Mary Poppins, a scrapbook layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the September 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main kit, the Embellishment kit, and the enamel dots from the Project Life kit.  I really wanted to create something with the Cottage paper from the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection, so I fussy cut all the little houses.  I also picked the Eminence paper from Pinkfresh Studio (the blue to ombre), and for some reason, I thought it needed to be a Halloween layout.

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I am a few years behind on my Halloween layouts, so it was a perfect opportunity to scrap one of the years.  I chose photos from a few years ago, and wanted to document one of my older daughter’s costumes.  I had asked her several years in a row if she wanted to go as Mary Poppins, and that year, she finally said yes.  I bought a cheap straw hat on Amazon, spray painted it black, and hot glued some flowers on.  The shirt, ribbon, tights, and shoes we already had, so I just had to buy the skirt.  I LOVE how she looked!  It’s one of my favorite costumes that she has had!

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So for the layout, I lined up the fussy cut houses in 2 rows, and I stitched through them.  I added my photos, and some journaling that I typed onto vellum.  They are just some fun quotes from Mary Poppins.

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To finish off my layout, I added the fun alpha title, and then I flicked some watered down white paint to add some stars to the sky.

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Even though I didn’t use any Halloween themed products, I think my layout goes with the photos really well.  The rows of houses remind me of the houses from the movie, and like I said, the background paper really made me think of Halloween.

I hope you guys like my layout…I think it turned out cute!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty with your Hip Kits!

Happy Thursday!





Then & Now, featuring Hip Kit Club, and a YT process video

Hi friends!

Today, I’m sharing a layout with you featuring Hip Kit Club August 2018 kits.  I am using the Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.

I am scrapping a Then & Now page of my youngest in her Dock A Tot, and her Dock A Tot grande.  Time is just flying by with this one…she is getting so big already!  *Sad face

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Also, I’m so excited to share that I have my very first ever YouTube process video!


I’ve done layout like this before where I puzzle piece together embellishments on a layout.  There’s really no layering or mixed media.  I love how clean and simple it looks, yet graphic it looks as well.

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If you watch the video, you’ll see that it’s mostly just me pushing embellishments around until I like how things look.  Also, since I’m going for a graphic look, I want things to line up and be as straight as possible.

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I hope you like my layout and my process video!

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Thanks for stopping by, and

Happy Thursday!



Stars & Stripes, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I put up on the Hip Kit Club facebook page yesterday.  I am using the August 2018 Hip Kits: Main Kit, Project Life Kit, and Color Kit.

I have been loving the pink, lavender, and yellow colors in these kits lately as you can see in my other projects here, here, and here.  For this layout, I decided to go in a different direction.  I am scrapping photos from my daughter’s Veterans day music program at her school (last year).  I really wanted to use all the blue colors in the kits to go along with the Veterans day theme.

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I started off by splattering my white cardstock with the Oakie Bear Blue shimmerz we got in the color kit.  Then I looked for all the blue pattern paper in the kits, and cut them into various sized strips.  I glued & machine stitched them on my layout with a right justification.  I also liked the Maggie Holmes gold star decorative trim, and it went really well with the Veterans day theme.

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Since I wanted the strips to be the star of the show, I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum.

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I really like how my layout turned out.  I love how all the different elements pulled into the Veterans day theme…the blue color, the stars, the stripes of the pattern paper strips, and the title itself.

I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope you like it too!

Happy Thursday!


Just dance, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a fantastic day.  Today I have a layout featuring the August 2018 Hip Kit Club kits.

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I wanted to scrap these photos of my daughter’s 6th grade dance show.  Once of her costumes is goldish yellow, and the school colors are green and gold, so I started off looking for embellishments in that color.  Luckily, these kits had a good amount of mustard yellow, and different shades of green.  I also love all the girlie details in the new Maggie Holmes line!

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I’ve got a variety of techniques on my project…

fussy cutting and ink splatters:

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stamping and layering:

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…as well as punching and machine stitching.  I added my title and hand written journaling to finish off my layout.

