Friday, January 17, 2020

Love You Two | Elle's Studio

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing another project I created for the Elle's Studio Design Team Gallery for this month.  I used the amazing January kit and add-ons to create this traveler's notebook album spread (album is from Citrus Twist Kits).

Here's a look at the layout:


To begin the page, I did some stamping on a piece of white cardstock using the Love You Lots Stamp and black and gray ink.  I always love the added interest stamping adds to a project!  Next, I trimmed one of the papers from the Love Is Paper Stack and layered it behind the photo, also adding a tag from the monthly kit.  To embellish, I used the Little Moments Leatherette Stickers, Wood Veneer Sweethearts, and I Adore You Stickers.  I also stamped one of the sentiments from the Love You Lots Stamp, trimmed it out, and stapled it below my photo.


For the other side of the spread, I began by trimming a paper from the Love Is Paper stack to fit in the album.  I trimmed a 4x6" tag from the monthly kit to about 3x4" and layered the XO Wood Veneer on top.  I used the La La Love You Puffy Stickers and the Valentine Multi Color Puffy Alphabet Stickers for the title.  To embellish the page, I used one of the Little Moments Leatherette Stickers, labels from the You Are Loved Die Cuts, and a heart sticker from the La La Love You Puffy Stickers.  To finish off the page, I stamped the date using the Mini Dated Extras Stamp.




Here's one more look at the completed spread:


I just LOVE how this layout turned out!  Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the January 2020 Kit and Add-ons (affiliate link).  




Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fabulous NYE | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm here again today sharing a traveler's notebook layout.  I was excited to document my New Year's Eve photos, and I decided to use the fun New Year Countdown cut file from The Cut Shoppe as a feature on my spread.



For this layout, I began by cutting out the cut file using white cardstock.  I trimmed the cardstock to fit in my TN album and backed the numbers and "Happy New Year" with black cardstock, so that it would stand out on the page.  I decided not to use the star and 2019 that was in the center of the cut file, but instead trimmed my fireworks photo into a circular shape and placed it in the center.  I love how this turned out!  For the title, I used a gold glitter word and puffy alpha stickers.  I added labels, glitter stars, and some stamping to embellish.



For the other side of the layout, I began by printing my photos in black and white into a collage.  They were not the best quality photos, so I didn't mind printing them at a smaller size.  It also allowed me to get more photos on the spread.  I layered some patterned papers behind the photos and added ephemera pieces, stamping, and puffy stickers to embellish.



Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the amazing cut file designs at The Cut Shoppe store.  I will see you again soon!




Friday, January 10, 2020

January Reveal Traveler's Notebook Layout | Elle's Studio

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing my first project for the Elle's Studio Design Team Gallery.  I still can't believe that I get to be a part of this team and create for such an amazing company!

Here's a look at my traveler's notebook album layout:


The release this month is all about love and the colors are just dreamy!  




Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the January 2020 Kit and Add-ons (affiliate link).  




Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Currently Reading | Citrus Twist Kits


Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a layout in my Life Crafted Album using the Citrus Twist Kits January Fierce and Fabulous kit and Traveler's Notebook stamp.

Here's a look at the spread I created:


The book print paper from the kit this month was my FAVORITE, so I knew I had to feature it on a layout.  To begin the page, I trimmed the book print patterned paper so I could use a portion of it on both sides of the layout.  I chose the New Chapter ephemera piece to hold the title because I thought it worked perfectly with my reading themed page.  For the title, I used the bright and fun puffy foam alpha stickers from the kit.  Next, I used the Traveler's Notebook stamp and black ink to add the word "currently" and a phrase to the page.  I also stamped a few hearts using a light pink ink.


For the other side of the spread, I adhered the book print paper, folding and stapling the edge for added texture and interest.  I added my photo and layered some patterned papers from the kit behind it.  I used some fabric and cardstock ephemera pieces to embellish around the photo.


Using the TN stamp, I added a bit more stamping with black and pink ink.  I printed the journaling on my computer, cut it into strips, and adhered it to the page.  For the final finishing touch, I added some of the gorgeous glitter stars around the layout.


This layout came together so quickly and easily using the kit.  I just LOVE how it turned out!


Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to share your projects using the kit with us on the CTK Fan Page on Facebook or on Instagram using #citrustwistkits.

I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha




Sunday, December 29, 2019

Merry & Bright | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm here with you today sharing a layout in my December Daily.  I am slowly but surely filling my album with lots of memories from the month.  My layout is featuring one of the FREE 12 Days of Christmas cut files- Christmas Ornaments.



For my layout today, I used mainly the Crate Paper Snowflake collection.  I chose to only cut out a portion of the cut file so that it would fit onto one side of my album.  I cut out the cut file using white cardstock and backed each ornament with different patterned papers.

