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Patient Zéro | Magali

I am so so happy to be here to show you my first blog post as a Clique Kits design team member! I hope you will feel inspired by the following layout made with the November Kit Swan Lake.

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We are used to document the happy and joyful events of our life, but I am fully convinced that sad events have to be lived to enjoy the lucky events even more. Have you ever noticed how your heart explodes when you see someone you love smiling after several days of sickness?

So, please, don’t forget to document the unfortunate moments in your albums… these are also parts of your life and they are a complete part of your story. No need to say a lot, no need to find the perfect words, just write what you need to say truthfully from the heart.

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Difficult to find the words? Try to use the computer to write your story (easy to correct and delete parts when necessary), choose the font you prefer and print your text. This way, you just need to cut stripes and add them to your layout.mleluc-november-patientzero2

As you can see, this was not the best day for our oldest son, but no worries, he’s better now! After he developed a relatively rare complication of a streptococcus infection (we did not even know he had been infected), we discovered he was the first case of a family epidemic!mleluc-november-patientzero3mleluc-november-patientzero4

It’s your turn now… find an important, but not so happy, event to document! I am sure you will treasure this memory!

Magali
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Everyday has a Story

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They say a photo can say a 1000 words.  But that’s only if you are the one who knows the story behind it!  When I am scrapbooking, I often have to write out the full story so that my children (and anyone else who looks through my books) knows what this particular photo means to me.

For this page that I created with the October Kit, Sapphire, I had a bit to say, but didn’t want it to take away from the design of my page.  So I created a little pocket behind my photo to hide my journaling.

 

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I added a piece of paper to the back of my page to help hold me journaling tag in place.

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The tag is one of the exclusive cards in the kit.  I added a little punched strip to the top and a die cut from the PinkFresh Die Cuts pack.  Then I stitched it all together.

 

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My story is written on the back.

 

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You can also see one of the October cut files under my photo that I layered with patterned paper, die cuts, and flair!

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You can watch this entire process here in my video:

 

 

Be sure to tell your story on your pages!!

 

 


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Simply Amazing | Stephanie

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Hey everyone! I know Yearbook usually revolves a bit around pocket scrapbooking, but instead I want to show you a way that you can use your pocket scrapbooking journal cards to create a standard 12 x 12 layout… with a little twist. 🙂

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For the base layout of my page I cut this gorgeous laser cut Amy Tangerine paper for the bottom, and a piece of pink floral paper from the Pinkfresh Studios Indigo Hills collection for the top. The pocket cards were cut out from a page of the Simple Stories Posh collection.

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I really wanted to keep this layout super simple and highlight the insanely beautiful die cuts in the bottom paper so I decided to make my journaling hidden. I used the wood veneer clips to create tabs for my two end journal cards to fold, exposing my writing.

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Fun right?! I decorated the backs of each card as well so there was never a moment not showing off the beauty in this awesome kit. This picture of my daughter was taken at a Tea Room during one of our special “Girl Days.” It was a very feminine day and I think it deserved a very feminine layout. 🙂 She was happy with how it turned out haha!

So how do you all use your pocket cards other than pocket journaling? Do you throw them on more traditional layouts? Use them on cards? I’d love to hear your ideas and don’t forget to check the kit out in it’s entirety HERE if you aren’t signed up already! 🙂

Much love CK friends! Until next time!

Xo, Stephanie

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Yearbook: Besties

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Hi everyone! Leigh here, with a Yearbook post featuring everyday photos. In this case, cell phone photos!

 

 

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This layout uses a 2×2 cell phone photo snapped during our bestie’s Girl’s Night Out! I was inspired by the “Inspiration Weekend” over at Shimelle.com and this layout by Heather Leopard.

 

 

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The challenge was to use diagonal lines, so I punched squares of copy paper and hand cut them in half to form triangles. Doing this in analog helps me see how the layout will come together.

 

 

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Looks like this once you have punched all your papers and laid them down over your pattern.

 

 

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Here is a close up of the photo. I import phone photos into Photoshop to check the resolution. Make sure it is at 300DPI resolution for printing. (Sometimes my phone photos get downgraded during import to 72DPI, which isn’t good enough for printing, so I change the resolution and size in Photoshop before I print). I can also change the size in Photoshop and save it as a copy to reserve the original. This one is 2×2 inches.

