Monday, March 30, 2020

Love This | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a layout in my life crafted album.  For my final project for The Cut Shoppe, I chose to create a spread using one of my favorite cut files- the Love Rules cut file.

Here's a look at the layout and cut file:



To begin the spread, I cut out the heart TN portion of the cut file using white cardstock.  I adhered it to a patterned paper sized to fit in the album.  Next, I did some machine stitching around the edges of the cut file.  I added my photo and used some wood veneer hearts as embellishment, adding them to the hearts that were cut out in the cut file.  I also added a rainbow sticker and wood veneer heart to frame the photo.


For the other side of the layout, I adhered a strip of the same patterned paper to the left side of the page and did more machine stitching around the edges.  I layered some tags and a label and created my title using a puffy word sticker and stamping.  To complete the page, I added my journaling in strips below the title and added a few more wood veneer hearts.



Thank you for stopping by today!  I have enjoyed my time here, sharing projects using the awesome cut files from The Cut Shoppe store!

xo,

Friday, March 13, 2020

Happy Details | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm excited to be back today sharing another layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the fun Bless Your Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's a look at the layout I created:



Here's the Bless Your Heart cut file:


For my project today, I am documenting two photos of my youngest son and me.  He rarely asks to take photos, so I am always happy when he requests them.  We take one "serious" photo and then take lots using Snapchat filters.    

To begin the spread, I resized the cut file to about 4" wide (to fit in my traveler's notebook) and cut it out using white cardstock.  I then backed it with a turquoise patterned paper.  I trimmed a woodgrain patterned paper into a tag shape as the base for the page.


Next, I adhered another patterned paper to the bottom of the page and added the title at an angle using a die cut and puffy word sticker.  To embellish the page, I used some puffy stickers and a chipboard sticker and stamped the date below the cut file.


For the other side of the layout, I added another piece of the heart patterned paper at an angle at the top of the page.  I added my two photos and used labels and puffy stickers to embellish.  I used another puffy word sticker at an angle on the page to mirror the one on the other side of the layout.


To finish off the page, I typed my journaling, trimmed it out, and stapled it to the layout.


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to use a cut file on your next project.  I'll see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW March Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio.  The new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp also released today, and it is awesome!  I couldn't resist using it to create the title on my first gallery project.


The release this month is amazing- so colorful and springy!  It's SO good!




I love how my TN layout turned out using these bright and fun goodies!  Be sure to stop by the Elle's Studio shop to check out the March 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, March 8, 2020

Weekend Vibes | Citrus Twist Kits


Hey friends!  I'm here with you today sharing this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge for Citrus Twist Kits.  My project came together so quickly using the sketch and the gorgeous Scrapbooking Add-on Kit and This Is Life "Weekend Life" Stamp!

Here's a look at the sketch:


Here's the layout I created:


For my project today, I chose to create a spread in my Life Crafted Album, instead of doing a traditional 12x12 or 8.5x11 page.  To begin, I trimmed some white cardstock to 5x8.25 inches to serve as base pages for my project.  Following the sketch, I trimmed two patterned papers to span across both sides of the album.  I typed my journaling on a piece of white cardstock and used the This Is Life "Weekend Life" Stamp to add a bit of stamping above and below the journaling. Next, I used the Magical Forest Copper Alphabet Stickers to add the word "good."  I used a black and white striped paper from this month's Life Crafted kit to add a hand-cut pennant banner above the journaling block.  This little detail was found in the sketch and I love the extra interest and texture it adds to the page!


For the other side of the layout, I fussy cut a large floral piece from a patterned paper in the Add-on kit.  Then, I layered my photo over a "remember" card I trimmed from a cut apart sheet in the kit.  To embellish, I added some gold polka dot washi tape, a puffy butterfly sticker, and an ephemera tab and label.


For the top portion of the spread, I followed the sketch and added a strip of patterned paper across the top of the layout.  I tucked another fussy cut floral behind the strip.


For the title, I stamped the word "weekend" using the Weekend Life stamp and black ink.  I used the copper alpha stickers to complete the title and added an ephemera tab to the edge of the page.  As a final finishing touch, I added some machine stitching to several areas of the layout.


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will join in on this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge and share your project with us on the CTK Facebook Fan Page or on Instagram using #citrustwistkits.  I will see you again soon!

xo,


Monday, March 2, 2020

Hello Life | Citrus Twist Kits


Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a layout in my Life Crafted Album.  I used the gorgeous NEW March Life Crafted "Weekender" Kit and Scrapbooking Add-on Kit.  They are SO good this month!  I am also using my new Life Crafted Album in charcoal gray and it is beautiful! 

