Thursday, January 17, 2019

Travelers Notebook Challenge With Jennie

Hello there!  I am so excited to be here with you today.  It's a new year and I want to give you a challenge.  Now, I could challenge you to stamp [my favorite!] or use one of the many amazing elements in the Fresh Starts kit.  However, I've got a different type of challenge for you today. I want to challenge you to create a travelers notebook insert, or at least a page, devoted to yourself. I'd like to see you dig deep, or at least really document a part of yourself in these pages of the insert, or on the one page.  Consider this for 2019! Tell the stories of the story teller.


This layout is part of my All About Me travelers notebook insert.  I've selected 30 prompts so I can discuss things about myself.  They are not all deep questions, but they tell a little bit more about myself.  I absolutely love the colors and items included in the Fresh Starts Kit - they are perfect to tell my stories.


For the left side of the layout, I answered the question if I was a morning or night person.  I trimmed a strip of the striped patterned paper included in the kit [LOVE IT!] and decorated with just a couple of die cuts, but asked the question with the puffy alphabet stickers.



The same idea on the right side.  However, there was a new question [What's your favorite job] that I stamped with the Outline Alphabet Stamp.  The house die cuts were the perfect accent for this question and I am so glad I had them!

Now, I love creating a few travelers notebook inserts, they are like mini albums but easy to use and compact.  However, you can do the same thing -- create something all about you -- in a planner, or in my case, in a Hobonichi Techo.


The New Beginnings stamp set is SO cute and was perfect page inside my journal.  I love those flowers and leaves! I'm using the Hobonichi to document me - my feelings, thoughts and the things going on in my life!  All About Me, wouldn't you say?

We'd love to see you play along with this challenge.  It's important to document yourself and tell your stories.  Make sure you tag us and share how you're documenting YOU!



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Project Life Challenge with Adele



Hi scrappy peeps!

I am so excited to dive into the new Life Crafted January kit and wanted to catch up on some 2018 project life pages this week.


My challenge for you this month is to use pocket pages to document photos from somewhere you have traveled recently. I find pocket page protectors handy to document several photos from the same day/event while away on holidays - it makes choosing which photos to print much easier!



I thought this 4x6" card was perfect to reflect the cityscape of Melbourne and create a fun filler title card for this page.




I have also created a process video for you all to enjoy creating this page! Hope you like it!!

Adele :)



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Life Crafted with our Guest Designer, Caylee Grey



We are so happy to have Caylee back on the blog sharing her next project using our Life Crafted album and kit!


Caylee is sharing her new project with another amazing video but before we share the video, here are a few photo's to inspire you!






We absolutely love this project using our new album!  Be sure to follow Caylee for more inspiration:




Monday, January 14, 2019

Fresh Starts in 2019

I might not have finished my 2018 Project Life album yet, but I simply could not resist using the Life Crafted "Fresh Starts" kit to create a title page for my 2019 album!


I grabbed a photo of all four of us and printed them all in black and white so I could create a really subtle colour scheme for the page. The 2019 journal card was a starting point and I loved the teal polka dot paper SO much, that it had to be there as well.


It wouldn't really be a page of mine without sequins, so I created a shaker pocket with a sequin mix from my stash that couldn't have gone more perfectly with these colours if I tried! And I love that this particular journal card has my OLW for 2019 on it (OPEN) so it definitely needed to go on there too! The fact that the ampersand was teal too sealed the deal.


The rest of the page was created with the This Is Life "New Beginnings" stamp set. I chose a teal ink to match the patterned paper and created my own floral pattern on a 3x4 card for the bottom. I then stacked a few phrases, stamped them in black, and then surrounded them with the same teal florals for my main 6x4 card. The whole page is simple, soft and happy, which is exactly how I'd like the rest of 2019 to be!


Grab your kits and start creating and don't forget to post your layouts in the Facebook Fan Page so we can all see the gorgeousness you create!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Sketch with Melanie


Hello CTK friends, Melanie here with another Sunday Sketch for you.


Isn't it a great one? And it's perfect to use with the New 'Life Crafted' January Kit! I pretty much stuck to the sketch but switched one photo for a journal card.


After the holidays my crafty bestie and I finally met to spend the whole day scrapping and chatting together. The table became a huge mess pretty quickly and we loved it. Of course we took a picture of the table and I used the Fresh Start Kit to document the day.

The pretty striped paper went perfectly with the colors on my photo and I cut two strips of it. I backed my photo with some matching patterned papers from the kit and did the same with my journaling card. To make them stand out I used some fun foam. After that I placed one strip of the striped paper above my cluster and one on the bottom.


I used some labels to create more layers and used the stamp set that came in the kit to stamp some phrases on the labels and the New Beginnings Stamp to make the black labels..



I added some stitching for more texture and finished the layout off by adding some black ink splatters.



I hope you'll play along with this sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what you're all going to create. The new kit is so much fun to work with. The colors and patterns are gorgeous and the Embellishments are so versatile, love that!
Don't forget to share your work on Instagram and our Facebook Group so we can see your creations.
Until then, have fun creating!
Melanie


Saturday, January 12, 2019

3 - To - Inspire with Amanda!



