Shine Bright, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I recently shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page.  I was challenged to use the mood board for inspiration.  This is my last layout using the fabulous March 2019 Hip Kits.  I used a little bit of all the kits, as they coordinated so well with my project!  My daughter had an Island-themed choir concert recently, and the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection was perfect for my layout!

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Here is the Mood Board:

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I was particularly drawn to the pink image with the florals lined up on the left side.

Here is my layout inspired by the mood board:

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I decided to fussy cut the florals in one of the Maggie H pattern papers.  I lined them up on the left side of pink cardstock, and adhered them with foam squares for dimension.

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I added 3 photos, and embellished them.  I added a few more fussy cut flowers, a butterfly (which was also on the mood board), and some typed journaling.  I also added the shells from the MH collection, and they were perfect; one of the songs the choir sang was “Pearly Shells.”

My title is a combination of the pink thickers, and the epoxy word stickers.  I really like the font on the epoxy stickers!

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I finished off my layout with a little cluster of Heidi Swapp labels in the bottom right.  I added the date and the occasion.

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I love love love how this turned out!  While it did take me some time to fussy cut the flowers, I love the impact they give!

I hope you are inspired by the mood board, and my layout.  Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website…the April 2019 kits are amazing!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Let’s go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created, inspired by the HKC sketch.  I encourage you to play along and add your layout to the sketch Friday post on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page for a chance to win a $10 GC.

I used the March 2019 Hip kits for this layout.  I’ve used bits and pieces from the Main kit, Pocket Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

Here is the layout that I created, using the sketch for inspiration:

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Here is this week’s sketch:

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I was also challenged to add stitching to my project, which is one of my favorite ways to add texture to my layouts.  Since I was challenged to add stitching, I wanted to step it up a little bit.  I hand cut a tag from white cardstock, and I used the scalloped stitch on my sewing machine, along with the straight stitch, to add some fun texture and interest.  I also added a few hand stitched Xs.

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I decided to create a tag/flag banner like the sketch.  I cut out tags from a few of the pink pattern papers in the Main kit.  I also looked through the embellishments to find more items to turn into tags, like a couple of the Heidi Swapp ephemera, and I found a few tags as well.

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Since there was quite a few animals in these kits, I thought it would be perfect to make a Zoo layout.  I love the birds in the Maggie Holmes chipboard sticker sheet, as well as the butterfly pattern paper from Maggie Homes.  There were a few animals in the Heidi Swapp ephemera also, like the tiger and the Llama.

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Next, I tried to balance the layout, especially through color.  Once I put the blue butterfly on the bottom right, I added blue to the top of the banner on the left.  Since I had the bright colored striped tag on the right, I added embellishments in matching colors to the left.

For my title, I chose one of the Maggie Holmes epoxy phrase stickers.  It’s so easy to have a title ready to go, and I love the font!

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I really love how my layout turned out, and I’m so glad that I had the sketch for inspiration.  Don’t forget to check out these kits, as well as the April 2019 kits on the Hip Kit Club website.

Happy Sunday!

 

Mason jar mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I was challenged to create an interactive project using the Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main kit.  When I think of interactive elements, I immediately think of pockets and sequin shaker elements.  I decided to make a mini album of our recent Spring Break vacation, and I used a HKC free subscriber cut file from February called Candy Hearts, which you can access from the Hip Kit Club website.  I love the mason jar, and it’s perfect for a shaker element!  The shape is also the perfect size for a shaped mini album.

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First, I cut the mason jars from white, pink, and blue cardstock (from the March Cardstock kit) using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I also cut just the outline of the jar on a scrap piece of cardstock, so I could use it as a template for pattern paper.  The shape of the jar is so simple, I was fine tracing and fussy cutting it from the paper, instead of sending each pattern paper through the silhouette machine.  Once I had everything cut, I figured out where I wanted each jar to go, and I adhered them back to back.  I added my photos, and then added a lot of embellishments. I absolutely love the Hip Kit Club Exclusive ephemera pack…it was perfect for my mini album!

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For the first interactive element, I created a pocket.  I just traced the lower half of a mason jar on a piece of pattern paper.  I cut the top off in a diagonal, and I adhered it to the back using my sewing machine.

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I love that Heidi Swapp watercolor pattern paper.  I have used it on all of my projects, and I only have tiny scraps left!  For the next interactive element, I created a shaker.  I used clear acetate (you could recycle clear plastic packaging), thins strips of foam tape, and sequins to create my shaker.  It’s such a fun element, and I know my girls will love flipping through this mini!

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I really like to fill up the pages in my minis with lots of photos and embellishments.  I also like to add interest with different textures and finishes.  The mini hearts and the epoxy thinkers add the perfect hint of shine.

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I added even more texture to the mini album by adding machine stitching, and distressing some of the edges on the jars and ephemera.

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To finish off my album. I punched a hole in the jars, added them onto a ring, and then added a shiny ribbon.

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It was so much fun creating this little mini album.  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday!

Fun Never Stops, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I made using a little bit of all the March 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the March HKC mood board.

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I was particularly drawn to the image on the right with the feathers arranged in an ombre pattern, so I decided to take that as my inspiration.

