Sketch Day with Marsha Farris

Hey, friends!  It’s Marsha and I’m so excited to be here sharing an Elle’s Studio sketch day project with you!  Using a sketch is such a great way to jump-start your creativity, and today’s sketch is sure to do just that with its fun grid design:


Here’s a look at the project that I created using the sketch:

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, Love Is Printables, Polka Dot Journaling Tags, Be Happy StickersPuffy Rainbow Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Cork Stars, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersAcrylic Raindrop Confetti, Acrylic Clouds, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Sunshine & Laughter Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Polka Dots, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

For my project today, I chose to create a traveler’s notebook album layout, even though the sketch is sized for a 12″ x 12″ layout.  That’s one of the great things about a sketch: you can interpret it any way that you like!

To begin the layout, I trimmed two pieces of white cardstock to 5″ x 8.25″ to fit in the album and serve as base pages for the spread. Because the sketch features a grid design, I decided to use 2″ squares so that it would fit on my album, spanning across both pages.  I chose three of the journaling tags from the Love Is Printables and resized them to 2″ x 2″ in Photoshop. I also typed my journaling onto one of the printable tags. Next, I looked through the Polka Dot Journaling Tags, the February Kit journaling tags, and the Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack and chose some tags and papers to trim into 2″ squares.  I arranged the squares on the layout so that the colors were spread across the pages.  Because the layout features nine squares, I chose to put six on one page and three on the other page.


Next, I began embellishing the squares. I added one of the Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners below the journaling and used the Sunshine & Laughter Stamp and some of the Acrylic Clouds and Acrylic Raindrop Confetti to embellish the next square. I layered one of the Puffy Rainbow Stickers over the grid-patterned paper. On the next square in the grid, I added two die cut banners from the February Kit and stamped the date on one of them using the Hazel Alphabet Stamp. I also added some mini staples to the top of each banner for added texture.

For the title of the layout, I stamped the word “rainy” with a teal ink, using the outline and polka dot Large Jane Alphabet Stamp onto white cardstock.  Then, I used the Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die to cut them out. I love how this turned out using these amazing sets! To complete the title, I used the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers to spell out “days” and the Mini Dated Extras Stamp to stamp “documented.”  I always love the look of mixing stamps and stickers for the title on a layout.   

For the other side of the spread, I stapled one of the die cut tabs from the February Kit to the trimmed journaling tag.  I adhered my photo to another journaling tag and added a phrase sticker from the Be Happy Stickers.  

On the last square in the grid, I layered some die cut labels from the February Kit. Then, I added a Puffy Rainbow Sticker and stamped a heart from the Sunshine & Laughter Stamp. To finish off the spread, I followed the sketch and added Cork Stars to a few areas on the layout. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create a layout using this fun sketch. We can’t wait to see your interpretation!

Show us what you have created with this sketch by posting your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We’d love to see how you interpret this sketch for your project and style!

Title Fun with Suzanna Lee

We know that your focus on a layout is usually with the words and photos, but don’t forget about the important role a title can play! It can introduce your story and become a big design element, as Suzanna Lee is showing us today with a new layout! Let’s take a look!

Hi ya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today! By now you have all seen, shopped and received your February kit and the amazing Teal Acetate Alphabet, both of which I’m using today for this large titled layout. It’s teal-ly goodness is further adorned using the Large Jane Alphabet Stamp to add some variety and personalize the look of the letters.

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, February 2020 Print and Cut Labels, Teal Acetate AlphabetBe Happy Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Navy, Cork Stars, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Mini Dated Extras Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

In reality, this layout is rather simple as the bulk of the layout is the title. The title is a combination of the stamped Acetate Alphabet, Jane Alphabet Stickers and a digital word. The subject of this layout is how my husband and daughter won lottery tickets to see Hamilton—front row tickets for $10 a seat! It was only fitting to use a quote from the production.

The construction of the layout was a simple process. Most of my time and effort was dedicated to arranging the Teal Acetate letters and cleaning the stamps. I was short a “T” so had to perform some “reconstructive surgery” and turn an “F” into a “T”. Not all that involved! Stamping over that particular “T” makes it less noticeable.

