Monday, January 20, 2020

Life Crafted with Elizabeth

Hello friends.  I'm here to share a few pages in my Life Crafted Album using the "Fierce and Fabulous" Kit.  These photos are from a recent STAYCATION with my husband at one of our BEAUTIFUL, local resorts.

For the first page, I included a full-size photo to highlight the TALL palm trees with the pool and resort behind.  To let the photo take center stage, I embellished with a simple, but COLORFUL puffy sticker.

Next, I wanted to include a space for WORDS.  In a 3x4 page protector, I included a journaling card in the top; photo at the bottom.  The lighting inside the restaurant was poor so I changed my photo to black and white.  To embellish and bring consistency, I added a simple cluster with puffy stickers and a label.

On the opposite page, I repeated the same formula.  I included a journaling card in the top; photo at the bottom.  This time, I added a LOVELY flag that had the PERFECT sentiment AND repeated the heart in the journal card.

On the final page, I used a 2x2 page protector to HOLD circles.  As soon as I saw a page by @thevanblife, I knew I MUST try it.  I think it's such a FUN alternative to squares.

For the circles, I included a combination of photos, patterned paper AND journal cards.

On one circle, I added a sentiment combining stamps and the puffy alphabet.  I'm FOND of the color, texture and dimension.  

I hope these pages provide some INSPIRATION.  Thanks Amy Jo for INSPIRING me.  HAPPY crafting.

XO, Elizabeth

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Sketch with Kira

Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another Sunday Sketch!  Here's a look at the sketch I'll be working with today: 

And here's a look at my layout using the sketch:

I am currently working in a Life Crafted album dedicated to my recently departed Folsom.  I had professional photos taken on him in 2012 and it's about time I got them printed and placed in an album with all the stories about him. I cut one photo down to about 2.5x3.5, then backed it with the teal leafy paper from the LC kit. 

I used a piece of washi and a paperclip from my stash to embellish the top of the photo, and a fabric die cut from the LC kit for the left side.  I attached the fabric die cut with some mini staples.  Then I placed some foam behind the photo.

I used the newsprint looking paper on each side of my layout, and adhered the photo to the right, just like the sketch.  On the left side, I created a pocket for my journaling.  I sized it to fit a journaling card from the LC kit, and embellished it with pieces from the die cut pack and puffy stickers.  I used a bit of ribbon from my stash to create a tab on the journaling card.

I finished off my layout by creating a small cluster at the top of the left page by fussy cutting out a leaf and adding a gold star and puffy sticker from the LC kit.

I can't wait to see how you use this sketch!  Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

3-to-inspire with Diane

Hi everyone, Diane here with another 3-to-inspire challenge for you! You can find this challenge here every Saturday for those who need a little extra creative push to get scrapbooking, to keep scrapbooking or for those who just like a challenge! Your take on this challenge can be a layout, Traveler's Notebook page or a pocket page spread in your Life Crafted and remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project.

Your prompts this week are:
  1. Create a rainbow
  2. Use border punches (or cut files, or distressing...)
  3. Stamp a title
Here’s my take on this challenge using the January Life Crafted kit ...

I started by creating two base pages for my Life Crafted album, both from white card stock sized at 5 x 8.25 inches. Then I choose 5 of the exclusive 6x8 papers to create my rainbow with. I'll admit, my interpretation of a rainbow is pretty loose, but I still love this colour scheme!

From each of the patterned papers, I cut strips that were 1 x 5 inches and then each strip got punched with my border punch. I carefully lined them up the page in rainbow order to make sure I had enough to cover the background (SPOILER: I did not have enough and had to cut more!). Once I knew I had the right number, I adhered them down.

I added my photo with a piece of craft foam for dimension and some vellum to tie in my journalling on the left hand page. Under my photo I added a label with the year stamped on it and a few puffy stickers for contrast.

I stamped my title using the Solid and Outline alpha stamp in 3 different colours. I stamped the outline in a darker shade and then filled in the letters with a lighter shade of the same colour. I then added a few smaller scraps of punched paper to the top and bottom to add some colour and tie the two pages together.

I stitched my journalling in place, as well as stitching around the edge of my layered page to secure all the strips firmly. And then I called my page done!

Here's a look at the process this spread took ...

Thanks for stopping by today and I'd love to see any page you create using this challenge so don't forget to tag me and share in the Citrus Twist Facebook Fan page!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Googles - Life Crafted with Anna

Hi dear ones! Anna here with my first project using the fabulous January "Fierce & Fabulous" Life Crafted Kit. This kit is jam packed with bright and happy colors, that's right up my alley. Also I've used the gorgeous Add On stamp set This Is Life "Fierce". I just love those frame stamps and words.

Here's what I came up with, hope you'll like it as much as I do!

