Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Go Hawks!

Today Seattle welcomes home & celebrates our Super Bowl Champions! Thought I'd share a little 12th Man love here...Go Seahawks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Photo Flashback & December 2013 Hip Kit

Hi friends!
Remember me?! Happy 2014. Hope the new year is off to a great start for you!
I'm excited for a new year, more creative fun and much more consistency on this blog.

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the fun December 2013 Hip Kit.
The December kit if FULL of great patterns, colors and embellishments...

Even though the kit has a lot of bright and cheery colors in it, I was able to create a soft, neutral layout for this 'vintage' winter photo I found...

I love the soft grey, minty green and white color palette with just a pop of that pretty golden yellow.
I used lots of layers on this project, which is a good example of how well the papers in these Hip Kits always coordinate so great! Lots of layers, patterns & texture going on, without it distracting too much from the photo...and the vellum is an awesome addition to these layers.

I also added some vellum snowflake punched shapes to this project. These give it even more texture, again, without being a distraction on the layout. I tucked a few snowflakes here and there between the layers.

The scalloped circle is a piece of the naked chipboard shapes included in the December 2013 Embellishment Kit. These are really fun to alter in all sorts of ways to personalize them for your projects - you can ink or mist them to change the color, glitter them, apply Versamark ink and emboss them (this works great using the white or gold Zing Embossing Powders from the December 2013 Stamp Kit!) or cover them with patterned paper. I used some Impress Fresh Ink to color this one and layered one of the wood veneer pieces on top to make it stand out.

Be sure to visit the Hip Kit Club's new website ( to check out all the details on the December 2013 Hip Kit and Add-On Kits, as well as the current January 2014 Hip Kit and the soon-to-be released February 2014 Hip Kit! From there, go check out the Hip Kit Club blog for lots of project inspiration from the Design Team using all of these kits!

Happy scrapping!

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. 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 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 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 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!