Tuesday, November 21, 2017

GraceBox : Tutorial with Jessy

Hello again! Today I would like to share with you a step-by-step on how I created on my bible page based on this verse, Psalm 126:5 - Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Perfect timing to use November GraceBox kit. 

Firstly, I will go through the products and see how I can use them on my page. I went with the rub- ons and stamp set as my main products. 

Next, I cut the rub-ons I decided to use. By cutting them out, you can arrange them accordingly and wont rub the rest onto the page. 

Gently, remove the paper backing and placed it onto the page and gently rub. And gently remove the clear sheet. 


Then, I hand-lettered the verse onto the rub-ons. 

I continued to work my way down by adding more rub-ons and stamp design. 

Once I'm almost done, I decided to pain the stamped leaves with green. 

And also added more hand-painted leaves. 

Here's my completed page. Really had alot of fun with this one!

Thank you for letting me share today! Be blessed!
Xoxo Jessy

Monday, November 20, 2017

DIY Backgrounds with Stamps

Hello again friends!  Candace here to show how I used the 4x6 "Gathering" stamp set this month.  Every month I look forward to this stamp and look for new and different ways that I can use it to stretch my creativity and storytelling.  This month I wanted to tell the story of a fun date night with my husband.  I had an idea in my mind of the overall design and then I used the stamp to inspire and create different aspects of the design.  Here is a look at the final spread.

To start my layout I used an 8.5 x 11 piece of white card stock turned horizontal.  To add soft interest to the background I did repeated stamping, both 1st and 2nd generation, in grey ink using the beautiful leaf patterns on the stamp.

I printed out a large photo to act as the focal point of the layout but left room around the edges to add a few accent pictures.

I placed the accent pictures around the large photo in a visual triangle.  To add more dimension to the spread the small photos are popped up on adhesive squares.

Using labels from the Pocket Life kit ephemera pack I stamped coordinating sentiments from the stamp set.  I adore the font on these labels and the feelings and memories that the sentiments bring back when I look at the spread.

This was such a magical evening and I am so glad that it was captured and documented to remember forever.  This is what scrapbooking is all about!  This is the WHY behind this fun hobby.  It really is at the heart of all our projects.
I hope this inspired you to tell your stories in a different way this month.  Have a beautiful day!

PS. Don't forget to stop by the shop and check out all the grab bags before they are gone!


Traveler's Notebook with Essie

Hello, lovely CTers!

It's Essie here with a TN layout to share.

I had this amazing photo of my little guy having a bubble bath, so I decided to use some of the lighter elements from the November kit, along with a doily and some sequins from my stash, to make a floaty bubbly kind of layout.

I chopped into the cutapart sheet for labels and die cuts to match in perfectly with my papers. It's always so awesome to have those pre-curated little elements to work with.

Arty is pulling a funny face in the photo, and my journaling is about what a drama llama he can be at times, so the 'drama' die cut from the embellishment pack worked perfectly with it.

This was actually a really simple layout to make. The gluing and punching took a little time, but they were fun and relaxing too.

Here's a process video for this project.

I hope you're having as much fun with the November kit as I am!

Essie xxx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Sketch

Hey there! It’s Jen Schow and I’m here to share my final layout with the November kit using this week's Sunday Sketch.

I love sketches because it really gives you a running start and helps me complete layouts fast!

This layout only took me 30 minutes - maybe less - and that’s fast for me! You can see that I shrunk it down to fit my 8.5 x 11 page, but I stuck pretty closely to overall design.

I used that awesome Maggie Holmes ticket paper as the main paper layer behind my photo. I love that I was able to create a tab at the top and have a home for my journaling because of the way that paper was created! I also used another one of the glitter Thickers for my title - so easy.

I stamped my date on the tab I created with the ticket paper and used some of the floral die cuts and the striped bow to add a bit more femininity to the layout. The journaling talks about how I don’t look good in hats (but my daughter told me that this one looked good on me), so I wanted to add some of those girly kind of embellishments.

I scattered stars around my page, as shown in the sketch. I love that the die cuts and the Thickers both had the star icons so I could have some variety. I also decided to doodle some of my own with a black pen. I really love that sketchy, doodled look! I added in some little droplets of blue to finish off the page.

Here’s another look at the final layout. Do you use sketches? You should definitely give this one a go and see how quickly your next page comes together!  


**To play along with this week's sketch challenge and to be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK Store, create a layout based off of today's sketch and post it to the gallery with today's date (11/19) in the title. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

3 To Inspire with Ashley and Tara

Happy Saturday, it's time for another 3 to Inspire challenge and this week have two different takes on it! Ashley and Tara are teaming up to share what they created.

Here are this week's prompts:

  1. hearts
  2. enamel dots
  3. hand stitching
Here is a look at what Ashley created:

Then November GraceBox was full of unique pieces to create with. The first thing I did was pull out this sweet little harvest journaling card. It reads, "Everything that God does begins with a seed and ends with a Harvest". I added a hand-stitched heart and stitched x's. 

I love how thread brings texture to a piece. The stamper has several phrases that are perfect for bible journaling. I used the AMEN stamp, then added a few dots, pen stitches, journaling, and crosses for the win!

Now we challenge you! Take these three prompts and start creating!

Ashley aka @magmagandme

Hi friends! I'm so happy to be sharing my creation using this week's 3 to Inspire challenge, which is  my absolute favorite one to do! I love teaming up with Ashley to create two different ideas with the same prompts.

Here is my take on today's challenge:

I wanted to make a little bookmark for a friend that was not only pretty, but inspirational. I loved working with this month's GraceBox kit! There were so many pretty colors and bits that the possibilities were endless.

I took the little Gratitude Tip ins, cut it down, and stuck it on some plain cardstock from my stash. I added a sentiment from the stamp included in the kit along with a heart rub on. Love all the variations of pink here!!

I added just a couple of hand-stitched crosses for a little bit more interest in the corner.

My friend loves coffee so I thought this sentiment was perfect not only for a bookmark, but for her too. Then I placed a couple of enamel dots and a fun black speckled splotch from the rub ons in the kit.

I wanted to add a bible verse that means so much to me to encourage her every day. I added a heart from the October GraceBox kit to cover up the back side of my hand-stitching and stapled it right in the middle.

I hope you feel inspired to create something using this recipe challenge!

Xxo, Tara


Now it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your project/s and share them with us here in the Gallery and/or our Facebook Forum. We look forward to seeing your beautiful projects!

Friday, November 17, 2017

PL Challenge with Célina : black and white photos !

Hello Girls,
How are you ?
I'm back for a new challenge today with the beautiful PL November Kit !
Love it and especially the Citrus Twist exclusives !
Let's have a look on the kit :

Today, I propose you to make 4 PL pages only with black and with photos to make a nice contrast between photos and cards.
 Here are my pages to inspire you :



Can't wait to see your pages with this Challenge !!
Have a nice week-end !