Sketchy Sunday #31

Sketchy Sunday #31 When I first saw the sketch for this week I was uncertain about what collection I wanted to work with. I have been loving the new Goldenrod printable collection from Traci Reed Designs but I knew I wanted to work with some Prom pictures from earlier this year – in Summer … and Goldenrod is an autumn collection! With this in mind I opted to work with plain cardstock in the background and am so, so happy that I did! I actually ended up pulling in more patterned papers and icons than I ever intended to.  Somehow […]

Hocus Pocus

Oldie but Goodie – Hocus Pocus When this collection came up on the Oldie but Goodie challenge over  at Traci Reed Designs I just HAD to sign up. This is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES of all Traci’s printable collections!! As a crystal-loving, witchy-vibe, Priestess this is one of my go-to collections! I love the triple moons, the references to crystals,  smudging and more ! It is definitely a collection that is for life not just for Halloween for me!! I’ve been feeling in a bit of a funk lately with my scrapbooking and this project brought me back my […]


Goldenrod Launches Yay! I LOVE release day over at Traci Reed Designs and this month is extra exciting! September release can only mean one thing … October Daily products!!! This year Traci has opted for a more autumnal collection (but of course has added in some spooky icons and sentiments for capturing Halloween memories later in the month.) It is still not very autumnal here in the UK so rather than showcasing those gorgeous autumn motifs, I opted to work with the Halloween colours and icons to capture the story of visiting the Museum of Witchcraft while we were on […]

Sketchy Sunday 27

Sketchy Sunday #27 Another lovely sketch this week over at Traci Reed Designs! This one calls for one photo and a small amount of journalling if you opt to stay true to the sketch.  I opted for just that! Once again I adjusted my design to fit a double page in my Life Crafted size album (rather than creating a 12×12 project) I chose to work with the brand new “My Oasis” collection which I am LOVING!! Although this collection is a home themed collection, neither of the projects I have shared so far have been anything to do with […]

Mix it up Monday – My Oasis and Indoorsy

Mix it up Monday – My Oasis and Indoorsy When I first compared the older “Indoorsy” collection with the new “My Oasis” I did wonder how well they would work together… but I trusted in Traci’s understanding of the feel of the collections she creates and looked through my files to work out what I wanted to print. As “My Oasis” is the current collection I have all of the Traveller’s Notebook papers and Die Cuts already printed and cut so I just needed to go through the “Indoorsy” files. I LOVE the grungy/ distressed/mixed media look to alot of […]

My Oasis

My Oasis The August release is live over on the Traci Reed Designs shop and it is STUNNING!! It is called “My Oasis” and the colour palette is just beautiful! Soft tones with lovely florals and icons built in to the backgrounds.  The theme is all about how our home is our safe space – our oasis … but as always it is SUPER versatile. In fact my first project is nothing about homes at all!!! I love the yellow tones in this collection – they are almost golden and are perfect for stories for this time of year in […]

Sketchy Sunday 26

Sketchy Sunday #26 I really loved the design of this weeks sketch and the white space that it contained. I was keen not to lose or add too much white space so opted to do a single page for my project – with a view to adding some additional photos in a pocket page on the right hand side of the album that this will sit in. My project is sized 8.25″ tall and 6.75″ wide and I am working with the “Sunkissed” collection from Traci. As I am still working my way through Prom-prep stories my photo is black […]

Sketchy Sunday 25

Sketchy Sunday Another great sketch over on the Traci Reed blog this week. Again I converted this from a square design/ 12×12 into a ‘Life Crafted’ size for my story album. Each page is 8.25″ tall by 5″ wide (so a 10″ total width) which mean that I had to reduce the number of circles I added into the background. I decided to blend two collections for this memory capture  – the current Sunkissed collection for the papers on those circles, and the older Love List collection for the background papers and embellishments.  These two went SO well together I […]

Sketchy Sunday #24

Sketchy Sunday #24 The sketch this week over at Traci Reed Designs is one that showcases two square photos.  The placement of the paper layers in a vertical over on the one side also gives the sketch a really clean and uncluttered feel.  I knew that I wanted to use patterned paper for the background as soon as I saw the sketch but was unsure which collection to go for. My photo stream is currently FULL of photos from my daughter’s prom and I knew I wanted to start telling the stories of that experience straight away.  We had so […]

Mix it up Monday Sunkissed and On the Go & Going Slow

Mix it up Monday This week for Mix it up Monday we are mixing the new “Sunkissed” collection with older (but soooo good) “On the Go and Going Slow.” I love to work with papers and embellishments from more than one collection as it adds even more levels of interest to the paper layers, embellishments and sentiments – it also means I have even more goodies to pick from when I am creating. “Sunkissed” is full of gorgeous orange, yellow, pink and green tones and sunny, hippy icons. The colours of “On the Go and Going Slow” match so well […]