Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my latest layout using the sweet November Main Kit.
I love creating homemade stencil with my Silhouette Cameo. For this layout I have used this beautiful flower stencil which was made from this cut file.
The first step was to create this flowers background using stencil and pink ink.
The rosette is also my fav so I have created some from the Bella Blvd: Gratitude Documented - Borders/Stripe paper.
I have also added some fussy cutting green and black leaves from the Bella Blvd: Gratitude Documented - 3x4 Cards paper.
Some mists were the finishing touches to complete my layout. You can find some Prima Watercolor paint refills in the shop and remember you can use my code Reka10 to get 10% off your total purchase.
Here are some close-ups.
I hope you liked my layout. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Aloha!! It's Hannah here with you today. Can you believe it's almost December already!! I admit I am trying to hurry and finish my last year's December Daily. It was the first year I didn't finish it. I am determined to get as much done before December starts so I can then focus on this year's December Daily.
Today I am using the Clique Kits Clique Into the Holidays Kit. This kit is perfect for documenting those precious December Memories.
I am currently working on Day 7 in my December Daily album. I am using a 4 ring album I bought in the Clique Store last year. I bought it in the spring and saved it. for many of the pockets I used the journaling 3X4 cards from the pattern papers. They are so cute. If you have little kids or love cute cuddly animals this is perfect. The 7th last year was so cold, the temperature dipped below freezing which is odd for where I live.
I used the tag and a Brr die cut to add my date on the page. In this album I am not using all the same numbers which makes it easy to use numbers that match the papers I am using for that day.
I love how by layering a few pieces you have made a homemade journaling card that matches your whole spread. Even when mixing different types of products.
I mixed patterns and used the border strips to add interest and tie the papers together. I love the hint of gold on the date sticker. I used a gold journaling pen on the other card so there was more gold throughout the spread. I really think when using pockets it helps tie them together when you use similar elements on other pockets.
I layered patterned paper and the border strip under my photo. I only added a few similar stickers and die cuts to give the photo breathing room.
I really like to keep my December Daily spread fairly simple. There are so many pages that it really doesn't need much. Like adding a brrr sticker to my weather app photo. also using a photo like this it tells the story of the day but also gives me insight for the rest of the week.
I really love the way this gold pen adds some pizzazz to my card without adding a lot of bulk.
Here is a look at the rest of my spread. Nice and simple but it still has lots of texture and color. By using my Clique into the Holidays Kit it really made it easy to put together this spread.
You could also add the Clique into the Holidays printables in your album for simple fun and easy cards. You could even add your journaling in Photoshop before printing them off.
I hope you all make sure you share your holiday scrapping in our Facebook Group. This could also give you some extra ideas for things to do in your own holiday album or layouts.
Have an Inspired Day!!!
It's another FriYAY here on the blog and time to share a travelers notebook layout which will be a small sneak of our December travelers notebook kit. Last weekend my family had a 3 day weekend for Veterans Day and we took the kids camping on an outer island where the stars were so bright in the sky and we almost had the whole beach to ourselves. The perfect title for this layout is "The best weekend"
In this layout I used my favorite paper in the December kit which you can see peeking out from behind the photo. I love the copper accents in this kit and the coppery sequins match perfectly. Washi tapes and stamps are two of my must haves for my travelers notebook layouts- and this kit does not disappoint! I can't wait for you to see the full reveal of the December travelers notebook kit! Coming soon!
Hello, Friends! Maryám here and today I want to talk about the Clique Kits Exclusives. Every month we do our best designing exclusives products just for YOU. We have the digital exclusives and we also design physical products like traveler’s notebook, acrylic pieces, flairs, etc.
Here is an example of some of the things we have created:
Since we are 3 designers right now, we try to mix and match our styles and create fun and easy-to-use designs that will work perfectly with your kits.
Here are some projects I have made using CK exclusives:
I hope you had taken a better look at the exclusives. If you would like to see something special or you have any suggestions, please feel free to write them in the comments below.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
See you soon.
