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Locker Room | THE OCEAN IS CALLING

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Hi Clique Kits fans!!

I am back today with a new project using the beautiful MALIBU TN kit,  what can I say, the Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection is gorgeous, and all the add ons are perfect to document summer, and those special beach adventures.

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I love this kit, and it is ideal to document some of the pictures from our beach adventures down in Ecuador.  Here is a small video on how this page came together, so sit down and enjoy!:

The starting point for this layout were the exclusive cut files from last year’s summer and August kits.  Once I had cut them on white cardstock, i wanted to add color to the page, something very summery and bright.

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Using a combination of heavy acrylic paint, i dragged the paint across white cardstock, and soften the look of the streaks with a large brush, and a baby wipe.  Then stitched the page to one of the Elle’s Studio papers from last month’s POOL PARTY KIT.

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The ring cut out also was sewn to the page, and then i used the Pink Paislee papers from the Malibu TN kit to back the flower cut out.  I love the rich colors in the papers, and how they contrast beautifully against the bright background.

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The flowers were then attached to the background using a bit of foam adhesive.   I positioned them so that they were framed by the long leaves from the ring cut out.

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I added the long leaves from the Fancy Pants  Hello Sunshine ephemera pack included in this month’s kit.   The title for this page comes from Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights ephemera pack -which can be found in the Malibu Main Kit -.

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The picture of my daughter admiring the sunset over the Pacific Ocean fit into this page seamlessly.  A few of the embellishments from the kit, and the sticker sheet available at the Clique Store create the cluster on the page.  After a few sprinkles of gold ink, the page was completed:

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I love this page, the colors of the papers in the Malibu TN kit matched the bright green color of the background, and bring the eye to the subject of the page.  It was so easy to complete the page using the  kit, and a few of the exclusive cut files available at the Digital Store.  There is a lot of goodies available at the store, so take some time to visit it to check them all out.

Remember to contact me, if you have a question about how this page came together.

See you all around!

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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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Yearbook with Hannah

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here today.

Do you you ever have a story to tell that needs lots of space for journaling but you also have a bit of photos you want to use to highlight your story? What do you choose to do? This is where my brain says double page layout. I really like to give the photos room to breathe and leave lots of space to handwrite  my story without worry that I will run out of room.

I know double pages aren’t all that popular anymore. We often have this concept in our mind of what they should look like or we are worried about filling all that space. If they aren’t your jam, that is fine too. I also want to remind you the cool thing about allowing your story and your photos come together to fit your style and rearrange how you think double pages can look like.

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I used the Malibu Main August Kit to make my layout today.  I also am cutting each side to 8 1/2 by 11. I am thinking this change in size will be a nice change in my album but also not feel so daunting as I feel the space.

I start with 2 pieces of white card stock, I like to start off with something empty and crisp. I edged one side with some bright purple chalk ink. I wanted to add a touch of color because I knew on the first side I was using the gorgeous sunset water paper.

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I am not gonna lie, this paper is gorgeous and it saddened me to cut it down, but I knew it really would fit my spread better this way. One this first sheet I stitched some weird zig zag stitches. I carried it through to the other side by adding a strip of the sunset paper underneath it.

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Adding the stitching all the way across will tie the layouts together to help tell a cohesive story.

The photos from each side are from a different place, I wanted it to be contrasting against each other as well. I layered some papers under the photos on the second side.

The first side I layered some of the embellishments from the kIt together to fit nicely near the start of the title.

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I really wanted my second page really simple so I could do my journaling on this page. I added a little bit of Shimmerz Creamez in pink and purple. The shimmer in the paint is so pretty but subtle that it really enhances the words that are written over top.

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I mixed thickers from the August Main Kit with leftover Thickers from last month’s kit. They work so well together and the both really pick up on the colors in this kit. I wanted my title to run across both sides of the double page spread. I wanted to make sure though, that when the pages were separate they could stand on their own too.

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I had fun adding the hologram phrase stickers through out the layout.

Here is a look at the full double page spread.

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I really wanted my story and the few photos to do the focus. Little details like leaving room for the journaling and using my title to help tell my story really ties everything together.

Check out my process video and see me make this fun double page spread.

I hope that you are inspired to really use your photos and experiences to help tell your stories on your layouts. I also hope you share them online and use our hashtag #cliquekits so we can see your projects with your Clique Kits.

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Field Notes- West Coast Mini Album

 

Hi there, Audrey here today to share a mini album (which I haven’t done in a LONG time!)

There is a piece of patterned paper in the August Kit, Malibu, from Pink Paislee that has polaroid like frames on it.  They just screamed to be cut out, and at first I was going to use them on a page, but I thought they’d be better put to use as a mini album!

