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Before we start play time, I just wanted to say I am truly touched and deeply honored by the support received towards this new chapter in my life. You know, you venture into something completely new and make these stamps and they are a piece of you and you love them dearly and hope that perhaps you can sell some to others that appreciate them too. I had no idea how popular they’d be! It’s very exciting to see your enthusiasm…to know that you love them as much as I do. Thank you for that.

Please follow me on Facebook for ‘real time’ updates. We’ve now sold out of Travelogue, Wanderlust, and Time. One Fine Day is soon to follow. And it won’t be too long for the other two, so if you don’t want to wait, I’d suggest you hurry and get them now. I have a reorder in and I’m hoping it’ll be about a week. 


 

Alright now…let’s play. :)

If you’ve been ’round these parts for a while, you know how I love to maximize my art. The same is true with the stamps! I love that so many of these can be used together to create a whole new design.

Let’s take a look at some fun ideas using Line By Line, Time, and Time Again–which are all awesome to use with Project Life or your planners, I might add.

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Line By Line was designed with your own personal creativity in mind–made to layer upon layer with so many possibilities. Not to mention you can use them individually or combine them with other stamps. This is one to be a favorite for sure. 


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Time and Time Again (aren’t I so clever??) are designed to play very nicely together! I think that my favorite feature about all this is the thick and thin options you can have (although this graphic doesn’t display the thin as thin as it really is). And then you start mixing the script with the clean words? Divine!


Now we get into some fun stuff. So much of what came out in this release can work play together! Of course much of it can all be intermixed between the six stamps, but here’s what I’ve done with just the three sets.

 

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These are just a handful that I did. I love all the possibilities!!

Imagine what you could do!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as we have a fabulous page using the stamps by Miss Nichol!


Oh, and I thought I’d point out one more thing. I’ve had questions and comments on the script used for Time. It’s actually my handwriting. You can also get the same art as cut files and PNGs in Seven Days A Week and On The Calendar.


  • Lori P. - March 3, 2015 - 9:48 am

    “You Suck”. I love the product (your classes and products) you were doing before so I could finally see the potential of my Silhouette machine and now you toss in rubber stamps?! What were you thinking? I can not win! You have really done me in. I may have to come clean your house so I won’t go broke. Thank you Kerri – I love you new step forward! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - March 3, 2015 - 10:01 am

      Lori, you make me laugh girl! I may just take you up on the offer to clean my house. ;)
      ‘Will work for stamps’, eh?ReplyCancel

  • Sally - March 3, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Well now I love these even more! I just hope you still have some left when I am able to order. :)ReplyCancel

    • Lori Proulx - March 3, 2015 - 10:47 am

      yes, yes, YES! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - March 3, 2015 - 11:13 am

    So happy for you and your new product line! Your style is my personal favorite. Everything you do is just so classy. Thanks for sharing your talents with me.ReplyCancel

  • Kitty S - March 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    OK just got time again and line by line I LOVE IT ALL I just went in the city and I took pictures of everything so I could use all my goodies from you for my scrap book I saved all the paper work too love love love I look at my travel outings so so different know thank you for creating you are awesomeReplyCancel

  • Michele - March 3, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    Your stamps look terrific Kerrie. When will they be available for those of us who live outside USA?ReplyCancel

    • Linda - March 4, 2015 - 3:11 am

      I would love that too. I really love your stamps.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - March 4, 2015 - 6:54 am

      Yes, they will Michele. I just have to figure out the best way to handle all that’s involved there–store, shipping, etc. But international shipping will come. And the stamps are not ‘limited edition’ or ‘subscription’ based, so they will all still be available. :)ReplyCancel

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For some time–and by that I mean, a few years now–I’ve had a desire to create stamps. I’m not the most conventional stamper. I like stamps that accentuate a page rather than using them to make a card, like many stampers out there.

I adore words!

They are the perfect accent on your page.

And now I’m heading into a new chapter in my life…in my business. I love adding new chapters. And I’m excited to see where this one will take me.

Here’s the just the beginning of this beautiful new MONTHLY chapter.

