Hi friends, Theresa here with my first process video for you as part of the Clique Kits Creative Team! I am so excited to join this team and have a super fun travelers notebook layout to share with you. Lately I was wondering when my irises might bloom by my mailbox, and so I looked back at last year's photos. These were taken in August of last year, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to document them. You can see my process for creating these pages below.
Freckled Fawn Travelers Notebook Binder Album
Sampler Kit | Here Comes the Sun by Pretty Little Studio
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you are all doing well! Have you seen the new goodies at the Clique Kits shop? A lot of Christmas collections have arrived, just choose one and start creating your December Daily, or document your previous memories! ;-)
For my December Daily I chose the Tree Album Kit, it contains a beautiful album from Mintopia Studio, assorted pocket pages, a coordinating embossing folder and die cut album pages. What I love the most, is that the binder is huge! You can add as many photos as you want :-D
I started to set-up my album. I love the beautiful colours of the Muérdago collection of Mintopia! The pocket pages make it easier to design your album and the More Mistletoe Add-On Kit is perfect to start making cards.
Let me show you some examples.
The first advent is on the 29th November, and although it's not in December yet, I love to start my album with our wreath. I stamped the letters with Muérdago Stamp Set from Mintopia, which you can find in the Mistletoe Stamp and Die-Set.
I also used The Mistletoe Kit from the Seasonal Series, which contains the 6x8 patterned paper pad, die cut ephemera pack, vellum ephemera pack, 6 x 12 stickers sheet ( 2 sticks) and sequins.
I love how many great embellishments this collection has! Two packages of die cuts :-D You can make many many cards with them. ;-)
You can also find a great die among the Mintopia goodies. You can make great impact with the 3D Star Dies.
Don't forget to put the Mistletoe Trims Add-On Kit in your cart, you can decorate your album and cards with these beautiful ribbons, shaker stickers, felt stars, and a Feliz Navidad acrylic!
At designing your cards, you can do anything you want. For this one I used a cut file of CUT to YOU.
You can use some other dies, like I did with these Mintopia dies:
Or just been play with the pocket. I may make some shaker pockets later as I fill the album with our December memories.
I hope I could inspire you to use the Mistletoe collections kits this year! ;-)
I am going to show you some more pages of my album as I start to fill it with photos. Until then, happy scrapping! ;-)
Hi Clique fam! Rita here with a new project, using the Story Documented Project Life Kit | Studio Forty, the Documented Stamp Set (also by Studio Forty) and some bits and pieces from other kits. If you follow me on Instagram, you maybe noticed my love for pocket pages. When Gia sent me the new Project Life Kit I was super happy and excited to use it right away. So here it is, my latest project! The cool thing about Pocket Pages is that you can't do anything wrong. You just need some photos, journaling cards, some (preferably) flat embellishments and stamps. Why stamps? Because they're perfect for making flat embellishments if you don't have any stickers handy.
As you can see, I took a lot of pictures of flowers. I was just so owerwhelmed by all the beauty during one of our walks and made sooo many photos with my phone. And of course I didn't want to leave them there, but print them out and put it in my album. They are too pretty not to. I used my Canon Selphy to print them out in different sizes, so it would make the spread a little more interesting and one of the cards I even cut out, so the focus would be on the flowers only. I stamped on white cardstock, cut them out and used them as embellishments. Also I still had some stickers from Paige Evans' "Bloom Street" collection left. They were perfect for my pictures.
I love how the colors and designs of the Studio Forty journaling cards compliment each other. It's so easy and fun to combine them. And again it's nice to see that you don't need a lot of supplies to create something beautiful. Let's take a look at the whole spread:
I hope you feel inspired to take a chance at pocket page documenting. There are some new and fun flipbooks by Simple Stories in the Clique Kits shop by the way. They are perfect to document fun adventures, events and weekend getaways. And they are the best way to start and for trying out this technique. You can find them in various colors here. I highly recommend them and will show you how I used one of them in September. So stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello scrappy peeps! Nicole here and today I'm super excited to share what I've been working on. If you follow me, you know that I mostly create mixed media and scrapbook layouts. Well, for today's project, I'm using the Let's Stay Home Sampler kit and creating not one, but two weekly layouts in my project life album!
