Happy Bluebird Layout

I finished up another layout with hand stitching!  I mucked around with this layout for awhile.  I collect vintage old stitched doilies and table runners etc and my Mom brought me a stash of things she found while she was visiting recently!  This bluebird one caught my eye right away and made me think of the cute bird from Oh My Heart.  I first thought about using the stitched piece on a layout and painted the bird a bit to have the same blue.  I didn’t like the cream background to the fabric, so I scanned the piece and then printed it out in black and white and layed it over a 12×12 and poked holes.  I then stitched on the layout and went from there.  I decided to use Prima Tropicals watercolors to give the bluebird more prominence!  It turned out so sweet!  I love it!

A photo showing the vintage piece.

Close up of the painting and pretty french knots!!

Love Your Laugh Layout

I have caught the stitching bug!  I made a cut file for my cameo from a piece of ephemera from the Oh My Heart Collection by Paige Evans.  I cut the title out of a sheet of white cardstock and then I painted another piece of cardstock to put behind the title.  I used Shimmerz paints (love their colors) once I had the pieces together I thought it was the perfect project to stictch around!  I used 4 different colors of DMC thread that match Oh My Heart.  I love how the title and this layout turned out!

Pretty Girls Layout

It is such a sunny happy Sunday today that I felt like I needed to go flower crazy on a layout!  I printed out a heart from the digital version of Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee, and then begged my daughter to stitch around the edge!  I colored some old, old white paper flowers I bought from I am Roses years ago with Shimmerz Vibez in Heidi Ho Blue, Pop Art Pink and Rolling in the Hay.

To put it all together I used many of the flower die cuts from Oh My Heart and I used the Sunshine Thickers for the title that wraps around the heart!  Such a fun layout to make!

The Simple Things Layout

The HKC FB Group had a moodboard challenge this week and this layout is the result of the challenge.  It was super fun to make and I got out toothpicks and a skewer to make the hanging feather and leaf cluster!  I used the exclusive die cuts from the May 2017 Hip Kit.

A close up!

Here is how my background looks before sticking all the bits down.  I used Shimmerz sprays and a Lindy’s Moonglow spray.  I have had this gypsy cord from Prima for awhile and it was the perfect colors for the layout!


Hey Sugar Layout

I tried something different with this layout and cut a bunch of the 2×2 squares from the Oh My Heart paper in half and stitched them all around the edge of the paper.  Love how it frames the photo and embellishments in the center!  All the pretty bits are from the March 2017 Hip Kit and I added some rose gold stickers from the Oh My Heart by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee sticker book!

The photo is one of my all time fav’s, I think it is the smile that gets me!

Feel Beautiful Today Layout

I am getting down to the ends of my March 2017 HKC kit and really wanted to use the cute little socks in the die cut pack.  I thought it would be cute to do a clothesline and I cut out some “clothes” from the papers in the scrapbook kit.  I used gold paper for the little clothespins!  I am happy with the way the layout turned out!

Take the Girl Outta the 80’s Layout

A layout with my take on the current challenge on the Hip Kit FB Group.  I didn’t have any plans on what I was going to  make to start with, one of the requirements was to have a picture of yourself and most of my latest photos seem to be selfies with my daughter.  I ran across these photos from Halloween and loved the colors so I used it for my inspiration.  The 80’s theme came rather quickly!  I used the alpha and embellishments from the April 2017 HKC Embellishment Add On.  I made the glasses and 80’s piece in photoshop and printed them out and did some fussy cutting.  Super fun and colorful!

Let’s Stay Home Scrapbook Layout

In May I made the plunge to join the Hip Kit Club.  In the past years I have purchased kits from a few kit clubs to try them out and see what I liked.  Hip Kit turned out to be my favorite!  I ordered the March 2017 main kit and the April 2017 embellishment kit.  My first layout with the March kit features a lot of the Oh My Heart Collection by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee and I made it for the weekly challenge on the  Hip Kit Club Facebook Page.

I started out with a background with watercolors and splatters and then got to work layering!  I love how it turned out!