Citrus Twist Kits-Week 42

Hello friends!  Today I am here to share my week 42 pocket life spread using the beautiful January pocket life kit.  So what do you do when you just have a few photos for your week?  Just use them!  I normally do a full 12×12 double page layout for every week. However, there are always a few weeks during the year that for one reason or another I don’t have enough photos for a double page spread.  I don’t let this worry or bother me and I just document what I have!  It is always better to capture some memories than none.

Here is a look at my half page spread for week 42!

I loved using the label sticker from the ephemera pack to stamp the weeks date and the cork heart is the perfect fit between the week numbers!

The journal card with all the ampersands was the perfect place to make a list of some of my favorite things to do as a family.

My favorite card in the spread is the cute pink card with the multi colored dots.  LOVE IT!  I used this card for a fun focal point along the center of the spread. Using puffy stickers from a past kit I wrote out “Taco Tuesday” then added a die cut on dimensional adhesive across the center.  So cute!

I loved the look of the Taco Tuesday card so much that I decided to create another card using puffy letter stickers as a main focus.  On the lower 4×6 card I wrote out “Together” since this spread was all about going out and doing fun things together.

I love the fun colors in the spread.  My photos were pretty dark this week so pairing them with colorful, bright cards helps balance the spread.

I am glad that I documented this fun memory.  Even though this is a short week and only half of a normal spread the memory and moments are important and captured.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the shop and pick up this month’s kit before it sells out!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

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Elle’s Studio-January 2018 Reveal

Yea!  It is January 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The January kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments, the new year or even Valentine’s Day!  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 and love themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely Love You Die Cut pack and the XOXO stampEllesStudio_January2018_AddOns.jpg

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

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

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

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Project #1 Products Used: Love You Die Cuts,  Hugs and Kisses puffy stickersHand Drawn Acrylic Hearts

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Project #2 Products Used:  Hugs and Kisses puffy stickers,  January Kit

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy shopping!

Candace

Citrus Twist Kits-Week 27

Hello friends!  I hope your holiday was fantastic and the new year brings lots of lovely memories to document.  For todays spread I worked on week 27 in my 2017 album. The colors in this month’s kit were a perfect match for my photos and theme for my week.  Here is a look at the final spread!

When creating this spread I stuck to just a few colors, red, orange, grey and blue.

I made sure that I balanced the colors on the right and left sides of the spread.

To add a little more interest I created two see-through pockets.  I love the clean look of these pockets on the spread.

I am so in love with the little moments and memories captured this week.  I think it is important to capture not only the good, but also the difficult and “bad” days.  This is our life, and it is filled with good and bad.

Such a fun spread to put together!  I hope this gave you a few ideas and inspired you to tell your stories.  Let me know if you have any questions and make sure you stop by the shop to pick up goodies to create your fun spreads!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Freckled Fawn-Simple Cardmaking

Hello again!  Thanks for taking a little time to stop by today.  At the end of every year I find that I start to run low on pre-made cards for various occasions.  I always like to have a good stash of cards to dig into at anytime on short notice.  The last few kits from Freckled Fawn had tons of fun goodies to create homemade cards.  Here is a look at a few of the cards I had fun creating!

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And a few close ups…

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I can’t even get enough of this cute house warming card filled with color and lots of heart!

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It is always great to have lots of birthday cards on hand.  I love the look of mixing fonts on a project.  This adds lots of contrast & interest.  I adore the fun colors & patterned paper in this kit!

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My favorite card, a cute thank you card, was created using patterned paper from the October kit’s paper.  I used a die from my stash to cut and layer the sentiment five times to add dimension to the front of the card.  Oh, those colors!

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Lastly, I created a fun tag to add to a package or or bag.  After cutting the tag out of paper from the November kit I layered embellishments from the store and other past kits.  It is so fun that month to month you can still mix and match embellishments!  This helps all your goodies to last even longer!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspired you to put your paper and embellishments to work and create a few fun cards and tags to grab on the go!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 

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

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