Summer layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a summer themed layout that I created using the Hip Kit Club July 2019 kits.  I was challenged to create a project using a cutfile, so I decided to use the free HKC subscriber cutfile from July 2019 called Circle Background.

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I ended up copying the cutfile 4 times, resizing it, and molding it together to create a smaller circle background.  I backed some of the circles with pattern paper from the kits, keeping a pink yellow orange color palette.  I used foam tape behind the backed circle and adhered it to a sheet of white cardstock.

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Since the background is busy, I didn’t want to over embellish.  I added my 2 photos, and the I placed the title right on top of one of the photos.

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I added a few more embellishments around the photos…those summer themed HKC exclusive ephemera were perfect for this layout!

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I trimmed down the white cardstock, and mounted it on a sheet of pattern paper from Pinkfresh Studio.  I added just 2 tiny strips of journaling to finish my layout.

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I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website, and take a look at the July and August 2019 Hip Kits!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Thursday!

Books matter, 6x 8 pocket page spread featuring Technique Tuesday

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a pocket page spread.  I have a 6×8 album that I fill randomly, just for me, of some of my favorite photos or stories.  I used a few Technique Tuesday products: The Story stamp set, Small Numbers crafting dies, and one piece from the Layered Smile crafting dies.

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I decided to make a spread about books and reading.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love reading.

I decided to work on the “why” story 3×4 card first.  I am using a photo of girls in a bookstore.  Since I already had my photo printed, I wanted to pull a few of my favorite colors.  I used some blue and pink watercolor, and watercolor paper to make the background of my card.  Once fully dry, I used black ink to stamp some journaling lines.  I used the larger journaling lines stamp, and I double stamped it (between the first set of lines) to create more journaling lines.  Think college ruled vs wide ruled paper.  Next, I chose the “why this matters” sentiment, and centered it at the top.  I added a little open heart that I die cut from the Layered Smile crafting dies and dark pink cardstock.  I added in my journaling to finish off the card.

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For another card, I wanted to list a review a few of my favorite reads of 2019.  Using the same watercolors, I colored the die cut small numbers.  I created the book titles on the computer, printed it out on white cardstock, and trimmed it into a 3×4 card.  I used Distress Oxide inks, in Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, to stamp the “just the facts” sentiment.  I glued on the numbers, and used the star from The Story stamp set to stamp my rating.  I used my finger to wipe away a little bit of the star before stamping for the 1/2 stars.

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For my other journaling card, I printed off a quote that I found on pinterest, and I colored it in an ombre blue pattern.  I stitched a little strip of pattern paper from my stash on the bottom.  The stack of books is fussy cut from a piece of Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours collection pattern paper.

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That finishes off this pocket spread.  I love how it turned out!  I think it would be fun to start a separate “books I’ve read and loved” album.

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Happy Sunday!

2 Back to School layouts, featuring PinkFresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 back to school layouts that I created using the new Office Hours collection.  You can now purchase this collection directly through the Pinkfresh Studio website.  The 12×12 paper pack is available here, and the embellishment bundle is available here.  Even though this collection is office themed, it is so versatile!  I’ve already used it on a layout featuring coffee and my scrap room, which you can see here, and today I’m using it for school layouts.

 

For my first layout, I wanted to document my oldest daughter’s first day of middle school.  It was the first time we didn’t walk her into the school on her first day, even though we did drop her off in the morning, and it was her first time riding the bus.

I’m happy to report that Pinkfresh Studio will soon have coordinating cut files for their paper collections available for purchase, so keep an eye out for that.  The cut file I used for this layout is called Stack of Books, and I used my Silhouette machine to cut it from white cardstock.  I used a couple pattern papers to back the cut file.

Next I worked on my background.  I used the Pinkfresh watercolors, and a couple of tiny ceramic bowls to create watercolor rings in rainbow order.  I also splattered my cardstock with the colors.

