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Clique Kits June Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits June Challenge!  First thank you to everyone who has joined us in The Clique Facebook group!  So many new faces and projects being shared!!  We just love it!  Our winner for the May challenge is Vania Fonseca!

Vania please email me erica@cliquekits.com to claim your Pink Paislee prize pack!  Thanks so much for joining us in the May challenge!  We hope to see you again this month!

For our June challenge we would love to see you use some cutfiles in your projects!  If you do not have a Cricut or Cameo but you have steel dies and a machine like a big shot please feel free to use that!  Just a reminder Clique Kits does have pre cut files available for purchase in the shop!  I will have a few of them linked below for you to check out after the post!  This month prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop!  Pretty awesome!  We are excited to see what you create!  Please feel free to share our challenge with others and invite your crafty friends to join us in The Clique!

Here is some inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team!

Remember you can link up in The Clique Facebook Group HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by June 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up.
  • Create any type of project

Thank so much for stopping by today!

October Background Pre Cut  

September Circles Pre Cut 

Butterfly Pre Cut


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Clique Kits May Challenge

Hello and happy interNational Scrapbooking Day!  We are all so excited for a fun filled day and we hope you will join us in The Clique Facebook group!  Today I am here to bring you our May challenge but first I want to thank everyone who played along!  A big congrats to Sandi for being our randomly selected winner!

We just love how you used the sketch we provided for inspiration!  Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you again this month!  Please message erica@cliquekits.com to claim your prize!  This month our challenge is All things Gold!  We want to see gold mixed media, gold embellishments, anything gold!  We also have a fabulous sketch and a free cut file for you this month!  The sketch and cut file are optional but just a little extra inspiration for you!  These have been designed by one of Clique Kits Graphic Designers Maryam Perez!

You can find the free cut file HERE or in The Clique Facebook group!  Now lets see some inspiration for our Design Team!

DONNA ESPIRITU

STEPHANIE GOLD

VICTORIA CALVIN

NATHALIE DESOUSA

MAY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR KAREEN DION

To join in on our challenge please head on over to The Clique Facebook group and upload your projects to the May Challenge Photo Album!  This month’s prize is a Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom Prize Pack!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by May 31th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project

Before I head out today I do want to share a free printable we have available today in the Clique Kits shop!  This was designed by Graphic Designer Lacey Gasper just for iNSD2017!  We also have a super cute set of flair available for purchase HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping today and we hope you have a great iNSD weekend!!

 

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Mixed Media Monday On Youtube: Playing along with the April Challenge

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! It’s Hannah with you today. I am using the April “Jelly Bean” Kit to make this Pocket Page Spread today.

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This pocket Page Spread I made for the April Challenge using Latina Crafter Stamps. I had a small almost 3X4 size alpha stamp. It is the perfect size for Pocket Page cards or smaller titles. From the minute I saw the stamp I know this was how I would use it. Let me tell you, it was fun, I had a hard time not using this stamp on every card in my spread.

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For my pocket page spread, I am doing it monthly. This means for me, I just think about filling pockets. I don’t worry about having two protectors per week. This means that some protectors have two or three days and some have more. This all depends on what is going on in my week. This time period I am documenting is March 1 and 2nd 2017. I am using Design A and then I add a 6X12 protector to go with the one side of the Design A. There was a lot going on at the beginning of the month and I also like to make sure I have enough journaling for my pictures.

I also like to really pretty cards in my pockets especially when I use a kit on my spreads. Using a kit helps keep my selections limited which I really need. I will way overdo it. This year I am really working on keeping it simple to make sure I focus on the stories and photos that happen throughout the month.

Even though I am using a kit, I still love to infuse me into the kit I am using. This April “Jelly Bean” Kit is so colorful it really inspired me to get creative. Mixed Media allows me to play and add to my kits and infuse me into my spreads. The amazing thing is you don’t have to do much with your mixed media to make it special to you.

