12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 8

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Hello all!  Welcome to day 8 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be arriving from Lorilei’s blog, and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is a cut file designed by Lorilei Murphy.

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

I made 2 cards using the beautiful snowflake ornaments.  I used the 2017 December Documented kit, the November 2017 Main Kit and Embellishment kit.  I just love all the Hip Kit Club exclusives in these kits!  There is so much to choose from: puffy stickers, wood veneer, tags, sequins…all you could need!

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I just love how they turned out!

Here is card number 1:

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Here is card number 2:

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I hope you like my cards and are inspired to get crafty!  I hope you’re having fun hopping along our blogs!

Happy Friday!

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December Daily cover page and Day 1, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope your December is off to a great start!  I’m so excited to be working on another December Daily album!  This will be my 8th December Daily album…I started in 2010, and have been hooked ever since!

Today, I’m sharing the start of my December Documented album with you.  I’m not one to have my foundation pages ahead of time…I like to take it day by day, and see where the photos take me.  How about you?  Do you do your foundation pages ahead of time?

For my December Documented album, I will be using the gold 6×8 album (It’s amazing), the 2017 December Documented kit, November 2017 Main kit, November 2017 Project Life kit, and the November 2017 Embellishment kit from Hip Kit Club.

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For the front of my album, I used those fabulous Crate Paper tassels and buttons.  I may end up hanging them so you can see them when the album is closed hanging off the spine.  For my cover page, I made a simple half circle shaker page using vellum, the HKC exclusive holiday sequin mix, and gold numbers from American Crafts DIY shop.

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For day 1, I documented my homemade advent (which I made in 2015), and the return of Stewart, our elf.  The journaling cards in the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit and the Project Life Kit are fabulous, and make pocket pages quick and easy!

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You can see my Day 1-2 for 2015 here, and my title page and Day 1 for 2016 here.

I hope you like what I’ve created, and I inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 2

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Hey friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  Welcome to day 2 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be coming from Anna’s blog and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is the Twisted Lights Frame cut file designed by our fabulous Kim Watson!

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

Now on to my layout!

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My family and I went to see the Nutcracker ballet a few years ago, and while I scrapped it in my December Daily album, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 layout for my regular album as well.

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I used the powder blue cardstock from the November 2017 cardstock kit to cut my twisted lights frame cut file.  Then I backed the bulbs with various papers from the November 2017 Main Kit.  I also used a few pieces from the November 2017 Project Life and December Documented kits to embellish my layouts.

It was so easy to create this layout with such an awesome cut file!

I hope you’re enjoying our hop!

Happy Saturday!

 

November Traditions memory planner, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!  Today, I’m sharing a spread in my Memory Planner that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago.  Even though it’s a week in November, I created a Christmas spread.  Every year, we take our daughters to see Santa sometime in the week of Thanksgiving.  We do this for a few reasons: the girls have some days off from school, there is usually no line to see Santa, and we like to beat the December mall crowds.  I thought it would be fun to document the reason for our tradition, and to show pictures of each of my 3 girls’ first trip to see Santa.  (P.S. we went to see Santa this year on Tuesday, the 21st, and we were the only ones there!)

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I found myself using a lot of exclusive products from the November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Project Life Kit, and December Documented Kit.  There are lots of exclusive goodies in these kits!

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I started my spread by laying out the most important parts: the pictures, the title, and the journaling.  I backed the 3 pictures with pattern paper, and layed them out where I wanted them to go.  Then I worked on the title; I fussy cut “November” from one of the Project Life cards, and I love the exclusive gold alpha!  Next, I drew out a few lines, and added my journaling.

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Once all the important pieces were in place, I filled some of the empty spots with embellishments.  One of my favorite parts of the spread are the ornaments that I fussy cut from an exclusive 8×8 paper in the December Documented kit.  I added 3 ornaments on each side of the spread for balance.

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I finished off my spread with some machine stitching and gold ink splatters.

I absolutely love how this turned out!  I love having all the pictures of my girls’ first Santa visit on one spread.  (I love this story so much, that I may have to do a layout and/or document it in my December Documented album as well!)

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!  I highly recommend you check out these kits if you haven’t yet!

Happy Tuesday!

Trio of cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! Today, I have a trio of winter/ holiday cards that I recently shared on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page.  I made my cards using the Hip Kit Club November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life Kit, and Color Kit.  I made a clean and simple graphic card, a shaker card, which if you know me, you know they’re my favorite kind to make, and a card that holds a gift card.

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I absolutely love the color kit this month.  The sweater weather stencil by Echo Park is perfect for winter cards, and Distress oxide inks are so fun!  For my shaker and gift card cards, I used the stencil, Versamark ink, and the white embossing powder, creating a resist pattern for the distress oxide ink.

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For my shaker card, I used the peacock feathers distress oxide ink from the color kit, and also broken china distress oxide ink from my stash.  Isn’t that “sweater weather forever” sentiment perfect for the snowman and penguin wearing scarves and hats?  (I am loving all the critters in the Hip Kit Club ephemera pack from the November Main Kit… Kim Watson did an amazing job!)

