snapchat queen mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I hope you all are having a fabulous week!  TGIF!  Today, I’m sharing a fun, cute project with you that I made using the Hip Kit Club December 2017 Main Kit, the Embellishment Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Color Kit.

What do you do when you have a snapchat loving, selfie taking 7 year old, and end up with tons of photos on your phone?  You make a mini album of course!

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These kits were perfect for a snapchat mini album!  Some of my favorite products in the kits were the pom pom gold glitter frames, the exclusive HKC paper designed by the fabulous Irit, and the Crate Paper stamp set.  LOVE!

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I made the pocket page using the December Color Kit.  Check out my Instagram; I posted about it a few days ago.

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I had some empty pockets left over from my DD album, so I filled it with sequins and fun stuff!

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I love my mini!  It’s so bright, colorful, girlie, and fun!  My daughter loves it too!  It was super easy to make too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

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December Daily, days 18-23, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey there friends!  Today, I am sharing days 18 – 23 of my December Daily album.  I shared most of these pages on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago, but I have added a few more pages here as well.

I’m still working on my album, and I am totally okay with that.  I have also decided to document all 31 days of December this year, because we have some exciting things going on that I want to document & remember.

I have been using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have also added in a few products from the Hip Kit Club December Kits: Embellishment Kit, Main Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Day 18 story: around the house.  I always like to do a spread about some new things I have in the house.  I like to keep adding Christmas decor to my collection little by little every year.  This year, my sister made me a red plaid throw pillow, I bought a few bottle brush trees, and I made some Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments.  I also documented my new ornaments on this page.  I get a couple new ornaments every year, and I like to document that as well!

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Day 19 story: my daughter ended up having to stay home from school, and I also took a few photos of Ruby for our bow brand rep.

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Day 20 story: giving.  We put together Christmas gifts for the teachers.  The girls each colored some reindeer (stamps are by Mama Elephant), and we made tags to add to the teacher gifts. E also came home from school bearing gifts for the whole family.  They had an economics fair at her school, and she got to spend $5.00.

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Day 21 stories: E’s school party & Winter Wonderland.

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Day 22 story: gingerbread houses.  They were so excited they got to decorate their own this year!

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Day 23 story: making cookies.

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That’s it for me!  I’ll be here chugging along with my December Daily album.  What about you?  Did you create a December Daily album?  Are you finished?  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

December Daily, days 10 & 12, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  I’m sure we are all recovering from the early morning and all the food.  Ha!  Today I’m sharing days 10 & 12 of my album.  I don’t work on my album every night, but I am making time for this project, and still loving it.

I am using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have been loving the 3×4 cards in the Project Life Kit and the December Documented Kit… these cards make it so easy: you can stick one in a pocket as is (like the Believe in the Magic of Christmas card), or you can punch them out (like the presents card I punched into a circle), and they make journaling a breeze!

Here is my day 10:  We went to see Santa in November, but I’m sharing it on day 10.  (Also, in Texas, Santa wears cowboy boots, haha!)

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Here is my day 12:  Stewart, our elf, managed to cleverly stow himself away in a glass pitcher, so the girls could safely take him around all over the place without touching him.  My 7 year old LOVED it!  On the left is a series of photos I took of my girls and the elf, and you can see the baby got a hold of the lid.  The looks on my 7 yr old face is priceless!

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That’s it for me today.  I hope you have been liking my December Daily series, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

December Daily, days 6, 7, & 8, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends and welcome to another December Daily share! Today I’m sharing days 6, 7, and 8 of my album.  This is my 8th year doing December Daily, and it’s one of my favorite December traditions.  Do you document your holiday season?  What are your favorite December traditions?  I love December Daily, decorating, and sending out holiday cards.

I am using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have been loving the 3×4 cards in the Project Life Kit and the December Documented Kit… these cards make it so easy to add journaling to my album!

Here’s day 8:

For day 8, I’m documenting our holiday cards.  I always like to include my envelope, and instead of leaving it blank, I did a little hand written sentiment.  I have our holiday card behind my envelope as well.

