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!

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twelve, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made for my daughter’s 12th birthday.  She’s growing up so fast…where does the time go?!

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I am using the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Project Life Kit, Color Kit, and Cardstock Kit.

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I really wanted to use the 2×2 paper pad by Paige Evans found in the Embellishment Kit, so I got out my Nesting Heart metal dies, and started die cutting away.  I also made a few mixed media pages that I die cut hearts out of.  On a sheet of white cardstock, I used the stencil and white embossing paste.  On another sheet of white cardstock, I used distress oxides to watercolor and ink splatter.  I layered different hearts, and stitched down the middle.  I have done this technique before, as seen in the layout on this post, but I decided to keep the threads long, a la Paige Evans, and fellow team members Missy and Jana.

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I loved the blue cardstock and pink stitching on my last layout, so I repeated it on this layout.

I also tucked in some hidden journaling under the big photo, since I didn’t really see a good place for it on the layout.

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I love making these yearly layouts to remember what my girls were like at these ages.  I love how this one turned out!

I hope you like my layout, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Easter Joy, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I’m here today with a layout share.  I used only the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit for this layout, with the exception of cardstock.

I’m usually a year behind on Easter/holiday layouts, but I took a photo of my 3 girls on Easter Sunday that I love so much, I had to scrap it.  What about you?  Have you scrapped your Easter photos yet?

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I have still been inspired by the recent mood board, so I incorporated a few of the elements on this layout.  I did some, well a lot, of machine stitching on some blue cardstock.  I have to admit that it was a bit time consuming, but I love the texture it gave my layout.  I also loved the hand traced title of the mood board, and I wanted to feature the gorgeous pattern paper, so I created a giant title.  I incorporated the photo as my “O.” I lined each letter and the photo with a fine tip pen.  I love the look!

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I embellished some of the letters with flowers and puffy stickers.  I made 3 clusters so I could create a visual triangle.

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This layout did take a little time to complete, but it was relatively easy to put together.  I love the way it turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to give giant pattern paper titles a try!

Happy Saturday… and shoutout to my hubs: happy birthday!

 

Go Ellie Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I have a layout to share with you that I created for sketch Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog.  I am using bits and pieces from the April 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Ellie recently learned to ride her bike with no training wheels!  Yay!  She was very brave and worked through all the falls.  (Those falls are so hard on a Mama’s heart!)  She learned pretty quickly though, and we are so proud.  Of course I took tons of photos so I could scrapbook them!

Here is the sketch designed by Jill Sprott:

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Here is my layout:

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This week’s sketch was not my typical style, but I decided to fully embrace it, and be inspired by it.  That’s the beauty of sketches…it encourages us to try something we normally wouldn’t.

I started with the stencil from this month’s color kit, and a pink distress oxide ink (Picked Raspberry from a previous color kit).  I added some ink splashes too, as usual.  Then I chose some coordinating papers from the kit.  I chose the yellow paper first to match my daughter’s helmet, then I chose 2 more papers that coordinated with the yellow.

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I picked 3 photos that would tell the story, one of her ready to learn, one of her and my husband teaching her, and one of her finally riding on her own.  I then embellished each one of the photos with flowers and puffy stickers.

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For my title, I chose the HKC exclusive ombre puffy alpha stickers!  The color & size are perfect for my page!  They might be my favorite item from the April kits.  If you got the kits, what are your favorites?

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I’m so happy with how my layout turned out, and I’m glad I was challenged by the sketch!  I hope you were inspired to get crafty!

Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club Member Forum page on Facebook for details on how you participate in the sketch challenge, get inspiration, and win a gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

Fancy, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you, using Hip Kit Club February 2018 kits.  Last week’s theme was Flowers & Butterflies, and here is my take on the theme.

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This photo was taken for last year’s book character day at my daughter’s school.  My daughters love the book “Fancy Nancy,” and we had all the items she needed to pull off Fancy Nancy already, so it was a win win!

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I used a bunch of Distress Oxide inks from previous color kits, which you can find here, here, and here, to create a rainbow background on a piece of white cardstock.  I used one of the Hip Kit Club March cut files; this one is bugs designed by Jana.  I chose 2 butterflies from the cut file, copied them in different sizes, and arranged them in a diagonal across my project.  I cut it using my silhouette on another piece of white cardstock.

Then I used a few pieces from the February 2018 Main Kit, Project Life Kit, and the Embellishment Kit to complete my layout.  I love the Amy Tangerine gold glitter thickers, and I also love the rub-ons from Paige Evans.  (I used to LOVE rub-ons, especially alphabet rub-ons, so it’s fun to see them coming back!)

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That’s it for me!  I really love the way my layout turned out, I hope you do too!

Happy Tuesday!

Go. See. Do., featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a layout with you that I created, focusing on some Pinkfresh Studio frames and ephemera.  I recently went on a “coloring crop,” and got to meet some talented card makers, which I blogged about here.  Of course being a scrapbooker, I had to take pictures and document it.  Ha!

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It was so easy to pull this page together, because we had a lot of product from the Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide Collection.

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I love that Pinkfresh Studio Instinct paper!  I have used it on several layouts already!  I also love the white foam thickers from Paige Evans’ new Pick Me Up collection.  I love the font, and the size is perfect too.

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I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club February 2018 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Well, that’s it for me!  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday peeps!

Easter 2017 layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I hope you are all healthy and happy!

Today, I’m sharing a layout I made using February 2018 Hip Kits.  The theme was Project Life, and since I don’t don’t do PL, I thought I’d share how I make a traditional layout with PL products.

I am scrapping our Easter from last year…oh how time flies!  Look at my little bunny!

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I love using project life cards for layers, but I often use 3×4 cards to make a grid layout.  It’s easy to pick 6 cards, and then add photos, layers, and embellishments.  When I saw the pastel colors and the little bird card from the HKC project life kit, I knew I had to finally scrap my Easter photos.

I also used the Color Kit from this month.  I made the tag with the stencil and yellow paint from the kit.  It’s hard to tell from the photo, but I also used the stencil, and some Shimmerz glittery clear modeling paste (from the December 2017 color kit) on the top 1/3 of the cardstock.

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The cardstock is from this month’s Cardstock kit, and I also used bits and pieces from the Main Kit and Embellishment kit.

That’s it for me.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday!