CTK – Right Here TN

I was so excited to start playing with the CTK June kits! Love the combo of pastels and bold prints, along side the gorgeous diecuts and stamps. My first project was a TN spread. I recently started a new TN book in which I document one or two pictures of each week, sometimes these pictures are a repetition from my PL others times they didn’t make it in my PL. This TN gives me the creative freedom that a PL doesn’t offer.

I opted again for a grid design! Seems like this is my go to when working with a TN. I only used items from the Cypress PL kit, those diecuts are amazing!! This picture also required very little journaling. Hope you will stop by CTK to see the CT amazing projects!!

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CTK – Creative Team

I’m delighted to be returning to the CTK team for another term! I’ve loved my experience working with Trina and this group of amazingly talented ladies! Love that I receive gorgeous products each month and I have the creative freedom to do what I want! There’s nothing like receiving a box of gorgeous supplies every month to inspire me to create!

Ideal Storage – Stamps

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Like the majority of creative people storage of our craft supplies is always a challenge. I think we accumulate supplies faster than we can use them. I have been careful over the years as not to accumulate so many products, I am more selective with my purchases and always keep in mind that my space is very limited. With that in mind, I do like for my storage to be pretty and functional, which at times can be challenging.  You might wonder why I need for my storage solutions to be visually pleasing, well my craft area is in a common place, which guests can see when they visit us, I much prefer to “hide” my creative space within our home decor, this is where pretty and functional storage is a necessity.

Recently the CTK PL creative team was asked to share storage methods for their stamps. You can see the post here, the CT has wonderful storage ideas, definitely an interesting read. I did share these pictures on the CTK blog but I wanted to elaborate a bit on my storage solution.

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I do like to keep my supplies by manufacturer, always have and always will. Because I will remember seeing a certain design from a certain manufacturer and it will make my sorting process more efficient. When sorting my supplies I most often resort to baskets and bins, I do prefer containers that are opaque, this way the content is not visible to guests and visitors in our home. For CTK I selected a wood crate, very functional but still fits with the design of my storage unit. When working on my CT projects and TNs, I like to pull out the crate, it currently holds all my most recent to CTK kits. Having all my CTK in one container really helps me maximize the use of my kits and supplies, once my CT requirements are complete I can use the remainder of the kits with my everyday memory keeping projects. The kits always mix and match beautifully, and work for any project from my TNs to 6×12 layouts.

Hope you have a storage solution that works for your creative space, but if you need ideas make sure to check out the CTK blog for more details.

 

CTK – Delish Stamp

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I loved the Delish stamp set by CTK so much that I just had to keep on creating with it! Our recent visit to a poutine festival turned out to be the ideal theme to go with this stamp set.

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The design was simple, similar vertical elements on each pages, one featuring the picture and the other pattern paper and journaling. I complimented both pages with various stamps from the collection. Seriously love how this turned out!

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CTK – Delish Stamp Set

How I love a good stamp set!!! And this month Citrus Twist Kit released the Delish stamp set, ideal for us food and coffee lovers!!! This is the first of many project with this stamp set, of course I had to document my love of coffee!

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I wanted to create a layered design to anchor the photo but on the opposite page I wanted to keep a simple design to highlight the stamp set. I used the coffee cup stamp as the starting point for my design, then proceed with a diecut from the Malibu Pocket Life kit, which followed with pattern paper and the journaling box created with a stamp from the same stamp collection. The dotted lines are also from the stamp set and the star diecut from the Malibu kit. My design process went from small item to large and small again, I find that this is a winning combination to keep a balanced design.

On the opposite page I created a layered design with the pattern paper in the Malibu kit and again used the Delish stamp set to highlight the theme of my picture. Food themed project are always so fun to create!

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CTK – NSD Challenge 8

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Happy NSD!!!! We have a lot of activities happening on the Citrus Twist Kit Facebook Page! The fun has been going on since Friday evening! If you haven’t joined us there is still time as challenges will be issued throughout the day today, Sunday! The Creative Team has been hard at work creating some amazing and inspiring projects!

This morning Chantal and I are starting off the fun with a very fun digital element challenge! Digital elements are so versatile and fun to use! In honor of NSD some exclusive and free designs are offered at CTK! Just check out the download section – here to get your free digital elements!!

For my project I used two types of digital elements, I created a customized background with the “hello weekend” png file (again free in the CTK site). I repeated the pattern on a blank canvas in PSE and printed it out. Voila, a fun unique background for my TN spread.

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I also used the printable labels that are offered with the CTK kits, love using labels, they are one of my favorite element to use on a project, especially a TN spread. For this TN spread the labels are perfect for my journaling. To complete this spread I used elements from the Malibu Pocket Life kit and the embellishment kit!

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Hope you will join Chantal and I with this challenge! I know that digital elements can seem complicated but in reality they are so fun to use!! Enjoy!!!

Did you notice we now have a brand new home at CTK?!  The new website has a fresh look that is very user-friendly with super easy navigation!  Be sure to pop by and check it out – Citrus Twist Kits!

PS – I almost forgot!  Don’t forget to write down my Blog Hop Bonus Word which is BUBBLES.   Remember to collect all the words from each of the DT blogs and the CTK website this weekend for a chance to win the $50 prize pack! Check out Chantal’s blog here to see her word!!!

Happy iNSD friends!!!!