Monday, August 20, 2018

Inspiration Seeking with Kira

Hey friends!  It's Kira and I am back with two new layouts using the Perfectly Posh kits.  Here's a look at my first layout:



If you received the pocket life kit this month, you would've seen this pocket life card:



This card inspired the entirety of my layout.  I loved the circular element, the sunset-like colors, and I loved how easily this could be translated into a scrapbook layout!



I started by cutting a large 7" circle from a piece of 8.5" x 11" white cardstock.  Then I cut strips (about 1/4" wide) from a variety of papers from the Willow Lane 6x8 paper pad (included in the PL kit).  I adhered these strips with just a tiny bit of wet glue onto the circle from the cardstock.  I stuck closely to the color placement of the PL card.  Then I stitched each strip down with my sewing machine.  I added some foam behind the background paper, and adhered the circle underneath.



I decided to scrapbook this adorable photo of my youngest son when he was monkeying around in my bed.  I can't stand how cute he is in this photo.  I backed the photo with some packaging from some Willow Lane embellishments.



Then it was just a matter of embellishing, I loosely color-blocked my embellishments, and added some gold glitter stars for a pop of sparkle.  I thought the perfect finishing touch to this layout was the crown I added to my son's photo.



Now, here's a look at my second layout:



I recently discovered artist Sarah Milne on Instagram.  She does the most amazing collage art and I fell in love with the florals she creates.  I knew they could be perfect on a scrapbook page if I could figure out a way to translate them well.



I started by punching five circles: two 1.5" and three 2".  I wanted to figure out placement before starting because I didn't want to make too many or too few.  Once I had placement down, it was time to build my flowers.



I chose some of the blue and lavender colored papers from the 6x8 Willow Lane paper pad.  I cut the papers into strips about 1"-2" wide.  Then I cut very messy crescent shapes out of the paper.  I started layering up the flowers on the circles I had punched earlier, starting from outside, working my way in.  I didn't have an order as to how to layer the paper pieces, I wanted it to look as random as possible.



Once I reached the center, I added the buttons from the main kit to three of the flowers.  The two other flowers got a paper cut circle and enamel dot.



I used my manual die cut machine to cut some leaves out of two shades of green paper included in the paper pad.  Then I mixed shapes and colors of leaves for each of the flowers.  I used the Wonderful thickers to add my title "Love You".



I finished off the page with some embellishments from the sticker sheet and thickers.



I hope you enjoyed these two pages I created, and got some ideas on how to find your own inspiration!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Sketch with Alena



Hey everyone!  It's Alena with  layout for Sunday Sketch. 

Here's a look at the sketch this week:


I used a sketch for one of the pages of my project Life. 

I started this layout by choosing a few photos to scrap.  I don't typically scrapbook more than one photo per layout.  These photos are of my youngest son .


Most of my page is a Vintage Poetry Book Page,  which I covered with a layer of vellum.




I hope you try out this sketch yourself!  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!




Saturday, August 18, 2018

3-to-Inspire with Cece



Hello, friends! Cece here today with a 3-to-Inspire challenge for you! This month's #gracebox is super fun and has a load of goodies to create and play with.

For today's 3-to-Inspire, I will be creating with:

+ Pinkfresh Puffy White Alpha Stickers
+ Dina Wakely Media Turquoise Acrylic Paint
+ Citrus Kit White Cardstock Die Cuts


  

I am creating in my 100 Days of Bible Promises by Shanna Noel today and I'm working on Day 48. First, I scraped down some of this gorgeous turquoise acrylic paint using an old credit card. I love how smooth this paint is and how easy it was to put down. The scraping technique is an easy way to get some color on your page with very little mess.



Next, I put down some stamps and the puffy white alphas and wrote out -- "I'm still here with you. Forever and always by your side."



Last, I put down some of the die cuts to fill in some of the white spaces above the words.

 

I loved working with all the elements of this kit and loved how this page turned out and hope you do too! Remember to share your pages on the Citrus Twist Kits FB Fan Page or on social media and use the hashtag #citrustwistkits. I'm excited to see what you do with this kit.

