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Citrus Twist Kits NSD 2019 Blog Hop | Dream Big Dreams

 

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

Hello Lovelies and welcome to this stop along the Citrus Twist Blog Hop for (Inter)National Scrapbook Day! You have arrived here from Alena’s blog, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to follow along to the next stop! I hope you are able to get creative today and I know you will find tons of inspiration along this blog hop. There are some fun challenges today so be sure to check out the Citrus Twist blog and Facebook group, and don’t forget to comment below to be entered into today’s drawings!

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

My layout today began with the Citrus Twist cut file that is included in the Subscriber Workshop on the site each month. I was completely smitten with the butterflies and made them a main focus of this page. First I cut them out with just plain white card stock (Close To My Heart) and laid the negative cut over another card stock for spritzing. I have used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mint to spray the color.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

Once I sprayed the color and lifted the card stock, I realized that a lovely halo of color had formed around the elements of the cut file, so I adhered my cut file over that to allow that color to show behind. I also added bits of stitching using my sewing machine just to add more texture.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

I was challenged to use embellishment clusters on my page, so I have created three clusters using elements from the Excursions Life Crafted Kit. At the bottom of my page I used a label from the cut apart sheet, plus word art and a few florals from the Excursions kit. I also stamped a word sentiment from this month’s stamp set directly to the background page. Also notice one of my favorite elements on the page: the stamping around the globe!

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

A second embellishment cluster is located around my photo. This is a photo from last year of our four children hanging out in downtown Kernersville, NC (our hometown). I added layers of patterned paper around the photo and have tucked my embellishments in between those pages. Some of them are popped up with pop dots as well, for more dimension.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

The third embellishment cluster is at the top of the layout and forms the complete triangle for good design. It is very simple, with just a tab and a few florals from the ephemera pack.

Now it is time to visit Marsha (click to be directed to her blog post!), and continue hopping along until you end up on the Citrus Twist Kits Instagram page. When you get to Instagram after visiting all of our Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
* Like us – @citrustwistkits
* Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
* Tag a friend in your message

We’ll be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. We’ll be giving away everything from some of our new Life Crafted albums to embellishments to stamps and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.

~Theresa

2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Hello Lovelies! Today I am excited to share Weeks 09 and 10 in my 2019 Project Life album with you! Yesterday I shared how I designed this layout and printed it using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01, and today we are going to get to the fun part: journaling and embellishing the layout. Check out the process video below.

I am absolutely loving the pace I am keeping with two layouts per spread in this album. I always encourage my students in my class to take a good look at the volume of photos they are taking each week/month. Right now my personal pace is matching well with two weeks in a layout, and I am really loving getting two weeks completed at a time. The best part about really setting your pace is that you will feel accomplished in your memory keeping! Let’s take a closer look at the details on this layout.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

 

Our stories for Week 09 included a travel week for Alan to White Plains, which meant single parenting for me for a few days! I also was filming for my class, In My Pocket, so I had a selfie from that. Another really wonderful story was about how our former bus driver in our neighborhood went viral on the internet for buying Valentine’s candy for his bus riders. I took a photo of Natalie watching the news story about then journaled about that.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

As always, I began my layout with the date card, in the top left corner. I used a journal card that had several colors to pull from, and layered the vellum number on top. I am having more fun with my date cards this year! This one is quite simple: only the week number and the dates.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I am continuing my commitment to get myself into my albums this year, which is helped by filming regularly for my classes! I am not incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, but every week I take a few minutes to take a few photos of myself before filming. It can be challenging, for those of us who weren’t photographed a whole lot growing up, to get comfortable seeing ourselves in photos. I am embracing this practice and actually have been surprised at how pretty these photos turn out. I don’t mean that in a conceited way, but rather in a way that helps me feel better about myself and my photos!

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I was very happy with the written words I had on this layout as well! I used all of the middle 3×4 cards for journaling in some way or another, and that makes me so happy! I try not to beat myself up over the amount of journaling – there is no right or wrong – but the weeks that there is lots to say are cool.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Alan was traveling this week and sent me these two photos from his trip. I love including his journeys into these albums and I especially love writing about how we deal with these trips. They give me the opportunity to parent in ways I don’t normally (such as getting up with our early bus riders!) and these are important stories to include.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Week 10 was back to normal, Alan back at home so we had a few date nights. I also had a chance to photograph our albums in their home in my studio, and it makes me incredibly happy to see them there! We also have been turning on the fireplace lately, and one evening we had a blanket in front of it. Our cat Zoe found the blanket and the warmth to be the perfect spot for her nap, so we joined her.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I had used the vellum number on the left side, so I continued that here and layered it on a different journal card. Still the same colorway, still just functional and so pretty.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I had lots of journaling on the other side, so I didn’t feel pressure to write a lot here. Notice how I always alternate journaling cards so there is a mix of text with photo, color with black and white.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Thanks so much for joining me today! What a fun layout and a great project for memory keeping. See you again soon!

