Friday, May 20, 2022

LIFE CRAFTED INSPIRATION with Suzanne Wallage


Good day friends!

Today I have made a page in my life crafted album using the may collection.

I documented a fun afternoon where we played a game and had some snacks on Easter, so this kit was absolutely perfect!

I cut the cutfile with my cricut machine and colored it with distress oxide to match with the paper and letters from the kit.
Then I did the same thing with the fork, knife and spoon and used them as little embellishments behind my cluster.

I really love this kit it’s so perfect to document and write about the little details in our life’s.
I hope that I have inspired you and I can’t wait to see what you create.

Lots of love Suzanne


 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

SUNDAY SKETCH WITH KERSTIN




Hi everyone!

Kerstin here, sharing pages in my Citrus Twist Life-Crafted Album using today's sketch! I fell into older family photos while photo printing and thought they would be perfect for this sketch! 

Here is the sketch that I used to create my layout:

I have divided the sketch into 2 pages and put one photo on each page. Let's start!


I used the Life Crafted CRAVE Traveler's NotebookDigital Papers and cut strips 3/4 inch wide and 3 - 4 inches long from various papers. I sewed a few of them in the center with my sewing machine. I arranged the stripes on my two pages and attached them with double side tape. 

Herer you can see a closer look at the strips. I decorated the stripes with the BACK TO BASICS Arrows, Hearts & Clouds Chipboard Stickers, BACK TO BASICS Puffy Word, Phrase & Number Snippets and a few Enamel Dots. I placed my family photo on the bottom left. 

On the right side I decorated the strips with various Bits and Pieces including Life Crafted FLEA MARKET FINDINGS Chipboard Frames, BACK TO BASICS Word, Phrase & Number Snippets


I stamped my title with the Citrus Twist 6" x 8" TRUE LIFE Stamp V1 and cut it out. Below that, my handwritten journaling complemented by the Tiny Word Alphabet Stickers form the Citrus Twist Life Crafted CRAVE Mini-Kit


Here you can see a closer look at the title!

For me, a sketch usually takes on a life of its own! I choose a detail from the sketch and start with it! I'm looking forward to see how your creation will look like! Tag @citrustwistkits in your project so we can see it!

I hope I could inspire you and am very excited about your projects!

See you soon!

Kerstin xx




Saturday, May 14, 2022

3-to-Inspire with Desiree

 


Hi friends! Today I am here to share with you this week's 3-to-Inspire. It was definitely easy to choose the inspiration with this month's amazing kits. Here is what made the list.

1. die cuts

2. clusters

3. patterned paper



For this challenge, I was inspired to do a 12x12 layout. I started with a patterned paper from the May Round Trip add-on kit. I cut it diagonally and placed the larger piece on the bottom right corner and the smaller piece on the top left. I noticed the beautiful floral design on the other side of my leftover scrap papers and decided to let them peek out from both corners.


Once I saw the hanging plant from the Crave Die Cuts, I knew I wanted to use it to give the illusion that it was hanging from the top of my page. So I let that be the basis of my smaller cluster. To complete this cluster, I used Crave Chipboard Stickers and Crave Puffy Stickers.


I allowed my bottom photo cluster to go along my page diagonally on the patterned paper. I love how the large floral die cut from the Crave Ephemera Pack was perfect for the cluster and to add the mixer too. I also used more  Crave Chipboard Stickers and Crave Puffy Stickers to complete this cluster.

I finished the layout off with this "Adorable" die cut from Happy Hearts Title Ephemera from the May Round Trip add-on kit.

I am so glad you joined me today for this week's 3-to-Inspire. I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did. Don't forget to stop by the Citrus Twist Kits shop for any supplies I used. Stay crafty!




Friday, May 13, 2022

Life Crafted Inspiration with Ingunn

 


My favorite project for 6x8 albums? Ongoing collections of photos and stories about each of my daughters. I'm not pressuring myself to capture every little thing they do in their lives or to keep it chronological, I simply add to it whenever inspiration hits.


In this instance, inspiration hit in the form of that adorable chipboard sticker with the cozy reading nook chair from the Crave mini kit. It immediately made me think of how my oldest daughter loves to curl up in one particular chair in our living room after school, to read and cuddle our dog. 


I've made several pages about her love of reading, but the "need more days like this" sentiment made me angle this differently - the days she has downtime like this to recharge after school are definitely the best days. I think this is because she's an introvert, like me! 

I didn't realize I was an introvert until I was around 30, and before that, I thought I was just weird for getting so exhausted after being social. I want my kid to know that it's definitely not weird, and to have a toolbox of things that will make her life easier and more pleasant - like the fact that her instinct to disappear into a book after being around loud kids for hours is the perfect way to recharge! I added the "go with your gut" chipboard too, and then three little puffy starbursts from the Travelogue kit for good measure. I also put some patterned paper from the Flea Market Findings collection to keep my page from looking too naked.


I hope you've all had a great week and that you'll have the chance to recharge in the way that soothes your soul! 


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sunday Sketch with Shu-Wen

 


Hi everyone!

