One of my goals this year was to stay caught up on my Project Life® album. I am about a month behind, but getting this months "Tuesday" kit was just the thing I needed to get me to open up my album and work on one of my weeks
Here is a look at my spread:
Man do I love the colors in this kit!
For this spread I decided do a pocket page on one side and 12x12 photo on the other. I will usually use this design when I didn't take a lot of photos during a particular week. Plus I wanted to highlight a goal that I have been working on, so it worked out perfectly.
The pocket page side of my spread came together so quickly. I picked some simple cards and then used some elements from the cut apart sheet, plus a few add-on items to jazz everything up.
I kept my full page photo pretty simple with some journaling and a few embellishments. I normally would have typed my journaling directly onto my photo before getting it printed, but in this case the journaling was an after thought. The next best thing for me was to just print out my journaling onto some vellum. I don't think I have ever tried that before, but I really like it!
So happy to have another week done and in the album. I actually still have this kit spread out all over my desk so I think I might sit down and finish up another week!
Good Morning! It's Alexes here and I'm back with a fun little Off The Page project to share with you!
I'm not going to lie, I really love to make little projects with paper that aren't necessarily a scrapbook page! My mind needs a lot of variety so that I don't get bored, so I relish the opportunity to make fun projects such as this one!
I don't know about you but throughout my day I find myself needing a place to write things down like quotes I'v heard, grocery lists or even appointments. I'm always scrambling to find a piece of paper or a receipt for these notes so I decided it was finally time to make myself a little notebook that I can carry around in my purse!
The papers, embellishments and add-ons from the Tuesday and Something Sweet kits were perfect for such a project!
One of my very favorite products in this month's add ons is the Maggie Holmes Bloom ephemera set! I love all of those pretty paper flowers and I think they add the most feminine and beautiful touches to any project!
Those black puffy phrase stickers from the main kit look good anywhere and I love adding them straight on top of my layered embellishments!
Glittered foliage?? Need I say more!?
These books were a cinch to make! I just cut my patterned paper to 6x8 and then cut white printer paper to 5.75x7.75 and then used my sewing machine to bind them together! I even left the top thread long so it could be used for a bookmark!
Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to come back soon for daily inspiration!
Last week was my birthday and we ordered some cupcakes from our favorite bakery here in town. I love this shop! Everything is pink and so lovely decorated and the cupcakes are very tasty. So for my birthday some of my crafty friends came over and we ate cupcakes and macarons and had a wonderful time together. Of course I wanted to document this day and here is the layout I created with my Something Sweet kit.
I used the overlay and added some gold confetti and stickers from the Maggie Holmes sticker sheet. I love the look of the gold on the black striped acetat sheet over the pink cardstock. For the layers of my photo I've used some of the papers and a label from the cut apart sheet.
For the journaling I've used my typewriter. I just swoon over the gold dipped chipboard alphas and they were absolutely perfect for my layout.
Have fun scrapping!
Hey friends! It's Monday and that means I have an Inspired By... post for you today. This layout was completely inspired by flipping through some old photos of my daughter as a baby. Sometimes, when we give our photos a little time to sit and "marinate", we can look at them with a new perspective.
This is a photo of my daughter at 9 months. Look at that face! I love it so much. As I was looking through my older photos, this one caught my eye because that look on her face is something she still pulls today. Anytime she is confused by what I say.
The Tuesday kit (and a few add-on items) helped me tell this story perfectly. Love those washi tapes and puffy stickers!
I used my favorite new Felicity Jane Alphabet Stickers for my title. Let me just say - stock up on those...they are the perfect font! If you want to see the whole thing come together, watch my process video below.
I hope that you'll try flipping through a stack of old photos to see what stories you're inspired to tell. Have a great week!
Hello and happy Friday! My name is Anita Patel and I am so thrilled and honored to be a guest on the Felicity Jane blog today. I'm originally from New Jersey but now live in Tampa, Florida with my husband of 10 years. The two of us love to enjoy everyday and exotic adventures, explore new places, try new restaurants and spend time with family and friends. I take tons of pictures to capture both the big and small moments of our lives and love to document our experiences through scrapbooking. I've been scrapbooking for about 10 years now. When we first moved to Florida, I didn't know many people and decided to take a class at a local scrapbook shop as a way to meet new friends and do something creative. That was almost 10 years ago and I'm still in love with this hobby. Over the years, my stash and my passion have grown tremendously and I truly can't imagine life without this wonderful creative outlet!
