Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday Sketch with Lory

Hey friends! How are you? Happy Sunday!  It's Lory  here with you today, and I'm happy to share my take on this week's Sunday Sketch challenge.  Citrus Twist always has the best sketches and this one is no exception!  I love the little details included and enjoy altering them to fit my crafty style, my ideas! This Time I wanted to adapt it to a Life Cratfed spread. 

Here's a look at the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

I chose to convert the sketch and create a layout in my Life Crafted album.  I literally adore all those tiny details I can inserti into my little pages, they give me so much joy the  I create and they help me to to add meaning to my pages and photos.  I started from a white background and then I firstly added some stripes of papers on the top. they are taken from some 4x6 journaling cards of the past kits on the left page and on the right page I played and had a lot of fun using many different little phrases stickers from May release

The details make difference I think ;) Then I added the squares on the right page filino the spaces with hearts, stamps , frames and pictures, everything you see is from the beautiful products of Citrus Twist, I am always so in love with every little piece, there is nothing to do, I am in love! I used two little pics and the third one on the left. 

Two complete all I used the wonderful, gorgeous, so full of meaning and so perfect stamps! I LOVE THEM TO PIECES!

I hope you found some inspiration today and will create a layout or a pocket page spread or a life crafted spread based on the sketch! Be sure to share your project with us on Instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits, in our Facebook group as well.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Love, Lory

Saturday, May 29, 2021

3 To Inspire with Alena


Hey friends!  Alena here today with this week's 3-To-Inspire challenge.

Here are this week's 3 prompts:

Make a cluster

Use a round photo.

Use at least two flowers.

Today is the birthday of me and my youngest son, so this spread is about us.

I like to use round photos. This time the photo was cut into two parts. A larger piece of the photo  are located on the right page and there are a minimum of embellishments on it. On the right-hand page, I created a cluster of flowers and die-cuts that are included in the sets Summertime Florals Ephemera and  Florals Heats & Tags Ephemera.

 For the title, I used awesome chipboard alphabet stickers. To create a birthday mood, I decided to add gold chipboard stars.  At the end, the white background was filled with chaotic machine sewing and splashes of yellow paint. And I like the result!

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


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Sketch with Marsha

Hey friends!  It's Marsha here with you today, and I'm happy to be sharing my take on this week's Sunday Sketch challenge.  Citrus Twist always has the best sketches and this one is no exception!  I love the little details included and enjoy altering them to fit my crafty style.

Here's a look at the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

Instead of creating a 12x12 layout, I chose to convert the sketch and create a layout in my Life Crafted album.  One of my favorite details was the layered hearts. I followed this pretty closely and used the Capture the Moment digital cut file to cut out hearts from a patterned paper and some digital TN papers.  Next, I added stamping to the smallest heart with the Storytelling stamp and black ink.  I added machine stitching down the middle of the layered hearts and lifted up the edges for additional dimension.  I love how this heart embellishment turned out!  

I continued following the sketch and trimmed digital TN papers into banner shapes and used the Woodgrain Chipboard Alphabet Stickers and the Bright Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers to create the title.

I layered more digital TN papers behind my photo and added a few of the One of a Kind Cardstock Tiny Word Stickers to the layout. 

In place of one of the photos included in the sketch, I used a die cut from the Summertime Florals Ephemera.  I also embellished the layout with the floral die cuts.

I stuck pretty closely with the sketch this week and love the results! 

I hope you found some inspiration today and will create a layout based on the sketch!  Be sure to share your project with us on Instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits.  We can't wait to see what you create!


Saturday, May 22, 2021

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 spread in your Life Crafted album. And remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project!

Your prompts this week are:
  1. Document a not great day
  2. Stamp in more than 3 colours
  3. Add a mix of stickers

I started my spread with a base page of white card stock (5 x 8.25 inches), a 3x4 photo and one of the May digital cards. I ended up taking my stamping colour scheme from the yummy colours in the card.

I used a bunch of stamps from the UGH stamp set and five different ink colours to create a random stamped background for behind my title die cut. I tried to make sure I had a nice spread of colours, balancing out the colours and sizes of stamps, while also leaving visual space to stamp the rest of my title

I added a couple of card stock stickers to my bad day photo and then added a few puffy hearts across the spread, using the same colours as my stamping and called my spread 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 over on the Citrus Twist Facebook Fan page!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Sketch with Desiree


Hey CTK friends!

It feels like it's been a while, so I am so happy to be sharing this week's Sunday sketch with you today.  Let's take a look at this lovely sketch.

This sketch stuck out to me because of it's layered, simplicity.  I thought it would be fun to do it in my Life Crafted album.

I started the layout with digital papers.  For the left where my sketch would be, I selected this blue line paper from the TN Basics and Patterned Paper for May in the Citrus Twist Kits digital shop.  Next, I chose this fun color label paper from the Cravings TN Digital Paper Collection.  I thought all these colors worked well together.  It's always fun to see how well all the Citrus Twist Kits digitals work together.

