One of my favorite things about summer is all the extra reading time we have. I try to finish a few books during the break while our lives slow down a little bit. This summer I decided to pick up the Harry Potter books that I never finished when my oldest started reading them years ago. Kelly Purkey’s Bookworm Traveler’s Notebook kit was perfect for documenting my newest addiction!
I found a Hogwart’s patch at Target that I wanted to use on my layout. Before adding it to the library card patterned paper, I used my typewriter to add the titles of all seven books in the series. I also randomly stamped a few books around the page. On the “reading” page, I added my journaling as well as stamped “summer” and “time”.
Hello everyone! I just love Ali’s Story Kit and Story Stamp this month, Adventure! I have a lot of undocumented trips and I wanted to at least get a little bit about them down in my journal. This layout was for my trip to Vietnam in March 2014. I printed one of my favorite photos on my Instax Share printer. I love the new black square film! I added a chipboard embellishment onto my photo and stamped “adventure” and “really, really excited” below the photo. I took the travel tags from the kit an added details about our trip on my typewriter. To do this, I used washi tape to tape the tags onto an piece of paper, making them easier to type on. I am hoping to creat an entire mini album for this trip soon, but for now, I am so happy that I have a piece of it documented!
The Rest & Relax Bonus Traveler's Notebook kit is definitely a favorite of mine from the Kelly Purkey April shop update! I love the color palette and all those leaves!
I loved the patterned paper with the half circles on them. I decided to cover most of the graph half circles with photos from a hiking trip. Luckily I had a circle punch that fit perfectly and made pulling this layout together a breeze.
Next I took the word stamps and randomly stamped them in white on the solid half circles.
To finish this layout, I took the colorful leaf patterned paper and cut a half circle from it, and adhered that to the pink leaf patterned paper. I then added a label and a coupe stickers to the layout. It's very simple but definitely one of my favorite layouts!
Hello everyone! Hope your April was a great one and you're ready for May! I just wanted to share my April projects using Ali Edwards new releases. This first project I created with the April Stories by the Month kit. I used the "special moments" stamp to create a patterned background. I covered half the page with black cardstock to make the instax print stand out a little bit more. I used a white pen for my journaling which gave my layout a nice pop. I finished with a couple embellishments and a few splatters of yellow paint.
My next layout I created with Ali's April Digital release. I resized one of the 4x6 cards to fit in my traveler's notebook. I added a digital brush to each photo before printing them on my instax Share.
Here's a sneak peek at my projects for the Type Story kits. I'm a Gueat Storyteller this month in the Type classroom. If you're a subscriber, my full layouts and process will be available to you there!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to share a quick peek at my projects for Kelly Purkey's March releases. This first project I created with the Tina's Currents TN kit by Life Love Paper. I just love her handwriting and her doodles! It was prefect for my weekly journaling and updates in my Hobonichi Weeks.
For my next project, I used the Number One kit and Ramona alphabet. To create the ice cream cone, I used the circle stamp from the Number One kit to make the ice cream scoops and also the dot patterned stamp to create the cone. I used washi tape to mask off the shape of the cone before I stamped. I love how it turned out!
When I found out Traveler's Company would be adding blue passport and regular sized traveler's notebooks to their regular lineup, I was so excited! I already had the 2015 Limited Edition Blue, and the color is beautiful, and I couldn't wait to add a blue passport to my growing collection. Finally they are here! I have both the passport as well as be regular sizes available in the shop now! Pen holders will be coming soon!
This month's Story Kit theme from Ali Edwards is Home. There are so many different stories to be told with this kit. The first story I decided to tell with this kit was the story of buying our first home. I pulled out photos from nearly 10 years ago for this layout. I haven't seen these photos in just about that long and it brought back a lot of memories. One of the many things I love about Ali's kits is that it gets me to tell stories from the past that I haven't documented yet.
For this layout, I used one of the blue house acetate embellishments at the top of the page. Underneath that, I stamped "and here's the story about that" and "home". I used the cork numbers to add our house number underneath my journaling.
On the the right side, I used a potted plant patterned paper as a background for my photos. After adding 3 Instax photos, I added stickers to each photo.
I say it every month, and it' so true, I love Kelly Purkey's releases for February! I started playing with the stamps as soon as thy arrived. I created this layout in my journal with the Wearing and Loving stamp set and the stamp set from the Carpe Diem kit.
The Loving and Wearing stamp set was definitely a favorite this month. I love all the different combinations and possibilities the set has. I created my title with the Chelsea Alphabet added a few stamps from the You Got This TN kit.
I used the Chelsea alphabet along with the Take a Hike stamp set to create this layout from a trip a few years ago to Zion National Park. The Take a Hike stamp set sold out quick, but will be restocked on March 28th!
The main thing that has drawn me to Ali's Story Kits and Story Stamps is that many times they get me to tell past stories or stories I may have not thought to document. I'm usually so consumed with telling stories that are going on now, and keeping my albums and journals current. Two out of three of my kids have blankies. They're now 7 and 9. Those blankies are still a part of our daily lives. But I've never written down how they came to be attached to those blankies. When I saw that this month's theme was fabric, I knew immediately that I needed to get this story in writing.
Initially I was going to write each of their stories seperately. As I was going through old photos, I came across one of my favorites of them together, both with their blankies, so I chose to write both stories on the same layout. There were already some circle elements in the kit this month, so I decided to punch the photo with a circle punch. I also cut pieces of their blankies into circles and had my mom sew them onto the layout for me.
I will likely retell the stories individually in the kids own journals also. I just love how this layout came together. Definitely one of my favorites!