Welcome back for our Clique Kits Student of the Month, Katie Smith's second post this month!! She's back today with some wonderful projects for us. I love how she mixed all the Glam Camp patterns from the My Minds Eye Market Street papers in each of her fun projects. Katie really captured the essence of these beautiful Market Street patterns and combined them beautifully with the earthy textures and glam in Glam Camp.
And now for Katie's layouts!! I just adore how she used a pen to accent the elements on her pages and how she added her handwritten journaling. Outlining letter stickers really gives them some more dimension and makes them pop right off your page! Such great details from Katie here.
Happy Sunday everybody! I can't believe that it is already July 20th. The summer is flying by! It is already time to start sharing some teasers to get ready for the big reveal of the August Clique Kit! First up, I have a mood board to share. I made this board from some of my 'pins' related to the planning of the August Kit. If you are a subscriber, you may have already seen our graphic announcing "Glam Camp" coming soon. Without giving away too much, I wanted to share a little hint about the kit!
The mood of Glam Camp is all about summer celebrations, friendship, family time, and enjoying the great outdoors. (Just add twinkle lights and flowers!)
We have some fantastic posts coming soon right here on the Clique Kits Blog! This Wednesday, July 23rd will be our fourth official members blog share, the Pep Rally, featuring the July kit A Midsummer Nights Dream. We have heard nothing but rave reviews of this kit, and to be honest, with feedback from the Clique we feel that every month our kits keep getting better and better! Our subscribers are more than just customers- they are our community and circle of scrappy friends. We love to interact with the Clique in our private Facebook group and other social media. In August we have a Guest Designer, Guest Blogger, and our Designer in the Spotlight-Jen Allyson as featured posts. Stay tuned for more details! Possibly the most exciting news of all is that Clique Kits has put out the call for our very first Design Team. We invite YOU to apply to help the Clique Kits girls to provide inspiration for our members and friends!
We'd love to hear your thoughts about the mood board and anything else on your mind! Follow us to stay informed. Of course we'd love it if you subscribe now so you can be IN the Clique in time for Glam Camp!
Can't wait for the full reveal on July 25th for subscribers!!
We are so excited to have Stephanie as part of the team this month! We want to share some projects she created! You will fall in love with her style!
Be sure to check out Stephanie's blog! It's adorable and full of wonderful inspiration! We are delighted to see what she creates with our June Kit - Show & Tell!
We are so thrilled to welcome Sophie this month as our Guest Designer! You will be seeing projects from her throughout the month here on our blog, as well as her personal blog using our May Kit - Field Trip!
We adore Sophie's style and fell in love with her layouts and her layering! This layout below caught our attention right away, we love all the sections and little touches put into this layout! We look forward to seeing what you create with our May kit!
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out our May Student of the Month, Sophie. You will get to know her much more over the next few weeks and her scrapping style!
Have a scrap happy day!
Welcome to the PEP Rally!
Today's event is brought to you by our Honor Society with special guests, our Students of the Month (Guest Designers) for April-the fabulous Danielle de Konink and Brooke Petermann!
We have an awesome blog share to show off projects made by our subscribers using our debut kit Debutante. As an optional challenge, we are getting to know each other better by sharing something about ourselves in our posts! If you are visiting here today and do not know about us yet, please sign up to follow us by email! You will receive an email notification whenever there is a new blog post plus a newsletter whenever there are special events, sales, and announcements! Feel free to learn more about us here, as we have openings for new subscribers for June! One of many great perks is getting to participate in these monthly blog shares and earning product credits for doing so!
Without further ado, here is the list of blogs to visit.
Everyone who comments on each blog and follows us by email will be entered to win our blog share prize. This months prize package is an Amy Tangerine Plus One Paper Set. There are exclusive printables and die cuts still available with numerous other items in the April School Store. The challenge winner will receive an additional 5 honor credits bringing their total for this blog share to 10! Eeek! We will announce the winners here on the blog on Sunday, April 27th.
And now here are some Pep Rally cheers for people Clique Kits wish to thank for helping us to have such an amazing debut this month!
Amy Tangerine- for being our Designer in the Spotlight and inspiring us with her Plus One collection.
Simple Stories- for their friendship and ongoing support!
Pinkfresh Studio- for the fabulous embellishments and inspiring products we love to include in our kits!
Freckled Fawn- for more amazing and unique embellishments, and for including us in their listing of small businesses.
And of course the new friends we have made and welcomed into the Clique so far!
Can we get a great big T-H-A-N-K-S ! And thanks to you for joining us today. Now enjoy the blogs and the inspiration you will find there!
--xoxo The Clique Kits Gals
We are so excited to have not just ONE guest designer but TWO this month to help launch our kit club! We already shared some projects from Danielle, now lets get to know Brooke! We fell in love with Brooke's page protector pages! Look how she used this method of documenting life with our April Kit - Debutante!
BROOKE: My husband and I were married in June of 2010. We honeymooned in Jamaica immediately following the wedding. When we returned from Jamaica, I promptly got to work sorting through wedding photos and getting all of my favorites out of digital files and into actual albums.
And then, life started rolling along and I somehow forgot to ever scrapbook our time in Jamaica.
When I saw the Debutante kit, I immediately knew that it would be a perfect fit for scrapbooking our honeymoon. The bright colors and bold patterns mesh so beautifully with our beach and foliage photos. Many of the sentiments on the cards, thickers and other embellishments seemed to call out to be used in a honeymoon album.
Four years and two kids later, I can't tell you how much fun it was to look back through these photos. Creating the album also provided some good reminiscing with Brian as I worked to fill in my journaling with specific details from our trip.