This year, I've changed up my format to the 6x12 and I love it! For the amount of photos that I take, it's ideal...and for the weeks that I take more, I just do two!
I'm documenting weeks 21 and 22, witch is mostly the end of May and the start of June. My kids were very much into staying at my parents house while my husband and I worked and they were having a great time sleeping in every day with their dogs. My husband also go a flat to griddle (after setting his grill on fire the week before), so we spent a lot of time cooking with that.
Week 22 had a few more photos, so I created a flip photo. I don't put it in a sleeve, just attach them together and add a tab.
Also for week 22, I documented my week number and dates on the rainbow curve. This is another way to add interest and continuity to they spread.
Here are several more close ups of my final spread. I hope you've enjoyed and got inspired to look at your scrapbook kits a little differently and use them on all your crafty adventures, not just layouts!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a creative week!
Hello Lovelies! It's Theresa here with a pocket page layout for you, using the November 2018 Seneca Falls kit! This kit was filled with Amy Tangerine goodies and her products always inspire me to use them in my pocket pages. Today I am working in my 2013 album and have created a layout for Week 15. Take a look!
Our stories for that week included the bombing at the Boston Marathon, my husband having to take a trip there for a client, and lots of t-ball with the kiddos.
I am loving the gold cut apart sheet, so I used that for my date card. The black alphabet set contrasts beautifully against the gold. There were also some fun icons in that alphabet, so I used some of the arrows to embellish a bit.
It seems hard to believe the Boston bombing was five years ago. At the time my husband had several clients and technicians who lived and worked there, and he was called up to travel there the day after the bombing. We live in NC, so fairly distant, but felt the impact of that tragedy even here, of course. We took the approach that he should go and support his clients and technicians in any way possible, without fear, and that is what he did. He took photos while he was there, which I am so thankful for.
I don't always add current events to my pocket page layouts, but this one impacted us in a way, and I am glad to include it. I took the Boston Strong logo from Google photos and included it as a tribute to what happened, and layered it very simply using some of the die cut ephemera pieces.
We were so happy to have him return home safely. I have also used some of the exclusive designs on my layout, including the 3x4 cards designed by Gia Lau! My second page is all about t-ball.
At the time both Nick and Natalie were taking t-ball at our local YMCA, and, well, Natalie has some stories to tell from her experiences. Because of my own schedule I wasn't able to attend all her games and practices, so I represented her time on the team here. I also told the story of how she showed herself quite the temperamental firecracker: she threw temper tantrums and during one of them she threw another kids' helmet! Ah, team sports are great learning experiences, aren't they?
I have used the gold cut apart sheet once again on this side, to tie that element in. I also used my circle and hexagon punches to add layering pieces. Notice how on the top photo I punched the hexagon and it cut a portion of the design off, so I added puffy hearts to cover that up.
I also repeated the black and white elements on this side by using a bit more of the days of the week strip and the All About It journaling spot. So many fun elements in this layout!
Thank you for joining me today! See you again soon!
Hi friends! I have a project life spread today in my 6x8 album, and I have a couple of things going on in this week's spread.
You might notice that the week I'm documenting is from earlier this year. It was a tough week for my family and I knew I wanted to document it, but the time hasn't been right until now to go ahead and do that.
The other thing is that I love adding inserts into my 6x8 album, I feel like they make an album more interactive if that makes sense? I used my favourite Clique Kits cut file as an insert this week, but I'll talk about that a bit later.
My supplies are from the May 2018 Riga Kit, with lots of beautiful pastels and that gorgeous specialty paper, the rose gold foil vellum.
I used one of the ephemera tags for my title card, and printed my week in one font and the dates in another.
Here's a bit of an insight into what happened that week. While our daughter and her partner were visiting us, their home which is about 800km away, caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the fire was put out, but I can't even imagine what a helpless feeling it would be to be so far away. The photo in the insert is a screenshot that one of our daughter's emergency services friends sent her. Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words, and I really feel like this one does, so I wanted to make sure it was included for the week.
I've actually used two inserts in this spread, the 3x8 page plus my cut file. You can just see the cut file peeking out further than the 3x8 and it's almost asking you to turn the page ha!
This is the centre of the spread once you turn the 3x8. This week was actually when I found that I had been accepted as an Ambassador for my first term with Clique Kits and OMGosh, I can't tell you how excited I was!! I used my sewing machine to stitch along some of the lines on the coffee cup in the insert for extra dimension, and let the threads hang loose.
