Clique Kits August Blog Share

Hey everyone!  So glad you could join us for the Clique Kits August Blog Share!  This  month we featured the fabulous and fruity Citrus Bliss collection from Pink Paislee!  Now who does not love pineapples right!?  Rebecca Cross sure hit this collection out of the park because it is so on trend!  Speaking of Rebecca Cross….if you have not yet read the Designer in the Spotlight post featuring Rebecca please head on over and check it out after the hop HERE!

You should have arrived from GIA’S blog but if you did not you can start the blog share from the beginning by CLICKING HERE!  Now this month’s kit was so much to fun to create with!  It was however hard for me to cut into this beautiful paper at first!  That first cut is always the hardest for me!  But once the hard part was over my layouts all fell together nicely!  That is one of the best things about these kits!  Everything coordinates so beautifully it makes creating so easy!  This month we also had so many amazing add ons!  For my layout I wanted to highlight some of the August Add ons still available in the shop so lets have a look at my layout shall we!!  The photo I am documenting is of my birthday dinner and of coarse for desert I had to have my favorite…Pineapple Upside Down cake!!  I was thrilled to see this on the dessert menu for a change and I could have ordered two pieces!

To create my layout I started with the awesome Pink Paislee pineapple embossing folder! I am so in LOVE with this embossing folder!  Adding texture is so easy with this great folder!  I embossed 6 white pieces of cardstock for my layout and then adhered them to my paper.  I added some stitching for some added interest to my page and then adhered the piece to a 12×12 pattern paper from the kit!  Of coarse I did cut out the center of this paper to use on other layouts!  Simple little trick to help stretch out that paper!

I also added some fun mist and watercolors to my paper!  The Clique kits store has a variety of paints and mists to add pops of color to your projects!  And if acrylic paint is all you have then add a small dab of paint and mix with  lots of water and spatter on with a paint brush or use the packaging technique!  Super fun to help add that messing watercolor look to your page!  I also added some fun ephemera pieces around my photo that came in the kit!  You can never have enough ephemera!  For my title I did not use the alphas in the kit I pulled out my June kit alphas from My Minds Eye!  I love these alphas and I like that these alphas matched my gold thread just a little bit better than the August kit alphas!  If you did not get our June kit you can pick these fabulous alphas up in the shop HERE!

And no layout is complete without some fabulous and fresh flair and a little stamping!  This flair was designed by Clique Kits very own Lacey Gasper!  We have limited quantities of the Clique Kits Summer Flair so grab some today before they are gone!  These have been so popular we actually made another batch because of all the request from our customers!  Love Love Love them!  I also added in some stamping using the new Dear Lizzy roller date stamp!  The XOXO was a cute little touch to the layout in some aqua ink!  The CK shop now has some of the new Documentary collection from Dear Lizzy in the shop!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Make sure to check out the Clique Kits store for new products!  Our September kit Capture also goes live today and and there is a ton of new product you do not want to miss!  Your next stop on the hop is Sophie!  Enjoy your day!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia http://www.giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Sophie* https://colorsgalore.wordpress.com/
Sandy G.* http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Megan www.craftymeggy.com
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Cassandra* http://www.thescrapperinme.blogspot.sg/
Donna* http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Aliza* http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen Kimsscrappyblog@blogspot.com
Tyra http://justtyra.com/
Karrie cookedupbykarrie.blogspot.com
Evi ortes http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Hannah https://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com/

Clique Kits December Blog Share

Welcome to the Clique Kits December Blog Share.  You should have arrived from Jody’s blog but if you were just stopping for a visit you can start from the beginning HERE.  This month our kit features the beautiful collection from Heidi Swapp September Skies! 

I am in love with this kit and the Heidi Swapp collection because it can be used for both feminine and masculine projects.  With 4 boys and 1 girl I need a good mixture of both papers!  Heidi included some great pieces in this collection that are perfect for both!  I love that this kit included a stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop and the sequin stamps are fabulous!!  Here is a look at the layout I created using the December 2014 Enchanted Meadow kit!
I used the current sketch from Creative Scrappers as inspiration to get my layout going.  I love all their sketches and vising their site is so inspiring!  
The photo I used for this layout is of myself and my oldest son.  It was his Sophomore year Homecoming dance and I was beyond thrilled to see him all dressed up with a smile on his face!  We may not always agree on everything but this boy of mine has changed my life in more ways than he will ever know.  For this layout I did add some pink and floral along with a good punch of navy.  I love how it turned out and even he loved it!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Your next stop along the way is Lacey!  Make sure to comment along the way and let us know on the Clique Kits blog that you finished the hop for your chance to win the December kit!  Share our blog hop on your Facebook or any other social media and get an extra chance to win!  Just leave an additional comment on the Clique Kits blog!
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Clique Kits June Blog Share

Welcome to the June 2014 Clique Kits Blog Share!  This month we are featuring 2 fabulous paper collections in our kit and of coarse some amazing embellishments.  Heidi Swapp’s Favorite Things and DIY Boutique from Simple Stories.

If you have arrived from Jody’s blog then you are in the right place!  If you just stopped for a visit please click here and start the blog share from the beginning.  The challenge/theme for this month’s blog share was to share one or more of our favorite things either by photos, journaling or in the blog post.

So lets get to some of my favorites!  I have 2 projects to share and the first one is of my favorite crew, my kids!  They are my world and I am so blessed to have each and everyone of them!  They fill my heart with so much joy and love and at times heartache but I could not imagine my life without them!  Each one of them unique and different but I can see myself in each one of them.  Time sure does fly by so I document everything!  The big events in life but most of all the little moments that I do not want to forget!  Here is a snapshot of us(except for dad he was working)backing out of our driveway!  My oldest, Drake, looks back and then looks at me and says “Mom can you believe you have this many kids?”  My reply was, “Yes Drake I can believe it and I love it so lets take a selfie!”  He just laughed and snapped a quick pic!  This is one of my all time favorites!

I used the current sketch from Creative Scrappers and the June 2014 Clique Kit and had a lot of fun with these fun colors and patterns and I love the mix of black and white!  The Pinkfresh Studio embellishments,  Chic Tags acetate pieces and Clique Kits exclusives are a perfect combo to finish up my layout!

My next favorite is of coarse Mrs. Heidi Swapp herself!  She is the Julia Roberts of scrapbooking in my book!  One of my absolute favorite designers and I was lucky enough to take one of her class and meet her in person!  I drove almost 2 hours to see her at Hannah’s Home Accents in Antioch, IL and it was so much fun!  I decided to create a fun banner to document some of the photos and memories from this day.  This banner will be used as decor piece in my scrap room and when I am ready to take it down it will easily become a mini album!  It is nice to have these memories displayed for everyone to see!

I even added a little interactive piece on my banner to add another photo and some journaling.  Now for a look at what it looks like as a mini album!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners to create the mini album and I love how it turned out and how quick and easy it all came together!  I hope you enjoyed my projects sharing some of my favorites!  Remember to comment along the way and on the Clique Kits blog for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop!  Sign up to receive the Clique Kits newsletter and follow the CK blog for an extra chance to win!  Your next stop in the blog share is our very own Lacey and she has some amazing projects to share!  Here is the complete blog share list in case you get lost along the way.

Clique Kits
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Stephanie
Madge
Charity
Rosann
Shayne
Alisha
Danielle
Tyra
Tess
Cassandra
Mariah