TRAVELOGUE

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WANDERLUST

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ONE FINE DAY

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LINE BY LINE

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TIME

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TIME AGAIN

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Many of you saw this post last week and asked me what stamps I was using. Well, it was these baby! I think ‘Ate This’ is one of my faves.

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I love combining them with other stamps, like the Tuesday above with a date roller stamp. And you may have noticed a slight theme going on. In addition to my love of words, I have a love of travel. I’m anticipating another trip here soon and my mind went crazy with ideas for a project I’m working on. All of these can be used for many occasions, but I have my own little idea in mind on how to use them  in the near future. :)

Now what’s even cooler is you can also combine them amongst each other–mixing and matching stamp sets even! I will be showing some examples of fun ways to work with them tomorrow.


I’m so excited about this new chapter. But please be patient with me as I enter into the wonderful world of shipping physical product. I’m sure there will be fun new things I’ll learn along the way when it comes to how my store works and all the many ways of shipping. :)

For now though, shipping is only available to U.S. residents only.

Like I say…please be patient as I take my little chapter and learn from it. It’s a whole new world and eventually I would like to open up the purchase of stamps to all my customers in that world.

So be sure to check in during the week to see more examples.

And the beginning of next month? More baby!

Teasing will be a must, of course. ;)

 

  • Janeen Beuchel - March 2, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Yay!!! I am so excited about these! I too love to stamp on my scrapbook layouts and it is so difficult to find good stamps for it. I literally yelled with excitement when I read this!!!! Ordering as soon as I can so I can have these to use in my travel album!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Fellows - March 2, 2015 - 11:57 am

    Wow! That IS freakin’ awesome!! Those look amazing! Makes me want to do more scrapbooking. I’ve been more of a card maker and maybe since you have a couple of card makers on your DT, you’ll come up with sentiment stamps in the future for cards? ;) So excited for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly/ scrapthat - March 2, 2015 - 11:58 am

    Well I am THRILLED to hear this news Kerri!! (even though I can’t personally get them being CDN and all) I am going on a trip across parts of the US this summer and I know your stamps would be fabulous accents to my pages!!
    Here’s hoping somehow someway I can get these by the time I go to document my trip! :D
    TFS I know these will be AWESOME!! :DReplyCancel

  • Ramie - March 2, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    Any chance these will be available as digital stamps?! I’m a digital scrapper and LOVE these!!!!
    Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - March 2, 2015 - 12:12 pm

      Ramie,
      The thought has crossed my mind.
      My Magic 8 Ball says ‘All Signs Point To Yes.’ :)ReplyCancel

      • Ramie - March 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm

        Sweet!!! Patiently (tapping fingers on desk) waiting! :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Julie C - March 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    How fun!! Congrats and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on some and seeing the new ones!ReplyCancel

  • heidig - March 2, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    How exciting – congrats! Can’t wait to see more.ReplyCancel

  • Ilona - March 2, 2015 - 12:47 pm

    oh pleeeeeease make them available for non US residents too!! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - March 2, 2015 - 1:08 pm

    Congratulations…so exciting!! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - March 2, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    Love these! Love that your focus is on memory-keeping with your stamps! You are awesome with words and images and these are all kinds of wonderful! Thanks so much! Headed to check out your store!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - March 2, 2015 - 2:19 pm

    What an AWESOME set of stamps! Absolutely love all of them.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanene - March 2, 2015 - 2:20 pm

    I love these stamps! I need to consider which ones to buy, and I would love to seem them in digital form to easily add directly onto photos. Thank you for NOT offering yet another subscription based product!ReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - March 2, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you — and for us! =) heehee. I love these stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - March 2, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness my tummy just did a loopdy loo of excitement. I did wonder why you didn’t answer when everyone was asking about the stamp set you used. Can’t wait for you to start shipping internationally as there will be at least 4 (ok 5) sets that I would love to buy. Awesome job Kerri, big thumbs up.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Gallacher - March 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    So incredibly happy for you!! You’ve always had a great sense of design and style and these are beautiful. Congrats, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - March 2, 2015 - 3:26 pm

    Congratulations on this new venture.ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - March 2, 2015 - 3:34 pm

