Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get it Scrapped | Convey an idea with design

Hi everyone!

Today on the Get it Scrapped blog you will find many examples of how to convey an idea with your design. It means, how can you reinforce and illustrate what you want to say not only with the pictures and the words, but also with your layout design.

Here's my take on it:

You can read about my design choices on the  Get it Scrapped blog. 

I used almost exclusively products from my collection on this page. This 12x12 paper though is from Studio Calico and the paperclips are from Dear Lizzy, but the rest is from the collection Here Comes The Sun and you can find it here.

I really liked playing with my collection. This is the second layout I made with it. :) As you can see I used lots of die cuts.

And word stickers. I'm really happy with the selection of phrases I chose to be made into a product! They are very versatile. I also love that some of them are pink and some of them are blue. It makes for a cute detail.

On the left of my photos, I have a cute cluster of embellishments: a High 5 flair button, the number 6 in gold foil which is one of my favorite product in the whole line the gold foil numbers (and letters!)  I added a golden bow paperclip (Dear Lizzy) and a small p.s. cork embellishment from one of my Citrus Twist Kits. I love to pair several round embellishments together. I also paired the small heart die cut with a word sticker to create a really interesting "love you". :)

I layered 3 pieces of "paper": the Sunset paper, the clear Tiny Hearts, and the vellum Flowers. It's great to have many kind of see through papers to play with!

I layered a white doily that I had in my stash and added some speech bubbles: one with gold foil and a pink one with a heart inside + a very cute golden flamingo paperclip (Dear Lizzy).

I added some black foam quotation marks and I think it's cute that one of them is on the left page of the layout. :)

Here you can the the beginning of the journaling.

And the rest of the journaling down there.

Not only did I use the number 6 but I also spelled it out to put more emphasis on Maya's age. More on that in the article on the Get it Scrapped blog post.

On the right page, because i wanted to leave lots of space to the words, I added only some die cuts clusters. They ind of finish the page off and also bring the left and the right pages together.

The final touch: a really cute cloud flair button and a small flag die cut where I've added the date.

I hope you enjoyed my layout. If so, leave me a comment and subscribe to my blog. :)
Thank you and talk to you again soon.



Monday, October 17, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits DT | Start

Hello everyone,

Here's a second page I made with the beautiful October Citrus Twist Kits Scrapbooking kit.

For this page I was inspired by a story the girls came from school with called "the dot",  The short version of the story is that you can make something worth it, whatever the talent you think you have. You only have to start and make something. In the story, the little girl made a dot. A simple dot. And the teacher framed it. The little girl when she saw that thought that she could do a better dot, so she made another one, and another one...until at the end she had her own exposition of dot paintings.

Often my daughter tells me she can't draw, she's not good... often i also think that I can't draw.... so this is a reminder that yes, if we start, we can make something, and maybe it will take us somewhere unexpected. (It makes me think of my little illustrations which are now part of official scrapbooking collections! Incredible!!!)

I used a picture of the girls painting (it was easy to find a recent one since I leave the paint and brushes on the table and the grill are painting everyday when they walk by the table) and I decorated it with lots of little embellishments from the October Citrus Twist Kits Scrapbooking + Embellishment kits.

I used the glassine envelope as a layer behind my photo and I added interest with thread loosely tied behind that label.

Chipboard pieces tucked behind a photo gives lots of dimension.

For the title I used the acrylic letters from the kit. For the r I used the letter "i" and placed the dot differently.

My journaling is simply the lyrics of the song/story.

What about you? Do you have a favorite story book? If so, did you scrapbook it?


Friday, October 14, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits DT | Project Life

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I have a blog post over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today with a Project Life  spread. If you are interested, follow the link.

I also created a sketch to help you create your own Project Life spread and you can play along with us and post your project to the Citrust Twist Kits Facebook Fan Page or Gallery and maybe win some goodies!!

Here's a look at the spread you'll find over there!

See you over there guys!!

Marie-Pierre xo

Monday, October 10, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits DT | That Little Voice

Hi everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a layout I made with the October 2016 Citrus Twist Scrapbooking + Embellishment kits. I played with the Sunday sketch that you can find here. You can play along with us (you have the week to do so!) and get the chance to win a 5$ gift certificate in the Citrus Twist Kits store!!