The Lacy Mandala cut file that you can find here in the Clique shop, is my absolute favourite cut file! It's just stunning and reminds me of a crochet doily. Since this pattern is symmetrical you can easily fold it in half, matching the edges and patterns, to create a semi-circle as an album insert.
First up I checked my measurements to make sure it would fit vertically in my album. I needed to make it a little bit smaller, so I resized it in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut. I backed some sections with patterned paper and left some unbacked. I also sandwiched a semi circle of plain vellum as I was adhering the two halves together. Love the semi-transparent look!
To hold it in my album I've used some old (ancient!) Basic Grey tabs from my stash, but you could easily make your own tabs by cutting a strip of cardstock, adhering it to each side of the insert and then punching a hole to slip over the binder rings.
And that's my spread for the week! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to try out a cut file as an insert.
Hello Lovelies, I am Theresa Moxley with you today sharing a pocket page layout using the September Farmhouse kit. Our focus for this week is Story, and pocket pages are my favorite way to tell our family stories on a weekly basis. Here is my layout.
I am currently working through our 2013 album and this kit was perfect for a layout from March of that year. We had a few photos of spring beginning to show in the yard, our beloved cat (who is sadly no longer with us), and sports activities from that time. This layout quickly became a two page spread and I loved filling these fun pockets!
Whenever I am working on a pocket page layout, I always begin with the date card. This is a great place to start if you ever have blank page syndrome - I always know what needs to go on that card. I have used one of the patterned papers as the background for this card and then layered the black alpha for the week number. Since my background was yellow, I chose black and white and pink elements to contrast with the background.
One of our important stories from this time in our lives was our cat named Sissy. She died not long after these photos were taken, so I am really glad to have taken her photo. She spent a lot of her last days parked under the lamps for warmth. She shared this spot with the laundry many days, but she never helped, the stinker.
Creating layouts from the past can sometimes be challenging to fill in the stories, and I must admit I am unsure why we took photos of our wedding bands, so I allowed the embellishment to tell the story here. I have repeated circle elements in several places, including on the photo and also on the lemon journal card. Always remember that word art and word embellishments can help you tell your stories even if you are unsure of what you want to say. Include those photos anyway, you will be so glad you did!
One of the things I loved most about the photos for this week is how subtle the colors are. They are almost black and white, and the black and white in the Farmhouse kit is perfect for these photos. For the right side I continued using circles in the form of polka dots, and hearts. Always lots of hearts!
At this particular time my husband Alan was interviewing for jobs and this pensive photo was taken while we did some head shots of him. Even if specific details cannot be shared, we can still include the story and the photo and especially take the opportunity to express pride in our loved ones. Our families will read these words long after we are gone, and we want them to feel loved. All of these stories and words are love letters.
Writing stories and including journaling in our pocket pages does not have to be overly complicated, and for this photo of Nick at indoor soccer it really is one quick sentence (he is the kid with the number 2 on his back). Nick is the kind of kid who loves strategy and loves things that make him think, and in this photo you can tell he is deeply pondering how the team should proceed in the game! I took one of the frames in the ephemera pack and flipped the inside so I had room for the journaling. Also notice how I took the word stickers and punched it using a heart punch as an embellishment.
One thing I have been loving recently is including a recap of the week, as I have done on this journal card below. Since this is a layout from the past, I wrote about how those photos make me feel today, at this moment in time. I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to include journaling on past layouts, and this is one way to approach that - simply write about how those photos make you feel today.
I hope this layout has given you some ideas to help you tell more stories in your layouts! Have you been using your Farmhouse kit this month? If so, please share and tag us! We would love to see!
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!
Aloha!! It's December 2017 and I am still working on December Daily 2016, haha. To streamline my process I am using the Clique Into the Holidays Kit for the pages I still need to put together. Into the end it will be a patch work album of combined collections and products. Focusing on majority of what work I have leftover with one kit, has really helped cut down the time picking and choosing products, making pages come together quickly.
Here is a look at the December Daily spread I put together for 2016, Day 17. I used the exclusive printables Lacey designed for the CK Holiday Workshop.
I decided to make a big shaker 6X8 pocket with a photo of some Oreo peppermint bark I made and the sequins from the kit.
