Clique Kits

Click. Connect. Create.


5 Comments

Locker Room – mini album tutorial

Hello everyone! Today I have for you a step by step tutorial. You will see how I made lovely mini album with photos of me and my boyfriend (perfect for Valentine’s Day!) When I first saw February “Hot Mess” Kit, I knew that I have to make a mini! There are sooo many cut outs, tags, journaling cards to use, that I didn’t hesitate. Also, I reeeaaaally like Maggie Holmes¬†paper with the calendar, perfect to include it in the mini too!

OK, let’s start ūüôā Here are the things I used to make the mini.

DSC_3217

First of all, I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist and an ink to make some splashes on some cards.

DSC_3227 DSC_3229

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it’s time to have fun! Before decorating, remember to PUNCH cards. I really often forget about it and when the page is done, it turns out that some embellies or dots or even a photo is placed where the whole should be.

105D3000 105D30002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mini is really simple. There aren’t many embellishments but still it is full of goodies ūüôā

105D30004 105D30003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If photos are in color I often try to take 2-3 colors from them and decorate photos in those colors to make the page more consistent.

105D300010 105D30006

105D30007 105D30008

105D30005 105D30001

And this is how the whole album looks like! Hope you like it ūüôā Tell me in comments what you think! (This is a .gif file and it might take a while to start working)

wholealbum

And some close-ups if you’re not bored ūüėČ

DSC_3392

DSC_3331

DSC_3344

DSC_3348

DSC_3427

DSC_3419

Thank you so much for being here with me, you rock if you came to the end! ūüėÄ

I used February “Hot Mess” Kit:

 

Hugs!

Justt

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Justyna

 

 

 


8 Comments

Art Studio – canvas with positive meaning

Hello! It’s Justt here today to show you a canvas with positive words – do more of what makes you happy! I already have a poster with that sentence and I must say that I love it! I do love this canvas too!

The main problem with decorating this was that.. I didn’t have any masks, stencils.. I forgot to take them home from my flat (I have a winter break at my university right now). I decided that I’ll stick some stripes of paper to imitate a mask.

DSC_3202

And of course – I did what I always do with the mist – I put it on a piece of plastic, added some water and pressed it to the canvas.

DSC_3204

Later I splashed it with some more mist which you can find in February Kit.

DSC_3205

And this is how it looks like ūüôā I wanted it to be colorful and optimistic.

DSC_3208

DSC_3210

What do you think? ūüôā

To make this canvas I used February “Hot Mess” kit.

Hugs!

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Justyna


10 Comments

Coloring Printables

geeklab

Hello, everyone! It’s Aliza, once again. Today I have a layout to share in which I layered and layered those triangle printables that came with the kit¬†to create a banner.¬†I adored both the colors and the patterns, and as I was working, I thought, “I would love to add color to those patterned triangles!” If you are handy with a pen, paint, or marker, you can do this manually. However, I am a bit challenged in that area. So I turned to¬†Photoshop for the same result.

banner closeup

 

In Photoshop Elements, I opened a blank 8.5 x 11 document, and placed the two banner files into the new file. I zoomed in quite a bit, since I wanted to select small areas of the image.

blog post 2-2-16-2

I then clicked on the magic wand tool,

magic wand

and selected the triangle that I wanted to color. Once I clicked on the triangle to color, the magic wand tool automatically selected the white space within that shape. Just, make sure you have the right layer selected when using the magic wand. (Yeah, I made that mistake a few times.)

select

 

Once the area I wanted to paint was selected, I went to the paintbrush tool. (Look who else popped up on my screen at the same time.)

paint bucket.jpg

Now I chose my paint color.  My plan was to use the colors from the bottom banner in the black and white images. I clicked on the color swatch icon, which brought up the color picker tool. When I toggled on the document, an eyedropper icon appeared. (For some reason it does not get captured in my screen shot.) I wanted to use the light pink color.  I clicked on the color that I needed, and    that now became the new paint color.

color choice

Once I chose my color, I clicked back on the selected triangle, and voila!

painted

I continued these steps with some of the other triangles, and then I printed it all out, and added some of them to this layout.

adeutsch_feb2016_Jan12

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Aliza

 


2 Comments

February Kickoff

feb

This February there is so much to celebrate! Gia here with a quick kickoff post just to preview what is to come this month in the Clique. The February kit, Hot Mess is going to be shipping out to subscribers this week and you can start stalking your mail-person really soon. Naming this kit was inspired by the beautiful, smart, and funny Mindy Kaling:

Hot mess

I found this definition of Hot Mess online and just had to share it. I think the message is exactly what the colorful yet chaotic eclectic beauty in this kit conveys. I hope it inspires you to create from your authentic, colorful, soulful beautiful heart all month long.

image20160201-1123-8209sm

s254461307115203172_p995_i2_w2400

 

February is going to be such an exciting month. Clique Kits is thrilled to have our second annual Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Kit available and shipping now. This year’s kit is called XOXO and features the Valentina collection from Bella Blvd. There are also exclusive products and extras from the Crate Paper Hello Love collection- all together this kit is fabulous whether you are creating for your Valentines or your Galentines! This kit is all ages versatile.

