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Lucas Jack Sparrow Sullivan

Hi there & welcome back…Dani here today.  I am thrilled to be back & wanted to share my most recent layout with you guys.  I couldn’t wait to dive into my December Clique Kit, Wonderland.  It’s full of awesomeness & I’m loving every bit of it!!

My sister recently got a beagle puppy for my nephew, Sawyer.  So I knew, I had to get this memory recorded in my scrapbooks.  I just melted when she sent me the pictures and told me what Sawyer had named him… Yep, u guessed it, Lucas Jack Sparrow Sullivan! LOL!🙂

Here are a few close-ups of the Wonderland kit & our new furry friend:

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I really liked this paper from Bella Blvd & knew I wanted to use it as my background.  I love that it has the paint splatters, white-wash (looks like Gesso) & the look of mixed media already done for you.

My next step was to use some of the exclusive cards that come in the kit, to add layers behind the photos.  I just love the pop of black in this kit..it really accentuates the photos & my title.

Here’s a few more close-ups of my layout:

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To complete my page, I added a few of the black & white tabs/labels, some exclusive ephemera designed by the talented Claudia Van Rooijen, and the beautiful cork embellishments by Pink Paislee.

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Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today.  Until next time, happy scrapping!!  XO~Dani


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December Kickoff

 

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December 1, 2016 and the countdown begins! I just love this time of year, don’t you? Celebrating the season with friends and family and enjoying every moment is worth documenting in whatever way works for you. We hope you will have fun playing with Wonderland this month. As always we do not provide a themed holiday kit as the monthly kit in December for a number of reasons, but instead offer some beautiful limited edition holiday add ons and kits for those wishing to purchase themed product. This year our Clique into the Holidays Kit sold out lightning fast. We do, however, still have some remaining Clique Cards: Holiday Edition 2016 and lots of add ons to choose from including some unique stamps-like this exclusive Honey Bee Stamps set that was updated and re-released based on our collaboration for the holiday card kit last year. It was so popular we had so many requests for more!

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To kickoff a month of celebrating with our subscribers, friends, and followers Clique Kits is planning to reveal a new little advent treat for each day of December leading up to Christmas! Here is today’s gift- this beautiful set of 2016 holiday printables is FREE today!  So head over to the Store and put this FREE exclusive printable set in your shopping cart right now! While you are there, check out some of the latest markdowns in the Last Call Big Savings section of the shop- new items are constantly added as our inventory dwindles down.

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Just for the month of giving, Clique Kits is also offering for a limited time a pre-paid 3 month subscription suitable for gifting! If you know someone who would love to subscribe to receive our monthly kits but hasn’t been able to budget this little luxury- make sure they know they can ask a spouse, sibling, parent, or other person who has them on their Christmas giving list to purchase one for them right now! Select your location from the drop down menu- the best Santas know what the paper-crafters on their list crave.🙂

Another exciting announcement- Clique Kits has put together some amazing deals for your own treat your self with a little self- gifting, or to give (or receive) this year. Check out these holiday gift set ideas now available in the shop.

The Clique Kits Trendy Sampler Gift Set

This bundle of goodies contains some of our most popular, fun exclusive items perfect for sampling the Clique Kits exclusive style. Stamps, journaling cards, fun embellishments like die cut ephemera and stickers only found right here! Price $20 (retail value $40 )

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The Smile You Are Loved Embellishment Kit

This mini kit is very limited in number and is now on sale so don’t miss out! It contains high quality puffy stickers and glittered stickers  from the UK stationery brand Meri Meri, plus enamel dots from a small business we love- Lora Bailora, Midori bow paper clips, and shimmery washi tape. Pictures really don’t do these adorable embellishments justice. Packaged totally ready for gifting. Price $14.99 (retail value 24.99)

 

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 The Fancy Pants + Plan to Plan Gift Set

