Hi there, Gia here bringing you my first Geek Lab post in quite a while. As a very simple scrapper, I don't usually try anything that involves more than scissors, paper, adhesive...but I am an old dog willing to learn a few new tricks! How about you? I have a disclaimer right off the bat- I do own a Silhouette Cameo, but it is not the latest one, and my software version is possibly quite out of date. I honestly was still using the very first cartridge only Cricut machine until I broke down and got this Cameo. I am having some issues with it due to the humidity and salty air in Maui and my blades get rusty and dull and the mechanisms of the machine also seem to be making noises they shouldn't be making. I have had to figure out how to work around these issues and keep my cuts on the fairly simple side. That doesn't mean they can't be effective in a layout! So if this tutorial is simple for you, I apologize in advance and understand if you scroll down just to take a peek at the final result!
I was very excited to get to design a unicorn cut file for the October kit. If you ask any of my friends they will tell you I definitely loved unicorns before it was cool. LOL. So of course it was the first thing I wanted to use when I received my October Clique Kit. Even though the cut file is just one unicorn, I used this simple process to create a background of many unicorns that I wanted to back with the different fun patterns in the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection. We do provide several different options of file types for each cut file design, and if you have the newest machine and/or software you might select the Silhouette Studio file. For this purpose I am using a PNG file.
And here are some close-ups.
I had these Snap Chat selfies and the kit this month was perfect for them. The unicorn washi tape was one of many awesome add ons this month. I hope you liked this layout and see you again soon!
As we say in Hawaii... Aloha Friday everyone! Also TGIF or FriYAY or whatever it is they like to say when the weekend finally arrives in your neck of the woods. I am back on the blog today with a quick post to share a couple of traveler's notebook layouts using the October Girl Tribe Traveler's Notebook Kit.
One of my favorite things about this kit is the full packet of stickers from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection that it contains! There are 8 sticker sheets included just in that one component of the kit. It contains an alphabet, washi tape strips, cardstock stickers -I mean its jam packed and even comes with a cute little folder to store them in. I am sure I will be using it far beyond this month!
This is the first page of my May traveler's notebook. I do jump around a little bit in my traveler's notebook inserts. I try to assign one insert to each month of day to day pictures, but I don't necessarily scrap them in order or use only one kit per monthly insert. I also don't sweat it much if I never get to the last page of the insert before starting the next one. Are you someone who makes "rules" for yourself --or are you like me and just let yourself be free and go with the flow of the mojo?
Somehow I completely forgot to mention my favorite add on of the month in the reveal newsletter....these individual Prima Watercolor paint refills. A while back we carried the full Prima watercolors sets, and mine was starting to run low in my favorite colors. I used these paints to just play around in creating the background of this page. Whatever color or color(s) you order, they are guaranteed to work with the October kit!
It may be hard to read the journaling on this layout and I just have to tell you guys the cute story behind it. My 11 year old daughter knew that the birthday boy didn't really like sweets like cake, but she was determined to bake him something to celebrate his 50th birthday. When he told her, "I don't want a cake!" she replied, "I know, I'll make cupcakes." It was just so cute- her little genius moment thinking she really figured it out. (Newsflash Gigi...cupcakes ARE cake LOL.) Needless to say- he ate a cupcake.
And that's a wrap for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!--xGia
Today is a bittersweet day here in the Clique Kits locker room! Today marks the end of the 2017 Spring-Summer Design Team term and we have had to say farewell to some lovely, talented, kind, amazing people we have enjoyed being inspired by this term. We wish Audrey, Evi, Nathalie, Enza, Candace, Stephanie, Melissa, and Sheryl the best in their future adventures. Even sadder still, we say goodbye for now to a close friend, dedicated team member and friend-our brilliant Design Team Leader Nicole Martel. I want to thank each and every one of these designers for the hard work they put in. I hope it was as fun for them as it was for us. We will miss them! Because she is so special to us we put together a little tribute for Nicole Martel.
Here is an important announcement!
In just a short while we'll be saying hello to a brand new baby Thompson! We are very excited for Erica and her family soon to be Plus One! When this miraculous event takes place we will be closing the warehouse for a short time. Don't worry, we will use this opportunity to continue taking orders with a HUGE sale event and shipping will resume before you can blink. Complete details will be shared as soon as Erica begins her maternity leave for baby #6.
And now its time to say... bring on the new season and welcome this lean and mean 2017-18 Varsity Team for the next six months! We introduced this team on September 8th with a fun blog hop! In case you missed it, learn more about the team here.
We are so blessed to have worked with an incredible graphic designer and illustrator Inna Moreva! With great pride we have watched her "get discovered" and we are proudly supporting her as she goes on in her career! Inna designed these adorable stamps for our friends at Pinkfresh studio. You can pick up this really cute stamp in the Clique Kits shop right now! We hope that we will be able to bring more of Inna's work to the Clique whenever she can fit us in!
Congratulations to Maryam Perez!
In other news our precious Maryam who started as the first ever (that I know of ) design team member who made the team at the tender age of 14 has been commissioned for her very own collection with Pretty Little Studios. Maryam will continue to be an integral part of the Clique this term and is the youngest member ever of the Clique Creative Team ! We are so excited to bring you Maryam's beautiful original illustrations and more this term.
Join us in the Clique Facebook group on Saturday October 7th for another one of our online events. These "virtual" crops are a blast. We have a new challenge each hour and prizes prizes prizes! We know that nobody wants to talk about Christmas before Halloween but lets face it...what better way to celebrate our craft and knock out some priceless holiday cards all in one day! Our inspiration will come from the contents of this year's holiday kit Clique Cards Holiday Edition '17. It features the newest Simple Stories collection. Both of our value-packed holiday kits are available to pre-order now. The reason we call these #Limited Edition is because they are truly unique and #flyofftheshelves. Get yours now!
And thats the play by play in the Clique locker room today! Stay tuned for loads of inspiration right here on the blog!