Using Digital Stamps for Hybrid and Digital Scrapbook Pages PLUS, New Releases from Kellie Stamps!

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?  It's RELEASE DAY over at Kellie Stamps! Kellie has two really awesome new stamp sets available in both digital and acrylic!  They are called Nuts About Food and Today Was...  

Both sets are soooooooo versatile and so incredible! I'm in love with them.  Below are my two projects using the digital stamp versions. 

My first project for the Kellie Stamps creative team was this one, creating a 6x8 hybrid scrapbook page.  I first arranged my digital stamps and journaling on a 6x8 mat in Photoshop Elements, then printed that page off on my home printer.  Next, I layered some colorful paper, a photo and embellishments on top, then punched my holes and voila! 

8.5x11 Digital Scrapbook Page created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue using the new Today Was digital stamp collection from Kellie Stamps!

My second project is much simpler. I created a 8.5x11 digital scrapbook page using recent images, a digital paper and template from Paislee Press then used the REAL LIFE digital stamp from Kellie's new release as the title for this page. I'm so excited to do create more pages like this because at the end of the year I plan to print all these pages together in one simple, easy to read photobook! 

Have you ever used digital stamps before? If so, what do you love about them?  If not, what has held you back?  I'd love to share or answer any questions you might have about using digital stamps in your projects! 

 

 

 

Beautiful, Spring Themed 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Pages featuring the Bloom Collection by Paislee Press

Did you know that each month the Paislee Press Creative Team comes together to provide a virtual gallery of inspiration?  That's right, it's called the Press Exhibit and you can find all the recent posts here.  

I am honored to be featured there each month using some of my favorite designs from the Paislee Press store.  Today, I'm sharing a beautiful spring 9x12 pocket page spread I created, that will be featured in this month's Press Exhibit, using the Bloom collection.

Modern Memory Keeping - a 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page featuring the Bloom collection by Paislee Press. This page was created for the Press Exhibit by creative team member Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Modern Memory Keeping - a 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page featuring the Bloom collection by Paislee Press. This page was created for the Press Exhibit by creative team member Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Modern Memory Keeping - a 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page featuring the Bloom collection by Paislee Press. This page was created for the Press Exhibit by creative team member Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Modern Memory Keeping - a 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page featuring the Bloom collection by Paislee Press. This page was created for the Press Exhibit by creative team member Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Modern Memory Keeping - a 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page featuring the Bloom collection by Paislee Press. This page was created for the Press Exhibit by creative team member Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.

How perfect is this collection?  I mean, seriously?!  #allthehearteyes

 

 

Hybrid Memory Keeping Using Digital Stamps | New February Releases from Kellie Stamps!

Hybrid projects are totally my jam.  Using digital stamps on my hybrid projects is like my soul fuel. I am really loving the two collections released at the end of February from Kellie Stamps - Good Times and Crazy.  

As a member of the Kellie Stamps creative team, I so enjoyed working with each of these digital stamp sets! Below are two sneak peeks of my projects and on April 10th, you'll be able to find my process for using these digital stamps and creating hybrid pages in my newest Big Picture Class, titled YOUnique!   If you're interested in learning more and getting a reminder of when this class is LIVE, please be sure you sign up for my eNewsletter now. 

Otherwise, search the hashtag #KellieStampsCT on Instagram for more inspiration from the creative team gals using these two awesome digital stamp sets! 

 

Introducing the NEW Duly Noted Collection from One Little Bird | 9x12 Pocket Scrapbook Page

Happy Tuesday, friends!

For many of you who live in the northern United States, you're probably enjoying (or suffering through) a snow day today... For me, though, I've seen a couple of snowflakes fall here, but really it's just cold and overcast.  So to brighten up the day, I'm sharing this cheerful, new release from Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird Designs!  It's called Duly Noted and the soft, subtle tones of this kit are just gorgeous! I found them perfect for documenting some photos from winter of 2016!  You can purchase this new collection right here

9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.
9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout by Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue. Featuring the Duly Noted collection of journal cards and designs by One Little Bird Designs.

As you can see, I'm slowly finishing out spreads with last year's photos. For this year, I haven't even started an annual album. Instead, I've been so focused on adoption plans, my new Big Picture Class which premiers soon, and a fun little personal album I've been working on. As a result, I'm planning to take the year off from making an annual pocket page album and I'm going to create an annual photobook instead. If you have any tips for creating a photobook, I'd love to hear it.  Otherwise, I'll just be over here continuing to finish out my 2016 pocket page album! lol. 

What are you currently working on?

 

TWO NEW SETS ADDED THE SHOP! Must Love Dogs and I Heart Snacks - 3x4 Journal Card Sets

Just a quick little update to let you know that there are two NEW sets that have been added to my shop.  You might be able to tell just a little bit about my personality from these new releases, I mean, puppies and snacks are two of my favorite things! 