On the left, I started my layered cluster with patterned papers.  I decided to curl the edges for texture.  To make my clustered even bigger, I layered tags and tickets from the Hearts and Tags Die-Cut Ephemera pack.  I chose the sweet yellow and pink florals from the Summertime Florals Ephemera pack.  I used these lovely One of a Kind Cardstock Word stickers from the May release (my favorite) to make a tiny title.  

I decided to leave me right page more simple.  I added puffy stickers and more tiny word stickers to match the color of each label.  I finished the page with the beautiful script "fly" ephemera.  I thought it was perfect to symbolize my hopes for my daughter but also literal since her Dad had her in the air.

Thank you so much for visiting us for this Sunday sketch.  I hope you enjoy.

XO, Desiree

Saturday, May 15, 2021

3-to-Inspire with Shannon


Hello, crafty friends! Shannon here with a 3-to-Inspire post to get your ideas flowing this weekend. I had a ton of fun pulling together this Life Crafted spread. Coming up with 3 product/idea/technique prompts to share with you always leaves me feeling inspired! Here are my prompts for you this week:

1. Mix and match your title

2. Use a digital file

3. Journal in a timeline

1. Mix and match your title: The script "life" in the Summertime Florals Ephemera pack is perfect for a title! I used some older Citrus Twist alpha stickers for add the word "work" before it. A sans serif font (one without anything "hanging off" the ends of letters) is a perfect match for a script font. I also enjoy how it looks to mix a smaller font with a larger font. You could mix different alpha stickers, die cut words, or word/phase stickers or ephemera.

2. Use a digital file: When I saw this paper with the assortment of notecards on it in the May 2021 Digital TN Basics & Patterns I knew it needed to be in my album. It reminded me of office supplies, which are one of my favorite things (right after scrapbooking supplies, of course). Plus, the colors are fantastic. If you didn't know, Citrus Twist has a huge variety of digital supplies to choose from with new releases each month!

3. Journal in a timeline: You could take this very literally and make a timeline on your page. Or you could do what I did and add the journaling all over your page with years as headings to show the passage of time. Your timeline could cover years or it could cover days. It could track milestones or vacation activities or progress toward a goal. The possibilities are endless! I chose to journal about all the jobs I've had since my very first jobs as a babysitter. It was so fun to take a walk through memory lane! 

Even though my journaling is a walk through the past, I chose to use a photo from today. This is a picture of me working in my home office so it still fits the theme of the page. I used a whole bunch of ephemera from the Florals, Hearts, and Tags ephemera pack and the One of a Kind Cardstock Tiny Words stickers to layer behind the photo.

I hope that I've inspired you to try something different on your next page! I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday Sketch with Patricia


Hello CTK Friends!  I'm using the gorgeous new May kit full of My Mind's Eye with today's Sunday Sketch in the Life Crafted album.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I see the vertical and all of those wonderful layers.  So I grabbed a few sheets of the pattern paper from the kit and just starting randomly trimming them and then layering them.

I started with the background being the cream colored cardstock from the kit, then just placed my cuts of pattern paper to see how I liked them focusing on the less busier pattern paper to be on the top.  

To add a mix of layering effect, I added a large die cut from the kit under my photo.  It coordinates with the papers I chose, but it also brings a balance of small, busy, and simple pattern papers, bringing the eye right to that area by the photo.  I love the pattern paper with the strips of phrases, so I trimmed those to stitch the left of my layering, as inspired by the sketch.  Continuing with the sketch inspiration, I added smaller die cuts to the right and left of the photo.  For another layer of texture and a pop of color, I used one of the chipboard pieces and used one of the May Cut Files from the green cardstock from the kit.  The pops of color work great with the neutral background.

For the right side, I chose the 3x4 pockets, and just trimmed more pattern paper to fit, then added a die cut over it.  I loved the 'a few of my favorite things' die cut, but it was too large, so I just stitched it to the outside along the middle of these two pockets.

I trimmed more pattern paper that is more solid and less of a pattern, then layered a torn piece of vellum over it to add my typed journaling.

Gorgeous kit!  So vintage, but modern.  Hope you grabbed one of these before they sold out.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

3-to-Inspire with Ingunn



Happy weekend, friends! I’m back with another 3-to-Inspire, and this time I am challenging you to:

1)      (1)  Use floral die cuts

2)      (2) Try monochromatic color scheme

3)      (3)  Get a little vulnerable (or, if you’re not in the mood for that, use numbers!)

The second I saw the sunflowers in the new pack of Summertime Floral Die Cuts, I knew I would use it on a page about one of the races I’ve run at Sun Mountain here in Washington. At this time of year, the hillsides just explode in these gorgeous balsamroot flowers, and it feels like running through a field in actual paradise.

In order to capture the feeling of being surrounded by balsamroot, I decided to only use yellow embellishments on my spread. I found some other diecuts and chipboard from this year's releases that worked with the theme, and added a few enamel dots as well.

This was the first race I ran after giving birth to my second baby, and I decided to use the journaling to explore the various feelings this race photo gives me. I typed my journaling onto one of the new digital TNcards – the yellow went with my page, but I also like the symbolism of how I managed to turn my toxic thoughts around in “1, 2, 3”!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll share if you end up trying this challenge!