Monday, April 25, 2016

Hip Kit Club/ Awesome Layout and cards For the boys

Hey everyone, I've been a little MIA lately. I got my layout posted last week but that was about it. We've had some stuff going on in our family and I have had no mojo. Anyways....
Well this week I used the beautiful April 2016 Hip Kits. I know these kits are so bright and springy, but I thought it would work great for some pictures I got of our youngest son this last winter. It matched hit yellow coat, lol. And I love the way it turned out!
I usually go with a cardstock background but this time I grabbed  the Just Dream-Horizon patterned paper from the Main Kit, that is a Hip kit club exclusive created by Kim Watson. That was my starting point, then from the main kit I also grabbed the Elle's Studio-little moments-my favorite and used that for the bottom half of the page and then another patterned paper by Kim Watson-Just Dream- MoonStruck. These were the base of my layout.

I did use some American Crafts white cardstock from the cardstock kit to cut out Ashley Hortons-Awesome April cutfile. I did a bit of stitching to add a little texture and because I love to sew on my layouts,lol. I backed my pics with the white cardstock as well, placed them down where I wanted them and started to embellish. 
I grabbed the Pinkfresh Studio-Life Noted- Acetate die cut word, Awesome for my title. I made sure to sew sew threw that over my cutfile. Then I grabbed the Shimelle-StarShine- Ephemera pack and started layering those pieces around my pictures. To finish it off I added one of the Pinkfresh Studio rubber charms, I love those!! Both, the Shimelle and Pinkfresh Studio items came from the main kit.

Then, again its been a rough week here with our family so I made some cards to stick in my boys lunch boxes and let them know that I was thinking about them and that we love them. Just a little note.

I grabbed Kim Watson-Just Dream- MoonStruck and Horizon papers from the main kit for the start of my "hello love" card. I added a small strip of American Crafts white cardstock across the front after adding my tag and a clear sticker from the Shimelle-Starshine-cardstock and acetate stickers from the Embellishment kit. I did grab a Shimelle-Starshine-phrase and letter sticker from the Project Life Kit then stitched everything down.

For the second cards, I started out with American Crafts White cardstock for the base. Then I cut strips of patterned papers from Kim watson-Just Dream-Horizon, Elle's Studio- Little Moments- My favorite and Details all from the main kit. I grabbed a piece of the American crafts-Butter-cardstock from the cardstock kit, along with white vellum and cut a little banner and circle for layering on the front of the card. Then I placed the out of this worls cardstock piece from Shimelle-starshine- cardstock and acetate pieces from the main kit on the layers and then grabbed the Hip Kit club exclusive acrylic stars from the embellishment kit and finished off my layout.

I hope you liked my layout and cards. I had fun creating them and love the fact that these kits can be so versatile!! Make sure to check out Hip Kits facebook page, Instagram, blog, pintrest and the Hip Kit youtube channel for more inspiration on a constant. 
Make sure to come back later this week for another project that I will have up!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hip Kit Club / Captured / Creative with cards

I'm not big on journanling on my layout. One, I don't like my handwriting really and two, I don't always like to share what I'm writing. So a lot of the time I'll write on the back of the layout, then I'm not so ify about my handwriting messing up the layout, thats how I see it sometimes, or I don't journal at all. Do some of yall feel this way or do this too?

I love this month kits, they are amazing!!! You can go soft and light like I did here or you can go bold and bright, which I did on another layout that I'll share later. I made this layout in honor of Friendship week, so heres me and my goofy best friend! lol
I used +AmericanCrafts  white cardstock and the White vellum from the Cardstock kit,  I used the white for the base and my vellum behind my photos, then I grabbed that beautiful Maggie Holmes, Bloom, Flutter paper from the main kit and this was really the only patterned paper I used on this layout,lol.
I fussy cut quite a few of the pretty little butterflies out, I knew when I saw it the 1st time I was going to do that lol, they're just to pretty! I grabber that Heidi Swapp frame from the Embellishment kit because the light pink matched well with the butterflies. It also gave me a good way to keep a vertical line going on my layout like I wanted.

Like I was saying in the beginning, I want to journal on my layouts a lot of the time but don't like my handwriting or I don't want to share what I'm writing, well lucky for me I got the Project life kit, with the amazing exclusive project life cards created by DT member Kim Watson. So I decided to get a little creative with the project life cards, keep the vertical line going and cover my journaling in a pretty way. Not only that but I also got to play with another pretty card Kim made, but I cut the butterfly out, did my journaling and layered it with a few of the butterflies I had cut out. 

