Paper Issues Crop Challenge

Hello there! It is not an usual thing for me to blog during weekends but today I have 2 layout to share with you that I created for the Paper Issues Crop Challenge that is being held at their FB page. 

This urge of creating all happened after I cleaned my scrap table. My hands were itching to create... just for the fun of it! For a couple days back, I was looking at the many challenges over at Paper Issues and thought it would be fun to play along! So I took the plug and created these 2 layouts.

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The first challenge that I participated was Jen Chapin's Sketch Challenge. I absolutely love the fact that I can break open Maggie Holmes Confetti collection for this challenge. This layout was pretty easy to put together & glad that I didn't take me too long to complete it as I started it just before I had to go to bed. Lol.

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The next challenge, I chose Alex's Quote/Song Lyrics challenge. I chose the above quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson and loved how the photo matched the quote too! This layout I created using the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection. 

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By the way, did you notice that I created both my layouts with striped patterned papers? I didn't plan for that but these striped papers were screaming for me to use them. Lol.

Supplies:

Thanks for coming by! Enjoy your weekend!
Xoxo Jessy


Maggie Holmes Design Team : The Perfect Day

Hello beautiful people! My step-by-step layout is up at Maggie Holmes blog today. Be sure to swing by and check it out!

TGIF!
Xoxo Jessy



Maggie Holmes : Project Life Week 4 & 5

I am still pretty much in love with the Project Life concept. It is such a great way to remember all the everyday memories (well almost everyday for me)! Maggie Holmes Open Book collection has so many pretty elements & thought I should showcase them on my PL spread too. 

Since last year, I decided to create bi-weekly spreads instead of weekly. It is a perfect option for a SAHM with a sticky toddler like me. I love keeping my spreads simple & clean so that I do not have to spend too much time on each spread. 

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It is pretty simple to decorate each card. I used the Becky Higgins Design F, so I cut the patterned papers into 4"x6" and 3"x4". Then all I did was to use the vellum shapes, floral ephemera, stickers & thickers to decorate each card. Once done, I slotted them into the designated pockets.

Here are the close-ups: 

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I have also used vellums on 2 of my cards with the glitter thickers to create a softer look.

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Supplies: 
Maggie Holmes Open Book collection/ Vellum/ Becky Higgins Pocket Page

If you would like to read more about my Project Life creative process, you may check it out HERE!

Thank you for coming by! Happy crafting!
Xoxo Jessy


Elle's Studio Design Team : Project Life Week 6 & 7

Hello again! I'm back to share with you a Project Life Week 6 & 7 spread that I created for Elle's Studio

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I used the Design F for this project Life spread. Still loving the 3"x4" pockets. Absolutely love how the cards fitted perfectly into the pockets. 

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Such a fun spread to put together. I got the pocket cards completed pretty fast, simply because the colours in most of the Elle's Studio collections fitted well together! 

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Products used: 
March 2015 kit, March Digital Cut Files ; Hello 2015 - stamps, stickers, cork shapes; Love You More - wood veneers, Sycamore Lane - bits & pieces

Thanks for coming by again!
Xoxo Jessy



PinkFresh Studio : March Embellishment Kit

Hey there again! Today I am going to share what I have designed for PinkFresh Studio. 


This is the  March Embellishment kit. Absolutely adore everything about it! You may check the content of this kit HERE, tons of beautiful products! 

Present to you 2 of my projects...
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I had a lot fun creating this card. I really love the stamp set by Neat & Tangled for PinkFresh Studio. I started of with the random background stamping with Staz On Grey ink. Then I completed it with the labels & feather puffy stickers.


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This layout has the same background as the card, I stamped it with crosses. I added purple gelatos & washi tapes as well. Finished it with fun embellishments like sequins, wood bead stockers & acetate die cuts that you can find in your March kit. 

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Thank you so much for swinging by and see you again!
Xoxo Jessy



Citrus Twist Kits : Sunday Sketch Challenge


Hello again!! It's time for Sunday Sketch again. 

Absolutely love creating with this sketch. I love the white space. 


For this layout, I decided to go with  two colours ; mint green & pink (with pop of gold). I started with the pink background that I created with gelatos. Then I went on with the patterned paper + frame, adhered photos on them & lastly I embellished my layout with all the beautiful embellies that you can find in the March main kit + Sprinkles kit Love how it turned out!

Here are some close-ups: 



 Now it's your turn to take on this week's sketch! We love to see what you do with our kits and sketches so please make sure to upload your projects to the Citrus Twist Gallery. And remember, by uploading your take on today's sketch to the gallery by 3/20, you will be entered to win a $5 Coupon to use on anything in the CTK StoreAlso add 3/15 to the title line.

Happy crating!
Xoxo Jessy


Maggie Holmes Design Team : My Heart Is Full

I'm always a fan of pretty things! And you can get tons of pretty things in the Open Book collection especially with the mix of floral ephemera + vintage elements! I love this photo of my daughter & me and decided to create a very feminine layout.

At first, I cut the patterned paper into the shape of triangles & to be honest, I was a little stuck on how to continue with the papers. All I knew was I wanted the papers in triangles. So I played around with positioning the triangles in a couple of ways. At the end, I positioned the way I liked it the best and it looked like a shape of a kite. Haha. Once I added the photo and flowers at the side, it all began to come together. Love how it turned out! Soft, feminine with touches of pretty things!

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Close ups: 

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Supplies used:
Maggie Holmes Open Book 12x12 paper - Sweet Story
Maggie Holmes Open Book 12x12 paper - Cardstock Recollection
Maggie Holmes Open Book Ephemera Pack
Maggie Holmes Open Book Floral Ephemera
Maggie Holmes Open Book Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Open Book Accent Stickers

Have a great crafting week!
Xoxo Jessy