Saturday, April 18, 2015

American Crafts | Delighted

A couple of weeks ago, the American Crafts Design Team featured the new True Stories collection by Shimelle, on the Blog.  There are so many fun patterns in the collection and the colors are my favorite!  I thought it would be fun to fussy cut some of the designs from the papers, and use them to create a big impact on my layout.

 


How to: Start by fussy cutting 10 of the small Polaroid shapes from the Orange Pekoe patterned paper.  Place the Heart pattern mask in the center and a little to the left on your background paper and use a Black fine point pen to trace the heart shapes. Now place the small Polaroids randomly on each side of the Heart pattern. Stitch around each of the Polaroids. Add some spray mist over the Heart pattern before adding the other elements to your layout. Add a large die cut over the Heart pattern and place your photo and title to the right hand side of the die cut. Fussy cut the phrases from the Espresso patterned paper and layer them over the Polaroid shapes. Finish your layout by embellishing with the True Stories Die Cut Cardstock Shapes and Enamel Dots.

Supplies: True Stories (370711) - Decaf, True Stories (370721) - Orange Pekoe, True Stories (370718) - Mocha, True Stories (370707) - Espresso, True Stories (370750 - Pattern Masks, True Stories (370743) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, True Stories (370736) - Enamel Dots

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Hip Kit Club May 2015 Kit Reveal!

I've been sharing sneak peeks this week of the May 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits from Hip Kit Club, and now the full Kits have been revealed!  YAY!  Here's a look at all of the Kits you will find in the Shop!

MAY 2015 HIP KIT (main kit)
Main
Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95
(requires a 3 month minimum subscription)
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95

Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Squeeze Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Brunch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Sour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Lemonade Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Bloom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Let’s Party Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Love Fest Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Picnic Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Here’s the Story Paper
  • 1 pkg. Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Woodland Black Foam Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. Pebbles – Family Ties – Mini Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Wood Veneer Words
  • 1 pkg. Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Enamel Words

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
EmbellishmentPrice:  $28.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Product Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee Citrus Twist – Chipboard Accents
  • 1 pkg. – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Acrylic Shapes
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Gold Paper Clips
  • 1 pkg. Pebbles – Fun in the Sun – Prismatic Thickers
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Alphabet Stickers
  • Chickaniddy – Yippe – 6×6 Paper Pad (1 sheet of each design)
  • 1 pkg. Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Washi Tape Strips (8 sheets)

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – PROJECT LIFE ADD-ON KIT
Project LifePrice:  $34.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Life’s Sweet Large Journaling Tags (set of 12)
  • 1 sheet – October Afternoon – Treasure Map – Label Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Gold Rim Circle Tags
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – 365 – Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Puffy Stickers V2
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Cork Alphabet Puffy Stickers
  • 1 Chickaniddy – 365 Clear Stamp Set
HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
Color
Price:  $23.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Amy Tangerine – Rise & Shine – Brooklyn Stencils (set of 6)
  • 1 Ranger – Paint Dabber – Lemon Twist
  • 1 Ranger – Paint Dabber – Electric Lime
  • 1 Tim Holtz – Lagoon Mermaid – Distress Ink Pad (3″x3″)

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
Paper
Price:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Squeeze Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Brunch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Sour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Lemonade Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Bloom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Let’s Party Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Love Fest Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Picnic Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Here’s the Story Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Gold Foil Number Vellum

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT

Cardstock
Price:  $9.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases

Products Included:
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Marine Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Light Kraft Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Vellum
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peapod Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hip Kit Club | Puppy Love

I’m here today to share two new layouts with you, using the April 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.  You can probably tell from the title of my post, that these layouts will include some puppy photos!  I love that you can basically scrap any photo you want, with each month’s Hip Kit.  Every day photos are my favorites to scrap, and the Hip Kits always have just the right mix of products for creating the perfect layout.
 
First up, is a layout using a banner design across the top of the layout.




This layout was really easy to put together.  I used a mix of the patterned papers included in the April 2015 Main Kit, along with embellishments from the April 2015 Embellishment Kit.  I started out by cutting some of the patterned papers into banner shapes, and adding in a couple of tags from the Amy Tangerine Bits pack included in the Main Kit.  Once I had all of the papers in place, I stitched along the top with my sewing machine.  I created my title with a mix of Thickers from the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit, and finished the layout by adding some chipboard pieces, epoxy stickers and word phrase stickers.

I have a new Process Video to go along with this layout, and I would love for you to check it out!


My second layout, is based on a previous design that I’ve worked with and loved!  There’s definitely not anything wrong with repeating a design, if you love it.  Like they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!





I knew I wanted to start out with the fun Claire patterned paper from Amy Tan, that’s included in the April 2015 Main Kit and the April 2015 Paper Add-On Kit.  I loved all of the colors it included, and knew it would work well with all of the embellishments in this month’s Kit.  I cut the paper to a point and added it to the White cardstock, that’s included in the April 2015 Cardstock Add-On Kit.  I also wanted to add another look to the patterned paper, so I stamped with the Diamond border stamp from the Elle’s Studio set, included in the April 2015 Color Add-On Kit.  Then I completed the layout design, by adding my photo to the center of the page, and angled my title along the lines of the patterned paper.