I started off by printing off the exclusive printables from the April Kit. These printables are designed and coordinate perfectly with each kit.  I used this as my starting off point and what also inspired me.

I used white cardstock, cut into 3X4 size cards. I decided not to use Gesso to prime my cards, I knew I would try to stamp as well, I wanted my drying time to be shorter. I also wasn’t sure how this stamp would stamp on gesso, would it smudge? I didn’t want to take that chance. I knew I was going to keep my cards simple too. This often helps me decide whether priming the cards is necessary.

I chose to use watercolors. On one card I just spread the top with an orange color. I added small tiny flowers on both ends of the orange paint. These flowers were similar to the ones in the collection. When paint dried I used a black dye ink and stamped the word Joy in the middle.

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I cut the card down and backed it on the Bella Blvd Daily Details Paper. With my journaling, a roller date stamped on and a puffy sticker, this card is so cute and matches my spread.

I also mixed the exclusive designed pocket page cards in my spread as well. I loved this card with the hearts at the top.  It had the right amount of space to journal about the Blog Hop we had on March 1st.  I added some Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots next to the hearts for a little extra something and left the card alone.

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I have found with my pocket pages less is more.

For my other mixed media card I added half circles with watercolor on the bottom half of the card. I used the exclusive printable as inspiration. There was a similar card but I wanted to change up the colors and make them match more of what I had used. This is the cool thing about mixed media. You can tweak and alter your kit and make it work for you.

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I Used Joy again with my Latina Crafter Stamp. I stamped once in full ink and then continue stamping until the ink was all gone. This ombre look looks really cool on the different color paint.

After I finished the card I outlined it with my black pen and added this card with an image of a text message I had with a friend. This is a fun way to add conversations and interactions with family and friends without having a major picture.

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Throughout my spread I added lots of stamped words with my new Latina Crafter Stamp.  Seriously it was so much fun.  Added with this Freckled Fawn Foam word and some exclusive printables my coffee photo is really fun. It makes a simple photo and gives it some piazza.

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I also used the Stamp on my Photo that I had a longer story/journaling on in my pocket page spread. This is why I used a 6X12 protector. It took a bit to figure out the arrangement on the page but it was fun designing on a different size layout. I printed my journaling from my laptop in a funky typewriter font. this allowed me to add more journaling than I could write out. I also was wanting to use journaling I had right from my FB acct, which is a simple copy and paste for journaling. I had already wrote the words earlier, sometimes there really is no need to re write the journaling.

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I keep the 6X12 layout simple, with some epoxy sticker add ons and some printables.  

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I hope you check out the april challenge blog post and see all the details and join along. Make sure you tag us so you can be entered into the drawing for the sponsor’s prize. We love to see all you in the Clique have made using your kits!!

Make sure you also check out my process video for this spread.

 

Can’t wait to see you around!! Have an Inspired Day!

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Clique Kits April Challenge – Latina Crafter

Hello Everyone!  Erica here with you to bring you our April challenge!  But first a big congrats to our March challenge winner Claudia!

Claudia please email erica@cliquekits.com to claim your prize!  Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and we hope to see you linking up again this month!  A big thank you to our sponsor The Cut Shoppe for providing a fabulous prize!  You can check out their shop HERE!

This month we have Latina Crafter as our sponsor!  You can read about Latina Crafter and the woman behind the company HERE!  Diana has provided stamps for each of our team members to use and also a prize of $25.oo to her shop for one randomly selected winner!  We also have another fabulous sketch designed by Kristine Davidson for inspiration!  This month the challenge is to use stamping on your project!

Here is a look at what our Design Team has created has created for the challenge!  You can see some fun Latina Crafter stamps in action!  I love how I design team used them in their projects!

