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Fitting in the Words

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Hi, it’s Aliza here again. I have another layout using the Northern Lights kit. Just like the last layout I shared, this one tells another story about me and my new dance classes that I began this year. Well, more specifically, this story is about my new dance shoes.

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I’ve written in the past about how I use Photoshop elements to place my journaling on the page. I thought that today I would share a bit more about my process before sending my page to print. It can be often be a drawn out process of writing, rewriting, formatting and reformatting, so that everything fits on the page.

On this layout, I had most of the elements in place; the photo, the tags, the papers, and the flair. Not much changed from my original design plan. But,  I did not adhere anything down until I worked on the writing.  I started with a blank letter size file in Photoshop, and drew a text box in an approximate size that I needed.

Then I began to write and hope that it all fit in the space.

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It didn’t. Mot at first. So, I shifted my papers around to see if I could gain an inch somewhere. Then I edited some text, and played with the font size and spacing to eke out a bit more space. I’m going to guess I break a million graphic design rules in the process. Shh. Don’t tell anyone.

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It’s not a huge difference, but eventually it’s enough to get the job done. It’s similar, in a way, to organizing a closet. By getting rid of a few items, and rearranging others, it’s possible to gain a little extra storage space.

Once, I get it to where I think it will work, I usually print out my journaling on scrap paper, so I can cut it out, and double check that it will fit where I want it to go.

Then, if I am printing directly onto a layout, I copy and paste my journaling onto a 12 x 12 file.

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After much double checking of measurements, then I send the final copy to print.  And then all the other elements were put and adhered into place.

I am sure there are more efficient ways to get this done, but this is how I often work. Typing and formatting are not as much fun as cutting paper, and using cute stickers, but since those words are ever so important, it is worth the time and page real estate to make it work.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, and I will see you all again soon.

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Waikiki Beach

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Hello Clique friends!

Marcia here today. I am so excited to be kicking off the May Clique Kit inspiration!! Have you see the kit? It features the Fancy Pants Designs Attwell collection AND the Basic Grey Urban Luxe collection plus lots of Clique exclusives. I LOVE it all!

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Those Urban Luxe papers were talking to me. I thought they would be perfect for scrapping photos of Honolulu from our recent trip to Hawaii and what could be more urban luxe than Waikiki Beach …

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My favorite pattern paper from the Urban Luxe collection is that floral background paper. I tore the piece of corrugated cardboard so the edges would be distressed. I added a little gesso to soften the edges. Then I placed another piece of pattern paper on top. I clustered two smaller photos in the lower left corner and placed a larger photo in the opposite corner.

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This die cut is one of the Clique exclusive cut files this month. I love how intricate it is. The flair in the kit this month is part of the Attwell collection. There is even a fabulous roll of yellow chevron washi tape!

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Here is another flair button from the kit along with these fabulous Richard Garay matte enamel dots. I used a couple of the tags behind my photos to hold my journaling.

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The heart is one of the Clique exclusive ephemera die cuts. I combined it with more enamel dots and a puffy arrow sticker.

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We recently had a user in the Clique Facebook group ask how to import the Clique cut files into the Silhouette software. She had just gotten a Silhouette Cameo!!  I wanted to share with you my method of storing my Clique cut files in my Silhouette library. I like to be able to browse through all my designs. It reminds me of files I might otherwise forget about. I created a folder just for my Clique Kit cut files.

To create a new folder, right click on My Library, select New Folder. Give your folder a name (like Clique Kits). Then left click your new Clique Kits folder to select it. The right side should be empty (if you just created the folder).

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To extract your downloaded files. Open up the zipped file and select which ones to extract and click the Extract button. If you do not have the deluxe software version that allows you to cut SVGs, you want to look for the Studio files.

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Now open your download directory where your unzipped files are located. Arrange your windows so you can see both your downloaded files (on the left) and your Silhouette Clique Kits folder (on the right). Select one, (or a range of files you want to move) drag the files to the Silhouette Clique folder. I store my printables and cut files together.

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It’s really that easy!  If you have any questions about the Clique Kit cut files feel free to ask in a comment here or on the Clique Facebook group.

