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Sunday School: Right Now by Evi

Hello lovely scrapbook ladies!  Thank you for joining me for Sunday School blog post.  I am playing with the April 2017 Jelly Bean Scrapbook Kit.  I am scrapping two smaller photos of me and my Doxie, Kobe on a walk recently.  I started out with cutting out the flowers of the Bella Blvd Make Your Mark, Magnifique.  These flowers are large and colorful which is totally my style.

Once I gessoed my card stock, I did the packaging technique with Mint colored mists and yellow.  I then used the current flower cut file, available under the Varsity Team, and cut it on pink card stock for an added layering effect under the flowers.

I used black embossing on the wood veneer from Fancy Pants and made my title “Right Now” pop off the colors of my layout.  I then added one of the words from the Freckled Fawn pack, ‘Amazing’ above my title.  The black pops off of both against the colors of my background.

I then started adding elements from the ephemera pack from Bella Blvd.  I love the flair in the kit, and decided on the yellow ‘She’s Crafty’ flair and nested it on yellow thread.  I also used the yellow swan exclusive piece in my cluster in the lower right area.  Enamel dots from Freckled Fawn were added for color and contrast.  All pieces are available in the April kit.

Thank you for joining me for todays post.  I hope you have had an amazing weekend.  ~Evi


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Create Beautiful Art- Geek Lab

 

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing a page I made with the new April kit, “Jellybean”!   It is absolutely gorgeous and full of amazing, bright colors. For our Geek Lab, I am going to be using cut files, AND using the exclusive PRINTABLE that comes with the kit!

There were two particular things that inspired me for this page:  a piece of the exclusive flair that says “she’s crafty”, and a piece of the Bella Blvd “Make Your Mark” paper with lots of colorful paint strokes.

I had a photo of my daughter watching a Bob Ross video on YouTube and painting, so I thought these items would be a great way to highlight this photo.

I began by cutting out some large paint stroke shapes from a digital cut file and also the word “Art”.  I planned on backing these areas with the bright paint stroke paper.

 

I used a dry, 1″ paintbrush to stroke some areas of dark paint and over my title area and for some journaling areas.

I framed my photo with a cut file frame to make it look like a picture frame and hung it with some twine and a brad from my stash.

I embellished with cut outs from the exclusive printable that includes phrases and lots of tags and other elements.  There were also quite a few Bella Blvd bits that had sayings relating to making art and creating, so I had to add those in!

 

Finally, I added some stitching and doodled some stars.

 

You can watch my entire process here:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget about the printables that come with the kit!

 


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Art Studio:Playing with templates

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Hello friends! Today, I have a fun layout using some goodies from the Clique Kits shop! I am in love with the fun paper packs by Becky Higgins. I decided to combine both paper packs, “Sweet Edition” and Everyday Edition” to create this fun layout. The bobby pin patterned paper is so neat!

I decided to play with my acrylic paint. It’s been too long. I created a fun background for my layout using a template that I have from The Crafter’s Workshop. I simply painted the template shape onto white cardstock and once it was dried, I hand-cut the patterned to use as a fun background for my photo.

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Here are a few close-ups. I decided to play with my stamps too!  If you’re a subscriber, be on the lookout for the transparency tags from Pretty Little Studio because they will be in the December kit! I cut mine in half so that I could tuck them behind my photo on both sides of the photo.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. We really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day.

 


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Watt’s Up?

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Hello everyone, Marcia here today with some more cards to share with you that I created with the December kit Enchanted Meadow. This week I focused on the light bulb icons and brainstormed card sentiments. Here is what I came up with …

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Say Watt?
I Love You a Whole Watt
Be Merry, Be Bright
You’re Brilliant
You Light Up My Life
You Brighten My Day
Your Future is Bright
I Got an Idea… Let’s Be Together.

By layering the project life cards with each other, or with paper scraps I created these. This one will be great as a graduation card …

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This one will be perfect to send to one of my kids in college with a care package.

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One for my hubby…Using the clip at the top of the card,  I can attach movie tickets or a gift card to a favorite restaurant inside so we can have a date night!

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I saved my favorite for last, which would be perfect for any of the guys in my life…

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And I still have more light bulbs in my kit to play with! That washi tape I used on my cards is available in the Clique Store by the way.

Share your light bulb sentiments because I would love to hear them.

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Team Dave

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Hello Clique Kits friends! It’s Marcia here today. I wanted to give you some insight into what inspired me for my latest layout. It was this 4×6 journal card from the Echo Park Creative Agenda collection. It reminded me of the musical Rent and that made me think of my brother-in-law Dave who is battling cancer. When you are in a battle for your life, you realize just how precious time is as well as those people we love to spend that time with.

