Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Awesome Weekend / Hip Kit Club

Hey there, friends!  I'm here with a new layout for Hip Kit Club featuring the new 2019 June Hip Kits.  They are so bright and colorful, and I couldn’t resist making a summer page!  I love these photos of my daughter in her rainbow swimsuit, and they were perfect.  I started by cutting out some colorful hearts from a Vicki Boutin paper to use as embellishments.  I cut some strips from a few other papers to ground the design.  I loved how the teal, pink and red looked together.  I added in lots of embellishments in various rainbow colors.


I used a lot of the flowers from the Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope Ephemera and Chipboard Sticker sheet here.  I kept everything close to the center strips.  I also used some of the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Sticker Book stickers.  I fussy cut “weekend” from a Pocket Life card and use that as my title.


I used the Summer Lovin’ Sun Flat Magical Powder from Lindy’s Stamp Gang on both sides of the center strips.  It’s a beautiful golden yellow color and added a great contrast against the darker colors.  The Color Kit also has a pink and a blue powder.  Here I also added in more of the Heidi Swapp stickers and wrote my journaling.


More hearts and stickers here. I also machine stitched along the lines of the center strips with white thread before adding embellishments.  I love the texture and detail that stitching adds.


I added some Pocket Life cards, white tissue paper and adhesive foam behind my photos and added more stickers around them.


I decided to add some pink splatters, so I used the Hottie Patottie Hot Pink Magical Powder from the Color Kit.  I just sprinkled some on a bit of plastic packaging, spritzed with water and used a brush to splatter.


This large flower cluster on the left is actually Vicki Boutin packaging!  I fussy cut it and used it.  It holds the Ephemera Die Cuts.

Here are a few more close-ups of all the fun details!




It was so fun to dig into the new June Kits!  I hope you've gotten yours by now if you ordered one.  I love how this page turned out!  I have a process video here if you'd like to check it out:




Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Roam / Pinkfresh Studio

Hey there, friends!  Today I'm here with a new mixed media layout for Pinkfresh Studio featuring the Out & About collection.  I just love the bright colors in this line, and I love that it has so many possibilities when it comes to travel photos.  This photo isn't really about travel; it's my little family walking home from the local park close to our house.  But this collection has so many awesome embellishments that fit it perfectly!  I decided to back a cut large cut file for my main design and title.  This alpha cut file is from The Cut Shoppe.


I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background.  I coated a lot the watercolored area with clear gesso to begin.  Once that dried, I used the Liquid Watercolors to create a pretty blue area behind the photo and cut file.  I used the packaging technique as well as a brush to apply the color.  I went through all the embellishments from the collection and used several around the page as well as some pieces that I fussy cut from patterned papers.


I love the different shades of blue here.  I fussy cut the GO piece from patterned paper.  I pulled some of the Die Cut Ephemera to use as well as a few Puffy Stickers from the Joyful Day collection.  I added my journaling right under the photo and tucked in some pretty aqua thread.





I chose four patterned papers to back the cut file with.  I just love the bright rainbow colors mixed with the different shades of blue.  I popped everything up off the page with some adhesive foam.


Here you can see the dimension and shadowing effects from adding the adhesive foam.


Here above the photo I added in a label that I cut from paper, a die cut speech bubble and a sticker.  These embellishments made this layout come together so quickly because everything matched so well and looked great in every spot.


One final close-up here.  I just had to use this Exploring the Neighborhood Die Cut since that is exactly what we were doing!  I added some foam under it to raise it up.  All of the large circles around the page were fussy cut from patterned paper.


I hope you are inspired by this in some way...it was so much fun to put together!  Be sure to check out  my process video here for more details!



Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Together / Paige Evans DT

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I'm back with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team.  I love when Paige uploads new cut files to the Silhouette Store, and as soon as I saw the Wildflowers design, I knew I had to use it right away :)  I cut it several times on various bright patterned papers from the Horizon collection.  I decided to create a landscape design and layered the flowers across the page in a horizontal fashion.


I absolutely love these bright colors!  I decided to add a sky and some grass using more patterned papers from Horizon.  I did add some mixed media to the background using some different blue and green Shimmerz.


I was actually inspired by the colors in this Epoxy Sticker.  I wanted to pull in lots of pink and orange, so I made sure to incorporate that in to the flowers.  I went light on the embellishments since the flowers were so bright and busy.  I layered a big pink Die Cut Ephemera here with the Epoxy Stickers and another Sticker below that.  I also had one floral Shaped Paper Clip left in my stash, so I added that to my photo.  I finished off this area with some tangled thread to add a bit more texture.


Here's a good look at the background.  I did smudge a lot of white gesso over the background areas behind the flowers.  I used some Shimmerz Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Vibez Deep Blue Sea here to add some darker variations to the sky.  I also fussy cut some butterflies from patterned paper to add here as well as a few butterfly stickers.  I machine stitched trails behind them for some fun detail.


