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Yearbook: Music on my Titles


Hello! This is Caroli again and today I want to show you one more project using lovely January kit Hey Sugar, which features Crate Paper, Fancy Pants and Simple Stories goodness.

When creating a layout I think a lot about the title and journaling, this is something important because it’s essential for documenting the feeling and stories behind this layout, and music for me is really helpful when deciding what title to use.

I love including parts of my current favorite songs, because this also helps me documenting the feeling of that moment  and complements my memory keeping process. Sometimes a song holds a lot of feelings and memories of daily life, so I love to use them in my layout, whether on title or on journaling.

This time I’ve made this layout using the title of this pretty song by Beyoncé, I love you Like XO. I specially love the version by John Mayer, it’s a beautiful song and I used it as my title because I love these two like XO 🙂




I had in mind placing lots of horizontal stripes of different sizes and textures, so I used some tiny circle grids for creating some of those stripes. I loved how this idea came out, I’m certainly using it again in other projects!






I also used some fringes because they are fun and add a lot of texture. I love the XO paper by Simple Stories included on the kit and of course I fussy cut some of the XOs for my title.



I simply adore this hearts with faces papers, it’s just so cute ♥ I used a stripe and some extra hearts and adhere them with foam dots, which I complemented with some puffy stickers of the same heart, arent’ those the CUTEST EVER!? ♥ Love the effect.



I hope you like the idea of using songs in your layouts, let’s treasure those happy moments as much as possible 🙂 Have a nice day!

XOXO – Caroli


Locker Room: Simple Layout with Flowers

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Hello! Happy Friday, how are y’all? Caroli here and today I want to show you step by step how I made this simple and quick layout using January kit Hey Sugar. don’t you just love all the color on it? 🙂


I started my layout by throwing some splatters of black mist on a sheet of white cardstock I got from Clique Kits Shop.



Then, I used as background this flowery grid designed by a good friend of Clique Kits, Nicole Nowosand owner of Just Nick Studio. I cut the grid on my Silhouette Cameo and filled just some of the flowers using patterned papers included on the kit.



Next, I placed my photos and adhered them using some foam dost, this way my layout gains volume and looks more fun too.



Now it’s time to use some embellishments! I love this flower paper by Crate included on the kit, the colors and beautiful watercolored flowers are just perfect. I fussy cut some flowers and used them to mebellish my page.



Agin I used some foam dots to adhere the flowers, I love my pages to have a lot of volume so foam dots are my best friends!



These puffy stickers by Fancy Pants are so pretty! Love specially the font of the words, so I used word “amazing” for creating my title.



I complemented my title with the Thickers included also on the Kit. I really love these Thickers, the shade effect on them is pretty and since they are black & white they combine perfectly with any other color. My title is finished, and I also added some more puffy shapes from Fancy Pants here and there, just to make my layout more colorful.



Finally I wrote my journaling and there you go, a super fast layout but still pretty and interesting. One thing I love how about working with CK kits is how easy is to create beautiful projects in minutes. All products are so well coordinated you just have let your creativity go.


Hope you have a great weekend! XO – Caroli


Yearbook: Highlights of 2016 in one Layout



Hello there, how are you? Happy New Year Everyone! Caroli here and today I want to share with you this layout that basically summarizes how 2016 was for me.

I must say that  it was such an awesome year!I was blessed with too many good things and I got to learn from the bad ones, I only can be thankful for this year, so I wanted to document my happiness in a layout.

I used the beautiful January Kit HEY SUGAR, which features the awesome product from Crate Paper, Simple Stories and Fancy Pants. This kit is already available for single purchase in the Clique Kits shop here, so if you are thinking about getting it, go hurry before it’s all sold out!

Of course for this projects I used a lot of photos, each one representing something I loved during 2016: being pregnant, the birth of my baby boy, my little girl turning 8 with the greatest party I’ve thrown so far, spending a lot of time the 4 of us at home during winter (my husband was on medical leave and I was on maternity leave, so it was almost like vacations, LOL!), a flawless return to work after almost a year of maternity leave, and being chosen by 2 of my favorite manufacturers for being part of their DT.

Of course there were bad moments and sad times, but I chose to learn from them and just let them go, always looking on the full glass 🙂

I decided to cut the numbers 2016 and fill the negative space with the beautiful golf foil vellum included on the kit. Also, I filled number zero with a circle grid and paper circles.



The gorgeous flower paper by Crate Paper included on the kit was asking to be fussy cut, and so I did. I used some of the flowers to decorate.



Since there were a lot of pics, I barely decorated this page; I used few enamel dots and some puffy hearts by Fancy Pants, love the Joy Parade embellishments ❤



The black Thickers included on the kit made the perfect contrast for all the color in this layout. I love the shade effect of these ones!