 

For the inside pages, I layered four strips that were creased in the middle and then stitched on the crease to form a little book.

On the covers, I used two die cut frames from the ephemera/die cut pack and backed them with acetate. Then I added some sequins from the kit on the cover and covered over it with the frame. I did the same thing on the back.  The holographic alphas from the kit were perfect for part of my title!

 

For the inside pages, I simply added one photo to each frame and embellished it with bits from the exclusive printables, the die cuts, stickers, and chipboard.  I also used some washi tape from my stash to cover up any white areas.

 

After my layering was done, I stitched on each frame and glued them into the album.  The pages are simple, but the stitching adds a little interest and the colors just burst!

 

You can watch me make this album from start to finish here:

 

Thanks so much for watching!


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Art Studio- Mermaid Hair

Hi everyone!  Audrey here to share another page I made with my most favorite Clique Kits kit EVER!  The August Malibu kit featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights!

I find it easier to work with a kit when there are also amazing cut files to go with them!  I used this “Scallop” cut file that goes along with the August monthly release.  You can find it in the store HERE.

This file reminded me of scales on a fish (or mermaid!) and with the other mermaid elements in the kit also, I felt I needed to do a mermaid page.  I found this photo of my daughter on the boat and I loved her messy hair blowing in the wind, her smile, and her purple life jacket that went perfectly with the colors in the kit.

 

 

I started by adding some mists and inks to the background.  I cut the file from the ombre blue/purple patterned paper and added it on top. I clustered a few embellies on each side of my photo after I matted it with some patterned papers

 

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I added a few hints of scalloped stitching, and of course the mermaid chipboard on the bottom right.  To help your eye move across the page, I added a thin strip of polka dot paper on the left side of the page.

You can watch me create this page from start to finish here:

 

Thanks so much for watching and enjoy the August Kit!

 

 


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August Kick Off: Let’s Go to Malibu!

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Hi everybody! It’s me, Gia. I know-long time no blog post. That’s why I am thrilled to be back today to celebrate my favorite kit of the year, on a day that just so happens to be my birthday!

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Yay! How cute is that flair by Maryam Perez! I love all of the talent and collaboration that go into the design of every single Clique Kit. How about those perfectly coordinated resin scallop shells? And the sequins in this months kit- Erica did an unbelievable job putting that sequin mash together. I am so excited for you ALL to get your kit- whether it is the 12 x 12 paper based main kit or the delightful on-the-go version-the Traveler’s Notebook Kit- this month we are taking you to one of the hippest places. Anywhere in the world is gonna feel like Malibu!

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I have just two words right now that sum up this month’s fun twist! Holographic and Neon! It’s a little bit hard to capture the gorgeous holographic highlights in the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection in the photos- you will see what I mean when you get to hold it your hands!  When I first opened my box, I just wanted to eat it all up. Not to mention the TN Kit contains not one or two, but a WHOLE PACK of Neon gel pens from Kaisercraft. I kid you not this is like a birthday and Christmas all rolled up in one box!

 

Inspired by the Mood Board!

So the mood board by Lacey Gasper this month kind of jump started my mojo this month. I took one look at that giant scallop shell pool float and I thought to myself- I have to use that “look” on a layout. Take a look!

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Yes we have seen a lot of tropical motifs this past year- between flamingoes and palm trees and pineapples (and I am crazy about them all), but this scallop shell in luscious iridescent pinkish-lavender captured my attention as something refreshingly different!

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I searched up “seashell” in the Silhouette Design store and loved this one by Totally Jamie

I backed the cut with different papers from the 6×6 paper in the TN kit and stitched around the edges for some texture, finishing it off with some sequins for embellishment! Here are some close ups.

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But the next best thing was seeing all of the fun mermaid stuff in the August spotlight collection to scrapbook photos of my darling daughter in her mermaid tail.

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This idea for this scalloped cut file was one of those Aha moments between Lacey and I to work with this month’s kits and I fell hard for  this GORGEOUS final design Lacey created! I know I will be cutting it again and again, but for this 8 1/2 x 11 layout I wanted the subtle white on white effect for the texture with bits and pieces of ephemera giving it the feel of water’s waves around an underwater mermaid’s lair.  (Don’t you adore that holographic seahorse?) Grab some puffy mermaid stickers right here while supplies last!

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Thanks for being here as part of this community! I can’t wait to see what you create!

-xoxo

Gia


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Study Hall | VACATION

 

Hi there!

Nathalie here with you today.  I hope you all are doing well!

