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Preparing for Documenting December with Patricia

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends! I hope you have been enjoying the Winter/Christmas release and took advantage of the offers during release! I’m using them in my upcoming December album. Let me show you how I am planning and prepping to use them.

I’m using the Pup-Tastic Christmas, Winter Magic, and Be Merry sets. Like all of Evelin T Designs’ sets, she has some great little images. I’ve used some of them on cards I plan on using in my album. With those little details added, I stamped out a few of the larger images and colored them with Faber-Castel Polychromos Pencils, and fussy cut them out.

So now I have many ways that I can add these images ready to use in my album as I document in December! I knew I had to include the Pup-Tastic Christmas. My daughter started choir at school. Hoping they will do something for the holidays if all goes well!

Thank you so much for stopping by and let us know if you plan to use the new sets for cards or for your documenting!

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Memory Planner with Positivi-Tea

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck
Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends! I am really enjoying doing Memory Planning as a way to capture the routines of our lives. I find Evelin T Designs stamps a great way to create and use my own images over and over again whether by stamping and fussy cutting or stamping directly onto my planner. Stamps were always my go-to for getting so much out them than just one use! So here is a look at how this spread came together.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Firstly, I take a look at the photos for the week and then decide which to print larger and which to print smaller. Then, I start adding the stamping, die cuts and stickers after I adhere the photos to my pages.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

I always have extra stamped and colored images. All I had to do was to add the images from the Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith stamp sets I used to where they would help tell the story and fill in my collage. The sentiments are perfect for adding to die cuts or directly to my planner too. The fonts and sayings go so well with the style of my planner.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

I needed a few more stamped and colored images for this layout. But it was easy to do. I knew exactly which ones I needed. The coloring was quick since I already had my colored laid out. I love the details the stamps add. My favorite little cluster is the ‘Sunday Ride’ with the Alpha Blocks set, the ‘Be You’ sentiment from Life is Beautiful, and the leftover stamped and colored cloud from Take a Leap of Faith at the bottom.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope this gives you inspiration to pull out your leftover stamped and colored images and use them on our next project whether memory planning or a card!

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All Things Grow with Love | Traveler’s Notebook | Patricia

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends! Today I want to share three different ways I am using the new Floral Surprise stamp set in my traveler’s notebook. I started this notebook documenting my daughter’s journey of ballet. She has stayed with it since 2 and has been with the same ballet studio since 4. I had these pages prepped ahead of time using white cardstock and watercoloring the background. Then, I used the Floral Surprise stamp with blue ink to stamp partially onto my background.

I added two sentiments on this page, one at the top and one on a die cut. I finished with journaling and embellishments.

For the next page, I did partial stamping onto die cuts that I adhered onto my page. This gives the look that the image is part of the die cut.

I then repeated with more of the sentiments and embellishments to this page as well.

I had to add a little sentiment to this bottom photo. So perfect. I stamped onto the photo with Staz-On ink.

For my third and last way, I heat embossed in a copper color onto the background. For each page, I did pull from the colors of the costumes or in this case the feel of them. So I think the heat embossing gives a beautiful effect here.

And again I used the sentiments from the stamp set on my die cuts and my pages.

I love the texture that this stamp set gives to backgrounds. It is definitely a great focal point stamp for cards, but it is perfect for creating different backgrounds for your memory keeping. And the sentiments, the fonts, just perfect for adding to my story and the details.

Thanks so much for letting me share, and hope this inspires you to get creative with the Floral Surprise stamp set!

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A Cup of Positivi-Tea | Traveler’s Notebook | Patricia

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends!  I have a bold clean design in my Traveler’s Notebook to share with you that was inspired by the new Evelin T Designs Life is Beautiful and Positive-Tea stamps along with my tea obsession!  They worked so well together!  I have been on a mission to find a favorite Green Jasmine, which then lead me to find an Earl Grey.  I have quite a collection of teas already, but wanted these especially to rotate with my coffee drinking 😉  After taking a photo of my newest collection of teas, I white embossed with the Life is Beautiful stamps on the Altenew Balmy Pattern paper.  I added the coordinating washi tape along the edge, trimmed, and added white machine stitching.  

I adhered these pieces to my white background, adding another strip of wash in contrasting colors with my inked cups and my sentiment from the Positivi-Tea Stamps.  Before adhering anything, I penciled in where my journaling would go to send through my typewriter.  I love the simplicity you can get from these stamps with the white embossing on pattern paper blocked, and then the colored stamping for the title and background.  It creates great color and movement.

I did the same thing on the right side where my photo is, and then finished with die cuts and chipboard from the new Altenew Enjoy the Ride, as well as a circle chipboard from Pinkfresh Studio.

