Saturday, February 25, 2017

Enjoy the Moment

Hello friends,

Today, there are some awesome new cut files in the Just Nick Studio shop and there is one, in particular, that caught my fancy. I was super excited to use with the March PLAY kit from Clique Kits. The PERFECT paper was begging me to cut it into a fun background cut file! I gave in. It didn't take much convincing and, hopefully, you can see why. 

Here is the page:

FUN, right???

Seriously in love with the Little by Little collection by Shimelle, which is featured in the March kit AND seriously in love with that cut file! 

The Enjoy the Moment title is also from the Just Nick shop. I cut it out on white cardstock, which is something I like to do with most cut files because, sometimes, I'm not sure what papers I want to use. That way, I have the option of inking it up or misting it with a color. Which is what I did with this one. I used some Color Shine by Heidi Swapp in Navy. It went perfectly and adds a little bit of shine.

The photos, on this page, were taken at a long weekend crop retreat. It was such a fun time and they brought in a special treat - a photo booth! So, our entire table (minus one gal who was still sleeping!!!) piled in the photo booth. So much fun! As I was digging through my stash, I realized that this paper and, really, all the elements from the CK March kit were PERFECT to create a playful page (hence the name PLAY). 

I really didn't have to do a whole lot, as far as embellishing. I felt like the colors and the cut file did enough. What I did add just helped with the overall balance and dimension of the page. I love dimension! 

Thanks for swinging by today! I've left you some links below. :)

Just Nick Studio Cut Files:

Clique Kits:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Lovely Mashup {Clique Kits & Just Nick}

Hello friend,

Today I'm sharing a page that showcase two of my favorites. Products from the February Kit  from Clique Kits and adorable cut files from Just Nick Studio. I love it when my favorites come together because the outcome is usually something I adore.

I'm so thankful that my friend Kirsten lets me scrapbook photos of her littles. They are so adorable and she always captures such awesome photos of them. Such as this one. How cute is that little monster???

I love that this kit has so many masculine elements. From the patterns to the cork. It's so perfect to create a boy page! 

So, let's talk about those monsters. How adorable, right? These are from the cut file set called Happy Little Monsters. Perfect!!! I love throwing in a little bit of dimension with my pages so, I chose to mount two of them with pop dots. I think it adds a little bit of whimsy too.

Because this is a boy page and, because this happens to showcase a boy who is very active, I wanted lots of movement. The cork triangles are perfect for this. By placing them in a row, it guides your eye around the page. 

Sometimes, when I sit back and look at a page, I feel like something is missing. And usually a little thing like washy or embellishments like this gold tag work perfect.

Now, here is something fun. I used my Cameo and sketch pens to write out the Dr. Seuss quote below. This is very easy to do. I downloaded a few fonts that were from the Silhouette store that were specifically created for sketch pens. After figuring out the placement, I simply sketched out the words with the pens. I love how it looks like a typewriter!

And there you have it! 

Thanks for swinging by today! 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Clique Kits Cards with Melissa

Hi friends!

Just wanted to share with you that I have a process video on the Clique Kits You Tube channel. I'm sharing how I made this card, using the February Kit Bee You!

You can watch the video here:

You can find the kit by clicking HERE