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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

..:: enjoy today ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with a layout for you about my silly daughter. 


I started by stitching random-length horizontal lines with red, white, or black thread along the left side of my layout. Next I created a base for my phone by painting AquaHuez Inter-BLACK-tic Shimmerz paints with a thick brush (I also splattered some of it around the page). I gathered all of the black, white and red items from the October Hip Kit Club Kits and added all the sentiments, arrows and vellum hearts.


I used two pieces of flair from the "Black and White Words Flair 2" set. One says "this happened" the other says "that happened".  These pieces were totally perfect for this layout.


The second part of the title, Today was Awesome, and the title red acrylic hearts are all from the October release from Color Cast Designs. I absolutely love the releases and cannot wait to use many of them with my December Documented this year!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Friday, November 10, 2017

..:: autumn splendor ::..

I was up on the Hip Kit Club blog with another layout this week. We are talking about gratitude this week, and I have so many things to be grateful about. For this layout I chose "autumn splendor" as my thing to be thankful for. This photo was taken about three autumns ago, and the maple trees are simply beautiful (and match that Pinkfresh Studio paper perfectly).


I used this fabulous cut file by Kim Watson to cut leaves out of several different patterned papers from the October Main Kit. I used the same papers for various sizes of rectangles to put behind some of the leaves to create a grid. I stitched around all of the rectangles as well as around the border of the page to add some texture and definition to the shapes.


I used the exclusive alphas from the main kit as part of my title and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word "splendor". I actually cut the file out twice and glued them together to give the word a little more thickness.


And I made a process video if that suits your fancy.




 Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, October 30, 2017

..:: love & hugs ::..

Hi friends! Thought you might want to see the layout I made for Hip Kit Club this week!  I made this layout in about 15 minutes with scraps from the October Hip Kits that were laying on my desk! It was awesome! I've never had a layout come together that quickly!  Here's a look:


I had fussy cut some flowers and cut a cut file for an earlier layout and didn't use them all, so they were sitting there on my desk staring at me! So I threw them on the page. 😀


I kept this layout simple, with just a few pieces of patterned paper, some ink splatters with the Shimmerz Paints found in The Color Kit (Lapis Dance and Old Yeller) and the flowers. The splatters  bring out the blue from the photo, and that golden yellow is to die for! I added a Hip Kit Club Exclusive Project Life card behind the photo for another pop of blue.

The flowers on this Jen Hadfield paper are gorgeous, and I love the little sprigs from that Hip Kit Club cut file (designed by Jessica Fabiano). 

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

..:: choose your own path today ::..

Hi friends! I have another layout for you using the October Hip Kit Club Kits! Here is what I came up with this week!


I started with the watercolor paper that came in the Color Kit and added a bit of color to it! I also used a torn strip of the HKC exclusive paper by Kimberly. 


I used all the leaves I could find in the kit (except the green ones). And I cut out one of the free cut files, and backed it with patterned paper. 

 

The title is another one of those gorgeous giant words by Dear Lizzy -- I painted it with Shimmerz Mango Tango!


I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!



Monday, October 23, 2017

..:: adventure ::..

Hi friends! Today I have a layout for you that I made using the October Hip Kit Club Kits! My assignment this week was a sketch  and here is my take on it:


I pretty much love everything about the October kits and this lovely color that I focused on is to die for. There are papers, embellishments and Shimmerz that all work together perfectly.


I thought this was the perfect phrase for this layout of me and my daughter trying something for the first time (her, not me)! She was brave and didn't let her "head" get in the way as she was learning to skate.


I cut some stars and stitched them down with gold thread. I also added color to that giant title from Dear Lizzy (spoiler alert, you are going to see more of these)! 



I absolutely love this Shimmerz color --- Old Yeller Inklings --- it's a perfect golden, shimmery, yellow. I made a process video, if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Friday, October 20, 2017

..:: wonderful first lesson ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {A Flair For Buttons} blog today with this layout I used using flair from the Black and Gold Flair set

Here is a close up of that lovely flair.


I am supper lucky to be on a few design teams. As a result, I was also able to use items from the Color Cast Designs September release that I got from Color Cast Designs. The wood veneer items on this page are from CCD and I love them! Here are a few close ups:






Finally I was able to use several items from Shimmerz Paints on this layout for my background.  I had so much fun making this one!

