Welcome to my first month back on the Citrus Twist Kits team. I mean, I never left the team, but as you know, with the move, I had to take some months off. I actually took 2 months off. And I am back creating with the August Project Life kit. Ah how I missed my kits! And my studio!!!
So I made 3 Project Life spreads (for now).
For the 2 first one, to get back onto it, I took advantage of the photos I had left, unscrapped, in my album. It brought me back to the beginning of April where we went to the Zootastic zoo in North Carolina and where we had an encounter with baby Li-Liger (dad is a lion, mom is a Liger - half lion, half tiger) and with baby hyena who was pushed aside by his parents from the day he was born. :( He quickly became friend with baby Li-Liger and we had so much fun with them.
I played with dimension by adding foam adhesive. I thought the contrast was pretty cool with the transparency of the clear Amy Tangerine stickers.
I also placed puffy stickers under and over the label which also gives more depth.
I kept things really simple. I was trying to find my groove and get back to it. Leave my sorrows behind and let the creativity flow.
I used the pictures that were there, didn't dare to print new ones. I guess the task of looking back to my thousands of photos I take monthly was too daunting. And that is why I have mixed some pictures from a field trip with my daughter to another zoo with the Zootastic experience. I don't love it. I don't love that we can't clearly see what is what, but it's ok. I gave myself permission to just go with the flow and not worry about anything.
The second spread brings us to Atlanta, where we had to go to renew the girls swiss passeports. With my husband being in Prague often at that time, we didn't have much family time. That weekend was a good one spent all together.
Again, we went to the zoo...
And I'm finding my groove to create this time. I love that!!! :D
I've cut out some & in a piece of patterned paper, layered them with foam dots again and added clear stickers from the Amy Tangerine clear sticker booklet. I printed that small label with my computer on normal typing paper. I don't have my typewriters anymore :( One had a broken key (I should have brought it anyway! mhhh, why didn't I think of that?!!! and the other one was electric so I had to leave it in the USA)
Another clear sticker adhered directly on the photo, while I layered the little clear sticker hear on white cardstock before adhering it with foam adhesive so that it pops out better.
When I saw the million tiny things quote I thought of all the things we still had to do before the move! I wanted to used it in a pockets with a "million" tiny things like sequins for example and then the paper with the tiny cameras caught my eye and I figured I could use these instead of sequins. I decided to glue them in place on a card instead of leaving them floating loose in a pocket. I don't know yet if my fuse will work here. Suspense...
Some photos don't need much to shine!
For my journaling, I decided to use white cardstock. I rarely do this but I quite love the result. I dressed the white card with a piece fo patterned paper that grounds my yellow cab sticker. I wrote my text and added a cork star and some stamping.
I then spotted the yellow clear "weekend" sticker and added it to the card with some more stamping. The tiny stamps that always come in the Citrus Twist Kits are very versatile! I always find an interesting way to use them.
Meet Melissa, owner of Pretty Little Studio!! Melissa is the one who gave me the opportunity to become a paper designer. I already told you this I think so I won't make it too long here, but after I was on the Pretty little Studio design team, I stayed in touch with her and we became friends and she offered me to become a designer under the Umbrella Pretty little Studio. A dream come true!
So when we came back from Atlanta we basically drove by her town and I texted her, out of the blue, and she came and met us in a Chick-Fil-A. :) This was our first time meeting in person. It was so nice!!!
In the Amy Tangerine sticker booklet I found a Pretty and a please, which is the name of my brand. I paired them together to put on this photo. :)
Here are some more clear stickers and a puffy sticker on a couple of PL 3x4 cards.
On this plain white card on the right I added a small piece of patterned paper that i stapled in place and I added a clear sticker and a puffy sticker. I journaled a bit and finished my card with a feather clear sticker.
To add more journaling here i used a 4x6 card (I never have enough of these!!!! Love them for journaling!) and I added some small clear stickers to embellish. I really love the look of the clear stickers touching each other a bit. I also let one of the circle lead a bit out of the card. I find that it looks more organic.
Join me tomorrow for my third Project Life spread made with my August Citrus Twist Project Life kit and go visit the Citrus Twist Kits blog for more inspiration or the Citrus Twist Kits website to get your own kit for next month! :)
Thanks for passing by and leave me some comments if you feel like it! :)
Talk to you soon!