I don't need to explain my love of Pinterest again do I? If you follow me on Pinterest (you can find me
) you will find over two-hundred boards filled with my pins from over four years. I have many pins. Too many probably but I can't tell you how many times I have referred back to my Pinterest account to find a pin, it is many times anyway, so they do come in handy. Above you can see my January Mood Board, I've never been a pastel girl, but lately, I'm loving the softer colours, I will never loose my love of Black/White/Grey though, those are my true loves. You can find all of the pins above on my Pinterest account.
I've been keeping a little secret readers or rather a huge secret, I announced it yesterday on my IG feed (you can find me
on Instagram). During the week of CHA I was contacted by Trina from Citrus Twist Kits & asked if I would like to join them as a Pocket Life Kit Design Team Member, my answer, yes, yes, yes, & yes, maybe I threw in a couple of extra words there that I won't repeat here on my blog. Oh my gosh, to say I was excited or elated is an understatement, I was jumping for joy. When I started Project Life, I started following a lot of designers, bloggers & creative creators (I think I just made that phrase up there) on social media as you do when you take up a new hobby, you get right into it, learn all about it, work out what you like & what you don't like. Receiving emails to join these ladies that I have admired for some time is just mind blowing. I hope I'm up to scratch. What I have learnt over a few short months is that I have to see what they see in my creative work. It's not easy loving your own work, I am my own worst critic, however, I've begun to see my creative work differently, I've started to see my creative work as others do. I think I will always have that little voice in my head asking if it's my best work. I don't mind that little bit of doubt, I think it's what makes you stronger & more determined.
So 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year already, contributing to Studio Calico's 'On the Grid' class & now a design team member, I'm on a roll & I hope it continues, because I love what I do creatively & inspiring others is extra special.
You can find out more about Citrus Twist Kits
, they always look terrific, & I'm looking forward to getting my first kit in February. I will be sharing my layouts here & in the gallery at Citrus Twist Kits & of course on IG. You can find out more about the Studio Calico Class
& below. My layout has been submitted, & I can't wait for the lesson to start. I love everything Marcy Penner does, one of my favourite creative creators (see, I used it twice in one post so that defiantly makes it a phrase I think, ha ha) so it's going to be awesome, come join us.
Thanks for coming over to my blog. x
BY ENROLLING IN THIS CLASS YOU'LL RECEIVE :
- 24 all new projects (each sharing a different take on the grid) from Marcy and her contributors.
- 4 videos and 4 in depth tutorials sharing Marcy's grid design secrets.
- Step out photos that show how the contributor's projects came together.
- Printable accents, labels and digital die cut files from Hello Forever.
- Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
- Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned.
CLASS SCHEDULE :
- February 2nd : Basic Grids
- February 9th : Random Grids
- February 16th : Breaking the Grid
- February 23rd : Out of the Box Grids
WHAT YOU'LL NEED :
This class is a great resource for digging into your stash of kits and exploring the design tricks behind using a grid based design as the foundation of your project. Here are a few things you'll want to have to get started :
- Patterned paper - Grid based designs are a great way to use up your scraps!
- Embellishments - We'll be adding some embellishment clusters to our grid designs, so look for a mix of larger stickers and die cuts and small accents like enamel dots and sequins.
- Stamps - Any of your favorite designs will work, but designs with simple shapes will be the most versatile.
- Die Cuts and Punches - Many grid based designs call for repetition of shapes. Die cuts and punches are a quick and easy way to build a grid!
- Tags & frames - These are both great items to start off your grid designs.