💛💛💛 for the March Kellie Stamps!

This month’s Kellie Stamps releases are just fantastic. I’ve been using them a bunch and here’s the first layout I am sharing this month. I feel so lucky to have gotten to work with them. There are two sets this month, Nuts About Food, which is so fun and Today Was which I used a ton on this layout and is so great for everyday documenting. Those circles!!


I mostly used the Today Was stamp on this layout with a few others from the Nuts About Food stamp. I decided to try a simple palette on this layout using some white, black and white and yellow and white cards from the Becky Higgins Project Life Project 52 Fresh Edition Core Kit which is my favourite right now!!! It’s so clean and fresh with pops of colour, great filler cards and week header cards that I’ve been using to mark my weekly albums. If you know me, you know I <3 colour so to add some flavour to the black and white I did a diagonal row of cards with yellow accents from top right to bottom left. I further focused on this row by using the circles from the stamp set on it. I also added on some yellow stars throughout the layout (and that cute yellow stamped donut from the Nuts About Food set) to bring out the yellow just a bit more.

I also used the Kellie Stamps set to make the Hello card at the top of the layout a bit more fun – I covered the word with a cut down post-it note to mask it and stamped Amazing in a light grey ink all over with Awesome in black to create a focal point in the word pattern. The layout is part of my weekly Project Life and each row is a different story – the top is about being awesome, the middle is about hanging out and getting coffee (and a cute picture of Lil’ Speedy) and the bottom about my youngest starting football. I used mostly black and light grey ink so that the use of yellow would really pop.

The words in the Today Was stamp set are just so darn usable! It’s going to be at the top of my stamp stack for a long time! Check back soon for a post showing off a layout focusing more on the Nuts About Food stamp set.

OMG Dear Lizzy Lovely Day

I just love this collection. It’s so full of colour and fun and great elements that just work so well with my 3 C’s style – colour, collage and chaos! Ha. It’s still the featured collection this month at April Lilli and 20% off! I think I might need more of the word and alphabet Thickers, they are just SO good.

 

 

When I do weekly layouts, I usually use a different theme/collection/whatever for each side, but this one worked good with both sides, so I did a double spread with it. The left side is pics from B’s birthday and the right side is just fun every day things that week. The bright colours were just so fun to work with and the stickers and Thickers were great for adding bold wording to the pages.

 

I also loved the specialty paper this month. It’s hard to see, but the navy paper has subtle iridescent words that have a rainbow sheen in the right light. AMAZING. I loved the paint-dipped effect on the Thickers, the colours from the collection worked great on them.

 


The papers in this collection have a nice mix of bold colours, fun patterns and great b-sides with toned down shades from the collection. While I went super bright and in your face, it would also be easy to go for a more subtle dreamy look. I used C’est La Vie, Amour, Counting Up, Dreamer, Hey Hey Hey, More Friday and Oh Hello to mat photos and make journal pockets.

I think the element from the collection I was most surprised by were the flags! I didn’t think I’d use them at first because they were bulky, but I ended up using all of them over a few layouts! I also loved the embellishment pack to add some dimension. And enamel dots!

 

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A colourful Project Life Layout with Dear Lizzy Lovely Day

This month the featured collection at April Lili is from one of my favourite designers – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day! The colours are so cheery and the word Thickers are perfect! And it’s 20% off through the month of March from April Lilli so it’s a great time to pick it up.

 

While I was working on this layout, I started instagram-storying my process. I put all those pics together into a slideshow if you’d like to see a little into how I work from pictures to finished layout. I’m working on some really cool stuff coming up so I’m hoping to put together more actual videos (including a class, I can’t wait!)

 

 

 

 

I’m trying to get caught up on last year’s pics while staying current with this years. My 2017 is actually mostly up to date. Don’t ask about 2016. Every time I get another week of 2017 printed I am also getting 2 layouts worth of 2016 pics printed. These are some fun ones from back to school shopping, funny popsicles (he went on for WEEKS about them, both before and after) and just some fun me pics. In the video I go into how I picked the papers that I backed the photos with. I went with lots of yellows and icy blues based on the focal cards I picked. This line made it so easy to put together a cohesive layout!

 

Here are all the things I used to put together this layout. All from the April Lilli Shop! Everything is from Dear Lizzy Lovely Day except for the Shimelle Little by Little Sticker Book and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Phrase Stickers

Heart Day weekly layout!

I did a second layout this month with April Lilli’s collection of the month, Crate Paper Heart Day! The entire collection is 20% off at the April Lilli Shop this month so go check it out!

I love all things pink and heart, so this collection was easy to use! And the Thickers – SO GOOD! I used them to pull out some themes in the photo for a bold impact.

 

I cut up a few different papers to use to mount photos. I used the bright polka dots on the Delightful paper to go with the fun paper I journaled on from the donut store (which I stuck a big chipboard piece on, it’s my favourite in the whole collection!). I also used the black and white patterns on Snuggles and Pucker Up to tone down the pink just a bit.

 

 

I loved the back of the Valentines cards that went with this collection, so I used some word stickers to cover up the to and from on the back and added in some journalling.

 

 

I loved all the fun ephemera die cuts and chipboard pieces so I added those without restraint, like I do. Ha.

 

I really had a lot of fun putting this layout together. It’s part of my Week 5 in my weekly Project Life album. Heart stuff is for every day! I used a card from the Project Life Fresh Edition for the week which I plan to continue through the year and used the OH SO PRETTY 1 Canoe 2 Hazelwood Floral Date stamp along with a regular date stamp to get the dates in there.

 

All the heart eyes for Heart Day from April Lilli Shop!

 

When I got a box full of Crate Paper Heart Day from April Lilli I was sooooo excited. Pink? Hearts? Shiny bits? I’m ready for that. And even more perfect? The entire collection is 20% off for the month of February. I’ve worked up a couple of layouts using this collection because it’s just so cute, and this is the first one I am sharing.

 

This layout is part of my weekly Project Life album so it’s just some random pictures from that week. The Gravity Falls pic is so me so I put the cute You’re Rad transparency from the ephemera pack over top of it. And next to it is one of my favourite things – one of the Valentines! Not only are the super cute and great for giving away, but they are also 3×4 cards that are a perfect fit in pocket sleeves. This one really gets me.

 

 

I mounted all of my 3×3 pictures on some 3×4 cuts from the paper in this collection. For this layout I used the Hugs & Kisses paper, the So Sweet Paper and for the centre pocket with the coffee sleeve I used the Heart Day Vellum paper. And those Charming Thickers! So cute! I also added a generous sprinting of stickers from the 12×12 Chipboard Stickers and a couple of things from the layered embellishments.

 

I went a little crazy with the super super cute puffy heart stickers. I love those little faces! They might just be my most favourite thing in this super cute collection which isn’t just for Valentines Day.