Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bible Journaling Tutorial with Jessy

Hello there again! So excited to share with you what I have created in my journaling bible with the January Grace Box kit. Each month, I always look forward for GraceBox and see what God has installed for me through my art & craft process. I love spending my time in God's presence and allows Him to speak <3

This time, I chose the verse Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Without further a due, let me share with you my creative process on how I created in my bible....

Firstly, I used a plastic card and spread Nuvo Moussed onto the page. I really love the Nuvo Mousse. as it is fast drying and it gives a metallic finishing too.  

Once that is dried, I spread some gesso on top of the Nuvo Mousse. I wanted to add a little texture and fill up the gaps with it. 

Next, I stamped phrases at the top and bottom of the word 'God'. 

Then, I continued with more stamping. Added washi tape for more texture to my page. 

I wanted to slot that statement into the typewriter. Firstly, I stamped onto a white cardstock then cut it out to fit into the typewriter. 

 Love how cute that looked! 
Once I'm happy with the positioning, I adhered them down and continued with brush lettering
To finish up, I filled the top and bottom portion with brush lettering & more stamping to complete the look. 

Here's my completed page... 

Here are two more entries that I created with the January GraceBox... 

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

So many layouts

Hello Citrus Twist followers. It's Lilith and today I'll be sharing my layouts that I created with the January 2017 main scrapbook kit and the sprinkles kit. When my kit arrived I didn't know if I'd be able to create anything as my grandmother had just died and I didn't feel like being creative but in the end I created 7 layouts which is a record for me. I think it was very therapeutic creating the layouts and I felt it helped me through those first few rough days. 

For this first layout I used a leftover from a cut file I created. I needed some labels for stamps and I thought it would be nice to use the paper that was left.  

For the second layout I opted to focus on using the die cuts that came in the kit. I layered them and made this simple yet detailed layout.

On the next project I wanted to work with the wood veneer hearts. I liked the idea of them dangling on twine and I recreated that effect on my layout. 

This layout I created just after my gran died. It is my favourite.

Once again I used some leftovers from cuts I had made with my cameo. I just had to use stars and the yellow star patterned paper in the main kit is my FAVOURITE.

 And last by not least I used the balloon paper to create these simple layout. I did a little bit of fussy cutting and created a floating effect with the balloons. Love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by, happy scrapping and see you soon.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Sketch with Aimee

Happy Sunday Scrapers. Ready to get down and crafty? Well, then let me show you your sketch.

If you been with us a long time you'll know I have a bit of love/hate relationship with Sketch Challenges. Honestly, I will never voluntarily offer to do one, but at the same time some of my greatest pages here at Citrus Twist have come from taking on the challenge. This year I'm trying to turn over a new leaf. I've decided not to get to bogged down in rules and use a sketch the way it was meant to be used - as jumping off point and an inspiration. Not a concrete map. So without further ado. Here is my page that only vaguely looks like the sketch :)

I used this months Main Scrapbook page and Sprinkles kit to create the page. I did use a small strip of washi and a stamped flower I had lying on my desk to finish the page off but that's mostly because I hate having to put little bits away. Here are a few close ups so you can see the details.

Now it's your turn. To play along with this week's sketch challenge, create a layout inspired by the sketch, upload it to the CTK Gallery with today's date (1/29) in the title, and you will be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK Store!

Until next time,

Aimee Xx


Saturday, January 28, 2017

3 To Inspire with Emma

Hi everyone!  Emma here with this weeks 3-To-Inspire challenge!

We offer this challenge each Saturday for those who are looking for a little extra push to get scrapbooking, to keep scrapbooking, or for those of you just looking for a challenge (and the chance to win a little something is an added bonus!).

I hope you'll join in with me this week using the following prompts:

1. Use a black & white photo
2. Use gold accents on your page
3. Try to go monochrome  (i.e. create a page using one colour, this does not include neutrals such as black/white/etc)

 And here's a look at the page I created:

I went with mint/green for my colour (although for some crazy reason I stuck a blue checkered chipboard piece...but lets pretends that isn't there OK...ha!).

I love all the pops of gold in the Add-on this month!  I'm still a huge fan of gold on my pages; I hope it never goes out of fashion (although I wish it was easier to photograph...) ;)

 To add some dimension I just used a couple of the die-cuts out of the Main/Add-on behind my photo (with foam-dots behind each layer to give it more oomph!).

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.  I really can't wait to see your pages!

Thanks, Em xo

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fresh Start + PL Goals with Tara

Hi friends! Wishing you well this year - hoping it got off to a good start for you so far. A new year always means new beginnings, 365 chances, and more fun!Of course it also gets us crafty peeps thinking how do we want to document the next year? Do we stay the same? Do we change things up?

Less of this, more of that...this year I went up in size to 9x12. I absolutely ADORE my 6x8 albums but I really longed for a bit more space and want to focus on more stories - both long and short.

Here is my title page for my 2017 album:

I had a couple photos from our trip to Ireland that I didn't get printed yet - and really loved them so much! I loved the way the black and white photo of my husband and I had some space to add in fun cut-aparts and word stickers.

I absolutely love cork pieces and the die cuts from the 'Jameson' PL kit. I really love adding embellishments to the outside of the pocket, as well as inside too.

I have a ton of Citrus Twist stamps that I love and had to use so many of them. I used a ton of things from my stash which made me happy to finally bring them out and put them to work.

I also wanted to share some of my crafty goals with you and I hope you share yours too!

  • Use up my stash - use all the nice things, do not hoard, do not hoard...
  • Don't stress - if I only have enough to document a week on one page, then do it! Go with the flow - enjoy the process and have fun memory keeping.
  • Set up a weekly workflow - this is for editing, printing, and crafting. Instead of waiting for a few weeks to go by, I plan to do these things weekly so I can spend more time making stuff.
  • Less - less options and choices. I want have minimal choices to make so I'm not overthinking my layouts or sifting through loads of things.
  • Finish projects. It may take me a few months past the project - but I do want to see more mini albums and other projects done instead of just 'hanging around'. 

Thank you for stopping by! I can't wait to hear what you plan to do this year and see your layouts documenting January.
Have a lovely day! Xxo, Tara

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pocket Life inspiration | Mira Jurecka

Hello Citrus Twist Kits Fans! I came here today with a Pocket Life spread made with January Pocket Life Kit. I'd like to show You a few tricks that used in my album recently. 

In my pocket pages I usually place as many pictures as possible, but this time I wanted a change. I've chosen 12x12 layout with 12 pockets - 3x4 each, plus three 4x6 pictures. I cut each picture in a half and placed them in the middle pockets with the plan to put cards and patterned papers to the rest of the pockets - on both sides. 

Despite the fact that there are many (6!) pockets with decorative role only, the layout is not overwhelming. Placing pictures in the middle of the page directs my attention into the right place - the focus is made on the story from pictures. 

What do You think? Isn't that trick interesting?

Second trick was stamping directly on the picture - it's  nothing new, but I really like doing it. What about You?

Another thing that I wanted to try was placing one paper element in two pockets:

I love the fact that there are no rules in this project and we can do whatever we like, try as many new things as we want.

What do You think about those tricks? What are Your own favorite hacks that You like using in Your albums? Feel free to share :))

Have a great day!