Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of Books

I've always loved children books. I started collecting them way before I have my girls. I love the fact that a story book can attract a child to spend good amount of time in one sitting to read or listen. That pretty much work for my eldest daughter. She loves spending time with her books. She even 'created' her own stories based on what she sees in the book. I must say, she has great imaginations!

Not too long ago, I shot this photo of my daughters at their reading corner. And while browsing for products for my layout, I came across this patterned paper called Library. Instantly, I knew they would work well together. 

The illustrations on the patterned paper is really fun + colorful. And on the other hand, my photo has great amount of colors too. To tone down the patterned paper, I spread some gesso to create subtle look. Once that is dried, I cut the 'books' out and arranged them in descending order. I didn't really have any design in mind but went with the flow. Really liked how it turned out. 

To fill the gap, I adhered the photo at the top right. And slowly worked my way to add more embellishments like alpha stickers, ephemera die-cuts, etc. 

Absolutely adore that cute puffy gold heart, it sure gave great dimension to my layout. 

Just by adding the black foam alpha sticker, instantly gave a contrast look to my layout. 

Thank you for letting me share again! Have a great week!
Xoxo Jessy

Supplies:
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - Library
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - Royale
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Thickers Stickers
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Ephemera Die-Cuts
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Puffy Hearts
Maggie Holmes Gather Black Foam Thickers 

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Delight

 Lately, I got myself a whole roll of streamers and thought it would be awesome to use it on my project. Without thinking what I should do with them yet, I just started to sew them to create ruffles. I have always enjoyed working with ruffles. They don't only look pretty on my project but they do give amazing textures too! 

Once I was done with the sewing, I thought it would be fun to create background with the ruffles. I really love this patterned paper but I wanted it to look subtle. So I spread some gesso on it. I love how airy and light it looked. The ruffles matched perfectly well!

Next, I gathered all the pinkish looking ephemera die-cuts and layered all around the photo. Layering is a fast technique you can try whenever you want to create a fuller look to your project! And by adding white doilies all around the layout sure gives the classy look that I wanted to achieve. 


Adding little pieces like puffy stickers, accent stickers will sure create the extra fun dimensions throughout your project! 


To have and to hold my second daughter surely made my dreams came true! She's such a blessing to our family. She completes us! <3 p="">

I hope you are inspired to create this week! Have a great crafty week! 
Xoxo Jessy

Supplies:
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - Collected
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - Library
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Accent Stickers
Maggi Holmes Chasing Dreams Ephemera Die-Cuts



Crate Paper Design Team : Dreams

Father's Day is this weekend! It's a perfect time to honour that special man in our lives. And for that, I chose to honor my husband. He is such a great daddy. Our daughters absolutely adore him to bits! I'm blessed to have such an awesome hubby. He is incredibly supportive and is the reason I can do scrapbooking and be with my girls. He made many of my dreams came true especially allowing me to be a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum). He does the laundry, cleans the house, takes care of the fur-kids and many more. He is also a very hands-on dad whenever he is at home. We are truly blessed! And of course, our lives is really part of our dreams. And all this happened because we waited and placed of faith in God :)

Today, I am sharing with you a masculine layout that I have created with Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. Absolutely love that I can mix + match so many color combos in this collection. It is absolutely perfect for any occasion or theme too! This time round, I intentionally picked all the shades of green. I got the inspiration from the photo, he's holding a mint green + gold sparkles on the guitar. That immediately inspired me.  

This layout is pretty simple to create. It consisted lots of layering with patterned papers and ephemera die-cuts all around the photo. Before adhering them together, I decided to give more texture by adding washi tape and also added to diagonal paper on each end to jazz up the layout instead of leaving it bare on a white cardstock. That diagonal papers surely added more fun to the look. 

Phrase stickers are great addition to your layout. It helped to fill up the gaps & spaces. They sure give more character to your layout!



Supplies: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams - Adventure (CDDS-75924), Moment (CDDS-75933), Ephemera Die-Cuts (375950), Thickers Stickers (CDDS-75946), Stickers (375951), Washi Tape (375958), Phrase Stickers (375952)

Once again, thank you so much for letting me share today! 
Hope you will have a good crafting session today!
Xoxo Jessy

Citrus Twist Kits : Bible Journaling

Hello again everyone! So happy to be here to share with you what I have created on my bible page! 

This time I chose this verse: 
Psalm 23:5-6 -You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


As always before I begin, I will use gesso to prime my page and add some colors. Paper die-cuts are always the first thing I will grab to create with. They are really fun to add to your page. What I love most about these paper die-cuts, they have awesome bible verses for you right at the back if you need one! 

Then, I just stacked up some paper die-cuts and added the blue glittery stickers. I filed up the gaps with brush lettering. I sure had so much fun with this page. And knowing that God's goodness and mercy shall follow me gives me comfort. What an assurance!

 I really love the washi tape in the box. I love how you can just tear and paste the washi tape to further enhance your page! 

