Citrus Twist Kits: "Around Here" Life Crafted Inspiration!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Citrus Twist Kits inspiration!
Today I am sharing an interactive page in my Life Crafted Album using the gorgeous 
Missed seeing the June Life Crafted Kit?
You can check it out HERE 
(& if you're really lucky there might be one or two still in stock  - Goodluck! ) 

Here's my latest creating with this sweet kit....

Oh, how pretty is this?!!
Lots of lovely layers with the 3" x 4" journal cards & die cut ephemera. The page on the left, 'Today', also features that gorgeous 3" x 8" bookmark. Pink, yellow, striking black and florals - LOVE!!!

The page on the right "Well loved little things"is the interactive page, and also features the Pinkfresh Joyful Day pattern paper, "Just Right" from the CTK June Scrapbooking Add On Kit. 
I trimmed this paper to 12" wide x 8" long, then scored down the 8" length every 4 inches across (creating 3 even fold lines). I concertina folded the pattern paper, and adhered the last fold flap onto the back of the previous fold - think a book cover that opens the wrong way. 

Open the flap cover to reveal.....

...the last photo from this funny story!
Our sweet teenage girl isn't always happy anymore, but this day she was! Loving This! 

So very pretty!
That tiny bow that's pinning the rose tag into place is from the fabulous Bows Cut File
which you can download HERE. 

Here's another view at that lovely page....

The Black Puffy Foam Phrase & Icon Stickers from this month's kit are errrything! SO cool!
I use the heart icons on every page to help unify the design. The pop of black against all the sweet pink & yellow is really something! 

It's no secret that the Life Crafted Kits & Albums are perfect for documenting your everyday life stories! 
I hope that you've enjoyed seeing my pages & are excited to get creating too! 

Get all your Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted supplies in the shop HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, 
til next time, 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Love Here & Now!

Hi Creative Friends! 

Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration!
Today I am sharing another super pretty page with the delightful HAPPINESS collection!
It's no secret that I adore florals, so when it came to documenting this photo of me and my puppy, I just had to use them all! 
Here's what I'm talkin' 'bout....

"Love Here & Now" 

So super pretty! Gimme all the florals! 
Love here & now, so much!
 If you know me, you'll also know my love for the color blue! Needless to say, I started my layout with the reverse side of the fabulous CV-HA003 GOOD VIBES pattern paper. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a pretty blue, and it compliments my photo background perfectly - win, win! I centered an 11" x 11" sheet of white cardstock over this paper, to create a white 'clean' background for my super bright & colorful page.

Next, I cut the fabulous bloom cut files from the exclusive HAPPINESS DIGITAL FILES which you can download from the shop HERE. I backed the leaves with the B-side of CV-HA004 FRAME OF MIND and the blooms with the pink watercolor paper from the 6 x 8 PAPER PAD. I positioned these larger cut file blooms in the left hand corner of my layout to create interest & anchor my open wreath design. DIE CUT EPHEMERA florals and leaves tuck into one another to form the remainder of the open wreath shape. I predominantly used pink and orange pieces, as these floral die cuts contrasted with the blue border trim beautifully!

 I layered pink & orange watercolor swatch CLEAR STICKERS beside the cut file blooms. I tucked my photograph into and beneath the cut file blooms, and over the CLEAR STICKERS base. Next, I foam mounted an ACCESSORY STICKER onto my photo. To finish off my photo cluster, I added the foam mounted DIE CUT TITLE (love) and a heart ACCESSORY STICKER.

I chose to extend my title with the ACCESSORY STICKERS 'here + now' sentiments, which I applied to the right hand corner of my layout.

I added the typewriter font phrases (also from the ACCESSORY STICKERS sheet) around the wreath to tell a little of my story, as well as more sticker hearts.

'Love You More' sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps, as well as some fussy cut butterflies from pattern paper CV-HA008 BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL are added to my layout for finishing touches. And there you have it!

Simple, bright & beautiful memory keeping at its best! 
You just can't go wrong with the gorgeous HAPPINESS collection.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today 
& feel inspired to get creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
til next time, 

Citrus Twist Kits: June Life Crafted Kit & Scrapbook Process Video!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Citrus Twist Kits goodness! 
The June Life Crafted Kit - 'Around Here' is all kinds of gorgeousness,
and today I am sharing my latest layout,
& process video with it! Yay! 

If you've missed seeing what I've already created with this yummy kit so far, you can go back and check it out HERE.

Here's my latest layout, 

"Let The Fun Begin"

Oh, isn't this fun indeed! 
This kit is jam packed full of the brightest, most colorful pattern papers and divine embellishments! 
I couldn't resist using lots of these delicious products for this pretty page!

You can see how I create this layout in my process video here:

Thanks so much for watching! 
I hope I have inspired you!

Here's a few pretty close-ups.....

I love creating for Citrus Twist Kits, and the Around Here Kit was perfect for documenting this happiness! All the craft related ephemera, bright n fun patterns, and those lemons just screamed Citrus Twist to me! 

From the vibrant pattern papers to the amazing clear stamps, this kit has it all! 
If you're SUPER fast, there *might be one still available in the store HERE.


I hope you enjoyed checking out my video,
and are inspired to get creating with your Life Crafted Kits! 
Have you considered a CTK subscription?
Not only do you save $$$, but you also receive lots of exclusive items just for subscribers, plus you'll never miss out on getting your kit! Win, win! 
See more about the benefits HERE. 

Thanks so much for joining me today, 
til next time, 

WOW! Em June Creative Guest - Lovely Layout

Hi there, crafty friends!

 I am so super dee duper excited to be this month's creative guest for

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

WOW Embossing Powder! 

