Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hi there. After an extremely busy week that left me with little time to myself, I was finally able to sit down for some much needed scrap time.  I finished up some DT assignments as well as a couple of pages for fun.

I'm experimenting by using Citrus Twist Kit club for 3 months.  This is a direct result of the BPC Art & Science class. Right brained people prefer to make their own choices.  I wanted to see if I could create pages that I like using products I did not choose for myself.  I will write up a review of my experience at the end of November, after I've received and used the Nov kit.

Well, I can say, so far so good. I did two pages yesterday. The first one, using some of the September Magical kit. Citrus Twist also has a blog with a sketch challenge. I decided to play along.

Your Favorite

I like that there are blues and greens in the kit along with all the pinks. I was able to create this page about my son and his favorite toy without it being too girly. I was even able to incorporate the use of the hearts to represent his love of the toy.  I could have recolored them if I wanted, but liked the contrast in color and how it helped move the eye around the page.

For the second LO, I used the October Celebrate kit. I am finding this one a bit more challenging to use, as some of the papers are theme specific and feminine, but I will find ways!  I love the embellishments so I know that will help. I can say, there is no way I would have ever bought the stickers and die cuts in this kit and I can;t believe how perfect they are for this page. I mean the cat and "still laughing"???

LSHI....(laughing so hard I...)

I got the design idea for this LO from another online Scrapper, Jennifer. You can find her original LO on her blog Midwest Scrapgarden, as well as many other ideas and wonderful projects.  She used all the strips from the bottom of patterned paper to create the burst.  I used some strips as well as some Washi tape to create mine. Some of the other ideas came from 123 Get Scrappy, chipboard, flowers and 3 or more photos. The turquoise heart is chipboard that I covered in ink and Stickles, and the flower sticker.  I saved and had the 2 memes printed on photo paper.

There is a long story that goes along with the photos.  I have not written it yet. It will either go on the back of this LO or on a companion page that has yet to be created.  In a nutshell, this is one photo of hundreds taken at an annual weekend crop.  In this particular photo, we were hysterically laughing while listed to...ummmm...forgive me, we have boys...silly fart sounds. We were tired, happy and in the moment, it just struck us and well, we were laughing ski hard we, snorted, cried and couldn't breathe...

Thanks for taking a look. I'll have more of my creative view in a few days. I'd love for you to follow me if you aren't already.

Supplies-Your Favorite:
PP-Carta Bella, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Echo Park, CS-Bazzill, Embellishments-American Crafts, MME, Alpha-Thickers, Mist-Studio Calico, Washi-unknown from CTK

CS-Bazzill, PP-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Washi-Glitz, MME, CTK, Die Cuts/Stickers-American Crafts, MAMBI, Dots-MME, Alpha-American Crafts


  1. I love the rays at the top of the layout, and how you were able to tie the requisite mustaches to this layout. Very funny layout, and very well done.

  2. Love both your pages. I really like design of the laughing LO. Thanks for joining us @ 123 Get Scrappy.

  3. Wonderful layouts and very cool experiment. Let me know how it goes because I have a hard time using kits for just this reason! So glad you joined us over at 123 Get Scrappy!!!

  4. Oh my goodness...you made me snaughl ! LOL Awesome job.

  5. Great job using the 123 Kits....really like the title on the second! Love the snorting/laughing story, great fun!

  6. This is lovely! Thanks for playing along at 1-2-3 Get Scrappy!

  7. Beautiful layout!! Thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!!

  8. Love both of these layouts! The second one with the fun details just makes me smile :)
    Thanks for playing with us at 123 Get Scrappy!

  9. awesome take on the challenge, love what you did with the board. thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!

  10. Great take on the challenge! Both your layouts are so great! Thanks for joining us over at 123 Get Scrappy!