October Projects with Kelly Purkey Shop



This month's Kelly Purkey Shop release was a bit smaller due to the holiday release, but it was still so good! I'm in love with the rich colors and the versatile stamp set in the main kit.

For my first project, I used the main project kit, All The Feels, to document a recent week in September. It was a rough year for me personally, but in August things started turning around and in early September, I got a job offer from a company I was really excited about. This week documented one of my last weeks leading up to the job change, and I was definitely dealing with a lot of mixed emotions.


September Projects with Kelly Purkey Shop


There are new seasonal kits and stamps at Kelly Purkey Shop that were released today and I wanted to share my projects with you! You can check out the entire release here. I love the Fall-themed "Feels Like Fall" TN kit and thought it would be perfect for documenting our apple picking adventure last year.

There were a lot of photos to narrow down but I chose to highlight one of my daughter and I in the orchard as the "main" photo, and then include several smaller detail photos along the side of the other page.


Since there was an existing decorative strip on the rainbow TN page, I used it as a border to fill with words. I used a few of the stamps from the kit, and printed the other words from my computer.




On the right hand side of the page, I used the stamps from the kit to make some leaf die cuts in colors that coordinate with the left side. I adhered a word strip from one of the other papers in the kit and adhered some of the letter stickers to make a title. Love how this simple spread turned out!



For my second project, I created this 6x8 spread documenting our Halloween last year. I used papers from the Big Days main project kit, Feels Like Fall TN kit, and the fun You're Magic mini kit by Life Love Paper.

Those stamps from the You're Magic kit are so fun and I loved layering them around the cards to dress them up.



I also used some of the labels with the Big Days stamp to embellish my photos and bring in some extra color.


My favorite stamp might be the magic 8 ball though. I remember playing with those as a kid and asking it all kinds of funny things!


Thanks for looking at my projects and I hope I've given you some ideas for your pages!




August Projects with Kelly Purkey Shop


The August shop products at Kelly Purkey Shop have just been released and this month features stamps and kits with letters, words, and book themes! The main Love Language project kit is just lovely. My family and I just returned from a long holiday in France and I couldn't wait to use it to document one of the weeks spent there.


July Projects with Kelly Purkey Shop


I created some new projects featuring the July release at Kelly Purkey Shop and today I'd like to share them with you! For my first project, I used the gorgeous Snapshot main kit. It was perfect for documenting the last few days spent one summer in France and leading up to our return home.


DIY Traveler's Notebook Album



I've been working on a new mini-album and wanted to share the very economic album I'm using. I cut down a 6" x 8" chipboard binder to fit traveler's notebook-sized pages! I originally got the idea from Jessica Rubio, who cut down the same binder to 3" x 8" for her trip to Mexico. I wanted to do the same thing, but slightly wider, to accommodate TN pages.

While I love working in the traveler's notebook format, I don't love the limitation on bulky items and odd-sized pages. I also don't always scrapbook chronologically which means using a traditional notebook can sometimes be a challenge when my mini-album is ordered chronologically. I like being able to jump around and move things if I need to.

June Projects with Kelly Purkey Shop


There's a new release at Kelly Purkey Shop today and I wanted to share the two projects I made with this month's release. The stamps and kits are all about summer fun and I was happy to work with them since we've been experiencing "June Gloom" here in southern California.

Off We Go Layout with Everyday Explorers



Everyday Explorers Co. just released some new stamps last week and I thought I'd share a look at one of the layouts I did using the Off We Go stamp set.

This buildable 6" x 8" stamp set contains so many possibilities that it was fun to try to combine a few of them into one layout.