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 https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica Thompson https://ericarosecreates.wordpress.com/
*Donna Espiritu http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
*Justyna Skowron http://www.made-by-justt.blogspot.com/
*Maryam Perez http://maryamperez.blogspot.com/
*Melissa Vining http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz//
*Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Janet Perafan-Babar http://janetperafanbabar.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
*Leigh Ann Odynksi http://www.artfulleighcreative.com
Stephanie Kisewetter www.oddbirdout.com
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com
Sara Mishler http://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
Janet Zeppa http://janetsjoy.blogspot.ca/ Mariah Hechler www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Jennie Garcia http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/