Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Clique Kits August Blog Share






Hey everyone!  So glad you could join us for the Clique Kits August Blog Share!  This  month we featured the fabulous and fruity Citrus Bliss collection from Pink Paislee!  Now who does not love pineapples right!?  Rebecca Cross sure hit this collection out of the park because it is so on trend!  Speaking of Rebecca Cross....if you have not yet read the Designer in the Spotlight post featuring Rebecca please head on over and check it out after the hop HERE!

You should have arrived from GIA'S blog but if you did not you can start the blog share from the beginning by CLICKING HERE!  Now this month's kit was so much to fun to create with!  It was however hard for me to cut into this beautiful paper at first!  That first cut is always the hardest for me!  But once the hard part was over my layouts all fell together nicely!  That is one of the best things about these kits!  Everything coordinates so beautifully it makes creating so easy!  This month we also had so many amazing add ons!  For my layout I wanted to highlight some of the August Add ons still available in the shop so lets have a look at my layout shall we!!  The photo I am documenting is of my birthday dinner and of coarse for desert I had to have my favorite...Pineapple Upside Down cake!!  I was thrilled to see this on the dessert menu for a change and I could have ordered two pieces!
To create my layout I started with the awesome Pink Paislee pineapple embossing folder! I am so in LOVE with this embossing folder!  Adding texture is so easy with this great folder!  I embossed 6 white pieces of cardstock for my layout and then adhered them to my paper.  I added some stitching for some added interest to my page and then adhered the piece to a 12x12 pattern paper from the kit!  Of coarse I did cut out the center of this paper to use on other layouts!  Simple little trick to help stretch out that paper!

I also added some fun mist and watercolors to my paper!  The Clique kits store has a variety of paints and mists to add pops of color to your projects!  And if acrylic paint is all you have then add a small dab of paint and mix with  lots of water and spatter on with a paint brush or use the packaging technique!  Super fun to help add that messing watercolor look to your page!  I also added some fun ephemera pieces around my photo that came in the kit!  You can never have enough ephemera!  For my title I did not use the alphas in the kit I pulled out my June kit alphas from My Minds Eye!  I love these alphas and I like that these alphas matched my gold thread just a little bit better than the August kit alphas!  If you did not get our June kit you can pick these fabulous alphas up in the shop HERE!

And no layout is complete without some fabulous and fresh flair and a little stamping!  This flair was designed by Clique Kits very own Lacey Gasper!  We have limited quantities of the Clique Kits Summer Flair so grab some today before they are gone!  These have been so popular we actually made another batch because of all the request from our customers!  Love Love Love them!  I also added in some stamping using the new Dear Lizzy roller date stamp!  The XOXO was a cute little touch to the layout in some aqua ink!  The CK shop now has some of the new Documentary collection from Dear Lizzy in the shop!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Make sure to check out the Clique Kits store for new products!  Our September kit Capture also goes live today and and there is a ton of new product you do not want to miss!  Your next stop on the hop is Sophie!  Enjoy your day!


Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia http://www.giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Sophie* https://colorsgalore.wordpress.com/
Sandy G.* http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Megan www.craftymeggy.com
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Cassandra* http://www.thescrapperinme.blogspot.sg/
Donna* http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Aliza* http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen Kimsscrappyblog@blogspot.com
Tyra http://justtyra.com/
Karrie cookedupbykarrie.blogspot.com
Evi ortes http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Hannah https://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com/

Friday, August 7, 2015

The First Cut

Hello!!  Wow it has been a long time since I have posted to my blog!  I really miss it!  My life has been crazy busy over the last few months.  I wanted to pop in quick and share a layout I created with the August 2014 Clique Kit!  This kit features the Citrus Bliss collection from Pink Paislee and is filled with yummy embellishments!  I also picked up a few extra add ons from the Clique Kits shop!

My layout came together pretty quickly after making the dreadful first cut!  I always have the hardest time cutting into the beautiful paper!  After trying to decide what papers I wanted to use I just decided to cut most of them into layering pieces and leaving a few of them whole.  This made it very easy to just start layering behind my photo!  I also applied some ink and mist to my white background using the packaging technique.  I love how this all came together and it is one of my favorites!  The photo was from a few weeks ago when I attended the CHA Paper Arts + show in Schaumburg IL.  I met up with one of my friends and enjoyed this fabulous drink served in a pineapple!  I knew this photo would be perfect with this kit!  Here is a look at my completed layout!





Now I hope you all agree with me on how fabulous that drink looks!  The presentation of it was fabulous!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I hope to be posting to my blog more often!  School will be starting soon so I will have some free time during the nap time hours of my youngest to get some crafting done!  I hope you all enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Clique Kits May Blog Share

Welcome to Clique Kits May blog share!  You should have arrived from the Clique Kits blog but if you were just stopping for a visit please click HERE to start the hop from the beginning!  Our May kit Carnival featured the Rise & Shine collection from the one and only Amy Tangerine.  
I was able to meet Amy Tangerine at the winter CHA show and of coarse I had to get a photo with her and Jack!  Today I am sharing the layout I created using the May kit and this very special photo!

I decided on a 8.5x11 layout since I was using only one Instax photo.  I am really loving this size of layouts!  I kept it very simple and clean and I do love how it turned out!  This one will be hung up in my craft space for sure!  Amy is one of my all time favorite designers and I fall in love with everything she comes out with!  Meeting her this year was a highlight for me for sure!  

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my layout using the May 2015 kit!  Your next stop is Lacey!  Please remember to comment along the way for your chance to win your own Carnival kit!  Share on Facebook for a extra chance to win!  