This one takes the cake on value- such a beautiful bright, cheerful color palette in the Attwell collection from our friends at Fancy Pants Designs- this gift set is perfect for the planner in your life (even if that planner is you!) It includes the 6 x 6 pad, the floral pattern zipper pouch to stash little things for on the go, the 3 pen set, coordinating sticky notes, and two sets of planner stickers. The Plan to Plan Sticker Co. stickers include the very versatile tab stickers to label anything, and the social media tracker set. The social media tracker is a little checklist to keep track of your posts on each of the most common social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Whether you are a blogger, design team member, participant in challenges, or just like to build up your following- these planner stickers keep you organized and remind you to post. Check out the other planner stickers in the shop also! Price $12 (retail value $27)

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The Adventurer Mini Album Gift Set

This gift set includes a 12 x 12 Paper Pack, a black and kraft Simple Stories 4×6 album (that has 4×4 pockets inside) adventure themed puffy stickers, a cut apart gold highlighted 12 x 12 acetate sheet, and fun dimensional camper stickers from Little B. As a bonus- a full roll of glittering gold washi tape and the complete travel stamp by Meli Melo. Everything needed to create a gift album, or give the set as a gift to a fellow DIYer. Price $20 (retail value $40)

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Stay tuned every day in December for lots of freebies to come and as always amazing inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team using the December Kit: Wonderland

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-xoGia

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Share Your Space – Nathalie DeSousa

Hello everyone!

Nathalie here, and this month I am sharing my workspace/home with you all.   Trust me, i was reluctant to share my apartment with you all,  as I don’t have an specific work room.   But I think many of you might identify with my area of work, also known as my living/dining/office room, so I  welcome you all to my home!

 

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Welcome to the DeSousa household (a.k.a my apartment – and yes!, we are in Christmas mood already!).  We are blessed to own this large apartment with huge windows that let lots of natural light in.

 

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This is our dining room, and our dining table doubles as my scrapbook table most of the time.  In a few occasions, I have had to open a second table so that this is available for my teens and their homework.   As you can see, my inspiration comes from my family, I just have to look up to see all the beautiful memories captured in the black and white canvases.

 

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Whenever i am working on a project, I usually set my mat on the table (i own a few mats, but this American Crafts is one of my favorites).

 

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I always cover my mats with white paper when I am working on them.  This way, i can throw it away I have an accident with any media.

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This is how i keep all my embroidery floss. I have a bit of OCD when it comes to organizing it.  Plus this saves a lot of space on my shelves.

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I found this box at Target, and filled it with all my most used tools. There is an old cookie tin on the table that serves as garbage can, and my Starbucks cup filled with water.

 

When the kids were little, we purchased a small plastic toy box (it looks like a small sofa) that now houses all the paper pads and collections I own.  Please don’t judge, I love pretty paper!  Once the lid is on, there is usually an Iris case containing the kits I am working with.  This bench/sofa sits next to the dining room table, and it is my littles (niece and nephew) favorite place to sit and play when they visit.

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My dining room table is set next to the door that leads to our balcony.  I use the back of the door as a way to organize, and store some of my supplies.

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We built the pallet from an old book case.  Usually the clips house layouts that are  being worked on, and they come in handy for hanging embroidery hoops full of washi tape (my daughter collects washi tape, there is at three more hoops  in her room!)

 

Since my work space is also my home, we have added furniture pieces that serve dual purposes one of them is storage for some of my scrapbook stash.   Here is small slide show showing you some highlights from my space:

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I hope this gives you an insight as where and how I work,  and what inspires me.   I love my work space since it allows me to be part of my family happenings while still doing what i love.  I am sure many of you might identify with me.  Though once one of the kids leaves the house, I will most likely used the extra room as a craft room!  Time will tell  ;)

 

This is all for me today, let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

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Clique Holiday Album Cover & Tag

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Hello my dears! Previously I have shown you the inside cover of my December Album as well as many of the inside pages, but today I will show you the outside cover of my album and a little tag I made with the Clique Into the Holidays Kit as well.

