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!

Sweet Smile, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!  I hope you’re having an awesome day!  Today I’m sharing a layout  featuring photos I took of Ruby’s first taste of lemons.  I have to admit that I took these photos specifically for this layout.  I bought some lemons, got my baby dressed in a coordinating outfit, and had a photoshoot in our backyard.  Do any of you crafters create photoshoots just so you can use a particular product in a layout?  There were a few lemon themed products in the March 2018 Hip Kits that I wanted to use, like the Maggie Holmes pattern paper.  Needless to say, the photos I got of Ruby tasting lemons were priceless!  Ha!  I love them!

Here is my layout:

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Look at that face on the photo on the left!  LOL!!!

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I used the March 2018 Hip Kits for my layout: Main Kit, Color Kit, Cardstock Kit, and Project Life Kit.  The chiffon cardstock was perfect for a lemon layout, and of course the Maggie Holmes pattern paper.

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I used several techniques on this layout.  I did some fussy cutting (the pink butterflies), I altered the “smile” chipboard with heat embossing, I did some machine stitching, I created some depth with layers and foam adhesive, and I added some paint splatters using the Vicki Boutin watercolors.

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I love the way my layout turned out!  I’m so glad I got another page done for Ruby’s album!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Saturday!

Altenew Hibiscus Thank You card, and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends and welcome!  Today I am sharing a card I made using the new Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus stamp & die set from Altenew.  BAF Hibiscus square

Be sure to stop by the Altenew blogs for more inspiration, and leave a comment on the card blog and/or scrapbook blog for a chance to win one of six $30 gift certificates.  Also, leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will be announcing the winner on my blog on April 6, 2018.

My husband & I went on our honeymoon in Hawaii almost 14 years ago, and I fell in love with hibiscus flowers!  I have bought several hibiscus plants over the years, but I can’t seem to keep them alive.  I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.  Let me know if you have suggestions in the comments  below!

I was super excited to get this set, and here is what I created:

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I wanted to make the hibiscus flowers a sunshine yellow color.  I used all the layers of the big hibiscus flower, except the 2 pistil images as I wanted to leave them white.  I made the leaves a lush vibrant green.  I don’t have a vary big collection of colored inks, so I used what I had in my stash.  On some layers, I simply used the same color again, just inked and stamped it twice to deepen the color.  I love how it turned out!

On a background panel, I stamped two of the sentiments included on the stamp set.  I also splattered the panel with gold spray ink.  After die cutting the florals, I popped it onto the background with foam tape.  (On one of the flowers I doubled up on the foam tape.)  I wanted to add a little more black, so I used a pen and drew black dots.

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I absolutely love this build-a-flower Hibiscus set!  This set comes with 24 buildable images and 3 dies.  Here’s what Altenew says about this set:

Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days.  Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent “delicate beauty.”  This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can’t wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!

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This set cannot be purchased individually; it is sold as a set only.  You can purchase a Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus & Ink Bundle to save 5%.  Love those colors!

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That’s it for me.  I hope you are inspired to get crafty!

Happy Sunday!  (Happy Easter!)