This kit was so much fun to work with. I used a bit of almost everything - papers, journaling cards, wood veneers, thickers and badges.
I have always been jealous of albums with sequin-filled see-through pockets. I thought it wasn't possible for me since I don't know how to use my sewing machine, but I decided to try filling a pocket with wood veneers and hand sewing with embroidery floss. Guess what. It worked! And, I love how it turned out.
Although I wish I would have recorded more details of our trip immediately after our arrival home, I think it was worth it to wait to put the album together. More journaling would have been nice, but I think the album does a good job of capturing the spirit of our trip. Working with these photos gave me so much joy and brought back many happy memories that can now be relived each time we flip through this album.
And, I'm not done putting this kit to good use. Little bits have been finding their way into several of my weekly Project Life pages and later this week I will share one weekly layout that is exclusively made with this kit. Thanks so much, Clique Kit girls!
CLIQUE KITS: Brooke also shared this awesome video below showing spreads in the album she created using the April Kit! ENJOY!
Thanks for being one of our Students of the Month, Brooke!! To see more of Brooke's work check out our April Kit Blog Share this Wednesday, April 23! Starting right here at the Clique Kits blog at 10am CST.
We also have a special announcement today, so be sure you are a fan of our Facebook page and see the previous post today (located below!)
Have a Scrap happy day!
As we announced last week, we have TWO fabulous guest designers this month! Today, we want to show you a few projects by Danielle de Konink from the Netherlands. Danielle has a spunky style that fits our first kit, Debutante, to a T! I love how she worked in the printables, die cuts and kit embellishments into this first layout.
Danielle // This layout is about my niece Phiene during our family vacation in Orlando Florida. At the time she was only 2.5 years old, but she was so excited to do the slides at Aquatica. She has no fear and was so proud of herself that she even did some big ones. All the bright colors in the picture were a perfect match with the Plus One papers.
I used the Pinkfresh hearts as photo corners. As you can see I'm in love with the exclusive printables that came with the Debutante kit. I've already made a couple of prints of them and I'm sure I will use them a lot!
Supplies Used // Clique Kits: April Debutante (Kit, die cuts, printables); Amy Tangerine: Plus One (Alphabet Stickers)
Danielle // Last Saturday I went to Delft to meet up with my scrappy friend Monique. Delft is not even 30 minutes away from me, but I don't go there as often as I should. It has such a beautiful historic city center, I went all nuts with taking pictures! I felt like a tourist in my own country. Delft actually is very touristic and there are many fun photo spots, like this one with the huge wooden shoes.
For the layout I decided to print this picture twice, one in color and one in black & white. I wanted to give this layout some kind of street art feeling, which works perfectly with the airbrush elements in the Plus One collection and the splatters on the journaling cards.
Thank you Danielle for sharing your fantastic layouts you created with our kit! I can't wait to sit at my own craft table now and create more with Debutante! You will see more of Danielle's projects later this month during our Blog Share (April 23). Also, check out her blog, Pics & Cheesecake, to see more inspiration!
Did you know that we ship internationally? Please contact us for shipping prices and placing your order. If you missed out on the kit and want to join the clique, please join our waiting list for future kits!
Also, coming this week, Simple Stories Blog Share with the Clique Kit Girls! Join us April 9 for inspiration on how to use the Simple Stories products! There will be a prize giveaway to one lucky commenter! The blog share will begin at 10am CST, here on the Clique Kits blog!
Today we want to introduce you to our TWO Students of the Month (Guest Designers). For our debut kit, we decided to pick two designers to create with the awesome contents and help inspire you this month! Both these ladies bring some awesome things to the table and we can't wait for them to share their projects using our FIRST Kit, Debutante!
Danielle de Konink
Here is a sneak peek of Danielle's work and her style! To find out more about her and see more of her work, check out her personal blog and check back here and our Facebook page throughout the month to see more projects from Danielle.
Remember to check back here on the Clique Kits blog, as well as our Facebook page for more inspiration from Brooke throughout the month! You can subscribe to our blog so you don't miss a minute of inspiration!
You will be seeing a lot more of these two lovely ladies throughout the month! We will also be holding a subscription blog share this month. We will invite all Clique Kit subscribers to participate. So if you are a subscribers, please keep your eyes open for the details and sign-up.
Also, if you have missed out on our kit, we have a wait list for future kits. Sign-up today if you are interested in joining our kit club. When a spot is opened we will notify you to join the Clique! Go to Monthly Kits to add yourself to our Wait List.
Thank you for taking the time and welcoming our First Guest Designers, Danielle and Brooke! Happy a scrap happy day!
WOW! There were SO SO many great entries for our April Guest Designer call! We spent hours pouring over all your inspiration, your passion for scrapbooking, documenting your life, and paper crafting! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! It was difficult for us to pick just ONE out of the over 20 entries from all over the world! We love our friends near and far and us gals at Clique Kits thank-you for sharing your work with us and applying to be a Guest Designer for our kit club! So BIG thanks!
Now, what you are all waiting for... But wait, we have a little surprise. Because there were so many GREAT entries we had a hard time picking JUST one of you! So we picked TWO! Yes!!! So without further ado, our April Guest Designers are...
You will find out a lot more about these ladies this month, as well as being inspired by their projects using our first Kit Debutante. Just a quick introduction though, Brooke Petermann is a mom of two and lives in Nebraska; while Danielle de Konink lives in the Netherlands and loves Red Bull!
We are so excited to have these two ladies join us this month! Again, thanks to everyone who applied for our Guest Designer position. We were inspired by your talents! Join the Clique Kit Gals and our Guest Designers throughout the month for inspiration using our kit - Debutante. Also, if you are a subscriber, we will email you with an opportunity to join us later this month for a blog share!