Friday, January 17, 2020

Googles - Life Crafted with Anna

Hi dear ones! Anna here with my first project using the fabulous January "Fierce & Fabulous" Life Crafted Kit. This kit is jam packed with bright and happy colors, that's right up my alley. Also I've used the gorgeous Add On stamp set This Is Life "Fierce". I just love those frame stamps and words.

Here's what I came up with, hope you'll like it as much as I do!

The word Juli 2019 are stamped by this beautiful alpha stamp set, Italic upper/lower case alphabet & numbers.

And there you have it, all the happy colors! Now it's your turn to play with you lovely stuff and don't forget to share with us on CTK Fan Page and /or Instagram @citrustwistkits #citrustwistkits. We can't wait to see what magic you'll create.
Be sure to head over to the CTK shop and grab some goodies or maybe sign up for a subscription, you'll absolutely love it!

Until next time! Anna xo

Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Christmas Spectacular" with Erica

Hey guys, it's Erica! Today I am back on the blog to share a day in my 2019 December Daily album using the January Life Crafted Kit. For this project I really wanted to utilize ephemera from the event and since the show was circus themed it fit perfectly with this month's kit!

I started off by creating a pocket using a piece of the program I brought back from the show. I stitched it down with gold thread onto one of the papers from the kit. This is a great way for me to house multiple photos and make an interactive element in my spread. I slipped in two 3x4 cards and my favourite 4x6 card from the kit. I added puffy stickers and used the large 'fierce' ephemera piece as my title.

On the right side of my spread I used the 3x8 bookmark from the kit. I attached a small photo and layered a few of the ticket die cuts, and embraced the circus theme with the tent ephemera! I loved the number puffy stickers and I'd usually be tempted to create a list with them, but since this happened to the 13th I decided to go ahead and use two of them for my day.

In my pocket on the left hand side, I used both the front and backs of all of my cards to decorate and attach photos. On two of them I printed instax photos and pulled mini paperclips from my stash to decorate. I still glued all the photos down, but the clips add a cute vintage element. I also added this acrobat card that I've been hoarding for just something like this!

To decorate the backs of my cards, I used the Fierce & Fabulous stamp and the Traveler's Notebook stamp to create labels. I used a blue ink that I thought was close to the kit, and created my own sentiment by combining words from both stamps. I simply masked off the word I didn't want with a bit of washi tape and then removed it after I had inked up my stamp.

I added a few more ephemera pieces and puffy stickers to finish off my cards, slipped them back into my pocket and the whole thing came together!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you next time!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monotone Life Crafted scrapbooking with Nathalie

Hello everyone!
Nathalie with you today with a few ideas on how to use the color tones of your Life Crafted Fierce and Fabulous kit.   I am sure kits are arriving at your doorsteps, and  you are looking for ideas on what to create with the beautiful goodies, well consider color families for your next layout.

One of my favorite things about the kits is the rainbow of possibilities, but i felt like focusing on a single family of colors for each of these pages, let me show you:


The starting point for this page was the Life Crafted PL card (in the top pocket).  One of my goals this year is to #existinphotos, which means getting pictures of me documented ( not a fan of this!).  The sentiment of the card was perfect for the layout, and since the picture is pretty neutral, i decided use the warm tones of the card to complete the page.

I used one of the  Bonus 3x4 PL Cards to add my lines of journal, and then added the date with the Typewriter Month & Number stamp  ( this bring some of the black of the picture on to this side of the layout)

To add to the sentiment and feel of the story,  i used the This is Life: Fierce stamp set and Tattered Rose Distress oxides to create the frames out of the warm tone patterned papers of the kit.  I fussy cut them out and layered them on the book print paper from the kit.

I added a few embellishments from the Life Crafted kit and added also pieces from the cut apart sheet that matched the colors of the frames.  To finish the page, i added pops of black to the layout -puffy stickers, labels and stamped images-.  Love how this turned out, but now let me show you a new idea using another color family.


I started with two of the patterned papers that had mint/green tones in them.   I cut striped one to fit the width of the page, and then used the left over strip at the edge of the other half of the page.

I started with the title for this page this time  -though the ephemera has a bit of pink in it- as it has gold glitter on it, so i wanted to make that detail that repeats through the page.   I used the Digital PL Cards to add my lines of journal on the computer and printed so that it fit at almost 5" in height.

I glued this to the inside of the striped paper strip, and layered ephemera and labels to complete the title at the bottom of the page.   I chose to bring  a small cluster of ephemera to the top corner of the page.  I used one of the fabric pieces and then fussy cut the stamped you sentiment -created using the This is Life: Fierce stamp).

I backed the picture with a piece of gold glitter polka dot piece of acetate -from my stash- and then layered pieces from the cut apart elements and ephemera  to create the clusters around the picture.   I repeated the gold pops and circular stamped elements to tie the two sides of the layout together.

