Simple images that tell a story wins every time for me.
And finally, if you only get one product in this release, I would definitely get this one - OK Ladies.
When I saw the face stamp, I immediately knew I wanted to make a few brown faces for journal cards. I used a bit of arcyla gouache paint for the faces and definitely went a little a little overboard with the stamping, but it was so much fun to create custom cards. Definitely keeping these handy for a future layout.
Sometimes I love combining words + photos in my project life layouts, and other times I like the photos to tell the story.
I combined them with two photos from my week and I love the simplicity. No fancy embellishments, just the photos.
Sometimes simple is best.
If you find yourself at a loss for words, allow your photos to tell the story.
All photos printed on my Epson Picturemate PM-400 using Epson Semi Gloss photo paper. I’m also using a black 6x12 Album by We R Memory Keepers I purchased a while back, similar option here. Page Protectors are Design H and 6x12 protectors, 4x6 inch pockets. Journal cards are from the Fresh Start Documenter Kit by Studio Calico.
Excited to share that I am on the 2019 Kelly Purkey Shop Creative Team! I absolutely love Kelly’s products, and I am looking forward to combining the beautiful stamps and paper with my images each month.
The January shop update is available today!
My husband and I spent the week of my birthday is Paris this year. It was a magical trip, and I can’t wait to share more images soon! I chose a few of my favorite photos to pair with the journal cards, stickers, and stamps. I love the baby blue alphas in this kit, and how they pair so nicely with the pinks and corals.
I also included “the future is bright” 3x8 pattern paper from the “This Year” mini kit, also in this month’s release.
My polaroids from this trip came out so dark and moody. Not the best, but combining film in my layouts will always be my love language.
And the stamps! Love how this “oui”, included in the True Love stamp set, was perfect for adding a little bit of French in my layout.
I used the Brooklyn Heights alpha stamp for “Paris”.
I’m looking forward to sharing my projects with Kelly Purkey Shop with you this year!
A new year brings a fresh start in many ways. After going strong with project life from 2013 - 2015, my albums from 2016 - 2018 are still left unfinished. I am determined not to quit, and starting fresh in 2019 is just what I need.
I will be using a 6x12 inch album this year. I’ve had this black We R Memory Keepers album for a few years now, and I can’t seem to find this exact one online anymore, it looks to be discontinued. Here is an aqua version, and it looks like Studio Calico has 6x12 inch cloth options.
Here is a look at my 2019 title page:
I used Design H page protectors for this layout. I’m finding that 6x12 inch pocket pages will be a little hard to find, but I think I will use my fuse tool to create custom page pockets based on what I already have.
I first designed and used these title card designs in 2017, and I love all of the cohesiveness it gives my albums. The “and now let’s begin again” journal card is from Ali Edwards’ January Stories by the Month subscription.
I’m looking at this project as more of a creative mindset. Adjusting and bending, and making this project work for me instead of the other way around. I’m really excited about this year, this new format is just what I need to get me motivated!