Hello friends! Today I am sharing a 12x12 layout using the Jane kit, thanks for being here!

Just Be You by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

As most of you know, Felicity Jane kits tend to be very feminine and pretty - which is what drew me to the kits initially. There is no doubt they are always insanely gorgeous - but I have 2 boys and I need these kits to also work with more masculine subjects. Let's check out how I did that!

Since my photo was black and white I really could choose any colors without having to match the photo. So I decided on a light pattern for the background. I then chose the embellishments with neutral and darker tones. The wood shapes, black cardstock shapes and grey sold paper were perfect! I also added in sprinkles of mint to add a touch of color. 

Just Be You by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

  

Once the colors and embellishments were chosen, I used a branding strip of the mint floral on top of the layout and a larger strip of the wood grain paper on the bottom for some balance. Then I began layering and stamping.

Just Be You by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 

I punched a tab from the solid grey paper and layered it with the striped mint one from the cut apart sheet. To pull more mint to the center, I cut a rectangle piece from the mint stripe patterned paper to use as part of the grid structure I built.

Just Be You by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 

So to bring it all together I added a striped flair and some black stars and it definitely feels like a layout about a teenage boy. 

Just Be You by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 

Thank you so much for hanging out today and I hope you've been inspired to create layouts by just using a color or two - and making it work for you!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Andrea

Products used: Jane kit | Solid Color Paper Add-on | Jane Collection Paper Add-On | Jane Stamp Set | 

Hey there friends! I'm going to share a little secret with you - March has never been my favorite month. For the sole fact that I find the color green (in any other shade than olive) completely intimidating. I have no clue how to create with it, wear it, or decorate my house with it. Silly, right? haha

With this project, my only goal was to incorporate the color green into my layout in a way that I loved. Guess what? Mission accomplished!

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Back in November I shared a post on how I created an entire layout based around my favorite item in the kit. This month, I did the same thing!

I started this layout with zero ideas in mind of where I was heading. The only thing I knew is that I wanted to use that pretty starburst-ish stamp as much as possible because I'm completely obsessed!

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

From there, I just let inspiration take over. As I went through the pieces of the kit, I chose items I wanted to include and combined them to create this fun layout! It has a pop of green, just like I set out to include, and I think it may be my favorite (or at least second favorite) layout I've ever created. That's right, EVER. 

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Grateful Layout by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Do you ever base your layouts or creative projects on one single item from a kit? If not, I totally recommend giving it a try! I'll be stalking the #fjjane hashtag on Insta to see how y'all are using this gorgeous kit!

Also, please tell me I'm not the only one that's crazy enough to dislike a month based on a color. LOL! I can't wait to share another fun project later this month! Talk to you soon. xo

Products Used: Jane Kit | Jane Paper Add-On | Gold Foil Chipboard Alphabet | Jane Stamp Set 

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Anita here today to share with you my March monthly planner spread using the new Felicity Jane "Jane" kit. As soon as I saw sweet little Jane, I knew we would hit it off. Isn't she the cutest? And she has great style too! I wanted to prominently feature her in my projects this month so she got to take center stage in this month's planner spread.

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

This spread is fairly simple. I filled in some "special" dates this month and wanted to leave room for other activities and events that may come up towards the end of the month. Therefore, I kept my embellishing to a minimum and focused on placing most of my decorative elements around the outside of the spread. One of the first items (aside from Jane herself) I wanted to add was the banner of black cardstock hearts. They fit perfectly across the top left and were a great way to hide the numbers for the last few days in February that were included on this calendar.

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

 

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

Next up was giving Jane the stage and placing her in the space on the left side of this spread. I first lined the bottom of the calendar with the floral washi strips along with a branding strip from one of the patterned papers and then placed Jane on top. On this particular spread, the washi strips were not only great as a decorative border but also served a functional purpose by noting days my husband and I will be out of town this month.

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

The birds on the cut apart sticker sheet are absolutely adorable and I definitely wanted to include them in my project. I placed them on the bottom right hand side of the spread and added a word sticker as well.

Here's a look at each side of the spread. In addition to the embellishments listed previously, I also added a few from the cut-apart sticker sheet to note events and appointments. 

