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Document the Little Moments


Hey everyone Erica here with you today and I hope you are all having a fabulous day!  Today I have a layout to share and the photo I am documenting is not from any special event or any big day in our lives but just a small moment in time I wanted to capture with my youngest son Eli James!  Now from the picture you would think it is just a silly selfie of myself and Eli just hanging out!  Well in a way yes…on this day all 4 of Eli’s older brothers and sister were off to school.  It was just the two of us and Izzy our boxer at home!  Now this is very new to us and we are adjusting to this new schedule.  I of coarse am loving all the one on one time with Eli but he sure does miss his big brother Gavin so much!  Eli and I were out on our steps waiting for the bus to arrive!  He just could not wait for the kids to get home!  I snapped a photo real quick to remember this sweet little moment!


Photographing the big events is something we all do but remember to also get those small moments.  The little bits in time that we will always want to remember like waiting for the bus, taking your little one to get his favorite ice cream and watching it melt all over, holding hands, toys all over the floor, the way your husband sleeps!  These tiny moments that we all just may look over and not think to capture but will one day wish we had photographed it!  Well now is the time!  Get those little moments on film and get them scrapped!


I used the new Dear Lizzy Documentary collection for my layout and the papers are just gorgeous!  You can find a paper pack in the Clique Kits shop along with a few other items from this collection!  I went with  my go to design these days and just layered up a bunch of strips of paper and added my photo!

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I also added some embellishments from my stash like the Seven Paper Vellum hearts I picked up in the Clique Kits shop last month, some enamel dots and of coarse some Black Velvet Heidi Swapp Color Shine ink splats to finish it off!  This moment is one I do not want to ever forget and I am so glad I will have it in an album for Eli James and the rest of my babies to look back on.  I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I hope you take some time to capture some little moments in your life!  I would love to see them so please share them by tagging Clique Kits or posting them to our Facebook page!

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These Moments-Guest Designer Victoria Calvin


Hello everyone! This is Victoria Marie, the Clique Kits guest designer for September 2015. Thanks so much for having me!

When I received the Capture Kit, I couldn’t wait to make a layout! The papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla are incredible! I don’t normally go for black backgrounds, but the corrugated black paper from Fancy Pants Designs was calling my name and needed to take center stage in this layout.

IMG_8689Without a doubt, I love being a mom! I cherish every moment that I have with my little munchkin Corinne. Recently my family and I went on a short “staycation” to Austin, Texas – a quick getaway from our normal routine. This picture was taken while we were enjoying a wonderful breakfast buffet at the Embassy Suites Arboretum.

IMG_8696After a full day of activities, we later settled into our hotel room. I decided to look at the pictures that I took that day and stopped at this photo. There are some days when I cannot believe that my little sprite is becoming such a lovely big girl. It seemed like only yesterday that I was holding her in my arms; she was ever so tiny. Now, she is a newly minted kindergartner, full of spunk and energy. I don’t care how big she gets…she will always be my baby! I am so glad that I took a moment to stop and take it all in.

Life goes by so fast.


IMG_8693I created a layered look for both the base of the layout and the around the photo. For the base, I used three patterned papers, Lucky Dip and Flower Patch from the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla, and Baxter by Sever Paper. I mounted my photo on a glassine bag (which contained some of my Clique Kit goodies) and layered a fun assortment of die cuts, stickers, and tags from the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla and the Cienna collection by Elle’s Studio around my photo. I adhered the photo layer on the black corrugated specialty paper. The exclusive Clique Kit pocket card served as a space for my journaling and my title. I used the Gray Woodgran Alphas from Evalicious for the subtitle “You and Me”.

IMG_8692I added a doily that came with the packaging from my kit, along with the exclusive Clique Kit flare, sequins, and bit of silver thread and twine that I grabbed from my stash. I really love to create free flowing layout designs that are fun and have a lot of movement.

Another memory…captured! Happy scrappin’ my friends!



Autumn Day Collection from Photo Play Paper


Hello everyone!  Erica here with you today to share a new company and their new collections with you today!  We love new companies and helping support any small new business makes us very happy!  Photo Play Paper is a new scrapbooking company that just released two new collections Autumn Day and Dear Santa.

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We currently have the Autumn Day collection in the Clique Kits shop and once it arrived I could not wait to dive in and start creating!  Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love the colors, images and patterns in this collection!  I took a photo last fall when the leaves were just starting to fall!  I was at the park scouting out areas to shoot some upcoming family photos and feeling very grateful and blessed.  I wanted to capture a photo of my feet on the ground to remember this moment in time.


The paper I pulled for my background was perfect to add some watercolors in matching colors!  Of coarse I used the packaging technique and also added some ink spatters!

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Adding lots of layers is what I love so the Autumn Day 6×6 paper pad was perfect for this!  I also pulled in some items from previous add ons like the wood veneer leaves, gold enamel dots and hearts!


