Saturday, December 3, 2022

3-TO-INSPIRE with Amy

Happy December everyone! For my 3-to-Inspire this week, I am working with the Jingle All the Way kit, with its whimsical variety of colors and textures.  Here are the three things I focused on:

1.  Circles

2.  6x8 pattern paper from the Jingle All the Way kit

3.  Foam stickers

I love working with circles in my layouts, and I especially like it when they are cut off the page.  I find it very visually engaging. In this layout decided I wanted to include separate photos from our walk in the partial circles that were overlaid on top of the full-page photo.  To create some visual separation between the smaller photos and the larger one, I used my Silhouette to cut circle outlines.  I put these on the edges of my circular photos, which gave me nice visual space.  

I typed my journaling directly onto my photo in Photoshop before printing, but you could easily type your journaling separately, cut it out, and adhere it to your photo.  I cut the circle of pattern paper on my Silhouette, but you could also die-cut it, use a circle punch, or fussy cut.  I punched a small hole at the top, used a number brad from my stash, and attached the circle overtop the journaling.  I then added a puffy sticker to the top of my spinning element for extra texture. 

This layout is sized outside a 6x8 page protector because of its interactive elements.  Pro-tip, if you try this, be sure to punch your holes before you add your spinning circle, mine only *just* fit.  

I hope this inspired you to play with your holiday products a bit today!  If you try this layout, be sure to tag me on Instagram @alphins_little_corner , I would love to see what you make!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Life Crafted Friday with Diane

Hi Everyone and happy Friday! Today I am sharing a Life Crafted 6x8 layout I made using the Crave Mini Kit. This was one of my favorite kits that was offered this year and I knew it would be perfect for this layout about an afternoon tea adventure with my sister-in-law!

I used a mixture of the digitals that were offered with the kit and the physical ephemera from the kit (the large tag was not part of the kit). The colors went perfectly with my photos! I used the digital 3x4 journal cards in the top left and right corners, the teal card being the perfect spot for my journaling.

I had a lot of fun using the gorgeous ephemera to create my title on the tag in the middle. I even did a little blending on the flowers in the background to bring some pink in. This afternoon really was a "Good Thing" and much needed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you were able to find some inspiration to document the Good Things in your life!

Have a great weekend!



Sunday, November 27, 2022


Hey everyone! Jasmin here with my take on the Sunday Sketch:

I continued to work on my Life Crafted 2019 Album and used the Merry Making Christmas 12 x 12 Add-On Kit.

I love to work with sketches and always try to implement it exactly.

This page came so fast together.

I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

SUNDAY SKETCH with Nathalie


Hi there!

Nathalie with you today to share a new project inspired on this week's sketch.   We all love a good sketch is like the foundation of a cohesive and successful layout that comes together in a breeze.  Let's take a  look at this week's sketch: 

And here is my project inspired on the sketch and featuring a combination of the Parasol Add on kit, and Gather Mini kit and digital files:

I  decided to stay close to the sketch for the picture side of my spread.   The diagonal  strip of paper in the sketch was the perfect starting point for the spread .

I trimmed patterned papers from the Parasol Add-on kit to create the base and  diagonal strip of the page.  My choice was to get rid of the stitched paper strip at the top of the page, and added a large floral cluster ( Gather Ephemera pack) in its place.  I kept the picture placement as per the sketch but moved some pieces/embellishments around so that they balance the page a bit better.

I added the small diagonal paper strip to the bottom right corner of the spread -as per sketch-.   This time, I shortened the stitched paper strip, and created a banner from one of the 6x4 digital cards.  I used the Mint Puffy Alpha Stickers to add my title on the banner.   In addition,  I added a second floral cluster (Gather ephemera) behind the title.

Here is where I took liberties with the sketch, and decided to elongate the diagonal line of the design.  I carried over that line into the other side of the spread, and created a pocket to house my journaling (Gather Digital collection) card in place.

Since this page documents day 4 of my Gratitude album - 6x8 Pumpkin Spice Life Crafted Album-, I used a metal die to cut the number 4 from patterned paper (Parasol Add on kit) then mixed  ephemera pieces (Gather kit) with enamel dots (Parasol Add On kit) as the embellishment cluster/subtitle in the front of the pocket.  this cluster completes my visual triangle.

I am using one of the Gather digital elements to create my journaling card.  I simply enlarged it -using Photoshop- then duplicated the card, and  rotated one of them before joining them together.   I simply added my journaling and printed it  off.

I  love how this turned out,  and how easily it came together using the sketch as inspiration for the page.   Remember to check the sketch, and share any project you create inspired by it.


Friday, November 18, 2022


This is Marina, today I'm sharing with you a spread I created in my 6x8 Life Crafted Album documenting my first days in Canada and here are my 3-to-Inspire prompts for this:

1. Cut a photo
2. Digital card with printed journaling
3. Mix of digital and physical embellishments

To be honest, at first I was planning to use this photo for my Classic Life Crafted Album, but then I decided to change the format and "fit" it into a 6x8 page, so the natural solution was to resize and divide this photo into parts :))

Here I used a mix of physical and digital embellishments from the November Gather Mini-Kit:

I added a pretty frame from our Flea Market Findings set to highlight the main character in the photo - my little explorer :) 

The combination of digital and physical little details goes well with the colors in the photo, doesn't it? :)

The second part of the spread: the beautiful blue Periwinkle Alphabet was the color accent that helped me bring the cards together, I also liked the printing journaling, since I use the digital card anyway - the small font allows me to tell a longer story than my handwriting, haha :))

I love volumetric cards, but I try not to make the volume too big to fit in the pocket - here I used pasta cardboard instead of the usual foam dots, haha :)) The beautiful basket and cat from our Crave Mini-Kit are great here and are still available on Citrus Twist Kits Shop! ;)

Hope you find my layout and the prompts inspiring and that you can find some time to create and enjoy our challenge this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Life Crafted Friday with Ettiene


Hello everyone, 

Its Ettiene here with some 6"8" Life Crafted album inspiration using the Gather mini kitdigital papers and digital elements.  Here is a look at the page I created before we go into the details.  

For this page I had this photo of my husband and daughter from last Thanksgiving that I hadn't scrapbooked.  I have already completed my holiday pages so wanted to think of a different way to use the photo that wasn't the story of the day.  I decided to document three small things I am grateful for in their relationship.

I used the circle element from the digital kit to document each item.  I loved the textured pages in the mini kit and decided to add the three circles on top of the tag with some small clusters of embellishments.  

For the right side of the page I added my photo and made clusters of embellishments going across the page.  

I hope I inspired you to take some time today to document some of the small things that you are grateful for.  

Sunday, November 13, 2022


Hey CTK friends!

It's Katarina with you today, this time again with the Sunday Sketch challenge. This week's sketch is just perfect if you want to use up a lot of those super pretty papers and embellishments, or you can modify it a bit and even make a multi-photo layout.

I went for the first option because there is so much gorgeousness in the new GATHER mini kit! I created a single page layout in my Clementine 6x8 Life Crafted album about a quiet morning moment with coffee and a good book.

To make all the elements of my page stand out I wanted to use a neutral background, but since I am also so in love with the GATHER digital papers, I used one of them as a border around the white cardstock. 

The center of my layout is a big square photo of my coffee cup and a book. I layered some of the Gather Digital Journal Cards, Digital Elements and Ephemera behind the photo and added a couple of Cork Tiny Word Stickers.

I cut little squares from multiple Digital Journal Cards to create little places for more embellishments and placed them in the top part of my layout. I layered them with the Die Cut Ephemera, puffy stickers and digital elements.

For the bottom part of the page I used two rectangular digital elements - one for my journaling and the other one to add even some more pretty details.

I finished off my layout with Jewel Enamel Dots and machine stitching.

This sketch was super inspiring, I really enjoyed the process and love how my page turned out. Hope you feel inspired too. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!