Felicity Jane Kit Club

allright all of you wonderful readers, you… I have something really really special to share with you today.

The other day while wondering around on the internets, I came across the website of a newer kit club called Felicity Jane. After perusing through the website and falling more and more in love with each click, I knew I wanted to be involved with this fantastic company!

Fastforward a few weeks and I’ve got this ridiculously fantastic box full of goodies in my lap… take a look

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aren’t they just great?

I’ve been on several design teams in my time working in the scrapbooking industry and I can say that this is has been the most fun!! I LOVE the color schemes, the gorgeous embellishments and the fact that everything comes in the most adorable packaging! Every time I get a box in the mail (oh and did I mention that each kit comes in this adorable black and white striped box?) I open it and see how beautiful everything is, I am immediately inspired to go right down to my studio and create, like instantly.

I must say that I have love every. single. thing. I have gotten so far….. and that’s why I think this company is so special .

Jeana, the owner,  has superb taste and creates some of the most beautiful kits out there. period. She’s sooo on trend and just creates some fantastic product. Please go over to her website and check it out, you won’t regret it. promise!

I’ve received February and March already and I’ll be sharing projects I’ve made with them over the next few days, so check back for more!

AND I just got April in the mail yesterday so look forward to that too!

So here’s a little sneak peek of a project I made that I will share on monday!

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Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! We had a great time at our house doing absolutely nothing…. It was utterly fantastic!

So, I’ve had a few comments and e-mails lately asking about how my Heidi Swapp planner has been going, so I thought I’d write up a blog post for those of you who were interested!

Instead of doing my normal yearly project life album, which can sometimes be a little overwhelming (especially when you’ve just had your third baby) I’ve decided to incorporate all of my photos and journaling right into my planner itself! I’m pretty sure it the perfect system for my life right now! Genius Heidi, genius!

First I go throughout my month and keep my notes and whatnot for each day in the large rectangle and then I use the right smaller lined section with a memory from that day. I could be anything from something funny my kids said that day, or just how I’m feeling about life.

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I got the idea from a dear friend of mine who wrote a thought about her husband in a journal for an entire year and then gave that journal to him for Christmas… I mean come on, how amazing is that? So working off of her great idea, I thought I’d start doing the same thing!

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and then after the month is over I take all of my iPhone photos and print them off as 3×4’s and glue them right into my planner.

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I love these pages that are in the beginning of every month… they’re a place to record memories about pictures you love and add in some of these awesome Heidi Swapp 3×3 foiled cards!

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When I first got this planner I didn’t really know what the purpose of these little lists that were included in the planner. I noticed that they were numbered to either 30 or 31 so I figured it had something to do with the days of the month, but I jus couldn’t get that to work for me in any way so I decided to do my own thing.

I decided that for each month I would make a lists that might show some insight into my life. I dearly love to read, so for January I did a list of my most loved books and a list of books I want to read someday. The photo above is a list of all the messes my little girl has made lately…. she’s a crazy one!

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I love looking back through the days and seeing photos and all of the journaling all in one place!!

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I’ll be honest and say the one thing I’m not in love with is the fact that adding thick embellishments like chipboard makes it hard for me to write in my planner afterwards. So currently I’ve been trying to only use flat stickers, which is a little bit of a bummer.

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thank you so much for checking out this blog post! Hope you guys found some inspiration here on my blog!

My Minds Eye – Hello World

Goooood Morning!!!

I bet you didn’t think you’d be hearing from me today, did ya? Two days in a row? Must be some kind of miracle!!

Today, my dear friends, I’m on the My Minds Eye blog showing off one of the newest collections called Hello World. It’s nothing short of amazing and it was perfect for documenting the trip my family and I took to Portage Bay! Be sure to check their blog to see the rest of the page!! Alexes Marie Brown - MME - Hello World

My Minds Eye – Baby Boston

Hey there My Minds Eye lovers!
I hope each of you had a fantastic Easter! I know we had a fantastic time over here. We woke up to snow which was a bit of a bummer but thankfully everything melted in just a few hours!
Today I want to show you my very first page made with the new On Trend line!
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Years ago I found one of the cutest scrapbook albums and turned it into a baby book for my first baby boy. Since then I searched and searched for the same exact album for the rest of my kids because of course each of my baby albums had to match… perfectly. One might say I have a type A personality…. but the album happened to be a 9×9 album and if you didn’t know apparently NO ONE makes them anymore and they’re extremely difficult to find! So imagine my excitement when I walked into a scrapbook store in a small town in Idaho and I happen to see SEVEN of exact same album! Needless to say I bought three more after I was done with my happy dance! So each time I have a baby I record the first year of their life in one of these precious albums. As most of you know I just had my third baby and it marks the beginning of yet another baby album.
This page I made is the very first for my sweet baby Bostons baby album, I hope you all enjoy!
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One of my very favorite ways to add journaling to my pages is to use my vintage typewriter that my husband bought for me at a garage sale a few years ago!
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I wanted to add something pretty that would add some dimension to this page, so I went with a die cut of these pretty leaves. Then I used some pink and gold watercolor to fill them in, and I’m totally obsessed with how they turned out!
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The papers and embellishments in the new On Trend line are absolutely to DIE for! This gold foil text page and the chunky pink stripes really caught my eye and I love they way they work together to make a whimsical feel to this page.
Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Maggie Holmes – Confetti

oh man…..

