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So before I go on a no new craft supplies summer (worst idea ever I'm sure), I filled a shopping cart on Two Peas in a BucketFreckled Fawn, and both of them arrived on Monday, and I was so excited to share my haul with all of you, that I moved around some posts I had planned for later this week so I could share my excitement with you.

I shared this photo on Instagram Monday morning after my packages arrived. I couldn't wait to tear them open and see all my pretty goodies!

I opened the box first (of course), and this was what greeted me. There was paper placed on top to keep things from shifting around too much. The box weight 19lbs, so I think I got a lot of stuff.

Instead of tackling the giant box of goodies, I started with my slightly smaller package from Freckled Fawn. Inside was a bunch of wood veneers, and these three stamp sets. I will definitely be ordering their stamps again in the future. Aren't they just the cutest?!

I ordered two of each package of wood veneers because I have a very strong feeling that I'll be using these A LOT in the future. They're just the kind of simple embellishments that I needed for my PL pages.

Then I pulled everything out of the box and laid it out on my desk. There's such a variety here, and I'm sure I won't need to buy anything else for a while.

Of course I bought a variety of Studio Calico wood veneers. I bought one of each of these.

I'm a sucker for stamps. The two sets on the left are from Technique Tuesday by Allie Edwards. The set on the right is by Allison Kreft.

I bought two Elle's Studio sets, the far left is 100% Sweet Stamps, the second is from the Serendipity line, next is Happy Place "Home" by ChicTags, and a set by Evalicious (which I only recently discovered), you can find her shop (here).

Doodlebug sequins were a must have for me, and are what started this whole thing. I wanted to make some sequin pockets (which are really popular) for my PL pages, so I bought a bunch of sequins, and I'm waiting on some vellum from Studio Calico.

I've recently developed a love of thickers, so I bought some Dear Lizzy Thickers. They're gorgeous.

Here's a close up so you can see the difference between the three sets. The set on the left has navy dots, the middle set has white dots and the set on the right is covered in aqua glitter.

The bottom set of stickers is from Studio Calico, and the top set is Close Knit.

Baby stickers by Studio Calico. The far right set are vellum stickers.

The far right is Pebbles: Love You More journaling and filler cards. I saw them in a  Youtube video on Two Peas' channel, and thought they were just the cutest! In the middle is Dear Lizzy title cards, just 6 3x4 cards for Project Life. On the right is embroidery thread by Amy Tangerine.

On the left are Crystal Clear Sequins by Jenni Bowlin. In the middle is some Cut & Paste enamel stickers by My Minds Eye. One of my favourite lines by them! On the right is some chalkboard die cuts from Studio Calico.

I'm so in love with the Cut & Paste line from My Minds Eye that I bought both 6x6 paper pads, and the chipboard stickers.

These stickers are Sundrifter by Studio Calico.

Here's a variety of 12x12 sheets I ordered including, Dapper Dan by Glitz Design (mustaches), a couple pages from Cut and Paste by My Mind's Eye, some Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy paper as well as some rainbow chevron vellum.

I got the MME (My Mind's Eye) 6x6 Chalk paper pad and the Story Time paper pad by Studio Calico. I loved the colors and I make a lot of baby themed things for family and friends.

I picked up a few 12x12 paper pads as well. The left is DIY Shop by Crate Paper and the right is Color Wash by Pink Paislee (my favourite!).

I bought the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 12x12 paper stack as well, and the Atlantic paperstack by Studio Calico.

Maggie Holmes and Wanderlust by Studio Calico 12x12 paper stacks.

Dear Lizzy: 5th & Frolic Collection Pack. There wasn't a 12x12 paper stack available, so I got this instead. It has a variety of papers that match the Project Life core kit, and some black glitter thickers.

Because I ordered more then $1 in physical product they sent these free gifts. I don't think I'll ever use the punch, so I'll probably put it into my pile of supplies to sell. As for the canvas, I have no idea how I would even use it, but I might hold onto it until I figure it out.

Now I just need to wait for my photos from Persnickety Prints to come in so I can put some of these beautiful supplies to use and work on the last two years, then I think I'll offer to do some albums for family (heritage, a travel album for my grandma, and various albums of photos from my childhood and my siblings).

Have a great Wednesday!


Project Life: Week Eleven

This post is long overdue, but there's been a lot of work happening, and I currently have issues with updating this at work. I've also been debating the future of  this blog. I want to do more than just crafty things, but that would involve another name change, or another blog, or something I haven't quite decided upon yet.

Until I figure that out, I'll keep posting my Project Life layouts and crafty things here. So, here's week eleven. I've been keeping up with making the layouts, but falling behind when it came to photographing and posting them here.

This week had a lot of photos that I wanted to include, and when I made it, I was trying to adjust my style a little bit and try being a little more creative with my layouts. Right side is Design C.

Here's the left side of my week. I used a variety of cards from Blush, Midnight, 5th and Frolic, and the March Studio Calico Kit. I try to keep my photos in chronological order as best I can, but I tend to group them in a straight line when I can't. 

This is the front side of my full page insert. It's design D. I didn't really want to journal about any of the photos on this page except the bottom left one, and since it was a vertical photo I just used pic frame to make it a 4x4 square and adhered it to a 4x6 blush card. I used my cricut to cut out the white shape next to it, and wrote my journaling on it so it would stand out a bit more. 

This bottom left photo of the left page, I stamped on a scrap of paper and adhered it to the photo. I wanted to draw attention to the photo and the silly expression on her face. I asked her to say cheese and that was the face she made

This is the second half of my layout. I used another card from the SC March kit, some blush cards, and a couple background cards by MAMBI (me and my big ideas). 

Here's the left side. I used the to left card to journal about the icing I accidentally smeared on the cupboard, and I used the bottom card to journal about Jon's Warhammer photos throughout the layout. I like to include his painting progress whenever I can because creating this album is my hobby, and I feel it's important to include bits of his in here. Plus the mat in the bottom left corner is super awesome! It's like a super fancy car mat, and I would absolutely drive cars on it. 

Here's the right side of my week 11. Jon's birthday was this week (hence the cupcakes). We didn't have a fancy dinner or anything for him since we were bothy working, but we took the cupcakes to work and shared, and then a couple days later my sister came by and we ate the cake. 

I used a similar stamp as the beginning of my layout, but it says this guy instead of this kid. I also stamped on the card below it because the journaling went with the photo on the previous page. 

My layouts could be prettier, but I don't always have the time to spend hours on a layout so I make them simple. Perhaps I'll go back and embellish more in the future when I have time. But ten years from now, no one will concern themselves with how much embellishing I did or what products I used. At least I hope not. 

Have a great day!