Hi crafty friends! Rita here with my last official project and blog post for Clique International. Today I want to share a spread in my Storyline Chapters Notebook. I use the Planner Notebook right now, but if I have many pictures of one event (mostly of day trips on weekends), I love to make a double page layout in between weekly spreads. I documented a fun Saturday afternoon at Lake Constance.
Some of the projects I've used are still available in the shop, so make sure to check them out. (Especially if you still have some summer memories to document!) Here's a list of the products:
Summer Feels Cut Apart Paper Pack
Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit
Heidi Swapp Sunny Skies Paper
Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters insters | Planner
As you can see I cut apart the tags from one of the Simple Stories papers which were included in the Summer Feels Paper Pack and put them on the Sunny Skies paper from the current Heidi Swapp collection. I also used stencils from my stash. The leaf is from Heidi Swapp, the other one from Kesi'Art. The rest of the embellishments are from the Watermelon Sugar Kit.
I also included a flip card (because I had too many pictures lol). It's a fun little detail and also a great way to add more space for photos or journaling. Let's take a look at the whole spread.
I hope you feel inspired to document your summer memories or even try out the Storyline Chapter notebooks (if you still haven't). Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new layout using all beautiful goodies from the Clique International shop. I will link all the products (and similar kits) below, so you can check them out for yourself. I used the Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit and the Lazy Days paper pack to make this layout. I also made a sketch with Procreate for you, so you can easily make your own version. It's a simple but lovely composition and works for one or multiple photos.
As you can see on the sketch the photo is "framed" with different patterned papers. To make the layout more interesting I included a horizontal line, made with a stencil and structure paste. You can also use watercolor, acrylic paint, vellum etc. I chose a black and white photo to make the colors of all the papers and frames pop.
I used a stencil by Maggie Holmes from the "Garden Party" collection (from the sold out Versailles Kit) and only applied the structure paste on both sides (and not behind the photo!), so it wouldn't get too bulky.
Another detail I really like are the white enamel stickers on the borders of the patterned paper which correspond harmonically to the white background.
I hope you like my layout and sketch and feel inspired to make your own version of it. Don't forget to tag us on social media if you share your work. We always love to see what you create. Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit
Watermelon Sugar TN Kit
Lazy Days Paper Pack
Alexandra Renke | Pink Big Sparrows Paper
Bom Dia Junior Kit
Daydream Junior Kit
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new 12x12'' layout using the new summer collection by Studio 40 to document one of my favorite summer adventures. I used three different papers from the Lazy Days Paper Pack to start. I really loved the floral pattern, so I fussycut it out and used a neutral paper as the background. I love the soft watercolor effect of it, but something was missing, so I ripped another paper in stripes and added them on top, on the bottom and the middle of the layout.
In 2019 my family and I visited Lake Como for a couple of days. One very special town there was Bellagio. It's such a cute, special place and I really recommend visiting it. The architecture and atmosphere are so unique and beautiful. And it's the place where I've drunk the best lemonade ever by the way! :-) Recently I've found the photos of this trip on my computer and noticed that I hadn't make a layout yet. When we were there, flowers were everywhere - in all colors and shapes. So I really love to have a floral pattern for this photo and memory in the background.
The embellishment I used are from the Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit. They are so easily to combine and compliment each other perfectly. I love it!
I really like how the chipboard frames add another highlight. So cool! Let's take a look at the full layout.
I hope you feel inspired to get crafty or even use this kit to document your summer adventures. I highly recommend it. Make sure to check out the shop! There is also a Travelers Notebook Kit which features this collection, if you like to scrap in a smaller format. Thanks or stopping by today and see you hopefully soon!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new project, focusing on the category "Handmade with Love". After making a couple of layouts (which I'll share with you very soon), I had some scraps and embellishments left, so I decided to make a Summer Mini Album as a gift to a friend. I used lots of patterned paper and added fun journaling cards and ephemera. The gifted one just needs to add some (preferably summer themed) photos and voila! The size is 4x6'' and I used the Cinch to bind it. But let's take a look at some photos first.
I combined lots of different collections (Studio Forty, Pinkfresh Studio, Simple Stories just to name a few) and love the unique and eclectic look of it. Here you can see the front page. I used an acetate sheet as a cover and added the metalic monstera leaves from the Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit to the wire.
