Monday, July 24, 2017

Ferry Hair Don't Care {Clique Kits}

Hello friends, 

I have a fun layout to share with you today using product that's included in the GORGEOUS August Kit - Malibu - from Clique Kits. It features the Summer Lights collection from Pink Paislee. I just love the colors and icons and patterns in this kit. Plus, all the exclusives from CK (flair and sequins, oh my!) coordinate so perfectly. This kit will have you dreaming about Summer memories in no time!

While my focus is usually cards, and I've got some cards and videos in process, I wanted to document a fun photo from my recent staycation. I took the ferry over to a sweet little town called Port Townsend. I love where I live! With the ferry, it was only an hour and a half long trip. The ferry ride made it so much more fun, too! 

I see all the phrases, lately, "mermaid hair don't care". So, I decided to do a twist on that - Ferry hair don't care!

There was a die cut in the collection that actually had the phrase "mermaid hair don't care" so, I cut out the mermaid hair and then used the Thickers to add the words Ferry Hair. (I love these thickers!!!) 

When I add my little ink splats and embellies, I usually run for my enamel dots or wood veneers. This time, I wanted to take advantage of the big ole bag of exclusive sequins in the kit. So, I used Glossy Accents to do some little dots here and there and then, put some sequins down. It adds a really fun look!

The next thing was, I wanted to jazz up my page. There was some space that just felt empty. I kept staring at that bag of sequins. Could I do a little shaker element? Maybe some clusters? Then, I thought, what about a shape??? So, I grabbed the Glossy Accents again, did a heart and shape and.... wah la!

There are so many other great things in this kit that will help complete your projects. I loved the frames in the die cut bag. I actually cut those and used the top parts of the frames as layering elements. You can see those at the top part of the patterned papers. 

Also, you may not notice but, it's bugging me. My layout got a bit warped when I spilled some water on my desk. I was so mad! So, the photo of my page is a little crinkled. As irritated as I am, I'm glad it didn't actually RUIN the page. That would have been a very sad day!

Well, thanks for swinging by! Go grab YOUR August kit NOW
And enjoy a 10% discount by using my code melissa10 at check out. You can use that code for any purchase through the Clique Kits shop, too! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Latest Scrap Space Tour

Hey everyone!

First, Happy 4th of July to all my fellow USA friends. May you not take our Freedom for granted on this day! I love celebrating our country. 

Now, moving on to the main point of this post. I've recently updated, changed, upgraded some things in my scrap space and am excited to share you a video of the latest tour. Grab a cuppa, bottle-a, glass-a whatever you drink... a... and enjoy!

Monday, July 3, 2017

The 40 Club

Are you still friends with the people you graduated high school with? What about the ages of your group of friends? 

For me, I'm not connected with any one from my high school years and as I think about my friends, the ages range from early 30's and up to mid 50's. I always wondered why most of my friends were older or younger than me but, also didn't dwell on it too much because, I love who God has brought in to my life. 

Well, this past year I joined a Small Group through my church and, the ladies of the group quickly noticed that we were all the same age! How fun! Recently, we celebrated the 40th birthday of the last one to turn 40 and I just love how we click. We relate so much from what we were experiencing our Senior year of high school to just random generational stuff. SO cool! I still feel like I'm the youngest. I think some of it comes from being the only one who isn't married or has kids. While I'm not immature, it still just feels like I'm a bit younger. Thanks American society!!! BLEH! Thankfully, that is a BLIP in the friendships we have been forming this past year and goes away so fast when we start chatting and having a good time. 

Of course, I had to document the thoughts and the fun birthday night on a layout.

Aren't we a hot group of 40 year olds??? I sure think so!

For this layout I used lots of Oh Happy Life by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. This is such a fun and bright collection! I love the combo of busy bright colors and the cool black and white papers. Made it fun to combine all the elements.

I did lots of layering for this page. I love to layer! The smaller papers are actually from the 6x6 paper pad for this collection. 

Before I started to layer, I put down some gesso and then used the packing technique to spread on some Color Shine. Then, I splattered some of the mist around too. After it dried, I took to the sewing machine and did some stitching along the sun rays. Wow! When did I get so mixed media, hey???

I used several cut files from Just Nick Studio too. I will link you up to those below.

Thanks for swinging by today and letting me share this FOR FUN page! I love being able to create something without any guidelines or assignments looming. Yay for therapy!

Collection Used: Oh Happy Life
Mists: Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Butter and Sweet Mint
Cut Files all from Just Nick Studio: Hashtags 1 and Boho Florals