Precious Moments

I was invited by the lovely Audrey Yeager to take part of her ‘Tis the Season You Tube series!  I said a very hesitant yes, thinking it was just the kick in the pants I needed to upload a scrapbook process video!  I was inspired by an ornament I had just cut on my Silhouette from Paige’s Silhouette Store and used it for the focal point of my layout.  I decided to use Crate Paper’s Fa La La and Carousel line for the page for a super girly layout!

You can find my process video by clicking here!  Hope you enjoy it!

Audrey has a great You Tube Channel!  Be sure to check it out!

HKC 12 Days {Day 8}

Hello Hip Kit Friends! Welcome back to the 8th day of the Hip Kit Club 12 Days of Giving Blog Hop!

For my page I used the gorgeous November 2017 Hip Kits.  I cut the Tis the Season file from white cardstock.  The fun thing is with this file is that you have all the snowflakes from the center of the ornaments for extra embellishments!  I wanted a very white and bright page and decided to add some paint splatters and then add the ornaments hanging from the top of the page.  I added little clusters to each ornament to make them special!  I clustered Pinkfresh Studio, HKC Exclusives and the cut file title at the bottom of the page with my photo!

To download the free cutfile please follow this link back to the Hip Kit Club website. Login to your account & look for the ‘downloads’ tab. You will find a subheading ‘12 Days of Giving, where you will find all of our 12 Days of Giveaways. Please download them & enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us here at Hip Kit Club.

Jung is also up for day 8 and has some lovely cards inspiration for Day 8, be sure to check out her blog!

Pop Up Mini Album

What a fun mini album cut file!  You can find the cut file by Paige Taylor Evans at her Etsy shop Paige has also made a video with instructions on how to fold and then put together the pages.  You can find the video on Paige’s You Tube Channel.  Below you will find some inspiration for what I did with this cute album using Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee!
 I decided to use double sided paper from Turn the Page for the base of the album.  It gave me the choice to mix and match the pages, as you can have the folds flip either way before adhering them.  The score lines make for easy assembly!  I printed out a photo for each side of the pages and then fiddled around with the fold up triangle for a bit, the options seemed endless!  I decide to go with a configuration of embellishing the pop up to be viewed straight on with the photos, you could also decorate the pop up under each photo at an angle!
I used ALL the bits and pieces from Turn the Page.  Die cuts, stickers, journal pieces, alphabets and chipboard stickers to bring the mini to life!
One tip I have is that if you want to have the mini sitting out in a carousel look, is to use odd number of pages for the album!

HKC 12 Days {Day 4}

Hello Hip Kit Friends! I am excited to be a part of the 12 Days of Giving!  I had so much fun using the cutfile designed by Audrey Yeager!

For my page I used the gorgeous November 2017 Hip Kits.  I cut the cedar branches from green cardstock and then painted them with the distress oxide inks from the Color Kit.  I embellished with stickers from Sweater Weather and Pinkfresh Studio die cuts and stickers.  I tucked a few wood buttons into the branches as well!  My photos contrast nicely with the green cedar and go perfectly with the pretty Sweater Weather flowers!!

The leaves look so real!!

To download the free cutfile please follow this link back to the Hip Kit Club website. Login to your account & look for the ‘downloads’ tab. You will find a subheading ‘12 Days of Giving, where you will find all of our 12 Days of Giveaways. Please download them & enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us here at Hip Kit Club.

 

The lovely Audrey Yeager also has some lovely inspiration for Day 4, be sure to check out her blog!

Winter Wonderland

I must tip my hat to Kimberly and Kim this month for their beautiful designs in the November 2017 Hip Kits!  The exclusives are always original, beautifully crafted to seamlessly match the other products in the kits and this month is no exception!  I made full use of a brand new pak of alphas and made a long circular title and added exclusive die cuts in between the words.  The exclusive wood buttons bring a toasty warmth to a chilly page!!

The snowflakes in the HKC Exclusive – ‘Tis the Season Ephemera by Kim Watson from the November 2017 Main Kit are my favorite!!

Hip Kit Exclusive Polka Dot Alphas from the November 2017 Embellishment Pak!

Winter Walk Mini

I am sharing a cute little mini album featuring cut files by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette! You can find a list of the cut files I used at the bottom of the post!

I decided to make an accordion fold album that holds tags.  I started out by cutting two white 12×12 card stock sheets down to 9 x 12 and then scored the sheets into thirds and along the bottom to fold up for a pocket and then attached the two pieces together to make a bigger album.  I made 4 tags from white card stock and  made two tags from photos!  I decided to cut all the files from kraft cardstock since the base of my album was white.  I love how the kraft looks with the solid colors from the Turn the Page collection!  I backed a cut file for each of the pages and added photos.  I decided to use wood veneer as an accent for a natural, outdoorsy feel!  I highly recommend putting your Silhouette to work on these gorgeous cut files and making yourself a mini full of memories!!

