Clique Kits July Blog Share


Hey Everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits July Blog Share!  You should have arrived from Gia’s Blog but if you did not and want to start the hop from the beginning please CLICK HERE!   Today we are sharing projects using the July 2016 Clique kit that featured the Life Noted collection by Pinkfresh Studio!  The design team and subscribers along with some of the Clique Kits Co Founders have a great line up for you today and we hope you enjoy all the inspiration!  For a chance to win a July kit of your own remember to leave comments along the way!


Today I am going to be creating some pocket pages and using the beautiful 6×8 album from Ashley Goldberg that is available in the Clique Kits shop!

13726723_10154299448751411_3976404555809816855_n 13754582_10154299448851411_5590656984019726595_n

I have a ton of photos with our kids and fur kids so I want to create an album to document all these photos!  This album will be perfect!  This album has a nice thick binding so perfect for documenting tons of photos!


I kept these pages nice and simple and I want to focus more on the photos and the stories so embellishing will be kept very light!


I used the pocket pages that came in the album and one is a 3×4 pocket page and the other is a 6×8.  The Clique Kits shop does also carry other refills at a great price!  I really love the 6×8 size pages!  Creating a small layout like this was quick, easy and fun!  If you are short on creative time then these pocket page albums are fantastic to get your memories documented!


To see my full process I would love for you to check out my video listed below or you can CLICK HERE!  Your next stop in the hop is Justyna!  Here is the full line up for you as well!

July 2016 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Justyna Kowron
*Elisabetta Margini
*Aliza Deutsch
*Candace Perkins
Janet Perafan-Babar
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
*Leeann Pearce
*Kim Oedekoven
Maryam Perez
Caroli Schulz
Donna Espiritu
Sara Mishler
Leigh Ann Odynski

Thank you all so much for stopping and I hope you have a great rest of your day!!  Enjoy the hop and remember to leave commments below for a chance to win a July 2016 kit!!  Don’t forget today is also August Kit Reveal!!!  If you are not yet a subscriber we would love to have you join the Clique!!


Sketch it up Sunday

Hey Everyone!!  Erica here and I am excited to be working with a sketch provided by the lovely Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers!

Erica 1

Now this sketch was  bit of a challenge for me because I usually only scrap one photo on a page.  I had a lot of fun and  I am always up for a challenge!  I used the January 2016 Clique Kit that featured the Happy Place collection by Fancy Pants Designs!  This kit is still available in the CK shop if you have had your eye on it!  I also used some new star dies from Maya Road!  I just love the way these cut and they are the perfect size for layout and cards and who does not love the aqua color of these dies!  Super cute!

13606699_530758510442322_7382246074066743889_n 13619836_530758390442334_8214237833097270177_n 13626423_530758493775657_6892283698872461883_n

Here is a look at my completed layout!


I would love for you to join us and create something fun with this sketch!  Link up HERE and you could win one of our fabulous prizes or tag us on Instagram #sanrica2016!  Stay tuned for prizes photos coming soon!  You can see my process video on my YouTube channel HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and dont forget to also check out Sandy’s video!

Plan With Me – New Gel Pens

Hey everyone!  I am back with a short post today about some new pens I recently received!  I have 3 planners to keep me on track…well somewhat on track!  One is for family and a little bit of everything, one for my photography business and one for Clique Kits.  I am a busy girl!  I have 5 kids, 2 dogs and a busy husband so having planners, post it notes and something to write it all down with is a must!  The sports schedules are enough to drive you crazy!  I have 3 kids playing on 3 different fields and practicing at 3 different times 4 days a week!  YIKES!  I need lots of colorful pens to not only help color code things but also to make my planner colorful and make it somewhat enjoyable to want to write in my  planner!  Jotting it all down is not something I have always been able to do and remember to do but I have been keeping up and love it!  I recently picked the Ohuhu 60 Color Gel Pen Set and I love it!  So many colors to pick from and I love they way they write!

If you have been looking at getting some nice but affordable gel pens these are the ones to check out!  I am pleased with the 17.99 price and since we are Prime members they shipped for free!

13055400_500750763443097_3512128019443002349_nThey do come in a case to store them in but I will more than likely put them all in a cute jar or cup and store them on my desk!  I want to see those pretty pens out in the open on the daily!  If you have any questions about these pens please feel free to leave the questions below or email me  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

It’s Messy and I Love It – Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!  I am back with another layout to share with you!  I am really excited about this one because I am using a new stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop called Happy Art that Clique Kits now carries!  We I received the email with this new stamp release I just knew we had to add this to the shop!  I love a stamp set that can be used in many ways and this is one of those stamps!  I knew I wanted to create a background with this stamp set for my layout with some fun and bright colors!  I dove into my stash of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and pulled out 3 of my favorites..Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade!  I also pulled out my April Clique Kit along with a beautiful teal paper from Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith that matches not only the ink but also the papers I pulled from the kit!


