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Art Studio – Textured backgrounds


Hello Ck fans it’s Leeann here. Today I’m sharing  how I created this textured background using up some left over alphas. And I’m  using the January Alegria  kit because it’s fancy and gorgeous of course!


So lets get started – I’m using the pinkfresh studios alphas ( happy things) leftover from the  October funfetti  2015 kit. You can used any alphas you have leftover for this! I randomly place them on a piece of white cardstock. Applied two coats of gesso and allowed each coat to dry.

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Once dry I used my water colour paints. I created a pool with the black watercolor paint and brushed over the letters. Add flicks and splats. Once happy with the amount of color blot with paper towel to soak the excess off. Allow to dry. I love the result of the letters they pop under the color!

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I added  some detail by randomly machine stitching zig zags in a bright yellow thread. I love using my stamps to add pops of designs. I have an assortment that I go too all the time.

Once you are happy with all the mixed media layers grab the January Alegria kit and get scrappy.

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and here’s my page. I loved using the teal and yellow puffy stickers they really pop against the black!


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Well I hope today’s post was fun and you have ago at this one. It was great having you pop in and I hope you continue to come back as all the girls have amazing inspiring projects to share with you using our totally awesome Clique kits!



December 2015: Mood Board

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Happy Sunday Everyone!! It’s time for another Kit reveal! The December kit will get you creating in your GIRL CAVE! This kit is filled with products to document your everyday moments. The December Kit, Girl Cave, will have you hibernating in your creative space!


How about a few sneak peeks of our upcoming December Kit?

Don’t forget to join us this Wednesday, November 25th for the November Pep Rally Blog Share featuring projects using the November kit. Be sure to leave comments on each of the blogs for a chance to win the beautiful November kit! The full public kit reveal will also be this day!

Happy Sunday and have a safe and lovely Thanksgiving week (to those Clique Fans in the USA).



Clique Kits November Kickoff

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Happy November everyone! It’s Gia here ready to kick off a new month in the Clique! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween- if you celebrate those festivities where you live like we do here in the U.S.A. If you celebrate Dia de los Muertos, have a peaceful day of remembrance! I decided to create a layout to get everyone in the mood to switch gears from Halloween to Turkey Day! Are you all ready? Those of you beyond the U.S borders-even better-because you know what’s next…the December Holidays!

This month’s kit, Tapestry is a beautiful kit featuring the We Are Memory Keepers Wildflower Collection. I fell in love with the collection not only for the rich colors, especially those blues, but also because of the artistry behind the paper patterns. First, they are all hand painted and scanned, rather than designed digitally, which is special in and of itself. Second, several of the patterns have a textile batik and tye-dye look to them-so textural and adding so much interest to use in our papercrafting! Add to that the botanical motifs-floral patterns and butterflies, plus all of the handwriting and brush script -it really is to die for. You are going to be overwhelmed with inspiration on this blog from our amazing 2015-2016 Varsity Design Team. I know I am!

Now I have a really exciting announcement to share with you all ! And this is just a sneak to give you an idea of what is to come in the new year.

Clique Chapters

You all know that Clique Kits is more than a store, more than a kit club, we are a global community. We have almost half of our design team members from around the world, and we welcome subscribers from anywhere we are able to ship to. We cherish the international members of our community! We feel everyone is important, and valued, and it really grieves us to see how much people have to pay, how long they have to wait, and sometimes the feeling of being left out from opportunities because of where they live. So, as always, the leadership team is always brainstorming ways to improve and ways to be more inclusive and to provide more value for our subscribers. We are planning to introduce a NEW concept for the coming year! CLIQUE CHAPTERS! Here are some of the ideas behind this new idea!

  • Existing and new subscribers will not only be part of the worldwide Clique, they will also be assigned to a local “Chapter” depending on where they live: US Pacific, US Heartland, Eastern US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Down Under, Middle East, and South America. If we need additional chapters, we will add them, but these are the ones we know of right now!
  • Chapters will have their own exclusive regional designed products and digital downloads available to them.
  • Chapters will be featured on the blog on a rotation so members will have a chance to spotlight their work and also share more about their geographic location with the Clique. We want to know everything about your region-from the food, language, culture, landscape, and more!
  • Do you live in a city with 2 or more Clique subscribers? Do you want to save on shipping? With Clique Chapters, members living near enough will have an opportunity to sign up for Chapter shipping discounts.
  • Moving forward, we hope to be able to hold local events for our chapters led by local members and Design Team members such as workshops, crops, and pop up shops reaching out to our members where they live. We also hope to tailor your buying experiences based on your regional needs. If there are crafting items not available or prohibitively expensive where you live, and the Clique is able to provide them to your local Chapter by pre-order, we would like to be able to fill in those gaps for you, by adding to your box!
  • Chapters will have the opportunity to vote on their own fun Chapter names and start their own social media groups and chat rooms, exchanging contact information etc in order to bring each other even closer together as a community!

We hope you will be as excited about this new concept as we are! 

Don’t forget that our annual Limited Edition holiday kits are available in the store at pre-order pricing right now-get yours now while supplies last because when they are gone they are gone!

