Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Main Kit - Crazy good

Hello lovelies! Anna here to share another page made with the gorgeous September -Twin Fall- Main Kit. I decided to keep it pretty clean with just black & white and yellow and a few pops of gold.

I've made the background with one of the free CTK cut files. I just copied them a few times and made the phrase in a few different sizes. Then I just backed it with a ordinary white cardstock. I really like the white on white effect, it's eye catching without stealing the whole show.
The white leafs under the ephemeras also are a free CTK cut file.

Ohh, that golden glittery arrow Thickers is awesome. The "crazy good" text is a one of the fabulous clear stamps that comes with the Main Kit every time. A new set every time, fantastic!
Also I'm in love with those lovely labels from the Cutapart Sheet that are included every month in the Main Kit.

Those awesome butterflies are divine, they are from Pinkfresh Studio. The whole Ephemera package is amazing.

That yellow paper under my photos is one of my favorites this month, it's a CTK exclusive paper and it's fantastic. I've used it for almost every page this month, lol!

Hope you've got some inspiration now and be sure to grab one of our lovely kits in the store.
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Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, take care! Anna xo

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday Sketch With Leigh

Hello Friends! Leigh, here, with a belated post for this past Sunday, the 17th. Sorry, friends!

A coffee house graphic inspired this page. and I punched several of the patterned papers from the kit with small scale punches.

September 17th Sunday Sketch.

Since I chose a complementary (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) color scheme, I used a lot of neutral black and white on the layout. I love the Citrus Twist Kits sketches, and they make designing a page effortless.

 The close up shows how I layered the punched pieces and the green patterned paper (the B side of the Maggie Holmes Carousel "Sweets" paper) from the kit was used for the leafy bits.

 Followed the sketch pretty closely and added the typed journaling strips under the Pinkfresh Studio Die Cut.

The photo layers were created with a label from the cut apart sheet, leafy punched bits again, and the red-orange paper from Pinkfresh Studio "Escape the Ordinary" collection.

Thank you for visiting today!

Scraplift Challenge with Emma, Trina & Anna

Hi scrappy friends! Emma on the blog today to share a little scraplift challenge between Trina, Anna and I.  There can often be some contention around scraplifting - is it good thing to do, is it bad?  I personally think it's a fabulous way to try something that you might not normally do.  It's also a great way to get a page done when you might be struggling with creative "mojo". 

I also believe that if you are sharing your pages publicly, then the nice thing to do is credit where your design came from.  And I'm pretty sure 99% of scrappy people out there will be super chuffed to see/hear you took inspiration from one of their pages, I know I would be ;)

So this week we thought it might be fun to share a couple layouts that are based on a scraplift - to see just how much looks the same or different!

Both Anna and I worked with a page created by Trina. Trina's layout is actually using the October kits, so this post doubles as a sneaky peak for you all too. Win win!  

Trina's layout

This is such a fun scrap lift challenge! I jumped ahead and worked with the October Scrapbooking and Pocket Life kits. Here is my layout.

Here is a sneak of some of the October kit elements:


After I sprayed Colorshine on my background and stamped and typed my journaling I began building up simple layers of pattern paper to put behind my photo. Next I added paper die-cuts and ephemera to the right of my photo.

Next I tucked ephemera underneath the base of the photo/layers and used pop dots to raise some of the die-cuts.

Here is a close-up of some of my layering and embellishing.

We can’t wait to see your scrap lift project!

Anna's layout

I'm so happy that Emma asked me for this challenge, I love scrap lifting!! It's like having a conversation, you give and take and it end up in something different but with someone else's opinions into it.

Trina's page was a blast to lift. I lifted the design but centered mine a little bit more and I lifted some details as the flowers under the photo and the use of labels . I think you are a able to see Trina's page in mine but that I've done it my own way, lol!!

Thanks so much Emma and Trina for the lovely inspiration!!

Emma's layout

First thing that popped into my head when I looked at Trina's layout (other than October kits are looking SO GOOD!!) is a grid.   I see 4-section grid with top left = photo, top right = heading, bottom left = embellishments and bottom right = journaling.    I have to admit - I love, love, LOVE grids.  I find they are a super fun and easy way to put a layout together.

