Tuesday, November 14, 2017

December Daily® 2016 │ Complete Album Walk Through


I cannot believe that its almost time to start another December Daily® album! If you are new to this project, Ali Edwards created the December Daily® concept and you can read all about it on her site right here. The project consists of a scrapbook album that documents the days leading up to Christmas and for some all the way thru New Years. This will be my 9th year doing an album so I thought it would be a good idea to do a walk through video for my YouTube channel of my 2016 album. My plan will be to share walk through videos of my 2017 album probably weekly as the project happens. I'll be sure to post the videos here as well as on my channel.

I'll be back closer to December to share some details about my 217 album but I typically do not create anything in advance so I won't be sharing any foundation pages. You can view some of my previous albums for some inspiration by using the search function or by viewing the labels on the right hand side. I haven't photographed all of my albums because some were made before I was blogging, but you can see the last six albums here on the blog.

I hope you enjoy the video.


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Friday, November 3, 2017

YouTube │ Jumping In

So I blame my little unboxing videos, but I started a YouTube Channel for my blog, crazy! Its fresh so I'm still learning and trying to figure out how to get good lighting, making sure everything is in the frame and basically speaking without saying um. My plan going forward is to hopefully share some more videos like this but also share some of my albums and definitely some tutorials. I doubt I'll share process videos because my process isn't really conducive to that type of video. But I'll figure out a way to at least share what I make on video as much as possible. If you feel like subscribing that's great, but I will more than likely share all of the videos here on the blog too.

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Now as far as this video goes, I made a recent purchase of some supplies from Scrapbook.com for my December Daily® album so I thought I would try and share a haul video. You can click to watch it below and if you decide you want to subscribe you can find my channel here.


Here are the links to the items I shared in the video, I hope you enjoy it.

Becky Higgins Instax Page Protectors
Tim Holtz Christmas Quote Chips
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubons Christmas
Tim Holtz Christmas Metallic Stickers
My Minds Eye Oh What Fun Christmas Mixed Bag
DIY Shop 3 Silver Numbers
DIY Shop 4 Gold Puffy Numbers
Pebbles Merry Merry Red Glitter Numbers 
Momenta Gold Chipboard Numbers
Simple Stories Classic Christmas Gold Pocket Numbers

Thanks for watching!
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Kelly Purkey Shop │ October Release

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today seemed like the perfect day to share what I made with the October Kelly Purkey shop release because the two project I made are Halloween themed. That's not to say that the October Kit it geared toward Halloween, its not, its about Time. But there were still plenty of cards that I could pull for two great Halloween themed projects.

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The first project I made was a pocket page spread. This year my girlfriend and I decided to have weekly Halloween movie nights and this spread is about the first one I had a my home. It was so much fun and were already talking about doing it for Christmas.

I used the cards and stamp set from the main kit, The Best of Times as well as the Washington Heights alpha stamp set, the Favorite Recipe stamp set and the We are #Blessed stamp set. I love those little word chip stamps, there are so many great sentiments you can use that stamp from now until the end of the year with all of the holidays it covers.


Here you can see a few of the Favorite Recipe stamps used to dress up my snack photos.


The Washington Heights alpha is so cool for Halloween and fall, the hand drawn aspect is a great addition to your alpha stamp collection.


Here are those We are #Blessed word chips in action. I love stacking and then fussy cutting them to add on top of my photos and cards.


My next project is a Travelers Notebook spread. I was really drawn to the time aspect of the main kit and wanted to use the stamps to tell a story of the passage of time instead of the actual time. Since I had been spending some time looking back on old Halloween photos I decided to make in into a layout in the TN. Its crazy how time flies when you are raising kids and its no more evident when you look back on photos from the past.


I used a sheet of paper from the This is Us Travelers Notebook kit as the base for my photos and then plotted out how many small photos I could fit on one side of the notebook. My photos are sized 1.5" x 2" and I was able to fit the five photos and still have room for the numbers. That meant I had to leave some out but that's okay, I still love the look back. The digital clock stamps are meant to tell the time but I think they are awesome numbers on their own and just stamped and cut them out to add on top of my photos.


To title my spread I used the Washington Heights alpha and stamped it directly on the page of the notebook. I added in a small sentiment from the This is Us stamp set and added in the clock stamp above. I also stamped the leaf from the This is Us stamp set to dress up the middle of my clock. I wanted to add another little element there to bring in the orange to the left side.


I absolutely love how well all of these stamp sets coordinated together this month and I hope you loved them all too.

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! 

See you soon,
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Kelly Purkey Shop │ December 2017 Kits

I wanted to jump on really quickly this evening to share four videos that I recorded and posted on my Instagram account. The videos are unboxing's of the three new Kelly Purkey Shop December kits. They are super quick videos just to give you an idea of what the kits look like in person. If you haven't ordered yet, they are going fast and if you have ordered, they should be at your door very soon.

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This first video is of the main Joyful & Bright kit that I refer to as the Merry & Bright kit (sorry about that). I understand this kit is the most limited so if you love it, don't wait. I love the bright colors of this kit and I super love the green letterpress tickets for numbering your days.




The next video is for the Be Merry Travelers Notebook sized kit. I love the papers in this kit and the large letterpress sheets were my favorite too.





Next up is the Holiday Tradition Kit. This kit was designed by Jamaica Egdell (aka Jamaica Makes) and its sized for a 4x4 album. The cards and letterpress in this kit are AMAZING!




Lastly is a quick look at one of the albums available, the 4x4 frosted pink album. I think my daughter may end up stealing this from me to use for her album this year. Its really pretty.





I hope you love seeing the kits live, I cannot wait for the holiday's and to incorporate all of these items into my own holiday album. 

You just might see more videos from me again soon so be on the lookout for that.

Have a great weekend,


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