I personally LOVE viewmaster reels and was thrilled when they became a trend! (I even have one!)
Hi, it's me Gia. We're sharing our projects using A Midsummer Nights Dream- this months Clique Kit. Here is the lineup!
The featured designer collection this month is Capture Life by Allison Kreft for Echo Park paper company and we loved all of the film related motifs-hence the challenge theme "Captured on Film."
I personally LOVE viewmaster reels and was thrilled when they became a trend! (I even have one!)
Today I am showing a traditional style 12 x 12 layout featuring photos taken at Millennium Park in Chicago on a summer vacation back in 2009. Those of you who live in or near the Windy City probably know this sculpture as "The Bean" as it is affectionately called. I didn't think I was too far behind on vacation photos until I noticed that my now first grader is the one sitting in the stroller! (Sniff, tear…)
I love this paper and decided to use the whole dang thing (almost) as my background! It's perfect for the subject of my layout! The flowers here are from the kit. I gave them a little bath in some gold metallic paint! The flower centers-woodgrain enamel dots from the Clique Kits School Store, added in July! While I was playing with the skinny Little B washi tape that came in the kit, I got into a little tussle with it while trying to lay down some horizontal lines behind my photos. What do you know! I discovered that if you pull it out and stretch it a bit or run a scissor along the non-sticky side, it curls up like curling ribbon. I thought it was pretty fun to discover by accident yet another way to use washi tape. After I had it positioned how I wanted it-kind of festive looking- I dipped my fingertips in some baby powder and just lightly dabbed the sticky parts of the tape so that they will not stick to my page protector.
I hope you enjoy the blog share today! The next stop is Jody's blog-I'm sure she has something awesome for you today! I'll leave you with some pics of my recent pocket page layouts using the July kit-I haven't finished filling all of the journaling in. You can check here and here for more of my layouts with the July kit.
Today I am showing off my DIY embellishments which were the Clique Kits Clique into Summer workshop Lesson 4 challenge of the week Hosted by Lacey Gasper. Week 4 was "Rainy Day" week. You know when you feel like a little kid who can't go out and play on a rainy day because your responsibilities keep you out of your happy place being able to scrapbook for large chunks of time? Yep…that's when even if you only have 15 or 30 minutes or time while watching TV with the family you can work on something simple in your lap. And then save it for use later on a layout! Okay, so here is what I did!
I had numerous rolls of fabric tape in my stash that I had leftover from a project making doll house furnishings with my daughters. Alas, I am not sure how much I'll be decorating miniature rooms anymore, so I thought I would try making some mini flag banners which I could use on layouts later. I think they would also be super cute for decorating gift wrap or cards! I am all about being green! Reduce, re-use, recycle! I bet you can find something in your craft room that you are "done' with that could have another life yet in a future project.
Have a wonderful day!
What's In My Cyber Basket Wednesday
As you know I am excited to be getting back in the swing of things here on the old blog after a six month hiatus taken up by, well, other stuff. One of my favorite columns to post has been this one- which you can find out more about by reading this short excerpt from my very first WIMCBW post:
I feel a little giddy and do a little happy dance every time I discover a web site that has really neat stuff, that has the feel of a boutique with products merchandised artistically, and has good prices and shipping costs to boot. That trifecta to me is the ideal cyber shopping experience. So there you have it. I plan to use these WIMCBW posts from now on to showcase websites with the magical trifecta:
1. Unique or specialized products
2. Beautiful merchandising, design, and/or branding
3. Great value!
Today I am talking about Ashley Horton's Etsy Shop, The Cut Shoppe which opened in May of 2014 and is linked to the image above. Ashley is a designer I follow who you might know from her work on the Design teams for American Crafts and Echo Park to name just a couple of the teams she serves on. When I saw that she was designing digital images for scrapbookers, I was intrigued of course because her layouts always blow me away and its like she is actually making her magical formulas accessible to us ordinary people. Even better- I saw that some of the super talented members of The Clique had been selected for the Cut Shoppe's first design team and I thought, "Huh…it truly is a small world." I had best get some of these cut files in my cyber basket today before I miss out on all the fun.
