Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Altered Bible Cover | Elle's Studio

Hello!!  I have to share that I got a new journaling Bible for my birthday back in June and am just now altering the cover and journaling in it.  I was on the search for a reasonably priced, all white pages, and found this one on Amazon.

I kept thinking of how I wanted to alter the cover, and then I was inspired by the Life acrylic from this month's extras.

I only get one shot at altering, and I was nervous, but went for it.  I have a video below showing how I did it.

You can watch the video in HD on my YouTube channel here or below.  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

JustNick Cut Files | Words | Bible Journaling | Video

Hello!!  I have a blog post and video up JustNick Blog here breaking in my new Bible I got back on my birthday in June.  I was so inspired by using the JustNick words and alphas and instantly thought it would perfect for my Bible to help keep the entries flat.  I pulled out my Gelatos for this project.  You can see the process video below or on my YouTube channel in HD here.

I combined some black cardstock for the cut files along with bold pattern papers to create a bold main point as an intro to this study of Daniel.  I'm currently doing the First 5 App with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Daniel was always one of my most favorite stories when I first became a Christ Follower at 10, so this story and history really is special to me, even more now.

I used the cut files in combination with Crate Paper labels from the September Citrus Twist Add-On kit.

Stop by the JustNick blog post here for all of the cut files I used!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Elle's Studio | September Kit + Extras | TN + Pocket Page | Video

The way Elle's Studio's products transition into the seasons, makes documenting not just fun, but so easy to do.  The September Kit + Extras are up and they blow me away.  My first gallery project for Elle's Studio is a combination of a TN and Pocket Page.  I just recently realized my 6x8 album fits the Travelers' Notebook pockets I use.  I'm always looking for new ways to add to my albums, and this combines two formats I love.  I first started with stamping onto the kraft cardstock on the left to use with a large photo.

When stamping onto colored cardstock with dye based inks, keep in mind over time as that ink dries, it will fade into the cardstock and not be as vibrant as initially stamped.  The pattern with the new Good Times Stamp Set I created on the left side of my large photo is subtle, but with a cool masking technique that actually inspires me to create more patterns and projects from this idea.  I have a video below showing how I did this.

To give this page more of a pop, I added additional stamping from the stamp set, added the clusters from the September Cut Files, the new Jewel Tone Die Cut labels, die cuts from September kit, the new Tiny Everyday Labels Stickers, and that adorable wood veneer house.  

My right side is a 6x8 pocket with 4-3x4 pockets.  I used three tags from the September kit.  One for journaling, and the other two to layer smaller photos on top.  I selected those tags first and then decided on photo size to fit over it.  Added more of the same elements to balance from the left side, but also added in the new acrylic words and puffy stickers.   I'm always looking for new ways to add my date.  My go-to stamp for this is the Mini Dated Stamp Set.  I used that on the card above this one, but for this card I added my month and day using the Good Times Stamp Set.  Just another fun way to date my projects and work within the design.

On this tag, I added the year along with the 'on this day' under the Saturday of that tag.  Then added the plus images from Good Times Stamp set and a die cut from kit to finish that card.  For my 3x4 pocket to the right of that, I just finished that off with another kit die cut in a color that created balance and the perfect saying.

You can watch my video below to see how this TN + Pocket Page came together or watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

2019 Document December Album | Elle's Studio

I went back and forth so many times on whether to use a TN (travelers notebook), 6x8 pocket album, mini album...and then I remember I had this 4x4 Pink Paislee album from the Atlas collection I never used.  Perfect for my Document December album this year using the new Elle's Studio Document December Kit + Extras Today is the last day to get it at a discount, so it is a good time to start planning and gathering supplies.

To dress up my album cover, I first used a white gel pen to outline the embosses chipboard cover of the world map.  After that dried, I adhered three tree Christmas Acetate Shapes, and then the gorgeous new DEC 2019 in gold.  

