Thursday, September 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW September Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio!  The new kit is so beautiful!  I used this month's release to create my first September gallery project- a layout in my Life Crafted album.


The colors and designs in the release are gorgeous- perfect for documenting fall memories!  I used the My Heart Stamp and the My Heart Metal Die, along with the Autumn Days 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack to create the left side of my spread.  The Stitched Heart Wood Veneers were perfect to layer with the stamped and die cut hearts.


I also used the new Grateful Stamp and black ink on one of the hearts.  


For the title, I used the Grateful Stamp and Lagoon ink from Close to My Heart.  Elle's Studio stamps are always my favorite!  I used another Stitched Heart Wood Veneer, along with some tag die cuts from the kit and a label and sticker from the add-ons.



I love how my layout turned out using these amazing goodies!  Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the September 2020 Kit and Add-ons!





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

xo,
Marsha

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Life Crafted Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

  

Hey friends!  I'm sharing a Life Crafted layout today using the beautiful September "The Best Parts" kit and Traveler's Notebook stamp.  

When I received this month's kit, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous florals!  I paired them with some other favorites from the kit to create a layout documenting a photo of me with my two sons. 

Here's a look at the Life Crafted spread:

I started the layout by trimming a piece of woodgrain patterned paper and adhering it to a white cardstock background.  I always love a good woodgrain paper!  For the title, I layered a fabric ephemera piece over a script die cut.  To complete the title, I added the word "day" using the Soft Mint Puffy Alphabet Stickers (a new item in the CTK shop) to a label from the ephemera pack.  I did a bit of stamping below the label with the Traveler's Notebook stamp and black ink.  


To complete the left side of the layout, I added a puffy heart sticker and layered a few of the beautiful floral die cuts onto the edge of the woodgrain patterned paper.


For the other side of the spread, I began with a white cardstock background.  I added my photo at the top of the page and layered it over a diagonal striped paper from the kit.  I used some of the ephemera die cuts, a puffy heart sticker, and an ampersand sticker from the Soft Mint Puffy Alphabet Stickers to embellish.


Below the photo, I layered several of the ephemera pieces and more of the floral die cuts.  I did a bit more stamping using the Traveler's Notebook stamp and black ink onto some of the ephemera pieces.


I hope you found some inspiration for using the September "The Best Parts" kit!  Life Crafted kits are designed to help you tell your stories in a beautiful way!  I will see you again soon!

xo,


 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Life Crafted Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

  

Hey friends!  Marsha here today, and I'm sharing a layout in my Life Crafted Album.  I used the beautiful September "The Best Parts" Life Crafted kit, along with the This Is Life "Good Life" stampBailey Alphabet Stamp, and some digital files.

Here's a look at the layout:


To begin the spread, I printed one of the digital TN patterned papers to use as a background.  I typed my journaling on a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it to 3.5x7 inches.  I adhered it to the patterned paper and did some stamping with the "Good Life" stamp and the LC kit stamp.  I stamped the heart and star icons from the stamp set with light blue ink for a bit of extra interest.


I embellished the page with ephemera, printable cut apart elements, and a puffy heart sticker.


For the right side of the layout, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to use as the background and layered a piece of patterned paper over it.  I loved the design of the star journaling card, so I trimmed it in half and added it above and below my photo.  I used one of the fabric ephemera pieces from the kit to add a bit of interest at the top of the photo.


Below the photo, I added the title using the Bailey Alphabet stamp and Soft Mint Puffy Alphabet Stickers (a new item in the CTK shop!).  To embellish, I added a few ephemera pieces and did some stamping with the Good Life stamp.


Thank you for joining me today!  I hope I have inspired you to use this month's Life Crafted kit to document some of your stories!

xo,




Thursday, August 20, 2020

Life Crafted Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

  


Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a layout in my Life Crafted Album.  I used the beautiful August Life Crafted "True Stories" Kit, the Scrapbooking Add-on Kit, the This is Life "Stories" Stamp, and the Traveler's Notebook Stamp.


To begin the layout, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit as a full page in the album.  I knew I wanted to use the vintage dictionary page, that was included in the Add-on kit, as a layer on the page.  I trimmed it down, tore one of the edges for extra texture, and adhered it to the layout.  I was careful not to add adhesive to the top edge so that I could include a tag with some hidden journaling.  

  
Then, I went through the kits and chose some ephemera, puffy stickers, and cut aparts to use on the layout.  I arranged them in a grid- one of my favorite layout designs.  I also fussy cut some florals from one of the patterned papers to use on both sides of the spread.  To finish off the left side of the layout, I stamped a sentiment using the Traveler's Notebook Stamp and added a bit of ribbon to one of the tags.


