pockets, pockets, pockets

My 3rd class at Big Picture Classes is now available. It is all about pocket pages!
Here is the class description:

Pockets open up a whole wide world of possibilities for memory keeping! In Pocket, Pockets, Pockets, Kelli Rich shares her passion for pocket-based memory keeping with a look at the different ways she records her family's memories in pocket page protectors! To keep her process fun and her album interesting, Kelli uses a variety of styles and sizes in her album. Explore tricks for using both horizontally- and vertically-oriented pockets on one spread, ideas for filling small coin and collector card pockets, and tips for creating spreads with only four large square pockets. Spice up your pocket page documenting with a variety of new and inspiring ideas! 

Here is the link:
 If you aren't a member of BPC, you can do a monthly trial! 


recent cocoa daisy projects

Here are a few of my recent projects I made with Cocoa Daisy:

Valentine's day gifts and decor

I have been ordering from Parabo Press for a couple of years now and I love them. If you follow my Instagram, you've probably heard me mention them since that's where I get many of my pictures for memory keeping. I want to share a few ideas you can use for Valentine's day gifts or decor. First, these 5x5 prints on stationary paper. Tied up with a string, these make a such a cute gift. They come in a set of 25 prints. You can also order the smaller 4x4 ones for free. Yep free. 

I love our gallery wall of these prints in our entry way. I added some Valentine's day decor to it for February. 

I ordered this poster print and rails for my husband for Valentine's day. The magnetic wood rails make hanging up a nice print super easy. And we can easily change out the print whenever we decide to order an updated print.  The size of this one is 16x22.

Here is a close up of the rails. And the poster print quality is great. 

I always love cute packaging. Look at the way Parabo packages your stuff.  

Use code FEDAY for 25% off anything you want. 


my Big Picture Class

I am so excited to have my 2nd class at Big Picture Classes going live today. It's all about adding watercolor to your planner. Here is the class description from Big Picture Classes:

Add some color to your planner! In Watercoloring Your Planner, Kelli Rich introduces you to a new way to express your creativity! By adding watercolor to your planner pages, you can add style and interest while combining functionality and fun. Start by learning how to choose the right supplies to get started. Then Kelli shares how to add florals, a daily weather report, and creative splashes of color to your pages. You'll love the result! 

What you'll learn:

  • The supplies needed to start watercoloring in your planner
  • How to easily add floral designs to your planner
  • How to add a simple daily weather report to your planner
  • Techniques to add splashes of watercolor onto planner pages

Thanks for checking it out, 


december daily 2017

One of my favorite projects each year is a Christmas journal, or December daily. This was my 6th year making one, and I love it. 

I tried to add as much vintage ephemera as I could since the only thing better than vintage, is "vintage Christmas." The tree on the cover is from an antique store. It's a Hallmark two sided decoration. 

I added "tangibles" whenever I could. Here you see Legos in a sleeve. This represents the ornaments we made with legos.

I added my kids' art work here and there. That's one of my favorite things to add. It makes it SO personal. This is Greyson's drawing of our elf. 

I hand cut out letters with patterned papers. 

I dedicated a page to baby Jesus, since he's the reason for the whole holiday. I used words to describe him from an Illustrated Faith Christmas paper. 

I even added a snapchat showing a not so good day. Not every day needs to be fabulous. Lets be real, some days are not that great. Haha (More about this on the video at bottom of post).

I printed an image of the movie, STAR on an instax. I simply googled "star movie" and took a screenshot, then printed it. I also had the cutest star confetti, so I added it inside a sleeve with our movie tickets. I hope the tickets won't fade as fast in the sleeve. 

Here is a video with a walk through and talk through of each page. Thanks for checking it out!