Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hybrid Life Crafted with Patricia

Hi Everyone!  I have a Life Crafted spread using one of the TN Page Basics Collection and a few of the die cuts I printed and fussy cut, as well as one of the Cut files to share today.

I did a little more fussy cutting with the pattern paper from the kit to layer over my digitally printed and trimmed page.  

I used part of the pink stickers from the kit to matte my photo!  Try it, it is such an awesome look.  Then I just added a little bit of stamping and embellishments to finish.

For the right side, I used Kraft cardstock and cut out the Fall divider, and backed the letters with pattern paper from the kit.  The inside decorative part of the letters cuts all the way out, but I foam adhered them back, trimming adhesive to fit the letters.  Added the same stamping I did on the left, and more fussy cut flowers from pattern paper.

This right side with two pockets is completely digital and cut out, except for the top blue card.  

I used the top tag for journaling, and added a cluster of another photo, fussy cut digitals, stamping, and a puffy heart.  I love that this is Halloween themed, but not overly themey!

I have one more Life Crafted project to share with a step by step that was posted on Instagram earlier this month using the Fall Cut file, both parts!

The stamps and kit are amazing as always.  And that pattern paper scattered throughout really brings this project together.

I love the aqua with the little pops of yellow.  I made sure to use the card and pattern paper with the same hearts to bring more cohesion.

And CTK always has amazing neutral pattern papers, that helps on this last page with an additional photo.

Amazing the detail you can add to your journaling and cards with the stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you share your projects with us in the Facebook group or on Instagram!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pocket Page Challenge with Alena


Hey there! It's Alena here with you today to bring you a new Pocket Life challenge and hopefully to give you a few ideas and motivate you to create a new layout in your  albums using the wonderful October Life Crafted and Add-on kits!

My challenge for you is to...

  1.   Use layering.
  2.   Use tickets and tags.
  3.   Use labels.

These are my favorite things for creating spreads. I like to layer even the smallest pieces. Here I cut the tickets and tags to use them in the maximum way.

It also looks good if you add small pieces right on top of the photos.

Remember to share your creations with us on the Citrus Twist Kits Friends page on Facebook or by using #CTK, @Citrustwistkits on social media.


Monday, October 19, 2020

December Documenting with Guest Designer LORILEI MURPHY


Hello Citrus Twist friends! I am so happy to be able to join the fun for the Sparkle and Joy collection this season!  A big Thank you to Trina for having me!

 I was thrilled to open the Sparkle and Joy goodies when they arrived! My red album is absolutely stunning and gives such a warm festive feel to the pages!  I took some time and went through the papers, cards, die cuts and embellishments, mostly to ooh and ahh!  I felt inspired to go back in time and create a December album of 2009 photos.  I was also inspired to centre the entire album around joy and it made telling stories and selecting photos so easy!  I really only had photos of Hannah that year, so I ended up dedicating it to her for memories!

 For my opening page, I kept it rather simple and let the chipboard circles and gorgeous gold puffy stickers set the tone.  I used a full size photo of later on in December that represented all the fun colors the album would hold.


 A close up of the page. 

On the next page I used another full size photo that fits into the Life Crafted Album pocket page.  I added the fabulous puffy alphas included in the kit in the white color on my daughters top with a gold puffy star!


 To go with the photo and to begin adding some layers into my album I created a tag from one of the journaling cards and made an embellishment from another journal card. More puffy stars and some twine added the perfect finishing touch!



Thank you so much for joining me today! I look forward to sharing more pages from this treasured album with you!

Fall Documenting with Erica

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a page out of my 2018 travel album using the October Digital Tags, which had a great Halloween vibe! I was inspired by all the pieces that talked about witches brew. It immediately made me think of the cider tastings we did in the Fall on our trip to Oregon.

Most of the cards I used on this layout came from the digital Bonus 3x4 Cards. Layered up with some digital ephemera and a handy helping of enamel dots from the Life Crafted kit.

I used the beautiful Blue/Green Puffy Alphas in the kit to create a title on my photo.

In the center of my layout I added in a popcorn bag from the brewery. It was the perfect height to pop into the album!

I adhered it using one of the Adhesive Page Strips. This is my favorite way to add brochures and maps in a travel album. So easy! I created a mini layout on the back for an extra photo spot.

On the second page I used one of the Digital TN pages and resized it for a 3x4 card. I cut out the sentiment at the bottom of the page to use as a tiny phrase sticker.

A few more sprinkles of enamel dots and the whole thing came together!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope this have given you a little inspiration to use the digital files this month! 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Documenting Christmas Past with Guest Designer Neela Nalam


I am so excited to be guest designing for Citrus Twist Kits using the Sparkle & Joy kit. With this kit I have decided to make a December Memories album. I am using the Sea Glass album and love the contrast of the colors against the color of the album cover. So I want to collect the memories over the past multiple years in this album. As a family, we have some of our favorite memories happen during this time of the year.

 I made a bunch of pages of my kids baking cookies and building the ginger bread houses over years. I wanted to add a bunch of gold in these pages and to achieve that I used some gold cardstock and the gold stickers from the kit.

For the intro page, I used an 8x4 tag from the shop as the background. I modified a digital journal card and wrote my journaling on it. For more details on how to use the digital journal card, watch the video.

My next couple of pages are photos from 2013 and 2016. I took very different approaches to both. For the left side, I just used one black and white photo, a label with a gold sticker and the date and a strip of gold paper in the bottom. On the right side there is more going on. I have a bunch of 2x2 photos and I modified some digital journal cards and tags to fit in the 2x2 pockets. I love the explosion of color. I also added some gold stickers to these cards for dimension and sparkle.

 My next pages are from 2017 and 2018. The left side is like the previous page where I used the digitals in the 2x2 pockets. On the right side, I am using a different sized pocket it page. It contains 4x3 pockets. I have fewer photos but very cute ones because my boys are now with their little baby cousin. I backed the 3x3 photos with 4x3 white cardstock and used a few sentiment stickers and gold stickers to complete them.


The photos for the last page are from 2019 and this page is also very similar to the previous one. I tried to use the same patterned paper and gold cardstock like what I used on the first page on some of the pages to try and keep them cohesive mainly due to the variety in the photos.

I love the color and the sparkle this kit added to my photos. I hope you enjoyed looking at these pages. Do watch the video to see how these pages came together.