Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Sketch with Guest Designer Steffi Ried

I love this sketch because it is with a big photo and these are one of my favorites to create. I do not use a sketch for my layouts very often. But I think it's a good inspiration for how I can place my photos, journaling or title on the layout.

For this sketch I used a photo from November this year, so it is a fall layout. I love the idea with the layering and I made a little banner with fallen leaves. I cut them out and I painted two leaves with watercolors in the same green as on the photo. I love this combination. And I sewed some papers and used the cute little stamps for my layout.

Now it's your turn to take on this week's sketch!  We love to see what you do with our kits and sketches so please make sure to upload your projects to the Citrus Twist Gallery. And remember, by uploading your take on today's sketch to the gallery by 12/6, you will be entered to win a $5 Coupon to use on anything in the CTK Store

Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Daily with Eve

Hello everybody !

Christmas is almost here ! Have you work on your December Daily ?
I used the main and embellishment kit to do the firsts pages of my album.






Friday, December 19, 2014

Pocket Life with Olya

Hello, Olya here. Today I'm bringing you my pages using our December Pocket Life and embellishment kits. Shall we take a look?
This month I used a smaller 6x8 format for my PL because I wanted to focus on telling a story of our snowy trip to Cypress mountain, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Here's a close up of the left hand side. I used the puffy alphas to spell out Cypress Mountain for the title card and added a little sketch of the mountains :)
And here is the right hand side. I used the Citrus Twist exclusive 'little sprinkles of love' to journal about our little trip. I stamped the arrow from this month's stamp set on the journaling card and added a few embellishments on the photos.

Here is another spread about our ski trip. I absolutely loved the woodgrain paper and the hearts embellishments that were included in the PL kits. Oh, and those transparencies.. soo good.
Closer look at the left hand side page.
And here's the right hand side page. I adhered the polaroid-like chipboard frame directly onto the page protectors. I wanted my husband to be the main focus of the photo as well as the frame to unify the 4x6 photo that I split up into two 3x4s.
And this is my non-mountain-ski-trip spread of December PL. I wanted to make a grid of 2x2 squares to showcase the little December memories throughout them, as well as have fun with the amazing embellishments that were included in this month's kits.
Here's the left hand side page. Again loving those gold transparencies. *insert thumbs up emoji here*
And the right hand side page, which is a 6x8 page consisting of 2x2 little squares I mentioned earlier. Don't you love that exclusive wood veneer? It was pretty much the jump start of the grid idea, as well as those cute photo frames.
And that's all for today, folks. I hope you get to squeeze a little bit of some creative time this weekend among all the hustle and bustle of the last week before Christmas ;)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Winners!!!

Sketch Winners $5 Gift Certificate to CTK Store:

Nov. 9 : anitatina
Nov. 16: mamakven
Nov. 23: barbp
Nov. 30: andreahoneyfire

Guest Designer Top 5 Winner (One of her favorite items):

so nice to meet you
LOVe the Merry & Bright layout
Please email Trina at to claim your prize!!

December Favorite- mini album with Kasia

Hello and happy Thursday! It's Kasia here with a mini album (or shall I say tiny album?:) created with December Scrapbooking and Embellishment kits. This time my mini is not only small in size but also really minimalistic in the way I embellished it. I wanted my photos to stand out on the first plan so I limited all the other things (but still- there are so many gorgeous bits and pieces in these kits that I couldn't hold myself too much, you know...)

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This album might be a very easy way to document December memories if you don't have much time to create Christmas Daily mini but still would like to capture the season. The composition of the book is based on alternating pages of pictures and pattern papers- if you want to it leaves plenty of space for journaling. Just have a look!

Dec mini1

Dec mini2

Dec mini3

Dec mini4
Dec mini5

Dec mini6

Dec mini10

Dec mini9

Dec mini 7

Dec mini 8

As I mentioned- some of the embellishments I loved so much that I knew I'll find place for them in my book. The glitter stickers add gorgeous spark; lace is so special and beautiful and the layered embellishments make decorating projects super fast!

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Have a lovely last week before Christmas- I hope this project will inspire you too to document some December memories!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial

This month you will find a vintage pattern piece in the December Main Kit and if you are at all like me, your first instinct will be to use it as a layering element. The pattern piece would definitely work well for layering because it is thinner than paper and it would add a different texture to your project. However, this time I ignored that first instinct and decided to use the pattern piece as an embellishment instead.

This is one of the photos I was working with and I thought that perhaps I might be able to use the pattern piece to mimic the lights on the tree.

To do this, I first sprayed the pattern piece with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lame (available in the CTK Store). After allowing the paper to dry I ran it through my manual die cutter using three different sized circle dies. I found that due to its silky texture the pattern piece took a little bit longer than normal to dry, so please keep that in mind.
And here is what they look like on the final project.
You Right Now
I really loved how they turned out and thought they created a bokeh-life effect.

You Right Now 2
You Right Now 3


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Sketch with Michelle

Hello!  Michelle here to share my take on this week's Sunday Sketch with you.

Here is the lovely sketch:

I found a lot of inspiration from this sketch.  Besides the general layout of the page, I really liked the snowflakes. Also, the banner at the bottom made me instantly think of the Open Book banners included in the December Embellishment Kit. With those in mind, this is what I made:

Remember This
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Remember This 3
Now it's your turn to take on this week's sketch!  We love to see what you do with our kits and sketches so please make sure to upload your projects to the Citrus Twist Gallery. And remember, by uploading your take on today's sketch to the gallery by 12/20, you will be entered to win a $5 Coupon to use on anything in the CTK Store