We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Citrus Twist design team to bring you a very special blog hop! It begins today with September 9th, and continues on Mondays and Wednesdays in September through the 23rd. Some of the Citrus Twist “Pocket Life Design Girls” —Jen Boumis, April Joy Hill and WaiSam Ho–are joining us to share how they are using these wonderful little stencils (which are designed by Jen Boumis).
When you leave a comment or love for the participating designers on their individual blogs and end your hop by leaving a comment on the Citrus Twist Kits blog, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free Life Bits stencil. Here are the designers (keep reading to see how I created the “chalked” pocket insert above):
Place your handy-dandy LifeBits stencil onto your paper (I like to line my LifeBits stencil up along the edges…less cutting for me and more that I can squeeze onto my scrap of paper!!)
Using a white gel pen (I love Signo), make “squiggles” inside the borders. Every once in awhile I might need to stop to get the “crud” off the tip of the pen. That’s just dried white ink/paint. Don’t go over a line you’ve already drawn. Signo’s don’t like that. Instead, let it completely dry before outlining the border.
For the words, I SLOWLY traced Jen’s beautiful handwriting. Signo’s don’t like to write fast. No they don’t. Take your time and let the ink flow. Be patient. It will look like chalked writing, which is all the rage. (I also used this technique on the big arrow below.)
Check back on Wednesday to see more ideas with LifeBits. Here are the stencils and dies that I used on the project above. -Jaime
18 thoughts on “LifeBits Blog Hop – chalked “Hello Today””
Love these new “bits”
jaime- love that you used the white pen! Never would have thought! cool!
Sounds like it’s going to be a fun month around here! What a simple, easy way to create a journaling card, love this!
What a great batch of stencils! Thank you for the signo tips too. That’s my go-to white pen, but I’ve made the mistakes you mentioned – several times. 😉
I love the simplicity of it! Love the color of your card too
What fun! And thanks for the great tips on using the white Signo pen 🙂
This is such a clever idea!
Love all the new stencils especially the 3×4 designed by Jen Boumis, thank you for sharing.
I LOVE it!
Too cool! And great info on using a white gel pen, I’ll be using that in the future!
Thanks for sharing, especially the part on the patience when using the white pen. I always have a problem with it. Shall try it slow & hopefully can get a nice result like yours ^^
Really loving the stencils everyone is using! Cute!
Yep I love my signo too but they are sure finicky! Great use for them on your cards!
Great project, love what you did with the stencils…♥
I LOVE your stencils!!! The use of the white pen is awesome!
Love the Life Bits stencils! thanks for the chance to win!