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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!


Clique Kits July Blog Share


Hey Everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits July Blog Share!  You should have arrived from Gia’s Blog but if you did not and want to start the hop from the beginning please CLICK HERE!   Today we are sharing projects using the July 2016 Clique kit that featured the Life Noted collection by Pinkfresh Studio!  The design team and subscribers along with some of the Clique Kits Co Founders have a great line up for you today and we hope you enjoy all the inspiration!  For a chance to win a July kit of your own remember to leave comments along the way!


Today I am going to be creating some pocket pages and using the beautiful 6×8 album from Ashley Goldberg that is available in the Clique Kits shop!

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I have a ton of photos with our kids and fur kids so I want to create an album to document all these photos!  This album will be perfect!  This album has a nice thick binding so perfect for documenting tons of photos!


I kept these pages nice and simple and I want to focus more on the photos and the stories so embellishing will be kept very light!


I used the pocket pages that came in the album and one is a 3×4 pocket page and the other is a 6×8.  The Clique Kits shop does also carry other refills at a great price!  I really love the 6×8 size pages!  Creating a small layout like this was quick, easy and fun!  If you are short on creative time then these pocket page albums are fantastic to get your memories documented!


To see my full process I would love for you to check out my video listed below or you can CLICK HERE!  Your next stop in the hop is Justyna!  Here is the full line up for you as well!

July 2016 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Justyna Kowron
*Elisabetta Margini
*Aliza Deutsch
*Candace Perkins
Janet Perafan-Babar
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
*Leeann Pearce
*Kim Oedekoven
Maryam Perez
Caroli Schulz
Donna Espiritu
Sara Mishler
Leigh Ann Odynski

Thank you all so much for stopping and I hope you have a great rest of your day!!  Enjoy the hop and remember to leave commments below for a chance to win a July 2016 kit!!  Don’t forget today is also August Kit Reveal!!!  If you are not yet a subscriber we would love to have you join the Clique!!


Sketch it up Sunday

Hey Everyone!!  Erica here and I am excited to be working with a sketch provided by the lovely Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers!

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Now this sketch was  bit of a challenge for me because I usually only scrap one photo on a page.  I had a lot of fun and  I am always up for a challenge!  I used the January 2016 Clique Kit that featured the Happy Place collection by Fancy Pants Designs!  This kit is still available in the CK shop if you have had your eye on it!  I also used some new star dies from Maya Road!  I just love the way these cut and they are the perfect size for layout and cards and who does not love the aqua color of these dies!  Super cute!

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Here is a look at my completed layout!


I would love for you to join us and create something fun with this sketch!  Link up HERE and you could win one of our fabulous prizes or tag us on Instagram #sanrica2016!  Stay tuned for prizes photos coming soon!  You can see my process video on my YouTube channel HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and dont forget to also check out Sandy’s video!

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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


Plan With Me – New Gel Pens

Hey everyone!  I am back with a short post today about some new pens I recently received!  I have 3 planners to keep me on track…well somewhat on track!  One is for family and a little bit of everything, one for my photography business and one for Clique Kits.  I am a busy girl!  I have 5 kids, 2 dogs and a busy husband so having planners, post it notes and something to write it all down with is a must!  The sports schedules are enough to drive you crazy!  I have 3 kids playing on 3 different fields and practicing at 3 different times 4 days a week!  YIKES!  I need lots of colorful pens to not only help color code things but also to make my planner colorful and make it somewhat enjoyable to want to write in my  planner!  Jotting it all down is not something I have always been able to do and remember to do but I have been keeping up and love it!  I recently picked the Ohuhu 60 Color Gel Pen Set and I love it!  So many colors to pick from and I love they way they write!

If you have been looking at getting some nice but affordable gel pens these are the ones to check out!  I am pleased with the 17.99 price and since we are Prime members they shipped for free!

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