Thank you so much for your incredible support on this little labor of love so far! I have several more sets in the works so be sure you're following me on Instagram or subscribed to my eNewsletter so you'll be the first to know about any new releases! 

 

INTRODUCING JOURNAL CARDS! NOW AVAILABLE - Perfect for digital and hybrid pocket page scrapbook enthusiasts and modern memory keepers!

HAPPY SATURDAY FRIENDS!

Introducing Journal Cards designed by Turquoise Avenue!  100% of proceeds go to support our adoption fund! These cards are perfect for digital and hybrid artists who enjoy pocket pages, traveler's notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and more!
Introducing Journal Cards designed by Turquoise Avenue!  100% of proceeds go to support our adoption fund! These cards are perfect for digital and hybrid artists who enjoy pocket pages, traveler's notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and more!

If you've been wondering where I've been, well, I'll tell ya.  Buried somewhere under a mountain of adoption paperwork and working my little fingers to the bone.  We are so excited for this beautiful, time consuming journey and the joy that it is bringing us in the hope of a sweet little babe soon!  You can read the latest update here.

With that being said, I'm super excited to share something else I've been working on... I now have JOURNAL CARDS available in the Turquoise Avenue shop! Yes, you read that right! Each set of journal cards is just $2 each and your purchases help support our adoption fund! The digital downloads will include four digital jpeg files for my digital loving friends and for all my fancy hybrid artist friends, each set includes an easy-to-print .pdf file! So yes, all you have to do is purchase, download and print!

The shop seems a little sparse right now, but I promise I have some fantastic sets up my sleeve. In addition, I'll be offering a GIVEAWAY here and there so if you're not already signed up for my newsletter, be sure to do so here so you can stay on top of all the new releases. 

Thank you for your support and have a lovely weekend y'all! 

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (ANOTHER ONE!), SNEAK PEEKS AND A NEW CLASS!

You guys.  Adoption is crazy, hard work!  While everyone is talking about Valentine's Day and discussing the latest political news, I'm over here up to my eyeballs in research, paperwork, discussions with the hubs, baby registries, and more.  Seriously, my brain feels like a bowl of melted ice cream some days. lol. But I know it will be so worth it in the end. 

In the meantime, I have some REALLY BIG NEWS for you all (I mean, besides my baby news). 

I'm going to be teaching with Big Picture Classes again! Yes! I'm so excited. My newest class will premier in April 2017 so right now, I'm working behind the scenes to create twelve(!) really awesome lessons for you.   Please stay tuned on that, I'll be sharing more about it at the end of the month in my newsletter.  If you're not already signed up to receive my newsletter, you can sign up here. 

Lastly, I wanted to share three sneak peeks of some fun projects I've put together using the newest releases from One Little Bird and Paislee Press (links below).  P.S.  I'll be sharing the full pages in my BPC class and on Instagram in April. 

One Little Bird Designs | All Things Considered

One Little Bird Designs | All Things Considered

Paislee Press | A Love Story

Paislee Press | A Love Story

 

As Seen in the 2016 Winter Edition of SCT Magazine | 9x12 Pocket Page Spread featuring designs by One Little Bird PLUS SOME LAST MINUTE VALENTINES IDEAS!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick update today, sharing a Valentine's 9x12 pocket page layout I created with the Crazy For You collection from One Little Bird Designs.  This layout was featured in the 2016 Winter Edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine!  

I just love Peppermint's fun designs and seriously, those cute little foxes had me giving #allthehearteyes! 

Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.
Feature in Scrapbook and Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue | Adorable Valentine's Day 9x12 Pocket Page Layout - created by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, featuring designs by One Little Bird.

 

 

GUESS WHAT?! WE ARE ADOPTING!

Just in case you missed our epic announcement on social media...

For many of you, you've been following our story of trying to start a family for well over two years now.  So many of you beautiful souls have reached out to us, me especially, with messages of love and support after our miscarriage last year.  We are now so excited to share our adoption journey as we prepare our hearts and home to welcome the sweet little baby God is preparing for us! 

 

Create a Digital Scrapbook Page in Under 30 Minutes! | Featuring the Oh Happy Day Collection from Paislee Press

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the month of February!  I haven't had a whole lot of extra time lately to update here, but I promise, I have a good reason!

Digital Scrapbook Page by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue using the Oh Happy Day Collection from Paislee Press

Today, I wanted to share a page I made in under 30 minutes using the new Oh Happy Day collection from Paislee Press   and Photoshop Elements 15.  I simply opened my favorite template from this template set, dropped in my photos and elements, added some text and done! I printed this off on 8.5x11 paper and have slipped it into my 2016 9x12 album. 

I love a quick page, don't you?!   (Plus, I'm giving myself credit for catching up even more of my 2016 album. lol)

What have you been working on lately?