Swooning for Sunkissed

Swooning for Sunkissed It’s here! The new collection from Traci Reed Designs launches today and I AM IN LOVE!!!!! Sunkissed is JUST what is sounds – full of stunning, summery colours and icons including cocktails and tie dye papers (yes, COCKTAILS and TIE DYE!) For my launch projects this month I decided to work a little differently and do a second project in my new Summer Stories Traveler’s Notebook. This celebrated my daughter’s last day of school and the first day of her super long summer holiday.  I think the joy in her jump tells the story well! Project number […]

Theme Thursday – Summer

Theme Thursday – Summer I LOVE Summer – the sunshine, the heat, the blue skies.  So when I saw this as one of the themes for Theme Thursday I had to join in. My process for this project was a little different to my usual one.  I normally flip through my story albums (where I house my competed projects and also photos printed ready for stories to tell) and look for photos to match the project theme. For this project I decided to start with the product.  I grabbed out my box of Traci Reed Designs printed digitals and looked […]

Sketchy Sunday #23

Sketchy Sunday I was really looking forward to trying out this sketch since I found out a way of printing photos on my Canon Selphy printer as photostrips!! In the end I created TWO layouts for this sketch – the main reason being I had sooooooo many photos from Elora’s recent 16th birthday and a photo strip is a great way of showing off lots! My first project sticks to the sketch pretty closely. I added in a larger focal photo as I really wanted to include this cute picture of her alongside those of her with her friends. As […]

Sketchy Sunday #22

Sketchy Sunday at Traci Reed Designs I had every intention of following this sketch very closely when I first saw it.  I love a grid as a page foundation and they translate really well from a 12×12 into a 6×8  album. As I started to build my page though I kept thinking about the 2×2 square page protectors I have in my stash and a new direction came to me. I opted to use that rather than a page base, and it opened up for me to have some shaker pockets instead of ink splatters. I am REALLY happy with […]

It’s time for Summer Camp!

It’s time for Summer Camp The new Traci Reed collection has taken a very different direction this month. After the brights of Happy Day we now have a much softer feel to the new Summer Camp collection. My husband and I are big fans of the outdoors and walking together in nature is one of our happy places.  I just know I am going to make lots of layouts with this fun outdoorsy theme. I chose to push myself for the launch and did one outdoors-y story and one very NOT outdoors-y one!! My first project (above) includes hidden journalling […]

Oh Happy Day!

Oh, Happy day! There is a new collection over at Traci Reed Designs and it is such a fun one!! It is called Happy Day and there is a bonus Happy{birth} day mini collection too!  It is full of fun bright colours, and celebratory icons. We have a 16th Birthday coming up in our house this month and I plan to document ALL of those stories with this collection.  Until then though, here was my first two projects. The first one (below) is celebrating my daughter and how DEEPLY honoured and grateful I am to be her mom. The honour […]

Hey Wildflower!

Wildflower Release Oh My! The new collection from Traci Reed Designs has launched and it is a STUNNER!! I really wasn’t sure when I first saw this collection – there is no pink! Shock!! As the mom of a teen who loves pink I was worried I would find it difficult to use this collection.  Fast forward a few days and it is now my favourite collection!!! I made quite a few projects really quickly with this collection.  That hasn’t happened to me before.  I normally fuss around for ages trying to work out which route I want to go […]

Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Dreamer Release There is a new release over at Traci Reed Designs … and its FREE! I am TOTALLY in love with the new Beautiful Dreamer collection over at Traci Reed Designs.  I can’t BELIEVE this is a freebie collection! It is absolutely stunning and I have already made soooo many projects with it! Most of those are all saved up for some future blog posts but here is one I can share now. The predominant colours in this collection and pink and blue which makes it super versatile. The motifs (as you’d guess from the title) are all […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day When Traci invited us to create a project for International Women’ Day to honour a woman who inspires us, I felt spoilt for choice.  There are so many inspirational women that I either know, or know of. After some reflection though, I chose to celebrate the women that I sit in circle with each month as we co-create the Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2022. The Ceremonial group is not an exclusively female only environment.  The genders of those involved shift and change each year.  This year, however, there are 9 women and I am lucky enough to be […]

Self Love

The importance of self love The Team are reflecting on self-love over on the Traci Reed Designs blog this month. Self-love is one of the values that I seek to hold at the core of who I am in the world.  It is a value I am working hard to encourage my fifteen your old daughter to adopt too.  Without TRULY loving ourself – exactly as we are: with our challenges, our broken places, our shadows and our unique light – how can we truly love others? This is a subject I come back to in my self-reflections alot. It […]