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!

Memory Planner post, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop!

Hey guys!  I’m here with a Memory Planner post today!  My Ruby turned ONE recently, and I wanted to document her 12 month milestones in my planner.  She had a donut party, and some of Sweet Stamp Shop’s products are perfect for this planner spread!  I am using the Sweet Stamp Shop Baby Plans stamp set and my Happy Planner.

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First, I stamped out a bunch of images from the stamp set that I thought I might use, colored them using my Copic markers, and then fussy cut them.  (How perfect is that banner for Ruby’s name?!)

Here is my planner, all decorated:

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I used photos from her invitation photo session, and I also included a copy of her invitation.  Once I layed out where I wanted to place everything, I decided to do some masked stamping on her party day, Saturday the 21st.  I took some post-it notes, and masked off the other areas of the planer using the lines of the planner as my guide, and leaving the spot I want to stamp open.  I used the party hat and a small star repeatedly in the space with pink ink.  (I also used the small party word that’s from an old Sweet Stamp Shop planner stamp set.)

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The best part of masked stamping is pulling off the masking (post-it notes in this case).

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Next, I added the “months old” and “year old” stamps from the Baby Plans stamp set.  I also added some washi tape; I used the number candles from the Celebrate set and donut washi from an older Sweet Stamp Shop set.

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Next, I added the photos.  I also printed out the “Donut Worry,” which is actually meant to be an iPhone wall paper, and is a free download you can find on the Design + Happiness blog here.  I also glued the invite to a piece of pattern paper, and attached it to the planner page.

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To finish off my planner, I added in the stamped images from the Baby Plans set, a few stickers from my stash, and did a little journaling about her milestones.

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I love the little label with a baby face on it.  It’s perfect to write in a birthday time or an appointment time.  I stamped the Happy birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday stamp set above the invite.  I also stamped and colored the Unicorn Donut…perfect for her donut party!

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That’s it!  I hope you liked my planner spread!  I want to use the Baby Plans stamp set in a mini album.  I took monthly photos of my baby girl, and this stamp set would be great for a mini album of those photos!

I hope I inspired you to get crafty!  Have an awesome day!

Happy Thursday!

 

Magical, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!  A few days ago I was on the Hip Kit Club blog along with fellow team member Corrie for sketch Friday.  A weekly sketch challenge is posted every Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog, Facebook page, and Facebook Member Forum.  I highly recommend you check it out the Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook page to see how you can participate and win a $10 coupon code to the store!

Today, I have a Halloween layout to share with you.  I like to get my Halloween photos scrapped as soon as I can…If I don’t, I forget about them with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and they never get scrapped.  I think I still need to scrap 2013 & 2014…

Here’s my take on the sketch:

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I used my October 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment kit , Color kit, and the cardstock I used is the Bazzill tutu pink from the cardstock kit.

I wanted to use one of the giant Dear Lizzy white chipboard words, as I hadn’t used any yet, and I thought “magical” was very fitting for a Halloween layout.  I dressed it up with some mixed media.  I used the Shimmerz Old Yeller Inkling with a bit of the packaging technique and I also painted with a small paint brush.

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While the chipboard was drying, I got to work on my layout.  Can you believe I only used one pattern paper on this layout?  I loved both sides of the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary paper in transform.  I used the b&w side as my frame.  Whenever I matte a layout on a piece of pattern paper, I always cut out the inside, so I can still use the paper.  Do you do that too?  Since I cut out the middle, I had enough left over to use on my layout.  I punched some circles out of the b&w side, and I used the yellow floral side as a layer behind my photos.

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I used circles as embellishment spots on my layout.  I looked for black and white elements within the kits to embellish the circles, which was plentiful in the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection.  I added some paint splatters, and my journaling, and called it done!

Even though I didn’t use any Halloween product on my layout, I think it turned out very “Halloweenie!”

I hope you like my layout!  I encourage you to play along with our sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all!