Thursday, 21 January 2016

Clique Kits January Blog Share

Hello and welcome to my bog!  Today is the monthly Clique Kits Pep Rally blog share where we hop along and look at all the goodness created with the latest kit, January's "Alegria".  

I have to say I've loved working with Alegria, and I still have some more leftover to create with!  Here is another look at the beautiful kit featuring Fancy Pants' "Happy Place" collection by the amazing Kim Watson. 

I have two layouts to share with you today.  My first one features the background confetti cut file, and when I first started backing it with the 6x6 paper pad I had no idea what photo to scrap.  I have several older Instagram photos that I've been scrapping my way though slowly, and I decided the photo of Sam having a swimming lesson was perfect - with the confetti looking like bubbles.

Here is a close up of some of my 'bubbles".  It was a labour of love, but I enjoyed the process of backing all the holes.  My advice to you is this: always buy the 6x6 paper pad add-on, the scaled down patterns are amazing to create with, and its a bonus to get all of the paper in a collection.

My second layout features me, and its a selfie I took the day before our third baby was born.  I knew I had to keep that text paper as a full background, and it was begging for water colours to be splattered all over it!  I painted the wood grain camera with yellow acrylic paint.  I thought the "lets take a nap" card was perfect for the last day before Brielle's arrival! 

The "Live Boldly" is one of the printables which I enlarged to be my title.  I thought the title was perfect because I had to have a scheduled C-Section with my third, and didn't want to.  I had to be bold and follow the advice of the doctors.

I loved using up some of the tags, this one was perfect for my journalling!

Here is the line up for the blog share, make sure you check out what these talented ladies have made!

Clique Kits
Gia Lau
*Melissa Vining
*Kat Benjamin
*Leigh Ann
Emma Pescott
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
Mariah Hecher
Renee Aslette
Kate Blue
Megan Blethen
Kelly Baron
Bernie Miller

*Design Team Members on Kit Duty


  1. I love all the different patterned papers you used on the 1st layout. Such a cute photo, too. I also like that you were able to use the cute card on the 2nd layout. They are both AWESOME!

  2. I love how both of them are so colourful, but its not overwhelmed with colour.

  3. love both of these; love the small addtns of the paint and enamels...and wow, I LOVE YOUR HANDWRITING!

  4. Wonderful layouts! I especially love the first one with the dots cut out!

  5. Great layouts Melissa. Love the first one with the dots cut file!

  6. Oh I love you layouts! Live that you used the cut file!😃💗💗

  7. Great layouts Melissa!! I love the first one with the cut file and all those circles showing all the wonderful patterns from the kit!! Super Fun.

  8. Great layouts - love the cut file

  9. I love these layouts! Great stories that you captured!