    So excited!! Congrats! These look fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny W - March 2, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    NOOOOO!!!! I want them!!! NOW!!!!!! US delivery only :( Hopefully things run smoothly for you, so you can let us international people get our hands on these absolutely perfect stamps….. soon???ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - March 2, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    so happy that you’ve added stamps to your product offerings! They look great!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Brooks - March 2, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    Congratulations on your new venture! I am always looking for travel stamps and I want these, all of them! How long do we have to cool our heels for these??? These are perfection!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - March 2, 2015 - 5:35 pm

      Cindy
      These will be available as long as people want to buy them. :) And will definitely still be available to my peeps around the world eventually. That being said, my initial stock is going fast, so I’ll be having to do a reorder soon. The company that produces them are fairly quick on orders, so at most it would be two weeks. So if you want them sooner rather than later, I’d suggest picking it up now.

      And speaking of the stock going fast (much faster than I anticipated)–I just want to express a quick heart-felt thank you to all the support on these stamps!ReplyCancel

      • jenn shurkus - March 3, 2015 - 7:19 am

        just placed my 1st order :) a few i wanted were out of stock- how will we know when you restock? :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle coleman - March 2, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Fetty - March 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    So excited for these! They are really versatile, ones that I’ll use over and over. I hope by the time you open internationally, these sets are still available!!ReplyCancel

  • donna mikasa - March 2, 2015 - 5:41 pm

    Yay for stamps! I love “Time”. That font is so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • StacieD - March 2, 2015 - 6:14 pm

    Love your script stamps!ReplyCancel

  • vicki - March 2, 2015 - 6:41 pm

    Congratulations! They are fabulous! I so admire you – wish I had half your ambition and talent.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey V - March 2, 2015 - 7:06 pm

    oh my gosh, I love, love, love all of them. I NEED ALL OF THEM!! And I was just thinking how I haven’t really been inspired to buy anything in a while. Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.
    Very exciting.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey V - March 2, 2015 - 7:09 pm

    omg, I love these, I need these! And I was just thinking that I have not been inspired to buy anything in a while. Can’t wait to see what else you have planned. So exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - March 2, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    Seriously I’m already too late!!! I wanted those two travel ones SO bad. Will you send an email or a facebook post as soon as you get more in?! Congrats on the new adventure. I should have KNOWN!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel S - March 2, 2015 - 9:18 pm

    LOVE these!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieL - March 9, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Congrats on your new venture! I’m loving those stamps already especially the travel ones. Will you be looking at including these as digital stamps? As much as I do enjoy paper scrapping, I’m trying digi scrapping now. It’ll be awesome to be able to use these stamps.ReplyCancel

Popping in today with a couple of items.

First?

A brand new kit!

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I was in a mood.

Is there a full moon tonight or something?

Just some fun 3×4 cards that also include cut files so you can change colors as needed.


And the second thing, since the website was down for a day,
I’m extending the Here There Everywhere sale through Sunday.

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And maybe just one more thing. There’s something really exciting coming, so be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and the blog so you can know as soon as it hits KBS!!


  • Rebecca Fellows - February 27, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Man, Kerri! You are GOOD at those teasers! Every time I see something pop up in my email from you I think, “Is this the day she announces her surprise?!” Can’t wait for when you spill it!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Lords - February 27, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    Hey Kerri I tried to go to contact but it would not work. Just wondering if this class will work if I don’t have the latest update to Silhouette. I don’t want to do it. Thanks, GwenReplyCancel

    • Kerri - February 27, 2015 - 6:29 pm

      Hey Gwen! It actually does use version 3. I forgot it was the very first class that I switched and recorded in. But so much of what you learn applies to version 2 also. The programs base is all still so much the same. ReplyCancel

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Do  you ever feel like you’ve lost a spark? I don’t want to say your spark, because I think we all have several sparks inside that appear or are a part of us at random times. But something in the ‘I used to be outgoing’ department seems to have left the building on a temporary basis? Okay, so maybe ‘temporary’ may be more semi-permanent of late. Temporary in dog years?

I don’t know if it’s because I’m feeling like I’m reclusive–in part by lack of transportation and in part by being glued to my work–but I don’t feel the same as I have felt in the past.