Welcome to the November Pep Rally! Today we are hopping through Instagram for a day of sharing and being inspired by some of the projects we have made with this month's kit. This is a social media event subscribers can participate in to earn credits toward free add on products each month. They can even accumulate points to make larger purchases- like limited edition holiday kits. Do what you love and earn free product while doing it! What could be better than that? Have you subscribed yet? There are many perks to signing up to have either our main kit or our traveler's notebook kit delivered to your doorstep each month! Save money by committing to a 3 or 6 month subscription. Adds ons are always welcome and you save money on shipping costs by bundling your purchases with your monthly kit. There is endless inspiration in The Clique Facebook group, on You Tube, Instagram, and our amazing design team publish projects on our blog and their own blogs! Here are just a few sneak peeks to wet your appetite for the Pep Rally!
Prizes and Rules for participants
Do what you love, earn free stuff. Subscribers don't forget to email or check in with us on facebook to claim your points this month!
We want to thank our subscribers and fans for your patience this past month allowing Erica to enjoy a little bit of time off with her newborn baby boy-our sweet little Liam Jay. As a special thank you, we still have our "secret sale" going on for subscribers only while supplies last. Don't forget to sign in to the website in order to view the sale page.
You are probably wondering if Clique Kits has any plans for Black Friday sales with Thanksgiving already next week. Do I even have to answer that question? Here is a preview of our Black Friday promo.
We will be opening the Clique Market on Sunday the 19th with December add ons and the full reveal of the December kit will be the 22nd for the public. We are looking forward to listing new and unique products from our small business friends next week and throughout the holiday season!
Thanks for stopping by today and we'll see you at the Pep Rally!
Happy Tuesday! This year I'm hosting a Holiday Workshop for Clique Kits. I'm really excited and motivated to get a Holiday Album completed this year (probably for the first time ever). If you have issues completing your Holiday Albums, this workshop is for you! We have a great group of scrapbookers that are ready to motivate, create, and share!
Today, I want to share a piece of that workshop (be sure to browse to the bottom for a giveaway...for workshop attendees).
Unexpectedly, my favorite paper in the Clique into Holidays Kit 2017 is this frame design paper. It is the paper I used on my opening page and the first paper I ran out of in the kit. For this 4" x 6" piece I decided to add stamps from various stamp sets to each of the frames.
I looked through my stash of holiday stamps and found some that I loved and that would work in these rectangles.
I used a variety of different designs to fill the squares. I'm attaching the "gansta wrappa" piece to the center of this card and I felt like that was TOO much black and white. So I added color to this 4" x 6" piece using Zig Real Brush Markers.
I framed the "gansta wrappa" 2" x 2" piece with gold paper and popped it up on this 4" x 6" background. I love being able to take a printed paper and making it my own!
Alright! I now have a giveaway for one lucky Clique Kits: Holiday Workshop Attendee. To qualify, register for the Holiday Workshop by 11:59pm CST on November 26th. You will win this prize package of Bella Blvd papers, embellishments, and a 4" x 4" album (I apologize, this is open to USA residence only).
Thanks for joining me today! To sign-up for the Clique Kits: Holiday Workshop follow the link below. Whether you join or not, please share in the Clique on Facebook what you are creating this holiday season!
Do you ever think that sometimes when you have that perfect photo that you just don't want to mess up? Like no matter what layout you create, it just won't do the photos justice? Well...that happens to me a lot! Today, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone with one of those photos.
My cousin has beautiful twin girls and they recently shared a bunch of photos from their most recent photo session (Sarah M.--you get the credit for these amazing shots!) and they had beautiful white dresses, flowers in their hair, and unicorns in most of the pictures. Now, I wasn't brave enough to tackle those unicorn pictures yet because they are breathtaking BUT I grabbed this one of the two girls together and pulled out the pinks from the November kit.
