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Yearbook: You go girl

Hello!

It’s Donna here for my last project using the April “Jellybean” kit.

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Here is my scrapbook layout I made for today

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I wanted to use the “You go girl” word art cut file so bad but I was stumped which photo to use (adding that my printer isn’t working yet so I had to choose from the ones I’ve already printed). I try to remember the stories behind each photos and I decided to use this one photo of my daughter slumped on the floor with lots of Hello Kitty shoes. We were there to buy shoes but it’s not the kind we were looking for at that time. She wasn’t even two yet when this was taken and she knew what she likes already and kept on saying “Kitty” while gathering ALL the HK shoes she can find. So I focused my journaling on how I wish she grows up to be a strong-willed individual who knows what she wants in life.

Good thing I cut the word art already before my printer broke. But I used a plain white cardstock. Since the Silhouette studio software is still crashing when I try to open on hubby’s computer, I had to use my good old scissors to cut around the paper that I used as backing. I did this twice since I wanted to use this colorful Bella Blvd paper and the polka dot Paige Evans paper as well. I adhered the white cardstock first and carefully cut around it, alternating my scissors and sharp cutter. Then I adhered it again on the polka dot paper. I used a thin cardboard to add a bit of height to the big title.

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I love the colors in the kit but I need some black to somehow “balance” the look I’m going for. So I used the b/w bag which stores the embellishments in the kit. And then I used the polka dot vellum paper to make a little paper clip bow.

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I doodled randomly as well using my PITT pencils.

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I used mists/paints to create splatters. You can find similar products in the store especially the April Product of the Month Acri-Tonez Shimmerz Paints.

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I maximized the remaining doily from the kit by cutting it in half.

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That’s all from me today!

Happy crafting,

CK_DT17-headshots-Donna

 


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Clique Agenda: April planner spread

Hi! Donna here for the third time in a row this week and I hope you’re not yet tired of me. For today, I am sharing how I setup my first two weeks of April using the Jellybean kit. I used my A5 Prima planner which is my planner for all my design team stuff.

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I started by coloring the alpha stickers with watercolor. This is pretty fun to do, just color the letters you want to use so it’s not that messy. Let it dry first before unsticking the alpha stickers so it won’t tear.

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Then I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhered to the inner edges of the insert where you cut the holes. I also used watercolor to add some colors to one of the doilies I used in my spread.

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I turned one of the flairs into paper clip as well as one of the flowers in the pack

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I also made use of the journal cards as you here in the image below.

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Notice the stamped words? Since I don’t have a nice pink ink available, I used watercolor instead. (The little one decided she likes to turn the poor stamp into teeny tiny pieces.. RIP to my one and only pink ink lol!). Just a bit of water, almost dry brushing watercolor onto the word in the stamp (like coffee and love) and gently stamp on to the surface. The stamps I used were by Latina Crafter.

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That is all from me today!
Thanks for dropping by!

(Note: Date stickers not included in the kit. It’s a digital file I printed and cut with my Silhouette Cameo)

Happy crafting,

CK_DT17-headshots-Donna

 


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Art Studio: This is bliss

Hello! Donna here once again!
Will be sharing my second layout using the April kit, “Jellybean”.

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I used the floral cut file again, using the same technique I did on my first layout I posted yesterday.

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I brushed gel medium inside the floral cut file, adhering them at the same time. After it has dried, I used my watercolors to color inside the cut files. I mixed various colors, based on the floral included in the embellishment pack.

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Then I used one of the journal cards to mat the layers of photo and doily for a bit of height and some messy thread for a bit of texture. To make the white small alpha stickers stand out, I matted the alphas to one of the colorful patterned papers in the kit.

 

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This is how the layout looks like.

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I hope you like it!

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy crafting,
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Geek Lab: You and Me

Hello!!! It’s Donna here and I’m very excited to be back on the CK Design Team!

For my first post and project, I will be sharing a layout using the April 2017 kit, “Jellybean”ck-apr17-kit4_orig

I love the foiled word arts in some of the papers and that’s the first inspiration on this layout.DonnaEspiritu-CliqueKits-April-Jellybean-layout01I didn’t plan to have a monochromatic layout, honestly. I ended up choosing teal/blue with black colors so that’s what I went with.

