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Better Than I Imagined-Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Hello!!! I’m Kareen and I have the privilege to be the guest contributor this month! How exciting! First of all, thank you to Clique Kits to give me this opportunity, it’s a real honor. So, did you get your hands on the new Kit Sorbet? It’s gorgeous isn’t it? ck-may17-kit-1_1_orig

So here is my first layout I want to show you!!!
(Ok, I’m nervous now! hihi)

I used two patterned-paper of the kit.  I love to play with the dimension of the paper. I gave it an angle and work with it. Also the die-cuts and puffy stickers, the
buttons from the kit and the sequins. I added some flowers and leaves.

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And some close ups :
I love watercolor, I think I use it on every layout. It gave a little extra to the layout.
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So, here it is! I hope I inspired you in some way and you liked it!

See you next time for more layout!  If you would like to pick up the May Sorbet kit you can find it HERE in the Clique Kits Shop!

Kareen xx


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Guest Contributor – Angie Pond

Happy Monday everyone!!  We have been so thankful this month to have our April Guest Contributor Angie Pond sharing so much inspiration with us!  Today I have another layout Angie created using the April kit!  Make sure to follow Angie on her blog to see more of her fabulous work!  Now lets get into her layout using the April kit and the fabulous printables designed by Creative Director Gia Lau!

For the April challenge, I drew inspiration from the different blocks of paper that are shown in the sketch. I used many of the beautiful papers from the Jelly Bean kit and treated each block of patterned paper almost like it’s own little layout.
I used one of the exclusive cut files under my photo. I cut it on white card stock and painted it with watercolors. Then I simply cut it apart and used it as an additional layer under the cute photo of my nephew on his first Easter. 
Most of the embellishments on my layout are from the printable files that come with the kit each month. I adore that cute bunny and I even used the “Happy Easter” printable as my title.
The flags in the upper left block of my layout are from the printables as well and they make a great addition along with my journaling.
In the section where my title is, I hand cut a few clouds and used that printable doily shape almost like a sun. The pink cloud comes from one of the Bella Blvd. clips that came in the kit. I simply cut the clip part off and adhered it to my layout.
I did some stamping on the block with the pink polka dots. I used just some black ink and a circle outline stamp to add some more interest to the paper. I pair the word labels and the circles from the exclusive printables with a few enamel dots from the kit to complete that section of the layout.
Thank you Angie for another awesome project using the April 2017 Kit!!   I love all the details in your page and love how you used the exclusives!!  Here is a look at Angie’s completed layout!
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!  Please remember to leave Angie some love down below!  We still have a few April kits left in the shop right now and we also have a great kit sale going on!!  Have a wonderful day!

Rainy Day Fun – GD Lisa Lahiff

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Hi!  I am so excited to be here on the Clique Kit Blog!!!  My name is Lisa Lahiff and I will be guest designing for the month of March, thanks to the amazing Clique Kit Team for having me!  When I opened my beautifully wrapped March Kit “Play” I squealed with delight.  This kit is packed with one of my favorite new lines called Little by Little by Shimelle.   When I saw the rain drop patterned paper I instantly knew what photos I had to document first…

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The vellum black numbers were perfect for drawing attention to my photos, and to help them stand out more from the busy background I used a white gel pen to add dashed lines outlining each one.

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The striped rainbow patterned paper created the perfect lines to help keep my thickers straight.  And the clouds found in the Little by Little Die Cut Shapes package played off of my title too!  With a few sequins I was able to create my own rain fun.

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the March Kit called Play you won’t want to miss getting your hands on this one!

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Happy Crafting!

Lisa


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Let’s Hold Hands Always

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Hello everyone!  Erica here with you today to bring you one of our guest contributors!  Renee Aslette has been working with our Limited Edition Valentine Kit and we are so excited to share what she has created!  First lets get to know Renee a little better!

What is your favorite tool?

