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!





Forever Young, featuring Indigo Hills 2 by Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I am up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today sharing a layout featuring the new Pinkfresh Studio collection: Indigo Hills 2.  This collection is absolutely stunning!  I love the moody deep colors, but also the soft elements of this collection as well, like the hand drawn elements and the delicate florals.


For more information on my layout, the process, and more photos, please visit the Pinkfresh Studio blog.  I will link the supplies at the bottom of my post.

I thought I would do something a little different, so instead of detailing my layout process, I thought I would talk about the story of the photo.

I chose a photo of my husband & I taken on our recent 14th wedding anniversary.  14 years…my how the time flies!  Since we were crazy with getting ready to sell our first house, and move into a new house, we decided for a simple date night.  A quick dinner out, and then we went to watch a movie.


Fun fact, I met my husband when I started high school…we are band nerds.  LOL!  We started dating right before my junior year, so we’ve been together a long long long time.  Ha!  It’s crazy to think that in my life already, I’ve been with him more than without.

The title of my layout is forever young.  The journaling says: a few more gray hairs, but forever young.  I guess that’s why this title and the journaling is spot on with our story.  We both feel like we’re young at heart, and can talk about the times when we were kids  in high school and college.


Now you know a little something more about me!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Please be sure to check out the new Pinkfresh Studio blog post, the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and also participate in the Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge for an awesome giveaway opportunity!

Products used:

Meadow paper (wreath),sapphire, emerald city, lavender, bubble gum, and espresso watercolors, Eminence paper, Glen paper,wood stickers (REAL LIFE), cardstock stickers (forever young), chipboard stickers (being with you is my favorite), puffy stickersenamel dots, and gold puffy alpha stickers (gold dots).

Happy Wednesday!

Grade Seven, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog as a part of their monthly challenge.


This month, it’s an “inspired by” challenge, and I am always inspired by my fellow DT members.  Head on over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog for more info, and to partake in the challenge!

I wanted to document my daughter’s first week of seventh grade for this project.  As part of tradition, I like to include tags from their new clothes in these back to school layouts.

Here is what I created:


I was inspired by a layout by fellow DT member Lorilei, and you can see her layout here. I was inspired by her layered hearts, her wonky paper layers, and the white space in her layout.

For the background papers, I used the Be Brave and Flawsome pattern papers.  For the hearts, I used the Sincere, Happy Life, and Good Company pattern papers, as well as some nesting hearts dies and my diecutting machine.


I fussy cut some flowers from the Lemon Lush pattern paper, and I also used another floral piece from the ephemera pack to layer under my photos.


I added some enamel dots, the happy puffy sticker, and my mint puffy sticker title.


Along with my hand written journaling, I added some ink splatters and hand drew tiny hearts to finish off my layout!

I’m so happy with how my layout turned out, and I was super inspired by Lorilei’s layout.  I hope you stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog to check out the challenge!

Happy Sunday!

2 rainbow layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio: Simple & Sweet

Hello friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I am sharing 2 rainbow layouts featuring the Simple & Sweet collection.  Make sure you head over there for even more photos and info on how I created my layouts!

For my first layout, I used my photo as the jumping off point, and I decided to use a quote as my title and main focus.


On a piece of white cardstock, I used a cloud stencil and blue ink to lightly add a few clouds onto my background.  I used the Happy Life, Fresh Air, and Good Company pattern papers to cut the letters of my quote using my silhouette machine.  I arranged the colors in rainbow order, then lightly adhered them to my layout.  I also used the blue puffy alpha stickers to finish off my quote.


Next I layered my photo onto a piece of Simplicity pattern paper that I cut down to size.  I also fussy cut some of the flowers from the Lemon Lush pattern paper, and embellished the top left and bottom right corners of the photo.


I added some puffy gold hearts and a few enamel dots to add detail to my layout.  To finish off my project, I adhered paper strips to the bottom of my layout, and an embellishment cluster to the top left of my layout to balance everything out.

I really love the way this layout turned out, and I hope you do too!


For my next project, I decided to scrap a school photo of my oldest daughter from a few years back…I’ve got some catching up to do!


Again, I was inspired by the soft rainbow colors in this collection, and I backed Paige Evans’ stars wreath cut file with the same papers I used above.

