Saturday, March 1, 2014

More Monthly Moments: February...

Today is my second installment working with Papertrey Ink's new line of stamps, dies and papers for February called Monthly Moments. This line was designed for scrapbookers and pocket page scrappers, but of course can be used on cards as well! I made another pocket page, reviewing our highlights from February. Pics are of us on my hubby's birthday and my daughter Kati on the morning of her school Valentine's party. (Just to warn you, my teen doesn't like her pic taken these days, so you may see a lot of Kati. Ha. I will figure out a way to get Taylor into a few pictures as well.)

I had a really hard time photographing this. It's so colorful in real life!

I started with the journaling cards. I know. I know what you're thinking. "You don't start with the photos?" Well, I had an idea of what photos I was going to use, but I tend to work backwards, working with the colorful journaling cards first. I figure out where to place them, then add my photos after. I like to spread out the color!

Often times in my mini albums, I make little fun things to go between the pages. I just like to create fun surprises for the reader. I made a pocket with vellum (fold vellum and stitch sides) and stamped "this" several times, then embossed it with white embossing powder. I added a Monthly Moments journaling card inside, the February calendar from the free download and a letter that I typed up about all of our February highlights! The pocket floats in between the pages.

Next to it, I used the Valentine Stitches dies to poke little arrows in the cardstock. Added some washi tape to the bottom before I die cut the arrows. "Here's The Story" was stamped with Monthly Moments: Library Card stamps.

On the left side, I kept it super simple, 2 photographs, a journaling card, and then a fun pocket made with the Framed Love die. The hearts were cut from one of the Monthly Moments papers. Washi tape adorns the outside of the pocket to match the one on the vellum pocket.
Next, a little pic of my cupcake...hee to some cupcakes that we made for daddy's birthday. Took this one of her before she left for school on the day of her Valentine party. She was all dressed up, she HAD to get a red dress for that day, so we found one at Target. "Today is a perfect day" was stamped with Monthly Moments: Days of the Week stamps.

Behind the pocket is one more pic of Kati the morning of her Val. party. I used the Wonderful Words: Love die to cut out the word and added it over the pocket.

On the bottom right, I stamped "happiness is us" with the Monthly Moments: Slide Frame stamps. Love adding these little sayings!

Visit Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Ashley Newell, and Melissa Phillips to see more!

Love pocket page layout:
(All supplies are by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: February (this heart), Monthly Moments: Library card (Here's The Story), Monthly Moments: Days of the Week (today is a perfect day), Monthly Moments: Slide Frame (happiness is us)
INK: True Black and Versamark
PAPER: Monthly Moments journaling cards and papers and free download with kit, vellum
DIES: Valentine Stitches dies, Framed Love dies, Wonderful Words: Love die
OTHER: washi tape - unknown, pearls- Melissa Frances, white embossing powder machine stitching.


Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous is all I can say! I love the colors and that vellum pocket is definitely something I am going to scraplift.

Linda Nicholson said...

Your layout is just as pretty as I envisioned it would be the other day when you said you would have a new layout to share on the forum. Love the vellum pocket and how you used the arrow dies to poke holes as a design accent.

And what is it with teens/tweens and getting their picture taken? One thing i'm noticing that I thought I would share. BOTH of my boys will ham it up for pictures when their friends are in the picture with them.


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Danielle!
My PTI order got rerouted back to Cincinnati, so I'm still waiting for my Monthly Moments goodies....

Elizabeth S. said...

So gorgeous.! Love all the inspiration.

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Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful post Danielle! I love the vellum pocket you created! And the pictures are lovely!

Raster to Vector said...

Gorgeous! nice photography you've shared. thanks.

Donna said...

oh my goodness!!!! LOVE!!!

CalleLillyCafe said...

Love it all & the tiny details as well!

Shay said...

Such a beautiful way to capture your gorgeous family, Danielle! Adding Monthly Moments to my must-buy list.

Suzanne said...

Danielle, you SO inspire me! I love seeing you work with the Monthly Moments. I hope to order this in my next order and to get crackin on my album. Thank you!