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Meet the 2016-2017 Clique Kits Design Team Blog Share

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Hello everybody. Please welcome the 2016-2017 Clique Kits Design Team! We are so excited to have these creative ladies join us this term! It was not an easy process narrowing down the applications to just 10 designers! We went through every application and picked a team with a variety of experience and styles to inspire each level of scrappers out there. Also, we invited Caroli, Maryam and Candace to stay for another term! We just couldn’t let them go. Today, we are giving you a glimpse of these designer’s work and along the way, you will get to know them a little better!

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2016-2017 Design Team

Maryam Perez-Chile

Audrey Yeager-New York

Caroli Schulz-Chile

Candace Perkins– Arizona

Nathalie DeSousa-Canada

Melissa Elsner-Washington

Magali Le Luc-Canada

Dani Brown-California

Enza Gudor-Washington

Steph Gold-Arizona

Nicole Martel -Maryland

We would like to say thank you and good-bye to our 2015-2016 Design Team. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us. You all rock! We can’t wait to see your beautiful faces again. You all will have other opportunities in the scrapbooking industry because you are all so talented.

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Please do not forget to leave a comment on each of the designer’s blogs to give them a warm welcome! Most of the products used on the projects can be found in the Clique Kits shop! One lucky commenter will receive a $10 gift card to the Clique Kits shop. The designers will be sharing a layout that best represents their style/specialty. And so you can get to know them a little better, they will be sharing some fun facts about themselves on their blog posts. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired! Your next stop is Maryam Perez.

Thank you for joining us!

Hugs,

Nicole

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Study Hall – Loved

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Hey everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits blog!  Can you believe this is the last day of September?!  We are so excited to get going in October with our new DT blog hop happening tomorrow right here on the blog and the World Cardmaking Day event happening in the Clique!  If you are not yet a member of the Clique Facebook group you can CLICK HERE to join!  We will have free cut files, sketches and challenges!  Each challenge will have a prize of $5.00 to use in the Clique Kits shop and one GRAND PRIZE Bella Blvd Prize Pack that is jam packed with awesome goodies from their new releases!

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Here is a look at some of the sketches and cut files that will be sharing tomorrow!  These have all been designed by DT member Maryam Perez!

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Now lets get to my layout for today!  I have been having so much fun with the October Kit and want to share one of the layouts I created!  October kits have already began shipping out but if you are not a subscriber and want to get your hands on one we have a few left in the shop today!  CLICK HERE to purchase this beautiful kit featuing Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection.  Don’t forget to grab a 10% off code from one of our design team members!

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I started out by cutting a bunch of hearts with my Cameo using the pretty papers in the kit!

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If you do not have a cameo or cricut you can hand cut the hearts, use punches or dies to create this look!  I added the hearts all along one side of my layout popping some up with foam adhesive from the Clique Kits shop!  Once I had them all stuck down I pulled out some black enamel hearts by Bella Blvd from the CK shop!

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I always love a good punch of black in my layouts and decided the Loved Thicker word that came in the September kit would be perfect for this layout too!14457504_563637847154388_624622809269136378_n

I stamped the Cherish Every Moment as well right under my photo using the Precious Remembrance Stamp that I picked up in the Clique Kits shop!  I added a few of the chipboard hearts that came in the kit along with a few word stickers from my stash!

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Here is a look at my final layout using the October 2016 Clique Kit!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  We hope to see you this weekend on the blog or in the Clique Facebook group!  Our holiday kits are still available in the shop as well and will be shipping out hopefully by next week!  Grab these fabulous kits now to get ready to document your holiday memories!  Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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Field Notes-Love This Life

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Hello Clique!  Candace here with you to share a new series on the blog called “Field Notes”.  For today’s installment of Field Notes I created a small spread in my travelers notebook using the October kit Sapphire.  Here is a look at the beautiful kit that you can still pick up in the shop here.

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For today’s spread I wanted to keep it light and soft to match the feeling of the photo.  On the left side of the spread I cut up the 12×12 die cut sheet from Amy Tangerine that come in the kit.  I adhered the die cut down and then trimmed off the edges.

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For the right side I adhered down the beautiful leaf to the notebook then layered a soft doily and vellum on top.  I finished off the right side with a photo of my little guy and me.

