Sunday, December 7, 2014

Team Dave + Clique Kits Challenge

Hello blogging friends. I have another layout I created with the December Clique Kit to share with you today. I wanted to give you some insight into what inspired me for my latest layout. It was this 4×6 journal card from the Echo Park Creative Agenda collection. It reminded me of the musical Rent and that made me think of my brother-in-law Dave who is battling cancer. When you are in a battle for your life, you realize just how precious time is as well as those people we love to spend that time with. 
Dave was just released from the hospital again after more surgery which was then complicated by his getting pneumonia. Hubby and I took some food over last night and were touched to see that my sister's co-workers had bought them a real tree! They are blessed with some truly awesome friends.
Anyway,,, Last Spring, my daughter and I participated in the Minneapolis Bladder Cancer Walk with Dave and lots of friends and family. So I dug out the few pictures I had from the event. Then I looked for a sketch that would work with my photos and journal cards. I found this one at Stuck?! Sketches.
december 1 copy
My next step is deciding what papers and embellishments to use. But I wanted the emphasis still to be that journal card, so I used my Silhouette to cut the words out of my background paper. It makes a bold statement. Here is my finished layout…
Enchanted Meadow December Clique Kit.
One of the add-ons for the kit were these fabulous paper clips from Freckled Fawn and I cannot get enough of them.
I spritzed some Heidi Swapp color shine in tinsel on my camera ephemera and layered some chipboard stickers on top. Using foam adhesive adds dimension, making the layers pop.
I used my computer to add my journaling as I don’t especially like my own handwriting.
Did you know that Clique Kits hosts a monthly challenge? and the prizes are fabulous!! This month our challenge is Anything Goes with a twist of creating something mini.  This twist is optional and can be a mini tag, mini card, mini album, mini layout or whatever mini means to you or however mini inspires you!
This months sponsor is Creative Retreat and they are giving our randomly selected winner their November Kit and coordinating digital journaling cards designed by Danielle Young Designs
Danielle Young Designs created the digital pocket cards for our December kit. So I created this mini card with one of her backgrounds to inspire you all to join our challenge...

The fan is from the Heidi Swapp ephemera pack and I couldn't help being a little cheesy with the sentiment. Finals week  for my daughter in Vet school is this next week and this card will be perfect to tuck in her Survive Finals Week care package.
So create something mini and link up to Clique Kits here.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this layout! You are so right that time is so precious. We need to cherish every moment. Fabulous how you cut the words out of your background and the embellishing is perfect! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  2. Gorgeous page of a treasured memory I am sure, love the background cutting, so fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?!

  3. Gorgeous page!!! LOVE your paper choices and that cool background!! Pinning!!! Also loving that darling card!!

  4. So wonderful layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with Stuck?!Sketches;)

  5. Beautiful page Marcia! I love your background cutting! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. Fabulous page, love the background! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

  7. Love those die-cut stars in your background! Must try that sometime! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stuck?! Sketches!!


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