Project Life :: Week 25


I struggled a bit with this week but in the end I was really happy with how it turned out, plus the fun colours and pops of pink help to make what was a really hard week seem a bit brighter! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Project Life :: Week 26

I used the August Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life and Sprinkles add-on kit for this layout. This layout is full of my favourite things – hand-stitching, hearts and stamping!
Here is the process video of how this layout came together...
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Project Life :: Week 28


I kept the colour scheme pretty simple for this week but used that bright and sunny yellow all over the show. I'm not normally a fan of yellow but giving how dark and dreary it has been around here, it was obviously the shot of happy that I've been needing! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Learning Lately

I'm a big fan of Big Picture Classes, anytime I feel in need of a bit of inspiration or to learn something new, I hop on over there and try a new class. Here are a few I've taken and loved lately...


All About Me | From A to Z. I loved this mini book, in fact it is possibly the only mini book that I've actually finished!


Doodled. I love Brandi's doodles so I jumped at the chance to learn how to do it myself. And although my attempts have been less than perfect, the class has inspired me to keep trying.


Paige's Pages. There are three editions of this class now and I love all of them. With the help of this class I am slowly making my way through my piles of patterned papers.


5 Ways with Gesso. Sometimes you just want to get a bit messy and this class was the perfect way to get a bit arty with some pages and try some mixed media.

If you haven't tried Big Picture Classes yet, I can't recommend it enough. And if you have, I'd love to hear what classes you've been enjoying!

Project Life :: Week 24

For this week's spread I used a lot of stamping again. I'm obsessed with the look of repeat stamping to create my own background cards. I used the main Pocket Life set and the add-on set from the August Citrus Twist Kits. Apart from that, I kept the design super simple, using the repeated heart and cross shapes across the cards for cohesiveness.

Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Road Trip!

What we needed was a little mid-winter break so we headed away for a few days to play tourist in our old home town.

There was much shopping, much eating and much reminiscing. We can feel change on the horizon but haven't quite put our fingers on what that might look like so this was a perfect opportunity to start dreaming and planning for the future.
 
Our quick trip away quickly became a bit more of an adventure with a very large dump of snow the night before we were meant to leave. Luckily the sun came out and we had a pretty, but cautious drive home.

All in all, a great trip away to refresh the spirit before this last little stretch of winter is over and we can enjoy a spring vacation!

#juststampit challenge



There is a new challenge posted over on the Citrus Twist Kits Facebook page. Share how you use Jessy Christopher's new stamps (there are 2 in the CTK shop plus both Main and PL July kits – and August Main kit – have Jessy stamps) and earn a chance to win.

Just post your finished layout or page to Instagram and tag @citrustwistkits to earn a chance to win. Post between August 1st and August 15th to earn an entry into the prize drawing. Each of the three lucky winners will get to choose a Citrus Twist Kits class of choice free!

Project Life :: Week 27



The stamp sets from the August Citrus Twist Kits are SO good! I used the main Pocket Life set, the add-on set and the Yay stamp set to create the background for my cards.

Here is the process video of how this layout came together...
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Oh So Lovely


I'm still trying to Use It Up. And I've realised the best way to avoid the hoard and use things is to use them all in one go! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Around here


It happens at this time of year, every year I become obsessed with light. All light, lack of light, rays of light, twinkling light. It is slowly getting lighter around here, just not as fast as I would like it to be!

Non-weekly Project Life :: Office Life


Here is another pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album. This was another page that was part of my Use It Up project. I kept it simple and easy and embellished the design with some wood veneer letters and my favourite puffy stickers that I've been hoarding! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Use It Up and Rub My Tummy


A while ago I had a tidy up of my studio and realised there was a very large number of unsed or barely used kit sitting on my couch. SO many in fact, that I could no longer sit down. That same day I got an email from Caroline Kelso with the subject line "Use it up". Which is exactly what I've been trying to do. I'm a long way from done but this is one more layout to add to the growing pile.

Non-weekly Project Life :: Sweet Little Dog


Here is a quick pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album using the July Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist Kits. I love adding Instax photos to 3x4 pockets! And I love being able to get the most from my alphas by cutting and rearranging the parts to create letters I've run out of.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Project Life :: Week 22

This is the last of my Citrus Twist Kits layouts for July. I used the main Pocket Life kit as well as the Embellishment kit. I am obsessed with those tiny word stickers. Perfect. I also used some larger alpha stamps from my stash to create the title card with some Hero Arts Ombre ink. I love the effect. The colour scheme for this week pretty much came straight from the donut photo. Those little donuts WERE delish!

Non-weekly Project Life :: Nom Nom


Here is a quick pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album. Love using these photo enlargements cut up into squares! And I had to resist the urge to hoard that Nom Nom and actually use it! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Project Life :: Week 19

I'm obsessed with those copper stars so I them on a few cards to tie everything together. I used the stamps on vellum which was a little tricky but looks really effective. I find repeating the same elements on multiple cards really helps to create some cohesiveness. You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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