June 27, 2016

Happy Monday!

Today, I have a fun layout to share with you using the July Clique Kit and LOTS of Shimmerz Paints. I had such a fun time painting the background of my layout. Initially, it was yellow and white. I wanted lots of color so I pulled out my Inklingz and Coloringz from Shimmerz Paint and got to work. After the layout was dry, I pulled out a few stencils and doodled on my layout to add some more patterns. I painted the veneer too. What do you think? Fun huh? I love it! This totally looks like a summer layout. And feels like one too.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Transparency Die-Cuts: Rubber stickers: Cards: Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio, Coloringz: Inklingz Paints: Shimmerz Paints, Veneer: Simple Stories, Stencils: American Crafts (AT).

Here are a few close-ups:

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June 24, 2016

How about a mini?

Hello all! Happy Friday to ya. Today, I am sharing a fun mini album I created for my sister Katie. Just recently, her friend's mom paid for her to go to Disney with the family and so I thought she would appreciate this little gem. I want friends like hers! haha. Who doesn't like going to Disney? Said no one ever.

For this mini album, I used a few Bingo cards as my base for the page and as I was creating, I literally went through my stash of scraps and used them up! I hate throwing away my scraps because I feel it's such a waste... and scraps are perfect for mini albums. Wouldn't you say?

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Supplies: Journaling cards: Bingo Cards: Cut-Aparts: Die-Cuts: Vellum Tape: Flair: Stickers: Pretty Little Studio, Transparency Die-Cut: Pinkfresh Studio, Veneer: Elle's Studio, Simple Stories, Paint: Shimmerz Paint, Bella Blvd Enamel Dots, Mini Stapler: Tim Holtz, Metal circle tags: Making Memories, Metal rings: We R Memory Keepers.

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June 22, 2016

June Clique Kits Blog Share

Hi everybody. It’s Nicole here, wishing you a fabulous Wednesday! Welcome to the June Pep Rally. This month, we hope to inspire you with the "La Dolce Vita" kit. I am loving all the Elle's Studio and Jillibean Soup goodies. What an awesome combination, don't ya think? I especially love all the embellishments in this kit. YUM.

For our challenge this month, we went with anything goes, but challenged our design team to include journaling on their projects.
The Pep Rally, for those of you who are new to the Clique, is our monthly subscriber and design team blog share typically held the third week of the month and participants earn product credits-yes, free stuff to do what you love-who can beat that? It's out with the old, in with the new time at Clique Kits when we (hopefully) have all killed our kit from the previous month and have lots to show off, and we start to chat and hype the excitement for the coming month’s kit. In other words, we party! We don’t leave out our guests-there is always a prize for a hopper who comments on each post and likes and shares on social media! Just leave a new comment for each like and share for a separate entry in the random drawing for this month’s prize. One lucky person will win this month’s La Dolce Vita! Get the word out and have your friends join our Pep Rally because they might end up with this gorgeous kit at their doorsteps!

Here’s today’s line up:

​Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
*Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
*Elisabetta Margini https://abcdeliblog.blogspot.com/
*Marcia Dehn-Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
*Aliza Deutsch http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
*Candace Perkins http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
Sara Mishler https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.ca/
Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
  Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Janet Perafan-Babar http://janetperafanbabar.blogspot.com/
Janet Zeppa ​www.janetsjoy.blogspot.ca
Mariah Hechler www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/

* Design Team Members on Kit Duty
Feel free to hop in any order, if you get lost, you can always come back here to find your place. This month, I decided to add a little Shimmerz to my project using a circle stencil. Since I ran out of patterned paper I decided to punch circles from the exclusive cards. Doesn't this layout look so neat? I love it!

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin'Up,  Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, Die cut: Elle's Studio, Transparency Die cuts: Jillibean Soup, Precious Remembrance Shop, Ink: Stampin'Up.
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Now, hop along and see what our design team and subscribers have been working on. Don’t forget to check out the gallery on the website landing page featuring our Varsity Team (design team) projects using the June kit and check out the Monthly Kit page for all the details about next month’s amazing Clique Kit Raskog. Take care!

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June 19, 2016

So much heart

Hello everyone. Nicole here, with another layout. I decided to play with my stamps a little bit on this layout. I love the Cut-Apart flags and since I ran out of sayings to go with my layout, I used a stamp to create one of my own to go with the "Today was awesome" flag. And I still cannot get enough of the floral stickers. I love them. I love this picture of Edward with his two grandmas. He is one lucky boy! They both went to grandparents day to be with their little man. So much love!

