Thursday, December 28, 2017

American Crafts Design Team Mini Album and Video

Hello friends! I was inspired by Paige Evans and her many beautiful mini-album videos! She is so creative, and since I made my last mini album no less than six years ago, I thought it was about time:) The new Vicki Boutin Mixed Media line is perfect for trying out mixed media techniques, and I had fun creating watercolor art with her Art Crayons.

First page using the Vicki Boutin Creative FX Iridescent glaze and her stencils, and art crayons. 

Stamping underneath the smile title.

The Vicki Boutin Heavyweight Mixed Media Paper is 140# and doesn't warp, so it's perfect for base pages.

Love the Glaze with this mandala stencil. #mixedmedia


Thank you for hopping by today, and happy crafting! 

SUPPLIES: American Crafts Textured Card Stock-White (#71259), Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Art Paper (#343917), Vicki Boutin Gesso (#343912), Creative FX Gold Glaze (#343913), Iridescent Glaze (#343915), Art Crayons (#343909), Art Crayons (#343908), Stencils (#343895), VB Stamp and Die Sets (#343893, #343894), American Crafts New Year’s Eve Party Line (#344965, #345761, #344959), Paige Evans Oh My Heart Stickers (#310522, #310398,#310426), Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper (#310409, #310404, #310425), Paige Evans Sticker Book (#344867), American Crafts Dear Lizzy Paper (#343418) Amy Tangerine Paper (#376208), Dear Lizz

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Sketch with Citrus Twist Kits

Hello crafty friends! I have a Sunday Sketch layout for you today.

I bought a new Fiskars punch and wanted to try to make pumpkins with it, even though it is a hot air balloon punch. 

Close up of the photo I edited to black and white in Lightroom, so that the color scheme would stand out, and also the photo pops more in black and white. I tucked bits and fussy-cut tags from the patterned papers in the kit. 

I added some staples to coordinate with the cut-aparts in the kit. 

The Sunday Sketch from Citrus Twist Kits is above if you would like to give it a go! 

Happy crafting, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 3, 2017

30 Days Of Thankful Traveler's Notebook Style

Hello crafty friends! I am excited to embark on my first ever 30 Days Of Thankful album using supplies from the Cathy Zielske Design Mini Class in my 

I set up my Felicity Jane Note To Self Traveler's Notebook for Fall, and it seems so cozy and warm! I used the FJ October kit in conjunction with the printables from Cathy Zielske's Mini Class that are sized for a standard TN. 

I pre-made this page for November 1st, so it would be all ready to go, and all I had to do was slap on the printed journaling spot from CZDesign. Easy peasy! Supplies on this page are from the November Citrus Twist Kits Scrapbook Main Kit.

Journaling spot in place

Day 2: on the left page with a spot for Day 3 on the right-hand side. Printing out all the supplies from the CZDesign class meant I could just grab a journaling spot and write on it and slap it on. Making it easy people:) ( In my head that is said in Cathy Zielske's voice, love it!)

The You-tube video above gives you a walk trough of my current Fall Set-up and a closer look at the stellar quality of the Felicity Jane TN! 

Thank you for visiting today!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Felicity Jane Creative Team: Heidi September 2017 Kit

Hello friends! My first layout with the beautiful Heidi Kit from 
Felicity Jane, is live on the Felicity Jane blog as well, here.

You can see more detail over on Felicity Jane, and in the process video below...

Thank you for joining me today and happy Saturday!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: August Design Team Projects

Hello Friends! I have a round up of all the projects I created with the August 2017 
Scrapbook Kit called Photo Booth from Citrus Twist Kits.

The Maggie Holmes Carousel line and the die cut pack were just too scrumptious to resist.

Here is a view of the Photo Booth Kit!! 

Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Felicity Jane Creative Team Layout 2: August Zoey Kit

Hello Friends! Welcome to my second layout for the Felicity Jane Creative Team
using the beautiful August 2017 Zoey Kits.

The confetti stamp from the kit stamp set is the same width as those brush strokes! Serendipitous! 

I cut a section out of the Dots and Stripes PP from the kit, and placed the stamped confetti rainbow behind it. Stamped the "something to smile about" in black ink and added it near the file tab. 

Piled on the layers of acetate, die cuts, pocket cards, and typewritten journaling under the title.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Felicity Jane Creative Team Birthday Layout

Hello friends! I am so excited to share my first Creative Team project for Felicity Jane! I used the August 2017 Zoey Kit. There are amazing designers on the team and I am a big fan of all their work. Getting the kit was like getting a crafty party in a box, and even the packaging is so well designed I had to use it on my layout!

Those party flower centers are made from the crinkled paper packaging strips in your kit. The Tiny Attacher holds six layers of flowers, made from the solid card stock in the kit. A second staple holds the crinkled paper strips.

I used the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board to make the layered frames, and tilted the darker solid card stock behind each patterned paper.

