Citrus Twist Kits-Home Sweet Home

Hello CTK friends!  Welcome back and thanks for stopping by today.  I am sure many of you, like me, are knee deep in December documenting.  When I saw the 4×6 stamp this month I knew that I had to take a day and do a whole spread all about the little Christmas details around my house.  Guys, this stamp set is PERFECTION!  So perfect to capture the beautiful details of the season and then after the holidays it can be used again to capture the everyday details of your home!

Here is a look at the final 3×8 and 6×8 spread for Day 6 in my December documented album.

On the left side of my spread I started with a 3×4 card from the documenter kit.  I added a few stamps from the 4×6 stamp set this month for a bold title.  The details on the leaves are so beautiful!  I also added a stamped sentiment to a piece of cork.  The sentiment on the other side of the cork didn’t fit my spread so I customized it just for my memories with Staz on ink.

The right side of the spread is where I was able to have lots of fun.  I filled each of the 2×2 pockets with photos from around my house on both the front and back sides.

Next, I used little bits of ephemera and other embellishments from the Pocket Life kit to fill the pockets.  I had a few coordinating pieces of acrylic from my stash that I added for a little more interest.

I wanted the pockets without photos to be see through but I still wanted to add a big sentiment.  Using the puffy alpha stickers from last month’s kit I adhered the letters to a clear piece of acetate.  I love the final look!

Such a fun spread with lots of fun embellishments and dimension.  But most important, I love the story and details that are captured in this spread.  This is what it is all about and I know years from now I will love to see the little details of our home during this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this inspired you to tell the story of your home.

Have a beautiful day.

Candace

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Elle’s Studio-One Product, Three Ways

Hello friends!  Candace here with you today to share how I chose to use the fun Monthly Puffy Stickers to create a desktop calendar to easily document the fun highlights of 2018! Here is a look at the project!

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I chose to layer the stickers over vellum so the calendar could still be seen.

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To add a little more color to the flip calendar I added various pieces of chipboard, stickers and wood veneers.  I love the look of layers across the top of the calendar!

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I needed a place to add journaling or photos each month to highlight our special family moments and memories.  I decided to cut down the Monthly Journaling tags to fit into the calendar and give me space just for this!

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Such a fun project and great for gift giving too!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 

Elle’s Studio-December Reveal

Yea!  It is December 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The December kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments & the wonderful holiday season.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely chipboard and the time stampEllesStudio_December17_AddOns_01.jpg

Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for December.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

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I just adore this month’s kit!  Every month the kits just get better and better!  Make sure that you are a subscriber to the kits so you don’t miss out!  The last few months the kits have completely sold out!  Don’t forget to tag Elle’s Studio with you creations, we love to see how you use all the fun goodies!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

Candace

Citrus Twist Kits-Utah

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share a fun travelers notebook spread created with the November Pocket Life & travelers notebook stamp.  Every month a few of my favorite CTK goodies are the stamps and the ephemera pack. I wanted to use both of my favorites on this spread to compliment a large photo.

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I have seen lots of spreads created that use a full page photo vertically in travelers notebooks but I wanted to change it up a bit and create a spread that centered around a full horizontal picture.

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After adhering the photo along the top of my spread I used the stamp to add a sentiment to the page.  I also added one of the beautiful cork pieces from the Pocket Life kit to compliment the mountains in the photo.

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I adore the little trees in the ephemera pack this month and knew they would be perfect for the spread.  I added the location of the photo using the puffy alpha this month, my new favorite.

Such a fun and simple spread that shows the beauty of the photo by keeping embellishments light and intentional.  I would love to see what you create this month using the kits and stamps from CTK!  Make sure to tag CTK so we can all swoon over your creations!  You can also stop by the shop to pick up additional goodies to create with!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 

Citrus Twist Kits-Repeated Stamping

Hello again friends!  Candace here to show how I used the 4×6 “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!

Candace

Elle’s Studio-November Reveal

Yea!  It is November 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The November kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments & people in your life.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely the Santa acrylic & Wood Veneer Snowflakes! LOVE!

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Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for October.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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This month there Elle’s Studio is also releasing the new Stanley Jr Alphabet Stamp solid & outline.  How cute right?!

