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Field Notes | My Travel Journal

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today to share with you a few of the entries of my journals created with this month’s MALIBU TN kit.   The colors of the papers from the Pink Paislee’s Summer Light collection are dreamy, and perfect to document all those vacation, and every day moments.

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As you all know, our family took a long vacation to Ecuador, which means there are plenty of memories to document.  Though i brought some supplies with me,  and actually managed to document a large number of our adventures, there were those days, that only got sketched in hopes to finish the page once i  got to all my supplies.

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This is how one of the planned pages of my travel journal looked like  down in Ecuador.   As you can see I penciled all the story on the right of the page, and actually used the Imaginisce stamp (available at the Clique Store for $1!) to add some hot air balloons to the other page of the tn -most of this pictures were taken on the Gondola ride and up on the mountain at 4100m above sea level, so the air balloons fit the mood-.  Since there were so many pictures taken, i wanted to create a collage for this post, which meant that it will have to be finished on my return home.

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Upon receiving the MALIBU TN kit, i fell in love with one of the papers -since it had this soft blue stripes on it-, as it reminded me of the sky’s color.  First i stamped the image at few times on white paper, cut them, and set them apart for a bit.  Then using some watercolor, I created a blue background on top of the stamped images, and glued the newly created images on top  (this cover all the smudge color inside the air balloons).  Next I pulled some of the cloud chipboard stickers from the MALIBU main kit and attached them here and there.  The title was then created using the Pebbles alphas from the POOL PARTY kit.

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My idea to create the collage changed as the  paper was added to the other side of the TN. Instead, i opted to use LR to create picture strips which were glued to a piece of vellum cut to fit inside the TN.   I folded about 1/4 in on the long side of the vellum so that it could be glued to the tn.  A few CK exclusive printables were then added to the strips to bring some interest to the pictures.

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Since the papers in the MALIBU TN kit are 6x6in, and my TN’s length is of about 8.25in, i had to be crafty to complete the page – i cut some small strips, and added them in the middle of the page.  To hide the seam, the journal of this outing was then wrote on plain copy paper with one of the Prima Neon pens, included in this month’s TN kit,  and then trimmed, and attached to the center of the page.  I really like how easy it was to incorporate the MALIBU kit into my Travel Journal, but it was a pleasant surprise to see how versatile the kit is when documenting every day moments.

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I love how versatile all CK kits are, but i want to show you how easy it was to document the aftermath of  my vacation on my Personal Journal.  Since the house was a mess from unpacking all the bags, I opted to convert the picture to black and white.

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Next I matted the picture with a piece of one of the papers from the MALIBU TN kit, and glued it to the TN insert included in the kit.  I fussy cut some of the words, and images from the Pink Paislee papers, as well as the CK exclusives to create the cluster on this page.

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Though unpacking is never pleasant, i chose to add cheeriness to this memory by combining the tissue paper (that the kits come wrapped with) with this month’s printables, and alphas included in the kit.   The color combo matches that of the picture, and brings the spread all together.

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AS you can see this month’s MALIBU TN kit is not only gorgeous but versatile, too.   It can easily be used to scrap all those special summer/vacation memories, as well as those simple every day moments.  Remember there is still a few TN subscriptions available, so take some time to visit the Clique Kits website to check all the kits and exclusives.

I am a comment away if you have any questions on how these came together.
See you all soon!

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Field Notes | My Travel Journal

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Hello Clique Kits Friends!!

Nathalie back with you today!   We are still unpacking our bags after a month long vacation in Ecuador.  The 5 week break from scrapbooking was hard for me (as i do it on a regular -almost  daily- basis),  but space was limited on the bags.  So instead i opted to bring with me my personal journal (aka TN), lots of stamps, watercolor palettes, stickers, and a pieces of the many different past Clique Kits.  Today i want to share with you some of the entries created while on vacation.

