New Kit Love

I LOVE kits. I remember the thrill of subscribing to my first kit club way back in 2002 when I first began scrapbooking. Over the years I have been a member of many different kit clubs and recently began making my own from my stash. However, I still love the thrill of getting that big square box in the mail each month!

My newest membership is with Citrus Twist Kits. I have long admired their products and decided to try the main kit. The first kit I received was the April offering—“Flight of Whimsy.” What a beautiful collection! I loved the soft yellows, pinks, and greens with a few touches of turquoise. Perfect colors for the season.

For the first layout I made with this collection, I also used a sketch from the Citrus Twist Kits blog. Since I like to use sketches when I scrap, I love that there is a new sketch on the blog each Sunday. They layout I created documents the story of how my husband is teaching my son to play the piano.

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The photos I used had an unflattering yellowish cast due to the light over the piano. After playing around with the editing, I decided to print the pictures in black-and-white. The B&W edit keeps the focus on the people in the top photo and really complements the keyboard in the second.

Even though these are “boy” photos, I chose to use the pink heart patterned paper for my background. I liked the subtlety of the print and the fact that the B&W photos would pop against the pink. I added more graphic prints in complementary colors for the accent pieces to create contrast. Then on went the journaling, title, a few embellishments, and a little stamping to finish the page!

So far I am thoroughly enjoying this new kit. I am ready to make more layouts!


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