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Clique Kits April Challenge – Latina Crafter

Hello Everyone!  Erica here with you to bring you our April challenge!  But first a big congrats to our March challenge winner Claudia!

Claudia please email erica@cliquekits.com to claim your prize!  Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and we hope to see you linking up again this month!  A big thank you to our sponsor The Cut Shoppe for providing a fabulous prize!  You can check out their shop HERE!

This month we have Latina Crafter as our sponsor!  You can read about Latina Crafter and the woman behind the company HERE!  Diana has provided stamps for each of our team members to use and also a prize of $25.oo to her shop for one randomly selected winner!  We also have another fabulous sketch designed by Kristine Davidson for inspiration!  This month the challenge is to use stamping on your project!

Here is a look at what our Design Team has created has created for the challenge!  You can see some fun Latina Crafter stamps in action!  I love how I design team used them in their projects!

TUROCZI REKA

VICTORIA CALVIN

MELISSA ELSNER

HANNAH LEMIEUX

ENZA GUDOR

CANDACE PERKINS

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR ANGIE POND

We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by April 30th, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

This month you can also link up your project to our Clique Facebook Group for an extra entry into our challenge!  Beginning next month all our challenges will be held in our Facebook group so now is the perfect time to check it out!


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Geek Lab – Simple Stitching

Hello Clique fans!  Erica here with you today to bring you a layout using the March 2017 kit and add ons!  You can find this kit in the Clique Kits shop HERE.  I will also be using the March sketch that went up earlier this month for our blog challenge!

This month our sponsor is the fabulous Cut Shoppe!  Link up your projects for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe!  I have been having so much fun creating with the March Clique Kit and we I have been enjoying seeing all the fabulous projects that our subscribers and design team have shared so far!

For my  layout I started with a white 12×12 cardstock and added two pieces of pattern paper from the kit!  I cut them to match the sketch and love how they came out!  I decided that I needed to add some texture so I pulled out my handy dandy sewing machine and found a nice zig zag stitch!

Stitching on your projects is so easy to do and you can find really affordable machines on Amazon!  I just love the texture it adds to my projects and it is super simple and quick to do!  I keep my machine right under my desk so it is easy to just grab and get to work!  Once my stitching was done I added a few layers behind my photo and adhered it down to my layout!  Then the fun part…pulling out all my embellishments from my kit and add ons from the shop!!  I love that the Clique Kits shop has a la carte add ons so you can pick and choose what you want to add to your box each month!  You can check out the March Add ons HERE in the shop!  Don’t forget to also check out all the other goods Clique Kits has available too!

The ephemera in this kit are amazing and you get so many in your kit!  I used a few here on my layout to frame my photo!  The photo is of our youngest son Eli and his best friend Izzy our boxer!  These two are just so close and it melts my heart to see how much they love each other!  I snapped this pic of them napping together in Izzy’s bed!  I mean how adorable right!

I used some stickers from the Shimelle accent sticker sheet that was on of the March add ons!  To finish off my layout I added some ink splatters and some journaling with my WRMK Typeset typewriter and called it done!

Using the March sketch helped bring this layout together so quick!  I would love to see you give this sketch a shot and link up to our monthly challenge!  You can find the challenge HERE and also if you are on Instagram or Facebook you can tag us so we can see what you have created!

Tomorrow is our April kit reveal and we hope you will join us here on the blog and on Instagram for our Pep Rally!

We also have something new that will be launching in April that you do not want to miss!  Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get our monthly product specials and any discount codes we have out!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

 

 


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Study Hall: Red Nose Lola

Hello Clique Fans!  Erica here with you today to share a layout I created using the fabulous March 2017 kit PLAY featuring the Little by Little collection from Shimelle!

Now if you are on Instagram you may follow the IG user SCRAPPYLIKEAFOX …if not you really should!  Well she has post about this Yippe Strippy challenge and has a ton of inspiration on her IG!  I was very inspired by these projects and decided to cut up some strips of my own and create a fun layout using the March  kit!  I just love the way the layout turned out and this is a great way to use up little strips of scraps!!

I started by cutting strips that I had left over from creating some project life cards!  I cut them in a couple different widths and then began to adhere to my white cardstock!  Oh wait!  First I had to add some great color splats to match my papers!  I used a yellow, pink and teal from my stash!

