Felicity Jane // Outfit of the Day // Notebook Layout

Hello again sweet friends, last week I was on the Felicity Jane Blog with a quick and fun traveler’s notebook spread using the gorgeous stamp set and papers from the LONDON kit!

OOTD by Andrea Gray | @FelicityJane

When working on my personal notebook, I often just grab a photo that’s inspiring or has a story – but this time I specifically chose this photo because I was desperate to use the Outfit of the Day stamp! Let’s be honest, it’s perfect and it’s going to get a lot of use!

The other stamp I was itchin’ to use is the gorgeous flower. Its clean sketch look caught my eye right away!

I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my layout and take a few minutes to hop over to see more about this project! Until next time, friends! Thanks for hanging out with me!

Andrea

 

 

 

Elle’s Studio // February Pocket Page

Hi again, Friends! It’s Andrea here with another pocket page! The February kit is full of colorful journaling tags, cute stamp sentiments and clean labels to document your everyday and I’m going to share some fun ways you can use them to accomplish that!

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SUPPLIES: February 2017 Kit, January 2017 Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers, February Labels, Speech Bubble Stickers, Date Stickers

One of my favorite ways to capture in words what I’ve captured in photos is to make a list. Here I used a 4×6 journaling tag from the February Kit to list all the “things” that happened during the week. All of these items are documented in photos but maybe there’s no room on the photos to document in detail. I like adding the list in one spot to allow the reader to match the item to the photo. I then added the date range and week number sideways and a heart and die cut to the bottom to make it feel complete.
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Memes are a great way to say what needs to be said when you’re just fresh out of your own words. The journaling tags are perfect for adding a meme while still showing off the colors or design of the card. ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_03

Another way to add stories to your small pocket inserts is to use a label. The Elle’s Studio Labels are perfect for quick little jots of text. Below I’ve used them for a quick story as well as a time stamp. I turned the yellow label vertically so that I didn’t cover up the design on the card and it still allowed me to write out all the words for my story.ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_04

The stamp sentiments are the perfect size to add little pieces to tell your story. One of my favorite things to do is to stamp directly over the design on the card like I did over the yellow stars. It makes it feel like it belongs there – like it’s part of the design. On the orange card, I used the white label space to stamp the word favorite from the February Stamp Set.ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_05

Elle’s Studio makes it so easy to document your days with fun and colorful supplies! Thank you for joining me today!

Andrea

Elle’s Studio // February Kit Release

I do believe it’s that time again! The 10th of every month means ELLE’S STUDIO KIT RELEASE DAY!!!! And the February kit + extras are sooooooo lovely!!!

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Seriously, would you just look at all that goodness? The purple and orange combo is like WOW!

Check out some of the projects I created with the February Kit + Extras!

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FIND EVERYTHING HERE:
February 2017 Kit
Puffy Heart Stickers
February Labels
Speech Bubble Stickers
Date Stickers
Wood Months

OH, and don’t forget that you can now SUBSCRIBE to ensure you get your monthly kit! You can do that here! START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!

Happy scrapping Friends!
Andrea

Print at Home Process // UPDATED + free template

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Hey Crafty Babes!

For 2017 I decided to start printing my photos at home exclusively and have a fun video that takes you through my process from phone to desk. I bought a Canon Pixma iX6820 in December and I have loved having easy access to printing without having to wait for a lab to ship them and also I don’t have to pay for shipping. 

I have not done the precise pricing calculations to compare printing online versus printing at home. What I do know is that the printer is purchased, I have plenty of ink and the photo paper is readily available and I don’t have to spend money each month to print. I know that some would say that I am spending money on printing because I’m using the supplies, but when money is tight I can still print and don’t have to wait until I have money to spend. For me, that’s what sealed the deal. I want my photos and I want them now! LOL!

I’ve seen so many discussions about how complicated it can be and it’s so much research to just get started. Then how do I get the most use out of my paper? What program is best? It becomes a lot of information! It’s a question I get a lot!

I’d love to show you how to make it easy to get started? Hopefully I can walk you through my process and you’ll find it to be super simple. Below are links to the supplies I use and mention in my video:
Canon Pixma iX6820
Additional ink cartridges
Semi-gloss photo paper

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Check out my video below and see if any of this process makes you feel less intimidated by printing at home!

Oh, and to help make this process even easier for you, download the Photoshop template that I use here.

Keep on scrapping!
Andrea

 

Felicity Jane // She’s Got Personality

Hiya Crafty Babes!

My very first project as a Felicity Jane Team Member is up on their blog today! <<< that’s a link – click it to go directly to the FJ blog!!! =)

I cannot even tell you how fun it is to use and play with the LONDON kit!
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Head on over to the blog to see more about this snarky little layout and how it relates to personality types!

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Questions? Always feel free to leave a comment! xo
Andrea

Ask Andrea – episodes 4 & 5

Hey crafty babes! I’m back with 2 more Q&A sessions for ya! I have compiled all of your questions from previous videos and am answering them in true retrohipmama fashion…with a video and some laughter!

EPISODE 4:

EPISODE 5:

Do you have more questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll answer them in a future video.

AWESOME NEWS // I’VE JOINED THE FELICITY JANE TEAM!!!

Hello Crafty Babes! I have some exciting to share! I recently joined the Felicity Jane Design Team and am so excited to share lots of projects with you over the next 6 months!

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This group of ladies is crazy talented and I’m so honored to have been asked to join the team!!
Check out some of the projects I’ve done with the FJ kits already – from before I was on the DT! I clearly fell in love right away!

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The London Kit is what I’ll be working with for February – isn’t it ADORABLE!?!?

I hope you’re all having a great day and that you get to pick up LONDON for yourself and enjoy all the goodies!
Happy scrapping,
Andrea