Jump baby Jump, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout inspired by the Hip Kit Club May 2018 mood board, and I am also incorporating colored cardstock.

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I was inspired by the Mood Board in several ways. The first thing that jumped out at me was the wreath- the circle, the flowers, and the natural elements of the wreath. I was also inspired by all the florals and colors of the mood board.

I am using some of my favorite photos of Ruby when she was a super chunky 4 month old in her jumper.  These photos are already more than a year old.  Where does the time go?!

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I started out by machine stitching a big circle over and over on my cardstock to echo the wreath. Then I added some stamping using the Vicki Boutin stamps from this month’s color kit and Distress Oxide ink.  I watered down some of the VB paint from the color kit and splattered it across the cardstock.

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Next, I backed my photos with some pattern paper and adhered them to the layout with foam tape for a little dimension.  I embellished the photos with the floral Simple Stories chipboard stickers, Amy tangerine clear butterfly stickers, and Bella Blvd puffy hearts. Since most of the elements were on the top right portion of my page, I wanted to bring something to the lower left side.  I added a small embellishment cluster, and I backed my cardstock with pattern paper, but only on the left and bottom sides.  To add a bit of the natural element of the wreath, I tied some natural twine on the Amy Tangerine tag.

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I chose to use the Bazzill blossom cardstock from the May 2018 cardstock kit. I also used the May 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

I love how my layout turned out. I hope you do too!

Happy Friday!

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The Sweet Life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

How is the weather lately in your neck of the woods?  Here in Texas, we have had some beautiful spring weather, but it has already started to get really hot.  Before it starts to get into the high 90s and 100s, we have tried to get as much outside time as we can.  We are introducing Ruby to long sunsets, bubbles, wagon rides, and sidewalk chalk.  I made a layout featuring her hoarding the sidewalk chalk.  It was just so cute.  She was trying to hold them all, but when she’d pick up one more, another one would fall out of her hands, and on and on.  Ha!  I absolutely love the photos I was able to take!  Don’t you think these photos would be perfect for a Crayola ad?  LOL!

I was challenged to use layers and fussy cutting on this layout… I love both of these techniques, so I was happy to!  I will be using the April 2018 Main kit, Cardstock kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, and Color kit.

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I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers from the Dear Lizzy floral paper.  (I still have a ton left for future projects!)

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I layered pattern paper and 2 cardstock colors for my background, I used some of the exclusive Project Life cards for layers behind my photo, and I layered my embellishments by using flat adhesive and foam squares.

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I thought that rainbow Dear Lizzy paper was perfect for this chalk layout.  To continue the rainbow theme, I used different colors of Distress Oxide inks (several from past color kits).  I have been putting a lot of these small circles on my layouts recently.  I have been using an sponge ink dauber tool, and I love how it looks!  A couple of the sheets of Shimelle mini alpha stickers are rainbow, which were perfect!

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I added some little embellishments in a variety of colors to continue the rainbow theme.  I really love those glittery enamel shapes!

I really love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday friends!

twelve, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made for my daughter’s 12th birthday.  She’s growing up so fast…where does the time go?!

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I am using the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Project Life Kit, Color Kit, and Cardstock Kit.

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I really wanted to use the 2×2 paper pad by Paige Evans found in the Embellishment Kit, so I got out my Nesting Heart metal dies, and started die cutting away.  I also made a few mixed media pages that I die cut hearts out of.  On a sheet of white cardstock, I used the stencil and white embossing paste.  On another sheet of white cardstock, I used distress oxides to watercolor and ink splatter.  I layered different hearts, and stitched down the middle.  I have done this technique before, as seen in the layout on this post, but I decided to keep the threads long, a la Paige Evans, and fellow team members Missy and Jana.

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I loved the blue cardstock and pink stitching on my last layout, so I repeated it on this layout.

I also tucked in some hidden journaling under the big photo, since I didn’t really see a good place for it on the layout.

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I love making these yearly layouts to remember what my girls were like at these ages.  I love how this one turned out!