In case you do not know what is sold in a cut shop or any digital product shop (which would have been me a year or two ago) we are talking about digital files that can be manipulated on a computer in software used with a computer enhanced electronic die cutting machine such as the one I have- the Silhouette Cameo. Now let me just preface this by saying I am not doing a tutorial here on the types of files, how and where they are used or any such geekery. I will have to save that for another post. But I will tell you that when you select which files you want it takes a few clicks to check out (especially if you frequent Etsy like I do) and within a minute you are able to download the files you purchased. Too easy.
Once you have the files downloaded, you have to import them to your die cutting machine software, which was also very quick and easy. I am a newbie to the world of die cuts sold outside of the Silhouette Store in the Silhouette cut file format, which meant I had to bring myself up to speed on how to use the "trace" feature with one of the kinds of files included with my purchases called a png. file. (Png. files are image files similar to jpegs except they are transparent so they may be a digital "layer" such as an overlay on a photo for example) Oops- there I go getting a little more technical than I wanted to for this purpose! So without further ado, let me show you one of the sets I bought! The first set I bought is called Let's talk summer! I thought it would be perfect for a pocket page style layout I wanted to do about our July 4th weekend activities. I have mentioned recently that I am planning another post soon which will be called, "Why me and Project Life haven't been getting along" so keep that in mind when I tell you this is my first layout in this format since January. Yep.
Don't ask why my title "Summer Lovin" cut half solid like that- I would like to say artistic license of course-but the truth is just- Silhouette having a moment. Anyhow- when I layered it on top of my page protector I kind of liked how it looked the way it was- so being lazy the way I am- I didn't re-cut it. What can I say? I just gotta be me. Now for some more deets: All supplies used for these pages were from the July Clique Kit A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as my own watercolor tags from our Clique into Summer Plunge into Watercolors class, and a variety of odds and ends from my Oh Deer Me Freckled Fawn embellishment kits.
Next up I used probably my favorite design in the whole store right now on this traditional layout!
In this layout I used the Clique Kits Summer School Special Edition Kit featuring Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection. This layout may show up again as the basis for a sketch I a going to use in the Clique into Summer workshop for a challenge to use those paint chip cards! (Just a side note- aren't they fun?)
Which reminds me--I promised to pick a winner from the Color Quiz the other day ! I was also reminded by the 'true reds' and the 'yellow orange' in the layout to tell you that it turns out I am actually a yellow orange! But I am one point away from being a true red! You may still take the quiz and I will email your results.
The winner of the medium flat rate USPS box FULL of paper and embellishments (destash yummy goodness) is…Heather Thompson !! Please email me your address so I can ship your prize!
Thanks for stopping today! Check out the Cut Shoppe - I know I am going back for more. I am going to try some of the larger scale page background types next! I am also really looking forward to seeing more inspiration from their design team and have more learning to do on the technical ends. All the ingredients are now at my fingertips to take my layouts to the next level!
What's Your Color?
Take my quiz and find out more about your scrapbooking personality! In a couple weeks I am teaching a lesson as part of the Clique Kits Summer Workshop on Color Theory and I thought it would be fun as a complement to that to give all of my friends a chance to find out what their scrapbooking personality is by color. Of course it really doesn't have anything to do with color, but uses color as a metaphor for personality traits that match up with aspects of your scrappy-crafty behaviors. I know, I know…sounds very Cosmo magazine. Or at least Psychology Today. Awwww come on! It'll be fun!!
Now for the fun part! Share this on Facebook (with or without your color!) for a chance to win a JUMBO Surprise Box packed with paper and embellishments from yours truly. All of them new and released between 2010-2014.
I will email you your results, from the following:
True Violets: True violets are introverts who prefer solitude over socializing. They tend to be cautious and detail oriented. True violets are savers and planners, and tend to put more thought than feeling into their layouts. True violets tend to hoard supplies and systematically focus on working to get their scrapbooks done. They are not prone to leap before they look and hesitate to try new things as long as the way they have always done things works. True violets are more likely to be attracted to try scrapbooking digitally, hybrid style, project life style, or clean and simple style. They are practical, stable, and consistent.
Blue-Greens: Blue greens may like to attend a crop or a workshop here and there, but are perfectly comfortable working alone or with a friend or two.They are able to be flexible with things like schedules and deadlines, but tend to work well with some degree of structure. Blue-greens are often realistic about what they can accomplish, and productivity is just as important to them as the joy of creating. Blue greens tend toward using fewer techniques, and may do a mixture of both project life style and traditional style scrapbooking. Not unwilling to try new things, they will first do due diligence and observe others before jumping in.