I've flipped the order around a little but it's still a grid with 4 sections (atleast that's how I see it, haha).  Instead of a title on the top right I went with a little cluster of embellishments.  That fox die-cut from the Pocket Life kit is the cutest!

I popped my journaling on the bottom left and went with a cluster of stamps on the right!  (I'm so enjoying using stamps right now; can't believe I've ignored them for so long!).

And there you have it - 2 scraplift's from one page and they both look quite different!  So even though we've scraplifted Trina's page, both Anna and I ended up with pages that look different and that's one of the things to love about it - although you scraplift a specific page, you still tend to work your own spin on it and end up with something different anyway (just like a sketch really!).

Thank you so much to Trina for the inspiration (and the sneaky-peek of October kits, yayay!) and to Anna for playing along with me on this one.  Hope you all find some inspiration from their pages as well!

Take care, Em xo

Monday, September 18, 2017

Traveler's Notebook Spread with Veera

It's Veera here today to show you a traveler's notebook spread that was created without using any pattern paper. I really loved the different leaves from the Pinkfresh Studio die-cut pack and wanted to feature them in this spread.

As the picture is wider, I wanted to create a large embellishment cluster to the right side of the spread. The embellishments beautifully repeats the colors from the picture creating a cohesive look.

To finish off this spread I added three word stickers and paint splatters.

Have you created already with your September kits?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

3 to Inspire with Diane

Hi everyone, Diane here with another 3-to-inspire challenge for you! You can find this challenge here every Saturday for those who need a little extra creative push to get scrapbooking, to keep scrapbooking or for those who just like a challenge! Your take on this challenge can be a layout, Traveler's Notebook page or a pocket page spread and remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project.

Your prompts this week are:
  1. Put yourself in the picture
  2. Add a little dimension 
  3. Use as many die cuts as you can!
Here’s my take on this challenge ...

I create a frame for my photos with this month's cut file (you can grab it over on the CTK Facebook Fan Page) and then layered as many of the exclusive die cut pieces from this months Pocket Life kit as I could, in and around the frame. I even used one as my title! To create a bit of dimension to an otherwise pretty flat page, I lifted a few of the die cuts up with foam squares and also added in some puffy stickers. Then all I had to do was add my journalling and I was done!

Here are some details ...

And here is the process video of how this layout came together...

Now it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us here in the gallery and/or our Facebook Forum. You can also upload to Instagram, but remember to tag us @citrustwistkits. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this challenge!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pocket Life Challenge with Jen

Hi everyone! Jen here, and today I'm issuing a Pocket Life challenge to you all. My kids first week of school just happened recently and I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to include some of their memorabilia that they brought home.

 I printed out a few pictures at 3x4, then gathered some of the worksheets and pictures. I used a math sheet from my daughter, as well as a pencil and notebook that she drew. My son brought home a picture and a sheet with his name printed on it.

The progress over perfection card was perfect to document my son's handwriting!

I also made sure to label the memorabilia so I could tell what it is later down the road.

I hope you will take on this challenge to use some memorabilia in your pocket life spread!

I would love to see what you do with the PL challenge this week! Please share your work in our Gallery or Facebook Fan Page by Friday, September 22 and title it PL 09/22. Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Scripture Challenge Share

Hi friends, Tara here today! I'm one of those people that love a good daily challenge. I get so excited but a week into them I'm burnt out and so behind! I'm really loving The Reset Girl's Faithful Life Challenge. It's a weekly challenge and you can do 1 or 4 different scripture writings for the week! I love having options for weeks that are packed full of things, or being able to do more when I find more time.

Here's a little peak at my traveler's notebook entry for Week 2 using the September GraceBox kit.

I started off using some Prima fluid chalk edger with a wipe and made the pink background. Then using this month's stamp set, along with an older GraceBox V4 stamp, I added crosses and stars. I'm loving the awesome alpha stickers that came in the kit this month! I couldn't get the true color to show up but they are translucent and so lovely.

Here is the full traveler's notebook entry. I love writing scripture! It helps me memorize it and I enjoy being able to go back and meditate on different messages from the bible. 

This verse is one of my favorites - it reminds me that life isn't meant to be easy or without struggles. We can find our strength through Jesus. I'm so thankful for that!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be blessed, xo - Tara