I hope I am getting you all excited to receive your May Clique Kit!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Marcia

 


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Clique Kits October Wrap Up

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Happy Friday Clique Kits fans!  Erica here with you today and I am excited to be bringing you the October wrap up!  This is a new post that will happen each month where I take you back and highlight some fun and exciting moments that happened over the month and also give you a peek at what is coming up!  We had an exciting month starting with the kick off of our very first Varsity Team (design team).  They have all done an amazing job so far and we can not wait to share more of their amazing talent with you!  You can check out the Varsity Team HERE and remember to follow their blogs and grab their special discount code to use in the Clique Kits shop!  We also have our October Challenge going on right now that you will want to link up to for your chance to win this fabulous prize sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs!

We hope you enjoyed all the amazing projects, tutorials, and inspiration that the Varsity Team shared with you so far this month!  Now lets take a look at a few of the amazing projects created this month by our fabulous Varsity Team!

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TransamericaPyramid, @Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

Danielle created this gorgeous layout and shared how she used created custom backgrounds using the Clique Kits exclusive cut files!  Click on her layout to go directly to her blog post.

Little Day Out, @Colortypes Sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #masqueradeball

 

Sophie pulled out this amazing tassel tutorial that you just have to check out!  I love how she added them to her layout and it adds so much interest to her page.  Check out her full tutorial HERE.

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And last but not least Aliza takes us for a walk through her hometown with this fabulous mini album she created using the October 2014 kit!  For more tutorials and projects using the October kit please head on over to the Clique Kits blog!  Another highlight this month was our Designer in the Spotlight Kelly Purkey!  We were all so thrilled to have her share a little bit about herself on our blog!  If you missed the Q&A with Kelly you have to check it out HERE!

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Of coarse no month would be complete without our Clique Kits Blog Share and this month was our biggest blog share ever!  Our subscribers and Varsity Team wowed us this month sharing their projects using this months kit.  In case you are not familiar with our monthly Blog Shares let me give you the details!  Each month our subscribers have the option to join the Clique Kits founders and Varsity Team in sharing what they have have created using the current Clique Kit.  There is always an optional challenge to go along with the blog share and a winner not only for one randomly chosen blog share hopper but also for one of our subscribers.  Subscribers participating in the blog shares are also awarded honor credits that can be used in the Clique Kits store!  Each blog share is 5 honor credits and each credit equals $1.00 and these credits can be rolled over!  Just a perk of being a Clique Kits subscriber!  We would love to see your name in our next blog share line up so subscribe today!

As I wrap up this post I want to leave you with what is coming up for November!  We are so excited to be bringing you our November kit HOMECOMING and subscriptions are now open and each new subscription will include a free paper pack from Studio Tekturek.  This kit is jam packed with a full paper collection from Lemon-Owl, vellum from Studio Calico and cut apart sheets from Websters Pages Nest collection.  The embellishments in this kit are not only beautiful but unique and this month we have a special treat for you with cut files from 17turtles!

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We are so excited to be teaming up with 17turtles to bring you some custom cut files that coordinate beautifully with this months kit and also they will be sponsoring our November Challenge!  Stay tuned to the blog as the Varsity Team begins sharing projects using the November 2014 Kit Homecoming!  I leave you today with two promo codes that run from today until the end of November! Enjoy 25% in the Clique Kits shop using CKNOV25 and take 25% off your order at 17turtles with CK17TURTLES25.  Make sure to also stop by the 17turtles blog and Facebook page for more inspiration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We look forward to a creative November and we hope you will join us!  Enjoy your weekend!

 

 


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Locker Room: Tassels Anyone?

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Salutations! Sophie here and thank you for taking the time to join me today. Love tassels? I do! I think they make a great embellishment for scrapbooking projects and I love creating my own from scratch.

I love the twine that was included in this month’s kit. Using it, a pair of scissors, a piece of cardboard and some other embroidery floss, I made tassels for the following page:

Little Day Out, @Colortypes Sophie @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #masqueradeball

Here’s how you can make your own too:

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1. Cut a piece of cardboard (length of cardboard = length of tassel). Cut a small slit at the top of the cardboard and attach one end of the twine through the slit.

2. Wind your twine around the cardboard about 12 times (more rounds = fuller tassel).  Ensure that the last round ends at the bottom of the cardboard.

3. Using a short piece of floss (about 15cm), slide it under all the loops and pull it to the top.

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4. Tie a secure knot at the top.

5. Remove the tassel from the cardboard. Be careful to keep the shape of the tassel.

6. Using another piece of twine, wind 3 rounds near the top of the tassel, before securing it with a knot. Cut through all the twine at the bottom.

And you are done! Cluster your tassels to add greater dimension to your page. If you rather they not swing around too much, staple them on. Here, my tassels help to draw attention to all the tiled black triangles on the page, while adding some playfulness at the same time.

