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Locker Room: Awesome

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Good morning scrappers! Have you been in our shop lately? There’s lots of goodies to be had. Like, Crate Paper, American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers to name a few. I just received a big box from Clique Kits last week and I felt like Christmas came early, but my wallet disagreed with me. LOL. Today I want to share this adorable layout with you. Edward is CRAZY about collecting these little Mine Craft dudes so I wanted to create a layout for him. I think I’ll buy a frame and hang it up in his room if he likes it.

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Initially, I was going to grab a sketch and start scrapping, but then I wasn’t sure I wanted to do a sketch. I was all over the place. And then I looked over at the bowl of washi tapes on my desk and thought to myself, ” I really need to use those.” I started this layout by pulling a few washi tapes out of the bowl that would go with the color scheme of my layout. I just love the “Cool Kid” collection by Crate Paper. It is so perfect for scrapping your boys. My son is already trying to take my rubber embellishments from me so I just ordered another set with my add-ons for this month. I used several strips of washi to decorate my paper.

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Then I used Picmonkey to create a collage of my photos. This is a free program if you just need to do basic editing.

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Once I had my photos printed, I pulled out a few die cuts that I wanted to use.  I LOVE the tags and the “Toys Rule” cut-apart. I just started moving everything around until I was happy with the placement. At the last minute, I decided to create another collage of photos to tuck behind the top tags.

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I added a few embellishments here and there. The rubber embellishment would not stay on the paper with a glue dot so I used a gel medium and it worked great! Here are a few close-ups. I can never add enamels right… They never look right, but they are there and wouldn’t come off without messing up the layout so I left them alone.

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Thanks for stopping by today!


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Yearbook-Instant Journal Cards

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I met my mail lady in the yard, opened it within 10 seconds and started working with it 1 minute after that.  Yes, my Cliquers…..it is that FANTASTIC!

The colors matched so well with the last of my 2015 pictures (insert hang head in shame emoji here:), it was such a cinch to put together!

I have never done a Design Z layout so I thought it was about time to try!

 

It came with these Kaiser Art 2-sided journal card paper where I got this triangular and moon shaped card.

  All I did was add a yellow plus sign from the Dear Lizzy ‘Hello’ Thickers and bam! Instant card.  Thicker hearts were also added to the door in the picture below.

By far my favorite piece of paper from the whole kit!

Exclusive Clique Kits designed paper is what I used for both journaling cards!

I had fun with with this 3×4 piece of exclusive paper by adding a whole bunch of word stickers from Pretty Little Studio and some enamel dots to finish it out!

This bottom card is a a hodge podge of Thickers, paper and end cuts.

What a fabulous kit this month!  I will definitely be using every last inch!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXOXOOX

-Kim

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Geek Lab: Best friends

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Hi all. Nicole here with another layout using the September Moon Child kit. For this layout, I decided to use the cut-apart paper along with three different cut files from Just Nick Studio’s shop. Normally, I would only use one or two cut files at the most, but if you are looking for ways to stretch your kit, use cut files! I’ve been wanting to try the Floral Burst Background cut file for sometime now. I really love it.

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I used the Open Triangle cut file and the Stems cut file on the journaling card. I decorated the center of the cut file using a chipboard heart and  an enamel dot.

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I tucked the Floral Burst Background cut file slightly behind my cluster of journaling cards.

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I used the cut-apart banner flag to help pull my journaling together along with a die cut triangle and some chipboard shapes.

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Thanks for visiting today!


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August Clique Kits Blog Share

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Hi everybody. It’s Nicole here, wishing you a fabulous Wednesday! Welcome to the August Pep Rally. This month, we hope to inspire you with the “Rio” kit. This month, we decided to combine some goodies from Fancy Pants Designs, Cocoa Vanilla and Pretty Little Studio to give you a wide variety. We also included several bright and colorful cards and some exclusive flair to complement the kit. This kit has so many possibilities.
For our challenge this month, we went with anything goes.
The Pep Rally, for those of you who are new to the Clique, is our monthly subscriber and design team blog share typically held the third week of the month and participants earn product credits-yes, free stuff to do what you love-who can beat that? It’s out with the old, in with the new time at Clique Kits when we (hopefully) have all killed our kit from the previous month and have lots to show off, and we start to chat and hype the excitement for the coming month’s kit. In other words, we party! We don’t leave out our guests-there is always a prize for a hopper who comments on each post and likes and shares on social media! Just leave a new comment for each like and share for a separate entry in the random drawing for this month’s prize. One lucky person will win this month’s Rio kit! Get the word out and have your friends join our Pep Rally because they might end up with this gorgeous kit at their doorsteps!
   
Here’s today’s line up:
* Design Team Members on Kit Duty
 
Feel free to hop in any order, if you get lost, you can always come back here to find your place. This month, I decided to add some hand doodling and paint with lots of embellishments to complete my layout. I love all the “mothers” sentiments on the die cuts and felt that scrapping about my mother was perfect for this kit.

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Here are a few close-ups:
Now, hop along and see what our design team and subscribers have been working on. Don’t forget to check out the gallery on the website landing page featuring our Varsity Team (design team) projects using the August kit and check out the Monthly Kit page for all the details about next month’s amazing Clique Kit Moon Child. Take care!


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Locker Room-Wild Child

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Happy Tuesday friends!  Candace here with you today to share a fun layout using goodies that I picked up in the Clique Kits shop.  Have you stopped by the shop lately?  The shop is packed with new goodies to inspire your creativity.  Make sure to check it out here.

Today I am using products from the Crate Paper Cool kid collection.  No one does awesome boy collections like Crate Paper and they knocked this one out of the park.  I am in love with it all!!  Here is a look at the fun, boy layout.

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For the base of my layout I started with a large 12×12 wood veneer that I have had in my stash for over a year!  LOL!  Time to put it to work!

Using patterned paper and vellum from the collection I backed the wood veneer.

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Next I concentrated my embellishments around the photo to bring focus and emphasis to that area.

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I LOVE the final layout! Such a fun collection and it fits my little “wild child” perfectly!

Make sure you stop by the shop to check out all the new goodies.  If the boy collection isn’t for you, that’s ok, the Cute Girl collection is in there too!

Have a beautiful day and go create!

Candace

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Locker Room: girl

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Hello everyone🙂 Elisabetta here to show you a new layout made with the August kit!!

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I took this photo back in June at the beach here in Italy and I decided to cut in in a circle using my BigShot. I don’t know why but I cut my pictures in this shape a lot lately!

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I wanted to use a lot of patterned papers so I cut some triangles around the photo and I backed them with the papers.🙂

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I love the puffy stickers that we got in the kit and the sequins too!

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I really hope that you will like the layout and that you’ll feel inspired to create!! love, Elsabetta.

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Geek Lab: My Friend

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Hello everyone! It’s Elisabetta here today to show you a new layout with the August Kit🙂 I took this selfie with a friend in Naples this spring and I wanted to add a Neapolitan touch to it!

Naples is very famous, among other things, also for its music, so I decided to include the lyrics of a Neapolitan song in the layout!🙂

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I simply taped the lyrics on my computer and printed them on my white paper and that’s it! I used the font “American Typewriter” because I really like how it looks🙂

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I just added a few embellishments and that’s it! I really like how the lyrics look on the page and I like the fact that you immediatly understand where this picture was taken (at least if you’re italian :P)

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