Hi there! It is sneak day, and I'm super excited to share a little peek at the colors and some of the paper patterns in the February kit!
Kit release is on February 1st, and I will be right back here to introduce you to the entire Something Sweet kit [ it includes some new CHA releases... EEP! ] and new add-ons. Also, if you aren't already, come follow us on instagram for more sneaks throughout the week!
xo - Jeana
Hey Y'all, today is Friday which means I will be sharing some Tips and Tricks for using your kits! This Layout came about from this photo of my daughter...when it was printed, the blanket that my daughter was laying on sort of clashed with her outfit and so I decided to cut around her. I used to do this a lot circa 2004, (anyone else?).
Tip #1: Think outside of the box when using embellishments. I love how it looks like her little hand is holding something, and I was immediately inspired to use the little vellum hearts as balloons. The strings are leftovers from past kits and packaging in my stash. Sometimes it's just good departure from the norm to add whimsy to my pages, I love how the little bow on her head adds a 3D element to the photo.
Tip # 2: Don't be afraid to alter the embellishments. In this case I wanted the "follow your" arrow embellishment to go with all of the white and I just added a touch of paint to make that happen. I adhered it with hot glue for extra dimension and balance out that big bow!
Now for my tricks ;), I wanted there to be a little motivational love letter to go with the sentiments on the layout and that bag was the perfect thing to tuck it into. I love how the little stamp "go for it!" fits perfectly on the tab. I added that "baby" sticker from the December kit.
I wanted the letters of her name to have a staggered look and just trimmed off the excess. All of these little pieces add weight and texture to the card. The back of the tabbed card is for journaling/my letter- this way the layout didn't become so busy.
Hope this inspires you to think outside of your normal creative process and make something wonderful.
One of the first things I do when I get my Felicity Jane kit in the mail is check out the sheet of cut apart cards. This month's "Susie" kit had some really cute ones and I couldn't wait to make a pocket page spread with them.
Here is a look at my week 2:
I am loving all the pink in this kit. Super girly and fun!!
As a side note, I might be regretting adding that silly selfie of me in those floral glasses. I am always on the hunt to find my mom some great reading glasses and I snapped this photo to send to her. I ended up not getting her this pair and I think I am regretting that as well!!
I mostly embellished my spread using pieces from the cut apart sheet. They are perfect to use on pocket page spreads because they are really flat.. and super cute!!
My favorite card this week is probably the one with all those plus signs on it. To make it a little more special, I added a vellum heart from the kit and stitched a few lines through it with my sewing machine.
This months stamp set is so cute. It is full of phrases that will work for a ton of different stories. I was also super excited to see that my One Little Word® for this year was one of those words. I found my self reaching for these stamps over and over again as I worked on my spread.
I had so much fun working with this kit. If you want to see how everything came together, check out my process video below.
Today I want to show you my first "off the page" project. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I always love to make some decorations for this occasion. The Felicity Jane Susie kit with it's bright and fresh colors is just perfect for it. I really love the mixture of pinks, blues and the typical Felicity Jane black and white and it was fun to make this Valentine's heart decoration.
I took one of the polaroid frames from my stash and wrapped it with the triangle striped paper (thanks to talented Suse Fish for the inspiration). I love how that turned out together with the photo!
I had the idea for the little LOVE garland because of the pink ombre striped paper. The Alpha Sticker just have the perfect size to made this and I love that each banner has a different shade of pink. Also my flowers made with this paper have different shades and love that detail.
Do you make some valentine decorations? Or some handmade valentines for your loved ones?
I wonder if you have chosen your word for 2016 yet? My word for 2015 was 'jump' and that led to taking all sorts of risks that were pretty uncomfortable for a shy sort like me, so I was hoping that a gentler word would come to me for this year!
When the word 'dwell' plopped into my head, I was really pleased: it conjured up images of settling down, perhaps curling up on the couch with a good book more and getting some energy back.
So to reflect this idea of calming down, I wanted to make a restful, airy layout (and with all that hand stitching, the actual process required a fair bit of dwelling too!)
What I adore about these kits is how the papers go together across the months: you can pull an ice-cream yellow from the summer kit and pop it right next to a mint stripe from the winter kit and they totally rock together.
So what's your word for this coming year? How about making a layout to document your plans and serve as a reminder? Mine is currently reminding me to go and pop the kettle on for a calming cup of redbush tea! See you soon, friends.
I've decided to jump back into a 6x8 album in 2016 for my pocket pages. I really enjoyed working with this size for my December Daily, and feel like it works well with the number of photos I have to work with.
One of the hardest parts of any project for me is GETTING STARTED. I have so many ideas in my head, but it's always a little intimidating to start putting them down on paper. I often jump on Instagram for specific page design inspiration, but with the theme of today's post being "Inspired By", I ventured over to Pinterest and searched for ideas using black and white stripes (because those striped papers in Susie really jumped out to me). I found this image:
First and foremost, I was drawn to the simplicity, but I loved how the buttons added some dimension against the stripes, and immediately thought of the tiny little gold hexagon shapes that were included in January's kit. I layered the tiny pieces around the circle of "2016" to create a fun border. There may have been EXACTLY the right number to complete this circle, and I may have spent some time on my knees searching for the one that landed on my rug. Maybe. ;)
My title page was well on it's way! Next, I used one of the designs from the Subscriber printables (pink sticker with the heart) and added a quick stamped message on top.
Trying to find a decent, current photo of the four of us proved harder than I expected, so I decided on this playful one from a recent vacation and regret that my daughter's head is cut off. I can always switch this out if we snag a better shot, so I decided to keep rolling and not let that hiccup stop me!
