Long Summer Days on the Beach

One of the things I love about living near the coast is the ability to drop everything and head to the beach. It truly soothes the soul. Every problem I think I have, every decision I am mulling over, can be eased by sights and sounds of the ocean.

Azzari Jarrett | 35mm film | Beach

Sometimes, I have to remind myself. Two miles inland and you might think you are Anywhere, USA. But there is nothing better than making a detour to the beach. Bonus points when I get to capture our adventures on film.

Azzari Jarrett | 35mm film | Wrightsville Beach, NC
Azzari Jarrett | 35mm film | Wrightsville Beach, NC
Azzari Jarrett | Wrightsville Beach, NC | 35mm film
Azzari Jarrett | 35mm Film | Beach Reads
Azzari Jarrett | Beach | 35mm film

July Layouts with Kelly Purkey Shop

Excited to share to my projects with the July Release from the Kelly Purkey Shop!

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Layouts with Kelly Purkey Shop

I created two layouts - one 6x12 Project Life layout and a traveler’s notebook spread.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Project Life Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop | 6x12 Project Life Layout

For my project life layout, I used July’s Project kit - Snapshot, which is currently sold out. You might consider a subscription to the project kits if you’d like first access!

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Project Life Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop | 6x12 Project Life Layout

And of course, I try to include a little film in every project life layout.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Project Life Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop | 6x12 Project Life Layout

This Snapshot kit really spoke to me - I was able to incorporate my love of photography.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Project Life Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop | 6x12 Project Life Layout

Next up is my traveler’s notebook layout. This may be one of my most favorite layouts to date.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Travelers Notebook Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop

I am using this traveler’s notebook to document my baby girl, who just turned 6 (SIX!). Beyonce’s single from the Lion King soundtrack, Brown Skin Girl, was the inspiration for this spread.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Travelers Notebook Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop

I used the Retrograde alpha stamp and the Memory Frames stamp for this layout.

Azzari Jarrett | July 2019 Travelers Notebook Layout with Kelly Purkey Shop

Simple, but oh so sweet.

I’ll be back soon with my August projects.

Life, Lately

It is so good to be able to share some recent 35mm film. Life has been moving at such a fast pace lately, and we are finally at a point in our summer where things are settling down. The first half of summer was filled with visits from friends and family, traveling and attending summer weddings.

Azzari Jarrett | 35mm Film | July 2019

Now we are easing back in our routine for summer, which means a lot of time at home and exploring new creative ideas.

Azzari Jarrett | 35mm Film | July 2019

I’m trying to figure out where I’d like my business to go - what avenues I’d like to pursue, where I want to spend my time.

Azzari Jarrett | 35mm Film | July 2019
Azzari Jarrett | 35mm Film | July 2019

One thing is for sure - my love for film will never waver. I have so much more to share with you, soon!

June Layouts with Kelly Purkey Shop

My summers are so full, I am behind with sharing my projects!

Here are my layouts with the Kelly Purkey shop’s June Release.

Azzari Jarrett | 6x12 Project Life Layout 2019

Documenting summer will always be a treat for me! I love how vibrant my photos are in the summer - these are paired with June’s Project Kit - Fun times.

Azzari Jarrett | 6x12 Project Life | Kelly Purkey Shop
Azzari Jarrett | 6 x 12 Project Life Layout | Kelly Purkey Shop

I usually use my own handwriting in my layouts, but this time I used a cursive typewriter font - Eminenz. I simply printed my journaling on 4x6 cardstock using this font, cut out each piece, and used my tiny attacher to adhere to my photos.

For my traveler’s notebook spread, I used the Farm Fresh stamp set with the Summer Bucket List Traveler’s Notebook kit.

Azzari Jarrett | Traveler’s Notebook Layout

I love adding those tiny pictures to layouts!

Azzari Jarrett | Travler’s Notebook Spread
Azzari Jarrett | Traveler’s Notebook Spread

Be sure to check out the June Gallery from the rest of the Creative Team for more inspiration.

