Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little Goat - TN layout

Hello there! It's Zinnia here today.

Here's the layout that I arranged without "glue stick-ing" it yet.

Here, I used mini stapler to add some "texture" for the layout. 

Finally, here's the final layout in my TN! 

I used a lot of emphera/embellishment in this layout....... More close-up shots for you...

I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures and inspired you to create your own layout in your TN too!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial with Inkie Quill ~ Floating Embellishment Clusters

What's up scrappy peeeeps?!

I have a easy but effective technique to show you today for Tutorial Tuesday - the mysterious "floating" embellishment cluster.

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the full process video using the June Pocket Life Kit :)

All you need for this tutorial are your 6x6" papers, a few basic punches/dies and some plastic packaging. Easy peasy!

I decided to choose some of my fav punches - a basic 2" (ish) heart, 1" circle, 1" scalloped circle and a teeny tiny heart.

1. Punch several shapes using your punches or dies.

2. Cut out a 3x4" piece of plastic packaging to use as a backing for your floating cluster.

3. Attach one of your clusters to one side of the plastic packaging.

4. Flip over the packaging and mirror the same shapes by creating a second cluster on the reverse side.

5. Decorate with some tiny word stickers or phrases.

6. Carefully slide the plastic piece into your pocket protector, and voila! Floating embellishment!

Scroll down for the full process video below!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lilith's June Layouts

Hello there everyone. It's Lilith with a new blog post for Citrus Twist. Today I'll be sharing 4 layouts I have created with the June Boardwalk Scrapbook kit, the June Best Day Add-on kit and the Embellishment kit.

On the first layout I used a butterfly origami die cut and chopped the top and bottom strips off to let the pink and purple from the background paper show through. I created a layered cluster to the top with my photo and added another in the opposite bottom corner. To create flow I used some sequins from May's kits.

For layout two the colours are a lot more subtle and I opted for a vertical design but with once again a diagonal flow of the layout which draws the eye towards the photo. I added some leaf die cuts for volume and detail and finished the layout off with some mist splatters.

Layout three is probably my favourite because it is so colourful and it has butterflies on it. I LOVE butterflies. I used the same die cut as the first one. Nothing goes to waste.

For my last project I once again started with a die cut (created by Justnick). I cut out pieces of patterned paper and adhered them behind some of the flowers. Some mist splatters and email dots add the finishing touches.

I hope you pick up some ideas. Have a lovely Monday. And see you soon.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Sketch Challenge

Hi there! It's Trina here today with your weekly challenge. Are you ready for your Sunday scrapbooking sketch? This week we have a 12" x 12" sketch for you that I've converted to an 8.5" x 11" layout.

Here is your sketch:

I've done a loose representation of this sketch with my focus on the 3 stacked photos and the small gathering of title + embellishments. I worked with both the June 2017 Boardwalk Pocket Life kit and Scrapbooking kit.

I think I had the most fun with the Title/Journaling spot in the lower right of the sketch. To type on the Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Bits & Pieces piece I adhered it with light-tack tape runner to a piece of paper so I could roll it into my typewriter. Here is a close-up:

Now it's your turn! To play along with this week's challenge, create a layout inspired by the sketch, upload it to the Citrus Twist Kits Gallery with the sketch date (6/18) in the title, and you may just win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK shop.

I can't wait to see your take on this sketch.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

3-to Inspire with Mira

Hello! It's Mira Jurecka with 3-to Inspire challenge! 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 or a PL spread and remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project.

Here's my inspiration - I took some old pictures from our honeymoon in Rome and created two pocket pages and my very first Traveller's Notebook layout:

And prompts for this week are:

1. Create really HUGE title
2. Mix two different fonts in this title
3. Use at least one arrow and one heart in Your work

And here are my pages and the prompts in details:

June Sprinkles Kit had those big colorful letters included, so it was easy to create huge titles. I mixed these letters with alpha stickers and stamps from Pocket Life Kit (added a piece of my handwritting too) so the titles are a bit more interesting than usually.

June "Boardwalk" Pocket Life Kit was full of hearts and arrows, so I used them in many configurations. But if You happen to work with the kit that has no arrows or hearts inside, remember that You can always doodle them on Your page to meet the third prompt, okay?

What do You think about mixing fonts? Do You like this idea? What about arrows and hearts? My pages are always full of hearts, since they are mostly about my family :)What about Yours?


Now, it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us in the CTK Gallery and/or on our Facebook Fan Page by Saturday, June 25th, for a chance to win. You can also upload to Instagram and tag us @citrustwistkits. Have fun!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bible Journaling with Jessy

Hello again everyone! So happy to be here to share with you what I have created on my bible page! 

This time I chose this verse: 
Psalm 23:5-6 -You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

As always before I begin, I will use gesso to prime my page and add some colors. Paper die-cuts are always the first thing I will grab to create with. They are really fun to add to your page. What I love most about these paper die-cuts, they have awesome bible verses for you right at the back if you need one! 

Then, I just stacked up some paper die-cuts and added the blue glittery stickers. I filed up the gaps with brush lettering. I sure had so much fun with this page. And knowing that God's goodness and mercy shall follow me gives me comfort. What an assurance!

 I really love the washi tape in the box. I love how you can just tear and paste the washi tape to further enhance your page! 

I was given the opportunity to design Citrus Twist Kits faith based stamp set in the June GraceBox. Absolutely grateful when I get such opportunity! And do you know that you can purchase these stamps alone in the online store?! And yes, it is also free shipping to anywhere in the world! How awesome rite? Be sure to check out the CTK-faith stamp sets today! 