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I stuck my journaling between the layers of the photo stack to keep the layout clean and organized.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Give some of these ideas a try in your travelers notebook and tag us on Instagram so we can swoon over your creation!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 

 


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September Clique Kits Blog Share

 Hi everybody. It’s Nicole here, wishing you a fabulous Wednesday! Welcome to the September Pep Rally. This month, we hope to inspire you with the “Moon Child” kit. This kit has lots of products from Kaisercraft, Kesi’ Art, Pretty Little Studio, Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts, Fancy Pants Design and Clique Kits to give you a wide variety!
For our challenge this month, we want to see a layout about who you love to the moon and back?!
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 Moon Child 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:
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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 play with all kinds of patterns! I love patterned paper. Also, notice how I included a few of the journaling cards on this layout. I decorated one of the cards with a die-cut butterfly by Pretty Little Studio and some puffy stickers from Fancy Pants Designs.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Kesi’ Art, Kaiser Craft, Journlaing Card: Clique Kits, Puffy stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Die-cuts: Cut-Aparts: Tabs: Stickers: Pretty Little Studio, Acrylic “hello adventure” Clique Kits, Photo Credit: Allison Wist-Maryland.
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 September kit and check out the Monthly Kit page for all the details about next month’s amazing Clique Kit Sapphire. Take care!
Nicole

 

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Everyday Has a Story

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Hey everyone! Stephanie Gold here and I am THRILLED to be posting for the very first time on the Clique Kits Blog!!!! Eek! I’m still pinching myself.

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I put together a layout for you today using the incredible Sapphire Kit. When I saw this yellow pattern paper, I was immediately obsessed. I cut an 11 x 11 square to put in the center of white cardstock so I could journal around the edges.

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I layered a bunch of the different elements that came in the kit to accent my black and white photo. This is what we call our Annual Gold Family Silly Face Selfie. We take a silly photo every year on the first day of school. We are a pretty silly family so these are some of my FAVORITE memories.

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This giant die cut that came in the kit was the PERFECT phrase to use as my title. The smallest, most minute details of an ordinary day can prove to be some of our most cherished memories.

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I have a pretty simple style. I like to have clear focal points and distinct “white space.” What kind of style do you have? Do you ever stray and mix things up? I can’t wait to get to know you all better and see your beautiful creations from this kit!! Much love everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

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Crazy Fun

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Hi there & welcome back!  Dani here again today to share another 12×12 layout with you using the Sapphire,  October Clique Kit.  I really wanted to make a page using some of the positive inspirational quotes and phrases in the kit.  The cut-apart sheet from Simple Stories, Posh really caught my eye.  I immediately knew which photos I wanted to scrap of my son, Dominic. Don’t you just love when that happens!?

Here’s a few close-ups of my layout:

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I just fell in love with this quote and couldn’t wait to add it to my page!  I also decided to do a little bit of mixed media again, so I used my Dreamscicle Shimmerz and Melon Gelato by Faber Castell with the packaging technique.  Then I added some Heidi Swapp, Gold Lame, Color Shine splatters to complete the look I was going for.  I cut it up to use in my layers and to border the quote.  I purposely cut free hand to give it that not so perfect artsy look.

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I love to add tangled thread in my embellishment clusters and sometimes behind the photos.  I love the texture that it gives to my pages.  I really liked the color blocking on the background paper by Simple Stories.  It really helped the design of my layout come together quickly.  To create more layers behind my photos, I used one of the awesome exclusive 4×4 cards that comes in the kit and some of the turquoise map paper from Simple Stories, Posh.

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Of course, I had to use the beautiful flair…the saying was just too perfect for this layout!  I just really enjoyed creating this.  The embellishments are just amazing & endless in this kit.  And those leather alpha stickers by Pink Fresh Studio are to die for! 🙂

Here’s a look at my completed page.  Hope you like it as much as I do?

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Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back again real soon.  Hope you will stop by Clique Kits and check out this beautiful kit, along with some amazing products sold in the Clique store.  Don’t forget to use my code, Danni10, to save 10% off!

 


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Celebrate Today

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Hi, Dani here today, to share my latest layout using the 2016 October Clique Kit.  First, can I just say how EXCITED I am to be here with you Today!!  I Still can’t believe it!?🙂

Since I was just a tad bit nervous about my very first post with Clique Kits, I decided to use a sketch from my Pinterest, as a jumping off point.

I knew I wanted to play with some mixed media, so I pulled out my Shimmerz, Faber Castell, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  They go so well with this kit..I think I may have squealed with joy as I was putting together this layout.  I’m absolutely in love with the patterns and colors of this kit, as you can see below in my first closeup.

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I mixed Spun Sugar Shimmerz with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink to get the perfect color and dimension.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and applied it in 3 different areas.  Then I mixed Boysenberry and Blueberry Gelatos together to get the exact shade of blue I desired.  I used my water brush to paint and blend colors on the embellishment clusters.

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I discovered this amazing place, almost in my backyard, if I had a backyard; ha..ha..ha..  Believe it or not, it was near a shopping center.  This was an unexpected surprise and made me think about the saying “Stop and smell the roses”.   It was so peaceful that it made me reflect on all the good things in my life and Celebrate Today.

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I think the little details really makes the page, like adding thread, splatters of paint, and enamel dots.  I’m a little bit obsessed with adding pop dots and layers to my layouts which really gives it a 3D effect.

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Sometimes, no make that most times, I find it hard to scrap about myself.  So I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone with this layout of me.  Being scrapbookers we find it hard to scrap about ourselves because we’re always behind the camera, instead of in front of it.

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I hope I have inspired you to get creative and maybe even a little messy!!  Until tomorrow, happy scrapping!!

Hugs~Dani