Stamping on the acetate letters is easy with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp as they are a coordinating shape and size. It’s best to use StazOn ink as you need the solvent ink to stamp on non-porous surfaces, such as the acetate.

Additional fun features on this layout are the Cork Stars, available with this release. Some phrase stickers from the Be Happy Stickers punctuate the layout with appropriate phrases.

I have a process video of how this layout came together and how I stamped over the Teal Acetate Alphabet if you are more a visual learner. Check it out:

Thanks for stopping in today!

Show us your titles using the Teal Acetate Alphabet! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Teach Me Tutorial: An Interactive Envelope Page with Amy Jo Vanden Brink

Creativity does not need to be completely out of the box, or the pocket, as design team member Amy Jo Vanden Brink is showing us today with one colorful and interactive project for our Teach Me tutorial! Let’s take a look, and get inspired to try something new this week!

Hi! It’s Amy here, and I am so excited to share a very interactive pocket page with you today! I used the tags and embellishments from the February 2020 kit and extras to make a page for some adorable photos I had of my son stomping around in some puddles:

Supplies | February 2020 KitBe Happy Stickers, Puffy Rainbow StickersCork StarsSimply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Acrylic CloudsAcrylic Raindrop Confetti, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper StackSunshine & Laughter Stamp

To begin, I wanted to make an envelope that fit in the 3″ x 3″ pockets of my 9″ x 12″ page protector. Because the pockets themselves are 3″ x 3″, I had to do a bit of trial and error to find the perfect dimensions to create the envelopes. I cut my paper to 4-7/8″ square, then using an envelope punch board I scored the first mark just between the 2 3/8″ and 2 1/2″ mark. I rounded all the corners of my envelopes and because I was putting them in the pockets, I didn’t need to adhere them together, the pockets keep them closed.


As I added my journaling and photos, I used so many great pieces from the kit and add-ons to embellish the little pockets: Be Happy Stickers, Puffy Rainbow StickersCork StarsSimply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Acrylic CloudsAcrylic Raindrop Confetti. The great thing about this layout was the ability to use the envelopes themselves to tuck small little pieces and memories away, and on the bottom corner I kept a little photo poking out of the corner pocket.

Check out how I created this page, and made my envelopes in this process video:

This project would be very easy to create as a 12″ x 12″ layout instead of a pocket page, you would simply have to adhere the envelopes in a grid pattern to replicate the look! I hope you find a way to use this idea in your own scrapbooking, it is such a great way to hold onto little memories and photos.

Show us how you are inspired by Amy Jo’s envelope project! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Documenting the Hard Stories with Guest Jordan Carroll

Today is the final day that our February guest, Jordan Carroll is with us! We loved the happy and colorful pocket page project that she shared with us on week one, and an insanely FUN traveler’s notebook spread that she shared on week two! Today, she’s sharing a beautiful page with less colorful emotions behind it, and she is reminding us that even the hard stories need to be told in our albums. Let’s take a look at what she created:

Hello! It’s Jordan, and I’m back today with my final installment using all of the February 2020 kit and add-on goodness! It sure has been a fast month, and I have loved every minute of being a guest here at Elles’s Studio.  

For my last project, I chose to document a difficult moment for our family.  Life is not always rainbows and happiness; there’s a lot of rain clouds and tears, too. It’s not easy to tell the hard, emotional stories, but they are as much a part of life as the wonderful ones, so it’s important to me to document them. One day when we look back, I want us to see the whole of our lives, not just the bits and pieces I chose.  

I debated whether to document this in a documenter spread as part of my 2020 pocket pages, or with a travelers notebook spread.  I ultimately chose a travelers notebook spread for a few reasons: One, I wanted to give this story a space of it’s own. It’s such a huge part of our lives, and who we are as a family, so I didn’t want it to get lost amongst all the other weeks. I use my pocket page album for a broad overview of our weeks, whereas my travelers notebooks are used for more specific stories I want to highlight.

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, February 2020 Print and Cut Labels, True Love PrintablesTeal Acetate AlphabetBe Happy Stickers, Hazel Alphabet Stickers — White, Puffy Star Stickers, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersAcrylic Raindrop ConfettiAcrylic Clouds, Sunshine & Laughter Stamp

I also had several images that I wanted to document here and I wanted to be able to include more journaling than what I could fit onto a journaling card.  I wanted to tell the whole story and get my thoughts and feelings down too.  

