Introducing CayleeGrey.com - Online Classes for Memory Keepers and Classes for a Cause!

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We're Adopting!

Our faith filled journey to bring home a sweet little baby through the beautiful process of domestic adoption. 

The amazing Caylee Grey, of CayleeGrey.com, is generously donating the proceeds from her classes to our adoption fund if you purchase one (or all!) of her classes this weekend.  So, if you purchase a class you not only get a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best, but you also are helping my husband and I bring home our sweet little babe soon through adoption!  How incredible is that?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES FOR A CAUSE!  

PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR ADOPTION FUND!

 

Caylee has three awesome options to choose from and you can learn at your own pace:

GETTING IT DONE! Being a creative person isn’t all paint and roses. It comes with a unique set of struggles. but it doesn't have to be that way!

GETTING IT DONE!

Being a creative person isn’t all paint and roses. It comes with a unique set of struggles. but it doesn't have to be that way!

EXPRESS WITH LESS Find your calm and put your emotions on a page. Nothing more, nothing less. No overload of extras and stuff. Just you, a blank page and the basics.

EXPRESS WITH LESS

Find your calm and put your emotions on a page. Nothing more, nothing less. No overload of extras and stuff. Just you, a blank page and the basics.

PHOTO ORGANIZING Create an efficient organization and processing plans for your digital memories!   

PHOTO ORGANIZING

Create an efficient organization and processing plans for your digital memories! 

 

No Coupon Code is Necessary.  

Please visit CayleeGrey.com to make your purchases.

Offer valid Aug. 18, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017.

 

 

 

Introducing Live a Little by One Little Bird | 9x12 Digital Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout

At the beginning of each month, I'm always awed and inspired by the newest collection Peppermint Granberg releases for the One Little Bird store.  This month, the Live a Little collection is bright, summery and has floral elements that I couldn't resist!  I'm so excited to share a digital 9x12 pocket page I created with the set.  You can find it here.

9x12 Digital Pocket Scrapbook Page by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue using the Live a Little designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird.
 
 

Adorable Traveler's Notebook Insert featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird

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Hi guys! Just popping to share a quick project I made for the One Little Bird creative team this month.  I'm pretty obsessed with making these folded pages that slide into a mini album binder I keep on my shelf.  I created this entire page in Photoshop Elements and printed the outside first, then the inside. After that I used my Cricut machine's Print Then Cut feature to print out my embellishments and have the machine made the cuts.  It's perfectly precise every time and saves me a ton of time from fussy cutting! 

Next, I layered on my photo and elements and simply adhered everything down. I love how cute it turned out, don't you?

 

I used the following products from the One Little Bird shop:  Rise and Shine, Postscript and Sugarcoated. The wood veneer is from Elle's Studio, the xoxo paper is from Felicity Jane and the text template is from Paislee Press.

Adorable Traveler's Notebook Insert featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird, created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Adorable Traveler's Notebook Insert featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird, created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Adorable Traveler's Notebook Insert featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird, created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
Adorable Traveler's Notebook Insert featuring designs by Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird, created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.
 

Easy 8.5x11 Scrapbook Page featuring the Photocentric No.1 Template by Paislee Press

My favorite way to make an easy collage page is to use a template.  Liz at the Paislee Press has some really great options to make this process streamlined and simple.  I simply adore how this digital page turned out.  

I used Photocentric No. 1, elements from Fresh Air, and this set from my shop. 

 

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Introducing Summer Vibes by Paislee Press | Traveler's Notebook Insert for a Mini Album - Hybrid Scrapbooking Style

I had this crazy need to feel some paper between my fingertips after all these digital layouts I've been working on lately.  The new Summer Vibes collection from Paislee Press provided the perfect opportunity for me to create this fun, traveler's notebook style insert for my mini album.  I simply created the page in Photoshop Elements, printed, it, folded it in half and embellished.  My next step is just to punch holes along the fold and I can snap it into my mini album. Easy peasy, right?! 

Introducing Hyannis by One Little Bird | 9x12 Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout

Y'all! I'm totally in love with this newest collection from One Little Bird. It's called Hyannis and you can find it here. 

 

DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press

Hi friends, I'm so excited to be sharing this super fun, different sort of project... Many of you already know that my husband and I are adopting a child.  As a result, I've been in nesting mode lately, gathering and making things for a baby. Since we don't know yet whether we will be having a boy or a girl, I've been collecting gender neutral items.  

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When Liz over at Paislee Press released the Scenic Route collection, I was immediately enamored with it.  I'm so excited to use it in my pocket page scrapbook and digital scrapbook pages, but first, I just had to use it to make some baby onesies!

