It's here! It's live! After working for what seems like endless hours planning kits, talking to international vendors and our old favorite domestic ones, collaborating with guest kit curators and educators, and shopping my values for new products for you I am actually filled with joy and excitement to share the finished online publication!
One of my goals in working on this catalog, which will cover almost all of the offerings through the end of the year, is to spend less time online marketing and more time both on and offline creating, participating, and doing what makes me happy along with you all. Like most of us I think I struggle to balance time spent creating with time spent thinking about creating and sometimes it is tempting to just keep looking at my Instagram feed instead of getting my hands dirty in the craft room! No more! Obviously I will be packing and shipping kits as always, but I have paced myself so that in between I am totally ready to dig in and get to use these beautiful products along with you all.
One thing I did not include in the issue is a table of shipping dates- and that is because they are always dynamic depending on shipments from manufacturers and other factors. But for the most part here is what you can expect:
We have a new group of guest designers who will start sharing soon and are working with the Miss Mamamint kits and the Changing Seasons kit.
October Daily for Halloween Lovers with Erica Rose Creates will start in October. Can't wait! For this and all classes offered with kits, make sure you are registered and have an account on the website. Please also make sure you are a member of The Clique Group on Facebook.
The Changing Seasons Cut File & Mixed Media Layout class with Nicole Kerr will get started around the week of October 15th.
In November there will be no class, but instead there will be an Anything Goes Challenge in The Clique with 3 beautiful prizes from sponsors (that I already know of) and maybe more! There will also be a Weekly Art Journaling prompt challenge for those of you trying this with guest designers from Bad Girls Couture. These challenges will also have prizes!
Starting in late November we have December in my Pocket (December Daily) with Theresa Moxley!
And finally, right after we ring in the New Year we will start a month of Memory Dex cards challenges! This will include a 30 day spending freeze and the opportunity to use up all of your stash and leftovers filling your Memory Dex rolodex spinner with beautiful cards! In honor of this challenge, January will be a break month and most likely I will attend Creativation to scope out new kit product! I am currently seeking some guest designers to create Memory Dex inspiration for this event!
It has been a lot of fun so far visiting New Zealand and Spain in August and September, respectively. I am so blessed and grateful that there was so much support and love given along the way. I know that we will turn to Rosie's Studio and Miss Mamamint again for more great products! This fall we journey to India, the Netherlands, Poland, and Australia! If you are from one of these countries and would like to guest design and/or be featured on our blog and social media, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more in this post.
I am already too excited not to share that our first stop along our travels next year will be Italy ! Clique Kits will be bringing you product from a company not yet available in the U.S. and while I don't want to ruin the surprise and get to far ahead of myself I literally have chicken skin thinking about how fun it will be to get some of their stuff in a kit. So... join the Clique-what are you waiting for?