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Field Notes-Little Memories

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Hello friends!  Candace back with you today to share a fun summer travelers notebook spread using the July Pool Party kit.  You can checkout the the kit here in the shop and other kit extras here.

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This kit is perfect for documenting all your little summer memories.  I wanted to document one of these summer memories in my spread today.  As I was flipping thru the kit papers one of the geometric papers caught my eye.  I thought it might look fun to cut the paper up and spread it across one side of the spread.

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After I cut the paper and adhered it to the base I was left with a perfect space for the title.  For the title I used the puffy stickers from the kit along with a “little” acrylic piece from my stash.

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To embellish the left side of the spread I collected embellishments from the kit that coordinated with the colors on the cut papers.  I placed the embellishments on the coordinating paper but on various angles to add interest and balance.

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For the right side of my spread I printed out the photo with a large white space on the bottom to mimic the look of a polaroid photo.  I layered the photo on top of the sketchy blue paper in the kit.  I placed my embellishment cluster on the top right hand corner of the photo and added a large “W” to symbolize my little guy’s name.

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Such a fun summer spread!  I adore the colors in this kit, so refreshing and full of joy!  Thanks for stopping by today!  On you next spread try cutting up a geometric paper to drive the design of your spread.  You will be surprised by how quick the layout will come together!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace


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Field Notes-Dad & Son

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Hello again!  So happy to be back again sharing a little travelers notebook inspiration.  This is quickly becoming one of my very favorite ways to document the everyday moments.  For today’s spread I used goodies from the new travelers notebook kit & embellishments from the main kit.

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On father’s day I captured a little photo of my husband teaching one of my sons how to tie his tie for church.  This was such a sweet and delicate moment and I wanted my spread to reflect this feel.

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I placed my photo on the left side of the spread layered over the beautiful marble paper from the TN kit.  Under the photo I added sentiment word strips that captured my feelings about this special moment.  At the bottom of the spread I added the date on top of a floral label.

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On the right side of the spread I used stamps from my stash to spell out my title “Dad & Son”. I adore the floral ampersand from the ephemera pack and had to make sure it made its way on to a project this month!

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To tie the two sides of the spread together I repeated the mint color and the floral embellishments.

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Another moment captured and documented in my TN!  Thanks again for stopping by today!  We would LOVE to see what memories you are documenting in with our new TN kits.  Make sure you tag Clique Kits when you share your projects so we can swoon over them!

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 


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Field Notes-Enjoy the Little Things

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Hello friends!  Candace here with you today to share a quick travelers notebook spread.  I love documenting little everyday moments in my notebook.  Today’s moment captured and documented was my little guy going to preschool. To document this I used the new traveler’s notebook kit along with a few papers and embellishments from the main kit.

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To start the spread I punched three, 3 inch circles out of various patterned papers in the kit. I chose papers that were light in feel and theme to match my photo.

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For my photo stack I layered papers & embellishments from the kit.  I wanted the left side of the spread to feel very organic, like the papers and embellishments just fell on the paper.

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For the right side I wanted a more organized feel.  I continued the circle theme with my embellishments, over lapping a few of the circles.  I added a large “R” from my stash to represent my son’s initial.

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To tie the right and left sides of the spread together I repeated the acrylic white stars across the spread.

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Such a cute and meaningful layout!  I love how it came together and the moment captured and now documented.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Give mixing styles a try on your next travelers notebook spread.  Try mixing an organic and organized style all on one spread!  Have fun!

Candace


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Locker Room- Cards

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Hello friends!  Candace back with you to play a little today making a few cards and tags using the May main scrapbooking kit & travelers notebook kit.  I love to get both kits every month because they coordinate perfectly and it gives me so much product to play and create with.  You can pick up the scrapbooking kit, travelers notebook kit and extras in the shop.

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I wanted to create bold cards mixed with the light greens and pinks in the Pinkfresh Studio collection.

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For the base of the tag I used black cardstock from my stash layered with a white doily.  For my sentiment I paired the “Happy” puffy sticker with a stamp from my collection.  My final embellishments to the tag were a little die cut leaf and an adorable button.  Now I have a ready made tag to add to a gift in a pinch!

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For this simple card I layered patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad along with a die cut sentiment, a word strip and button.  I like the simplicity of this card, a simple thank you card is always nice to send.

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I love this card with the large drop shadow sentiment.  To create this I die cut the large sentiment out of pattered paper from the kit and black card stock.  I layered all the card stock pieces together but slightly off set the black to create a shadow. To create a little more interest I layered the sentiment over card stock and doily.  For my final touch on this card I added a little thread and the adorable flair.  (I LOVE this flair!)

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The last card I created is a tiny birthday card.  The only thing better than a homemade card is a cute, tiny homemade card!  I created this simple card by layering white card stock on a back base.  Next I simply adhered 3 of the cute puffy stickers and added a sentiment strip.  Too cute, right?!

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It is always great to have sweet and simple cards and tags on hand for any occasion.  I hope this gave you a few ideas on how to quickly put a few together with this months kit.

Have a beautiful day!

Candace

 


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Field Notes-Dear Ryder

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Hello again CK friends!  Candace here to share another traveler’s notebook spread.  I love the small format of traveler’s notebooks and the ability to quickly put together a beautiful spread.