Hi CTK Friends! 

Welcome back for more memory keeping inspiration with a new edition of our
3 - to - Inspire challenge! 
Amanda here, and I am so super excited to be sharing more of our amazing Life Crafted Kit! This new look kit has me swooning!
I love this new look & fun approach to everyday documenting, but I also still love my 12 x 12 style of scrapbooking! So for today's challenge, I am also incorporating how I use Life Crafted for 12 x 12 layouts too! Yay!

Here are the items you'll need to feature in your creating to play along:

1. Stamping - There are four fabulous CTK stamps this month, and one's an exclusive included in the Life Crafted kit. Have fun & get inky!

2. Stickers - There are some fabulous stickers in both the Life Crafted Kit and the Scrapbooking Add On Kit! I'm especially loving the Tiny Word Stickers in the Life Crafted Kit.

3. Ephemera -  Again, you'll find them in both kits, or you could make your own from our monthly printable cut aparts! Yayyy!

Such a fun & easy challenge for you to play along with!
Here's what I've created using both our Life Crafted & Scrapbooking Add On Kits, 

"Hey Boy, You ROCK"


How awesome is this?!! Such a fun page for my cool kid!
I use the white cardstock and Shine Bright paper from the Scrapbooking Add On kit for the 12" elements in my layout. I layer my photo onto the exclusive Life Crafted pattern papers, and ephemera and then go wild with embellishing! 


The "THIS" stamp is from the exclusive Fresh Starts stamp set in the Life Crafted Kit. I repeat stamp it for maximum impact - so striking & tons of fun too! 
For the stickers element, I feature a mix of stickers from both kits but I am really crushing on the Tiny Word Stickers in the Life Crafted Kit - so good!


How cool are those faux enamel dots?! They're actually the inner circles from the O's in the Black Puffy Alphas Stickers in the Life Crafted Kit. Perfect! 
Speaking of alphas, here's a closer look at that super, mixed font title.....


So.much. awewsomeness!!!
You can see that the Scrapbooking Add On Kit has been carefully curated to compliment the Life Crafted Kit so we can enjoy the best of both memory keeping options! Yay! Love it! 

And because I really do LOVE it, I couldn't help myself... 
I've made a second layout for today's challenge, 

"Fresh Start"


Whoa! Another super boy page for my Mister A for Awesome! 
Again, I have combined both the Life Crafted & Scrapbooking Add-On Kits to create my scrapbook layout. I have also featured the Life Crafted Travelers Notebook Stamp; a new fave of mine! 


Those layers!!! 


The L shaped design of this layout is really eye catching, and I adore the split title! To add even more interest to it, I machine stitched it into place! Oh, and that title? It's from the exclusive CTK ephemera in the Life Crafted Kit! 


The Dear Lizzy Puffy Stickers in the Scrapbooking Add On Kit were the perfect adornment for this journal cluster! & yes, I'm still crushing on those Tiny Word Stickers - could you tell? lol! 
Such an awesome page for my sweet boy!

And there you have it! 
My takes on today's 3 - To - Inspire challenge! 
(& a look at how I am combining both kits to meet my 12 x 12 scarpbook layout needs!)
Now it's your turn! 
I can't wait to see your creations with this challenge! 
Be sure to share them with us in the Facebook CTK Fans Page HERE - we LOVE seeing your work! 

Haven't ordered your kits yet? Visit the store HERE to get started!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, 
til next time, 




Friday, January 11, 2019

Citrus Twist Creative Team Call 2019



We are so excited about your interest in joining the 2019 Citrus Twist Creative Team.

As a member of the 2019 (March-August) Creative Team, you will be expected to create 3-4 projects per month, photograph them and write blog posts to go with your projects. You will also be required to participate at least once during your Creative Team period (March 2019-August 2019) in our Subscriber monthly workshop (video format using the Life Crafted kit). Some of your projects will be posted on the Citrus Twist Blog and occasionally other Citrus Twist social media channels.

In order to be considered for the 2019 Design Team, you should possess the following: 
  • A love for paper crafting and stamping
  • Innovative, inspiring projects
  • Good photography skills
  • Familiarity with video creation
  • Experience creating Insta stories
Are you ready to apply? Email hello@citrustwistkits.com with the following information:

  1. One paragraph introducing yourself. Tell us when you started scrapbooking and how you would define your personal style. What excites you most about Citrus Twist Life Crafted? Are you on any other design teams? Please include your name and where you are from. Let us know who you are as a crafter and your experience in the industry.
  2. A link to your gallery, blog or portfolio. Be sure to include samples of your various creative projects. We'd love to see a variety of what you have to offer!
  3. A list of all your social handles. (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, blog, etc.)
  4. 5 Styled Images. Please include 1 Scrapbook Layout, 1 traveler’s notebook spread, 1 PL page or spread, 1 example of an Instagram Story Tutorial, and 1 project of your choice (something that defines who you are as a creative). 
The deadline to send applications is Friday, January 25, 2019. The new team will be notified via email on February 2, 2019. International applications will be considered.
Questions? Email hello@citrustwistkits.com. Good luck!