I fussy cut the words you + me (and later on couldn’t find the “+” cut out so it didn’t make into this layout).

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I adhered the floral cut files using gel medium. Then I used watercolors (blue, black) and PITT pencils to color the cut files. I started with the light blue colors first and then mixed the black watercolor later on, creating a grayish blue shade.

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I also used watercolors as ink to stamp the word “love”. Scattered it around the layout. The stamp is from Latina Crafter. I scattered the hearts and stars from the foam word stickers by Freckled Fawn. And did the same with the black enamel dots from Freckled Fawn as well.

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I have a problem with my printer but good thing I got this 1 photo printed correctly. I didn’t want to just throw the rest away so I used them and layered them like you see here. I also love using layers of messy thread to add a bit of texture

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I distressed the edges of the paper in the middle a little bit after cutting about half an inch to make it a little bit smaller. Then I used the blue/green stripe patterned paper as a mat.

That’s all from me today. I hope you liked it!

And see you again tomorrow!

Happy crafting,

CK_DT17-headshots-Donna


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Art Studio -You are my person

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Hello everyone! Donna here to share another page using the August kit “Rio” featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Millie and June collection

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This is my fourth page already and I still have quite a few left from the kit.

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Let me show you a couple of first steps how I made my page. I’ve been loving using the watercolor set I bough recently, so you are gonna see me using it a lot in future projects. You can purchase similar set of watercolor in the CK store.

I brushed a light teal watercolor and splattered a bold navy blue afterwards. The splatters doesn’t have to perfect. Just make sure you know where you want things first before doing this.

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After the watercolor has dried, I started placing everything. One at a time, of course 🙂

I stacked two of the same cutfile for a bit of dimension

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From there, I placed the photo and the rest of the embellishments. I matted the photo with a couple of patterned papers. I also used a few August addons on this page

Donna-Espiritu--CKRio-layout04aNotice the bow? You only get one kind of pattern in the kit and I got the polka dot gold in mine. Since I like to add a bow with a different pattern, I traced the sheet the bow came from. It’s not the same but I still liked it. It’s so cute!

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I also like scattering bits and pieces of word arts as you see here.

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I hope you liked what I shared today!

There is still a few August kits available so don’t forget to use DONNA10 for a discount if you like to snag it or anything in the Clique Kits store.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

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Geek Lab – My Girl

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Hello everyone! Donna here and I have another page to share with you all using the August kit “Rio” featuring Fancy Pants Designs Millie and June collection.

I’ve wanted to scrap these candid photos taken from my daughter’s first birthday. I knew the lovely colors and beautiful designs of the August kit fit them perfectly.

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I used the Pretty Little Studio vellum paper as mat and started my page design from there.

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This bow turned into clip is pretty easy to make, assemble the bow first and then using a small piece of felt, adhere the clip at the back of the bow. I added a small flower in the middle for interest.

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This is the basic idea of how I planned the design of the page. I used some of the August add ons as well like the washi tapes. Adding the patterened paper under the open space of the cut file made the white cardstock stand out.

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Here are more close up shots of the finished page

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I like adding little bits and pieces of details to my page. Great thing the CK embellishment packs are always jam packed.

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That’s all for me today! I hope you liked my page!

Happy crafting,

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Donna


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Geek Lab – Together

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Hello CK peeps! Donna here to share my second layout using the August kit “Rio” featuring Fancy Pants Designs Millie and June collection.

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This is the page I want to share with you all today.

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First thing I did was to create my background. I like prepping the surface first before doing anything like using watercolor or any mixed media. I went for a mix of subtle colors, based on the kit’s color palette.

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The design I had in mind is placing my elements in the middle and spreading them vertically towards the bottom of the page. Converting the photo to b/w made it stand out over the colorful elements of the page.

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The swirly vines were cut using a metal die. I think it added a bit of “flair” to the over all look. I used some addons on my page like the flair and wood veneer word “together”.

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I love the bows included in this kit! It’s so dainty!

Donna-Espiritu--CKRio-layout02bAnother favorite in the kit is the pack of washi tape strips ! I like that you have lots of designs in a pack.

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That’s all for today, thanks for dropping by 🙂

Happy crafting,

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Donna