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Pretty Little Studio: Here+There Paper: Seine 8x8, Vellum, Journaling/Mon Ami 6x4, Journaling/Jolie 3x4, Cut-Apart/Awesome Flags, Stickers/Click.
A few close-ups:
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June 18, 2016


Hi all. Hope you had a great week! I've been playing with my sketch pens again. LOVE how the Silly String Backgroung cutfile looks sketched on this layout in blue. What do you think? It blends together so nicely with the different layers of papers and Lazy Daisies cut file. I used everything from the June Clique Kit for this layout. Love their exclusive cards, especially this month's "Sunshine In My Soul" card. So fun and perfect for the summer days.

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin'Up, Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio, Journaling cards: Clique Kits, Veneer: Elle's Studio, Jillbiean Soup, Sticker word: Jillibean Soup, Stamp: Precious Remembrance Shop, Cut-Aparts: Elle's Studio, Sketch Pens: Silhouette, Digital cut files: Just Nick Studio, Ink: Altenew, Prima.
Here are a few close-ups:

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June 13, 2016


Hello scrappers, Happy Monday! I have another kitty layout to share with you today. I couldn't help it. My sister's kitty, Oscar is too cute, not to share! Her neighbor found him in the trash compactor and took him home to find a home for him. Katie has always wanted a kitty, but since Jamie is allergic, she couldn't get one. However, my mother let her have this kitty since Jamie is about to move out anyway! Originally, everyone thought he was a girl and named him sassy until the vet said, it's a he! So Katie, named him Oscar the grouch since he was found in the trash. Haha, I love her...

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Pretty Little Studio: Here+There Papers/Louvre 8x8, Seine 8x8, Let's Go, Journaling Cards/Mon Ami 6x4, Beau 3x4, Bonjour Words, Cut-Apart/Awesome Flags.

I used the Furry Photobooth cut file from Just Nick Studio's shop to create a little kitty head. :) I couldn't help myself. And then I used a white gel pen to draw the eyes and whiskers. Also, I cut the triangles out of the patterned paper to make my own die-cuts for this layout.



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June 11, 2016

Just Nick Studio + Clique Kits Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the hop. This month, Clique Kits and Just Nick Studio decided to team up together to offer you a variety of inspiration featuring the June Clique Kit and the exclusive cut files for this month's kit that was created by Nicole Nowosad!

You should be arriving from Audrey Yeager's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always start from the beginning at Clique Kit's blog by clicking here!

I love this month's cut files and thought they would go great with a few pictures from Edward and my bowling trip a few weeks ago. We had so much fun! Also, I decided to play with the printables from the June kit and I used the exclusive paper for my background. LOVE the colors.

Supplies: Paper: Clique Kits, Elle's Studio, Cardstock: My Mind's Eye, Die cuts: Elle's Studio, Printables: Clique Kits, Epoxy embellishment: Ali Edwards, Veneer: Jillibean Soup, Enamel Dots: Simple Stories, Stamp: Precious Remembrance Shop, Chipboard: Studio Calico (from my stash), Digital Cut File: Just Nick Studio.

I am a design team member for Just Nick Studio and our prize will be a $15.00 gift certificate to the Just Nick shop for a lucky blog hopper.

Here are a few close-ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is Lee-Ann Thornton. Enjoy!

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June 8, 2016

You said yes

Hi everybody. It's me again, sharing another layout I created using the June Clique Kit. For this layout, I kept it pretty simple. I used the journaling cards paper as a grid background for my layout. I hand doodled some photo corners and a circle for my photo frame. Also, I added some die cuts, stickers and stamps within the blocks. I was going to add some sentimental stamps, but thought it would be too much with all of the other sentiments from the cards.

Here is my layout using arrows to point out some of the things I added within the grid. There's so much going on in this layout that it's easy to miss a few of the details.

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Here are a few close-ups:
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June 7, 2016

Pinterest Inspiration: Enjoy today

Pinterest Inspiration

Hello scrappers! Today, I was inspired to use some of my journaling cards for this layout. I LOVE the journaling card with the alphas in blue so I thought it would be fun to try using it on a layout. Initially, I had planned on a mainly blue and gray layout, however, sometimes when I am creating, it doesn't always work out. I end up doing something completely different, but I love the outcome.

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Pretty Little Studio: Here+There Journaling Cards/Mon Ami 6x4, Belle 3x4, Jolie 3x4, Stickers/Vellum Tape/Lovely, Cut-Apart/Awesome Flags.
A few close-ups:



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