Recently I taught The History Project to 50-ish women at our church…and I felt the spark. That tiny little glimmer of being engaged with laughter and conversation and having fun with women I’ve known for a long time…many for 20+ years. I haven’t felt that in a long time. It was especially fun when I even had the resident sweetheart ‘a bit older’ lady doing a little ‘head banging’ (okay, nodding) to some Bohemian Rhapsody. That was delightful.

And last week, I was taking dinner to a sweet friend who’d lost her father. I don’t feel like I’d been out of the house in ages, except for church, much less had driven as far as her house 20 minutes away. It was a beautiful evening. As I stood on the front porch waiting at the other friend’s house who was contributing the dinner, I looked out at the valley in the evening light and just soaked it in.

I definitely don’t get out enough. 


Sometimes I look back at old blog posts and feel, ‘Hey, I used to write some fun stuff.’ Sharing more than just the usual work stuff.

Where did that go?

Is it because I’m getting older?

Is it because I’ve lost some spark?

I can’t even watch tv and listen to music like I used to, especially when I work. Quiet or reruns is the only thing that I can handle much of, and that’s not much. And because I do like it quiet, and my house is not with three college students coming and going with school and work, I find myself up on my bed working. (Okay, so maybe I may have flannel pj bottoms on too. It’s so much more comfortable to sit on the bed with those on.)

Wrong place to be and probably wrong things to wear.

I miss that spark that used to be such a big part of me.

I make goals and have all the motivation in the world to capture more of life, but as I look down at one of the many incomplete projects, I think to myself, ‘I’m still in the same rut.’

How do I find the balance between work and life?

Many of you that work at home totally know what I’m talking about.

I want to read. I want to crochet. I want to scrap.

So, in an effort to begin taking my One Little Word to heart, I downloaded the Kindle app to my iPad.

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I am going to read. Just adding it to my iPad felt a bit liberating. I feel like if a ‘book’ is at my fingertips now, I will be more inclined to read it. In a couple weeks though when I’m not so busy. Baby steps. ;)

As it starts to get warmer–or stay warmer–I am going to work outside.

I am going to scrap more. I loved making the mini album in this week’s post!

And, I’m going to pull those three lines of crochet, that the ‘resident older lady’ taught me how to do a year and a half ago, out of my bag that’s been sitting by my bed and I am going to work on it instead of my computer–even if it’s just for an hour.

I need to make myself have a life that’s not at the keyboard.

That is not capturing life.

And I need to live my OLW.

That is, after all, why I chose it.


  • Dionne - February 25, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Hi Kerri,
    I love your OLW for this year. I can relate to not feeling the spark at the moment and not quite being my old self. I was reading recently on a couple of blogs (Jennifer Turner and Ali Edwards I think) about our lives seeming to have seasons and feel that this is one of them for me. There will be others and it may not always be this way as the seasons change. Like you, I’m trying to get out more and make more time and effort to be with people who foster that spark in me.

    One of my goals this year is to read more as well. I’ve chosen to read for 30 minutes and if that much time isn’t available then at least a chapter. I find that because I’ve chosen to do this that I’m using my small pockets of time for this more often.

    Good luck with your goals and keeping your spark lit.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - February 25, 2015 - 8:47 am

    I completely relate. I have been feeling a lot of the same things, just different circumstances, and I feel like something has been missing. It’s that spark. I just couldn’t put it in words and you found them for me. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Laura K - February 25, 2015 - 10:36 am

    I have been wanting to read more too but have been so busy getting ready to start my own small business. Most of it is creating where I don’t have to use too much brain power and I have found that audiobooks have been an awesome addition to my day. I can listen to them while I create and get two things done at once and if I find my attention to the book has been drifting, I can just rewind a bit. It seems less chaotic to me than watching shows while I work. Just thought I would share something that works for me. Maybe it would work for you too!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - February 25, 2015 - 1:07 pm

    From your home/home office out west to mine here on the east coast, your words echo my own feelings and have touched my heart. It is good to know I am not alone. Lots of unfinished projects and missing mojo… Thank you for being so candid. It is helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - February 25, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Love this…ReplyCancel

  • Elaine S - February 25, 2015 - 9:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. It gave me a jolt and make me think. I need to make some changes in my life. I spend too much time on the computer. There are so many other things I want to do in life. I’ll start with baby steps like you and try to make better choices with my time. I start tomorrow with a short walk outside to begin a journey to a healthier life.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Muirhead - February 25, 2015 - 10:52 pm