The word Juli 2019 are stamped by this beautiful alpha stamp set, Italic upper/lower case alphabet & numbers.

And there you have it, all the happy colors! Now it's your turn to play with you lovely stuff and don't forget to share with us on CTK Fan Page and /or Instagram @citrustwistkits #citrustwistkits. We can't wait to see what magic you'll create.
Be sure to head over to the CTK shop and grab some goodies or maybe sign up for a subscription, you'll absolutely love it!

Until next time! Anna xo

Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Christmas Spectacular" with Erica

Hey guys, it's Erica! Today I am back on the blog to share a day in my 2019 December Daily album using the January Life Crafted Kit. For this project I really wanted to utilize ephemera from the event and since the show was circus themed it fit perfectly with this month's kit!

I started off by creating a pocket using a piece of the program I brought back from the show. I stitched it down with gold thread onto one of the papers from the kit. This is a great way for me to house multiple photos and make an interactive element in my spread. I slipped in two 3x4 cards and my favourite 4x6 card from the kit. I added puffy stickers and used the large 'fierce' ephemera piece as my title.

On the right side of my spread I used the 3x8 bookmark from the kit. I attached a small photo and layered a few of the ticket die cuts, and embraced the circus theme with the tent ephemera! I loved the number puffy stickers and I'd usually be tempted to create a list with them, but since this happened to the 13th I decided to go ahead and use two of them for my day.

In my pocket on the left hand side, I used both the front and backs of all of my cards to decorate and attach photos. On two of them I printed instax photos and pulled mini paperclips from my stash to decorate. I still glued all the photos down, but the clips add a cute vintage element. I also added this acrobat card that I've been hoarding for just something like this!

To decorate the backs of my cards, I used the Fierce & Fabulous stamp and the Traveler's Notebook stamp to create labels. I used a blue ink that I thought was close to the kit, and created my own sentiment by combining words from both stamps. I simply masked off the word I didn't want with a bit of washi tape and then removed it after I had inked up my stamp.

I added a few more ephemera pieces and puffy stickers to finish off my cards, slipped them back into my pocket and the whole thing came together!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you next time!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monotone Life Crafted scrapbooking with Nathalie

Hello everyone!
Nathalie with you today with a few ideas on how to use the color tones of your Life Crafted Fierce and Fabulous kit.   I am sure kits are arriving at your doorsteps, and  you are looking for ideas on what to create with the beautiful goodies, well consider color families for your next layout.

One of my favorite things about the kits is the rainbow of possibilities, but i felt like focusing on a single family of colors for each of these pages, let me show you:


The starting point for this page was the Life Crafted PL card (in the top pocket).  One of my goals this year is to #existinphotos, which means getting pictures of me documented ( not a fan of this!).  The sentiment of the card was perfect for the layout, and since the picture is pretty neutral, i decided use the warm tones of the card to complete the page.

I used one of the  Bonus 3x4 PL Cards to add my lines of journal, and then added the date with the Typewriter Month & Number stamp  ( this bring some of the black of the picture on to this side of the layout)

To add to the sentiment and feel of the story,  i used the This is Life: Fierce stamp set and Tattered Rose Distress oxides to create the frames out of the warm tone patterned papers of the kit.  I fussy cut them out and layered them on the book print paper from the kit.

I added a few embellishments from the Life Crafted kit and added also pieces from the cut apart sheet that matched the colors of the frames.  To finish the page, i added pops of black to the layout -puffy stickers, labels and stamped images-.  Love how this turned out, but now let me show you a new idea using another color family.


I started with two of the patterned papers that had mint/green tones in them.   I cut striped one to fit the width of the page, and then used the left over strip at the edge of the other half of the page.

I started with the title for this page this time  -though the ephemera has a bit of pink in it- as it has gold glitter on it, so i wanted to make that detail that repeats through the page.   I used the Digital PL Cards to add my lines of journal on the computer and printed so that it fit at almost 5" in height.

I glued this to the inside of the striped paper strip, and layered ephemera and labels to complete the title at the bottom of the page.   I chose to bring  a small cluster of ephemera to the top corner of the page.  I used one of the fabric pieces and then fussy cut the stamped you sentiment -created using the This is Life: Fierce stamp).

I backed the picture with a piece of gold glitter polka dot piece of acetate -from my stash- and then layered pieces from the cut apart elements and ephemera  to create the clusters around the picture.   I repeated the gold pops and circular stamped elements to tie the two sides of the layout together.

I really love how this turned out!  and it all was possible using only the Life Crafted kit, stamps and a few of the digital files.    Hopefully, this inspires you to take a chance with a color tone layout for your Life Crafted album.  Remember to share with us what you create, i would love to see how you use this concept.