My Scrapbook Resume

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Clique Kits Team

Hi! And welcome to the Clique Kits blog hop featuring the new  team for the new year! If you're going in order, you have come from the blog of the fabulous Amanda O'banion.

This layout tells about just one part of me. It's a part that comes up in a lot of my scrapbooking. I live in New York City, which is fabulous, and a great place to raise kids. But there is a part of me that always craves a bit more of nature and the outdoors. Sometimes I don't notice it until I am out of the city, and I realize how good it feels deep in my soul. While traveling in South Carolina this summer, I fell in love with its coast, and by the end of our two week road trip, I was talking about retiring there. It's partly a joke. Who knows where I'll be in a quarter of a century (give or take). But the part about really, really loving it there is true.

I often work slowly on my scrapbook pages, so that I am careful to leave space for my words. But the photos were really important to me on this page, and I had so much fun adding the embellishments from the kit, that I soon realized that I would need more space than a mere 12x12 inches. Rather than create a two pager, I made a 1 1/3 page, using a Project Life divided page protector. This is something I would like to experiment with more.

What would you like to try more of in your scrapbooking?

Next stop is Maryam's blog. Enjoy!

Here is the full blog hop line up:

Leigh Ann
Aliza (That's me!)
Lee Ann

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Clique Kits September Pep Rally

Hi, and welcome to the September Clique Kits pep rally! You should be coming from Sandy's blog.

A while back I made this layout, and I blogged about it here.

Since that day I have managed to take two (count 'em, two!) whole dance classes. Which is not that many, but it is a start. When I went through my bag after my first class, I forgot that I had my dance shoes in there. And it made me happy to see them. So, I snapped myself a little photo, and turned it into this:

I thought I would throw a few lines of journaling in there somewhere. I suppose a better scrapbooker would have planned out exactly where before hand, because I could not figure out where said journaling should go, and once I started typing my journaling, it turned out I had way too many words. So, I decided to go for a two (count 'em, two!) pager. Which meant I was really free to write as much as I wanted. 

I think you will all love the October kit coming up, but this September one sure was something special! I still have a lot left, so I have a feeling I will keep using it for a little while longer.

Your next stop in the blog hop Caroli's blog.

And if you need it, here is the full lineup:

Aliza (That's me!)


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Clique Kits August Pep Rally

Hello, and welcome to Clique Kits August pep rally! 

You should be coming from Donna's blog. This month is my favorite kind of challenge- anything goes. It's nice and easy for the summer time. 

While summer is sadly coming to an end, this layout is about the very beginning of summer when Sam began his first job. That first day of work sure tuckered him out. But he went back everyday, and he is already talking about it again for next summer. As a parent, I am proud of him choosing to work this summer.  In the long list of things to teach your kids before they leave you, I feel like I can look at "work ethic," and know that he is on his way. 

I used the main kit and some paper add one for this simple layout, and I used my silhouette for the title. I loved this kit, and now I am looking forward to the next one!

Next stop is Kim's blog! Have fun!
Here is the full line up:
Aliza (That's Me!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Write.Click.Scrapbook. Time

Yes, everyone. It's the moment you have been waiting for. The moment that I reveal my latest layout for Write.Click.Scrapbook's July gallery!

The theme this month is "seven," since we are heading into the seventh month of the year. So, I decided to use seven photos. I used a similar strategy as I did in my most recent post, which included 6 photos. I arranged them in a grid. Printed them all out, and then treated it all like one big photo. Super fast and easy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Clique Kits Pep Rally!

Hello and Welcome to Clique Kits' June Pep Rally! You should be coming here from Kim's blog. The challenge this month is to use at least three photos on your layout. I am a good rule follower, so I did just that. In fact, I included 6. To make life easier for myself, I arranged my 6 photos in a grid, using photoshop elements, and I printed out the whole grid. In that way, even though I incuded 6 photos, I was able to treat all those photos as 1 large element. 

See what I mean?


This is the only travel themed layout I have made with the June kit, despite the kits' many themed items. I love the embellishments on this layout, and they support my story perfectly.

And, here is a little design tip that I once learned (and it was kind of eye opening for me). When I arranged my photos for printing, I made sure that the people were facing inwards, so that they would not lead  the eye off the page. Who knew?

So, onward to the rest of the blog share with you! Nest stop is Sandy.

And here is the full line up:


Sunday, June 7, 2015

June Challenge at Clique Kits

Hello! Clique Kits' June challenge is now live. It's anything goes, so any project will do. You can link up here until June 30th.

I am super excited for my project here, because I got to use the cute little deer that came in the kit. I know that deer, along with pineapples and flamingos, have been trendy for some time. But I can be a little slow about things like that. However, here it fit perfectly, because I have photos of actual deer. Go, me.

Here are a few details to go along with this month's challenge:

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges.
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times.
  • Link up your projects by June 30th, 11:55 pm CST.
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up.
  • Create any type of project.
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post.
As always, you can get 10% off anything in the Clique Kits store using the code ALIZA10.

Good luck!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Clique Kits and Waffle Flower Craft Blog Hop

Hi, and  welcome to the Clique Kits and Waffle Flower Crafts blog hop! Hop along and comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning a fabulous prize pack!

 I am not by nature a huge stamper. Mostly because I'm too chicken to stamp directly onto a layout. What if it doesn't come out all the way? What if I need to move it over?! So when I do stamp, I am most likely to use stamps on a separate piece of paper, so I can cut out the image and put it where I need it to go. Which is exactly what I did here using Waffle Flower Craft's circle doily stamp set. I love the way it turned out. I used clear Versa Mark embossing ink, and then embossing powder. Each time  I poured off the excess powder, I gasped at how pretty the image looked. Like, literally gasped.  

Everything else on this layout is from the June Clique Kit, which happened to coordinate smurfingly  with the stamps.  

Thanks for hopping by here! Here is the full line up for the blog hop.
Aliza Deutsch -THAT'S ME!