Wednesday, September 30, 2020



Hello there!

October is here! We are getting closer and closer to finishing this year, and what a year it has been!  We are so excited to see all the new colors of our Life Crafted albums starting to arrive at your doorsteps, and your response to our kits.   This month we are so happy to introduce our new Life Crafted kit: FLOURISH.

This month's kit is filled with soft colors, fun designs and a packed with cute embellishments that will help you document all your memories  in your favorite format.  All our exclusive products have been designed to mix and match and complement all your stories.  Let's join Shannon as she shares a more detailed look at this month's Flourish Life Crafted kit.

This kit is filled with  sweet sentiments and the cutest ephemera, just wait 'til it arrives at your doorstep!

Of course, Trina has also curated a beautiful Scrapbooking Add-on kit that coordinates and compliments the colors and sentiment of the Flourish Life Crafted kit. And if you are a fan of Maggie Holmes collections, then this kit is for you!

This kit is soft, romantic and just perfect to document all your stories regardless of the season you are in!  Let me show you what is included in this kit:

How beautiful is the kit, and all those antique touches Trina has added to the kit!  We cannot wait to share with you what our CT has created with the October kits!

We have been busy behind the scenes working on  a adding lots of new ideas for your memory keeping and the upcoming Christmas season.   You are going to love what we have created!!

Happy October everyone!

Memory Planner with Alena

 Hello friends!

Here is my new spread in the Memory Planner format.

I like to use digital journal cards here. I just resized them and added them to the template.

First used in this format cut files . I like the result. 

For embellishment, I used Ephemera, stickers, stamps, printable cutapart elements.

Remember to share your creations with us on the Citrus Twist Kits Friends page on Facebook or by using #CTK, @Citrustwistkits on social media.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Pocket Life Challenge with Erica

Hello crafty friends! Erica here with a pocket page in my 2020 album for the weekly Pocket Page Challenge.

Week 32 was a big one for my family. We moved back into our house from a rental and were overwhelmed with boxes! There were plenty of cute die cuts and cards that related to travel and journey in the September kit that inspired this page.

This was actually our second, larger moving day. Round one (the week before) was everything from the rental house and round two was everything from storage. I used the Soft Mint Puffy Alphas for this title and paired it with a couple of adorable tickets from the ephemera pack.

I worked with a few digital elements on this layout. I added my journaling digitally since I had a lot to say and wasn't sure it would fit! I also grabbed the 'Where To Begin' element from one of the Travelers Notebook Basics papers to print out separately and use as a die cut.

To end our big moving day we were greeted with the most amazing sunset. I just knew this was the universe's way of saying good luck with unpacking! I grabbed some mini tile alphas and added them straight onto the photo.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Kit Love with Marivi

Hello again!

Today two new layouts with the precious September kit.
In this I have combined with a pocket page and two cards.

On the white paper I have cut out and pasted a piece of paper as the background of the photo I have also added a lace.

In one corner I have sewn a blue flower with a pink label.

I have splashed gold on the page.

I have placed number two on an ephemera piece.

With two strips of paper I have adorned the bottom part and I have glued some enamel dots and a button.

For this I have left the two blank pages only decorated with a strip of paper from one side to the other.

At one end of the strip I have glued a flower with a heart.

And on the other side the photo with some ticket and enamel dots.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
See you soon!


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Sketch with Alena

 Hey everyone!  It's Alena with  layout for Sunday Sketch.

Here's a look at the sketch this week: 

And here's what I came up with using the beautiful The Best Parts Kit.

I created a Title out of Mint Puffy Alphabet Stickers.

I love this cut file, so I used this as the main element. I added stamped leaves from the "GOOD LIFE" Stamp to the flower

Well, then it is time for you be inspired by the sketch to create a page of your own.  Remember to share your creations with us on the Citrus Twist Kits Friends page on Facebook or by using #CTK, @Citrustwistkits on social media.  I cannot wait to see what you create with this sketch.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

3-to-Inspire with Amy Jo Vanden Brink

 Hello & happy weekend!  I'm excited to share todays 3-to-Inspire challenge with you.  For my 3 supplies I reached for the great puffy stickers, the fabric tags and the kit stamp!  The result is a layout I am totally in love with.

