Sweet Little Things

I have been playing with the Vicki Boutin Watercolors and Irridescent Glaze that we received in the March 2018 Hip Kit!  I like to fiddle around with new mixed media goodies to get the hang of how they work and the way the colors dry.    This layout has a lot going on, sometimes I just like to let loose and use all the things!!  I cut quite a few of Paige’s Rolled Flowers (Design ID #238507) and painted them with Vicki’s watercolors.  The background paper is from Turn the Page and the black paper with white script is from Vicki Boutin’s All The Good Things collection.  This page was sure fun to make!

Painty puddles always make me happy!!

Paige’s rolled flower cut files are so versatile!  I cut them from white cardstock and paint them pretty colors!

I mixed the pink watercolor paint with the irridescent glaze and scraped it over a stencil for the big dots!

Blue China – Crate Paper

The moment I saw the pretty blue and white floral paper named Poetic in the Crate Paper Flourish collection I thought of my Aunt and her love of blue and white china.  I fussy cut every rose out of the Poetic paper, I knew I wanted them to be bountiful on the layout!  I also used a paper I had painted with Vicki Boutin’s Watercolors as inspiration and as a layer on the page.  I had to channel my inner Jill Sprott to include so many patterned papers and lengthy journaling!

At the last minute I added a small strip of paper with the row houses on it.  It tied in all the colors from the ephemera and went with the homey story!  I had started the layout with just blues and it all blended too much, the addition of a little bit of pink and yellow made it much more interesting!  It was so much fun to use so many papers.  I will definitely try it again!

I love how the roses play off of the watercolor behind them!  I kept my photos fairly simple since I knew I wanted a busy full background!

I cut so many tickets from the Always paper, Maggie Holmes usually includes lots of tickets and vintage feeling paper items in her collections.  They really fit well with the story on my page and tucked them in where all the papers overlapped.

Supplies: Flourish Poetic Paper (344366) Flourish Home Sweet Home Paper (344378) Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Flourish Provence Paper (344377) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386)

Worth It / Hip Kit Club

Sharing my layout for Mixed Media Monday on the Hip Kit blog using the gorgeous February 2018 Hip Kits. I had a few false starts for this project and ended up trashing a few papers! When you are playing with paint and mist and experimenting, sometimes that can happen! It finally occurred to me to mix the Dylusions spray and the Lemon paint to make a peachy color and then the page took flight from there with the stunning  Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide goodies and the Distress Oxide ink! I am happy with the way the page turned out, so if at first, you don’t succeed in mixed media, keep on trying!!

I love the heart paper from Pinkfresh Studio, I used it on multiple layouts this month!

Gorgeous painty puddles!!

Watch Over Me

Paige will ask us if there is anything we would like to see made into a cut file.  I put wings on the list!  I have been wanting to make a page with this idea for a while and Pick Me Up is the perfect collection to make use of the pretty Angel Wings (Design ID #237178) Paige designed!

I started out by typing out my journalling and then adding white paint to Paper 20. My typed journalling adds a soft layer! I decided to fussy cut my photo and by a happy accident it turned out to be a pale pink that matched Pick Me Up perfectly! I add the wings to the back of my photo and then adhered my “paper doll” Grandma to a painted tag. I cut flower shapes from Paper 16, Paper 23 white card stock and tracing paper. I layered those together and added bits from the Haberdashery Pak to the middles of the flowers and also scattered the pretty pink sequins around the page. Two cute little buttons from the Rub-On set finished off the tag!


I have been so excited to get the Pick Me Up Alphabet Stamp Set and I stamped out my title onto white card stock and added it under the tag. I used a sweet die cut from the Ephemera Die Cut Pak to pretty up my title!


I say this most every time, but I love how my page turned out.  My Grandma means everything to me and making this page about her, let me feel like we together for awhile!


Capture Life

I sat down with my gelli plate and made a big fun mess! I used my new Vicki Boutin Color Pop paints and a few other mixed media items like gesso, stencils, Heidi Swapp Gold Modeling Paste and Gold Colorshine.  I used green & blue Color Pop for one set of pages and purple, pink and mint for another set.