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I love how tassels add color to a page and soften the overall feel of the layout.

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Tassels can be made from other materials too – like the glassine bag I found in my kit. On this page, I stringed the tassels in a row to resemble poms-poms and stapled them at the bottom of the page.

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I love how it appears as if the tassels are swaying pom-poms, to cheer my little girl on, as she learns to write.

 

To create these glassine tassels,

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1. Cut a strip of paper along the length of the bag (wider strip = longer tassel). If you want to add color to your tassels, now is a good time to paint them.

2. Snip along the length of the paper, leaving a little margin at the top. To save time, you can fold your paper in half or thirds before doing this.

3. Unfold your paper if you have folded it. Roll paper into a coil tightly and seal the end with a little glue.

4. Finish the tassel by wrapping the top with a little washi tape or patterned paper if you like.

 

There you have it. Handmade embellishments ready to grace your next page. Have fun making your own tassels and do leave a comment and share your projects that include tassels too!

CK_VarsityTeam_Sophie


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Geek Lab: custom backgrounds

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Hi everyone, it’s Danielle here with you today from the Geek Lab! As you probably know, each month you get some fabulous exclusive cut files with your kit. I’m a total cut file addict and I always try to get the max out of the cut files and not just using them as they were meant to be. Today I’m sharing with you how I like to make complete backgrounds with cut files.

Let me start with the triangle border cut file, which I used on the layout I’m sharing today. I fell in love with this triangle design right away and I knew it was perfect for my picture of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. I copied the border a couple times and placed two of them starting on the left edge of the paper and two on the right, as I didn’t want them to cover up the entire width of the paper.

GeekLabTriangles, @Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeballI used white cardstock for my background and backed it up with the Ashland paper.

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Of course it might be easier when I had cut out the borders with the Ashland paper and place them on the white cardstock, but for some reason I like this effect better. You just need to complete the design now by placing the white leftover pieces back into it. There for I place (don’t glue!) the borders back in the shapes to exactly know where to glue down the white pieces.

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When every piece is in place, you take away the borders and your background is finished. At the end of this post you’ll find some more designs of backgrounds made with this month’s cut files, that you can easily create yourself.

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And here’s my finished layout that I’ve made with this background.

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What I love about these October Afternoon alpha’s is the two different sizes, especially with long titles. With this title I would never have enough A’s to do the title with only the bigger letters, so this is a great solution.

TransamericaPyramid, @Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

Besides the triangle background, I tried to continue the triangle theme throughout the entire layout. You can find them in the flair button, the paper behind the photo, the element stickers and also the Pinkfresh Studio wood veneer chevrons can be seen as triangles.

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TransamericaPyramid, @Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

As promised here are some more examples of how to use the cut files as backgrounds. The first one is the same as I used above, but using it vertically.

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For the second one I made a tribal background design, using the feathers.

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The third one is made with the skyline border and all I did was melting two of them together and placing them at the bottom of the page. You have a great design for any city or skyline picture now.

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And the last one is a background with the lightbulb cut files.

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For all of these designs I just use the grid that you can select in the Silhouette software, I don’t measure anything perfectly. Have fun creating and I can’t wait to see what you will make with these background designs or with ones you design yourself

Thanks for stopping by!

@Danielle de Konink, @Cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

 

 

 

 

 


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Yearbook: A Hometown Mini Album

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Hi! It’s Aliza here, with my first Clique Kits blog post, so you probably don’t know me too well yet. So here are some things about me. First of all, I live in New York City. Second of all, I tend to repeat myself a lot. And third, one of the things that I often repeat in blog posts and scrapbook pages is that I love and hate living in New York. City life is great for raising kids.  We walk and ride bikes everywhere. I see the Statue of Liberty on my way to work. It’s New York City! But, oh, how I miss trees and open space and air and solitude.

As soon as I saw that Kelly Purkey’s line would be in this month’s kit, I knew exactly what I would do with it, before it was even in my hands. This summer, I was able to participate in Big Picture Classes’ iPhone Photography class. When I first saw everyone else’s photos, my heart hurt a little bit as they shared photos of big open spaces, and so. much. nature. But, then I became determined to use the opportunity to find beauty and love for New York city again.  Seriously, looking at the world through a camera lens can change everything. I was pretty happy with how some of my photos turned out, so I used this kit to compile my favorites into a mini album.

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I wanted to keep my album pretty simple, so I used just a few embellishments and letter stickers from the kit to express a general reminder to look around and find beauty.

