Friday, July 10, 2020

Bella Blvd | July Mood Board | Traveler's Notebook

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook
I'm on the Bella Blvd blog today showing how the new July Mood Board inspired my Traveler's Notebook project for today.  I want to hang this inspiration!  I love summer and I love these colors...I think it is why I love Bella Blvd so much.  The clean lines, geometric designs, color and crispness from the white, blue and red are just perfect for Bella Blvd product!

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook

Drawing inspiration from the Mood Board, I pulled different shades of blues from Splash Zone pattern papers cut using the Bella Blvd Waves cut file.  To bring in the red, I used the Designer Washi tape and the Fireworks & Freedom sticker along the top.  I couldn't help thinking of the song Watermelon Sugar High, so I made that my title combining the Splash Zone chipboard, with the Florence and Wonky alphabet stickers.

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook

As I pull in the reds from the stickers and the pattern paper behind my photo from Fireworks & Freedom, I pick die cuts from Splash Zone with yellow to add that pop from the Mood Board.

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook

I finished this with the Blueberry Mix Puffy Heart Stickers.

Bella Blvd, Patricia Roebuck, July Mood Board, Traveler's Notebook

See more details of how this came together on the Bella Blvd blog today and check throughout the week for inspiration from the team!!


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Elle's Studio | July Kit + Extras | Traveler's Notebook


Elle's Studio, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook,

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!  In my world, thankful to be back working at Loft.  Store hours and dressing rooms are not quite the same just yet, but very happy to 'see' people!  Hard to believe this memory I am documenting using the new Elle's Studio July Kit + Extras was from last year at Downtown Disney.  I think this season for us all is a time of adjusting to change.  Also thankful for creative times.  It has been difficult to 'feel' like creating during these days, but I swear my heartbeat lowers and relaxes when I create!  One new Extra from Elle's Studio that I 'had' to use was the new Polka Dot pattern paper!!!  

Elle's Studio, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook,

For this project, I started with the new cut files this month, using the speech bubbles.  I made them much smaller and grouped them on a background to fit my notebook.  Cut that out with white cardstock.  I wanted a really colorful background and the white cardstock is going to help break it up just a little.  I used the various colors of the new Polka Dot pattern paper to back the speech bubbles.  I did it at an angle and concentrated on trying to get more than one color for each bubble.  I adhered this to separate piece of Polka Dot pattern paper, added some of the July labels to tuck under to break up the blue.  Then I added to the background by using the new Wild at Heart Stamp set (the !?) in blue ink.  For the new 'hello' wood veneer, I added in darker blue ink one of the images from the stamp set and pieces of the new Summer Tape Stickers.  I love this look across the veneer, because it just feels so summery!

Elle's Studio, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook,

Whenever I have a busier side in my notebook, I like to have a more clean, simple look on the other side.  This side uses two of the kits tags.  For this top tag, I added the Wild At Heart Stamp set to it, typed my journaling on cardstock, trimmed and adhered.

Elle's Studio, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook,

I used the bottom kit tag because the rainbow had a lot of the colors from the Polka Dot pattern paper I used.  I just added the stamping, typed journaling, chipboard sticker, and Summer Tape Sticker.

Elle's Studio, Patricia Roebuck, Traveler's Notebook,

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Hope you enjoy this new release as much as I have!!

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JustNick Studio | This is Good Stuff | Traveler's Notebook


JustNick Studio, Patricia Roebuck, TN Cut File

Hello Friends!!  I am always a little envious of summer break for my daughter.  As adults, we miss those days!  I am on the JustNick Studio Blog today documenting about swimming as our favorite way to enjoy Summer, but it is also to share how you can get two Traveler's Notebook spreads from the new TN Make Waves cut file.  Since we adults don't have Summer Breaks, making the most of our time in the craft room is a win/win for us!

JustNick Studio, Patricia Roebuck, TN Cut File

Next week I will share the other half of this cut file in my notebook. For today, I'm using the right side.  How cool is that pattern.  I chose to cut this file out from a tone on tone pattern paper, and then backed it with a diagonally black and white pattern paper.  Just enough contrast, but not too much.  I make the cut file a tad bit bigger but not too much, and that way it gives me room to create a layered look under it before adhering to my notebook.


