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!!!

A Sign for Mom and A Layout for Ryan...making a couple of gifts for the ones I love! | Crate Paper

Hi there you fantabulously scrappy, happy people!!! I want to share with you a couple of things that I made using some awesome Crate Paper goodies to create some gifts for people that I love! I actually made these two scrap-tastic pieces in a live stream on my You Tube channel, Fairytale Scrapbook! And I had so much fun doing it! First, I want to share with you a special wall decor sign that I made for my Mom for her birthday!

I made this sign using the Crate Paper Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes! I love this collection so much! Even though it's been out for a while now, I still get excited every time I scrap with it! I am still filled with ideas of things I want to make with it! And I had been thinking about making a cute decorative wall hanging piece like this with the Bloom collection for a while now! My mom's birthday seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. I started with a kind of box thing that my hubby made me out of wood and we painted it white with black chalk paint in the middle/inside. This is so that I could use chalk to draw on it...which I did!

I used the beautiful Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned papers to make the fringed word MOM with a heart in the middle!!! I think it came out so cute! I really hope my mom likes it! I added a picture of me and my mom hugging, and some fun embellishments like the rubber shapes and chipboard stickers to add depth!

So for the second project/gift that I worked on during my live stream...I wanted to make something cute for Ryan...just to say I love you! It's not his birthday or anything but he has been helping me out so much lately and really being supportive with all my scrapbooking stuff so I thought I would make him a layout. I am planning on framing it later (once I find a cool like shadowbox kind of frame or something to put it in).

I made the layout using the Bloom collection too but with some fun pops of goodies here and there from the Little You collection as well. As you can see, I used one of the cool bow stamps in the Bloom collection to stamp on some different colored patterned paper and create little fluttery bows that are scattered here and there across my layout...they pop up to add dimension! I love those and I love the paperclips at the top of the page...especially that Little You decorative star paperclip that just adds a sweet, adorable touch to the layout. And the "Madly" spelled out on the page is perfect I think for my title! For that I used the thickers from Little You in the pink! 

Ok, well I hope you like my gifts and that I have inspired you to use some Crate Paper today and create a fun gift or gifts for your loved ones!!! (P.s. I will try to get the livestream of me making these up soon) ....oh (P.P.S. If you are wondering, the silohuette cut words in the two gifts "hello" and "love" are ones that I designed and cut out of glitter paper). :-) 

Tea For Two Layout | Crate Paper

Hi!  Here's a fun, multi-photo layout I made using a combination of Bloom by Maggie Holmes and Little You! My layout is called "Tea for Two" and I made it to document a happy little moment from a recent trip to Disneyland with my hubby, Ryan, where we decided to have some tea at Minnie's house.

Generally, I prefer to use only one photo on 8.5 x 11 layouts. I like the look of just one photo as the focus. I like to have one photo be the center of attention and build around it, but these pictures were soooo cute that I couldn't pick just one. The story was best told with this set of photos. I had to figure out how to share them while maintaining the kind of central visual impact that comes from having just one pic.

I ended up laying the three photos out in a straight line creating a kind of "film strip" that helps draw the eye to the pictures. I wanted to frame the photos as well. To frame them, I used some white on pink polka dot patterned paper from Little you, plus some gold vellum. I sewed on some pink on white polka dot crepe paper to create a ruffle. 

For the background paper, I chose a pattern that was sweet but that wouldn't pull focus from the pictures. I chose the "hello" paper I watercolored some of the "hellos" in soft pink and blue. To adorn my layout, I clustered some Bloom and Little You embellishments in the lower left corner.

I made a custom fringe heart to look like the others from Bloom, but in my blue and pink color scheme. The finishing touches were a few enamel dots from Little You, a roller date stamped at the top, and finally, the title, "tea for two" which I wrote and watercolored to mimic the "hellos" on the background paper.

I really love how it all came out and I hope I have inspired you to create some multi-photo layouts!