Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kellie Stamps August 2016 New Release Reveal!

It's August 2016 New Release Day!!
The new stamp for this month is titled
"Eat More Cake"!
You can find it in digital and clear at

Full Project: Traveler's Notebook spread on two pages, using the digital version of "Eat More Cake" to create my own patterned paper in Adobe Photoshop. Printed on copy paper on my home printer to create the "Happy" background. Also printed the "Birthday" banner on the right with this digital set. The three photos on the left all go in the craft sack pocket.

Supplies: Midori Traveler's Notebook (02 Grid), Kellie Stamps"Eat More Cake" , DailyLike banana leaf washi tape, Studio Calico wood patterned paper,  craft sack from Hobby Lobby, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Star Dies. 

Love that these versatile stamps can be used for all kinds of everyday and event photos, as you can see from the rest of the Kellie Stamps Creative Team posts! Look for Kellie Stamps on Instagram and follow to see the Creative Team projects.

You can see here I took the colors for this layout from the photo on the right. Got that 70's retro vibe going! 

Thank you for visiting here today and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clique Kits August 2016 Pep Rally

Hello friends!
I am the last stop on the hop, so congrats if you made it this far! 
You should arrive from Donna's blog.

Featuring exclusive cut files available at

I got four layouts and two process videos from this month's versatile Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, featuring Fancy Pants Designs "Millie and June", and Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Colour Me Happy" .

Blog Line-up
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Kat Benjamin
*Marcia Dehn-Nix
Kim Allen
*Maryam Perez
*Caroli Schulz
*Melissa Vining
*Leeann Pearce
Sara Mishler
Donna Espiritu
Leigh Ann Odynski **********YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for hopping with us!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps Hop

You should arrive from the Clique Kits Blog, but I have the hop list below to help you.
So, stamping is still one of my fave techniques!
These Precious Remembrance Stamps are so versatile!

 Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Kit, Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps ("Totally" set)

Got stamps? Then, you can make your own patterned paper! Just repeat stamp until you have covered enough area, and then apply any color ink that coordinates with your layout. I used the Hero Arts Ombre Ink to stamp and the Ranger Distress Ink to blend with an Ink Blending Tool.

Then, hand cut your chevron, arrow quill shapes using the first one as a template.

Add a combination of straight and zig zag stitching, and lift up the edges of each shape for more dimension. Notice, there are three rows of shapes and four rows of stamping. That comes out to seven, since our eyes crave odd numbers in design.

Close up of the title and photo area. Love how the "Totally" title looks when stamped! Like it has been brush lettered! I used the Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Next stop on the hop is the talented Kim! Have fun, and review the list below if you get lost!

Join Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop for an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration and maybe some prizes!! We will be sharing projects using the August Clique Kit and some Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps! It all starts at the Clique Kits blog at 10:00am CST Get ready to be inspired!!

Clique Kits

Leigh Odynski **********YOU ARE HERE*********

Kim Oedekoven

Lisa Elton

Candace Perkinds /

Melissa Chipperfield

Sandra Gonzalez

Judy Marino

Deidre Payne

Marcia DehnNix

Sue Lelli

Precious Remembrance Shop

 Thanks for visiting us today!

Friday, August 12, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 6: Summer's End

Here we are at Lesson 6 already!
Let's look at Summer's End.

 Lesson 6 Supplies: Kellie Stamps, American Crafts rotary date stamp, Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, Target (washi tape), Fiskars (Star punch), Shimelle Laine (American Crafts camera stamp), Midori (grid notebook)

 Close up bottom left to show the layering of the camera stamp and punched stars.

 Love this "Slim Jim" alphabet from Kellie Stamps for the title!

Close up of the Instax photo and journaling. A simple couple of pages using just a few items!

 I have literally loved this class from Little Paper Projects!! #LittleSummerJOY has really made me take a look at and savor the moments that are special to summer! We have enjoyed this summer and traveled and seized the day! More so than any other year I think due to the lessons in this class!

If you want to take this class, it is there with all the info and videos!! Link here: