Hello Lovelies! Theresa here today to share with you a story based layout and this one comes from our Bermuda honeymoon album. My husband and I got married, each of us for the second time, in 2012 and traveled to Bermuda for our honeymoon. This layout starts with an amazing story that we laugh about so often and I am delighted to share it with you today!
Bermuda is an amazing place to visit if you love discovering new places and the sun! The island has an interesting rule, however, and that is no rental cars are allowed. So tourists are left to use public transportation or rental scooters. We rented a scooter and even though I had quite a bit of trepidation around being on it, we actually loved driving around and finding so many amazing places to visit.
One of the lovely places we found was the St. David's Lighthouse. It was quite a ways out from our hotel, and the road at one point leading up to the lighthouse became one way. When we left the lighthouse, we climbed onto the scooter and Alan drove like he was going to continue going down that one way road. However, the road ended and beyond the end of the road was a drop off, a cliff, and at the bottom was the ocean.
Well, I saw that the road was ending and I started yelling into Alan's ear, "You can't go that way! The road ends here!" He did end up stopping and going back down the one way road, and we laugh about this story so often. There were a couple of elements in the Regatta kit that reminded me of this story! I have used elements such as the Beach This Way cut apart as a sort of tongue in cheek statement, since the lighthouse was not really beach accessible! Ha!
I also used the Pool Rules cut apart element, even though this layout is not about a pool at all. And the "Come in the water's fine" word strip just totally cracks me up. All of these elements reinforce the humor of the situation!
This album is a 9x12 pocket page album and I am alternating full page layouts with pocket pages in this album. The right side of this layout includes supporting photos of us in and around the lighthouse. I have used some of the Clique Kits exclusive cut apart sheet to create 3x4 cards to continue telling the story of this visit.
The photo above is just a bit to the right of where we almost went off the cliff, and this is a perfect photo to include so we can remember where we were! I took some of the square elements from the cut apart sheet and layered them onto 3x4 plain white cardstock so they would fill my 3x4 pockets. This also brings in a bit more white space to the layout.
Here is one more look at this fun (and funny!) layout. Notice how I have pulled the reds and blues in this kit and repeated them across the layout, in the photos, the papers, and the embellishments, to tie this layout all together.
I have had so much fun sharing this layout with you today and telling you this fun story from our honeymoon! Thank you for joining me. Are you using your Regatta kit? Please share and tag us, we would love to see!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa here today to share a layout using mixed media! I love putting paint to paper, so today I grabbed my Gelatos, the Hello Sunshine Cut File, and my Regatta kit to have some fun!
My first steps, before I even really knew what I wanted my layout to look like, was to cut the Cut File and gather my supplies. For this layout I used Bazzill card stock called African Daisy, Faber Castell Gelatos in Tangerine, Mango, Butterscotch, and Lemon, my photo and all the goodies in the Regatta kit!
One of my favorite ways to use die cut files from the Silhouette is to trace them onto my background paper and use those as paint guides. This is the perfect cut file to paint a sunset by, so I lightly traced the lines I needed. I applied color using the Gelatos in an alternating pattern around the circle. There is enough color on the page that I only needed to color inside the lines from the cut file, and then I used water and a wide paint brush to bring the color out onto the rest of the page. You can always adjust how vibrant the colors are by adding more water, and then a little tip: use a paper towel roll to absorb the excess water from your page once you are done.
Once the colors were down and the paper was dry, then I could add the patterned paper below and layer all the fun embellishments onto the page. I layered several of the patterned papers behind the cut file, which set the tone for colors that would be repeated around the page. I am loving the reds, navy, and light blues in this kit!
My photo is one of our boys, Nick and Addison, from a trip we took to Savannah in 2013. It is so hard to believe this was already five years ago! I was completely inspired by the wood grain patterned paper as a sort of boardwalk on the page, so I layered the acrylic flip flops on top and then built an embellishment cluster from that.
I love using a variety of textures and materials in my embellishment clusters, and this kit has just the right mix of acrylic, cardstock, chipboard, rubber, and even the tiny felt bow. Oh yes, I put a red felt bow on a boy layout and it is adorable. Notice how I have used the flip flops as a directional element on the page: they lead your eye right up the page, and the splashes continue that direction up and around the sun.
For my journaling, I placed it directly underneath the photo and wrote it directly onto the woodgrain paper. Again, the flip flops create an easy place to put the words, and this page becomes asymetrical. Photo + words on one side lower, cut file + paint on the opposite side top. This is a page design that I repeat over and over again. I encourage you to try it!
To repeat these awesome colors on the page again, I layered the photo on top of a few of the patterned papers. The photo needed a little something to help it pop off the background, so I began with the type, and then a tiny bit of red polka dot. Whenever I layer papers like this I use my regular scissors and start with the photo, cut around it, and then add pieces underneath that. Also, the red again balances with the red I used behind the cut file.
What a fun kit to work with, and such a fun result. Thank you for joining me today! Are you using your Regatta kit too? Please be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
Hey everyone! Erica here with you today to talk about using busy, bold and fun papers on your layouts! I tend to use white cardstock as my base for layouts or a very subtle paper as my layout base but I always admire when other scrabookers use the busy patterns in their layouts! So today I am sharing a layout I created using a beautiful polka dot paper from My Minds Eye that is included in the August 2014 kit.
Now this may not be busy for some scrapbookers but for me this would normally be cut up and used as a layer piece in my layouts but today I went for it and used it as my base! Once my layout was complete and I stuck everything down and committed to using it I really did love how it looked!
