Friday, May 12, 2017

Foxy Fix Moccasin Sandstone

Nearly a month ago I received my latest Foxy Fix notebook cover. And it is my absolute favorite!!
Unlike my previous 3 covers, which were couture with pockets, this one is a single, #3 size, with stitching and gold foil embossing on the spine.


Here is the inside:


The single notebook cover comes with only one elastic, but they also sent me a jump band that I can use to fit two additional notebooks.

The moccasin leather is super soft, and I couldn't love this notebook more! It's also a great size -  it's size #3, which is A6.
Here's my round up of Foxy Fix notebooks:


Left to right: #6 Sugar Grapefruit, #3 Mocassin Sandstone, #1 Mocassin Tiger Lily, #0 Sugar Lemon Drop (this color is discontinued).


I use the #1 as my wallet, and the #0 to hold loyalty cards, etc. The #3 holds a notebook for everyday notes. And the #6 is holds my traveler's notebook inserts.


All notebooks except the Moccasin Sandstone are couture (i.e., they hold 4+ inserts, and come with reinforced spine for these leathers). I love that look, but I found out that the couture is a tad too big for my taste - the single size suits me much better!


I chose foil embossing on the spine of all my notebooks: gold on all, except for the Tiger Lily, which has silver.

If you want to make a purchase at Foxy Fix, you will get 10% off your first order (above $50) if you use my referral link.
I haven't decided yet what my next Foxy Fix purchase will be, but I am eyeing a Moccasin Raven (black) - even though I always opt for color, the softness of the Moccasin leather may push me over. And today, Foxy Fix launched ring planners!  So many pretty options!

And you can read about & see more pictures of my first purchase (#0 and #1 sizes) here, and my second purchase (#6 size) here.

Kill My Studio Calico Kit: Apri - Film Club

Hello and welcome back for another month of Kill My Studio Calico Kit! This is the 13th installment of this series, and in total I have made a whopping (140) layouts. Yay me!
This month I got the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit, Film Club ($34.99 - and only $5 with a promotion that started that month with the code SCKIT5).


Notes: I really love the colors this month, and the epoxy stickers. The rest of the embellishments were a bit hard to work with at first, but I made them all work in the end.

Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.

Status: killed!
I made 10 layouts (7 12"x12", 2 8.5"x11", 1 9"x12"), for a total of $5, or $0.5/page. I supplemented the kit with some embellishments from the Project Life kit, plus some items from my stash (stamps, paints, and the odd embellishment). Here's a roundup of all the pages I made:


And here is what I have left:


Leftovers: I have some scraps of paper left, several chipboard letters (but I'm out of A's and O's, and I used the "1" flipped over to double as an "L" on a couple pages).

And here is what I made with the kit.


For the first page, I cut up the specialty floral paper with gold foil accents.


I love this one! I cut up some of the washi tape strips because I didn't have a use for them, and I used the words to make up my title.


Here I used the rest of the floral paper.


This was so fun to make! I used my new oxide distress inks to make the watercolored background.


Again using my distress oxide inks for the stamping - this was my first time using them and I wanted to map out the colors. I added some puffy stickers and washi tape from my stash.


The floral paper and the embellishments are from my stash.



I knew I wanted to use the gold star sequins on the red cardstock. I also sprayed the cork "you've got style" gold, and added some navy enamel dots from my stash.


I wasn't sure what to do with the yellow stickers from the kit, but here I paired them with some blue and pink chipboard embellishments, and mounted them on foam dots to give them dimension.


I love how this page turned out! This paper with the labels was my favorite in the kit, but I didn't like the look of it full page, so I cut out a strip here and used it for my long journaling.


This is a 9"x12" page for my travel album. I used up the rest of the ticket die cut numbers to mat my photo.

And that's it! Thanks for stopping by, and do eave me a comment if you like this series!
You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Good Night - Stamping & Watercoloring with Sakuralala

Hello! I used one of the latest stamps from Sakuralala - 365: FAMILY - to make this scrapbook page.


I love how versatile these stamps are - they are great for cards, traveler's notebooks, scrapbook pages, and more!


I shot a video of how I made the watercolored background for this page, you can check it out here:

Supplies:
Sakuralala stamp sets: 365: FAMILY, 365: CELEBRATION, 365: HIKARI, 365: DAILY, 365: KIRA KIRA.
Watercolors: Distress Oxide ink pad (Faded Jeans), Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Finetec
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Wednesday Musings

Hello and happy hump day! I have been reminiscing lately - it's been almost 2 years since I finished my MBA and I miss my classmates! So I uses some of the products that are 50% off in today's sale at The Lilypad to scrap about some of those memories.



Clean and Simple n18 template by Sabrina’s Creations

Everybody Dance Now Kit by Allison Pennington


I love how this page turned out! But then it's no surprise, since I love anything by Allison Pennington! :) Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, May 5, 2017

New Sakuralala Stamps - 365: FAMILY and 365: CELEBRATION

Hello! I am so excited to share the latest stamps released by Sakuralala! There are two sets, and they are by Igloo*dining. They are called 365: CELEBRATION and 365: FAMILY, and I had so much fun using them!


In this traveler's notebook spread, I used both stamps. On the right page, I had fun with some stamping celebrating my mom's birthday.


And here's what the final spread looks like in my TN:


These stamps are fantastic for cardmaking also. Here's two cards I made - the first one is an anniversary card. I loved this stamp so much that I kept the card simple, letting the stamps shine.


I used Zebra Sarasa Clip gel pens to color a few accents. It turned out so well, that I decided to do the same for the bride's dress, and also gave some silver accents to the groom.

I love how the colors pop against the kraft background!

Next, I made a colorful card with some watercolor accents. I shot a video of the stamping process. I apologize for the not-fancy background: I shot this in a break at the office, propping my phone up on an open drawer and stamping on the floor. :)


After stamping, I added a few more touches to my card: I colored in the girl, and added some gem embellishments. I love how this card turned out! So playful and happy.


I know I'll be using these stamps over and over, they are so versatile and fun! Have a great weekend!

May BYOC at The Lilypad

Hello and happy May! This weekend is filled with fun games and prizes at The Lilypad to celebrate interNational Scrapbooking Day! And 30% off the entire store! There will be a special product release Saturday too, but in the meantime the new BYOC (build your own collection) hit the stores, and I'm so in love with this month's color scheme!


Credits:
May template challenge template by Sara Gleason
Irvine Park kit by One Little Bird


Credits:
Wink: Patterns & Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Blue Skies | Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
May 2017 BYOC Styles by Mommyish

I hope you'll join us for some of the games and challenges!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Hello! I am keeping this post short and sweet to share a page I made with products from The Lilypad that are 50% off today!



Home Sweet Home Templates by Scrapping with Liz

Daily Delight Kit by Lynn Grieveson


These templates are so much fun to use!!