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. 

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! 

 

 

 

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! 

 

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

Raise your hand if you're still playing catch up on your 2016 album!  

(shamelessly raises my own hand)

Don't feel bad. If you're still catching up on your album, that just means you were having too much fun MAKING memories instead of documenting them. Let me share this and make you feel even better about being a little bit behind - I haven't even started on my 2017 album!  And I'm ok with that! 

Instead of feeling the pressure to "keep current" and take lots of photos, I'm finding myself enjoying a relaxed month, catching up on last year's projects, dreaming about the year ahead and working on other things. Today, however, I'm here to share my first project as a new creative team member for Kellie Stamps!

Kellie Stamps Creative Team Members for 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Kellie and her physical stamp sets back in 2015.  Well, last year she began offering digital stamp sets and I was in love... As a hybrid memory keeper, I love using digital stamps to make my own journal cards, which is exactly what I have done here with the new Looks Like Summer collection that Kellie just released.  

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

Since it is summertime in Australia, were Kellie is based out of, they're enjoying warm sunshine while I'm here watching it rain in January.  I grabbed these photos from last summer and created a page worthy of summer fun for this layout as I work on catching up in last year's album. 

9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps
9x12 Summertime Pocket Page featuring Looks Like Summer Digital Stamps by Kellie Stamps

In my top photo, I used two separate digital stamps from the Looks Like Summer collection to create my own phrase to accompany our kayaking photos.  In addition, I paired it with two printed cards from One Little Bird's Soleil collection and topped my layout with a cute wood veneer from Color Cast Designs and some string. I just love how the page turned out! 

Stay tuned because I'll be sharing another page I created digitally using more of Kellie's digital stamps just released in January.  Be sure to grab her sets now, I promise you'll love them!