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Locker Room: Simple Card


Hello there! Caroli here and today I’m again playing at the Locker Room and want to show you how to make a simple card in minutes using one of the gorgeous cutfiles from 17turtles, our sponsor this month.


When I saw the cut files Juliana Michaels spcially created for november kit I fell in love whith this gorgeous swirl grid, and i thought it would be a good idea to use it for making a card.
I wont lie, I’m not a card person, but I am working in order to improve that and challenged myself to make a simple card using the lovely cut file.

So, first I cut the swirl and placed over my card in order to calculate where to cut the grid.



Once I decided my work area I cut the swirl and placed some patternet paper behind it. I used the lovely papers from Lemon Owl included on my november kit.


Although it’s a simple card, I wanted to add some layers and so I did using the gold printed vellum from Studio Calico, also included in the kit. This is one of my fave items on the kit!



Once I adhered the vellum I also glued the decorated swirl over it.




Now it’s time to include a sentiment, and I used one of the banners included in the embellishments sets by Lemon Owl. Since I am using a lot of white and soft colors I though that black would be the perfect contrast.



Finally I added a wood bit from my stash and tha’ts all! My card is finished and ready to be sent to comeone I love ūüôā





I hope you like this idea and give it a try! Remember we still have our November challenge up sponsored by 17turtles and you can win a US$25 gift certificate from their store! Have a nice weekend everybody!



This One is All About Me



Hi, everyone! It’s Aliza here again, and this time I am doing that thing that scrapbookers always say that we should do, but that we often forget: I am scrapbooking about myself. Not only that, I am scrapbooking positive things about me.

It all began a few months ago, when I had a long list of things to do that were outside of my comfort zone. The anxiety that this list created was not fun to live with. At the time, I made a layout about all my fears. It felt good to just own the fear, rather than constantly trying to be brave.

Then some time passed, and I was feeling good, and I thought it was time to make another layout to continue the story. While it is true that I am not brave, I am a lot of other things, and I decided to list them:

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Here is a close up of the journaling. I purposely included some very mundane things, and then moved on to some more important qualities that I possess. I think that made it easier to talk about myself.

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So, now it’s your turn, if you’d like. Make a layout all about you. What can you include?



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 to claim your fabulous prize sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs!


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 (

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 ‚Äď

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!


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















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


Geek Lab; Adding Text to Your Layout

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Hi everyone! It’s Aliza here with a layout, and some (hopefully helpful) tips to share with you for printing your journaling directly onto your layouts.¬†I discovered pretty early on in my scrapbooking career, that I do not want my handwriting on my scrapbook pages. Yes, perhaps one day, some future descendant of mine would treasure my actual handwritten notes. But for me, I just don’t think it looks that pretty. So, I am always tinkering with ways to print onto tags, scraps of paper, and now that I have a large format printer, directly onto my layouts.

It’s a pretty straightforward and logical process, that takes just a bit of planning, measuring, and remembering not to add embellishments before running it through the printer. (I have made that mistake.)

I start by getting the basic design of my layout. In this photo, the four layers of patterned paper are attached together, while the photo and smaller layers can still be moved around.


Once I had everything placed where I wanted them, I took some careful measurements. Then I measured again. And again, just be on the safe side. (Let’s just say, that mistakes have been made in the past.) I¬†wanted my text to line up with the hexagon patterned vellum behind my photos. I measured¬†from the left edge of the paper, to where the text would begin. I also measured how long the text box would be.


Then I measured from the top edge of the page.


In Photoshop Elements, I created a blank¬†12×12 document, and dragged some grid lines to where my text would go on the layout. In this case, it was 2.5 inches from the left, and 6.75 inches from the top of the page. To fully justify the text (to have¬†the writing¬†flush on the right and left margins) I typed ctrl+shift+j.


I printed out a test copy on a¬†piece of scrap white paper, (I use the 12×12 sheets that sometimes come inside of sheet protectors) to make sure everything printed where I thought it would, and it would all fit in the allotted space.


Once it was all looking copacetic, it was time to run the actual layout through the printer, during which time I always say a little prayer that all will work out as planned. Once the text was printed without any mishaps, I was free to add my embellishments, and layer it up to my heart’s content.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!





Art Studio: Distressing and Hand Sewing

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Hello there! It’s Caroli here and today I want to show you this layout I made using distressing and hand sewing.

As you can see, I used a lot of triangles, they are very trendy lately, but I wanted to add a special touch to my triangles, so I use a distresser tool on the edges and also hand-sew around it for a more interesting texture and volume.



Also, I created a sequins pocket with one of the triangles using vellum and some star-shaped sequins inside, love how it looks ūüôā



I love the soft and delicate look of all patterned paper from Lemon Owl, they are great for mixing and very modern.



I used a gold doily from my stash and placed it behind my pic, and then used one of the butterflies from the embellishment strips to decorate. I cut the same shape in vellum and placed it under it so as to add more volume.





I hope you like the idea and dare to distress and hand sew some triangles on your layout. Have a nice monday!