Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday's PL Challenge | Zinnia Chew

Hello there!

I am back with Friday's PL challenge this time!

Today, I challenge you to only use two photos and use your embellishment/die cuts to create your PL pages.

Can't wait to see what you have created! 

Thanks for dropping by, 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Layout with Citrus Twist Kits exclusive die-cuts

Hi, it's Veera here today to share a layout that features a lot of those beautiful Citrus Twist Kits exclusive die-cuts from November main scrapbook kit! I love die-cuts and ephemera, those are my go-to embellishments for any project that I make!

Majority of the embellishments on this layout are from the exclusive die-cut pack. I added all the embellishments vertically on the edge of the pattern paper. In addition to the die-cuts I user the ribbon bow and heart stickers.

With die-cuts I was easily able to add a variety of shapes and colors. As the die-cuts were on the smaller size I wanted to use a bigger picture (instead of my normal 3x3 inches square photo) to balance all those small elements.

What is your go-to embellishment? I hope you are enjoying your November Citrus Twist Kits!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tell me astory with flowers with Laetitia

Hi everyone, it's Laetitia. I'm so happy to meet you today on the Citrus Twist Kit blog. I propose a 12x12 layout with the kit scrapbooking of November. A kit with a lovely combo of colors and a wide choice of embellishments. I really like the diversity and the number of die-cut that includes this kit. These are my favorite embellishments! With chipboards and cork pieces :)

Here is a little zoom on the wonderful die-cut. What I also like is that they are Citrus Twist products, exclusive.

For this layout, I used a white cardstock included in the kit and I pasted the pink and yellow striped paper on the top and I made a reminder with a band on the bottom. Then I chose to put my photos in the center by sliding below the pretty Citrus Twist tags.

To decorate, I added chipboards, die cut and pretty cork leaves.

I really like little golden pieces, like this branch found in the kit.

On the bottom of the page I added several labels and some stitches and I stamped in black "beautiful. crushingly so." And I added a floral paper in the corner, at the top left of my layout.

I hope you like this layout and that it gives you ideas ^^

Have a lovely day.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

GraceBox : Tutorial with Jessy

Hello again! Today I would like to share with you a step-by-step on how I created on my bible page based on this verse, Psalm 126:5 - Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Perfect timing to use November GraceBox kit. 

Firstly, I will go through the products and see how I can use them on my page. I went with the rub- ons and stamp set as my main products. 

Next, I cut the rub-ons I decided to use. By cutting them out, you can arrange them accordingly and wont rub the rest onto the page. 

Gently, remove the paper backing and placed it onto the page and gently rub. And gently remove the clear sheet. 


Then, I hand-lettered the verse onto the rub-ons. 

I continued to work my way down by adding more rub-ons and stamp design. 

Once I'm almost done, I decided to pain the stamped leaves with green. 

And also added more hand-painted leaves. 

Here's my completed page. Really had alot of fun with this one!

Thank you for letting me share today! Be blessed!
Xoxo Jessy

Monday, November 20, 2017

DIY Backgrounds with Stamps

Hello again friends!  Candace here to show how I used the 4x6 "Gathering" stamp set this month.  Every month I look forward to this stamp and look for new and different ways that I can use it to stretch my creativity and storytelling.  This month I wanted to tell the story of a fun date night with my husband.  I had an idea in my mind of the overall design and then I used the stamp to inspire and create different aspects of the design.  Here is a look at the final spread.

To start my layout I used an 8.5 x 11 piece of white card stock turned horizontal.  To add soft interest to the background I did repeated stamping, both 1st and 2nd generation, in grey ink using the beautiful leaf patterns on the stamp.

I printed out a large photo to act as the focal point of the layout but left room around the edges to add a few accent pictures.

I placed the accent pictures around the large photo in a visual triangle.  To add more dimension to the spread the small photos are popped up on adhesive squares.

Using labels from the Pocket Life kit ephemera pack I stamped coordinating sentiments from the stamp set.  I adore the font on these labels and the feelings and memories that the sentiments bring back when I look at the spread.

This was such a magical evening and I am so glad that it was captured and documented to remember forever.  This is what scrapbooking is all about!  This is the WHY behind this fun hobby.  It really is at the heart of all our projects.
I hope this inspired you to tell your stories in a different way this month.  Have a beautiful day!

PS. Don't forget to stop by the shop and check out all the grab bags before they are gone!


Traveler's Notebook with Essie

Hello, lovely CTers!

It's Essie here with a TN layout to share.

I had this amazing photo of my little guy having a bubble bath, so I decided to use some of the lighter elements from the November kit, along with a doily and some sequins from my stash, to make a floaty bubbly kind of layout.

I chopped into the cutapart sheet for labels and die cuts to match in perfectly with my papers. It's always so awesome to have those pre-curated little elements to work with.

Arty is pulling a funny face in the photo, and my journaling is about what a drama llama he can be at times, so the 'drama' die cut from the embellishment pack worked perfectly with it.

This was actually a really simple layout to make. The gluing and punching took a little time, but they were fun and relaxing too.

Here's a process video for this project.

I hope you're having as much fun with the November kit as I am!

Essie xxx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Sketch

Hey there! It’s Jen Schow and I’m here to share my final layout with the November kit using this week's Sunday Sketch.

I love sketches because it really gives you a running start and helps me complete layouts fast!

This layout only took me 30 minutes - maybe less - and that’s fast for me! You can see that I shrunk it down to fit my 8.5 x 11 page, but I stuck pretty closely to overall design.

I used that awesome Maggie Holmes ticket paper as the main paper layer behind my photo. I love that I was able to create a tab at the top and have a home for my journaling because of the way that paper was created! I also used another one of the glitter Thickers for my title - so easy.

I stamped my date on the tab I created with the ticket paper and used some of the floral die cuts and the striped bow to add a bit more femininity to the layout. The journaling talks about how I don’t look good in hats (but my daughter told me that this one looked good on me), so I wanted to add some of those girly kind of embellishments.

I scattered stars around my page, as shown in the sketch. I love that the die cuts and the Thickers both had the star icons so I could have some variety. I also decided to doodle some of my own with a black pen. I really love that sketchy, doodled look! I added in some little droplets of blue to finish off the page.

Here’s another look at the final layout. Do you use sketches? You should definitely give this one a go and see how quickly your next page comes together!  


**To play along with this week's sketch challenge and to be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK Store, create a layout based off of today's sketch and post it to the gallery with today's date (11/19) in the title.