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 Taking photos is a great way to look at your usual surroundings with fresh eyes. And mini albums are a great way to collect some photos that you love, just because.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

CK_VarsityTeam-Aliza


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Using the Printables in the Kit

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Hello everyone!  It’s Marcia here today in the Geek Lab and I’m very excited to be on the Clique Kits blog sharing a layout I created with our fabulous October kit, Masquerade Ball!  I just love all the colors and patterns in the Second City paper collection by Basic Grey. I also love the digital Print and Cut files that were included in the kit. These are tangibles you can use over and over again even after your kit papers are gone.

I thought I would focus on triangles in this layout about a favorite place we like to go to eat with my daughter when we visit her at college. It is just off the campus where she attends school in Minneapolis. Now because I hate my writing, I prefer to journal on my layouts using my computer. So I used one of the printables from the kit to create a journaling spot. I did this with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Here’s how…

and here is my layout…

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Repeating shapes throughout gives my layout a cohesive feel. It pulls everything together. Here are some close-ups…

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So lets see you use those Print and Cut files. We would love for you to share them with us.

CK_VarsityTeam_Marcia


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Adding Sari Cloth to layouts

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Happy Monday ya’ll!  It’s Jody hanging out in the Art Studio and I’m very excited to be back on the Clique Kits blog sharing a layout I created with our fabulous October kit, Masquerade Ball!  The colors in this kit really inspired me to be bright & bold, which is way outside my comfort zone. When I saw all the purple in this fabulous Second City paper line by Basic Grey, I immediately thought of our daughter Sari’s first dance recital a couple of years ago.  The song with “Wild Child” and her outfit was purple leopard print and totally wild!  Here’s my layout and tips for creating with the gorgeous add-on ~ Recycled Silk Sari Stripes!

Did you happen to catch my daughter’s name??  Sari, which is pronounced SAY-REE, similar to Sarah with an “E” sound at the end.  So she’s not to be confused with the lovely Recycled Silk Sari Stripes in our School Store lol!

@jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @spiegelmomscraps @basicgrey @kellypurkey, #cliquekits, #scrapbooking #DIY #marqueradeball #octoberkit #spiegelmomscraps # #basicgrey #secondcity #sariclothe #sequins #pinkfresh #exclusiveflair @jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @spiegelmomscraps @basicgrey @kellypurkey, #cliquekits, #scrapbooking #DIY #marqueradeball #octoberkit #spiegelmomscraps # #basicgrey #secondcity #sariclothe #sequins #pinkfresh #exclusiveflair

I also added a large smattering of purple, yellow and black sequins to add some more texture to the layout.  I love using them on a variety of projects.  I find one of the best ways to attach them is using one of my go-to adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives, DOTZ, which are similar to your commonly called ‘glue dot.’  These babies are sticky to the max!!

@jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @spiegelmomscraps @basicgrey @kellypurkey, #cliquekits, #scrapbooking #DIY #marqueradeball #octoberkit #spiegelmomscraps # #basicgrey #secondcity #sariclothe #sequins #pinkfresh #exclusiveflair

At first, I didn’t really know how I wanted to use the Sari Stripes on a layout.  They’re just beautiful and bold!  I decided the best way for me to use them on this layout is to add them in layers just like I do small pieces of paper or die cuts.  To make it easy to add layers in my layouts and cards, I always position my adhesive towards the middle of my piece to be adhered down.  This leaves plenty of room along the edges of my photo, patterned paper, etc. for me to tuck other embellishments behind.  To actually adhere the Sari Stripes, I tucked them where I wanted them and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple them right down.  This creates an interesting, dimensional and texture packed project!  Check out some close-ups!

@jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @spiegelmomscraps @basicgrey @kellypurkey, #cliquekits, #scrapbooking #DIY #marqueradeball #octoberkit #spiegelmomscraps # #basicgrey #secondcity #sariclothe #sequins #pinkfresh #exclusiveflair @jodyspiegelhoff @cliquekits @spiegelmomscraps @basicgrey @kellypurkey, #cliquekits, #scrapbooking #DIY #marqueradeball #octoberkit #spiegelmomscraps # #basicgrey #secondcity #sariclothe #sequins #pinkfresh #exclusiveflair

Alright, now that you’ve seen these fabulous Recycled Sari Stripes up close, I encourage you to try them on a project!  You get 5 feet of each purple, gold, green, aqua, and red for only $2.50!!  That’s a steal!

