Friday, June 30, 2017

A mini-album with the Pocket Life Kits!

Hi Girls !

I'm back to inspire you today with a mini-album created with my last 3 Pocket Life Kits (April, May and June). Today's Friday pocket page challenge is to create a 3" x 4" mini album.

The most pratical thing to do, when you want to start a new project, is to begin to gather all the necessary elements to complete your album.

For my part, I used:

- Bazzill Cardstock white for the structure. I cut pièces of papers in 4x6.
- Some photos with the same dimensions, in black and white.
- Paper pads
- Embellishments : stickers words, woods, dies cuts and dots ...
- Tools, stamps and Inks

To start, I decided to decorate only the front of the cards and to leave the other side for my photos.

I made overlays of papers and added embellishments :


And here is the back of the pages with the photos :

After pasting the paper assemblies behind the photos, we go to the assembly step.
I wanted to use the yellow string received in a Citrus Twist Kit.

And here are the pages !

This mini-album is a perfect gift for a birth, for example !

I will be glad to see yours !!


Pocket Life Sketch Friday with Diane

Don't you hate it when you run out of e's? I'm forever running out of e's. But I do love it when an alpha is big enough (and not sticky!) for me to use it as a stitching guide. Then I'll never run out of e's!

Couldn't go past this rainbow stripe paper in the June Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life kit (of course), and even though we are heading into the gloom of winter down here in New Zealand, I love how bright and cheery this week looks.

Here are some details...

Here for the sketch for you to work with...

And here is the process video of how this layout came together...

Thanks for visiting Pocket Life Sketch Friday, where every week we share PL sketches and a chance to win. For your chance to win, create a layout based on the sketch in this blog post, post your layout to our Gallery or our Facebook Fan Page by Friday, June 30th 2017. Be sure to include PL 06/23 in the title!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Memory Keeping with Few Photos

Hello everyone! For this blog post, I want to show you how you can use Citrus Twist Pocket Life kits to document your life even though you don't have tons of photos to use. Actually in my last photo which is for my Project Life entry, I didn't have actual photos but the memories or stories are there documented and journaled.

The first photo is my work in progress traveler's notebook for the trip I took with my friends a couple of months back. As you can see, I utilised the exclusive ephemera. I am planning to list down my top 3 memories of our trip together. Admittedly I am not a fan for flowers and bird ephemera because I can never make it look good together. However, I trust the experts here a Citrus Twist that worked very hard to give us a cohesive kit every month that it would go together and it would work. I am happy to say that yes I am happy with how it came out.

This year I switched from a 9x12 to 6x8 album for my project life. There were days, weeks or even months that I don't have photos but lots of memories that I want to be journaled to remember. I love that this months cards gives me ample of space to blabber about and still have space for me to embellish the cards and make them more personal, more me rather than generic cards.

My fave this month is the cork hearts with gold outline. I think its part of the add-on.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017-2018 Citrus Twist Design Team Search

Are you ready to tell your story through your craft and get your hands messy with paper, glue, scissors and lots of other lovelies?
We are looking paper scrappers who are lively and passionate about their craft whether that is traditional scrapbooking, pocket page scrapbooking, Bible and faith art, travelers notebook or who dabble in their planners. 

What qualities are we looking for?

  •      Do you take bright, crisp photos?
  •      Are you good at meeting deadlines?
  •      Do you work well in on a team?
  •      Do you have a upbeat and fun social media style?
  •      Do you encourage others to tell their stories?
  •      Do you love to work with a mix of exclusive and on-trend market products?
  •      Are you comfortable sharing your creative process?

If your answer is yes to these you may just be a perfect fit for our team.


  •      This is a 6-month commitment beginning in 2018 and some may begin in September 2017 for a 9-month commitment.
  •      3-4 projects a month.
  •      Show versatility for the kit you work with including layouts, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks and planners.
  •      Meet your deadlines.
  •      Play with our kits, showcasing them through your projects.
  •      Process videos (this is a plus, not a requirement).
  •      Share all of your projects on social media (FaceBook and Instagram) every month.
  •      Participate on our CTK Fan Page on Facebook.

DTs will Receive

  •      A Citrus Twist Kit shipped to your door.
  •      25% off your CTK purchases.

Please email us at
  •      Your social media links.       
  •      Tell us about yourself.    
  •      Your current and past design teams.
  •      What makes you a great fit for our team?
  •       Include 5 photos of your current work.
·.    Send your email with “Citrus Twist 2018 DT” in the subject line. Indicate the type kit you would like to work with, for example “Citrus Twist 2018 DT, Pocket Life.

We can’t wait to see all of your work for consideration on our team. Our 2018 design team will be announced on July 31st.

DEADLINE to apply is July 21st @ midnight PST.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Snapchat, Mini Album with Emma

Hi friends!  Emma on the blog today to share a fun little mini-album I created using the Pocket Life and Embellishment kits!