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Last Spring, my daughter and I participated in the Minneapolis Bladder Cancer Walk with Dave and lots of friends and family. So I dug out the few pictures I had from the event. Then I looked for a sketch that would work with my photos and journal cards. I found this one at Stuck?! Sketches.

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I don’t always use a sketch, but find they are helpful when you need inspiration. Working with multiple photos in a grid design is not typical for me. Every once in a while its good to try something different though. My next step is deciding on what papers and embellishments to use.

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But I wanted the emphasis still to be that journal card, so I used my Silhouette to cut the words out of my background paper. It makes a bold statement. Here is my finished layout…

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The Good Morning sun was fussy cut from another journal card. Don’t be afraid to cut into your journal cards like this. One of the add-ons for the kit were these fabulous paper clips from Freckled Fawn and I cannot get enough of them.

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I spritzed some Heidi Swapp color shine in tinsel on my camera ephemera and layered some chipboard stickers on top. Using foam adhesive adds dimension, making the layers pop.

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I used my computer to add my journaling as I don’t especially like my own handwriting.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you today.
CK_VarsityTeam_Marcia


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Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

Hello Clique Kits friends! It’s Marcia here today in Study Hall and I am very excited to be on the Clique Kits blog today sharing a layout I created with our fabulous December kit,  Enchanted Meadow!  I just love all the colors and patterns in the September Skies paper collection by Heidi Swapp. I also love the exclusive digital cut files that were included in the kit. Since my daughter just got married I thought this kit would be perfect to document some of those memories.

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I combined two of the cut files for my title, cutting one from a glitter adhesive cardstock and the other from black cardstock. I added a little bit of pattern paper to fill the negative space to keep the background from being too distracting. These cut files may appear in the Clique Kits digital store. Keep your eye out if you are interested.

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I spritzed some Rose Heidi Swapp Color Shine on my resist flower from the Ephemera pack. Then painted on some Peach Color Shine to give my flower some dimension.

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One of the December add ons were these awesome paper clips from Freckled Fawn. I just had to have them. LOVE!

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Thanks for stopping by.

CK_VarsityTeam_Marcia

 

 


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Clique Kits November Challenge with 17turtles

Hello Clique Kits Fans!!  It is time for the Clique Kits November challenge but before we get into the details of the challenge we need to give a big congrats to the winner of our October challenge!  Congrats to Lee Ann-Thornton!  Lee-Ann’s Layout sure does pack a punch and I love the collection she used from Fancy Pants Designs!  The beautiful mint corrugated paper is also from Fancy Pants Designs and I think that is next on my want list!  Thank you so much for linking up with us in October Lee-Ann please email Erica at cliquekits@yahoo.com to claim your fabulous prize sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs!

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As always our challenge is Anything Goes with a twist and that twist is to add product from our sponsor.  This month our sponsor is 17turtles and they are giving our winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their shop!

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10700656_297039457147563_2812940045395669770_oHere is a little bio about our November Sponsor!

17turtles offers a wide range of digital cut files that are perfect for paper crafting, scrapbooking and other craft projects such as cards, home decor, wall art, and more. When you purchase a digital download from 17turtles you will receive a zipped file that includes 1 SVG, 1 PNG and 1 DXF file. These files are for use with a wide variety of electronic cutting machines that will open and cut digital files, including SVG and DXF files. If you know that your machine will cut SVG or DXF files, then you should be able to use my files. You can use my designs with both the Silhouette Studio Software and the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software. You do not have to use the Trace feature because the cut lines are already there for you. For more information about my cut files, please visit my shop policy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/17turtles/policy).

I’ve had a love affair with creating and designing for years. When I first discovered scrapbooking over 15 years ago, it gave me a way to combine creating and designing to form a creative outlet that brings me so much joy and happiness. This past year, I began creating my own digital cut files to use with my Silhouette Cameo on my scrapbook pages and other craft projects. I have now opened 17turtles as a way to share my digital design creations with others. For more ideas, inspiration and tutorials about using my cut files, please visit my blog – www.17turtles.com.

We are so thankful to have 17turtles sponsor our November challenge and we are also excited about the custom cut files she has created to go along with our November kit Homecoming!

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These custom cut files can be purchased here in the 17turtles shop and you can receive 25% off by using the promo code CK17TURTLES25!  Make sure to check out posts from last week for inspiration using these beautiful cut files by our Varsity Team!  Please make sure to visit the 17turtles shop, their blog and find them on Facebook here!

Here are a few details to go along with this months challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by November 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use 17turtles cut files to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

Here is a look at what the Clique Kits Varsity Team has created for this months challenge

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TYRA

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Marcia

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CAROLI

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MARIAH

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Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last month and we hope to see you again this month!