Clique Kit Club May Blog Hop


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?)

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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!

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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/

 

 

 

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