Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Heart You

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday to you!

Here today to share a little card that I created with the September 2013 Hip Kit and Embellishment Add-On Kit...

I love the colors in this card...a fresh, modern fall-ish color scheme. The Fancy Pants 'Hallmark' patterned paper from their Collecting Moments collection is great! I love that warm, rustic looking wood grain. The block of patterned paper behind the pretty chipboard butterfly is one piece of paper cut from the Crate Paper 'Tag Sale' paper from their Flea Market collection...definitely one of my favorite papers in this Hip Kit!

I used a few different Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists on this card...white, mint green and mustard.
And the final touch - adding the 'heart you' sentiment with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
For more project inspiration using this happy Hip Kit, check out the Hip Kit blog here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you a happy & creative day...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Did that title just make your skin crawl? Although I don't want to rush the fall and Thanksgiving season, I must admit that I feel a little tingle every time I get a glimpse of holiday happiness. So the reveal of the November Hip Kit and Add-On Kits makes me giddy! Check these sneak peeks out...

November 2013 Main Hip Kit

November 2013 Embellishment Add-On Kit

November 2013 Color Add-On Kit

November 2013 Stamp Add-On Kit

How fun, eh?! I can't wait to get my hands on these kits!
To get your hands on them...go here for more info.

Also...my apologies if 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' is now playing on continuous loop in your head now...I just realized I'm sitting here humming it as I type!

Friday, November 8, 2013

So Very Thankful

Hi friends!

I have loved playing with the October Hip Kit and Add-On Kits. They are chock full of embellishment goodness! One of my favorite products in the October Embellishment Kit are the cardstock and canvas die cut feathers from Basic Grey's Persimmon collection. They add such pretty dimension to projects. I used a couple of them on this layout...

Using my sewing machine and a simple straight stitch, I added a couple of the cardstock feathers to this layout.

I also love the package of die cuts & transparencies that were included in the Main Kit, also from Basic Grey's Persimmon collection. I used a couple of different ones on this project...the 'so very thankful' sentiment and the gold leaf to the left.

If you want more inspiration for using the fabulous October Hip Kit...you can find that here.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

October Mini

Hi friends!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram, know I take WAY too many Instagram photos, but it is such a fun and easy way to document life's daily adventures. I figured creating a mini album would be a fun way to document some of my favorite Instagrams from the month!

Here's the cover of my mini...

I love the gold washi from our October Embellishment Add-On Kit.  (I know I'm not alone!). I like how it looks like gold leaf on the chipboard frame. AND those gold glitter Thickers? Super FUN!

Be sure to check out the other Design Team projects over on the Hip Kit blog here and if you don't have your hands on the October Hip Kit & Add-On Kits? You'll want to check those out here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you a happy & creative day...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dusting off the old blog...

Oh my. How time flies! I'd say it's about time to dust off the old blog, clear away the cobwebs & get back at it! This happy mail definitely did the job to get my mojo flowing...

The September AND October Hip Kit and Add-On Kits arrived on my doorstep! Whoohoo!
Here's a little sneak of what's inside these glorious packages...

The September 2013 Hip Kit is full of Fancy Pants Collecting Moments, Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste and Maggie Holmes Flea Market from Crate Paper with a touch of Dear Lizzy & Studio Calico goodness. The September 2013 Add-On Kit features Maggie Holmes' Flea Market chipboard accents. Totally cute.

The October 2013 Hip Kit and Add-On Kits are the ultimate fall kit! A perfect mix of gold & orange with a touch of navy - LOVE the mix of colors in this kit. See those Thickers in the bottom left? Gold glittery goodness.

Here are a few Halloween cards and a layout that I created with the fun October kit...

Seriously love the gold washi in this kit. It adds just the right amount of shine to projects. I also added a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold...one of my favorite mists right now.

On this 'hey bootiful' card, I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add some sequins & dressed up the skeleton sticker with a bow tie made from a couple of little paper triangles and an enamel dot...doesn't he look dapper?