I am documenting this photo of myself and my crazy and wild curly hair.  I had recently cut it very short and this was the first time I had not worn it straight and it looked even shorter and a little messy but I do love it!




This layout was so fun to put together and I really hope you like it!  Creating your own background is a great way to stretch your kits!  I am having so much fun with this stamp set and kit I can not wait to share what else I have created!


To see my process please check out my video below!  The Happy Art stamp set is still available in the Clique Kits shop as well as the April 2016 kit!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and enjoy your day!

Clique Kits March Blog Share

Hey Everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits March Blog share!  You should have arrived from Gia’s blog but if not you can start the hop from the beginning HERE!  Today we are sharing projects using the March Clique kit that featured the Goldie collection designed by Ashley Goldberg!


This kit included some firsts for us here at CK!  For one we had an amazing set of die cuts designed by CK Graphic Designer Inna Moreva and two sheets of exclusive 12×12 paper!


This paper is available for purchase in the CK shop HERE!  Quantities are limited so act fast!  The exclusive die cuts are also available for purchase and these have been selling like hot cakes in the shop!

For my layout today I decided to use up some of my scraps and pull out some star dies from Stampin Up that have been sitting in my stash!

12528624_487874831397357_52129047_o 12899541_487874838064023_867695508_o

I kept my layout pretty simple and used a white background.  I cut  different sized stars out of a lot of my scraps and layered them up on my paper.  I added my photo to the center with of coarse lots of layers behind it!


I did keep the embellishments to a minimum but I did pull these acrylic XOXO pieces from my stash that were included in the CK limited edition XOXO kit!


One item that is new to the shop starting today are these die cuts from Pretty Little Studio!  The Hello Heather collection is on of my recent favorites and from what I have seen it is a favorite from many!


I added one of the sayings on one of my stars and I just love the way it looks!


Here is a look at my completed layout!


Thanks so much for stopping today!  Before I say goodbye I would like to let everyone know that today is also April Kit reveal!  This month we have extra April Kits available for purchase starting today!  We are excited to feature the Life in Color collection by Simple Stories in April and check out that exclusive Color Cast Designs camera designed by Inna!

10 13 14

So much goodness in one kit!  Below is the full blog share line up!  Remember to comment along the way for your chance to win a March Kit!  Your next stop in the blog share is Melissa!  Have a great day!


Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Melissa Vining
*Leeann Pearce
*Carolina Schulz
*Kat Benjamin
*Marcia Dehn-Nix
*Maryam Perez Osorio
Elsie Robinson
Sandy Gonzalez
Taina Cortes (Evi)
Kim Allen
Hannah Lemieux
Charity Feit
Mariah Hechler
Leigh Ann Odynksi

Sketch Challenge Layout

Hey everyone!  I am back with another layout for you and today I am using the January 2016 Clique Kit featuring the Happy Place collection from Fancy Pants Designs!  This  kit is so jam packed of goodness!

11215799_531766023654984_616730259138062611_n 12360181_531210450377208_6927151146298444632_n 12366411_531423660355887_6852918242778496622_n

The layout is for a challenge with Sandy Gonzalez (Oh Snap Gonzo) and it is a sketch challenge!  Here is a look at the sketch we used!


And he is a look at my completed layout using the January Clique Kits!



I love these two photos of Eli James on his birthday!  He had the best time ever and I miss all his long hair!  They grow up way to quick!  This kit is so fun and I can not wait to create more layouts with it!  The mists that I use to create some water color look in the background can be found in the Clique Kits shop HERE.  I love how vibrant they are and they are super affordable!  I used the Strawberry Dacquiri and Mango Lemonade! Sounds delicious right! Well the colors definitely are!  We would love to have you join in on the sketch challenge with us!  Tag us on social media with your projects or post a video and tag us!  We can not wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping and enjoy your day!

This Girl – Layout Share

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!  Today I have a layout to share with you using some of the It Factor collection from We R Memory Keepers designed by Amanda Zampelli!  I had the priverlage of meeting Amanda in January at CHA2016!  She was rocking the MAMBI booth and we stopped to say HELLO and she gave us the low down on all the new MAMBI products!  Of coarse we had to get a photo together because that is what us memory keepers do!


I knew that I would have to document this photo using the It Factor collection!  Amanda designed two collections with WRMK and I loved them both!  Fingers crossed she comes out with more cause her designs are amazing!


My layout came together very easy and I used a white background with a little bit of mixed media.  Once my paper was  I used some enamel dots and some Bella Blvd chipboard from my stash to help embellish around my photo!


Of coarse lots of layers behind my photo is a must for me these days and I added some stamping with one of my roller stamps!  Here is a look at my completed layout!


If you would like to have a look at my process please check out my YouTube channel!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  If you do not already follow Amanda or the MAMBI Instagram you have to check them out!  I will leave the links below!  Thanks so much for stopping today and have a great rest of your day!

Amanda Zampelli IG – amandarosezamp

MAMBI IG – meandmybigideas