23 April 2014

Clique Kits - April Debutante Blog Share

Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to be part of the Clique Kits blog share today, sharing projects using the April Kit - Debutante! I'm also SUPER excited to have some kit club members joining us!!

I have a few projects to share with you today. I used this kit down to the very last bit! I had a small section of paper left over, some thicker words and the washi tape. I created (4) 12x12 layouts, (3) cards, and (10) journal cards.

The first layout I'm sharing today was created using a picture of my niece. My husband and I don't get to see our niece often as she lives in NYC, but we love receiving videos and photos from her parents! A little fact about me and my hubby...our family lives all over the United States, from New York to Florida to Minneapolis. We cherish our moments with them. 

I love how these papers are universal to boy or girl. I shared a project this month on the Clique Kits blog, showing how to use it more for a boy layout.

 I also created a few cards. I love created cards when I'm down to scraps! It is the perfect way to not let these lovely papers go to waste!

I adore this first card! I created the card with water color paper. I then used Tim Holtz Distress stain and sprayed it with water (to create the drip). I then splattered some black Mister Huey's spray on top. Adhered a thicker word from the kit, added some washi, a die cut heart and this simple card was born!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate it and hope you were inspired to create something for yourself today!


The Order
Clique Kits (Start here)
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey  (you are here)
Danielle  (next stop)
Brooke
Madge
Gina
Charity
Rosann

XOXO
Lacey

09 April 2014

Clique Kits Blog Share - Simple Stories!

I'm super excited about this blog share! Simple Stories is near and dear to my heart and I love their products! They always are coming out with new, exciting products. I love everything from their albums to their paper lines and Sn@p cards! 

Hopefully you started at the Clique Kits blog and arrived here from ERICA'S Blog! If not be sure to head back that way and click on through the share! Also, if you didn't know, Clique Kits has some awesome Simple Stories in the store! Plus, there are more GREAT Simple Stories products on the way!

For this blog share I worked with the Simple Stories: Sn@p Set - Dog! My puppy Spock is my child. He is our world, And I'm THAT puppy mommy that takes a million pictures of him (a lot of the time, sleeping). Yes, I'm that puppy Mom! I just can't get enough of his adorable face and his sweet personality! So when I saw this Simple Stories Dog line, I HAD to have it! I knew it would make a great album for my puppy! 


I created a layout, using the Simple Stories: Daily Grind - Simples Basics Kit.The colors go very well with the Dog Sn@p Cards!

I paired this line with Simple Stories: Daily Grind for Spock's album as well. One thing I really love about Simple Stories products is that a lot of the lines you can easily mix and match with current or past lines! It really gives you endless possibilities. So I love how universal they are!

Here are a few pages from Spock's Mini Album that I'm creating.
 



I also decided to create a layout, using the Simple Stories: Daily Grind - Simples Basics Kit.The colors go very well with the Dog Sn@p Cards!


SPECIAL
Today, Clique Kits has a great offer, but there is only a LIMITED amount. So get yours before it's gone! We are offering 40% off of Simple Stories: A Charmed Life paper collection, use code: CHARMED40. Like I said - quantities are limited! Check out the Simple Stories Project Idea Sheet for inspiration on using this line!

PRIZE
Also, leave a comment on each blog along the share for a chance to win $10 Store Credit !!! The more blogs you comment on the better your chances! Please, also share on Facebook if you love what you see!

KIT SUBSCRIPTIONS
We are so excited about the launch of our FIRST kit this month! They flew off the shelves! If you would like to get in on future kits, please join our wait list! Join us again on April 23, for a April Kit Blog Share with the Clique Kit Girls and subscribers!

Thanks for joining us today and stopping by! Make sure you started at the Clique Kits blog!

20 March 2014

Clique Kits Blog Share: Hazel & Ruby


You should have arrived here from Erica's blog!

Today we are so excited to be working with some awesome Hazel and Ruby products! I received some products for their Chalk it Up line as well as their Gone Typo line. Though the projects I will be sharing today were all completed with Chalk it Up! The creative bug hit and I created two layouts and three cards using these products!

The first layout is of my husband and I, pre-marriage. This picture was taken on our trip to the Twin Cities for our wedding week. I have a whole series of photos for each day (starting at 100) leading up to the wedding. I love how bright and cheerful these papers are. For the background I used Tim Holtz Distress stains, a Heidi Swapp stencil and embossing paste.

This second layout is a of a vacation that my husband and I took in January 2014. We got to spend 4 nights and 5 days at Secrets NOW resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! It was wonderful and a fantastic break from the cold and snow. I love the colorful frames paper. I decided to trim it almost in half and use the frames to highlight my photos as well as some journaling and title.

