Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pocket Page Scrapbooking with April's Chic Tag Exclusive Kit + Giveaways!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend (and the 3 day weekend for those who have one in celebration of Easter!)

Suz here with you today to share my Pocket Page spread created with April's exclusive kit (now sold out!). I found this month's kit perfect for documenting the first days of spring here as well as some theatre fun with friends and time spent at home enjoying the warmer days & sunshine.

Here is the full layout highlighting the week of April 7-13. I cut down the 4x6 "Staycation" card and stitched it over the base of my 4x6 photo located in the lower left of my two page spread.

*Click on any image to view larger.

The "radiate" flair was perfect for the photo of the "silver lining" cloud formation I happened to catch one lovely evening with my iPhone. 

As I mentioned earlier, I loved the spring themed cards this month and made the most of them  celebrating that (hallelujah!) spring was finally here. (Really sorry for those of you who just got dumped on again with a ton of snow. Unless, of course, you enjoy it--then yay you!)

 I tucked the "April" 3x4 card beneath this Cocoa Daisy card below (after trimming out the inside oval with my craft knife allowing the text to peek through).

 Stitching around the heart geotag below added a bit of interest and helped form an exclamation point for a little added fun to this happy layout. Then I used the April kit stamps to add the "right now" and the flag/banner stamp on the "status" card.
 I like how the darker photos are offset by the brighter pastels and yellows from the Gerber daisy in the "staycation" photo along with the yellow tag and how the black flair, "hooray" arrow, and black geotag complement the whole layout as well.

Since April's kits are all sold out, I am wondering whom of you have been creating with them already?  I would love to see what you are creating with the kits and by sharing your creations, you could win some more Chic Tags goodies! Sound fun?!


*(Please US and Canada residents only. This is due to high shipping costs that would exceed the value of the giveaway).

Here's how to play along:

1. Link us up with your creations here in the comment section below and/or:

2. Post a photo on Instagram of your creation and use the hashtag: #suzsaprilchictagsgiveaway 
(This is so we can easily find who is playing along and so we can see your creations!)

3. Follow both @ChicTags and @SuzMannecke on Instagram.

NOTE: **If you don't have an Instagram account, no worries, you can leave a comment here and tell a friend too so they can share in the fun and play along! Good luck! I will post the winners back here on Monday, April 21 and will notify the winners via Instagram as well.  I will do my best to mail out the goodies within 1-2 days of the giveaway's end.  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cookies & Milk

Hey guys! Mary Ann here with a layout to share, using a mix of fun papers, tags and stickers. I especially love that wood grain paper!!
My layout started with the cute "cookies & milk" card from the Good Tidings collection. Since the photo is of my daughter making cookies, I just had to use it! It originally said "for Santa" on there too, but I just cut that part off ;)  I used my Silhouette die cutting machine to cut the circle mat, then cut the wood grain paper to fill some of the circles. I also used the backside of the same paper to fill in some circles too. To add a bit more color, the teal cardstock was added to match the cookies & milk card.
A few buttons added here and there to bring out the pops of red in the stickers, and my layout was complete!
Supplies Used:
Good Tidings collection - card and label stickers
School House collection - mini icons and Teachers Lounge patterned paper

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Book of Lists

Hey everyone...Jamie here...
this past month was my birthday...yep. I was born on the first day of spring. What a great day to be brought into the world.
So for the month of March I decided to do a book of lists. A mini album of just lists sort of telling the what and why of me right now.

So with the help of the March Kit as well as the Polkadot Numbers I created a mini journal with plenty of room to write my lists based on some prompts I decided on.

I thought the MARCH 4x6 journal card was perfect as a cover. I sprinkled that with some teal mist, added a die cut butterfly that was cut from the School House Lessons Paper, and then layered the butterfly with a vellum for a real soft look. The 'true fact' is from the March Kit, and was a good addition to the title of this mini.

The inside is a mix of some of the 6x4 and 3x4 journal cards. The stamp from the kit was a great way to save the date, as if my age was not a give away already. And Happy Place rub ons were used for the divider tabs. Thought they were perfect for the theme.

The prompts were typed out and then trimmed like journal strips. Those were glued on the 3x4 cards as well as several grid cards I printed out for this journal.

The format for each page is laid out just like the above, the left side is pattern paper, and then clusters of stamps and embellishments are included. The right side was kept very simple, with plenty of room for me to answer my prompt.

This is going to be one of those journals I will look back on in a few years and say "really?". Ha! Well, maybe or maybe not. But I always think they make for great reflections to remember how I was thinking right now in years to come.

So how about you, have you ever created a book of lists? If not, I challenge you to do so. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pocket pages + exclusive kits!