I hope you like my layout, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Easter Joy, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I’m here today with a layout share.  I used only the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit for this layout, with the exception of cardstock.

I’m usually a year behind on Easter/holiday layouts, but I took a photo of my 3 girls on Easter Sunday that I love so much, I had to scrap it.  What about you?  Have you scrapped your Easter photos yet?

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I have still been inspired by the recent mood board, so I incorporated a few of the elements on this layout.  I did some, well a lot, of machine stitching on some blue cardstock.  I have to admit that it was a bit time consuming, but I love the texture it gave my layout.  I also loved the hand traced title of the mood board, and I wanted to feature the gorgeous pattern paper, so I created a giant title.  I incorporated the photo as my “O.” I lined each letter and the photo with a fine tip pen.  I love the look!

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I embellished some of the letters with flowers and puffy stickers.  I made 3 clusters so I could create a visual triangle.

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This layout did take a little time to complete, but it was relatively easy to put together.  I love the way it turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to give giant pattern paper titles a try!

Happy Saturday… and shoutout to my hubs: happy birthday!

 

Tea Party, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Last week was Mood Board week for Hip Kit Club, and today, I’ll be sharing my layout inspired by the mood board.

Here is the mood board, created by fellow team member Jill:

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Here is my layout:

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I’m scrapping photos of my daughter’s 7th birthday party from last summer.  She had a dress up tea party, and loved it!  It was so cute seeing all the girls get fancy!

First, I was inspired by the thin strips of paper and all the stitching.  I made my own version by cutting up strips of pattern paper from the April Kit.  I added stitching through each of the strips.

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I was inspired by the hand written water color title.  I decided to make mine with the pink watercolor stripes pattern paper.  I hand cut out my letters, and traced around the edge with a thin tip pen.  This turned out to be my favorite part of my layout!

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I was also inspired by all the circles and the color yellow on the mood board.  I painted some yellow and pink circles with distress oxide inks.  I die cut various sized circles from pattern paper and project life cards, and used them as embellishments on my layout.

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For my project, I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

I hope you like my layout.  I really like how my title turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  You might try making a project inspired by the mood board too!

Happy Monday!

 

 

Hello Bluebird card trio, featuring Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hey friends!  Today I’m guesting on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a trio of no-line coloring cards.  I used Hello Bluebird stamps McGregor’s Garden and Spring Script.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know that I was practicing my no-line coloring, and I ended up coloring these cute bunnies with 3 mediums: watercolor, color pencils, and Copic markers.

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Here are my finished cards:

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Don’t forget to head over to the BRI blog post for more info and photos!

Happy Sunday y’all!

Go Ellie Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I have a layout to share with you that I created for sketch Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog.  I am using bits and pieces from the April 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Ellie recently learned to ride her bike with no training wheels!  Yay!  She was very brave and worked through all the falls.  (Those falls are so hard on a Mama’s heart!)  She learned pretty quickly though, and we are so proud.  Of course I took tons of photos so I could scrapbook them!

Here is the sketch designed by Jill Sprott:

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Here is my layout:

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This week’s sketch was not my typical style, but I decided to fully embrace it, and be inspired by it.  That’s the beauty of sketches…it encourages us to try something we normally wouldn’t.

I started with the stencil from this month’s color kit, and a pink distress oxide ink (Picked Raspberry from a previous color kit).  I added some ink splashes too, as usual.  Then I chose some coordinating papers from the kit.  I chose the yellow paper first to match my daughter’s helmet, then I chose 2 more papers that coordinated with the yellow.

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I picked 3 photos that would tell the story, one of her ready to learn, one of her and my husband teaching her, and one of her finally riding on her own.  I then embellished each one of the photos with flowers and puffy stickers.

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For my title, I chose the HKC exclusive ombre puffy alpha stickers!  The color & size are perfect for my page!  They might be my favorite item from the April kits.  If you got the kits, what are your favorites?

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I’m so happy with how my layout turned out, and I’m glad I was challenged by the sketch!  I hope you were inspired to get crafty!

Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club Member Forum page on Facebook for details on how you participate in the sketch challenge, get inspiration, and win a gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!