When my kit first arrived, I immediately wanted to incorporate these gorgeous Acrylic Clouds and Acrylic Raindrop Confetti, and life handed me the perfect occasion to do so. I added those onto the title page opposite my large photo. To fit all of my images and journaling, I created a foldout. I printed my photos to just under 2″ x 2″ and added them in a grid format. I only had 6 photos, which left me a little space for creative embellishments.  I cut out two of the February 2020 Print and Cut Labels and added some embellishments on top of those. To the right, I resized a journaling tag from the True Love Printables and added my journaling there. I stamped a sentiment from the Sunshine & Laughter Stamp and that was that. My large photo needed a little something to tie it all together, so I added a printable tag, a sticker from the Be Happy Stickers, a Puffy Star Sticker, and stitched it all down.  

I hope this inspires you to document a story that you’ve been putting off  because maybe it just doesn’t bring you happy memories, or because you don’t feel it quite fits with the rest of life’s colorful moments. Our lives are woven with threads of all colors and kinds, each one making up the fabric of our individual stories.  

I hope to see you around on Instagram from time to time.  Stop by and say hello!  Until then, be well, my crafty friends!

Hello crafty friends! I’m Jordan, wife to a soldier and mama to 3 awesome littles. I made my first scrapbook 15 years ago when my husband was deployed to Iraq. I used all of the photos he sent back to me and gave it to him as gift when he returned. He still has it. It was 5 years later that I began scrapbooking again when our oldest was 2, and a friend introduced me to digital scrapbooking. I’ve since gone back to paper and glue, but have been making time to document our life ever since. If I’m not making a mess documenting, you can probably find me with a cup of coffee in hand, nose buried in a book. As a family we love to travel, go for long walks, and hike. In the last 15 years we’ve lived in 3 countries and 8 states! It’s been a blessing to show our kids the world and fulfill my need for adventure, and of course, to have plenty of memories to document!

Thank you so much for inspiring us with your beautiful projects and stories, Jordan! Be sure to follow Jordan’s Instagram feed for more traveler’s notebook and pocket page inspiration!

February Design Team Inspiration: Volume Three

We hope you have enjoyed the past two weeks of inspiration here on the blog using our new February 2020 kit and add-ons! Today we have even more design team projects to share with you, using our latest and greatest products in layouts, pocket pages and traveler’s notebooks! Let’s take a look!

Boy, You Shine by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | February 2020 KitFebruary 2020 Cut FilesTeal Acetate AlphabetBe Happy StickersPuffy Rainbow StickersCoral Puffy Alphabet StickersCork Stars, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersAcrylic Raindrop ConfettiAcrylic CloudsLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Move It pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | February 2020 KitBe Happy Stickers, Coral Puffy Alphabet StickersCork Stars, Noted Vol. 2 Stamp

Shine Bright by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | February 2020 KitFebruary 2020 Cut Files, Cork Stars, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sunshine & Laughter Stamp

Shenanigans traveler’s notebook spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | February 2020 KitTeal Acetate AlphabetPuffy Rainbow StickersCork StarsSimply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Acrylic CloudsLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper StackMini Dated Stamp

Look Who’s 2 by Stacie Watson – supplies used | February 2020 Kit, Be Happy StickersLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper StackSunshine & Laughter Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

You & Me by Kristina Proffitt – supplies used | February 2020 KitBe Happy StickersYou & Me Wood Veneer, Dated Stamp

First Underwear traveler’s notebook spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | February 2020 Kit, Be Happy StickersCoral Puffy Alphabet StickersCork StarsSimply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper StackLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

Look for the Rainbow by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | February 2020 KitPolka Dot Journaling Tags, Be Happy Stickers, Puffy Rainbow Stickers, Coral Puffy Alphabet StickersLove Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Sunshine & Laughter Stamp, Jane Alphabet Stamp

Be sure to stop back every day this week to see the special projects and blog posts that our guest, Jordan Layne will share with us! Also, be sure to join our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, where you can share and post what you’re creating with the February 2020 kit and extras with other Elle’s Studio fans!

