Watercoloring on a Layout

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m posting two layouts today, one here and one on the Clique Kits Blog!  Yes, you’ll be seeing double today my friends.  I created both of my layouts with our Clique Kits July Kit, A Midnight Summer’s Dream. This awesome kit features Allison Kreft’s Capture Life papers & stickers,
Freckled Fawn Glitter arrows, along with many other handpicked embellishments & CK Exclusives.

For this layout, I started with a piece of 12×12 American Crafts cardstock and added some soft watercolors. To create my watercolors I put about a teaspoon of water into a few separate small containers (recycled styrofoam egg cartons work great for this!) I added several drops of my various Studio Calico Mr Huey’s sprays into into the small containers of water to create my watercolors. I used a 1″ foam brush to apply the watercolors to my cardstock, being careful not to over saturate it. Then I lifted the cardstock up and let the watercolor run down the page. I hit it with my heat gun to dry it faster just to save some time.




Here are some close ups and more details. These stickers have several sizes of frames which I wanted to utilize on this layout. I love the look of lots of different elements & small layers of papers & stickers. This is a great way to use up smaller scraps of paper too!



Here are some more bits & pieces ;). I’ve added some other fun embellishments besides the goodies my kit. You’ll see some fabulous Pink Fresh Studio wood veneer chevrons & enamel shapes, Freckled Fawn Glitter Arrows & some hand punched cork chevrons.




One thing I love about this layout is that I tilted my 4×4″ Instagram & it looks like it’s actually coming through the papers & embellishments!! Happy accident right there!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!! I love to hear from you so please leave me a comment or suggestion on something you’d like to see me cover in a post!

Also, we’re revealing our August Clique Kit today!!! Go HERE
to check it out!!

~ Jody

“Captured on Film” July Clique Kits Pep Rally!


Happy, happy Wednesday Pep Rally goers!!  Welcome back to another Clique Kits Pep Rally!  You should have arrived here from the talented Gia Lau’s blog, The Painted Crane.  Wasn’t her project breathtaking!?  Wow, that girl always inspires me.  As you’re hopping today if you get lost you can always go back to the start at the Clique Kits blog HERE.  We have a stellar line up for you today!!  It’s us Clique Kits girls and ten of our subscribers sharing in the blog hop today!  This is gonna be awesome!

This months Pep Rally challenge was to create a project that’s “captured on film.”  The goal was use the use a viewmaster reel, polaroid or the film stripe.  All of these elements are so fabulous and come in a variety of ways in the Midnight Summer’s Dream July Kit ~ stickers & exclusive CK die cuts.  This kit features the fabulous Capture Life line by Allison Kreft, who just happens to be giving away one of our kits this month.  After the Pep Rally check out her blog HERE and enter to win our July Clique Kit!

Here’s my project this month, a mini album!!  I incorporated our exclusive die cuts & printables (printed onto vellum), Capture Life stickers & papers, Chic Tags acetate shapes (June Kit), May Arts natural burlap string and American Crafts kraft card stock for my 6×6″ mini album base.  (You can see the method I used for putting this mini album together on my YouTube Channel HERE).  Let the layering begin!!

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The white cardstock squares you’ll keep seeing throughout my mini album are where 4×4 photos will go.  They are perfect for Instagram prints (which Walgreens has a 30% off everything photo sale right now, Code is ALL4YOU through today July 23rd only!!!). 

One my favorite little kit elements this month are the scored Project Life cards.  I love making my mini albums interactive and these folding Project Life card are just perfect.  Check out how I added them into my mini below.

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And that’s a wrap my crafty friends!  Thank you for spending your time with us today!  In you didn’t hear, Clique Kits is giving away a $10 Clique Kits store credit to one lucky person who comments on all the blogs and follows us too!  That’s $10.00 to spend however the winner wants in our store!

Don’t forget to follow my blog using BlogLovin or submit your email in my right sidebar.  Next, you’re heading over today to the fabulous Erica Thompson’s blog, EricaRose Creates!  Just wait, she’ll knock you’re knee high socks off!





July Create Craft Share YouTube Hop


Welcome to my blog everyone! If you’re joining me from my YouTube channel for the first time, please take a minute to enter your email address in the right sidebar so we can keep in touch via my monthly newsletter. I’ll be sending out special Etsy shop coupons, product reviews, tutorials and more. You can also follow my blog with BlogLovin which is also in my right sidebar. Lets get connected!!

If you’re not hopping over from my YouTube channel you can click over HERE and subscribe so you won’t miss any videos from me in the future. Also, I’m giving away an awesome prize pack on my YouTube be channel ~ its a full scrapbook kit to create a mini album very similar to the I created below. The kit includes several sheets of 12×12 inch papers from the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection, a full 12×12 inch Bundled Up chipboard stickers sheet, an American Crafts holiday roller date stamp, Bundled Up journaling cards, May Arts ribbon and doilies from my Etsy Shop. Check it out at the end of my YouYube Video!!