I hope you like the idea and concept behind this layout ans try to document your 2016 too. I love using a lot of pics on a single project and think that combining circles and regular photos is such a great way to give variety to the composition, don’t you think?

Have a great day!
XOXO – Caroli


Geek Lab: Typewritting with my Silhouette Cameo


Hell there!! How are you? Caroli once again with my last post of the month using beautiful Swan Lake kit, featuring Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.


Today I want to show you a simple trick that I am using a lot these days. Since I dont have a big scraproom and my crafting area is quite limited, I don’t have a 12×12″ typewritter. They are so cute and trendy, but I managed to have that typewritter look without a real typewriter by using my Silhouette Cameo machine.

For making this you have 2 options: you can use sketch pens or you can use the pen adapter holder. In both cases you will just use your Cameo for writting on your 12×12″ page, just like you would do with a typewriter.

You just have to use the text tool and write your journaling using a typewritter looking font, in my case I used a font named “Courier New”, which is very similar to a typewritter.


When sending the file to the machine, instead of cutting I chose “sketch pens” and write the words.



Here is the layout I made using this feature. As you can see, you need to design your layout in advance so as to make the available space to match with the text you will write.

My layout is super clean and simple and with a lot of white, I love it. I used this cute cutfile from Just Nicks Studio, and of course this gorgeous flower from the ephemera pack included on the kit.




Here you can see how my text came out perfect and exactly where I wamted it to be, isn’t that cool?



In order to make it fit precisely I recommend to make a test in another paper first, so you can check if elements in the page can be placed as you want or you need to move the text a little.  Here is another closeup of my typewritter wannabe text 🙂



I hope you like this idea and give it a try. We need to make the most efficient use of our resources so as to save money and can buy more pretty kits, LOL! Have a fabulous day!

XOXO – Caroli


Yearbook: Great at Eight


Hello and happy Friday everyone! Do you have scrapbook plans for this weekend? As for me, I plan on keep on using my november kit Swan Lake, it’s oh so pretty, I surely wont leave a piece 😀


Today I want to share again a project documenting something special. As a mother of 2 i have realized how fast time flies, specially for kids. The girl I had one year before has nothing to do with the girl I have today, so I though that it would be nice to document how my princess is now, when she just turned 8 years.

I loved all the feminine feeling and soft color of this collection by Maggie Holmes, it’s simply perfect for this kind of layout.  I went for a grid design, a good way to use some of the pretty cards included on the ephemera pack.

I made a list with all her current faves: food, music, BFF, school subjects, etc. I think it will be fun to look at this in few more years and see the evolution of her personality 🙂



Love the acetate pieces also included on the ephemera, this wreath looked beautiful as a layer behind my Fuji instax photo.  Love the transparency effect ❤



I cut some words in golden cardstock so as to complement the title with the pretty Thickers included on the kit. The acetate ballerina is also so pretty, I had to include it on this layout ❤



I think I love this and i will start doing the same for my two kids on every birthday, it will be such a cool documenting tradition, don’t you think? Have a fabulous day!

XOXO – Caroli


Yearbook: Little Miss









Hello everybody, how are you? Caroli here again sharing a new project I made with the beautiful kit Swan Lake, featuring Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.


The lovely colors and feminine feeling of this kit are perfect or pics of little girls, so I decided to use it for documenting something really important for my little princess: her name.

When I was pregnant with my girl, me and her daddy spent a lot of time thinking about what name would be appropriate for her. It was a hard decision since we wanted a special name with a meaning. Once day I found at my Mom’s house a journal I wrote when I was 11 years, and in one of the pages I found my answer. When I was 11 I knew that I wanted to be a mom one day, and I wrote that if that baby would be a girl I would name her Isidora.  A lot of memories came to my mind in that moment, and I knew that was the name I wanted to give to my little girl 🙂

This is the story I document in this layout. Can you see how cool is to be able of documenting important and meaningful things like this through scrapbooking? We scrapers surely rock! 😉




I love the flowers in this collection, I’m a flower person 100%, so these pretty diecuts included in the ephemera pack were the perfect embellishment for this girly layout. Also, did you noticed the clear sequins?? Sequins are always one of my fave items on all CK kits, they are always so pretty and different!


I’m so in love with the fringe trend, and here I used it to fill the negative space of letter I cut as some kind of background for my layout.



I love you like this layout and get inspired to document something special today. Life is short and it’s full of memories, let’s treasure them today!

XOXO – Caroli


Art Studio: Ombre Watercolors Column



Hello there! It’s Caroli here with my first post using the beautiful kit Swan Lake, featuring gorgeous Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.



I love mix media but since my style is rather clean and very simple I don’t use it that much on my projects. But, I love watercolors and how they look on scrapbooking, so I though why not adjusting them to my own style? Today I want to show you a simple idea I had for making a pretty watercolors ombré background for my layout.

