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.

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  1. You met Heidi SQUEE!!!! OMGOODNESS... um is it silly to say that I think that heart cut into your banner is inspired! LOVE that look!!! FABULOUS!!! That quote from your son put a smile on my face!TFS!

  2. So awesome you got meet Heidi. What a great way to document. Love the colors.

  3. Love the idea of turning a banner into a mini book. Great job on the LO too. Love it

  4. Love the layouts and really loved the banner. That is a really great idea! It would make a great gift!

  5. Omg you met Heidi?! So jealous!! I love your banner!! I especially love your layout!

  6. Awesome projects Erica!!! That layout is so bold and i love how you centered the focuas area and off set the photo! cool! your banner is super adorable!

  7. You rocked both projects Erica! Love that picture of you and your crew and that banner is flippin' amazing!!

  8. WOW!!! Awesome projects!! I love that banner, so clever!!!!

  9. So nice to meet one of your scrappy inspirations. I love that you can turn it into a mini when you take it down.

  10. Fabulous idea to document meeting HKSwapp with a transformer banner (banner to mini and vice versa)-- and I love the black outlining on your layers on the layout. I mean I love everything, but that has caught my eye as an Erica thing lately and I like it.

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  12. Erica your creations are soo sweet! I love the layout and your mini albums!! They are both soo happy and fun! I love the pic of you and your kids! how blessed you are! I'm so glad I stopped by!

  13. oh my goodness Erica, these are amazing. Love, love, LOVE your style so much!