Last year, I discovered Felicity Jane and was immediately drawn to the beautiful kits Jeana designs each month. I began subscribing and am always so excited for my black and white striped box to arrive in the mail. Each month, the first thing I usually do when I open my kit is cut up the patterned paper with 3x4 card designs and create a spread in my Listers Gotta List book. So, that's exactly what I did this month with the beautiful Tuesday kit. I cut up the 3x4 cards, printed my prompts for March, grabbed the kit stickers and stamps and put them all together in one of my planners that I've designated for this project. Here's a look at my first spread for March:
For my second project, I really wanted to find a way to showcase multiple paper designs on one project so I decided to make a traditional scrapbook layout using a grid design. I thought the grid would provide me with homes for several different patterns while still giving the page a clean look. I was inspired by the circle embellishment that says "Today, we play" and thought it would be fun to include photos of my newest crafty passion: planners! Here's a close up as well as the full layout. We all love to play, don't we?!
For my last project, I created a spread in my Memory Planner which I use as an inspirational planner. The idea is to include favorite photos, quotes and other words and/or images that make me happy. I used pieces of the Tuesday kit along with photos from a recent trip to Maui to make these pages. I loved the days of the week labels and wanted to use them all together as a border on the side of my page. I also loved using the new cardstock alphabet stickers and definitely need to stock up on more of those. They're the perfect font and size and I can see myself using them on tons of projects. I also used this month's printables, several stickers that were included in the kit and a few of the stamps. (I love Felicity Jane stamps. The sentiments are great and they're some of the best quality stamps I've used. Crisp images every time!)
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my creations with you today and a huge thank you to Jeana and Jen for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be a guest on the blog. If you're interested and want to say hello, please stop by and visit me on Instagram @anitakalropatel. I'd love to hear from you! Have a great weekend!
March 09, 2016
Hello again! I'm back with an off-page project & I chose to create with the Something Sweet kit in my journaling bible.
And of course, the first thing that caught my eyes in the kit was the word "LOVE" on the Something Sweet stamp set. With that in mind, I chose this bible verse : 1 John 4:18
To begin, I fussy cut the pixel heart and beautiful red roses. Next, I used my red brush pen to "colour" on the stamp and stamped it in the middle of the heart. Once I'm done, I adhered the heart & roses somewhere in the middle of the page. Then, I worked my way up & bottom by adding stickers + printables that you can find in the kit. I completed the page with more stamping from the stamp set + Amy Tangerine roller stamp that you can find in the add-on section.
Thank you for letting me share today! Have a great crafting week!
Hey everyone, hope your week is going great! Today I am sharing an 8 1/2 x 11 layout that started off with the story of an outing with my youngest son Simon. I recently purchased a typewriter from my local thrift store and of course I had to use that for my journaling! I included some of his current favorite things at the bottom of the page, along with his age.
I layered the transparency sheet with part of the floral file folder to help the photo stand out. I used this month's stamp set to make a "Story" arrow that leads the eye to the details of our date. I also stamped with the Amy Tangerine Roller Date stamp to add more context.
I used a combination of hearts from this month's kit to tie into the photo of my son eating his giant heart shaped cookie. I love the neutral shade of the background paper and the subtle texture running throughout. I especially love that I got one more story documented. Hope y'all are making lots of pretty things and telling stories with your kits!!!
It's Monday, so that means it's time for another "Inspired By..." project. I had a photo in mind that I wanted to scrapbook, but I didn't know exactly how I wanted to do it. Of course I turned to Pinterest for some layout inspiration.
I came across a blog post that had a bunch of web design inspiration that I thought would work perfect as scrapbook layouts as well. This grid design quickly caught my eye, and I knew it would be perfect for the photo that I wanted to use.
Here is a look at my layout.
A grid design + Felicity Jane papers = perfection.
The first thing I did was cut a bunch of the patterned paper up into little squares, and placed them on the bottom of my layout (just like the inspiration picture.) I absolutely love the colors and patterns that are in this kit, and seeing them all together like this just makes me smile.
I then went through my kit and picked out a bunch of different embellishments to add to my squares. I thought the sheet of puffy stickers were perfect for this.
At one point I decided that I wanted to add a bit more information about my photo so I replaced 3 of the patterned paper squares with just plain white cardstock. I used that space to type some of the key points of the night.
What I love most about using a grid design is it allowed me to use a bunch of the great patterned papers, and embellishments to make this layout just as fun as this night was!
I have a bit of a thing for butterflies at the moment: spring must be in the air! Here's how I used some of the very prettiest papers in the 'Something Sweet' kit to make these little beauties...
I found my butterfly templates online by doing a simple image search. I printed them out at slightly different sizes to give things a bit more variety, then snipped them out with my scissors.
When you stack the shapes together, they start to look really interesting... I mixed up the prints and even scratched up the edges of the wings here and there for more texture.
Then you can either stitch or staple them together, whatever suits you.
Next came the joy of using them on my page. I wasn't quite sure how many of them I wanted to use... at one point I wondered about going for a more minimal look, but as you can see from the end result, I quickly forgot that idea!
I decided to go for a bit of mixed media fun in the background, so played around with some sprays and mists for a nicely messy look.
And then it was a case of layering up as many elements from the kit as I fancied - the truly fun part.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you'll give fussy-cutting some Felicity Jane butterflies a try!