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!

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!

 

Sweet, Hip Kit Club iNSD video Hop

Hello friends, and happy international Scrapbook Day!

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I am part of the Hip Kit Club YT video Hop, so here is my video:

 

Vicki is next on the hop, and her video is linked in the info bar of my video.

My challenge is for you to create a project in a different size or format than you are used to.  For example, I am creating a 6×12 layout, but you could make an 8×10, 6×8 layout, or even create a mini album or TN spread…just have fun and try something different.

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I am using the April 2019 Hip Kits for my layout.  There were so many cute strawberry images in the kits, that I had to document my cutie eating strawberries.

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I fussy cut strawberries from the Crate Paper La La Love collection pattern paper, and they are just perfect for my layout.  I used the Hip Kit Club exclusive acetate alphabet for my title, and I love the way they look when they overlap!

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I also used several pieces from the Dear Lizzy It’s All Good collection: stickers and layered stickers.  I love the dimension on the layered stickers!

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Isn’t that little piggy so cute?  My little one loves pigs, so it was perfect!

I absolutely loved making the 6×12 size, and I will definitely be trying this size again!

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For iNSD, lots of fun things are happening with Hip Kit Club.  They are having a big blowout sale, so check out the website for goodie bags, and discounted kits.

Also, lot of challenges and games are going on in the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.  (My game was yesterday, but you can still participate in my challenge by uploading your project to my challenge album in the HKC Group FB page photos.)

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Here is the HKC blog post with all the information about iNSD.

 

That’s it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are inspired to try something different!

Happy Saturday!

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!

2 sweet layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s Joyful Day

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 layouts I made for the Pinkfresh Studio blog using the Joyful Day collection.  The colors and the florals in this collection are stunning, and I had so much fun creating with these products.

For my first project, I made a grid layout, which is a personal favorite of mine.  I am also scrapping photos of my sister’s new corgi puppy.  Her name is Eevee, and she is so cute and feisty!

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I added some pink ink blending, and paint splatters.  For the splatter, I used some Pinkfresh Studio watercolors.  I wanted the perfect shade of blue to match the blue color in the kits, so I mixed a little bit of sky blue, sapphire, lavender, and a lot of water.  I lightly sketched a grid, then added some hand stitching.

I die cut circles from some of the pattern papers in the collection: fresh startsmall beginnings, being us, and big ideas.  I also used the Fancy Floral 1 die to create a tone-on-tone look.

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For my photos, I knew I wanted to frame them with the botanicals circle frame die.  I ended up die cutting the frame from white cardstock 6 times; I wanted each frame to be a layer of 3 frames, so that it would give a dimensional, chipboard effect.  I glued the frames to the photos.

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I arranged my circles on the grid, and once I liked how everything was played out, I started adhering the circles to the layout.

I embellished the frames with puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, one of the chipboard frames, cardstock stickers, more puffy stickersmixed embellishments and enamel dots.

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I also used the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set and coordinating dies to create my own embellishments.  The beauty of stamp sets is that you’re able to create your own embellishments in the exact color scheme you want, not to mention you can use them over and over again.

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For my title, I used a mixture of fonts; I used the puffy alpha stickers, and the multicolor mini puffy alpha stickers.

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For my second layout, I used an exclusive Pinkfresh Studio cut file, called Folk Motif, which you can access in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group FB page.  I thought the cutfile, and the colors int the collection worked perfectly with the photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up.  Already, she loves to play dress up, and Belle seems to be her favorite princess…or maybe she just really likes the color yellow.  Either way, she is cute, cute, cute!

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I cut the Folk Motif on white cardstock, and I backed the cut file with the pattern papers in the collection: simple pleasures, being us, true story, and small beginnings.

I mounted the cut file on white cardstock.  I adhered it to the left side, and I couldn’t decide if I wanted it to hang off the edge or not.  In the end, I decided to add a bit of the pattern paper to the left side, because I didn’t want to trim any of the cut file off, and since it was hanging off the edge a tiny bit, I would’ve had to trim it.

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I backed the photos with pattern paper, then started to embellish.  Again, I stamped a few of the flowers and leaves from the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set, and used the coordinating dies to create my own floral embellishments.  I really love how this stamp set seem to coordinated really well with my backed cutfile!

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I also used puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, and enamel dots to embellish the layout.

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I added a simple little title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.

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I love how the cutfile turned out!  It makes such a big impact on my layout, and enhances the photos, rather than overpowers them.

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I really love how my layouts turned out, and I hope you got some inspiration as well.  Don’t forget to check out the Joyful Day collection!

Happy Monday!

2018 Christmas card layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a mood board inspired layout with you using the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Main Kit, and the puffy wood grain alpha from the Embellishment kit.  I also used one of the HKC exclusive cut files from December.  It’s called forest, and it was day 6 of the 12 days of giving.

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Even though the first thing that jumps out at you from the mood board is the bright colors, I was drawn to all the white space, and the black and white polkadot image on the top left corner, so I will have a lot of white on my layout, and I doodled a few polkadots on one of the trees.

Since I make a December Daily album, I don’t make a lot of traditional Christmas layouts, but there are a few that I would like in my albums.  One of those is our Christmas card.

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First I cut out the cut file on my silhouette machine.  I actually cut it out twice, then glued them together for added dimension.  I love how it turned out!  Then I backed the open trees with some exclusive pattern paper.  On another piece of white cardstock, I added some ink splatters in coordinating colors.  Once dry, I adhered the cut file to the cardstock, then I machine stitched on some of the tree trunks.

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Next, I added the Christmas card, then embellished it with treed from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet, and the HKC exclusive ephemera pack.

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I added the year with the Pinkfresh Studio alphas.  To finish off my layout, I added 3 puffy woodgrain stars.

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Well that’s it for me!  I hope you’re inspired by the layout and the mood board!

Happy Monday!