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

March Monthly Planner Spread by Anita Patel | @FelicityJane

I absolutely love the versatility of Felicity Jane kits and how there are so many projects you an create from one kit. It's so much fun to experiment and see how you can stretch your supplies for a variety of different purposes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend. Happy planning!

supplies used: March Kit - Jane | March - Jane Collection - Paper Add-on | Washi Strips - Jane |

Hello sweet friends, today we're talking POCKETS! Pocket pages are my love and how I do all of my weekly family documenting so I'm excited to share how I add extra fun to my inserts.

The Felicity Jane kits always provide freedom with the cards and patterned paper so embellishing them can be fun and simple! 

Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

Here are 6 fun tips for making your pocket cards extra awesome! 

One: Use an image and phrase from the stamp set to fill up a card and top with a tab.
Two: Hang a frame or chipboard shape off the edge to add interest. I added the weekly details inside and outside the frame!Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane


Three: Layer patterns on patterns like I did with the polka dot paper and the plaid heart. As long as the colors and patterns contrast, it won't look too busy!
Four: Don't toss the edges you cut off! Use them on another card like I did with the leftover polka dot frame. I added some embellishments to make it feel balanced and it can stand alone.  
Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 

Five: Use a chipboard frame to actually frame a small photo then stamp a BIG title under it.
Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane


Six: Make your own title card using a combination of alphas, die cuts and stamps. Remember that they don't necessarily have to form a complete sentence, phrases that make your statement totally work!
Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 

Here is a look at how all of the colors, photos and cards are working together! 
Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

Simple Embellishments for your Pocket Cards by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

Even if you don't work in pockets, these same ideas can be used when decorating your layouts or notebook spreads. I love how easily the colors and embellishments work together and I hope you find fun ways to make them uniquely yours!

Thanks for watching! Until next time! 
Andrea

Products Used: London Kit | London Chipboard AlphasLondon Paper Add-On | London Stamp Set | London Cut Apart Sheet | London Die Cut LabelsLondon Chipboard Shapes | 6x6 Paper Pack | Alphabet Stickers - Red

Hawaii Happy by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

Let's take one more look at the London kit and stamp set. This story is about a poolside moment in Hawaii. I wanted to tell the story of exactly what I was feeling when I took this shot. The bright color palette of the London kit were the perfect compliment to this yellow photo and happy memory.

Hawaii Happy by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

My favorite part of the layout is this corner right here. A row of chipboard triangles makes a happy banner underlined with text from the London Stamp Set. A row of white enamel hearts adds a pop of dimension to the corner and repeats the pattern in the strip just above.

Hawaii Happy by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

Adding a staggered layer of labels just underneath the photo creates a nice photo mat and adds all the colors in the kit in one spot. I sewed them to keep them in place and draw even more attention to the photo.

Hawaii Happy by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

The title is simple and bold. The script "happy" is offset by the outlined chipboard font. A contrast in fonts makes for balanced titles.

Hawaii Happy by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

Pair the London kit with your brighter photos for beautiful, color happy layouts. Don't forget to add some spots of design interest like clusters of chipboard and stamping. The details are important!

SUPPLIES | London Kit | London Stamp Set | London Chipboard Alpha | London Chipboard Shapes | London Enamel Shapes

The first layout I make with any kit is always my favorite. I love working with fresh new product, and I get to use all of my favorite things from the kit. It is all just exciting.

Today I am going to share my first layout I made using the "Jane" kit.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I started with a picture of the cutest little girl, and I had great patterned paper to work with, what could go wrong!

So a few layouts ago I used some great Felicity Jane washi strips along with some papers to create some super fun layers behind my photo. I loved it so much that I wanted to do it again but on a bigger scale. One of my favorite techniques to do with Felicity Jane paper is to use it all on one layout, and this is a great way to do that.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I think I might be getting a little ahead of myself.

The first thing I actually did with this layout was to use a really great polka dot stencil that came in a previous kit along with some modeling paste to add a bit of texture and dimension to the page. I stenciled a little in the lower right hand corner and in the upper left hand corner. 