I knew that i wanted to add some little feminine touches so a large lace doily and those Maggie Holmes gold words were just the thing. I also grabbed that vellum sheet from the kit with the gold leaves and fussy cut just a couple to tuck in with the photo.
I also knew that I wanted a fun border element with some of the Girl Squad die cuts so I grabbed some chipboard circle that I had left over in my stash and added just a touch of hand-stitching.
I decided to back each one of those chipboard circles with patterned paper (or die cuts) from the kit and allowed the gorgeous "You're My Person" die cut to overlap the edge of the photo. Then, it was time to embellish. I grabbed just a few phrase stickers from my stash as well as the adorable black hearts from Illustrated Faith that were in the kit.
And what is a fancy girly layout without a little gold color shine?! I am super happy with how the photo stands out on my layout. Will I ever feel like I did this photo shoot proper justice? Maybe not...but I do have that photo off of my phone and into my album and that is what really matters. I encourage you to grab that photo that you have been saving for just the perfect layout and get that story told!
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka and today I am sharing my mini album using the sweet November Main Kit.
When I saw this gorgeous Kit I decided to create a cute mini album for the November’s days.
For the cover I have fussy cut one flower image from the Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes) Carousel – Belle paper and I have colored it with my pencils. I have also added some hearts enamels from the Bella Blvd: Illustrated Faith Enamel pack. For the ‘November’ title I have used the gold alphabets from the American Crafts: Hazelwood - Hazel Thickers. I love these gold alphabets.
Some mists were the finishing touches to complete my cover. You can find some Prima Watercolor paint refills in the shop and remember you can use my code Reka10 to get 10% off your total purchase.
For the inside pages I have used a lot of embellishments from the Pebbles: Girl Squad – Ephemera pack.
I have printed the beautiful November Kit exclusive printable on the vellum paper. Printable designed by Maryam.
For the pages I have also added the pink alphabets from the October Traveler's Notebook Kit.
I have also used the cute round images from the November Traveler's Notebook Kit exclusive printable which designed by Lacey Gasper.
Here are some close-ups.
I hope you like my mini album. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka
Welcome lovelies! This month's special event on the blog is an interview with Designer in the Spotlight for November the amazingly talented Zinia Amoiridou. Grab your drink and sit back while we get to know this artist better! Zinia designed the Tales & Dreams collection for our friends at the Pretty Little Studios company and we fell in love with it at first sight. We have had so many compliments on the November kits- Cornucopia because of the gorgeous rich colors and patterns like bold painterly florals. We hope you enjoy this feature today!
DIS=Designer in the Spotlight: Zinia Amoiridou
CK: First of all, please share the places our readers and fans can find you on the web and social media! (URL/Links please!)
DIS: First of all I have my blog abstractinspiraiton.com which basically where people can find everything about my work including my collections and classes. I’m also active in many social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
About your process…
CK: Clique Kits is obviously in love with your latest collection. Can you tell us a little about your inspiration for this collection and your creative process?
DIS: Each collection is different but in many cases, I like to start with a color palette. Choosing a few main colors and then generating some shades in between to work as complimentary accents. Once I have a draft for my colors I try to build a theme around them. I prefer to keep my collections as versatile as possible and easy to use for multiple occasions. That is why I try to stay away from very specific topics like holidays and seasonal trends.
I like to sketch most of my elements traditionally and then scan them to turn them into a digital form.
CK: What are your ideal surroundings when you are designing?
Location: My craft room
Listening to: When I’m trying to decide on the main idea/palette I prefer silence so I don’t have any distractions. During the designing process, I often put my Owl City playlist on.
Snacking on: Nothing. Although I really love food in general I don’t often snack especially while I’m working.
tools within arm’s reach: When I work with traditionally media I always keep a variety of black sketch pens around. I also have a few different watercolor palettes since they are my favorite medium to work with. When I move to the digital part I often like to use my Wacom tablet.
People/things nearby: My dog, Irma, always stays by my side even when I’m working.
