Hello Little Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  I have a Hip Kit Club layout to share with you.  I was challenged to use the Pretty Little Studio acetate paper from the Paper Kit.  I used theJune 2018 Hip Kit Club  Cardstock KitColor KitProject Life Kit, the gold puffy hearts from the Embellishment Kit, and the papers found in the Main Kit or Paper Kit.

I was cleaning out my scrap room, and I came across these tiny little photos of me when I was in Elementary school.  I don’t think my daughters have seen these particular photos, so I decided to scrap them.  That way, they’ll be in our family album for them to enjoy, haha.  (Look at me and my fancy puffed sleeves!  Anne of GG would be so proud!)

Here’s what I came up with:

ahsang HKC hellolittleme 1

I made tags with some of the papers in the kits, including the acetate paper.  (Tip: I added adhesive to the acetate only where I knew it would be hidden by the photo.)  I also used the papers to layer different sized circles that I die cut and machine stitched.

ahsang HKC hellolittleme 2

ahsang HKC hellolittleme 4

ahsang HKC hellolittleme 5

I embellished with flowers, some are Pinkfresh Studio ephemera, and there are a couple that I stamped using the Vicki Boutin stamps included in the color kit.  Then I finished with a few Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots and puffy gold hearts.

Here’s a closer look at the story:

ahsang HKC hellolittleme 3

That’s it for me today!  I hope you liked walking down memory lane with me, and I hope I inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Friday!

Advertisements

You are Beautiful to Me, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you using the May 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main kit, Color kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Cardstock kit.  I was challenged to use the HKC exclusive scalloped pattern paper & the Amy Tangerine sticker book.  However, I loved the HKC scalloped paper so much that I used most of it up, which you can see here & here, and only had a few scraps left… which led me to another challenge: using your scraps.

Here is what I came up with:

ahsang HKC youarebeautiful 1

The photo is my Mom, my 3 girls, and I on Mother’s day a couple weeks ago.  I love this picture so much.  My journaling says “My mother has 3 girls, & now I do too.  We are a family of girls, & I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

ahsang HKC youarebeautiful 3

Using the 3 circle dies that were included with the Vicki Boutin stamp set (from this month’s color kit), I die cut circles from the HKC scalloped paper scraps, as well as a couple other pattern paper scraps.  I also used a little circle punch to get as much use as the scraps I could get.  I stamped some of the images from the VB set on some of this month’s cardstock colors with black ink, and die cut those with the dies as well.

I planned to layer the circles, overlapping some, and popping some up with foam squares.  I also knew I wanted to add machine stitching to some of the circles.  After laying everything out, I took it all off and started my background.  I added paint splatters and stamping to my background using the Vicki Boutin paints as well as some Distress Oxide inks we got in previous color kits.

ahsang HKC youarebeautiful 4

Once dry, I started putting my layout together.  To incorporate the Amy Tangerine stickers in a more dimensional way, I stuck the stickers to white cardstock, and fussy cut them out.  That way I could attach them with foam dots, and bend up the wings on the butterflies.

My title is a combination of an Amy Tangerine sticker and the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers.

ahsang HKC youarebeautiful 2

I finished my layout by trimming and mounting it on a piece of black and white striped pattern paper by Heidi Swapp.

I also added tiny phrase stickers, yellow puffy heart stickers, and enamel dots.

I hope I’ve inspired you to use some of your paper scraps.  I love how this project turned out.

Happy Friday!

Treasure, featuring Altenew’s new Build-a-flower Larkspur set

Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share with you a layout I made using the new Build-a-flower: Larkspur stamp & die set from Altenew.

Web

Be sure to stop by the Altenew scrapbook blog and card blog for more inspiration and a chance to win one of six $30 Altenew gift certificates.  Also, leave a comment this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner on my blog on 6/5/2018.

I decided to create a scrapbook layout this time using the stamps and die.  One of the great things about making your own embellishments is that you can choose the colors you want to make them.  I decided to make the flowers and leaves to match my girl’s shirt.

Altenew-BAF Larkspur-Jung AhSang 1

I started out by stamping the flowers and leaves using the guide on the back of the stamp set.  I wanted a softer image, so I decided not to use the outline stamp.  I used the Altenew Northern Lights Mini ink cube set, as well as some inks from my stash.  Then, I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

BAF Larkspur Layering Guide

Next, I got a white piece of cardstock, and started laying things out to see where I wanted everything to go.  I added some ink splatters across the cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment title, which is from the Altenew Build-a-flower Sakura Blossom stamp set.   I drew some lines and added my journaling.