I added some ink splatters with the matching colors of the stars on a piece of white cardstock.  Once dry, I attached the cut file with foam squares to add a little dimension.  I also added some enamel dots in the coordinating colors.



I attached my photo to a piece of Fresh Air pattern paper.  I also embellished the photo with more of the fussy cut flowers, the “bright” puffy sticker sentiment, a gold puffy heart, a frame from the ephemera pack, and a chipboard sticker sentiment.


I finished off my layout by mounting it on to a piece of Fresh Air pattern paper, and adding some machine stitching around the edges.


I love how my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty with some Simple & Sweet products!

Happy Tuesday!

Something Sweet, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!
Today I’m sharing a layout inspired by the starwberries found in the July 2018 Hip Kits. I am using mostly the Main kit, along with one of the HKC exclusive wood veneer pieces from the Project Life kit.
When I saw the strawberry pattern paper and the cute little strawberries in the HKC ephemera pack, I knew it would be a perfect opportunity to document our strawberry picking trip from a few years ago. (These photos have been on my “to-be-scrapped” list since 2015. Yikes! Who else is a behind?!)
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On a piece of white cardstock, I ink splattered some shimmerz paint from the June 2018 HKC color kit.  I also added a couple of white hearts to my layout using an old stencil and texture paste.
Next, I cut the strips from the strawberry pattern paper, and folded up the the edges using a score board and bone folder. I adhered 4 strips, alternating between the front and B sides.
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After adding my photos, I added an ephemera title. I just love when an ephemera title works out…it makes adding a title to my layout so easy!
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I created a line of embellishments with the little strawberries and some flowers that I fussy cut from the Pinkfresh Studio paper.
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I added a few little bits and pieces to finish up my layout, like the HKC exclusive wood veneer, and I love how it turned out!
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I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.
Happy Tuesday!

2 Sweet layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends!  How was your weekend?

If you follow me on instagram (@junglebarrya), you probably saw my super exciting news… I am on the Pinkfresh Studio design team!  Ahhh!  Head on over to this blog post for links to my fellow team members!


I am so excited to share my first DT projects and blog post!  I am such a huge fan of Pinkfresh Studio products already, and this Simple & Sweet line couldn’t be any sweeter!

I love the soft rainbow colors of this collection, and I wanted to highlight that in a project.  I created a rainbow pattern of butterflies on my first layout.



This layout features photos of each of my girls wearing the same yellow traditional Korean dress called “hanbok” on their 1st birthday.  I am so glad I have these photos of them in the same dress.  It’s fun to see how alike and yet how different they are.


For my next layout, I really wanted to play with the stitched frames in this collection.



This layout is of my daughter’s 6th grade Spring band concert.  It’s amazing how much these kids have picked up in one school year!  (The cut file is called Hearts background by Paige Evans.)


I really love how my layouts turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Stop by the Pinkfresh Studio Blog for more info on my layouts and a couple more photos.  You can purchase this collection from, and a lot of the collection is included in the Hip Kit Club June 2018 Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.

Happy Sunday!

Beautiful Eight, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Who has tried fringe details on a layout?
This week, I was challenged to make a project with fringe. I’m working with the June 2018 Hip Kit Club Main kit, Project Live kit, Embellishment kit, and Color kit.

I made a layout about my middle girl turning 8.  I’ve always thought that this was the age when you started growing up.  My girl has done a lot of growing up, but I love that she still has a lot of “little” left in her.

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I made fringe by cutting 1.25 inch strips of the Bella Blvd floral paper and plain white copy paper. I hand cut slits in the paper, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top. I glued down the tops of the fringe paper onto scrap pieces of paper, starting from the bottom and layering each strip on top.

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Using my silhouette, I cut out a few circles in various sizes across the pink cardstock.  I added some Shimmerz paint splatter to the cardstock.  Once dry, I added the hand stitching around the 3 big circles.   Then I backed these circles with the fringe paper, and other scraps of pattern paper.  I added some more machine stitching and hand stitching around the rest of the circles.

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I added the photos, title, journaling.  Then I added all the fun embellishments to finish off my layout.

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I really love how this project turned out, and I hope you give handmade fringe a try!

If you’re interested, I used fringe on another layout, which you can read about in this post, and funnily enough, it was a layout about my girl turning seven.

Happy Wednesday friends!