Citrus Twist Kits-Walk Field Notes

Do you ever see a spread in your head and then it comes out just how you imagined?!  I love it when that happens!

Last month I went on a hike through Bryce Canyon with my four little guys.  It was such a beautiful and fun adventure so I wanted to document all the details in my travelers notebook.

Here is a look at the completed 2-page spread. Swoon! I love it!

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For my title on the upper left hand page I combined the “walk” sentiment from the ephemera pack along with the October TN stamp.  I popped up the title with pop up squares to create a mixed title with more interest.

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Using one of the 4×6 cards from the documenter kit I created tabbed cards with photos from our hike.  I ran each card through my typewriter to add my boys names on the front tab and the journaling on the back.

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To create a home for each one of my cards I stitched vellum to my travelers notebook pages and made cute pockets.

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Now with a home for all my photos, and journaling, I added a few little embellishments with pop up squares.

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To add the location and date of the hike I again used the stamp along with a cut up 3×4 card from the documenter kit.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this inspired you and gave you a few new ideas on documenting memories in your travelers notebook!  Don’t forget to stop by the Citrus Twist Kits shop and pick up this adorable stamp to document stories this month!

Candace

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Freckled Fawn-October

There is so much to love about the fall but one of my favorites is the changing of the leaves with the bight colors, crisp leaves and fresh smells.  I wanted to create a simple layout documenting the fall season and all the beautiful things I love about it.

I started my spread with a 6×8 photo and layered the beautiful ‘October’ wood veneer and chipboard over the photo.  To mimic the fall colors on the right side of the spread I used the new 8.5 x 11 exclusive Freckled Fawn papers as a background for my journaling.  I printed my journaling on 6×8 card stock and centered it along the patterned paper to match my photo.  To add just a little more color and detail on the right side I added a few more chipboard pieces.

Here is a look at the final simple spread.  Enjoy!

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I love the spread and that a simple and elegant design can tell the story beautifully.  Stop by the shop to pick up some of the new fall goodies to tell your stories!

Candace

Citrus Twist Kits-Conversations

Hello friends!  Candace back with you today to share a spread using the Pocket Life kit and the October Conversations 4×6 stamp set.  I am in LOVE with the stamp set this month and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to document.

I started my spread with a full 12×12 black and white photo. Next, I measured the stamp to see exactly how much room I had to insert my quote journaling.  I took the measurements into Photoshop and created a new canvas with guides to structure my type.

After printing out all my quote journaling I stamped the quote and line from the stamp set around the journaling.

To add a little more detail and dimension I added labels from the Pocket Life kit with the names of our family typed on top of each of the journal blocks.

Hearts from the ephemera pack were the perfect touch to a few of the blocks to create a visual triangle and further interest.

For my title I layered a few more pieces from the ephemera pack with dimensional adhesive.

For a more in-depth look at how this spread came together take a look at the video below!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Elle’s Studio-October Reveal

Yea!  It is October 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The October kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments & people in your life.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely the So Cozy stamp set & Wood Veneer leaves! LOVE!

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Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for October.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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This month there is also fun new goodies for 2018!  Can you believe it?!  This release includes a set of Journaling Tags, Days of the Week Stamp that matches the Dated Stamp.  Also, there is a release of 2018 black acrylic, white acrylic and wood veneer numbers.

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Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

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I just adore this month’s kit!  Every month the kits just get better and better!  Make sure that you are a subscriber to the kits so you don’t miss out!  The last few months the kits have completely sold out!  ACK!  We are also almost sold out of the Document December kit!  That is one kit that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! Make sure you get your hands on the kit so you can document you and your family’s special memories!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

Candace

Citrus Twist Kits-Project Life Challenge

Hello friends!  I am positively over the moon to be sharing my first design team layout and challenge with you for Citrus Twist Kits! Pocket life spreads are my favorite way to capture our family’s special everyday moments.  There are a few design techniques that I use every week to help my layout come together in a snap. For this challenge I would like to challenge you to use a few of my “go to” techniques.  First, add dimension in the pockets, and second, add white space to balance out bold colors.

Take a look at my layout below and how I combined both of these challenges together in my layout.

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I also included a process video showing how this fun layout came together!