This month’s Kit is filled with lots of great colors, and I love how they all mix together!  If you didn’t get a chance to pick up the April Hip Kits, then make sure you stop by the Shop to get yours!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Flair for Buttons | Dogs & Cats

Call us crazy, but we decided to adopt a new puppy this past Easter weekend!  It's been about 10 years, since we had a pet, so it's been a little chaotic around here.  But he seems to fit in perfectly, and of course, I've had to snap some photos of him for scrapbook layouts!  There are some really cute pet themed Flair Buttons in the A Flair for Buttons shop, but I didn't have any on hand...yet.  So I decided to look through my sets, and see what I could find, that would work with the look I was going for.  I chose a mix of the Black and White Words 1 Flair, Be Mine Flair, and Best Friends Flair.




The Flair Buttons had a Black, White and Red color scheme, so I pulled out the Fine & Dandy collection from Dear Lizzy, to go along with the flair.  And, the collection also had a dog embellishment!  I created a banner across the bottom of the layout, and thought it would be fun to add the Flair Buttons to the center of the circles.

So even if you don't have the exact theme of Flair on hand, for your next layout, you can still make the ones you have work for you.  But I'll definitely be picking up some of the cute pet sets that are in the Shop!

Supplies:  Flair Buttons:  A Flair for Buttons; Patterned Paper, Bits, Stickers, Thickers & Banner:  American Crafts; Cut Files:  The Cut Shoppe; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo, Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Word Phrases:  Studio Calico; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Holtz; Wood Veneers:  Elle's Studio; Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Journaling Bible Share

Happy Saturday everyone!  We are in for a rainy weekend and apparently a rainy week.  But I don't mind, because I would much rather it be rainy, than bright and hot!  :)  I wanted to pop in today, to share some of the new entries in my Journaling Bible.  I haven't had time to post them here, because things have just been so busy.  But I'm attempting to keep up with everything, even if I have to share it a little bit late!  :)

I won't go in to detail for each one of these, since I have so many to share in this one post.  Next time, I'll try to get them individually posted, so there won't be so many at one time.  







Some short notes to share:  

* The first two entries from Exodus and Matthew were sermons from a couple of churches that we've recently visited.  And we have decided to move from our current church to 3 Circle Church (the first image is from this new church, and it was a series on the Names of God).

* The next two entries were created, based on the Easter story.  The double sided entry, was created based on the Palm Sunday sermon.  He is not here, He is Risen was created, just based on reading over the Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection.  I love how everything on that single page encompasses everything that Jesus did for us.

* I was inspired to create the 2 Corinthians entry, when I received the Illustrated Faith Newsletter, which included the Grace Alone card.  I printed the card on Vellum, and used some Washi Tape and my tiny attacher to adhere it to the page.  Even though it is layered over the verses on the left hand column, I can easily lift it up, and still see the scriptures.

* If you would like to receive the Illustrated Faith Newsletter, just visit the website and enter your email address to sign up!


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hip Kit Club | My Happy Place

I’m stopping in today to share my first layout with the April 2015 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!  The colors in this month’s Kits are so bright and fun…perfect for a beach photo!  I had to have the April Color Add-On Kit, because I wanted to try out the Prima Watercolor Pencils.  And they worked great on the Heidi Swapp Die Cut Watercolor Paper!


I thought the HS Die Cut Watercolor Paper, would be perfect for my title and also as a focal point for adding my photo.  Before I adhered it to the Cienna patterned paper, that I used for my background, I used the Prima Watercolor Pencils to add some Pink and Yellow to the Die Cut.  Then I placed the Die Cut in the center of the background and stitched across the phrase.


I wanted to continue the Pink and Yellow color scheme, so I chose embellishments and Thickers from the Main Kit and the Embellishment Add-On Kit.  I framed my photo with the large Yellow chipboard frame from the Rise & Shine collection from Amy Tangerine, and added several embellishments from the Bits and Chipboard pieces, also from the Rise & Shine collection.  After I had everything in place, I added some splatters of Black Color Shine to contrast the minimal color scheme.


I can’t wait to create some more layouts with this month’s kit!  There are so many different options, with the various patterned papers and fun embellishments!  If you haven’t had a chance to get your April Kits, make sure you stop by the Shop to check them out.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Simple Stories | Life Today

This week, Simple Stories teamed up with PageMaps for a fun week of inspiration!  My layout went up on the Simple Stories Blog on Wednesday, and I wanted to pop in and share it with you today.

 


And here is the PageMaps Sketch, that I worked with:


I stayed close to the actual sketch design, and used a lot of bright colors from the Life Documented collection, to add interest to my layout.  I really liked the pops of color, on the clean White cardstock background.  I finished off my layout, with some stitching and small staples from my Tiny Attacher.

If you haven't had a chance to check out what the Design Team did with the PageMap Sketches, make sure you stop by the Simple Stories and take a look!

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