you guys. i just finished turning in my final project for my typography class & i have to say ... i feel like magic. it's like i drank 30 butterbeers with a side of felix felicis ... & now you know what a huge nerd i am. i mentioned on the blog last month to have your wands at the ready for the magic that was coming to the SHOP & some of you were lucky enough to snag a stamp or two. to be honest, when mine came in the mail i was almost as excited as i was the moment i walked in to Universal Studios. i fully intend to blog about my geek out moments and share my layout of all the good stuff, don't worry. the last couple of months i haven't had time to take much of a breath or stop to think about all of the memories i have been making and with finals i haven't had ANY time to create but now that i have a few weeks off ... i intend to reflect on the year, make some more magic, and set some NEW goals including WAY more crafting. i know the stamp is sadly sold out BUT, there are always the books... ALWAYS. 

-Karry Potter.



happy fall y*all.
// are you guys ready for thanksgiving? i had class on halloween so i am ready for real holiday time. i can't wait to cook. it seems like this time of year always brings out the side of me that wants to be in the kitchen making & less at my desk making. staying in bed has been a battle as well, but... with October's SHOP UPDATE i finally got myself making. what can i say... those new alphas & the cute sweater reminded me how much i love fall. i decided to document my everyday photos & what this season looks like for me right now leaving out all the homework & 'blahs'... i tried to focus more on the faves. 

"people are always telling you that change is a good thing..." -Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail.

// change is hard but, i have been taking note of how the season doesn't mind & the leaves just keep falling gracefully. i'm gonna try to be more like the leaves haha. graceful isn't a term i use for myself often.. can i walk without tripping, damn, but i am trying to be a bit more on top of things. school feels like it's trying to kill me sometimes but it's nothing a few deep breaths, some photos, a craft day or friends can't cure. at least campus is sorta beautiful this time of year... 

// i love the photo i took of one of the buildings at school framed by this crazy overhanging canopy of leaves i walk under everyday. with this layout i wanted to document the coffee that helps me survive & some of the new clothes i treated myself to for this season, hello cute pleather jacket. just a typical school week but it's nice to have those daily things to look back on from this season of my life. 
// if you read this far, you deserve a big fancy latte yourself. have a good thanksgiving & don't forget to check out THE SHOP tomorrow for some epic early black Friday deals. if i were you i would set an alarm.. these stamps go FAST & if you do miss out DON'T EVEN worry because the shop update for November is gonna be the most magical thing. 




it's been a while & i wanted to get myself back to blogging with this months KELLY PURKEY SHOP projects. i loved using this months kit to document my Sunday in the city. the arrow stamp in the around town stamp set is so much my vibe. very versatile & you can make a bunch of different designs with it layered or side by side. so many options with that one little stamp. i paired it with the punctuation from the MIRANDA alpha. you can see the perfect little squares of dots in the close up image of the arrow card i made. i also cut down one of the 4x6 cards in the kit to create my squared off journal card & used the "out&about" sentiment on my favorite photo from that day. i love that Kelly includes labels & icons that coordinate every month so i added a few for embellishments with her black alpha stickers for a title. lots of blues with hints of orange and green this month so this kit is great for fall days or for burgers if you're weird like me. *side note : Super Duper Burger = YES ..better than in & out, better than five guys, better than most burgers i've had.

& now i'm hungry.

be sure to check out the SHOP for all of the yummy stuff this month & there are still a few more days to comment on the post below for a chance to win a shopping spree from Hero Arts so check that out if you missed it.

i'm off to get lunch. xo


hero arts // planner catalog blog hop

hey everyone & welcome if it's your first time visiting my blog, today is the HERO ARTS BLOG HOP celebrating the release of the newest planner catalog stamps now available in the SHOP ... if you have been hopping all the way down the rabbit hole to my blog i saved some disney magic for those of you that made it this far. i spent last weekend in the "happiest place on earth" to help cheer me up a bit & i know kelly's newest planner STAMPS are sure to make everyone smile.

i mixed & matched a few sets here but most of the magic is from kelly's newest ADVENTURE TIME set. that little camera stamp will forever be a fave. i also loved using the new FLAGS stamp & cut set to highlight some important to-do's. the little plane is from an oldie-but-goodie TRAVEL set kelly did a while back & because homework never ends i made a list for myself at the bottom to remind me using the SCHOOL set with the FALL planner stamp checklist.

i threw in as a joke the "ugh!" stamp from the DOING MY BEST set because i was so annoyed going on it's a small world....(now it's stuck in your head too so you're welcome UGH) but i had to document all the rides & good disney eats (HELLO pineapple whip). the stamps in the newest adventure time set make it really easy to list out all the magic & even all the steps you take...

so basically, the SHOP right now is wonderland & you should follow the white rabbit there to treat yourself on your un-birthday, BUT before you go leave me a quick comment to be entered to win a chance at a 25$ shopping spree in the Hero Arts Shop. They will be choosing three winners randomly selected from all of the blog comments throughout the hop so please comment by Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59pm PT & they will announce the winner the following week. one more blog to go & you made it all the way to the end.

next & last down the rabbit hole is


also if you got lost somewhere like alice... here is a complete list from start to finish of all the blogs to  hop to:

huge thanks to hero arts for being magical for so many years & for letting me share some inspiration with you all today & thanks to all of you for hopping along with us. if this was your first time visiting my blog i hope you hang out for a bit & look around or stop by my INSTAGRAM because i share most of my crafty things there. thanks again so much everyone, xo. 



so... i still have two more days in portland to blog about but i have already started making things with some of the photos. i can't stop thinking about the food so it's only fitting that i made one of this month's projects strictly about donuts, blue star to be exact.
this month kelly released 6 new stamps & two of those were new alphas (my fave). i made two projects & clearly i couldn't stop using the "walter" set. WALTER goes with the DALTON alpha set & i paired them here with a bit of an off set stamping technique to give it a more funky screen print vibe. i love a good mix of text with clean photos. i also altered one of kelly's KIT cards by cutting it down to 3x4 turning it on its side and adding a bit of washi tape to the edge. this gave me lots of room to journal while keeping the focus on the photos. a few stickers, some stamping on the photos, a card i made with kelly's LABEL planner stamp & this page was done.
then there's this project. we got a little carried away in powell's... like, time just got away from us. all those floors full of books. i used the paired alpha stamps again on my tag & the mini KIT. circle stamp on the bottom and called this documented.