The Evelin T Designs stamps work perfectly with these gorgeous bold colors, die cuts, as well as the simplicity I wanted in documenting about my obsession.

Thank you so much for coming by the Evelin T Designs blog. Lots more inspiration from the tea and our guest designer this month!

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Emma’s World | Patricia Roebuck

Hello Friends! Hope you have enjoyed the new 2020 Evelin T Designs Release and have decided on stamps that you want to add to your creative supplies. Today, I’m going to be using the new Best Friends Fur-Ever! along with the Alpha Blocks stamp set, which is older but works perfectly with the new stamp set. I had a lot of fun creating cards with the new release, but for today, I’ll be creating in my Traveler’s Notebook.

The first thing that I did was stamp the clouds and the girl from the Best Friends Fur-Ever! set using Staz-On ink. For this project, I left the clouds as it is, but colored the girl with watercolors. I also stamped the tiny daisies, coloring one of them, trimming and adhering to the girl’s shirt…such a cute detail!

Since this is all about my daughter’s world, I cut out a round cut file from JustNick Studio and backed it with a starry blue pattern paper with colorful rays…perfect for my 12-year old. This set the base of my left side. Next, I stamped my title using the Alpha Blocks in Staz-On, trimmed them in rectangles, and then added watercolors to coordinate. I used Photoshop Elements to create a circle photo to trim and adhere on my circle, and then placed the title around the curve and the cute girl next to the photo.

I have wanted to use this adorable girl for a memory keeping project with my daughter as soon as I saw her, she is just perfect. To create dimension with the clouds, I popped them up with foam adhesive around my page. For the right side, I wanted journaling about her and the things she enjoys doing. I’ve already been corrected in misspelling Avatar…LOL I’ll have to mark that out later, but this is so her right now.

I have a lot of color (mine and especially my daughter’s favorite) on the left, so I continued that with the journaling on labels and coordinating embellishments with it. It helps to balance both sides of my spread.

Hope this inspires you on more ways to use your Evelin T Designs Stamps! Thanks so much for letting me share!

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More June Release Cards | Patricia

Hello Friends!  I have a few cards I wanted to share on the Evelin T Designs blog here using the Floral SurpriseUnder the Sea: MerFriends, and the Best Friends Fur-Ever! sets.  


First is the Floral Surprise.  The first card, I colored the entire image with watercolors, let dry, and then came back with detail using polychromos pencils.  For this second card today, I used just the polychromes pencils for a softer look.

After the first layer of coloring, I went back with a just a little bit of shading, keeping this soft.  For the base of the card, I blended a pale blue ink, fussy cut the stamped and colored image, and foam adhered.

Before foam adhering, I placed and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  LOVE Evelin’s fonts for sentiments!

Next, is the Under The Sea: Merfriends stamp set.  I colored all the images with watercolors, let dry, and fussy cut them out.  Then I went looking in my stash of leftover mixed media creations and found pieces along with pattern paper from my stash to layer for my base.

For the first layer of the card panel, I used a die cut leftover from my first card using this set, then layered and stitched the pattern paper and mixed media panel for my background.  The background was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Embellishment Mousse.  Then I adhered my images.

I used another leftover mixed media piece to stamp my sentiment.

Next is the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set.  I colored all of these pieces with watercolor, fussy cut them out, and then used pattern papers from my stash to create a base, then clustered the images together.

And again, I am so happy with Evelin’s fonts and sentiment choices.  So usable and so many possibilities. My first card I created with this set, was just the larger monster and a coffee sentiment.

Hope you have enjoyed the teams inspiration and have picked some favorite sets to purchase!  Hard to choose, but really ALL so wonderful!  

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Home to Your Heart | Bible Journaling | Patricia

Hello Evelin T Friends!  I am still a non-essential employee and hoping work will be back soon.  But I feel like even though we are having to stay home, I feel like I’m maybe trying to go through the checklist of to-do’s to make everything feel more normal.  So the other day I went and sat outside by myself and had some quiet time, and then came inside to do some journaling.  Even though I love Bible journaling, I tend to do more of it in devotionals like this one from Illustrated Faith.

I started by adding one of the leafy images from the Fun in the Snow stamp set all around in different directions using Staz-On ink, then I continued to add more from that stamp set as well as Coffee Art and Good Tidings to You.

For the stamping of ‘choose,’ I trimmed the ‘choose coffee’ sentiment from the Coffee Art stamp set to be able to create repetitive stamping.  This is more like art journaling as well, so it is playtime I needed plus quiet time.  I started playing with that heart swirl latte image from Coffee Art to give it a completely different look.  After the stamping was done, I added watercolors to the images and to the area to handwrite journaling.  Then I finished this off with adding stickers and die cuts.

Hope everyone is well and hopefully this inspires you to also have some quiet, creative time for yourself.

