Guest Designing at Citrus Twist Kits



I was so happy to be invited at Citrus Twist Kits for August!
I played with the lovely 'Photobooth' Kit jam-packed with beautiful Crate Paper Carousel and Pink Paislee Summer Lights papers and embellishments.


The Carousel collection inspired me in so many ways, can't stop creating layouts and cards using with them, but the first project I created was a little playset for my little girl. 


The base is a white paper box (it was a container of a tablet). I covered the sides with patterned paper from Carousel collection, and cut three lins on the top with craft knife. Adhered the paper embellishments to a transparent paper, stitched the end of the stripe to a button, and hanged them through the gaps on the top. 
Check out the video to see how it works:


My second project is a layout featuring the Pink Paislee Summer Light collection.


The pretty colors reminded me of colorful butterflies, so I cut some of them with my cameo and dived into my stash to find some similar colored card stock. I cut some butterflies from the different colored card stock too, layered the butterflies with color on color, and machine-stitched them.


I love the beautiful black and white die cut flowers from the Maggie Holmes ephemera pack and tried to find the best way to use them on my layout. I decided to copy the flower to a piece of vellum with embossing pen, thorn around the pattern, and layer it behind my photo.
To add more interest to my page I painted some pink stripe in the background, and dropped watercolor around the page. The colorful background added more contrast to the white embossed flower.
I cut some stripes from the Pink Paislee- Summer Lights 06 paper and adhered them to the vellum. I arranged the butterflies diagonally and spiced up the layout with the pretty CTK exclusive heart stickers.  


I also have a process video! If you have free time, check it out!


Lets check my last project with the CTK Photobooth Kit!


I was signed for creating a layout using a sketch.


I started this layout choosing this photo because I love it so much. The colors of my daughter’s dress fit perfectly the papers from the kit. When I saw the recent sketch I knew this would be a perfect way to incorporate it. I was working with the Crate Paper –Carousel-Fairgrounds and Crate Paper-Carousel-Summertime papers. Due to the format of the photo, I wanted to create a vertical layout. To do this I rotated the sketch with 90%.


I placed my photo to the left bottom, and started to embellish my page. For adding my title I mixed and matched die cut pieces and chipboard letters. I couldn’t resist to add the cute deer to the right bottom of the page.
I arranged the pretty Maggie Holmes ephemera pieces around my photo to drive the eyes to the focal point. I mainly arranged them with foam tape which gives depth to the layout.


I created a cluster to the right top using mostly die cuts, exclusive stickers. I finished off my design by dropping some white acrylic paint around the page.



At least let me show you my little craft room tour:


I’m so happy to share a little tour of my scrap area! My crafty space feels a lot like me…not super organized and always “in progress”. I’ve got a corner in the room where my craft tables are set up, overlooking the rest of my children play area. To be honest, there are more space for LEGO than for scrap supplies… 


My computer, printer, stitching machine and my Silhouette Cameo are at the top of my list of “must have” items for my projects. I print all my photos at home and can’t imagine a layout without some die cut letters or shapes. I have a memo boards behind me that I fill with my favorite layouts. On the shelf next to me are my “in progress” or “it will soon in progress” photos, quotes and inspiring pictures. It always reminds me that I have so many things yet to do!


I love decorating my little corner with my DIY projects, creates a personalized space perfectly embracing who I am.


I keep my kits and mixed media stuff in square plastic storage boxes with divided trays. I like to take everything out of its packaging and trim everything out before I get started. This way I can see at all of my stuff and find the perfect elements.
My craft room is always open… I create things together with my kids, sometimes friends, but never with my husband... he just enjoy the results :)

Q&A

How long have you been scrapbooking and why did you start? I started off with learning photography and creating PL albums for my Family. I wanted to document our memories and tell our stories for the kids when they will be little bit older. Finally fell in love with creating 12x12 layouts in 2013. What I love the most about scrapbooking is the freedom to express myself. There are no boundaries, I can do whatever I want on my layout... and making mini books or scrapbook pages is also really fun, don't you think? 
  1. How would you describe your scrapbooking style? I am versatile in my creations. Love working on little details, using my Cameo, my stitching-machine and sometimes playing mixed media elements on my layout. In my work, you'll mostly see dimensions, clustering, unique cut files, balance and fun color combos.
  2. What scrapbookers have influenced you most? There are so many talented scrapbookers who inspire me every day, not enough place to list them! The bright, happy, and fun color combos are always catch my eyes. I keep following the work of my current and past fellow DT members and love scrolling on IG for exploring new talents and ideas. 
  3. What are your favorite can't-live-without-these scrapbooking supplies?  I used to dream of scrapbooking! My best ideas had come while I was sleeping! Double sided foam tape!!!! I love building dimensions on my layouts, how could I do without it? 
 Thanks for stopping by! Bea


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