Our first guest this month is a past Clique Kits design team member who has been taking a much needed respite from the online crafting community. Like many of us, she wanted some time away from social media to follow her heart, and recharge her creative batteries. Can anyone else relate to that? Bonita Rose was inspired by the release of the International Series kits from Spain featuring the Miss Mamamint collections. In fact, she told me that seeing these kits prompted her to order all three kits because the bright colors and style of these collections resonated so much with her right now. It made my heart happy to hear that a fellow paper crafter and friend loved these collections as much as I did, and that they brought her back out from her crafty hiding place feeling ready to start sharing her art with the world again! We agreed that it would be perfect for her to public re-boot to guest design for us! Read on for Bonita's own words and where you can find her online! It is truly a blessing that most people who have at one time or another subscribed to Clique Kits, designed for us, or took part in our online community are never really fully disconnected from our collective wherever their creative journey takes them!
I decided to live my life less online. I've still been creating..mostly art journaling and writing in my personal notebooks and journals. I recognized I needed and wanted to step back from the creative online world for awhile.
Presently.. after seeing some of the latest Clique Kits - I've decided to use these Kits to add some bold color to my journal pages and projects!! They are so me!
I'm excited to share with all of you some of my creativity in the coming weeks and months! Thank you Gia love for the opportunity. I'm looking forward to busting out and sharing a little more. Big love to all of you. People need people these days. Let us be here for one another.. encouraging each other onward!
Laura Rahel Crosby
Next up I am so excited to introduce Laura! When I put out a call for designers (which is ongoing by the way!) I received the most cheerful and enthusiastic note from this beautiful sweetie. I just have to share a little excerpt...
"Hey Clique Kits family!
I was so excited to hear you guys are having a guest designer call because I love your kits and would love to apply for one of your guest positions! I love scrapbooking in 12x12 format, 8.5x11 format, traveler's notebooks and more.
I have a very girly style and especially love Christmas and Fall themed scrapbooking. I love how Clique kits includes elements for gorgeous mixed media on layouts and your kits are gorgeous!"
Passport: Spain designer Isa NG ( Isa's Mix )
This fall Clique Kits has been offering some kits from two A.MA.ZING. European brands...and could not help noticing the stand out work for both the Miss Mamamint and Studio Forty design teams accomplished by this creative designer! Seeing her gravitate to these companies like I did and then the inspiring projects she creates I knew right away that she is someone I would love to know better! When asked to choose a kit to design with, she said she could not pick just one and asked me to surprise her. So...her box of surprise product is on the way to Barcelona right now ( and I kinda wish I was going with it! It's on my list of places to see!) So later in the month we will get to enjoy seeing what she does with her Clique Kits. While we are waiting I will be sharing and reposting some of her work with Miss Mamamint and Studio Forty products which YOU can find also in some great Clique Kits International Series kits available right now in the shop.
Hello!! My name is Isa and I am 34 years old. I live in a small town near Barcelona with my boyfriend and my two adorable turtles! I discovered scrapbooking at about 7-8 years ago, but I really think that before knowing the term scrapbooking I already did tons of scrapbook myself without realising it. I love the fact of keeping my memories by means of creating art with papers and being able to even inspire others. That is the beauty of this wonderful hobby that I have and love. I most enjoy my free time in my scraproom always thinking of new ideas of creating. My favourite projects are layouts, I cannot live without creating them but I also enjoy decorating traveler's notebooks, copta binding and planners. I am really looking forward to start creating with the kits and being part of this wonderful team!
You can find Isa here (Instagram @_isa_ng)
In other fun coincidences...Isa lives with two turtles and anyone who knows me or follows my socials would know that any friend of turtles is a friend of mine! Haha! My two tortoises Baby and Clifford have been frequent subjects in my scrapbooks! (I know turtles and tortoises are different but hey...they are both so dang cute!) Not that had anything to do with why she was selected...wink. It would really mean a lot for you guys to say hello and leave some love for Bonita, Laura, and Isa! Thanks so much for being a part of the Clique!