The photo is of our Red Nose Pitbull Lola!  She is the sweetest little thing and my heart breaks when I hear so much bad rap for Pitbulls.  I have met so many wonderful sweet and loving Pitbulls  and they just have such a bad reputation.  It is all in how you raise a dog is how I feel and I stand up for our pittie and other pittes!  We have turned a lot of people who had bad thoughts of them into pittie lovers!  I could go on forever but lets get back into the layout!!  I pulled out some of the awesome add on products I picked up in the Clique Kits shop and started to embellish my layout!  I love the Shimelle wood buttons and enamel dots!!  I scattered them around the strips of paper along the side of my layout.

I also added one of the Oh My Heart charms that was included in the kit!  My title is Red Nose Lola and I used the playful and colorful alpha that was also included in the March kit!  I love all the fun colors and polka dots in this alpha set!  I also ran my layout through my sewing machine to add some fun texture to the paper strips!  I love all the little strings everyone!  I finished my layout off with some black ink spatters and my journaling at the bottom of the page using the WRMK Typeset Typewriter!  I just love that thing so much!

Here is a look at my final layout!!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I hope to see you give this Yippe Strippy challenge a shot!!  Clique Kits subscribers have started to get their kits in the mail!  We look forward to seeing what you create with your kits!  Remember Clique Kits has a monthly blog challenge going on you can check out HERE!  You can link up for a chance to win a fabulous prize from The Cut Shoppe!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you are interested in the March 2017 kit you can grab one HERE in the Clique Kits shop!  These kits are going fast so grab one today before they are gone!  Have a great weekend everyone!

 


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Yearbook | Trio

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Hello!

Today, I am very happy to show you a new layout made with the Play Kit (March kit), that you can buy in the store here. I am totally in love with the bold colours of this kit and I am sure you are too. Don’t forget you can even add some products matching this kit offered in the store.

I love the different die cuts from Shimelle! They add a funny touch to any layout.
And some of them allow to add beautiful journaling spots to your layout. I’ve decided to show you how to use one of them to create an original journaling.

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As you can see, I’ve used the little blue typewriter to highlight my journaling. I’ve written my journaling with the computer using the Traveling Typewriter font. It’s important to write the journaling on a narrow piece of paper, as this is the detail that creates the wow effect.

As you may already know, The Cut Shoppe is our sponsor for the March challenge, and I’ve decided to use a cut file for this occasion. Look at the effect on the background! Love that!

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I also love the Play kit because it can be used for lots of different colour combos. Mine is yellow, navy blue and blue. It was mainly chosen because I used the Bear Hug Paper from the Little by Little Collection of Shimelle.

As I only used the right part, it gave me the colour direction of this layout.

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Here is a better look on some parts of my layout. Enjoy!

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And I have to say I am a little bit sad today, because this is my last blog post on the Clique Kits blog, as I have to leave the team for personal reasons. I want to thank you all the team, Erica, Nicole and Gia for this wonderful experience over the last month!
As the CK kits are full of products, I have lots of products left from past kits, so be sure you will see some other layouts from me made with them!

Have a wonderful day!

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Clique Kits March Challenge

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits March blog challenge!  First I want to thank everyone who linked up last month and a big congrats to Timi Biro for being our randomly selected winner for our February challenge!

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Timi please email erica@cliquekits.com with February Challenge winner in the subject line to claim your prize!  I also want to give a big thank you to our February sponsor Mommy Lhey Designs!  Please remember to check out thier website and Facebook page for the cutest stamps and planner kits!

This month our challenge is Anything Goes as always but we would love to see a cut file being used in your project!  We also have a wonderful sketch to provide for more inspiration!  This sketch was desinged by Kristine Davidson over at Creative Scappers!

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This month our fabulous sponsor is The Cut Shoppe and they are giving our randomly selected winner a $25.00 gift certificate to thier shop!  They have fabulous cut files, digital collections and classes!  Make sure to stop by the shop and check it out and also make sure to follow them on Facebook!

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Now here is some inspiration from the Clique Kits Design Team!

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We can not wait to see what you create!  If you are not already in the Clique Facebook group we would love to have you!  You can join HERE!

Here are a few details about the challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by March 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit, cutfile or sketch to link up.
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

Thanks so much for stopping today!  You can link up by clicking the blue button below!


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Traveler’s Notes: My Journal

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Hello there!,

Hope you all are doing well.  Today  i am bringing you a few entries of my personal journal (aka my Traveler’s notebook).

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This month’s PLAY kit was ideal for documenting  my every day happenings.  The kit is so well put together, it makes is so easy to work with.