I know I shared my journaling here a bit but this is a great way to have your journaling on your page but keep it hid and hide it pretty. lol 
Well to finish off my layout I wanted to add some of the other side of the Bloom paper, flutter, the wood grain, love it by the way. I wanted to add a little texture to the page but keep it soft so I cut 1x1 and 1/2 inch squares out and placed them along the side of the layout and then sewed them down and ruffled them up a bit. I added the acetate Pinkfresh Studio word form the Main kit, sewed it too, then added some of the pretty yellow coloringz by Shimmerz, No yolking, from the Color Kit and that was the end of it.

I would love for you to come back and check out my blog again and make sure to head over to Hip Kit Clubs face book page and blog to check out whats going on there!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Clique Kits Guest DT post/ Planner fun

Hello everyone! Sarah here again to share some Planner fun that I had with this months Clique kit.
Now I've seen planners and loved them, but never done one myself....until now. I finally broke down and bought one! And man am I happy I did.  So I'm going to share with you the first ever spread I did in it, The last week of March.
I thought that this kit was awesome for this. I did grab a few things from things from my stash, a top priority note and a few Amy Tan word stickers. But the rest is from the kit.
I started out by putting all my dates and fun times in. I added a few embellishments that I liked where I knew I wouldn't have anything to really write or date in. After adding the dates and a few things I wanted to remember and some not so important,( chore list lol) And then added a small photo of me, my hubby and some of our friends that we went to see Batman VS Superman with, great movie by the way! We did watch it on the 29th, but put the picture on the 30th because I knew there wasn't going to be anything in that area.
On the second page there was only one day left of the month, so I knew that I had a lot of wiggle room, so I went to town. 
I marked the 1st place with a big Bday for him. Now we have a tradition in our family where on your birthday you get what you want for Breakfast, dinner and the cake or dessert you want.
I didn't remember to get a pic of breakfast, but I made sure to note it, made a list of what else I had to do that day. Added a picture of my son before he blew out his candles. I wanted to make sure to get a pic in of what he had decided to have for dinner too. My kids a foodie! lol we watch all kinds of cooking shows and he loves to cook, well he wanted a cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg, with fires. I love it! lol. Once I had the photos where I wanted them I knew I could embellish and journal all I wanted, so I did. And I love the way it turned out. I hope you like what you see, again this was my 1st spread in my planner, so be nice lol. Im just playing! It was my first spread but I really am happy with it and really enjoyed doing it! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hip kit club CT/ Sing your heart out!!!

Good morning everyone!!! Im here and up on the Hip kit club facebook page this morning sharing a layout I created with the March 2016 main kit, embellishment kit, paper add on kit and some bits and pieces from the February 2016 kits! Thats one think I love about all these kits, they all go together so well so you can combine them too!!

My layout this week is of a goofy picture of my youngest daughter singing her little heart out! I was so happy to catch this pic cause she always comes in doing things but runs off just as fast,lol, but I actually had my phone in my hand and caught it! She loves music and loves to sing all the time and this was no different, she was singing at the top of her lungs and getttin it!

I took inspiration from this months mood board to create this layout. I went with the pinks, bright pops of yellow and little touches of blue. Along with the great American Crafts cork thickers.

I grabbed a few doilies from my stash to add to the layers and dimension to my layout.

I love the all these Pinkfresh Studio, Felicity papers and embellishments!! The colors are fantastic and the 6x6 paper pad that came in the Embellishment kit was fantastic and wow does it make the kit go even further!

I concentrated my layering and cluster to the doilies. They seem to draw my eye more, is it the same for you?

I really do like how this layout turned out and I'm so happy to have gotten it scrapped. Sometimes I think some of my photos are a bit odd and I wonder if i should scrap them but I'm getting to where it doesn't bother me anymore. I took the photo for a reason, even if it doesn't have a big story behind it, its something I wanted to remember and keep.

Well I hope you liked my layout and make sure to visit the links I have above and check everything out!! Thanks so much and make sure to come back next week for more layouts, inspiration and other things!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy Dance!! Hip Kit club CT!!

 I'm happy to share that I am staying on the Hip Kit Club CT for another term!! I'm so excited about it and so grateful as well! I love this team, it is a fantastic group to be a part of and the kits are amazing!!
And this group of ladies is amazing as well!! 

I would encourage you to visit everyone ones blogs and check them out, these will be the ladies you'll be seeing some beautiful and hopefully inspirational layouts and projects from!

Also make sure to stop by the Hip kit club Facebook page, Hip Kit blog, Instagram, and Pinterest page for daily inspiration!! And make sure to head over to the Hip Kit shop and check out the kits, I promise you wont want to miss them!! So many beautiful products every month and lovely exclusives!!