I used several green Shimmerz here for the grass:  Coloringz Oh Say Can You Sea & Don't Citron Me and Vibez Velveteen Green & Elfin Magic.  I used some green thread to stitch a fun line beneath the flowers.


Since the green paper is so dark and bold, I used a white gelly roll pen to write my journaling.


Here are more close-ups of all the fun details.  I love how the ends of these flowers just pop off the page!  Amazing dimension without even trying :)



 I really loved putting this together...I hope it inspires you in some way.  Have you ever created a landscape design?  It's a lot of fun!  Be sure to check out my process video here for more details:



Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Summer Sippin' / Hip Kit Club

Happy Monday, friends!  I have a new layout to share for Hip Kit Club featuring the 2019 May Hip Kits.  I am definitely in summer scrap mode, and I decided to use lots of fun summer colors for this page.  I really wanted to use the Dear Lizzy peach paper, so I started with that and fussy cut a few of them out.  I sorted through all the kits and picked out things that were orange and decided to match it up with other things that were pink and blue.  I mixed and matched some Pocket Life cards, patterned papers and lots of embellishments in those three colors.


I decided to create a big layered design using the cards and papers.  I fussy cut the peaches and some of the gold foiled vellum flowers and then used some of the Crate Paper frames, chipboard and stickers.  I also used a few of the exclusive acetate butterflies and a fabric bow.


I actually went kind of light on the mixed media, which is rare for me.  I used thick white cardstock as my background.  I did coat a lot of it with clear gesso first and let it dry.  I pulled the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in TiffanyLou Blue from an older kit. I love how this color matches the blue in the Pocket Life card perfectly.  I also mixed some of the Yodeling Yellow Magical Shaker Powder with the Fuzzy Navel Magical Powder to get an orange color.  I splattered that color on the background as well.  I also finished it off with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine from a kit that's a few years old.  The Color Kits keep on giving!


Here I layered more papers together and then topped them with die cuts and stickers.  I also machine stitched in a few places with metallic gold thread.


I mixed and matched the title using some of the light pink exclusive puffy alphas with the light pink foam Thickers.  My title is Summer Sippin' since Paige was taking drinks from the water hose...haha!  I remember doing that as a kid :)


I added in a little bit of light pink thread here for some added texture and detail.  Here you can see that pretty blue on the background.  I used the packaging technique as well as a brush to apply the color.


I did add some adhesive foam behind some of the embellishments to create some depth.  I also bent up the edges of most of the papers.


Here are a few more detailed shots of all the pretty goodness :)



I love how this page turned out!  It's really gotten me in the mood for summer.  I hope you pulled some ideas from this to try on your next layout!  I have a process video here if you're interested.



Thanks for stopping in, and have a great week!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Good Times / Hip Kit Club

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I'm here today with a new layout for Hip Kit Club featuring the 2019 May Hip Kits…woo hoo!  I was inspired by a recent Jen Schow layout where she scrapped a few photos from this year’s Creativation.  I decided to scrap one from last year.  That’s me, Hip Kit owner Kimberly and Lorilei Murphy, who was a past DT member.  I began with some of the Pinkini Cardstock and the dotted paper from Crate Paper.  I tore the cardstock and attached it to the patterned paper.  I covered a lot of it with white gesso and then used the stencil from the Color Kit with some modeling paste.  I used the Lindy’s Gang Alpine Ice Rose Magical Shaker from the Color Kit along with a few pink sprays from previous kits to add all the color.


I decided to add some of the Afternoon Delight Denim here at the bottom, mixed with a little bit of Shimmerz from an older kit.  I used lots of embellishments on the page, including a lot of Crate Paper Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, & Clear Stickers as well as some Simple Stories stickers.


I was also inspired by another one of Jen Schow’s layouts where she used a lot of chipboard pieces on one layout.  She pieced them together like a puzzle, and I just loved that idea.  I did this here on a smaller scale with lots of different images and shapes.  I used one of the exclusive fabric bows here as well.


I love the texture from the stencil and modeling paste!  I did add extra glue to all the embellishments to make sure they stuck to all of that background goodness.  I also added black and yellow splatters once everything was glued down.


These have to be my favorite Thickers font of all time!  I mixed and matched upper and lower case letters, and I love how they all fit together perfectly.  I over lapped the torn cardstock over “Good”, and I love the dimension here.  I also added some fussy cut flowers & leaves from a Dear Lizzy patterned paper.



I love this fun color scheme.  It’s definitely different for me, but I love how it really enhances the colors in my photo.  And I also adore those peace sign hands!



Here are more of the fussy cut flowers from the Dear Lizzy peach paper.  They were really easy to cut out.


Do you use a lot of chipboard?  It is pretty thick, so I actually peeled a layer off of each of these pieces before gluing them down.


I went heavy on the journaling on this page, and the left side was perfect for it.  I left that side nice and clean and free of any mixed media or embellishments.


I hope this gives you some ideas to try on your next layout.  Have you ever tried using a bunch of embellishments like this?  It was a lot of fun to make!  I do have a process video here, so be sure to check it out!



Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!