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First up, I layered a few pieces of ephemera and one of the chipboard stickers together and punched a hole in each (some had holes already). I added a few stickers and wrapped them all together using seam binding. I desperately wanted to add those poof balls to this tag so I ended up sewing them together using gold thread and then wrapping the excess gold thread around the seam binding to add some extra gold in there. Aren’t those little poofs so cute??!

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Now typically people don’t decorate the covers of Traveler’s Notebooks but I REALLY wanted to decorate mine haha. So I did! There aren’t really rules, am I right?

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Now I actually created this cover a LONGGGG time ago and I can honestly say it’s been totally fine!! Nothing has fallen off, ripped, broken… it’s been stacked and in a shelf and opened and closed a ton of times and it’s good!! And I love it.🙂  The Clique into the Holidays kit is now sold out but we have a lot of holiday add ons still in the shop and we also have the Clique Cards holiday edition you can pick up HERE!

Thank you all for stopping by! I can’t wait for December to start so I can work the magic on this little guy!! Yay!! Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

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Day dreams and grand schemes

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Hello all. Do you every have a difficult time picking out just one photo for your project? Just recently, I had my sister Katie take a few photos of me and I couldn’t decide on one photo to use so  I used my favorite three. haha I created a collage of three photos using PicMonkey and then I printed them out to use on my layout.

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I love the vibrant colors in this month’s kit and the exclusive stickers and die cuts. Rather than journal on this layout, I used the word stickers to help tell my story. LOVE these stickers.

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I hand-cut some of the squares along with the butterfly and hearts to use as die cuts for my layout. I totally forgot to buy the die-cuts from the add-ons this month!

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Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole

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Faith Art Journal Page | Stephanie

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Hey hey hey! Steph here again… sick of me yet?!😉 For Sunday School today I focused on this verse from the Bible:

“Create in me a pure heart, O Lord, and renew a steadfast spirit in me.” – Psalm 51:10

I decided to put together an art journal page for this one so I started off by painting the base of my page using different shades of blue.

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Next, I cut out a piece of the butterfly pattern paper and adhered it to my page. Then I used the same paints to blend the paper in slightly.

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I cut out a bunch of the squares from another one of the pattern papers and gathered the similar colors of a few of them. I lined them up and adhered them to my page.

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I painted the edges just like the butterfly paper so they blended in a bit as well. Next I used the big black alphas to write out the word “HEART” on my page and used a teeny bit of paint to again, blend it in.

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I wrote my verse around “HEART” and painted a little tab from the December Wonderland kit to have a bit of color at the bottom and then I adhered it at the top of my page.

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This was so much fun for me. It was such a laid back approach to Bible Journaling and made it a little less intimidating.

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Thank you for spending some time with me today!! What verse are you reflecting on right now? Have a wonderful week everyone! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

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XOXO | Stephanie

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Hey loves!! Stephanie here with a super adorable (if I do say so myself🙂 ) Traveler’s Notebook layout utilizing the lovey dovey vibes from the December Wonderland Kit!

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When I first opened my Wonderland kit I was soooo happy to see the lovely hearts and love you sentiments on the pattern papers and ephemera. I am such a girly girl and these just made my heart happy. I instantly knew I wanted to create a page for my handsome bearded man.🙂 So here it is!

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I LOVE black and white contrasts and when you add in subtle pinks and feminine hearts, my little crafty heart goes pitter patter! I’m also slightly obsessed over the word phrase stickers this month. They are petite and adorable and I basically wanted to use them all.

What cracked me up most about this layout is that I didn’t end up adding a bunch of journaling. Usually I turn into a mush and write down a bajillion things I love about that man and slowly start weeping at my desk until I can run over to him and give him a hug (UGH such a mush, I know!!) but this time the papers really wrote it all for me. I finished it and thought, “Yes. It’s done.” Haha.

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Alrighty my dears, if you aren’t already signed up for a subscription to these monthly kits, take my advice and sign up nowwwww!!! OR! Slip your significant other a very “subtle”😉 note with a direct link to these babies because you won’t be sorry. Here’s another quick link for you just in case.😉

http://www.cliquekits.com/monthly-kit.html

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Much love!!

Xo, Stephanie

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