Saturday, November 21, 2020

3-To-Inspire Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

  

Hey friends!  I'm here today hosting this week's 3-to-Inspire challenge for Citrus Twist Kits.  I created a layout in my Life Crafted Album using this month's Life Crafted Legendary kit and the Scrapbooking Addon kit.  I also used the This Is Life Legends stamp and the Traveler's Notebook stamp-- it wouldn't be one of my layouts without at least a little bit of stamping!

Here are the prompts:

1. Feature one stamp or stamp set

2. Use 5 or more patterned papers

3. Use a variety of embellishments 


For my layout today, I wanted to document a photo of my sweet little niece.  I planned to use a variety of colors and patterns, so I chose to print the photo in black and white.  I began the spread by stamping the frame from the This Is Life Legends stamp using black ink onto several patterned papers from the LC and Addon kits.  I also used the packaging from stickers in the Addon kit and an ephemera die cut from the LC kit.  Next, I trimmed around the stamped images and arranged them vertically on the page.  


I embellished the stamped frames with additional stamping and stickers.  I also added a floral die cut below the frames for a bit of extra interest.


On the left side of the spread, I trimmed a patterned paper from the LC kit and adhered it to the edge of a white cardstock base.  I added my photo and did some simple embellishing using ephemera, chipboard stickers, and puffy stickers.  I also added another one of the stamped frames so that the pages would feel more cohesive.  

I love how the layout turned out using this month's kits and stamps! 


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to create a layout based on these prompts!  



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW November Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio!  The new kit is so amazing!  I used this month's release to create my first November gallery project- a layout for my 2019 December Daily Album.  I am still filling in pages for this project and am so close to completing it!


The colors and designs in the release are gorgeous- perfect for documenting holiday memories! I used this month's kit, the Fa La La 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stackand the Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, along with the NEW Very Merry Chipboard Stickers and Christmas Tabs Stampto create the left side of my spread. A tiny star stamp from the Daily Tabs Stamp was the perfect addition to a stamped label.  


I used the new Christmas Tabs Stamp, along with the Collected Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, and Mini Dated Extras Stamp, to add some stamping on the right side of the spread. Elle's Studio stamps are always my favorite, and I am so excited about these new sets!


Below the photo, I added the title using the Merry and Bright Wood Veneer and the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers.  I used an ampersand sticker from the Dark Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers to add a bit more interest to the wood veneer piece.  To complete the pages, I added some machine stitching and mini staples to a few areas of the spread. 


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





Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will check out the new goodies and enjoy some Elle's Studio crafty shopping!  

xo,
Marsha

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Wednesday, November 4, 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 new November Life Crafted "Legendary" kitThis Is Life "Legends" stamp, and digital files from the shop.

Here's a look at the spread:


I was excited to try out the new Life Crafted page protectors that have four Instax-sized pockets.  To begin the layout, I resized two of the digital journaling cards from the kit and one of my photos to fit the pockets. I also typed my journaling and the date onto the cards before printing them out.  For my title, I used the Black Foam Alphabet Stickers and the Soft Mint Puffy Alphabet Stickers and added them to one of the printed cards.  I also added the word "yum" with the foam alphabet stickers to my Instax photo.  I trimmed a patterned paper from the kit to fit in another pocket and did some machine stitching for a bit of added texture.  To finish off the page, I added some stamping with the This Is Life stamp and black and light blue.


For the right side of the layout, I trimmed two patterned papers from the kit and adhered them along the edge of the page.  I added my photo and embellished with some labels from the kit and a printed label from the Printable Cutapart Elements.  I also added an ephemera tag and a mini paper clip from my stash.


I did a bit more stamping with the This Is Life stamp and the LC kit stamp on some of the labels.  I also added a black puffy sticker and some puffy heart stickers, along with another ephemera piece. To finish off the page, I did some machine stitching along the edge of the patterned paper using black thread. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to document some of your stories using this month's kit.  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Sketch Challenge | Citrus Twist Kits

  

Hey friends!  I am here today with this week's Sunday Sketch challenge for Citrus Twist Kits!  I used the October Scrapbooking Add-on kit, the Life Crafted "Flourish" kit, and the This Is Life "Ready for This" stamp.