I also used different paper sizes to make the album more interersting. The Summer Feels Cut Apart Paper Pack was pefect to cut out some cool filler cards. The backside is always patterned and offers space for smaller photos.
I also included some pockets with one sided patterned papers. Inside I put some journaling cards or ephemera pieces. You can find one 6x6'' paper pack I used here.
As you can see I included several journaling cards. I love to have enough space to write on. Most of the cards and ephemera are attached by a clip, so if you don't need them, you can take them off easily and use them for other projects. I hope you feel inspired to get crafty today. Happy weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hello friends! Nicole here with a few Travel Notebook spreads I created using the Watermelon Traveler's Notebook Add-on kit and the Watermelon Sugar Add-on kit. These kits are absolutely beautiful and I had so much fun creating these super simple spreads. If you prefer 12x12 papers, you may want to check out the Seasonal Watermelon Sugar Kit. You won't be disappointed! Not only are these kits perfect for documenting those fun, summer memories...but they can be used for general family moments as well! These papers and embellishments are super versatile.
The patterns on this page makes me so happy! I tucked a few chipboard frames behind the matted photo and then added a few chipboard pieces, sticker dots and the "love this life" sticker. I kept all of the pages super simple so that the photos are the main focus.
Usually, when I create mini books, I try to follow the same format throughout the mini. It makes it so much easier to create the pages in a snap without too much stress. My left-side pages include patterned paper, matted photo and embellishments, while the right side includes a few embellishments with some type of sentiment.
Stamps make great fillers as well! For the right-side, I stamped the "Let's Go Somewhere" sentiment using black ink and then added the chipboard pieces.
What do you think? Are you ready to grab a kit and start documenting? These kits are super pretty and fun to work with! Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Hello crafty friends! Rita here today with a new layout using all kinds of goodies from the awesome Clique International Shop. As always I will link all the products I've used. My task was to make an experimental project and I chose a 12x12'' format because of the space. I dug out my acrylic paints and stencils and got messy. I used an indigo color and molding paste for the stencil. This is always the first thing to do: Having lots of fun with the paint and just let it flow. And after that there's always a break (so the paint can dry). Meanwhile I edit and print out my photos and go through my supplies and stash. Here I definitly wanted to use the Miss Modern Sampler Kit (The Stamp Market) and some leftover bits and pieces and stamps.
During the summer months (till the end of September) there are a lot of fields of flowers in our area where people are allowed to cut the flowers by themselves (and leave some money on a stand afterwards). By coincidence I happened to find myself on such a field, surrounded by sunflowers, chrysants and wildflowers. The last flowers before it will get too cold to grow and bloom. Of course I had to document the beautiful bouquet I'd picked.
I used a wildflower stencil by Tim Holtz I still had in my stash. But every floral design would have been fine. Then I found all the ephemera pieces from the Miss Modern collection I loved in combination with the photos. As you can see I also used some paper scraps I cut or tore into pieces. Also I love how the colors of the enamel dots pop. Especially the yellow ones. So fun!
I used the stamps by The Stamp Market and Studio Forty. And some word stickers which are from the Little Black Dress Kit. I love them, because they are so versatile and usable on almost every project! For the title I used the Alpha sticker sheet by Miss Modern. Now let's take a final look at the whole layout.
I hope you feel inspired to get creative, use a little paint, some pretty papers and ephemera and journaling pieces. Below I list all the (still available or similar) products which helped me creating this layout:
Studio Forty Stamp Set Card Designer
Studio Forty Story Documented Project Life Kit
Pinkfresh Studio Add-On Kit / Let's Stay Home
Clique Chromatics / Ink and Dots Greyscale
Clique Chromatics / Ink and Dots Green
Explore and Learn | Basic Texture Kit
Obsidian Pigment Ink Pad | Altenew
Poppy Stamp Set | Alexandra Renke
Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a nice day and happy crafting!
