Saturday, June 18, 2016

Be the reason /DIY embellishments/ HKC CT layout

Hello everyone!!
 I thought Id pop on tonight and share one of my last layouts made with the May 2016 Hip kits. 

I wanted to go with a colored background on this one, because I don't normally and I'm still in the process of trying to change that, lol. I loved this months kits, so many pretty things to play with!! I wanted to use the Illustrated Faith, She Blooms papers again. I love how bright and bold they are and just so stinking pretty!!
I started out with adding a thick strip of that to the bottom and a thin strip to the top and the opposite side of that paper to with the big dots. I added a tini strip of white cardstock above the floral paper on the bottom to add a bit of separation and then went to town layering behind my picture.

After I finished layering my papers from the Main kit, I grabbed a few little DIY embellishment clusters I had made and had put to the side. I have way more then just these three made but there the only ones I chose to use on this layout.
I loved this big cluster I did with the larger tag and then the smaller vellum one the opposite way. I started there with my cluster and then moved to some of the paper strips I had punched and some of the other shapes I had punched out of my papers. Then I went into the pretty HKC exclusive puffy stickers and grabbed that happy sticker out and added a blue cardstock from the cardstock kit and then finished it off with a few and Amal. Sand a wood veneer heart from JilliBean Soup. I added a few little flowers from the exclusives and one from The Illustrated Faith chipboard sticker on top of a cut file from this month.

I chose this cluster as the title because of the huge smile my daughter had on her face in this picture. She was just so happy and I thought seeing this will always make me smile. So be the reason someone Smiles today was perfect I thought. This was also another little cluster or DIY embellishment I made. I had punched out a bunch of shapes and punched a ton of strips of paper and it made it easy to sit there one night when I didn't feel much like doing an actual scrapbook page and still getting something crafty done.

I layered this one quite simply and thought it would be perfect for just a little touch at the top. And that made me happy with this layout and I was done.
I just know every time I see this layout I'll get a big smile on my face just from seeing the one on hers.

Well I hope you enjoyed my layout and I hope you're inspired to make some of your own DIY Embellishments. It's a nice way to spend some quality time when you're not at your full to actually scrap. And if you do decide to make some I would love to see what you do!! You can tag me on Instagram or comment here on my blog with your blog or wherever you share and I'll go check them out!
And make sure to head by and check out the hip kit Club blog and see what all the other DT members are doing and come join in on the fun, chit-chat and challenges over on the hip kit club Facebook page!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

HKC CT/ Cherish

Hello everyone!!
 I thought that I would share another layout I made with the May 2016 Hip Kits.
I had such a hard time cutting into this beautiful Illustrated Faith paper from the Main kit because it was just so pretty, the other side was just as hard, but I was so thankful that I had the paper add on kit to so I had another piece!
So I went ahead and grabbed it and started to cut it up, I knew I wanted to use the tissue paper that the kits were packed with so that I had a little texture to the page. After I cut the papers and tissue paper I sewed them down to a piece of American Crafts white cardstock from the cardstock kit.

I started backing my picture with some of the tissue paper and then added a few patterned papers from the main kit that are actually exclusive to this kit, created by DT member Kim Watson. After I sis that I grabbed my Simple stories frames and added that bright yellow frame to the page along with some Illustrated faith, she blooms chipboard stickers, exclusive die cuts that Kim made, Bella Blvd words and little plus signs, all from the embellishment kit

I added one of the cutfiles DT member Ashley Horton created, I loved these flowers!

I really love how this layout turned out! The colors in this kit are AMAZING! there are so may different layouts you can make and I still have plenty to play with, but I think I may only get one more done before my June 2016 kits get here, eek!! So excited! I love my scrappy box every month! 
Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club blog and check out what the rest of the Design team are making and head over to facebook and check out the forums and challenges!!

Hip Kit club CT / Shadow Box with tags

Hello everyone!! So school is out for the summer!! 
And my kids are in full fledged summer fun time! On top of getting them getting out of school, the 1st week we all played whos going to be sick today? We all went threw a 24 hour period of a very nasty stomach virus, fun, :(
But everyone is good now and I am back to playing with my May kits!! I made this shadow box for my mom for mothers day. And yes shes already got this, I didn't make her wait lol I am just be hind on here, that seems to be a constent for me lol I am trying to fix that though.

I made this with a shadow box from my stash, but I wanted to decorate something that my mom could use and change out the pictures that she wants, when she wants. I used my May main kit for the patterned papers, including the beautiful Hip Kit club exclusive papers created by the lovely Kim Watson. I also used the American crafts white, fountain, light kraft and white vellum from the cardstock kit. I also used bits and pieces from the embellishment kit for embellishing, with pieces from the main kit too.

I started out with the Light kraft paper for the background and went to making my pockets and sewed them on. I wanted to make sure they were secure so they wouldn't come off when putting the tags and pictures in and out. I made sure of the tag size and place them in and started embellishing the way I wanted and when I was done with the embellishing is when I chose pictures to go in. Its was actually a lot faster project for me then I thought it was going to be but Im happy with the way it turned out and my mom loved it.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out what I created with my May kit and I have more to share with you and will be posing in the next few days. I hope you come back to see!!
And make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club blog and check out all the pretty things the other DT members are making! And come and join in on the challenges and chats we have over on the Hip Kit club facebook page.