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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

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Hey Everyone!  Wow!  It has been a very  long time since I have posted to my blog!!  This will change in 2017!  I will be blogging more, sharing more videos and just creating more!  Enjoying what I love to do and documenting every moment of our lives!  I wanted to pop in quick today and let you know I have a new layout up on the Clique Kits blog using the beauitful January 2017 kit!  Clique Kits also has a very limited Valentine kit that is the perfect partner to the January kit!

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I would love for you to head on over the Clique Kits blog and check out my latest layout using these kits!

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Both kits are jam packed full of yummy products and if you are not a subsriber to Clique Kits no need to worry!  Anyone can purchase the limited edition Valentine Kit featuring Heart Day by Crate Paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I will be back tomorrow with another layout using these fabulous kits and adds!  Here is a little sneak of what you will see!

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Clique Kits April Blog Share

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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It’s Messy and I Love It – Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!  I am back with another layout to share with you!  I am really excited about this one because I am using a new stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop called Happy Art that Clique Kits now carries!  We I received the email with this new stamp release I just knew we had to add this to the shop!  I love a stamp set that can be used in many ways and this is one of those stamps!  I knew I wanted to create a background with this stamp set for my layout with some fun and bright colors!  I dove into my stash of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and pulled out 3 of my favorites..Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade!  I also pulled out my April Clique Kit along with a beautiful teal paper from Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith that matches not only the ink but also the papers I pulled from the kit!

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I am documenting this photo of myself and my crazy and wild curly hair.  I had recently cut it very short and this was the first time I had not worn it straight and it looked even shorter and a little messy but I do love it!

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This layout was so fun to put together and I really hope you like it!  Creating your own background is a great way to stretch your kits!  I am having so much fun with this stamp set and kit I can not wait to share what else I have created!

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To see my process please check out my video below!  The Happy Art stamp set is still available in the Clique Kits shop as well as the April 2016 kit!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and enjoy your day!

Inspired by Missy Whidden – Oh You!

Hey everyone!  Today I would like to share that I will be starting a new series called Inspired By.  A few times a month I will create a project inspired by someone new!  My first Inspired By project was inspired by the fabulous Missy Whidden!  If you are on any platform of social media you have definitely seen a piece of Missy’s work!  One of my favorite things about Missy is all her work with color!  Her mixed media is always so fun and carefree and so full of color!  Watching her create makes me want to bust out my inks and that is exactly what I did!  I follow her on YouTube so I get alerted when a new video is posted and when I saw her process video #129-Sweet Girl I was so inspired!  I pulled out some die cuts that have been sitting in my stash and decided to use them up with this technique!

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I dumped out all the ephemera pieces from the ziplock onto my table!  Most of them are from the Wildflowers collection by WRMK!  Beautiful die cuts but I had so many left over this was the perfect way to get them onto a layout and mix it up with new products!

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I adhered all the pieces to a 12×12 piece of white smoke cardstock from My Minds Eye.  I love the White Smoke cardstock because it is nice and thick!

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Once the die cuts were all down I applied some white gesso making sure to cover all the diecuts with a nice layer!  I have this nice thick card from Illustrated Faith that I was given from CHA and it works great to apply geso!   Once the gesso dried I applied a handful of fun mist colors to the paper.

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I let this dry over night and the next day I used some circle dies to cut it up!  While on Facebook I saw a sketch by Paper Issues that Hannah Lemieux posted and guess what?!  It had circles on it!  Perfect for my freshly cut circles right!?

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I love how this layout turned out in the end!  I had a few small little issues creating the layout but in the end I am very  happy with the way it turned out!  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow right?

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I hope you will give this technique a try and do not forget to check out Missy’s video and her layout!  Thanks again Missy for the great inspiration!  Below is my completed layout and my process video!  If you have not already subscribed to my channel I would love for you to hit that subscribe button!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great day!