This is what I love about Elle's Studio products is the simplicity, especially in the colors.  I love the greens in this kit, along with the pop of black.  I will definitely bring in the other colors, but I want to focus more on these.  So I continued that look by stamping with the new Holiday Words Stamp set along the spine with StazOn ink.  Adding the black and white twine and a gold heart from the add-on was a perfect touch to finish up the cover of my album.

So excited to document.  Love this entire time of year, just makes for great memories and great products to get you inspired!  Have Fun!

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Pocket Life Challenge | Citrus Twist Kits

Cannot believe we are in September!  No cooler weather here yet, but definitely starting to get the mindset of the change in seasons.  I have this pocket page up on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today here, with 3 challenges using the Explore September Life Crafted Kit.  

Can you tell what my challenges might be?!  I definitely challenged myself which is good exercise for that brain!  I used the stamps and cut files available this month with my 6x8 pocket page.

Absolutely love the exclusives and digital cut files and elements Citrus Twist Kits provides.

Hope you are getting some scrapping or creative time in.  Check out my post over on the CTK blog here for what my challenges are especially if you do pocket pages or want to start!  

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Monday, September 02, 2019

Summer Memories Wrap-Up | Elle's Studio | Pocket Page

For those off today for Labor Day, hope you enjoy your day with hopefully some last Summer fun or some creative time!  Today, I have a pocket page up on the Elle's Studio blog wrapping up my Summer memories using the Magical Memories collection.

I decided to document the last hurrah with just my daughter and I.  This collection was definitely perfect for capturing this special time with just us two.

Since it was such a special time together, my first focus for this pocket page was the journaling.  I used the Magical Memories stamp set to create a place to type my journaling.  

My photos had a lot of green or darkness to them, but selecting the simple pattern papers, and printing them in different sizes helped create some breathing room.

Stop by the Elle's Studio blog to see my thought process of putting this spread together for more details.  Hope this inspires you to use Magical Memories not just for your Disney memories, but your Summer ones as well!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019 Elle's Studio Document December Kit + Extra Reveal

It is time for the Elle's Studio Document December Kit + Extras reveal!!!  My first Document December album was in 2011, and I cannot help but get excited about the season and to start thinking about how I will document.  This kit, in person blew me away, as does all of Elle's Studio kits and products.  First the colors!  I am so happy to see shades of green, red, pink, grey, and a touch of black.  And that is just the kit, the extras are quite a lot of eye candy as well.  So the first thing I did with my kit and extras, was to pull out some favorites.  I was drawn first to the shades of green and the pink!

With just the kit, there are tons of options for numbering, tags, paper, and embellishments.  My second favorite are the acetate die cuts.  There's a pack in the kit.  I pulled out only the DEC and the banner for my faves to show the two shades of green, but as part of the add-on (did not get a pictures) there are all clear ones with white images called Good Cheer Acetate Shapes.  I will definitely be using those in my album.

The papers and tags are so fresh.  There are puffy stickers, die cuts, wood veneers, as well as that gorgeous gold star, available in the kit, but if you want more puffy alphas and shapes, there's plenty to choose from the add-ons!

And see the new Large Jane candy cane stamps??!!!  More stamps than what I have pictured, but to pick a favorite, I had to go with the Holiday Words Stamp.  You can stamp a label or lines to stamp them out or use as is!  

As I said it is quite some eye-candy!  If it helps you decide from any of the add-ons, I will share what sparked my ideas for my next album.  I think I will stay within a certain color palette so selecting any extra alphas in those colors will help.  I would pick up the stamps for sure.  Deciding on which ones...definitely the Holiday Words Stamp  but the Christmas Phrases Stamp is another great option for journaling.  For numbering and stamping large titles, definitely the new candy cane Large Jane Alphabet stamp set.  If you would rather stamp your images and use with the die cuts and puffy stickers already available in the kit without getting more die cuts or puffy stickers, the Holly Jolly stamp set are very versatile!  And as I said earlier, I will definitely be using the Good Cheer Acetate Shapes.  They would make a great divider between pages!

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