Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Clique Kits October Blog Share

Welcome to the Clique Kits October Blog Share!  You should have arrived from Jody's blog but if you are just stopping by I would love for you to start the blog share from the beginning HERE.  We have an amazing line up today so I am going to keep this short and sweet so you can check out the rest of the blog share!

This month's kit features Basic Grey's Second City collection designed by the one and only Kelly Purkey.  Kelly was this month Designer in the Spotlight and you can ready more about her HERE.  I love the colors in this collection and they could be used to document a variety of things!  For the layout I created I used a photo I captured of our son in his underoos playing his big brothers handheld video game.  This was the beginning of his love for video games!




Your next stop in the blog share is the fabulous Lacey Gasper!  If you are new to Clique Kits, we would love for you to get to know us better! With Clique Kits you can count on every kit exceeding your expectations for quantity and quality of product including supplies to use in traditional and project life scrapbooking, card making, and anything else you can dream up. Every month we add new product to the store that coordinates with the kit of the month. We are constantly renewing and refreshing inventory to stay current and on trend, and subscribers can have add on products shipped with their kit at no extra cost (or 50% off shipping for international subscribers). Save money with a no obligation subscription (you may cancel any time with no penalty) and every month a box of scrappy goodness will arrive at your doorstep, anywhere in the world! Not only will you love our kits, you will love being part of our Clique. Besides monthly blog hops open to subscribers who blog, we offer loyalty incentives, rewards every 3, 6, and 12 months you subscribe, and a private Facebook group where all the fun happens! At Clique Kits we value the opportunity to build a growing, global community of crafters, support women makers, support small business and fair trade, indie artists and creatives, and bring you handmade and exclusive products with a shared concern for protecting the Earth's renewable resources.Take advantage of the October special this month and get a free Studio Tekturek paper collection with your November kit!
Read more about Clique Kits here and here. We hope to see your name on the blogroll next month!

Here is the blog share line up!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Paper Wings Productions October Blog Hop & Giveaway

Here we are at the beginning of another month!  In case you are new here, Paper Wings Productions hosts a blog hop on the first Friday of every month.  If you are just joining us click here  to get started.  If you're joining us from Amanda's blog then you're in the right place.

To entice you even further to follow our hop, one lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store. 
For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of this blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment here telling us you completed the hop
To increase your chances of winning you can like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday October 7, 2014 here on this blog.
This month our theme is “black”.  Join us in hopping along along each designer’s blog to see what they have created.  Since it is October and black is one of the colors that reminds me of Halloween I have created a Halloween layout using a variety of products from Paper Wings Productions.  I started off with some gesso in behind my layers and used the Line of Chevron Mask with some color mists.  Once that was dry I added in some Art Texture stamps and then began adding my layers and embellishments.




I love the Paper Wings Productions Halloween stamps and they offer a huge variety of them in their shop.  I also used the Perfect Numbers stamp set to stamp the Month and year this photo was taken.  I pulled out some scraps that I had left over from my October 2013 Mixed Media kit (which sold out quickly) as well as last month kit.  I hope enjoyed my project for today's blog hop!

It's time to send you off hopping; your first stop will be Dana's blog, so click here to get started.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clique Kits September Blog Share


Hey everyone!  Welcome to the Clique Kits September blog share!  We are so excited to have another fantastic line up for you today!  We are all using the amazing September 2014 kit Study Aboard!  You should have arrived from Jody's blog but if you were just dropping by for a visit today please start the share from the beginning HERE!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the September kit, a couple cut files from The Cut Shoppe, past kit product and store product and a couple things from my stash!  This kit is sold out but you can pick up the Studio Tekturek paper pack and some of the great embellishments from this kit HERE.  The photo I used in my layout is of my youngest son Eli and his first visit to his big brother Gavin's favorite park!!  He loved it and we had a fantastic day!






Make sure to comment along the way to increase your chances of winning and follow the Clique Kits blog!  If you are a follower of my blog or become a new follower you will also be entered to win a prize pack from me!  Please let me know in your comment that you are following so I can enter you!  Your next stop along the way is Lacey!  Enjoy the rest of the blog share and also this fabulous free cut file designed by Lacey available in the digital store!