Wishing you a great weekend and God bless!



Friday, August 17, 2018

Pocket Life Challenge with Adele


Hello scrappy peeps!

Today I have a little PL challenge for you all! When I was flipping through my 2017 album to see what pages I had left to finish, I found this 9x12 pocket page opposite a completed layout which was monochromatic blue tones...which inspired me to also try and use a monochromatic (one colour) scheme on my PL page. I have done this technique several times on layouts, but never on a PL spread before.


First I sorted through the embellies within this month's PL Kit and found all those with a blue or neutral tone.


I chose my PL cards and also matted a larger photo using some of the sweet 6x8" papers included in the kit.

I dived into my stash and used some blue alphas from a CT PL Kit earlier this year to continue my monochromatic theme. 


Finally, I added a touch of journaling here and there, and I was all finished!! This was a great way to dive into my new kit with a fresh look - I often get a little overwhelmed and want to add ALLLLL the things on the first page hehe! With a strict colour scheme I was forced to make clear choices about what I wanted to use and where.


I have also create a process video of this page - hope you enjoy!




Thursday, August 16, 2018

Let's Get Digital with Sarah



Hey, friends!  It's Sarah here, and today I'm sharing a fun way to incorporate digital elements into your project!

I think one common misconception when it comes to digitals is that you need a bunch of fancy software in order to use them.  That couldn't be further from the truth!  Fancy software can be nice when it comes to cut files or wanting to make major modifications to a file for your project, but sometimes just having the ability to print a digital element is good enough.

I love print files because it allows me to choose what paper I want to print on (I typically use regular printer paper when I'm going to be using them in my traveler's notebook (TN), and I get to type my journaling directly onto the cards/labels, which is great if you're someone like me that doesn't own a typewriter!  Another major bonus is that digital files are typically less expensive (or in this case, FREE!), plus you can print them over and over again.



For this TN layout I started by downloading the free cut apart labels from the "Perfectly Posh" kit (available here: https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/digital-files/products/perfectly-posh-cut-aparts-free-august-2018) and then typed up some journaling onto some of the labels using the Typewriter option in the Toolbar menu.

Lastly, it was a matter of just printing, cutting, and then figuring out how I wanted to place everything on my page.  

I had fun mixing the printables with other elements from the "Perfectly Posh" Pocket Life kit so I could have a nice variety of shapes and textures. 

I'd love to encourage you to try out some of the printables in the Citrus Twist Kit Shop to see how you can incorporate them into your projects!

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Perfectly Posh Scrapbook Layouts with Amanda


Hi Citrus Twist Fans!

Amanda here, with a ton of Perfectly Posh inspiration for you today!
You may want to get yourself a cup of coffee & get comfortable....
This month's kits are sooooooooooo pretty & superbly coordinated, that I 'whipped up' a batch of layouts in next to no time! I mean, the kits are just SO good that I couldn't stop!
Yay for scrap happy days!

Here's what I've made with them so far .....
"You're My Sunshine"




Sigh! Pastel.Pink.Perfection!!!
Isn't this super pretty?!!

Scrapbook Kit Supplies | Pinkfresh Studio: Simple & Sweet: Simplicity, Pinkfresh Studio: Simple & Sweet: Enamel Dots, Maggie Holmes: Willow Lane: Foam & Chipboard Thickers (Wonderful)

Pocket Life Supplies |  Exclusive CTK Cardstock Ephemera, Exclusive CTK Bright Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Double-sided Journaling cards, May Arts: Pompom Trim.

Digital Files | Floral Swag designed by Nathalie De Sousa & Perfectly Posh Cut Aparts


I was immediately drawn in by the pretty florals that featured across the kits, and just had to use them all together! 
Here's a closer look for you....



