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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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Guest Contributor – Jill Keller

 

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Hey Guys!  Jill Keller with you today and I am so happy to be doing a guest spot with Clique Kits this month, special thanks to everyone on the CK team for having me!

My first creation is a 12×12 layout using the gorgeous papers and exclusive pocket page cards from Clique Kits.  One of my favorite things about the monthly kits are the exclusives, and the December kit is packed with tons of amazing pieces!  I used two of the cards to mat my 4×4 photo.

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Adore those page tabs by CK, so I added a couple of them to my photo layers.  I also stitched the acetate piece straight on my photo, and added a second acetate piece below my photo as another layer.

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For the layout background I cut a large piece of those gorgeous butterflies and adhered it to white cardstock, then used silver thread to sew it near the paper seams.  The contrast between the dark blue/black patterned paper and the white is so striking, and it really makes that beautiful pink pop!

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Word stickers are a favorite embellishment and the exclusives in this month’s kits are fabulous!  They make the perfect accent for my layout.

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After scattering the word stickers down the page I added my title and stitched through it, also adding a flair badge on a silver thread nest as part of the title.

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I used black and white inks to finish the layout.  There are so many fun colors in the December kits but I focused on black, white, pink and blue on this page, making this baby photo of my girl really stand out.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clique Kits blog today!


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Clique Kits Design Contributor -Jill Keller

 

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Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!  Today I am here to introduce you to our December Design Contributor Jill Keller!  Jill will be sharing this month using the December 2016 kit bringing you tons of inspritation!  Jill is a full time mommy and we are sure you have seen her work from places like Pretty Little Studio, The Cut Shoppe and Gossamer Blue!  Her work will inspire you and we can not wait to share what she is doing with the December kit!  But until then we will get to know Jill a little bit and also have a look at what she created with her October Clique Kit!

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First how about we get to know a little bit about Jill!  She has taken the time to answer a few fun questions for us!

What is your favorite tool?

Definitely my Silhouette! But I have a deep love for my little piercing tool when I do hand-stitching.

Who is your favorite designer/paper company?

There are so many talented designers and paper companies! I adore PinkFresh Studios and Fancy Pants Designs right now, I can always use their products on a page.

Where do you find inspiration?

I look to my peers! I follow a ton of great scrappers on Instagram and I also follow all the kit clubs, so definitely Instagram for inspiration.

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

Does listening to my 4 yr old talk count? hahaha! My kiddo talks non-stop! She has a tiny table in my craft room and is in there with my while I create. Otherwise, silence. Sometimes I’ll pull up something from iTunes but that’s rare.

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

I started scrapping years ago, but didn’t get into it seriously until after my wedding in 2008. I started being active online sharing my work about 5 years ago.  1 Thing I love: the process of creating. I wish I were one of those scrappers who is about preserving memories and sharing the story, but it’s truly about making stuff for me. I love looking at products and seeing how they can be put together and then finding a photo that fits the creation. Yes, I am a backwards scrapper, haha!

Jill thank you so much for shaing a little bit about your love for this craft with us!  For even more about Jill and more projects and inspriation please head on over to her blog HERE!  Jill has also been busy creating with the October Clique Kit that is avaiable now in the Clique Kits shop HERE.  Here are some of her beautiful projects!

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Stay tuned for more Jill coming up later this month!  She will also be joining us in our December Pep Rally coming in a few weeks!  Make sure to subscribe to the Clique Kits newsletter HERE to stay up to date on what is going on here at the Clique!  Until next time..I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stop by the Clique Kits shop and pick up today’s Countdown to December Freebie!

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