Lets get on with the show here! This month I’m participating in another awesome YouTube channel hop with several other amazing crafters. This month’s theme is Christmas In July. We could make a card, tag, anything really!! So, because I love mini albums and happen to have several sheets of paper, chipboard and journaling cards of this beautiful Crate Paper line, Bundled Up… well, enough said! I made a holiday mini album, perfect for gifting, selling on Etsy or at an arts and crafts event. Heres my mini album, complete with lots of extra close ups. Also the white squares you see are simply 4×4 inch place holders for photos.








There is plenty of space for journaling or even smaller cropped photos on these pages. The overall size of the mini album is 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall.






And finally, one of my mini albums isn’t complete without some small decoration on the back side of it. Just a simple way to end anothe sweet mini!


Thank you for spending your time with me today. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and to my YouTube channel by going HERE.  I’m drawing my mini album kit winner from those who comment and subscribe to my YouTube Channel on July 28th!

Thanks and happy scrapping everyone!!

♥♥♥♥♥ Jody

1 page makes 2 layouts!

Hello everyone! I have two fun layouts today & they happen to be on the same sheet of paper! What?!

Yup, it’s true. One sheet = two layouts.




You can watch a 5 minute process video for this layout on the Clique Kits blog HERE.

Meanwhile, I couldn’t stand not using the opposite side of this fab 12×12″ Allison Kreft design SOoooooo I I created a layout right on the back! Here’s the full layout.


No wasted paper here! For lots of detailed photos of this layout please hop over to the Clique Kits blog HERE and check it out.

Don’t forget to sign up for my email list in the right sidebar. I’d love to stay in touch & send you special Etsy shop deals, product sneak peaks & even some reviews!

Until next time, happy Scrappin’!

~ Jody

Easy Birthday Cards with Clique Kits

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Welcome back to today!  I’m sharing a couple cards I created with my July Clique Kit, A Midnight Summer’s Dream.   So far, I’ve already created  few layouts and I’m working on my project for next Wednesday’s Clique Kits Pep Rally (Blog Share).  All these projects are starting to leave me with some smaller pieces to work with… Perfect for making cards!! 

One of my favorite new products in the Clique Kits School Store is the awesome Echo Park Viewfinder Die!  This little metal die packs a fabulous punch on layouts, cards and anything else your crafty little hearts desires!  I also added a fun little Pink Fresh Studio wood veneer on top the viewfinder die cut, “Yay!”  I adore all things Pink Fresh, so check them out!  Here’s link to it HERE  and some more close ups of this card.

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Next up, a graduation card mixing up the July Clique Kit, some twine from The Twinery, another Pink Fresh wood veneer and some of my favorite chevron twill from May Arts.  I added some texture by running the beautiful teal bokeh paper by Allison Kreft through my Sizzix Texture Boutique. 

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 Here are some fun close-ups that really shows the texture and depth added by the embossing.  You’ll also get a better look at the stitching and ruffled May Arts Chevron Ribbon (video tutorial coming soon!!)

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Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my cards!  I’m almost done updating my subscriber list and changing a few things on my blog.  I’ve added an easy way to subscribe on the right side bar!  Just enter your email to the right so you don’t miss another post from me!  If you’re already on my list, you’ll be getting email updates for every blog post and a monthly newsletter with special deals in my Etsy Shop!!

Until next time, Happy Scrappin’!!

~ Jody




Die Cutting Vellum & Gold

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Happy Monday all!  Today I’m super excited to be sharing my first layout from our Clique Kits July Kit, A Midnight Summer’s Dream!!  This kit might be one of my favorites so far and features the fabulous Allison Kreft for Echo Park.  The line is the fabulous Capture Life!    This is an extra special post because I’m also linking up with new the Sketchabilities challenge this month.  I saw their new sketch on Facebook this month and went ga-ga!  I absolutely love it!  If you haven’t heard or, or checked out Sketchabilities yet please do.  Their sketch designers are awesome.  Here is their fab new sketch and my layout with lots of layers and die cuts!

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And now some close-ups of all those little details you know I love to add to my layouts!  You’ll see some vellum and gold viewfinders die cuts which were created from a sweet viewfinder die from Echo Park (Clique Kits July Add-on’s Store), the fabulous Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here clear stamps (arrows) and lots of extra texture with stamping and inks!

To use the viewfinder die from Echo Park, you’ll need a Sizzix Big Shot, Vagabond or other similar.  These are bigger ticket items but you can usually find them in a bundle with coordinating products for a good deal on sites such as Amazon. (I’m in no way affiliated with Amazon, nor is this a paid endorsement).  Otherwise, I’d suggest going in on one with a regular scrapping buddy and sharing it!  Here’s what it looks like.


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Thanks for joining me today for my debut layout created with our latest Clique Kit, A Midnight Summer’s Dream, and my take on the July Sketchabilities sketch challenge.   I’d love it if you hopped over to the Clique Kits blog today and gave a warm welcome to our July Guest Designer, Michelle Yuen!  I love this girl’s style all around and I bet you will too!.See ya real soon!

~ Jody