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!