TUROCZI REKA

VICTORIA CALVIN

MELISSA ELSNER

HANNAH LEMIEUX

ENZA GUDOR

CANDACE PERKINS

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR ANGIE POND

We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by April 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

This month you can also link up your project to our Clique Facebook Group for an extra entry into our challenge!  Beginning next month all our challenges will be held in our Facebook group so now is the perfect time to check it out!


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April Challenge by Evi

Hello Scrappy friends!  Today I this colorful layout for the April Challenge.  I was challenged to use a lovely stamp available in the shop that reads “May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.”  A feeling I am sure we have all felt from time to time.  I decided to create my own background paper with it and heat embossed it repeatedly on white card stock paper.  I used black embossing powder cause I wanted to add color and I wanted the embossing to add a resist to my mixed media.

I then took a few colors of blues and aqua colors of inexpensive acrylic paint and add water to have a light wash of color. I did horizontal stripes.  I cut down my paper to be an 11×11 inch square and matted it on a piece of patterned paper from the April 2017 kit from Bella Blvd.

 

 

I then continued to use the elements of the kit to continue scrapping this wonderful photo of my mom and me in our WICKED leggings.  I am a new consultant for LuLaRoe and I am all about the leggings these days, so when we saw leggings being sold we immediately bought two pairs.

I used the cut apart sheet for the added blue element on the page and love what it read, ‘something tells me Im going to cherish you forever.’  I then added the last pieces of die cuts and my last two flairs from the April add on.  The colorful hearts were punched out of the scraps of paper from a previous layout I made this month.

I think I put the stamp to good use.  Think outside the box when it comes to your stamps and create a wonderful background for your next layout.

Till next time,

Evi


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Clique Kits March Challenge

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits March blog challenge!  First I want to thank everyone who linked up last month and a big congrats to Timi Biro for being our randomly selected winner for our February challenge!

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Timi please email erica@cliquekits.com with February Challenge winner in the subject line to claim your prize!  I also want to give a big thank you to our February sponsor Mommy Lhey Designs!  Please remember to check out thier website and Facebook page for the cutest stamps and planner kits!

This month our challenge is Anything Goes as always but we would love to see a cut file being used in your project!  We also have a wonderful sketch to provide for more inspiration!  This sketch was desinged by Kristine Davidson over at Creative Scappers!

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This month our fabulous sponsor is The Cut Shoppe and they are giving our randomly selected winner a $25.00 gift certificate to thier shop!  They have fabulous cut files, digital collections and classes!  Make sure to stop by the shop and check it out and also make sure to follow them on Facebook!

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Now here is some inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team!

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We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by March 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit, cutfile or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

Thanks so much for stopping today!  You can link up by clicking the blue button below!


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Clique Kits February Challenge

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Hello and welcome to the February Clique Kits challenge!  First I want to say thank you to everyone who linked up last month and a big CONGRATS to Kayla Webber for being our randomly selected winner!

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Kayla please email erica@cliquekits.com with January Challenge Winner in the subject line!  We hope to see you linking up again this month!  We love how you used the December Kit in your layout!

This month we have another fabulous sketch for you for our Anything Goes challenge!  Remember this sketch is for inspiration and does not need to be used in order to link up!  You can create any project at all to our challenges so if you are a pocket page, planner girl, card maker..all projects are welcome!!

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This month we have Mommy Lhey Designs as our challenge sponsor and she is giving away a  January Mommy Lhey Planner Kit!  This kit is just filled with awesome goodness!  Make sure to stop by the Mommy Lhey Facebook page and say HELLO!  We here at Clique Kits have been a huge fan of Lhey from the beginning and we are so happy to see her business grow and grow!!  Lhey thank you so much for being a CK Challenge Sponsor!

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Now here is some more inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team using the February 2017 kit and the Limited Edition Valentine Kit!

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Guest Contributor Sherry Coogan

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Guest Contributor Zsoka Marko

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Guest Contributor Renee Aslette

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We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by March 2, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up or the sketch
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

Thanks so much for stopping today!  You can link up by clicking the blue button below!