Beautiful Moments at the End of the Rainbow with Jen McMurtrey

Hey Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jen today with a pocket page layout to share using the bright and fun February Kit and add-ons. This month’s rainbows are one of my favorites and I have been using a rainbow theme on almost every project, including today’s.

February has had several big events happening at our house and our oldest daughter has been home more than usual. These extra visits have allowed me to capture some truly beautiful photos of my kids, especially the girls. The bond they share warms my heart, and I feel so blessed knowing they have such a loving relationship with one another.

This year I am doing monthly layouts in a travelers notebook type binder album. I gave up trying to do weekly spreads a long time ago, but have vowed to see this monthly project through.

Here’s a look at the left side of the layout:

The rainbow and clouds from the February 2020 Cut Files were destined to make an appearance on one of this month’s projects. Using the woodgrain patterned paper from the Love Is Paper Stack as the base, I cut the different colors of the rainbow using the same paper stack and the purple Polka Dot Journaling Tag. Next, I cut the clouds using the black and white floral paper to tie in my photo. I stitched the rainbow in place and then stitched around the borders of the clouds before adhering them to the page with adhesive and foam squares.

Because there is no title on this page, I added various Be Happy Stickers to the clouds that convey my feelings about my photo.

I took advantage of the Love Is Printables and used tag #05 for my journaling. To get a crisp and clean print, I used photo paper rather than cardstock. Above that, I used the February 2020 Calendar tag with the Months of the Year Stamp to record the date.

Let’s turn the page!

On the reverse side of the pocket page, I added a smaller photo and another of the Love Is Printable tags, #06. Keeping with the rainbow theme, I added Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers down the left side of the photo and continued them on the next journaling tag.

When I first received this month’s kit, I pulled the 3” x 4” rainbow journaling tag from the February 2020 Kit out almost immediately and hand-stitched the corresponding colors of the rainbow onto it. After fussy cutting the rainbow, I set it aside, not knowing where I would eventually use it. As you can see, it landed on the printable with Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers continuing from above.

This photo is beautiful and says so much without saying anything at all. To keep the picture the focal point, I printed it in a large format and used the You & Me Wood Veneer with a Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banner for the title. For a finishing touch, I added more of the Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers down one side. I love how they tie everything together.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to create! Remember to use the #EllesStudio tag on social media so we are able to see the lovely projects you make this month!

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, 2020 Calendars, February 2020 Cut Files, Love Is Printables, Polka Dot Journaling TagsBe Happy Stickers, Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersYou & Me Wood Veneer, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Months of the Year Stamp

Patterned Paper Love with Melissa Mann

By the end of the month, you may have less of our February kit and add-ons than what landed on your doorstep earlier, but today, design team member Melissa Mann is showing us that you can still create amazing things with your leftover bits and pieces, and a bit of creativity! Let’s take a look at what she created:

Hello and good morning! This is Melissa with you today, and I’m sharing a new project that I created with the leftover pieces of my February 2020 kit and add-ons. I hope this layout just proves how amazing the last bits and pieces from your monthly kit and add-ons can be to create with!

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, February 2020 Cut Files, February 2020 Print and Cut Labels, Be Happy Stickers, Cork StarsSunshine & Laughter Stamp, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

I really wanted to create my own piece of patterned paper using the Sunshine & Laughter Stamp. I decided to use a piece of kraft cardstock that I stamped repeatedly using the rainbow stamp and Versamark ink, then added various colors of embossing powders. I really loved how this turned out and it was a fun twist to use this handmade patterned paper along with the patterned papers from the Love Is Paper Stack.

Once I created this custom pattern paper, the rest of the layout came together quite easily with two other patterned papers that I stitched down using my sewing machine. I distressed the edges of all the patterned papers and then layered my photos vertically down the layout. I typed my journaling on one of the 3″ x 4″ tags from the February 2020 Kit

To complete my project, I used more die-cuts from the February 2020 Kit, the February Print and Cut Labels, the Be Happy Stickers, and the Cork Stars. I cut my title “YOU & ME” from the February Cut Files on black card stock to really make it pop on top of the colorful patterned papers.

We would love to see how you are using your February kit and add-ons! Make sure to share your projects with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or by using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram!

