Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Guest Designer ~ Christine Newman

My name is Christine Newman and I’m so excited to be the October guest designer at Citrus Twist Kits! I’m really loving the colors in the October scrapbook kit and I can’t wait to show you my projects! A little bit about me. I’m known in the scrapbooking world as “listgirl”. I’ve been scrapbooking since 2008. I love to tell my life stories with photos and pretty papers. I love scrapbooking because looking back on my memories with the people I love make me so happy and thankful! It’s also such a great artistic outlet for me, combining my favorite hobbies of photography, scrapbooking, computers, internet, and writing. I live in Southern California with my husband Todd and our cat Noodle. I work full-time as a financial analyst for a high-tech company. I love to eat, which means I try to workout as often as possible to offset my intake. I also love to read, knit/crochet, make cards, stamp, sew, and get my hands into anything crafty! You can find me sharing my life and crafty projects on my blog and on Instagram.

1. How long have you been scrapbooking and why did you start? I have been scrapbooking since 2008. Before that I did create a bunch of scrapbooks to give as gifts for Christmas in 2003, but did not continue after that until 2008. I started to scrapbook regularly in 2008 because I wanted to do something with all the digital photos that I had accumulated. I actually started out scrapbooking digitally and then evolved into paper and hybrid.

2. How would you describe your scrapbooking style? My style is graphic yet colorful, sometimes whimsical. I don't usually fill up the whole page, but I'm not really a whitespace scrapbooker either. I guess I'm sort of in-between. I like using white & kraft backgrounds and let the colorful papers and embellishments pop.

3. What scrapbookers have influenced you most? Jen Chapin, Patricia Roebuck, and Geralyn Sy. I love how they use color and their design aesthetics.

4. What is your favorite thing about kit clubs? This sounds funny but I love that you can be so productive by using only one kit! One of my productivity secrets is limiting my supplies. I don't enjoy spending my crafting time looking for stuff. I'd rather just dig into a kit and start making things! Kits are great for that. Plus, when I go to a crop with friends, I love being able to just pick up a few unused kits in my stash and some tools and go! Really makes packing for crops much easier!

5. What are your 5 favorite scrapbooking items? Well I'm a paper lover so my most favorite scrapbooking item is patterned paper. I can make my own embellishments with paper. Four other items that I almost always use on my layouts are stamps, sequins, enamel dots, and wood veneers. If I could add a sixth item it would be shaped paper clips. With these items I can create lots of different textures on the page.

6. How would you describe the Citrus Twist October kit and what do you enjoy most about it? I would say the Citrus Twist October kit is fallish, but not so much autumn that people in the Southern Hemisphere or somewhere without seasons couldn't use it. There are lots of diecuts and stickers to suit many different styles. I really love the typed words on the stamps. I'm always a fan of typed words on stamps, because they are so versatile!

Here is a look at what she create using the October Main kit.  Love the circles! 

Here is a peek into her craft space:

**Make sure to leave some love for our guest designer and will pick one winner to win ONE of her favorite things!!**


  1. Hello Christine
    I love this post, beautiful layout.
    groetjes Thamar

  2. I love the layout and the subject matter! Way to go!

  3. LOVE her work, I was so lucky to take a class with her in San Diego while on vacation :)

    1. It was so awesome meeting you back then! You should come to San Diego again when you get a chance! And thank you for the kind words. :)

  4. loved reading more about you, Christine. So excited that you're our guest designer for October!

  5. Cute layout and I love your craft room!

  6. Yay for you, Christine! Love your style and so excited to see you here!

  7. Love seeing your layouts & especially your room! It's the kind of scraproom I want! :)

  8. Your scrap space is amazing and your LO is gorgeous