Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  I love making mixed media art with my kits and I'm here to share a really easy one with you today.

Here is what you need: a canvas, a kit (or paper), and a circle cutter or punches.

First, I cut out circles with my Creative Memories circle cutters, Yes, I still use these and they come in handy when you need multiple sizes.

And in case you want to know, I used the smallest circle with the red and blue blade to get the 2 smaller circles and for the largest circle I used the medium circle and the blue blade.

Next, you adhere them to your canvas with Mod Podge or some other type of adhesive that will hold really well.

After you layer your circles you can now add stickers or other embellishments.

And to add some more fun I used the paint that came in this months kit and painted around some of the circles.

Here is my finished project ready to hang in my daughter's room!

Have a great day!
Xo, Angie

Monday, July 25, 2016

His Love - July Gracebox

Hi everyone!
It's Gina Lideros again sharing with you a bible journaling page that I created using my July GraceBox kit.

I started by adding color to my page first.  The gelatos that came in this month's kit were perfect for this.  The pink gelato has a shimmer to it that shines and looks fabulous.

Next, came the stamping.  I stamped crosses along my page, arrows and dots.  Down at the bottom of the page I used the stamp "We believe in God the father."  I had the opportunity to design the stamps included in the kit this month and this stamp was inspired by one of my favorite songs by the Newsboys.

I used the alpha stickers included in the kit to create my title and added some puffy stickers and washi tape too.   The cute little arrow paper clip was the perfect touch to finish off my page.

You can pick up your own July GraceBox here!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Sketch with Aimee Dow

Happy Scrappy Sunday! I know every time I am rostered for a sketch challenge I complain. Worse still when it's over and done with I usually surprise myself with the final page. Apparently I still haven't learnt my lesson because this more than any other sketch, I dreaded. I actually lay in bed early one morning trying to figure out how to tackle it. After a hour of tossing and turning I decided the best think for it was just to get up and try it and you know what? I think this might just be my best one yet. Here's your sketch, should you choose to accept it:

And here's my take:

I'm not going to lie I tried really hard to stack it neatly like the sketch. You know how much I love neat and tidy but it began to look like a game of Tetris and you can send yourself bonkers trying to line everything up. So instead I decided to embrace my inner Suse Fish.

This month I was working with the Driftwood Main Kit and the Heck Yeah Add on. All that was pulled from my stash was the Heidi Shine in Ocean, Kelly Purkey's Alder Alpha stamp set, a few pop dots, the random blue 'Oh yeah' clip I found on my desk go and my tiny attacher. Not bad huh? 

Now it's your turn. If you want to play along with this week's Sunday Sketch and be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate, create a project based off of the sketch and upload it to CTK Gallery by next Saturday, July 30th. Please make sure to include "Sketch 7/24" in the title line of your project.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with,

Aimee Xx


Saturday, July 23, 2016

3-to-Inspire Challenge with Trina

It's time for our weekly 3-to-Inspire challenge and a chance to win happy mail! For this challenge I played with our Driftwood Pocket Life kit, current and past kit stamps, plus a couple of items from my stash and the Driftwood Main scrapbook kit.

Here are your three prompts:
  1. Use stamps to create your journaling.
  2. Cut up pattern paper into strips and create a layered background with them. 
  3. Use a product you haven't used before.

Here is my finished page.

Use Stamps for Journaling
Use stamps (I used multiple!) to create your journaling. Have fun with this.

Pattern Paper Strips
Cut strips of pattern paper, layer them and stitch. I cut my strips with scissors. The width and length are varied to create interest. After the strips were stitched down, I tucked ephemera in between some of the strips. One strip layer was created with pieces of white doily.

Product I Haven't Used Before
My product is Nuvo Crystal Drops. (We also carry the Nuvo Crystal Drops in the Citrus Twist Kits Shop.) The Main Driftwood scrapbooking kit has a bottle included in it in fabulous Neptune (used on this layout). These drops were fun to use. I applied them directly onto my page and accidentally smeared one as I put some finishing touches on my page. Next time, I'll apply them directly then walk away from my desk for a few hours while they dry. After about 5 hours the enamel drops were dry enough to come back to my layout for more play.

My 3-to-Inspire page also has a corresponding pocket page. I kept my pockets super simple with an emphasis on pictures and journaling since the facing layout page was busier. The little epoxy stickers in this month's Driftwood pocket page kit are perfect for your PL!

Here is a close-up of my finished layers.

Now it's your turn. Use the three prompts to create your own project, share it with us here in the gallery and/or our Facebook Forum! Make sure to include the date of the challenge (7/23) in the title of your gallery submission. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pocket Life Sketch Friday with Diane

Diane here with another Pocket Life Sketch Friday for you. Don't forget that we have a giveaway associated with the sketches at the end of this post!

I used the Citrus Twist Kits July Pocket Life kit for this week.

Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

You can watch this video on YouTube or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

And here are a few close ups...

And now for your Pocket Life Sketch ...

Thanks for visiting Pocket Life Friday, where every week we share PL sketches and a chance to win. For your chance to win, create a layout based on the sketch in this blog post, post your layout to our Gallery or our Facebook Fan Page by Friday, July 29th 2016. Be sure to include PL 07/22 in the title!

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Good Morning all!  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Today I am bringing you a super simple but fun page.  I have been missing my paints lately but have not had time to use them.  This photo was calling for something a little extra so I pulled out my watercolors.  Since this was an ocean photo, I made the watercolor "blob" look a bit like water.

The little triangles were cute from the Shimelle Starshine "Gallileo" paper  All I did was cut one of the small squares in half and the corners off of another larger square.

Isn't this triangle stamp awesome? I went just perfectly with the other triangles on the page.

To finish off the page I used watercolor drops and some color shine in a similar color to make "splashes" from the waves.

kits used - Driftwood + Sprinkles

So, I got to play with my watercolors and have fun scrapping.  The best of both of my favorite hobbies.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous rest of your week.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Inside My Travelers Notebook - July GraceBox

Hi everyone! 
It's Bonita Rose again sharing with you this page
inside one of my Travelers Notebooks.

I use this one mostly for a faith journal
and jotting down my thoughts to God. 

I used a few elements on this one from this month's

I added color to my page first. 
Next I stamped some black designs on the page,
then freehand, drew some lines for what what on my heart.

My next step is always the journaling. 

My heart was saying, 

Help me to 
LIVE my life 
closer to You. 

I used the alphabet stickers in this month's Kit for the word, LIVE. 
Next, I chose some of the white word strip stickers, and finished my page off
with some of the puffy blue crosses on the right side of the page.

Of course I had to add a pretty Prima Flower to this page, 
because well, I love flowers! 

My journaling reads: 

Help me to feel Your Presence in my every day. 
My every moment.
Let me never doubt you are near.
You are here. 
You are as close to me as my breath. 

Sign up for the August Grace Box HERE 

Always lots of fun embellishments, a CTK Stamp set
and more!