Monday, June 25, 2018

Pocket Life with Jennie Garcia

Happy Coffee! I mean Monday! This is Jennie with today's pocket pages using the June Pocket Life Kit. In this spread, I mixed it up by adding the June Embellishment Kit

Since on this side I have 3x3 pockets I had to trim down a few of the cards and use the papers from the June Pocket Life Kit

These weeks were a little slow so I only use one page for each week. I'm not too hard with my PL process so I allow myself to do this often. It's good to have guidelines, but when rules are too strict it can stifle your creative process.

The tags that I used for the title are from the Pinkfresh Studio Sticker Sheet from the Embellishment Kit. On the right, I used a die cut from the Pocket Life Kit and the heart is also from  Embellishment Kit.

Those Case of the Blahs Stickers are perfect for situations like these. I cut the original photo in a circle and used a paper for the background. It somehow turned it into a happy photo.

 In this card, I wanted to sticker sneeze all my "Z"s. I have so many! I still have mixed feelings about it. I love it but at the same time is incredibly quirky!

I can't believe I managed to keep this card so simple! The tag is from the die cuts pack and the label from the Pnkfresh Studio Stickers. The alphas are from an old Citrus Twist Kit. I wanted to keep everything at the center so I stamped on the sides. 

This is one of my "simple' layouts. Ignoring the fact that I stuck more than 20 alpha stickers in a card.
I hope you enjoyed these pages! I am loving this kit! Take Care! 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Sketch with Kira

Hello again friends!  It's Kira and I am back with a 12x12 scrapbook layout for the Sunday Sketch.

Here's a look at the sketch I will be using:

And here's a look at my finished layout:

I stuck fairly close to the sketch this week.  And I used mostly pieces from the PL kit, along with a few items from the main kit.

I started by trimming my photos down to 2.5"x2.5".  My youngest son is obsessed with splash pads, and lucky for him, we visit one every week at the farmers market we go to on Sundays.  I have so many photos of him just giddy with excitement as he plays in the water. I printed the photos in black and white since there were a lot of colors going on in the original photos and his shirt was red...which isn't conducive to the type of colors I like to use in my scrapbooking.  Lol.

Since I printed in black and white, I was able to pull in whatever colors I liked to my layout.  And the first paper that called to me was this blue and yellow floral in the PL kit.  Isn't it gorgeous?!  I cut a 1" strip to layer behind my photos.

I played off the blue in the floral print by bringing in this cornflower blue striped paper to layer behind each of the photos.

I was flipping through the PL cards when this speech bubble card jumped out at me.  I thought it would look so cute to use speech bubbles instead of squares, like the sketch suggests, so I fussy cut each of those out. 

I drew some squares on the right side of my layout with a pencil and then picked a matching blue thread to stitch over the top of the squares.  I chose a simple title, Fun, for my layout using the Wild Heart glitter Thickers.

I finished off the layout with some flower and heart ephemera from the PL die cut pack.  And it was complete after I added some typed journaling.

I can't wait to see how everyone uses this sketch!  Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Saturday, June 23, 2018

3 - To - Inspire with Nathalie

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today to bring you this week's 3-to-Inspire post.  By now most of you (hopefully) have received your gorgeous Cypress kits, and have started to dig into all the goodies included in the kits.   So how about a few prompts to make your next project a bit easier!.  This week's prompts are:

  • Create a banner 
  • Use some fussy cut elements
  • Document a picture of yourself

Here is what i have created using these prompts:

This month's cut apart digital sheet, as well as the ephemera pack (from Elle's Studio in the main kit, and Pinkfresh Studio in the add on kit) had many tags and labels in them, so i took advantage of them all to create a banner on the 8.5x11 white cardstock.  

A piece of grey jute cord (Maya Road) was wrapped around the cardstock, and all the tags, and flags were strung and glued on one side of the banner, so that the picture could be place also in the banner.  

Once the picture was set,  a few floral motifs were fussy cut from the 'Promise' paper from Shimelle included in the Cypress kits, and then used to create a large cluster around the picture.  The foam glitter thickers from Crate Paper  help to complete the cluster, and marry the page to the design on the patterned paper that is used as background for this page.

I used the same fussy cut florals and foam glitter stickers to create the title of this page.  Some of the pieces were placed outside of the white cardstock so that they tie into the background.  To finish the page a few sentiments were added using the main kit stamp set,  followed by some journaling lines and gold ink droplets.

The following video will show you a more in-depth look at how this page came together.

I really enjoyed working with a smaller format, and then adapting it to fit my regular scrapbook albums, but having the threee prompts made it so much easier to create this page about a beautiful Summer day here in  Toronto.

Now is your turn to use the prompts to create a project of your own.  Remember to share your creations on the Citrus Twist Kits Friends page on Facebook, or on social media (please tag @citrustwistkits) .   I look forward to see how you interpret the prompts in your pages.

Til next time,


Friday, June 22, 2018

TN Challenge with Melanie

Hello friends! Happy to be back again with another fun blog post for CTK! 

