Mason jar mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I was challenged to create an interactive project using the Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main kit.  When I think of interactive elements, I immediately think of pockets and sequin shaker elements.  I decided to make a mini album of our recent Spring Break vacation, and I used a HKC free subscriber cut file from February called Candy Hearts, which you can access from the Hip Kit Club website.  I love the mason jar, and it’s perfect for a shaker element!  The shape is also the perfect size for a shaped mini album.

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First, I cut the mason jars from white, pink, and blue cardstock (from the March Cardstock kit) using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I also cut just the outline of the jar on a scrap piece of cardstock, so I could use it as a template for pattern paper.  The shape of the jar is so simple, I was fine tracing and fussy cutting it from the paper, instead of sending each pattern paper through the silhouette machine.  Once I had everything cut, I figured out where I wanted each jar to go, and I adhered them back to back.  I added my photos, and then added a lot of embellishments. I absolutely love the Hip Kit Club Exclusive ephemera pack…it was perfect for my mini album!

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For the first interactive element, I created a pocket.  I just traced the lower half of a mason jar on a piece of pattern paper.  I cut the top off in a diagonal, and I adhered it to the back using my sewing machine.

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I love that Heidi Swapp watercolor pattern paper.  I have used it on all of my projects, and I only have tiny scraps left!  For the next interactive element, I created a shaker.  I used clear acetate (you could recycle clear plastic packaging), thins strips of foam tape, and sequins to create my shaker.  It’s such a fun element, and I know my girls will love flipping through this mini!

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I really like to fill up the pages in my minis with lots of photos and embellishments.  I also like to add interest with different textures and finishes.  The mini hearts and the epoxy thinkers add the perfect hint of shine.

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I added even more texture to the mini album by adding machine stitching, and distressing some of the edges on the jars and ephemera.

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To finish off my album. I punched a hole in the jars, added them onto a ring, and then added a shiny ribbon.

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It was so much fun creating this little mini album.  I hope you were inspired by my project.

Happy Saturday!

Fun Never Stops, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I made using a little bit of all the March 2019 Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use the March HKC mood board.


I was particularly drawn to the image on the right with the feathers arranged in an ombre pattern, so I decided to take that as my inspiration.

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I used a free March HKC subscriber cut file called books.  I cut the big title from white cardstock, and I backed it with a Heidi Swapp pattern paper in an ombre pattern.  I adhered the cut file to blue cardstock with foam squares.

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I embellished with flowers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet and a few of the HKC exclusive ephemera.  I also had the flowers left over from the cut file that I used recently on this layout, so I sprayed them with the Lindy’s cotton candy shimmer spray, and used them as embellishments on the layout.

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I really love all the colors in the March Hip kits, as well as all the pretty florals.  I hope you like how my project turned out, and it inspires you to get crafty!

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Happy Tuesday!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


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!


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


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


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


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!

Two, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!

I’ve got a layout today featuring the Hip Kit Club January 2019 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Color Kit, and Project Life Kit.

I have a YT process video if you’re interested!



I am documenting my daughter enjoying a slice of cake at her 2nd birthday party.  She wanted to eat her cake all by herself, and she did a pretty darn good job!  Isn’t she just the cutest?!!!

I haven’t really scrapbooked her birthday party yet, but when I saw the celebrate thickers in the January embellishment kit, I knew it was perfect.

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I was challenged to use the b sides of paper, and the Pinkfresh Studio chipboard frames.  Since I was going to use the frames, I remembered a cut file that we got from the HKC 12 days of giving (It’s day 12).  I just removed the Christmas words before cutting, and then I used them to back my photos.

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I wanted to do a little bit of work on my background.  I used the stencil and the modeling paste that we got in the Color kit.  I used some shimmerz from previous color kits, and I created some texture on the background.  I added some light blue splatters as well.

I added the pattern paper frames, the photos, and the chipboard frames.

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio layered heart stickers, the “hooray for cake” sticker and the silver glitter star stickers from the Celebrate Thickers, and some puffy hearts from the Pinkfresh Studio puffy sticker sheet to embellish my layout.

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To finish off my layout, I added the title and my journaling strips.

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That’s it for me!  I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Happy Thursday!



2019, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I created with my Hip Kits.  I was challenged to use a cut file, and some Hip Kit Club exclusive printables available to subscribers.  I am also using the HKC 2018 December Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.  I chose colors and embellishments from the printables and the Dec kits to compliment my photo, and I love the way it turned out!

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I used the Scandi Numbers from the HKC 12 days of Giving (day 4) to create my 2019 title.  I cut it out of white cardstock, and backed it with a HKC exclusive Navy blue pattern paper from the Dec kit.

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I chose 2 pattern papers from the printables, and 2 pattern papers from the Dec Main kit, and cut them down to 3×4.  I also chose 2 3×4 cards from the PL kit, and I adhered all them onto white cardstock in a grid format.  [This is one of my go-to formats, because it fits in with my graphic style, and it helps spark creativity when I’m in a bit of a creative lull.]  I added some random machine stitching through the papers.

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Next, I backed my paper with a little bit of pattern paper, and attached it to the layout with foam adhesive.  I added the 2019 title, overlapping and layering to create interest.

I embellished the layout with a lot of pieces from the printables, and some tiny cute puffy stickers.

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I really like how my layout turned out.  I wanted to document my excitement for 2019, and the adventures with our girls that head our way.

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Happy Wednesday!

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!

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!