The Sweater Weather papers are so much fun to fussy cut the images out of to help embellish. I used the houses, trees and snow capped mountains to build a day embellishment cluster. I added some twine for texture and layered circles from the patterned paper.
I kept the pocket cards simple and used the Sweater Weather stickers and enamels to embellish them . I backed most of them with the patterned paper from the kit.
Here are some of the filler cards I used with Lacey's Holiday Workshop Printables. On some of the cards I used the holiday themed Honey Bee Stamp Set with some Altenew ink.
You Can watch my process video down below!! I hope enjoy it and are inspired to use your Clique Into the Holidays Kit.
Thanks for joining me today!!
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Can't wait to see what you are doing with your Clique Into the Holidays Kit.
Aloha!! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I was busy hanging out with my family and scrapping. I am working hard trying to work on my December Daily from last year. I want to have most of it finished before I start this year's album. One way that I am doing is sticking to one kit as much as possible and using printables. Lacey has designed some really amazing exclusive printables for the Clique Into the Holidays workshop. These really help add to my album pages and I love that I can add them into Photoshop and type my journalling right on the card or edit them to fit my album. Let's take a look at a few simple things I did to my Day 10 and using the printables.
My Day 10 consists of One 6x6 sized photo on a piece of 6x8 patterned paper and 2 6x8 page protectors that have 2 3x4 at the top and 1 6x4 photo at the bottom. I had a total of 4 photos for my day. I wanted to make sure I included journaling and filler day card.
I took one of the exclusive printable cards and added it to Photoshop. I loved the coffee cup and the color scheme, but i wanted to change the bottom line of words to match my spread. In Photoshop it was really easy to highlight the bottom line of text and cover it in another layer with the same color as the background. I then added a new text block back over the same spot and added the wording I wanted. I color matched the original text and changed the text color to match. Bingo, it looks like it matches and by adding layers in Photoshop I can easily go back to the original version when I want to use that.
Before changing the coffee cup card I printed off all the exclusive printables on a cover stock paper on my at home printer. By batch printing them, I have a bunch of cards all ready to go to add to my spreads as I need them.
I love the way my day card turned out by trimming down the December Card and backing it on a striking red patterned paper. I added silver glitter washi tape to the middle of the card then layered on top of that a circle of patterned papered a lab tag punched out from the printable sheet. By adding a sticker and a handmade bow with bakers twine, I had the perfect little spot to add number tile stickers that look like they came from a game. It matched the pictures from my day too.
To help tie in the the big picture with the pockets I added another cluster of layered washi tape, patterned paper and a label from the same printable paper. I added more numbers to the die cut just in case I needed it. This penguin from the Sweater Wether Collection is so cute and matches the penguin on my holiday mug. I also added some red sequins for some extra pops of color.
I love this heart pattern from the printables, it works so well with my photo too. The one thing about game or get together's are that the photos tend to have so may different colors in them. I could have made the photo black and white and then it would match any color scheme I use. So using this pattern really keeps the page alive and joyous. by adding a christmasy patterned paper behind the hearts it gives a nod to the holiday season but doesn't scream Christmas. This get together with our friends is a something that we plan monthly so it isn't necessarily a christmas story but a story of our lives even when it is the holidays. I think it's important in my holiday albums to note and journal about he relationships we have and what that means to us.
I kept the card simple and added a tag and a label sticker. By adding ribbon to the tag I am bringing more red in to the spread.
My drink photo was very festive so I embellished that a bit more. By adding silver washi tape, a sticker, gold alpha's and more red sequins. I tried to get the cluster to mimic the drinks. It makes it fun and fills that need for things to match.
I had a whole 3x4 card for journalling which was plenty. If I had needed more space to journal I would have close one of the printables and added it to Photoshop and added a text black on the card and added journalling that way. By printing out journaling you can make the words smaller and get more on the card. also it can look really nice and neat especially if you use a really cool font.
Thanks for joining me today!! By on the look out this week on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel for the Process video for this spread. I will share the video in the Clique Facebook when it is live.
Be sure if you purchase the Clique into the Holidays Class that you share with everyone how your holiday documenting is going. We love to see your work!! Use the hashtag #cliquekits and #click_connect_create.
Have an inspired week!!