Sunday, July 31, 2016

Inspiration Weekend at

Tons of inspiration at for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 

SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.

Head on over to for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Inspiration Weekend at

Tons of inspiration at for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 

SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.

Head on over to for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, July 30, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 4: Day In Your Life

I can't even tell you how much this project means to me,
to be able to record in a traveler's notebook all the #LittleSummerJoy2016!!!! 

I am LOVING it!!! 
The outside pages for Lesson 4: Double fold out (both sides open) also called a tip-in for all you pro Traveler's Notebook/Planner fans! Supplies: Kellie Stamps(Slim Jim Alphabet), Clique Kits July 2016 Kit, Tsukineko Memento Marker (for Brush Script), Ali Edwards Time Stamp, Studio Calico (asterisk puffy stickers), Midori Traveler's Notebook Insert #2 (grid)

Inside pages both folded out: Stamps: Kellie Stamps , and Kelly Purkey,  Clique Kits July Kit

Close up inside left page: Tag pocket from Michael's Recollections. Placed the tags with three more photos in the pocket, close ups below...

 tag fronts...

tag backs

Used the marker again to hand letter the brush script title. Then Sharpie marker for the subtitle and journaling here. Took three photos from my Grand Canyon shots and printed all three at 3x4 so they would fit inside this fold out. We had over a 180* degree view of the South Rim here! 

Bottom right inside pages: kept the embellishments close to the photos since I had a total of two Instax, three 3x4, and three photos in the tag pocket, so eight photos inside this fold out! yay!

Thank you so much for joining me here today!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kellie Stamps July 2016 Release

Hello friends! 
Time for another new Kellie Stamps Release!

This month, the stamps are perfect for all your indoor and outdoor adventures!

 Supplies: Kellie Stamps new for July 2016, "Outdoorsy" and "Therapy", all other supplies from Studio Calico

The diamond shape is from the "Outdoorsy" set, which comes blank and I added the text (color matched to the coral color in the photo in Photoshop). Then added the stars from the "Therapy" set, and they come in a row of five, so I simply repeated the rows in the Layers Panel, in Photoshop. The stars on the photo are the same stars used on the background, just reduced in size and filled in with the same coral color. 

You can totally accomplish this with the physical clear stamps from Kellie Stamps as well, if Photoshop isn't your thing! 

I do  love the hybrid aspect of the digital stamps, being able to design a Travelers Notebook page and print it out at home with the background all "stamped" is perfect for me! 

Applied washi tape at the same angle as the stars, on both pages, then added some fun embellishments and paper from several different Studio Calico Kits (Aug. 2015 Pop Art, and June 2016 Scout) . Printed out journaling in a text box and stitched around before adhering to the page. 

Close up: LOVE tying the background to the top layers by repeating the stars! Simple to do with the Kellie Stamps sets! 

Thanks for joining me today!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Clique Kits August 2016: Fresh Layout

So excited to be sharing my Clique Kits August 2016
'Fresh" Layout! 

 Supplies: The Rio August 2016 Clique Kits kit and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Colour Me Happy Enamel Dots from the Add-ons for August.

This exclusive cut file is one of many available in the Clique Kits Store for August!

Close up of the title, also from the Clique Kits August Exclusive Cut files. Those translucent sequins included in this month’s kit are perfect for repeating the transparency of the ice and drink in the photo. The variety of embellishments included this month make it easy to add interest to your page with different textures. LOVE this kit so much!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY 2016: Lesson 3 - Get Into Your Story

Get Into Your Story is this week's prompt!
I am so happy with this week's ideas posted over at 

 For #LittleSummerJOY2016 Lesson 3, we are to focus on the story. This was the perfect solution for our summer trip to Magic Mountain, where we were so focused on experiencing the moments together and quickly getting to the next ride on our "Big Thrills" list! I took so few photos, but was uber immersed in the joy of the experience.

When I got home and started to put together the rest of my traveler's notebook (started on the trip), I got stuck at the Magic Mountain day that we spent from open to park close riding big rides! #LittleSummerJOy prompt to the rescue! The journaling on the left was all completed at the hotel room during our trip. I simply added the Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted paper from the July Clique Kits at the bottom to make a pocket for the couple photos I do have from that day.

 Here are the three tags that fit in the pocket. Two have photos and the journaling on the back.  The Six Flags park map ride descriptions were a perfect way to include the info and a checkmark for each ride we experienced, on the third tag.