Yellow-Orange: Yellow oranges are moderate in their impulse supply purchases, but lean towards keeping up with their many friends and acquaintances in terms of purchasing tools and supplies. They love to share with and inspire others, and are usually optimistic and creative about trying new ideas. Yellow-oranges frequently give away supplies they no longer use- if only to make room for new ones! They have a tendency to be scurriers keeping busy with lots of things, but they are able to slow down to smell the roses too. Yellow oranges tend to favor traditional layouts over project life, but may do both as long as they are not tied to a schedule or feel that scrapbooking has become another thing they "have' to do.
True reds: The true red is the dreamer and idealist who also happens to be found most often in a large group, whether in person or virtually, which energizes them. True reds will try anything, and often do throw caution to the wind in order to acquire the latest trendy tool. True reds are high on emotional expression especially in their layouts and journaling. They purge their stash often and give generously to their crafty friends. True reds are usually traditional layout scrapbookers and also love all paper crafts equally including making cards and home decor. They tend to document moments, not events, and to focus on the emotions behind the memory. They will often tell you that scrapbooking is their passion as well as their therapy. Because they love so many different styles, they have a harder time settling in to just one style and tend to be eclectic.
Have fun with this!!
Can anyone guess what color I am??
After six months of blogging only for Clique Kits blog shares I thought it was a good time to think about getting back into my old flow here on The Painted Crane. Whoever said starting your own business would lead to working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, living, breathing, thinking about, and dreaming up ideas for the new company--they were totally right. But whoever said that if you LOVE what you are doing you will never work a day in your life was ALSO totally right. Thankfully.
Here is a look at some of the layouts I have posted on the Clique Kits Blog since our debut kit in April.
In terms of beginnings, here is a little update on Clique Kits progress so far:
We have released four amazing kits so far, and have doubled our membership from April to June! We have an active online community, and a talented and friendly group of members! I could not be happier with our progress and our club so far. I hope to be able to start to have time to get back to some of my favorite columns here- like my thrift store hauls, my 'what's in my cyber basket' posts, and my trend watching reviews. After all, this blog is where it all started for me-the inspiration behind the concept, philosophy, and mission of Clique Kits!
And now a little about some endings...
So while we have been enjoying the beginnings of a blossoming new kit club, there has been more bad news overall in the scrapbooking industry. There is no real big CHA summer trade show, for the first time since scrapbooking was on the map of the Craft and Hobby Association. We R Memory Keepers was bought by American Crafts. And more recently the internet giant and company which pioneered the online gallery and forum as a way of engaging scrapbookers on the world wide web has closed for good. That would be Two Peas in a Bucket of course. My heart goes out to the "peas" who found out suddenly that their online home was closing. It seemed like even the famous Garden Girls design team was taken by surprise. It is definitely a rug pulled out from under a person, I learned first hand when Memory Works closed in December of 2013. Two Peas closing was called, "an end of an era." I hope they didn't mean the scrapbooking era in general! Many naysayers are still predicting that doomsday is coming for this industry. I can see that it has evolved and changed and feel the losses of some pillars like Creative Memories, Archivers,now Two Peas, and some of my favorite brands like LilyBee Designs. But I am not predicting it ending for numerous reasons. Here's why.
Scrapbooking is about memory keeping, and this has been done since the beginning of time. But also, scrapbooking is about creatives having an outlet for their need to make pretty things. At some point, crafting became an industry, and this is especially true of scrapbooking. I decided to play out a catastrophic ending of the scrapbooking 'industry' in my head, and I really couldn't wrap my mind around it. No matter how bad the economy is, how much less time people have, how much competition there is that drives out small business…here is what scrapbookers would turn to…
Paper: If manufacturers stopped making patterned paper and cardstock, we would have to design our own, and print it out. Or, we could use memorabilia, like we used to. Maps, postcards, wrapping paper, crepe paper, magazine and newspaper clippings, greeting cards, and origami and washi paper are also fair game. We could also use watercolors, acrylics, and inks to paint or colorize our own backgrounds, and stamps to create patterns. (see below)
Embellishments: Well, for starters, we could use things like buttons in place of…well..buttons. We could make our own flair, which people do anyway. We can die cut shapes out of cardstock and vellum and we can even make our own paper or fabric flowers. It may catch on once again that little found objects and trinkets, charms, sequins, and more were always found in our sewing boxes and junk drawers anyway, and not things we need to manufacture in China and spend our hard earned money on! There are enamel dot hacks made from perler beads melted in the oven. Necessity is the mother of invention! There are incredibly artistic and creative artisans and designers listing handmade items on places like Etsy. And there are many more new 'shops' opening every day.
