Precious Remembrance Stamp Shop Guest Designer

Hello Hello!  I am so excited to announce that I will be a Guest Designer for Precious Remembrance Stamp Shop!  They have a new stamp releasing in February and I can not wait to share what I have created!  But until then you can check out my intro post their blog HERE!  Remember to leave a little love behind and check out the fabulous stamps that are in their shop too!  I have loved Precious Remembrance stamps for awhile now and I remember the first time I was on their online shop!  I could not wait to get the stamps in my hands and start creating!  Clique Kits started carrying them in the shop and they flew off the shelves every time we stocked them!  Here are a few of the projects I have created using a few of their stamps!  These first three projects use the Happy Art stamp set which is my favorite set from them and you can find it in the Clique Kits Shop HERE!!  Purchase this stamp set this week and get 20% off by using the code HAPPYART at checkout!




12973289_498617693656404_159969713741374470_o 12983192_498339200350920_7338192106464653317_o

The next layouts use Positive Thoughts Stamp set!




and one last layout using the New Day Stamp Set!


Stay tuned for upcoming projects using the new Precious Remembrance Stamp Shop!  Be sure to visit them on Facebook and Instagram too!  Thanks so much for stopping today!!





Little Moments

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a layout to share that I created using the October 2016 Clique Kit that features Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills!  This kit also has some beautiful papers from Simple Stories Posh collection and a fun mix of embellishments that include Clique Kits exclusives!

16343848_618607068324132_1815356488_n 16395665_618607074990798_483672671_n

I am also using a beautiful cutfile from 17Turtles designed by Juliana Michaels that you can pick up for free on her website!  Make sure to check out her other cutfiles too!


Juliana has a great blog post on this cut file that you can check out HERE with great tutorial on using the cutfile to cut out your pattern paper pieces to back the file!  It has to much faster than tracing and cuting it out by hand like I did!

I cut my file out with some white cardstock from My Minds Eye that I picked up in the Clique Kits shop!  I love this cardstock and has become a must in my stash!


Embellishments I did keep pretty light so the background took the main focus but I did add some of the ephemera pieces from the October kit and some white thread from my stash!


The little moments acrylic piece is from Color Cast Designs and was included in the June 2016 Clique Kit that you can check out and pick up HERE!  I have been hoarding this piece forever and I think this was the perfect layout to finally use it on!  Here is a look at my final layout!  I just love how it tured out!


You can check out my process video on my YouTube channel and get a little story behind the photo HERE!  Thank you so much for stopping my blog today!  Let me know what you think of my layout today by leaving me a comment down below!


Pretty Little Studio Guest Designer & Giveaway


I have had such a great time being the Guest Designer for Pretty Little Studio!  The Here Comes the Sun collection was so fun to work with and I still have a lot of product and projects to share so stay tuned!  Today I want to share two more layouts using this awesome collection designed by Marie-Pierre Capistran!  This first layout I used The Hello Hearts cut file from The Cut Shoppe!

IMG_0059 IMG_0061 IMG_0068

I just love the colors in this collection and fun backing this cut file with the beautiful papers!  The photo is of my little Eli and my niece.  I love the how light and airy this layout turned out!


My next layout used the Addicted to Love cut file from The Cut Shoppe and I just love this cut file!!  I backed some of the file with pattern paper from the Here Comes the Sun collection and added some black cardstock behind some of the tiny hearts.

IMG_0081 IMG_0083 IMG_0088

I just love the die cuts in the Here Comes the Sun collection so I added some around my photo and backed my photo with lots of paper scraps from backing the cut file!  Here is a look at the final layout and a few more close ups!

IMG_0070 IMG_0079 IMG_0087

You can pick up the Here Comes the Sun 6×6 paper pads in the Clique Kits shop or you can grab them and more of the collection HERE at Pretty Little Studio!  I have also picked a few of my favorite products from Pretty Little Studio and you have a chance to win them HERE!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!



Pretty Little Studio Guest Designer


I am so excited to be Guest Designer over at Pretty Little Studio and I wanted to share a couple of the projects I have made using the Here Comes the Sun Collection!

For my first project I used a cut file from Wilna Furstenberg and added some watercolors that matched the collection.

ericathompson2 ericathompson3 ericathompson4

I used the papers from the collection to add layers behind my photo and I just love these Think Positive stickers from the collection!  They are perfect to add to your layouts!


My second project used a cut file from Creative Scrappers called 36 Slices of Pie!  I used some of the 6×6 papers from the collection to back the cutfile!  I just love all the pretty colors in this collection!

IMG_9983 IMG_9985

I love how this one turned out and I even added some stitching with my sewing machine!  I added a few flowers from the die cut packs and used some new Pink Paislee foam Thicker words for my title!


I hope you like my layouts so far!  Please make sure to stop by the Pretty Little Studio blog and check out their shop as well!!  You will love all the fabulous products in the shop!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your day!


Summer Sanrica Marathon

Hey everyone!  This month Sandy (Oh Snap Gonzo) and I are sharing videos all month long on our YouTube channel!  Are hope in doing this is to help insire you to create this summeer!  We have a different theme each day and will be using sketches, cut files, mood boards and more to create and we hope you will join us!  We do have some fun prizes saved up that we will be giving away along the way!