 

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Every time there are small pieces of paper left  from any particular kit, i tend to trim them to fit into my TN, and store them back in the kit’s bag so i can always use it with the coordinated embellishments.   This is the case for one of the entries of my journal.  I had prepped the pages, before hand, by gluing the last piece of the “Pint Size Fun” paper from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection  featured in the PLAY kit to one of the TN’s pages.

 

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I took all the alphas, and embellishments from the PLAY kit with me, so it was easy to add the details to the page while on the air.  To create the title, I simply aligned the alphas to the bottom of the page, and added a few die cuts to balance the spread.

 

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One of the best things I packed for the trip was the HP Sprocket (best travelling photo printer!!!), so i was able to obtain prints on the spot, and use them on my TN.   For this picture, I layered the exclusive printables from the PLAY kit behind the picture, and added embellishments in a small cluster.  The Altenew stamp (which i picked up at the Clique Kits Store) came in handy to add the small detail on the picture.  The sentiment was typed with my grandfather’s type writer -which he has happily handed down to me, and is now living on my desk!!!!-  Here is final layout:

 

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Love the final look of this page!  It is clean and simple, and was an ease to put together (though the sentiment came together upon arrival in Ecuador).

 

This next entry was created with the Clique Kits Spring Card kit (which I picked up on one of the Store sales), and a large photo .

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After enlarging the picture to fit into a letter size page, I trimmed it and glued it to the TN spread (Yes, I packed photo paper with me, and used my cousin’s printer!).  I picked a photo with lots of white space on it, so i can easily embellish onto the picture.

 

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All the MME embellishments included in the Spring Card kit happen to match the colors of some of the exclusive printables in the POOL PARTY  TN kit (which i purchase to take with me on the trip!) so it was easy to combine them to create clusters at the corners of the picture.  This spread was all about the picture, so a little embellishing went a long way.  Here is the final spread:

 

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What can I say!.  Love how easy this came together with a few pieces from some past Clique Kits.  Sometimes it pays to rework your paper scraps into new projects, as well as to mix pieces from different kits to come with a new one that fits your needs.   If you would like to check these kits remember some of them are still available at the Clique Kits Store (take advantage of the July sale happening at the moment!!).  All the kits are beautiful and oh so versatile!.

 

I will be back to show you more of the entries of my travel journals,  but remember you can always contact me with any questions you might have on how this came together.

 

See you all soon!

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Field Notes – MY PERSONAL JOURNAL

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Hello Clique Kits friends!

Nathalie here with a new entry to my personal journal (aka my TN) using pieces from the beautiful “Aquarelle” kit, and a few other goodies from the Clique Kits Store.

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Most of you know that I keep a personal journal, which i use as my Project Life/ daily documenter method.  Though there is days that only writing appears on the page, there are those other times when you  need to include pictures.  I have kept a journal for a long time, so i am always trying to come up with new ideas for my entries – “Life is all about variety”-.  Here is one of the entries from a few weeks ago  after attending a 65th birthday party for a very good close friend of the family!

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Our friend Martha loves flowers, so i set to create  a background for the page using the  Daisy  Layering Stamp from Altenew -which i picked from the Clique Store-.   For these flowers, I pulled a few archival inks, as well as some Hampton Arts inks from my stash, and stamped the flowers on a lightweight watercolor paper cut to the size of my TN page.

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I tried my best to leave the center of the stamped page clear, so  the eye is drawn to the center of the page.  For this page, I pulled more goodies from the Clique Store -you should really check all the goodies available for sale at the store- in this case i am using Pink Paislee’s C’est La Vie Acetate letters, and the clear stickers to create the title of this page.  I paired them with some of the Aquarelle TN kit exclusive printables, and a piece of the branding  strip of the Wild at Heart collection papers.   I just love how the black in the title pops from the page.