I know, awesome!
For today's post I wanted to showcase how easy it is to incorporate glitter embossing into your scrapbook layouts! 
Here's what I'm talkin' 'bout....


Sigh! So.much.pretty!!!!
Did I mention that Florida Sunset Glitter  is my new FAVE powder?!! 
Like seriously, how amazing is that sparkle?!

Let's take a closer look....

Lovely, indeed!
Simple, beautiful & super easy to recreate!
Here's how....

Take your WOW! Embossing Pen & use it to draw (or stencil color ) a butterfly onto clear vellum. 

Sprinkle generously with WOW! Embossing Glitter: Florida Sunset WS95R(O).

Use your WOW! Embossing Heat Tool to heat set the powder. 
Just look at that gold!!!

Repeat process until 5 Florida Sunset butterflies are created. 

Fussy cut each butterfly. 
Ahh-may-zing! Told you that this glitter was something else!!! 
Absolutely MAGICAL!

Paint a watercolor heart onto 12 x 12" white cardstock. 

Once dry, draw in a few more 'heart lines' with the WOW! Embossing Pen. 
This will add  both interest to the layout & really highlight the heart shape. 

Sprinkle & heat set with the fabulous Florida Sunset Glitter Embossing Powder!
Such an effective result!
To complete the layout, embellish the heart with the fussy cut Florida Sunset butterflies, some of your favorite scrapbook supplies (I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Happiness collection), photo & title! 
Super simple, but oh so beautiful scrapbooking with WOW! Glitter Embossing Powder!

Here's a couple of pretty close ups for you.....

Such gorgeously rich colors & intense sparkle!

WOW, indeed!!!!

And there you have it! 
WOW! Embossing Glitter is just errrrrything to me right now! 
I hope I have inspired you to use these awesome powders on your next creative project (or even scrapbook layouts) - 
Trust me, you'll be SO happy with the result!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back later in the month with more creative inspiration,

til then, 

Products Featured:
WOW! Embossing Pen 
WOW! Embossing Glitter: Florida Sunset WS95R(O)
WOW! Embossing Heat Tool
Clear Vellum Acetate
Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Happiness Collection 
Watercolor Paints

Citrus Twist Kits: June Life Crafted - Around Here - Kit

Hi Friends!

A new month means new kits from Citrus Twist Kits and this month's will have you swooning! 

The Life Crafted Kit for June is called, "Around Here" & looks like this....

Isn't it gorgeous?!!
Those pattern papers are especially lovely - just look at those happy colors! 
Here's a better look at them....

SO Stunning!!!

And the Scrapbooking Add-on Kit is just as divine!!!

Gah!!! So many pretties to memory keep with! 
If you're super quick you might be able to snare one of these beautiful kits before they sell out - visit the Citrus Twist Kits Shop HERE.

Now for some inspiration with them! 
First up is a look inside my Life Crafted Album using the Around Here Kit....

Did I mention how much I am loving the colors in this months pattern papers?!!
Seriously, this color scheme is everything!
Perfect for documenting my story with! 
Here's a closer look for you....

I feel like those pattern papers were made for my photo - such a perfect match!

The exclusive die cuts and journal cards are pretty amazing too! 

Love it!

And here's a scrapbook layout I've made using both kits....


Sigh! SO super pretty! 
As well as both kits, you'll also spy the K-Bows Cut File and the Do Your Own Magic subscriber exclusive cut file. Adore them both! 
This layout was created for the Kit Love / 3-to-Inspire Creative Team post, where we were asked to use the kits, pattern paper and the K-Bows file. 
You can check out the post HERE & see the amazing creations from my fellow teamies! 

Here's a few pretty close ups for you.....

Love the addition of the Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day products with the Around Here kit - so good!

The cut files are really something, aren't they?! 

Simply beautiful! 

And there you have it! 
My first play with the new June Kits at Citrus Twist Kits! 
I'll have a few more projects a lil later this week for you! 
Thanks for stopping by today, 

Shimmerz Paints + Cocoa Vanilla Studio = Beautiful Layout & Process Video

Hi Creative Friends! 

Welcome back for more shimmery inspiration!
Today I am sharing a gorgeous layout & process video with the fabulous
Shimmerz Paints April Color Kit! 
This exclusive Color Kit is absolutely GOR-jus & I just couldn't resist creating with it again -
 while I anxiously await the June Kit release in a few days time!

**Hint, hint! Set your alarms for June 1st kit reveal day - it's going to be epic!**

If you missed the April Color Kit, it looks like this.....

SO divine!

***These are limited edition kits, BUT there is one or two remaining in the store - if your quick!***

The kit contents are: 

Here's the layout I have created with this fabulous Color Kit....


Sigh! Beautiful indeed! 
Such a pretty page for my darling ballerina! 

Here's a closer look for you....

Swoon! So much gorgeousness! 
I can't even!!!
From that pretty Pink-A-Boo Inklingz, to the richness of the Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n & those stunning pops of Lapis Dance Creameez - well, it's just pure bliss! 
And don't even get me started on the Pick Your Plum sequins!!!
La La LOVE this kit! 
I have combined it with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight collection, as they're clearly a match made in heaven!

Here's a few pretty close ups for you.....

Just look at those colors!
So much loveliness in the April Color Kit!

Such a soft and pretty page for my darling ballerina! 

You can watch how I created this pretty heart page design on the Shimmerz channel HERE
Happy watching!

I hope you enjoyed my seeing how my layout came together. 
I just adore the April Color Kit & I hope I have inspired you to use yours!
(Or race to the store for the last remaining one HERE! )

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time,