Monday, October 20, 2014

More From Elle's Studio

Hello!  I have more to share for the Elle's Studio Inspiration Gallery and October kit and add-ons.

Using the new Sycamore Lane collection (which is gorgeous, Elle nails it every time with patterns and colors).
Also used the new Numbers stamps...this is one of those stamps sets you will use over and over again.
 Also used the Sycamore Lane cut files...the feather.  I welded it with a circle and arrow.
More Sycamore Lane with this card.  Had to use that awesome feather from the stamp collection.  
 The 'thank you' is also stamped from that same set.
And one last project that was for the Thursday sketch.  Link up for a $10 Gift Certificate.  Details here.
I used the sketch as a jumping start, and then used the inspiration from a window display for the placement of the leaves.  
Hope you got a chance to pick up the October kit and some of the new collections.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Technique Tuesday Memory Keepers and Fresh Cut Studios

October is here, Halloween is almost here, and it seems December is creeping closer.  Technique Tuesday has monthly stamps and dies that coordinate.  The monthly stamps are part of the Memory Keepers Studio, and the dies are part of the Fresh Cut Studio.

I got the opportunity to work with the October stamps and dies.  Both sets are very usable not just for the holidays.  This is what I made with the sets.
The banner dies leave an impression to easily fold creating a 3D look.  You can use as I did here or have the middle part be raised and turn it over.  The label and tag dies all work perfecting together with the stamps.  The writing is so pretty, but not too frilly, and the little stamps like the tree and ornament are fun for adding a little detail.

Next, I did a card.  
And then last, I decided to show how these stamps are perfect for your planners!   Just the right cute details you want as you decorate your organizer.
I used leftovers from kits from Cocoa Daisy on these projects with a few things from my stash.  Head over to Technique Tuesday to see more inspiration using this months stamps and dies.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Guest - Project Life

I shared this on Instagram, and didn't get a chance to share here.  This was another guest project for my friend, Nina and her company Waffle Flower.  This is still my current favorite Project Life spread.  I just love the papers, the stamps, the embellishments...this one just clicked so well together with my photos for the week.
My week number is wrong.  I fixed it after ;)

I used Be My Guest stamp set, Bowtiful stamp set, Starry Night stamp set, Tiny Circle Die, and Tiny Star Die for this spread.  Nina has amazing dies and stamps.  The quality is amazing and her ideas genius.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Project Life, Week 28

Hello Everyone!  I have done a lot of Project Life catch up, and still need to go back on some I did and finish up with journaling.

I have to say this is not my favorite Project Life spread, but I had to include as much detail or else it just wouldn't be the same.  A special week celebrating my daughter turning 6, so had to pack the memories in.
I used leftovers from Cocoa Daisy kits, older American Crafts, anything that would pull probably the hardest spread for me to put together.  (I fixed the wrong week number)
I know this will be Emma's favorite spread ;)
Have a great day!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Pink Paislee Cards

Hello!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We finally got Halloween decorations up.  Emma and I are struggling a little with scratchy throats.  Trying to keep it away so we can enjoy so much going on this month.

I have some Pink Paislee cards I haven't shared yet here on my blog.  I used the stamps sets from Hello Sunshine, Switchboard, and Pen Pals, and got creative with them.
For this card I stamped the cloud (a partial) onto the metallic hearts.  I used Prima chalk ink and just blasted it quickly with heat gun to set.  It's best to stamp the heart onto the stamp.  If it slips, it is forgiving and can wipe right away.
Next, I used the umbrella from the Hello Sunshine stamp and made it into a pumpkin!
And my last one is stamping around in a frame.
These are some of my favorite cards.  Have a great day!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Elle's Studio October Gallery and Kit Reveal

Summer has become a favorite season, but Fall is still my most favorite, even though we don't have the fullness of Fall, I will take the little bit we get!

Elle's Studio October kit is available today!  Perfect colors, with just a bit of Halloween.

Elle always knocks out amazing products.  She has this new wood mini album cover set available, and I knew I had to use it.
I used a dry brush of both black and white, keeping the paint light on the album.  I did not want to cover the intricate design.  And tip, do not do!  The left side has the X's and do not show through the paint.  That wood is just too pretty to cover.
I used the Silhouette gold print and cut paper for the spider web cut file available in the Elle's Studio shop.  Painted the Trick or Treat from the Halloween Ephemera pack.  I also used the new number stamps for the 31st.  
The inside pages are a mix of the Halloween ephemera pack, the October kit, and the new Sycamore Lane, which is available now as well as Good Cheer.
For each page and card, I added watercolors to them.  

I usually do a mini for the whole month of October, but I may keep this for just Halloween day.  Either way, it is ready for photos and journaling!

Also new to the shop are print and cut files.  
The cut files for Sycamore Lane and Good Cheer are available!   So excited to see these. 

Stop the Elle's Studio shop today!

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Waffle Flower Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to Waffle Flower's Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop! 

Waffle Flower has invited some planner friends, along with their own design team, to bring you a fun hop about planners! Some of us are hard-core planner nerds, and some of us have just started, like me. We all have one thing in common, as well as many of you who are reading this post, we are juggling between many roles in life and we want to plan them all well. Family is as important as our personal achievement. How do we stay focused?

The main purpose of the hop is to share tips on using a planner to help us get things done so we can spend more time with our loved ones or just playing. 

We will be featuring our brand new stamp set called Planner - Stay Focused in the hope that planning can become part of your life if it is not already. No matter how you organize your life, we hope you can find or make something that will work for you to makes things go even smoother.

These stamps inspired me so much, I couldn't wait to play with them.  As my daughter and I spent quality time together at the kitchen counter planning out our planners together, this is how I decided to organize October.  
Stamps I used are: Stay Focused, Calendar, Calendar Numbers, and Weather 1
I am using some pages and bits from the Cocoa Daisy October planner kit (sold out), but check here on how you can subscribe to future kits.  I started with a blank page categorizing areas of focus for this month.  Repeating the journaling lines stamp to give myself room to jot things down.
Love the calendar stamp set where you can create your own calendar.  Used the stamp on a small 3x4 card from the Cocoa Daisy October kit.
In addition to having the inserts for the week already, I wanted to try a different approach to a new week to help keep the focus on just that week.  Using the calendar, calendar numbers, and the Stay Focused stamps, I created a sheet starting with Sunday of each week, listing all areas I want and need to do.
Another idea is to start your week on Monday instead of Sunday, and also instead of the Stay Focused stamped boxes, you could just use the bullets.
This still gives the option, if you choose, to decorate as you like.  Also puts in perspective how fast the month goes!
By keeping each page to focus on what needs to be done in that week, helps me make the most of my time, and accomplish the things that matter the most.
My planner is neat and pretty, but I can't wait for those jotted down notes, added washi, stickers, clips here and there.  October is one of my favorite months, and I am ready to get the most from it.
How Do We Stay Focused?  Follow the blog hop and follow these ladies:

YOU ARE HERE *Patricia Roebuck*

Hop Prize:
1 grand prize winner to receive all 5 of the new planner sets. 
- The winner will be drawn from comments left on all of our blogs and announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on Friday, October 10.

I am giving away the Stay Focused stamp set on Instagram.  See details there!  Good luck!

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