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Day 7:

We haven’t gotten any snow here in our part of Texas since 2010, and it snowed!  IT SNOWED!  We didn’t get very much, but it was magical!  My second daughter has always wanted to see snow, so she was filled with JOY to finally experience the snow!

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Day 6:

A simple spread about black Friday food related purchases.  By the way, I am LOVING my Nespresso machine!

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Another few pages done!  I love how you can personalize your albums to be as simple or as embellished as you want (or have time for).  You can check out my other days on my blog by clicking on the december daily category.

Thanks for stoping by, and I hope you get crafty!

Happy Tuesday y’all!

 

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!

Sparkle and Shine, a layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Today I’ve got a layout to share with you using the September Hip Kit Club main kit, paper kit, cardstock kitembellishment kit, color kit, and the project life kit…I used it all, LOL!  I couldn’t help it!

A weekly sketch challenge is posted every Friday on the Hip Kit Club Facebook Member Forum, and a few design team members create projects based on the sketch.  I highly recommend you check it out to see how you can win a $10 coupon code to the store!

Here’s my take on the sketch:

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(Ellie is my big ball of sunshine…oh, I love her so!  The ambassador award at her school is a very big deal.  Only a handful of students get this award a couple times a school year.  Ellie’s big sister Lola has gotten the ambassador award twice, and Ellie was determined to get that medal too.  Imagine her excitement when she got picked to be the ambassador (finally, she says) in first grade!)

To begin my layout, I started with some mixed media.  I used a big round brush, and dipped it straight into the bottle of the Shimmerz Tuscan Sun Spritz to create the big ink splatters.  I also added a few splatters of the Shimmerz Caribbean Sunset Spritz, and some Heidi Swapp color shine from my stash.  After letting that dry, I used the Echo Park Knight Sky stencil and some texture paste to add some tiny tone on tone white stars.

Once everything was dry, I layed out all my photos, and decided where I wanted to put my title.  I love the mixed alpha title I created using the Shimelle glitter foam thickers, the Paige Evans sticker sheet blue square letters, and the Hip Kit Club gold alpha.

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I added some hand stitched stars that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and a few stars from the Shimelle glitter foam thickers.

I felt like the right side needed a little something something, so I added a paper strip from the Maggie Holmes Festival pattern paper.  I love how the strip of tickets coordinate with the photo and colors of embellishments.  It also justifies my layout to the right, leaving all the white space to the left.

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This page was so much fun to create!  I used lots of techniques…mixed media, mixed title, layering, hand stitching, and machine stitching too!  I love my title especially!  I need to try the mixed alpha title more often!

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to get crafty!  Check out our Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook page to see the sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all!

made with love, scrapbook layout redo

Hey friends!

Today, I’m here to share a redo layout of my layout “Made with Love.”  I confess that I am a bit of a perfectionist.  I am slowly getting some layouts made of baby girl #3.  I was putting a few layouts away in her album, and there was a layout I made about her handmade quilt.  It has always bothered me that I didn’t get the squares to line up just perfectly, and I didn’t measure right, so I ended up cutting the 4th row (to the right & on the bottom) smaller than the others.  That kind of messed up the x pattern sewing I did.

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I know it’s not very obvious in the photo, but it was to me, and it bothered me.  It was summer break, I didn’t have any assignments at that moment, and baby girl was asleep for the night, so I figured why not redo it.

Here is my redo:

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I really like how it came out.  The + cut file is this one from the justnick shop.  I used some papers from my Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather and Cute Girl 6×6 paper pads.  The alpha is American Crafts thickers.  The owl is from my favorite Mama Elephant stamp set charmed that I stamped and colored with copic markers.

I am much happier with how this layout turned out.  It is ready to go in the album!

I rarely redo layouts, but I guess I was in the crafty mood.

What to do think?  Which do you prefer?

Happy Friday friends!  TGIF!!!