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…



…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!

snapchat queen mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I hope you all are having a fabulous week!  TGIF!  Today, I’m sharing a fun, cute project with you that I made using the Hip Kit Club December 2017 Main Kit, the Embellishment Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Color Kit.

What do you do when you have a snapchat loving, selfie taking 7 year old, and end up with tons of photos on your phone?  You make a mini album of course!

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These kits were perfect for a snapchat mini album!  Some of my favorite products in the kits were the pom pom gold glitter frames, the exclusive HKC paper designed by the fabulous Irit, and the Crate Paper stamp set.  LOVE!

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I made the pocket page using the December Color Kit.  Check out my Instagram; I posted about it a few days ago.

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I had some empty pockets left over from my DD album, so I filled it with sequins and fun stuff!

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I love my mini!  It’s so bright, colorful, girlie, and fun!  My daughter loves it too!  It was super easy to make too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

Altenew Sakura Blossom birthday card

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card featuring the new Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set from Altenew.  This was such a fun set to play with!  Stop by the Altenew card or scrapbook blog for a chance to win one of 4 $30 gift certificates.  Leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on January 24, 2018.


The Sakura blossom is a lovely Japanese flower, and is known as a cherry blossom in some parts of the world. “Sakura” is derived from the Japanese word for “bloom” – “saku.” In the United States, tourists travel to our capital, Washington D.C., to see the flowers bloom at the annual cherry blossom festival. This stamp set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves, and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A Sakura blossom ink bundle is also available.

Sakura Blossom and Ink Bundle

When I saw this stamp set, I could picture fragrant blossoms falling from the sky (I’ve never seen it in person, but I have seen it on TV shows, mainly Korean dramas), so I made a birthday card with sky, cloud, and flower blossoms.

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I was also inspired by the color palette on a pencil that I picked up a while back in the target dollar spot.

To make my card:

  1. I stamped out the layered flower blossoms and leaves with a subtle tone on tone effect using…pink for the blossoms, and light blue for the leaves.  There is a guide on the back of the stamp set to help you out, but this layered stamp set was pretty easy to figure out.  For the final stamp layer, I used Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold powder.  I also used a glitter marker, and colored in the blossoms for a pretty effect.
  2. I dicut the blossoms and leaves, then lightly folded up along the crease lines, creating a 3d flower.  I also stamped out some red ink onto a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the middle piece of the big flower out of the inked up piece.
  3. To make my background, I used some distress ink to ink blend the background on a piece of die cut white cardstock.  I added some water droplets, and then dabbed some of the ink color up with a paper towel.
  4. I die cut a cloud from another piece of white cardstock.
  5. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder.
  6. I assembled my card using foam tape and glue dots.
  7. I added a few enamel dots, and a few droplets of clear glitter novo drops to finish my card.


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I absolutely loved using this set to make a card.  The 3d flowers are so pretty, and the set was really easy to work with!  I love the way this card turned out!  This one might be a little tough to put in the mail, but it is perfect to personally give it out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate, and on the Altenew blogs for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner for my blog on January 25, 2018.

Happy Wednesday

He’s my Lobster, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I’m here with you today with a layout featuring Vicki Boutin embellishments.  You can find Vicki Boutin products in the Hip Kit Club December 2017 Main Kit, the Embellishment Kit, and the Project Life Kit.

I must admit I was feeling a bit rusty after working exclusively on my December Documented album for the entire month of December…  Luckily, the December hip kits are jam packed with fun product, that I quickly got back in the groove.  Loving the colors of these kits!

I made a layout featuring our new t-shirts that I ordered for Christmas.  I meant to only buy my husband a shirt, but they were offering a discount if you bought 2, so I got one for me as well.  Ha!  Are you guys Netflix fans?  What are your favorite shows?  In 2017, we were obsessed with Stranger Things, and my husband binge watched The Office.  Of course, Friends will always be my favorite, hence the title.  LOL!

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It’s hard to tell from the photos, but I also used the December 2017 color kit.  I mixed some of the Pasteez and white texture paste, and used the floral stencil to get a bit of texture behind my photo.  I love the tone on tone effect!

That’s it for me today friends!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative!

Happy Friday!

Stick Together Travelers Notebook intro, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hi friends and welcome!  Today, I’m sharing a really cute intro page to my Travelers Notebook using Sweet Stamp Shop’s Stick Together stamps.  I really love this stamp set!  It was so cute and easy to create our little cacti family.

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To make my spread, I first started by stamping some images, coloring them with copic markers, and fussy cutting them out.  (I gave my cacti husband a beard, ha!)

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Next, on my TN page, I stamped the “We Stick Together” sentiment, then stenciled on a few clouds using tumbled glass distress ink, the My Favorite Things clouds stencil, and an ink blending tool.

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I adhered my cacti family with foam squares for a bit of dimension.  Then, I created a few layers beneath my photo with pattern papers, a label, and a scalloped piece I created using an old border punch.

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Finally, I added my photo to my TN spread, and added a few more details with sentiment stickers, the year, and a heart paper clip.

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Super easy spread, but I LOVE the way it turned out!  Perfect for the intro of my Travelers Notebook!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Have a lovely day!

Happy Thursday!