Happy weekend everybody. I hope you had a great week! I've managed to find some time here and there to scrap this week and I really needed it... it really helps me relax and de-stress! Today I'm sharing this layout I created using the beautiful Happy Blooms Sampler Kit and the Happy Blooms Floral Die Cuts.
The patterned paper in this kit is sooooo pretty! I love the color scheme so much. It's so serene and I thought it matched the photo perfectly.
I tucked some die cuts slightly behind the photo and journaling tag. I love the simplicity of this layout and how feminine it looks. So pretty!
I used a piece of lace ribbon from my stash to die through the tag to make it more pretty.
The left-side seemed too flat so I used a metal floral border die to create the pink floral strip. I think it adds just the right touch to the layout! What do you think?
I'm sure this beautiful kit is going to fly off the shelves so grab it today before it does! It's a beauty for sure. Thank you so much for visiting today!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a layout using the Love Stories kit once again, and also this amazing cut file available in the shop, You & Me. I was so inspired by this file and I just had to go create with it! Here is my layout.
Don't you just love when you see a product (or a photo, or an embellishment) and you just HAVE to go make something with it?!? For my layout I decided to gesso the light pink paper so the cut file would pop against the background. Gesso is this amazing fun medium that allows bits of the background to show through in the most magical way! I just apply it with a dry brush to give it a bit of texture.
The cut file itself I cut using a blue patterned paper from the kit, from Crate Paper La La Love. Once I had it cut out, I backed some of the negative space in the cut file with a light floral patterned paper, and then I colored in the flowers in the cut file using Jane Davenport glitter pens in Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.
I also added these fun dots around the cut file in the same color as the cut file, to add movement and fun to the layout. There is so much happy color on this layout, which makes it so fun to look at!
Once the background was all set, it was time to add photo, journaling, and fun embellishments to the page. I had a cute photo of my husband and myself on Valentine's Day of this year, and I pulled in all the heart shaped embellishments to tuck in and around the photo. I also used the heart glitter shaker stickers from the kit, they are so fun and cute!
For my journaling I simply added a few sentences directly to the background paper and underlined. This was so much fun to create and I hope you are inspired to use this cut file! We would love to see what you create, so be sure to share online and tag us so we can see!
Hello Lovelies! Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Clique Kits! Theresa here to share a really fun layering page I made, using the Love Stories kit! I was inspired to use the tags included in the ephemera pack and on one of the cut apart sheets, which are from Crate Paper La La Love. Have a look at the layout I created.
I have been seeing so many layouts using cascading elements, it is quite the trend these days! And when I saw all the tags in the kit, I knew I wanted to use them all on my layout. Tags + cascading elements is an excellent combination!
I started at the bottom when creating the layers, and added one on top of the other. I recommend removable adhesive so you can move things around. I tried to alternate colors and type with patterned cards so the page was balanced.
Some of the tags are adhered directly to the card stock, and others are adhered using different dimensional pop dots. Not only are there so many amazing layers, but even among the layers there are different heights that show the fun elements peeking out!
My favorite tag might be the glitter tag, because every layout needs a bit of black and glitter. I tied the glitter tag to the red tag beneath it, and then angled the glitter on purpose so it stands out a bit from the norm. That definitely ties in with our photo!
The photo is of me and our daughter Natalie, and in it we are being so silly. I wrote in my journaling about how I feel about her these days, as she is coming into greater awareness about the world around her. I love making these layouts special love letters to our children that they will one day look back on and treasure.
For my title I chose to use some of the scalloped word strips, because they are a unique shape and stand out against the rigid edges of the tags. This layout was so much fun to create! Thank you for following along with me today, I hope you are inspired to use up your tags in your kits. See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here today and I am so excited to share a layout I did with the Love Stories kit, a special release from the shop for Valentine's Day! Have a look.
This kit came with some fantastic goodies from Crate Paper La La Love and Pebbles Loves Me, and I just wanted to use them all! It also included two sheets of really cool vellum. I love working with translucent elements and adding fun layers, so I punched as many hearts as I could from the vellums. Then I punched just as many from all of the patterned papers in the kit.
My goal was to add as many of those punched hearts as I could, and I figured the best way to do that was via a radiating circle from the center of the layout. So I adhered the paper hearts and then added the vellum on top with my sewing machine to keep everybody in place.
The photo of course is the focal point, and I adhered that slightly to the left of center. This photo was an accidental capture of me and my husband Alan trying to figure out the timer setting on my phone. Our expressions crack me up and that is the inspiration for my title, Are We Doing This Right?!
