Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sending Love

Hi friends!
Today I'm sharing a handful of Valentine cards that I created with the colorful and sweet January Hip Kit and Embellishment Kit. And actually, all but one of these could be sent to someone you love at any time of year!

One of my favorite products from the January Hip Kit is the Studio Calico Vellum die cut shapes - especially the hearts & arrows. These transparent stickers are so fun for layering on projects!


I used the Fancy Pants Designs Artist Edition Stencil Card 'LOVE' to help create the next two cards...

On the card above, I inked the punched out letters from the stencil with grey chalk ink...and on the below card, using the stencil, I traced the word LOVE then machine stitched on my traced lines. These stencils are great! There are so many different ways to use them on projects.

Be sure to pop over to the Hip 2-B Square blog to see the amazing projects that the Design Team has come up with...and the way they've used their Fancy Pants stencils from the kit!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello Spring

This morning I woke up and the first thing I heard? The sweet birds chirping away! Oh, how I love this. Spring is surely on its way!

This card was created with product found in the January Hip Kit & January Embellishment Kit.
Totally love that chevron patterned paper from Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic collection, the button embellishments from My Mind's Eye and the sweet Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic chipboard Bits. I added just a bit of sparkle with a scatter of sequins from my stash.

Hello spring hello.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Loving Limeade

Looking back through some layouts I created with the super fun December 2012 Hip Kit, I realized that I created two layouts using the American Crafts Limeade cardstock as my base. I'm oddly drawn to this bright, chartreuse green's fresh, energetic and happy. I think it looks yummy when combined with turquoise, red & mustard yellow...

(Oh how I wish I were here right now for some surf, sunshine & sand!)

On both of these layouts I used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine (one of my current favorite products!)
If you haven't tried it yet...just warning you now that you'll want one in EVERY color. It has this wonderful, iridescent shine. I used 'Mustard' on the layout above (with the Studio Calico Chevron mask) and 'Tropicana Teal' on the layout below (with the Balzer Designs Mini Life Strips mask from The Crafter's Workshop.)

What's your favorite color combo and product right now? Anything that you just can't live without...that I must get my hands on?
Have a creative day!