Here's a look at the layout I created:


To begin the spread, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 5" x 8.25" to fit as a full page in the album.  I printed a photo I took on a recent errand day and added it to the page.  I am determined to get more of these little everyday stories documented this year!  For the title, I backed a tag from The Stamp Market Miss Modern collection (from the Add-on kit) with a fun striped patterned paper from the LC kit.  I let the tag hang off of the edge of the page.  I love the bit of extra interest and fun this adds to the spread.  Next, I added the "Life" die cut over my photo to complete the title.  To embellish the page, I added some tab ephemera pieces from the LC kit and some beautiful black and white floral die cuts from the Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story collection, found in the Add-on kit.  I also added a heart and butterfly puffy sticker.


For the other side of the spread, I used a LC Page Protector #2 that has 2- 3x4 pockets. To begin, I trimmed one of the 4x6 LC journaling cards to 3x4 so that it would fit in the pocket.  I added another floral die cut and a ticket ephemera piece.  Then, I added a staple for extra texture and stamped the date using a roller date stamp.


For the other 3x4 pocket, I used a 3x4 journaling card from the LC kit.  I stamped a sentiment onto an ephemera label and added it to the top of the card.  I typed my journaling onto a piece of cardstock, trimmed it out, and attached it to the page using mini staples.  To finish off the card, I added a bit more stamping using the LC kit stamp and added a puffy butterfly sticker from the Add-on kit.


I've enjoyed sharing my project with you today!  Be sure to stop by the CTK shop and check out the new March kits and stamps.  They are perfect for helping you document your stories in a beautiful way.

xo,

Friday, February 21, 2020

Happy Love Day | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm back again today sharing a layout in my traveler's notebook album.  I couldn't resist creating one more Valentine's Day project before the month was over!  I used the fun Love Rules cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's a look at the layout:


Here's the cut file:


For my spread today, I am documenting a photo of my youngest son with his Valentine treat bags for school.  He loved making goodies for his friends and teachers!

To begin my layout, I printed out the cut file using white cardstock and backed it with a plaid patterned paper from my stash.  I love using the TN sized cut files, because they don't require much embellishment but look awesome on a page!  I stamped the word "happy" using a stamp set from Elle's Studio and black ink.  To complete the title, I used puffy letter stickers to spell out "day" and stamped the date using a roller date stamp.  To complete this page, I added a puffy heart sticker to the heart portion of the cut file.


For the other side of the layout, I used a grid paper as the base.  I added my photo and used a variety of ephemera pieces to create a grid on the page, overlapping the photo with some of them. 


Next, I added more stamping using two stamp sets from Elle's Studio.  To finish off the page, I added some staples and faux stitching to a couple of spots on the layout.


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you to use one of the awesome Traveler's Notebook cut files from The Cut Shoppe on your next project!

xo,
Marsha


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Be My Valentine | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing another layout in my traveler's notebook.  I used the oh so fun Be My Valentine cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here's the layout I created:


Here's the Be My Valentine cut file:


For my project today, I used lots of January 2020 release products from Elle's Studio.  To begin the layout, I sized the cut file to fit in my traveler's notebook and cut it out on white cardstock.  I backed the words and heart with different patterned papers.  Next, I adhered the cut file to another patterned paper and added it to the traveler's notebook.  To embellish the page, I added some puffy heart stickers and a die cut heart.


For the other side of the layout, I layered a tag behind my photo.  I stamped a label and sentiment onto some patterned paper, trimmed it out, and added it to the top of the page.  I used some phrase stickers and a leatherette sticker to frame the photo.


I did a bit more stamping at the bottom of the page and added a puffy heart sticker.  To finish off the layout, I added a messy hand-drawn border around the edges of the spread.


Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out all of the fun new designs at The Cut Shoppe store.  I will see you again soon!

xo,
Marsha

Monday, February 10, 2020

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

Hey friends!  I'm here today sharing a traveler's notebook layout using the NEW February Kit and Extras that released today at Elle's Studio.


The release this month is amazing- full of bright colors and rainbows!  What could be better than that?

I had fun with the new Sunshine and Laughter Stamp and stamped a colorful border on the edge of the page using a variety of distress oxide inks.  I love how this turned out and have so many more ideas for using this set!  The new Noted Vol. 2 Stamp was perfect for adding lines for my journaling.  It's such a versatile set and will definitely be a staple in my crafty stash!  For the title, I used the You and Me Wood Veneer, a banner from the kit, and one of the Be Happy Stickers.  To added a bit more color to the page, I added a Puffy Rainbow Sticker.


For the other side of the layout, I used a rainbow patterned paper from the Love Is 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack as the background.  I did more stamping using the Sunshine and Laughter Stamp.  To embellish the layout, I used the Puffy Rainbow Stickers and the Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners. 


I also used the Be Happy Stickers and the Teal Acetate Alphabet at the bottom of my photo for additional texture and interest.


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




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

xo,
Marsha

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