    Wow. You snuck into my brain and put my feelings into words. I have suffered from seasonal affective disorder (aka the winter blues) for ages but the past two years have been the worst. I started my antidepressant in October like always but it seems to not be working. I go a couple of weeks at a time without ever leaving the house, days without leaving the bed. Last week I decided enough was enough. A friend talked me into taking a painting class that starts tomorrow and will meet twice weekly for 12 weeks. Another friend is starting a book club and she asked me to find the first book for the diverse group of people. I feel empowered nuts that I have reasons to leave, reasons to get out of bed! I purchased all the supplies for the painting class at a real store, nut an online store. I’m doing more than reading quick, mind numbing books; I’m choosing the titles carefully and taking notes. Small steps but forward steps. Thank you for this post. I know I’m not alone. Next step: enter dinner card challenges. I’ve always wanted to do it but never felt I was good enough to put myself out there. It’s time to stop being afraid of my own shadow and just DO!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - March 12, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    I’ve lost my spark…there is something missing. I’ve not wanted to put words to the feeling or feelings. Thought it was the blues of my 50’s, losing my mother and having a daughter that is now in high school and doesn’t really need much from me anymore. The spark is gone. I’m trying, but it is oh so hard some days.ReplyCancel

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A few weeks ago Zach, Jordan and I went to Florida where Jordan served an LDS mission, which was cut short–and sudden–due to medical issues and it all felt a bit unfinished. Lack of closure and all.  So when I found tickets for $247 round trip from Utah, I knew we needed to go.

For the trip, I knew I wanted to make a little travel journal, in the truest sense of the word  journal. I wanted to quickly document our day-to-day happenings without worrying about a ton a photos. I was out to capture the trip in words so that I could create an actual album later with the mass amounts of photos I’d take.

I took my Instax camera with me and would take one or two photos that day as a little reminder of the moment to put in my journal. Of course, I opted to include a few more ‘Instax’ style photos taken from my iPhone using the Snapshots #3 kit after the fact as well.

My supplies consisted of a sharpie, a date roller stamp, a clear set of travel-themed stamps, a stamp block, black ink, two washi tapes, some paper clips and some enamel dots. I wanted to keep it all simple.

For the album, again, I wanted to keep it simple, yet have some fun. So it was all about the pages. Different pages in different sizes, mediums, cuts, etc.

And when it came time to package it all up, I looked around to see what I could find to put it in. I thought about various boxes or containers, but nothing seemed to fit the bill. Then I glanced down at a box of stuff and saw a Making Memories elements container and could not believe how prefect it was!

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I seriously could not have planned it better myself. I just put the rest of my accoutrements in a ziploc sandwich bag and tossed them in my purse. Of course, I went out with the ‘left’ and came home with the ‘right’. ;) But still perfect on both counts. I love it when a plan comes together.

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So here’s a look at the whole enchilada.

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The album itself is 5″ w x 5 3/4″ h. It’s a print and cut made from a kraft paper. It’s heavier than paper but not as thick as cardstock. I love this stuff! Kass bought a pack of it at Hobby Lobby for a project and I’m gonna have to buy her some more because I keep stealing it.

I also love, love, love including maps in vacation albums. I love a visual reference for me or anyone looking at where we were.

 

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I took a photo of the beach with my Instax, but if I remember my instructions correctly, you’re suppose to use it in above 50 degree temps. It was windy and cold on the beach, so I think they struggled to develop. But still, it kind of produces a fun effect here.

I also used a print+cut tab from Attach It on the photo on the left with Escape to the Ocean cut from vinyl and adhered to a plastic sheet on the opposite side. All cut before hand and taken with on the trip.

 

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I wanted to include at least one envelope for my album to house itty bits of paper, so I used this double sided envelope from the Envelopes kit, cut it as large as I could on a 12×12 paper, and guess what. It was perfect for holding Project Life cards and other fun things.

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I also took two pieces of cardstock with good adhesive to use as a binding for the album. Tags make awesome pages in a mini album like this!