I had no intention for the pages but I knew a greenish one would make nice leaves and I can always use leaves!  Here are the papers I ended up making.

I had a large purple flower from the Vicki Boutin All The Good Things die cut pak that I had  been wanting to use, so I decided to make flowers and leaves from the papers using some Sizzix dies.  I pieced papers onto the sides of 8.5×11 cardstock to carry the mixed media fell onto the background! Here you can see the big purple flower clustered under the photo!


I love the black and white circles from the die cut pak and I used small flowers from the sticker book as centers for the flowers!

All You Need

I love Mixed Media Monday over on the Hip Kit blog!  I shared this page there yesterday!  We received some super cool Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade in the January 2018 Color Kit.  I decided to paint an extra paper with lovely puddles of paint!  The Distress Oxides blend and oxidize beautifully when you sprinkle water on them!  After the sheet dried I punched as many hearts from the paper as I could, I then layered them down the page over top of random stamping with the sweet Vicki Boutin – All the Good Things Roller Stamp.  To embellish I used SO many flowers from the Exclusive Hip Kit Die Cut pak!  I layered quite a few of the project life cards beneath my photo and also used a PL card for my title!

A cute little epoxy badge from Pinkfresh Studio is the perfect item to top off the layers!

Lovely paint marks!

All the Feels

Sharing a layout I made for the Hip Kit blog using the fantastic January 2018 Hip Kits!  I love the Crate Paper Main Squeeze Ephemera pak from the January 2018 Embellishment Kit.  I also used the Vicki Boutin – All the Good Things Phrase Thickers for my title and a few of the gold hearts!  I was inspired by the black and white heart you see at the top of the layout from Crate Paper, so I painted a bunch of sketchy heart outlines with black paint on white cardstock.  I then splattered Gold Heidi Swapp Colorshine and then fussy cut the hearts out to use as layers.  I used the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide from the January 2018 Color Kit for my background.  Love the way the Distress Oxide looks when you sprinkle water on it!

It was a pretty simple layout to make but I love how it turned out!

I added a cute little Pinkfresh Studio tassell bow to the heart die cut.


Lovely layers!!

Always Cute

Hello!  Happy Sunday!  It is super cold here again and I look forward to holing up in my craft room and doing some creating!  I wanted to share a layout I made using my Happy Bins!  I love Cute Girl by Crate Paper, on of my all time favorites, I suppose it goes so very well with little girl photos!!  I had some paper that I had painted black for another project and decided to punch it with a circle punch and make a big polka dot background!  I love white space, but sometimes it can be too much white space so the big black polka dots filled it up nicely!  The bonus with punching a painted paper is that you get a mixed media look without paper warping!

I made my title from a combination of goodies.  The you is from Oh My Heart with the r cut off, the Always is from a pack of chipboard I bought at Micheals and the cute is a puffy sticker from Cute Girl.  I incorporated a Heidi Swapp tab on the side of the photo with a phrase sticker on it.  The layout is pretty simple but I love it!

Love the papers peeking out from behind the photos!


I am sharing a layout made with my happy bin contents!  It is so much fun digging around in the bins and seeing what I find!  I used some left over clear stickers from Pretty Little Studio, Thickers I have had for a long time and a stamp set designed by Suse Fish for Felicity Jane for the title!  There is lots of white space on this layout with some pretty papers and ruffles!  Love how it turned out!

I made a cut little rosette banner for the layout!

Lovely puddles of pink paint!

Happy Snow

My assignment for Mixed Media Monday at Hip Kit was to use Irit’s gorgeous papers in the December 2017 Hip Kit as inspiration!  I used the Shimmerz Snow Way Man Vibez spray from the December 2017 Color Kit with the Shimmerz Puttin’ on the Glitz Pasteez to make my background.  It was my first time using Pasteez and I love the texture and glitz it adds!  To embellish I used many items from the American Crafts Sweater Weather stickers and added Pinkfresh Studio frames and chipboard to the mix that came in the November 2017 Hip Kits.