Altenew-BAF Larkspur-Jung AhSang 3

Next I trimmed the white cardstock, and added it to a piece of pattern paper from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection.  I machine stitched around all 4 sides, and roughened up the edges of the white cardstock.  I adhered the flowers and leaves that would be going under my photo on the left side.  Then, I backed my photo with another piece of pattern paper from the Reflection collection, and adhered the photo with foam tape.  I adhered my last flower and leaves with foam tape on top of my photo on the right side.

Altenew-BAF Larkspur-Jung AhSang 4

I added a few more embellishments, like enamel dots, an epoxy sticker, the cloud sticker, and the butterfly wood veneer, all from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection, to finish off my layout.

Altenew-BAF Larkspur-Jung AhSang 2

I love this cute stamp and die set!  The Build-A-Flower: Larkspur set includes 1 6×8 stamp set and 1 coordinating die set.  Here’s what Altenew says about this set:

Larkspurs belong to the buttercup family and are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers bloom in a variety of colors from white to blue-violet. Larkspur flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom loosely along a vertical stem. This stamp set includes a five layer larkspur bloom, three-layer leaf, and 11 sentiment words. There are flower and leaf outline images included, which can be used with the layer images or on their own with different coloring mediums.

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

You can purchase a Build-a-flower: Larkspur & ink bundle set to save 5%.  (It is not available yet, but will be soon.)

baf bundles web labels

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!

Happy Friday!

 

Baby Mine, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a baby layout using the May 2018 Hip Kit Club kits, with a focus on the Pink Paislee/Paige Evans alpha stamp set included in this month’s Project Life Kit.  (Kits linked below.)

ahsang babymine 1

I am playing catch up in my little one’s baby album.  Since she’s sleeping in the photos I wanted to use, I decided to stamp out “Goodnight Moon,” a children’s book.  I used various ink colors to match the HKC exclusive scalloped paper from the May Kit, and stamped the alphas on some wonky lines that I stitched onto white cardstock (totally inspired by Paige Evans).
I cut out a giant heart out of another piece of white cardstock with my silhouette machine and then hand stitched around it. I adhered the heart on top of the stamped piece, then adhered it to the scalloped pattern paper.

ahsang babymine 2
I added 2 photos of baby Ruby from the hospital, and a simple title using the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers.  I embellished the photos with some Amy Tangerine ephemera, enamel dots, Simple Stories chipboard flowers, and Pretty Little Studio word stickers.  The pink ruffle heart embellishment is from Crate Paper.

To finish my layout, I added a little bit of Heidi Swapp gold color shine and my journaling.

ahsang babymine 3

ahsang babymine 4

I love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get out some alpha stamps.

I used the May 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.

Happy Thursday!

Seaworld Getaway, 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 was also challenged to use a multi font title.  I am using the May 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Project Life Kit, and Embellishment kit,

Here is the sketch by fellow DT member Tanya:

28684839_10155082094172015_6949881070661664768_o

I have had these Seaworld photos on my desk since 2015…yes 2015!  Ha!  That’s the last time we went to Seaworld…we may have to go again when little Ruby gets a bit older.  When I saw the photo strips on this week’s sketch, I knew it would be perfect for my layout since I had so many photos.  (I had even more photos, but I weeded some out, lol!)

Here is my take on the sketch:

ahsang HKC seaworld 1

I stayed pretty true to the design.  I used 3 photos instead of 4, and moved the title.

I did a little bit of mixed media work on the background.  I used the dotted Heidi Swapp lace paper as a stencil with the Vicki Boutin paints.  The colors are perfect for that Hip Kit Club exclusive pattern paper.  I love that paper!  You better believe I gutted that baby!

ahsang HKC seaworld 2

ahsang HKC seaworld 3

I love the look of mixed font titles!  I’m pretty picky about what fonts go together, but I think these look great together!  I used the Crate Paper glitter word thickers and the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers to create my title.  I love that the PP mini thickers come with both a gold and rose gold side!  I also love that the foam on the rose gold letters is a deep blue!

ahsang HKC seaworld 4

I kept the embellishments really simple since the photos take up most of the page.  I added just a few embellishments: the Pretty Little Studio mini word stickers, enamel dots, Simple Stories chipboard hearts, and Amy Tangerine clear butterfly stickers.

That’s it for me!  I hope I inspired you to play along in our sketch challenge…you still have plenty of time to join in!  Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club Group page on Facebook for details on how you participate in the challenge, get inspiration, and win a gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store!

Happy Monday!

 

 

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.

28162170_10156355030402259_6140948180927065525_o
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?!

ahsang HKC jump 1

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.

ahsang HKC jump 2ahsang HKC jump 4

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.

ahsang HKC jump 3

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!