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Before gluing the page down to the TN, I cut a piece of vellum to fit the TN size, leaving about 3/4 in extra along the short side of the piece -the vellum measured 8×5 in for this spread-.  I marked with a bone folder the extra space of the vellum.  Before attaching it to the TN, i stitched one of the cards included in the Aquarelle TN kit, and added my sentiment.  Then glued the extra flap from the vellum piece to the TN, and added the stamped page on top of the vellum flap glued to the page.

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Before completely stitching the  card to the vellum, i added one of the stamped images – i created some extra flowers, and fussy cut them- , some of the large flower sequin from the May kit releases, and a few gold flower sequin from my stash.  I just love that little shaker pocket, and surprise as you turn the page.

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I took so many pictures of the celebration that day, but wanted to keep the focus of the page on Martha and her family ( we are very close friends of the entire familly), so I created a film strip of some of the pictures, layered a bit of the tissue paper that the kits come wrapped with, and glued it to the center of a piece of copy paper cut to the TN size.  Here, all the rest of the fussy cut flowers were used to frame the picture strip.  I pulled one of the fabric labels from the Aquarelle kit  – i was lucky to receive the “Birthday Wishes” in my kit-, and one of the copper asterisks from the Alpha set.

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All Clique Kits are always loaded with lots of goodies that make their way to my stash, so i pulled some of the stickers from the Love Always kit  -which sold out-, and added them to one of the clusters of this page.  I love how this spread came together (sorry no video this time!),  the beautiful stamped flowers worked perfect to document this lovely lady on her 65th birthday.

There are so many products available at the Clique Store that have been carefully curated to match all the kits, so stop by to check most of the products used in this spread, and many more for some beautiful upcoming kits.  As always I am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

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Field Notes – My Journal

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Hello everyone!

Nathalie here with my very first  post as member of the Clique Kits’s Design Team ( i am so thankful to Clique Kits, and excited to be working with all the amazing designers in the team).   For today’s post i will be sharing with you how the beautiful and soft Swan Lake kit was used in my personal journal.

 

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I have kept a journal since I can remember;  a couple years ago, I discovered Traveler’s notebook style journals, and i have been hooked on them since I bought my first one.     I think my style of journaling is  a bit eclectic (you’ll see), but it is me in a book!.

 

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The two page spread for our Apple picking tradition.

 

For my first spread, i am documenting our Apple picking trip.   I created the photo strip on Adobe Lightroom, and printed it in color.  I cut the little frames from the “Moments” paper included in the main kit, and the paper corners from the “Pure Joy” paper included in the Swan Lake kit add on.  I layered the frames behind the photo strip,  added a sticker from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection, and a foiled die-cut from the Posh collection that i picked at the store.  To complete the page, I added a few of this month’s exclusive printables, which worked seamlessly in tying all the colors and feel of this spread.  Here are some close ups:

 

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Like i mentioned previously, my style of journaling is eclectic; for the second spread of my journal, i used the Prima  Decadent Pies watercolor palette to create the background for the picture of my husband and I on our Thanksgiving Day walk (we already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada!).  I just added splatters of paint to a wet background, and help the paint spread with a wet brush.

 

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Once dried, I attached a black and white picture, along with some chipboard stickers (from this month’s kit add-ons), one of the exclusive printables, and a die cut from the Posh collection that it is available at the Clique Store.

 

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I wrote a very personal note about how  this man makes my life better every day, but I chose to keep it hidden (sorry!), for that I used the “Love” paper included in the  Swan Lake kit add-on.  I used an exacto knife to cut the rectangle out of the paper, and attached it to the page using some of the Amy Tangerine washi tape available at the  Clique store.

 

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a small paper clip die cut from Simple Stories Posh collection serves as a marker for the page.

Here is the  full spread:

 

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I love how easy it was to incorporate pieces from the Swan Lake kit into my personal journal.  Don’t forget to check the store for the the new Traveler’s Note kit, and many of the small details used in these spreads.  You can always used any of the DT’s code to get a 10% discount at checkout.

 

Thanks for visiting today,

See you all soon!

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