Saturday, July 11, 2015


My mojo is gone and I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's all the rain in Ohio this summer.  But I need to get it back.  I get cranky when I am not finding time to scrap every day.  So I went to my favorite jumpstart - a sketch - and picked a summery palette and an old beach picture to counteract all the fray rainy days.

Citrus Twist Kits publishes a sketch on their blog every Sunday.  They are usually fun and adaptable.  Here is the one from last Sunday.

What really struck me was the large vertical element, the tag (one of my favorite elements)  and the text at the bottom of the layout.  And I pulled out the June Citrus Twist kits - they have a great summery mix of products. 

But I didn't have a large vertical photo I wanted to scrap - I had this 4x4 photo of my daughter at the beach a million years ago.  I created the vertical element with some patterned papers and used embellishments to create text elements under the photo.  I loved the tag transparency from Pink Paisley that was in the kit and didn't want to waist any of it.  So I cut it in two and created a sense that the tag ran under the entire photo block. 

Then I played with bits and pieces and ended up with a simple grid (big surprise right)to finish off the layout.  I love the mix of Poolside diecuts, evalicious, seven paper vellum hearts and citrus twist puffy stickers.  The end result was a bright, sunny layout that chased those rainy day blues away.

When I'm stuck, that first layout is the hardest - now I'm ready to play.  And it's Saturday, so I should have some time.  Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. First, great photo and I love your hair! Pretty, great color too. Awesome layout. It's very inspiring, and the sketch is, too. Love the layers, and the inky droplets, too. I find that once I can break out of being stuck (which is more often then I care to admit) I can keep going. Thanks for sharing your bright, happy layout. Michelle t

  2. What a cute photo! I love the way you've grouped the embellishments it's really effective and draws the eye in.

  3. Well, it doesn't look like your mojo is gone at all! Fabulous layout! Love your take of the sketch and the colors you used, lovely!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Clique Kits :)

  4. Adorable layout. Thanks for playing along with CK!

  5. such a fun and sweet layout! thanks for playing along with ck!

  6. Great layout! I also tend to always end up with a grid in my layouts.

  7. What a lovely page! Thanks for playing along at Clique Kits!