layout.

For the last page from our day trip, I turned one of the 3x4 cards into a photo mat and then used the remaining portion to punch a tab out of it. I stamped on it as well as onto my pages to frame my larger photo. A few enamel dots and a MH die cut were the finishing touches.

I hope you're excited about the newest kits and thank you so much for your support! I can't wait to see what you make!