Puffy Rainbow Sticker Love with Kristina Proffitt

Do you have a favorite new product released this month? If you asked most of our design team, they would say the Puffy Rainbow Stickers, and DT member Kristina Proffitt is completely smitten with them! Let’s take a look at how she is using hers, and encouraging us not stash ours away, but put them on our projects!

Is anyone else totally obsessed with the Puffy Rainbow Stickers? I’m raising my hand REALLY high because friends—they are the cutest! There are so many amazing ideas and ways to utilize those awesome stickers in this month’s creative team gallery, but I thought I’d share a couple of other great ideas for you as to how you can use the Puffy Rainbow Stickers in your projects. Let’s take a look at what I created:

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, Be Happy StickersPuffy Rainbow StickersCork Stars, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer BannersSunshine & Laughter Stamp, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

I whipped out my traveler’s notebook—I had the itch to create in it, and decided to use the Puffy Rainbow Stickers to cover most of the first page of my travelers notebook spread. I love how many great tags are in the monthly kits and also how many great embellishments extras there are every month and so added them, too. 

I used some of the tags from the February Kit, the Puffy Rainbow Stickers (of course!) and also cut up a couple of the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags, too. It was fun to place the embellishments on the page sporadically and then fill them all in with other little stamped and sticker embellishments.

The Puffy Rainbow Stickers and other embellishments not only look really cool visually, but, like I mentioned above, you can totally use the embellishments you use to hold other little bits of goodies like the date, stickers from the Be Happy Stickers and you can even stamp like I did on the journaling tag that I cut using the Sunshine & Laughter Stamp. I think it all looks so whimsical and fun and it’s a great way to use up that product you’ve been hoarding!

On the second page of my travelers notebook spread, I used the Puffy Rainbow Stickers upside down to create a colorful, fun and whimsical scallop at the top of my page. You can use that kind of scallop so many different ways, but I love how it makes the top of the page pop and it’s just so happy and fun—what my spread what all about. I trimmed a couple of the rainbow stickers to keep them all even, but it was a super easy way to use the stickers! I then added two photographs of my silly, happy son during school, the “be happy” sticker, the Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banner and handwritten journaling. 

Lastly, I took some patterned paper from the Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, cut it down so that it was about an inch or so high and adhered it to the bottom of the page. I cut out one of the labels from a journaling tag in the February Kit, adhered it to the middle of the patterned paper and then took another journaling tag and cut out the phrase “a happy little moment” and placed that across the label that I had cut out. I love the layered look! So fun! You could even continue the rainbow puffy sticker scallop on the bottom of the page! 

I know the Puffy Rainbow Stickers are SO cute, but friends, let’s use them when we buy them so first, buy all that you want (you’re going to want multiple of these: get them before they sell out!), but be sure you’re using them on your projects! As you can see, there are so many different and fun ways to incorporate them in your documenting! Puffy Rainbow Stickers for the win! Happy creating!

Show us how you are adding our Puffy Rainbow Stickers to your projects! Use the hashtag #EllesStudio when posting your project to Instagram, or post to our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We want to be inspired by YOU!

Creating a Stamped Background with Large Jane and Stacie Watson

Our Large Jane Alphabet Stamps can be used for so many different things—creating a large sentiment on a card, a bold title on a layout, and as Stacie Watson is showing us today, a fun, custom background on a layout to fit your story’s theme! Let’s take a look at what she created to share with us today!

Hello awesome crafters! It’s Stacie and I’m excited to be back sharing my next project. The February kit and add-ons are full of color and rainbows—it screams happiness and is just what we need to brighten up these gloomy winter days. What goes great with color? A great alphabet stamp of course. I’ve never met a stamp set that I didn’t like and the Large Jane Alphabet Stamps are no exception!

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, Be Happy StickersPuffy Rainbow Stickers, Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Cork StarsSimply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

For me, when starting a project, I’ve either got a photo in mind that I want to use, or a certain product that I want to work with. In this case I knew that I wanted to work with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp. I also knew that I wanted  the stamp set to stand out. Using white cardstock and a gold ink, I created the background for my layout. To do this I simply placed each of the letters on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, the way I wanted them to look on the page and inked away. 

