Saturday, September 16, 2017

..:: finally #bffsleepover ::..

Hi friends!  I'm here with another Hip Kit Club DT layout. This layout is using the main kit only, and my first LO using September kits. My assignment was stitching -- and boy did I use stitching!

For this layout I used pattern papers from Paige Taylor Evan's Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee. I used Paper 8 as my background paper and Paper 12 for the border and to make part of my title. I cut the word "FINALLY" freehand and then stitched around it using embroidery floss.

I used several pieces of ephemera from the ephemera pack included in the kit (also from Turn the Page). And of course some thread from my stash for a few more pops of color.

I love the exclusive alphas this month. They are beautiful! And not one piece of chipboard is wasted because there are all these colorful hearts, dots, stars, and asterisks included with those alphas. I used a few of the hearts around my page, too.

Lots of machine stitching with blue and gold to finish it off.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Monday, September 11, 2017

..:: happiness is here ::..

Hello!  Last week my first LO for Hip Kit Club went live and I'm so excited to share here, now. My challenge this week was to use the September 8th Sketch (can be found in the HKC member forum on FB).  I hadn't gotten my September Kits yet, so I used items that can be found in the August kits -- which is a whole lot of Maggie Holmes Carousel.

Here are a few close ups:

I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy:

Thanks for stopping by!  Look for another layout coming later this week using the gorgeous September Hip Kits!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

..:: hello lucius & bea ::..

Hello friends! I pulled out some Shimmerz mists, Color Cast Designs August release items, some A Flair for Buttons Flair, and some Maggie Holmes Carousel for my latest layout!  I feel so lucky to be able to work with these products!  

For the background, I used Oh Say Can You Sea, and Well Blue Me Down, (Coloringz Products) and the packaging technique to create a space for my photos and embellishments to sit. I also splattered using the same products and  Night Moves (also Coloringz) to add a little more visual texture to the page. 

This ampersand! One of my favorites from the Color Cast Designs recent release -- they are perfection! And this color. OMGoodness. I can't even. I also through in some of the heart confetti in the same color. 

A layout cannot be complete without some flair from A Flair for Buttons. This layout was all about these two cousins always finding fun together. Shelley always has the perfect flair for any occasion. 😀

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Announcement

Hi friends! I am over the moon excited to to announce that I am part of the Hip Kit Club Design Team! I cannot believe I get to create with the amazing Hip Kits and along side these lovely ladies!

Eeeek! Look at that!  ^^^^^  Here is one of the layouts I created for the Design Team call. I used a HKC sketch and the July 2017 Hip Kit and color kit, which included some Shimmerz products! I also added a few pieces of confetti from Color Cast Designs because I couldn't resist. :-) 

Look for my first official Hip Kit Club DT projects and videos to start posting next week! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Monday, August 28, 2017

..:: sweet treat shenanigans ::..

I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with another layout using a few of my favorite things. Flair, color cast designs creations, and shimmers paints... I was able to use them all on this summery layout!  

I started with some new paints that I got from Shimmerz Paints! I used my palette knife and three colors of paint to make my background. I pulled colors from the photo to begin with and then used AcriToneZ Orange You Glad, along with Tree Hugger and Raspberry Sorbet (both Paste-Eez). Once my background was on, I found two pieces of flair from the Hello Spring Flair Set that matched perfectly!

I was also able to use several pieces (old and newer) from Color Cast Designs for my title and embellishments. I love they mix of color and wood veneer. 

If you are following me on IG (and if you aren't, why aren't you?), you probably already know that I am on all three design teams -- Shimmerz Paints, Color Cast Designs, and A Flair for Buttons. I am so blessed to be able to work with these gorgeous products! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you real soon!

Monday, August 14, 2017

..:: wild thing ::..

Hi everyone! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog and IG with a fun layout for you using, flair from AFFB's Black and Gold Set and the Black and White Words 2 Set, and some yummy products from Color Cast Designs (old and new)!

I pulled the colors from the photo -- her skirt and bike are salmon-ish, and those Mine Craft sunglasses are purple (her favorite color). And I just happened to have some Color Cast products, thread and washi to help pull those colors out. I found two pieces of flair from the Black and Gold set that I thought worked really well to help add pops of black and white, and also added to the story.


