While camping with my daughter, we like to go for walks and look for wildflowers to try to tuck them into her hair. I knew the Simple Stories Happy Trails "Back to Nature" paper would be perfect for these pictures as soon as I saw it! I utilized both A and B sides for this; the orange with off white polka dots for some of the floral petals of the cut file and then the floral side for large layering behind the cut file.
I loved this paper with its pops of teal! I tied this paper in with the accompanying floral ephemera and added more pops of teal with the tissue paper backing and the background wood grain paper. I wanted the Simple Stories paper to be the main focus so I backed the remaining petals of the floral cut file with lace and rose gold glaze for some different textures. Even camping collections can be made into girly layouts!!
Clique Kits loves everything about this...
Here is a close ups of details we love in Amber's layout! Isn't her two year old just the sweetest?
Not surprisingly the Simple Stories Happy Trails collection has sold out. Make sure you message Clique Kits if you would like to see it brought back to the shop!
Carefree by Melissa Vining: Using the Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely Kit
I'm working with the Just A Little Lovely kit featuring the collection of that name by Pink Fresh Studio. Its such a gorgeous kit with lots of florals and so perfect for scrapbooking my girls (I have 3 girls and 1 son).
I decided to use one of the cut files that are free from the Pink Fresh Studio Facebook Group. This one with vines was perfect for the photo of my oldest daughter Azaria (aged 10). I took this photo in Arrowtown, which is a town 10 minutes from where I live. It's the most beautiful town in Autumn, when the leaves start to turn, and this photo was from a little photo shoot I did in April with Azaria and Brielle (aged 5).
I cut the vines from one of the patterned papers, and backed it on white card stock. I love that the papers in this collection have a watercolour treatment printed on them, its beautiful and saves me the work of mixed media.
I had fun layering the acetate flowers, ephemera flowers and puffy flowers behind my photo. I backed another one of the frames with patterned paper and used it for my journaling.
I also made a shaker pocket for the exclusive sequin mix from one of the ephemera frames and some packaging which I machined stitched to turn into a pocket.
The layout came together really easily, and one of the puffy words was perfect for my title.
I loved making this layout and will be back soon with another.
Clique Kits is thrilled to have Amber as one of our monthly guest designers! She has been active in our Facebook group the Clique and we really appreciate her down to Earth keeping it real approach to scrapbooking. Amber chose to design with the Simple Stories Happy Trails Collector's Essentials Kit (now sold out!) This collection was perfect for her summer photos and was a great fit for the activities her family enjoys doing together. Learn more about Amber below in her own words...
My name is Amber Prince and I live in hot Tucson Arizona! I have been a nurse for 17 years, and currently work for a fire department. My amazing husband is Dave. He is an amazing step-dad to my two boys Devon (14) and Derek (11) and we have our daughter Adele who is two! We try to make a lot of memories with our kids through activities that meet our kid’s interests, traveling and simpler times like unplugging from the world with camping.
I started scrapbooking about 14 years ago when my best friend Crystal introduced me to it. I scrapbook in primarily 12 X 12 layouts and I love to utilize mixed media. I just think it helps make any collection I am working with original to me and the overall layout look complete. I love to scrapbook my family's adventures, travels and milestones; but I especially love to scrap the everyday moments. Just like the belief that a dragonfly is a past loved one coming to say hello… scrapbooking is my way of revisiting and holding on to memories. I scrap the good and bad in life, and utilize my scrapbooking as my journal of the year.
My Scrappy Instagram:
Username: Dragonfly Dreams @dragonflyd
Stay tuned for Amber's first project coming soon!
Today Clique Kits is delighted to introduce one of our former design team members and one of our Passport challenge guest designers from New Zealand...the lovely Melissa Vining.
In her own words...
I'm so honoured and excited to be a Guest Designer for Clique Kits, and feel very blessed for this opportunity to share my love of scrapbooking with you.
You can get to know Melissa on one of her social media accounts!
Stay tuned for Melissa's first project which will be posted here soon!