Happy day before SMS + Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!
In all the excitement I almost forgot about my regularly scheduled blog post.. luckily I incorporate products from the shop in almost all of my projects so I typically always have something to share.
So far loving the 9 x 12 size for my Project Life! I think there’s something so aesthetically pleasing about this size. For this layout I actually worked from the sequins – I knew I wanted to use some of my favorite mix – Plum Dreamsicle. I love how moody it is while still maintaining sparkle.
I love keeping my pocket spreads simple so certain elements are easily highlighted. That scrap of gold glittered paper in the top corner perfectly complements the sequins – I’m fairly certain I got it at Hobby Lobby. It’s just the right amount of shine.
I think monochromatic elements can have such a cool effect – so I adhered this white heart feltie to a white title card and I really like how it looks – subtle but textured.
In order to incorporate a little more purple, I spritzed a plain white 3 x 4 card with some Shimmerz Vibez in Quit Yer Wine-n – you could also use these (1 & 2).
I finished off my layout with some flair and a DIY embellishment made with stamping & some vellum. It’s hard sometimes to create minimal projects but for me it’s always worth it.
Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow
Welcome, welcome everyone! I’m so happy you’re joining us today! You should have arrived here from Erica’s blog, but if not here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Now for my two page spread! I haven’t done a two page layout in like FOREVER and I was definitely missing them. This month I wanted to mix it up a little bit and do a traditional 12×12 on one side a Project Life style on the other side. I’m really happy with how it turned out and will probably continue to do more of these. Here is what it looks like side by side.
And here’s the right side, a 12×12 traditional layout. Besides my Punxsutawney Kit, I added a few of the cork embellishments from our sold out We Go Together Kit, which was fabulous!! I think cork is a great accent and works with so many papers and themes. I love the colors and tones in the Serendipity papers, especially when you mix the contrasting ones together and layers.
And here’s the Project Life side! I’m using one of the pages in the the Big Variety Pack, Style 3 for this side of my spread. As you can see, I created a fun sequin shaker pocket at the top right. To seal the top of that opening, I simply ran a thin line of glue at the top edge and allowed it to dry. The glue itself does dry clear, but I could still see the glue. Knowing myself, I’m probably the only one in my family who would notice it! Nonetheless, I added some washi tape from my stash along the top edge to cover it up.
Abby turned 3 last November and she’s getting to be such a little girl and less baby. Insert tear here! We have an absolute blast together on my days off when her sisters are in school. It’s just Mama & Abby, perfect!
I hope I’ve inspired you to give Project Life, or partial Project Life, a try! This feels like a good fit for me and I’ll be sharing more like this in the future!
*** Please be sure to leave us all a comment as you hop today! We’ll be picking a random winner who will receive their very own Punxsutawney Kit!!! EEKKK! So, spread the word and share this hop with your friends! We’d love to see some new faces. You can also purchase the kit and anything else the Clique Kits shop for 10% off using my special code JODY10! Enjoy!
Thank you for spending your time with Clique Kits today & enjoy this fabulous hop!! You’re next stop is Lacey’s blog HERE.
and join me throughout the month of February for the …..
I’m just one of 50 blog hopping hostesses during the February party on the net. Each blog hostess will have their own blog candy you can win…oh and you’ll have 2 chances on each blog to win it!! Here’s how; you need to be a member of Let’s Scrap, follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Winter CHA 2012 sneak peak is. Easy peasy! Go to Let’s Scrap and become a member of this fun challenge blog.. it’s FREE! Then, hop along with us throughout the month of February.
To earn your second chance to win each hostesses blog candy you’ll need to create & post a project based on their example in the Let’s Scrap Gallery (tag entry 1-18-12, LEAP13). Again easy peasy!! Get your scrap spaces ready to get busy. I hope you’ll join me in February for the Leap Around the World Blog Hop.
Thanks for stopping by & rememer to do something creative today!