I just got a wonderful package in the mail which contained almost all of the new Maggie Holmes line from Crate Paper and I’ve gotta tell you… I’m in love people!

This new line is one of my all time favorites. I’m swooning over the ahhhmazing color scheme, mixes of bold stripes and soft pastel colors, the gorgeous gold glittered flowers, the foliage, great mix of patterns, and just plain awesomeness.

I think I might have to go order some more because I’m thinking I’m going to use every. single. bit.

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Flat Rate Boxes!!

Today is your lucky day!! I did a HUGE purge of my scrapbooking supplies and I’ve got lots of goodies that are looking for new homes!

I have 8 medium flat rate boxes for $50 including shipping.

Each box is jam packed to the brim, full of of scrapbooking goodies mostly from BasicGrey and Fancy Pants Designs. Most of these are barely used, some are not used at all. I’ve also thrown in some Studio Calico, Pebbles, Teresa Collins, Heidi Swapp, MME, and Echo Park

Each box has at least

  1. 3 collection packs
  2. 6×6 paper pad
  3. 6×4 paper pad
  4. Wood veneer
  5. 2 sheets of corrugate paper
  6. 6×12 chipboard
  7. 6×12 sticker sheet
  8. Chipboard or Acetate alphabet
  9. Pack of die cuts
  10. BG waterfall pack

Other miscellaneous things that might be included are, BG and HS mini albums, washi tape, decorative brads, project life cards, dimensional stickers, flair, buttons and adhesive gems.

All together each box has around 40 items and below you can see an example of one of the 8 boxes. Paypal only, if you happen to be local to Anchorage we can schedule a pickup! Thanks so much for your time guys!! Let me know if you have any questions!

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My 2015 Planner System

okay okay!! I’m really excited to share my 2015 planner system with all of you today! Last year I used the Martha Steward disc bound system through Avery and I loved it!! Such beautiful colors and was just great for my organizational needs!

Originally I was going to just buy the new planner inserts for the MS system but I couldn’t find them and lets be real… once I saw this new planner from Heidi Swapp I didn’t even want to look for anything else!

Isn’t it sooooo pretty!! I just can’t stop looking at it and all of it’s beautiful gold foil!
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the black and white stripes?? Just beautiful and then I found this pretty notebook from Sugar Paper through Target! Doesn’t it just pair perfectly with the stripes!

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I thought the pockets on the inside of the binder could use a little sprucing up so I added some of my favorite glitter tape from MME and then all sorts of pretty paper clips and binder clips!

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after I did some searching in blogland I had 2 thoughts… 1. Why has it taken me so long to get into this planning business?? I mean I loooove planning and I looovvvvee pretty paper, you’d think I would have married these two a long long time ago. 2. I need a sweet dashboard… like a really fun and pretty one… and this ladies and gentlemen is what I came up with!

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I love love love setting goals and I love the fact that I can look at these ones anytime I want and they’re just so nice to look at aren’t they!? It makes me all motivated to actually accomplish some of these goals of mine.
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The one thing I love most (besides how gorgeous this planner is) is the fact that I can also keep track of my memories!

For the past 2 years, I’ve done project life on a monthly basis. I know my life is way too busy to actually try to keep track of the week to week things so I thought a month would be way easier to handle. Basically I sit down with my iPhone pictures and put them in pocket pages and then add as much journaling as I can. I LOVE this planner because I can just slip in my pictures and some journaling and call it a day! Really easy and really low key, exactly what I need for this mama.

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I also love this month calendar! I found that birthday stamp in an old House of 3 set from Pink Paislee, it was perfect for this! Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

this divider is probably my favorite part of the planner…. I used an old Hambly screen print with these beautiful gold cameos and I think it’s just perfect!

 

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I also wanted to put everyone’s birthday so I used this beautiful rose gold washi tape from My Minds Eye.

 

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I’m gunna be real though….. the only thing I don’t like and I mean really really don’t like, is that I had to hand write in all the days of the week. What I don’t like even more is the fact that there are only 6 days on two pages. Which means that monday isn’t in the same place every week AND I can’t see all the plans for one full week at the same time… I’m not sure how this is going to go over but I hope it isn’t too big of a deal because I really want this planner to work!

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I still can’t get over the sheer beauty of these dividers! I have a love affair with gold foil and I hope they don’t ever stop making it!Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I’m the kind of girl who loves to make lists and I loved the ones that I was using with my Martha setup but it’s not compatible with this system so I decided to make my very own!

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and of course my planner isn’t complete without some doodles from the littles! I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get my kids to stay away from my planner! Oh well… it’s all about the memories right?

Please leave me some love and let me know what you think!!