Recent Film - Bald Head Island

Polaroids from a recent day trip to Bald Head Island, North Carolina.

Azzari Jarrett | Polaroid | May 2019 | Bald Head Island

It’s a short, 20 minute ferry ride to the island. Definitely one of the most fun parts of the trip.

Azzari Jarrett | Polaroid | May 2019 | Bald Head Island

The marina greets you when you arrive.

Azzari Jarrett | Polaroid | May 2019 | Bald Head Island

This is NC’s oldest standing lighthouse, Old Baldy.

Azzari Jarrett | Polaroid | May 2019 | Bald Head Island

Light leaks will always be my favorite.

May Layouts with Kelly Purkey Shop

This time of year is pretty busy for me. This is our last week of school, and I am looking forward to summer break and being able to get a little more time to create!

Here are two recent layouts with Kelly Purkey’s May Release.

Azzari Jarrett Project Life 6x12 Layout | 6x12 pocket page layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019

I continue to love the 6x12 inch format for my Project Life album this year. In this layout, I documented our trip in April to New Orleans to celebrate my father’s birthday.

Azzari Jarrett Project Life 6x12 Layout | 6x12 pocket page layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019

I mainly used the May pocket page kit - Departure, and I also included a few elements from the Traveler’s Notebook kit, Travel Numbers, Life Love Paper’s Mini Kit: Travelogue, as well as the Athens and Rio alpha stamp sets.

Azzari Jarrett Project Life 6x12 Layout | 6x12 pocket page layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019
Azzari Jarrett Project Life 6x12 Layout | 6x12 pocket page layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019
Azzari Jarrett Traveler’s Notebook Layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019

This was a recent girls’ trip to the Bahamas - I love how quickly and easily these spreads come together. And how documenting in traveler’s notebooks has enhanced my process.

Azzari Jarrett Traveler’s Notebook Layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019

I find that I don’t like to use chipboard embellishments, or anything bulky for these spreads. So stamping, alphas and layering journal cards are definitely my go to techniques when working in this format.

Azzari Jarrett Traveler’s Notebook Layout | Kelly Purkey May 2019

This month, I am really excited to receive the new Ciao Swag Bag and Checked In Swag Bag - can’t wait to create with those goodies!

April Layouts with Kelly Purkey Shop

I’ve noticed over the years that my creative process ebbs and flows. Around this time every year, real life kicks in with 3 girls and my attention is diverted to end of the school year recitals, performances, and testing. This is the stage of my life right now, and I’ve learned to go with the flow.

Here are two layouts I completed with the most recent release from the Kelly Purkey Shop.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Project Life 12x12 Layout by Azzari Jarrett

I used the Home Town Project kit to document our trip to New York last August to see Hamilton for my oldest daughter’s birthday. Unfortunately, this kit is already sold out, but be sure to check back for a restock!

Kelly Purkey Shop | Project Life 12x12 Layout by Azzari Jarrett

I’m still working on finishing my 2018 album, so this was perfect to get these photos printed and in my 12x12 album. And no worries, I am still documenting 2019 in 6x12 format, so you will definitely see more of those layouts as well.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Project Life 12x12 Layout by Azzari Jarrett

The stamps included in this kit are perfect for not only documenting your love for your home town, but also a favorite trip or destination.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Project Life 12x12 Layout by Azzari Jarrett
Kelly Purkey Shop | Traveler’s Notebook Layout by Azzari Jarrett

All of my girls are general homebodies. They love to be home, and I love that we have created a home where they feel safe and want to stay.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Traveler’s Notebook Layout by Azzari Jarrett

The colors in this kit are beautiful - love how the pages work so well together.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Traveler’s Notebook Layout by Azzari Jarrett

I used the sofa stamp included in the kit to stamp directly on a 3x4 journal card from the project kit and added it to my layout.

Kelly Purkey Shop | Traveler’s Notebook Layout by Azzari Jarrett

Be sure to stop by the Kelly Purkey Shop for these and the rest of the new releases!

Finally, you can also check out the April Idea Gallery for more inspiration.