Felicity Jane : Week 27 & 28

Felicity Jane September "Feels Like Home" kit is pretty much about family. A favourite topic of mine whenever I need to scrap. Today, I would like to share with you a project life spread of my week 27 & 28. I'm a little behind with my project life but pretty supplies in this kit really motivated me to get right back on it! 

Here's my Week 27 & 28 project life spread...
I will always start with laying out my photos on the pocket sleeve. Next I will cut patterned papers and arrange them accordingly. The last step, I will embellish each of the cards + photos. 

I really love how coordinated are the papers + embellishments in this kit. It makes creating so easy. I always adore the colours in the kit as colours play a huge part in my creative process. It will help to determine on how I would like to approach my project :)

Each cards in this spread are kept minimal + clean. I wanted to create a cohesive look throughout my spread by having lots of white space as it is pleasing to the eyes too. 

I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful with your FJ kit! <3 p="">

Thanks for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Fun Projects

Hello there again! I would like to share some fun projects that I have created over the months with a good mix of Maggie Holmes's collections. I have shared these on my Instagram, thought I should also do so here on my blog. 

I created this altered frame for a friend's son's 2nd birthday. She wanted to showcase her son's cute photos in the party so I thought it will be a perfect gift for her darling son. It was pretty easy to put everything together. All I did was to cut all the patterned papers according to the frame size, adhered some die cuts in the middle & paste big alpha to form his name - Zayden. I also did minimal embellishing on the photos using stickers. 

My mother-in-law was admitted to hospital a couple months back. And just before we left the house, Katelynn &I whipped up a fast cheer up note using Open Book flower & leaf dies + Confetti patterned papers. After assembling them, I adhered a green bend drinking straw at the back to resemble a stem. At the bend of the straw, I attached the leaf. Fast & easy! Also perfect to do this for a craft session with your little one :)

I truly enjoy using scrapbooking products to create gifts for friends and family. This altered frame was created for The Chang family with the family theme in mind. So glad that they loved it. 

Maggie's products are so fun to create with. They are not made for scrapbooking layouts only but can be used in so many ways (party, packaging, gifts, project life, altered projects, etc). Hope you are inspired to create something pretty today!

Till then, sweet friends!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : SHE

I enjoy visiting Pinterest to pin a bunch of fun stuffs. While doing so, I came across the quote below. I thought it would be great to use the quote on my layout. And instantly, I knew which photo to scrap too.

She Believed She Could So She Did Printable INSTANT by CraftMei
Source : Pinterest

This is such a fun layout to create. My daughter told her dada that she wanted to shower her doll. And of course he said yes. She was so diligent in her task & she was making sure that her little doll was all clean and dry. And yes... she truly believed she could, so she did!

Let me share with you the creative process...
I started with the triangle patterned paper & decided I should also add the triangle b&w patterned paper at the top and bottom of the layout. Next I started to work with the alphabets. Once that is done, I worked on the photo next. I placed it at the top of the triangle and layered some cardstock die-cut stickers at the left side of the photo. See the tag there? That's my hidden journaling. Finally, I completed the layout with a row of cute banners at the top.

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TIP >> To get the words in straight line, I adhered the stickers onto the ruler. Once I am happy with the placement, I pressed the top part of the stickers to the paper. Slowly lift the ruler away so the rest of the stickers will stick onto the paper.

Here are some close-ups...

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Maggie Holmes Confetti 12x12 paper - RSVP
Maggie Holmes Confetti Chipboard Thickers - Hooray
Maggie Holmes Confetti Gold Foil Alpha Sticker Book
Maggie Holmes Confetti 6"x12" Journaling & Title Stickers
Maggie Holmes Confetti Gold Puffy Stickers

Thank you so much for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Sizzix : Gold Planner Set Up

I truly enjoy setting up planners. The decorating & embellishing a planner gives me a sense of satisfaction + it is so fun to do so! Previously, I have set-up one in my pink fabric personal sized planner, shared on social media and got a lot of kind comments. 

One fine day, I got a direct message from the Sizzix Community Manager if we could coloborate and I replied - yes! I was asked to create a planner project which I'm happy to do so! After exchanging few emails, I finally got the Sizzix dies. I was given the liberty to choose too. How awesome is that?! I really love every single one of them! I was also so glad that my Sizzix Big Shot Machine is so easy to use with these dies. It cuts so well and precise too. 

Image of Planner: Gold / Silver - Personal Sized (Free Ship)
Photo credit: Happie Scrappie

I began to hunt for a new planner & saw this beautiful Love Doki Gold personal sized planner in Happie Scrappie's online shop. I was floored and knew I have to buy it to decorate with the Sizzix metal dies! 


