Citrus Twist Kits : Bible Journaling Tutorial

Hello there again! Jessy here to share with you the creative process on how I created on my journaling bible page. It's always refreshing to receive the GraceBox each month! 

To begin, I will usually prime my page with gesso. I applied gesso so that my page will not be too wrinkled and the colours on the medium will stay true. The Faber Castell gelatos are amazing medium to use & you can usually spread it smoothly by using water. I love how easily they blended. 

Once everything is air-dried, I adhered some gold washi tapes randomly. I love how subtle they look against the background colours. 

Next, I decorated my page with all the embellishments that come in the July GraceBox. I always love the mixture of pastel + bold colours in the box. It is always fun to hand-lettered some words, that would give personal touches to your creations! 

Here's the completed page... 

I hope you enjoyed today's creative process using the July GraceBox. Do share with us what you have created as we would love to see and be inspired! Thank you for coming by!

Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Sweet Girl

Hello creative friends! Jessy back with you today to share a fun & girly layout using Crate Paper's new "Cute Girl" collection! I absolutely ADORE this whole collection simply because I have a toddler girl + 2 cats. Can you tell Cute Girl collection is just perfect for me? In fact, I think CP secretly created them for me *haha*. 

As soon as I was browsing through the papers + embellishments, I instantly knew that I have create a layout with these photos I've snapped of my girl + her fur-brothers. I printed 2 of the same photo, one in colour & one in black and white. That will create a very interesting look among all the cute elements.  

To begin, I chose 3 patterned papers that I wanted to use on my layout. By layering patterned papers, it will certainly give a great look to your design. Then, I decided to tone down the colourful paper that's right in front with a piece of vellum paper so the colours won't scream too much of attention against all the colourful embellishments. Next, I worked on the composition of my photos and the ephemera pieces. Once I'm happy with the composition, I continue to add more stickers and ephemera pieces to fill the gap so it would looked balance. Finally I complete the layout with stamping arrows & machine stitching all around the layout. 

Below are some close-up shots of my layout: 

 Layering ephemera pieces are absolutely fun! I just can't enough of the little cute girl + the cat! Cute die-cuts are my weakness *lol*

That cute puffy sticker is just too cute not to add to my layout!! What a brilliant design!

Thank you so much for letting me share today & I can't wait to see all the beautiful projects with the Cute Girl collection :) Have a great crafty week! 

Cute Girl - Sisters paper (680945), My Girl paper (680500), Be You paper (680502), Cute Girl Ephemera Pieces (680509), Cute Girl Puffy Phrase & Accent Thickers (680507), Cute Girl Stamps (680515), Cute Girl Chipboard Stickers (680508)

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Hello Beautiful

My photos always inspire me & often I have a title in my mind as well. I love the brown & black hue in the photos and decided to select all the papers and embellishments along those colors. As I was going through the products, I was drawn to the gold-black-white. What a classic color combination. These colors certainly made the photos stand out & overall gives you a cohesive look too.

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To begin, I used the marbled-like background paper as my base + layered the gold rose vellum at the bottom. Next, I placed the photos in the middle and slowly added b&w design patterned paper to give interest to the photos. I slowly worked my way by adding more embellishments like paper doilies, chipboard stickers, sentiments & ephemera as well. Once I'm happy with the composition, I'll snap a photo for reference, just in case I forget of the placement while gluing the elements down. By snapping photo from the bird's eye view gives you a different perspective to your layout too. That way, you can make the necessary adjustment to your layout. 

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Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Delight
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Afternoon
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Hello, Hello
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Foiled Vellum - Delight
Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts
Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Foiled Clear Stickers

Thank you for coming by! Have a great week!
Xoxo Jessy

Citrus Twist Kits : July GraceBox

Hello everyone! I'd love to share with you what I've created with the July GraceBox. I always love how God speaks to me each month with the GraceBox. It's so refreshing to the soul and most importantly it is all about Him! 

