Happy | Fancy Pants Designs Cake Smash

Hey friends! I am back with another layout using the Cake Smash collection from Fancy Pants Designs. This layout was part of the Scrapping Boys 2.0 YouTube series with Christine Meyer! She hosted this awesome series and I was so thankful that she asked me to join in on one of the days. You can check out Christine’s channel HERE.

I am scrapping some photos from Eli James 2nd Birthday party. We had a crab themed birthday party for him and it was a lot of fun. The colors of the Cake Smash collection go great with the photos I am using.

I am also using a cut file from Cut to You and you can grab it in their shop HERE. I thought this file was fun and added the right amount of interest to my background. I backed it with pattern papers from the Cake Smash 6×8 paper pad. I popped the cut file up on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I embellished around the photos using the Cake Smash ephemera and sticker sheet. This layout came together so easy using the cut file and products from Fancy Pants Designs. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see my process video HERE on my YouTube or down below. Have a wonderful day!


Ice Cream | Fancy Pants Designs

Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member for Fancy Pants Designs.  I hope you find inspiration in what I share with you. For my first project I am using the A Cherry on Top collection from Fancy Pants Designs and a cut file from my good friend Lacey Ann Designs. You can grab this free cut file HERE on Lacey’s blog! I thought this cut file would be perfect with this collection and my photo.

I cut the file out on some white textured cardstock. I used the A Cherry on Top 6×8 paper pad to back the cut file. Once my cut file was backed I added foam squares all over the back of the cut file to add some dimension to my layout. I also like to make sure the cut file is popped up so I can tuck things in around the file.

I took this photo recently of my new favorite sundae from the ice cream shop that just opened up in town! Turtle Cheesecake Sundae! It is seriously so yummy. I matted the photo on the pretty pink floral paper from the Cherry on Top collection and tucked it in to the right side of the cut file. I added a strip of pattern paper from the collection pack to the top and bottom of my layout to help frame the page. I used some floral die cuts to embellish around my page and that super cute cherry from the A Cherry on Top chipboard.

To finish off my layout I added some of the A Cherry on Top Puffy Dots around the page and added a little bit of journaling. I typed it out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and cut it out into strips using my paper trimmer. Here is a look at my completed layout using the A Cherry on Top collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to stop by the Foundations Decor /Fancy Pants Designs shop! You can get 10% off by using the code ERICATHOMPSON at checkout! You can also find this collection at Scrapbook.com HERE and at A Cherry on Top HERE. I hope you are inspired to document your favorite sweet treat using the beautiful A Cherry on Top collection. Have a wonderful day.



Hey Everyone!  Wow!  It has been a very  long time since I have posted to my blog!!  This will change in 2017!  I will be blogging more, sharing more videos and just creating more!  Enjoying what I love to do and documenting every moment of our lives!  I wanted to pop in quick today and let you know I have a new layout up on the Clique Kits blog using the beauitful January 2017 kit!  Clique Kits also has a very limited Valentine kit that is the perfect partner to the January kit!


I would love for you to head on over the Clique Kits blog and check out my latest layout using these kits!


Both kits are jam packed full of yummy products and if you are not a subsriber to Clique Kits no need to worry!  Anyone can purchase the limited edition Valentine Kit featuring Heart Day by Crate Paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I will be back tomorrow with another layout using these fabulous kits and adds!  Here is a little sneak of what you will see!


Clique Kits August Blog Share


Hello Hello and welcome to the Clique Kits August Blog Share and September Kit reveal!  I am so excited that you are all joining us today and we hope that you leave the hop feeling inspired and ready to create!


If this is your first blog share with Clique Kits then let me give you a little run down on what it is all about!  Each month the Design Team and any subscibers that want to join in share projects made with the current kit!  Kinda like a pep rally for the big event and that big event being the reveal of our next kit!  It is a great way to share what we have all been creating with the kit and inspire others who have yet to crack open that kit!  For me it is something I look forward to each month!  We spend so much time and pour our hearts into each kit and makes me happy to see our subscibers projects and memories documented!  If you are not yet a subscriber we would love to have you join us!  Only a few spots open beginning with out September kits which is one of my favorites!!  CLICK HERE to subscribe or to purchase a la carte then CLICK HERE!