I added the title in keeping with the circle theme around the photo, and then tied that into my journaling. The journaling is all about how sometimes this is how life feels. Sometimes it feels like we don't know what we are doing, and lots of days we really don't know what we are doing (!!!) but we are figuring it out together and I can't imagine doing this life with anyone except him.
I also really wanted to include this adorable little sloth, so he is tucked in with the heart doily and heart die cuts. Also notice how I cut the photo to fit inside one of the adorable couple photos from the La La Love collection! I am loving the pop of blue! This was so much fun to create!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Have you been playing with your Love Stories kit? We would love to see, so be sure to share and tag us!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here to share a most fun layout I created using the January Heart Eyes kit! I wanted to create a mixed media background and build up layers on top today, so take a look at what I created.
One of my favorite things about the Heart Eyes kit and the amazing Whimsical products included, are all the different color options in the kit. You can literally pull any color scheme from these beautiful papers and I always say go with your favorites. For my mixed media background I pulled pinks, yellows, and greens, which are the main colors I see in my photos.
I wanted to repeat the hexagons in my background, so I started with a hexagon stencil I had in my stash from The Crafter's Workshop/Balzer Designs. I pressed my Versamark ink pad down over the stencil and then heat embossed the design using American Crafts Zing! powder in clear. Then I used Dr. Martin's Bombay watercolor inks to apply my color. I used Yellow Ochre, Cherry Red, and Aqua.
When you heat emboss a design and then add watercolors, the design then resists the colors that you apply to your paper. For this layout I applied each color one by one, just dropping a tiny bit of color in different areas and spritzing water to the splotches so the colors would run across the page. I love this method so much! Watching the colors react to the water and leave the beautiful pattern behind is so satisfying!
Once my background was complete, I layered photos and ephemera on top of a cutout from the hexagon patterned paper. I also created my title from the foam words included in the kit, and added a bit of journaling at the bottom of my page. I also used a label from the kit to add my date above one of the photos.
My story for this layout is all about my daughter Natalie's first day of Kindergarten. The photos themselves tell the story of how excited and ready she was, and notice how tiny she looks getting on that bus! I had to much fun adding ephemera around the photos, including hearts (because of course!), butterflies, the watercolor palette, a wolf (which is her spirit animal), and a bird (which I include in almost every one of her layouts). Everything about this layout was so much fun to put together!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Have you had a chance to play with your Heart Eyes kit this month? If so, please share with us so we can see!
Hello friends, Theresa here with another fun travel layout using the December Rainbow kit! Back in 2015 we took a weekend trip to Savannah and St. Simons Island, so I was inspired to create a layout for my son Nick's album. Here is my layout.
I began my layout with the best part, the photos, which I printed at 3 inches square with white borders. In my head I was thinking two photos with paper strips behind it, so I pulled out what I had from the kit. Papers, ephemera, everything. I pulled two paints I had, Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn from Tim Holtz, and splattered a bit of them onto the black and white patterned paper.
Once I had my background dried, I laid out my photos and gathered some of the ephemera pieces from the Fancy Pants pack. I chose favorites that expanded the color palette of the layout. The title word Adventure stood out to me, so I began to add to that for my entire title. It needed a home base to stand out against, so the patterned paper strips came in handy here. I've used the alphabet Thickers in the kit to finish out the title, and popped the word Adventure up using pop dots.
Once the title was down, everything else was just gravy on top! I adhered all the fun bits and pieces that I love and that were able to be tucked in behind photos, around the title, anywhere that needed a little pop of color. Each piece that I added tells a part of this story: it was a road trip that we took at the spur of the moment (hence the Just Wingin' It die cut), we drove down in the car (hence the car die cut!) and just did whatever we felt like doing, and we discovered some really awesome things along the way.
Besides the ephemera I also have journaling, both stamped and hand written. I used the labels in the kit from Pretty Little Studio to add my hand written words. This place on St. Simon's Island, GA is home to the famous Lighthouse that Eugenia Price has written about in her historical novels. If you're looking for interesting reads about the south, look her up. Our kids had so much fun touring the grounds and climbing to the top of the lighthouse. My stamped sentiment is from the One Canoe Two rotary stamp and my date stamp is an old one from Target I've had for a few years now. Here is one last look at my layout.
Thank you so much for following along with me today on this fun adventure on St. Simons Island! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa Moxley here today with a fun travel themed layout to share with you! I am working with December's Rainbow kit, which is filled with amazing products from Fancy Pants, so let's have a look.