 

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For my first entry (as you all know by now, we have a new member in our family), I used the  PLAY kit to create an entry of the first picture of my cousin holding his baby.  For this i started by using Crate Paper’s Oasis collection stamp, that i picked up in the Clique Store and has sold out-  with some archival black ink.  I simply drew some slanted lines with a 2h pencil on one side of the spread, and stamped the word HELLO along the line.   Once i was about to finish stamping  the page, I simply switched the letters to read BABY, and the color of the ink, and finished stamping the page. There is also a bit of shimmering watercolor in some of the words.

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For the opposite side, i simply cut a piece of paper from the kit to match the angle of the stamped words, and placed the picture in the middle of the page.  All the embellishments come from the PLAY kit, and from the Clique Store (there you can always find paper supplies to complement their kits).

 

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The next entry i am sharing shows just how versatile the PLAY kit can be.   A few weeks ago, it snowed heavily here in Toronto; that means play time for my kids and the littles.

 

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I dug into my stash, and pulled this spotted vellum that reminded me of snow falling.  Using the Very Merry cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the snow flake was cut;  a simple font was used to cut the word snow.   The paper was then trimmed to fit in the insert, and a half an inch was added to the left side of the page.  The word JOY was formed with the Shimelle’s Little by Little collection foam thickers  -available in the Clique Store-.

 

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I folded the extra half inch of the vellum, and glued it under the large picture of my niece and nephew walking in the snow.   The  opposite side of the page was created by using the b side of one of the papers in the PLAY kit (the dots continue the theme of the spread).   I pulled my type writer to add the journal in one of the  pieces from the ephemera pack included in the kit, and glue them to the page.  Here is a quick look at the picture  behind the vellum.

 

 

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one of the CK exclusive printables was perfect to complete this spread.

 

Thanks for stopping by today,  I hope this inspires you to check the  new Traveler’s Notebook kits that are available in the  Clique store.   I have journaled my entire life, but love the format of the TN, and Clique Kits monthly kits make it so easy to add my daily entries.   Remember to always check the Clique Store, there is always new items in the shelves that quickly sell out (just like the stamp used in this  spread).

Remember you can always reach me if you have any questions on how this came together.

Til next time!

 

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Art Studio: Beautiful Boy

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Hello Crafty friends,

Nathalie here, with a new project using the colorful and so beautiful March kit, “PLAY”.   This  kit features Shimelle’s new collection, “Little by Little”, and it was perfect to document a  new member of our family.

 

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I am the firstborn grandchild in our family.   My sister and I loved playing house, the only difference is that our dolls were real life babies, our cousins (who are at most 9 years younger than us).  Now my babies are having babies of their own, and i get to enjoy it all once again.   This project was created for the newest addition to our family, baby TADEO.

Here is small video on how the page came together,  please enjoy:

 

 

For this layout, I wanted  to recreate a sky where i can nestle the baby’s picture in the clouds.  It all started by  wetting the part of the card stock where the mixed media was located ( I am using Bazzill heavy weight Marshmallow 12x 12 in, so there was no need to gesso the page).  Next, using a brush add some water droplets to the page.  Then load a round brush with the color you want to use, and add drops of the paint to the page ( for this project Prima watercolors were used).  Using the same brush gently join the water and paint drops together, allowing the color to mix, and flow on the  page.  Since the papers in the PLAY kit have some teal on them, some drops of teal ink were also added in the same fashion as the watercolor.

 

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The clouds were created using the Happy Clouds cut file from The Cut Shoppe.   The empty spaces were backed with some of Shimelle’s “Little by Little” collection featured in this month’s PLAY kit.  To add softness to some of the clouds, they were backed using vellum.  In addition, a little bit of hand stitching to some of the images helps to add texture to this project.

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Once the picture was attached, clusters of ephemera from the PLAY kit, and the kits add ons -available at the Clique market – were created around it.   The title of this project was formed using the alphas included in the kit, and the foam thickers from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection available at the Clique store.   Finally, a few lines of journal, and a few small details  complete this layout:

 

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I love the feeling of serenity and cheerfulness in this layout.  The PLAY kit is just so beautiful, and all the playful colors in the papers are perfect to document all types of memories.  If you want to see details on what is included in the kit, just visit Clique Kits, and while there don’t forget to check what the ladies are stocking in the Clique Store shelves.  Remember you can use the DT’s codes to obtain a discount at checkout.

 

As always let me know if you have a question on how this came together;  I am just a comment away.

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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