Here in Canada we are enjoying our Summer season, and that means travelling.  This year we headed back to my native Ecuador for a month long vacation, and brought back over 5000 pictures to live by until our next trip.  I was lucky to come back to find the gorgeous Malibu Traveler’s Notebook kit at my door step!  Right away,  the colors of the papers in the kit, and all the add ons were an open canvas to start documenting some of our vacation adventures.

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This month’s TN kit is loaded with many so many goodies that can easily also be reworked into a scrapbook layout.   Here is small video showcasing how the layout came together:

 

 

As you can see, the kits are versatile!.  In this case I used the Malibu TN kit to create this colorful, and vibrant page about our vacation resort.  It all started with the cut file (which i had previously designed), which you can easily download below -just click on the picture-.

 

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Vacation -cut file

All the letter spaces were backed with the different 6×6 papers included in the Malibu TN kit, except the letter “o” which was backed with the subject’s picture.  After all the letters were secured, then i used some foam tape to add a bit of dimension to the page.

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To add more color to the layout, I used some Prima’s The tropicals watercolor palette  to create a mixed media background.  The colors used match those of the papers in the Malibu kit.

 

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To bring the eye to the picture of the layout, a few clusters were created around the “o”.   The clear stickers from the Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights can easily be backed with white cardstock, so that they stand out on the colorful papers.

 

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To complete the visual triangle on this page, i used a combination of all the Malibu kit’s embellishments.   The exclusive printables (the escape sign) along with the fussy cut heart,  die cut pieces and the holographic star bring the page together.    Here is a look at the completed layout:

 

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I am loving the final look of this page (even after a 6 week scrapbook free vacation)!  All the colors in the background complement those of the Malibu TN kit, and bring the picture to life.   Not to mention that those Neon pens included in the kit are so smooth, and they even work on top of mixed media!!!   If you haven’t checked the kit yet, then visit the Clique Kits Store to  see all that is included; there are still a few TN subscriptions available!!

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions about how this page came together.  In addition, I would love to see what you create with the cut file, so don’t forget to tag me if you use it in one of your projects.

Til next time!

 

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Geek Lab- The Ocean is Calling

 

Hi everyone!  I have totally ripped through this entire August Kit, Malibu, featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection.  I love the water color look and the gradations from yellow to blue to purple and pink.

For Geek Lab today, I thought I would use some of my trusty tools: my Silhouette Cameo, my sewing machine and a circle punch.

I began by cutting this cut file from the store from a CK Clique Into Color Kit from a year or so ago.  The images are large paint strokes, and I wanted to create a “sand” layer, a “water” layer, and a “sky” layer up my page.  Once I had my layers down, I stitched over most of them with coordinating threads to add some texture and interest.

Once I had the layers on, I punch some circles from coordinating papers and overlapped them on two colors.  I wanted a place to ground my embellishment and the circles did just that.

Finally, I embellished each circle area with chipboard and stickers.

You can watch the whole process here:

 

What are your favorite tools to use on a page?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

-Audrey

 


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Locker Room-Sunset

 

Hi everyone!  Aren’t you in LOVE with the August Kit, Malibu?  I love the soft, watercolor look along with some of the brighter neon colors!

I have a whole bunch of sunset photos that I sometimes have a hard time scrapping because the colors are so vibrant (and there are a lot of colors), but I don’t want to take away from the photo by adding too many other distracting elements and patterns on my page.  But this collection was PERFECT because the colors are soft and the patterns are not too bold.

I cut from sun shapes with my Silhouette Cameo from the Just Nick store and colored each sun in with watercolors to try and match the shades in the paper.  I backed each sun with some patterned paper in a similar color.

I added a few layers behind my photo, and a cluster of die cuts and chipboard pieces from the kit in the bottom left corner.

The title is fussy cut from one of the patterned papers, and I wanted to add a little iridescent bit to it, so I added in the sunglasses.

To create a visual triangle, I added some iridescent clouds and stars to the top right of the page, too. And for a finishing touch, a few exclusive sequins scattered around, too!

 

What photos will you use with this sot, colorful kit??

 


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Geek Lab: Good Times

Hello, it’s Nicole with another fun summer layout I created using this month’s Clique Kit. Ah, the colors are so pretty! I can’t get enough of this kit. I really like the ice cream motifs in this month’s kit so naturally, I had to use them. Luckily enough, I had a photo to go with my theme too. Love when that happens.

 

I decided to mix a few patterns together for the background. Then I used several chipboard, stickers and die cuts to embellish my layout. This layout came together pretty quickly!

I tucked a few stickers behind the filmstrip die cut to make it pop! And there goes the smiley face again. I can’t get enough of these.

I added a piece of string to the “Good times tag” then adhered it below the photo. Then I added a few more die cuts and stickers behind the photo.

A few more close-ups:

Thank you for visiting today!

-Nicole