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Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

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I just adore this month’s kit!  Every month the kits just get better and better!  Make sure that you are a subscriber to the kits so you don’t miss out!  The last few months the kits have completely sold out!  Don’t forget to tag Elle’s Studio with you creations, we love to see how you use all the fun goodies!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

Candace

Citrus Twist Kits-November Pocket Life Challenge

Hello friends!  Welcome back, Candace here to share a new pocket life challenge.  There are two things that I love to include on my pocket page spreads to add interest and extra space.  First, I love to add inserts.  I don’t always need the additional space for photos or journaling but when I do I love the extra interest and space it gives me to tell our family’s story.  Second, I love to create my own filler cards using ephemera, stamps and alpha stickers.  I love the custom look this gives my spreads.  Even though many people will receive the same products, I love that my spreads will look different and custom when I create my own cards.

Here is a look at the spread I created using these challenge techniques.

On the left side of the spread I created my own title card and filler card using goodies and embellishments from the kit.  Including the alpha this month that I an IN LOVE with!



On the right side of the spread I created another filler card using the same shape as the left side to create a repeated element across the spread.  This will attract the eye to the same shape and add balance to the spread.

This week I had four photos of my boys that I really wanted to include so I decided to add an insert to the center of my spread.  For my filler cards on the insert I wanted them to look clean and simple.  I used plain white card stock as my base and added embellishments.  I adore how these turned out!

Here are a few close ups of the filler cards!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this inspired you and gave you a few ideas to use on your next spread.  I would love to see what you create.  Make sure to tag Citrus Twist Kits when you post on Instagram so we can swoon over your creations!  Also make sure you stop by the shop to pick up any any goodies you may need!

Candace

Elle’s Studio-Love This Tradition

Hello friends!  Candace with you today to share a layout using inspiration from a sketch in the new From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3!  Guys.  I LOVE this class!  So much inspiration, information and ideas!  As soon as I saw the sketches I was flooded with ideas! Even better, there was a stamp set released with the class that is, no joke, my new favorite!  You can check out the class here.

Here is a look at the layout inspired by a sketch in the class and using the new stamp.

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You can see a little sneak of the sketch in the corner, shhhhh!  What I love about sketches is there really are endless possibilities.  I decided to turn the sketch on it’s side for my layout and change it to an 8.5×11 spread.

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I love that I was able to use a combination of the stamp, papers from the Document December kit and wood veneer circles to create the pattern in the sketch.  To add more dimension and interest to the design I added a few other embellishments and popped up some of the circles.

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I love the large title and how it fit perfectly with the sketch.  I added the chipboard sentiment to the top of the wood veneer for a little more color.  I wanted more textures on the spread so I added bits of bunched up thread to various embellishments.

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Such a fun and colorful spread that came together in a snap with inspiration from the the From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3 and the new stamp!  I can’t wait to see what you create with all these new goodies in the shop, the options really are endless!

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Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Products Used: From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3,  Document December Kit, Family Fun Papers.

Citrus Twist Kits-Walk Field Notes

Do you ever see a spread in your head and then it comes out just how you imagined?!  I love it when that happens!

Last month I went on a hike through Bryce Canyon with my four little guys.  It was such a beautiful and fun adventure so I wanted to document all the details in my travelers notebook.

Here is a look at the completed 2-page spread. Swoon! I love it!

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For my title on the upper left hand page I combined the “walk” sentiment from the ephemera pack along with the October TN stamp.  I popped up the title with pop up squares to create a mixed title with more interest.

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Using one of the 4×6 cards from the documenter kit I created tabbed cards with photos from our hike.  I ran each card through my typewriter to add my boys names on the front tab and the journaling on the back.

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To create a home for each one of my cards I stitched vellum to my travelers notebook pages and made cute pockets.

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Now with a home for all my photos, and journaling, I added a few little embellishments with pop up squares.

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To add the location and date of the hike I again used the stamp along with a cut up 3×4 card from the documenter kit.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this inspired you and gave you a few new ideas on documenting memories in your travelers notebook!  Don’t forget to stop by the Citrus Twist Kits shop and pick up this adorable stamp to document stories this month!

Candace

Freckled Fawn-October

There is so much to love about the fall but one of my favorites is the changing of the leaves with the bight colors, crisp leaves and fresh smells.  I wanted to create a simple layout documenting the fall season and all the beautiful things I love about it.

I started my spread with a 6×8 photo and layered the beautiful ‘October’ wood veneer and chipboard over the photo.  To mimic the fall colors on the right side of the spread I used the new 8.5 x 11 exclusive Freckled Fawn papers as a background for my journaling.  I printed my journaling on 6×8 card stock and centered it along the patterned paper to match my photo.  To add just a little more color and detail on the right side I added a few more chipboard pieces.

Here is a look at the final simple spread.  Enjoy!

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I love the spread and that a simple and elegant design can tell the story beautifully.  Stop by the shop to pick up some of the new fall goodies to tell your stories!

Candace