Other: I prefer working during daylight cause the colors and designs look clearer and closer to the finished product.
CK: What is the hardest part of the work of designing for you?
DIS: I generally love what I do and enjoy every part of the process. I’d say the only hard part is time management. A collection just like a painting is a process that doesn’t have a clear ending point so I always have the feeling that I can add more things or improve the current designs.
CK: Do you have a “go to” color palette?
DIS: Yes and no. I have a specific logic I use for all my color palettes. I want to have shades from all the colors families. I always need to have some sort of pink, blue and yellow. Also for the main colors in my collections I chose mostly bright shades.
About your history…
CK: What was your earliest success as an artist?
DIS: Well as an artist in general some of my very first success memories are when my art teacher picked one of my painting for a small contest. I didn’t really win or anything but I felt so proud just for getting picked. Also shortly after that, my cousin and I designed the costumes for our school play and we actually won the best costumes award in my city.
CK: How did you start as a paper-crafter and designer?
DIS: I discovered the craft world in early 2014 when I accidentally stumbled across some planner setup videos on YouTube. I’ve always been a creative person keeping colorful notes with pens and stickers so when I saw that other people shared my love for stationery and paper products it felt like I finally found my tribe. I made an Instagram account and started sharing a few photos from my planner too and before I knew it I landed my first design team with Studio L2e. I can’t even express how grateful I am to Kanani (the owner) for seeing the potential in me and trusting a newbie with 60 followers to be part of her team.
Through my whole crafty journey I’ve always been a go-getter chasing opportunities and trying to find my place in the industry. Of course I’ve always dreamed about having my own collection but I didn’t really imagine it would really happen. I was over the moon when Melissa told me she liked my designs and would have me as a collection designer in Pretty Little studio.
CK: What was your very first favorite company in the industry?
That’s a hard one. In my early steps I had a hard time finding supplies so I was just working with whatever was available but I always had a huge crush on anything from Pink Paislee, Crate Paper and American Crafts.
About you currently…
CK: What have you been doing lately?
Watching on TV: Castle
Buying: Stamp sets and cardmaking supplies
Visiting: My parents cause I’ve been sick in bed for a few weeks and needed someone to take care of me :P
Using in artwork: Distress Oxides. It’s my new favorite product for every type of project.
Wishing for: Shorter overseas delivery time.
CK: Something that most people do not know about you…
DIS: As I kid, I hated and didn’t eat any fruits and vegetables. I managed to overcome my veggie issues after high school but I still struggle with fruts.
About your future…
CK: Can you share or hint about what is in store for you next as a designer?
DIS: I’m continuing as a designer with Pretty Little Studio and I’ll have at least 2 collections coming up next year.
CK: Other things on your bucket list?
DIS: I want to continue and do even more designing and teaching classes. I really hope to one day manage to attend CHA/Creativation and get more and more involved in the industry. Another thing I’ve always dreamed of is to be a signature designer and curate some art supplies.
Thanks so much for allowing The Clique to get to know you better!
Hello to all Cliquers! It's Donna here sharing a spread in my Traveler's Notebook using the November "Cornucopia" Main Kit.
This is one of the few photos of my daughter on her 3rd birthday that is not blurry. She's always moving and it was hard to capture her properly. Though I wish she's looking at the camera, I still like this one because I was able to capture the expression on her face while looking over her friend who were playing and having fun with the photo props.
I used just used 1 patterned paper here and I love the contrast in colors and patterns. One side colorful and the other side with just black and white simple wavy pattern.
I created edge borders with the fussy cut florals and leaves
I used a pink colored patterned paper to mat the word art "happy girls are the prettiest", I think it made it stand out better.
I love this bike die cut in the ephemera pack. I fussy cut the itty bitty flowers from one of the die cuts in the pack too
That's all from me today!
Don't forget you can use my DT code DONNA10 for a discount in the CK store!
Hope you have a great day!