Now onto my project for today!!  I had so much fun with the August kit!  You can gran one for yourself HERE in the shop!  I wanted to pull out an old cutfile that is one of my favorites from May 2015!


I backed some of the circles with pattern paper from the kit and also from the 6×6 paper pad that was an add on for August!  I love picking up the 6×6 pads because they are perfect for backing cut files like this!


The photo I am documenting is of our daughter on her first day of school!  She is our only daugher and boy is she a busy girl!  She keeps us on our toes that is for sure!  She is not much for the color pink so I was surprised when she picked this pink shirt to wear on the first day!  Of coarse I need to highlight that pink by cutting the file out in pink!

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I added some buttons from the fabulous May Flaum 28 Lilac Lane collection!  I have had these in my stash since the CHA show and I am so happy to use them on this layout!  Here is a look at my final layout!


For your chance to win an August kit of your own make sure to comment along the way!  The more comments you leave the more chances you have to win!  Your next stop in the hop is Kat!  We hope you enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day!  For a look at the beautiful September kit please check it out down below!!

August 2016 Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Kat Benjamin  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Caroli Schulz http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Leeann Pearce  http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com.au/
Sara Mishler https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Leigh Ann Odynski http://www.artfulleighcreative.com

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Clique Kits May Blog Share


Hello Hello again and welcome to the Clique Kits May Pep Rally!  This month our kit featured papers from Fancy Pants Designs Attwell and Basic Grey Urban Luxe!  I love these two collections mixed together and I have loved seeing what everyone has created with thier kits!!  The Northern Lights kit is available to purchase in the Clique Kits hop so head on over and check it out!  Do not forget to grab a 10% off code from one of our Design Team members to save some money off your purchase!  This kit is jam packed so you do not want to miss it!

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So how about we get to my project for today!  Recently I have been inspired by triangles!  I found some dies on a Facebook sale group and purchased them and could not wait to use them!  I used the Fancy Pants Designs Attwell 6×6 paper pad to cut out a bunch of different sized triangles and then began to arrange them on my white textured cardstock. 


With the scrap that were left over from cutting these up I used them as layers behind my photo!



Once my layers were done I added some foam tape to the back and placed on my layout and began to add some embellishments and stamping!  I pulled out one of my favorite new stamps from Precious Remberance Shop called Positive Thoughts to add the black splatters!


I also pulled out some other embellishments from past kits like the My Story wood pieces from the December kit from My Minds Eye and some enamel dots from Simple Stories.

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Here is a look at the completed layout!


I just love this photo of our little Gavin!  He was so worried the ducks were going to come running after him he had to keep his head turned so he could have any eye on them while I took the photo!  This kid is always full of it and talking and laughing and I want him to always remember to laugh and have fun!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Today also kicks off the June kit reveal so head on over to the website and have a look and also check out the store for some new products and add ons!

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Subscriptions are avaiable now but filling up fast so if you want this kit join today!

Here is the line up for today!  I hope you enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day your next stop in the hop is DONNA!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Donna Espiritu http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
*Justyna Skowron http://www.made-by-justt.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Janet Perafan-Babar http://janetperafanbabar.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Leigh Ann Odynksi  http://www.artfulleighcreative.com
Stephanie Kisewetter www.oddbirdout.com
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com
Sara Mishler http://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Janet Zeppa http://janetsjoy.blogspot.ca/
Jennie Garcia http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/


Clique Kits May Mood Board & Sneaks!


Oh I love a good mood board and I am so excited about the Clique Kits May mood board!  Lacey did a fabulous job putting this one together!  Today over on the Clique Kits blog May kit sneaks have also begun!


The May kit is jam packed with so many beautiful papers and embellishments!  I just know you are all going to love this kit as much as I do!  Any guess to what paper collection/s are in the May kit!!??  Here is a sneak for you and make sure to head on over the the Clique Kits blog to see more!


We also have some very fun exclusives for you this month designed by Lacey Gasper!  We think you are going to just love them!  If you have not yet subscribed we would love to have you in the Clique!  We are a no commitment kit club, we have a fabulous Facebook group and great perks for our subscribers!  CLICK HERE for information on how to subscribe or email us at info@cliquekits.com if you have any questions!  If you would like to check out a kit before subscribing we do have some past kits available in the shop now!  You can use any 10% off design team code on past kit purchases too!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a great rest of your day!


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!

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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!