Hi lovely people!
Just wanted to swing by and share the next couple pages in my Christmas Album. As per my previous post, I'll be sharing my pages along with a fun little challenge up on the CTK Facebook Fanpage so please be sure to stop by and check it out!
I've only added another couple pages this week - we've not done a whole lot. Well I may have gone a little nuts making more Christmas tree's. I'm obsessed with them and I don't know why, lol. Mantle is full but I just want to make more! I'm crazy I know.
Anyways, here's a look at the pages I've added ;)
Oh I forgot to mention I love candy canes. Well actually we all love them. I know they're bad. But they are yum. And it's Christmas. HA!
I added a little version of the fabric tree's in my album this week - even added a little stuffing in the centre. Yeah, it adds a bit of bulk to the album but I don't mind it ;)
Candyyyyyyyyyy cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnes. I'll fill that jar maybe a couple times before Christmas. Is that bad? HA ;)
And that's it for now! I'm really happy how the album is coming along and I'm not feeling stressed at all about missing days - because we've not done anything special so anything I would put it would feel forced, and that's no fun at all.
OH! I totally forgot to share details about my cover last week. Had a few people message and ask. I actually had this custom made. I used a cut from from The Cut Shoppe (last year's Christmas release - love this cut file!) and resized it to 5x7 then had a local laser cutting mob cut 2 in a frosted green acrylic. They wern't "cheap" but I don't think they were expensive either , I wanted something unique ($35 for 2 acrylic covers, front/bank + postage) and I love how they finished up (although in hindsight I might have wished I'd gone with a white/opal acrylic lol, but the green really is pretty in person!).
I would love to hear if you're joining in on the Christmas/December Daily craziness! Link up your photo's/blog so I can see and get all inspired!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Take care, Em xo
December 1?! Seriously? Ahhh! ;)
Today is the first day of the Citrus Twist Kits Christmas Daily Inspiration project on the Facebook Fanpage and I'm so excited to start the month off by sharing a few of my pages! If you've not been to the Facebook Fanpage, please go visit, there will be inspiration and challenges every day up until Christmas from a number of amazing contributors (not sure how I managed to get involved though lol) and I've set a fun little challenge for Day 1!
I actually started my album a little early this year and I'm not working on it in a daily or weekly schedule. This year it's about setting no rules, I'll get pages done as I feel like it and that is going to be enough. Any story recorded is better than none :)
Most of my pages feature goodies from the CTK Christmas kits but I'm also digging into my stash and using things from last year (and the year before) that have been sitting around for a whole year just waaiiiting to be used.
OK, enough babble - onto the first first few of my Christmas album!!
I know it's still early days but I'm really enjoying this album this year - it was fun to start things a bit early and I'm not feeling the stress that I usually do because it's OK if I miss the next X amount of days. I don't have to have a photo or story for everyday!
I have to confess that having this little guy peek out from the top of the album is my favourite thing so far though. I picked up the clips from Spotlight (there is also a Rudolf and Gingerbread Man one!) and they're super cute.
I'm also adding a few non-paper "pages" in my album this year. I love different textures in albums to I created this little pocket using a bit of material I had and I've put Zack's letter to Santa inside! Well it's a photocopy of the letter....the original was posted to the main man a few weeks back ;)
And that's it...for now! As for the rest of the album you can see underneath, it's just basic page prep, nothing special....yet! I'll be sharing a few more pages/challenges over the next 25 days on the CTK Facebook Fanpage so I hope you'll keep following along there!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Take care, Em xo
I feel guilty for not posting here more often - but apparently not guilty enough that I actually log on and post something. HA! I'm not sure how I feel about blogs at the moment, it just seem like so much work (but then I'm coming off a month long project at work that required way too much brain power...). I'm sharing bits and pieces on IG though (which you can see to the right) - IG is just so easy...less photo editing and instant posting. Win, win, win.
BUT the reason for finally coming back to my little space on the web today was to share my projects using the Citrus Twist Kits November kits! They're all kinds of gorgeousness (as usual!). Sometimes it's weird to be working with themes/colours for opposite seasons and yet every month I get the kits and they are perfect for the photo's I want to use at that time!
Anyway enough blabber, here are the pages I can share so far ;) Still have another couple but one is for the CTK blog later this month and the other isn't quitttttttttte finished (I'm procrastinating in other words).
I'll start with my favourite because I LOVE these colours. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Ironically it's a page about me although the journaling is on the back of my page (it's just a personal note to myself about my weight loss journey this year, nothing super exciting lol).
Did I mention I love these colours?! I know it's Spring here and these are more Autumny-feeling colours but they are just so pretty.
Next up is actually the first page I made using the Pocket Life kit (which is actually sold out for November...already!!! Wow!). I've got all kinds of love for the CTK papers in the kit this month.
The heart veneers are from the Main kit. The veneers/cork shapes are always my favourite and I have to make myself not hoard them, haha. And the puffy alpha in this kit?! I'm going to NEEEEED more of this set.
Next up is a little layout that's all about banners. And cupcakes. And friends that give you cupcakes as a "Thank you" are definitely worth holding onto, lol.
Was a super easy page to create - all the banners are cut using my trusty scissors, then I just layered a few and stapled them together - didn't even use the sewing machine on this one! Even part of the title was cut using scissors, super easy! (Backed up with foam tape to give it some dimension).
And last layout for today is this one about my crazy little dude. I love the Illustrated Faith papers included in this month's Grace Box. I picked 3 of my favourite and just cut them into strips then tiled them around to create my own background.
The title is actually the foam phrases from the Main kit - the white was a little hard to read on the background so I just painted them black! I'd picked up the black acrylic from the shop a few month's back and it was perfect for this job. Not sure why I've never thought to paint alphas/phrases in the past!
And if you've somehow managed to get through all that - THANK YOU. Sharing all the layouts in one post makes it quite the read.. That's it for today but I'll be back (I promise) to share the other couple pages a bit later! In the meantime you should check out the CTK gallery and what all the other girls have been creating using the November kits - every month they amaze me and this month is no exception!
Thanks so much for stopping by - take care!! Em xo