Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clique Kits June Blog Share

Welcome to the June 2014 Clique Kits Blog Share!  This month we are featuring 2 fabulous paper collections in our kit and of coarse some amazing embellishments.  Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things and DIY Boutique from Simple Stories.
If you have arrived from Jody's blog then you are in the right place!  If you just stopped for a visit please click here and start the blog share from the beginning.  The challenge/theme for this month's blog share was to share one or more of our favorite things either by photos, journaling or in the blog post.

So lets get to some of my favorites!  I have 2 projects to share and the first one is of my favorite crew, my kids!  They are my world and I am so blessed to have each and everyone of them!  They fill my heart with so much joy and love and at times heartache but I could not imagine my life without them!  Each one of them unique and different but I can see myself in each one of them.  Time sure does fly by so I document everything!  The big events in life but most of all the little moments that I do not want to forget!  Here is a snapshot of us(except for dad he was working)backing out of our driveway!  My oldest, Drake, looks back and then looks at me and says "Mom can you believe you have this many kids?"  My reply was, "Yes Drake I can believe it and I love it so lets take a selfie!"  He just laughed and snapped a quick pic!  This is one of my all time favorites!

I used the current sketch from Creative Scrappers and the June 2014 Clique Kit and had a lot of fun with these fun colors and patterns and I love the mix of black and white!  The Pinkfresh Studio embellishments,  Chic Tags acetate pieces and Clique Kits exclusives are a perfect combo to finish up my layout!

My next favorite is of coarse Mrs. Heidi Swapp herself!  She is the Julia Roberts of scrapbooking in my book!  One of my absolute favorite designers and I was lucky enough to take one of her class and meet her in person!  I drove almost 2 hours to see her at Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL and it was so much fun!  I decided to create a fun banner to document some of the photos and memories from this day.  This banner will be used as decor piece in my scrap room and when I am ready to take it down it will easily become a mini album!  It is nice to have these memories displayed for everyone to see!

I even added a little interactive piece on my banner to add another photo and some journaling.  Now for a look at what it looks like as a mini album!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners to create the mini album and I love how it turned out and how quick and easy it all came together!  I hope you enjoyed my projects sharing some of my favorites!  Remember to comment along the way and on the Clique Kits blog for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop!  Sign up to receive the Clique Kits newsletter and follow the CK blog for an extra chance to win!  Your next stop in the blog share is our very own Lacey and she has some amazing projects to share!  Here is the complete blog share list in case you get lost along the way.

Clique Kits

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Clique Kits Layout Share

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to be bringing you a layout I created using the June 2014 Clique Kit!

This kit features paper collections from Heidi Swapp and Simple Stories, embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio, Chic Tags and our exclusive Clique Kits flair and cut aparts!  I am using the June sketch from the Stick it Down blog as my inspiration and I am documenting a photo of my youngest Eli James.

He had climbed into his water table and sat and played!  It was to cute I just had to snap a photo!  I love the look on his face!  Here are some shots of my layout and a video showing you my process as I created my layout!

There are still a few June 2014 Clique Kits available in the Clique Kits shop!  You can receive 35% off by using promo code SUMMERFLASH at checkout.  There is also a new subscriber special going on right now!  Subscribe for July and receive a June kit for 50% off while supplies last! These are both fantastic deals that you do not want to miss out on!  As a subscriber you not only receive a well coordinated kit every month but you also receive exclusive specials, first look at kits and add ons, monthly blog shares, opportunities to guest blog, earn honor credits that can be redeemed in the CK store and so much more!  We welcome you to give our kit a shot with no commitment ever! To find out more head on over to the website

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoy this process video!

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Anything Goes
Creating With Paper and More-Word Challenge
Back Porch Memories-Pattern Paper Challenge

Friday, June 20, 2014

PWP Featured Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  I just wanted to pop in real quick today and share with you some of my post that I have up on the Paper Wings Productions blog today!  Today I am sharing a set of 5 cards and envelopes I created using stamps and products from the Paper Wings Productions shop.

The stamp set I used to create the background in all of my cards is Flourish Fun 1 and is available in the Paper Wings Productions shop. Please head on over to the blog and check out my full blog post HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!