The tag fronts: check marked all the rides we went on so that we can always remember how much fun we had together!!

This traveler's notebook spread has a lot of the story, and now I feel at peace with that, and able to find joy in the moments we did capture.

If you would like to participate in this fun #LittleSummerJOY2016 and capture all your favorite summer joys, visit and click on the #LittleSummerJOY2016 tab at the top. There is lots of freebie info there and links to a paid class here:
LittleSummerJoy2016 Class

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Clique Kits: July 2016 Pep Rally

Welcome to the Clique Kits July 2016 Pep Rally!!! 

You should arrive here from Sara's blog. 

"Capture Joy" layout for the CK Challenge "Anything Goes", trimmed three rows from a Pinkfresh Studio paper for the right side and stitched between all the squares. It was SO much fun adding all kinds of different embellishments from this July Kit!

Traveler's Notebook pages; everything on these pages from the July Clique Kits!

 Traveler's Notebook layout#2: everything except the arrow washi and the Project Life® card from Clique Kits July 2016 Kits and add-ons.

Watch the You-tube video above, and I hope you are having a blast with this sweet and fresh summer kit from Clique Kits! 

Line up for the Pep Rally:
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Justyna Kowron
*Elisabetta Margini
*Aliza Deutsch
*Candace Perkins
Janet Perafan-Babar
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
*Leeann Pearce
*Kim Oedekoven
Maryam Perez
Caroli Schulz
Donna Espiritu
Sara Mishler
Leigh Ann Odynski **********YOU ARE HERE

Friday, July 15, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY: Lesson 2 Hometown Exploring

This is such an amazing class! 
#LittleSummerJOY led me to explore a local desert demonstration garden 
and use my travelers' notebook to log 
an evening geocaching adventure with my bestie!
Such a great prompt and ideas from the 

Both the geocaching and the desert demonstration gardens were a first for me! That is what is so cool about the prompts for #LittleSummerJOY, they get me out of my comfort zone and exploring new adventures and moments! More ways to be thankful for the everyday, the simple and the new joys this summer!

SUPPLIES: The Clique Kits July Kit , Project Life® Happy Place Journal Card, Digital stamp on the right photo from Kellie Stamps July Release

thank you for visiting here and hop on over to 
Little Paper 
to see more info!! 


Monday, July 11, 2016

#ProjectLifeCT2016 July Creative Team Share for Project Life®

July is here and summer vibes are in full effect!
Sharing my Project Life® Creative Team 2016
Week 17 pages this week.

 Week 17: Left side using the Currently Edition Core Kit, Currently Flair, and Design A pocket Pages all from Becky Higgins LLC.

Week 17 Right Side: shared on using the Currently Edition. Simple hand- written journaling on a few of the cards made for a quick and easily documented week!

and thank you for stopping by today!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July 2016 Layout: Shimelle Design Team

Happy Fourth of July friends! 
Hope you have a blessed and fun filled day with your loved ones today!

I had so much fun seeing how many stars I could get on the page for this week's "Go Overboard with Stars" Challenge. 

For the first layer of stars, I used Whipped Spackle texture paste, and a Silhouette cut file to create a star stencil. 

Then I layered several other textures in star shapes as shown. Think vellum, patterned paper, stamps, stickers, and embellishments like the acrylic stars from Shimelle. In the photo above I used an X-acto knife to trim around the acrylic star, and don't you love how it is adhesive backed like a sticker? I do! 

Next, I wanted to create more dimension, so I used the Counting Stars cut file from the Cut Shoppe, and backed it with Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine papers. Making sure to leave some of the stars open, adds another layer of interest.

Using the Minc Machine to add gold foil to the Shimelle cards created more texture on the page and repeats the star shape.   Going for lots of repetition here! 

Stamping near the three embellishment clusters around the page in navy, and aqua for another layer of stars!

Here you can see a close up of the title and photo layers. The Shimelle Fitzgerald Thickers are a favorite font of mine.

Stitching down the vellum stars with a zig zag stitch, and adding the punched cork stars, gave lots of interest to the page with a variety of textures.
Choosing to add the stars in different textures around the page was a lot of fun! How many different layers of this repeating shape can you get on your layout? 

I can't wait to see what you all have to share, and your take on this challenge!

Have fun!