Smile, featuring Hip Kit Club, and a YT process video

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout I made with the September 2018 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use fall leaves in my layout, as well as concentrate on the Main Kit.  I must admit that I forgot about the Main Kit part, and I started off by using the Main Kit, Color Kit, Project Life Kit, Paper Kit, and Cardstock kit…ha!  If you watch my video, I tried to fix my mistake, and the majority of the layout is the Main Kit.

I am scrapping photos of my girls in their Texas Tech jerseys…I am documenting how hard it can be to get that “perfect” photo.  LOL!

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I have my second process video on this layout:

I started out by fussy cutting the wreath from the Pinkfresh Studio Meadow paper.  I absolutely love this paper…I’ve already fussy cut this wreath and used it on a layout before, which you can see here.  I also used one of the Hip Kit Club subscriber cut files from September, and cut it out of white cardstock.  Since the cut file is supposed to mirror the Pinkfresh Studio wreath, I thought it would be a perfect layer behind the wreath to create some depth and dimension.

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I used the blue cardstock, and 2 of the Shimmerz products to create splatters in a circular pattern.  I attached the wreath cut file, then layered the cut file on top, slightly off set, and attached them to the cardstock with a little machine stitching.

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I backed my photos with some HKC exclusive project life cards, and then embellished them with gold vellum leaves that I fussy cut from the Maggie Holmes specialty paper, and a few leaves from the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera pack.  I added a Smile black puffy thicker as my title.

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I typed my journaling and added the strips to my layout.  To finish off my layout, I added 3 black puffy heart stickers, and 3 gold dots from the Pinkfresh Studio gold puffy alpha.

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I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Happy Friday!


It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello crafty peeps!

I was challenged to make a grid project, so I used some HKC exclusive Project Life cards, and made it happen.  Grid layouts are one of my go-tos, so I was more than happy to make this layout!  Today I’m using the September 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Project Life Kit, and Embellishment Kit.

I’m so happy it’s October!  We always go trick-or-treating with friends and family, and I look forward to it every year!  (Probably because we always go eat barbecue after, haha!)  These photos are from a few years back…aren’t my Hermione Granger and Little Red Riding Hood the cutest you’ve ever seen?!

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I used a piece of black cardstock from my stash, and made a grid by machine stitching some wonky lines (which I carefully measured out before hand, haha!).  I used the 3 shimmerz products that we got in the color kit to splatter each section with one color…I really love the way these shimmerz pop on the dark background.  I don’t know if the photos do it justice, but on the top row from the left, I used Wisteria Lane, then Cotton Candy in the middle, and Mustard Seed on the right.

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Next, I just got to work embellishing the sections with Project Life cards (the yellow is one that I cut out of one of the pattern papers), photos, stickers and other embellishments.

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I made some layered hearts embellishments by die cutting different sized hearts from some of the pattern papers, and then machine stitching them down the middle.  You can see another layout, where I used a bunch of these heart embellishments in my blog post here.

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For my title, I stamped the labels included in the Vicki Boutin stamp set from this month’s color kit, and added the purple Pinkfresh Studio mini puffy alphas.

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I really love how this layout turned out, and I hope you do to.  If you haven’t made a grid layout yet, you should totally give it a try!  If you need more grid layout inspiration, you can check out my blog posts for more examples here, here, and here.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

Happy Sunday!


Amazing layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

It’s time for another Hip Kit Club sketch layout!  I will be using the Main kit, and Color kit for my layout.  I am also using a September freebie cut file that you can access from the Hip Kit Club website.

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I am documenting my oldest girl at the 6th grade awards ceremony.  She was on the A honor roll for the entire year, and we are so proud of her.  She truly is amazing!

Today I’m working with this fabulous sketch by fellow team member Jill:


When I have a sketch assignment, sometimes I follow the sketch pretty closely, other times I take a loose interpretation, and today, I took a few bits and pieces of inspiration for my layout.  I really liked the 3 vertical photos, the layered elements, the journaling strips on the photos, and the pops of yellow.

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First I cut the AMAZING cut file on white cardstock using my silhouette.  I backed the letters with the navy blue Pinkfresh Studio papers, and the stars with the yellow  Amy Tangerine paper.  I added machine stitching on the stars to help them stand out a bit.

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On the double thick white cardstock, I sprayed the Mustard Seed shimmerz directly onto the cardstock, concentrating the spray towards the middle.  I also added some splatters using the shimmerz nozzle.

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I added my photos on another piece of white cardstock that I trimmed to about 5 inches wide.  I glued on a piece of the Pinkfresh Studio paper to the middle photo as a mat, and I trimmed the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera frame as an extra border under that photo.

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I used foam squares and machine stitching to pull all my elements together.  To finish off my layout, I added some journaling strips that I typed on my typewriter, gold asterisks from the alpha set included in the Main kit, and a few stamps from the Vicki Boutin stamp set.

I am loving these kits, I love this cut file, and I really like how my layout came together using the sketch as the inspiration!  Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club Group Facebook page to take part in this weeks sketch!

Happy Saturday!


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!