Kellie Stamps | October

Today is release day over at Kellie Stamps and the new Christmas sets are AWESOME if I do say so myself. I got the digital sets, and between being sick, and staring at them and drawing a blank, my first project(s) are some tags and a set of cute little Christmas cards.

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First up are these simple little gift tags. I used this digital set and just printed and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo, and punched little holes at the top. I love using printable tags for all of our Christmas gifts, and this year I can make my own, which is pretty cool.

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I made these Christmas cards using the stars from the Grinch set and the Merry Christmas from the Merry Joy set.

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I cut the stars from silver foil and made use of every single piece. I also cut stars out of vellum, but only used the largest outline so it would show under all of the stars. Then I stitched them down.  The Merry Christmas was printed on the card before I cut it, folded it and added the stars.

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I had to tie them together with gold ribbon and add one of the tags! Seriously. Who wouldn't want to have a beautifully wrapped stack of cards to send out to family and friends?

I'm hoping to find some time to make something a little more creative with these Christmas stamps before Christmas gets here, and they will absolutely make an appearance in my December Daily album. You should definitely go over to the Kellie Stamps shop and pick up some Christmas stamps. There are two physical sets, a whole bunch of digital sets and some really awesome wood mounted stamps so I'm sure you'll find something you love.

Project Life 2016 | Week 32

Today I'm sharing Week 32 of my Project Life. This week I used a bunch of Kellie Stamps from the Eat More Cake digital set, available here. There's also a physical set available here.

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When Kellie sent us all the Eat More Cake stamp sets she asked us to try and use them for something besides just birthday/party spreads. I took it upon myself to use as many as I could on a Project Life spread. I shared this one previously, but it's still one of my favourites.

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I used an old marketing card from Studio Calico for my title and used it to add little bits of pink to the rest of my spread. I added the digital stamps to my photos in Photoshop and made journal cards to match. Each photo has a journal card that goes with it.

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I tried to match each stamp to the photo so I could tell a story that was relevant. It was a challenge to step outside of my usual routine for documenting a week, but I absolutely loved it. This spread turned out so much better than I thought it would, and I'm so glad I challenged myself to try something new.

It's Your Day

Today I'm sharing two layouts using a digital stamp from this set by Kellie Stamps some older photos, and supplies from my stash. 

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Here's the first layout. I chose these two photos from Jon's cousin's wedding in July and used shades of brown/beige and the off cut of the words. Behind the photo I used some brown paint and a woodgrain stencil to add some extra texture.

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Here's the second layout. I used the letters to make the title and added a single photo from my sister's graduation in June. I used some texture paste mixed with a bit of black paint and a floral stencil. It created the perfect amount of texture and I love how it contrasts the white on white of the title.

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Thank you for coming by to see these layouts. I love how they turned out. I know I said earlier that I'd have a mini album to share today, but I didn't get it done in time, so I'll share it next week instead. On Friday I'm sharing the first few pages of the Traveler's Notebook I'm doing for #31MinutesFor31Days.

Kellie Stamps | September

Hello! I'm so excited to finally share these layouts I made using the Happy Routine digital stamp set from Kellie Stamps (buy it here). For this release I used just one digital stamp, cut it once with the silhouette and made three layouts. The layouts are pretty much the same, but I told 3 different stories, and I love how they all turned out.

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Here's the first one. I told the story of this sunrise. I kept the layout black and white and played up the colours of the sunrise. I used the off cut letters from the cut I made and glued them down to make the title. I love the white on white.

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Here's the second layout. I traced the cut and stitched around the letters. Then of course I spilled paint on one and so I painted the words in an orange-y yellow ombre and played off the trees in the photo.
*I also apologize for the piece of hair on the photo below. Apparently I missed it during photographing and editing. I could fix it, but it's proof that sometimes things aren't as perfect as we all think they are.

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Here's the last one. This one features my two favourite littles, and their smiling (sort of) faces. I used the cut and let the background paper show through the letters. I splattered some pink and orange paper on the page and mounted the photo on a simple woodgrain paper. I love how it came together and the colours are two of my favourites.

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Thank you for coming by to see these layouts. You can pick up the Happy Routine stamp in physical or digital by going to the Kellie Stamps Shop. In the shop there is also a set of stickers that Kellie released, and a few wood mounted Christmas stamps that I'm really excited about. I'm trying not to buy all of them, but if you don't like physical stamps, just wait, they're coming out in digital very soon!

I'll be back tomorrow sharing some Project Life and trying to stay on top of sharing here, and making 5 million Christmas cards. Because who doesn't need that many? Seriously I just have so many ideas stuck inside my head trying to get out, and it's resulting in a TON of Christmas cards. If you'd like some, let me know. I'm hoping to share them here sooner than later.