12 days of giving Hip Kit Club blog hop, day 2

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Hey friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  Welcome to day 2 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be coming from Anna’s blog and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.

Today’s gift is the Twisted Lights Frame cut file designed by our fabulous Kim Watson!

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Don’t forget to head back to the Hip Kit Club blog for instructions on how to access this cut file!

Now on to my layout!

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My family and I went to see the Nutcracker ballet a few years ago, and while I scrapped it in my December Daily album, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 layout for my regular album as well.

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I used the powder blue cardstock from the November 2017 cardstock kit to cut my twisted lights frame cut file.  Then I backed the bulbs with various papers from the November 2017 Main Kit.  I also used a few pieces from the November 2017 Project Life and December Documented kits to embellish my layouts.

It was so easy to create this layout with such an awesome cut file!

I hope you’re enjoying our hop!

Happy Saturday!

 

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November Traditions memory planner, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!  Today, I’m sharing a spread in my Memory Planner that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago.  Even though it’s a week in November, I created a Christmas spread.  Every year, we take our daughters to see Santa sometime in the week of Thanksgiving.  We do this for a few reasons: the girls have some days off from school, there is usually no line to see Santa, and we like to beat the December mall crowds.  I thought it would be fun to document the reason for our tradition, and to show pictures of each of my 3 girls’ first trip to see Santa.  (P.S. we went to see Santa this year on Tuesday, the 21st, and we were the only ones there!)

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I found myself using a lot of exclusive products from the November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Project Life Kit, and December Documented Kit.  There are lots of exclusive goodies in these kits!

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I started my spread by laying out the most important parts: the pictures, the title, and the journaling.  I backed the 3 pictures with pattern paper, and layed them out where I wanted them to go.  Then I worked on the title; I fussy cut “November” from one of the Project Life cards, and I love the exclusive gold alpha!  Next, I drew out a few lines, and added my journaling.

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Once all the important pieces were in place, I filled some of the empty spots with embellishments.  One of my favorite parts of the spread are the ornaments that I fussy cut from an exclusive 8×8 paper in the December Documented kit.  I added 3 ornaments on each side of the spread for balance.

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I finished off my spread with some machine stitching and gold ink splatters.

I absolutely love how this turned out!  I love having all the pictures of my girls’ first Santa visit on one spread.  (I love this story so much, that I may have to do a layout and/or document it in my December Documented album as well!)

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!  I highly recommend you check out these kits if you haven’t yet!

Happy Tuesday!

Magical, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!  A few days ago I was on the Hip Kit Club blog along with fellow team member Corrie for sketch Friday.  A weekly sketch challenge is posted every Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog, Facebook page, and Facebook Member Forum.  I highly recommend you check it out the Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook page to see how you can participate and win a $10 coupon code to the store!

Today, I have a Halloween layout to share with you.  I like to get my Halloween photos scrapped as soon as I can…If I don’t, I forget about them with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and they never get scrapped.  I think I still need to scrap 2013 & 2014…

Here’s my take on the sketch:

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I used my October 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment kit , Color kit, and the cardstock I used is the Bazzill tutu pink from the cardstock kit.

I wanted to use one of the giant Dear Lizzy white chipboard words, as I hadn’t used any yet, and I thought “magical” was very fitting for a Halloween layout.  I dressed it up with some mixed media.  I used the Shimmerz Old Yeller Inkling with a bit of the packaging technique and I also painted with a small paint brush.

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While the chipboard was drying, I got to work on my layout.  Can you believe I only used one pattern paper on this layout?  I loved both sides of the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary paper in transform.  I used the b&w side as my frame.  Whenever I matte a layout on a piece of pattern paper, I always cut out the inside, so I can still use the paper.  Do you do that too?  Since I cut out the middle, I had enough left over to use on my layout.  I punched some circles out of the b&w side, and I used the yellow floral side as a layer behind my photos.

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I used circles as embellishment spots on my layout.  I looked for black and white elements within the kits to embellish the circles, which was plentiful in the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection.  I added some paint splatters, and my journaling, and called it done!

Even though I didn’t use any Halloween product on my layout, I think it turned out very “Halloweenie!”

I hope you like my layout!  I encourage you to play along with our sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all!

Love you so much layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys!  I was on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page a couple of days ago, and I shared a fun layout focusing on Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary stitched tags which are included in the Hip Kit Club October 2017 Embellishment kit.

When I got the tags assignment, I was inspired by some banners I recently made for my daughter’s first birthday party.  I made a banner from all of her monthly pictures, and strung it with a donut banner that I bought, and a one banner that I made.

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I knew I wanted to string the Pinkfresh Studio tags on a piece of twine, and add a few more twine banners.

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I used the Bazzill Whirlpool cardstock from the October 2017 Cardstock kit, and I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint.  I also splattered Shimmerz Old Yeller Inklings & Lapis Dance Creameez from the October 2017 Color kit.