 

 

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Close up of the stitching done on all the triangles. The 6×6 Millie and June Paper pad available in the Clique Kits Shop is perfect for smaller scale punched pieces.

 

 

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Close up of the embellishment clusters, near the photo and two other spots on the page.

 

 

 

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SUPPLIES: the Rio August 2016 Clique Kits and add-ons from the CliqueKits Shop

 

 

Thank you for joining us today.

 

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Yearbook -How I Document Birthdays

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Hello again!  It’s Melissa here with you again!  Today I’m sharing how I document my children’s birthdays.  As well as doing the usual present and cake layouts, I love to take a photo of them on their birthday, and then “interview” them about their current favourites.  My layout today is all about my oldest daughter Azaria, and her favourites a year ago when she turned 6.

I used this amazing exclusive cut file from the Raskog kit for my background.

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I backed the cut file with predominantly papers from the Life Noted 6×6 paper pad, which you can purchase as a kit add-on in the CK store here.

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And here is my layout with the photo added in the central open space.

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I used my Sizzix Big Shot Plus and a Thinlits flower die by Lori Whitlock to cut flowers and leaves from several of the the 6×6 papers.

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And here are the assembled flowers.  I used some really old Stampin’ Up split pins from my stash for the centres.  So pretty with all the different papers!

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And here is my layout complete with embellishment and journalling.

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That gorgeous yellow acrylic heart is also a kit add-on and you can purchase it here.

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 I generally always handwrite my journalling because I like how it looks in my albums, but for a layout such as this with lots of detail I prefer to type it on my computer.  This also enables me to cut it into strips and disperse it on my page.

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My daughter’s name is Azaria, but I didn’t want to use so many of the A’s on one layout, so I used her nickname for my title.  I do love that her nickname enabled me to use up two of the Z’s!

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Azaria is turning 7 tomorrow, I’m so looking forward to seeing what her answers are for her birthday page this year!  Thanks for joining me today, I hope I inspired you to feature journalling on your birthday layouts, and to document more than just presents and cake (which are also important!).

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Yearbook – Family fun

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Hello, it Leeann today and I have a wonderful page to share with you all. I am slowly scrapping our #pearcefamilyadventage from 2014. I am enjoying going through all the photos and remembering our family travels. So many amazing places and time spent together! Some days I wish we were still moving about and exploring this great country. If ever the opportunity comes your way you have to do it!

I created this page using the “La dolce vita” June Kit I love all the tabs and tags in this kits and all the sequins too! I had fun layering them here.  I love using alot more photos on this pages to help tell the story. This is us in Coober Pedy, South Australia. So much to see and do here famous for opals and also mad max movies. Going out to the moonplains and breakaways was so awesome too. I can see how easy it is to get lost out here.  The colour was amazing!

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I hope you were inspired to grab out some travels photos and get them all on the page. Created you own background if all the papers weren’t working. This is a great way to get stuck into all the tabs and tags in this kit!

Have fun creating!

“la dolce vita”

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Yearbook – hello

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Hello, I hope you are all well. Today I’m sharing a page that I created using some photo booth strips. Just recently we took our girls to Luna Park in Melbourne. It was an amazing day filled with many crazy rides. I saw my girls go into the photo booth together and come out laughing. I to wanted to have a wee bit of fun with them. And because I’m always behind the lens I tend to miss out on being in the family pics. Anyway we all climbed into the booth and snapped some silly pics. I absolutely love them.  It is a right here right now moment! I had a blast using the origins kits and loved the chipboard frames they were perfect for this design. Plus that gave me the choice to use the bigger paper die cut  embellishments. I used the whole strip of photos too.

“This is real life”

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I used the simple stories clear stickers to add extra detail to the frames and titles. They worked perfectly.

I hope you enjoy today and if you have instant photos grab then and scrap that moment.

Thanks for popping in today!

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Yearbook: Easy Holiday Scrapbooking

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Hello!  It’s Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back with you this month!  Today I’m sharing with you the easiest way I’ve found to scrapbook photos from a family holiday we took last year.  I don’t know about you, but I scrapbook so much and aside from all my albums, I have so many layouts piling up (literally!).  In the school holidays last year we went on a road trip to two different New Zealand cities – the first was only for one night for my husband to attend an appointment, and then we headed north to Christchurch where he attended a conference.  The kids and I were along for the ride!