I mounted my photos on pattern paper.  The pattern paper that look like file tabs is cut from the Busy pattern paper.  I adhered my photos to the background, and embellished around them.  I used my backed cutfile, as well as Puffy stickers, Epoxy stickers, Fabric Ephemera, and Cardstock Ephemera.  I added one of the Wood Accent stickers that says “you got this” on top of the photo of my daughter walking.

I also fussy cut a section of books from the Organize pattern paper. and attached it to the bottom of my layout using foam tape.

I finished off my layout with punched stars and enamel dots.  I punched 2 different sized stars from the pattern papers, and glued on the coordinating watercolor ring colors.  (I did have to punch one pink and purple star from the Just a Little Lovely pattern papers to get a few pink and purple embellishments.)  I also added some enamel dots to the coordinating colors.  I used the yellow and blue from this collection, but I pulled a few enamel dots from previous Pinkfresh collections.

This layout turned out so fun and vibrant, and I absolutely love it!  I hope it inspired you as well.

 

For my second layout, I have photos of my middle daughter from her first week of school in Second grade.  Taking outfit photos all week is a tradition for us.  I also keep some of the clothing tags to remember where we shopped, and what sizes they wore, so you’ll see that on my layout among the embellishments.

I started with a white piece of cardstock.  I stitched lines with light blue thread to mimic the look of notebook paper.  I added my photos with foam tape, then added various embellishment clusters.  I used 2 pencils and a camera from the Chipboard stickers, I used an epoxy circle and enamel dots from the Mixed Embellishments, and aI sprinkled in a few stickers from the Phrase Sticker sheet and the Puffy Sticker sheet, as well as a few cardstock Ephemera.

I used Second Grade for my title.  I used the coral and blue Mini Puffy alphas to create my title on a journaling card from the Ephemera pack.  To finish off my layout, I added some sky blue watercolor splatters and hand drawn stars.

I absolutely love the way my traditional school themed layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don’t forget to check out this fun collection on the Pinkfresh Studio website!

 

 

 

Star Student, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the July 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to be inspired by the moodboard.  I created the moodboard for July, so I was really excited.  I was also challenged to use a lot of stars.

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Obviously I love all the images in the moodboard, but for this layout, I was inspired by the rainbow colors, the paper banner, and the rainbow stars.

Here is my layout:

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My oldest daughter got an award at school a couple years ago, and I am just getting around to scrapbooking it.

I also filmed a process video if you’re interested:

 

Since I was challenged to use a bunch of stars on my layout, I started punching stars from all the patten papers.  I also punched stars from the different colored cardstocks, and I decided that I really loved the way it looked.  I trimmed the cardstock into strips, and measured out every 1 1/2 in, and punched a star.  I really like how orderly it looks.

I sprinkled some colored splatter onto white cardstock in a tone on tone color scheme, keeping in mind the order of the colors I wanted for my star strips.  Then I machine stitched the star strips to the background and added more splatters.

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Next I added my photo, and added some black and white flowers that I fussy cut from a Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper.

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I decided to stick to the tone on tone theme to embellish the layout.  I added in a Pinkfresh Studio wood ephemera (the piece that says work), as well as a few puffy stickers.  The cute little camera is a 3D sticker from 1Canoe2, and that plumeria flower is a Hip Kit Club exclusive.

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I debated on either the gold or the white alpha stickers for my title, but I decided that I liked how subtle the white alphas looked.  I always want to keep the focus on my photo.

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I really like how my layout turned out, and I’m glad I’ve got another layout for my daughter’s album.  I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from my moodboard and project as well!

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Happy Tuesday!

c/o 2019, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the July 2019 Hip kits, and I’m featuring all the Hip Kit Club exclusive die cuts!

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My niece just graduated from high school, and she had a Polynesian themed party, so these tropical die cuts were perfect for this layout. I sprinkled all the beautiful die cut flowers and leaves around my 2 photos.  The “You Got This” piece is from the new Pinkfresh Studio collection called Office Hours.  The sentiment and color were perfect on this layout!

