Sweet Smile, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!  I hope you’re having an awesome day!  Today I’m sharing a layout  featuring photos I took of Ruby’s first taste of lemons.  I have to admit that I took these photos specifically for this layout.  I bought some lemons, got my baby dressed in a coordinating outfit, and had a photoshoot in our backyard.  Do any of you crafters create photoshoots just so you can use a particular product in a layout?  There were a few lemon themed products in the March 2018 Hip Kits that I wanted to use, like the Maggie Holmes pattern paper.  Needless to say, the photos I got of Ruby tasting lemons were priceless!  Ha!  I love them!

Here is my layout:

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Look at that face on the photo on the left!  LOL!!!

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I used the March 2018 Hip Kits for my layout: Main Kit, Color Kit, Cardstock Kit, and Project Life Kit.  The chiffon cardstock was perfect for a lemon layout, and of course the Maggie Holmes pattern paper.

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I used several techniques on this layout.  I did some fussy cutting (the pink butterflies), I altered the “smile” chipboard with heat embossing, I did some machine stitching, I created some depth with layers and foam adhesive, and I added some paint splatters using the Vicki Boutin watercolors.

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I love the way my layout turned out!  I’m so glad I got another page done for Ruby’s album!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Saturday!

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Magical Day, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created using the March 2018 Hip Kits.  I did a lot of fussy cutting, and I altered some thickers to fit my layout.  I used the Hip Kit Club Main Kit and the Project Life Kit for my layout.

Last summer, we went to an American Girl Doll store at the Mall of America while on vacation, and my daughter got her very first AG doll as an early birthday present.  It was a dream come true for her, and it was such a magical day.  Her smile just lit up her face!

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As soon as I saw the Dear Lizzy floral paper in the kit, I knew I wanted to fussy cut it.  I kept it out with a pair of scissors on my counter in the living room, and when I had a spare minute, I would fussy cut a flower out.  Next thing you know, I had the whole paper fussy cut.

I have been loving big titles lately, so I incorporated the fussy cut flowers into my title.  I cut out the word MAGICAL on a piece of white cardstock with my silhouette.  I traced the letters on another piece of white cardstock, and filled in the spaces with the flowers I fussy cut.  Then I popped up the cardstock with the letters cut out on top with foam squares.

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I love the dimension it created.

I also wanted to use some of the Jen Hadfield word thickers, but the color didn’t really match my layout.  I decided to alter them with heat embossing.  I used VersaMark ink, rose gold embossing powder, and a heat gun to transform the thickers to fit my page.  I actually heat embossed it twice for thicker coverage, and I think they turned out really well!

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I am a big fan of white space, and I wanted to keep the focus on the title and journaling, so I kept the other embellishments relatively simple.  I added the acetate butterflies, some Maggie Holmes word stickers, and machine stitching.

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I love the way my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to make different products work for you.

Happy Thursday!

 

Shine On, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Every Friday, there’s a new sketch on the Hip Kit Member Forum on Facebook, and I shared my take on the sketch on the Hip Kit Club blog last Friday.

Here is the sketch…

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…and here is my take:

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I used the November 2017 HKC wreath cut file designed by Terhi, and the cute photo of little Ruby as my starting point for the layout.

I used a mixture of the January 2018 hip kits: the Main kit, the Embellishment kit, the Project Life kit, and the Color kit, and the navy cardstock is from the December 2017 cardstock kit.

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I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the big wreath in the sketch, but with the help of the cut file, I was able to pull this layout together.  I love the messy machine stitching, the giant glittery gold title, and the heart embellishments that I made.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to play along with the sketch!

Happy Monday!

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!

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!