I am in love with this acrylic and wood veneer set from Color Cast Design's July release. I am not really a big fan of purple, but this is just gorgeous and I loved working with it and the star confetti from July -- I also threw in some salmon and light blue confetti from past releases.

This arrow flair is from the Black and White Words 2 set and it helped to bring the focus to my story and help move the eyes around the page. I totally love how it looks with the black and white text paper from Amy Tangerine's latest colloction.

I also used Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper Issues, you can find that here.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

..:: shark girl ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with this colorful layout and process video!

I was completely inspired by the flair that you see in the photo below!  When I saw it, I knew I wanted to do a layout that used water colored flowers.

I grabbed a cut file from the Silhouette store and cut the holes in my background paper so that I could hand stitch around the flower, then I painted the flower using gelatos and a bit of water. I used the same painting technique for a bunch of other flowers that I cut out of white card stock, and then added them to my page.

I used three pieces of flair from the same set -- Watercolors and I just love how this turned out. Here are a few more close-ups.

I made a process video of that something that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, July 24, 2017

..:: you make me happy when skies are gray ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with my last project for them. I'm sad to see the kits stop, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Lisa has in store for us next!

For this layout I used the "happy" acrylic word, and I spray painted it orange! :-) I laid out the rest of the title in my Silhouette software and cut it out, I backed the whole layout with the corrugated, navy blue card stock. I like how it makes the words pop!

Since I was using so many polka dots, I decided I didn't want to use the cork shapes as hexagons, so I got out my 1 inch circle punch and made them circles! I painted a few of the circle Vicki Boutin stickers orange, for a few pops of orange, a popped them off the page with pop dots.

I really like how this turned out! I had such a fun time working with the Scrapbook Circle kits!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

..:: splish splash summer fun ::..

I am up on the {A Flair For Buttons} blog today with this layout using AFFB flair and bunch of Color Cast Designs Goodies. Over the 4th of July weekend we did a little traveling and stayed overnight at a hotel for a couple of nights. My daughter was determined to swim across the pool -- even through the deep end. She practiced and practiced and she did it. So, this story had to be documented and wouldn't you know it? The perfect flair is available in the {A Flair For Buttons} store!

SplishSplashSummerTime copy

I soon as I saw this flair in the shop I knew that I would use it on a layout with a blue pool picture and some blue and aqua mixed media in the background! I was just waiting for the right story! Then when I saw the Color Cast Designs June releases, I just had to have this and this and these and these to make this layout happen! 


I used one piece of flair and the Splish Splash acrylic phrase for my title -- it was perfect for this layout and the story. The waves in the background were made using a free cut file from The Paper Issues Store. 


And could this Pool Time flair be any more perfect?  I don't think so!  I sprinkled some more hearts and stars from Color Cast Designs to create a cluster! 

I absolutely love these interlocking hearts! So thankful to get this story told. 

I made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

..:: fine little day for lemonade ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout I made using the July Smile More kit as well as the July Hug More Add-on kit from Scrapbook Circle.

I challenged myself to use the Vicki Boutin bookmarks on a layout instead of in my planner and I love how it turned out!

I have loved working with the Scrapbook Circle kits this month! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

..:: first library card ::..

I am up on the Scrapbook Circle Blog today with this layout using the July Smile More main kit and add-ons. I had a lot of fun documenting my daughter's first library card acquisition! 😀

Here are a few close ups:

I have really enjoyed working with this kit and I ended up with four very different looking layouts, all from the same kit!  I love it when it works out that way!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

..:: be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios ::..

Happy Fourth of July, friends!  I am up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today with a layout that is not fitting the theme of the day at all, but it is a fun one!  My challenge this week was to use the Dear Lizzy Phrase Thickers (found in the July kit -- Smile More) in a unique way. I decided that since I usually use these phrases as part (or all) of a title, to be different, I wouldn't use them as a title on this layout. Instead I used them for EVERYTHING ELSE! In fact, I used almost the whole package on this one layout!  Here's what I came up with:

My title is "Be a Fruit Loop in a World Full of Cheerios", which fits this snap chat photo perfectly, no? That phrase is from the Vicki Boutin water color sticker book found in the July embellishment add-on kit. I used several other phrases from that sticker book throughout the layout. Some of them I painted and others I left white. Each little square has a phrase that tells how to be a fruit loop. 😄😄

Here are a few close ups:

 This was a really fun layout to make!  Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!