Hi crafty friends! Rita here with a new layout, using the Pinkfresh Studio "Let's Stay Home" collection. First of all the good news: At this time the kits are still available at the Clique Kits shop, hurry before they're gone. You can find them here:
In addition to that I used an Alphabet Die and two stamps. You can find them here:
Studio Forty Documented Project Life Kit
Studio Forty Documented Stamp Set Card Designer
Alphabet Die by Lora Bailora
For my layout I used a A4 photo of my son playing a game with my hubby on the Ipad for the very first time this summer. Of course this milestone had to be documented. And the embellishments of the kits were just perfect. But let's take a look at all the details. I used a rather neutral paper from the Kit for my background and backed my photo with a big green journaling card from the Sampler Kit. I love how all the different elements are working so well together. And like always, I also love the additional stamping in the end which makes every layout a little more interesting. Don't you think?
For the title I used a 6x6'' paper from the Add-On Kit and the Alphabet Dies by Lora Bailora. These are so awesome and definitively a favorite of mine. Not only do they look super cool (pink!), they are also great quality and the font is classic and timeless. A must-have for every scrapper! As you can see above, I cut the corner of my photo and put the title (the Alpha stickers are also from the Sampler Kit) in the gap.
In the left corner I put a journaling card (also from the Sampler Kit), added some chipboard flair, stamping and a sticker and wrote my journaling on the back of the floral card. Over all it was so much fun (and at the same time so meditating) to play with all the goodies, to arrange and combine them on the paper. This is what I love about scrapbooking. Finally, let's take a look at the finished project:
I really like how the colors pop and how fun and bright the layout looks thanks to all the embellishments. I hope you feel inspired by this little project of mine. Don't hesitate to join us over at The Clique (if you haven't already) on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
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!
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout using the So Romantic Base Kit. I rarely make a layout about myself, but this time I've chosen a selfie of me, taken after a visit to the hairdresser's. What a feeling it was, getting rid of my 3 months long grown out hair! :-P
In May I had my birthday, I became 44. At the beginning of this year I've been thinking about how interesting it is, I'm going to be 44 in 2020. I don't believe in nummerology, but the double 4 and double 20 could mean something? I thought: "This will be my year!" I am sure, many of us may have thought of similar positive messages when welcoming the new year... and then... we got something unexpected... Anyway, I still believe that I can make from this year anything I want, I can make it my year! So this is the message I'd like to send to myself, just like the quote on the tag says: "this is the start of anything you want". You can make it too! ;-)
And now about my layout:when I first saw this background paper, I knew it'll look good with my photo. I wanted to highlight the pattern, so I handstitched some of the zigzags.
From the journaling cards I cut out tags with my Lora Bailora dies. I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the collection and layered them on the tags.
I hope you like my layout and make create something beautiful with this beautiful kit, and don't forget to show us in our Facebook group!
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout. This time I've chosen a Hungarian hit as an inspiration. The song "Neked írom a dalt..." is a song from 1975(!), and it's always been popular, but in these days of Lockdown it has got a new meaning. The song writer asked famous Hungarian singers to sing a line of the song - and they all did it, in their homes. From these small spots they made a new video clip.
And what is the song about? You can read the translated lyrics, if you are interested in, but briefly the song is written for anybody, who is doing his job, who is studying, "who do your job in the daylight (...) Heal people and teach children, And waiting for your dream in the evening when you are tired". Its new meaning is thanksgiving, a song for all medical workers, teachers, and everybody who is still working at home or at his workplace in the times of pandemic.
You probably all know, that there is a campaign, supporting the community healthcare heroes by displaying a heart on your door or window. I am only a teacher, working from home, teaching online and simultaneously coordinating the homeschooling tasks of my daughter. It is exacting... And I can't listen to this song without getting tears...
So I thought I deserve a heart. ALL OF US deserve a heart. For our work (let it be housework, studying or payed job), for our endurance, for our staying at home and flattening the curve. So this song and this layout is also FOR YOU <3
I cut the Floral Filled Heart 02 cut file of CUT to YOU from white smooth cardstock and backed it with the watercolour patterned paper from the Studio Forty So Beautiful Base Kit.
When I was ready I recognised that I made a mistake: I didn't left a border from that patterned paper, in order to use it as a frame for my layout. So Plan B: I got out my old border punch (thanks for the inspiration, Paige Evans!), and started to make punched stripes from the left overs.
I didn't need 12" long stripes as I was going to put that big cut heart in the middle. I glued cardboard on the back of the heart so it stands out from the background. I love playing with dimensions.
I also backed the photo, made tabs for the stickers and stamped a label for my journalling. It wasn't a 30 minutes layout, but I really like the result.