Clique Kit Club May Blog Hop


Welcome Ladies!  I am so honored to be a part of my very first blog hop with  Clique Kits.  I am so excited to share my May layouts with you all; but first I have a little secret to share with you all: I have never been a part of a blog hop before and I am a little nervous.  It has also been a long time since I have blogged; so I feel a little bit like a “newbie” here… please be gentle.

Okay, so that uncomfortable business is complete !  Now on the task of showing you what I have been up to with the May Northern Lights Kit!  This is my first kit with The Clique and I have to say I am super-impressed with how packed this kit was… I have four layouts to share with you today (a fifth layout is sitting in my craft room awaiting completion) and I still have tons of product left!

I have a major pattern paper obsession, so I was thrilled to find so many papers from Fancy Pants and Basic Grey in the kit.  These papers really made the kit extremely versatile , I really cannot believe the different looks I got from one kit.

Before the kit arrived I was anticipating the bright primary colors from Fancy Pant’s Atwell Collection.  I find red and yellow perfect colors to scrap my two nephews, however my personal scrap stash lacks a whole lot of these colors.  I knew I had some pictures of the boys that were just waiting for this paper.


For “Happy, Happy, Happy” I used the fabulous exclusive circle cut file that can be downloaded with this month’s kit.  I backed the circles with various papers from the kit and laid it over the fabulous black and white paper from Fancy Pants.  I added a few bits and pieces from the fabulous assortment of ephemera that Clique Kits includes each month.  I just love that flair!


The awesome assortment of tags in this month’s kit was the true star of the show on the “Ready, Set, Go” layout.  I love the fun whimsy they created while making layers to mount this cheeky picture of my youngest nephew.  I dug through my own paper stash to find this now classic sheet of Amy Tangerine Kraft paper.  I wanted something more than white on the background, but knew I had to keep it neutral for the tags to really shine.  After trimming the tags down to fit behind my photo mat, I punched various circles out of the remaining tags and used them instead of my usual clusters of enamel dots.  I grabbed a stamp and some ink and stamped “#HasMyHeart” along the border in navy and teal.  Again, the fabulous flair from this months kit caught my eye.  I made a messy nest of string (thanks for the inspiration Missy Whidden) and nestled another flair button in it.


After working exclusively with the Fancy Pants that came in the kit, I decided it was time to start using the Basic Grey papers in the kit.  I cut the heart with my die cut machine and backed it with the gorgeous watercolor effect paper in the kit.  I had purchased some pieces of this black and white striped paper from We Are Memory Keepers from the shop and used it as my background. I love all the exclusive die cuts that came in this months kit (another secret, I joined Clique Kits primarily for these little beauties… are they not fabulous?)


I created my own cut file for this last page and I think it turned out fabulous.  I backed the negative space of the cut file with various Basic Grey papers from this month’s kit.  I then added some more of the exclusive die cuts, wood veneer flowers and enamel dots.  I loved the layout, but I still felt something was missing… so I watered down some Dylusions paint and splattered some purple drips all over the page.

Thank You for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed the pages I shared.  The next stop on the hop is Renee Aslette.  Keep on Hopping!


May 2016 Line-Up

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                                                                                    Mariah Hechler
Jennie Garcia




17 thoughts on “Clique Kit Club May Blog Hop

  1. Congratulations on completing your 1st blog hop! Love all your creations and look forward to you joining us for MANY more blog hops!!

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