For the right side of the spread, I trimmed a patterned paper from the Add-on kit to fit as a full page in the album.  I trimmed two more patterned papers and adhered them to the base page.  There were so many gorgeous papers in the kits, I wanted to use them ALL!  I added my photo and some of the fussy cut florals.  I used the "Stories" stamp to add the title and did some simple embellishing with a label, puffy sticker, and ephemera ticket.

I layered an acetate piece over a patterned paper and added them to the page using mini staples.  I couldn't resist adding a couple more puffy heart stickers- these are always a kit favorite!



Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have found some inspiration for using this month's kits!

 xo,


Monday, August 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW August Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio!  The new kit is so bright and fun!  I used this month's release to create my first August gallery project- a layout in my Life Crafted album.



The colors in the release are gorgeous!  Some of my favorites for this month are the Shine Brighter Stamp and coordinating Banners Metal Die.  I love that they can be used together to create embellishments!



For the title of my layout, I used the Chipboard Tags and the So Cool Puffy Stickers.  The little banner is one of my favorite features on the spread!


I love how my TN layout turned out using these awesome goodies!  Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the August 2020 Kit and Add-ons!




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

xo,
Marsha

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Life Crafted Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

 


Hey friends!  I'm excited to be hosting this week's 3-to-Inspire challenge for Citus Twist Kits!  Here are the prompts:

1. Focus on circles
2. Use chipboard/puffy stickers
3. Include stamping

Here's the Life Crafted layout I created using these prompts:


For my spread today, I used the August Scrapbooking Add-on kit, the Life Crafted True Stories kit, and the This Is Life Stories stamp.  To begin the layout, I trimmed a patterned paper from the add-on kit to 5"x8.25"- to fit as a full page in the album.  I used a metal die from my stash to cut circles out of another patterned paper and then adhered it to the background paper.  I added a circular puffy sticker and chipboard flair pieces into the circles I had cut.   To finish off this side of the layout, I used an ephemera piece to highlight one of the circles and added some stamping onto a few of the flair pieces.  The stamps worked perfectly on the chipboard flair!


For the other side of the layout, I used two patterned papers to serve as a background.  I added my photo onto another piece of patterned paper and a journaling card from the LC kit.  I fussy cut an ampersand from a journaling card and adhered it over the edge of the photo.  To embellish, I used more of the chipboard flair and did some stamping using the LC kit stamp and the Stories stamp.


For the title, I used a printable cutapart tag and stamped the word "details" with the This Is Life Stories stamp.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will join in on this week's challenge and share your projects on the CTK Fan Page on Facebook or on Instagram using #citrustwistkits.  I can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, July 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW July Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio!  The new kit is so summery and fun!  I used this month's release to create my first July gallery project- a layout in my Life Crafted album.


The colors in this month's release are gorgeous!  There's a new paper pad releasing today, the Bright Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 inch paper stack.  It is such a versatile paper stack, perfect to use on any project! 

I also love the new alpha stickers- the Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers and the Navy Dipped Puffy Alphabet Stickers.  So fun!


For the title of my layout, I used the July 2020 Cut Files and the Adventure Wood Veneers.  This is one of my favorite features on the spread!



I love how my TN layout turned out using these awesome goodies!  Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the July 2020 Kit and Add-ons.




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

xo,
Marsha

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday Sketch Challenge | Citrus Twist Kits


Hey friends!  I'm here today with this week's Sunday Sketch challenge!  I used the beautiful July "Wild at Heart" Kit and the Traveler's Notebook Stamp.

Here's a look at the sketch:


Here's my take on the sketch:


I chose to convert the sketch from a 12x12 layout to a traveler's notebook spread.  Other than that, I stuck pretty closely with it.

To begin the spread, I printed a ledger paper from the Documenter Traveler's Notebook Basics Ver. 1 Digital Papers to use as the background.  I trimmed two papers from the kit to span across both pages and added an ephemera piece to the page, in the place of one of the photos from the sketch.  I layered a few brightly colored labels under the edge of the patterned papers.  I also added a butterfly ephemera piece, stitching through the center and folding up the wings.  I always love doing this when using butterflies on a layout.  Next, I trimmed a narrow strip of the floral paper and adhered it across the top of the spread.


Following the sketch, I cut two triangular pieces of patterned paper and added them to the top of the page, punching a heart shape out of one of the papers.  I stamped a sentiment using the Traveler's Notebook Stamp.  Then, I added my photo on the right side of the spread, layering it over the patterned papers.  I trimmed a tag shape out of a book print patterned paper and tucked it under the photo, adding a piece of white twine for additional texture.


On the left side of the layout, using the Traveler's Notebook Stamp, I stamped some sentiments in black ink.  I typed my journaling, cut it into strips, and adhered it to page.  To complete the layout, I added a triangle-shaped piece cut from a book print patterned paper, punched a heart out of it, and backed it with a pink striped patterned paper.


Thank you for stopping by today!  I can't wait to see your take on this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge!

xo,