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I used a free March HKC subscriber cut file called books.  I cut the big title from white cardstock, and I backed it with a Heidi Swapp pattern paper in an ombre pattern.  I adhered the cut file to blue cardstock with foam squares.

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I embellished with flowers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet and a few of the HKC exclusive ephemera.  I also had the flowers left over from the cut file that I used recently on this layout, so I sprayed them with the Lindy’s cotton candy shimmer spray, and used them as embellishments on the layout.

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I really love all the colors in the March Hip kits, as well as all the pretty florals.  I hope you like how my project turned out, and it inspires you to get crafty!

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Happy Tuesday!

 

Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the March 2019 Hip Kits.  I used the Main kit, Embellishment kit, Color kit, and a pink cardstock from the Cardstock kit.  I was challenged to use a cutfile, and incorporate a birthday theme.

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The cut file that I used is a free March 2019 Subscriber cut file from HKC called floral background.  I cut it from white cardstock, and backed it with 2 Heidi Swapp pattern papers.  The cut file makes such a big impact on the background, but since I used a tone on tone color scheme, I don’t think it looks too busy.  I added some ink splatters with Lindy’s Stamp Gang cotton candy shimmer spray from this month’s Color kit, and Heidi Swapp’s gold color shine.  Once dry, I adhered the cut file right on top, and I popped it up from the background using foam squares.

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I wanted my photos to have a photo booth/ film strip appearance, so I put them together in photoshop and printed them out.  I added them on top of the cut file to the left side.  Then, I embellished around the photos with Hip Kit Club exclusive ephemera.  I love the florals in the pack so much!!!

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My title is simply 39.  I used the Heidi Swapp thinkers from the Embellishment kit.  These thickers have a sort of color blocked pattern on them, and for these numbers it was pink with a little piece of yellow.  I didn’t want yellow, since I didn’t really have yellow anywhere else, so I just changed it with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.

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To finish off my layout, I added another phrase ephemera from Hip Kit Club, and journaling strips to the bottom right corner of my layout.

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I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you’re inspired as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Thursday!

my Homer, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends and welcome!  It’s time for another installment of the Sketch Challenge for Hip Kit Club.  I am using the November 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Color Kit.

Here is the sketch:

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When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought it would be perfect for a Traveler’s Notebook spread.  Doesn’t it look like 2 halves put together?  I have been loving TN spreads recently!

Here is what I came up with:

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This was my sweet pup Homer.  He’s been gone for years now, but he’s still my favorite boy, and I miss him terribly.  He was such a smart boy!  He loved his tennis balls, was awesome at Hide & Seek, and loved me the most.  I still think of him often, and decided that I needed his photo in my TN!

On the left side, I used 2 of the Shimmerz to add some ink splatters.  I created a title using a combination of the Jen Hadfield phrase thickers and the HKC exclusive blue puffy alphas.  I also added a phrase sticker from the Heidi Swapp cardstock sticker sheet.

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I added a small cluster of embellishments at the top.  The pink flag and the heart are from the HKC exclusive ephemera.  The little flower is one that I fussy cut from a Jen Hadfield pattern paper.

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On the right side, I cut down a piece of Heidi Swapp pattern paper to about 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.  I matted the photo with a HKC exclusive Project Life card and another Heidi Swapp pattern paper. ahsang HKC homer 4

I embellished the photo with HKC exclusive ephemera, a Heidi Swapp tag, and a Jen Hadfield wood veneer/ cardstock “thinking of you” frame.

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I’m so happy with how things turned out, and I’m so glad that I have my sweet boy’s picture in my TN now.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Don’t forget to check out the November Hip Kits, and if you’d like to take part in our sketch challenge, visit the HKC Group FB page here!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sunday!

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Home Sweet Home, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing my first layout using the November 2018 kits.  I am using the Main Kit, Project Life Kit, Embellishment Kit, Color Kit and Cardstock Kit.  For this project, I was challenged to use Hip Kit Club exclusive products, which was easy to do since this month’s kits are jam packed with exclusives.  A lot of the products have to do with home sweet home, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a layout about our new home.  We moved into our dream home just a few months ago!

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I started off by using some of the products in the color kit.  I used one of the Heidi Swapp cardstock stencils and some white embossing paste to add some texture to the cardstock. Then I used the Shimmerz vibes in Deep Blue Sea & creameez in Good Ol’ Summer Time to add some splatter to the background.

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Once dry, I started pulling exclusive elements that I thought I would want to use on my layout.  I cut a few strips of pattern paper (the blue paid & light blue with white leaves paper is an HKC exclusive), and then machine stitched them towards the center of my layout.  I had originally planned to just put my photo on a large pattern paper mat, but then I decided to use an exclusive Project Life card.  I couldn’t quite get the layout right, until I decided to have 2 large pattern paper squares…one for the photo and one for the journaling card.

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Next, I just used various exclusives to embellish the squares.  I used HKC exclusives Home Sweet Home ephemera, Home Sweet Home puffy stickers, leaf acetate, and wood veneer stickers.

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To finish off my title, I used a Jen Hadfield matte gold phrase sticker that says home, and the HKC exclusive mini puffy alpha stickers to spell out Home Sweet Home.

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I am really happy with how my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Don’t forget to check out all the great exclusives in the November 2018 Hip Kits.

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Happy Friday!

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