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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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