After the background was stamped, the rest of the layout came together quickly. Starting with the red striped paper from the Love Is Paper Stack, I trimmed it to size, tearing one side of it. I then chose a 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ tag from the February Kit, layering the three together along with my photo on top. On the bottom right corner, I created a little cluster of embellishments using a Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banner, die cut pieces from the February Kit, a Puffy Rainbow Sticker, some Cork Stars and my title below, using the Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I couldn’t just stop there—I had to add some of the colorful Puffy Star Stickers around the page along with a few of the Be Happy Stickers


Stepping back and looking at the layout, it just didn’t seem finished. I finally decided that the white cardstock was too white of a background. Picking out a bright turquoise paper, I added some white acrylic paint swipes to it. Before adding my original layout on top, I cut it down so it would fit on the 12″ x 12″ turquoise frame. I loved how the Large Jane Alphabet Stamp seemed to really pop even more against the turquoise paper frame!


I hope my page and process has inspired you to pull out your Large Jane Alphabet Stamps on your next project! Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  

Pull our your Large Jane Stamps and show us what you’re creating with them! Post your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or stare with friendly, supportive friends in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Big Fun with Guest Designer Jordan Carroll

No matter what type of project you create, a single product can be a jumping-off point to inspire the entire page, spread or card design. Today, guest Jordan Carroll is here to share what products she loved the most this month, and which one started off the entire traveler’s notebook spread that she’s sharing with us today!

I am so happy to be back today for my second installment as the Elle’s Studio guest this month, working with the February kit and add-ons.  For this project I decided to switch it up and work in my travellers notebook:

Supplies | February 2020 Kit, February Labels, Teal Acetate AlphabetBe Happy Stickers, Puffy Rainbow Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Noted Vol. 2 Stamp

One of my very favorite products I received this month was that gorgeous Teal Acetate Alphabet. Green is my favorite color, and this one is such a gorgeous bright, saturated hue, so I knew right away it would make an appearance. It’s definitely an attention grabber, and perfect for a bold, FUN, title. The first thing I did here was to adhere the title, and worked from there.

My other favorite products this month were the puffy stickers, so I decided to use as many of them on this layout as I could. Working first on my title page, I added a die cut from the February 2020 Kit and a Puffy Rainbow Sticker to the top. Those Puffy Rainbow Stickers are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and made the perfect embellishment for the center of that circle die. Below my title, I stamped a scalloped border and the journaling lines using the Noted Vol. 2 Stamp.  I decided to stamp the journaling lines onto white cardstock and cut it out so the grid paper didn’t compete with them. I added my journaling and a little cluster of embellishments below, featuring stickers from the Be Happy Stickers and a Puffy Star Sticker. After adding a few staples, I called that page good.

Next I tackled the side with my photo.  I decided to layer it with a journaling tag from the February Kit to give it a little oomph. The story is about my boys’ first swim meet and how they both won one of their events, so that “so happy for you” Wonderful Wood Veneer Banner was perfect. I really love to use labels in my projects, so I chose one of the February Labels and added where the event took place using the the Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers for a pop of color. I finished it with a few more Puffy Star Stickers, die cuts from the February Kit, and repeated stamping at the bottom using the Noted Vol. 2 Stamp.

I love the way all of the colorful little bits from the February kit and add-ons came together here! This spread is making me ready for some warm sunshine! I’ll be back for one more post this month to inspire you! Until then, be well, and stay warm friends! 

 Hello crafty friends! I’m Jordan, wife to a soldier and mama to 3 awesome littles. I made my first scrapbook 15 years ago when my husband was deployed to Iraq. I used all of the photos he sent back to me and gave it to him as gift when he returned. He still has it. It was 5 years later that I began scrapbooking again when our oldest was 2, and a friend introduced me to digital scrapbooking. I’ve since gone back to paper and glue, but have been making time to document our life ever since. If I’m not making a mess documenting, you can probably find me with a cup of coffee in hand, nose buried in a book. As a family we love to travel, go for long walks, and hike. In the last 15 years we’ve lived in 3 countries and 8 states! It’s been a blessing to show our kids the world and fulfill my need for adventure, and of course, to have plenty of memories to document!

Find more of Jordan’s pocket pages and traveler’s notebook spreads at her Instagram feed, until she returns next week to inspire us with another project using the February 2020 kit and extras!