Found Myself – Hip Kit Club

Hello!  I am sharing a layout today that was made by just playing with all the gorgeous products in the March 2018 Hip Kits!  I didn’t have any specific assignment which was super fun!  I picked out most of the goodies from the Embellishment Pak and used them for my color scheme.

I piled up loads of Crate Paper ephemera and Pinkfresh Studio frames around my photo.

I love how the mixed media shows through the Pinkfresh Studio Be You frames!

I added some white paint and Vicki Boutin Irridescent glaze to the Pebbles Thickers to change the color!

Happy Bin

I recently moved my craft room around and in the process came across so many pretty things in my stash I haven’t used.  I decided enough was enough and gathered it all together to put into a few buckets.  I cut all the sticker sheets apart, so that I would be more likely to use pieces if they were not a full nice package!  I took each and every piece of chipboard off the backing as well and used my little DIY de-stickering poof (nylon pouch filled with cornstarch) so that they would be ready to use as well.  I usually use a glue gun to attach most items so losing the stick wasn’t a big deal to me, it actually helps so that I can lay items on a layout and see if I like them!

I added Ces’t La Vie from Pink Paislee, Shine/Carousel/Bloom/Cute Girl/Chasing Dreams from Crate Paper & Maggie Holmes, Heidi Swapp goodies, 1Canoe2, Felicity Jane, Dear Lizzy and other bits and pieces that matched the colors.

I love having it all together, it will take me a day or two to figure out how to work with the buckets, so far there has been a lot of rummaging!  I seem to be more likely to make bits and pieces out of what I have instead of leaving it in the nice packaging!

 

Then and Now

Over the years I have made a point of taking then and now photos.  I love to see how things and people have stayed the same and also how they’ve changed!  This week for my Hip Kit assignment I was to use the Crate Paper Interactive Journal cards and the Turn the Page Sticker book from the September 2017 Hip Kits.

My first step was to cut up the Crate Paper Label paper from the September Paper Kit and add stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker book to the labels.  I tucked the labels into the CP pockets for a fun little find when someone is looking at the layout.  I lightly added some paint and gold splatters to the background to soften all the square edges.  I typed my journaling onto the exclusive project life cards designed by Kimberly Hutchinson.


The mint card has a large opening at the top. I tucked in another journal card with a few labels. I decided to add my photo on top of the pocket.

The pretty yellow card has a gorgeous tag tucked into it, I added labels and a journal card from the Turn the Page Journaling Spot pack in the September 2017 Embellishment kit.  For my Now & Then titles I used the gorgeous gold Hip Kit Exclusive Alpha!

Grade 3 Layout

I busted out my Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams stash!  I have always loved Maggie Holmes designs and Chasing Dreams is so pretty!  I fiddled around for quite a bit and then decided on a clothesline for this layout to hang all the photos and cute banners and tags!  I added a little cluster down at the bottom as I ended up with too much white space so that finished it right off!  I used an L2E scripted month stamp for the September label.