Beauty, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits.  I am using the Main Kit and the Embellishment kit.  I was challenged to be inspired by the Moodboard, and to use multiple photos on my layout.

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I decided to document my daughter’s purple hair.  I took her to the salon to get purple highlights for her 13th birthday present.  She has been wanting purple hair for so long, and I thought that 13 was the perfect age.  Here is what I came up with:

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I was inspired by the black and white images in the mood board, and of course the bright pastel colors caught my eye.

I love, love, love the HKC exclusive ephemera…it’s probably my favorite item in the kits this month.  The ephemera is so current, and was perfect for my layout feauring my TEEN!  I just layered up a bunch on the right side of my layout.  The b&w bow is another HKC exclusive that comes in the kits.  You just need to assemble them, and I love the cloth texture!

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I also used a few pieces from the Crate Paper All Heart collection.

For my title, I used a cut file.  The “Beauty” is a Hip Kit Club free cut file that will be available on the HKC website soon.  I cut it from a purple Paige Evans Horizon, and I also cut it out 2 more times from white cardstock.  I glued them together to create a thicker cutfile…my own chipboard title!

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I added some more of the Paige Evans purple paper to the left and right sides of the layout.  I added another little embellishment cluster to the bottom left to balance my layout.

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Using a new kit for the first time is always my favorite.  Who doesn’t love new products!  I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired by it as well.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

MOA, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page a couple of days ago.  I was challenged to use the April 2019 Main Kit only.  I was also challenged to create a banner, and include stitching and embellish my layout.

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I had these vacation photos sitting on my desk for quite a while now, and I decided that they would be perfect to go with Paige Evan’s rainbow paper.  For my banner, I die cut stars out of the rainbow paper.  I used several sized dies, and even cut 2 together to create a star frame.

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I created 3 banners, and I stitched through them.  I added my photo strips onto some pattern paper, and adhered them to the right of my page.

I used the HKC exclusive acetate alpha for my title.

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I added some journaling, and even more stars to finish off my layout.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Saturday!

Technique Tuesday May Release Blog Hop: Butterfly TN spread

Hi friends!  Welcome to the Technique Tuesday May 2019 Release blog hop.  You should have come from Ana Anderson‘s blog, and after me is Natasha Kara!

Today I’m sharing a rainbow butterfly TN spread featuring some Technique Tuesday stamps.  I used the Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets.

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I used the BButterflies silhouettes, and a mixture of inks  to create a rainbow of butterflies on the left side of my TN.  I stamped the butterflies on white cardstock, cut it down to size, stitched through the middle of all the butterflies, and then adhered it in my notebook.

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For the right side of my TN, I used a piece of Paige Evan’s Horizon pattern paper.  I stitched through the “rays” for some texture.  I added my photo, and embellished it with a doily, a banner (also from Paige Evans), and two butterflies that I stamped using the TT Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets, and then fussy cut out.  I stamped the word beautiful (also from the BB silhouettes stamp set) above the photo.  I added a little tab at the bottom with a little hand written journaling.

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I love, love, love the way this turned out!  I have a little TN that I fill with photos that I love, just for me, and when I flip through it, I can’t help but smile.  This spread definitely puts a smile on my face.  I love rainbows, I love butterflies, and I especially love that smiling face in the photo.

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Here is the blog hop order!

Technique Tuesday

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Ana Anderson

Jung AhSang  **you are here

Natasha Kara <—–your NEXT stop

Dana Kirby

Amy Kolling

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Kymona Tracey

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa 

Seeka

 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Tuesday!

Beautiful Treasures, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the April 2019 Hip Kit.  I created this layout for sketch Friday over on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  I was challenged to use the sketch, use a white background, and add lots of layers and texture to a Mother’s Day themed project.

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Here is the sketch:

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This is my favorite photo of my mother and I (and my sister), so I decided to document it.  On a piece of white cardstock, I added some texture circles directly to the cardstock.  I created circle stencils that I stuck to the cardstock.  Then I used the HKC exclusive Paige Evans stencil, and texture paste (which I colored with blue shimmez).  Once dry, I used half of the beautiful Paige Evans pattern paper for my background.  I machine stitched through the rays of the pattern paper, continuing my stitching all the way across the white cardstock to create even more texture.  I also hand stitched 3 circles to add another layer of texture.

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I backed my photo with another of Paige Evan’s pattern paper and a doily.  I adhered the photo so to my layout.

Since the sketch has lots of circles arranged in a diagonal, I used my circle dies to die cut circles from the various papers in the kit.  I kept the circles color coordinated with the colors of the pattern paper.  I arranged them across the layout, being mindful of the sizes and colors.

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I embellished some of the circles.  I also embellished the bottom left corner of the photo with a few flowers.  I fussy cut my title from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and I love how it echos how I feel about my mom.

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I love how my layout turned out, and I’m so happy that I’ll have this photo in my album.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don’t forget to stop by the HKC Group FB page for sketch details, and don’t forget to stop by the HKC website to check out the amazing kits.

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Happy Sunday!