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Monday, October 16, 2017

..:: celebrate making memories ::..

Hi friends! I'm here today with a project using a couple of the September Release sets from Color Cast Designs. These confetti leaves are completely awesome. Here is my project:


Here are a couple of close ups of those amazing leaves: 



I used one of these Currently Tags (also from the Color Cast September Release) as part of my title (I used the word "making").

Most of my other supplies are from the Paper Issues Store. My background paper and the huge "memories" word are from Dear Lizzy's most recent collection, Star Gazer.  And all of the other cards and embellishments are from the Rocktober Kit (like a swag bag on crack) from Paper Issues. I also based my layout design on this Sketchy Saturday sketch.

But don't take my word for it...I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy.


Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Pssst....my October Hip Kit is here!  Watch for a new layout using the kit, by the end of the week! :-)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

..:: grand smiles ::..

Hi friends! Here today with a layout that I made for the Hip Kit Club this week.  My assignment this week was a product focus -- using the Paige Taylor Evans stamp set in the September Embellishment Kit. 


I grabbed some coral ink by Hero Arts and stamped that flower about a 110x (give or take). And then I cut them out!


I used Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz and Caribbean Sun Shimmerz Spritz (both from the September Color Kit) to create a background for my photo, and to anchor the flowers a bit.



I used both exclusive alpha (from the September Main kit and the Embellishment kit) for my title. 


This was a super fun layout -- and I love how it turned out. I made a process video if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!



Thursday, October 5, 2017

..:: fabulous girl ::..

Hi friends!  I'm sharing another layout that I made using the September Hip Kits and a free cut file by Jessica Fabiano.  My assignment this week had a focus on the Mixed Media Kit, and was part of the Mixed Media Monday blogpost on the Hip Kit Club Blog.


I started with some of the Shimmerz Tuscan Sun Spritz included in the Mixed Media Kit. I saturated the bottom half of the white card stock and then applied some salt while it was still wet. The salt reacts with the paint and changes the look. You get something that looks like this:


I also added some splatters of the Tuscan Sun Spritz as well as the Caribbean Sunset Spritz to add just a touch more texture.


I backed the flower cut file with paper from Paige Taylor Evans Turn the Page collection (paper 2) and I just love how that looks!


Tangled thread and more splatters for the win. But don't take my word for it! Check out my process video if that suits your fancy!



Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

..:: birthday glider girl ::..

Hello friends! I'd like to share a layout I made using an amazing sketch by Missy Whidden. I used the September Hip Kit Club Kits for this layout.  Here's a look at my final product.


And a few close-ups:


Lots of Paige Taylor Evans Turn the Page collection! 💗



THESE ALPHAS! The coral alphas are a Hip Kit exclusive and I LOVE THEM! I used the g-i-r-l from the word "glitter" found on the Shimelle Phrase Thickers  - both are in the September Embellishment kit.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!


Thanks for stopping by -- see you again tomorrow with another layout using the September HKC kits!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

..:: project life ::..

Hi friends!  Guess what? I've been secretly working on Project Life and not sharing it here. :-) I started PL back up in July of this year because I miss this project! It is probably one of my most favorite projects that I will never complete! LOL But the way I look at it: one week done is better than none. Here is the first week of September:


Left side:


Right Side:


This week I got the opportunity to work with the Hip Kit Club PL kit! I absolutely love the exclusive cards and other goodies available in the kit. I did mix in a few things from other September HKC kits, which I explain a little bit more in my process video, if that suits your fancy.


And a couple more close ups:



Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

..:: graffiti artists ::..

Hi friends!  I have a new layout and process video to share with you today! I am using Shimmerz Paints and flair from A Flair For Buttons, and I love this combination! Here's my layout:


And here are a few close-ups:



This flair is from the Hello Life Flair set. It's perfect for this layout because I do LOVE this photo -- but it also completely matches the red, black, white, high contrast look I was going for.


I also got to play around with some Shimmerz Paints! This is is a perfect splat of Night Moves. :-)


Behind my photo I added some AcriTonez Roses are Red.  I love using this paint because it has the primer built right in and it dries fast -- not to mention the rich color!



Check out my process video if that suits your fancy!


Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!