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Share Your Space: Amanda’s craft room

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be here sharing my happy little scrappy space with you today.

When we first moved into our house I knew that the loft area was going to be all mine! I loved all the natural light that it was filled with and how I could be up there and still be a part of my family at the same time.  I have a long L-shaped desk that holds my printer and my Silhouette as well as some old Studio Calico Project Life kits and my pegboard.  My main desk is an Ikea desktop that sits on the top of two Walmart bookshelves! Super cheap and super effective. Thank you Pinterest!


I wasn’t able to get super good photos of my room because of the time change and the fact that I went back to work and it’s always crazy dark when I get home. However, a few months ago I filmed a video of my scraproom in detail for my Youtube channel and talked about my favorite organizational pieces and how I function in the room.  Since nothing has changed (minus a huge pile of purple glitter in the carpet that I still need to clean up) I decided to share it instead of photos! Hopefully it will give you a good idea of what my space is like! Click below to watch the video.

*Disclaimer: in the video I may mention kits that were purchased from other kit clubs. This video was filmed in July. I am now solely committed to Clique Kits and only purchase kits from them!

Other than my desk, my Raskog cart is easily my favorite accessory in the room. I also love the green wall with the scrap fabric bunting that I made and of course my inspiration board. This room makes me so happy and I’m thankful I got to share it with you!

Happy Scrapping!!!


Clique Kits August Guest Designer: Amanda O’Banion

Hello! I’m so excited to be back as a guest designer for the month of August! I hope that you all are enjoying the August Ambrosia kit as much as I am!

Since my last post something super exciting happened in our family! Our sweet little Oliver was born! We welcomed our healthy little boy on July 22nd and have been living in newborn bliss ever since! But enough about me, let’s talk about the layout I created with this great kit!

Last week we ventured out to the zoo and when we passed by the flamingoes my daughter got so stinking excited! She started screaming “Look! Mom! It’s a pink bird!” I knew that I had to take a picture of the birds and I knew I had the perfect papers and embellishments to use to scrapbook the picture with! For this page I chose pinks and grey’s with accents of gold and that great bluish green that shows up all throughout the kit.



I wanted to add in some texture to the background so I used a Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dot stencil and Ranger Texture Paste tinted with Abandoned Coral distress ink. I love the raised bumpy look it gave as well as how it mimics the dots on the paper.

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And can we talk about that flamingo die for a minute! Holy smokes! I had to use it on this layout and by cutting it out of multiple pieces of paper I was able to showcase a lot of the patterns that came in the kit. That’s definitely a win-win!


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I simply added a few of the embellishments and washi tapes that came in the kit and this layout was finished! A perfect kit to document a perfect day out as a family of five!

Closeup image 1 Thank you so much for letting me share this space with you this month! I am enjoying all of the amazing inspiration from you that I am seeing on Instagram and Facebook! I hope that your August is restful and that you are trying to enjoy these last few days of summer. Happy scrapping!


Clique Kits August Student of the Month – Amanda O’Banion


Hello! I am so excited to be guest designing for Clique Kits for the month of August. This month I will be sharing two of my projects here on the blog as well as several process videos and other kit inspired videos on my YouTube channel! You can view the process video for this particular layout at the bottom of this post.

This kit completely blew me away and I knew that it would be perfect for my summer photos, specifically photos of my flowers that I have taken over the spring and summer blooming season. I am so excited to share this layout that I created using the kit:


For this project I decided to stick with a very light and simple layout while including some fun textural elements. I added some white gesso and let it dry into a very thick and chunky layer.  I contemplated using some distress ink and adding some color but I really liked how the pink blended into the background and created a soft muted center focal point.  The die-cut embellishment pack was perfect for adding layers to the coordinating 3×4 cards that I used in the grid design.  I love how the pops of gold drew attention to the coral pinks and oranges in the photos.


The cut-apart cards below were perfect for this layout and are what gave me my initial inspiration for which photos to use.  Adding the Dear Lizzy washi tape helped add width to the journaling card while giving a very subtle hint of color. I added the Doodlebug twine on three of grid spaces as an additional textural element. The gold Thickers rounded out the page and brought it all together.



This layout was actually very simple to pull together because of the great kit components that I had to work with! The longest part of the entire process was waiting for the gesso to dry!

If you would like to see how I created this layout you can find the process video here!

I hope that you enjoyed this project! I can’t wait to continue to share the projects that I have created using this amazing kit!