September 18, 2017

Adventure

Hi ladies. I am back today with another fun layout using Clique Kit's September Sundance kit. The patterns and die cuts in this month's kit is so pretty. I love them. I've had these photos for a few months now, but didn't have the right papers and embellishments to go with them. I pulled the blue and cream colors from the photos to create a well balanced layout.

 
I wasn't sure at first if the washi would go with this layout, but I managed making it work by adding the tiny red plaid star sticker to help pull the red into the layout. I used a pen and ruler to create faux stitching on the heart sticker.
 
 
 
I layered several die cuts together at the bottom of the photo to help pull the photos together. And to balance it out, I added a few more at the top right photo in the corner. Then I added my hand-journaling to complete the layout.
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!
-Nicole
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Wander

Hi everyone. I've been waiting since May to scrapbook these adorable alpacas. The Sundance kit was perfect for these photos. I love the patterns in this collection and decided to use a variety of patterns for the background of my layout. I love patterned paper...

 
 
One of my favorite types of die cuts is frames. I love creating a collage of photos to print them on a smaller scale to use on my layout. This tip works perfectly for printing small photos just small enough to fit within the frames.



I layered the frames side by side then used a few die cuts, acrylic and stickers to decorate the frames.



Since I ran out of space to actually hand-journal on this layout, I used the sticker words to help share my story!








Thanks for visiting today!
-Nicole
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September 16, 2017

Epic

One word that summed of our time at the fair last night...Epic! Edward was so excited because is grew two inches this year! Which meant that he could go on most of the rides. Unlike last year, he had to go on the kiddy rides and he was quite bummed. I was sad for him...

But not this year! Man, he got on every ride he could in the three hours we were at the fair. He has no fear! If Sydney got on the ride, so did he. I had such a great time watching him have fun. Seriously, it was so awesome. While he got on the rides, I ate junk; a lot of it... Funnel Cakes, cheese fries, pretzel bits... we all shared. LOL All night, I kept hearing Edward yell out, "that was epic!"



The bracelets were definitely the way to go...





These two... they are two years apart, but so close. Best buds forever.



I looked over and saw my son beaming!!! SERIOUSLY, I cannot get enough of his handsome face. He is so precious.



They did not stop... they ran from one place to the next. There was no time to be wasted. And the lines weren't that bad! We made out going on a Friday night...



The girls made sure Edward made the cut for every ride. Hehe 48", not a hair to spare!


I wanted to throw up watching them on this thing... I used to be able to go on rides... not anymore. I get too sick from motion sickness.


Edward was dancing, waiting in line to get on the UFO. His FAVORITE ride of the night. He waited 2 years to get on this thing! LOL. He liked how the seats went up and the music.




Edward did not want to go on the swing, but I told him he had to because Sydney went on every single ride he wanted... he didn't argue after that.





I think this was their next favorite ride. They got on it a few times.





They both went on the Ferris wheel. It was pretty big too. I thought about going on this, but chickened out at the last minute... I am afraid of heights.



They are at the very top... :)


What a great time we had together with our friends! Can't wait to do it again next year.

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September 14, 2017

Ain't Life Grand

Good morning friends! I have a winter page to share with you today using the "Ain't Life Grand" collection. I love how pretty the bright colors look against the photo of my son eating snow... he does this whenever we get snow. In fact, he has been doing it since he was able to play out in the snow. He is such a goofy kid. I love it.





I used a slick writer pen to hand write my journaling directly onto the photo so that I could use the rest of the layout to add die cuts, washi tape and a few frames.


I added a scrap piece of patterned paper and vellum along with a few cut apart die cuts in the blue frame. For the "xoxo" frame, I added several strips of vellum tape to add more color to the layout with a heart die cut added to the center.


I love the cut apart tab with the camera! I popped it up above the photo using a foam square. Also, I used leftover pieces of the vellum tape that I cut into little triangles to use as photo corners.


Pretty Little Studio Ain't Life Grand Paper/Love This, Live & Love, Cut-Apart/Best Ever, Always, Everyday, Die Cuts/Framed, Love Life Words, Vellum Tape.

Thanks for visiting today!
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September 12, 2017

Go Outside and Play

Hello friends! I have a fun mixed media layout to share with you today using some watercolor paints from Shimmerz Paints and stamps from Altenew. And of course, all of the other gorgeous papers and embellishments used are from the September Sundance kit. LOVE this kit. It's so pretty and it's perfect for scrapbooking those special outdoors events.


I used a some watercolor paints in the colors of beige, blue and green to draw different paint stroke lines down the page and across the page to create a fun background for my layout. While I was trying to figure out how to incorporate the tiny circle stickers on my layout, I found a button in my stash that was the perfect size for the sticker!

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I cut some flowers from the patterned paper to use as a die cut on my layout. I needed some flowers and that blue flower in the patterned is gorgeous!

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I splashed some gold paint onto the layout too. I love how much a touch of gold makes this layout pop. Such a fun, happy layout.

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The tiny word stickers fit within the sticker banners perfectly! I always like using sticker banners with some kind of sentiment so I made these stickers work for me!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I've inspired you to try using watercolors and stamps on your layout. Don't forget, the Clique Kits shop has a variety of mixed media products available. Click here to see what's available.

Nicole
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September 2, 2017

Superhero


My 7 year old thinks he's too old to be a superhero, but he'll always be my little superhero. I even bought him a frame for his bedroom that says "Boys are just super heroes in disguised. He hates it, but I won't let him take it down. I know, I'm evil, but I spent like $25 on it from Target. It's staying on his wall. LOL

While Edward was at the dog park with Meme, she snapped this adorable photo of Edward with her dogs. I love it. Seriously, a picture is worth a thousand words... The first thought that came to mind when I saw this was, "what an awesome boy. He looks like a superhero."


Then I got Pink Paislee's Turn the Page collection and saw the cool "superhero" word sticker and had to use it! It's perfect.


 
For this layout, I used lots of die cuts and stickers, layered together to frame the photo since that is my main focus of the layout.
 


I really like the "Believe in you" puffy sticker and the chipboard. Oh, and check out that adorable snail!


What do you think? Isn't that Superhero sticker cool!? Love it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Nicole
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