*Leigh Ann Odynksi
*Leigh Ann Odynksi
Hello! I’m Meredith, and I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Clique Kits this month! I’m usually a Project Life scrapbooker, but after moving a few months ago I’ve gotten really behind. So instead of using this kit for my weekly spreads, I thought I would use it for a special mini album of a trip I recently took with my sister to Boston.
For the base, I started with the grey corrugated paper from the Northern Lights – May 2016 kit. I cut the 12×12 sheet almost in half to 6.5 x 12, so that the ridges were running up and down (vs. left to right- this is really just a personal preference) and folded it in half.
When we were on the trip we tagged all of the images we posted to Facebook/Instagram with #MorganAndMeredithInBoston so I thought it was a fitting title, using the Fancy Pants alpha stickers and tags from the kit. I love these striped stickers! I attached the tags to the cover using my mini stapler.
For the pages, I cut up different 12×12 sheets from the kit into 6×6 pieces. I picked some of my favourites (which was pretty much every paper in the kit) and tried to use both the front and the back to co-ordinate with the images. The colours and sayings on these papers were perfect for a girls weekend!
The ‘breathe it all in’ was originally a 4×6 card, but I fussy-cut it with scissors to fit better on the page. Boston was beautiful, and we definitely spent some time just breathing it all in!
How gorgeous are the papers in this kit?? The colours, the patterns… I can’t get enough. I couldn’t bring myself to cover up the beautiful colours on the left so I left it as an accent page.
And for some pages, all it needed was a selfie! I love the ‘me’ flair- perfect for any selfie!
One of my favourite parts of Boston was visiting the Mapparium. You’re not supposed to take pictures inside, but I am obsessed with all things map so I may have broken that rule a bit… It resulted in a terrible quality selfie, but I love the picture too much to leave it out!
I tried not to repeat the papers too many times, so that I could still use them in future projects.
Being from Canada, of course we hit up a Blue Jays vs. Red Sox game- actually, that was the whole point of the trip. The Girls Night Out card was perfect for a drink before the game!
I wanted to add a little something on the back, so I used one of the flair pieces to act as a bit of a latch to keep the album closed (it’s a bit bulky with all of the pages and embellishments). To keep the pages together, I placed them all neatly inside the cover and stapled it together with some blue staples to make it pop. Be sure to keep this in mind when you are making the pages (I found it easier to put the pages together before binding) so you don’t put images too close to the inside edge, since they would end up being covered.
I absolutely love how the album turned out! Thank you so much to Clique Kits for letting me be a Guest Designer this month.
Hello everyone. Every year, since Edward was born, I have been creating yearly layouts for him. You can see them all on my personal blog. I think it will be neat when he gets older, he can flip through his albums and read about the things he enjoyed as a kid. Things like, what’s his favorite food, movie, toy, best friends, teacher’s name etc. I wish my mother had done this for me, but she didn’t and so I am doing it for my son because I think it’s important.
Most of the time, when I need to include a great deal of journaling on my layout, I will type up my journaling and print it on regular white cardstock paper. That way, I have more room to add a photo or two and some embellishments. I don’t know about you, but I love embellishments and I can’t create a layout with at least 5 or 6 embellishments. LOL
I am really excited about this month’s exclusive die cuts from Clique Kits! I have been wanting a “Wassup Dude?” and “Charmer” die cut for a while now and the clouds. This was the perfect kit for these adorable dies. Lacey did a great job. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.
Here are a few close-ups:
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Good morning friends! I have a fun layout to have a fun layout to share with you today. Initially, this was supposed to be a simple layout. However, I just couldn’t leave it alone. The first thing I did, before adhering anything down was run my white cardstock through my silhouette to create a scribble heart using a yellow sketch pen. I had to play with it a bit. The first one came out too large so I flipped the cardstock over and tried again. It’s a great way to get a stamped image without having to mess with acrylic stamps and inks. Skip the mess and try using your silhouette!
After I placed everything down and added a few taps of mist, I still wasn’t satisfied so I pulled out my word stencils by We R Memory Keepers. It’s been a while since I hand-stitched on a layout so I decided to do something different for a change. I didn’t like how the fuchsia looked on the layout so I pulled out a blue permanent marker and lightly traced the thread to change the color. It took a while, but I think it complimented the layout nicely. What do you think?
And here a rea few close-ups:
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Good morning, everyone! Kat here today to share my last layout made with the Northern Lights kit.
I love creating layouts on an angle, but I think they’ve all kinda of started to look the same, so I decided to mix it up a bit for this one. I began by cutting out my large title using my Silhouette and then adding in lines of small photos around the title.
I backed my title with the primary-colored (blue, red, yellow) papers – with a little green and black – from the kit, since those were the predominant colors in the photos.
I also used some of my scraps to create the patterned paper borders along the top and bottom of the page. I finished off with some simple mist splatters. In total, this page probably took me 15 minutes to make – very simple indeed!
I think a big title combined with small photos can have a huge impact…what do you think?
Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful National Scrapbook Day, and for you moms, a happy Mother’s Day. It’s Aliza here with a clean and simple layout using the May kit, Northern Lights.
Since this was a layout about the great outdoors, I really wanted to use that wood grain paper. Also, because it’s a beautiful shade of grey.The blues in the Basic Grey papers were a nice contrast, and brought out my son’s shirt in the photo. (One might think that the young man in the photo is male model, but no, it’s just my son looking preppy and fabulous.) Anyway, that was the start to the layout. In case you haven’t noticed, I am drawn to placing my elements together in a grid, and that is just what I did here.
I really wanted to use this wood veneer from my stash, and its semi-circular shape inspired some of the other embellishments that I used.
I was a little worried about the muted colors, and I experimented with some pops of color simply by laying them near the layout.
I printed out my journaling strips, and I decided not to keep those inside the grid design. Just to keep things interesting.
In the final product, I repeated the dark blue and the light blue around the layout, in order to keep the eye moving around the page. And, that pop of color? Well, I went with red in the end.
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Hello Clique Kits friends!
Marcia back today with my 4th layout using the May Clique Kit Northern Lights. Since I am not a PL scrapper, I like to look for new ways to use those PL cards that are in every Clique Kit. This PL card stood out for me; ‘Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile’. I knew I wanted to use it on a layout … and lucky for me my daughter left this selfie on my phone, lol.
I used a JustNick digital cut file called Bits and Pieces Heart. If you look closely you can see I cut apart another PL card and used it to fill my negative space behind my cut file. Since that Smile PL card contained blues and purples, I then choose blues, purples, white and black pattern papers from the Basic Grey Urban Luxe and Fancy Pants Designs Attwell collections to fill the remaining negative spaces.
I left the rest of my layout relatively simple. Because I wanted to keep the heart shape prominent, I added embellishments on top of my photo. That Hey Chica die cut also went with my color scheme. I added a few alpha stickers and a puffy heart sticker from the Fancy Pants Attwell collection. I tucked a tag behind my photo for my journaling.
I hope I inspired you to give those PL cards another look when using them on your next layout. Thanks for stopping by.