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Memory Planner with Patricia

Hello Evelin T Design Friends.  I truly hope everyone is well during this time.  I hope creating cards, or just stamping and coloring is good therapy for you right now!  This difficult time we are going through reminds me of the difficult time of going through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  That time period pushed me into my love of being crafty where my creative journey began.  So the difference from that circumstance to this one is I want to document it creatively, even though I do have to push myself to take photos 😉  This time has pushed me to go back to my Memory Planner love.  I will admit I gave it up because I could not keep up, but I realize how important it is to do.  Today, I’m using the Coffee Art stamp set to document the first week at home.

I first start by adding photos for each day, trimming cards and adding journaling, and then adding stamping.  In this case, I wanted to emphasize the coffee cups from the stamp set.  To me it really means home and even more so since coffee really helps to relax me and need it right now!

I didn’t add any coloring to the stamped images.  I wanted to create a clean look to the spread and add embellishments to them.  One way I used the coffee cups the most was to do a partial stamping in the rectangles for the day.  Then for the sentiments from the stamp set, I added them to the rectangles and die cuts.

The ‘Hallo There!’ and ‘Smile’ are perfect for these spots above, and the leaf image from the set, frames the rectangle and the circle chipboard.

Once my days were filled in, I go back go the first page and add more journaling and stamping (kind of like my title).  Along with my die cuts and stamping the month, I added another coffee cup image from the stamp set and filled it with hearts!  

Thank you for stopping by and prayers for health for everyone!

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Coffee Gift Card Rolodex with Patricia

Hello Everyone!  So excited to back again to share a project with you that actually combines creativity with a necessity…well maybe not a necessity.  Being a memory keeper, I love to put the Starbuck’s gift cards within my memory keeping.  Unfortunately, that does not always happen…oops!  As I was cleaning up recently, I came across all of these cards.  I couldn’t throw them out!  My original idea was a mini album, but then I remembered this old Heidi Swapp Rolodex…PERFECT!

So combining some creativity with my stash and the Coffee Art stamp set, I started decorating pages to insert into the rolodex.  For the Starbuck’s cards, I made sure they were all uploaded to my app, and then added them to some of the cards.  I have a punch and a die cut to fit the rolodex, but neither would be strong enough to go through the plastic cards, but if you do, that would be great!

Some of my cards are small like this Greatest Mom and the hearts, so really do love them adhered directly to a card.  For the images, I have several colored mostly on white cardstock using the Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  And that little blue banner, I embossed the coffee beans in white and stamped the sentiment in black.

Once I started to get into a routine, I found different ways to add images or sentiments to each card.  I used the leaf image with the bunny…so cute!

On this one card with all of the heart cards, I didn’t add stamping.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to add them, but since I had so many from previous years, I added three to a card and just added enamel dots around them.  For the newest heart from this year, I added a stamped coffee cup with the tea bag that I masked and colored with the Polychromos pencils.  Even though I usually get coffee with these cards, I am a huge tea lover as well!

I really didn’t have too many cards, but something I may do as they build is create a divider for the seasons.  For now they blend…  Such a fun creative outlet.  I added fussy cutting, a die cut heart, and another colored cup with a masked tea bag to the back of this clear card.

I think this might be one of my favorites combing a gift card and the stamping!  I adhered the card to pattern paper, added the stamped sentiments, and foam adhered the hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate that I stamped onto grey cardstock and colored with the Polychromos pencils…so fun!

These last two cards don’t have as much stamping, but the sentiments are perfect on each one!

Love how this came out and excited to see it build!  Hope this gives you an idea of what to do with your gift cards using the Coffee Art stamp set!!

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Love This | Traveler’s Notebook with Patricia

Hi Everyone!!  I’m excited to be back again this month to share my first memory keeping project using Evelin T Design stamps!  This is a spread in my Traveler’s Notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set.

I knew I wanted to include hearts, and I thought the adorable bear and bunny would be a perfect accent to my spread.  I first stamped and colored them with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

Then I stamped ‘peace love joy’ from the same stamp set onto white cardstock using black ink and die cut hearts from the cardstock.  Next, I cut a circle heart from my Silhouette and backed some of the hearts with leftover pieces from the stamped cardstock, and then adhered my stamped die cut hearts to fill in.  I balanced the colors by using softer colors with the bold red from the circle heart and the bold black and white from the stamped die cut hearts.

I absolutely love the look of stamping and die cutting these hearts as well as backing the hearts from the Silhouette cut file.  Gives such an amazing look to your project!  I placed my photo first, and then finished by adding more hearts and embellishments.  To not take away from the design, I added my journaling to vellum and stapled near the top.

Thank you so much for letting me share this memory keeping project with you from my traveler’s notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set!  Happy creating!!