Monday

Mary Poppins Pocket Page

My husband and I attended a Gala with a delicious dinner and then Mary Poppins the musical play. It was a fun night and I loved documenting it in my scrapbook.




The cards and papers in the August Citrus Twist kit were perfect for this. I loved how playful and happy this collection is.



Here are 3 things to try on your next project:

1) Add a tangible item- I used our tickets from the play

2) Add typed journaling- I used my vintage typewriter

3) Add staples- I used them to attach my labels and tickets





Thanks for joining me today! 


Tuesday

Interactive layout

Hello crafty friends! Today I am showing a fun project made with the August Citrus Twist kit: "Chasing Rainbows."  It's a 2-page spread in my Life Crafted Album. I have several interactive pages in this album. It's perfect for this since you can insert your own pages. 


The right side is made of 6 flaps. They are each made of white cardstock folded in half, and then glued on to the background. Then I added photos and embellishments to the outside and inside of each flap. It was so much fun! 






On the left side, I made a layout with one photo, journaling, cute papers from the kit, and those stamps.



Those stamps... yes, lets talk about those stamps. The "build your own rainbow" stamps are so much fun. I usually just use black for my stamping, but I loved getting out my colored inks and building this rainbow. It's definitely my new favorite stamp set.




Here is another look at the layout. That lemon paper is one of my favorites this month. The flaps are really easy to create, and making some interactive pages in your album, makes the album really fun to flip through.   


Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a great day filled with craftiness. 

Thursday

Pocket Pages

Today I am going to share 2 pocket pages I made with the July kit. I love how colorful the kit is. It's perfect for all those summertime pictures. This first page documents a family reunion.




This layout was a lot of fun to make with 7 photos and the July Life Crafted Citrus Twist kit. I used a mix of handwriting, typed journaling, and stamps from the kit.


The next pocket page I made has a mix of 3x4 and 4x6 cards and photos. It documents the day we released the butterflies we raised. I used chipboard alphas and embellishments to make this page pop. The card that says "It was fun while it lasted" was perfect for this. 




These pages came together easily with the Citrus Twist kit. I love how versatile they are! 


Thanks for joining me today! Have a great day.





Sunday

Summer Layout

Hello! Today I'm sharing a layout based on this sketch. I had so much fun creating this layout. 




Here's what I used: 

-a black and white photo
-an old book page 
-the adorable colorful striped paper
-some cute ephemera 
-a 3x4 card
-a hand-made tag
-a big title
-handwritten journaling
-stamps: "summer is here" & "loving this"

This page documents a fun summer day at our house with a new little swimming pool.




The July Life Crafted kit from Citrus Twist Kits couldn't be cuter and I loved using it and the sketch to create this layout.






Thanks for joining me. I hope you get to create today!


Thursday

Pocket Page




I am happy to show you a pocket page I made with the darling June Citrus Twist kit. When I saw the pocket cards I immediately thought they would all go well together. So I printed some 3x4 pictures of some things that have been happening “around here” lately.  




I also loved the papers that came in the kit. I incorporated them into the project by punching out butterflies using my die cut. I added them to the cards with a staple.



I like to think of the cards as being mini layouts. I add some flair to each of them and then put them all together in their pockets.  



I added lots of simple journaling to this layout. I used handwriting on one of the cards, and used typed words for the rest. I typed them on white card stock paper, cut them out, and glued them right on to the photos/cards with a glue stick. I love that you can add them directly onto photos.  

Three things you should try on your next pocket page: 
1. Add some die cut punch shapes (I used a butterfly). 
2. Think of each pocket card as a mini layout and add flair and texture like foam stickers, ephemera, etc.. 
3. Type your journaling and cut it out in strips. Glue onto photos/cards. 

Here’s a video of this project: 




Thanks for joining me today! I hope you got a little inspiration for your projects. Have a great day!