Hi everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) back today with two new layouts and process videos, using the totally awesome Trail Mix collection! Now, my family aren’t really campers, but this collection makes me wish we were! It’s packed full of fun prints and icons that are outdoorsy and camping themed. The colours are just gorgeous, fun plaid prints with some muted colours, coupled with pops of bright! I love everything about it. 
For my first layout I choose one of those gorgeous plaid prints for my background. I trimmed it down a little and added it to a sheet of white. I splattered white paint onto the background and set it aside to dry.  I then selected another patterned paper, a multi coloured plaid print with flower clusters. I cut this into a circle and cut a small circle out from the middle. I then cut it into pieces, so I had a divided circle. I distressed the edges of each piece and then reassembled it back into a circle shape on my background. 
I cut my photo into a segment shape and added it to one of the segments. I then added some of the Patches Bits to the circle. I arranged these in clusters, one above my photo and one to the bottom right of the circle. As well as the Patches Bits, I also added some floral clusters from the Cardstock Stickers, Foam Stickers and Decorative Brads to each cluster. 
I used ‘Explore’ from the Foam Stickers as my title. I love the size, font and fun colours on this! I added a few more stickers from the Cardstock Stickers – some of the phrases, which I distressed the edges of and raised on foam pads. 
I also used the long cardstock boarder sticker from the Cardstock Stickers, which I cut into two pieces and added to both side of my layout, offset and unequal, just to give a bit of added interest to the side edges of my layout. I finished off by handwriting my journaling.  Here is the link to my process video for this layout: https://youtu.be/xDjwDzum5K0 
For my second layout using the Trail Mix collection I decided to make a camping ‘scene’ on my layout and to actually make a tent! 
I started off by sketching out my idea onto some scrap paper and then when I was feeling confident, I lightly drew the basic shape of the tent onto a piece of patterned paper. After a few attempts and when I was finally happy with it, I cut it out and distressed the edges. I created another layer around the canopy with some leftover yellow paper from my previous Trail Mix layout. I distressed the edges of this too, and I added some machine stitching around the edges of both. I then layered them together and added them to a white card background. 
I then decided to add the two large triangles cut away from the top of the tent – I turned these over and immediately loved the green background with the butterflies and moths. I hadn’t planned on adding a background to the tent, I figured I’d just leave it white, but the triangles worked perfectly, and I’m so pleased I thought of this! 
I used one of the Trail Mix Chipboard frames for one of my photos, and I mounted the other on a yellow journaling card. I positioned these on the left side of my layout and added the title ‘camp’ from the Foam Stickers on the right side of the layout. 
I then added a number of smaller details: the ‘camp’ hanging sign at the top of the tent, a couple of tree Cardstock Stickers, ‘camp’ flag, tent, camera, log, camping lamp. I love all these cute little details that all work so well together to create a scene! My photos are actually of my children inside a blanket fort, rather than actually outside in a tent, but hey, I think it works!!  
I added some Decorative Brads to the clusters, handwrote my journaling and finished off with some splatters of white paint. I absolute love how this one turned out; it is so cute!  Here is the process video link for this one: https://youtu.be/WpGVFx5BwYo 
Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping! 
Niki xx 

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