The Pinkfresh Studio 'Simplicity' pattern paper is just divine, and really dictated my color scheme for this layout! I love the soft, pastel pink teamed with the bright, sunshine yellow! Such a pretty and happy combination!
I used the journaling cards from the Pocket Life Kit to back the Floral Swag Cut File with, and then embellished with more florals from the CTK Exclusive Cardstock Ephemera!


How gorgeous is that pom pom trim?!! I NEED more of this - it's my kinda embellishment! 
And it's no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Puffy Stickers and these sunshine yellow alphas have my heart!!! (I may have to hoard some of them, lol!)


SO.much.pretty!!! 
Bright days ahead, indeed! 
Love it! 


Next up, is another gorgeously girly and pretty page....

"Love You"


Swoon!!! It doesn't get much prettier than this! 

Scrapbook Kit Supplies | Maggie Holmes: Willow Lane: Together, Melody & Sweet One pattern papers, Willow Lane: Ephemera, Foam & Chipboard Thickers (Wonderful), Flea Market Mix embellishments, Perfectly Posh Cut Aparts.

Embellishment Kit Supplies | Maggie Holmes: Willow Lane: Accent Stickers & Pom Pom Frames 

Let's take a closer look.....


Lots of pretty layers here - you'll even spot the tissue wrap that our kits come in! I needed to use all.the.things! 
Like my previous layout, I've opted for a super pretty color scheme with lots of delicate embellishments. I just adore the vintage shell buttons and that mint satin ribbon! SO very feminine & girly!  


On careful inspection, you'll notice some peach watercolor droplets which I use to enhance the peach pom pom frame & pattern paper! So lovely!


And for finishing touches, who can go past the gold glitter foam heart stickers?!! 
Just gorgeous! 

My next layout is one of those super quick, but oh-so sweet 8.5" x 11" numbers....

"Cute"


Isn't she the cutest?! Such a fun page for her personal album!

Scrapbook Kit Supplies | Amy Tangerine: Shine On: Sprinkled, Maggie Holmes: Willow Lane: Foam & Chipboard Thickers (Wonderful), Willow Lane: Crepe Fringe

Embellishment Kit Supplies | Maggie Holmes: Willow Lane: Accent Stickers & Pom Pom Frames


The Sprinkled pattern paper from Amy Tangerine was so pretty that I just had to feature both sides of it on my layout! I apply each pattern to the top of my layout, and then repeat this layered look with the Willow Lane Crepe Fringe.  To make my fringing 'stretch' a lil further I unpicked some of the stitching to 'loosen' it up, and soften it's appearance. 


The Willow Lane Pom Pom Frames from the Embellishment Kit are just the bees knees!!! I am seriously in love with them - so pretty!

It's at this point in my creating that my darling boy points out that I 'haven't made me (him) a page yet!' Ooops! I was so caught up in all that prettiness that I forgot to make something for my Mr A for Awesome! No problem - the Perfectly Posh kits are super versatile.....

"Going & Going Wild"



Voila! How's that for my super cool kid?! 

Pocket Life Kit Supplies | CTK Exclusive items - 2" x 3" Polymer Stamp, Fabric Die Cut Stickers, Cardstock Ephemera, Journaling Cards, Printed Cork Shapes, Cut Apart Labels, Perfectly Posh Cut Aparts, as well as Flea Market Find: Vintage Poetry Book Page. 

Pattern Paper Play Kit | Paper #3

Going & Going Wild sums it perfectly! Such a cool travel page of my mister at the rail yard!


So many awesome details and layers, but I am especially impressed by the stamps! Here's a closer look at them....


Wow!!! Don't they stamp beautifully?! So clear that they look like they were printed on the labels - not stamped! LOVE!!!
Here's a few more close ups for you....

So.much .awesome! 


This is my happy, indeed! The kits may be 'posh' but they're definitely for the boys too! 

And there you have it!
Lots of lovely layouts from our wonderful August kits!
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with yours today!
Need more inspiration? I have another fun page that you can check out on my blog HERE

Haven't ordered your kits yet? Hurry over to the store HERE before they're all gone!

Thanks so much for visiting,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo