Monday, August 3, 2020

Kit Love with Veronica

Hello Crafty Friends!
Veronica here to share a spread in my summer album. This August Life Crafted kit has the most gorgeous colors that summer has ever seen! I love the beach theme! 
For this spread, I decided to use a pattern paper and water color to highlight all 3 stamps from this month! I used 4 summer colors to match this bright and fun kit!
 I also stitched some labels on top and below of the page.
I love add tons of puffy stickers and tags here and there. This month's tags are bright and very much summer!


Hope you enjoyed a peek into my summer album for this year. Happy crafting!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sunday Sketch with Patricia


Hello Beautiful CTK Friends!  Welcome to the first August Sunday Sketch.   Here is a look at the 12x12 sketch that I used to inspire my 6x8 layout using the August Scrapbooking Add-On Kit.

Citrus Twist, Life Crafted, Sunday Sketch

I used the Life Unscripted cut file to start my 6x8 layout on the left by flipping the hearts so that the flow would resemble the drops and motion at the bottom of the sketch.

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

I cut the Life Unscripted cut file separately.  First, with just the hearts for the background of my layout and backed with the book paper and then using the the rainbow pattern paper you see on the right for the title.  I made sure it cut where the rays would be seen in the title to add that affect.  Next, I used more of the book paper, transparent die cut, frame die cut, and pattern paper to create the blocks going across the page, but instead of copying the sketch, it inspired me to lay them in a layered look with just one photo adhered across the layers.  

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

Once that design was in place, I started added more die cuts, stickers, and stamping to finish the page.

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

For the right side, I used the Page Protector #3, 4x6 + Journaling spot.  I trimmed that same pattern paper used from my cut out title on the left to help create balance between the sides.  Then just finished that top pocket with another photo and a few embellishments and stamping.  I used the new Stories stamp set for all of the stamping on this project.  So love the embellishments and stamps to create this light layered look for this pocket.  Those tiny stickers and the foam flower stickers are a must-have!  The L and the R foam alphas are from the Life Crafted August kit.  It helped to create just a pop of color.

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

To help the flow of colors and balance, I trimmed a solid piece of that same pattern paper I used for the title and top pocket to type my journaling to finish this project.

Citrus Twist Kits, Pocket Page, Sunday Sketch, Life Crafted

My new favorite kit!  Just amazing and I hope the kit as well as this new Sunday Sketch inspire you to take some time to create!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

3 to Inspire With Lisa Varshine

Hi friends! I can't believe it's August already. Today I'm here to share a quick 3-to-Inspire challenge using the August kits, including the add-on kit. I can't wait till you guys get these kits, they are gorgeous!
I've been using one of the newest Life Crafted album colors to collect stories about myself. These stories are few and far between for me, since I spend the majority of my crafting time telling stories about my two young kids. These new colors are so vivid and cheerful, exactly what I need right now.
In these pages, I'm talking about my photography degree and the long and winding road I've taken to finally decide to enroll. I was so inspired by the florals and soft colors in the beautiful Crate Paper papers, die cuts, and chipboard stickers. So, for this spread, I'm challenging you to create a layout using 1) a photo of yourself, 2) florals, and 3) a muted color palette.
I'm going to be really honest: taking a good picture of myself requires a ton of shots. Telling a story about pursuing photography doesn't naturally bring to mind dynamic photo options. I obviously included a shot of my two main cameras. But, I also thought it was a good opportunity to get myself in my albums.
I'm not typically a florals girl, but these completely changed my mind. It was also a great compliment to a very feminine picture of myself. The die-cuts from Crate Paper include a few transparent acetate flowers and I like the idea of trimming this one slightly so it would slide into the pocket, add a little interest, repeat the floral pattern, and add an interactive element (it can be slipped out of the pocket very easily). It does double duty by slightly obscuring any thoughts or stories you have that may be more personal.
To repeat the florals and carry the beautiful colors across the page, I trimmed two tags and stapled them together on the bottom of my picture. I'm really happy with how this spread turned out and I cannot wait to indulge my new obsession with florals. Thanks for letting me share these pages and I hope you find a little inspiration for your next project.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Kit Love - August Storytelling



Hello CTK friends!
We are through half of the year already ( and i am pretty sure most of us are hoping to finish the year safe and sound!), and i am sure everyday there is a small story to tell, to document.   This month we wanted to help you document all the stories of your days with our Life Crafted kit...  TRUE STORIES is a colorful collection of design and sentiment that will have you documenting your days.