It's Shu-Wen here, sharing a spread in my Life Crafted Album that I made using today's sketch! This one is documenting celebrating Mother's Day and my sister's birthday last week (we decided to celebrate a bit early because I wasn't going to be in town this weekend). 

Here's the sketch that I used to create my layout:


I decided to adapt the sketch into the left page of my layout, with only one major difference: I decided to make the bottom left photo a landscape-oriented one instead of a portrait-oriented one because most of the photos I took that day were landscape-oriented. 

For the backgrounds of my page, I used the dark blue floral background and the ledger paper from the Life Crafted "Crave" Traveler's Notebook Digital Papers. I opted for to use some vellum for the translucent layers of rectangles in the background. For the embellishments, I picked out one of the chipboard stickers from the Citrus Twist "Crave" Chipboard Stickers and one of the puffy stickers from the Citrus Twist "Crave" Puffy Stickers. And for my title, I used some scripty words from the Citrus Twist Life Crafted "Crave" Die Cut Ephemera Pack.

One other difference between the sketch and my layout was that I made my photo mats into interactive flips and flaps to hold more photos (11 in total!). I love the challenge of turning a flat sketch into a functioning interactive page to include lots of hidden surprises like these additional photos!


For the right page in my layout, I used the ledger patterned paper in the digital patterned papers and added some journaling using Microsoft Word to the top ledger portion before printing it out. I kept the page relatively simple by only adding one chipboard sticker to the empty blue ticket along the bottom of the page; I felt that the left page was busy enough as is with the floral background paper and all the photos flaps, so I didn't want the right page to be too cluttered!


During Ettiene's Facebook Live on the Citrus Twist Kits Facebook Group yesterday for International Scrapbook Day, we were talking about how much we love using sketches because they challenge us to use techniques outside our comfort zone, or remind us of techniques or materials that we haven't used for a while. I love today's sketch for that same reason: I was able to pull out some scraps of vellum that I've had lying around for a while to add an interesting texture to my page!

You can check out the full process video for this spread up on my YouTube channel


I love the new "Crave" kit from Citrus Twist Kits for documenting all sorts of things, from actual things (or foods) that I'm craving, to capturing special moments like this day of celebration with my family. Make sure to check out the "Crave" Mini Kit for most of the items I used in my layout today, bundled together at a discounted price! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!








Friday, May 6, 2022

interNATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY with Citrus Twist Kits

 



Hello there!

Welcome to our interNATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY 2022 Celebration!  We are so excited to have you join us to celebrate this amazing and rewarding hobby.  Our Design Team has prepared two days filled with inspiration, challenges, live crafting sessions, and -of course- prizes!  

It is all taking place in our Citrus Twist Kits Fans Page on  Facebook. You will have to be a member of the page to have access to our live sessions, and to join in the challenges. Please click here to request access to the page.

It all starts on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm with our Kick-Off Live Crafting Event with Nathalie. Here is the schedule for our complete weekend event:





We cannot wait to see you all this weekend, and want to give you a sneak peek of what our Creative Team has prepared for this weekend










Be sure to join us for our live events, be inspired by our talented design team, then join in the challenges.  Have we mentioned that we are giving away prizes throughout the day!   We will be awarding gift certificates through our challenges, and physical prizes throughout our live sessions, so be sure to join us.

We also wanted to share our appreciation and gratitude for your continued support.  Our talented designers have created a special digital printable page  for this event.  This will be free during our celebration, only.   Click here to check our iNSD 2022 printable page (you will need to create an account to be able to download a digital copy of the printable).


Let's get started!  

Happy interNATIONAL SCRAPBOKING DAY 2022! 








Life Crafted Inspiration with Aimee

 


Hello friends, it's Aimee here sharing some Friday Life Crafted inspiration! I created a fun spread in my Life Crafted Album using the new Crave Mini Kit and pieces from the Maggie Holmes Round Up Add-On Kit. Let's take a look! 


Keeping to the May theme of cravings, this layout is all about what I crave most lately — alone time! Sometimes simply going for a drive or to run an errand by myself can be a total mood booster and just what I need to refocus and recharge. Also, may I just say that sometimes sitting in the drive way for a long moment before going inside is self care? If you know, you know! 


To start off this layout I grabbed a neutral piece of patterned paper from my stash of Citrus Twist goodies, I believe this one came from the Little Things Paper Stack, then I layered vellum over top and some kraft paper too for a more organic feel. I used florals from the Maggie Holmes Round Trip Icon Ephemera pack to accentuate my photo and added a simply statement — "you deserve this".


For my title that would sit on the page opposite I extended that same neutral paper and floral for cohesion. I selected these scripty words from the Crave Die Cut Ephemera pack and popped one of them up on foam dots for added interest— how perfect? I tucked in a small tag found in the Travelouge Kit that I could write my private journaling on and conceal behind the rest of the layers. I also love how the tag plays off of the kraft paper I used on the left. 


I finished off with a healthy splattering of black acrylic paint just for fun! There you have it! What's your mood booster? I challenge you to create a page about it and make sure to tag Citrus Twist Kits on Instagram so we can all check it out! Happy crafting!


Affectionately,