Don’t forget to about the Clique Kits October Challenge!  Fancy Pants is this October’s sponsor and they have a great prize for one lucky challenge participant!  You can check that out and link your projects to win HERE!  Until next time friends ….

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Falling leaves

Hi everyone! Nicole here with my very first Clique Kits post. Ah, what a fabulous kit we have here this month. I love the rich colors in the Masquerade Ball kit featuring lots of Basic Grey goodies. When I first saw the kit, I immediately thought of those fun fall photos that I took last year.This month, I chose to play in the “Locker Room”. I spent more hours than I can count in the Locker Room trying to determine what fun technique I could experiment with so when I looked over in the corner of the locker room and spotted a pile of die cuts and stickers scattered on the floor, I though, oh no. Who let that kid in here?I picked those babies up and put them on my desk and started scrapping. Really, it’s no surprise that I would reach for the die cuts because they are one my favorite embellishments aside from flairs stickers. Did I mention that I LOVE die cuts?  I use them on the majority of my layouts because they are great for filling in empty spaces. Sometimes, I’ll look at a layout and think it’s missing something and I’ll pull out my pop dots and die cuts and go to town.

Before I began, I knew that I wanted to scrap a few different photos so the first thing I did was cut two patterned papers into 8 1/2″x11″ and 7 1/2″x10″ rectangles. Then I matted the smaller rectangle to the larger rectangle. After this, I cut the “life is good” die cut card from the patterned paper.

Then, I had a hard time deciding on a layout design that would fit all three photos without feeling too cluttered. So I simply moved the photos around the page to get some ideas. Once I was pleased with the arrangement, I adhered the photos to the paper.

Using transparencies can be tricky, but they don’t have to be. I simply staple my transparency die cuts right onto the layout.

I created this cute little embellishment simply by combining a leaf die cut, transparency die and a flair sticker. Love!
Since I didn’t want to use the entire die cut shape for my layout, I simply cut the journaling block out and adhered it to my layout once I completed my journaling. I tend to cut die cuts often to make them work for my project that I’m working with.
And sometimes, I will use a pop dot to make my stickers pop off the page. It’s a great way to add dimension to any projects while at the same time, eliminating that “flat” look. Most of the time, I wait until the very last minute to lay down my stickers because once they are on the layout, you can’t take them off.
And here is my final layout. I have to admit, I just love it to pieces. What can I say, fall is my favorite season of the year!
 


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Yearbook: Unexpected Moments

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Happy Tuesday Everyone! Can you believe tomorrow is October 1st? How did that happen?

Today I’m going to share a layout I created with the October Kit – Masquerade Ball. I love all the bright orange and purples in this kit. They are perfect for every day pictures and you could even mix them with some Halloween embellishments or a different paper line and scrapbook those Halloween memories! I just love how versatile the kit is when it come to themes. This is actually something the Clique gals consider when creating a kit, versatility!

I played around with the orange elements for this layout. One reason I did this was because my little nephew who is sleeping in this photo, LOVES orange. It’s his favorite color.

Photo Op: Those silly moments when something unexpected happens. My Mom & I took my nephew shopping and he fell asleep before we even got to the first store. So we took turns going shopping. When my mom was in Costco, I took this picture of my sleeping nephew and me while waiting in the car. It seems like such a silly moment, but I loved this moment of him just crashing in the car before getting to the first location. Though we did say the word “Cake” and he was awake.Gasper_LO1_OctKit

I layered products on this layout. I also used some of the stickers and those great flair pieces that are included in this kit. I added different arrow elements pointing at Colin to bring focus to him.  I also used the 3×4 journal cut-apart from BasicGrey that says “I absolutely Love this” and I cut the top portion to create the heart curves.

Below you will also see a green pocket. I love the little pockets in the kit. They are neutral to make them one of a kind! I sprayed one with green ink and stamped “Rise & Shine” on it. I then placed a DIY tag with my journaling inside of it.

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I also adore the alpha set in this kit! It is awesome to have a variety. I decided to sew these on the page with my sewing machine. I kept the tails of the thread longer for an extra element of texture on the layout.

Gasper_LO1_OctKit_Close-up1Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to take photos of those little moments this week! Maybe something that happens often or something that is unique to the moment. Capture those memories to enjoy and share later.

If you love our kits, come on and join us! We are starting subscriptions in November 2014. International subscribers welcome!

Have a Scrap Happy day!

CK_VarsityTeam_Lacey