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:

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Fancy, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you, using Hip Kit Club February 2018 kits.  Last week’s theme was Flowers & Butterflies, and here is my take on the theme.

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This photo was taken for last year’s book character day at my daughter’s school.  My daughters love the book “Fancy Nancy,” and we had all the items she needed to pull off Fancy Nancy already, so it was a win win!

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I used a bunch of Distress Oxide inks from previous color kits, which you can find here, here, and here, to create a rainbow background on a piece of white cardstock.  I used one of the Hip Kit Club March cut files; this one is bugs designed by Jana.  I chose 2 butterflies from the cut file, copied them in different sizes, and arranged them in a diagonal across my project.  I cut it using my silhouette on another piece of white cardstock.

Then I used a few pieces from the February 2018 Main Kit, Project Life Kit, and the Embellishment Kit to complete my layout.  I love the Amy Tangerine gold glitter thickers, and I also love the rub-ons from Paige Evans.  (I used to LOVE rub-ons, especially alphabet rub-ons, so it’s fun to see them coming back!)

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That’s it for me!  I really love the way my layout turned out, I hope you do too!

Happy Tuesday!

Ready. Set. Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I have a fun layout to share with you using the September 2017 Hip Kits.  On Wednesday, Felicity, Corrie, and I were challenged to use the Pink Paislee/ Paige Evans page 01 cut apart sheet and Amy Tangerine felt bows, both found in the Main Kit.  You can check out all of our projects on the Hip Kit club blog here.

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I started by cutting the paper apart into the 4×6 and 3×4 cards.  I also fussy cut the flags, some flowers, and paper planes from some of those cards.

I decided I wanted some mixed media on my page.  I used some Tim Holtz distress oxide in worn lipstick to watercolor on top of white cardstock.  I also used some Heidi Swapp gold color shine and the Ruby Shimmerz from the September color kit to add some ink splatters.

I wanted your eye to be drawn up towards the mixed media, so I centered my cards and picture toward the upper half of the layout.  I’m also a fan of white/negative space, so I like how all the interest is at the top, followed by a title, journaling, and a few embellishments at the bottom.

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I absolutely love Paige Evans’ Turn the Page collection…it was perfect to document this milestone.  My daughter started middle school this year, and this is her at her first locker, with her new schedule in hand.  Gah, where does the time go?!  “The Best is yet to come,” “there is MAGIC up ahead,”  “the future is bright…” all perfect, am I right?!

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I am so in love with the Hip Kit Club exclusive gold alpha for my title, and the felt bows are too cute!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!  If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend you check out the Hip Kit Club shop!

Happy Friday friends!

 

 

April planner spread featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey there!

Today, I have my April planner spread on the Scrapbook Circle blog featuring the March Happy Place kit and the March Good Stuff Add-on.  I am using The Happy Planner by Mambi.  What’s your favorite planner?

April is a super busy month for us.  Our older daughter’s and my husband’s birthdays are in April.  How about you?  What do you have planned in April?

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Happy Thursday!