Saturday, July 9, 2016

Couch Superstar / Citrus Twist Kits

Happy Weekend, friends!  I'm back today to share my final layout for Citrus Twist Kits.  After weeks of going back and forth, I have decided to step down from the Design Team.  It was a hard decision to make, but lately I have just become too busy and a bit overwhelmed.  I have a lot of DT responsibilities, and while I love them all dearly, I was just becoming stressed about getting everything completed on time.  I love scrapbooking and never want it to become a chore.  This is my therapy, and I want to love it every time I do it.  I absolutely love the Citrus Twist Kits!  I just never seemed to be able to find the time to really enjoy them.  I would always be hurrying and rushing to get a project finished, and I hate that feeling.  I felt like I wasn't being able to thoroughly enjoy the kits and create with heart.  I was just going through the motions to get a project done. And I never want to feel that way.  I feel like I owe it to the team, the company, the products to give my 100%, and I just wasn't able to.  I don't want to be chained to my desk 24/7, especially now that it's Summer and my girls are home every day.  I need more down time and some freedom to create on my own time.  So for now, I have fewer teams to create for.  And I'm perfectly content with that.

With that being said, here is the last layout I created using the 2016 June Main & Embellishment Kits for Citrus Twist.  I love these colors so much!  These fun Cocoa Vanilla acetate stars are so gorgeous, and I decided to create my entire page around them.  I used one of the exclusive papers and cut a big star to use as a big layer behind my photo.  I stitched some tissue paper behind it and added my photo and more paper & die cut layers to it.  I used a few different Shimmerz sprays and paints on my background to create a watercolor effect and then adhered the big star.

(I have edited this so many times, and my journaling keeps turning out blurry in the photo.  I have no idea why.)

I wanted to use the word "star" in my title, so I came up with Couch Superstar...haha.  Reese was all comfy on the couch being a lazy buns in this photo, so I thought it was cute :)  I used an alpha cut file from The Cut Shoppe and various patterned papers from the kit to cut the letters.  I placed all those stars on the page to accentuate the star theme.

I used a few of the exclusive die cut printables as layers here as well as one of the arrow paper clips.  I also added tangled thread in a few places.

Here's one more look at the layers, the stars, and that cute Cocoa Vanilla die cut piece that I added pop dots to.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thank you for always leaving your sweet comments.  I appreciate all of you and your awesome support.  It really means so much!  I'd like to give a huge thank you to Trina for having me on the CTK team.  Her kits are truly beautiful, and the exclusives are always amazing!

Have a great day!


  1. Oh, so sad, but I do understand - I've just stopped with youtube videos for similar reasons. This hobby of ours needs time - we need to be able to relish the process to really get the most benefit from it. What I love about your work Missy - other than it being awesome! - is the consistency... every single layout rocks. You're a hard worker and knock it out of the park each time... your others teams are blessed to have you xxxx

  2. Missy, one thing I have always admired from you is how amazing each & every layout is. I'm ALWAYS inspired! This hobby definitely requires creative mojo so having to force yourself to be creative would be very stressful! I think everyone will be completely understanding of needing to take a break! Enjoy those kiddos! They grow so fast!!!

  3. sad to hear that you've stepped down from Citrus Twist kits, but I completely understand. You need to spend time with your girls (they are little only once) and scrapbooking should NEVER EVER feel like a "chore". BTW..fabulous layout. As always. I'm so fond of your work - the way you use watercolors and other mixed media in every project and cut files and layers, and layers, and layers! Enjoy your summer!