Joann’s had a 50% off sale on all their storage stuff plus a 25% off coupon of the total purchase including sale items so I was checking out the storage area when I found two Iris containers with tray inserts sitting on a shelf. I was super happy to save money and get these awesome containers at the same time, but to be honest I would have bought the containers without the sale or the coupon.
I’ve seen other crafters with these type of Iris trays on youtube, but I haven’t been able to find them at any of the craft stores I go to so when I saw these at Joann’s I snatched them up quick and searched the shelves for more. Sadly I only found the two. I’ve been back to Joann’s several times since then, but I haven’t seen any more of them.
I’m using the Iris container and trays to sort and store my Citrus Twist Kits. I keep the embellishments in the tray and put the tray on top the paper and any large sticker sheets that I put in the bottom of the container.
Because I only have the two containers with trays I keep my most recent kit in one and combine the previous months kits in the other.
I asked my daughter McKayla if I could take a picture of the freckle on the bottom of her foot because I wanted to make a scrapbook page about it. She agreed, but she was like “Oh Mom.” and she covered her face when I took the picture.
I wanted use bright colors for this page because McKayla’s favorite colors are bright pink and orange.
The backflow ground paper and the paper the photo is matted on are from my Citrus Twist Kit . the background paper is by Citrus Twist and it has little pink, yellow and orange triangles all over it. The paper I matted the photo on is by Pink Paislee. I used the front and back side the the Pink Paislee page. One side was pink with black dotted circles and the other side was a black and white stripe.
I made a yellow tag with a die, my Cuttlebug and a yellow gingham patterned paper from my stash. The yellow paper was pretty thin so I cut two tags from the yellow paper and glued them together to make the tag sturdier.
I scattered pink sequins around the page. The sequins also came from a Citrus Twist Kit. There were pink and blue sequins in the kit, but I only used the pink ones on this layout. The sequins are made of a thicker plastic than any I have seen before and they have a bit of an iridescent shine to them.
The alpha stickers were also from a kit. They are a peachy orange color and are they are kind of translucent, but they didn’t come with any manufacture information so I don’t know who made them.
I also added one puffy butterfly sticker to the bottom right of the photo. The sticker is from an American Crafts Thickers sheet that, again, was in my Citrus Twist Kit.
Some of the embellishments in the kit came in a small glassine bag. I saved the bag and used it to hold the tag that’s being the photo. I wrote my journaling on the tag and stamped the top of the tag with a stamp from the kit that said “seriously cute”.
The photos I used for this page are of my daughter McKayla at the beach in Fort Myers Beach. In the largest photo McKayla is holding up a seashell she found on the beach.
I loved using mixed media on this page.
I used a gift card to spread blue and gold acrylic paint on a sheet of white 12″ x 12″ cardstock.
After the acrylic paint dried I added modeling paste to the page by using a gift card and spreading the past through a journaling stencil. I chose the stencil because of the wavy lines.
The modeling paste had a some height to it when it dried and I wanted my photos to overlap a little of the modeling paste lines so I added foam to the back of the phote cluster to adjust for the height difference.
I used a scrap of patterned paper and a beach sign stamp to make the tag to the left of the photo.
I used two beach themed Fiskars stamp sets for this page. In addition to the beach sign tag I also stamped seagulls, seashells and a part of a sun onto the page.
I had so much fun working with stamps and mixed media on this layout and I love how the page turned out!
Below is a process video for my “Fun in the Sun” scrapbook page.
Emma was huge hit at the St. Patrick’s Day parade with her gorgeous red hair and fair skin, she got lots of beads and candy.
When Emma was about two and half years old her Aunt Patty took her to the St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown in St. Louis. I was unable to attend the parade with them, but Patty gave me this picture and told me about how all the people commented on Emma’s beautiful red hair.
Emma is older now and although she has lost those cute curls, she still has that awesome red hair.
Below is a process video for the “Lucky Lady” page.
No trip to the St. Louis Zoo would be complete with out a picture with the Phil the Gorilla statue. Below is a scrapbook page using a picture from several years ago of my daughters, Emma and McKayla, standing by Phil the Gorilla’s statue.
I started the layout by choosing a pink and peach triangle pattern paper from Citrus Twist, but ended up changing it out for a floral pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine Stitched paper pad. I also used a black and white leaf pattern paper and two other yellow pattern papers from the Amy Tangerine Stitched paper pad. I added a pink, an orange and a green pattern paper from a 6″x 6″ Colorbok paper pad.
I inked all the edges of the papers and added embellishments from my January 2016 Citrus Twist main kit. I also used a few chipboard stickers by Amy Tangerine and some black enamel dots.
The photos on this layout are from hiking trip at Cuivre River State Part. My sister and her husband took my girls and their daughter Katie on this hike as a part of Katie’s birthday weekend.
(I didn’t include Katie or her parents on this page because at the time I did this layout I hadn’t asked them yet if it was ok for me to post photos of them. I have since asked and now have their permission to include them in future pages.)
Most of he paper for this page came from my January Citrus twist kit, but I did use some scraps to die cut the leaves.
I used my StampeRor to stamp the wild flowers and dragon flies.
I added dragon flies and some black gems to the page after I finished filming, but you can see the rest of the processes in the video below.
This week the challenge on the Victoria Marie Facebook group was to make a layout using a picture in a shape other than a square or rectangle.
For the shape I choose two Sizzix framelit flower nesting dies to cut out the picture and the black border around the picture. In the picture Emma and McKayla are sitting in a tree and I like how the flower shape compliments the image.
Most of the patterned paper comes from a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pad by American Crafts with the addition of the black paper with the camera print behind the yellow bird which is from an Amy Tangerine paper pad.
I stamped and colored the three monkeys at the bottom of the page by the title. I added black paint spatter to the bottom and left side of the page and a butterfly, yellow bird and swirl flower sticker which are from a set bought at Dollar Tree.