I was inspired by the horizontal strips so I decided to cut that patterned paper partially into strips. I really liked the contrast of the colorful stripes on the A-side, and the black and white on the B-side. So I looped the strips around and created a this vertical element on the left side of the layout.
Everything else on the layout is very much horizontal, which creates a unique tension on the layout. I have used the word strips in the die cut pack to introduce text onto the layout and to point towards my photo.
My photo is from a trip we took several years ago to Linville Falls in the mountains of North Carolina. This is a great little hike through woods and down a secluded path that opens out onto this beautiful waterfall. Notice how even though the layout doesn't have anything to do with planes, trains, or automobiles, those papers still work because they tell part of the story of our journey.
I wanted to play a bit with the other patterns in the kit, so I took a cloud punch and punched clouds. I wanted to balance the vertical element on the left side, so the clouds are arranged vertically and they are joined in a way using the twine. The twine also repeats the black and white.
This was such a fun layout and I hope you are inspired to use your Rainbow kits this month! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! I have another fall layout to share with you today using my Seneca Falls kit. The temperatures are dropping so quickly and the leaves won't last much longer, but we can keep scrapping our fall photos as long as we wish!
There were two amazing products in the Clique Kits shop that inspired this layout: the How Beautiful Cut File and these gorgeous wood veneer from Noiscizma that were offered in the shop as well. All of these coordinate so well with the wood grain paper from the kit.
I began my layout with some quick and messy paint splatters on the background. While those were drying, I cut out some of the patterned papers from the kit and adhered those to the wood veneer flowers. I used Tombow liquid adhesive and covered the papers with a layer of the glue as well.
I wanted everything on the layout to contrast with the background, so I pulled the pink and black elements from the kit and I cut the cut file from pink card stock. The wood flowers add a beautiful look to the cut file!
My photo for this layout is from a recent hike we took around a lake near our home, called Salem Lake. The kids were off ahead of us and I have been taking note lately of how grown up they are now. No longer elementary school age, so much more independent, and of course all of these are good things and I am learning to let them go. I am so proud of them, of our family, and love being able to put all that onto a layout like this.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use your Seneca Falls kit! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a layout that demonstrates a fun way to incorporate longer journaling into your layouts. I am working with the November Seneca Falls kit. This is the layout I would like to share with you today!
The Seneca Falls kit is filled with tons of goodies from Amy Tangerine, and her products are always good for boy layouts. This corrugated paper inspired me along with kraft paper die cuts in the kit, so I began with that. The black background might be a little overpowering for some, but gesso is our friend. I added two torn strips of patterned papers at the top of the layout, and then covered my background with gesso.
Gesso is like magic in that it will tie different elements together in a layout. Just remember that perfection is not the goal here. Once the background was dry, I added my cut file. This is the Enjoy Life Love Living cut file from May of this year. I used kraft card stock to cut with, and added patterned paper behind some of the letters.
I added my photo and just a few embellishments around the photo. I didn't want to add too much, because there is a lot going on in the layout already, so just a few leaves and the tops of some of the journaling spots I am also using in the layout.
My story I wanted to tell with this layout was a little longer than just one sentence, so I wrote out my journaling onto several of the spots included in the die cut package. The patterned papers at the top of the layout provide an excellent space for the story. My story is of how my son Nick randomly came to me a few weeks ago asking about some place we apparently used to go and get sugar cookies. All he could remember about it was that they were laid out on big platters. We talked a little about it and I remembered that when I was pregnant with his sister, we would go to a bakery in the next town over as a reward for his good behavior. He was three at the time! So we went back to get him his favorite cookies from his favorite bakery.
These stories are exactly why we love scrapbooking so much! I promise, if you are a mom, you are having an impact on your kiddos and they are remembering fondly the traditions and special things you do for them. Keep on being awesome! Here is one more look at my layout for today.
Thank you so much for joining me! I hope this inspired you to use your die cuts and the corrugated card stock in your Seneca Falls kits! See you soon!
I based my layout on this month's sketch and I also used one of the CK exclusive cut files.
I loosely followed the orientation of the sketch especially the flow of the elements. This is how my layout turned out.
I created a textured background using the stencil and some mist sprays before placing the photos and other embellishments.
I mixed the cut file florals and fussy cut the tiny flowers, accentuating the black and white photos in the middle. Converting the photos into black and white helped in making them pop over the light colored background.
To finish off, I added the little accents on the right and left side of the layout using a mix of wood butterflies and stickers and some of the smaller cut files.
I hope you liked my layout and may it inspire you to be creative today!
Thanks for dropping by!