I love the element sticker and alpha sheet that you can pick up in the Clique Kits shop!  The alpha sheet includes 3 different size alphas in different colors and fonts!


This collection has been selling very well in the shop and I can not wait to see what everyone creates with it!  I think some great fall cards are next on my to do list with this collection!  Now as of right now we do not have the Dear Santa collection in the shop….but stay tuned because you may be seeing it very soon in something special;)  Head on over to the shop and check out the full collection of Autumn Day and please make sure to check them out on Facebook!  I hope you all enjoyed my layout today and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Study Hall-Our Sweet Izzy Girl

StudyHallHello Clique Kits fans!  Erica here with you today to share a layout I created using the wonderful August add ons from the Clique Kits shop.  Now the August kit is super fabulous but I know some of you are still on the waitlist so I wanted to share a layout I created with products you can get in the Clique Kits shop!  Now this layout is documenting our sweet family member Izzy.  She is our boxer and we have only had her about 2 months.  Now let me fill you in on our sweet Izzy and how she became part of our family!  Now I know a lot of you know Sandra aka Oh Snap Gonzo.  Well she had posted on her Facebook that they were looking for a new home for their boxer.  I immediately messaged her and asked why they had to find her a new home and let her know I would love to have her.  Now I live in Illinois and Sandra lives in Tennessee so Ikinda knew this would never happen!  I continued asking about Izzy and I just had this strong feeling about wanting to have her.  I shared her photo with my husband and he also fell in love with her.  Sandra and I messaged back and forth and finally Sandra says if you are serious and really want her lets meet half way!  And that is exactly what we did!  We each drove about 5 hours, stayed overnight in Mt. Vernon Illinois and met up for breakfast the next day and we met our sweet Izzy.  At this time in my life I was still very sad about the passing of my dad.  Honestly I believe he had a some doing in bringing Izzy into our lives.  All my life he has always known my love for dogs and as I child I always had a dog thanks to my dad.  I think he knew Izzy would help heal my heart and help take some of the sadness away.  And she has definitely got my butt out of the bed and back into the swing of things!  She can always tell just when I need her too and she is never to far from me.  The photo I scrapped is our Izzy girl resting her head on my leg while I worked at my computer.  Something she does everyday and I had to snap a photo to document it.  She sure does fit right in with my kids and especially the two young boys who are always at moms side!

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The papers I used are from the Fancy Pants Summer Sun 6×6 paper pad.  I did add some ink with the packaging technique and also some spatters with my Heidi Swapp mists!  Adding layers in different sizes behind my photo to add interest to my page is something I love to do and it is very simple!  No need to think to much about it just start piling them on!  Once I have all my layers I adhere to my page and begin the fun part of embellishing around my page.  I used some of the Citrus Bliss wood veneers, Pebbles & Simple Stories enamel dots, Seven Paper glitter hearts and Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun ephemera!  Everything coordinates together so nicely it makes created a page super simple!

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I hope you enjoyed my layout and story today!  To purchase any August Add ons head on over to the Clique Kits shop!  While you are there make sure to check out the New Products section!  We have added a ton of new products!  Enjoy your day!

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Study Hall-The First Cut is the Hardest


Hello Clique Fans!  Erica popping in today to share a layout I created using the August 2015 kit Ambrosia!  Now let me be completely honest with you all!  I have not created anything in a very long time and I was a little afraid to even cut into the beautiful papers in this kit!  Finally I just pulled them all out and begin cutting strips with no plan or design in mind!  I did keep a few of the papers whole but for the most part I cut into all the papers!  Cutting into them and getting started is the hardest part!  I used a 12×12 white piece of cardstock for my background.  You can find white, black and kraft cardstock in the Clique Kits shop for a great price!  I wanted to play around with some ink and mists so I pulled out some green, yellow and pinks!  I applied some ink to some product packaging and sprayed with water, mushed it around together and then dabbed it on my white cardstock.  If you have not yet tried this technique I would love for you to give it a shot!  Check out the shop for great deals on paints, ink and mists HERE!


Once I had my inks and mist on my paper I added some gold thread!  Now all I do is set it down on my paper and adhere with some washi tape.  I like it wild and all over the place and to look a little messy!  Since I had cut most of the papers into strips and layering pieces all I needed to do was layer some up under my photo and embellish my layout!  I had so much fun with all the August kit add ons!  Using a kit makes creating layouts a breeze since all the products coordinate together.  You know it all goes great together so the guess work is done for you!  Here is a look at my completed layout!





I was able to create this layout in about 30 minutes once I had my papers all cut up into pieces!  Next time you find yourself without your mojo just starting cutting, get a little messy and just have fun!  Scrapbooking is a hobby we all love so no need to stress about getting it perfect!  Get the memories documented and have a great time doing it!  I hope you all enjoyed my layout today!  This is just what I needed to get my mojo back and I am now ready for my next project!  Enjoy your day!

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