Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Sketch with Anna




Hello CTK friends! It's Anna here today with today's super fun Sunday Sketch!

And here's what it looks like...


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There's no secret that I love working with sketches and this one is just awesome. For me a sketch is a kick starter and saves me a lot of time to decide where to start when crafting. And there's no right or wrong when you interprets a sketch, you can let loose your inner artist and just enjoy the journey.

For this one I decided to turn the sketch upside down, and here's what I came up with using the October Little Things Scrapbook Kit.


My background is prepared with some color mist. I use a small plain plastic bag for this, just make a little "hole" and spray some mist in it and then apply and repeat until you are satisfied :) I've also made some splatters of ink. After drying I arrange my papers and embellishments (and photo of course)


I thought the header for my vintage page was perfect for my page so I cutted it to fit in with my photo and layers of papers. And have you seen these small foxes from the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection? Sooo CUUTE! :)


This little die-cut cloud (from the Pinkfresh Indigo Hills 2 ephemeras) is so cute! I just had to use it here on this page with my little man.


Another favorite from this months Scrapbook kit is those Wood Veneeer words, I've used the "Go" here.


Talk about favourites, here's yet another one! These puffy hearts from the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection, to die for, for real!


I do really love how easy this layout came together by having the sketch as a basis for my page, using this months "Little Things" Scrapbook kit. 
Needing these October kits? You find them all here

Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see how you interpret this weeks Sunday Sketch. Remember to share them with us in the CTK Facebeook Fan Page!

Thanks for stopping by! Anna xo



Saturday, October 20, 2018

3 To Inspire with Alena



Hello, crafty friends! Alena here today with a 3-to-Inspire challenge for you!

For today's 3-to-Inspire, the categories are:

  1. Use the Puffy stickers.
  2. Stitch (machine, hand).
  3. Use stamps.


I usually use color photos in my Project Life. But today I wanted to try black-white photos. In this case, it is very easy to add embellishments. Just use whatever you like.



I created a small composition of die-cut flowers. I think it turned out pretty nice.

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!




Friday, October 19, 2018

PL Challenge with Adele


Hi scrappy peeps!

Today I have a fun DOUBLE PL challenge for you to try!

My first challenge is to use the Main Kit for your PL page, including trimming the 12x12 papers down for your journaling cards. Secondly, I also challenge you to use some product packaging in your layout.


I really enjoyed choosing the different papers for this layout, as well as incorporating the three different types of packaging into layering and embellishment details. 



I love using the CT packaging card from the Main Kit as one of my journaling cards each month. All you need is a handy label or sticker to cover the text and BAM journaling card complete!



I have also created a process video talking a little more about my creative decisions on this page - hope you enjoy!

Adele :)





Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Folsom! with Kira

It's my dog's birthday, y'all!!  Folsom is 12 today!  So it only seemed fitting that I make a Folsom centered layout.



My oldest son has a blankie, that he takes EVERYWHERE!  He is slightly obsessed with his blankie.  So when he "shares" blankie with anyone, it is the highest honor.  And when I caught him placing it on Folsom, I had to snag a photo of it.



I decided to cut a large "F" out of this floral paper found in the main kit.  The rest of my page was coordinated to match the floral paper.



I used one of the journaling cards from the Pocket Life kit as a subtitle.  I roughed up the edges to give it some texture.



Then it was just a matter of embellishing.  I used bits and pieces from a lot of the kits, but my favorite pieces have to be the floral die cuts from the PL kit!



Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Travelers Notebooks With the Little Things

Hello, there!  I'm so excited to be back here with you today talking about a couple of Traveler's Notebook pages I created with the Pocket Life Little Things kit and I also combined with a few elements from the scrapbook kit, as well. The colors in the kits are just beautiful and I also really loved the die cuts this month, too!  So, combining those together really helped me make some pages that I love.  I'm working in my All About Me travelers notebook and sharing two of those pages with you.  I love getting to combine these kits together, they flow together seamlessly!

This page had a eclectic feel almost immediately.  The patterned paper background came from the scrapbook kit and lent itself to the photo, too.  [I felt like they went together, for some reason!  Maybe the colors?]  So, with the strong base, it was easy to add the die cuts and journaling, as well. The die cuts are small but not too small and so you can use many of them together and the layering is really fun.


Now, this photo had a different feel thanks to a Snapchat filter and because of it feeling a bit stark, I wanted to match that to the papers and embellishments, as well.  So, the bits fit together like a puzzle
and I love how that black heart from the Shine On Mini Inflatable Heart Ephemera [from the scrapbook kit] not only fits but really stands out.  I love the contrast it provided on this page among the rest of the fairly neutral/pastel embellishments.

Have you picked up the October kits? Do you have any favorite pieces in the kit?  I don't know if I could pick one, but I'd love to see what you are loving and how you're using those pieces!




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Tutorial with Neftali



Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome back to another Tuesday Tutorial! It’s Neftali here today to share with you a sweet pregnancy book I have created using the Mini TN covers from the shop and the October Little Things TN exclusive papers. As we all know, the exclusives are always so exciting to find every month as they are so bright and beautiful. It’s a given!

But this month I found them to be especially perfect to add to a baby book since they were all light pastel colors and very neutral soft prints.


Let’s get ready, and grab your mom fuel, and let’s make a baby book!


As a side note, you can make any type of book using the items I’m using today. This can be a general guide for prepping your Mini TN’s for any theme or season.

I began by cutting each one of the papers to size so that they would fit nicely inside the wooden covers. Approximately, 3 1/2 by 8 inches. After that I placed them back to back so that they would have a pattern on each side and sewed them together.


I love the look they have when stitched all around! Such a unique and finished look.


Once I finished stitching the pages together, I ended up with 4 base pages for the mini. I simply hole punched them and they were ready to be placed together with ring binders.


My book is now ready to be filled with memories and milestones from this pregnancy.

I decided to create a cover page as the first look when you open the book. I used some really pretty details to keep with the soft pastel colors of the book.



I plan to keep adding more pages as I go and different elements like pocket pages and even smaller interactive elements like glassine bags.


So friends, the October Little Things PL Kit is pretty much perfect for a baby book. But these super easy and basic steps can help you create a base for any Mini TN book! Please feel free to share any of your creations in our CTK Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by today scrappy friends! I hope you are all feeling inspired to play with your October kits and create something beautiful. Have a wonderful week! Xo




Monday, October 15, 2018

Pocket Page with Candace


Hello CTK friends!  Happy Monday and welcome back to the blog!  Today I wanted to share a fun pocket page spread I put together using the October pocket life kit.

Earlier this month my boys were going through past albums and I found a few spreads from 2016 that I missed! OH NO!  I was glad that I found them and I remembered a few details from the week so I could still add some journaling.  Finding this just reminds me again how important memory keeping is to me and capturing our family's special moments and memories.




Since I already had all the photos printed out and placed in the pockets all I had to do is pick out the perfect cards from the October kit.  I started with the title card and typed the date in the lower left hand corner with my vintage typewriter.  To add just a bit of detail I added an adorable wood veneer to the sentiment that perfectly described our week! 




My favorite card on the spread is definitely the "On My Heart" card.  I decided to make it a journaling card about different attributes that I love about my little guy who turned 5 this week.  I love how it turned out!


On the next card I added a bit more journaling about my little Will.  I think it is so important to add these little characteristics and details to your pocket pages.  It is always the things that you think you will never forget that tend to slip away over time...so write it all down!



In my last 4x6 pocket I had a 3x4 card and photo.  I adhered them both to a 4x6 card so they would not move around in the pocket.  I added a bit of journaling about our family hike that month and then added the circle wood veneer (that might be my favorite part of all the kits this month!).  


I am so glad that I stumbled upon this spread, that I had missed, and was able to add a few heartfelt details to capture this week.  I am so in love with all the goodies in the October kits and I am so thankful for this memory keeping project!  

Have a beautiful day & keep preserving those memories! 



Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Sketch with Melanie

Hello crafty friends, Melanie here with another Sunday Sketch. This week's sketch is so fun, I just love it! Let's have a look:


And here's what I came up with. This layout is all about a wonderful evening I spent with a friend of mine watching Mama Mia. It was the sing along version and it was so fun singing Abba songs and watching the movie. This month's Kits are full of great patterns and colors, I love all the purples and the orange. One of my favorites this month are the wood veneer pieces, they are so gorgeous!


The  notebook stripes were perfect for this Layout and I layered them with some other matching  papers from the Scrapbook and Add On Kit



I also love the phrase stickers from the Embellishment Kit which go so great with the theme of my layout.




I used the awesome exclusive wood veneer words to create my title and added some of the cute wooden hearts for even more texture.





I used a black pen to create faux stitches and added some of the triangles on top of it with some foam adhesive, just as the sketch suggests.




I finished it off with some black splatters like I almost always do! This layout came together so quickly and I am happy to have this story documented. Now I can't wait to see what you are creating based on this sketch, so go to your craft room, make something pretty and share your work in our Facebook Group  or on Instagram and use the hashtag #citrustwistkits so we can see your creations!

Happy crafting,
Melanie