This blog has been so neglected. I am so sorry. But I’m back! Hopefully for a while. The intention is there. So.
I’m sharing this page today – it’s a 9×12 page with a 6×12 page. I was super inspired the the Studio Calico Outdoor Specialty Cards. I loved the different shades of blue and yellow plus the bits of gold. Theme-wise, they worked perfectly on this spread focusing on a field/game day I had with my friends a couple of weeks ago.
I brought the gold down to the bottom of the page using these American Crafts Imprint Thickers in white and gold.
I brought the yellow to the other side of the page using another card from the set. I loved that textured looking portion of the card. I brought the blue over with a paper clip from Freckled Fawn.
Also, that #squad wood veneer was perfect. When I have too many pictures – especially 4×6 ones – I like putting them together on a 3×4 canvas and printing it that way. It makes picking photos a lot easier.
Make sure you check out the process video down below!
I’m sharing some of my Clearly Kelly projects today! (Ha ha today ^ get it? okay. bye.)
This month, Kelly released a bunch of new Clearly Kelly products. Lots of planner products (which you’ll see down below) and a bunch of Stamp & Cut sets, as well. I’ve been working on my Jonas Adventures album, albeit very slowly. I think part of me really wants to take my time with this album and savor it because when I get nostalgic I get all weird and sentimental and everything takes so much longer to finish. ANYWAY. I used the Twenty Sixteen Stamp & Cut set and the Label Stamp & Cut set for the today embellishment on the left lower corner. I stamped using Staz On.
I also used the Adventure Planner set for a bunch of little details like this label for the date and the camera in the upper right hand corner. I love tiny stamps and these planner stamps work great for pocket pages.
I’ve been LOVING the new planner stamps. I’ve been waiting for a Fitness Planner, and KP delivered.
I’ve also been using her Alpha Tabs Stamp & Cut set. This tiny alpha works great for planners and also pocket pages (I used it in the layout above as well). Honestly, I’ve used so many of her planner stamps on this week that I don’t even remember which ones I used lol whoops. There’s bits of the Shopping Planner set as well. Honestly, you should just go ahead and order the bundle, because all the sets are really versatile and fantastic quality.
Today I’m sharing my favorites for January.
First of all, it’s absolutely absurd that January is basically over but I’m also okay with that because that means we’re one step closer to warmer weather. If it never snows again this winter, I’ll be perfectly content.
1.) Studio Calico Arendal Documenter Kit
I’ve used this kit so much more than I thought I would when I first got it. I liked it fine when I got it in the mail. Of course, I pointed out my favorite black and white cards and worked it into my stash. But I’ve found myself coming back to the kit and working exclusively from it this month. The last time I loved a kit that much was last year’s Carolina Moon kit and I was absolutely obsessed with it. This month’s kit gets an A+ from me.
2.) Kelly Purkey’s Metropolitan Ave Alphabet Stamp Set
Again, this is another product I’ve found myself coming back to since I received it last month. It’s really versatile and the clean font works with pretty much everything. As usual, KP’s stamp quality is top notch, so there are no complaints on that front.
3.) Get To Work Book
I love my planner. I love being organized. I love that this is a no frills planner. Paper quality is great and none of my stamping or writing bleeds through. It’s big and it’s heavy, but I really love the weight and how much room I have to scribble notes down. Unfortunately, Elise is all sold out of the 2016 version so if you weren’t able to grab one, I am truly sorry for your loss because I love this thing.
4.) Studio Calico Pouches
I’m constantly looking to reorganize my workspace and make things more efficient because I don’t have all the time in the world to rummage through all of my supplies. I decided to start using the pouches for storage and I’m never not gonna use them like this again. I’m currently using three – one for my Clearly Kelly Planner Products, one for my embellishments (word stickers, washi sheets, etc), and one for all my scraps. They fit nicely in my IKEA Expedit shelves next to my 6×6 paper pads.
5.) Fuji Film Instax Share
I’ve wanted this for so long and it lived up to the hype. Works best with photos that haven’t been edited. It prints suuuuper quickly which is great because I’m impatient af. I love the look of washed out polaroids and instax photos so this thing is my new best friend.