Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hip Kit Club | Frightfully Fun

It's time to share a new layout and card for Hip Kit Club, using the October 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!  I couldn't resist creating a couple of more Halloween projects, with the fun Halloween themed goodies included in this month's Kits!


If you're looking for a fun way to incorporate several photos or a lot of embellishments onto your page, then why not try a grid design! I wanted to use the awesome cards in the American Crafts Haunted Hollow Bits pack, and thought a grid design, would be the perfect way to add them to my layout. I also wanted to use several of the patterned papers, so I cut 4.5x4.5 inch squares, to use as my grid. I wanted the background to be simple, so I used the dark Gray cardstock from the Cardstock Add-On Kit. Once I had each of the squares in place, I stitched around each one with my sewing machine. And then I had plenty of room for adding my title, using the Journal Thickers and embellishing each of the patterned paper squares.

Scrap papers to the rescue! I just can't resist using my scraps, to create cards...especially since I can't bring myself to throw away any of the left over pieces in my Hip Kits each month! I used several left over strips from my Frightfully Fun layout on this card. I wanted a somewhat messy look, so once the strips of paper were in place, I added some Washi Tape over them and then added some zig zag stitching. The Journal Thickers worked perfectly for adding my sentiment, and I used the Jack-O-Lantern from the American Crafts Haunted Hollow Bits pack to add the finishing look to my card.

I'll have one more layout and card to share with you, using the October 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits, and then it will be time for the new November Kits!  The November Hip Kit & Add-On Kits will be filled with lots of awesome Christmas goodies, so make sure you visit the Shop to check them out!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hip Kit Club Online Crop | Happy Together

This weekend Hip Kit Club held it's first Online Crop! Each of the Design Team members posted a challenge for everyone to play along with and we chatted, of course!  I created a Sketch for Challenge #3 and wanted to stop in and share it with you, and the layout I created based on the Sketch.

Before I share the layout and Sketch, there's still time to play along with the challenges by joining the fun on Facebook. You can find the page HERE, and participate in any or all of the challenges!  All entries are due on Tuesday night!


My layout was created with the October 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.  I started out with a colored cardstock background on this layout, but it just wasn't coming together for some reason. I decided to switch to White cardstock from the Cardstock Add-On Kit and play with the Double Scoop Mango Gelato from the October 2014 Stamp Kit. After adding my Gelato color to the cardstock, I started building my layout, by adding layers under my photo. I wanted to incorporate some more of the patterned paper onto my layout, so used my paper cutter to cut several triangles from the Crate Paper patterned paper and added them around the edges of my page. I also added some stamping over my Gelato color once it dried, using the Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane stamp set.

I hope you can check in with the challenges and maybe play along with some before the deadline tomorrow night!  All of the challenges are fun and you don't have to use Hip Kit products to play along.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Blinks of Life Guest Designer

Happy Friday!  I am stopping in today, to share my last two layouts as an October Guest Designer for Blinks of Life, using the October Kits, Sugar & Spice and Cinnamon Roll.  I really loved creating with these kits, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing the layouts I've created!  So let's get to the final two layouts!!


If you haven't had a chance to check out Blinks of Life, make sure you visit the Gallery, for some amazing inspiration!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hip Kit Club | Cute Little Pumpkin

I am having so much fun creating away with the October 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits from Hip Kit Club!  I am stopping in today, to share a new layout and card with you!  I love the versatility of the Kits!  You can create Fall/Autumn layouts, everyday layouts and even Halloween layouts...or cards in my case!


Sometimes when I am starting a layout, there is a paper or embellishment that catches my eye, and I decide to design my layout around it. The Crate Paper Full Heart patterned paper in the October 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits, caught my eye and gave me an idea for this layout. I cut out the I Love Everything About This card from the paper and designed the rest of my page around it. I liked that I could use it to create a long title, by adding the burlap Thickers and the Teresa Collins alpha stickers. And the Gold Thickers from the Story pack and cork embellishments from Elle's Studio, fit right in with the look I wanted to create on my page.

I created a fun Halloween card using some of the scrap pieces left over from my other projects. I tore the edges of my patterned paper and added them to the dark Gray cardstock from the Cardstock Add-On Kit. Then I added embellishments from the American Crafts Haunted Hollow collection, to another piece of scrap paper, as the focus of my card. And I added a bit of messy machine stitching to finish my card!