I also created some cards with these papers! I was really into the water color look when i was creating these first two cards. For the background I used water color paints to create a custom background.

The final card I created is a mini card (3" x 4"). I used Bubbles and Babbles Stickers to create this card. I popped a few up for dimension and stamped the word hello to the lower corner!


Thanks for stopping by today!! This was your LAST stop on the share! If you started here please head over to the Clique Kits blog for info and other blogs on the route.

OH, but WAIT we have a prize!! The prize for today's Blog Share is a $10 Gift Certificate to the Clique Kits Store!

Also, a quick shout out to my mom who is celebrating her birthday today! Happy Birthday Mom!

17 March 2014

Clique Kits - REVEAL!


The Clique Kit girls and I are so so so THRILLED to be finally introducing our FIRST kit -- Debutante! This kit is full of some fantastic products that we Clique Kit girls love and think you will love them as well!

The main product and product line designer for April is Amy Tangerine with her Plus One line! We adore the bright colors and bold type. We also love how neutral one side of the paper is and fun, fresh and funk the second side is.

Now, I introduce DEBUTANTE!
Isn't this kit awesome!?! If you want to know what all is included in this kit, please check out the monthly kit page on the Clique Kits website.

I'm super excited about this kit as well because I have designed 6 custom button flair along with 4 double sided journal cards JUST for the Clique Kits KIT!

But I didn't stop there. As a kit subscriber you will also receive die cut files and a page of printables for you to use! You can cut the die cuts with your silhouette as many times as your heart desires! The printables come on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, ready to print with your home printer!
It is not too late to sign-up for our kit club! Read all about it, here. Though there are limited amount of kits left so sign-up before you miss out on something awesome.

Thanks for supporting Clique Kits and my new adventure!

05 March 2014

Clique Kits: PinkFresh Studio Blog Share


PinkFresh Studio is today's sponsor for our Clique Kits blog share! We are so excited to use their fabulous products to inspire you! Do you love these products?! Well, PinkFresh Studio has put together a FABULOUS prize package for ONE lucky commenter! Comment on each blog during the share, the more you comment on the better your odds!

Not only that! PinkFresh Studio has offered our fans a coupon code to share! This is good through March 12, 2014. Receive 20% off the PinkFresh Studio store, use code clique20

Alright, now on to today's blog share projects using PinkFresh Studio products! The first project I want to share is a card. I love the bright colors of PinkFresh products. I used a Neon Instaframe on this card, as well as the Heart Colorblock Veneers. I paired it with some BasicGrey!
The second projects I created are journal cards. I'm putting together a My Life album (project life) this year. And i love making personalized journal cards. Here are a few I made using PinkFresh Products.





And I also just used some of the journal cards as is or added some enamel stickers to them.



Now it's time to head over to Jody's blog to check out how she used the PinkFresh Studio products!

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Thanks for stopping today!
♥ Lacey

21 February 2014

February Clique Kits Blog Share

Welcome to the February Blog Share for Clique Kits!! If you haven't heard we have launched our kit club! You can now subscribe and subscriptions will start April 2014!! We are so excited about the kick off.

Today's blog share features one of our favorite designers, Amy Tan(gerine)! I have always loved her style both in her papers and her own paper crafting. Her paper lines have so many fantastic embellishments and tools to really enhance your projects.

So today, I'm sharing a few different projects with you using the Cut & Paste line. You will also see that I used some Clique Kits printables and Clique Kits flair as well.

Cards
I designed this card for my husband for Valentine's day. Okay so there is NOT much too this card. I basically used black water color paint and am Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste sticker. Yup that is it. I kept it simple.
The second card I added some embellishments from various sources. Amy Tangerine (sticker), Tag, my own designs (crochet heart, printable).

  Layout
 I plan on adding a picture of my puppy Spock to this layout. I'm notorious for sharing layouts with no photos. The white paper in the center is where the photo will go. I added a Clique Kits printable as part of the title for this layout. Erica sent the embellishments in that adorable green stripe bag and I saved it to use on a project!
Notebook
I'll be sure to do a tutorial on this notebook some day. I created this from a college ruled notebook I bought at Target. I divided it up and created this small little notebook, which I covered with some of the contents of this kit! The bow was created with the Amy Tangerine Embroidery kit. How adorable is that?

I sewed the seam of the notebook so it stays together. Then covered the binding with washi tape.

This is the end of the share. If you started here, please head to the Clique Kits blog and view the other blogs on the blog share!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog on the blog share for your chance to win a FABULOUS prize (below)!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to like Clique Kits on Facebook and follow our blog! Also, don't forget to sign-up for our e-newsletter!!

