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 citrustwistkits@yahoo.com 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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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 pocket page spread and remember that you'll want to include all 3 prompts on your project.

Your prompts this week are:
  1. Try a smaller format
  2. Use a LARGE title 
  3. Use the multiple embellishments of the same shape.
Here’s my take on this challenge ...

I wasn't sure the vague idea I had in my head was going to work but I REALLY wanted to use the alphas in the June Citrus Twist Kits Sprinkles kit to make a bold title. Luckily they fit perfectly in my Traveler's Notebook!

Then all I had to do was add a few die-cuts from the Pocket Life kit to my photo and as many hearts as I could fit on and my page was all done. So bright and colourful!

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

Now it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us here in the gallery and/or our Facebook Forum. You can also upload to Instagram, but remember to tag us @citrustwistkits. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this challenge!

Friday, June 23, 2017

June PL with Célina

Hello Girls !
How are you ?
I'm back to show my June pages, with the beautiful cards from Citrus Boardwalk Kit :)

As usual, you will see that journaling takes an important place in my PL.
Most recently, I reopened my PL 2015 and 2106, and beyond the pictures and the decoration, I loved to re-read my journaling and rediscover the anecdotes throughout the months.
I could only encourage you to write in your PL, by hand or, like me, at the typewriter, it will leave invaluable memories for the future.
This is what I appreciate most with the Citrus Kit cards is that it allows us to write our text in a so cute way.
Place to images :







See you Girls !

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little Goat - TN layout

Hello there! It's Zinnia here today.

Here's the layout that I arranged without "glue stick-ing" it yet.

Here, I used mini stapler to add some "texture" for the layout. 

Finally, here's the final layout in my TN! 

I used a lot of emphera/embellishment in this layout....... More close-up shots for you...

I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures and inspired you to create your own layout in your TN too!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!