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Thursday, February 22, 2018

..:: mj live ::..

Hi friends! I am here to share my most recent layout for Hip Kit Club -- a Mixed Media Monday layout using the February 2018 kits!  Here is my layout:


This is a fun layout about taking my daughter and her BFF to the MJ Live concert in Chicago. They had so much fun! It was a secret! In fact, when this photo was taken they still didn't know what was going on, OR why we thought they should wear their MJ gear. :-)  Here are a few close ups:


I used the Dina Wakley acrylic paint to add some color to my background. Also, I did some stitching and added embellishments from this month's kits.


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



Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

..:: mn&trh ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with a layout that I made using flair from two different sets.  I also used a ton of Shimmerz products on this one!  Here is my layout:


I started by cutting the initials MN&TRH on my Silhouette Cameo -- using the Bebas font. The initials stand for Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts -- one of our favorite bands (it's also on the hat my daughter is wearing in these photos). 

I applied gesso to the whole thing, and let it dry. Then I grabbed my Shimmerz Paints and got busy! I used My Bleeding Heart, Peachy Keen, Lil' Yellow School Bus, Well Blue Me Down and Oh Say Can You Sea (all Coloringz products). 


For this layout I used two pieces of flair from the Rock On 3 Flair set and one flair button from the Phrases 1 flair set. Here are a couple of close-ups:




I added some stars from Color Cast Designs, and a bunch of stitching to finish it off. I also made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy!


Did you know that if you buy Shimmerz Paints you can get a little something free?  Just mention my name in the comments:



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Sunday, February 18, 2018

.:: be my valenslime ::..

Hi friends! I'm here to share my most recent assignment for Hip Kit Club. This week it was all about love and hearts! I was able to work with the sketch this week too. Here is my take on the sketch using the February 2018 Hip Kit Club Kits.


And here is the sketch:


I used two photos instead of one, and the stars became hearts, but I think it still remains pretty true to the sketch. I think I used every kind of heart! It was kinda fun. Here are a few close ups:





I loved putting together this layout about the fun we had making Valentine's day slime for her friends.  I made a process video if that suits your fancy.


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Monday, February 12, 2018

..:: bff selfies ::..

HI friends! For this weeks Hip Kit Club assignment, I got to work with the awesome January 2018 kits and a great sketch by fellow DT member Irit. Here is my take on the sketch:


Here is the sketch:


And here are a few close ups:


I did a little fussy cutting for the hearts! I followed the sketch pretty much -- except more photos. :-)   I used my hexagon punch and grabbed some black and white, yellow, green, and peachy-pink papers. I love these colors together!


I stitched around some of the hexagons, and added some butterflies and hearts around the page.


I used a HKC exclusive card from the PL kit -- but I fussy cut the important parts (the pears and the tea). This helped make the card work -- even with three photos. I also made a process video if that suits your fancy!


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Friday, February 9, 2018

..:: love ::..

Hi friends! Sharing a little bit of MJ love on the {a flair for buttons} blog today!


I was actually able to combine three of my favorite things in this layout -- Color Cast Designs products, Shimmerz Paints, and flair from {a flair for buttons}! Here are a few close ups:


The 'love' comes from Color Cast Designs January release "Into You" set which can be found here.


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



I used several shades of blue Shimmerz Vibez for this layout (Snow Way Man, Cold as Ice, and Frost Bite). You can grab them here.  If you mention my name at check out you will get a little extra something included in your order for free!


The flair I used came from the Phrases 1 Flair set.  I love the messy circles on the flair!


Monday, February 5, 2018

..:: chucks ::..

Hi friends! Here to share my most recent assignment for Hip Kit Club -- and a process video.  My assignment this week was to use the Main Kit only. I am using the 2018 January Main kit for this layout.  I started with a gorgeous cut file by Kim Watson -- available under the cut files tab here


I decided to go big or go home with this one and I cut it out as big as possible.  Then I backed it with the rainbow Hip Kit Club Exclusive paper found in the main kit (also designed by Kim Watson). I cut the cut file into two parts so that I have it go off the edge of the paper on two sides.


I stitched around the flower cut file with several colors of floss -- and I love how that turned out!!!


To finish off the layout, I used the Hip Kit Club exclusive die cut ephemera -- and then fussy cut a few extra flowers from the opposite side of that rainbow paper. I also added a few black and white elements from the Vicki Boutin stickers included in the kit.


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



Thanks for stopping by -- see you again soon!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

..:: life is good ::..

Hi!  Stopping by to share my layout for Sketch Friday using the 2018 January Hip Kit Club Kits. Here is my take on the sketch.


And here is Jessica's Sketch!



My most favorite item in the kits this month are these Hip Kit Club Exclusive Die Cuts designed by Kim Watson. They are found in the main kit. So I used almost all of them on this project!


I started by using the Distress Oxide inks included in the Color Kit to make a circle on my page. First I added a bit of water to the ink and used the packaging technique. When that dried, I used the inks and the stamp from the kit to stamp over the top!


I used several Vicki Boutin stickers to add pops of black and white throughout the layout as well. I like the way this brings out the black and white photo.


I also used a few of the AC translucent phrase stickers from PL kit.


Finally I used the Vicki Boutin phrase Thickers found in the Embellishment Kit for my title. I really like how this one turned out! I also made a video of my process if that suits your fancy!


Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!





Sunday, January 7, 2018

..:: awesome moments ::..

Hi Friends! Hope the first week of 2018 has been kind to you! I'm here to share my Hip Kit Club assignment with you for this week. I got to work with the 2017 December Kits and a sketch by Irit Landgraf. Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch:


The December kits are full of items from Crate Paper's Good Vibes collection, Pink Fresh Studio stars, and Vicki Boutin's ephemera pack -- AND I USED THEM ALL!  (well, not literally all of the embellishments, but several items from each pack)! 😀 As I was looking through the embellishments from both packs, I kept finding oranges and greens. And then I found this butterfly!  


Those colors, the cork items, and this butterfly helped me find a color focus. There are so many items in the kits to use, it was nice to have a focus. 😀 I pulled out everything I could find in those colors and got busy. Scroll to the bottom for my process video, or continue if you want to read about it. 


The layers in the sketch inspired me to create a LO with a ton of layers behind my photo. Die cuts, frames (love those frames) and stickers! I didn't use any patterned paper on this layout! Here are a couple more close ups:



For the title I used a die cut and a sticker -- Awesome Moments. And this was an awesome everyday moment. As much as I have enjoyed creating Christmas projects over the last couple of months, it was great to get back to scrapping the everyday moments that I love!

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


Thanks a lot for stopping by! See you again soon!