Sunday, December 3, 2023



Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today to share a bit of inspiration featuring this week's sketch and a mix of the latest releases.   We always love sketches around here, as they are a great starting point for your projects, especially when you have little time.   Let's take a look at this week's sketch

I love the large title and negative space in this spread.  So, it gave me the perfect idea to create a 6x8 Life Crafted layout with a bit of an interactive twist.

I used a bit of each of the new collections for this spread, as I wanted a colorful title.   But, let's take a closer look at the page.

I love the large title, but needed the extra space to fit it horizontally on my page.  So, I flipped it 90 degrees  so the title sits vertically on my page.   Using an alpha die from We R Makers, I cut patterned papers from Oh What Fun kit, Year in Review Digital kit.   Once I set them in place, then it was time to add my photo,

I decided to move my photo to the bottom of the page, as it fit the title work better.  However, I am "overlapping it over some of the alphas" as in the sketch.  I tried to keep the embellishments location closer to the ones shown in the sketch.  However here is where the fun on this page takes place!

To bring all the colors of the papers together, I printed one of the Warm Christmas Wishes patterned papers on vellum, and used it to create a small accordion fold for my photos.   I also brought some of the extra paper to the sides of the spread to tie it all together.  I love that little Santa with sunglasses as it helped tell the story of my baby!

I love how this turned out, and I hope it inspires you to check the new releases in the shop,  We have all you need to help you with your December and Year end documenting!


Saturday, December 2, 2023

3 to inspire| Suzanne

Hi friends!

I’m so excited that it’s December!

This is my my 3 to inspire, for this challenge I would like to challenge you to use an every day item (in my case I used a Covid test) 

The second challenge is to use the embellishments from the kit and a letterset, each one would do.

This way you can combine a lot of different items from this amazing collection!

Hope you have a wonderful December month

Lots of love


3-to-Inspire | Patricia


Hello CTK Friends!  I'm happy to be joining you today for another 3-to-Inspire using the Oh What Fun kit and stamp set.  Let's get started!

  1. Pick a die cut from the kit to use as your color inspiration.
  2. Create an inked or mixed media background using the color inspiration.
  3. Use ribbon, stickers, and different color alphas.
I have found so many possibilities using the Oh What Fun kit with the various color options.  So I decided to do a totally different color idea in my December album.  I picked out the floral die cut that I wanted to base my colors on, and then I used a circle stencil to create my own 'bokah' background using inks in similar colors.

The beauty of an inked backbround like this, is I already have layers and texture, so I continued that with the different alphas available in the shop that went well with my project.  Then the last think I did was pull a sticker and ribbon from the kit to create a vertical and horizontal line.

The vertical and horizontal line creates direction and I also finished with stamping the hearts from the Oh What Fun stamp set to create my own journal card, one on the photo, but used a puffy heart for my larger focal point page.  All of these elements create a nice triangle across the two pages.

The stamp set and kit are so inspiring, I hope these three ideas give you a jumpstart to your next December project!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunday Sketch with Ali

Hello fellow CTK fans!

I am so excited to share my take on a Sunday sketch. Sketches, in my opinion, are every scrapbookers best friend and such a fun way to boost your creativity. 

Here's this week's sketch:

There's a lot to love here. The layers. The white space. The paper strips. And most especially, the floral cluster.

Many times, when starting with a sketch, my intention is to follow it closely, but usually, as is the case today, I make some substitutions and changes along the way to cater to the particular story, photos and supplies I have at hand.

I used white 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for a background, but wanted the color and pattern from the Oh What Fun Christmas kit, so I subbed the vertical paper strips for full 6x8 sheets. 

I only had one photo, so I pulled from the 3 x 4 cards in the kit to fill in. I loved the trims included in the kit so I used two of those for the horizontal element along with a paper strip. I was excited to use the winter florals. They are unlike any other florals I've seen and I'm such a fan! 

I couldn't resist adding a puffy fabric bow to the tree. I love that unique bits and bobs like this are a part of the holiday kit! To wrap it up, I stamped two little banner strips and tucked them away in the bottom left.

I sometimes make layouts to gift to family members who aren't memory keepers, so I left off any journaling with the intention that the recipient will write a few details. The blank space on the journaling card is the perfect spot for that.

Visit me on instagram to see a process video of how this layout came together.

I challenge your to pull out a few supplies and make use of this sketch for your next project!

Saturday, November 25, 2023

3 To Inspire with Alena

Hey there friends! It's Alena here with you today— bringing you this week's 3-to-inspire challenge. Let's get into the prompts!

  1. Use layers, ie. under your photo  and/or layer your embellisments
  2. Use as many little things as possible, such as enamel dots, puffy stickers, sequins....
  3. Use flowers or leaf branches.

Here's what I came up with.

 I made LC spread using the OH WHAT FUN! CHRISTMAS kit. As you can see, I created two clusters on different pages using layering pieces of patterned paper and then added small accents. I like to create verticals and horizontals using flower twigs.

Use the three (3) prompts to create your own project and share it with us on our Facebook Fanpage! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Sunday, November 19, 2023

SUNDAY SKETCH with Katarina


Hi CTK friends,

Katarina back with you bringing this week's Sunday Sketch challenge and inspiration. Let's have a look at the gorgeous sketch first.

Now let's see my take on it. I created a layout in my 6x8 Life Crafted Album featuring the beautiful new Gratitude digital release and the Change is Beautiful digital ephemera.

I love circles on layouts and this time I wanted something really special. My son recently discovered my crocheting supplies and I had an idea to make a crocheted circle on my page. I love how it turned out! It goes perfectly with my title and the theme of the layout.

As a background I used two patterned papers from the Gratitude digital collection. My two photos are slightly bigger as I really wanted them to stand out.

For my title I used the White Foam Alphabet, and on the right side I also used the Pumpkin/Coffee Alphabet Stickers to write another small title.

I used the Change Is Beautiful Digital Ephemera and All About Me Tiny Words/Phrases Stickers to embellish my photos and circle. I cut one of the tags from the ephemera in two pieces and used one for journaling and the second one for adding date.

I really loved working with this fun sketch and hope that you got inspired too and that you join our challenge with your beautiful creations.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

3 To Inspire with Jennie Garcia


Hey Citrus Twist Friends! This is Jennie with the 3 to Inspire challenge for this week! 

The first prompt is to use a simple stamp to create a cool background. I used gold ink and the Mischief & Mayhem Stamp Set to stamp stars on the photo. It's better to use this method when the background is only one color. If the background is busy, the details will be lost and overshadowed by the elements on the photo. 

The second prompt is to document current trends of the moment or a specific age. I remember my niece and my oldest kid reading a lot of Dork Diaries books at this age and now that my little one is 10 she is reading the same books! I also added a postcard from a subscription box from a movie that recently came out. You can also add these trends with screenshots from online shops or photos of store aisles. 

Your third prompt is to embrace randomness. Throw cohesiveness and the cookie cutter aesthetic out of the window. Life is random, and this spread will reflect that! I have so many colors and stories in these pages! I wouldn't have it any other way. 
The journaling cards are from the Change Is Beautiful
To recap, here are the three prompts:
1) Use a simple stamp to create a cool background.
2) Document current trends.
3) Embrace randomness. 

We would love to see what you make! Share it in the Citrus Twist Kits Fan Facebook Group!