I’m using the fabulous April kit “Origins”, which features gorgeous product by Simple Stories “Life in Color” and “Carpe Diem” collections.  Simple Stories always have amazing cut apart sheets, so perfect for pocket scrapbooking.  Here is a look at the kit:

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Because we were in two cities, and road tripping, I organised my photos and then worked out what sized page protectors I’d use.  The first two photos were from our guesthouse in Dunedin, so I decided to used a 6×12 Becky Higgins page protector to start the telling of my story.  As always, when it comes to pocket scrapbooking, I kept my embellishment simple.

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The second page captured one photo from our Moeraki Boulders stop (I’ve already made a mini album of these photos) and unpacking at the Christchurch holiday home we stayed in.  I used labels from the ephemera pack for my journalling.

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For my next pages I moved on 12×12 WR Memory Keepers page protectors.  These photos were taken of our home for the week.  I made a conscious effort to take photos inside the house so we’d always remember.  And of course Sam had to photo bomb two photos!  The top journaling spot is an exclusive printable label.

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The fourth page includes a photo of the joy that was across the road from our house – Coffee Culture!! Perfect for the coffee addict that I am!  I used the “everyday” exclusive die cut from last months kit.  We had an awesome time at Sumner Beach, and an adventure as you can read in my journalling!

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On our final day we went to Orana Wildlife Park, which is New Zealand’s only open range zoo.  We had so much fun watching and looking for the animals.  The photos were very self explanatory, so only needed minimal journalling and embellishment.

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The final page documents the kids playing at the park.  With young children we visit a lot of parks!  Because the photos were so busy I kept everything simple again.  The Simple Stories clear stickers were perfect for embellishment directly onto my photos.

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I hope you enjoyed my process for documenting our holiday.  Making these spreads makes me realise how important it is that we as the scrapbooker get out from behind the camera, if I could turn back time I’d make sure I was in some of the photos too.

Have a blessed Easter.

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Yearbook – Remember…

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Hello, its Leeann here with you today. I am so happy with this page and the little memory notes I jotted down. It wasn’t that long ago that we sold this farm and moved state. I have so many photos to scrap and memories to record. The yearbook is all about documenting and preserving those memories. And here’s a great way to do this, why not print your photos mini and group them on your page.

I’m using the January Alegria kit, featuring Fancy Pants – Happy Place collection.

I was inspired by the mini film strips in the Fancy Pants Ephemera Pack and the Clique Kits Journal Spots. Once I decided on my design.  I jumped straight in, as it was simple. I wanted each of the mini squares to have texture so I created layers using pattern papers from the Fancy Pants collection. I couldn’t help but fall in love with all those puffy stickers too, seriously how awesome are they! I jotted a few of the things we did, there’s way more of course!

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Here’s a couple of detailed shots, showing you the layers. Once I have the layers sorted I then add my embellishments!

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and finally I like to use  my fingers to crinkle and lift each layer!

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Well I hope today has been of some inspiration  to you. If you have a few tiny photos maybe you would like to try this design and jot those memories down. Its quick and a lot of fun. I look forward in sharing more projects with you soon.

 

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Yearbook – Hello

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Hello, It’s Leeann with you today, I hope you all are well and have been busy crafting after checking out the cliques blog each day. How amazing are all the inspiring projects that pop up. I hope you are in love with this months kit, I am! So today I am sharing this page with you. Today’s focus was all about scrapping more than one photo. I scrap heaps of one photo pages. But sometimes I have lots of pics from a special event or outing. This page  makes my heart happy as it features my family and my beautiful friends from Western Australia. We recently moved state and I just don’t get to see my best friends that I’ve known for a long time! So this is us hanging out in Melbourne seeing the sights. We all had so much to talk about and the kids loved seeing there old school buddies too!

 

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So because I had lots of photos I wanted to be a little more creative with this one and because I am a circle kind of girl I chose to create a circle grid. Before I added my photos and embellishments  I added a splash of color using my watercolour paints. Waited for them to dry and proceeded to back each circle with pattern papers and other embellishments from the Tapestry kit.

 

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and here are a few detail shots. You will notice I layered lots of the embellishments and sprinkled the mini hearts like confetti. Added some doodling around each circle for extra detail.

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So if this is a design you would like to try, it offers the opportunity to scrap lots of photos and some creative journaling spots.

Can’t wait to see your take on this design.

Happy Recording!

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