The package of die cuts was perfect for layering and anchoring the photo.

The Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Hot Pink is splattered under the paper die cut sequins and puffy stickers.

Process Video if you would like too see how this layout came together:)

Thank you for joining the crafty party! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: In My Studio with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: In My Studio with Leigh: Hello friends! Leigh here with an In My Studio post featuring how I organize my Citrus Twist Kits for use in my craft room. As soon as I g...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Tuesday Tutorial With Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Tuesday Tutorial With Leigh: Welcome to the Tuesday Tutorial! Leigh here with a layout and process video using the Mermaid Add-on Kit for July 2017 . I wen...

Happy Independence Day!!! The process Video and more photos are above at Citrus Twist Kits Blog.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh: Hello friends, Leigh here to share a Sunday Sketch for today. The Mermaid Add-on Kit this month is awash in sun-bleached, gorgeous summe...

Click the highlighted link above to the see the full post, thank you friends!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits June 2017 Project 4 | Book Nook

My fourth project with the June 2017 Citrus Twist Kits Scrapbook
Main kit called "Boardwalk".

"Book Nook"  8.5x11 layout using the Scrapbook Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit for June 2017, featuring the Pink Paislee "Oh My Heart" collection by Paige Evans! Love all the embellishment you get in this kit! 

The idea came to me to fold down the top left corner of the page and reveal the cute chipboard books from the "Oh My Heart" chipboard pack included in the Embellishment Kit. These cute embellishments spurred the theme of this page, about the little book nook I have created in our new house. 

The exclusive Citrus Twist Kits puffy alphabet was created by 
Pink Fresh Studios, and I lined the title up under the photo here. The cute sticker sheet from Jillibean Soup has lots of cute, small scale symbols perfect for planner, TN, and smaller size projects, so I used the small heart in between the two words of the title. 

Paige Evans Oh MY Heart washi used to add a little color and pattern near the title.

Thank you for visiting today and jump over to Citrus Twist Kits to see more creations with the amazing June Kits. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: In My Studio with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: In My Studio with Leigh: Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to reveal my new craft room, and share my creative space with you. We just moved in and I ha...

Head over to the above link to see the rest of the room! :)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh: Welcome to our Sunday Sketch! Leigh here, to share a pretty literal interpretation of the sketch because the sketch is so great! Thank you ...

hop on over to Citrus Twist Kits for the full post:)
A little sneak peek:)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Quilted Squares with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Quilted Squares with Leigh: Hello, Leigh here to share a layout using a punch and trimmed squares. The full layout using the Add-on Kit for April, and Patte...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Tuesday Tutorial with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Tuesday Tutorial with Leigh: Hi friends! Leigh here with a clean and simple Tuesday Tutorial and a process video. Just punch two inch circles from four dif...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: 3 To Inspire with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: 3 To Inspire with Leigh: Welcome to another edition of 3 To Inspire!  Leigh here, to give your page a jumpstart.  Doily, or doilies (use however ma...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pocket Prompts 24: New At Big Picture Classes

I am excited to announce the start of my new class,
Pocket Prompts 24!

For this class you get 5 new ideas or prompts for photos, and five new ideas for what to journal about in your pocket pages. Want to know more?

Here, is more info:
  • Five prompts to inspire your photography, with a fresh look at the elements of design
  • Photography and journaling ideas you can use and repeat for future pocket pages
  • Tips to create a cohesive pocket page spread 
  • Five ways to easily enhance the story behind your photos with journaling

  and a PROCESS VIDEO: using all the above techniques!
Link directly to the class here: Pocket Prompts 24

Thank you for dropping by today!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits DT Feb. 2017 Project 4

Welcome to my fourth project for 
Citrus Twist Kits!
Love the February 2017 
Brinley Kits!

I am on the design team this year for Citrus Twist Kits Scrapbook Kits, but they also have a Pocket Life Kit and a Gracebox, for Faith Based projects! Lots to choose from there at

Two close ups of the gorgeous goodies included in this month's kits! That Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Floral Paper though! Love.

Thanks for hopping over.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh

Citrus Twist Kits: Sunday Sketch with Leigh: Hello lovelies! Today is Sunday Sketch day, and my post and process video are live over at Citrus Twist Kits Blog!
A Sneak Peek, have a click over to the above link to view the process video and more photos, and info! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Brand New Traveler's Notebook from The Planner Society

Boy, oh boy!
This is such a beautiful TN!! 
Floral love!!

That Planner Girl stamp is so adorable!! I can't even with the floral, and the black and pink.... so perfect! 

For a quick set-up, I placed the exclusive stamp, clip, die cuts, and packaging from the planner clip in the front pockets. The rest, pictured above on the left goes in the back pockets. LOVE! Added washi tape and one of the cards, and the sticker from the kit packaging as a title page for the included TN notebook. Love the design from @theplannersociety !!