After the modeling paste was dry, that is when I started working on my strips. I cut the patterned paper out at different widths and lengths. I didn't overthink this process at all, I just made sure the next strip was different than the one before it. I kept adding strips until they filled up most of my page.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

After I had my strips in place I could add my photo. To make this layout extra special, I decided to use a scallop mat for my photo. I LOVE a scallop!! I also added a couple of embellishments, but didn't over do it. I definitely didn't want this layout to get too busy.

My journaling is a list of 10 current things about my daughter. I had actually typed this up on her fifth birthday. I got these words directly from my blog, so this part of the layout was very easy. I used the woodgrain paper to mat my journaling, and also brought some of the black embellishments over to bring the two pages together. 

and then I called this layout done...

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

except that when I looked at my finished layout I realized it was missing something...

I had this really cute picture of my daughter that I took on her birthday, and I had a ton of great journaling that told so many of the little things that make her who she is, but I just felt like the whole story wasn't being told. I needed a title, and I knew exactly what that title was going to be.

I used some black and white alphabet stickers that can be found in the shop to create my title. These alphas are my favorite alphas in the history of every, and I have about 20 packs of them. 

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I placed my title on some of the SUPER gorgeous floral paper, and placed it on the other side of my journaling. It just worked out perfect. Many of my layouts actually don't have titles, most of the time I just don't think that I need one. On this layout though, I am happy to have just a little bit more of the story added to it.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

Thank you all so much for hanging out with me today.

We would love to see what you are all creating with the "Jane" kit, so don't forget to tag your projects using #fjjane. 

March Kit - Jane  | Jane Collection Paper Add-on | 6x6 paper pack - favorites collection | Chloe alphabet stickers

When I work on entries in my personal traveler's notebook - they tend to include everything from quotes, humor and a bit of sass.

And the look on Jane's face was perfect for this quote I've wanted to add to my notebook.

Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 I've been known for my loyalty in relationships and work but this quote has that hint of rebellion. Sometimes it's okay to question the status quo and ask WAIT. WHAT? And in gold alphas, of course. 


Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 The quote I had saved was a photo of a girl with the text over the image but it didn't match what I was designing here so I used a 3x4 cut apart journaling card to write the quote in my own handwriting. 

Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

I layered it on some fun patterned paper and embellishments from the cut apart sheet.

Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 I added more layers with a tab from the cut aparts, the strip that comes on some of the packaging and a gold paper clip!

Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

 I love that Jane stands on these two strips of gorgeous paper like she owns the world and questions stuff that doesn't fit in with her beliefs or standards. Jane is my hero!

Wait. What? by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you've been inspired to make a layout with some sass!

Talk to you soon!
Andrea

Products used: Jane Kit | Gold Foil Chipboard Alphabet | Jane Paper Add-on | 

Hey Everybody, Dannielle back with you again today!

The thing that I am most excited to see when I get my kit each month is the sheet of cut apart cards. They are always just so cute, and I get overly excited about putting them to good use in my pocket page album.

Today I am going to share my week eight!

My Week Eight by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

Last year I used a 6x8 album to document our everyday moments, and this year I decided to switch to a 12x12 size. What I am loving most about the bigger size is that it is forcing me to take more pictures. That is a good thing.

My Week Eight by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I must have tried all the embellishments that came in the kit on these two pages. All of them looked great, but I settled on three of the enamel stars. I mentioned in my last blog post that I was having a hard time not hoarding those enamel shapes... I am still have a hard time! I am a little sad every time I use one, but I do love the way they look here.

My Week Eight by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I also used some stamps on a few of my cards. I always struggle using stamps on my projects, but the Felicity Jane stamps are so cute that I have made it a goal to use them more. I think having them live out on my desk so I actually see them is helping! 

My Week Eight by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I am happy to have another week completed in my album, and I am thrilled that the "London" kit made it so adorable!

If you want to see how this whole spread came together, check out my process video below.

 

Hey friends! Around the first week of the month, I'm usually between kits. During this time, I like to challenge myself to create one project with my left over items from the previous month's kit.

You may remember I shared a post back in October on how to turn your kit extras into a fun mini book. Since then, it has become one of my favorite parts of the month!

