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