I printed my photos with a large amount of white space at the top or bottom, and then I stamped a small sentiment on each one.
I love how the white space and the black stamping easily brought the whole spread together.  And the hearts and fabric tags added just enough embellishment that the spread doesn't feel bare.
I hope this simple to execute spread inspires you to get stamping this weekend!
Thanks for reading!  Amy Jo

Friday, September 25, 2020

Life Crafted with Kira


Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my Life Crafted album.  Today I am using all digital products (besides some enamel dots that I pulled in for some additional texture.  Here's a look at my layout:

I am currently in the process of doing an entire album dedicated to my son's sixth birthday party.  He chose a Harry Potter theme and I went all out to fulfill his request.  So after all my hard work, I wanted to document every aspect of the party.  Today I am scrapbooking a page about one of the activities the boys did:  catching pixies!  

I was inspired by a bullet journaling page I saw on Pinterest and wanted to translate it to a fun interactive page.  So I cut some small strips of patterned paper down to 1"x1.75", scored them at 1/4" from the top and stitched them to the white background paper.  This created a fun interactive flip up to put my journaling.  


On a few of the pieces of paper, I embellished with die cuts and enamel dots of coordinating colors.  


Then I typed up my journaling to adhere underneath each of the flip ups.  Since this page has interactive elements, I didn't want it to be hidden behind a page protector, so to add it to my album, I used an adhesive page strip instead. 

On the reverse page, I liked the idea of sticking with the color blocking I had created on the right page.  So I cut strips at 1" wide in the same papers and stitched them down on some white cardstock.  Then I added embellishments in coordinating colors again.  


Finally I added one of the pixies that my kids caught during our Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson. 


Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira 


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hybrid Life Crafted with Sheree


Hi Friends!

Today I have a hybrid life crafted spread to share with you!  To create this project I’ve combined the physical September 2020 “The Best Parts” Life Crafted Kit with digital elements that are available in the “Digital Files” section of the shop. 

I love working with the digitals as they give you so much flexibility and it’s so easy to print what you want at home!

I chose a journaling card to use for my story from the physical kit.  I wanted to add printed text to the card so I printed the digital version of the card with the text onto printer paper, then adhered the physical journaling card over the top with some washi before inserting it back into my printer’s paper tray.  I then hid the digital journaling card in Photoshop so that only the text was visible and printed it again. To finish off this card I added a simple stitched border around the edge.

For the photo card underneath the journaling on my spread I printed one of the papers from the digital “The Best Parts” Notebook Digital TN Pattern Papers and trimmed it to 3 x 4 inches.  I added my photo, then created a little embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner.  For this I stamped a phrase from the September 2020 Life Crafted Traveler’s Notebook Stamp Set onto one of the labels from the cutapart labels sheet in the kit.  I then layered the label with an ephemera strip and a piece from the “The Best Parts” Cutapart Elements digital printable and added some stitching and a puffy heart sticker.

For my full-sized page I printed one of the papers from “The Best Parts” Traveler’s Notebook Digital Papers set and backed it with more of the same paper that I used for the 3 x 4 inch card earlier.  I added the photo to the page and tucked three of the ephemera ticket pieces under the top edge.  I used the pretty puffy alphabet stickers from the kit for the title across the top of the photo.

I stamped a phrase from “The Best Parts” stamp set on a yellow cutapart label to go underneath the photo, then I filled in the section at the bottom of the page with the date, a line of printed text and a puffy heart sticker. Stitching was also added around the page.

You can see my process in the video below...

Have you tried using the digital files on any of your projects?  If not I hope I’ve inspired you to give them a go.  They really are so fun to play with!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!