Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Pocket Life Sketch

Good Morning!

I have some new Pocket Pages to share with you this morning that I made with the July main kit, Good Times Pocket Life kit.

Here's what I came up with!

And here are some detail shots!

Now, here are the sketches based off of these pocket pages I created. I love using large pictures in my album, yet I always forget to include them! This time, I made it a point to incorporate two large pictures in these spreads.

Make sure you share your pocket pages with us in the Citrus Twist Gallery or onto our Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Guest Designer

Happy first day of July everyone! Today we would like to the take the time to introduce you to our July Guest Designer! Say hello to Missy Whidden!


Hi, everyone! I'm Missy Whidden and I live in sunny Florida, USA with my husband and two sweet daughters. I am a stay-at-home mom and a fitness instructor at our local gym. I have been scrapbooking for over eight years now, and I still love it as much as I ever have. I have had the honor of being a part of many awesome design teams over the years. I would describe my style as "organized chaos."  I love patterned papers and layering and being nice and neat, but I also love getting messy with gesso, watercolors, gelatos, and other mixed media. When I'm not scrapping, I love volunteering at my daughter's school, reading, and working out. I'm thrilled to be guest designing here this month! Thanks for having me!

Missy has provided us with some photos of her scrapspace, but before we get to those, this is what she has to say about her crafty place:

I am very fortunate to have a "scrap cave" at home. We live in a very old house and I use the formal dining room as my scrap area. We are far from formal dinners, so it's perfect. I have two large windows, so I get nice natural light during the day. I have just recently started making process videos and my husband helped me set up a camera arm on my desk. Now I just need more shelving for all of my goodies!



Time now for a little Q & A with Missy:

How long have you been scrapbooking and why did you start?

I have been scrapbooking for about nine years now. I began right before our first daughter was born. My mother-in-law asked me to help her make a scrapbook of my husband's baby pictures and I was instantly hooked. I think I fell in love with the artsy aspect of it before the preserving memories part. I have always loved art and I had many sticker books as a child.

How would you describe your scrapbooking style?

This took me a while to actually define, but I think I'd describe my style as "organized chaos." I love getting messy with paints, sprays, gelatos, watercolors...but I love making sure every little detail is in its place. I love layering patterned papers just so, but I love the look of messy tangled thread. I love machine stitching, anything gold, and using die cuts created on my Silhouette Cameo.

What scrapbookers have influenced you the most?

My first scrappy crush was on Jana Eubank. I discovered her blog years ago and just loved her style. I've  been influenced and inspired over the years by Audrey Yeager, Wilna Furstenberg, Ashley Horton, Paige Evans....gosh, the list goes on. Over the past year I've been inspired by a ton of awesome YouTubers like Irit Landgraf and Jennifer McGuire.

What is your favorite thing about kit clubs?

I just love kit clubs! I love the mix of get items from different manufacturers that you mix and match. A lot of times you receive products you might not buy on your own and you're able to see how using something out of your comfort zone quickly becomes something you love. I also love that you get exclusive items you won't find anywhere else!

What are your five favorite scrapbooking items?

Wood veneer, patterned paper, die cuts, watercolors/gelatos, and enamel dots

How would you describe the Citrus Twist July Kit and what do you love the most about it?

I love this kit! The colors of the papers allow you to create a lot of different looks. There are a lot of neutrals and brights. The navy Thickers are very versatile. I really love the exclusive stamps and the fun arrow clips. Overall, it's a fun mix of products, colors, and patterns that can work with any type of photos.

Now let's take a look at Missy's first beautiful project using the July Kit:




Thank you so much Missy for joining us here at Citrus Twist Kits for the month of July. It has been a pleasure getting to know you better and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of your beautiful projects as the month progresses.

To learn more about Missy and to see more of her amazing work, you can stop by her blog and follow her on Instagram @missywhidden!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Triangle Love With Sandy

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying scrapping with your June kits. I certainly did and have two layouts created using this month's kits to share with you today. Both feature a strong design element - the triangle. And we are talking big triangles, taking up half of each page.

8 Days CTK

The left side of this first page is taken up by a sunny yellow triangle. I used vellum (leftover from an older kit) so that you can still see hints of the water where the triangle cuts across the photo. On top of the vellum I place a long title, breaking up the text by using a combination of gold and white alphas, the white ones created by spray painting Heidi Swapp alphas from the Sprinkles Kit.

Simple Life CTK

Another triangle on my next page. This time it's created by placing strips of geometric washi tape from the Main Kit on acetate which is then cut into the shape of a right-angle triangle. The translucent washi again allowing the photo below to show through. Following the slope of the triangle are a series of circular embellishments floating from the top down to the focal point of the page - the girl in the photo.

Before signing off I'll just remind you that subscribers will receive the newsletter tomorrow with sneaks of the July kits. Pre-sale starts on the 30th at 10pm PST and lasts for 24 hours. The reveal for non-subscribers  will be on the 1st and you can make your one time purchase over at the shop.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Sketch

Michelle here with you today on this last Sunday of June to share not only this week's Sketch Challenge, but also a sneak peak of some of the goodies you will find in the July Add-On Kit! (I might have even added a piece from the Embellishment Add-On.)

This week's sketch features a grid and a fun starburst:

When I first saw the sketch, I saw it as a great opportunity to include multiple photos and I did just that.

  Here and Now 

I had a great time mixing and matching my patterned papers on this one. I even stepped out my comfort zone and went for a grey cardstock background which I thought went pretty well the kraft alphas and gold mist. I guess you can say I like neutrals!

Here and Now 2

The tiny rub-on phrases added a fun, little touch to the layout.
  Here and Now 3

To play along with this week's challenge and to be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to use at the CTK Store, make sure and upload your project to the CTK Gallery by July 5th and please include the date of today's sketch in the title of your project!    

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3 to Inspire with Karen

It's time for another edition of our "3 to Inspire" series. We offer this new challenge every Saturday for those who need a little extra push to get scrapbooking, to keep scrapbooking, or those of you just looking for a challenge!

Your take on this challenge can be in the form of a mini album, layout or PL spread and you'll want to include all 3 elements on your project.

Here's my take on the challenge, using the June PL kit & Add-on's. This kit was magical to work with. In fact I really don't think it took much 'work' at all, just lots of creative fun.

Here are your 3 to Inspire:
      1. Use a paper doily.
      2. Use some stitching.
      3. Use stamps.


Friday, June 26, 2015


Hi everyone!
Here is Alena ad today I am going to share with you my new PL spread using the June PL kits+  Sprinkles Kit

Now here are the sketches that I created for you!  One of the sketches  6x8 and two sketches 3x4.

 I hope you wil enjoy them! Can't wait to see your creations with them!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Hi there! Here is Amelie today with a new PL spread using our June kits! I really love the colors of these kits! Summer is definitely here and these colors are really prefect to document some good times! This week is about our trip to Niagara Falls! I used a color palette of white, gray and yellow with some wood touches!


 I hope you like it!
See you next month!