 

Recycling Project, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is {inter}National Scrapbook Day, and there are so many fun things planned!!!  Tonight (Friday May 3, 2019), I will be hosting a challenge and game on the Hip Kit Club GROUP FB page at 9:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM central, so stay tuned!

Today I’m sharing a project that I created with the April 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the B sides of the pattern paper in the kits.  I used the April Main kit, Embellishment kit, Pocket Life kit, Color kit, and Cardstock kit.

I also have a YT process video if you’re interested.

 

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I used the B sides of the pattern paper, along with a few Paige Evans 2×2 squares to create layered hearts.  I create these layered hearts often, but I love the way they look, and the colors of the papers worked perfectly with my photo.

In case anyone is wondering, I use the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and the Die Cutting Machine I use is the Platinum 6 from Spellbinders.

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To create the background texture, I used the HKC exclusive Paige Evans stencil, and texture paste.  This background is one that I had made for my previous project, when I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use white cardstock or purple.  I ended up going with the purple, so I had this one left.  Since I have the stencil and the texture paste out already, I’ll often make a couple backgrounds in case I want to use it again; that way, I’ll only have to make a mess and then clean up once.

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For my title, I used the HKC exclusive puffy alpha.  I finished embellishing with more hearts, the glittery Shimelle hearts, and the puffy HKC exclusive hearts.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Don’t forget to check out my YT process video, and the Hip Kit Club kits.

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Happy Saturday!

Technique Tuesday National Scrapbook Day blog hop

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Hello friends and welcome to the Technique Tuesday blog hop!  May 4th is National Scrapbook Day (NSD), and we are starting the celebration early!

For this blog hop, I made a Mom life layout!

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I wanted to focus on the Sassy Day stamp set, so I had the idea to stamp them all, and turn them into labels.

First, I used some Distress Oxide inks, and ink blended pink, blue, and purple on white cardstock.  Once dry, I used the stamps, and some black ink to stamp the sassy sentiments, making sure to leave enough room to die cut labels.  Next, I used one of the label dies from the Essential Stitched Labels crafting dies set to die cut the sentiments.  I also die cut some pattern papers from Paige Evans, Maggie Holmes, and Shimelle’s collections that I had in my stash.

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On a letter sized piece of white cardstock, I added some pink watercolor.  Once dry, I added the labels.  I used foam tape to adhere the sassy day stamped labels to the background.  I attached the pattern paper labels to the background with just a little bit of glue, and then I machine stitched through the middle.

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I added my 2 photos with foam squares.  Next, I added a Mom Life title, and journaling strips.

Since my background is pretty busy already, I just added just a few embellishments.  I added a butterfly and puffy stickers from my stash.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Nathalie DeSousa 
Yasmin Diaz
Allison Arbour
Norine Borys
Dana Kirby 
Kymona Tracey 
Emily Leiphart
Seeka
Latisha Yoast
Jung AhSang  *
you are here
Ana Anderson 
<— your NEXT stop
Technique Tuesday

In honor of NSD, Technique Tuesday is giving away FREE stamp sets and dies.  And here’s the best news…you get to choose which FREE set of stamps or dies you get.  Here’s how to claim your FREEBIE:

  1. Go to the Technique Tuesday website and put $30 of other products in your cart.
  2. Go to the FREE National Scrapbook Day 2019 category on the website, choose your free stamp set or set of dies, and add it to your cart.  https://www.techniquetuesday.com/National-Scrapbook-Day-FREE-Stamp-Set-Or-Set-Of-Dies.html
  3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: NSD2019
  4. The charges for you freebie will be removed from your order.

Hurry—this special offer ends on Sunday, May 5th at midnight!

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and picked up a little inspiration.  Don’t forget to hop along, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

Hello @13, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing a project that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page for sketch Friday.  I was challenged to flip the sketch, and I ended up flipping in 90 degrees clockwise.  I am using bits and pieces from all the April 2019 kits: Main kit, Embellishment kit, Pocket Life kit, Color kit, and Cardstock kit.  I am absolutely love the Paige Evans Horizon collection pieces in these kits!

I’m documenting my Lola turning 13.  She is officially a teenager…who in the world do I have a teen?!!!  I wanted to document some of her favorites right now.

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Here is the sketch:

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I started off by using the Paige Evans HKC exclusive stencil, and purple cardstock.  I mixed a few different Distress Oxide inks and white embossing paste to create a periwinkle color, and I spread it through the stencil.  Once dry, I adhered a pattern paper to the left side.  I added some random machine stitching to help a little with the slight warping caused by the embossing paste.

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I added my 2 photos next, which I mounted on HKC exclusive PL cards.  I love the rainbow striped one!  I also used an exclusive PL card for my title.  Once I saw the Hello card, I knew I needed it on this layout.  I used my silhouette machine to cut a 1, 3, and @ from a few of the Paige Evans 2×2 papers for my title.

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I embellished with Paige’s flowers, and a few other bits and pieces.  I added my journaling strips, and my layout was done!

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I love how my layout turned out!  I hope you were inspired by my project, and the sketch.  If you’d like to participate in the sketch challenge, stop by the HKC Group FB page!

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Happy Sunday!