Baby Mine, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a baby layout using the May 2018 Hip Kit Club kits, with a focus on the Pink Paislee/Paige Evans alpha stamp set included in this month’s Project Life Kit.  (Kits linked below.)

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I am playing catch up in my little one’s baby album.  Since she’s sleeping in the photos I wanted to use, I decided to stamp out “Goodnight Moon,” a children’s book.  I used various ink colors to match the HKC exclusive scalloped paper from the May Kit, and stamped the alphas on some wonky lines that I stitched onto white cardstock (totally inspired by Paige Evans).
I cut out a giant heart out of another piece of white cardstock with my silhouette machine and then hand stitched around it. I adhered the heart on top of the stamped piece, then adhered it to the scalloped pattern paper.

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I added 2 photos of baby Ruby from the hospital, and a simple title using the Pink Paislee mini alpha thickers.  I embellished the photos with some Amy Tangerine ephemera, enamel dots, Simple Stories chipboard flowers, and Pretty Little Studio word stickers.  The pink ruffle heart embellishment is from Crate Paper.

To finish my layout, I added a little bit of Heidi Swapp gold color shine and my journaling.

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I love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get out some alpha stamps.

I used the May 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.

Happy Thursday!

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!

Then & Now, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends and welcome!  Today I have a layout share for the Hip Kit Club sketch challenge.  There’s a new weekly challenge every Friday over on the Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook.  If you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to head over there.  There’s lots of inspiration, and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store if you take part!

The sketch this week is from the lovely Jana:

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Here is my take on the sketch:

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The March Hip Kits are filled with such “spring-ie” goodness, I knew I wanted to make a spring layout.  We were at our neighborhood park on St. Patrick’s day when I had a strong feeling of deja vu.  My girls were trying to balance together on the sled-looking spring rider, when I suddenly remembered a photo that I took of them together on the same toy on St. Patrick’s day years ago.  I love, love, love these photos!  Of course I had to do a then & now layout.  Look how much L & E have grown!  That word sticker at the top that says “all things grow with love” could not be more perfect for this layout!  I also added a photo that included the baby at the bottom, because that’s the real now.

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I absolutely love the papers from the Main Kit (the floral is from Dear Lizzy) & the pink cardstock from the March Cardstock Kit matches them perfectly!  I used the Vicki Boutin watercolors from the Color Kit to jazz up the pink cardstock a bit before I added my pattern paper layers.  I love that there is a white included in the watercolor set…it allows you to really customize your colors!  For my title, I used the handwriting thickers from the Embellishment Kit.  I love all the butterflies from Jen Hadfield, which are included in the main kit.  I finished off my layout with some word stickers that are in the Project Life Kit.

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I love how my layout turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty, and I hope you stop by the HKC Member Forum on FB!

Happy Sunday!