Hello!  Jennie here with you today to share with you some of my pocket pages using the March exclusive kit.  I absolutely hope you had a chance to get your hands on this kit before it sold out because it's absolutely beautiful.  The overall design and the colors are simply wonderful.  I love it when something really appeals to me and is so easy to use!

Now, I held onto this kit for a few weeks (very unlike me, I usually want to dive in the minute it arrives!) so that I could use it for my spring break photos.  I knew that the colors would be perfect for a trip to Florida + a dip in the Gulf of Mexico.



The fun thing was that I also included an insert.  

I added a Studio Calico 4"x6" transparency, as well as the additional page protector.  As you can see, I also cut the March banner from a journaling card + I added the flair from the kit, too.

The backside of the insert:

As you can see, I added a 4"x6" Studio Calico transparent card on the backside of the insert, as well.  What is fun about this one is that I used this to attach a bunch of tickets from our trip.  I love how that turned out.

Are you using the exclusive kits for your pocket pages?  What is your favorite part of the kits?  (I honestly don't know what mine is -- I kind of love all of it!)  We'd love to see what you're creating - share with us on Facebook!  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chic Tags and photo strips

Hey there! Mandy Kay Starner here to share a layout I created using some of my favorite Chic Tags products and a handful of photo strips.

I started with some goofy selfie photo strips I took with my phone on a good hair day, Happy Place Bliss paper, some scraps of Happy Place- Bookworm and Fuzzy Sweater, and Good Tidings- Peppermint. After my papers and photos were all set in their place I tucked all my tags in their places. I used: Happy Place Hanging Tags, School House File Cards, School House Label Stickers, Happy Place Clips, Everyday Life II Mini Tagsand School House Mini Icons. I threw in a couple stickers from my stash and a title and its done. Here are a couple close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by the Chic Tags blog today!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Sketch It Out

Hello hello! :)

How are you? Been scrapping a lot? Yes? That is awesome! No? Well, maybe you'd like to see if my sketch will help you get back to being creative? :)

March winner is Kim!

Congrats Kim! Please email Amy so she can get your prize pack to you. Thank you everyone for playing along :)


And here's a new sketch for you!

Some wonderful people played along with me this time. Let's take a look :)

Chic Tags used : School House: Mini Icons, Photo Toppers; Happy Place: Phrases

Chic Tags used : April's KitEveryday Life II: Tags, Cloud 9: "Goodness" PP, Let's Go!: Tab

Chic Tags used : Happy Place Bookworm pp, Happy Place Bliss pp, Happy Place Rub OnsHappy Place PhrasesHappy Place Mini IconsHappy Place Hanging TagsHappy Place ClipsSchool House Lessons

Chic Tags used : Happy Place Bliss pp, School house Science Lab pp, Good Tidings Peppermint pp, Good Tidings Label Stickers, School House Label Stickers,  Everyday Life II Date Tags, School House Cards

Chic Tags used : Happy Place Rub Ons, School House Photo Toppers, Happy Place Phrases, School House Mini Icons

Chic Tags used : Happy Place Bliss  & Crisp Air pp, March Kit, Polka Dot Numbers Veneer Set, Happy Place Phrases, School House Mini Icons

and here's mine

Chic Tags used : Road Trip Squares, School House Photo Toppers, Doily banner (older collection)

I look forward to your creations! Play along for a chance to win a Chic Tags grab bag! 

Please link your projects to this post by Friday, May 9th 2014. Winner will be announced on Sketch It Out on May 11th 2014. 

Happy Creating!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week 9 Project Life in New Orleans

Design A
Greetings from Vegas, its Cathy with a Project Life spread! When I got the March Kit in the mail, my face was beaming from the happy sunshine colors in the kit! I paired it up with Studio Calico Color Theory (Blush Crush, Sunny Day, and Mint Hint). I documented Week 9 since it was my visit to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The photos I took were very vivid and the sun was just shining away in Louisiana!
I just got finished watching Game of Thrones, so I was fully caught up! Here are the exclusive stamps at work with the SC inks! The stamps work great as background prints too!

I love tiny attachers because they go great the Chic Tags banners. 

I love the arrows and extra tidbits that come with the kits! Perfect for captioning!

I used Staz On in Jet Black to stamp directly on photos. 

To adhere flair, I use a glue dot and stick it directly on top of the plastic. I do not put the flair inside the pocket.

I love that TSA allows us to keep our phones on at all times, this photo of the clouds was right before we landed!

Sequins go great on any layout that needs a little more bling!

That dreadful DMV / Police Department "take a number" shot - hey, what's project life without those everyday annoying moments?
Thanks for reading! The kits are still available here!