Lacey

14 February 2014

Launch Day

Another post about Clique Kits! I'm excited to say that we have  LAUNCHED the subscription button! You can now sign-up to be a kit subscriber. The first kit will ship April 2014. There are prizes being given today, a special sign-up gift and free printables on the Clique Kits Blog!

We are ALL over the web!!
Clique Kits on Facebook (Trivia and prizes throughout the day)
Clique Kits on Instagram (Share & Like for a chance to win a prize package)
Clique Kits on Pinterest (see what inspires the Clique Kit team, as well as some projects using the kits).
Clique Kits Blog (A place to find inspiration, ideas, tips, tutorials and much more!)
Clique Kits on Twitter

Here is a look at the free printables! Head to the Clique Kits blog to download them!
Happy LAUNCH day :D

23 January 2014

Blog Share: Wild Flower


I'm so excited to participate in my first blog share with a wonderful group of women! Thank you for joining us today and I hope you find some inspiration among our blogs. If you didn't begin at the Clique Kits blog, please head there after my blog post!

You have arrived here from Erica's Blog!

This blog share's paper line: Carta Bella - Wild Flower

"May your life be like a wild flower...Growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day"
Native American Proverb

Blog Share Challenge: Use something "wild" on your page.
Literal interpreatation: a wild animal or plant

Figurative interpretation: something unique/different for YOU! 

My Project Description

This year I decided to dive into a Project Life album. However, I'm titling mine: Year in My Life. I didn't want to be stuck in the sense that I NEED to do a spread weekly. I know this is not what project life is completely, but I feel like there were so many unspoken standards behind it, so titling it my own way gives me more freedom. I'm also not working with one specific paper line. Instead I will combine the Clique Kits with papers in my stash and my own designs to really speak my personality. Finally, if I don't get a spread done weekly, so be it. Some months may be one spread for the whole month, I want the freedom of doing my own thing.

My Projects

So saying that, lets start with January and what I've create so far. I decided I want to start and end the month with a 12x12 layout. Highlight my FAVORITE two memories of that month. These don't have to be huge events, but just something I found extra special.

Here is my first 12x12 layout for January.

Supplies: Carta Bella - Wildflower (12x12 - Field of Flowers, 6x6 paper pad); Studio Calico - Gold Letter Stickers; LaceyBug Creations (Flair, Camera Die cut, Arrow printable); Washi; Twine; Gems; Felt Ribbon; Wood Veneer.

And I've also completed some spreads for the month already. I used the Carta Bella - Wildflower collection and coordinating embellishments, put together by kit coordinator Gia Lau. I also incorporated some of my own personal designed embellishments as well.




Beyond my YIML (year in my life) album, I created a layout using a photo from my wedding this past summer (photo taken by the TALENTED and amazing Bernadette Pollard). I was inspired by the feminine papers and embellishments and felt that our crazy expressions really fit the paper line.
Supplies: Carta Bella - Wildflower (12x12 - 4x6 Journal Card; 6x6 paper pad); Fancy Pants - Corrugated Paper; Bella Blvd - Feather; Silhouette - die cut feather; LaceyBug Creations (Flair, label printables); Studio Calico: Gold Letter Chipboard, Wood Veneer Camera, gold letter stickers; Lace Trim; Fabric; Peach Cardstock; Gold sequin trim; Roller stamp.

Freebies and More

I'm not stopping with just inspiration! Check out the Clique Kits blog for an exclusive FREE printable! I was inspired by the Carta Bella Wildflower kit when I was designing them and added my own personal flair to them. Honestly, they can go with all your scrapbooking projects and various paper lines.

Speaking of Flair, I also have the flair I designed to coordinate available for purchase in my Etsy shop! Head over there right now to snag your flair before they are gone.
**DISCLAIMER** I leave for vacation on Friday (Jan 24) and return Jan 29. I will be shipping orders on the 29th or the 30th.

Prize

Oh and lets not stop there!! We are offering a prize to one lucky person! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs during the blog hop! So keep on hopping!


Enjoy Jenn's blog next!


Thanks for stopping by today! 
Lacey Gasper


21 January 2014

Blog Share - Thursday

Coming this Thursday, January 23rd. I'm involved in a Blog Share with some friends from MemoryWorks! I'm excited to share LOTS of projects and more :) We worked with the Carta Bella Wild Flower line!

Oh and there are so many more awesome things to come for Clique Kits! I'm beyond excited!! So if you don't yet, follow the Clique Kits blog, facebook page, twitter page and subscribe to the e-newsletter to stay up on the latest information.