Citrus Twist | Sketch-based Layout - Disney Magic

Hello there!  I am excited to share with you Citrus Twist Kit's sketch and how I used it along with the April Citrus Twist "Sophie" kit to create a fun layout about my love for Disney magic!

 
 

I don't know about you but I love Disney! I love all the fairytale fun, all the whimsy and childlike innocence and bright happiness of it all! It is like a world of imagination where no matter how old you are, you get to experience the world with this joyful wonder and playfulness that is unfortunately so often missing from our daily lives. I of course, am of the mindset that we should be infusing this kind of whimsy and magic in our day to day lives which is why I am all about “living life as a fairytale” and writing our own happily ever after. To that end, memory keeping and scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to do this, because it invites us to both tell our story and to be playful and creative! So let's get creating! This is the sketch:

It looks pretty simple. I knew however that it might be a little difficult for me considering the fact that it uses two photos lined up in an a-typical way and also because it is a 12x12 and I knew I wanted to do a 8 ½ x 11. Now I have converted the 12x12 sketches to fit the 8 ½ x 11 before, but because of the layout of this one, I was a little nervous. I managed it though, as you can see. I basically just cut off that right side where all the negative space is.

And as for my concern regarding the placement of the two photos, I simply chose to make that top photo a square instead of a rectangle. I just felt like for my purposes, it worked better.

I'm noting these kinds of things to you because I want to make it clear that whatever sketch you want to use, you can adjust it to fit your own purposes. Don't be afraid to move things around, to change the size of things, etc...a sketch is always just a place to start. It is supposed to get you going along the way, and also to help you step outside your box a little...but don't let it be a detriment to your creativity! It is a helpful tool...a suggestion, not a rule! Have fun and play!

As you can see, I used mostly goodies from the main kit for this layout (along with some paper from the Patterned Paper Play add on kit). I love the papers this month! I love all those pretty pinks and teals and blues! Oh and I really loved fussy cutting out the beautiful butterflies from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper...that paper is just perfect for fussy cutting! The butterflies add a fun, pop off the page element that gives the layout a whimsical, interactive feeling.

I created my title using the pretty black puffy stickers in the kit and spelled out the word “magic”. And then did some journaling about the magical feeling that Disneyland always gives me. And I think the photos along with the doodles I added of Minnie and Mickey and the Castle, inside the fussy cut frames (from the Maggie Holmes frames patterned paper) really helps tell that story of Disney magic! It was a really fun day!

Alright, I hope you enjoyed this sketch and my layout! I had fun playing with the sketch! Okay, have a happy scrappy day and remember to live your life as a fairytale!!!

Let's Get Digital - Easter Fun!

Hello there everyone! Even though it's a couple weeks late, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! And in celebration of this special time of year, I have made for you all some really cute printables! I will show you how to use these printables for a quick Easter scrappy project. You will see how to take my printables and your Citrus Twist April kits and some of those fun pics you took over the Easter weekend to play and make something really easy and pretty for your Easter memories!

 
 

So let's take a look at the printables. There is a large, 8x10 printable for a layout background (or you could use it for journaling too if you like), and there are pocket 3x4 card printables too! And there is an adorable bunny in the printables...yaaaaaay!

Background 8x10 printable:

 
 

3x4 card printables:

 
 
 
 

And now let's get started “gettin digital”, shall we? So first download your Easter printables and then print them out on nice cardstock (you could also use photo paper if you want to...matte would probably work best). And then look at those photos you took for Easter and pick a few of your faves out!  Choose a few of the ones that really pop out at you as being super cute. This isn't meant to be a huge Easter project, but just a fun, scrappy, happy Easter project where you can just make a quick layout or pocket page or both using your new printables.

I designed these printables to be easy to use. You can simply tuck the 3x4 pocket cards into a pocket page with some pics if you like. Maybe do a little bit of journaling and a wee bit of decorating with stickers or enamel dots or buttons and things and voila, you are done!

And I made it easy to use the large 8x10 printable to make a cool Easter layout too! What I did was automatically give you your background to build a layout on. And as you can see, I gave you a title with the “Happy Easter” at the top of the page. Then at the bottom, opposite corner from the title, I placed my sweet little bunny. And then there is a whole lot of white space for you to work with! All you have to do is frame this printable with some patterned paper from the Citrus Twist April kit! I love the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper in there and I couldn't choose between a couple of them so I decided to use a bit of both.

Once you have framed your printable, start building up on the page, in the white space. I cut out a frame from the frame patterned paper in the kit (also from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams) and used that as a cute frame for my photo. I had printed a few photos out, but this one I think looked the cutest on my layout (so the others will be used later in a pocket page with my other printables). And then after I framed my pic, I backed it with a few layers. I used a couple pocket life cards from the Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit for April along with a few cut pieces of patterned paper from the Main kit.

I added some cute embellishments like the awesome Pinkfresh Studio paperclip and the lovely butterfly flair and the ephemera pack pieces that come exclusive in the kit. I also used some fun pop up stickers from Dear Lizzy that came in the Embellishment Add on kit.

For some extra depth, I popped up my cute printable bunny too! For this, I just printed out the 8x10 printable again and fussy cut out the bunny, then popped it up in it's spot with a pop-dot. And that was about it...a little sewing here and there and I was done! So simple and easy and fast!

Alright, well I hope you enjoyed this “let's get digital” with me today and that you enjoy your Easter printables! Bye everyone! And remember to “live your life as a fairytale”, as I always say!