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Since eating gator tail was a monumental occasion, I included a photo of this when I came home. Used Snapshots #3 for that. I’m in love with that kit!


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I backed some cards with grid or lined paper. I just have a notepad of that stuff–grid on one side, lined on the other. It’s good stuff.


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Used a receipt image form inFORMS to make this left page. Colors are editable so I could make it match my album. I also used shimmery gold striped Project Life card from Teresa Collins.


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I think this is one of my favorite pages. :) Love the Foldover. It’s just a fun way to extend your journaling and add a little flair.

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Adding receipts with dates and locations on it is the perfect ephemera for any album. Wrapping it around gives ya a two-fer accent.  Sweet.
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Like I said, it was all about the page content and what I could do to make things easy…most of the time, anyway. ;) So I used another Teresa Collins card–this time a 4×6 one–and folded it to make this page.
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And then on the flip side, I wrote journaling and included a tag from Tiny Details that I already had printed. It just happened to fit perfectly there. I also cut the right page using a card from Beautiful Somewhere. I love open-space cards!


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Another page modified from a card in the Beautiful Somewhere kit. Makes a great statement page all on its own.


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I did add a Freckled Fawn star paper clip and arrow washi tape after I came home…because…well…how could I not? And I loved the Teresa Collins glittery heart.

 

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I did want to include a few extra photos, so I used these 4×4 page We R Memory Keepers page protectors along with a Snapshots #3 template. Did I say I looooove that kit? ;)


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And then last, but not least, these Studio Calico enamel dots were the perfect accent to bring along–and the perfect size to punch holes in and keep in my album.

I didn’t necessarily keep the album in its original order. I switched pages around as I needed. Using rings–something changeable–made this kind of project so much easier to do. I also added a few items or photos at home too. Just some finishing touches and all.

Love it for its simplicity. Looks like I spent a lot of time making it, but the trick is to let the pages do all the work. ;)


  • Sally - February 23, 2015 - 11:47 am

    I just love this! I have waiting to see how this album turned out and of course, it is fabulous. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - February 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    This is the bomb!! What travel stamps did you take with you and what stamp did you use for the Ate This?!ReplyCancel

  • Lancene - February 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    So, if I understand correctly, you took the basic elements for your album with you on your trip?ReplyCancel

  • MichelleB - February 23, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    I have been on the fence re: whether or not to get an Instax camera. I know they are all the rage right now, but after seeing your Florida album and photos, I think I am leaning towards getting Snapshots 3 and printing on a good printer. The colors on the photos are so much richer – and won’t fade nearly as fast an Instax photos. Love the album!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - February 23, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    Wow! That is a fabulous album!ReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - February 23, 2015 - 7:34 pm

    Kerri, this is gorgeous. I am heading over to either Vietnam or Northern Thailand later this year and something like this would be perfect. I have my faux-dori traveller’s notebook and an instax SP-1 printer so I can print either from my phone or my fuji XT1 and a small bag of goodies (yes already, even though it’s ages away, can you tell I’m excited,lol) Wondered if you would mind sharing what brand of stamps you have used? xReplyCancel

  • Karen L - February 24, 2015 - 7:35 am

    Was wondering what stamp set you used and the font used for the cover both the cut outs and the black print – this mini album is amazing! I am going to Florida this summer and I want to make one similar to this one. The cover is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - February 24, 2015 - 8:03 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the album!! Such great ideas and great ways to use your amazing kits! Thanks so much for sharing….planning on scrap-lifting this! LOVE!!!!!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - February 25, 2015 - 6:45 am

    This is such a stunning mini album! I want to copy the whole thing! Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet up for coffee. Next time you are in town, it’s “my treat” at the Chocolate Turtle!.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - February 25, 2015 - 6:22 pm

    FABULOUS! Love all that journaling!ReplyCancel

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  • Kim - March 6, 2015 - 9:27 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this! I also make my own journals and just love how you’ve done this one. Am going to steal some ideas.ReplyCancel

white on white.

tone on tone.

my faves…especially the white on white.

fantastic.

and this little spread from laura?

fan-freakin’-tastic.

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[ DesignsJust Because (happy) / About Town (…fantastic) / This Everything (flower) ]


I loooove the super large phrase!
It’s just ever-so dreamy.