March Art Journal Page by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

Today I'm sharing an art journal page I created using pieces from the London kit! I've always loved the idea of having a journal to document just me and see my personal growth throughout the year. 

I rarely take selfies, and one of my self-care goals this year is to take a selfie whenever I am feeling pretty/put together/happy/cute/etc. I know you gals can relate to those days that you just feel good! I decided to use an FJ traveler's notebook insert each month to not only document those days, but also my favorite "me times/moments" throughout the month!

March Art Journal Page by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

I had a hard time getting a non-washed out photo of my photo, but wanted to show how the clear polka dot material moves back and forth - it's actually a piece of a bag that is cut and washi taped in! So fun!! (I think it might be my favorite part of the layout!)

March Art Journal Page by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

I won't deny it, I am a complete amateur when it comes to stamping directly on photos. In fact, this is only my second time ever using this technique! It didn't come out as clear as I would have liked it to, but I know what it says and that's what's important.

Since I want to use this little notebook for "Everyday Things & Me" I thought that was a perfect title for the first spread! And just like in my last post, that fun ampersand is cut from the 6x6 paper set, which I cannot get enough of!!

March Art Journal Page by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

On the other side of the page, I cut imperfect letters from my paper leftovers to spell out the month this notebook will be for, added a few other decorative elements, and finished it off with one of my favorite quotes from J.K. Rowling!

March Art Journal Page by Suzanna Stein | @FelicityJane

What are your favorite ways to use your kit extras, leftovers, and scraps? Share them below so I can give them a try in the coming months!

Products Used: London Kit | London Chipboard Alphas | London Paper Add-On | London Stamp Set | London Cut Apart Sheet | London Chipboard Shapes | 6x6 Paper Pack

Right Now

March 02, 2017

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Hi! Dannielle here, and I am so excited that it is finally March. It's one of my favorite months of the year, probably because it's my birthday day month. My layout today focuses on another favorite of mine... my cute hubby!

Here is a look at my finished layout.

Right Now layout by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

One of my favorite papers from the London kit was one that looked almost like graph paper. I knew I wanted to use a big chunk of it on a layout so that is where I started on this page. As much as I wanted to create on that sheet of paper, I also knew that I needed a nice white background to place my photo and journaling on. So I cut a much smaller square from white cardstock to create on. I love the thick border that those two squares create on this page.

Right Now layout by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

Behind my photo I decided to layer a few scraps that I had left over from other layouts that I had already made with this kit. I didn't think about this process too much, and I really like the way it turned out.

After I had my layers in place, I thought I would use some foam adhesive to pop up my photo and give this layout some dimension. My foam adhesive was pretty thick and it gave much more dimension than I was used too, but I still really liked it.

Right Now layout by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

After I had my photo in place,  I could move on to embellishing my layout. I used a few banners from the kit's cut apart sheet to create a little cluster in the top right hand corner of my photo. I finished it off my placing a chipboard triangle on top! Love that little detail.

I then created another cluster in the lower left hand side of my photo by using some cut apart hearts and one of the white enamel hearts. I am having a hard time not hoarder those enamel hearts and starts!! 

Right Now layout by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

The last thing I had to do was jot down my journaling. I used the "right now" stamp from this months stamp set as a jumping off point for my story.

A few weeks ago my daughter went to her first friend sleep over which was such an exciting thing for her. Of course my hubby and I took full advantage of some kid free time. While I was sitting at the table eating dinner I couldn't help but think about how "right now" in our life things are changing and our little girl is growing up faster then I want her too. My husband and I have more time to spend together, just the two of us. I do welcome the extra time with my love  with open arms, but I am also a bit sad because that means our little girl needs us just a little bit less each day that passes. Our "right now" is starting to look a little different then it used too.

Right Now layout by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

This layout came together pretty fast, because it is pretty simple. I am super happy with it though.

Thanks so much for spending a little chunk of your time with me today! 

Supplies Used: Felicity Jane London kit  | London Collection Paper Add on | London Collection Solid Paper Add-on | Enamel Shapes | London Stamp Set | London Chipboard Shapes  | 6x6 Paper Pack - Favorites Collection