JustNick Studio, Patricia Roebuck, TN Cut File

In planning this spread, I wanted to add a good bit of journaling about our Summertime favorite activity.  So I printed my photos small about 2x2.75, trimming them with just about a 1/4" inch of the white border.  I like the white border on photos to create some breathing room for the design.  Then I clustered die cuts and puffy stickers around the photos.  If you are very linear in your scrapbooking, clustering photos like this and tilting them is a good start in creating that carefree layered look.  The die cuts help to ground the photos.

JustNick Studio, Patricia Roebuck, TN Cut File

I love seeing all that beautiful cut file above it and peeking underneath.  For my journaling, I decided to highlight it with a die cut frame.  I traced the inside opening of the frame on a separate piece of cardstock, then sent this through my typewriter to type my journaling, trimmed, stapled, and then adhered.

JustNick Studio, Patricia Roebuck, TN Cut File

All I did to finish this page was add more of the same flower die cuts, and blue die cut with the saying and color to balance that blue from the left side to add more framing of the journaling.  I also added the year with same stamp that I used to stamp June on the left side die cut.

I will be back later this month using the second half of this same cut file.  I hope this shows you how simple and quick your creative time can be during the busy Summer months!  Stop by the JustNick Studio Blog for more details!



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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Citrus Twist Kits | July Wild at Heart Life Crafted | Mixed Media


Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

Hello Everyone!  I'm stopping in to blog about a project and the steps to create it I am sharing on Instagram today.  I am using the Citrus Twist Kits July Wild at Heart Life Crafted kit (it is sold out now, but subscriptions for August should be available soon.  Trina wasn't able to order more kits and didn't expect a rise in subscriptions during lockdown.  But hopefully August, more kits will be available).  I'm also going to use the new 4x6 Wild at Heart stamp set.  

Here's how I started this project:

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media
A Gel Press is about 1/2" inch think and squishy.  It is intended to be used to create more than one print at a time without wiping off the surface, which is great for getting different variations of prints each time.  If you do not own one, you use use a non-stick mat, like I have under my gel press, or nonporous leftover from packing or even Saran Wrap.  You will not get the same effects as a gel press, but it will definitely give you some great mixed media prints to use!
Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

I select the background with a softer watercolor background and the leaves more prominent to start my project.

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

With having my print available, it makes putting the details of this project together easy and quick.  I added more stamping, my typed journaling, and more embellishments from the kit to that page.

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

For the right side, I trimmed pattern paper for the top and a kit card for the bottom, then finished with die cuts, puffy alphabet stickers, and the Bailey Alphabet stamp set to finish.

Citrus Twist Kits, Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted, Patricia Roebuck, Mixed Media

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Friday, July 03, 2020

Citrus Twist Kits | July Life Crafted Kit | 1st Disney Trip


Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

I just love what Trina does with the Life Crafted kits!  The July Life Crafted kit is my new favorite with the vintage, modern, and bold papers, amazing die cuts and embellishments.  The hardest part is knowing where to start!  So what I usually do is pick out the first thing that really catches my eye, and the bold citrus pattern paper did just that.  To break up the bold pattern and give it more bang for my project, I cut it in circles.

Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

I used the new Wild At Heart stamp set a lot for this project.  You can see more of the details on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today about how I used it.

Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

This kit comes with enamel dots!  For the year, I used the Bailey Alphabet Stamp Set.

Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

Added my typed journaling between the stamping and stitching.  Just love how this came out.

Patricia Roebuck, Citrus Twist Kits, Life Crafted Album, Traveler's Notebook

Stop by the Citrus Twist Kits blog for more details and inspiration from the kit.  It is very close to, if not already, to selling out.  But you can start a new subscription with August and not miss out.  The kits are really great!


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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Citrus Twist Kits | Sunday Sketch | June Life Crafted and Add-On Kits


Hello CTK Friends!  I'm on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today to share how I was inspired by today's Sunday Sketch.  I instantly saw this sketch turned 90 degrees, and it also inspired me to cut a long piece of cardstock from the June Scrapbooking Add-On kit and fold it to create a fold out on the left.


After trimming, punching my holes, and folding it where I wanted it, I trimmed the long 3x8 card from the Life Crafted kit to stitch under my pattern paper to start the layered look from the sketch inspiration.  Then I continued that inspiration by adding labels, die cuts, stickers, and stamping from both the June Life Crafted and Scrapbooking Add-On kits.