This month I’m bringing you a TN challenge – I would like for you to include multiple pictures on a TN spread, at least 3 to 5 pictures!!! Even though a TN is much smaller format than a layout or pock pages, it is possible to include multiple pictures.

To create this TN spread I used the June kits – June 2018 Cypress Pocket Life kit, the June 2018 embellishment kit, the June 2018 Unplugged stamp set and the June 2018 TN Itinerary stamp.

For my project I included four 2x2 pictures and one 2x4 picture. By mixing up the sizes I maximized the working/design space.
I created small clusters of embellishments to anchor my pictures and add more details to my TN. Even though this is an embellishment heavy spread it still feels light because of the white background.

So go ahead and use a lot of pictures on your TN spread, it’s totally ok!! Have fun mixing up the sizes, I can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pocket Page Inspiration-Candace

Hello friends!  Welcome back to the CTK blog!  I hope your summer is going fantastic and you are creating memories to document and cherish forever.  I am here today to share a little pocket page inspiration using the June kit and a few extra goodies from the shop!  Here is a look at the final spread.

I loved using the journal cards in new ways!  Here are a few tips on how to create one of a kind spreads.

Tip #1:  Use rub ons to create your own custom cards.

Tip #2:  Use stamps & stickers to match the theme and feel of your spread.

Tip #3:  Cut up journal cards to create your own custom embellishments and add dimension to your journal cards.

I loved spending a little extra time on this layout playing with fun embellishments and creating my own cards.  I was able to customize my layout and make it unique to fit our family's memories.  Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head over to the shop and pick up all the goodies to create your fun spreads this month!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer times twice

Hi lovely CTK friends!

Anna here today bringing you some lovely summer feelings. I've made not one but two delightful pages made by the CTK June kits. More specifically the Cypress Main Scrapbook kit, the Embellishment and the Pattern Paper Play kit. They are gorgeous each and everyone :)
I've also been playing with one of the fabulous June CTK cut files, this one designed by the talented Nathalie. And I did use the whole paper from where I cut out the cut file as well, if it makes sense :)
Have a look at both of my pages below and you'll see what I mean, lol!

Be sure to sign up for a subscription of one or more kits by your own so you don't miss anything since they can get sold out very quickly.

Anyway, here's what I came up with this time.

Here I've used the ordinary cut file and I've backed it with a white cardstock that I've been "smooshing" lots and lots of  different color mist's on. YUM!

Love the CTK clear stamps. I thought the "Let's Go" stamp worked great here. Also, who can resist the lovely green enamels? At least I couldn't, lol!

This "excuse me while I freakout" sticker is just awesome and I'm so happy that I found out a way to use it.

Well that was number one and here comes number two, hang on :)

Here I've used the "holes" from the ordinary cut file and the letters from inside of the words.
I love when I can use the "whole thing", it makes my heart sing.

This photo is real summer for me, when even I can go outside barefoot in the grass, YAY!
( You know, most of the time I wear wool socks even in summer because I'm always freezing..)

Ohh! How lovely are these enamels? And the beautiful butterfies by Elle's Studio as well, gorgeousness!!

I did some fussy cutting from the "Pl-card" paper from Crate Paper Wild Heart to get my "HEY".

Well that's all for now. See you guys over at the CTK Fan Page!

Thanks for stopping by! Anna xo

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Tutorial with Adele

Hey Scrappy Peeps!!

Today I am up with a little Tuesday Tutorial for you all (complete with a process video). I am sure most readers have dabbled in documenting birthdays previously - all those big party smiles, delicious cakes and sparkling candles.

But what about the lead up to the big day? We often forget all the little preparation details that join together to make a day of celebration. Today I am showing you how to use pocket pages to document those little moments that happen before the big day - a perfect way for non-Project Lifers to include those photos of DIY birthday projects, yummy party cooking, or birthday presents you've picked without dedicating a whole 12x12 layout to each aspect.

I encourage all of you to give this a go, and use pocket pages to document the ways that you get ready for a birthday. Even if you do not have a party, there's little steps that help make the day special. Maybe the choosing or making of a birthday card? Perhaps buying the ingredients to cook the birthday boy/girl's fav meal? Or even documenting the present you chose to give the person and why? 

For Archie's first birthday we had a big party of 40+ people at our house (not something we will do every year!!!) and I went a little DIY decoration mad...of course hehe! I snapped some process shots of a special high chair skirt I made and included the before and after in this week's layout. 

I also wanted to make sure I documented the "present buying" guide I shopped by and add little more info about what I bought and why. This is something that I will continue to add each year as a fun way to document Archie's changing tastes throughout the years. 

I also added a photo of Archie the day before his birthday in his fav spot doing his fav pastime - flipping through picture books on his little couch. I also hope to do this each year as well. 

I've made an accompanying process video chatting more about my idea for Tuesday Tutorial this month. I hope you enjoy it!!

If you're a non-Project Lifer, I challenge you to buy a little pack of page protectors (or dig out that dusty pack you bought ages ago and have shoved at the back of your craft shelf hehe!!) and try documenting the behind the scenes of an important birthday. 

See you next time!