Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Relaxing Moments for Citrus Twist

The end of the year is quickly approaching and I still have a few more projects to share. Today I have a layout using the Citrus Twist main scrapbook kit "Sonoma". The colors of this kit are so bright and cheery and a breath of fresh air among all of my Christmas supplies that are out. The photo that I am scrapping is my view from the balcony of the cruise ship while we were sitting in port. The water was a gorgeous blue, I was reading a good book, and all was well in that moment. 

One of my favorite things to do is to incorporate different fonts in my title. The mix of the green and gold just makes me happy. 

The cork embellishments included in the kit have great little sayings and are very versatile. I tried to incorporate the ampersand in the title, but could not get it to work. However, I think that it reads well with the cork phrase.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have linked my process video below if you'd like to take a closer peek. Have a great day!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Xmas Jammies for Stuck?! Sketches

Oh gracious where did this year go? Today I have up my last layout for the year for Stuck?! Sketches. This is a fun sketch with a holiday feel and it was perfect for these pictures of my kids in their jammies.

The pictures that I chose are several years apart. I meant to add the dates on before I took the photos for the blog, but I forgot. Incorporating photos that show change are some of my favorite photos to document. I will either write the year above each photo, or use tiny number stickers on each one. 

To create this layout I used primarily Crate Paper's Falala collection, and the black patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. The sequins are Shabby Chic Christmas from SpiegelMom Scraps

I thought that the contrast between these colors was nice and a bit different for me. The black chipboard phrases are from Freckled Fawn and they are quite possibly my favorite embellishment from them of all time.

The white background was a bit plain and I struggled a bit on what I could do to add some interest to the background. I pulled some dies from my stash and cut snowflakes out of vellum, and then glued a sequin in the middle. 

This sweet bird is one of my favorite icons in this collection (I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone), so I had to get her onto this page. It was only fitting that I chose the phrase "my favorite" to go underneath the bird, because she really is my favorite :)

The holiday season is usually a busy one, but if you find that you have time to play along with us this month we'd love to see what you create. Be sure and link your project up to the blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. 

If you'd like to take a closer peek at how this layout came together, here's a link to my process video. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope that you have a great day!

Friday, December 8, 2017

My Little Artist for Citrus Twist

This past week I hosted a sketch challenge for Citrus Twist and used the December Sonoma main and PL kits. The sketch is perfect to use a bunch of your scraps at the end of your kit, or to use the smaller papers that come in the PL kit.

I stayed pretty true to the sketch with minor changes. The page needed grounding so I added photo corners on two sides which also help with the diagonal design. I also added another paper layer underneath which added a bit of warmth to the page and allowed the bright colors to shine.

Machine stitching adds a subtle texture and is one of my favorite things to add to a layout.

This emoji face kills me! Seriously I squealed when I saw them in the kit and the fact that it mirrors my daughter's expression is just the icing on the cake. This is hands down my favorite part of the layout!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have linked the process video below if you'd like to take a closer peek. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1st Reveal for Stuck?! Sketches

Hello my friends! Today I have a fun sketch to share with you, and it is perfect for using up your scraps! The paper strips make a fun mat behind the photos. This sketch is easy to tweak as well by using a 4x6 photo, or turning it on its side with a vertical photo. 

I dug deep in my stash using scraps of paper that I have had for a long time. I know the music notes paper is by Echo Park, the navy blue is by Heidi Swapp, and the white with black open dot is by Studio Calico. 

I find it best when working with themed products to limit my use to one or two themed items on the page. The flair is by A Flair for Buttons, the puffy stars, chipboard word, and puffy camera are  by Freckled Fawn. The sequins are from SpeigelMom Scraps and Felicity Jane.

The Thickers that I used are older and from my stash, and I was unable to find a source for them. 

Stitching with silver metallic thread is an easy way to add some interest to the layout. 

We'd love for you to play along with us and use this sketch. Be sure and link it up to the Stuck?! Sketches blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. Bramble Fox is also offering a discount with the code listed. 

Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a closer look at how this layout came together. Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you have a great day!