Next I started the banners.  I used the bigger tags as a spot for my photos.  The photos are from my husband & I’s 10 year anniversary trip to colorado in 2014.  I had made a mini album, which I blogged about here, but I never made layouts to include in my regular scrapbook album.  I used 3 of the smaller tags for embellishments and a spot for my journaling.

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I made 3 more twine banners with lots of stars from the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera pack included in the October 2017 Main kit and 2 small tags I diecut from pattern paper.  For my title, I hand wrote “love you so much” across the page to match the whimsical feel of the star banners.

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I added the banners lower on my page than I initially wanted, so I decided to add a strip of pattern paper to the top of my layout to balance all the action on the bottom.  A few more bits and pieces to finish my layout, and I called it done!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty!

Happy Friday!

Fall card and gift tag featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys!  Today, I’m sharing a Halloween/ Fall card and gift tag that I made using the Hip Kit Club October 2017 Main Kit.

The off the page theme this week is Halloween.  I was really inspired by this month’s Leaf cut file designed by Kim Watson, so I decided to highlight them in my projects this week.  I made a card and a gift tag that could work for both Halloween and fall.

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I used my silhouette to cut the leaves on white cardstock.  Oh boy did I have a heck of a time with my machine!  Needless to say, a few curse words, and several wasted pieces of cardstock later, I cut the leaf cut file a couple of times in different sizes for variation.  I backed a bunch of leaves with the Dear Lizzy Stargazer Make a Wish paper (both sides), and the Hip Kit Club exclusive Autumn Breeze Favorite Flannel Paper.  I love how thick the Hip Kit Club paper is!

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For the background of my card, I die cut some papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection with a stitched rectangle die, and adhered it to a white card base.  I added 3 of the cut file leaves.  I liked the way some of the leaves looked without pattern paper, and I made sure to attach it only in the middle so I can flip up the edges.  I machine stitched through the center of the leaves for added texture.  I added the rubber sentiment, and a strip of white cardstock with the date.  With just a few more added details, like the Pinkfresh Studio stars and gold splatter, I was able to finish my card.  I found the gold polkadot paper gift bag in my stash, and I thought it would be cool to use it as an envelope.  It is the perfect size, and I have a little room to slip in a fun size candy!  Win win!

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I loved the leaves so much, I decided to adhere 3 together with some twine, and attach it to a box of m&ms.  (Have you guys tried the white pumpkin pie flavor?  They taste like Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes!)  Even individually, they would make great gift tags, but together, I really think it jazzes up the candy box!  (Bonus: I still have more leaves left over for future projects!)

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I also think that the leaves would make cute table setting cards for Thanksgiving.  If my family was fancy, I would totally do that, but we’re not!  We use paper plates and plastic forks when we have a get together…ha!

That’s it for me today!  I hope I have inspired you to get out your silhouette machine, and create some fall projects!  Don’t forget to check out the October 2017 Hip Kits!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can also find my project on the Hip Kit Club blog here.

Happy Friday!

Together, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the Hip Kit Club October 2017 Main kit and an exclusive cut file designed by fellow team member Jessica Fabiano.  The roses cut file she designed works perfectly with the Jen Hadfield Heart of Home Gatherings pattern paper.

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When I saw the cut file, and the floral pattern paper, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to scrap a photo of a wedding we went to a few months ago.  The wedding was in Wisconsin, and boy was it beautiful up there!  We left the sweltering heat of June in Texas, and enjoyed refreshing, even chilly weather in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I was debating whether I wanted to back the cut files with pattern paper, but in the end, I decided on white on white.  I think it mimics and highlights the lace overlay on the bride’s dress.  I also love how clean the white looks, and if you know me, you know I’m a big fan of negative space.

I fussy cut lots of flowers from the Jen Hadfield paper: the roses, daisies, and the little blue flowers.  That paper is made for fussy cutting!  I must admit it took me a bit of time cutting all the little details, but I find that it helps to get the creative juices flowing.

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I also gathered a few leaves from the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary ephemera pack, and created bouquets of leaves and flowers around the bottom left and top right corners of the photo.  I used foam squares on a few of the flowers to create lots of dimension.

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I trimmed off a tiny bit of the white cardstock, and matted my layout on a piece of Dear Lizzy Stargazer pattern paper.  To finish off my layout, I added my title, using an ephemera piece and the Hip Kit Club exclusive blue alpha.  I also wrote out my journaling, and added just a hint of Heidi Swapp gold color shine ink splatters.

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I really love how all the details highlight the wedding photo.  The wreath of roses in the cut file highlights the lace dress and frames my photo, and all the fussy cut flowers highlight the bouquet.

I hope you enjoyed my layout share today!  I shared it on the Hip Kit blog on Thursday, and you can find it here.  Don’t forget to check out all the awesome kits on the Hip Kit Club site!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday!

 

2 cards, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey there crafty friends!  Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog featuring 2 cards I made using the July Laugh More add-on and the July Smile More kit.

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I just love the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection, and the products were perfect to make handmade cards!

Stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog for more photos of the individual cards!

Happy Thursday!