Elle’s Studio: September Kit

Happy Release Day!

It’s the 10th meaning that the September monthly kit from Elle’s Studio is now available and for sale! Below are two layouts that I created using this months cards and embellishments.

First up, here is a look at my August 2018 monthly pocket page spread. I took a break from creating monthly pocket page layouts over the summer, which is a trend that is pretty common for me. In Toronto, when the weather is nice outside, I generally want to make memories as oppose to scrapbook them.

I love the various shades of green in this month’s kit. It pairs perfectly with my outdoor photos!

I enjoyed pairing this month’s cards with these new overheard cards that are great at documenting conversations. This month, I continued to list what Sam is talking about. Although the “favourite wood veneer” is from the good eats / food theme set, I used it on a no food related card.

I also use one of the 3×4 journaling cards to capture a conversation between Rowan and Aaron. Ro is clearly in a Roald Dahl phase!

For my second layout this month, I created a 6×8 double page layout documenting my son, Sam’s experience with soccer & his little kickers soccer class.

Those Go Team Wood Veneer were a perfect edition to pair with this story and photos. I also had fun using the Hazel Tile Alphabet stickers to add some interest to my 3×4 cards.

I really enjoyed using the Notes from Today 3×4 journaling cards. The are so versatile and I can’t wait to use them on more projects.

Thanks for looking!

Episode 35 – The December Daily Prep Party

Welcome back to season 3 of Pocket Talk! On today’s show, I speak with Ali Edwards and Katie Jaeger about documenting the holidays. Specifically, we chat about their upcoming in-person crop, the December Daily Prep Party. In our conversation, we discuss the motivation for organizing this type of event, how it differs from Story Camp and what to pack, if you are attending. If the December Daily Prep Party isn’t is the budget this year, don’t fret! Ali and I discuss some of our initial plans for our 2018 December Daily projects. Notably, the 2018 December Daily order period starts Thursday September 6th & the last day to register for the December Daily Prep Party is Monday September 20th. Enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Ali Edwards

Katie Jaeger

December Daily Concept

December Daily Prep Party

Ali’s New York Entry from her 2012 December Daily

Ali Edwards: Changes Story Kit

This layout is all about: cha-cha-changes!

For this month’s story kit, I decided to tell the story about how I coped the death of my beloved Auntie. Last week would have been her 72nd Birthday and after watching Ali’s presentation I had a few ideas of what I wanted to write. Scrapbook = therapy, people! So grateful to have this hobby as an outlet.

Fun fact: for this layout I included the first know photo of my aunt from 1949 and one of the last pictures I had of her before her death in 2002.

As always, my love affair with chipboard stickers, enamel dots and that awesome “hard story” digital stamp continues.

Thanks for looking!

 

Pocket Talk: Episode 34: Welcome 2018!

 

On today’s show, I  reconnect with Jessica Upton, scrapbooker and business owner of ColorCast Designs. In our conversation, we reflect on the projects and layouts we created in 2017 as well as our crafty intentions as we move forward in 2018. Jessica and I both reveal our One Little Word as well as discuss our thoughts on the Patone Colour of the Year and what trends we hope to see in the scrapbooking industry in 2018. This is a great show for memorykeepers who are curious how others deal with their Project Life albums at the start of a new year if they are, air quotes, not caught up from the previous year.

Enjoy the show!

Jessica Upton Instagram

Colorcast Designs

Becky Higgins Project Life

Elle’s Studio

Ali Edwards One Little Word

Ali Edwards December Daily

Ali Edwards Story Camp

Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create

Jennifer S Wilson / Simple Scrapper : Core Habits for a Happy Creative New Year

Kelly Purkey Traveller’s Notebook Kits

Patone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet

Creativation

Jennifer McGuire Organization

Meghann Andrew’s Blue / Purple Layout

Ali Edwards: January Digital Kit

Who loves yoga? I thought I didn’t but now I do 🙂

 In early January, Ali linked to “Yoga with Adriene and her 30 day video series on her instagram. Full disclosure, if Ali suggests something, I am pretty open to giving it a try….Can anyone else relate? Ha! I was a little skeptical, as I am an inflexible runner. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I actually LIKED the movements and the teacher. The inner documenter in me decided to snap some pictures. When the January digital kit became available I decide to record this story. I knew I wanted to use the “Welcome to a new story” stamp as well as the quote card which seems to apply to my situation / perspective.

 

 

Add a few pink hearts in from an old WITL kit and viola! the first page of my 2018 personal story album is complete. Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Edwards: February Stories By the Month Kit

Stuffie love is in the air!

Ali Edwards has a new physical kit subscription! Stories By The Month kit are the monthly digital kits from last year that have been turned into physical products. Just have a look at some of the journaling cards and chipboard as shown in my above layout. It also comes with a stamp set too! Let’s just say, I am better at using digital stamps then physical ones!

If you love Ali’s digital designs but aren’t tech savvy then you may want to consider subscribing. You can check out her information here. I loved using this month’s kit to document all the stuffies that my daughter currently loves.

Thanks for looking!

Elle’s Studio: Project Life 2018 Title Page

Happy New Year Crafty Pals! Is that a Project Life Title Page I see? Why, yes, yes it it.

This year I am so thrilled to be joining the design team for Elle’s Studio. I have long admired Elle’s products; not only are they modern and fresh, they always gets my creative juices flowing. Above is a 9×12 title page for my family 2018 album that I created using the January kit which is currently on sale here. Major love for that “this is us card” which is apart of the main monthly kit, and hugs and kisses puffy stickers which I used to embellish the page.

My title page features cute pictures I took of my kids jumping on our bed. When the weather is -20 C here in Toronto, you tend to hibernate and go a little stir crazy.

On this page I have included small details, like our ages, our family motto and where we are living at the beginning of 2018. Love the mint green, black and white colour scheme.

Thanks for looking and check out Elle’s Studio here for more information /inspiration on the January Kit!

Happy Wednesday!