If you have any questions just leave them below!  I can’t wait to see what you create with this challenge!  Have a beautiful day and go out there and create wonderful memories to document!

Candace

One Little Bird-Project Life Inspiration

Hello again OLB friends!  Candace here to share another project life spread using some fun digital cards from the shop.  The Roam collection is one of my absolute favorite collections!  As a family of all boys we go on lots of wild and crazy adventures.  Recently we went to the Grand Canyon and did a hike all together.  The vacation was perfection and I was so excited to get home and put the Roam collection to work.

Here is a look at the full spread using the Roam kit. We had lots of pictures from our trip so the documentation goes on for a few more pages.  I wanted to make sure that I had journaling for all the pages so I needed lots of filler cards to fill the extra card slots.  I used inspiration from the kit to fill all the spaces and create a clean, balanced layout.

 

 

I used the “See the World” and “Go” card as inspiration for the base colors for the layout.  After printing out all the journaling cards I looked thru the papers and embellishments to find elements that would bring balance to the spread.

 

 

I created a journaling card on the left side of the spread by adding a green sentiment to the top of a card.  The repeats the green on both sides of the spread but still keeps the spread nice and clean with lots of white space.

To balance the blue on the spread and create a visual triangle I used the “Travelogue” tag from the elements and turned it into a journaling card that I could add my thoughts and feelings to.

I loved this little journaling card as it was printed but I needed to add another wood veneer embellishment to balance the left and right side of the spread.  I found this little circle tree embellishment that was a perfect fit inside the lines of the card.  It even matched the theme and feel of the layout!

I was SO excited when I found this coordinating blue globe in my stash!  I added a little sentiment from the elements kit and a red geo tag.  A perfect addition to the spread.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Give this a try on your next layout, find one card in a collection and build your spread around it.  You will be surprised at how fast and balanced your layout comes together. Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Products Used: Roam Journaling Cards, Roam Elements, Roam Papers.

Elle’s Studio-Week 1 Project Life

Hello friends!  Welcome back!  Candace with you today to share my week 1 of 2017 Project Life. Now, I am not this far behind! LOL… What I like to do is print out my photos weekly and stick them in the pockets.  Then when I find the perfect cards and embellishments I complete the spread.  I like this format because it keeps things interesting and fresh.  It also cuts down on the time it takes me to complete the spread by having the photos all printed and ready to go!

Now, for this weeks spread.  I used the photos as the color inspiration for the spread. I build my spread with dark blues, mint, gray and wood grain.

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I started with the title card for the week and stamped this weeks dates with black StazOn ink. To bring a little color to the card I added a blue puffy sticker from the Family Fun collection.

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I love the two cards on the left side of the spread that leave a little spot for a 2×2 photo and journaling.  This allowed me to add more photos and words to my spread. My favorite card on the left side of the spread is definitely the world map card (swoon).  The color and map are just perfection and there is even a small spot to add notes! I marked on the map where my husband went that week for business along with a photo collage.

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On the right side of the spread I balanced the colors by adding a few blue elements along with a gray journal card along the center.

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To add a interest to the acrylic button I weaved a bit of white embroidery floss through the holes.

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I love the look and contrast of the foodie stickers on top of my candy photo!

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One of my favorite parts to include in my weekly spread is memorabilia.  This week I included a picture my little guy drew for me.  For my journaling I used the Family Fun stamp as a title and ran the journal card through the typewriter.

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Such a fun spread to put together and all the items from Elle’s Studio were the perfect match!

Products Used: September Kit, Acrylic Buttons, Foodie Puffy Stickers, Foodie Journaling Tags, Family fun Double-sided Journaling Tags, Family Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun Stamp. Travelogue Journaling Tags. Dated Stamp

Elle’s Studio-September Reveal

Yea!  It is September 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The September kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments & people in your life.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely the acrylic buttons, and favorite acrylic.

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Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for September.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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This month there is also a fun new Foodie mini kit.  This kit includes a set of Journaling Tags4×6 stamp and puffy stickers!

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The best part of today is the reveal of the brand new full collection, Family Fun!  This is my most favorite collection to date from Elle’s Studio.  Everything is perfect!