Here's a look at the sketch:


Here's my layout based on the sketch:


I loved the design of the sketch and followed it pretty closely, with only a few minor changes.  I chose to convert the sketch from a 12x12 layout to a Life Crafted album layout.  Instead of two smaller photos, I chose to use one larger portrait photo.  I followed the sketch and added some layers behind the photo using several ephemera pieces from the Add-on kit.  I also added a fussy cut floral, a few ephemera die-cuts, and some gold puffy leaf stickers around the photo.  The vintage lace trim from the Add-on kit was perfect to add to the ephemera tag.


I typed my journaling and added it in strips below the photo.  I also added some pink tiny word stickers to the edge of the photo, following the placement of the labels from the sketch.


On the right side of the layout, I trimmed a ledger patterned paper to fit as a full page in the album.  I created the title using a gold puffy word sticker and the Soft Mint Alphabet stickers, both from the Add-on kit.  I also used some pale pink alpha stickers from a previous Life Crafted kit.  I added some stamping to both pages of the spread using the "Ready for This" stamp and the LC kit stamp.  A trimmed ephemera tag was the perfect touch below the title. To finish off the layout, I added a bit of machine stitching using black thread to several areas around the spread.


I love how this Life Crafted layout turned out using this month's gorgeous kits!  I hope you will join in on this sketch challenge and share your layouts with us on the CTK Fan Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits.  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha


Saturday, October 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW October 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 October gallery project- a layout in my Life Crafted album.


The colors and designs in the release are gorgeous- perfect for documenting Fall and Halloween memories! I used the Jewel Journaling Tags and the Autumn Wood Veneers, along with the NEW Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack and the Autumn Days 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack to create the left side of my spread. The Documented Stamp was the perfect addition to the tag.




I also used the new Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp Sets- Outline and Solid and black and light gray ink to stamp on the right side of the spread.  Elle's Studio stamps are always my favorite, and I am so excited about these new Jane Alphas!  




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 October 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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Friday, October 2, 2020

Life Crafted Layout | Citrus Twist Kits

 

Hey friends!  I'm sharing a Life Crafted layout using the gorgeous new Citrus Twist Kits October kits.  For my layout today, I used mainly the Scrapbooking Add-on kit, along with a few ephemera pieces and the stamp set from the Life Crafted Flourish kit.  

Here's a look at the spread:

The Add-on kit this month is FULL of the Crate Paper Marigold collection.  It is beautiful!  To begin the layout, I trimmed a patterned paper to 5x8.25" to fit as a full page in the album.  This gave me more space for adding lots of layering.  I chose several pieces from the Marigold ephemera pack (included in the Add-on kit) to create a large embellishment cluster.  I love that the ephemera includes vellum and cardstock pieces for a bit variety.   I also added a few ephemera die cuts from the Life Crafted kit to the edges of the cluster.  A gold bow puffy sticker and a few other puffy stickers from the kit finished off this page. 


Because the left side of the spread was a patterned background, I chose to use white cardstock as the base for the right page.  I trimmed it to 5x8.25" to fit as a full page.  I layered a patterned paper and some ephemera pieces behind my photo.  I loved the green floral die cut and chose to use it to frame the photo.  I used a gold puffy phrase sticker as the title for my layout, layering it over the edge of the photo.  The Marigold puffy stickers were perfect little embellishments for this page.  


I cut out a tag from a patterned paper and added it to the bottom of the page.  I handwrote my journaling on a label and adhered it, along with a vellum floral ephemera piece and puffy butterfly sticker, to complete the cluster.  I trimmed a small piece of the lace trim, included in the Add-on kit, and added it to the tag.  To finish off the spread, I added some stamping using the LC kit stamp and did a bit of machine stitching with black thread on several areas of the page.  

I love how this Life Crafted layout turned out using these amazing kits!  


Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to the Citrus Twist Kits shop to check out this month's kits!

xo,
Marsha

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,