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!

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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!!!

 

a little farm moo-sic, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a Tech Tip layout using the May Take Note kit.

I scrapbooked my daughter’s 1st grade music performance.  The theme was farm “moo-sic,” and the kids were so adorable!  My somewhat shy kid got a solo, and a speaking part too.  We are so proud of her!

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I hope you like my layout!  Don’t forget to stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog for more pics and a tip!

Happy Wednesday!

 

100 days of 1st grade, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!  Shoutout to my hubbie on his birthday!  Love you!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the April Our Story kit.  I am absolutely loving the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers!!!

Back in February, the first graders at my daughter’s school celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.  Ellie looked so darn cute!  I wanted to take some pics of her, and she sure isn’t shy in front of the camera, lol.

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TGIF y’all!

Love mini album, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey guys!  I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog today as a part of the 1 Product 2 Ways post.  Come check out how Jennifer and I used the Pretty Little Studio With All My Heart word die cuts and the April Our Story kit on our projects.

I created a little love mini album, featuring my hubbie and I!  (Loving those snapchat filters, lol!)

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Stop by the SBC blog for more pics!

Happy Tuesday!

 

Made with Love layout, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout featuring Scrapbook Circle’s February So This Happened kit.

I scrapped a layout about the quilt I made for Ruby, which I blogged about here.  I’m so happy I got another one done for her baby album!  Woot!

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Happy Saturday!

Trio of Valentine cards, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!

Today I have a trio of fun Valentine cards on the Scrapbook Circle blog using the February add-on Record It. I’d love it if you dropped by to check it out!

I absolutely love the papers from the new Dear Lizzy Line, and those gold puffy hearts from Maggie Holmes are so cute!

 

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Happy Thursday!