NSD with Citrus Twist Kits

It’s the best time of the year for a crafter, and this week at Citrus Twist Kits we’re celebrating National Scrapbook Day too, with all kinds of fun things!

Three of my fellow ladies and I tackled the “3 to Inpsire” challenge, and this year for NSD, it included:

1. Stitching (Hand or Machine)

2. Something From Your Scrap Stash (the vintage book page in this month’s kit is great!)

3. Stamps

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I decided to get to work with my three items in my Life Crafted Album! I started with this great sheet of choral sea kelp, and I then cut up my vintage book page to create triangular angles. This is such a fun technique that you can add to just about any project!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I then stitched on my book page shapes onto that gorgeous paper! I like to rough up the edges around all my stitching for even more dimension.

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I then did a little stamp for my little title on this page; I chose the great “Road Trip” phrase and filled it in messily with blue watercolor. It nestled in so nicely next to the amazing printed cork stickers in this month’s kit!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I decided instead of inserting a whole new page in my album that I would highlight my photo on its own. This is such a great technique for helping a special photo stand out in an album. I stitched on these great tabs that I punched from the scraps of my sea kelp paper. See…those scraps really do come in handy!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I finished up this amazing challenge, by creating a little space on the back of my photo for my journaling! I just love how charming the journaling space looks next to those stitched tabs!

Now it is time to visit Patricia’s page, and continue hopping along until you end up on the Citrus Twist Kits Instagram page. When you get to Instagram, after visiting all of the Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
* Like us – @citrustwistkits
* Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
* Tag a friend in your message

Citrus Twist Kits will be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. They’ll be giving away everything from some of the new Life Crafted albums, to embellishments, to stamps, and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.

Girl, Feed Your Soul

The Reset Girl Bible Journaling Page using The Pink Barlow Cover for The Reset Girl - Lydia Cost

I get so caught up thinking of other things (ie. my family, my toddler, or my daily needs), that I often forgot to feed the most important thing in my life, my soul! Everything else in our lives is fed from our souls, and it’s so important to properly nourish it!

The Reset Girl Bible Journaling Page using The Pink Barlow Cover for The Reset Girl - Lydia Cost

This amazing cover by The Pink Barlow for The Reset Girl was the foundation of this page in my Bible, and I cannot get enough of it! I covered a few words on the artwork to create the perfect title for my particular project, as it normally says, “Girl Love Your Self.” I just loved the mix of patterns and bright colors.

The Reset Girl Bible Journaling Page using The Pink Barlow Cover for The Reset Girl - Lydia Cost

I couldn’t wait to fussy-cut some pieces from the cover to layer on my Bible page. I trimmed down some pieces and moved them around to perfectly suit my needs, but I love the outcome!