"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Merry Christmas from Citrus and Mint! I love this time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. May you have a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy time with your families. Here's my part of the Pixel Scrapper December blog train. Find the rest of the train HERE. Here are some beautiful layouts from the Clementines (and new clementine Jenna!):
Please note that I have made some changes to my commercial use TOU effective today, November 22, 2013. The personal use TOU stayed the same, only the CU part changed. The TOU file included in the freebie and shop downloads is outdated. I will be working on updating them asap. Changes are as follows:
By purchasing a Commercial Use Product from Citrus and Mint or Elle Designs, you agree to the following terms:
You may use my designs to create items to sell provided that...
You may not:
No credit is required, but appreciated. I retain the copyright for all designs.
Please contact me if you have questions before purchasing.
*Terms are subject to change.
I finally wrapped my head around the fact that it is almost Christmas. I think our move to Florida and the warm summer weather is totally throwing me off. My Christmas clip art sets and paper pack is now available in the shop (www.etsy.com/shop/CitrusandMint)! I struggled FOREVER trying to come up with a good color palette and I'm soooo happy with how it turned out!
You can buy them separately or get the entire bundle for a special price. See it HERE. I also want to thank my loyal customers by offering 10% off through December with the coupon code THANKU25.
Be sure come back December 1st to check out the Pixel Scrapper blog train!
I once taught a Sunday School lesson on Gratitude and came across a talk by Bonnie Parkin. In it she described how each night before family prayer, her family would list off blessings they received that day and add them to their "blessings basket". I decided to start a similar tradition in our family (it was only my husband and I then) where each Sunday we wrote down 10 blessings we had received that week. Some weeks it was really hard to find 10, and other weeks we had more like 20. It was interesting how our perspective on life changed. Even some bad things that happened turned out to be blessings in our journal because things could have been worse, or so and so helped us, etc. Now 5 years later, we are still keeping it up. I figure that by now we have recorded over 2,600 blessings!!! [. . .]
Well, just one clementine for now. Introducing the first clementine (creative team member) of Citrus and Mint---Tiffany!
I met Tiffany on Pixel Scrapper and started following her on Pinterest. She's got great ideas and great scrapbooking style. She's a mom of three and fellow creative spirit (probably a kindred spirit too). It's funny because even though we haven't ever physically met, I think she knows my tastes better than some of my friends! All of the layouts in this post are hers. Aren't they fabulous? I love how she always uses lots of elements. You can also check out her other layouts at her Pixel Scrapper gallery HERE.
Recently I checked my freebie downloads and saw that some kits had more than 2500 downloads! That's awesome! I love that people are enjoying my designs! It got me thinking about where those 2500 people are and what their creations look like [. . .]
I always take way too many photos of my babies when I'm trying to capture their smile on camera. Usually I finally get one, plus some other really funny faces. I did this layout back in 2011 to document my daughter's faces.
When I saw the viewfinder layout by Kinsey Wilson on Pinterest, I knew it would be perfect for scrapping the photos my son's smile. However, all of the viewfinders I have are too small. I want to see his expressions (especially because the pictures were taken at night)! So I created my own in Illustrator. It isn't perfect, not even close--don't even think about measuring the distance between the squares and it's very simplified. I decided to put the viewfinder clipping mask up for free download for y'all in case you want to scraplift the layout too! FYI: it is not a viewfinder element, but a clipping mask so you will have to clip your own paper(s) to it.
I had a request earlier this summer to add more woodland animals to the Woodland Adventure kit. Before I start, what kind of animals would you like to see? I'm thinking I'll attempt a raccoon, moose, owl, maybe a deer...
Any other things you'd like to see from Citrus and Mint?
This weekend I finally sat down and forced myself to get some pages done for Alex's baby book. I'm determined to not add to his middle child complex by never completing his baby book. I decided to do most of his layouts in pocket style and save the fancy (i.e. time consuming) layouts for the special occasion pages. So far I LOVE it! I got 3 two-page layouts done in one day! High five-ing myself. How about y'all? How do you do baby books/baby layouts? Or how do you get scrapping done with kids?!
Found the "Hello My Name Is" kit by Paislee Press and had to buy it now. Didn't even wait for a sale. Isn't it perfect?!
Used the DigiScrap parade "That's Life" kit for this layout
Got around to scrapping with my own "Prehistoric Pond Life" kit with this layout.
Time for another Pixel Scrapper blog train! (Find the rest of the blog train HERE) I've been wanting to do a nautical type kit for a while, so this gave me the perfect opportunity to get it done (it also helped that our internet didn't work for a week so I spent the baby nursing hours drawing). Plus we just moved to the beach in Florida so I already have tons of beach photos to scrap! If you are new to Citrus and Mint, check out the freebies page for all of the other freebies available for download (there are quite a few now plus a new one from July that is one of my personal favorites!) [. . .]
Have baby? Check.
Open shop? Check.
Finish kit for designer of the month? Check. (See post below)
Go on fun family vacation to CA? Check.
Pack up house and move to FL? Almost there...
Why do good (and bad) things always come in clusters? I promise to be back to scrapping/designing as soon as I can!