Friday, January 29, 2016

Scrapbook Page and Process Video Share: Clique Kits February 2016

Hello and welcome to my layout share and 
a Fri-yay video day!! 
Yay for friday!
Using the Clique Kits February 2016 "Hot Mess" kit available here

 The Maggie Holmes Shine Collection in the Feb. 2016 Clique Kits was perfect for showcasing this "Hello Love" layout. That hubs though, quite the ham! I took the 6x6 Shine paper pad (add-on available in the Clique Kits Store) and backed one of the exclusive cut files for this month. Love that you get several to choose from, designed exclusively for Clique Kits by @JustNickStudio!

 Stacked a glitter heart, from the  chipboard add-on, on top of the wood veneer that comes in your kit to create a title.

 Close up of the watercolor added using the negative from the cut file as a template. I chose to keep each heart in tints and shades of one color.

 Close up of the embellishments. You get a full ephemera pack in this kit!

 Bottom left of the layout.

Detail of the crepe paper. I used to my sewing machine to stitch and gather.

Click to watch the Process Video above!

Thank you for visiting today!
Artful Leigh 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January 2016 Clique Kits Blog Share

The January 2016 Clique Kits called "Alegria" 
was  so fun to work with! 
I enjoyed the bright happy colors in the Fancy Pants Designs
"Happy Place" collection!

Published in Scrapbook And Cards Today Magazine 10th Birthday Issue Spring 2016  

Layout 3 and 4: I couldn't wait to try making fringe hearts like the new release from Maggie Holmes that debuted at CHA this January. Took the Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place 6x6 paper pad( add-on in the Clique Kits shop)to make the hearts and the main kit 12x12 papers to add to the layout... so fun!

12x12 Layout page 5:Used the exclusive Clique Kits January 2016 Cut Files that came with your kit, to cut the butterflies on my Silhouette, and backed some of them with 6x6 " Happy Place" add-on paper pad. Black patterned paper background, tags, die cuts, feathers, labels and enamel dots all from the kit and add-ons.

Layout 6: Happy Place

 Close up of stitching

Title close up

Layout 7: GO, used spun sugar distress ink and peach gelato to watercolor the black and white text paper.

 The Clique Kits exclusive January cut files for the rows of butterflies on the left side of the page.

 Close up of watercoloring. Had so many ideas for this kit I had to keep going and try them out:)

Here's the hop line -up, and comment along the way to win! 
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
*Melissa Vining
*Kat Benjamin
*Leigh Ann*********YOU ARE HERE
Emma Pescott
Sandy Gonzalez
Kim Allen
Mariah Hecher
Renee Aslette
Kate Blue
Megan Blethen
Kelly Baron
Bernie Miller

Visit the CLIQUE KITS STORE to get your own beautiful supplies
delivered to your door every month,
or just some must have new goodies! 

Thanks so much for joining us,
and we hope you get some inspiration from all the projects today!!! 

Artful Leigh Creative

Thursday, January 14, 2016

#ProjectLifeCreativeTeam2016 First Creative Team Post

Super excited to share my first Project Life® Creative Team 2016 layouts!

Title Page for 2016 Family Album: Project Life® Everyday Edition, Becky Higgins LLC. Photo Pocket Pages Design F, Kellie Stamps Digital "New Year 2016" set, American Crafts Thickers

Week One January: Project Life® Everyday Edition, Everyday Edition Stickers, and Becky Higgins LLC. Photo Pocket Pages Design A, (Happy New Year: napkin from Target)

Simply used a 4x6 Project Life® card as a template to cut the napkin from Target! Love that the pockets of your PL pages can hold ephemera, and they are separated from the photos, so you can place anything in the pockets without worry of non-archival items touching your photos!!  LOVE!

The kids even save ephemera and ask, "Do you want this for your Project Life® book?" Why yes, I do! 

Thank you for visiting today!
For more inspiration from the rest of the 2016 Project Life® Creative Team,


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 Planners: Set up and Use by Artful Leigh Creative

For 2016 I am using Four Planners.
This is the set up and functionality of each one.

Planning Station in my Craft Room.

Planners above from left to right: 1) Gold Kikki K. A5 planner with Webster's Pages inserts for 2016. Family planner, will show insides at a later date.
2) Light Pink Webster's Color Crush A2 Planner, I am on four CreativeTeams for 2016 (one not revealed yet) so this planner is strictly for tracking all the Design Team assignments, contacts, ideas and such.
3) Webster's Craft Mate Folio, in gray, for favorite planner pens and stickers. Not a planner,  but it's in the above photo, so didn't want to confuse anyone. 
4) Moleskine Notebook, and Leather Traveler's Notebook from Amazon,  for Bible Study, and faith and inspiration.
5) Blush 8.5x11 Sugar*Paper Los Angeles from Target. Used solely for Project Life® journaling and photo note taking.

Creative Team Planner, with the 2016 week on two page,  monthly, and Inspiration file tabs and inserts from Webster's Pages as well.  Page flags from Target, and Project Life® Cards. Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner Charms in teal. :) Totally LOVE this one!

Traveler's Notebook from Amazon, you can just do a search and TONS come up! I wanted a flexible leather cover, so just search for the features you are looking for. Neat and Tangled Stamps for the front cover ( thank you to my littlest sister for the Christmas Present!) 

The first Moleskine has weekly undated pages and I am using this for my 3G's. Yeah, I made it up! Goals, Grace, and Gratitude. Those two pens pictured are what I use in here. Second moleskine has blank  pages for doodles, and inspiration. Third has kraft pages but I am replacing it with grid pages for lettering practice. As you can see I need lots more practice on my lettering!

  Dedicated Project Life® Planner was super cheap at Target, but I have been using this system I created for going on three years now. It is a BIG help for journaling on your Project Life pages and helps me keep track of photos, visualize how many and where the photos are stored, and remember what happened on any given day! Photos are listed at the top of each day. The © means a photo on my Nikon Camera DSLR, and the P means a photo on my phone:) Just helps me keep track!

 These planner charms from Webster's Pages, and the line up of planners just makes me happy! Love to look at them while I am up here creating!! 

Thank you for joining me on this long post, and comment below if you have any questions. 
Artful Leigh Creative