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I am in love with the August 2018 Hip Kits!  I ended up using bits and pieces from the Main Kit, Project Life Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Color Kit.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday!  TGIF!

Third grade, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey there crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a back-to-school layout using the August 2018 Hip kits.

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I love documenting my daughters’ first few days of school.  I like to see how they grow and their styles change.  It’s been a tradition of mine to keep some of their clothing tags, and work them into the first week of school layout.  For this layout, I used a heart punch to create little embellishments.
I did a bit of fussy cutting for this project…some of the papers in this month’s kit are perfect for fussy cutting, and I am just loving the new Maggie Holmes line!  I love the colors and all the cute little embellishments.

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I also used the stencil that we got in this month’s color kit, and some embossing paste along with the Shimmerz colorings mist to create a subtle layer behind my photos.  I love the almost tone-on-tone texture it creates.

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I focused the photos and most of the embellishments and details on the mid-right side of my page.  I really like how your eye is drawn straight to the photos.

I added a little bit of pattern paper detail on the bottom left and upper right side of my page, a la Missy Whidden.  Then, I added in some of the sticker flowers, and called my layout done!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you in some way. I used the August 2018 Main kit, Color kit, and Project Life kit.

You can see more back to school layouts on my blog here.
Happy Wednesday!

The Beauty of You, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, and I’m sharing a layout inspired by the recent Hip Kit Club sketch challenge, and the August mood board.  This is my first layout with the August 2018 Hip Kits, and I am in love!

Here is what I created:

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I loved the sketch this week!  It is very much my style…I love embellishing squares and creating grid layouts!



I was inspired by this month’s mood board as well.  I love all the soft pastel colors (especially the purple), and I love the image on the top right with the cluster of little “embellishments.”


I started off by stamping one of the floral images from the Maggie Holmes stamp set that was included in this month’s embellishment kit.  Then I added some ink splatter.

Next, I cut 4 pieces of pattern paper & cardstock to 4 x 4 inches.  I added 3 photos to 3 of the squares.  On the last square, I hand wrote my journaling on an HKC exclusive project life card, then cut it out to look like a tag.

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Next, it was about embellishing the squares…my favorite part!

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This month’s Hip Kits were perfect to document my daughter getting a short hair cut and donating her hair.  (Old photos)  I’m loving the cute little details and the colors of Maggie Holmes’ new collection!

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For my project, I used the August 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, Embellishment kit, and Cardstock kit.

I love how my layout turned out!  I really hope you create something inspired by the mood board, or take part in our sketch challenge on the HKC Facebook group.

Happy Monday!

The Sweet Life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

How is the weather lately in your neck of the woods?  Here in Texas, we have had some beautiful spring weather, but it has already started to get really hot.  Before it starts to get into the high 90s and 100s, we have tried to get as much outside time as we can.  We are introducing Ruby to long sunsets, bubbles, wagon rides, and sidewalk chalk.  I made a layout featuring her hoarding the sidewalk chalk.  It was just so cute.  She was trying to hold them all, but when she’d pick up one more, another one would fall out of her hands, and on and on.  Ha!  I absolutely love the photos I was able to take!  Don’t you think these photos would be perfect for a Crayola ad?  LOL!

I was challenged to use layers and fussy cutting on this layout… I love both of these techniques, so I was happy to!  I will be using the April 2018 Main kit, Cardstock kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, and Color kit.

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I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers from the Dear Lizzy floral paper.  (I still have a ton left for future projects!)

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I layered pattern paper and 2 cardstock colors for my background, I used some of the exclusive Project Life cards for layers behind my photo, and I layered my embellishments by using flat adhesive and foam squares.

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I thought that rainbow Dear Lizzy paper was perfect for this chalk layout.  To continue the rainbow theme, I used different colors of Distress Oxide inks (several from past color kits).  I have been putting a lot of these small circles on my layouts recently.  I have been using an sponge ink dauber tool, and I love how it looks!  A couple of the sheets of Shimelle mini alpha stickers are rainbow, which were perfect!

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I added some little embellishments in a variety of colors to continue the rainbow theme.  I really love those glittery enamel shapes!

I really love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday friends!