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You can purchase a special Family Fun bundle package that includes everything in our Family Fun collection (excluding the  4 x 6 inch stamp). Along with this bundle being 20% off, you will also receive three free alphabet sticker sheets! We will be including our green, white, and gray 12 x 6 inch sheets with the bundle, and the bundles are limited. And, for our USA subscribers, this bundle will ship for FREE when you checkout during the bundling period – yay! (International subscribers will receive a reduced shipping rate)

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I just adore this month’s kit!  Every month the kits just get better and better!  Make sure that you are a subscriber to the kits so you don’t miss out!  The last few months the kits have completely sold out!  ACK!  Make sure you get your hands on the kit so you can document you and your family’s special memories!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

Candace

 

One Little Bird-Adding Interest To Your Pocket Page Spreads

Hello friends!  Candace back with you today to share a few tips on how to easily add interest to your pocket page spreads.  Sometimes when we do this project week after week year after year we can fall in to a bit of a rut.  Today I wanted to share a few simple ideas on how to keep not only your readers interested in looking at your spreads but keep you inspired to keep creating!

My inspiration for this post came from week 26 from my 2017 project life album.  Here is a look at the completed spread!

 

Tip #1 : Layer white embellishments on top of dark colored papers and journal cards.  This will add depth and contract to your pages.

Tip #2 :  Add a bold element focal element to the spread.  This will break up the journal cards and give the eye somewhere to rest on the spread.  (It also looks really fantastic!)

Tip #3 :  Add a see through element on your page.  For my see through element I adhered a square chipboard embellishment to a clear piece of acetate cut down to 3×4.    When I move on to documenting my next week I can just adhere another chipboard piece to the other side and complete the spread as usual.

Tip #4 : Add repeated elements across the spread to help to reader’s eyes travel across the spread and look for the similar elements.  This also adds a certain continuity and cleanness to the spread.  For my repeated element I added a cork geo tag and white chipboard word strip to three various 4×6 photos.

Tip #5 :  Add an insert.  This will give the reader an interactive tool and a new element to look at.  This works especially well if there are items to pull out of the insert.  For my insert I added a photo and a few items of memorabilia from my son’s baptism.

 

I hope this inspired you to add a little more interest to your weekly spreads to break up the monotony and bring back a little inspiration!  It is important to document our memories but we should enjoy it, have fun with it and be inspired by it!  Have a beautiful day! All the items I used in todays spread are linked below.

Candace

Products Used: Life in Pieces Journal Cards, Live a Little Journal Cards, Between Us Journal Cards

Elle’s Studio-Project Life Wk 16 2017

Hello again, today I am sharing a fun & colorful project life spread.  This week has been siting my album for months just waiting for the perfect kit with coordinating colors to make my photos really pop.  I am so happy because the August kit was just perfect for this week! Here is a look at the full spread!

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Because I had all the photos printed and ready to go I was able to simply slide in the journaling tags from this month’s kit and add a few intentional embellishments to create balance among the colors in the spread.

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The wood veneer pocket fillers are my favorite embellishment from this month!  They add the prefect pop of fun to any project.  I needed a little bit more red on the left side of the spread so I decided to add a cute acrylic star on top of the veneer.

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I adore cards that prompt you to add a photo and a story.  On this card I added a small 2×2 black & white photo then ran it through my typewriter to add my journaling.  I like the addition of a different size photo in the spread to break up all the journaling along the 3×4 cards.

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I wanted to use one of the cute digital cards from this month but chose to just print it out plan and add my journaling with my typewriter to make sure all my fonts in the spread were a perfect match.

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I loved the sentiment “some of my favorite moments” but it was on a 4×6 card and I didn’t have anymore space in my spread.  I decided to just cut up the the 4×6 card and create my own 3×4 card.  To add a little more interest I chose to pop up the sentiment on a white piece of card stock.

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No spread is complete without the date and there is no better stamp than the Dated Stamp! I added a yellow, puffy arrow between the dates for a little pop of color and to tie in more colors across the spread.

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Such a fun week!  I love that I can always count of the Elle’s Studio kits to bring lots of color and fun to my spreads and they are always a perfect match for my boy photos!  I hope this inspired you and gave you a few ideas on how you can use the August kit to document your family’s stories this month.

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Products Used: August Kit, Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers,  The Story Printables, Heart Circle Acryics,  So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Love This Life Stamp,  Dated Stamp.