Blog Share Line-up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Charity D. www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com
Tyra* http://justtyra.com/
Sarah Moore http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.com/
Janet Zeppa www.janetsjoy.blogspot.ca
Kim A. http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Rhonda Vanginkel www.snapwhiz.blogspot.com
Allie* http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Sandy G.*  http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Kat B.* http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
Mariah H.*  www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com

Friday, April 24, 2015

Clique Kits Spring Card Kit

*****Clique Kits April Blog Share CLICK HERE*****

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be bringing you a layout using the Clique Kits Spring Card kit!  I love this kit and it is just not for card making!  




This kit features the On Trend collection from My Minds Eye designed by the very talented Jen Allyson.  I love that the 6x6 paper pad comes with gold foil papers!  The color combination in this kit is just perfect and mix in a beautiful Altenew stamp set and you are set to create!  This past January I had the privilege of attending CHA 2015.  This was an amazing experience and I tried to get as many photos as possible to document the weekend!  While in the beautiful My Minds Eye booth I had one of my Clique girls snap a photo of me in the booth!  I knew once we had this kit all planned out that this photo would be scrapped using this kit!  I printed my journaling on one of the cardstocks in the kit and kept the layout pretty simple. 
I absolutely love how it came out and I think this one will be hung in my office!  The Spring Card kit is still available in the shop!  These kits are very limited so pick yours up today!  Thanks so much for stopping today and stay tuned for more projects with this amazing kit!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clique Kits April Blog Share


Welcome to the Clique Kits April Blog Share!  You should have arrived from the Clique Kits blog but if you were just stopping for a visit today CLICK HERE to start the hop from the beginning!  Our April kit Happy Everything featured the debut collection from Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds!  We all fell in love with this collection from the moment it started sneaking on social media!
Today I have 2 layouts to share with you using the April  Kit and I hope you love them just as much as I do!  Since this month is all about celebration I scrapped a photo from our youngest sons first birthday!

My second layout is  also of our youngest son Eli James and it is a photo of him sleeping.  I love snapping photos of my kids when they are sleeping.

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my layouts using the April Kit!  Your next stop is Lacey.  Please remember to comment along the way for your chance to win a April Kit!  Share on Facebook for an extra chance to win!  

Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Nicole M. www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com
Danielle* http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Kim A. http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Sarah M* http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.com/
Cassandra C.* http://www.thescrapperinme.blogspot.sg/
Charity D. www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com
Carolina S. http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Sophie* http://colorsgalore.wordpress.com/
Sandy G.*  http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Kat B. http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
Mariah H.  www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Clique Kits-Layout Share

Hey Everyone!  I have been super busy over the last few months but feel super blessed to be doing something I love and with some amazing ladies!  Clique Kits has really taken off and we could not be happier!  We will be celebrating our one year anniversary in April and it has been such an exciting year!  If you have not yet been to the Clique Kits site I would love for you to take a moment and have a look around!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created with our February kit.  My scrap time has been reduced a little but I do try to make time to be creative!  Our February kit featured the Serendipity collection from Dear Lizzy and was jam packed with goodness!  I used one of the exclusive cut files for my background and backed the cut hearts with pattern paper from the kit.
Most of the embellishments came from the kit but I did pull some out from my stash like the Pinkfresh Studio pink dots and some wood veneers.  The photo is from my daughters 1st birthday party.  She was totally digging into her cake and having the best time!  She did eat the whole thing and then passed out in her chair!  I had so much fun creating this layout and the cut out hearts were a lot of fun to back with the pattern paper!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Clique Kits has some amazing kits planned for the rest of the year!  You will want to get on the our wait list so you can enjoy a monthly kit delivered to your door!  It is like Christmas every month!  Each kit is carefully planned and packed with so many products including unique indie/homemade items and Clique Kits Exclusives!  We also have a private Facebook group for subscribers but if you are looking for a new kit club or community you can shoot me an email at erica@cliquekits.com and I can get you added to the group!  

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Click. Connect.Create.

Challenge Entered


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clique Kits March Blog Share



Welcome to the Clique Kits March Blog Share!  If you have arrived from the Clique Kits blog then you are in the right spot!  This month we are sharing projects created with the March 2015 Clique Kit J'adodre.
This months kit features the beautiful Love Notes collection by We R Memory Keepers designed by Amanda Rose Zampelli.  Amanda was one of our March Designers in the Spotlight and you can read her full Q&A HERE.  

This months challenge was to add a pop of neon to our projects which was pretty simple with the We R Memory Keepers Clearly Bold additions to the kit!  I created two layouts to share today using this months kit.  For my first layout I also pulled out the Kesi Art Geometric Heart Die that is available in the Clique Kits Shop and cut out  a bunch of hearts from the beautiful paper in this kit!  This die cuts so nice and is one of my new favorite dies!


I added a few embellishments to some of the hearts  and added some black ink drops around the page and that was it.  I love how it turned out and I love the look of the die cut hearts!  My next layout is documenting my best friend and I.  The photo was taken about 4 years ago on my birthday and we were out celebrating!  We have always been party girls so I wanted to document this wild night we had!  The Clique Kits exclusive flair was the perfect wild touch to the layout and the bold patterns match our style perfectly!


Not only do we have the fabulous blog share we are also revealing our April 2015 kit!  Take a look at Happy Everything!






Stop by the Clique Kits shop to see what new products have been added this month!

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my layouts.  Remember to comment along the way and on the Clique Kits blog for your chance to win!  Share our blog share on any social media for an extra chance to win.  Please let a separate comment on the Clique Kits blog for each social media share!  Your next stop on the blog is Lacey!



Cassandra H. http://www.fortheloveofscrap.com