I was given the opportunity to design Citrus Twist Kits faith based stamp set in the June GraceBox. Absolutely grateful when I get such opportunity! And do you know that you can purchase these stamps alone in the online store?! And yes, it is also free shipping to anywhere in the world! How awesome rite? Be sure to check out the CTK-faith stamp sets today! 

Thank you for letting me share today! Be blessed!
Xoxo Jessy





Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gather

Hello again! Today I would like to share with you a layout I created using the shades of blue with a hint of brown that I scouted around in Maggie Holmes collections, Chasing Dreams + Gather. Love the fact that all her collections match with each other! With the family theme in mind, the shades of blue sure created warm and cosy feel to my layout. Well, I have to admit that blue couch in the photo truly inspired me in picking out all the blue shades! Haha. 


To begin, I picked out as many blue based patterned papers as possible. Once that is done, I tried to match them side by side to see what matches and what didn't. Then I moved on by cutting and adhering them together. I also added that gold glittered acetate to jazz it up a little. Next, I decided to 'tone down' the polkadot paper by applying gesso with the intention to allow the photo and all the little elements pop out. Once that gesso is dried, I adhered the family photo and also some stickers.

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The journaling is based on the stickers that I adhered in the middle section of the layout. So yeah, they were carefully selected so they could be linked to the journaling. A story of how we built our little family with God in the centre of our relationship. We are truly blessed! 

The title gather is just perfect to represent us in the photo. I just love that!



Supplies:
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 paper pad
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Die-Cuts
Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12x12 paper pad
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Glittered Acetate
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Thickers with Gold Foil 
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12x12 Chipboard Stickers

Thanks for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy



Crate Paper Design Team : Let's Go

Hello CP friends! This week it is all about vacation memories. My last overseas vacation to Japan was 2 years ago but I didn't really get to scrap many photos from this trip. Simply because I found out that I got pregnant right after we came back. And that pretty much explained why I was so tired throughout our vacation. Haha. 

I was scouting through all the photos and it sure bring back a lot of wonderful memories. After going back and forth, I decided to pick this photo of my daughter at the train station. She absolutely love riding on the train or better known as Shinkansen to the Japanese. She enjoyed pointing out what she could see and eagerly looking forward to see where we would bring her next! 

I chose to create with the Oasis collection because it has really fun vacation elements. And the colors will definitely popped out against my photo. I didn't really have anything in mind how this layout should be designed, so I started by placing the photo in the middle of the background paper. Then I started to pick out travelling elements and went with ephemera die-cuts first, where I layered them behind the photo. I felt the background was a little too "clean" and decided to apply yellow paint, layered with gesso and added gold splatters around it. Absolutely loved how vibrant it looked.  

Once the paint and splatters dried, I continued to worked my way down by adding more elements like chipboard stickers, accent stickers, puffy stickers and more little phrases here and there. The idea was flowing and I loved every minute of that! 

By using different kind of stickers on your layout, that would create fun textures and dimension. Something I truly enjoy doing! 

Supplies : Crate Paper Oasis - Postcard (OASDS-78984), Ephemera Die-Cuts (378994), Plastic Buttons (378998), Clear Stamps (379000), Puffy Stickers (378997), Stickers (378995), Puffy Stickers Accents (378996),  Chipboard Stickers (378993)

Thank you for letting me share today! Happy Summer!
Xoxo Jessy


Crate Paper Design Team : Cute Girl

One of my favourite go-to tool is my faithful precision scissors. I have always love cutting since a young girl and so glad that I'm still pretty passionate about cutting till this day. Lol. For some reason, it is very therapeutic to me when I sit and cut tho it is only for a short while. When I got to know that I'm assigned for the "fussy cutting" week, I was smiling wide and knew it is something I truly enjoy! I really love this floral patterned paper in the Oasis collection and that sparked the idea of creating a layout with pretty flowers and elements. Perfect for my little cutie.   

Let me share with you the creative process...

First, I cut out all the floral that I wanted to adhere on the background paper. For this layout, it was pretty straightforward. Floral for each corner and in the middle section, diagonally. Then, I proceeded  with adhering the photo and slowly worked my way around by adhering chipboard stickers. Adding paper doilies added classy + feminine look to the layout. 

For this layout, I used different collections that could match with the entire layout. I absolutely loved the end result. And this is what I love most about Crate Paper products, most of the collections matched! No matter what theme or look you are going for, there are elements that you can mix + match :)

To create dimensions to the florals, adhered foam dots at the bottom. 

By layering smaller flowers onto the bigger ones will create a fuller look. 

I really love the acetate ephemera shapes, they gave interesting texture to the layout. Most importantly they are so cute as an extra element!


Supplies: Crate Paper Oasis : Getaway (OASDS-75973), Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams : My Darling (CDDS-75931), Thickers Stickers (CDTS-75955), Crate Paper Cute Girl : Thickers Stickers (680507), Chipboard Stickers (680508), Crate Paper Little You : Ephemera Boy (LY680390), Ephemera Girl (LY680391), Accent Stickers (680393) 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will try fussy cutting on your projects. Have a great crafting day :)

Xoxo Jessy