Studio Calico February Kit

Studio Calico’s kits just keep getting better! February’s kit is full of unique embellishments from stickers, wooden pink stars and a small stamp set. The cards this month future a good mix of patterned cards and simple cards! The one thing I really love about this months kit is that there is a lot of seasonal elements, perfect for making a valentine’s day layout!

In the next few days ill be sharing more layouts from my 2017 album, which will feature my trip to London and also my Valentines day page in which ill be using a few products from this months kit!

Sophie Xx


 

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Project Life ~ My Process & Favorite tool’s

This past year I have learned a lot about how I like to document, everyone documents differently,  has their own way and the favorite tools! I want to share with you my process and how I go from an empty page protector to a finished album page. I’m also going to share my favorite tools to enhance and create beautiful pocket pages!


My Process

Daily, weekly or monthly ?  I Document monthly, I find this way a whole lot easier than weekly.

My process is simple, Step 1 I pick my favorite photos from my phone or laptop, decide before printing where I want them to be on my layout . This helps me narrow down the quantity of photos.  Once iv picked them I will then use the Becky Higgins Project life app to crop them to size.

Step 2 Once my photos have been printed I will then place them in my page protector and find filler cards and journaling cards to match. I will pick out colours that are featured in the photos and match them up to the cards I want to use.

Step 3 Normally after a few days I will come back to my layout and add writing and embellishments to the page. I do this so I can look at it with a fresh pair of eyes and have a clearer idea on how I want the page to look.

Favourite tool’s 

  • Becky Higgins Project life app –  This App has been a life saver, i use this app ever time i need to print my photos. It makes me cropping my images down to 4×6 cards a whole lot easier!
  • Fuse Tool – The fuse tool was a christmas gift so I haven’t had it a long time, but it has quickly become one of my favourite thing! This is how I use it!

 

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I use the fuse tool to make clear pockets like the one on this page! I fill them with small embellishments!

  • Home printer – Since buying myself a printer in the black Friday sales it’s really helped me stay up to date with my documenting!

What is your process for documenting? What are your favouite tools?

 

Sophie Xx

 

Ali Edwards December daily by One little Bird

On black Friday I was on the hunt for a Christmas Kit for my 2016 Project life album, I wanted my last month of documenting to be full of Christmas memories and photos but also christmas embellishments and card! I’m not doing December daily but I am going to document more of the everyday this month.

Ali Edwards December daily by One little bird ~ This kit is full of christmas embellishments and 3 different sizes of cards!

I cant wait to start documenting this month with this kit, I’m loving the traditional colour scheme and the cute sayings on the cards!

What kit are you using to document your December / christmas memories?

Sophie Xx

 

“October” Studio Calico Documenter Kit

Hi Guys, this moments Studio Calico kit arrived a little later than normal so after a busy week at work I’m finally getting the chance to tell you all about it! When Studio Calico release a sneak peek of the next months kit I really wasn’t impressed, as its October wanted to show the season in colour just like every other month. But this kit seemed to much like spring and summer then fall!

This kit isn’t my favourite and some of the products I personally wouldn’t use. But I do like the mix of colours and patterns in this months selection of cards.


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A few of my personal favourites from this moths kit are the clear gold letters these would be perfect for adding a small gold touch to layouts and also perfect for the upcoming christmas pages!

The next favourite is the Stamp set! I love receiving stamp sets in the kit’s for one they make me feel like I’m getting my months worth and also they are so fun to use. They make the perfect addition to simple cards!

Last but not least Chip board stickers, I can’t get enough of them!

What did you think to this months kit? What other Project life monthly kits can you recommend?

To see the pocket pages I  create follow me on Instagram at Sophiespocketpages!

Sophie Xx

 

 

September Studio Calico Kit

Hi Guys!! Today I’m finally shearing the contents of the lost River Documenter kit by studio Calico. This month iv wanted to use the kit a little bit before reviewing.

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This months kit was the perfect mix of different embellishes, cards and stamps. The main colours incorporated in the kit are perfect, I love the dark greens and earthy tones, they are the perfect transition my album needed to start looking a little bit more autumnal

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This is my half-finished layout using the lost River kit, it still needs a bit of work but I’m loving the look of this page.

My favourite product from this kit is the stamp set! Iv only just started to use stamps in my album so my collection isn’t big, these are the perfect addition to anyones stash, big or small. They read ~ Road Trip! Day Trip! this is exactly why I ALWAYS CARRY A CAMERA, Oh darling let’s be adventurers and The Great outdoors! I’m definitely going to be getting lot of use out of these Stamps!

Sophie Xx

~ I will be sharing my lastist A beautiful Mess order and a etsy Planner sticker order soon so stay tuned! ~

Project life 2016 Part One

I started my Project Life journey a few months into 2016, I wanted a new way to document, I wanted what I create to look grown up and I wanted to be proud to show it off. This year my love for memory keeping has become a passion and it’s all down to Project Life. Today I want to share the first part of my 2016 album with you all!



What I use to create my layouts

  • Project Life App – At the moment I don’t have my own printer, so I was finding it hard to print my photo’s to the right size to fit my page protectors. That was until I found The Project Life app. You simply add the photo’s to an already sized page, then save to your device. They’re now already to print!
  • Documenter Kits – I live in the UK and the only craft store is Hobby Craft which isn’t the best store if you’re looking for fun and unique embellishments. Each month I receive a themed documenter kit though the post, it’s full of filler cards and embellishments. They really inspire me and make my album really look fresh and exciting. (Check out my blog for past kits)
  • Core kits – Core Kits are a box full of different filler cards, at the moment I only have the holidays Core Kit which features cards for every holiday throughout the year. I really love this kit. The next on my list is the Everyday Edition, this kit is full of black and gold foil cards and as the name suggests you could use their cards everyday.

I hape you enjoyed taking a look inside my first Project Life album, in the next few months ill share more of my layouts and also a few of my favourite products.

Sophie Xx

“July” Pool Party Documenter Kit

Today I received my second Studio Calico documenter kit, this months kit is Pool Party perfect for Summer!

This subscription really is the best iv committed to, its so nice and refreshing to receive different and more modern project life/ crafting products. I loved last month’s kit, but this month’s seems to be even better!

This kit contains 30 cards 5 are 4×6 and 25 are 3×4 and there all featuring summer colours and patterns.

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Did you receive the kit this month, let me know what your thoughts where, what do you love, and what do you hate! Overall I loved it! It really brights up my original stash and adds different  embellishments and cards!

Sophie Xx

*Stay Tuned* ill be sharing how I use these this in my Album.