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Can’t wait to see what you all create this month! Don’t forget to share on facebook and Instagram. Hope to see you in this month’s Pep Rally Blog Share! Untl then..




Share Your Space: Leigh’s Craft Room

Hello Clique Kits Friends! Leigh here today, to share my craft room with you!



An overview of the room from the doorway . The room is above the garage, and measures 13 feet by 19 feet. I waited 11 years to turn this space into a craft room, and once the youngest started high school, we decided they didn’t need the play room anymore:)  Hubby had the idea to rip out the carpet, and replace it with laminate. He knows me pretty well after 21 years, and since I am pretty klutzy, I had definitely dropped an ink pad or two upside down on the carpet before! 🙂 Love having this floor that is so easy to clean.

I made the standing height craft table in the center of the room, and have a detailed tutorial on my blog.  It’s made of 3/4 inch Birch Plywood , and I hand finished the stain with a staining cloth and Minwax Bombay Mahogany stain.  This table is 4 feet wide and 6 feet long, and has a 48 inch clearance all the way around for traffic flow. The bases are from and the openings fit the 14×14 inch Itso Bins from Target.

I also used a hand saw and miter box to make the frame for the pegboard, and spray painted and hung it all by myself as well. Hubby calls me “Bob the Builder”! Hee hee There’s  a detailed tutorial for the pegboard also.


We will start here on the left side of the room. The two tall bookcases were repurposed from another room in the house, and I painted them with Antique White paint, color matched to the Antique White Bedford Desk units in this room. the first one on the left holds patterned paper sorted by manufacturer. Some of the paper holders I repurposed from those Priority Mail medium boxes that your scrap purchases come in. Painted, and covered with paper to match my room and the Target Itso Bins are in use here to hold larger amounts of patterned paper by manufacturer. The middle units are from Michael’s and an old entry bench I repainted, to hold card stock sorted by color. The right bookcase holds embellishments sorted by manufacturer.


On top I like to display some of the mini albums I’ve made and my kid’s photos.


The next bookcase holds My Project Life® albums, Core Kits, Inspiration and sketch books, and American Crafts White Card Stock, all purchased at 40% off or more with extra coupons. The rolling cart next to the bookcase holds Project Life® cards  sorted by color and kit. I have a tutorial on that one too!


That first little brown basket on the counter holds Project Life® Theme Kits, some mini albums hang on the dress form, and you can see the Bedford Modular Desk Units from Pottery Barn. They were my one splurge in the room since I repurposed, made, or thrifted the rest of the furniture.


The Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine, and Mac computer are next in this area where I blog, edit and print photos. The Tiffany Blue file folders on the wall, and paper sorters, are by Martha Stewart for Staples. The wall quilt is by my Mom, and my sister painted the mixed media art above it. My grandma paints as well, we are all very crafty in my family:) The pegboard wall holds mostly American Crafts supplies, and was inspired by Heidi Swapp’s wall in her craft room, love the stripes! It sits above the Planner Station.  I sewed the pillows and curtains from fabric by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.


You can see the whiteboard behind my Mac, which I use to keep Design Team assignments in plain view. Kit embellishments sorted by color are on the wall along with my most used punches in the Target Dollar Spot pails. That weathered gray wall organizer is also from Target, and holds enamel dots, die cuts, black pens, pencils, and glue dots, and punches. To the right of the Mac is a magazine holder that I store my Design Team layouts in until I can file/photograph them and put them in albums. The file folders to the right of there, hold tips for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Silhouette tips, and Neenah Solar White Card Stock for printing the Clique Kits exclusive printables included each month, and any other printables.


More Project Life® cards and Studio Calico Kits, and the “Create” word is from Heidi Swapp Hello Signature Wall Art. I have a couple more pieces to paint and hang in here as well. Love them!


Here at the planner station, you can see my completed Week In The Life™ and #Myselfiescrapbook 6×8 albums, and my little West Elm succulent plant just makes me happy in that gold dot container! More Target Dollar Spot buckets hold different journaling and planner pens that I use here. In Design School we learned to store items at their point of use, for the most efficient room design. I tried to employ that technique throughout the room. Where do I use an item? Then incorporate storage there.


A close up of my different planners and full size Minc Machine I got on sale!!


Here you can see the cabinet my sister sent to me, on the floor that holds Sizzix dies. I stained it to match the floor and the craft table. Love it Sis! Next to that are my Cricut Machine and a Clip It Up  spinning organizer for rarely used embellishments. Behind curtain one on the left is the Die Cut Station. Behind curtain two is the Stamping Station.


Curtains open on the Die Cut Station. Dies, embossing folders, letterpress plates, and materials to cut are here. I have baskets with Fun Foam, Acetate, and repurposed chipboard labeled for use. Photos organized by year and month are above. I made sure to have LED lights so they are archival safe and don’t emit UV light.


Stamping closet holds all stamps, pads and reinkers, Distress Inks, Alcohol Inks, and mists. Basically anything that could be messy, is in here:) Masks are hanging from a recycled cafe rod. I had installed this pegboard that the home improvement store cut for me. It’s so inexpensive and a great way to organize lots of things. I used chipboard from packaging to hold the small ink pads, reinkers, and other stuff. Simply laid the chipboard on the flat peg board hooks.