To keep my main focal point from looking like it was just floating on the page I adhered two strips of solid paper along the top and the bottom of my page. This helps to ground your layout and give it more of a complete look. I also used some cork embellishment from my stash to try and create a visual triangle to help your eye move around the page.
You can see I also stamped out some tiny hearts from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Wish You Were Here pretty close to the cork embellishments. The Fancy Pants corrugated paper adds some texture to my layout along with the May Arts string that was also included in this months kit! Using busier backgrounds as a base for me will take some getting use to but I am up for the challenge! How about you? Do you love using a busy pattern paper as your base? Feel free to leave your tips and tricks in the comments section below if you would like share! I challenge you to pull out your busiest pattern paper and have some fun! Share with us on Facebook or upload to our Flickr gallery! If you are a subscriber and using one of your kits please upload to our Pinterest group board! I am looking forward to seeing what you all share with us! Thanks so much for stopping today! I really hope you enjoyed my layout today as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! Our 25% off sale is still going on and some products in our store are already marked down so this is the perfect time to get some great deals on some fabulous products! Enjoy your day!
Products used today
August 2014 Glam Camp Kit
My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here Stamp Set
July 2014 Kit
Welcome to the July Pep Rally! We are so glad you are here to be inspired by the amazing talent of the Clique Kits members who have the opportunity to participate in our monthly blog shares and earn free stuff for sharing their projects made with their monthly kit! Your name could be on this list next month!
Michelle (Student of the Month)
The July kit was full of fun elements like view master reels, filmstrips, bokeh patterns and more. We decided it would be a fun challenge to use one or more of these items in a project! There will be a prize winner chosen from those who participate in the "Captured on Film" theme challenge, and YOU TOO could win a prize just for commenting and being Clique Kits blog follower or fan on Facebook! The winners will be announced this weekend.
Speaking of this weekend, we are so excited for REVEAL this Friday, July 25th! The August kit--- Glam Camp--- is spectacular. Wait until you see all of the gorgeous paper and embellishments in this kit. If you have been thinking about joining the Clique, please do not wait a minute longer!! We are getting close to that time --very, very close to being sold out again. Which means, with the changes in the industry trade shows and release and shipping schedules, we may not have openings again once we sell out this time until November!
In other news, Clique kits has put out the call for our very first Design Team. And we can't wait to surprise you with some scrap-lebrity designer posts coming soon! Join us in August when Jen Allyson of My Mind's Eye will be stopping by the Clique to talk and create with us. There is even more fun stuff planned for September. (Can you tell it is killing me just to keep this stuff a secret??)
Enjoy the blog share! And don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!
Happy Sunday everybody! I can't believe that it is already July 20th. The summer is flying by! It is already time to start sharing some teasers to get ready for the big reveal of the August Clique Kit! First up, I have a mood board to share. I made this board from some of my 'pins' related to the planning of the August Kit. If you are a subscriber, you may have already seen our graphic announcing "Glam Camp" coming soon. Without giving away too much, I wanted to share a little hint about the kit!
The mood of Glam Camp is all about summer celebrations, friendship, family time, and enjoying the great outdoors. (Just add twinkle lights and flowers!)
We have some fantastic posts coming soon right here on the Clique Kits Blog! This Wednesday, July 23rd will be our fourth official members blog share, the Pep Rally, featuring the July kit A Midsummer Nights Dream. We have heard nothing but rave reviews of this kit, and to be honest, with feedback from the Clique we feel that every month our kits keep getting better and better! Our subscribers are more than just customers- they are our community and circle of scrappy friends. We love to interact with the Clique in our private Facebook group and other social media. In August we have a Guest Designer, Guest Blogger, and our Designer in the Spotlight-Jen Allyson as featured posts. Stay tuned for more details! Possibly the most exciting news of all is that Clique Kits has put out the call for our very first Design Team. We invite YOU to apply to help the Clique Kits girls to provide inspiration for our members and friends!
We'd love to hear your thoughts about the mood board and anything else on your mind! Follow us to stay informed. Of course we'd love it if you subscribe now so you can be IN the Clique in time for Glam Camp!
Can't wait for the full reveal on July 25th for subscribers!!
Jody here today and I'm super excited to share my latest process video with you! When I saw the Allison Kreft's Capture Life line, I just loved it! I love the colors and patterns, especially the teal and pink together. I also feel I can relate to Allison in a few ways. After all, she's a busy mama raising her family all while pursuing her career in design and being creative (sometimes into the late hours of night, which sounds all to familiar!) I think many of us can relate to her on that level!
Being that I love this line right now, I am really crazy about our Midnight Summer's Dream kit! This week I've created a fun video for you, showing little 'ol me creating a layout from start to finish. You'll see how I move things around my layout as I'm putting it together and adding little details towards the end. Well, enough said by me, go grab your favorite beverage (and maybe a snack), sit back and enjoy! BOTLO (be on the look out) for a fun glassine bag pocket filled with the resin shapes, Chic Tags Wood Sequins (in the July Kit) and yellow squares which are negative shapes from die cutting the awesome Echo Park Viewfinder!!
Thank you for watching today! Here are the Clique Kits products used to create today's layout:
July Kit ~ A Midnight Summer's Dream
July Add-on ~ Echo Park Viewfinder Die (LOVE!!)
July Add-on ~ Studio Calico Wood Veneer Enamel Dots (Awesome in person!)
May Add-on ~ Lawn Fawn Stamp Wish You Were Here (fab all around stamp!)
Another Clique Kits post is coming soon!