 
I added some stamping to a couple of the ornaments, along with some gold chipboard stars and puffy number stickers.


For the other side of the layout, I added my photo and used ephemera, and stickers to embellish the page.  I used some puffy gold phrase stickers for the title.




The spread came together so quickly using this fun and FREE cut file!  Be sure to stop by The Cut Shoppe store and check out all of the new designs.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Joy | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a layout in my 2019 December Daily using the Tree Farm cut file, available at The Cut Shoppe.

Here's a look at the layout:


Here's the cut file:


I love all types of holiday documenting, but December projects are my absolute favorite!  For my project today, I used mainly the Crate Paper Snowflake collection.  To begin the layout, I cut out three of the trees included in the cut file, using white cardstock.  I wanted to focus on one of the trees, so I sized it larger than the others.  I backed the largest tree with gold dot vellum from my stash and left the others open.  I created a large tag using a pink patterned paper and adhered the trees to it, slightly overlapping them.  A gold star, some tree stickers, a bit of ribbon, and machine stitching completed this side of the layout.


For the other side of the spread, I used a pocket page with 2- 3"x4" pockets.  I trimmed a patterned paper to fit in the pocket and added some chipboard stickers for my title.  I printed my journaling and adhered it to a label.


 For the other pocket, I printed my photo and added a label, stickers, and a bit more ribbon.

  Here's one final look at the layout:


Thank you so much for joining me today!  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Photo Time | Citrus Twist Kits

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing another layout in my December Daily (using a Life Crafted Album).  For my project, I used mainly the December "Hustle and Heart" Kit and the Scrapbooking Add-on kit.

Here's a look at the layout I created:


I have really enjoyed using the non-Christmas themed items for my December documenting!  To begin my page, I trimmed a striped paper from the add-on kit to fit in the LC album.  I printed my photo and added it to the page, using a cut apart element and ephemera from the Life Crafted kit and add-on kit to embellish.  I recently purchased a mini tag punch and was excited to use it on the page.  I punched out the tag using one of the elements from the cut apart sheet from this month.  Next, I added some stamping to the tag using the 2x3 Stamp Add-on.  I added a bit of repeat stamping under the photo using the Life Crafted Kit Stamp.



For the other side of the layout, I used one of the 3x4 pocket pages for the LC album.  Using Photoshop, I opened the heart digital journaling card.  Because I needed more space than the journaling lines would allow, I deleted them from the card.  I typed my journaling, following the heart shape.  It's not perfect, but I am really happy with the results!  I trimmed the card slightly and layered a patterned paper behind.


For the other pocket, I opened one of the cards from the December Days digital journaling cards in Photoshop.  I deleted the highlighted "25," because I knew I wanted to include today's number in that spot.  I printed out the card and added a white puffy number sticker from a previous LC kit.  I also used the same alpha stickers for part of the title.  I stamped the word "PHOTO" using the Typewriter Alpha Stamp onto vellum and added it to the card.  To finish off the layout, I added some machine stitching to several areas on the page.


Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the amazing kits this month in the Citrus Twist Kits shop!

xo,
Marsha


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Carefree Day | Technique Tuesday

Hey friends!  I am excited to be here today sharing a layout in my December Daily album, using the new Technique Tuesday Self Care Stamps and Geometric Border Crafting Dies.  These sets are so versatile- perfect for many different types of projects.

Here's a look at the layout:


December is always a busy month for my family, so I created a layout prior to the month documenting one of my "self-care days."   This is pretty much how I start my at-home days- with coffee and knitting.  It is such a great way to start ANY day!

To begin the page, I pulled some papers and embellishments from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection.  I trimmed white cardstock to fit in my album and layered patterned papers over both pages, machine stitching around the edges for texture and interest.  Using the Geometric Border Crafting Dies, I cut some pieces to layer at the edge of both pages.  I love how it frames the layout!

Next, I hand cut another paper into a tag shape and used the Self Care Stamps to add the title to a label.  I stamped using black ink so that it would stand out on the page.  I added some vellum behind the tag and used stickers to embellish it.


For the other side of the layout, I added the photo and used the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies to cut a label.  I stamped a couple more sentiments using the stamp set and black ink.  I added some puffy stickers to frame the photo and denote the day I was documenting.  Using my computer, I typed and printed the journaling, trimmed it into strips, and adhered it to the page. 


Here's one final look a the layout:


I love how this project came together using the Self Care Stamps and Geometric Border Crafting Dies.  Be sure to check out the Memory Keepers Studio Clear Stamps and Fresh Cut Studio Craft Dies at Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for joining me today!  I will see you again soon!

Marsha