Monday, September 29, 2014

DT Paper Issues - Packin' issues

It's time for a new issue at Paper Issues: You're sew cute, you keep me in stitches. This issue is sponsored by May Arts and there are 4 rolls of their fabulous ribbon to win if you link up your projects. We love to see what you create!!

I'm a handstitcher and I love to add some stitches to my pages. This time I went a little crazy and stitched my butt off on my layout. I used the Fancy Pants journaling cards and created a stitched background with them.




There are new products in the Paper Issues store all the time. Grab your favorite collections and use code DANIELLE20 for 20% off your entire purchase!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Clique Kits - Chalkboard Clipboard

Hi everyone, I'm up today with a quick and easy project. In September's kit from Clique Kits there was a bottle of chalkboard paint and I just had to play with it.

I took a plain old clipboard and started painting it in a bright pink color. When that first layer was dry, I placed the word 'memo' with the Hazel & Ruby Brooklyn alpha masks in place and started painting the clipboard with the chalkboard paint. For the best result it needs a second layer of paint an hour after the first one. After the second layer I took the masks off and gave it a 24 hour dry. I finished the clipboard with a strip of washi tape and some silver stars.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clique Kits - Pep Rally September Study Abroad

Welcome to the Clique Kits September Blog Share! You should have arrived here from Rosann, if not you can start your blog tour overhere at the Clique Kits blog.

This month's blog share, featuring the Study Abroad kit, is all about Be Daring. I took that challenge to scrapbooking and my huge dare is making cards. It's just something I would love to do more often, but I end up never being happy with the result, especially when I see the work of some very talented card makers. 

For this card I started out with one of the 3x4 Flash Cards that Ashley from The Cut Shoppe designed for this kit. This card was going to be a birthday card for my niece who turned 5 years old two days ago, so I wanted to highlight the number 5 with gold embossing powder. I backed the flash card with the Crate Paper vellum and covered the edges with the Pinkfresh Studio glitter washi tape. The pink strips of paper are from the Dear Lizzy paper and the black alpha is from Sodalicious that can be found in the Clique Kits School Store. I placed the whole cluster on a piece of the Dear Lizzy paper and tucked in one of the Maya Road shipping tags.

Here's your hop order for today, be sure to stop by all the blogs for your chance to win!
Danielle <-- you are here

Thanks for stopping by today! Your next stop is Charity.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DT The Cut Shoppe - Arcade Fun

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout made for The Cut Shoppe and because we're teaming up with Clique Kits I decided to use the September Study Abroad kit for my layout.

I started the design of my layout with the Right on Target cut file for my background and randomly placed the three pictures over it. The three pictures became clusters with the Crate Paper vellum and paper. Also I added an enamel frame from Pinkfresh Studio, backed with the Pinkfresh Studio glitter washi tape, tucked in each cluster. I filled up the open spaces of the target with the sequins and stars that came with this kit. The 'Go', 'Here' and 'Love' cut files are from the Going Geo and Notebook Doodles cut files.





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clique Kits - September challenge

Hi everyone! Did you see Clique Kits is having monthly challenges now? They will be revealed every first Saturday of the month. This month Pinkfresh Studio is sponsoring and if you join in, there's a chance for you to win a Pinkfresh Studio goodie bag worth $25!

You can find Pinkfresh Studio products very often in the Clique Kits, so I took out my September Study Abroad kit and made a layout for this challenge. Of course I also added in some of The Cut Shoppe cut files that were designed for this kit.


I used the Pinkfresh Studio enamel frames, washi tape, wood veneer arrows and geo tags.


Now it's your turn, we can't wait to see what you'll create for this challenge. You can link up your project overhere at Clique Kits

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Team Up: The Cut Shoppe - Clique Kits

Hey everyone, welcome to The Cut Shoppe - Clique Kits team up! You should be arriving here from Cari Orellana, if not you can start overhere at the Clique Kits blog.

We have a fun blog hop for you today and you are going to find awesome projects along your way, all created with the Clique Kits September Study Abroad kit. This kit was filled with a mix of Studio Tekturek, Sodalicious, Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Pinkfresh Studio, Jillibean Soup and Maya Road.

Ashley designed some awesome cut files to go with this kit and one of them was the Right On Target, which I used the negative of on this layout. I also used one of the 3x4 Flash Cards and layered it behind the photo.





These are all the cut files that were designed for this kit. And you know what? You'll save 15% on a $5 minimum purchase when you use code HOP17. This code is valid September 17 - September 21.

The Cut Shoppe is also giving away a $15 gift certificate to spend in the Shoppe to one lucky hopper. Clique Kits is giving away a box of goodies from the September kit! So stop by all the blogs and leave a comment for your chance to win one of these awesome prizes!! Here's your hop order for today:
Danielle de Konink <-- you are here

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping! Your next stop is the amazing Lacey Gaspar.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DT The Cut Shoppe - The Wonder of It All

I have a new layout to share today for The Cut Shoppe. This time I used the Borderlines Too and Around The World cut files. All papers and embellishments are from the Dear Lizzy  Day Dreamer collection.

I picked one of my favorite pictures from our Canyon road trip last year. We cycled along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, which was a 21 mile ride. Even though it was a tough ride with all the elevation, I would totally do it again! It was the most amazing bike ride ever.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Clique Kits - Leaving on a jet plane

Today I'm sharing my first layout created with the Clique Kits Study Abroad September kit. Clique Kits is teaming up this month with The Cut Shoppe and this is one awesome combination. Ashley designed some fabulous cut files that go perfectly with this month's kit.

I love the strong blue colors in this picture I took during a flight and they worked so well with the papers in the kit. These papers are from Studio Tekturek, which was a new company for me. I loved playing with the bright colors and wonderful designs!

The This Way background and Here There Everywhere cut files are from The Cut Shoppe, designed for this kit. And don't you just love this yellow alpha from Jillibean Soup? It's available in the Clique Kits School Store where you can find extra matching-to-your-kit goodies each month.





Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

My fave beaches

Hi everyone! When I started scrapbooking, back in 2004, all my layouts were double pages. I simply thought that it looked prettier in my albums. All of a sudden there was a turning point and I never ever made a double pager again. Last week I thought it was fun to try a double pager again and oh boy, I was struggling with it. It was so hard to come up with a design and I forgot how much work it was.

Luckily there are always some awesome cut files from The Cut Shoppe that come to the rescue! So I went for the Centered Chevrons cut file to create my backgrounds and this was a good opportunity to use up my scraps from the Basic Grey Highline collection. I also added two buttons from A Flair for Buttons. I think in the end my double pager turned out fine, but it's not very likely you will see another double pager by me again soon ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!