This month's kit is packed with a colorful palette, graphic designs and lots of small details.  Let's join Krystal as she shares a video unboxing of the kit:



Just love the kit!  But of course we have curated a scrapbooking Add-On kit that will provide extra space for all your memories ( large format documenters) and help you stretch your Life Crafted kit.  This month's selection of papers and embellishments comes from different manufacturers and the newest collections available in the market.



Let's join Nathalie as she shares a closer look at the kit's contents and a few more goodies that are available at the shop right now




We are sure that the August kits are going to keep you reaching for your memories and helping you document them in a fun and creative way!  We are so excited to see what you create with them!

Stay Safe!

XO


Life Crafted with Alena



It's Alena here, and today I want to share with you a new Life Crafted project.






 For my layout today, I began by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the Dream Chaser cut file - one of the subscriber exclusive cut files for this month. I cut this file in half to use on both pages.



The photos were placed on layers of patterned paper and tags.




I added quite a few pieces of Ephemera, stamping, enamel dots.
Thank you for stopping by today! Please share what you create with your kits in our Facebook group and/or on Instagram tagging @citrustwistkits so we can see!



Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hybrid Life Crafted with Sheree


Hello everyone!

Today I have a life crafted spread that features the super fun “Wild @ Heart” Life Crafted Kit with a little digital goodness thrown into the mix.



I love the flexibility that digital elements give you and there are just so many things you can do!  For this spread today I used the digital version of one of the journaling cards to create my grid background.  I simply enlarged the journaling card to 8 inches high in Photoshop, printed out two copies onto normal printer paper, then cut them to size to fit the background of my pages.  I also added some machine stitching for texture.



I printed out the journaling and added it to the first page then used the puffy alphabet stickers for the title.  I curved the title to suit the “Rollercoaster” theme and added enamel dots to the centre of the ‘O’s to add pops of colour.




Under the journaling I stamped the date onto a label from the cutapart sheet and layered it with one of the ephemera pieces.



The photo on this spread is terrible quality but since it was the only photo we have from this fun experience Madi had this particular night I really wanted to use it.  I layered it with a number of die cuts from the ephemera pack, including a label I stamped with a phrase from the “Wild @ Heart” Stamp Set.  I also added a couple of chipboard pieces from the kit and a paper clip from my stash.



You can see my process in the video below…




I love the mix of colours from the pieces in this kit!



Thanks for joining me on the blog today!  I hope you’re having a great week!

Sheree x



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July Kit Love with Veronica

Hello my sweet crafty friends! Can you believe it's days away from August? I can't fathom the idea that our summer break is weeks away from ending. I'm here to share a project that I have diligently worked on throughout the year. I used July's gorgeous Life Crafted kit in my memory planner for the first week of July. These kits are perfect for all the small spaces in a memory planner. So, I'm here to share this week's spread:
I love to type on Illustrator using the traveling typewriter font and I print that onto clear sticker sheets. That's how I get the journaling so neat. I used many bits of the pattern paper and cut them to 1.5"x2.5" rectangles. I also added lots of bits of embellishments throughout this spread. I did some stamping throughout as well. I love that the stamps come with many phrases! 
The right side of this "fold out" is a printed TN digital sheet and patterned paper. I enlarged it to fit the planner's right side. I then sewed it onto the planner page (see below):

I had so many photos from the weekend because we went out to a secluded beach and cypress tunnel. This demanded that I find a way to fit more pics in my planer.  On the inside of the TN page is another sheet of pattern paper from the kit. I sewed more bits and tags up top. The inside is also the planner sheet with more fun pics from the week as well:



If it looks like we are having a splendid summer, that's because we are. I have found all the secret spots in California with very little traffic and people. When we see people, we immediately move away. ha! These are THOSE  times...we are living in a crazy world right now and making the best of it!
Hope to see more memory planners out there. Please find me on Instagram for more planner pages and to share your planners with me. Find me at: veronica_creates.

Thanks for stopping by!