Join us for the following special events this month!

February 6th Bella Blvd and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 13th Just Nick and Clique Kits Blog Hop

February 24th Clique Kits Pep Rally Subscriber and Design Team Blog Share

We know that you are going to be so inspired by the amazing work of design team members from the Clique Kits Varsity Team as well as the Bella Blvd team and the Just Nick team.

Welcome to New Subscribers!

Clique Kits is growing by leaps and bounds again! It is so exciting and I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our newest members who have subscribed to receive kits by mail or who have joined our community on Facebook and interact with us on social media. If I have not had a chance to say to hello to you personally, I hope I will very soon catch up to you! HUGS from Gia, Lacey, Erica, and Nicole your Clique Kits leadership team!

 

IMG_2113

Here is our picture from CHA-2016 at the Ali Edwards Photo Booth! From Left to right: Nicole Martel, Gia Lau, Lacey Gasper, Erica Thompson, and our Special Friend and Design Team Member-You Tuber Sandy Gonzales (Oh Snap Gonzo). We really take an interest in you and everything you do and share-so please let us know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Shipping Increases Are A Pain

Like every other company dealing with the USPS price increases recently, we are forced to look at some of our shipping costs and make adjustments.  Please know that we will do everything possible to minimize the impact of these increases and will be working to find creative ways to continue to bring you jam packed kits at low prices with our all-in-one box and create-your-own add-on kit philosophy.  We will also continue to offer lots of extra product which subscribers can ship for free with their kits each month (no additional shipping cost up to a certain weight limit) and our super popular limited edition kits, with new ones added each year!

Thanks for stopping by today! I know this February will bring awesome things!

-x Gia

 

 

 


7 Comments

The Story Continues

blog-image_yearbook

Hi, everyone! It’s Aliza again, and I am glad to be back. On Saturday, I shared a somewhat sensitive layout about my son, and some of our daily trials. Thank God, they are completely ordinary, typical, teenage trials. And, while they are part of our real life, those are not the only moments that we share. There are plenty of sweet and tender moments in there too. But sometimes, they are so ordinary, that you could miss them if you are not paying attention.

This little sentiment is captured perfectly in one of this month’s patterned papers.

IMG_3768[1].jpg

I began this layout with my story and my photos, and then thanks to this 3×4 cut-out, my title was ready made. I love that!

adeutsch_February2016_The Best Portion

Here’s a closer look at some of the journaling.

IMG_3774[1]

 

It makes me happy that this layout will be right next to the other layout in an album. I think they balance each other well, and together they tell the whole story. It also makes me immeasurably happy, that this hobby of ours allow us to capture some of these nameless moments in all their mundane glory.

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Aliza


7 Comments

Real Life

blog-image_yearbook

Hi, it’s Aliza here, and I will just start by saying that I love the February kit! I love the colors, the cards, and the embellishments. When I first sat down to work with it, I pumped out two layouts in a day. I am NOT a fast scrapper, so this was big for me.

So first, here’s a little Hot Mess eye candy.

1233151_orig

While I whipped up the following layout really fast, this blog post is another story. See, I was all set to share about documenting “real life,” even the less than perfect moments between ourselves and our children. I worked hard on keeping the tone of my layout positive and full of love. I was really proud of my words and the way it all looked.

adeutsch_Janunary2016_domoreblurred.jpg

My son, however, was not a huge fan of this layout. And so I struggled with how much to share. In the end, he gave me permission to blog about this layout if I blurred the text. Which just goes to show, that even though we have some rougher moments nowadays, he is a good guy who helps out his mother. Which is ultimately more important than jumping out of bed first thing in the morning.

So I will tuck this layout away, and maybe one day in the future, when he might be mystified by his own children’s behavior, I hope it can offer him some perspective. Only time will tell.For now, I will keep telling out stories as best I can. (And using my Clique Kits.)

CK_DT1516_Siggies_Aliza

 

 


5 Comments

February 2016 Mood Board

promcommittee

Happy Sunday everyone! Be sure to check out Leeann’s post from this morning, I LOVE her tutorial on piecing together ¬†a heart for a background. For our second post today, lets kick off some sneak peeks and sharing the February Mood Board! The February kit is titled Hot Mess, but this kit is anything but a mess (it is HOT though). So what are we waiting for? Time to share the mood board and some awesome sneak peeks!

CK_Feb16-Moodboard

How fun is this? Do you have any guesses what the February kit may include? Well how about a few sneak peeks?

We are so excited about this kit and all the events happening in February! JustNick designed the exclusive cut files for the kit and the Clique Kits Design Team has a team up blog share with them in February!justnick watermarked background template flat with shopify gray

Mark your calendars:

  • January 20 Clique Kits January Blog Share, starting here on the Clique Kits blog at 10am CST feature projects by the design team and subscribers. Stop by and comment for your chance to WIN the January Kit!
  • February 6 Clique Kits and Bella Blvd are having a Blog Share featuring the XOXO Limited Edition Kit.
  • February 13 join Clique Kits and JustNick for a blog share starting HERE on the Clique kits blog at 10am CST.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Sunday and happy documenting.

CK_VarsityTeam_Lacey