My little guy is completely obsessed with Snapchat right now.  He constantly asks if he can see my phone and play.  I love to hear his little laugh as sees his picture change.  I knew I wanted to document this fun little tradition right now.

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I started with the insert that comes in the new travelers notebook kit.  I love the white pages!  I thought it would be fun to use the word strips from Pinkfresh Studio to write a letter to Ryder about how much I love this time with him.

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On the left side of the spread I inserted the word strips between sentences from my typewriter.  For the right side of the spread I layered the photo on top of the grey circle paper from the Pinkfresh Studio 6×6 paper pad.

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To add the final touches to the spread I added a few puffy stickers with bunched up thread underneath for texture and interest. I love the soft colors that play off the cute picture.

On your next spread try adding embellishments or word strips between your journaling for a fun new technique!  You can check out the new travelers notebook kit, or our beautiful scrapbook kit here.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Go make some beautiful memories!

Candace

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Geek Lab-U & I

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Hello friends!  Candace here to share a little Geek Lab with you.  Today I am going to show you how easy it is to place your journaling in the perfect spot on the base of your layout.

For the base of my layout I started with a plain white 8.5×11 piece of card stock.  I was inspired by a layout by Ali Edwards where she created a large title in the middle of the page with journaling to the right side and circles framing the bottom of the page.

I used various circle punches to punch out 3 inch and 2 inch circle photos of my hubby and I along with various papers from this months kit.  Without adhering the circles down I laid out the spread and embellishments to get a good idea of exactly where my title and journaling would go.

After the spread was completely laid out I measured where I wanted the title and journaling to fit.  Next, I opened a new 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop.  I made sure that the rulers were visible by clicking the dropdown menu “View”.

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Next, again under the “view” drop down menu I selected “New Guide”.  I created one horizontal guide 1.5inches down from the top and one vertical guide 4.25inches over from the left.

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I created a text box and slid it right into the corner of the box the grid created.  By keeping my journaling within the bounds of the grid I knew that my journaling would not interfere with the title or any of my photos and embellishments.

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I printed out the journaling on the base of my layout then transferred the title, photos and embelishments.

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It is just that easy to add your journaling into the perfect spot on your spreads!  Check out the close ups of how the layout came together.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope this inspired you to use your computer and customize the journaling on your next layout.  Let me know if you have any questions!  You can check out this months kit in the store here.  Here is another quick look at the kit in case you missed it!

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See ya soon!

Candace


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Study Hall-The Story of This Stuff

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Hello friends!  Candace with you today to share a very special layout using the April kit, Jellybean.  Here is a look at the kit incase you missed the reveal.  Currently our subscriptions are sold out but you can get on the email list here and we will be happy to contact you soon when space opens up!  There are a few add ons still available in the shop here!

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For my layout today I knew that I wanted to tell the story of a quilt that I have had for a very long time and is starting to fall apart.  It is these kinds of stories that I am looking to tell this year.  Stories full of heart and love.

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For my spread I started by printing out a 6×8 photo of my quilt.  I used a stamp from my stash along with the white alpha stickers that came in the kit to create my title.  I also added one of the adorable foam hearts for contrast.

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For the base of the layout I used the beautiful ombre paper from Pink Pasilee.  I chose this paper to compliment the photo of the quilt.  I wanted to keep with the light delicate theme of the quilt and added a few pieces of the doilies to the edges of my journaling block.

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If you are interested here is my extended journaling included on my layout.

“Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.”

I have always loved quilts, always.   It started when I was very young, I was drawn to the bight colors stitched so lovingly together.  The combination of colors and designs always kept me staring.  The machine made quilts never held as much interest to me. I liked the handmade quilts the best.  I liked to sit and think about the hands that stitched all the colorful pieces together.  Were they old weathered hands from a hard life?  Were they young hands just staring a family?  Where did they sit as they stitched the perfectly cut squares together?  What did they think about as they pulled the needle in and out of the fabric?  Who did they love?  Were they happy, or sad?  I loved that every quit had a story, a life of its own.  I stared collecting quilts when I was eight.  I remember asking my mom for a quilt, any quilt, as long as it was handmade.  One summer as our family was driving across the country in another one of my parents attempts at a fun family adventure I saw a little cottage on the side of the road in Alabama.  It was a brown cottage with quilts hanging all over the front porch.  A large wooden sign hung from the top of the porch that said, “Handmade Quilts for Sale”.  I remember my whole spirit lifting when I read that sign.  I begged my parents to stop and let me go inside.  I remember walking into the little cottage.  Quilts everywhere.  I remember running my hands over all the quilts.  It was  magical.  A cottage full of stories.  I saw this quilt, this beautiful blue quilt, this enormous, beautiful, blue quilt.  I had to have it.  I don’t remember what I promised my parents I would do in return for purchasing this quilt for me or how long I begged for it.  But what I do remember is sitting in the back of our 1987 Ford Aerostar van running my hands over this beautiful quilt and knowing for sure that I would never love anything more than this perfect quilt.  For years this quilt laid across my childhood bed, then to my college bed and finally to the bed I placed in my home with my husband as we began to build our life together.  Not many years after that I laid  my newborn babies on this quilt as they crawled around.  This quilt may have had a story when it came to me at eight years old but I think the story it has seen for the last 26 is even more magical.  It is now torn and tattered, ripped and rugged but I love it even more than that hot Alabama day years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope this inspired you to tell a special story about something in your life.

Candace