Citrus Twist Kits : Bible Journaling Tutorial

Hello there! It's Jessy here to share with you on how I created on my journaling bible featuring the October GraceBox. If you haven't subscribe to this kit, you should. It would be perfect to use all these  pretties along with your faith art :)

In the October Gracebox, I absolutely loved the die-cuts from Illustrated Faith. I saw there's a lot of LOVE words and that struck my mind to use this verse - ROMANS 5:8 God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

As always, before I begin I will gather all my supplies. In the GraceBox, there's this Distress Crayon that I was dying to play with it and so glad I finally have this opportunity to do so. 

First, I drew circles using the distress crayon. Then, I used the water brush pen to dab onto the circles. 

Next, I used my finger to smear the crayon to create a "mixed media" look. 

You should get this effect. 

In the die-cuts pack, you'll see this yellow cross piece. I used it as a stencil to help me to add design to my page. 

The outcome will look like this. 

Finally, I arranged the die-cuts before I adhered them down. 

Here is my completed page...

 What I added was the stamped word "forevermore", journaling, thicken the crosses with my brush pen and also added some mist splatters. 

Thank you for coming by! And I hope this will inspire you to create more beautiful pages in your bible :)

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gift Wrapping

I simply love "dressing up" my gifts for friends & family. Not only they look pretty but the receiver will feel special too! Gift wrapping does not need to be complicated, a little layering of embellishments will instantly make your gift wrapping look lush. 

I started the process by using this cute polka dot tissue paper. Once I have wrapped the gift, I continued with the layering of the elements. I placed the paper tag first, followed by gold doily + some fun gold vellum stash I have. Topped with b&w floral patterned + floral gold vellum and finally adhered the chipboard frame. I completed the look with a chipboard zebra & sentiment and also some pretty accent stickers.

Don't these colour combo look so good together? It's my all-time fav color combo!

The next time when you have a gift for someone, try adding your personal touch to it! Your recipient will certainly feel the love *wink*

Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine 6x6 Paper Pad 
Maggie Holmes Shine 6x12 Accent Stickers 
Maggie Holmes Open Book Frames 
Maggie Holmes Open Book Gold Doilies 
Maggie Holmes Bloom Gold Foil Vellum

Thanks for letting me share today! Have a great day!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Kitty Card Invite

Hello again! This week the highlighted theme is kids parties. I love attending kid parties simply because I love the cute deco details, it is filled with beautiful kids and it is fun to see the joy on my daughter's face too. She loves birthday parties very much especially singing "happy birthday" song! 

As I was looking at the Cute Girl collection, the cute cat elements really attracted my attention, probably because I have 2 cats at home. Can you tell I'm biased? Haha. That gave me an idea to create a birthday invitation bag with the Kitty theme.

In this birthday invitation paper bag, I included a party straw, a cupcake topper, a small invitation card, a tassel and a cute banner.

I really like the idea of creating small little kitty elements along with the card invitation. It is not only cute but fun to the guests as well. It's like a little "hype" bag before the party. That would probably create an excitement too. I'm pretty sure the guests will look forward for the party! 

On the invitation, I chose the kitty paper as base, layered with patterned papers on top & added chipboard piece & a heart sticker. Stitched the edges of the card for a little fun texture. I also hand lettered the invitation card for a personal touch. 

For the cupcake topper, I used a mini satay stick as my base and created little flags to be attached on it. To enhance the flags, I adhered sentiment stickers on them. 

Lastly for the kitty garland, I fussy cut the kitty cat faces and stitched them together. Isn't that cute?

I hope that this invitation bag will spark some idea for your next party! 

Supplies: Crate Paper Cute Girl - Sweetheart (680492), Rainbows (680496), Sassy (680498), Cute Girl (680500), Chipboard Stickers (680508), Small Bow Embellishments (680512), Paper Tassels (680513), Foiled Stickers (680510)

Thanks for coming by :)
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : HAPPY

My eldest daughter is such a huge fan of Disney princesses. She has a great collection of princess costumes and dresses. Well, that's because I like buying all these cute princess costumes for her too *ahem*. She especially loves wearing them to school & yes, she is the only girl who does that in her school! Haha. Whenever she asked to wear her princess costume, I'll take the opportunity to snap a photo. 

