Kids definitely come with their own personalities, don’t they? I swear I raised all three the same, but one has a personality that’s all her own while the other two are similar in nature. They pick up their own things they like, it may be the same things you like or the complete opposite. They can be willful, but sweet, thoughtful, but self-involved too (especially teenagers).  But it’s all those characteristics that makes them wonderful and unique.

And I love creating and seeing others document the kid’s ways, like Sheree is sharing with us today. It’s especially important to remember what your kids were like at all ages.





Oh my goodness gracious…I am head over heels for the yellow backgrounds elements Sheree made with On The Grid and Chunky Stripes! Giddy, I tell ya! And just a little note, both of those stamps are already over half gone.

Sheree used all the new stamps for July and it’s just fantastic how it all came together.

Let’s hear what she has to say:

I was so excited to play with the new large sized On The Grid and Chunky Stripes stamps! I love background stamps as there are so many things you can do with them!  For my traveler’s notebook spread I decided to make my own patterned papers using my favourite yellow ink. I stamped On The Grid onto white cardstock twice and the Chunky Stripes once, then cut them out to the sizes I wanted for my page design.

Once my background was done I could go ahead and add my photo, journaling and embellishments then do some more stamping.  To complete the title next to the photo I stamped a tag with the Brooklyn Small alpha stamps.  I used the new Hey Kiddo stamp set to stamp the title above the journaling and a phrase underneath.  I also added a phrase from the State of Mind stamp set, then added the month and year using the All The Time stamp set at the bottom.  Machine stitching was also added around the spread for texture.  I know I’ll be reaching for these fun new stamps again and again!

And because we all love to see how Sheree works her magic, here’s a how-to video. Yay!