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I also used the lantern banner for the middle of my layout, and I really like how it ties the 2 photos together.  My title is 2019, and I used the gold thickers that came in the kits.  I love it when numbers are included with alpha stickers!

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For my background, I used one of the July HKC exclusive cut files, called Circle Background, to create a stencil. I used yellow Distress Oxide ink (which we got in a color kit a while back) and a ink dauber to add some color to my background. If you like mixed media on your layouts, but hate warping, inking and stencils are the way to go!

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I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for the cut files, as well as the July and August 2019 kits!

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Happy Friday!

 

3 cards, featuring Hip Kit Club June 2019 Kits

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the June 2019 Hip Kit Club kits. I am using lots of Heidi Swapp and Vicki Boutin products.

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I was challenged to use the new sketch for my cards.  Since the sketch is relatively simple, I was able to be inspired by it for my cards.  I looked at the big photo as the focal point of the card, the journaling as the sentiment, and the stars as the embellishments.   Here is the sketch:

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I also filmed a process video for the Hip Kit Club YT channel.

 

For my first card, I used the Heidi Swapp black and white pattern paper.  I used the Amy Tangerine 3D suede flowers in a different way, by unraveling them, and using them as fringe.  I added 3 birds and the sentiment from the Vicki Boutin chipboard stickers.

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For my second card, I used the same Heidi Swapp b&w pattern paper.  The pink pattern paper is from the cut apart paper from Vicki Boutin, and the butterfly is a VB ephemera.  I made my own sentiment banner by stamping the “finding the beauty in every day” stamp from Heidi Swapp.  I finished the card with holographic chipboard stars from VB.

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For my last card, I believe I used all VB products.  I really wanted to incorporate the fussy cut rainbow hears, so I made this simple card.  What makes it pop is all the different layers that I created by using foam tape.

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I really hope you were inspired by my cards.  I have really enjoyed creating these cards using scrapbooking supplies.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for the June and July 2019 kits.

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Happy Sunday!

Too Cool for My Shades, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a couple of days ago.  I created my layout using a HKC exclusive cutfile called My Shades.  It will be available on the Hip Kit Club website soon, so keep an eye out!  For my layout, I am using the June 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Color Kit.

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Using my silhouette machine, I enlarged the cutfile, then cut it from white cardstock.  I backed the cardstock using various shades of blue and teal from the pattern papers in the Main Kit.

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I decided to use my photo as the back of the O in “for.”  I had this photo in my camera roll already, but wasn’t this photo made for this cutfile, and vice versa?  My child was looking so serious in her carseat on the way home one day…when I asked her to smile, she wouldn’t, but when I asked her for a peace sign, she gave me one.  LOL!

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I decided I wanted to use white cardstock for my background.  I wanted the cutfile to pop a little more, so I decided to kind of paint the letters in an ombre fade.  I used the blue Magical powder from the Color Kit, watered it down, and painted my cut file.  I really like the depth it gave.  I mounted the cutfile onto my white cardstock with foam tape for some dimension.

Next, I used pieces from the kit to embellish my layout.  I didn’t want to take away from the cutfile, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum.  The “say cheese” speech bubble as well as the hearts are fussy cut from Vicki Boutin pattern papers.

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I used the Heidi Swapp stamps to create a few more embellishments.  I added a piece of pattern paper to the top, and a few banners that I fussy cut from VB pattern paper.  I also added a few of the holographic star and circle foam stickers.  To finish off my layout, I added a few splatters of the pink Magical powder watered down.

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When I started out making this layout, I must admit that I didn’t love it.  I was even wondering if I would keep this layout for her album.  However, as everything was coming together, I really ended up loving how it turned out!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to head to the Hip Kit Club website to check out the June & July 2019 kits, as well as the free cutfiles.

Happy Thursday!