Thank you for letting me share today! Be blessed!
Xoxo Jessy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial: Useing One Cut File Three Ways

Hello again, Citrus Twist fans! This is Megan and I am back with a simple tutorial for you. I am having so much fun using the Boardwalk scrapbooking kit this month! If you're not already a member you can use my code, MEGANB25OFF, for 25% off your first kit in a NEW subscription.

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time using cut files. There is so much inspiration out there, I really don't know why this is a problem for me. I decided that since I have such a hard time using them I would do a tutorial on different techniques.

I have 3 different ideas on how you can use ONE cut file on a layout. I actually used these 3 ideas on 2 layouts.

1.) Use the cut file as a stencil. This technique isn't anything too crazy, but I really love the texture you can add to a layout when using mixed media and a stencil. I am pretty cheap when it comes to buying stencils so this is a way to be able to make my own, since I have a Silhouette and can use that to cut out whatever files I want.

For this background I used a paper from my stash because I'm all out of the ones from the kit. I've been making so many layouts, I didn't have another 12x12 piece. Ooops! I wanted to use the front side of the cut file for my 2nd technique so I flipped the cut file to the back and started painting away. I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Patina for the leaves and Shimmerz Paints Dazzlers in Gummy Berry Blue and Pucker Up Pink for the flowers.

This is what the background looked like when I was finished. I really love how the colors all working together to create a pretty background.​

2.) Use the cut file as is. This is probably the most popular technique to use your cut files. You can see that the mixed media I used kind of seeped through to the front side of the cut file. I actually really like how that turned out. It gives the cut file a bit more texture and color.

Using the cut file in opposite corners creates a framed in look and brings your eye right into the photo. I will eventually do journaling on the left side of the photo to complete the frame look.
3.) Use the negative piece of the cut file. This technique can be quite complex, especially with a cut file like the one I picked out. My first idea was to put foam on the back of the little petals, but they were so small I didn't feel like that would work out very well so I decided to glue the pieces to the mixed media petals on the first layout.

These are just a few ways you can use your cut files. There are so many others as well, such as back the file with patterned paper, which is really popular and using the outside piece you usually discard. There are more I probably haven't even thought of yet as well.

You can watch the process video of me creating each one of these backgrounds here:

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will be posting more layouts and projects on my blog and YouTube channel for the rest of the month so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out!

And don't forget to use my code if you sign up for a new kit subscription (MEGANB25OFF). I hope you have a wonderfully scrappy week!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let's Get Digital -- With Andrea!

Hellooooooo!!! :-) It's Andrea here and today I have a cool “Let's Get Digital” project for you using the super cool “Boardwalk” kit from Citrus Twist! I love the bright colors in this kit, and the fun and “fancy free” kind of feeling that it has. It feels very summery! I am super duper excited too because I designed some really fun goodies for this month's Pocket Life kit – the leatherette stickers!!! Today I am actually using the main kit, but I decided to do a little printable for you guys to use that matches nicely with those stickers (so you can use them with those if you want to, too)! To that end, I made both a digital stamp title of it (that you can use on any size layout – 8 ½ x 11 or 12x12, etc), and a fun 4x6 decorative card that you can print out and use in your pocket page scrapping! 

Here are the printables (I will put them up on the Citrus Twist Facebook Fan Page so you can download them from the file folder in there if you like):

“Hey, you make me smile” Digital Stamp Title

“Hey, you make me smile” 4x6 pocket card

Alright, now that you have seen the printables, print them out and “lets get digital” shall we?!!!...and do some hybrid scrappin!!!! So here is the layout that I did for today!

I love how it came out! I decided to do a little film-strip with my pictures. I love doing film-strips like this! If you have never tried it you should! It is another fun “lets get digital” kind of thing to do in your scrapping to spice things up a bit! I know a lot of times we tend to stick to just average photo sizes like 3x4 and 4x6. However, by mixing it up with like a cool little film-strip you can make your page look very fresh and cute and add some more interest and movement to your design! All you do is create a film-strip on whatever photo program you like to use on your computer. Photo programs that I like to use for this kind of thing (and for everything really) are Photoshop and Lightroom. This time I used Lightroom. If you have another program you like though, that is fine. There is probably even an app now that you can use to put photos in a film-strip like this.

On the computer, I put my digital stamp, “Hey, you make me smile”, title on the right side of the page. And I did some journaling on the right side too, lower towards the bottom of the page. And then I printed that all out on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of vellum. You could totally choose to print on cardstock if you like, but I wanted to use vellum in order to do the fun “sequin shaker” background that I did for my layout!

To do the “sequin shaker” background, I just layered my vellum onto some of the pretty patterned paper from the kit (the Good Times patterned paper from Photoplay) and I placed sequins here and there in between the vellum and the paper. Some of the sequins I adhered down into place, and some I let float around free. I threw a few small ephemera pieces in there too with the sequins (from the Elles Studio Live Laugh Love pack in the kit).

To finish, I added a few more embellies like the rubber shapes from Elles Studio and some of the puffy stickers from them too, and a couple of paperclips as well! You know how I love my paperclips!!!

Alright, hope you enjoyed this “Let's Get Digital” and you enjoy my printables I designed for you! Try combining them with the leatherette stickers I designed for June too! Please share whatever you make with these cutfiles!! I can't wait to see what you make!!! You can share on our Facebook Fan Page or on instagram...just hashtag with #letsgetdigital , #citrustwistkits , #andreabethke and tag me @fairytalescrapbook so I can see! Thanks so much!!! Happy Scrapping!!!

XOXOXO – Andrea