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For my next card, I used the 2 distress oxide colors in the color kit…the 2 colors blend together so nicely!  To make a pocket for the gift card on my second card, I cut a Project Life card in half, and machine stitched it around 3 sides.

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For my 3rd card, I ink blended some distress inks from my stash to create a soft, cold morning sky.  The houses, sign, and tree are fussy cut from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days Starry Night paper.  The hillside is the American Crafts Sweater Weather Warm Wishes paper.  I love how simple, yet graphic this card turned out!

I am so ready for the holidays!  (I can’t wait for December Daily!)  Making these cards made me realize how close we are to December!  I haven’t gotten my decorations out yet…I’m trying to hold off until after Thanksgiving.  Also, I don’t know how much decorating I’ll do, considering I have a baby-on-the-move right now.  How about you?  Are you ready for the holidays?

Happy Friday y’all!

3 Christmas layouts…playing catch up for iNSD!

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is International Scrapbook Day (iNSD)!  I have a lot of scrappy catching up to do, so I started with some Christmas layouts.  I always like to scrapbook our yearly Christmas cards, and I was 3 years behind.  I find that since I do a December Daily album, I loose steam with my 12×12 December layouts.

I set a little time for myself, pulled out some of my Christmas supplies, mostly from My Mind’s Eye and Pinkfresh Studio, bought a few cut files from theCutShoppe, and went to work.

Working backwards, here is 2016:

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I love this intricate cut file from theCutShoppe!  It’s the Stained Glass cut file that I resized.  I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and some Pinkfresh Studio ephemera.

Next up is 2015:

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I made this layout with My Mind’s Eye’s Comfort & Joy collection.  The Santa is actually a gift tag.  The cute file is from theCutShoppe, and is called the Geo Globe.

Finally, is 2014:

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For this layout, I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and various papers from my stash.

Do you guys have scrappy catching up to do as well?  I need to catch up on Halloween layouts, and school photo, both individual and class, layouts.  #alwaysplayingcatchup

Happy iNSD!  Check out my Instagram tomorrow.  I will be part of the Scrapbook Circle blog hop; hop along…there will be a giveaway!

Happy Friday y’all!

 

December Daily 2016: days 18-25

Hey guys!  I’m here with my last December Daily 2016 post  I hope you have enjoyed my DD series so far.  You can find my previous blog posts on my album, title page & day 1 here, my days 2-8 here, and my days 9-17 here.

Let’s jump right in!  I will list supplies at the end.

Day 18:

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Day 18 is my obligatory Starbucks spread.  I followed Ali’s day 12, and stapled a Starbucks sleeve to a 3×4 paper.  I also took photos of the P family, so I stuck in a photo from that shoot as well.  The “December Joys” flag on the left is an old Ali Edwards digital brush from years ago.

Day 19:

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On Day 19, we had Ruby’s 2 month well check with shots.  My poor baby!  I hate when they have to get shots!  I also included a 3×8 spread on the right, although it kind of blends in with the next day in the photo.

Day 20:

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You can see the 3×8 insert in these photos.  The girls wanted to hold the baby, so I put the photos of them on the left.  On the right, I included stories of the girls’ and how they got to go out with friends.

Day 21 & 22:

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On day 21, I talk about doing the majority of my Christmas shopping online, and the pretty wrapping paper I bought at Target.  On day 22, my girls had their routine dentist appointments.

Day 23:

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The girls decorated a gingerbread house on day 23.  They decorated it all by themselves this year, with no help from me.  Love this messy & fun tradition!

more day 23:

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Ruby turned 2 months, so I included her 2 month photo, and journaled a bit about her on a piece of vellum.  I also included a page about the pups.  Ah…my heart is full!

Day 24:

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Christmas Eve traditions for day 24 spread.  We always open gifts with family on Christmas Eve, so there are normally lots of photos.  I love the page protector with 12 squares because I can fit so many photos!

Day 25:

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Christmas day magic!  Santa came, my daughter lost a tooth, and all the kiddos.  I bought the blue tag with the gold trees and the image of Santa from TJMaxx.

I always like to document the places our elf has been with a double page, and here is this year’s:

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For my last page, I included a photo I took on New Year’s day.  I really liked how it tied in the New Year.  I think I might make it a new tradition and always end my album with a picture from New Year’s day.

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Finally, I add photo cards and other paper memorabilia (like the program to my daughter’s holiday concert) by punching them directly and adding them to my album.  I also made another pocket page to house smaller cards (like thank you cards from my girls’ teachers) and added it to the back of my album.

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…and my album is finished!

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Love this project!

Supplies used:

Studio calico 6×8 album

Ali Edwards Christmas Star digital stamp

In a Creative Bubble holiday prompt journaling cards

In a Creative Bubble Joyful Elements No 2 printables

My Minds Eye Sugar Plum and Comfort & Joy papers

Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy phrase stickers

Pinkfresh Studio Christmas wishes acetate cards

Becky Higgins Project Life Everyday Edition Chipboard stickers

Heidi Swapp glitter letter stickers

My Favorite Things stitched number die-namics

That’s it for me friends!  I’ll definitely be December Daily-ing this Christmas 2017!

Happy Thursday!