I used a trimmed piece of that same larger pattern paper, to adhere on the back side of that 3x8 Citrus Twist Life Crated card (there on the left by the fussy cut flowers).  


I used one larger photo on this left side in black and white framing it with a Life Crafted die cut frame, and labels and stickers from both kits again.  I fussy cut the flowers from the June Scrapbooking Add-On kit to create a larger focal point to draw attention to the photo.


I added more stamping using the June 2020 Traveler's Notebook, Cravings, and Yes Stamp Sets.


The right side is a base of white cardstock, with the same pattern paper from the left, layered and stitched.  Again, I'm drawing inspiration from the sketch with the clustering of papers and embellishments.  I finished that top off with stamping from the Yes Stamp Set.


For my journaling, I used a Crate Paper die cut from the June Scrapbooking Add-On kit to tuck under my collage of photos and Life Crafted frame die cut, then finished it with a heart.




Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Elle's Studio | June Kit + Extras | Traveler's Notebook


Hello!  I'm back with my second June Gallery project to share using the June Kit + Extras.  I went with the blues and greens for this spread to document another bike ride trip with just me and my husband.  We love to bike ride on Sundays from our house to the lake.  With that as the inspiration, I fussy cut the Summer Fun pattern paper with he waves.  Then I created larger fussy cut waves from more Summer Fun pattern paper.  I layered them on top of more pattern paper, then die cut a whole to fit the circle image from the Summer Fun Stamp Set.  That started my title that I built on with the extras this month.  The black alpha stickers are the Typewriter Alphabet Stickers, not new this month, but still a fave!


I left the background pattern paper at the top white space to add my photo with a kit die cut star and chipboard stars.


The left side using June Kit tags to add more color and and fill in the pockets.  To get some added dimension from that Summer Sticker, I adhere it to white cardstock, trimmed and foam adhered.  The green star and label also tie in to the right page.


The bottom pocket, I added my journaling, and then used the leftover layering of papers from the right to back this adorable acrylic bike to finish!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you are enjoying this reveal!

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JustNick Studio | Best Birthday Ever | Traveler's Notebook

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever
Hello Friends!  I'm excited to see the Traveler's Notebook cut files JustNick Studio has in the shop!  I am on the JustNick Studio blog today sharing this project using the TN Best Day Ever cut file.
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever
I did enlarge the cut file a little bit more to just be a tad smaller than my notebook.  Since I used pattern paper to cut this file out, I decided to use the 'best day ever' letters as part of my title and not use the negative cut file (page).  I used another white piece of cardstock, fussy cut pattern paper, and then foam adhered my letters to it.  Another way I changed the use of the cut file, was instead of using 'day,' I used 'birthday.'
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever
I used the background cut file for my right side.  I didn't want a big contrast and love how the letters from 'best ever' flow with the same pattern paper I used her on the right.  I also love the greens from the fussy cutting pattern paper, so I used a tight pattern paper paper with some of the same greens found in the fussy cut leaves to back the majority of this cut file.
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever
And then for the larger ornate cut outs, I used a simple grid with similar colors to flow nicely with my left side.  I love how this came out giving me the beautiful texture, soft colors, and layers. 
JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, TN Best Day Ever
This cut file captured this special birthday perfectly!  Whether you had amazing vacation, celebration, time with others, the TN cut files are a great way to get started.  Hope this inspires you to tweak the cut titles, and don't be afraid to use the pattern paper as the cut out and then layer with more pattern papers! 

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Bella Blvd | Chloe Collection | National Garfield Cat Day


I'm back with another project using the new Chloe Collection on the Bella Blvd blog today!  Today is National Garfield Cat Day, and I will admit that I have always been a fan of Garfield.  In honor of him, I created a large orange cat as the background of my project using one of the Bella Blvd Cut files. 


Once that was in place, I added my journaling, photos and embellishments.


Used bits of the same pattern paper from my first Chloe Project to add a little more contrast from the orange cat ;)


And finished this off with a crown!  Celebrate your kitties today by taking photos and documenting them with this new collection!  


You can see my first project using this collection here.  And you can shop the collection at Scrapbook.com here.  If you are crazy in love with dogs, then check out the Cooper collection here!  

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