Maggie Holmes Design Team : Beautiful Sunshine

Hello again! It's Jessy here, and I'm here today to share a layout that's focused on photo inspiration. If you are familiar with my scrapping style, you'll know that my photos always inspire me. That's my very primary thing to do as well, to choose my photo first. 

With this photo, my daughter was dressed in stripes & dots. Isn't that a perfect combo? I wanted to use those elements as my inspirations. As I was going through the Bloom collection, I was so happy to see dots & stripes patterned papers. Though it wasn't a black & white stripes, it still worked for me. In fact, the peach striped paper balance up the colors & gave feminine touch as well. My daughter's cardigan has a red flower on it and that's the next inspiration for my embellishments. And of course, I just had to include those beautiful Bloom die-cut flowers on my layout. Just perfect! To give subtler look to the peach striped paper, I decided to use one of my Sizzix floral dies. What a great way to connect the two patterned papers together. 

I also used gesso to spread all around the layout to create a whitewashed background. That way you can tone down the background papers. 

Just with a little creative process thought that will help you in creating a meaningful layout & spark tons of ideas too! 

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Ribbons 
Maggie Holmes 12x12 paper - Wonderful
Maggie Holmes Rubber Shapes
Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers

Have a great week!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Things You Love Mini Album

I absolutely love small photos. They are not only cute but they are perfect size for mini albums too. My little girl loves to flip the minis. We will talk about the each photos and memories. It brings back a lot of memories for us. This time round, I chose to create a mini with the things she loves at her current age. 

This mini is very simple to create. I used products from Maggie Holmes Bloom + Little You collections. On each page you will see chipboard, ephemera, stickers & lots of fun patterned papers. I used them repeatedly on each page to create a cohesive look. The various size of papers, photos and embellishments of this album is what I love most. This mini is absolutely perfect if you have scraps lying around. You can always use those scraps on each of your pages. 

I wanted to keep the first page simple and more of a cover page. To give a little flavour to my cover page, I added a tassel from Maggie Holmes Shine collection + a white lace. And of course, you will see lots of gold too! You can never have too much gold *wink*

I always make sure to write notes in my mini album so that when my daughter is old enough to read, she will know a little more about herself :)

I just couldn't help myself by adding this little cute card. And yes, I absolutely love my little girl very much! 

The best thing about a ring-bound book is that you can continue to add pages as you go along!

Using tag as your base is as fun! There are no hard rules when it comes to creativity. Explore as you create :)

I had so much fun making these pages. I hope you will have fun making yours too! 

Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad (680428), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Happy (680432), Maggie Holmes Bloom Stickers (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Foiled Clean Stickers (680443), Little You Thickers Puffy Pink (LY680387), Little You Acrylic & Cardstock Ephemera Boy (LY680390), Little You Acrylic & Cardstock Ephemera Girl (LY680391), Little You Foiled Stickers Boy (LY680392)Little You Foiled Stickers Girl (LY680393), Little You Mixed Embellishments Girl (LY680397, Maggie Holmes Shine Tassels (680325)

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

CTK & TCS Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop!

Today I would like to share a layout I created with the beautiful Citrus Twist Kits April Grace Box + cut file from The Cut Shoppe


Here's the exciting part...

The Hop will be open from May 12th-15th. One winner at the end of the blog hop will receive $20 giveaway from both Citrus Twist and The Cut Shoppe. One winner from CT & one winner from TCS will be chosen from the comments left on participating blogs, so be sure to visit them all for a better chance of winning. 

As always, I had so much fun creating this layout. I started with using a gold mist + cross stencil for my background. Then I adhered the faith, hope, love cut file in the middle, added photo & slowly worked my way all around by adding embellishments.

Thank you so much for hopping along! Have a blessed day!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Loving This Memories

The photo of my hubby and our daughter inspires this layout. My little girl is a girly girl and she loves pretty things. And my hubby is manly but has a very gentle soul. He's so supportive and definitely the best! Our little girl adores him very much. With that idea in mind, I wanted to translate the traits they both have on my layout. I wanted to have graphic elements in my layout & yet still include feminine elements on it. 

