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Hello love June 17, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! 
This month, Just Nick Studio teamed up with Clique Kits. You can check out my first page for the team up here

I made a second page to share with you all today

Donna Espiritu JustNick CliqueKits EllesStudio La Dolce Vita layout

I used one of the exclusive cut files created by Just Nick Studio for the June Kit "La Dolce Vita" featuring Elle's Studio Little Moments.

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01a

Used Gelatos on the background

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01b

I clustered several pieces of the cut files under the photo and layered bits and pieces of embellishments as well

Donna Espiritu, Just Nick Studio, Elle's Studio, Jillibean Soup, layout 01c

After writing a bit of journaling using a waterproof pen, I used my brush to flicker tiny bits of diluted gelatos and let it totally dry.

You can still join the hop and start right on the Clique Kits blog.

I hope you liked my page! 

Happy crafting,


My Story February 29, 2016 07:00

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jaclyn joining you today. If you've been following along on the blog during the month of February, you've seen the posts and projects featuring our team up with Clique Kits.  I have post a here showing two pages I created with the Hot Mess kit and the exclusive Just Nick cut files.  This pairing, of the kit and cut files, has been so inspiring though, I just can't stop creating with it!  So, I've got one more page to share with you today, using the exclusive zebra background.

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I have a silhouette portrait machine, which if you're familiar, limits me to cutting files that are only eight inches wide.  Because of this, I sometimes avoid using background cuts, but this one was to good to shy away from.  Being unable to use a background in the traditional sense, that would cover both the width and length of my 12x12 canvas, often encourages me to get more creative, as I've done on this page.

At first glance, you'll see that I sized the file down to about 6.5"x7.75" inches and cut it from solid black cardstock.  I then backed it on a white background piece to mimic traditional zebra coloring.  It acts as an oversized matting to my photo and home to my title and collage of embellishments.

Upon further inspection, you might notice the 'real life' tab that sits directly under my title.  The tab is used to alert the reader that there is much more to this page. 

In fact, the tab lifts to reveal a whole slew of journaling hidden under the zebra print cut design.  This was a great way for me to have fun with the design and embellishments of the page but still find a way to include the whole of my story.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope this post inspires you to utilize your background files in new and creative ways.  If so, we hope you'll share them with us!


Hello Love February 19, 2016 07:49

Cut files and kits! Hello love! Date night with my husband! Hello love! Suzanna here today to share with you another layout that I created using the February Clique Kits kit and the exclusive cut files that accompany it, designed by Nicole from Just Nick.

There was a lot of color in this kit that has been really interesting to me to see how everybody used; people either selectively chose colors in groups of two or three or went all out and used all of them (Melissa's layout HERE comes to mind). I like to worth less color generally with the pink, yellow and black being my pick for this layout.

I mixed heart stickers and die cuts that accompanied the kit with the hearts within the cut file the "rain" down into the exclusive 4x4 Hello card. While most of the cut file is covered up, I like the foundation it created on the page in which to nestle all the fun bits and pieces.

Trios of the "xo" file can be found around the page in pops of yellow. The three form a visual triangle around the photo that lead your eye inward to the main focus of the layout.

Thanks Clique Kits for letting us experience your kits!


My Greatest Adventure & Ten: Clique Kits Team up February 15, 2016 07:00 3 Comments

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.  Did you follow along on the Just Nick/Clique kits blog hop over the weekend?  If you missed it, you'll definitely want to check it out for loads of inspiration and a chance at the giveaway! Check out this post here for a link to all of the participating blogs.

For this team up each designer used the Hot Mess kit from Clique kits and these exclusive Just Nick cut files....

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This pairing was a perfect match!  In fact, I found the contents of the kit and the exclusive files so inspiring that I made several projects with them, two of which I get to share with you today! Here is the page I shared during the hop...

The lined heart filled square file was my favorite, of the exclusive designs.  I knew at first glance that it would make the perfect 'memo board' background for my page. The original design was square, but by using the erase and weld functions in the silhouette software, I was able to join two squares atop of one another resulting in a taller design and more surface to my 'memo board'. 

It's hard to tell from the photos, but I actually cut the file four times, and adhered each atop of the other to create more dimension and a sturdier appearance to my 'memo board'.

All of the Maggie Holmes Shine collection ephemera and stickers, included in the Clique Kit were a great companion to this idea and design.  They allowed me to create a pretty collage of elements that I clipped to my background and used to accent my pictures.

The wood veneer heart outline, just so happened to fit perfectly atop of one of the diecut hearts, and the various heart stickers included in the kit were a fun and complementary accent.

Tags are a natural element on any memo board, and there were certainly many to choose from in this kit.  I also loved that I could clip a couple of the transparent diecut tabs onto the horizontal lines of my diecut background.

My next page features the heart banner design.  I enlarged the file to approximately 7.75"x1.5", eliminating the bannered edges and opting for a straight finished edge.  I cut out five of the designs to cover a large majority of the background on my page, and slightly overlapped them on top of each other and underneath my photo.

The open hearts provided the perfect canvas for filling in with bits of pattern and color from the Crate Shine collection.  I even filled a couple of the hearts with the sequins included in the kit, for a little added detail and shine.

I used several of the stickers and a wood veneer piece to further accent and decorate my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We hope you'll let us know how this team up has inspired you!