Challenges Entered
TTCRD-Anything Goes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Clique Into Summer

Today I am up on the Clique Kits blog sharing my Clique Into Summer cover page!  I am having so much fun with the Clique Into Summer class and kit!  The Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories is the perfect collection to document my summer fun!  Clique Kits has sold out of the Clique Into Summer kits but you can still purchase the workshop and some exclusive flair in the online shop HERE.

Here are a few shots of my Clique Into Summer cover page!

Head on over to the Clique Kits blog to see my full blog post.  While you are there make sure to subscribe to our blog and newsletter!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

RCS #72

It is time for another challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.  This bi-weekly challenge is inspired by the movie "Hairspray".
The challenge is to create a project using ribbon.  Here are a few challenge guidelines
  • Project must be posted during the duration of the challenge, no back linking.
  • Project must fit the theme of the challenge.
  • Link up by JUNE 15 at 11:00 PM US CST.
  • Number of challenge entries is limited to three per participant.

I pulled out my June 2014 Clique Kit and used sketch #119 from Retro Sketches to create a fun and bright card using some black and white chevron ribbon from May Arts that was included in my kit.  
I used up some scraps from my kit and the papers are from Simple Stories DIY Boutique and Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things collection.  Here is a look at my completed card.
The "Be Happy" sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions stamp set Saying and Sentiments and I added some black sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps Shop

Thanks so much for stopping today!  There are a few June 2014 Clique Kits left and if you use the promo code SUMMERFLASH you can receive 35% off.  Click here to purchase your kit today!  

Challenges Entered

Friday, June 6, 2014

Paper Wings Productions June Blog Hop

WELCOME to Paper Wings Productions June Blog Hop & Giveaway.! If you've arrived here from Dana's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month our color theme is Blue.  So get comfortable and get ready to be dazzled by our design team, enjoy the hop!!

The main prize is a Faber Castell prize pack with a retail value of $65.00!  This pack includes 2 packs of Paper Crafter Crayons, 2 packs of Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and a Textural Accent Sampler.

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

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: 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, June 10th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

This month the color theme for our hop is blue so I was inspired to create a layout using a photo of two of my boys.  This is my favorite photograph of my oldest son Drake and my second to youngest Gavin.  At the time of the photo Gavin was the youngest.  I started with a plain white background, adding some gesso to the page.  I did not add an even coat but just did a messy layer of it.  Once it was dry I added a samll amout of color spray in a teal color and let it drip down the page.  I then used one of my stencils from my stash and applied some Golden Regular gel that came in the April 2014 Nesting Components Kit.  Once the gel was dry I added my layers of pattern paper, photograph and embellishments.  I love using the Paper Wings Productions stamps on my layout and the Remember Clear Stamp is such a pretty font I just had to use it on this layout.

 I created three white tags and used three different background stamps to create some fun layers to add to my layout.  I used the Circles Pattern Stamp, and two different stamps from the Art Textures Stamp Set.
 I also used one of the banners from the May 2014 Nesting Components Kit to create an embellishment on my layout and layered a chipboard sticker number 2 on the banner piece and tied with some white bakers twine.

Okay, it's time to send you off to your next stop so head on over to Katie's Blog and enjoy the hop!
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

PWP June Challenge

Can you believe it is already June!  This year seems to be flying by for me!  Today I am here to share the June Paper Wings Productions challenge!  The challenge is to use chipboard or wood veneers in your projects!  You can enter the challenge up to 3 times and also combine with other challenge.  This month our sponsor is Creative Embellishments and one randomly selected participate will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to their store!
Also we will also feature one participant on our Facebook page and Instagram and this person will receive a special discount code to the shop!  The PWP design team each got to work with the some Creative Embellishments and here is a look at my layout using the Out of this World Frame from Creative Embellishments.

I was inspired to create this layout because of Heidi Swapp's Love Your Selfie!  I did include some Heidi Swapp products in my layout along with some of my favorite Paper Wings Productions stamps.  Head on over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to see what the rest of the design team has created for this challenge.