March - Travellers notebook

It's a new month which means a new Travellers Notebook.  I love that I have a place to document and record all that motivates me, and those things that I struggle with.  Last month was a particularly hard month and documenting took a back seat.  But, I sometimes wonder that part of the reason thaty last month was so hard was because I stopped documenting.

I stopped writing down things that were happening.  I will admit that it was pretty hectic here, probably the main reason for no documenting but when I write things down its a way to debrief my brain.  It's a way to get things out of my head to free up space for other things.  I am going to make more effort this month to get things out of my head and onto paper.

Plus its always fun to play in a new notebook...

I loved the colours and papers from the new "High Five" kit from Paislee Press and added my favourite "monthly cards" from Kellie Stamps to my quotes page.

Hope you have had a good weekend.
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Documenting camp according to coffee...

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Year 6 camp to Bridgetown.  This is my fourth year in a row attending camp and I am so happy that I get to keep going.  I love camp so much!  It is, however, extremely exhausting... in a good way though. 

I thought it would be fun to document this years camp according to coffee (you all know how much I love coffee).  I will add though, we would have drank way more coffee if time permitted.  I guess it's probably a good thing we didn't have time otherwise we may have needed a coffee detox program when we got back.

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Hello March...

Hello March

Hello to a happier month
hello to recovering from school camp (loved it but so exhausted)
hello to staying positive through a difficult family situation going on at the moment
hello to staying positive... period!
hello long weekend
hello to finding time to read
hello to trying to get back into the habit of gratitude
hello to a new football season (go Dockers)
hello to starting at the gym... hopefully
hello to getting back into the habit of finding calm
hello to savings in the bank - woohoo!
hello to seeing my niece perform in her play
hello to seeing "the Elvis Show"
hello to crafting - need to do more of this and less stressing over family stuff
hello sleep
hello to making an effort to socialise with work friends
hello to cooking - yup! more effort than last month I hope
hello to relaxing baths - stopped doing this last month
hello to keeping stress down - LOL!
hello to my essentials oils - yep, let this go last month too
hello to being more organised - this so did not happen in February
hello to driving Josh around to all his sporting activities
hello to positive vibes
hello to celebrating my Mum's birthday
hello to trying out a new breakfast place
hello to a movie date
hello to watching Alex embrace her new career
hello March - I'm so doing this!


Enjoy every moment...

I am so excited to share this layout with you using new digital stamps from Kellie Stamps new release.  I used the "enjoy every moment" from the "Good Times" set to create my title.  One of the things I love most about digital stamps is that you can make them into just about anything and do just about anything with them.  For this layout I wanted to create a BIG title and I wanted to add some stitching.  

To create my title I enlarged my words to the size that I wanted and then printed it onto an A4 sheet of copy paper.  I placed the copy paper on top of my white cardstock and used this as my guide to add my holes for my stitching.  By placing the paper on top of my cardstock, it meant that when I punched the holes through the copy paper it went straight through the cardstock as well.  To make it easier to keep your copy paper in place just add some washi tape along the sides until you are finished.  Washi tape is great to hold things in place so they don't move around.

I also have a favourite piece of pattern paper from Felicity Jane that I was going to use.  I wanted to cut out some flowers to add to my layout but it just didn't look right.  So I placed the pattern paper under my white cardstock and traced some of the flowers on to the cardstock.  It makes it look like I hand drew them.

I then added my stitching using white embroidery floss.

I printed the "moment" word onto pattern paper and then cut out each letter to complete my title.

To complete my layout I printed off a few more words from the new release onto pattern paper.  Added some ink splats, some journaling and then my photo.

There are so many different elements to this layout and I love all the different textures.  All of the elements on this layout are not hard to do.  The stitching may have been a bit time consuming but so worth the effort.

Check out the new release of Kellie Stamps digital and clear stamps here.

Enjoy your week and happy crafting.
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Oh Happy Day - KS release #1

I am a lover of magazines.  I like to hold them, thumb through the pages.  It's not even that I particularly read the words, but it's the images that get me.  If the image grabs me then I will read the piece that goes with it.  And a good example of this is an article I came across on how to make an origami bow.  But it turned out to be so much more than a bit of crafting.

I used the journaling from my Travellers Notebook - 

I bought myself a new magazine today called "Breathe - and making time for yourself"

I picked it up because I liked the look of the cover, but then as I started thumbing through, I realised that this is the perfect magazine for me, right now!
I am taking extra care this year to, be, quiet, calm and allow myself time...
what ever time is needed for what ever is needed - 

like taking time to learn how to make this origami bow.  It wasn't easy but slowing myself down to read, try, read again and to keep working through the instructions was some how therapeutic, relaxing and calming.  When I got to this amazing end result, I smiled to myself.  Even though the instructions were somewhat complex and I had to redo several of the steps I noticed that I had a real sense of calmness.

I also realised just how much we need to block out the blur of each day and find a few moments to centre ourselves.

I used "Oh Happy Day" image from the new "Good Times" digital stamp set from Kellie Stamps available now.

How do you block out the blur...

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Let's Eat...

If you follow me you will know that I am a huge "foodie".  Love going out to eat, love photographing my food and I love searching for new places to eat.

Last Sunday my Husband and I went out for breakfast to celebrate my birthday.  We went to Brooklyn Lounge in Claremont and we were not disappointed.  I have been following this place on Instagram for some time and was so happy to be finally going to check it out.  

I had the pulled pork with poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise on ciabiatta bread - OMG it was divine.  I just wanted to keep eating and eating.  

I used "flight plan 24" template and the "Nosh" digital papers and elements to create my layout from One Little Bird Designs available at The Lily Pad.

If you are a foodie I would love to know how you document your food adventures.

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Project life week 5...

Super, super excited to be a guest creative team member for One Little Bird for the month of February.  I was so excited to be offered this spot and in my birthday month too!

So far my journey into digital project life is going well.  I am loving the fact that it's so easy to put together a weekly spread.  

For my week 5 pages I have used "all things considered" digital kit and journal cards from One Little Bird.  I loved the soft subtle colours and the hint of florals.  I am not really a floral kind of girl but these are just too cute and I love the little bit of quirkiness about them.

I also used "weekly edition" journal cards and "shutterbug" elements, also from One Little Bird.

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