Documenting Currents with Lorilei Murphy

Good and bad, we’re supposed to record it all, and during these times that our lives have changed, it’s important to continue to document how we are experiencing each day. That’s what guest designer Lorilei Murphy did on the layout she’s sharing with us today—documenting her feelings and thoughts about having to prepare for a pandemic and the unknown, but in such a beautiful way using our April 2020 monthly kit and add-ons!

Hello! It’s Lorilei here with you today sharing a layout I made using the gorgeous April Elle’s Studio kit and extras! I couldn’t help but scrapbook about the current situation we are all experiencing. That’s what we do as memory keepers!

Supplies | April 2020 Kit, April 2020 Print and Cut LabelsPlant Lady Journaling TagsBeautiful Day Die Cuts, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, This Week Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Spring Wood Veneers, Springtime Tabs Stamp, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp

My jumping-off point for this layout was the awesome journaling tag featuring the multi-coloured marks. The tag gave me the opportunity to use all the colours in the April Kit! I also selected the “story of today” tag from the kit, and the plant tag from the Plant Lady Journaling Tags. I picked out labels from the Beautiful Day Die Cuts pack and started to arrange them on my background.

Once I had an arrangement I liked, I began filling out the labels. I stamped my title on the deep red label using the fabulous Typewriter Alphabet Stamp, my new favorite! I also stamped the word “smile” on a pink label for the base of my layout, and then added the Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers to the top of the “Story of Today” tag from the April Kit. I decided to add my journaling to the April Print and Cut Labels and add them on top of the tags to add more pops of colour. 

Next, I selected phrase stamps from the Springtime Tabs Stamp. I love this stamp set for adding little bits of extra “journaling” to a page! For finishing touches, I found three pieces of the Spring Wood Veneers that went with my story and added them around the page. Hearts and dots from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers sprinkled in three areas tied it all together for me and completed the page!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you pull out your Elle’s Studio April goodies and tell your stories from this remarkable time!

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!

Are you documenting the current times with our April kit and add-ons? Share with us using the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! Lorilei will be back to share one more project with us next week, but until then, be sure to follow Lorilei at these links to see more of her work:

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