Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clique Kits Blog Share

Hello blogging friends!

It's time for the Clique Kits October blog share and this month we have an awesome line-up with our new design team plus kit subscribers. You might want to start at the Clique Kits blog if you are happening upon my post. There are always prizes for participation ... and for one lucky commentor. 
Here is the line-up ...

Sandy Gonzalez
Tyra Babington
Rhonda Van Ginkel

*Design Team Members on Kit Duty

I have two layouts to share with you today. This first one features a friend's child whom I scrap often. This picture was perfect for that "I was made to be awesome" journal card. This is a simple grid based layout.... something that works well with the PL cards.

 Isn't that photo hilarious! She was playing with the blow dryers at a dog salon. I added a few embellishments from the kit on the cards. I love the wood veneers that were included in the kit. So fun!

This second layout will be on the JustNick Studios blog tomorrow.... you get a sneak peek at it today.  I had to do a birthday layout with the gorgeous balloon paper. It was my favorite from the PinkFresh Studios Happy Things collection. The tassels in the kit were begging to be on a birthday layout too. This one features my nephew (ok,, in truth... my great nephew, but that makes me sound old, lol). His Mom made him this awesome eyeball monster cake with cake pops. I was lucky to catch a picture of him blowing out his candle.
This week Nicole Nowosad challenged us to use 4 different JustNick cut files. These are the 4 that I chose....

I like to create stencils with the background cut files so I can use inks to add interest to my background. I choose the Shattered Glass Background for this because I wanted to focus on triangular shapes throughout my layout to coordinate with the pattern papers from the PinkFresh Studios Happy Things collection.

 Another cut file with triangles is the Basic Banner. Banners really add a festive element to the layout. These banners have such fun repeating shapes too.

To help frame my photo, I chose the Doodle Frames cut file. I cut only the outside of this frame. And how cute are those macaroons!

Of course with a birthday layout I would need a birthday title. The Card Sentiments 1 with the "Make a Wish" caught my eye for my photo of my nephew blowing out his first birthday candle.

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on the hop is Kim Allen.



  1. Love the layouts and those adorable pics. Adorable.

  2. Love every layout. That first layout just makes me giggle. Love what you have done with the kit.

  3. Cute pics and great layouts! Really like your banner with the added tassel- very cute!

  4. Great layouts Marcia!! I really loved the banner you made on the second layout!!

  5. You had me at the details in the banner. Great moments AND fun captured; we are always thinkung about the pefect shot in the back of our minds lol. Love those veneers too!!

  6. Oh well how fantastic are both these pager... love them...awesome design!

  7. Oh my goodness how I love that photo in your first page!!! You've showcased it perfectly!!! And the next page is fabulous with all of you masking and use of the triangle shapes! Lovely work!

  8. Love all the details in your work

  9. What a great idea to make a banner!!!! Fantastic Layouts Marcia!

  10. This is so cute. Love the banner with the different cut outs!

  11. LOVE how you used that balloon paper, I am still hoarding, um saving that one so good job putting it to use!! :)

  12. Both of these layouts are amazing! That photo on your first one is so funny, totally perfect for that card. I love all the details on your second layout, that banner is gorgeous!

  13. awesome pages!! the pic on that first one is too cute!!

  14. That first one has great emotion to it (and of course it looks awesome too)! And your use of the triangle stencil is spectacular!

  15. Great work. Love your photos and highlighting them with wonderful combinations of elements and embellishments.


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