Saturday, January 1, 2022



Happy New Year!! I am so excited to be on the Blog today, with my first post as a part of the 2022 CTK Design Team. There is a lot going on today, so make sure you check it all out. You can see the NEW products for January in the CTK shop. There is also a fun Instagram Hop happening today with the new Design Team...and there are some great prizes that you don't want to miss out on!!

Now, for today's post! I've got a fun 3-To-Inspire challenge for you. I used some of the January Life Crafted products with some of the CTK exclusives for my Traveler's Notebook layout.

Here are my 3-To-Inspire:

1. Use a shaped photo

2. Mix at least two embellishments (I did three - stars, hearts and butterflies)

3. Add a cluster around your photo

I thought it would be fun to use one of the large shipping tags as the background for the left-hand side of my layout. I placed a larger photo on the shipping tag and created a cluster in the top right corner, using some of the flower die cuts, puffy stickers and enamel dots. To balance the design, I added a smaller cluster to the bottom left of my photo.


On the right side of my layout, I used a fun circle grid paper, and thought it would be fun to follow the shape with my photo and embellishments. I printed my photo and used a 2 inch circle punch to punch it out. I placed it in the center of the paper, and I used the Orange Puffy Alpha Stickers to add the title around my photo. Once I had the letters in place, I machine stitched around it with my sewing machine.

I finished my layout by adding a mix of embellishments and some stamping. I placed stars, hearts and butterflies on the patterned paper, following the burst pattern. I love mixing different embellishments to add texture and dimension to my layouts. For a final touch, I used the January All the Things stamp set to add some phrases to the layout. I really liked the contrast of the black ink with the pops of color from the January products.

I hope you'll give the 3-To-Inspire challenge a try! It's a fun way to use the products in your kits, and find ways to get creative!