I really love how this turned out!  and it all was possible using only the Life Crafted kit, stamps and a few of the digital files.    Hopefully, this inspires you to take a chance with a color tone layout for your Life Crafted album.  Remember to share with us what you create, i would love to see how you use this concept.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pocket Page Challenge with Krystal

Hi everyone! It's Krystal, and I'm so excited to be back with Week Two of my 2020 Project Life. If you've been following along, you may know I switched to 12x12 single-page weekly spreads for this year, and I am LOVING it. The pages come together so quickly, there's enough room for all my photos and journaling, and the format is comfortable and familiar to me, like your favorite comfy chair. just feels right. :)

Of course, part of the reason these pages have come together so easily is that I'm working with the amazing January kits. They are gorgeous! And they're so well coordinated that there is literally no way to go wrong when using them for a page. For this page I used both the Life Crafted Kit and the Add-On Kit, focusing on the bright pinks and teals that are in both.

As always, I started with my photos. I had a mixture of very colorful and very neutral photos this week, along with a bright teal ticket stub that I also wanted to include. This made it an easy choice to go with a bright color scheme with some neutrals to let the eyes rest. I chose a mix of cards and papers from both kits to fill in the pockets, being sure to keep a good balance of colors across the page.

Next, I chose a few spots to add some journaling. I'm making this a priority this year to ensure that I'm actually recording stories, not just photos. I decided to trim down one of the 3x4 journal cards from the Life Crafted Kit to add journaling to one of the 4x6 pockets, then found a couple journal spots in the She's Magic ephemera pack that was in the Add-On Kit to add to my title card and one of the other 4x6 pockets. I used labels from the Life Crafted Kit for a few of the 3x4 pockets so I could add a couple lines of handwritten journaling there as well.

Adding ephemera from my week can sometimes be tricky for me, especially when it's a large item like the ticket I had this week. I decided the best way to include it would be to create a pocket within the pocket page. I used a small piece of paper from the Add-On Kit and stitched it onto on of the 4x6 papers. The ticket can slide in and out, so future me can pull it out to see the details.

Once all of my cards and papers were in place and my journaling was completed, it was time to embellish - my favorite part! I used the pink foam alphas from the Life Crafted Kit to add my weekly title on the rainbow sunburst library card ephemera from the Add-On Kit. This was my favorite piece from the kit, and I was soooo tempted to hoard it! But I'm glad I got it used on this page.

Since I had stitched the pocket, I wanted to add more stitching across the page. I used three of the fabric embellishments from the Life Crafted Kit on three different cards and added stitching to the top of each. This helped to tie in the stitched pocket and added additional texture around the page.

Finally I finished things off with a few of the phrase and puffy stickers, then added a few staples for a little sparkle of gold. I'm really happy with how this page came out, and I can't wait to use these kits again next week!

You can watch me put this page together in the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my page. I'll see you all back here soon!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Life Crafted with Sheree

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back on the blog with my first 2020 Citrus Twist Kits project using the gorgeous January kits.  I've used a combination of the Life Crafted Kit and the Scrapbooking Add-on Kit to create a spread to document what we did for New Year's Eve.

I chose the pretty yellow striped paper from the Scrapbooking Add-on Kit as the background for the first full-sized page, then used the text paper from the Life Crafted Kit to go behind the main photo.

I added the super cute Hooray flag to the top of the photo along with a gold glitter star at the top of the page.  These pieces from the Life Crafted ephemera pack were the perfect accents to suit the theme of my spread!

I chose two labels from the ephemera pack to go underneath the photos.  A phrase from the January 2020 Life Crafted Traveler's Notebook stamp set was stamped onto the yellow label.  Then I used the new CTK 3"x 4" Italic Upper/Lower Case Alphabet & Number stamps to add the title to the black label.  Some machine stitching added texture and another gold glitter star was adhered into place.

I typed up my journaling onto the digital version of the "more of this" journaling card, added stitching to the top and bottom, then a puffy heart sticker added a touch of yellow to finish it off.

For the second photo, I added the "Bravo" circular die cut piece from the ephemera pack along with another pretty gold glitter star.

You can see my process in the video below...

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I put this spread together with the gorgeous January kits!  I look forward to sharing another project with you soon.

Until then...happy crafting!
Sheree x

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday sketch with Laura

Hello ladies! It's Laura here with a new project for the end of the week! It's time for the Sunday sketch challenge! It's so perfect to boost your creativity and enjoy your Life Crafted and Scrapbooking kits! Here you have the sketch, do you feel your ideas flowing? 

It's a very versatile design and I decided to go full color and use the beautiful goodies from the scrapbook kit mainly, these florals are perfect! 

For the title, I decided to create a little cluster with the foam stickers from the Life crafted kit, some of the amazing stamp words and a few stickers, they look so cute all together!

To frame the picture, you just need some of the papers from both kits and layer them. Then add some tags from the She's magic collection from Dear Lizzy, a few more diecuts and stickers and you'll have that ready!

Finally, my favourite part from this layout is the top border! I decided to change the straight lines from the scketh and use these beautiful flowers, because remember that this is just a guide, you can change it as you feel!

I also added some white splatters underneath the flowers to give it more dimension and make it stand out from the base yellow paper! I love how bright it looks!

And that is all for today! I hope you liked it and that you get inspired to create your own pages with this cute sketch! And as always, don't forget to visit the shop for more cute items! 
Best wishes!