Friday, July 25, 2014

The Places We'll Go

Good morning Chic Tags friends!  It is Malika on the blog today.  I have a different sort of layout to share with you.  Two of my kids were due for new passport pictures (we travel frequently across the border since our family lives in Canada) and I didn't know what to do with their old passports.  I decided to pull out some of the stamped pages from the passports and use the pictures on a layout with the Chic Tags Let's Go Collection.  

This collection has so many little bits and pieces that were perfect for tucking under these passport pages.  It was so easy to just keep adding more...

I just love this little piece of flair with the map and airplane!  I used my tiny attacher to stick some of these little tabs down, while others were stuck on with some foam tape to give a little dimension.  

This wood veneer became my title.  I put it off to the side and then layered some labels underneath.

I don't usually scrapbook memorabilia like this, but it was really fun to put something other than just pictures on a layout!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Hey Chic Tags friends! Mandy Kay Starner here to share my very last Chic Tags DT project with you. :( I have had a wonderful time working for Chic Tags and creating with their products. It has been a great run but it's time for me to focus a bit more on my family for a while. There is a fabulous team taking the stage in just a week or so and I can't wait to see what they create. 
But until then, you're stuck with me. ;)

To start off my layout, I used my Cameo to cut out the house, and most of my title from cardstock. Then, I switched out my blade for a pen, and sketched the remainder of my title, right on to the paper like a printer. I love that machine! I layered up a couple misting masks to pretty up my white cardstock with some yellow and teal mists, backed it with some scraps to "pop" it up off my background paper (Let's Go-Captured), adhered my title and then the fun began! I layered up a scrap of Let's Go- Missing you with some Cloud 9 clips and mini icons behind my photo, I added a rub on or two from the Let's Go collection, tucked in a Cloud 9 Acetate Tidbit, and a Let's Go wood globe. I sprinkled in a couple things from my stash and my project was complete.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Chic Tags blog today!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hey everyone!  Carol here today sharing my last blog post with Chic Tags.  I've had such a blast working for Veronica and will truly miss the team!  Lucky for me amazing product is always available and I'll never go without ;)

Speaking of amazing, the Lets Go collection is exactly that!  It comes with the perfect selection of embellishments and made for an easy layout!

 I kept my layout pretty simple.  The Adventure pp made for a fun and colorful base that I built everything else around.  A few tags here and there, veneer and my favorite piece of flair completes my large Hello die cut title.

Those airplane veneer were soooo fun!

Thanks for letting me share my work with you, its been a pleasure!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Sky's the Limit

Hi friends! It's Mary Ann here today with a layout to share using the new  Cloud 9  and Let's Go collections and a little hand stitching. Well, maybe a lot of hand stitching ;)
I just love the cute little wood veneer hot air balloon and decided to make it the focus of my layout, along with another balloon that was die cut, and one that was hand stitched.
Once I had all the stitching finished, I just added a few paint splatters here and there, some cute tags and flair button, and my layout was complete! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see what Carol has to share! 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Go. See. Do. | A 4C3S Challenge + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Suz here. Today I am sharing a summer adventure layout (a challenge + giveaway to you) that came together with a die cut design that I created with my Silhouette Designer software along with Happy Place "Bliss" patterned paper, Let's Go Label Stickers, and some new Summer Love Flair and Summer Love Phrases.

 A little bit of machine stitching and some stamping to finish off the design!
SUPPLIES USED: Happy Place "Bliss" patterned paper, Let's Go Label Stickers, Chic Tags Summer Flair

Now, about that challenge. Here's a little formula to help you get started: 4C3S. Let me break that down for you:

Create a layout or card that uses 4 "C"s:
 Cardstock and 3 other Chic Tags goodies (In this case, CT patterned paper, Label Stickers, and Flair)

Then and 3 "S"s to your design:
Silhouette cut
(or any other technique beginning with "S" (like stenciling).

And about the giveaway:
Leave a comment below linking up your creation and/or post to Instagram with the hashtag #chictags4C3S for a chance to win some Chic Tags goodies from me!

I will post a winner here on this July 21st blog post on Monday July 28 and on Instagram (my user name is @SuzMannecke).  Be sure to use the hashtag #chictags4C3S so I can find your creations there. Have fun! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Happy Monday! Have a great week. :)


Sunday, July 20, 2014

From Where I Stand

I love scrapping myself. Some will say self-indulgent but the truth is, I think we're often so busy scrapbooking about the kids' multiple faces, the vacations, the birthdays, the significant other, the siblings, the pet etc - that we forget to document us. 

I do things for myself all the time. Especially now that the girls are older and able to fend for themselves for a couple of hours even when Sam is not around. That 'alone time' time is so important for me to be not just a better mom, but a better person all around. :)

I love me to love you - that's what I always say.

Are you a loner? I think I am, in a way. I really prefer my own company most of the time. I get easily overwhelmed when I need to spend a lot of time with other people. I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing! LOL.

I'm sure I look a little bit weird while I was setting up the iphone to take a picture of myself, but hey, it only took one try and was quite painless when done on a weekday morning when there are less people at the beach. :D

I found the quote on Pinterest one day and I knew then that it will end up on a layout just like this.

I printed the quote on one of the Let's Go Cards. I got lucky and got them all lined up nicely this time. I confess, this doesn't happen all that often and I danced a little to celebrate. :D

You can never go wrong with butterflies and sequins, if you ask me. :) I cut apart and rearranged Cloud 9 Rub-On sheet and added some wood veneer sequins because they're oh just so adorable in my opinion!

 I added the From Where I Stand flair button, printed 'Me, Myself & I' on a label sticker, added some enamel dots and call it done and I'm loving this layout. 

What about you? Link me up or tag me on instagram if you're scrapping about yourself this weekend!
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hey Chic Tag fans! Mandy Koeppen here today sharing a new layout I created with one of my favorite, summery, fun colors: Yellow. 

Thanks to little embellishment and the monochromatic color scheme the focus stays on the black & white photo. I love this photo of Mav and I from a long, long time ago.I just haven't scrapped it but lately I've been going back and revisiting my older photos because the newer scrapbook lines are inspiring me and making it easy to scrap those older photos and stories. I challenge you to give it a try it might work for you too. 
For this layout I used the Chic Tags Instagood digital cut file on the left side of my photo and joined the 2 together with simple washi tape. I tucked Cloud 9 mini icons and Squares here and there to add a bit of dimension. Keeping with the simple theme I kept my title small with a "moments" veneer

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I've inspire you today to keep it simple and get it documented. Have a great weekend!!