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Welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink  August release countdown! Today I am so excited to share this month's Monthly Moments: August collection with all of you.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on August 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


The color scheme for this month includes the colors: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, and Orange Zest. I love how bright, fresh, and fun this color combination is.


Here is a peek at the Monthly Moments: August kit that includes the Monthly Moments: August stamp set, the Monthly Moments: August Journal Card collection, the Monthly Moments: August die, the Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook die, and the Monthly Moments: August digital download. Aside from the digital download, all of the items are available to purchase separately. The digital download is exclusive to the Monthly Moments: August kit.


Now onto some Monthly Moments: August inspiration...


I did a layout spread that includes photos of random things that happened everyday in the first part of August. Sometimes we forget to document things that go on in our everyday life and focus on taking photos ans writing about celebrations and significant events. Some of the photos that I have that I took just during our regular days and weeks are some of my favorites! This Monthly Moments: August collection has so many elements and pieces that are perfect for documenting and celebrating the everyday.


Here is the left side of the layout spread. It includes a couple of pictures from our last week along with a card from the Monthly Moments: August Journal Card collection and a title card.


I used the new Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook die for the title card that I put the Monthly Moments: August die cut from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and stamped some of the elements from the Monthly Moments: August set. There are male and female icons in 2 sizes so that you can stamp up a representation of your family if you want. And how about that hashtag? Whether you love or hate them, they are a big part of our social media culture.


I included the "this is what life looks like" journal card here and added some of the sentiment from the Monthly Moments: August set paired with more hashtags. I also included another design that coordinates with the Monthly Moments: Tabbed die that I added to the picture of Hana and her friend. There is an assortment of smaller sentiments that fit into the circle opening and also the circle frame that I stamped on the title card.



Here is the right side of the layout spread. I used one of the pocket pages for this side and it includes more photos from our week.


I used the "week in review" sentiment from the Monthly Moments: Days of the Week set to title the layout along side this photo that I took of a turtle that Chad rescued and moved safely to the other side of the road that we were driving on. I stamped the title onto one of the journal cards from the Monthly Moments: August collection.


I took the Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook die cut from white paper and then trimmed into a square. Then I stamped our "family" onto the square along with the "love life" sentiment to embellish the chevron patterned journal card from the Monthly Moments: August Journal Card collection.


I think this was the biggest event of our week - adopting our new puppy Ali! We have been thinking about and looking for a dog for a little while now and we found her online through an animal rescue. We liked what we saw and set a time to meet her and then she came home with us! It's been just a few days, but she is doing great!


Hana's Girl Scout troop has been busy this last week. They were finishing up with their bronze award project which was collecting donations and supplies for a local women's shelter that is building a pet shelter so that women who need to get out of an unsafe situation can now also bring their pets with them.

I used the hashtag on my journaling - I have been using that when I have been posting the photos that I have shared on Instagram. I also added a tab to the top of the photo stamped with the little circle frame and the "this is us" sentiment.


In the Monthly Moments: August journal card collection, I included a journal card that is perfect for making a list of events, a schedule, or in this case: journaling about all of the random everyday things that happened that week.


The bottom of the layout includes a few more photos from our Girl Scout Adventures this week. The photo tabbed with "good day" is the day her troop dropped off all of the donations at the shelter.


If you have done any layouts or projects using my Monthly Moments collection, I sure hope that you will share with me! Add a link to your project(s) in the comments. Be sure to stop by the design team members blogs who are sharing Monthly Moments projects today: AshleyDanielle & Melissa.

Also stop by Nichole's blog to see more about the Monthly Moments: August collection and link up to the whole design team - those not sharing layouts will have cards to share with you using Monthly Moments products.

Thank you so much for stopping by today - I will be back tomorrow with more to share!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

August 2014 Layouts

layout size: about 12" x 12"

stamps: Monthly Moments: August, Monthly Moments: Days of the Week

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Blueberry Sky

cardstock: white, Monthly Moments: August journal card collection, 12" x 12" kraft (Bazzill)

other: Monthly Moments: August die, Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook, Monthly Moments: Tabbed die, 1" circle punch (EK Success), tiny attacher (Ranger)