Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Happy People!

One of the tiny phrase stickers in February's Citrus Twist Kits scrapbook kit simply says "happy people".  This pretty much sums up this week for me.

As a mum of young adults, it makes me so proud of the bond that our kids have.  It's so easy to begin your own life as an adult and get a little out of touch with siblings.  But this week, Brent and his girlfriend Sophie made an epic road trip of 9 hours to visit Kayci in her new home town.  It means the world to me to have raised two beautiful happy people who are now sharing their lives with other happy people!

This is the last week for my February kits.  I'm actually a little OCD with my kits, and like to match up the kit months with my PL months.  So for example I use my February kits to document February. I've so loved this month's kits using the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection!

For this filler card I trimmed one of the 6x4 cards that came with the pocket life kit in half to make it a 3x4 card.  I've then used my fave new scrappy tool, my We R Memory Keepers frame punch board to create a 2.5 x 2.5" frame and then layered a tag, a piece of ephemera and a phrase from the cutapart sheet for my base, and then added some stitching and a few of the lovely sequins from the kit.

I love love this journalling card that says "be a little more you and a lot less them".  Always good to have a reminder to just be yourself!  I added one of the floral ephemera pieces to the top right corner after I printed my journaling out, and simply trimmed the overhanging pieces to fit the card.

The tags in the Chasing Dreams collection are just the sweetest!  I used this one to add detail to a 6x4 journalling card, and added some chipppy pieces and more sequins.  To create the negative "sweet" heart I backed a negative piece from the chipboard pack with some patterned paper, and then cut down one of the leatherette stickers which I wouldn't have otherwise used from the kit.  Once cut it fits perfectly into the little heart negative.

The lace is from my stash, and was tea-dyed for another project.

To be truthful, I'm kind of sad to pack February's kits away... but at the same time I can't wait to dive into March's kits!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Week Seven!

It never ceases to amaze me how many different colour palettes you can pull from one collection, or in this case, my February Citrus Twist kits.

While last week's spread was all pinks and golds, this week I've pulled some of the cooler shades from the kit, and I love the combination of blues and pastel greens in my week seven.

As with the other three spreads I've created with this kit, the papers and most of the ephemera is from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.  Such a variety of embellishments to work with!

So that I could add some texture to my page, I adhered this photo over the top of the pocket.  I then adhered the chippy sticker to the photo with a strip of tulle tied in a little knot.

The ephemera pack had two pretty layered rosettes in it.  I pulled them both apart and then reconstructed this one with another tag from the pack and a chippy heart.  It's a simple filler card but I  love how it turned out.

I'm still loving the sequins in the February scrapbook kit.  I've scattered them around my embellishment clusters here across two pockets for a bit of a cascading effect.

And that's my week seven!

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hello Gorgeous!!

Week 6 of 2017 was a pretty special one for us.  Not only was Monday a holiday because of our anniversary long weekend away, but we also brought home our long awaited sweet Cavalier King Charles pup, Violet!

This spread uses the Citrus Twist Kits February Pocket Life and Scrapbook kits, and I've included lots of pink and some gold highlights this week.

To make this filler card I trimmed the 6x6 calendar paper down so that I had just the month of February (since I'm currently documenting February), and added that to the butterfly patterned paper.  Then I just added the sweet and simple chippy birdy.

For my weekly title card I've layered a couple of chippy pieces with some tulle and one of the labels from the cut apart sheet that came in one of the kits.

I combined a couple of the stamps from the kit and stamped them directly over a photo of our little girl on her first day at home with us (yes we totally had to introduce her to the beach on her first day at home)

The sequin mix in the scrapbook kit is just divine!  I added a chippy sticker to some patterned paper and popped it in a 3x4 pocket with a few of the sequins, and stitched it closed.

 This 'it's your story" card is one of my favourites this month.  Such a pretty scripty font.

I've stamped another phrase on a photo of our delicious morning tea had at The Farm at Byron Bay, such a special place!

And one more pic of our sweet little Violet, just because <3

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Happiest Place on Earth!

For most people when they describe their Happiest Place on Earth, there's no question they're talking about Disneyland.  But for me, I think I found my Happiest Place on Earth at a little place called The Cook's Cottage in the Byron Bay Hinterland.  That's where Greg took us for our wedding anniversary this year, and I completely fell in love with it!  And so it pretty much takes up all of my project life spread for Week 5, 2017.