And make sure you visit the Hip Kit Club Shop to check out the amazing December Documented 2014 Kit!  It is filled with so many awesome goodies for documenting all of your December festivities!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Flair for Buttons | He Calls It "Yogrit"

I've got a new layout to share today for A Flair for Buttons!  Do you like creating fun titles on your layouts?  Ever think about using your kid's quotes as the title of your layout?  That's exactly what I did on my new layout today!  When we're scrapbooking memories, we tend to focus on the photos, but it's fun to document the cute things our kids say.  I wanted to incorporate one of my Flair Buttons in my quote title, on this layout, and here's what I came up with!!

The Creative Agenda collection from Echo Park, had a fun circle sticker, so I knew it would be a great substitute for the "O" in the word "Yogrit", and then I placed my Flair Button, from the I Love Arrows Flair set, in the center of the sticker.  I wanted to add a couple of more Flair Buttons that coordinated with the colors on my page so I chose the star from the My Life Flair Set 4 and the Enjoy Flair Button from the Chalk Words 2 Flair.

So next time you are looking for a fun title for your layout, think about some funny kids quotes you can use.  And look for fun ways to incorporate your Flair Buttons into the title, to add even more impact!

You can find the Flair Button sets I used, in the A Flair for Buttons Etsy store!

I Love Arrows Flair

I Love Arrows

My Life Flair Set 4

My Life Flair Set 4

Chalk Words 2 Flair

Chalk Words 2 Flair

Supplies:  Flair Buttons:  A Flair for Buttons; Patterned Paper, Chipboard & Stickers:  Echo Park; Target Practice Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe:  Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp, Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

American Crafts | See the World Through Goggles

It's Shimelle Minus Pink week on the American Crafts Blog, and I was up with a layout yesterday that featured a masculine look!  I think it's fun to see how a collection can change, just by omitting one color!  Although I don't mind using touches of Pink on a masculine layout, but other times it just works out better by leaving it out.  


How to: Fussy cut several diamond shapes from the Harding patterned paper and adhere them to the Crane patterned paper. Once your diamond shapes are in place, run them through your sewing machine or hand stitch them onto your page. Cut the Be Happy 3x4 journaling card from the Goodall patterned paper and stitch a zig zag around the edge. Create a grid pattern on your background paper with the Be Happy card, your photo, and a small card from the Die Cut Cardstock Shapes pack. Add your title with the letter stickers at the bottom of your layout.  inish by embellishing your page with Cork Stickers, Rub-Ons, and stickers.

Make sure you stop by the American Crafts Blog all this week, to see how the Design Team takes on the Shimelle Minus Pink assignments!

Supplies: Shimelle (368137) - Crane, Shimelle (368147) - Harding, Shimelle (368136) - Goodall, Shimelle (368168) - Rub-On Transfer Sheets, Shimelle (368173) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Shimelle (368175) - Wood Veneer, Shimelle (368167) - Cork Stickers, Shimelle (368164) - Letter Stickers, Shimelle (368165) - Dimensional Stickers, Shimelle 
(368170) - Roller Date Stamp

Monday, October 13, 2014

Creating With Sketches V3 | Crazy Love

It's here!!  Creating with Sketches V3 from Creative Scrappers is now available for purchase!  Kristine Davidson has created some amazing Sketches for her newest EBook, and there are some very talented Ladies sharing inspiration based on the Sketches!  You can purchase the new EBook by visiting the Creative Scrappers Blog, HEREAnd you can save on your purchase by using the code V3Ashley at check out to receive 10% off of the purchase price!

I also wanted to share the layout, that I created for the new EBook!  I always love creating with the CS Sketches, and this one was no exception!

I'm also excited to be one of the advertisers in this new edition for my Etsy store, The Cut Shoppe!  If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, make sure you stop by!  New cut files are added every week, and I used the So In Love cut file on my layout, for the large title!

You will find this layout, along with the Sketch in the Creating with Sketches V3 EBook!  And great inspiration from many talented scrapbookers!  Don't forget to use the code V3Ashley at check out, to save 10%  off of your purchase!

Supplies:  Sketch:  Creative Scrappers; Patterned Paper, Tags, Wood Veneers, Stickers and Flair Button:  Chic Tags; So In Love Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Holtz; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo