Nov 14, 2018

Today, Thankful and Grateful

Scrapbook Layout created for  - TODAY, THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL -

Hello there!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by about creating a project using their upgraded November kit.  Since I had a bit of time between assignments, i agreed, and here is the first page created with this kit.

The kit contain papers and die-cuts from the Authentique Pleasant collection which are rich in Fall colors and motifs, and perfect to document the season.  Since the company was kind enough to send an updated kit, I also received a set of stickers from Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection, and another one from Studio Calico as well as some antique lace from Bo Bunny.

I love fall, so the kit was perfect to document some of my memories.   For this, i pulled a cut file from Handipaper (from my digital library) to create the pumpkins in the background.

 I used the papers and cardstock in the kit  to back the pumpkins and leaves using a bit of foam adhesive in some of them so that there is dimension in them.  To break some of the orange in the cut out, I used one of the stickers to back the rose in the cut out.

To soften the background of this page, I started with a bit of gesso on cream cardstock included in the kit, and then used Vicki Boutin acrylic paint (that matched the blue tone in the stickers) to add a soft color to the background.  Then finished the look with paint and gold ink splatters.

All the stickers and die cuts in the kit were perfect to layer around and create some clusters around the page.    I brought the gold thicker word from my stash, and then accent it with some of the kit stickers to complete my title.  I love how this turned out!

Remember to stop by to check the kit, it truly is perfect to document the season.   As always i am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.


Nov 13, 2018

So Very Grateful for You

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOU -

Hi there!

It is Gratitude week at Scrapbook Nerd, and i used this opportunity to create a seasonal layout using a non- autumnal paper collection.   The secret to mixing the collection and theme together is to play with mixed media to bring some of those warm tones to your page.

A little bit of Vicki Boutin Art crayons were mixed to create what i would call gold tones with out the shine.  These were used as watercolors to create the soft background behind the cut outs in the layout.   A bit of Heidi Swapp gold color shine was then added to bring the shimmer and shine of the season to the page.

To create this page, I pulled a few cut files from Handipaper, and used Kaisercraft's Bloom collection to back the flowers and leaves in them.  To warm up the tones in the page, i also used the Fleur collection from Kaisercraft to back all the leaves in the branches of the cut out.

To accent all the colors in the page, and to bring a bit more of the textures of fall, a frame of woodgrain paper was used as strips at the side on the layout and in some of the clusters of this page.  Here is the final layout:

It was so easy to combine a few paper collections, with the beautiful cut files into this page,  I love how easy it was to put together, the following video will show you a bit of the process behind the project:

Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this page, and you can always contact me if you have questions on how all this came together.


Nov 11, 2018

Humble in Heart

Bible Journaling created for Citrus Twist Kits  - HUMBLE IN HEART -

Hello everyone!
 Hope you are having a glorious Sunday!   Today, I want to share with you all the first entry I created using the gorgeous Citrus Twist Kits Grace Box for November.   AS soon as open this month's CTK box, to create this page all about Psalms 25:9

"He guides the humble in what is right,
  and teaches the humble his way."

All the floral ephemera from the Whimsical collection included in this month's Grace box kit bring so much live to the page that i opted for a very fall color for the background. 

I added a bit of Distress Oxides using an applicator to the frame of the page, then used the stamp and the acrylic paint included in the kit to add the small yellow details in the mixed media.   While the  paint dried, I built a few clusters of the ephemera so that it accented the mixed media frame.

Those beautifil gold alphas shine in the title surrounded by the floral clusters.  Loving this box more each day! .  All was left was to add my devotional lines and some more atamped sentiments.  Here is the completed page:

We serve a GOD who is merciful and fair, he will guide you through the right path as soon as you surrender to HIS love, that is his promise!

I hope you stop by Citrus Twist Kits to check this and all the other kits.  They are gorgeous.  Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

Have a blessed day!