Friendship, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys and welcome!  Today, I’m sharing a layout I made using the Hip Kit Club February 2018 Main Kit only.  There is so much jam packed into these kits, you can really make fantastic layouts with the main kit only.

I made a layout about my daughter and her friend taking horse camp together.  I just love their friendship.  They took horse camp together in previous Spring Breaks and Summer Vacations.  They loved the horses and learned so much!  I need to get L back into horse camp because she loved it so much!  Now that E is old enough, I’m sure she’d like to go to horse camp too…

Here’s my layout:

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With the exception of white cardstock, and the ink splatters (which are from previous color kits), my entire layout is made using the February Main Kit.

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I loved the Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper with all the greenery, and I wanted to feature it in a big way.  I also loved the soft pink and yellow colors in the kit.

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I love the way my layout turned out.  If you’ve been following me for a while, I tend to be more minimalistic.  I am a big fan of white, and negative space, and this layout has an abundance of both.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Sunday!

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Thanks card, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hey friends!  Today, I’m guesting on the Butterfly Reflections ink blog.

I’ll be using Pretty Pink Posh angel friends stamp set.  I must admit that I bought this stamp set in early December with every intention of making holiday cards for my happy mail friends, but life got in the way, and I didn’t make a single Christmas card this past year.  Ha!  Sigh.  I was determined to use this stamp set though, so I had to think a little bit out of the box.

Here’s what I came up with!

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Check it out HERE for more photos and supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday!

a set of Altenew Peony Blossom cards + a giveaway!

Hello friends and welcome!

Today, I’m sharing a set of cards featuring the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Peony Blossom stamp and die set.  The set includes 15 stamps and 8 dies.

BAF Peony Blossom squareStop by the Altenew blogs, and leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.  There will be 6 winners total, 3 on the card blog, and 3 on the scrapbook blog.  You can also leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on February 16, 2018.

I made 2 cards with this stamp and die set.  On one card, I used both the stamp and dies, and on the second card, I used the dies only.  This set is so versatile, and can be used on a variety of cards and projects.

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I used distress inks, and the sentiments are from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set, which I featured in an earlier blog post.

Make today beautiful:

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To make this card, I blended some various colors of distress inks on a big piece of white cardstock.  Next I die cut some flowers, stamens, and leaves.  Then I stamped the second layer of stamps with a slightly deeper ink on the flowers and leaves.  I put together the flowers with foam squares for dimension, and curled the petals and leaves.  I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock, and stamped my sentiment.  I adhered the florals, and popped the whole thing on a white card base with fun foam.  To finish my card, I added sequins and Nuvo drops for added embellishment.

Wishing you a lovely birthday:

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I made this card the same way as the first, but I didn’t add the second layer of stamping.  I also added some gold ink splatters instead of sequins and Nuvo drops.

I really love how my cards turned out.  The set is great, but I love the dies especially.  They would be great on scrapbook layouts as well!

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don’t have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set ‘Peony Blossom’ since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers!

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A peony blossom and ink bundle is also available.

BAF Peony Blossom and Ink Bundle

Here is the layering guide:

BAF Peony Blossom Layering Guide

BAF Peony Blossom Sample 3D Flower

That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to leave a comment here and on the Altenew blogs for the giveaways.

Happy Monday!

Good life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello creative friends!  Today, I’ve got a layout to share with you using the Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers found in the January 2018 Main Kit.

I finally scrapped some Pie Face photos.  That game was so popular a little bit ago…and my girls were begging to play it.  Have y’all played it?

My layout features the Vicki Boutin water color stickers.  I think the stickers are great, since you can use them as is (black & white), or you can color them whatever colors to suit your project.

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I colored some of the stickers with copic markers, and I left some black and white.  I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves, but left other stickers as is with the white border.

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I used bits and pieces from all the January 2018 kits: the Main Kit, the color kit, the project life kit, and the embellishment kit.

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I hope you were inspired by my project, and are inspired to get creative.

Happy Friday y’all!  TGIF!

Go Ruby Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout using January 2018 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use pink and yellow, and I definitely did that.  LOL!

A few days ago, I shared on my instagram that I was playing with the January 2018 HKC color kit, and to stay tuned for the project…well here it is!

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I made all those heart embellishments using the papers I made with the color kit, along with the exclusive Hip Kit Club floral paper in the kit.

Ruby took her first steps back in November, but she has just starting to really walk on her own these past few weeks.  I know she’ll be running around in no time!  She’ll be into everything even more!  Gah!  She’s growing too fast!

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I used a mixture of all the January 2018 hip kits: the Main kit, the Embellishment kit, the Project Life kit, and the Color kit.

I hope you like my layout!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

Shine On, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Every Friday, there’s a new sketch on the Hip Kit Member Forum on Facebook, and I shared my take on the sketch on the Hip Kit Club blog last Friday.

Here is the sketch…

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…and here is my take:

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I used the November 2017 HKC wreath cut file designed by Terhi, and the cute photo of little Ruby as my starting point for the layout.

I used a mixture of the January 2018 hip kits: the Main kit, the Embellishment kit, the Project Life kit, and the Color kit, and the navy cardstock is from the December 2017 cardstock kit.

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I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the big wreath in the sketch, but with the help of the cut file, I was able to pull this layout together.  I love the messy machine stitching, the giant glittery gold title, and the heart embellishments that I made.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to play along with the sketch!

Happy Monday!