I had my big camera out a lot over the weekend so I had a quite a few pics I wanted to get into my album.  So I added in a couple of little inserts.

I used the Simple Stories mini pockets and just punched extra holes with my Cropadile so that they fit the six rings of my Studio Calico 6x8 binder.

This is the very middle of the extra pages with a 3x6 insert and a 6x4 insert.  

This spread has been created with my February Citrus Twist kits.  The February kits heavily feature Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams collection, and I always love her chipboard stickers.  How adorable is that gold bow though!?

One of my favourite filler cards which I shared as a sneak peak on my Instagram account, and created with the help of my favourite new toy, my We R Memory Keepers frame punch board.  Love it to bits!

I set out the text for this label on a Word document in a cute font and printed it on a regular A4 piece of paper. Then it was just a matter of lining up the label over the already-printed paper and feeding it back through the  printer to have the text sit perfectly on the label.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Project Life | Week 4 2017

I know it's been a while since I've blogged, and I have this struggle about how to spend my spare time.  You'd think I'd be used to full time work by now after being back at it for two years (already!), but still the days seem to fly by.

So this week I'm making an effort to spend a few minutes sharing my week 4 for 2017!

February's Citrus Twist Kits have a bunch of Maggie Holmes' new collection Chasing Dreams in them.  I always think that Maggie does the greens in her collections so well and love the contrast of the bold colours against the pastel pinks that she also loves.

I love this sweet little flair and layered it up on some of the gold chipboard and then on top of some ephemera and one of the tags in the ephemera pack.

A perfect little leatherette sticker to record the yummy treats I baked for a special event at work.

This is a 3x4 card that was on one of the larger 12x12 papers, and it made easy work as a filler card.  All I needed was a few little stickers and a date stamp and I called it done!

Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully it won't be too long before I post again!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Week 27... Part 2!

Thanks for joining me on the second instalment of our week in Queenstown, which just happens to be week 27 in my Project Life album!  If you didn't see the first instalment, you can catch that post here.

I guess I could have recorded our holiday as a traveller's notebook, but I kind of like keeping our holiday adventures as part of our album documenting our daily lives.

This is right in the middle of the week's inserts and I love all of the layers that are created by the smaller inserts in contrast to the larger inserts and full 6x8 pages.

Here are the middle 3x6 and 4x6 inserts by themselves.  To create the sweet little 3x3 filler card I've cut down one of the PL cards from the Citrus Twist Kits July Pocket Life kit, added a strip of torn patterned paper and a little puffy sticker.

And yet another insert, this time 2 4x6 protectors.  I took so many photos on our walk of the Routeburn Track so I was quite happy to let the photos mostly speak for themselves and have a little journalling here and there.

And finally the last page for the week!  

A great tip if you need to fit alphas into a tight space is to place them slightly off vertical centre.  That way you can often fit them closer together, see how the "T" overlaps the other letters either side of it?

And that wraps up our epic week in New Zealand.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Week 27.. Part 1!

It turns out that week 27 was a jam-packed week for us (aka our week long holiday in Queenstown, NZ).

So much so that I may have ended up with five.. (yes Five!) insert pages in my weekly spread.  And so here is part one of week 27.

This spread is using the July Pocket Life, Pattern Paper and Embellishment kits from Citrus Twist Kits.

I edited up a simple photo of a river with deciduous trees overhead and added a scripty quote overlay for one of my filler cards.

I've also used a couple of memorabilia pieces on this page, I cut the name of an awesome burger joint out of their menu and added it over a photo of a burger I bought from there.

I also pulled apart a serviette from a cookie shop so that it was one ply thick, tore around the edge of their logo, adhered it to a PL card and hand stitched with some embroidery thread.  I then added a little extra detail and a stamp, and ended up with a perfectly customised filler card!

Onto the second insert page  and I've trimmed a piece of cardstock to size and hole punched it rather than using a plastic insert.

The icy, frosty ground in the shadows around Queenstown totally intrigued me!  We definitely don't have anything like that here in sunny Queensland!


I pulled out my Epiphany Crafts round shape tool to create a home made flair from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Snip-Its pack.

Love how it turned out!

On the reverse side I created a little mini-layout.  This page is actually about 7.5" x 5".

And finally the last little insert (well in this instalment anyway) are these little 3 x 3 pockets.  

The heart card is another piece from the Snip-Its pack and I've used some metallic gold embroidery thread to stitch the design that was already printed on the card.  Cute right!?

Stay tuned for the second instalment of week 27, coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!