I'm still patiently awaiting the arrival of the new Kelly Purkey July stamps, but I can tell you, the release is something you don't want to miss. If you thought last month was great, this month will blow your mind out of the water! Here's a look at some of the new stamps and kits that are available at the Kelly Purkey shop now!
Guess what guys? I'm teaching a class over at Big Picture Classes on Monday and it's going to be filled with all things Traveler's Notebook! It's going to be super exciting, and you'll finally be able to access full length tutorials on how I create all my spreads! Here are a few sneak photos that will be in the class:
Make sure you sign up for a two week trials so you can check my class (and all the others) out! Looking forward to seeing you there!
The lovely Carissa from Pipstickscontacted me recently asking whether I wanted to try out their ah-maazing sticker pack a few weeks back, and being a lover of stickers, of course I said yes! I had to wait patiently for my pack though as it was flying all the way from the great USA, but when it arrived, it was well worth it.
A little background on Pipsticks: Pipsticks is a subscription sticker club. They design and source stickers from the best supplies all over the world in order to give members a gorgeously packaged (just look at the picture below to understand that this is not an over statement!), affordable, unique stash of special stickers when they need them (because who doesn't need stickers in their life?!). The sticker club was started by Maureen, and have subscribers from over 50 countries!
Here's a look at the pack when it arrived:
The sticker pack attracts you from the get go, because of the unique little packaging it comes in, and I'm actually amazed no one in the post office has taken it for themselves (hah!). But now to the insides:
As you can see, their pack is FULL of super cute stickers. I've already started using them in my MTN weekly diary posts, as they're just so versatile. And the best part is: they're coming up on their second birthday this September, and they'll be celebrating it with a MEGA pack of stickers, stuffed even more than usual. If you don't want to miss out on this mega pack coming in a few months, Pipsticks and I have teamed up to give you 15% off the first month of any subscription using the code: NOV15. Yay! You don't want to miss out! (You can check out their website for more information by clicking here)
I'm thoroughly enjoying documenting in a vertical format in my Midori diary, and if you follow me on my Instagram (@lettersinnovember), you'll probably know that's old news. I've included the last three spreads I've done for the month of July and can't wait to document more in the next following weeks!
I love that each week holds its own story through the decorations I put in and ephemera I document. It's also quite amazing how much you can fit in each of the columns there despite it looking so small! I'm definitely looking forward to completing a notebook to see the uniqueness of each spread
Because I'm running out of my favourite Project Life page protectors and I had pictures I wanted to print, I decided to go full scale with a 6x12":
I've yet to put the journaling in, but I'm focussing on putting labels and stickers into this one, with journaling kept to a minimum. You can get the stamps pictured from Kelly Purkey's shop here. The great thing about 6x12" photos like these are the colours. I admit, it would've been better if taken from an actual camera, rather than my iPhone, but it does the trick. Pick a picture you like for the week, blow it up and you've got all you need. Experiment with different photo sizes in your Project Life and it will give some variety to your spreads.
So I might have skipped a quarter of the year and went straight to the halfway mark... To be fair, I just haven't been blogging about them. The photos are well documented and in their rightful place, I just haven't spruced them up with journaling and embellishments. I made a note to actually do them last weekend after printing out some new pictures though, so here are the results:
The layouts are made purely from Kelly Purkey shop items found here. They're absolutely versatile and if you check out her instagram page, you'll see an abundance of ideas for her kits. There isn't much to Project Life-ing but it's always the little things that makes your layout complete. Don't be afraid to add staples, washi tape and stamps to your photos. It will give your pages some life you never thought possible!
I've been experimenting a little with my newest project for the second half of the year (!!) since the start of July, and I think it's coming up great (for now). I'm on track for it, and although there is still that pressure to get it perfect like all the other posts I see out there, I think I'll loosen up once I get into the groove of things. But what is this project, I'm mentioning? Well, this:
I managed to get my hands on the undated MTN weekly diary spread onto two pages from Bookbinders Online on the first day of July and got straight into it. I never seemed to like this format until I saw their use on some of my fav Instagram accounts. Now I see why it's another great way of documentation.
This may very well be the next 'MTN Weekly' post that will be featured on my blog, so there are definitely exciting times ahead! Stay tuned!
Notemakeris having a Warehouse Sale in the great city of Melbourne, and it is ah-mazing! I was able to drop by before I started work at 12 on the day of their opening and grabbed as much as I could (though I wish I had grabbed more!) as everything were at absolute bargain prices. I got everything above for $52. I mean, the diary alone from Rifle Paper Co would have cost that much! The Warehouse Sale is happening at 361 Little Lonsdale St and is open till Saturday. I highly recommend dropping by if you're in town as you definitely won't regret it! Here's a look at some of the pictures I snapped while there:
Kelly Purkey seems to be releasing better and better stamp sets as the months go by. I love every single one that comes out, and this month is no exception. The June release saw two new kits (one by Kelly Purkey called 'My Day' and another called 'Get It' by Jamaica Edgell), and three new stamp sets (alpha, 'Great Outdoors' and 'Best Friends'). They're all aimed for different events, but intermixable if you tried.
Here's a look at a project I created using the 'Great Outdoors' stamp and Journaling Card from the 'My Day' kit:
I'll be creating a whole lot more from these stamps because I'm just bursting with ideas for them. Make sure you get yours from the Kelly Purkey shop before they all sell out!