With a little text advice from my sweet friend Emily (Desk of Confetti), I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to kiss cut Liz's designs out on stencil vinyl.  The vinyl is adhesive so after weeding the design on the cutting mat, I peeled the backing off the stencil, adhered it to a pre-washed onesie and slid a piece of chipboard between the layers of the onesie.  Next, I used a foam brush to apply black fabric paint.  I allowed the onesies to dry for 24 hours, then carefully peeled the stencil vinyl away.  Next, I used a pressing cloth and iron set the paint on the onesie.  

I just love how cute these are and know I'll be making more soon! 

DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press
DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press
DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press
DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press
DIY Baby Onesie Using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Stencil Vinyl, Fabric Paint and New Designs by Paislee Press
 

Introducing the Irvine Park collection from One Little Bird | 9x12 Digital Scrapbook Page

I love this new collection! It's floral, summery and bright. I mean, really? Could it be any more perfect?   Run, grab it now right here

Introducing the Irvine Park collection from One Little Bird | 9x12 Digital Scrapbook Page
 

Digital Scrapbook Pages | Gallery of Recent Layouts feat. Paislee Press and Kellie Stamps

When life gets busy, there's nothing more simple than creating a digital scrapbook page to document memories.  Since I've been focusing this year on other things, I've not had as much time to make paper pages, however, I have found time to create digitally.  This works so much better for me at this point in life because I can easily carve out 30 mins or so once a week to knock out a page or two.  

I wanted to share some of my recent pages with you because several of them include new, fun designs from some of our favorite designers!

 

This layout features the Happy Birthday set, elements from Meant to Be and For Like Ever by Paislee Press. 

This layout features the Happy Birthday set, elements from Meant to Be and For Like Ever by Paislee Press. 


Paislee Press template Press Plate No.2 made this digital layout so easy! I combined it with elements from the Rainy Days collection. 

Paislee Press template Press Plate No.2 made this digital layout so easy! I combined it with elements from the Rainy Days collection. 


What's the craziest thing you've ever documented?  My mom encouraged me to save our first grocery receipt after my husband and I got married. I loved creating this digital scrapbook page with a scanned copy of the receipt - preserved forever! This fun page uses the Good Food digital stamp set from Kellie Stamps. 

What's the craziest thing you've ever documented?  My mom encouraged me to save our first grocery receipt after my husband and I got married. I loved creating this digital scrapbook page with a scanned copy of the receipt - preserved forever! This fun page uses the Good Food digital stamp set from Kellie Stamps. 


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This set of digital pages was super fun to make! I love the pops of color that the circles create. I paired them with a more simple page on the left side to balance the spread.  In these pages, I used Paislee Press elements from Year One, Eternal Sunshine, High Five and Pictures and Words No. 19. 


I love a digital 9x12 pocket page! The look is so clean and refreshing! In this layout, I'm using the Weekend Vibes collection from Paislee Press. 

I love a digital 9x12 pocket page! The look is so clean and refreshing! In this layout, I'm using the Weekend Vibes collection from Paislee Press. 

JUNE RELEASE DAY FOR KELLIE STAMPS! | Creating 6x8 Hybrid Scrapbook Pages Using Digital Stamps Collections

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?!  That's right, it's RELEASE DAY at Kellie Stamps!  It's a little bittersweet for me because this is my last month for this term with the KS Creative Team.  I'm really going to miss these great gals and working with Kellie's designs regularly, but she already knows I'm a customer for life!  

Kellie has two really awesome, new sets available which I'm featuring below.  As a hybrid artist, I just love using her digital stamps for titles in my pages. I can easily color them to match my photos and they make excellent focal points, as you can see! 

PROJECT ONE:  THIS GIRL COLLECTION

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JUNE RELEASE DAY FOR KELLIE STAMPS! | Creating 6x8 Hybrid Scrapbook Pages Using Digital Stamps Collections

This first set, This Girl, is super fun.  There's some pretty hilarious phrases in the set. Another personal favorite of mine is the one that says "This girl needs a donut."  LOL!    For the page I made creating with this set, I simply printed the 100% tired phrase off on white paper and used a tag punch to make a tag to slip behind my photo. Because of the bold text, it really makes an awesome eye catching embellishment.  

 

PROJECT TWO:  CURRENTLY COLLECTION

JUNE RELEASE DAY FOR KELLIE STAMPS! | Creating 6x8 Hybrid Scrapbook Pages Using Digital Stamps Collections
JUNE RELEASE DAY FOR KELLIE STAMPS! | Creating 6x8 Hybrid Scrapbook Pages Using Digital Stamps Collections

For this second spread, I used the new Currently collection which is so stinking perfect for basically everything.  It's a versatile collection that's worth having in your stash of digital stamps (or physical stamps!).  For this layout, I made another tag and colored it pink in Photoshop Elements before I printed so it would tie in with the photo.  I included some elements from Pink Paislee's birthday collection and really love how this layout came together. It's simply darling.    Also, I must mention that the majority of the paper you see in these two spreads is from Felicity Jane Studio and the text template is from Paislee Press.