~Theresa

***Citrus Twist Design Team*** 2019 Pocket Life Weeks 07 and 08 Plus A Layout Share

***Citrus Twist Design Team*** 2019 Pocket Life Weeks 07 and 08

Hello Lovelies! Today I wanted to share with you the projects I have completed for the Citrus Twist Design Team for the month of April! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page as well, where you can view my process video for this Project Life layout.

My favorite layouts to create with the Citrus Twist kits are most definitely pocket pages! Pocket pages are my jam, and the April Make It A Venti kit is perfect. My 2019 album is coming along and I loved using this kit for these two weeks in February. The soft colors with pinks and purples and a pop of blue made this layout easy to pull together.

 


I also created a bit in my Life Crafted album this month. I absolutely love this format and love just creating for fun.

Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout

The April kit was mostly coffee themed, but still a very versatile kit! I am not a fan of coffee, but I was inspired to think about other mug-related things and that inspired me to create this fun layout about mug cakes! I love these things and we eat them quite a lot in our house, so it was perfect to document here.

Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout


Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout

I also documented my love of Diet Coke for this layout that was shared on Instagram! I had so much fun creating that mixed background, and notice the vertical embellishments on the left. Such an easy trick!


Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Mixed Media Layout

This mixed media layout is perhaps one of my all-time favorites. I was inspired by one of the patterned papers in the kit for my background, and that amazing floral cut file. What an amazing creative month! Be sure to check out the Citrus Twist blog, and watch my process video below to see my pocket page!

Thank you so much for joining me! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Clique Kits July Blog Hop | This Is Me Scrapbook Layout

Hello Lovelies and welcome to this stop on the Clique Kits July Blog Hop! You have arrived here from Nupur Patel and will find the next stop at Kayla Webber. Thanks for playing along!

I have been having so much fun with my July Regatta kit from Clique Kits this month! The collections from Fancy Pants, Kesi’Art, and Carta Bella came together for some really fun summer themed layouts. This is the layout I created for today’s Blog Hop.

Clique Kits July Blog Hop | This Is Me Scrapbook Layout

 

I was so much in love with the Amy Tangerine bows that were part of the kit and were also available to purchase in the July Add-ons! So they were my starting point, along with a fun photo I had of myself taken from a recent Instagram Story.I decided to cut a quick cut file using one of the colors of the bows – the mint green/light blue. The cut file is available in my shop for free, if you would like you can download it here.

Clique Kits July Blog Hop | This Is Me Scrapbook Layout

 

The cut file has lovely circles that I wanted to highlight and also use as a home base for other embellishments and my journaling. So I have used circle punches to punch two different size circles – the 2″ and the 1 3/4″ punches. The 2″ circles are adhered underneath the cut file to fill in some of the background.

Clique Kits July Blog Hop | This Is Me Scrapbook Layout

 

I then layered the smaller circles in different places around the layout, and added bows to some of the intersecting points of the cut file. Then I added my journaling strips plus a few fun dimensional embellishments to those circles as well. For my title I used the glitter alphabet from the May Clique Kit which are from Dear Lizzy. I love when you can pull in products from previous kits to get more mileage from your supplies!

Clique Kits July Blog Hop | This Is Me Scrapbook Layout

 

My journaling was created very quickly on a canvas in Photoshop and then printed on matte card stock. I chose to list a few things about myself right now, at almost 45 years old. I actually turn 45 in October, so I did a little tongue in cheek on the title and added the Almost with asterisks. These are the fun things I listed out:

  • crazy talented
  • kicking butt every day
  • self-aware and self-sufficient
  • conscientious and loving parent
  • loves color and pattern
  • not taking crap from anybody
  • believes in magic and the afterlife

 

Clique Kits Blog Hop | Me At 45 A Scrapbook Layout

 

Thanks for joining us today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is at Kayla Webber! See you soon!

~Theresa

50 First Layouts | Stay Magical A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone, today I am sharing a layout that is part of my 50 First Layouts Series! I am using Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful to create this mixed media layout about our kiddos when we were visiting Asheville, NC last year.

Here is a closer look at the full layout.

50 First Layouts | Stay Magical A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I started off with an amazing background using Shimmerz paints – these are the Inklingz in Steely Blue Eyes, Blue Lagoon, and Bahama Mama. You can purchase these paints by clicking here.

50 First Layouts | Stay Magical A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I also used a silkscreen from Studio Calico and paints from Heidi Swapp to add some tiny stars and splatters to that background. When that was all dried I layered my flowers on the right hand side. I fussy cut them all out from one of the Dear Lizzy patterned papers, and then once they were adhered to the page I ran my sewing machine over the whole things. Ah the layers!

50 First Layouts | Stay Magical A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I’ve also added some stamps from Pinkfresh Studio around the page. It gives the background more dimension and ties it in beautifully with the photo and other elements of the layout.

50 First Layouts | Stay Magical A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I popped the title up using pop dots, added a few more embellishments + journaling, and call this one done. I love everything about this layout, how about you?

See you again soon,

Theresa