My favorite tool at the moment would have to be the We R Memory Keepers Typeset Typewriter. I love it! I got it for Christmas from my husband and I use it all the time.

Who is your favorite designer/paper company?

My favourite designer/paper company would have to be Cocoa Vanilla Studios. I love the colors, the embellishments and there has not been a release that I haven’t loved.

Where do you find inspiration?

My inspiration is usually my two boys, Jackson and Lucas. I love to create layouts using their photo’s. I do like to create by having a whole collection on my desk and I just go from there.

When you scrap do you listen to music, watch tv or need complete quiet?

I am very fortunate to have a scrap room in the house. I have Pandora on my computer and I always listen to music while I am creating. One Direction is one of the channels I created on my Pandora Station but don’t tell anyone!

How long have you been scrapping and one thing you love about it?

I have been scrapbooking for approximately 9 years. I love the people I get to meet and connect with along the way. I love that I can just create for me. I find it to be my little piece of heaven. I feel a bit lost if I haven’t done anything for a couple of weeks.

Thanks Renee for sharing a little bit about yourself with us!  Now lets get to the beautiful project for today!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!!

I am so excited to be a Guest Contributor with you this month.

I was very fortunate to be designing with The January Kit – Hey Sugar and the Limited Edition Valentine’s Kit which has since Sold Out.

This is a layout I created by using various patterned papers from the Kit and just having some fun with them. Cutting and tearing to create this layout.

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Here are some close-ups:

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How awesome is this brush letter sticker title from Crate Paper. As soon as I had seen that title in the kit, I knew exactly which photo I would use.

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I cut strips of paper from the January Kit – Hey Sugar.  The gold hearts are from the same kit, it was the specialty vellum.  I fussy cut the hearts out to use one their own. The crosses were from the Puffy Stickers from the Fancy Pants – Joy Parade Collection.

I cut thin strips of paper from the kit and layered them to create the effect across the page.

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I just love the puffy stickers!!

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My journaling says, “I remember my mum and dad holding hands.  I loved seeing it.  Now I get to hold your hands anytime I like.”

The photo is from our wedding day.

Thank you so much for stopping by to get to know me a little better.

I have loved being a part of the Clique Kits Team for the month.


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Wander often, wonder always

Hi there scrappy friends,

Zsoka here with you today with my first projects as a guest designer for Clique Kits! I’m super excited and happy to have been asked to contribute this month! Thank you guys for the opportunity!

The February kit, Bee You, is stunning! I feel so lucky that I can guest this month! I love blue and the colors in the Hazelwood collection are just fab! All the love for this kit!

For my first projects I picked out some blue and mint papers. My main design element on the layout is the wonderful CK exclusive cut file. First I tilted and cropped the cut file. I wanted to use different papers for the different words, so I separated Wander and Wonder from the rest. I cut the bigger part from white card stock and backed the two words with different patterned papers. I then cut the remaining two words separately from patterned papers.

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I adhered the cut file on my background paper, placing Wander and Wonder in their original position. I hand stitched around these two to add some texture and interest. The flowers I only adhered in the middle and on the edge of the page. I love the dimension this adds.

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Then I fussy cut these gorgeous flowers from another patterned paper, with some additional leaves, and adhered them with pop dots on top of my die cut flowers. Some leaves I added under the cut file, just to have different layers and create a more dimensional look.

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I added some layers of tissue paper behind my photo and also tucked a tag and another card behind it. I wrote my journaling on this card. To draw attention to the journaling, I added two enamel shapes. I stamped the date, added some black splatters and done!

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I also created a set of cards using the same color scheme. There’s a lovely cut apart sheet in the kit which I thought would be perfect for some cards! Really simple and quick (well…I myself generally spend more time on simple things because I never really feel like they are quite done ha!). I used some cork pieces, ephemera, enamel shapes, and fussy cut butterflies – all these I had left after creating all my layouts with the kit.

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I hope you enjoyed my first projects and I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!