Embellishments: Puffy Stickers (Citrus Twist Kits); Illustrated Faith 4" x 6" Art Postcard, style will vary within the collection (Bella Blvd); Tiny Word Stickers (Citrus Twist Kits); Metallic Melon Gelatos (Faber Castell); Aqua Dolce Gelatos (Faber Castell); 3" x 4" high-quality polymer stamp set (Gina Lideros for Citrus Twist Kits); Three Devotional Cards (Citrus Twist Kits); Sticker Sheet, style may vary from that shown (Simple Stories); Alphabet Sticker Sheet, Aqua (Simple Stories); Arrow Clip, color may differ from that shown (Freckled Fawn); Reversed Honeycomb Dinky Stencil (That's Crafty); Gold and White Washi Sticker Sheet (Dear Lizzy); 3 Cork Arrows (Citrus Twist Kits).


This first page is about ...
John 16:33 - I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

This second entry is about... 
Luke 6:31 - And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Once you flipped open the journal card, here's a little journaling on the golden rule in life i.e: to treat others kind & well!

Thanks for coming by and take a peek on my journaling pages! 
Xoxo Jessy

Felicity Jane Creative Team : Pillow Gift Box

Hello again! I've always love using tools for my projects. This time round, I would like to share with you what I've created with my manual die-cut machine, Sizzix Big Shot Plus. This machine requires metal cut dies to function. I have this really cute pillow box thinlits dies on hand & instantly I knew that I have to use the dies on the super pretty FJ "Note To Self" patterned papers. I chose the floral + stripe papers, you can never go wrong with this pretty combo! 
Once I have done cutting the pieces, I assembled them by applying adhesive to the appropriate parts. To complete the look, I used crepe papers, glitter ribbon and that cute bow to finish the touch! This pillow box is absolutely perfect to store any small gifts.
Thank you so much for swinging by! Hope you have a great crafting week at your end :)
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Week 18

Being a mummy is a HUGE blessing in my life. Those who knew my stories of conceiving a child will know that it took me 7 years to finally to become a mummy to my eldest daughter. And now, I'm pregnant with my second girl. All that happened because the grace of God! I can't wait for my eldest to meet her baby sister. What beautiful blessings to have little girls! 

To create this layout, I always go thru the products to find inspiration. I will take some time to let the products to "speak" to me. When I saw the green striped + happy moment patterned papers, I instantly knew that it will work well with the floral ephemera. (I just can't enough of those! I think I need a warehouse of them lol.) Then, I begin to pick up the rest of the embellishments that matched with the paper & floral. With just a little organisation or following a system each time, trust me... you will save a lot of time on your layout/project especially when you have limited time in a day! Most importantly, just enjoy the creative process. There is no right or wrong!

Maggie's layered floral metal die-cut from the Confetti collection is still my all-time fav! That die is so versatile. You can use it on so many kinds of handmade paper crafts!

Layering chipboards side by side onto the layout sure give a fun look to your layout too! 

Thank you once again for stopping by and take a peek at my layout! Have a great crafting week!

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Together
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Moments
Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Petals Alpha
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pack
Maggie Holmes Bloom Foiled Clear Stickers Happy w/Gold
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x12 Accents Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Grow Phrases & Accents Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Confetti Flower Dies
Maggie Holmes Confetti 6x6 Paper Pad

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Bloom Cards

Cards are really fun to create! I love transforming this smaller art canvas by using one of my favorite techniques that is layering. Today, I have 3 cards to share with you where I used layering technique & also by featuring the beautiful Bloom collection.

The cards I put together are pretty similar to each other. Tag & title/sentiment in the middle. The only thing I did was to use different elements so the cards look different but still similar in a way. The first card certainly was the initial idea that led me to create the second & the third card. 

Tip: 6"x6" paper pad is absolutely perfect for card making as the prints/illustrations of the designs are smaller in size and it looks pleasing to the eyes too.

Close-up shots: 

Hope you are inspired to create some birthday cards today! Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts
Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x12 Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Tiny Paper Flowers