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Hazel & Ruby Blog Share!

hazel and ruby blog share

Hey, I’m so happy you made it!  Yay for another Clique Kits blog share!! Weren’t Gia’s projects so inspiring and FAB.  I know, right!  So, if you didn’t make here from Gia’s Blog, no worries.  You can always start from the beginning at our CLIQUE KITS BLOG and hop along on our creative journey today.

This month, we created with Hazel & Ruby’s papers and some goodies Gia sent us CK Girls.  I loved the girly papers overall, but when I pulled out photos to work with I just wasn’t feelin’ it.. ya know, that creative mojo we have inside of us.  So, after walking away {and seriously vacuuming our basement where my scrap shop is} I went back and with a fresh view and starting cutting.  Yes, I starting cutting the papers!  Sometimes, even when I totally love a piece of paper I just can’t find the ‘perfect’ use for it.  And then it sits in my stash, and sits some more.. and well, you know what happens.  You don’t use it!  BLA!!  That’s a paper crime in my book scrappers, so let’s stop it right now.   Just cut it.  That’s how this layout evolved into being the newest member of my 2013 family scrapbook.

The base is a piece of cardstock from my stash, which was perfect with the bits of yellow in the patterns.  I loved the bold zig zags, but loved it more when I fussy cut the zig zags piece along the left side.  After I did that, the rest of the layout fell into place pretty quickly. I also added some texture & interest to my cloud shapes using an embossing folder, to be named soon! (click on each picture in the gallery below the full layout to make them bigger)

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Next up, bubbles??  When I looked at this paper with all the small dots in neat rows, all I could think about was bubbles and pictures of our girls in the tub.  So, that’s what a dug out.  Abby is 2 years old now, but these pictures have been printed since she was about 10 months old 🙂  I can’t be the only one who does this??  Please tell me I’m not…

Again, I used a cardstock base (off-white) then I trimmed that dots paper down to 11×11″ and rounded the corners to keep things…well, round.  Since I already trimmed the pink paper with all the fun arrows down I used that for the next piece of my background.  That’s the beauty of working with a collection all together, everything coordinates.  My long vertical banner is the opposite side of the trimmed 1×12″ dots paper.  One of the Hazel & Ruby pattern paper sheets is full of fun 3×4″ journaling cards. These are super fun to layer and make easy titles for your layouts too.

My favorite page element is the big sequin shaker that sticks out from the bottom of my photos.  I used a 5×7″ glassine bag and dumped in a couple spoonful’s of sequins, a few Studio Calico Wood Veneers and a couple random buttons. I sealed up the folded flap with two sided tape and staples.  Nothing is sneaking out of that sucker lol!  I also used two sided tape to adhere my sequin shaker to my layout and staples along the top since it was a little heavy.

If you know me at all, you know that I adore the negative.  Negative shapes that it!  At the top right you’ll see the wood veneer notecard with clouds layered on top.  Then just below that is the negative of the larger cloud.  I added a few Hazel & Ruby word stickers in the middle, which ended up right on the glassine bag.  Then I added a couple sequins and a Studio Calico wood veneer star using Aileen’s Tacky Glue.

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Here’s a few quick close ups for you.  Check out the sequin shaker and some of the simple layering around my baby girl lovin’ her bath in the kitchen sink.  Don’t all those sequins and buttons floating around in there remind you of bubbles too?!

And for my final layout today, Abby is showing off her attitude! This layout had to be more bold to reflect her personality.  I used a full sheet of Hazel & Ruby for the background, then built it around my sassy little Abby’s photos.  I didn’t add a whole lot of embellishments to this layout.  One I HAD to use was the Freckled Fawn Camera paper clip.  Even though I love the look of the fun shaped paper clips hanging off of paper layering, I wanted the whole camera to be seen.   My solution:  I used a solid green piece from one of the papers and cut a small slit just off center.  Pretty easy!

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**** For a tip on using up your letter stickers and Thickers ,follow me on Instagram  after you finish hopping today!  Don’t forget to hook up with Clique Kits, EricaRose Creates and Gia Lau to see how the CK Girls use Instagram to document our lives.  You’ll find some fun pictures of our families, behind the scenes, things we’re working on and more!

That’s all the scrappy goodness I have for you today!  Oh wait!!!  Us Clique Kit’s girls have a little treat for you today. One lucky hopper today has a chance to win a $10.00 Clique Kits Web Store Credit!!!  Rules to qualify for the shop credit:

~  leave a comment on each of the CK Girl’s blogs and the CK Blog

~ follows each blog with BlogLovin’ or other method on their site

~ share post from the Clique Kit blog today on social media and earn an extra chance for each share.

You’re going to want to social-media-share your butts off because just in stock yesterday is Simple Stories DIY!!!!  WHAT??!!  Yes, Clique Kits has DIY in stock and ready for shipping now!

Now, go check out CK’s Erica and see what she rocked out today!  See ya soon!





13 thoughts on “Hazel & Ruby Blog Share!

  1. Jody your layouts are fabulous!! Love all the layers and texture and of coarse the photos are adorable!! I need that cloud punch that you love so much!! Thanks for such amazing inspiration!

    1. Thank you! I have the small, med and large Fiskars cloud punches 🙂

  2. OMG Jody, I love your layouts and how you used these papers! Too cute!!! The photos are fantastic on all of them too!

  3. you not the only one what’s a bit behind, I’m about a year behind. My kidos are 4 and 5. Wonderful pictures and layouts. Thank you for sharing a big part of your life with us.

  4. THank you Lacey and Heather!!

  5. Jody your layouts are amazing! I love the colors and the embellishments and your pictures tell so much! Thank you for sharing!

  6. BAAAZZINGA! love this stuff! ♥

  7. Love your layouts! All those polka dot papers are cute!

  8. Jody- for someone with -uh-mojo block you rocked it as usual!!! I need to break out my vacuum cleaner next time I’m in that dark, inspiration-less place. Better yet- why don’t you come on over and vacuum for me–tee hee. All i can say now is I love all three layouts and give me that cloud punch! Oh and I need a little pinch of Abby’s thighs.

  9. Jody, I am about 8 years behind! You ladies have inspired me to get to work. Thank you for sharing your work!

  10. Such colorful and fun layouts.
    Great color choices.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Love the pictures of the girls. The layouts are adorable as usual! Love the colors with this set!

  12. Cute layouts. The layering and colors are really fun.

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