I adhered the flair button on top of the colorful paper clip and slid it onto the plastic page protector. It's a little bulky, but sitting up in front of my album, it won't push against any other layouts so it seems like the perfect spot! I love how the gold circle repeats the color of my album's exterior, and am thrilled how quickly and simply this title page came together using the beautiful pieces of Felicity Jane's kit!
So, what are you waiting for? Hop over to your favorite source of inspiration and let that spark some creative ideas for YOUR projects this year!
Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share with you this layout I created with the Felicity Jane December kit. There are tons of beautiful Christmas element in this kit and what I love most is the colours! The only problem is I do not have many Christmas photos taken in 2015 or the year before. So today, I'll be sharing with you little tips on how you can use your December kit with your everyday photos.
Let me share with you my creative process on this layout...
First, I will look out for simpler patterns (polkadot, stripes, plaids) that do not scream too much of festive theme. Next, I also pay attention to colours and elements that I can use for everyday themed photo(s). I really love this Chinese New Year photo that I took back in 2014. It goes so well with the colours in the kit. And I also fussy cut the flowers just because there are some flower motifs on my daughter's & my Chinese costume. Completed my layout with stamping & some cute embellishments.
I hope this post will allow you to take a different approach with the festive papers or elements that you have in your FJ kit.
Have fun crafting!
Julie, here, and I'm the proud new owner of a Silhouette Portrait. Which also means: I am highly motivated, and under-skilled to use this machine. :) I couldn't wait to make my own Felicity Jane planner stickers, so I figured out just enough information to cover that, and want to share it with you. This post is geared towards the Silhouette Newbies out there. If you haven't taken yours out of the box yet (ahem), or haven't quite figured out the print and cut feature, please read along. If you're a pro, you can head straight to the Design Store and get busy! :)
Felicity Jane designs the most beautiful planner stickers, and up until now, I've manually cut them out by hand. Achieving a "kiss cut" on this machine felt magical. I want you to experience that magic as well! Here's what you'll need:
1. First things first, you'll need to make a trip over to the Silhouette Design store, and enjoy scrolling through all the options in the Felicity Jane section. (I'll be using this design). Choose a planner sticker set, purchase, and download the file into a place you'll remember to find it.
2. Open the Silhouette Software program on your computer, then retrieve and open the planner sticker file. (Mine was located right in my downloads file. Yours will be wherever you choose to store it).
3. Ensure that the registration marks are visible. (The black square at the top left, and the corners on top right/bottom left).
4. Make sure you've loaded your sticker paper into your printer correctly, then PRINT! (Command+P on a Mac, or click the printer icon on the top left).
Stop to admire the gorgeous designs.
5. Place the sticker sheet on the Silhouette mat, within the 8.5" x 11" guidelines. Load the mat into the Silhouette by pressing the top button on your machine. (clipboard with grid)
6. Confirm your cut settings by choosing the media you'll be cutting. ( I chose "White Sticker Paper". After trial and error, I adjusted to the following settings: Blade: 2, Speed: 5, Thickness: 5
7. Make sure the blade on your machine is set to the same setting as shown on your computer screen, using your tool to twist it to the correct setting if necessary.
8. Click "Send to Silhouette" and prepare to be amazed. :)
Tip: Think of peeling the mat off of the sticker sheet vs. the sticker sheet off the mat. I think it helped keep the edges from curling.
I quickly added a few of my hot-off-the-press stickers to my weekly planner spread. I love that I can reproduce these any time I'm running low, and that this particular set (black and white) will *go* with anything. Sort of like the little black dress of the planner world. :)
I hope by reading through these simple steps you're encouraged to give this print and cut feature a try! If you'd like to watch my step-by-step video with screenshots, here's the video:
Hey everyone, hope your new year is going great! Today I am here to share with you an "off the page" project that I am working on. It is a mini album in the making- to motivate me in my journey of motherhood. For 2016 I want to be intentional in my mothering and I think having a little book that I can add quotes and photos to throughout the year is a great reminder to achieve my intentions. I think that this concept could work for a fitness theme, for a relationship, or any other "goal/purpose" type of project. I used that "love this little minute" flair as the title since life with littles is full of little minutes. I have simply punched a hole (and added hole re enforcers where necessary) to the 3x4 cards from this month's kit + photos of my kiddos. There are even some vellum sheets incorporated throughout this album. I used the stamp set as a means for journaling prompts to go along with quotes I am including.
I used StazOn ink on top of the photos and vellum so that it wouldn't smear. The paperclip is there simply to look cute!
This is the vellum from last month's kit- be sure to save your scraps for projects like these.
I absolutely am in LOVE with the vellum hearts!!! Sometimes adding in a different shaped element can make all the difference and it still keeps it on a simple level.
I hope you find a way to use this month's stamp set as means for motivation for whatever your 2016 goals are!
Can you guys believe were almost half way through January already??? I swear it was just halloween the other day! It really is amazing how quickly time goes by, isn't it?!
Well today I'm here to share a layout I created using some gorgeous Felicity Jane pattered papers and some of the super versatile Felicity Jane cut files as well!
I was browsing through pinterest and I saw a lot of beginning of the year pages and that's what got me started on this page! I love the big bold numbers paired with the soft feminine feel of the patterned papers. I think that the wood grain paper adds such a cozy feel to this page and it really gives that winter feel as well!
I really had a fun time digging through my stash of Felicity Jane patterned papers to find just the right ones for this layout! I wanted to use some of the Silhouette files in this layout as well and I couldn't resist these little stars!
Another cut file I used were these badges with the cut out shapes! There was a heart, a star and one that says "today". They're super cute when you use a fun patterned paper and adding a little bit of glitter washi tape behind gives the perfect touch of that much needed gold!
Using the Felicity Jane patterned paper and Silhouette files gave me everything I needed to make this fun beginning of 2016 scrapbook page!