Ribbon and Twine: We can still get those from the fabric store, gift wrap department, and there is always jute, burlap, and fabric scraps which can be torn into strips. As long as people need string, we can find something fiber like to use, I'm pretty sure.
Washi Tape: This has also been around long before scrapbooking, and most likely, will last beyond it. Washi tape, also called decorative masking tape, has been appropriated by scrapbookers from Japan, where it originated. Hoarding of washi tape cannot be helped-because we buy it by the roll and only use it by the snip here and there. I for one, probably have enough for use in scrapbooking for the rest of my lifetime.
Kraft paper, vellum, and other special papers: Kraft paper can be found as the brown paper wrapping for mailing packages, or can be recycled from paper bags. Vellum was traditionally used for drafting and can be found in art supply stores pretty easily. It will probably be available as long as there are still architects. Corrugate paper- well that is just crimped paper made to look like corrugated cardboard-which could easily be replaced by actual recycled corrugated cardboard. Imagine that idea!
Rubber and Acrylic Stamps: These are a huge part of the inventory of direct sales companies like Stampin Up and Close to my Heart. Ever wonder why these companies seem to still be going strong? I think it is because stamps can do everything from create patterned paper, to embellishments, layered and dimensional designs, and so much more. Stamps pre-dated scrapbooking and these companies started as primarily stamp companies.They are versatile and useful, and most of us have so many that if they stopped producing them right now we could continue creating novel projects for years to come without ever needing to buy any more. (But we love that they keep coming, and that individuals can design and have their own custom made.)
Other tools: Die cutting machines, embossing machines, punches for example. These tools, which we likely already have, enable us to to use plain paper to create an infinite number of things to use in our craft. Have you used the dies and embossing folders you already have in your stash recently? Of course, computer based cutting machines like the Silhouette Cameo open up an infinite possibility of shapes that can be cut from paper and other materials. These inventions keep getting better and better.
I hope you enjoyed this walk through a world where the scrapbooking 'industry' suddenly disappeared. It would be like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas- scrapbooking would endure, and you never know, we might even be better off for it! It could bring all the Who's down in Who-ville back to the true meaning of this hobby we are so passionate about!
If you are interested in reading more about my journey in intentional living, I wrote this article a while back. I also wrote this and this about scrapbooking Armageddon and changes in scrapbooking for good.
Plans for upcoming blog articles:
All of that, in no particular order. So come on back here soon y'all !
I don't know about you, but I don't get a lot of time to think about my favorite things. In fact, I find I spend a lot more time thinking about my NOT so favorite things, and having a lot more to say on those subjects (expletive expletive DISHES expletive LAUNDRY expletive... toilet seat left up by one of those other species I live with…) Some days it would really be more realistic for me to be using THIS STAMP than to be singing the hills are alive, if you know what I mean. That's why I LOVE being a part of this amazing paper crafting club-The Clique- whose members inspire me every day to be creative, do more of what I love, and generally be filled with gratitude for the support and friendship we share!
When one of our members asked me about my favorite things to do in Hawaii, where I live, because she is thinking of making a visit here (oh heck YEAH Danielle!) she inspired me to make a layout listing some of my favorite sites on Oahu. (That's another thing I adore about The Clique- we have members from abroad and we LOVE them.) I had the idea to make a giant sized Viewmaster reel of Oahu as a vacation destination using lots of photos I probably never would have scrapped otherwise. This was a really fun little little project involving my Silhouette Cameo, and lots of cropping and arranging of multiple small photos. The bright and colorful floral paper from the Show & Tell kit (Heidi Swapp My Favorite Things) made a perfect backdrop! Other materials I used from the kit was one of the Clique Kits exclusive flair, and the exclusive cut files. In fact, #Faves made the perfect title for this layout and this challenge!
