Still loving the spreads that I’ve put together since I decided to give up the weekly structure. This one has a special place in my heart because it includes a lot of upcoming Big City Quiet Designs releases. The pops of red, orange and yellow make me so happy.
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!
Unlike my week 10 spread, I’m very happy with how this one came out. I put a little more time and effort into the planning before printing, which made all the difference in my mind. Here’s a closer look at the spread.
Some weeks I feel as though I didn’t capture the real essence of the week. This time, I can say that I did, without a doubt. I included photos of us in the car, working on DJ’s birthday party invitations, DJ’s cold, shopping for birthday presents, and the book I read. It was also the week of The Bachelor finale, so naturally, that had to make it’s way into the spread!
And of course, my Day in the Life insert.
And a look at the full spread including the insert, together.
Products Used: Design F (trimmed), WRMK 8.5 x 11 Page Protector, Man’s World Themed Cards, BCQ Conversations No.3 Journal Card (coming soon), Avery index tab, kellie stamps, Kelly Purkey stamp, StazOn ink pad, date stamp
I used to not like stamping. At all. I thought it made Project Life spreads look too busy. What I didn’t realize is that while stamping can sometimes be too much, it’s all about how you approach the process that makes the difference.
I’m happy to say that I’m now a stamp convert.
I have been getting a fair amount of questions about the stamp products I use, so instead of answering everyone separately, I thought it would be a great idea to write up a post about my experiences. So, here we go.
I’ve discovered that the brand of ink pad I use depends entirely on the type of paper the photos are printed on. For example, I usually print at home, but this time I decided to have my photos printed at Walgreens on glossy paper. I tried stamping on a list from Kelly Purkey using the SC Color Theory ink pad and…. smudge. Not good:
But, stamping on the same paper with StazOn, and no problems!
In the following example, this photo was printed at home on a semi-glossy paper using the StazOn ink. As you can see, the ink didn’t stick to the photo very well.
Then of course, there’s card stock. I haven’t had any bad experiences with stamping on it.
I hope this helps you guys out!
Stay tuned for Part Two, where I show you how I’ve been using stamps lately.