Remember to shine

Two crafting days in a row!! Wowza!!! I made a layout with Lunar Lights and got distress inky and therefore got happy! Hehe!


I used two Studio Calico kits (Who’s Who & Metropolitan) for my layout and some stuff from my stash. I absolutely adore Studio Calico kits! Such a good mix of stuff, and really great people running the company! Check them out! 🙂


Here is my entire layout. This was the first time I made one about myself. It was nerve wracking! Oh my! I used these really cool House of Three paper that already has embossed areas on it and added Distress Inks. I love the look and there was something so therapeutic about it!


I absolutely love paper piecing the lanterns from Lunar Lights. They are the perfect size for custom embellishments on a layout! After I cut them out I used a paper piercer to pierce a whole through the lantern “loop” and then through the base paper of the layout. I threaded some baker’s twine through to make them look like they are hanging. I just love this look!


Here is my journaling:  
“Sometimes I get dragged down by the every day. I let little silly things affect me when I shouldn’t. I need to remember to always let my best self show through. I need to remember to be awesome. I need to remember to shine. 2/24/2011”
I always need the reminder to shine and not get dragged down by the little things. This is a reminder I especially needed today!


I just adore this Maya Road ribbon and pins. They just make me smile!

Thank you for coming by and saying hi! Have a wonderful weekend!

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Sassafras, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, October Afternoon
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Lunar Lights)
Ink: Jenni Bowlin (brown sugar), Ranger Distress (tumbled glass, broken china, scattered straw, old paper, tattered rose, vintage photo)

Etc: Sassafras dress pattern alphabet, American Crafts puffy honey Thickers, Maya Road velvet pleated ribbon, Maya Road Crystal star pins, brown baker’s twine, KI Memories button, May Arts silver thread

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


36 thoughts on “Remember to shine

  1. I love this layout – it's gorgeous! I just used that paper the other day on a layout about my wedding day. I think your journaling is about something we all need to remember sometimes!!

  2. wow, not only crafty day but a LO! LOVE that photo of you. You have such an infectious smile and it really shines in the LO. The lanterns are a perfect touch!

  3. Gorgeous layout Kelly! I love your perfect paperpieced lantern embellies. Your talent is definitely shining through in this page 😉

  4. This layout is fabulous! I love the colors, the distressing, the paper-pieced lanterns, the journaling, and that beautiful photo of your face all lit up!

    So good to see you crafting again, Kelly Marie! I know you've got so much to deal with right now, but remember that there are lots of us out here who love you and are thinking of you and sending you happiness vibes throughout the day!

  5. Very lovely layout! I am glad you focused on yourself because who is better to do it than you? The stamps are wonderful paper pieced. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Kelly, this is a beautiful layout!! I love the paper-pieced lanterns. So gorgeous! Plus a lovely, lovely photo – that's how I picture you, a girl with such a warm smile. Have a happy day, and a lovely weekend!! Hugs.

  7. amazing. i love the colors you used and the way the lights are hanging with twine gives an elusion of motion that i love.

    you really brighten my days with your happy designs so please remember to shine shine shine!

  8. So happy that you're getting some crafty time, Kelly!! And this layout is bee-yu-ti-ful! Love how you inked up the embossed paper, love the colours of the lanterns, and your picture is lovely, too! Hugs to you and Putter!! :o)

  9. I just love this layout! I thought of you today when I got the e-mail from TwoPeas that your stamps were in stock! So exciting!! I hope you are doing well! Hugs from Copenhagen!

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