And now I do not want to keep you a moment longer because we have quite an amazing lineup of bloggers today! Subscriber blog shares are held every month so members can share what they have made with the kit AND collect product credits to use towards things like kit add-ons in the Clique Kits School Store. The July kit and add ons reveal is posted on the blog as we speak for subscribers! So go celebrate all of your favorite things and all of the memory keeping you accomplished using Show & Tell and then start counting down…less than a week until A Midsummer Nights Dream (The July Kit) is shipping! (Sorry the link is for subbies only with the password but the public reveal is right around the corner!)
Leave a comment on each blog and you will be eligible to win $10 product credit. We also award our challenge winner with an extra helping of honor credits too. If you are visiting and don't know about Clique Kits yet, we invite you to follow our Facebook page, subscribe to our blog/newsletter, and get to know our club on the website. There are still some CRAZY summer kickoff specials going on right now. We want you too to be a part of next months Pep Rally ! Thanks so much for visiting!
Hi there! Welcome to the May Pep Rally! I can't wait to see what everyone has made with the May kit from Clique Kits-Field Trip! The challenge today is to be inspired by the phrase Be Brave. My first layout is named just that, and I will tell you more about it after I show you the line-up for today:
There are two prizes today-one for participants and one for visitors! Comment on each blog, be a Clique Kits blog follower and Facebook fan ( or become one) and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize from Clique Kits!
Everything about this layout is outside my normal comfort zone! My usual process is to start with my photo. Then, I hear the colors calling me…I mean I see the colors. (LOL) Then I usually pull out something messy…like paint, mist, gesso, or ink. Finally, I add a title and maybe a few more words about "the story." Since I am such a visual person, I rarely journal lengthy stories, and almost NEVER print out a whole page. So there's a first time for everything, right?
This time, I flipped my process on it head and started with my journaling. I typed it out in column format and chose my background paper from the patterned papers in the kit. Since my story is so large, it didn't take much to add a layer here and there with some of the journaling cards. Going with the clean and simple lines of my journaling on some kraft cardstock, I didn't add too much embellishment. I also had to fit two photos of different sizes in somewhere and make it all work.
I found that old photo of me holding my son Justin when he was newborn (my younger sister is in the photo also) and since my family was taking so many flash bulb photos of him I put sunglasses on him to protect his little eyes! Funny how I still remember that. The other photo was of Justin now, age 23, hugging me when he came to visit during his winter break from law school. He was again wearing some goofy sunglasses, and I thought it would make a pretty dramatic statement next to his baby picture when he was less than a month old, and also wearing goofy glasses! The deeper story of course is all about my journey having Justin at age 22 and then being a single mom through the rest of my schooling and training to get to where we are today. Naturally, I am über proud of him. In case you would like to read the whole journaling segment , you can find it here.
I had some scraps from other projects- like the gold foil paper I had punched some triangles out of, and a 1/2 inch strip I used to ground the bottom of the page. I love the Pinkfresh studios alphas with gold foil stripes and I have them in 3 different colors! They weren't available yet to be part of our May kit, but I am pretty sure that Clique Kits subscribers will be seeing them in their future. (Shhhhh!)
I have a couple more layouts to show.
This one is about my art workshop students making a mandala using sand art. They had to work as a group to decide the meaning behind it, write up what each color and design represents, and upload it to the mandalaproject.org. Kids in the class age group between 10 and 17 can be a little awkward about expressing things that are important to them, so it took a lot of courage for them to share their ideas with each other and the world.
Here is another layout about one of my best friends, Cheryl, who was born and raised in Hawaii. She and her husband had always had a vision of themselves buying land and building an eco-conscious dwelling with an organic garden, free range chickens, and "off the grid" surroundings. She inspired me every day that we worked together and taught me so many things about faith and courage. They moved to the mainland last year to pursue their dream. I miss her like crazy, but thanks to the internet and texting we can still talk just about every day!
Here is a close-up showing how I used some of the anchor confetti in the kit. I cut out two circles from vellum and sewed them together forming a little pouch filled with the confetti. I also really enjoyed using the arrow die cuts and the gold foil paper from the kit this month. I love the fact that I can use these over and over again, and choose my own sizes.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but just for fun…here are some things about me that you can learn from this layout!
