Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A View from Our Gallery Plus aSneak Peek of the New Gallery and a Contest

Good morning! We are here to share this week's View from our Gallery, featuring Guest Designer Emily Spahn, plus a sneak peek of our new Gallery (and website look) coming any day along with a chance for you to win a $100 embellishment grab bag.

First we'll start off with a sneak peek of our new Gallery look. We know you are going to love the simple design and ease of using the new Gallery. The design for the new Citrus Twist Kits website has been happening quietly in the background over the past few weeks and we are almost ready for its unveiling. Here is a screenshot sneak:

Next, onto our drawing that we'll be doing on October 1st. We'll be giving away one wildly wonderful $100 embellishment grab bag to one lucky winner. What do you have to do to earn a chance to win? Upload your work to our gallery. For each layout or PL page that you upload you'll earn one chance to win the grab bag. This contest runs beginning today through September 30th 2014.

Now let's take a peek at an extra layout that our August Guest Designer, Emily Spahn, created using her August All that Glitters Main kit.

Emily Spahn

Hi there, Citrus Twist fans! Emily here!  I have one last layout to share this month as the August guest designer.  I don’t usually create my layouts based on the colors in my photos, but the blues and oranges in these photos of my husband and our sons were just too perfect not to use on a layout!!  Luckily, the August All That Glitters kit fit the bill perfectly!  I included all of the orange and blue elements and papers from the All That Glitters kit, as well as a few brads from the Summer Dreaming Embellishment kit.  I also tossed in a few black and gold elements like the glittery gold Thickers and the fun black number tape.

I’m often drawn to the look of white on white in layouts I see in other galleries, so I thought I would give it a shot here to add a bit of dimension to my layout. I randomly cut a few uneven strips and placed them on the top white section of my layout and then flicked my mist over the top and added a few fun enamel dots, which are one of go-to embellishments!

 I decided not to add journaling to this layout which is something I do sometimes if I can’t find a “perfect” spot for it.  Sometimes, I will also add journaling to the back, but in the case, I included that the photos were taken on Easter and how old everyone was, which is perfectly sufficient for me! All in all, this is a fun, simple layout that I was able to create rather quickly, which is always good when you are strapped for time!

I had a blast creating with the August kit! A big thank you to Citrus Twist for having me!

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