So without further a due, here's what I have created for my planner dashboards & pages... 

I chose the Maggie Holmes collections (Open Book, Confetti & Shine) to create. Working in a collection will not only save you tons of time but it will also create a cohesive look to your project. 
Since the planner is gold, I incorporated some gold elements too. And I also worked mostly pastel colours so it does not overwhelmed the whole look of my planner. 
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I wanted to create my first dashboard with layered flower designs. And the word in Tim Holtz dies "cherish" is just perfect for this! I was pretty happy with the look, the colours worked so well together! 

At the left side of the planner, I embellished the pockets with lots of embellishments like paper clips, tags, decorative clips and stickers. These elements are perfect to be used in decorating your to-do-list, shopping list and so on.

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I absolutely adored the banner dies in Rachael Bright's collection and decided I should create a dashboard with various banners + cute little bows. This looked so fun & lovely. 

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For this page, I added some enhancements i.e.: the banner die cut + the word "together" die cut & stamped so blessed to complete the look. 

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The tag + forever die cuts work so well in the frame. Don't you think so?

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I maintained the same colours of the layered flower as the ones in the first dashboard for a cohesive look. 

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One of the dies in Rachael Bright collection has a tag that looks pretty much like a 'bow' and that's how I got the inspiration to use them as bows! That handwritten word "beautiful" matched so well with the bows!

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For this page, I only enhanced the patterned paper by stamping the bows & die cut them out. I also stamped the phrase 'so much gratitude' lightly with a light grey ink. 

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The tag dies are so easy to use and to decorate. And the small alpha stamps are perfect to create your own title. 

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There are tons of selections of Sizzix dies you can use on your planner or your paper projects. All you need is a little imagination + fun ideas of how you can create with them. 

I hope you enjoyed this planner set-up post and be inspired to decorate one for yourself today!

Supplies used:

Once again, thank you Sizzix for the sponsored dies and the awesome opportunity to work together. 
Thanks for coming by! Happy crafting!

Xoxo Jessy

Citrus Twist Kits : Play Mini Album

Hello creative people! Welcome again to my blog. Today I'd like to share with you a mini album I created for Citrus Twist Kits. This time round, I got an opportunity to play with the October "Hello Darling" Scrapbook add-on kit + CTK Exclusives (puffy stickers & word stickers). I absolutely adore all the pretty & fun elements in this kit. The colours went so well with my photos. 

At times, I really do miss our first house! So many memories in that house. We sold it end of last year & shifted to a new district in Feb 2015. We are still in the moving transition where we are still living with boxes around us. We rented a condo opposite our future house. We are so hoping to get keys to the future house soonest possible. The waiting game is no fun but I know it will be worthwhile in the end. We made it a point to take some photos (before we shifted) of her playing in the park at our old house so we can tell her all the great story of the new house... Someday!

 I wanted to scrap these photos of our lil gal played in the park, to recollect the beautiful memories. 
That pretty much how I got an idea to create a mini album with the photos. So here's my mini album :)

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Be sure to visit the Citrus Twist Kits gallery for more inspiration! Thank you so much for taking your time to visit my blog. I really appreciate that! 

Xoxo Jessy

The Planner Society : September Planner Kit

Hello wonderful friends! Today, I'm sharing with you a Project Life spread that I've created with The Planner Society September kit. I was so thrilled to receive and email by Christy if I would like to be TPC September Guest Artist. Of course, I replied a BIG yes! *wink* And when I finally received the kit, I was floored! The details on the kit is so incredible & the colours are on point. It is truly a beautiful kit!

I'm not really a planner girl yet but I thought it would be fun to use this kit in a different way. I decided to create a project life spread. I'm a little behind with my project life and isn't that a good excuse to pick-up again with this beautiful kit?! The designs & the patterns in the kit work perfectly for my spread!

Here's my week 25 & 26... 

For the title card, I used the die-cuts, puffy stickers and also the Freckled Fawn paper clips packaging  (red + white stripe) too. I always love to look at packaging at see if I can recycle them. This was one of the example. 

I truly love how easy was to use the papers + embellies in this kit. Everything matches perfectly and you don't have to dig out other supplies. Perfect for a busy mama like me! 

After completed this spread, I really do miss creating project life! So thankful that this kit motivated me to do that. I'll be sure to continue from now on! Do remember to check out The Planner Society on Instagram too.

Thanks for coming by & happy weekend!
Xoxo Jessy

Winner Winner!!

 Congrats Meghann! You are the winner for the Maggie Holmes newest collection, Shine! Please email to jc.chris@gmail.com to claim your winning prize!

Have a great week everyone!
Xoxo Jessy