Scrapbooking Summer Adventures

Hello, everyone. This is Mariko here today to share with you my love for Kelly Purkey and her products through the pocket-style scrapbook pages I made last week.

I just can’t stop loving everything Kelly creates! In her current collection, Clearly Kelly, I am particularly pleased with the colors she used for the Designer Paper Pad and the Sticky Notes. I live in San Diego, California, and the photos taken in harsh midday light during summertime could often have extremely high contrast. Papers with soft and feminine colors and designs don’t go well with such photos. Kelly’s bold and vivid color scheme is just perfect for the images I captured on the day I spent in a hot and sunny park all day long with my husband.


Kelly’s workshops have taught me a great deal of the use of tabs and labels in scrapbooking. I am happy now that I have her Documented Stamp & Cuts. I can make my labels any time in any color!


Kelly’s Sticky Note is partially used here and treated as a label. Some of my favorite stamps, like this one from Kelly’s Live Big, fit right in the blank.


We have visited this park numerous times but never walked from one end of the complex to another (and back). It is quite an accomplishment for an inactive couple! To show off, the geo tag icons from Kelly’s Happy Place are stamped, hand cut, and adhered to the places we visited on a photo of the downloaded map.


The top of the clipboard-like card is a tab I made using Kelly’s Scored Tabs Stamp & Cuts and Kelly’s Daily Life.


White heat embossing powder is used here for brightness and texture.


This is one of my favorite stamps from the latest addition to Kelly’s collection called New Adventures. It has a set of six framed sentences that begin with “we.”


I think the “we” stamps tell a story.


Can you tell what I did here? I used the sticky notes as a border.


Color splash!


I am not very good at layering pieces of paper, but Kelly’s Planner Clips Stamp & Cuts allow me to do so because the dies create a perfect slit.


The ‘we” stamps also help bring unity to a series of travel album pages.


It was my birthday. I was born in 1974, the same year that Hero Arts was born.

Another color splash!


Kelly is a great writer. I love the way she plays with words. “Just be your selfie”? That is fun!


I had such a good time in the park and in my craft room making these layouts. Next time I would like to be physically fit enough to climb the California Tower with 125 steps!


Thank you very much for stopping by.

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