Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Lovely Camillia | Life Crafted With Theresa

Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a super fun and easy layout in my Life Crafted album. I am loving the size and simplicity of this album so much and love how easily layouts come together. I am using the June Around Here kit along with the This Is Life Routine stamp set. Let's have a look!

I was inspired by this photo of our camillia which bloomed for the first time this year, and that beautiful turquoise floral pattern in the kit! That was my starting point for this layout, so I tore a few strips from the papers and adhered them to a neutral paper for my background.

I stamped the hearts and the Home Sweet Home sentiments onto the background paper, above and below the photo. My title was so easy to create: I used the white alphabet stickers at the bottom of the photo and then added a few word strips below that. 

For the left side of my layout I had the back of my pocket page to fill, so I pulled a bit of the pink and turquoise from the right side and used that to help me decide on the pocket cards. The Love card is the 3x8 page included in the kit and I have simply cut it down to incorporate the part I wanted here.

I added the Love stamp and a few heart enamel dots for fun! For my journaling I used this grid card. I always love having lines for straighter hand writing and that was all this card needed. 

That is my layout for today! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have you been playing with your Around Here kit? Please share online and tag us so we can see! See you again soon!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Fika - A layout by Anna

Hi dear crafty friends! Anna here today and I'm so excited to share another delightful layout with you using both the June Add On kit and the Around Here Life Crafted kit. Also I have a little tutorial for you on the CTK Insta Stories. Hope you'll enjoy joining me in the process of creating my page.

Here's what I came up with.

I imideately knew at the first sight of this Maggie Holmes Sunny Days Parasol paper that I just needed to do some fussy cutting. I had so much fun fiddling around with those gorgeous circles. Some of them did I glue on my page and some of them did I add using foam tape to get different dimensions.

The first thing I do when I get my kit I take a look at the little Kit-Card with the name of the kit and a a few lines with some wise words. I love to use them in one or another way on my projects. Here I used it up in my left corner of my layout as well as the "Around Here" text as like a tab above my photo.

This word "Fika" is a Swedish phenomenon and a generic term for some sweet treats and coffe/tea together. We use to have lots of Fika as well as cake when we celebrate someones birthday for exempel. So good!!!

 Also... don't you just LOOOVE these gorgeous enamels, yum!! At least I'm in love.

And there you have it!
I'm sorry for photo bombing you but I couldn't resist, so much gourgeousness from the kits to feature!
Hope you like them as much as I do! If don't have them already, be sure to head over to the CTK shop and sign up for a subscription or grab some other goodies.

Until next time! Anna xo

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday Sketch with Suzanna Stein

Hey there everyone, Suzanna here! I'm popping in to share a Sunday Sketch with y'all. I'm not usually someone that follows sketches in my scrapbooking, but I'm always up for trying new things and for a little challenge. I'm excited to share the layout I created and hopefully inspire you to give the sketch a try also!

The thing I like about using a sketch for inspiration, is that you can adapt it to whatever size you prefer to work with, and whatever style you prefer. For my layout, I created a 9x12" scrapbook layout using the June Life Crafted kit.

I started by layering my papers behind my photo and across the page. Once my layering was complete, I slipped a couple labels into one of the layers to hold my stamping and the date. Instead of adding the strip and tab at the bottom, I flipped the design and added it to the top. Feel free to mix things up when you're working with a sketch - it's more of a guide than something you have to stick to 100% - that's what's fun about it!

I added both journaling and stamping below my main strip of layers, then went in with my stars. Among the stars, I added some gold splatters of craft mist to push the "messy" look a little further. I'm all about splatters!

I hope this layout and sketch give you inspiration for your next crafty project! Remember - it's totally okay to tweak the sketch to fit your style. I can't wait to see your take on this sketch!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

3 to Inspire with Marsha

Hey friends!  Marsha here sharing my first 3 to Inspire for Citrus Twist Kits.  For my layout today, I used the June Life Crafted Around Here kit, the Label It free subscriber exclusive cut file, and the Bows cut file.