To begin, I did a background cut by using my Silhouette Cameo. I chose to work with graphic line cuts to represent the masculine side. I also chose black & white patterned paper for the same reason as well. For the feminine side, I included a lot of florals  & pretty elements onto my layout + pink too (my daughter's fav colour)! I absolutely loved how the layout turned out. Fun & pretty at the same time :)

 Layering around the photo is fun & will add interest to the layout as well. 

Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers - Phrase & Accents
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Sun Lit
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Moments
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pack

Thank you for coming by! I hope you'll find inspiration through a photo when you scrap next. 
Xoxo Jessy

Felicity Jane Creative Team : Inspired By ...

I have always looking at patterns especially those abstract geometric ones. I got pretty inspired with these 2 patterns and decided to use them on my cards. 
Pinterest Source :  Hexagon | Stripes
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Greeting CardsFor the first card (on the left), I decided to repeat the patterns by layering the label on top of the candy-colorer patterned paper. I then stamped the lines at the top and the bottom of the card to fill in the gaps. I love that using repeating patterns it will speed up the creative process. 
For the second card (on the right), I used the hexagon patterned paper that's in the FJ Chloe kit. Cut them apart and just adhered them at the corners of the card. To fill the gaps, I stamped dots all over. I loved the end result! 
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Greeting Cards
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Greeting Cards
Thank you for letting me share today! I hope you will find tons of inspiration all around you everyday!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Being A Mum

Hello everyone! I'm so thrilled that this week it's about Mothers. And with that theme in mind, I knew I have to scrap about me being a Mum. Being pregnant was never easy in my life. After 7 years of marriage, I finally got pregnant with my first daughter. She was indeed a miracle child. And now, I'm blessed with a second pregnancy. 

I absolutely love being a mother though there are times where I have to face a lot of challenges. With all those challenges, it actually makes me a stronger person. As a mum, scrapbooking is very therapeutic for me. The minute I dropped my little girl to school, I'll spend some 'me' time by playing pretty papers, scissors & glue. So thankful for this hobby! 

Let me share with you how I created my layout...

Before I begin, I always select my photo first. This time round, it'll be a photo of my little girl and me. Next, I'll select my patterned paper(s). I wanted to only use a piece of patterned paper, therefore I cut the paper into triangle shape and attached them onto a cardstock by leaving the bottom part empty. Then, I positioned the photo somewhere in the middle. I slowly worked my way around the photo by layering some flowers, ephemeras & stickers. Once I'm happy with that, I finished the layout with a title "Love being your Mum". 

Here are some close-up shots: 
Layering has always been my favourite technique. It definitely gives a lot of depth to your layout! I also added a standout (detached the green checkered ribbon) among the die-cut flowers to add further interest to my layout. 

Don't you just love that little doe? 

Recently, I have learnt how to write with my brush pen. By adding personal touches like having your own handwriting as part of your title is absolutely fun & personal too! 

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums! 

Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pack (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Stickers (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Rubber Shapes (680436), Maggie Holmes Bloom Peony (680423), Maggie Holmes Bloom Standouts (680441)

Thank you for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy

Sizzix News

Hello everyone! How's your week so far? I'm back to share with you Sizzix News that you might be interested. All the projects below are not only fun, it would be useful when you want to create something handmade for someone special. Every week there are tons of inspo & ideas for you to create with your Sizzix dies & machines. Just click on the links to see the fun things that is lining up for you :)

This will be handy for any upcoming occasion /celebration too!

Isn't it amazing that you can up-cycle your kitchen utensils?

These free papers will make awesome projects with your Sizzix dies!

Now you don't have to throw away your negatives, you can use them in a fun way :)

Have a great week everyone!
Xoxo Jessy