Below you will find a link up where you can share projects inspired by our marathon!  You can also tag on on Instagram using the hashtag sanrica2016 or leave a link to your project on our YouTube videos!  Don’t forget to leave comments as well on our videos and subscribe because we will also be picking winners there!  Now where did the same SANRICA come from….well that is easy everyone!  It is a mix of Sandy and Erica mixed together!  Sandy and Erica love to have fun, create, inspire, laugh, and enjoy life!  We know summers can be busy and we all get into a slump every now and then so we wanted to bring a month of videos to help inspire you and get your summer memories documented!  We will be using a mix of products from our stash, the Clique Kits shop and products provided to us from our crafty friends!  If you are not a Clique Kits subscriber but wanted to check out a kit or two then you must check out the sale starting today where you can Buy One Kit and get a Second Kit HALF OFF!!  Check out the sale in the shop HERE!  USe the code KITBOGO at checkout!


We hope you enjoy the month with us and if you have any questions you can email me  Have a great rest of the weekend!  Below is my video for today’s Sketch it up Sunday!

Erica & Sandy!

Sandy’s YouTube

Erica’s YouTube

Clique Kits May Blog Share


Hello Hello again and welcome to the Clique Kits May Pep Rally!  This month our kit featured papers from Fancy Pants Designs Attwell and Basic Grey Urban Luxe!  I love these two collections mixed together and I have loved seeing what everyone has created with thier kits!!  The Northern Lights kit is available to purchase in the Clique Kits hop so head on over and check it out!  Do not forget to grab a 10% off code from one of our Design Team members to save some money off your purchase!  This kit is jam packed so you do not want to miss it!

13006523_586642784833974_9184225018111380827_n 13043499_586135494884703_7537329060584915208_n13062386_586642768167309_1088779508617924081_n

So how about we get to my project for today!  Recently I have been inspired by triangles!  I found some dies on a Facebook sale group and purchased them and could not wait to use them!  I used the Fancy Pants Designs Attwell 6×6 paper pad to cut out a bunch of different sized triangles and then began to arrange them on my white textured cardstock. 


With the scrap that were left over from cutting these up I used them as layers behind my photo!



Once my layers were done I added some foam tape to the back and placed on my layout and began to add some embellishments and stamping!  I pulled out one of my favorite new stamps from Precious Remberance Shop called Positive Thoughts to add the black splatters!


I also pulled out some other embellishments from past kits like the My Story wood pieces from the December kit from My Minds Eye and some enamel dots from Simple Stories.

one four five

Here is a look at the completed layout!


I just love this photo of our little Gavin!  He was so worried the ducks were going to come running after him he had to keep his head turned so he could have any eye on them while I took the photo!  This kid is always full of it and talking and laughing and I want him to always remember to laugh and have fun!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Today also kicks off the June kit reveal so head on over to the website and have a look and also check out the store for some new products and add ons!

CK_Jun16-kit2 CK_Jun16-kit3 CK_Jun16-kit4 CK_Jun16-kit7

Subscriptions are avaiable now but filling up fast so if you want this kit join today!

Here is the line up for today!  I hope you enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day your next stop in the hop is DONNA!

Clique Kits
Erica Thompson
*Donna Espiritu
*Justyna Skowron
*Maryam Perez
*Melissa Vining
*Kim Oedekoven
Sandy Gonzalez
Janet Perafan-Babar
Kim Allen
*Leigh Ann Odynksi
Stephanie Kisewetter
Renee Aslette
Sara Mishler
Janet Zeppa
Jennie Garcia


Clique Kits April Blog Share


Welcome welcome welcome to the Clique Kits April Blog Share!!  This month the kit featured the Life in Color collection from Simple Stories!  We are so excited to be featuring this collection since we have a deep love for Simple Stories and the amazing Amber Crowell!  If you missed her in the Designer in the Spotlight post please remember to check that out HERE after the hop!  You should have arrived from Gia’s blog but if you were just stopping by today you can start the hop from the beginning by CLICKING HERE!

How about we get to my layout so you can get along with this hop!  So much inspiration to see in this hop!  Please remember to comment along the way because you have a chance to win an April kit of your own!! Awesome!

So recently I am a little obsessed with this new stamp set we have in the called Happy Art by Precious Remembrance!  I have been creating my own backgrounds with this stamp and I love it!



I used the Yay! stamp that comes in the set and stamped it out on my 12×12 paper.  I did mask off half of the paper and used black ink to stamp out the word and then stamped it out once in yellow ink!  I had a few small scraps of the yellow and white stripe paper that came in the kit and wanted the yellow to pop!(Thanks for that suggestion Sandy!)  The photo I am documenting is of the Clique Co Founders in the Simple Stories both at CHA 2015!  My first time at CHA and first time getting to meet the Simple Stories crew!  Pretty awesome!

gia 13015319_500053983512775_6261266233481309056_n 12998678_500054063512767_7660929907159289576_n



I added a handful of different layers behind the photo and of coarse had to use the beautiful yellow enamel hearts from Bella Blvd!!  Look for more colors coming to the shop soon!  Here is a look at my finished layout!


To get your hands on the April 2016 Clique Kit or the Happy Art stamp set head on over to the Clique Kits shop HERE!  Your next stop in the hop is Lacey!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and to check out my process you can check out the video down below!

Clique Kits

Gia Lau

Erica Thompson