Gold doily from Etsy (Spiegelmom's Scrap Shop); geotag,brads, rubber banner from Oh Deer Me! (Freckled Fawn embellishment kit club); paper, printables, die cuts from Debutante Kit.
More about me in this layout..
Thanks for visiting my blog. You can check out where I create here. I am so thrilled to be part of the Clique and hope to see YOUR NAME on our blogroll in the near future! Feel free to connect with me on Facebook, on the Clique Kits Forum, and on the Clique Kits Blog where I write the weekly column "Art Studio." I post everyday tidbits of my life on Instagram pretty often using the IG name @gigi8168. I am actually very shy, but can chat up a storm as long as it's about scrapbooking! I also love to travel and make new friends anywhere in the world! Blog shares like this one started as my little brain child with my ideas of friendship, sharing supplies, and abundance, and developed into Clique Kits with the help of 3 ladies who have become extraordinarily special to me! We have amazing things in store for Clique Kits, and we invite you along on our journey! Next month we'll have even more fun on our Field Trip. See you at the reveal real soon!
Welcome! If you arrived here from Clique Kits then you are in the right place and if you are just passing through, you just happened upon the Clique Kits Simple Stories Blog Share and a flash sale on the A Charmed Life paper collection! Just for today's blog share, you can take 40% off this amazing winter release from Simple Stories in the Clique Kits store, while supplies last! Of course, if you comment on each blog and become a follower of the Clique Kits blog by email you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to the Clique Kits store which is packed with Simple Stories goodness! Don't you just love all those Snap set cards in all of those fun themes? They are so much fun and versatile too!
Okay, here we go ! Here is the lineup again:
My favorite colors usually tend to end up looking girly on my layouts. Even my boy pages can somehow end up veering to the patterns and colors that reflect my personal style, and chances are some pink will end up somewhere on the layout! When I saw the Daily Grind collection from Simple Stories, and how it had all the fun woodgrains and rich colors, I fell in love and knew I had to step out of my comfort zone and play!
In this next layout, I chose the A Charmed Life collection to document a recent weekend trip I made to Napa Valley, CA for a conference. It was a last minute trip by myself and I didn't think it would be very much fun- but this girl +iphone camera= make your own fun. LOL!
Needless to say, I found one of the last remaining local scrapbook stores in the Bay Area, or so I am told. And of course, I found the wine tasting! So what more does a girl need?
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and joining us on our inspiration tour with Simple Stories! You are going to LOVE Jody's work, your next stop. Don't forget to comment, and sign up to receive the Clique Kits blog feed and newsletter. We'd love to see you like the Clique Kits Facebook page, and of course join us on all the social media. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Welcome to the Clique Kits Hazel & Ruby Blog Share! You should have arrived here from the Clique Kits Blog. Here are some pictures of the kit contents the Clique Gals shared for this event, which features Hazel & Ruby's Chalk it up and Gone Typo Collections. Of course there is way more here than we could use for one blog post. What can I say- we were practicing for Clique Kits when I put these together- and we want to continue to pack our kits with goodies for our subscribers too! You betcha we will! By now I'm sure you have seen the big reveal of Debutante, Clique Kits first kit available for the public! If not-you better hurry and check it out!
Getting back to the reason we are here today- celebrating the 1st Day of Spring! I have 2 very different layouts to show you of memories from past springtimes. First is a classic style layout showing off the really bold, fun patterns of the Chalk it up line. This photo was taken by my husband of Hannah and Caitlyn who are now 17 and almost 18 1/2 years old. I came into the girls' lives when they were 10 and 12, so I love how these pictures help me to see the girls through my husband's eyes.
Next up is a kind of trendy and fun one with the main element being my archer's arrows made from embroidery and the Gone Typo multi-colored chevron paper. I just loved this paper and knew I wanted to do something special with it.
This photo was taken on one of our family vacations back in the Spring of 2009. I loved this candid shot of them all stuffing their faces with cupcake deliciousness!
I had a lot of fun working with both of these paper collections in different ways. Here are a few tips:
Now your next stop is Jody's Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop! The prize for today's Blog Share is a $10 Gift Certificate to the Clique Kits Store! You have to be in it to win it, so leave a comment here and on each blog to enter. There are extra entries if you share on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, so be sure to comment for each share!