Clique Kits
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Stephanie
Rosann
Tyra
Danielle
Charity
Cassandra
Sarah
Alisha
Mariah

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clique Kits-The Cut Shoppe Team Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clique Kits + The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Michelle's Blog but if you were just dropping by please click here to start from the beginning.  We are so excited to be teaming up with The Cut Shoppe this month to bring you an amazing line up filled with tons of inspiration!  Everyone is creating with the September Clique Kit and the fabulous cut files designed by Ashley Horton owner of The Cut Shoppe!


For my project today I decided to create a mini album using my We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding machine.  Some of the cut files I used in my mini today are Borderlines Too, Just Sayin, All Around Arrows, Notebook Doddles and a few others from The Cut Shoppe.  Here is a look at my mini album.

 I love creating albums that have pages of all sizes and textures.  I added the fun Pinkfresh Studio canvas pocket with a clasp and I love the look and feel it gives to my album.  I also pulled out some fun Heidi Swapp glitter stickers from my stash and I think they go perfect with this months kit!








 I added a couple Studio Calico transparencies  as well to my mini album to add another texture to my project along with some embellishments from past Clique Kits.
 The Yam Yellow beanboard alphas from Jillibean Soup are one of my favorite things right now!  You get a ton of them in one package and I love the look and feel of them!





I hope you enjoyed my mini album as much as I enjoyed creating it!  I had so much fun with The Cut Shoppe cut files and I re-sized them to fit my project perfectly!  The blog line up is listed below.  Please remember to comment on each blog to be entered to win a prize!  We would love for you to become a follower of The Clique Kits blog along with The Cut Shoppe's blog and also like us both on Facebook!  The Cut Shoppe is giving away at $15.00 gift certificate to their shop and Clique Kits is giving away a September prize pack filled with goodies from the September kit!  Your next stop is Michelle's Blog!  Enjoy the blog hop!


Annelie Maddock -http://swewi.wordpress.com/
Jody Speigelhoff - http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Michelle Gallant - scrapsandpixels.blogspot.ca
Michelle Whorwood - http://harbourgal.wordpress.com/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello Everyone!  Last week I was tagged by the amazingly talented Danielle de Konink on her Scrappy Blog Tour!  Danielle is extremely creative and talented and her layouts are always knock your socks of amazing!  I have been lucky enough to connect with Danielle through our same love for scrapbooking and creating!

Now lets get to the scrappy tour questions!

1. What am I working on right now?
This week I am working on a project for the Clique Kits and The Cut Shop blog hop on the 17th
2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Usually it takes me about an hour to complete a layout sometimes I can get one done in about 30 minutes. Mini albums take a little more time and planning.
3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment? I love creating with my Clique Kits. I also love using stamps and starting to use more cuts from my Cameo!

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I am inspired by the photos I am using or by the product I have to work with. I do find inspiration from Pinterest as well.
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Being involved with other crafty friends helps to keep me inspired and stay up to date on the latest trends in the scrapbooking world. There are certain blogs I follow and they always help to keep my inspired. Also Pinterest is a great place to keep the creative juices flowing
6. What is my signature style?
I do not think I have a signature style. I do like to mix it up and I find it does depend on the product I am working with.









I am tagging 3 amazing ladies who are crazy talented and who I just love to pieces!

Arielle Hemp Gordon

Jody Spiegelhoff

Lacey Gasper

Please take a moment to visit all three of these amazing ladies and say hello!

Thanks so much for stopping today!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Paper Wings Productions September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Wings Productions monthly blog hop!  If you are here from Ashley's blog, you're in the right place!  If you are just stopping in, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.  This month we were given the theme "purple".   

One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store. 

For a chance to win all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • go back to the Paper Wings blog and leave us a comment here telling us you completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning you can like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday September 9th, 2014 here on this blog.
When I thought about what I was going to be making for this months blog hop I went right to my Paper Wings Productions Halloween stamps!  I always love mixing purple in with orange, black and green to create fun Halloween cards!  The stamp sets I used are Halloween Mix it Up and Little Halloween.  If you have been following my blog for awhile now you already know how much I love Halloween!  We have a lot of fun in October and especially on Halloween!  Today I have two cards to share with you that are both using the same design but I switched up the stamp sets and embellishments on each card!


These cards will be perfect for the kids to give to their teachers with some sweet treats!  I love all the little Halloween icons in both of these stamp sets and the variety of sentiments!  I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far and you are feeling inspired to use the color purple!  Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions shop.  

It's time to send you off to Amber's blog.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!!


***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***