Documenting Currents with Guest Designer Lorilei Murphy

We are so excited to welcome Lorilei Murphy to the Elle’s Studio blog today as our April guest designer! Lorilei creates stunning layouts, pocket pages and traveler’s notebook spreads that always focus on good design and beautiful photos. We know that you’ll love the fun, stamp-heavy project that she’s sharing with us for her first post today! Let’s take a look!

Hello! My name is Lorilei, and I am thrilled to be sharing my projects with you this month! The time has flown by since I last guested with Elle’s Studio, and I am grateful to be invited back! Today, I am working with the April kit and many gorgeous add-ons available in Elle’s Studio shop!

I adore stamps and stamping. I was immediately intrigued by the Springtime Tabs Stamp and decided to use it in my first project! I paired the stamp set with the colourful April Labels. The labels have prompts like eating, watching, thinking, etc. and I thought they would be perfect for a currently spread. I gathered some items that my daughter chose to represent her life right now, and took a photo. 

Supplies | April 2020 KitApril Labels, Tiny Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers, Springtime Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Metal Die, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp

I chose a pocket insert that would fit in my 6″ x 8″ album and then did some measuring to fill each pocket. Onto smooth, white paper, I stamped a tab in a co-ordinating colour to each April Label, and inside, a word phrase from the Springtime Tabs Stamp using black ink. I cut a square piece of cardstock to attach to the outside front of the pocket page; this creates the illusion that I have a page of paper pockets. It also allows the tab to slide in and out of the pocket page for journaling/reading. I used the Typewriter Alphabet Stamp to stamp the numbers 1 through 8 onto white cardstock and then used a punch to make them into a circle shape. Then I placed these number circles on the co-ordinating items in the photo before I adhered them to the project.

Once I had all the pieces stamped and cut, I assembled the pocket page. It went together really quickly at this point since all the pieces were made!

For a finishing touch, I added stars from the Tiny Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers in coordinating colours both on the pockets and photo.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope this project inspires you to document your currents!

Hello!  My name is Lorilei Murphy (pronounced Lauralee) and I live with my husband and teenager daughter on a farm about an hour north of Calgary, Alberta.  I have always been a crafty girl and love to try all kinds of art and memory keeping!

What an amazing project Lorilei shared with us! we can’t wait to see what she will share with us next week, but until then, be sure to follow Lorilei at these links to see more of her work:

Instagram | Facebook | Blog | Pinterest

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