Here’s what Laura has to say:

I can count the number of 8.5×11 layouts I’ve created in my 20+ years of scrapbooking on one hand. But when I saw the “this is going to be fantastic” cut file in Kerri’s About Town kit, it inspired me to switch things up from my normal 12×12 layouts and create an 8.5×11 spread. I wanted my “this is going to be fantastic” piece to fill up one full page, so I cut it from white cardstock, added a 6×6 piece of patterned paper behind the cut out words, and then matted the entire piece on blue star patterned paper. I die cut 14 flowers from white cardstock as well, and adhered them around the edge of a sheet of white cardstock (trimming off any excess hanging off the edges) before misting the entire background and machine stitching around the edges.

I took these photos of my oldest daughter, Alyssa, while she was home on winter break after her first semester of college. I love hearing her talk about college life and how much she loves it there. “Happy” is the word I would use to describe her feelings about college, so I die cut the word “happy” from Kerri’s Just Because kit, from both white cardstock and the same blue star patterned paper I used on the second page. I wrote my journaling based off a lot of what she’s told me about the experience so far and the transition from living at home to living in the dorms. I think the “this is going to be fantastic” sums up her feelings for the rest of her college experience.


fantastic, i tell ya.

Each time I use my cute little Epson Charm printer with multiple photos, I wish and wish I would just make some 4×6 photo templates to make life so much easier.

Well folks, it is done and here it is!

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These are all 4×6 photo templates. Some are made for putting multiples on a page and some are made for that ‘instax’ look. There are some that have the usual frame accompaniment. And on the ‘polaroid’ style, there are round and straight corner templates to make it all a piece of cake. (Note: You can increase the size of the template, but do it before you put in your photos.)

When you pull up–what I’m calling–the ‘insta’ frames, you’ll see there are some crosshairs in the file. Little lines made in Photoshop/Elements just for a visual so that you can have a better reference when determining what your little photos will look like. They do not print.

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Then, with a simple set cut–in this case–at the 3″ mark and 2″ mark, you get these fun little photos! 

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Photo templates take all the guess work out of cropping+placing. They are a scrapper’s BFF. If you’d like to learn more about them, check out the Tutorials/Photo Templates link in the menu above.

  • Sue W - February 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Thankyou, thankyou! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while :-)ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Massey - February 18, 2015 - 9:02 am

    ACK!!! These are amazing, Kerri!!!! Thank you so so so much!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - February 19, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Whoo going to need these!!!!ReplyCancel

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see that I updated my cover photo to this:

go album

I can’t help but feel that is my motto for the next couple months…

…in travel.

…in design.

…in business.

…in memory keeping.

I feel rejuvenated in my outlook of the future.

Excited.

The possibilities that are out there when you open your mind and follow your heart are incredible.

It’s good for the soul.

I also picked up one of these over the weekend.

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It’s a Midori Traveler’s Notebook.

I’d been eyeing it for some time.

thinking.
thinking.
thinking.

Oooh, I just knew there was some fun to be had with it. Then I saw that Marcy Penner got one and I thought heck, if she’s using it, it must be grand! :)

I plan on using it in its truest sense…for some travels. (And if any of you have any words of advice, like what pens are best, products, etc., please, I’d love to know what y’all are using out there.)

Part of my saying yes to new adventures in the ‘memory keeping’ and ‘travel’ categories.

I’m so excited to see where these next couple months will lead.

So my question to you is…

What have you recently said ‘yes’ to that has given you new life?


Now, in honor of my new adventurous spirit, I thought it only fitting to offer the Here There Everywhere class on sale.

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Right now you can save 30% through the end of the month.

Just in time to get ‘er done before your summer travels come ’round. :) This baby is jam-packed with ideas–learning more about designing in Silhouette Studio.

 

  • Sue FitzGerald - February 16, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    No words of advise for the midori, but can’t wait to see what you do with it and what advise you get. I have almost finished making a faux-dori. Think I have loved the process of cutting, sanding and dying the leather as much as I will using it. It is to be my little book of adventures, both big (hopefully) and small.I have the moleskine inserts to use in it. I also purchased the tiny instax printer to print from my phone so I can document as I go.ReplyCancel