So here's my take on the sketch:

When you buy this month's kit, you can choose between 2 alphas. I chose the "dear" thickers and I'm in love!!!

I substituted the tag on the sketch with a second, smaller photo. I layered it with a crinkled book page and layered some embellishments behind it.

I added the "lovely" embellishment to my title.

I layered a coupe of patterned papers behind my main photo as well to add color. Using a white background is fun when you can add lots of pops of colors. :)

I stitched that chipboard in place and adhered most of the embellishments with hot glue to give them a little bit of dimension.

Loved playing with the pinks, aqua and jeans blue in the kit. These color are fitting my picture perfectly! :)

I added some washi tape and the date and called it good.

If you have time, play with us! I made this layout in just under an hour. If you want you can copy it as is or start with the sketch to find where it brings you. :)


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits DT | He, the one who make her smile

Hello everyone!

As I am transitioning to the scrapbooking team from the Project Life team on the Citrus Twist kits DT, I am finding myself happy again to create!! My husband told me no later than today that Project Life is his favorite album to look at, but honestly, I LOVE creating 12x12 pages way way way more! Way more! lol So it was so relaxing and fun to create this page and I felt in my element. It took me maybe an hour?! We are far from the 10+ hours it took me to make a layout 4 years ago when I started on the Get it Scrapped team. :)

So here it is, using the October Citrus Twist Scrapbooking kit:

Very simple design, lots of journaling, one single photo.

I used the acrylic letters to spell the word "he" and finished the title with my handwriting and a thicker saying "#smile"

I've cut out the leaves from the cut apart sheet. And wrote my journaling with a blue ink pen.

I've stamped the date also with blue ink.

I added dimension with foam dots.

I framed my picture with a page of a story book (included in the kit), some patterned paper and lots of embellishments of all kind.

Easy as can be. For me, as long as the photo is supporting my story and as long as the story (in words) is on the page, I'm happy.

See you in a bit for more pages made with the beautiful October kit.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits | Project Life

Hello everyone!

I have some project life to share with you today.

I used the September kit from Citrus Twist kits. I didn't know that it was my last month on the Project Life Kit Team (I started on the scrapbooking teaming October). It was a very nice kit. Easy to work with. So many great pieces from the Reset Girl ephemera pack. Take a look:

I kept everything so simple!!

I left many pictures as is, without adding anything.

I preferred to use 3x4 cards to write my story.

And 4x6 cards as well, to write my story. I wrote a title with my brush pen.

I focussed on the color scheme and my favorite embellishment pieces.
I was a lot of fun to play, just add a little bit and let it be.

I like that black and white sticker added to the black card.

And since it's so simple, I'll show you right away the 2nd layout I made with the kit.

There was some orange in the kit and I had this picture I wanted to use of our favorite candies... Also the range of the roofs and the orange cast from the setting sun on the picture of my girls... I'm not sure if the whole thing is too orange or if I like it because of the stark contrast with the blues in the page... I think I do like it.

These little wood veneer leaves are just floating around in the pocket. I didn't even bother to fuse the pocket. For now they are pretty much staying in place.

I played a bit here and printed my photo on cardstock. I didn't want to whole attention of the viewer on the candies so I thought I'd print it very pale and journal on it, but I didn't quite like it so finally I reprinted the photo in a smaller format and here's the result. ...

There you go!

These might be the last Project life pages you see from me. Unless people come running and pleading that I continue posting them. lol I will try ti keep doing my album but now that I'm not on the official team anymore I'm pretty sure I will not be as productive with this album which makes me sad a little but at the same time I'm glad that I'll have more time to make bigger pages about bigger stories. We'll see how it goes. My favorite saying right now is: "If you say yes to something, you have to say no to something else." I'm saying yes to a bunch of things at the moment, including hanging out with friends, playing with my kids, designing products, I want to finish my December daily from last year before December this year.... I can't possibly do it all. It's just not healthy and possible.

Ok, have fun my friends!!
And see you again soon!