Here's a look at the layout in my Life Crafted Album, documenting one of my favorite places- my craft room!

Our prompts:

1. Around Here kit
2. Cut file (or 2!)
3. Stamping

I started by cutting out the cut file using white cardstock.  I then backed a few of the labels on the cut file with a floral patterned paper from the kit, and backed the entire cut file with the wood grain patterned paper.  I couldn't resist adding a cut file bow to the page, too, cut using a striped patterned paper.  I can't get enough of the fun cut files this month!

Next, I added some ephemera pieces, puffy foam stickers, and tiny alphabet stickers.  I stamped a sentiment onto one of the cut apart labels.

For the other side of the layout, I used the 3" x 8" bookmark included in the kit.  I added the title using a puffy foam phrase sticker and some stamping.

I fussy cut a flower from one of the patterned papers and layered it over the floral elements at the bottom of the bookmark.  This brought the bright pink over to the left side of the layout. To finish off the spread, I added a puffy cardstock sticker and more of the ephemera pieces.

Thanks for joining me today!  I can't wait to see how you use the 3 to Inspire prompts on your project!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Life Crafted Album

Hey friends!  Alena here, and I'm sharing a spreads in my Life Crafted album using the June "Around Here" Life Crafted kit  .

I love taking pictures of my family. I decided to use the big photos for my album.

 For the first spread I printed the text on the Digital cards and then cut them out.

My pages are pretty simple to create but has loads of texture . 
I love the Puffy Foam Cardstock Stickers and Black Puffy Foam Phrase & Icon Stickers.

For the second spread I added headlines, a couple of labels, stamps and stickers.

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, June 13, 2019

Father's Day Layout with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another 8.5x11 scrapbook layout. It's been awhile since I have done a full sized photo layout, but when I got this photo of my husband and son, I knew it needed to be printed extra large.

I used the cut file Smile Sparkle Shine, cutting the flowers out of white cardstock.  I used a couple of the papers from the add-on kit to back them.  Then I placed them around the edge of my photo, adhering some with foam adhesive to give them some dimension.

I used a cut apart from the add on kit to stick my date.  Technically the photo was taken in May, but the "journaling" is for Father's Day, so I chose 2019 as the date.  I added a couple more pieces from the add-on die cut pack around my page.

My "journaling" is my son's annual Father's Day questionnaire.  I try to do this every year, it's so fun to hear his responses, and my husband loves receiving them.  I printed the answers on regular printer paper, then adhered it to a piece of patterned paper.

I punched a half circle at the top of my page to pull the journaling up from.  On the patterned paper, I used the tiny alphas included in the Life Crafted kit to spell the word "pull".  I adhered a piece of white cardstock to three sides of my photo to create a pocket for the journaling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Travelers Notebook Challenge with Diane

Hi Guys! Diane here with another Travelers Notebook Challenge for you!

I've seen a lot of geometric design floating around the scrapbook world lately and I've always wondered how they would translate into the smaller scale of Traveler's Notebooks. So, I challenged myself to give it a try and I'm challenging you to try it as well!

I've created quite a few projects with the "Around Here" Life Crafted kit this month so I only had a few bits and pieces and papers left over. Scrap are perfect for this challenge because they can easily be cut into little shapes. I created a small sketch for myself first to work out just how big the squares for my heart and my photo needed to be. The size I went with was 1.75 inches square.

I added dimension and texture to the paper pieces by stitching around the outside with my sewing machine before using a blending tool to add a shade of green around the outside edges to help them stand out on the background.

Speaking of backgrounds, before I stuck everything down, I added a coat of clear gesso and a few watered down splotches of sprays in the same green/teal tone as my papers.

Once I had my heart and photo adhered onto the background (I used Multi-Medium Matt because of the mixed media background), I built three clusters of embellishments using foam words, die cuts, stamping and enamel dots.

I really do love how easily the journaling flows once I put some numbers in front of it! Here's how this page came together in my TN...

I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge so don't forget to post your layouts in the Facebook Fan Page so we can see!