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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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!

Second Grade, a layout featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello crafty friends!

Today, I have a layout to share with you featuring Sweet Stamp Shop.  The theme I was challenged with is getting back into the routine for fall.  Fall to me, means the start of another school year for my girls.  My middle girl just started 2nd grade, so I thought I would do a layout documenting her excitement for the first day of school.

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To make my layout, I first printed and trimmed my photo.  Then, I cut down a piece of craft cardstock to 8.5 x 11 inches.

I knew I wanted to use the Cartoon Alpha for my title.  I stamped the letters I needed, colored them in with copic markers, and fussy cut them for my title.  (I chose colors that coordinated with my photo.)

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Next, I got on my silhouette machine and cut out the hearts background cut file from white cardstock.  I adhered the cut file to my craft cardstock, and added some stitching and ink splatters.  I also added a piece of washi tape that I tore to the bottom of my cardstock.

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I created some layers behind my photo, and decided where I wanted to put it on my layout.  Next, I layed out the letters to create my title.  I looked for some embellishments that I could add to my layout, keeping in mind the colors that I wanted to use (pink, blue, yellow).  I found a cute balloon sticker, and I decided that I wanted another balloon.  I stamped the star from the Bright Star stamp set, and turned it into a balloon, by drawing on a string.  I colored it and fussy cut it out.

I like to lay everything out on my layout and move things around before glueing things down.  A good way to do this with stickers is to stick in on a piece of wax paper.

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I typed some journaling on the computer, and cut it into strips.  I glued them onto my layout on the upper left and the bottom right.  I added the shine bright sentiment from the same Bright star stamp set to the bottom of my layout.  To finish off project, I added a few more embellishments.  I created clusters around the photo to draw your eye in to my beautiful girl.

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That’s it friends!  I hope you like my layout, and I hope I inspired you to document your fall memories!

Check out my blog post on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!

Happy Thursday!

 

Sparkle and Shine, a layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Today I’ve got a layout to share with you using the September Hip Kit Club main kit, paper kit, cardstock kitembellishment kit, color kit, and the project life kit…I used it all, LOL!  I couldn’t help it!

A weekly sketch challenge is posted every Friday on the Hip Kit Club Facebook Member Forum, and a few design team members create projects based on the sketch.  I highly recommend you check it out to see how you can win a $10 coupon code to the store!

Here’s my take on the sketch:

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(Ellie is my big ball of sunshine…oh, I love her so!  The ambassador award at her school is a very big deal.  Only a handful of students get this award a couple times a school year.  Ellie’s big sister Lola has gotten the ambassador award twice, and Ellie was determined to get that medal too.  Imagine her excitement when she got picked to be the ambassador (finally, she says) in first grade!)

To begin my layout, I started with some mixed media.  I used a big round brush, and dipped it straight into the bottle of the Shimmerz Tuscan Sun Spritz to create the big ink splatters.  I also added a few splatters of the Shimmerz Caribbean Sunset Spritz, and some Heidi Swapp color shine from my stash.  After letting that dry, I used the Echo Park Knight Sky stencil and some texture paste to add some tiny tone on tone white stars.

Once everything was dry, I layed out all my photos, and decided where I wanted to put my title.  I love the mixed alpha title I created using the Shimelle glitter foam thickers, the Paige Evans sticker sheet blue square letters, and the Hip Kit Club gold alpha.

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I added some hand stitched stars that I fussy cut from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and a few stars from the Shimelle glitter foam thickers.

I felt like the right side needed a little something something, so I added a paper strip from the Maggie Holmes Festival pattern paper.  I love how the strip of tickets coordinate with the photo and colors of embellishments.  It also justifies my layout to the right, leaving all the white space to the left.

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This page was so much fun to create!  I used lots of techniques…mixed media, mixed title, layering, hand stitching, and machine stitching too!  I love my title especially!  I need to try the mixed alpha title more often!

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to get crafty!  Check out our Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook page to see the sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all!

Moments, a layout featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey guys!

Today I’ve got a layout to share with you featuring the September Hip Kit Club main kit & embellishment kit.  A weekly sketch challenge is posted every Friday on the Hip Kit Club Facebook Member Forum, and a few design team members create projects based on the sketch.  I highly recommend you check it out to see how you can win a $10 coupon code to the store!

Here’s my take on the sketch!

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(This is Miss Ruby at 7 months old.  I absolutely love this baby stage…it’s so cute seeing her grab her toes.  I’ve got all the heart eyes for her!!!)

I started my layout by mapping out where I wanted the circles.  I used circle dies that I had near my desk to lightly trace various sizes with a pencil.  To make the hand stitching go easier, I used a needle to pre-poke holes.  I chose some embroidery floss colors to match the beautiful Pink Paislee Paige Evans Turn the Page pattern paper 02…love, love, love that full page of floral!

I punched some different sized circles from my favorite papers from the collection that coordinated will with the floral paper.  I attached some directly onto the paper, and added foam squares to others.

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I added a few layers under my photo, and embellished with florals on each side.  For my title, I used the “moments” die cut, and then added some journaling, which I printed on vellum.

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To finish off my layout, I added some gold ink platters, and a few other Paige Evans embellishments.  (Love that butterfly!)

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to get crafty!  Check out our Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook page to see the sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all!

 

 

 

 

my Craft room

Hey friends!

I introduced myself, and shared my craft room for my first post on the Hip Kit Club blog on Wednesday. You can read all about it here!

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I just got my September 2017 kit in, and it is jam packed!  I can’t wait to create!  If baby would only get a decent nap, lol!  I am so excited to share my Hip Kit Club projects with you!

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Happy Thursday!