While I was browsing her costumes, I drew the inspiration of her Princess Sofia's dress. Princess Sofia is a little girl who has a special amulet that she uses to communicate with the animals in the castle and forest. With that, I knew I have to include some of the beautiful animal elements that I can find in the Bloom collection. 

And how can I leave out that pretty swan patterned paper?! It goes perfectly with all the cute animal elements. Just by using some pretty medium like gelatos & ink splatters on the background, it sure enhance the whole layout. 

Tip > Don't be afraid to use more than one design of patterned paper on the layout. Be sure that the design/color matches well when they are used together.

Layering chipboard stickers & the ephemera pieces together sure create amazing texture and dimension. I love how all of the elements piled up onto each other. Just too cute!

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Adore
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Little Bird
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pieces
Maggie Holmes Bloom Foiled Clear Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers

Thank you for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Tags

One of my favorite things to do is make gifts for friends. I give little gifts on birthdays, little tokens for friendship or simply 'just because' gifts as well. They don't have to be big, just something thoughtful and meaningful. After all it's the thought that matters rite? So I decided to create a set of tags and decided to use the playful + fun colors from the Cool Kid collection. These tags are so cool and would be perfect for any little boys occasion.

Tags are pretty easy to put together. Once you have a 'sketch' in your mind or on paper, the design will come naturally as you put all the elements together. To begin with the tags, I would first choose my background paper. I decided to go with  black & white patterned paper. The reason I chose black & white because it is easier to go with bright and fun colors especially with the embellishments. That will sure make the colors pop.

The tags I put together are pretty similar to each other. Main element on the right & title/sentiment towards the bottom. The only thing I did was to use different elements so the tags 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. I find that by creating sets of tags using a similar design/composition makes the process so much easier.

Different texture and dimension like small stickers, die-cut pieces & chipboard stickers were added for more detail. 

Supplies: Crate Paper Cool Kid - 6x6 paper pad (680941), Foiled Stickers (680484), Ephemera Die-Cuts (680483), Puffy Thickers (680481), Chipboard (680482)

Hope you are inspired to create some fun and cool tags today! Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy


Hello there again! So excited to share with you what I have created in my journaling bible with the September Grace Box kit. Each month, I always look forward for GraceBox and see what God has installed for me through my art & craft process. I love spending my time in God's presence and allows Him to speak <3 font="">

Without further a due, let me share with you my creative process on how I created in my bible....

PSALM 145:8-9 
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Firstly, I used a plastic card and spread Nuvo Moussed onto the page. I really love the Nuvo Mousse. as it is fast drying and it gives a metallic finishing too.  

Once that is dried, I spread some gesso on top of the Nuvo Mousse. I wanted to add a little texture and fill up the gaps with it. 

 Next, I took out the Simple Stories bits & pieces and begin to position onto my page. 
Once I'm happy with the positioning, I adhered them down and continued with stamping. 

To finish up, I filled the top and bottom portion with brush lettering & more stamping to complete the look. 

Here are the close-up shots : 

Here are two more entries that I created with September GraceBox...

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

Crate Paper Design Team : Fringed Bookmark

Hello again! Today, I have a sweet looking bookmark to share with you. I created it with Crate Paper's newest collection called Gather by Maggie Holmes. This bookmark is really easy to create. In the 6x6 paper pad, there's this paper called Pure Joy that has diagonal stripes. 

Image result for maggie holmes gather pure joy

All I did was to cut the individual stripes out. Next, I snipped fringes at the bottom of each stripes. Once done, I adhered them line by line onto my bookmark base. Completed the look with pretty stickers. 

I love the fact that this bookmark looks like a piñata too! Thanks for coming by. Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Gather 6x6 paper pad
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers