Products Used: Design C, Design A (trimmed), Seafoam Edition, Paper Source card stock in cement, kellie Stamps Crazy set, Kellie Stamps Epic set, Kelly Purkey outline alphabet stamp, Paislee Press Faves Journal card, SC Color Theory ink pad, VersaMagic white ink pad, date stamp
I have another spread to share with you today as I try to get up to date. This is week 13 (Mar 23-29). I tried a different style this week, using Paislee Press photo templates. Also included is a little BCQ Designs May release sneak peek.
Products Used: Design A, Paislee Press 4×6 photo templates, BCQ Designs word stamp journal card (coming soon), BCQ Weekenders Journal card, SC Color Theory ink pad, VersaMagic white ink pad, date stamp
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a few weeks now since I’ve shared a Project Life spread. I had plenty going on to keep me away from creating and sharing my pages, but I’m happy to report that I’m all caught up. I’m going to be posting a little more frequently until I get up to date.
Here’s a look at week 12 (March 16-22):
The left side is a design F page that I trimmed down.
Right side, design A. Lots of fun stamping this week.
Products Used: Design F (trimmed), Design A, Midnight Edition, Seafoam Edition, kellie stamps hashtag set, Kelly Purkey outline alphabet stamp, Kelly Purkey Take Note stamp set, SC Color Theory ink pad, date stamp
A couple weeks ago I talked a little bit about my experiences with ink pads, which to use and when, and mentioned that I’ve fallen in love with stamping in my Project Life spreads. Today, I wanted to give you a look at how I’ve been using my stamps lately.
To begin, here’s a short video showing you one of my favorite and most recent uses.
Here’s a closer look at the photo that I stamped in the video above.
Here, I used just the box portion of a wood mount stamp from Kellie Stamps, and stamped onto white card stock. Then I added a date stamp and attached it to the photo.
Here, used a few different Kelly Purkey stamps on white card stock to create a journaling spot, then added simple date stamp.
Lastly, I like to stamp directly on a filler card, like I did here with a stamp from #kelliestamps Hashtag set. Add a quick underline, and done!
A few weeks ago now, I had a really rough day; not in the bad-day-at-work kind of way, rather an I-can’t-do-anything-right kind of rough day. It peaked around the time that I pulled into the parking lot of the grocery store one night and turned off the ignition, and I knew that things could go in two ways: I could walk in there, fuming for twenty minutes over a bad day, or I could do something to snap myself out of it.
I chose the latter.
I picked up my iPhone and opened the camera app to take a selfie. I took my time, fluffing my hair to give it some more volume, reapplying my lipstick, and positioning my hand just-so so that you could see my blue colored nails that I had painted for the first time in weeks. I snapped the photo.
Because I had enough time, I shared my photo on Instagram along with the following caption:
“In true Kara Haupt fashion, I’m channeling some babe vibes + trying to show myself some love! I don’t know about the rest of you lovelies out there, but I am SO hard on myself. I curse my oily, acne prone skin and crazy eyebrows I can rarely tame. I hate my small breasts and my curly hair that I would so much rather be straight. I worry too much about what others think, compare myself and my life to others far too much, and would change about a million other things about my body. But today, right now, this photo makes me feel beautiful. Maybe sometimes I just need that reminder.”
The idea of “self-love” is all over the internet these days, making it hard to ignore, and I’m thinking that it’s time that I really start to pay more attention to how I’m spending my time, meaning: what I’m watching or reading or viewing that is not contributing in a positive manner. And, my self-talk can certainly use some work as well (that voice inside that says: I’m not good enough, my work isn’t good enough, I’m so boring, etc). I come from a past that was riddled with insults and teasing from peers about my body, and that kind of thing stays with you, and affects you more than you sometimes realize. It’s something that I grapple with every day, and something that I have been (finally) working through in my own way.
Self-love is defined as: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
To me, it’s knowing that you have to be happy with yourself, and love yourself, before you can love anyone else. I’m finally taking steps on my journey towards true self-love, through some serious studying of my internal self, and through the new #myselfiescrapbook project, and I truly want everyone out there reading this, to take a long, hard look at how you feel about yourself, and to join me in channeling some serious babe vibes.
And taking selfies sure does help.