Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Meet July's Guest Designer & a Giveaway

Hi there! This is Rachel Lim from sunny island Singapore – born and raised on this little red dot, I can truly call myself a fun-loving city girl. I’m married to a loving man and mother to two young boys – they are my driving force and motivation to continue to scrapbook ever since I started on my first two layouts back in 2006. I love making mini albums, altered projects and Project Life-ing of course! It’s simply amazing to put different brands of materials together and viola, a priceless creation is born. Being a memory keeper has been very rewarding.

When Trina asked if I’d like to guest design for Citrus Twist Kits, why YES, how could I say no when the kits were so wonderfully put together? I just need to play with them!

Q & A:
1. How long have you been doing Project Life and why did you start? This is my second year in my Project Life-ing. Being a paparazzi (stalking on my three boys), I believed this is the one effective way to document precious memories. Besides, it really served us well on all those flashbacks when either one of us pulled out the album and started flipping through the pages.

2. How would you describe your PL style? Clean and simple that comes with a touches of color. I choose to let my photos do the talking, and of course coupled with minimum amount of elements to enhance the overall look of my spread.

3. What scrapbookers have influenced you most? Everyone, to be honest. Be it a fellow crafter who just started on Project Life or a seasoned scrapbooker, I’m constantly inspired by everyone’s work and picking up useful tips every now and then. But if I were to pick a few, they have to be Stephanie Bryan, Marcy Penner and Geralyn SY.

4. What is your favorite thing about kit clubs? It is to create with what comes in the treasure box. No time wasted on digging through my stash and doing the matching game (which can be quite frustrating at time!).

5. What are your 5 favorite scrapbooking items you can't live without? #1 – Scissors, #2 – Adhesive tape/glue, #3– Washi tape, #4 – Pattern paper, #5 – Alphabet stickers.

6. How would you describe the Citrus Twist July PL and PL Embellishment kits and what do you enjoy most about the kits? Fun! I was smiling throughout the whole time as I went through the kits. They are totally prefect for my forever summer weather here in Singapore! The papers by Simple Stories are my favorite among the lot. And let’s not forget about transparent stickers. They are awesome! And here is what I had come up with on my week 23 PL spread with Citrus Twist July PL and PL Embellishment kits.

Here is a peek at some of her work that she has created with the July Pocket Life Kit. 

Here is a look into her scrap space.

**Giveaway time**
Leave some love for Rachel or ask a question, and you will be entered in to win one of her favorite things! 


  1. wow this is amazing.. project life pages look amazing.. this makes me want to start doing PL.. thanks for sharing..

  2. I love the way you use big photos that covers several pockets! Beautiful pages!

  3. Love the idea of using one photo for two or three pockets. Lovely layout.

  4. Love the pages! Great balance between photos and journaling!

  5. Love your use of one photo inonde several pockets as Well! I tend to do the contrary - being a crazy photo shooter. But i might Try that in a future layout. Thanks for the inspiration !!

  6. I love all your layering! Gorgeous work!

  7. Adore the way you use the kits....& that scrappy space looks fabulous:):)

  8. Love seeing your Project Life pages! Your scrap space looks awesome!!

  9. Great PL Pages
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. I love all your pages! Gorgeous work!

  11. what awesome pages! Very inspiring---thank you! Liking your crafty space very much---see many ideas for my own!

  12. Love your scrappy space. Do you take most of your pictures with a camera or a phone? If you're using your phone, what are some of your favorite apps?

    1. Hi Anne, I usually use my iphone and the one apps I use all the time to edit my photos is Snapseed.

  13. Wow your work is fabulous!!!
    - April W

  14. Many thanks to everyone for leaving me some love here! ;D