Treasure, featuring Altenew’s new Build-a-flower Larkspur set

Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share with you a layout I made using the new Build-a-flower: Larkspur stamp & die set from Altenew.

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Be sure to stop by the Altenew scrapbook blog and card blog for more inspiration and a chance to win one of six $30 Altenew gift certificates.  Also, leave a comment this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner on my blog on 6/5/2018.

I decided to create a scrapbook layout this time using the stamps and die.  One of the great things about making your own embellishments is that you can choose the colors you want to make them.  I decided to make the flowers and leaves to match my girl’s shirt.

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I started out by stamping the flowers and leaves using the guide on the back of the stamp set.  I wanted a softer image, so I decided not to use the outline stamp.  I used the Altenew Northern Lights Mini ink cube set, as well as some inks from my stash.  Then, I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

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Next, I got a white piece of cardstock, and started laying things out to see where I wanted everything to go.  I added some ink splatters across the cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment title, which is from the Altenew Build-a-flower Sakura Blossom stamp set.   I drew some lines and added my journaling.

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Next I trimmed the white cardstock, and added it to a piece of pattern paper from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection.  I machine stitched around all 4 sides, and roughened up the edges of the white cardstock.  I adhered the flowers and leaves that would be going under my photo on the left side.  Then, I backed my photo with another piece of pattern paper from the Reflection collection, and adhered the photo with foam tape.  I adhered my last flower and leaves with foam tape on top of my photo on the right side.

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I added a few more embellishments, like enamel dots, an epoxy sticker, the cloud sticker, and the butterfly wood veneer, all from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection, to finish off my layout.

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I love this cute stamp and die set!  The Build-A-Flower: Larkspur set includes 1 6×8 stamp set and 1 coordinating die set.  Here’s what Altenew says about this set:

Larkspurs belong to the buttercup family and are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers bloom in a variety of colors from white to blue-violet. Larkspur flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom loosely along a vertical stem. This stamp set includes a five layer larkspur bloom, three-layer leaf, and 11 sentiment words. There are flower and leaf outline images included, which can be used with the layer images or on their own with different coloring mediums.

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

You can purchase a Build-a-flower: Larkspur & ink bundle set to save 5%.  (It is not available yet, but will be soon.)

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!

Happy Friday!

 

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The Sweet Life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

How is the weather lately in your neck of the woods?  Here in Texas, we have had some beautiful spring weather, but it has already started to get really hot.  Before it starts to get into the high 90s and 100s, we have tried to get as much outside time as we can.  We are introducing Ruby to long sunsets, bubbles, wagon rides, and sidewalk chalk.  I made a layout featuring her hoarding the sidewalk chalk.  It was just so cute.  She was trying to hold them all, but when she’d pick up one more, another one would fall out of her hands, and on and on.  Ha!  I absolutely love the photos I was able to take!  Don’t you think these photos would be perfect for a Crayola ad?  LOL!

I was challenged to use layers and fussy cutting on this layout… I love both of these techniques, so I was happy to!  I will be using the April 2018 Main kit, Cardstock kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, and Color kit.

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I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers from the Dear Lizzy floral paper.  (I still have a ton left for future projects!)

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I layered pattern paper and 2 cardstock colors for my background, I used some of the exclusive Project Life cards for layers behind my photo, and I layered my embellishments by using flat adhesive and foam squares.

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I thought that rainbow Dear Lizzy paper was perfect for this chalk layout.  To continue the rainbow theme, I used different colors of Distress Oxide inks (several from past color kits).  I have been putting a lot of these small circles on my layouts recently.  I have been using an sponge ink dauber tool, and I love how it looks!  A couple of the sheets of Shimelle mini alpha stickers are rainbow, which were perfect!

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I added some little embellishments in a variety of colors to continue the rainbow theme.  I really love those glittery enamel shapes!

I really love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday friends!

Tea Party, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Last week was Mood Board week for Hip Kit Club, and today, I’ll be sharing my layout inspired by the mood board.

Here is the mood board, created by fellow team member Jill:

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Here is my layout:

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I’m scrapping photos of my daughter’s 7th birthday party from last summer.  She had a dress up tea party, and loved it!  It was so cute seeing all the girls get fancy!

First, I was inspired by the thin strips of paper and all the stitching.  I made my own version by cutting up strips of pattern paper from the April Kit.  I added stitching through each of the strips.

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I was inspired by the hand written water color title.  I decided to make mine with the pink watercolor stripes pattern paper.  I hand cut out my letters, and traced around the edge with a thin tip pen.  This turned out to be my favorite part of my layout!

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I was also inspired by all the circles and the color yellow on the mood board.  I painted some yellow and pink circles with distress oxide inks.  I die cut various sized circles from pattern paper and project life cards, and used them as embellishments on my layout.

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For my project, I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club April 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

I hope you like my layout.  I really like how my title turned out!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  You might try making a project inspired by the mood board too!

Happy Monday!

 

 

Go. See. Do., featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a layout with you that I created, focusing on some Pinkfresh Studio frames and ephemera.  I recently went on a “coloring crop,” and got to meet some talented card makers, which I blogged about here.  Of course being a scrapbooker, I had to take pictures and document it.  Ha!

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It was so easy to pull this page together, because we had a lot of product from the Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide Collection.

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I love that Pinkfresh Studio Instinct paper!  I have used it on several layouts already!  I also love the white foam thickers from Paige Evans’ new Pick Me Up collection.  I love the font, and the size is perfect too.

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I used bits and pieces from the Hip Kit Club February 2018 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Well, that’s it for me!  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday peeps!

Good life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello creative friends!  Today, I’ve got a layout to share with you using the Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers found in the January 2018 Main Kit.

I finally scrapped some Pie Face photos.  That game was so popular a little bit ago…and my girls were begging to play it.  Have y’all played it?

My layout features the Vicki Boutin water color stickers.  I think the stickers are great, since you can use them as is (black & white), or you can color them whatever colors to suit your project.

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I colored some of the stickers with copic markers, and I left some black and white.  I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves, but left other stickers as is with the white border.

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I used bits and pieces from all the January 2018 kits: the Main Kit, the color kit, the project life kit, and the embellishment kit.

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I hope you were inspired by my project, and are inspired to get creative.

Happy Friday y’all!  TGIF!

Go Ruby Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout using January 2018 Hip Kit Club kits.  I was challenged to use pink and yellow, and I definitely did that.  LOL!

A few days ago, I shared on my instagram that I was playing with the January 2018 HKC color kit, and to stay tuned for the project…well here it is!

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I made all those heart embellishments using the papers I made with the color kit, along with the exclusive Hip Kit Club floral paper in the kit.

Ruby took her first steps back in November, but she has just starting to really walk on her own these past few weeks.  I know she’ll be running around in no time!  She’ll be into everything even more!  Gah!  She’s growing too fast!

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I used a mixture of all the January 2018 hip kits: the Main kit, the Embellishment kit, the Project Life kit, and the Color kit.

I hope you like my layout!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

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!