Sunday, December 31, 2017

..:: delicious december day ::..

Hi! I hope everyone has had a great holiday season! I am ready for 2018, are you? Today I am sharing a project that I made using the December 2017 Hip Kit Club kits and a HKC sketch by fellow DT member Anna Komenda. Here's the sketch:

I used one of the HKC Exclusive papers found in both the main kit and the paper add-on. Fellow DT member Irit Landgraf designed it and these flowers are divine!  I'm not sure why I chose flowers for a boy layout with a Christmas-y theme (other than I love it) -- but it totally worked!  My grandson is eating Christmas cookies -- and loving them. :-) 

I replaced the snowflakes from the sketch with stars. There are tons of stars in this months kits. I used Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers and also their stitched layered stars. I layered behind the photos with exclusive cards from the PL kit. I added a few extra splatters and sequins for good measure.

Here is a look at that exclusive paper by Irit .

For my title, I fussy cut "YAY" from a sticker on Crate Paper's Good Vibes sticker sheet included in the December PL kit. I used a die cut from the ephemera pack for the word "Delicious".  And I did some more fussy cutting with a exclusive card included in the PL kit. "Day" is also from the Good Vibes collection and included in the Main kit. It was fun to put together all of the different font combinations for this title!

I also made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy.

Thanks a lot for stopping by! I will see you again soon -- on to a great 2018!

Monday, December 11, 2017

..:: snow much fun ::..

HI friends! Back again with another layout using the 2017 November Hip Kit Club kits. I have really enjoyed working with these kits and I still have so much left! This week my assignment was to work with a sketch. Here is my take on the sketch.

And here are a few close ups!

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

I used quite a few Shimmerz products on this one! Next time you order Shimmerz from Shimmerz Paints, if you mention my name in the comment section, you will get a little surprise freebie in your order! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

..:: candy cane wishes ::.. Hip Kit Club 12 Days Of Giving Blog Hop

Hi friends! Have you heard? Hip Kit Club is having 12 Days of Giving -- free cut files and printables each day for the first twelve days of December! Today is my day to participate in the blog hop.

The DT is sharing projects featuring the free goodies.  I'm up for Day 10 with Michelle Whorwood, and we both have layouts showcasing today's free cut file designed by me!.  You can get it for free over at the Hip Kit website under the Cut Files Tab. Here is my layout:

And here is the cut file that I used:

I used the Citron Green Distress Oxide from the November Color Kit to"paint" my background. I also used a blending tool and the stencil included in the kit to add a few subtle snowflakes to the background. I also used the same distress ink to create an ombre effect on the word "wishes" in my title.

As for the cut file, I backed several of the small candy canes and the title with patterned paper. Then after gluing them down a bit, I stitched with gold thread to make it look as if the candy canes are handing from thread.

Here are a couple of close ups:

There are so many exclusives in the November kits -- and I used a little from from most of them for this layout! This was so fun to make. 

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

Next stop Michelle Whorwood!