Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clique Kits Pep Rally featuring J'Adore!

Good Morning!! I always love a good blog share and I can't WAIT for this one! The J'Adore kit has been my FAV FAV FAV Kit so far!! 

The challenge:  Add a POP of Neon to your project! This month's kit is filled with beautiful pastels contrasted with black and white. It also mixes and matches BOLD patterns with soft watercolor brush strokes. 
I think I used a POP of Neon in every one of my layouts this month! My first layout 

My first layout was inspired by Kat's awesome sketch that she made for this month's anything goes challenge! 

I actually made a process video for this one, but realized after I was done that it only recorded 13 minutes of it! :( Oh well, I'll try again next time!

I am in LOVE with this paper!! I haven't felt like I didn't even want to use it because I love it so much and I only have one in a long time! I need to get more for my collection! lol  I thought it was so perfect for this picture of my youngest playing with paint and marbles! I used a stencil and some modeling paste that I coloured layered underneath the picture and hand cut the word Art. I also used a super cute chalkboard heart from the Clique Kits store! 

For this layout I used one of the cut files that comes with the kit. these divided shapes are so in right now and I love piecing them with different patterns to make a cool background!
For this layout, I was playing around with typography and stamps and I made that my focal point. I couldn't believe that Linden actually fell asleep in the middle of his lunch! Poor little guy! I guess that's what happens when you don't nap! lol

For this last layout, I went with an 8.5x11 and I decided to do one about my weight loss/exercise journey...I saw this quote on a mug and I knew I wanted to use it on this layout! I love how it turned out!

Well there you have it! I have had so much fun with this kit!! Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to leave some love on everyone's blogs for a chance to win some goodies!! 

Here's the blog line up!  Now onto Marcia's blog!


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Nicole M*
Cassandra H.
Sarah M<<<<------you are here!
Sandy G

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Scrap Our Stash and Clique Kits Unite!

Hey everyone!! It's such a gorgeous Saturday here I can't even believe I'm inside blogging! 

I just wanted to pop in very quickly (so I can head out into this gorgeous weather!) to share with you a layout that I made with my fabulous amazing gorgeous March Clique Kits kit "J'Adore"! It's my Favourite Favourite Favourite kit so far! I have absolutely LOVED working with it, and it SOLD OUT! Yup! So now, the only way you can get your hands on this kit is to play along with Scrap Our Stash's S.T.E.N.C.I.L challenge for a chance to WIN one!!  

All you have to do to play along is create a layout with an  item from your stash for every letter in the word STENCIL and link it up to win!

I used:  

I had some fun channeling my inner Missy Whidden on this layout! I just LOVE her style!! I used a stencil that I had in my stash (I believe it was a crafter's companion one), and some matte medium to create a resist with gelatos! I absolutely adore my gelatos and I don't use them enough! I am about to change that! lol

I love the look of stitching on layouts. It adds such a whimsical touch! I also just placed some little balled up bits of thread here and there to give the layout more texture :)

These word stickers that are in the kit are amazing!! They're even embossed just like the old label makers!

One of the add ons from the kit is this clear enamel word "love" which I coloured with some alcohol inks and layered it over the love on that journaling card :)

I've renewed my love for my manual die cutter, so I cut out these gears with vellum and placed them here and there too :) 

I had a tiny bit of a black doily left and I wasn't about to let any of it go to waste, so I placed bits of it around my photo to frame it :)

There you have it! I'm off to enjoy this weather!!

Don't forget to play along with Scrap Our Stash to win one of these awesome kits!!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Enjoy your life

Good Morning Bloggers! I hope you're having an awesome Saturday! I'm heading off to have some scrappy time with my girlfriends, but I wanted to pop in and share this layout first!

I made this layout the other night after I got my fancy new Big Shot! I traded my aunt for my Vagabond...She bought me this brand spankin new Big Shot, for my Vagabond! I know, she got a great deal, but I just never use it because I have to plug it in and I don't have a lot of outlets in my house, so this is way more practical!

I bought this Tim Holtz alphabet die a long time ago! I can't even remember right now which one it is, but I love it because it's a bigz die and it can cut through some pretty thick material! I had a paper pad from My Mind's Eye that I got from the Clique Kits store (which is only 3 bucks right now!), and I wanted to use it to cut out the whole alphabet to make my background! I love the way it turned out!

How stinkin cute are these little crochet bows?! I just love how they add some added texture and dimension to my layout!

I've had these Basic Grey Highline Chalkboard embellishements for a while now and I just pulled them out. I really love how they look on this layout! I think I'm going to have to dig into them some more! I used another one on a different layout that I will share with you on another post! They're kind of my new favourite thing! 

I love these 3x4 project life cards for layout titles! They make a quick and easy eye catching title!

I'm playing along with a boys only/girls only challenge over at too!

Well, I'm off to go scrapbook with my girls! Have a Crafty Weekend!!

If you're doing some shopping and stop by the Clique Kits Shop, don't forget to use my discount code  SARAH10 for 10% off your order!!