 

The geometric reindeer is a favorite!!  I got out my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the title to match Turn the Page!

The Pie Chart Heart was fussy to back but I think it is my favorite!!

Love the Folk Art Christmas Trees!  I used the off cut from the center of the tree as leaves on the Flower Bunch!

Paige Taylor Evans Cut Files:

Geometric Reindeer (Design ID #229122)

Christmas Trees (Design ID #225909)

Folk Art Christmas Trees (Design ID #216729)

Flower Bunch (Design ID #217947)

Pie Chart Heart (Design ID #219822)

 

Brave Adventure

I LOVE Mixed Media Monday on the Hip Kit Club Blog!  The Color Kits that Kimberly puts together are always fun and colorful and the October 2017 Color Kit is no exception!  This month we received sheets of 12×12 Cold Pressed Watercolor paper and I was super excited to use it!  I used all 3 Shimmerz included in the kit as well, Mango Tango, Lapis Dance and Old Yeller.  I spritzed, painted and puddled the paints multiple times.  To get the bright bold colors I let the layers dry in between so they would intensify.  I added a bit of my Shimmerz Heidi Ho Blue to bring in the brighter blue from my photo!  Once the paper had dried completely I added some vertical machine stitching and some texture paste through a stencil.  I used the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Ephemera from the Oct. 2017 Main Hip Kit and the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Studio Puffs from the Oct. 2017 Embellishment Kit to decorate the page!

The Pinkfresh butterflies are gorgeous with their gold wings!  I love that the ephemera goes so beautifully with a mixed media layout as well as a clean layout!

All the color!!

So Sweet

I have another just for fun page using my October 2017 Hip Kits! I chose to fussy cut the gorgeous flowers from the Pebbles paper and paired them with corners I cut from the gorgeous pink and white striped paper also by Pebbles.  I added pink paint going down a diagonal with soft scattered sequins for a soft background to the floral clusters!  A pretty title using the American Crafts Spooktacular Alpha and a layered tag from the Pinkfresh Studio pak included in the October 2017 Hip Kit Embellishment Kit finished it off!

Fussy cutting can be time consuming but it always ends up being worth it!

Love the Pinkfresh Studio Layered Tags!

Mama Bear

I was excited to see the Geometric Bear (Design ID #230010) in Paige’s shop!  I love bears (from a distance) and I also cut some ed Leaves (Design ID #227130) and Labels Set of 3 (Design ID #216960) for my page!  My original plan was to cover up all the journaling but my daughter said she would like to be able to read it in years to come so I decided to make a pocket that looks like a file folder to tuck in the journaling tags and photo.
 I used Oh My Heart Paper 07 for a nice contrast in the background and the rest of the page is made with Turn the Page!  I had typed all my journaling and done paint puddles and splattering for a background so instead I turned them into tags!
 The Turn the Page alpha is so perfect with the Geometric Bear!  I love it!

Pretty Cards

I have to tell you up front that I wouldn’t put card making in my skill repertoire, but that may have changed for me after I made these 3 pretty little cards using the gorgeous October Hip Kits!  I decided to go for small and sweet and started out with card bases that measure 3×4 after they are folded.

For the first card I used the Bazzill TuTu Pink Cardstock for the base and layered a PL Card with teeny tiny dots then two tags I cut from Pinkfresh Studio papers and the cherry on top is a fussy cut rose from the Pebbles Jen Hadfield Heart of Home paper.  I tucked in a cut file leaf and a fabric embellishment from Pinkfresh Studio that say On My Heart.  I love this card!!

For the second card I paired the Bazzill Whirlpool Card Stock from the Oct. 2017 Cardstock Kit with a gorgeous golden PL card with tiny flowers.  I added a Pinkfresh Studio tag a Pursue Magic die cut and punched butterflies out of the Pinkfresh Studio papers all from the Oct. 2017 Main Kit.

For the third card I used the bold plaid designed by Kimberly Hutchinson that is found in the Oct. 2017 Main Kit and the exclusive PL card found in the Oct. 2017 PL Kit I thought it would be pretty to focus on the pretty delicate leaves in the PL card so I added one of the Hip Kit exclusive wood veneer leaves, a cut file leaf and a puffy sticker leaf from Pinkfresh Studio!  For the focal point I used a Pinkfresh tag and die cut!