September 19, 2016

October CLique Kits Mood Board

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to take a moment to share the October Mood Board for Clique Kits. I LOVE ALL THE BLUE. AHHHH, IT'S SO PRETTY. Sorry, I didn't mean to yell at you, but it's my favorite color and I can't wait to share with you a few of the layouts I created with this beautiful kit.

Now how about a few sneak peeks of our October kit, which will ship between October 3 - 10th

Thank you for joining me today. Don't forget about our September blog share on September 28th starting here at the Clique Kits blog at 10am CST. There is a prize up for grabs so be sure to stop by and comment. Also, keep your eyes on our social media in the next week for more October Kit sneak Peeks. There is a VERY limited amount of subscriptions available.

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September 18, 2016

Choose Happy

Have you seen the newest Simple Stories collection, Posh? I love the color palette of this collection. It's so pretty. I love the cut-apart cards paper. And the hint of silver metallic on some of the papers. Brilliant! Erica, from Clique Kits surprised me with some of this collection in my box that arrived with the October Clique Kit! Love when that happens. :) There's still a few pieces of the Reset Girl collection in the Clique Kit Shop if you're interested. And you can save 10% by using NICOLE10 in the coupon code section prior to checking out.

For this layout, I used a sketch that Kristine Davidson from Creative Scrappers created for their September challenge. I love this photo that my husband took of Edward and I by the river this weekend. My son even asked to have this photo taken! I didn't even have to bribe or threaten him for this photo. LOL

I stuck with the sketch with the exception of the stars. I decided to add a few hearts instead. Love the circles in the background. This is such a fun sketch. And I scrapped an 8 1/2x11" layout, rather than a 12x12.

Products: Patterned Paper: Die-Cuts: Stamp: Enamel Dot: Veneer: Simple Stories, Sticker words: Pretty Little Studio, Ink: Prima, Hero Arts.

I love this little cluster of die cuts and enamel dots with the stamping and hand-journaling.

I used a roller stamp that had the zig-zag to create a faux stitching effect.

Thanks for visiting today!
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September 17, 2016

Fun Night

Hello all. Last night, we had a fun night. We spent a few hours down at the beach with some friends. Grilled burgers, had a few drinks and let the kids play.

I took this opportunity to get a few photos of Edward and Pete. I do not take enough pictures of these two. Never mind the fact that Edward is wearing a winter sweater in September. He LOVES this sweater.

Of course had to get a few shots of me and my little man. Actually, Edward wanted to get a picture with his mommy. That would be a first! I'll take it!

After we spent some time down the beach, Angela, Brian, Pete and I decided to take the kiddies to the fair! The kids were beyond excited. The things we do for our darling children. Even after a long week at work... Poor Edward could only get on rides for kids 42" tall. He needed to be 48" to get on the rides that Sydney wanted to get on. :( He has a lot of growing to do! My poor little guy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit today!
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September 12, 2016


Hi all! I don't know about you, but I LOVE fall. It's my favorite time of the year. I love the fresh cool air and watching the leaves turn. My street is so pretty in the fall with all the trees. For this layout, I used Pretty Little Studio's "Woodland" collection. It's perfect for scrapbooking those fall memories! I really love the design of this layout and those frames! Swoon. What's your favorite part of this lovely collection?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Stickers: Die-Cut frames: Cut-Aparts: Pretty Little Studio.

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September 11, 2016

Clique Kits and Stuck Sketches Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stuck Sketches and Clique Kits Blog Hop! Stuck Sketches is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a fun blog hop filled with lots of prizes! Grab a cup of coffee or beverage and join us on this fun hop filled with tons of inspiration. You should be arriving from Danie's blog. In case you get lost along the way, feel free to start at the beginning. Today's sketch is a fun one. I really like the different strips of patterns on this sketch with the center collage.

Here is my take on the sketch. I kept it pretty simple, focusing on the photo with a few embellishments here and there. I hand-cut the chevrons from journaling cards to create my own die cuts. The circle was hand-cut from patterned paper. I love how the half circle frames the layout nicely; it kind of makes the layout pop.

Products: Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages, Kesi'Art, Kaisercraft, Journaling Card: Clique Kits, Chipboard: American Crafts, Die cuts: Sticker words: Pretty Little Studio, Puffy stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Stamp: Word sticker: Ali Edwards.
A few close-ups:

Here is the line-up for today:
Thanks so much for visiting. Don't forget to leave a comment along the way because one lucky person will be winning the September kit! Your next stop is Vivian Lake. Enjoy!

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September 9, 2016

Best friends

Hi all. Nicole here with another layout using the September Moon Child kit. For this layout, I decided to use the cut-apart paper along with three different cut files from Just Nick Studio's shop. Normally, I would only use one or two cut files at the most, but if you are looking for ways to stretch your kit, use cut files! I've been wanting to try the Floral Burst Background cut file for sometime now. I really love it.

best friends two

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Kesi' Art, Kaisercraft, Cut-Aparts: Pretty Little Studio, Chipboard: American Crafts, Puffy sticker: Fancy Pants Designs, Digital Cut Files: Just Nick Studio.

I used the Open Triangle cut file and the Stems cut file on the journaling card. I decorated the center of the cut file using a chipboard heart and an enamel dot.

I tucked the Floral Burst Background cut file slightly behind my cluster of journaling cards.
I used the cut-apart banner flag to help pull my journaling together along with a die cut triangle and some chipboard shapes.
Thanks for visiting today!
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September 8, 2016

Who has plans?

Hi everyone. Who has plans for September? I just realized that I do not have much going on in September. Edward's Meme is coming for 9 days, but that's it. Guess I better start planning meals and clean. I decided to do something different. Do you ever get tired of doing the same stuff? I do. I have scrapped so many layouts in the past few months and I am at a point where I want to try different things. I really want to create some cool wall art for my scrap space. That's next on my list. In the mean time, I decided to decorate my September planner page! Normally, I just write in the little blocks what's going on, but this month I decided to use my Pretty Little Studio scraps of patterned papers, vellum and die-cuts from the "Here and there" collection. I bought the cute little planner stickers awhile back and never really used them until now.
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