I love anything ombré and watercolors are a great way to get an ombré effect easily. Although I love the free and wild look of watercolors, I had in my mind the idea of an ombré column with clear borders, so I’ll show you what I did.

First, I used some washi tape to delimit the area where the ombré column will be. In order to avoid the paper get damaged, I sticked the washi tape to a pillow few times to make it less sticky before adhere it to my cardstock.



Once I had my area clearly defined, I just watercolored the paper. Something I love about this kit is all the shades of pink and coral of the papers, so I decided to use this palette for my ombré.


Once the area was fully painted I just carefully removed the washi tape from the cardstock and that’s all! Here’s my ombré column background ready to use 🙂



I wanted a monochromatic look for this layout, so I used a black & white photo and also coral paper and embellishments.


I love these acetate roses, they are the perfect fit for the concept I had. I also fussy cut some flowers from an Cocoa Vanilla paper from a past kit, black & white again.




And here is the full layout all finished. I  love how it came out, it’s simple but yet colorful and funny.


I hope you like this idea and give it a try, I really loved the result and had a lot of fun working on my ombré 🙂  See you soon in another blog post, have a lovely day!

XOXO – Caroli


Yearbook: Documenting Current Life


Hello everybody! Caroli here with another project using September’s kit Moon Child.

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When I first saw this kit the floral sheet of paper by Kaisercraft it really caught my eye, love its  colors and feminine look. Also, I thought it was perfect for fussy cutting, and considering this is my fave technique ever, this inmediately became my favorite paper from the kit.

I made this layout for documenting an important fact: me getting back to work after almost 10 months of maternity leave.  It’s been a smooth transition to this new life as a working mom now with two kids, I have great coworkers and a awesome boss, who have made easy my return to the office. Of course I miss my kids a lot, but it’s not been as hard as I thought it would be, so I wanted to document this happy moment and my feelings.
As I said, I love these flowers and liked the idea of overlapping some of them using foam dots.


The Thickers included in the kit are so cool and great for titles, in combination with the chipboard alpha by Fancy Pants, love the effect of these two together.


These cute butterflies by Pretty Little Studio go so well with the flowers, I used few to embellish my page.


And here’s the full project. I love the clean and delicate look of this layout, the colors in this kit are so beautiful!


I hope you like this idea, I had a lot of fun this month playing with Moon Child kit and enjoy sharing my project with you, see you around!



Geeklab: Photos with Volume


Hello everyone, how are you today? Caroli here again and today I want to show you this layout I made with lots of circles and volume.

If you know me you will know I love circles and volume, I use a lot of 3d embellies and foam dots on my pages, but why limit volume to embellishments and paper? This time I also want to add volume to my photo.

I will start by printing the pic I want to use twice, and also use my good old circle punches.


Then I will cut the focus of my photo as a circle and cut little circles of the rest of it, making sure they overlay in some parts of the main photo, this is very impoprtant to achieve the effect of volume of the photo. Finally, I will use some foam dots to stick the circles and will work on my layout.



This is how my project came out, I love the bubble-like look. Also the colors of this kit are perfect for my baby boy photos, don’t you think he is a cutie pie?  🙂 ❤


I hope you like this idea, it’s so simple but the result is pretty and fun. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon on another post this month!



Yearbook: Fave Shoes


Hello! Caroli here and I’m so glad of posting for the first time this month using the beautiful kit Moon Child.

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Today I want to show you this project I made for documenting something very simple: the pretty shoes of my baby boy! I love the idea of documenting simple facts like this, because otherwise we probably will forget about them in future. Making a layout about something cute and not important at all like a pair of baby shoes seems perfect to me 🙂

When I was pregnant I discovered mocs style shoes and I love them. They are cute and have a lot of benefits for babies, so I got my boy a pair of them and this is what I am documenting here.

As you can see, I used a grid design and some instax pics, it’s such a simple composition but I like how it came out. The colors of this kit are really pretty, all soft but with a touch of bold.


I love cacti and as soon as I saw this one in one of Kesi Art papers I knew I wanted to cut it and use it as embellishment in my page.


I also cut some feathers from Kaiser Kraft patterned paper and used them to embellish this  card with a dream catcher, I think they look even prettier with the extra feathers, not to mention the puffy dots by Fancy Pants, how cute are they!

Something I really loved of this kit are the Thickers by Dear Lizzy and those chipboard alphas by Fancy Pants. Love the combination of hand-brushed words and block printing for my title.


I am so happy with this layout, now my boy will be able to see how cool he looked when he was 6 months old rocking his cute mocs shoes 🙂 This is what I love about scrapbooking, the possibility of turning something ordinary into an extraordinary memory.

Have a lovely day!