Wednesday

DIY Black & White Project Life Kit

Hi Everyone! Since my big purge at the beginning of the year I decided to make kits with items from my stash to use them up! One of the first ideas I got was to make a black & white only kit! 

This black & white kit only is perfect for spreads with photos with lots of colors. 

The Project Life Kits I used in this spread are: High Five Core Kit, Midnight Core Kit and Sunshine Core Kit. The alphas for the title are from Sn@p by Simple Stories.

The label with the dates and the epoxy heart are from Freckled Fawn. To stamp the dates I used my small Roller Date Stamp.

I used a Simple Stories Roller Stamp around this card to add a little detail.

These word stickers are from A Beautiful Mess like the Emoji Stamps I used on this spread.

To stamp on photo paper I use StazOn but it also depends on what kind of paper you use. I use Glossy II from Canon.

I added this polka dot washi tape which was one of the first rolls I've every bought, It's from K & Company, back in the Smash Book Olden Days.

The journaling card is from the Midnight Kit. This kit has some of the best journaling cards ever!

I included black & white die cuts from my Citrus Twist Kits leftovers.

These puffy star stickers are from Freckled Fawn.
You can see the process video here!

This kit is a life saver when nothing really matches. I hope you enjoyed these pages! 

Sunday

Project Life Using the Knick Knack Core Kit

 Hi Everyone! I've been itching to use the Knick Knack Project Life Core Kit! I got it a few months ago and it was just sitting in my room! So I decided that it was time to open it!

I love the colors and icons of this kit! There was a lot of pink and yellow in my photos this week and this kit was a great match! 

Another awesome thing about the Knick Knack Project Life Core Kit is that it has lots of journaling cards!

 My title card is super simple because it was perfect without adding many embellishments. The alphas I used for the title are from Studio Calico.

I have a box full of Citrus Twist leftover die cuts, I'm planning to use them in my non CTK projects!

I also had Citrus Twist word stickers and this sheet had the same color as the turquoise in the kit.

On the left, I have a shaker pocket full of sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. To seal it I used my WRMK Fuse Tool.

I got these little puffy hearts stickers from Walmart.

 I used the Tombow TwinTone Markers to write my journaling. I like to add pieces of my daughters' school work in my album. It's also a great way to document their handwriting at the moment.

This filler card with the buttons was nice but I wanted to add something extra so I layered washi tape, die cuts, puffy heart stickers and Citrus Twist Die Cuts.

The Knick Knack Project Life Core Kit has gorgeous filler cards. They are a little vintage with a modern twist.

Every photo of my girls sleeping is a good excuse to use ZZZ stickers! 

Here is how it came together.


I hope you enjoyed these pages! I am crazy about this kit! 

Saturday

Last Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life Spread!

This is my last Citrus Twist Kits Project! I'm very sad but so grateful for being on this team! I want to thank Trina for letting me be part of this experience and designing these gorgeous kits! Best of luck to CTK and their awesome DT! 

I ran out of these pockets and I can't find them ANYWHERE! 😢 These are 3x3 photos and papers I cut down from the June Pocket Life Kit papers.  

I was surprised these foam glitter stars and hearts lasted so long. I used almost all of them on this spread.

For my title card, I used paper from the June Pocket Life Kit, layered with die cuts and stickers. I stamped the week using the Citrus Twist Outline Alpha Stamp. This week Stephen Hawking passed away and to honor him I used this illustration by Oliver Jeffers.

My daughter's class hosted a little activity and I took a bunch of photos so I thought it deserved it's own title card. I stamped the Date & Time in a patterned paper to cut it out. I mixed the alphas from the June Pocket Life Kit. I mixed the alphas from the June Kit with the ones from the April Pocket Life Kit

 I added glittery shapes to my daughter's boot and hat. I also used a few Here & There Rub Ons from the Embellishment Kit.
  
The gingham pattern goes really well with my daughter's cowgirl photos. As always I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add more layers and dimension. 

This card is slightly 70's, must be the rainbow. My typewriter is broken so I'm using my handwriting. I love when cards have lines because I can't keep my handwriting straight.

My stories for this week were brief so I used this card with lines to make a filler card.

Enjoy the process video! I also showed my leftovers from the kit!

I hope you enjoyed my Citrus Twist Kits projects! Stay tuned because I have a few DIY Project Life Kits ready for future projects! 

DIY Project Life Kit Spread

I hope you've been watching my DIY PL Kit Videos on YouTube. If you haven't, after going through my stash I decided to make a few kits to use my stash. My plan is to use each kit at least 3 times. After I use them everything goes back to my stash.

One of the main things I wanted to use from my stash are my Project Life Cards. I have so many! The inspiration behind this kit was the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Kit

After choosing my cards I pick embellishments including alpha stickers.

This title card is super simple! I had a few embellishments from Studio Calico Documenter Kits that I wanted to use and I was able to add them to a few pf the kits. The Ticket and chipboard stickers are from Studio Calico and the arrows and felt flower are from Freckled Fawn.

I also wanted to use my stamps more often. The "COOL" stamp is from Studio Calico. The ink is from Messy Box,

I didn't add a 6x6 Paper Pad in this kit so I cut down 3x4 cards for the 3x3 squares. The blue alphas are from Simple Stories and the yellow numbers and alphas are from October Afternoon.

I don't know if I told you but I am obsessed with using my circle die with my photos.

The puffy stickers are from a Messy Box and the vellum phrases are from Frecked Fawn.

This was a very busy week and it was also my daughter's birthday so I had to add an insert! 

I used the candle in the shaker pocket and it was my favorite thing on this spread!

I took a video of her birthday and used a QR Code to add it to the album.

I added the tags from a few of her birthday presents.

Lately I am obsessed with writing my journaling using the Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Markers.
I hope you are enjoying this DIY PL Kit Series! 

Sunday

Natrional Scrapbooking Day with Citrus Twist Kits!

Happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day or Weekend! I hope you've been collecting your words! Stay a bit more to get mine! My challenge was to create a mixed media project! It was way out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed it! 

I made a 6x12 scrapbook layout. To create the background I used Topaz IZINK and Mimosa IZINK from Aladine. I dropped the ink on the paper and dragged it with a card to create the background. I also made some splatters with red mist. 

I also used these wood buttons and the Shimelle Enamel Dots from the April Embellishments Kit and the April and May Pocket Life Kits

This die cut is from the May Die Cuts Pack and the stars from the Puffy Stickers from the May Pocket Life Kit.

 I also added a little sewing in some of the areas to add more details without going too heavy. I hope you enjoyed my project! It was fun to make!

My secret word is DONUT! 😄 Don't forget to visit Nathalie's blog to see her amazing project!



Since you are already here I wanted to share my project using one of the challenge sketches.


Instead of doing a layout I used a traveler's notebook! 


I kept it pretty simple but I had to add a few layers of this beautiful paper behind the photo!

Make sure you join the challenges too! You could win a $50 Gift Card to the CTK Shop!

I can't wait to see what you make!



Last but certainly not least, you can try out Citrus Twist Kits for 25% OFF AND an alphabet stamp!

Don't miss this chance!