I'm definitely a 'cute' Halloween type...no spooky Halloween stuff for this girl! So check out the cutie pie on this card. Love this sweet little squirrel from the Basic Grey sticker sheet. I used the candy corn sticker and added a bit of glitter for some sparkle.


This layout features a photo of my sis and I, circa 1980ish in our crazy, inflatable costumes. Don't ya love my sister's green pants and how I accessorized with a belt? So stylish! HA!
Instead of using the overlay on top of my photo, I used it as another layer behind the patterned paper. I like how the transparency adds another dimension/texture to the project.

For more inspiration using the October Hip Kit and Add-On Kits, check out the Hip Kit blog here. All kits are available for purchase (and subscription!) here.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Welcome May!

Hi friends!
Spring has surely arrived...the sun is shining, the Lilacs are blooming and the baby Robins are out of the nest! I absolutely love this time of year. Hello spring...I really, really like you, indeed!

This layout was created with product from the February 2013 Hip Kit, Embellishment Kit and Project Life Add-On Kit. You can find more information and inspiration related to these kits here.
Wishing you a happy & creative May!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

February Kit Snail Mail

Hi friends,
Today I'm here to share a handful of cards that I created with the February Hip Kit. The February kits were so full of great color and fun embellishments...these cards will certainly brighten up someone's mailbox!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Catching Up!

Hi friends!
I can't believe how quickly time flies. (Now I fully understand what my parents were talking about every time the Christmas season rolled around!) This week I'm playing a little catch-up and will be sharing projects that were created with the fabulous February Hip Kit, Embellishment Kit and Project Life Add-On Kit.

For today, a couple of layouts...
I love using Instagram prints and other smaller prints on layouts these days. In fact, I can't remember the last time I had a standard 4x6 photo printed! I used Instagram prints on both of these layouts and a bunch of lovely bits from the February Kits...

On this layout, I cut the 'I Like You' sentiment from one of the Glitz Color Me Happy Die Cut Shapes. The banner was also one of the Glitz die cuts - the original shape was a string of circles which I altered to create the scalloped banner which worked better on my page.
Using smaller prints is a great way to incorporate more photos on a layout without having to crowd everything in. On this layout, I was able to use five photos and still have lots of white space to help balance things out...plus, my photos were quite dark (especially the early morning ones!) so the lighter background helped balance that too & give the photos a little pop.
The Elle's Studio patterned paper and a few random strips of other fun, colorful patterned paper from the kit made this layout come together really easy. The bits of layered paper created fun dimension on the page, adding a pop of color, but still allowed me to keep the page quite clean and simple.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects. You can find more project ideas and inspiration for the February Hip Kit on Hip 2B Square's Pinterest boards here.

Have a creative day!

Monday, April 29, 2013

CREATE - Just Do It.

Isn't that the truth, my friends? Just roll those sleeves up and dive in. Be willing to get ink, adhesive, random alpha bits, paint, glitter (etc!) stuck on you. And don't fret about it. Just create. It's soooo good for the soul.

This layout is an ode to my creative play. All product is from the February 2013 Hip Kit, Embellishment Kit and Project Life Add-On Kit. I love all the fun bits & baubles in these kits!
A little sentiment done on the old typewriter looks so cute on the Elle's Studio Day to Day Cut Aparts...and a good reminder to myself to make time to do what I love!
Wishing you a creative, happy day!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hot Cakes Documented

Hi friends!
Here's another layout that I created with product from the January 2013 Hip Kit.

Things I love about this layout...
- The Instagram prints from my birthday celebration in January (If you are ever in Ballard, you MUST go to Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery...have the S'mores! DELISH!)
- The color combo...turqoise, red, gold & wood grain. Yum.
- That metallic polka dot vellum...so fun!
- Those lacy paper doilies.
- All the amazing embellishments from the January Hip Kit (sweet embellishments from Elle's Studio, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico and those great alpha stickers from October Afternoon)

Hope you're having a very happy and creative week!