Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sunday Sketch with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my Life Crafted album using this week's Sunday Sketch.  Here's a look at today's sketch:

And here's a look at my layout using the April Add-on kit:

I first chose two photos for my layout that were landscape orientation.  But if you don't have two photos, you can always switch the photo to be one portrait photo.

I stuck fairly close to the sketch, using lots  of pattern paper from the add on kit to create my layers.  I basically cut the sketch in half to use in my LC album.

I used die cuts, chipboard and puffy stickers to embellish around the page.

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see how you use the sketch!

xo, Kira

Saturday, April 4, 2020

3-to-Inspire with Shannon

Hello scrappy friends! Shannon here with a 3-to-Inspire post to get those creative juices flowing on your next spread. This pocket page spread uses only the April Night & Day Life Crafted kit so grab your supplies and let's get crafting!

My 3-to-Inspire list for you is....
1. Document a routine
2. Use puffy leather
3. Make a cluster

I'm such a morning person so I knew I had to document that with this kit. These photos are from various days over the last 3 months but they all help tell my story! For my first item, I documented my typical weekday morning routine. I adjusted the times to match my schedule. The times have changed every school year for the last few years so this seemed like a great way to capture the details right now.

My next item is to use puffy leather. I used it three times on my spread. The neutral color lends itself well to any color scheme and the sayings are really versatile. There's no doubt in my mind that my entire pack will be used up in no time! I love puffy hearts and puffy stickers - now I'm adding puffy leather to that list!

Finally, I challenged you to make a cluster. Clusters are one of my favorite things to create. The ephemera in the Life Crafted kits are perfect for making multiple clusters. On this page, I layered up multiple kit pieces to create the cluster. I created my own saying using a stamp, a tag (from the printables), and puffy leather.

Finally, I'll leave you with a photo of my journaling. I always enjoy reading others' journaling!

I hope I've inspired you to break out your kit and document your routine. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Life Crafted with Amy Jo Vanden Brink

Hello everyone!  I'm sharing a great Life Crafted layout with you all today.  My son lost his tooth the last week of regular school here, and was worried the tooth fairy might not visit because school was cancelled, so I wanted to use this great themed kit for this bed-time story (the tooth fairy did visit!).
I used a bunch of the kit papers and cut 1 inch circles with my circle punch.  Then I went through and layered some of the great ephemera and gold stickers on top of them.  I couldn't resist that flower chipboard piece either, so even though it wasn't a proper circle, more of a wonky circle, I used it in my grid pattern of circles as well.

Once I had the layout how I wanted it, and all my small pieces added, I added my photo (of the tooth gap left behind) and the journaling.  I used the date stamp to add the date on the top and then added some of the beautiful gold puffy stickers to make it match the left side of the layout.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you use this kit to tell some bedtime stories of your own!

Amy Jo

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Add-on kit inspiration with Nathalie

Hi there,
Nathalie with you today in time to share some inspiration using the April 2020 Scrapbooking Add-on kit.   I love the colors and designs of the kit just perfect for the changing season, and all the daily stories i so much cherish.   Let me show you what i have created:

My kids are growing so fast, and i am slowly seeing how they are changing into adults, so i chose a more mature palette of colors to document a recent picture of my daughter.

Since the colors in the picture are very neutral, i chose to bring the yellow plaid paper strip as the anchor piece for this page,  Then cut a few more strips of paper from the  add on kit, and layered them together.

Before gluing the paper layers to the page, i used my typewriter to add my lines of journal at the bottom left of the page.   Once the papers were in place, i pulled the Spencer Alpha stamp set (outline) and stamped the title using light gray ink, then hand stitched around the stamped images, even overlapping the paper layers.

I added a simple layer of ripped vellum between the picture and the paper layers, then added just a few embellishments around.  You can find the Magical Forest Sticker sheet and Pink Paislee's 5th & Monaco sticker sheet in the shop.

To finish the page, i added a bit more of stitching to the top of the picture and then added more stickers and stamped sentiments - Traveler's Notebook stamp set-  around the layers of the page.  A few drops of copper ink complete the page.

I hope this inspires you to check the new April Scrapbooking add-on kit to your box.  Remember you can check most of  the materials used in this page  in the CTK shop.  I cannot wait to see what you create with the kits!

Stay safe friends!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Spring Magic with Krystal

Hi everyone! Krystal here with a spread in my Life Crafted Album using the brand new April "Night and Day" Life Crafted Kit! This kit is filled with so much goodness, I just wanted to keep making things with it!

For my first project, I decided to create a page documenting some spring blooms a dear friend sent to me. I started with two pieces of white cardstock from my stash, which I cut down to 5 in. x 8.25 in. to be the same size as a Life Crafted page protector. I used one of the cut files available this month to start my title and cut it from the pink patterned paper from the kit. I love the way the bright pink pattern stands out on the crisp white background.

To finish my title, I added one of the gorgeous gold puffy phrases from the kit, overlapping it slightly with the cut file. I added some die cut flowers and leaves from the ephemera pack in the kit and a chipboard heart as embellishments. Then I stamped "wake up & smile" below my title to finish off this side of the spread.

The other side of my spread holds my photo. I wanted to make sure that I added all of the colors from the title page to my photo page, so I started by adding lots of layers behind my photo. I used the scraps left over from my cut file to start, then added the beautiful vintage-looking paper behind that. Then I brought in the navy paper to add some weight and finished off the layers with another peachy-pink paper behind everything else. 

I also created two embellishment clusters around my photo. I used a few of the tickets from the digital Cut Aparts, as well as a couple labels and another piece of chipboard. 

I added some stamping to the labels using both the stamp from the Life Crafted Kit and the Traveler's Notebook Stamp. Then I finished off this side of the page with a couple of gold puffy hearts. 

I'm so in love with how this page turned out! It just screams spring to me. Mostly I'm glad that I was able use this kit to document the sweetness of a friend during a rather dark time for all of us. 

You can watch this page come together in the video below:

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little post and were able to find some inspiration for using your kits. Until next time!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

KIT LOVE - April 2020

Hello dear friends!
April is here!  It is time for a new season, and though  we are all facing a new reality -one we never could have expected- there is always the little things.  Those are the ones we want to focus on, to celebrate, to help you document.

Our April Life Crafted kit, NIGHT & DAY is a combination of a soft color palette, versatile designs and as always lots of heart.  This month's soft focus are all the stories that happen daily.  We are sure that you are going to enjoy documenting your memories with it.
Let's join Trina as she shares a closer look at the Night & Day Life Crafted kit:

How beautiful is the kit!  We can only dream off all the stories you will tell with it.  But we have not forgotten about all the documenters that prefer a larger format.  So we are also releasing a Scrapbooking  Add-on kit along our stamps and Life Crafted kit:

This month we  are featuring  a paper selection from Heidi Swapp Chapters collection, The Stamp Market's Miss Modern collection and Crate Paper's Magical Forest collection.  The color palette of both kits complement each other, so it is easy to combine them both in your projects.  Join Nathalie as she shares an unboxing on the kit:

We are so excited to bring to you the April Kits along with our stamps and a selection of products that will help you document all the little things.  Our design team has been playing with the kit already and have create many beautiful projects. Here are a few close ups of what you will see on our Social Media...

We will make it through these hard times, but while we live our new reality don't forget to document the little things, to savor the moments and to dream of all the silver linings. 

Stay safe our friends!

Pocket Page Challenge with Erica

Hey guys, Erica here, and today I am sharing the second pocket page layout I made with my Weekender kit!

I started with a simple title card - adding my week with the puffy alphas from the kit and a sub title with some tile alphas from a past kit. Then I added two of the flowers from the ephemera pack and sewed them on with happy yellow thread. I layered a photo on one journal card and cut out the sentiment from another to glue onto my photo.

It's usually not a proper Project Life spread from me if there's no movie of the week! This week was no exception and I have really taken to stitching down vellum to create pockets to hold my tickets. On my pocket I used some elements from the March Cutaparts sheet and then stamped with the add on stamps. I also printed the movie poster and layered it with some labels.

I added a third element of stitching on my layout by stitching down a die cut and paired it with a puffy heart. I have another photo with a simple die cut, and one card with a smaller photo that just needed a layer of paper and a tab.

On my last card I paired a few tabs and labels together with a brilliant sentiment stamp from the kit. I simply inked up half of the stamp each time to separate the phrases to nestle my TV show poster in between.

I hope this has given you a little inspiration for your own memory keeping with pockets. Thanks for joining me on the blog today!