Close up of the stuff I keep close at hand on the standing height craft table. Kellie Stamps, Studio Calico Stamps, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, spinning tool caddy, and more.

Thank you so much for joining me on this long craft room post!

2015 Craft Room Tour Video below on You-tube

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Geek Lab: Dream Big


Donna here again with my last but not the least layout using the October kit: Funfetti

One of the things I couldn’t do when it comes to scrapbook style is “white space”. I imagined a page with lots of white space, but again, ended up with loads of stuff tucked in and layered here and there. Unconsciously that’s what I did. When I finished I thought wow, where’s the white space I told myself lol! DonnaEspiritu-CK-October06

I made the triangles in the printable file as banners and doodled on the edges using a black pen. I cut the scallop edges of the pink ombre paper (also in the printable) freehand and doodled on it as well.DonnaEspiritu-CK-October06a


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One of my fave parts in this layout. I love macarons and ice cream and reminded myself I’ve got to include them on my page no matter what.DonnaEspiritu-CK-October06d

I hope you got inspired by my page today. Thanks for dropping by!
Happy crafting,



Locker Room: Hey! Awesome


Hello! Donna here to share another fun tutorial with you all.

My layout was inspired by one of the papers in the kit. I created my layout around this piece of paper.


I cut the squares I wanted to use and then made the other side as mat to some of the cut outs.


I used a couple of gelatos to color the white cardstock. I didn’t pay attention that much if the squares were equal since I will cover them later anyway. I splattered some as well using the same brush.


Then I used my jet black gouache to add black splatters. I cut a half an inch around the white cardstock and mounted on a black cardstock.


After adhering everything, I decided to splatter some more black gouache. To spare the photo from unwanted black splatters, I covered it with a piece of small plastic. Any cover will do.


Carefully lift the cover.


For a finishing touch, I doodled some scallops using a black pen. I would suggest waiting a bit more for the splatters to dry. I ended up with smudged splatters when I doodled around the page… patience is not my virtue lol!


This is how my page turned out.


More detailed shots.

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That’s it for now, thanks for dropping by!
Happy crafting!


Prom Committee: November Moodboard


Happy Sunday. I’m excited to share our November mood board with you all today. Our November kit is called: Tapestry. This kit is stunning, with rich beautiful colors and lovely patterns. So enough “talking” lets admire this beautiful board!


Here are some KIT sneak peeks.

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And I can’t WAIT to see the full layouts of these Varsity Team sneak peeks!

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Don’t forget to join us on October 20th for the October Blog share featuring projects using the October Kit – Funfetti! Also, be sure to follow us socially (Facebook & Instagram) to see MORE sneak peeks of the November Kit – Tapestry.

Have a beautiful Sunday!



Prom Committee: October Mood Board


Happy Sunday everyone!! Are you ready for another Clique Kits Mood Board and sneak peeks? I can’t believe we are almost ready to reveal our October kit and have our September Blog Share (Wednesday, September 16th) starting here on the Clique Kits blog.

We are so excited about our September kit and the exclusive products we have designed for it. What are your favorite parts of the sneak peek? Can you guess what our main paper line will be? Our October kit is titled “Funfetti”.


Of course what is sharing the mood board without a few sneak peeks! How yummy do these look?

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Our October kit is the first kit our NEW design team has worked with as well. Look at a few sneaks of some of their projects!

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The full kit reveal will be on Wednesday, September 16. Along with our September Blog share!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!



Sunshine & Happiness


Hello Clique friends!
Marcia here today with more inspiration from the September Clique Kit Capture. Aren’t you loving this gorgeous kit? I figured you must be sick of me scrapping the wedding pics, so I decided to scrap a weekend trip my husband and I took this summer. We went to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Its a gorgeous place. We found the perfect beach to spend our day watching the boats go by and getting our feet wet. Ok, I got a little more than my feet wet but not much more. The temperature of that water is around 60 degrees.
I wanted a large focal point photo in the center of my layout. Being a photographer, I don’t always understand why people use such tiny photos. If you have a photo you love, show it off! I printed this one as a 5×7. I used the JustNick Twilight Zone background digital cut file to help draw attention to my photo with those radiating dots. The title and Polaroid frames are also from the JustNick store. I guess you could look at it a different way too, Sunshine & Happiness are radiating out from that photo!
Here is my layout …


I love the range of the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Hello Lovely collection. It’s perfect for everyday photos, weddings, and now the beach. Take a look at some of the fabulous items in this kit, like the exclusive flair, stickers, sequins, vellum hearts, and ephemera die cuts. I am also using the add on Cosmo Cricket’s Pink Label Stickers.




We did take a few selfies while on vacation, but our kids laughed at our pics and told us they were awful. Clearly, we need selfie lessons. So I am settling for our feet pictures. My husband was actually making fun of me when he took a picture of his feet and sent it to me, lol. Little did he know it would end up on a scrapbook layout.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Be sure to stop back on Saturday for the September challenge reveal.