I love creating little mini-albums but truth be told, they used to really intimidate me!  Sounds crazy I know but filling all those little pages and trying to make each page "perfect" used to freak me out.  Then one day I let go of the idea of perfect and I've not looked back.  I will take any excuse to make a mini these days.....and this is a perfect example!  A mini-album about Snapchat.  HA!  Zack and I love Snapchat - the filters are silly and fun and I can guarantee the a couple minutes playing around with it will always get a giggle or two.

For this mini-album I decided to use the 3x4 cards as my base and just punched a single hole at the top of each for the O-ring.

The best part of mini-albums is that it allows you to use alot more photo's than you would usually use on a layout. I printed out eight (8) photo's for this and I know I'd never fit that many photo's onto one of my 6x8 pages!

To make the pages of my mini-album a bit sturdier I backed each 3x4 card up with some co-ordinating paper from the Pocket Life kit.  The 6x6 pattern papers from Elle's Studio in the Pocket Life kit are fun and bright, so they were a perfect match for this album!

Once the pages were sorted and I'd matched them with a photo, it was time to start my favourite part of the whole process - embellishing!  Embellishments are my thing.  I love 'em.  And I love playing around trying to get the right piece to fit!  Fortunately the Pocket Life kit this month has the most amazing set of die-cuts included that I had heaps to pick from!

And how awesome are the exclusive leatherette stickers?!  I've almost used every sticker on my sheet and wish we could get more from the store!

I also used pieces from the Embellishment kit throughout my mini-album.  The colours work perfectly with those in the Pocket Life kit!

I also added a confetti pocket into the album - I think I've managed to sneak one of these into almost all the mini-albums I've made, they are just such a fun element.  I punched circles from the papers out of the Pocket Life kit and then created a 3x3'ish pocket using vellum (machine stitched 3 sides, added my confetti then stiched along the top!).  Super easy

And here's a quick flip through the full album!

I'm already trying to think of what my next mini-album will be about.  I truly have so much fun putting them together.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!  Hope you're inspired to use your June kit to create a little mini-album, even about something as silly and fun as Snapchat photo's!

Take care, Em xo

May Challenge Winners

Today we are happy to announce the challenge winners for May!

Each week our Design Team provides you with three challenges to help you get your creative juices flowing. Pocket Life Sketch Friday gives you sketches to use in your pocket style scrapbooking. Saturday's 3 to Inspire challenge brings you three creative prompts to incorporate on a project of your choice. On Sunday, our Sunday Sketch challenge goes live.

To participate in either or all challenges, all you need to do is upload your project to the gallery within a week of the challenge date, noting the date of the challenge in the title of your project. One winner is picked for each challenge and announced here on the blog.

Thanks to all that participated during the month of May! Here are the winners:

Sunday Sketch: $5 Gift Certificate to the CTK Store
     5/7: mamakven  5/14: deshetrick3  5/21: lynnseverdayideas  5/28: barbp
3 to Inspire: A small prize from the CTK Store
     5/13: mamakven  5/20: tootles1108  5/27: stefcia

Pocket Sketch Friday: Fun Mail
     5/12: mamkven  5/19: stefcia  5/26: mamakven

**Winners: To claim your prize, please email Trina at and include the date and name of the challenge that you have won in the subject line.

Monday, June 26, 2017


One of the really cool things that you will find in your scrapbook kits, is a fun and exclusive cut apart sheet.  Each month this sheet includes an assortment of tags, labels, shapes, and phrases and today I am going to share one way that I like to use them!

Since purchasing an used manual typewriter six months ago, I have been all about typing my journaling and the cut apart sheet is just perfect for this!  I love being able to quickly load my sheet and type my journaling straight away. 

For today's layouts, I used a total of three labels to type a few details from this day. After cutting them out with a pair of scissors, I was able to play around with their placement until I found the right spot for them. The colors in the cut apart sheet coordinate perfectly with the June Scrapbook Kit.

So how do you all like to use the cut apart sheet? Do you like the labels like me or are the phrases more your thing? I would love to hear your ideas! 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Sketch with Veera

Hi, It's Veera here to share this week's scrapbook sketch with you! This sketch is so much fun, I especially liked the banners on top so I decided to follow the sketch very closely.

For my layout I used a combination of June's main kit and add-on kit. Here's my take:

I wanted to use a wide variety of colors in this layout to create a fun look. The sketch had a lot of white space in it too which balanced the colors nicely. I also chose a neutral picture for this layout so that the colors in the picture wouldn't clash with the different patterns and colors included in this layout.

The chipboard sticker sheet had this lovely banner with the text "I could cuddle you forever". I really wanted to use that but I needed to figure out how to cover the picture of cat in the banner. I layered two tags and the cat was gone!

To play along with this week's challenge, create a layout inspired by the sketch, upload it to the Citrus Twist Kits Gallery with the sketch date (5/21) in the title