X

Zsoka


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Beautiful Girls – Guest Contributor Sherry Coogan

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Hello and happy Thursday everyone!  Erica here with you this morning to bring you another fabulous Clique Kits Guest Contributor!  Please help me welcome Sherry Coogan!  She will be creating with the February Bee You kit and sharing tons of inspiration with you!  Sherry also joined us in a little Q&A so you can get to know her a little better!

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What is your Favorite tool? Cutter Bee Scissors, Sewing Machine,

Who is your favorite designer/paper company?  Crate Paper

Where do you find inspiration?  Challenges – They are a great jumping point for creativity. I usually have the TV on while scrapping but can’t watch anything that demands my attention.

When you scrap do you listen to music, watch tv or need complete quiet? I usually have the TV on while scrapping but can’t watch anything that demands my attention.

How long have you been scrapping and what is one thing you love about it? Since 2001. One thing I love about it: The creative path it led me down and the connection with like-minded people around the world.

Sherry thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself with us today!  Now lets get to Sherry’s first project using the February Bee You kit!  Grab your coffee, tea, soda or water and get ready to be inspired!

Hello, friends! Sherry here and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer this month! My layout started with a sweet photo of my daughter and her friend, dressed up for a school dance. The pink, black, and white color combination of the gorgeous Hazelwood floral papers were the perfect match for the photo.

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Although I adore the over-sized floral paper, I knew it would overpower my layout. I fussy cut several of the flowers and added french knots to add dimension and a pop of black.

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To mat the photo I mixed a couple of pieces from the cut apart sheet of patterned paper.

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I needed smaller scale leaves on the perimeter of the layout, so I fussy cut a few from the cut apart sheet. img_3510

For the title, I used a stamp from my stash and the gorgeous Thickers that came in the kit.

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To pull some soft pink to the top of the layout, I machine-stitched around the edge and layered some ephemera for the cluster at the top.

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I’ve loved working with this beautiful kit! Thanks for joining us on the blog today!

To see more of Sherry’s work please visit her and follow her blog HERE!  If you are interested in the February Bee You kit you can pick it up HERE in the Clique Kits shop!  Use the code GUEST at checkout to save 10% off your total order!  Enter SHERRY in the comments section to get a free embellishment in your order!  Stay tuned for more layouts from Sherry and you can check out her social media links down below!  Thanks so much for stopping today and we hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

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Guest Contributor – Tiffani Keronen

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Erica here to bring you our January Guest Contributor Tiffani Keronen!  Tiffani will be sharing with us all month long with the Janaury kit so stay tuned!  Today she is sharing her first project and she included one of the great cut files on her layout!  So without further delay…Say Hello to Tiffany!!
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Hey everyone, Happy New Year! I cannot believe we are already in 2017. I can’t think of a better way for me to bring it in, than with a layout using the Clique Kits, January kit, Hey Sugar. I have been away from scrapping to deal with personal things, but I’m so happy to be back doing what I love most, documenting beautiful memories to share with my children for years to come.

For this layout I first decided on a cut file. I love my Silhouette and I think cut files just add such a fun element. This year I am making my year to celebrate everything, no matter how big or small. To add some color, I blotted my paintbrush over the cut file, with Heidi Swapp mint metallic texture paste.
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The papers in this kit are so much fun. I love stripes, polka dots and everything hearts. I decided to go with four patterns and I  cut them into 3/4 inch strips.  I love the look of the different lengths.

My three-year-old daughter Symphony has the most infectious smile and truly celebrates every small victory at this age. Embellishments from this kit just fit the fun smile on her face. I used some of the gold hearts from the Heart Day by Crate Paper as well as the ribbon and to happy day embellishment. The gold doilies are from my own personal stash and I added those to bring out the gold hearts.
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It wouldn’t be a layout by me if there wasn’t any ink splatter. I always find that when you feel like you’re missing something, throwing some ink on your layout brings out that little pop.
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I hope you enjoyed my layout and I look forward to sharing more with you this month.