Monday, September 25, 2017

A kit for every season with Aimee Dow

I look forward to the change of seasons so much. This most recent transition more than most. As all you wonderful American ladies prepare yourselves for fall with a 'pumpkin everything' mentality (yeah... you should know the rest of us don't get that at all.) and the onslaught of holidays. I personally will be spring cleaning, letting the Eva play outside after what has felt like a very long winter and preparing for our own spring chick's arrival. This did however pose some what of a dilemma with Septembers kits - Stunning kits for sure, but a very autumn feel.  

So I thought today I would show you my recent layout with September's Kits with a bit of an unusual colour scheme. All I had to add from my stash was a tag and 2 rolls of washi to turn this page in to a decidedly spring page.

Neon Red! That's right just two pops of neon red washi and a tag grommet transformed this layout into a totally different season.

I did also have to glitter the title to match the page. While white to begin with I really liked the gold words in the packet, so I gave my title a coat of PVA glue and went to town with the glitter. I really like that it's a bit patchy. Suits the patches of sprinkles stuck to my child in the pictures.

I really wasn't aiming for perfect in this payout. I distressed a lot of paper edges. Theres an unintentional ink smudge somewhere but to me it just feels truer to the stage of life we are in at the moment.

Finally I bought it all home with a heavy dose of Marcy Penner Stitching and Spray Paint. If you're new to scrapbooking, do yourself a favour and do a search of Marcy Penner on Pinterest. That woman is my care free scraping idol - even though I know I'll never be able to fully let go like that.

Until next time, lots of love and scrappy goodness.

Aimee Xx

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Sketch with Veera

It's Sunday and time for our weekly Sunday Sketch challenge! This week you'll have another fun sketch to work with!

Here is the sketch:

I intepreted the sketch loosely this time. When I saw this sketch I immediately noticed the triangle shapes. The stickers from Sprinkles kit had also these fun triangle shapes I knew I had to use them!

Another thing that I wanted to use this time was pattern paper as my background. I almost always use white cardstock as my background so this week I wanted to change things up a bit. The subtle pattern paper by Pinkfresh Studio was the perfect solution for this!

I hope you have fun with this sketch! To play along with this weeks Sunday Sketch Challenge and be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK Store, create a layout based on this sketch and post it in our gallery with today's date (9/24) in the title.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

3-to-Inspire Challenge with Mira Jurecka

Hello Citrus Twist Kits fans!

Today I have a 3-to-Inspire Challenge for You, and it will be all about fresh, bright and colorful memories! Are You ready?

This is a challenge for those of You, 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 or a PL spread and remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project.

I created a Pocket Life page with the summeriest pictures that I took on vacation this year and obviously made it as bright as possible with the use of September Pocket Life  and Sprinkles Kits.

So my three prompts for this week's challenge are:

1. Create the brightest project You have ever made
2. Use yellow color to cheer Your project up even more
3. Use the word love at least one time

Here's the word love that I took from the colorful hello-card that was included in my kit. I placed it on the grey journaling card and decorated it all with a piece of washi tape from Sprinkles Kit.

I chosen six bright photographs to build this page foundation and made one of them a perfect place for the spread title:

Yellow cards and elements added a bit of color to the pictures and made the final page even more optimistic.I hope You like it!

Now, it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us in the CTK Gallery and/or on our Facebook Fan Page by Saturday, September 30th, for a chance to win. You can also upload to Instagram and tag us @citrustwistkits. Have fun!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pocket Life Challenge with Zinnia

Hello there. It's Zinnia here. Today, I have a Pocket Life challenge for you all and the layout is pretty simple! For today's layout, I am using two 4x6 journal cards and two 3x4 photos.

This is my overall spread..

I printed out two 3x4 photos of my nephew and using CTK september PL kit's journal card as my header or topic.

More close up...

I challenge you to do a Pocket Life page with just two photos and two 4 x 6 journals card!

I would love to see what you do with the PL challenge this week! Please share your work in our Gallery or Facebook Fan Page by Friday, September 29 and title it PL 09/29.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great weekend ahead!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September GraceBox with Jessy


Hello again! I'm so glad to be back here to share with you 3 bible pages that I've created with the September GraceBox kit. This month's theme is all about Strength and it sure lifted my spirit when I spent time going through the verses I'm creating with. I really love all the mixture of patterns and elements + all the fun and bright colours that come in this month's kit. It sure sped up my creative process with all these amazing products packed into a kit! 

 Don't you just love those CTK exclusive die cuts?! They worked so well together with the other amazing products in the kit!

I really love the verses on the journal cards and those verses actually led my direction in creating on my bible.   

Hope you are inspired to create on your bible today! Thank you so much for coming by.
Xoxo Jessy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Main Kit - Crazy good

Hello lovelies! Anna here to share another page made with the gorgeous September -Twin Fall- Main Kit. I decided to keep it pretty clean with just black & white and yellow and a few pops of gold.

I've made the background with one of the free CTK cut files. I just copied them a few times and made the phrase in a few different sizes. Then I just backed it with a ordinary white cardstock. I really like the white on white effect, it's eye catching without stealing the whole show.
The white leafs under the ephemeras also are a free CTK cut file.

Ohh, that golden glittery arrow Thickers is awesome. The "crazy good" text is a one of the fabulous clear stamps that comes with the Main Kit every time. A new set every time, fantastic!
Also I'm in love with those lovely labels from the Cutapart Sheet that are included every month in the Main Kit.

Those awesome butterflies are divine, they are from Pinkfresh Studio. The whole Ephemera package is amazing.

That yellow paper under my photos is one of my favorites this month, it's a CTK exclusive paper and it's fantastic. I've used it for almost every page this month, lol!

Hope you've got some inspiration now and be sure to grab one of our lovely kits in the store.
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Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, take care! Anna xo

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday Sketch With Leigh

Hello Friends! Leigh, here, with a belated post for this past Sunday, the 17th. Sorry, friends!

A coffee house graphic inspired this page. and I punched several of the patterned papers from the kit with small scale punches.

September 17th Sunday Sketch.

Since I chose a complementary (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) color scheme, I used a lot of neutral black and white on the layout. I love the Citrus Twist Kits sketches, and they make designing a page effortless.

 The close up shows how I layered the punched pieces and the green patterned paper (the B side of the Maggie Holmes Carousel "Sweets" paper) from the kit was used for the leafy bits.

 Followed the sketch pretty closely and added the typed journaling strips under the Pinkfresh Studio Die Cut.

The photo layers were created with a label from the cut apart sheet, leafy punched bits again, and the red-orange paper from Pinkfresh Studio "Escape the Ordinary" collection.

Thank you for visiting today!