Sunday, August 16, 2015

Adventure / Hip Kit Club + September Kits Reveal!

Happy Sunday, friends!!  I have a lot to share with you today.  First up is my first layout for the Hip Kit Club using the 2015 August Hip Kits.  I can't say it enough...they are so so so gorgeous!  It really is difficult to decide what pieces to use first.  I had a great time putting this together using lots of the Dear Lizzy Washi Tape and Pinkfresh Studio goodies!

I started off with some white gesso on my background paper and then used some gelatos and spray inks to create the watercolor effect.  I wanted to bring in the pinks, teals and gold colors from all the papers and embellishments.  I seriously love those acetate triangles from Pinkfresh Studio!  I knew right away I wanted to create a banner with them.  And let's all take a minute to ooooh and aaaahh over those gold script Thickers...

Here you can see the shine a lot better.  I honestly don't see myself ever getting sick of shiny gold on my scrapbook pages.  It's just so pretty!  I used a few pieces of the washi tape roll, some of the Crate Paper Wonder sequins (adhesive on the back!), a Pinkfresh puffy sticker and that awesome yellow flair button from A Flair For Buttons.

You guessed it...tangled thread.  You can see the washi tape up close here.  I stitched over it and added a few enamel dots.  That gold label piece is from Heidi Swapp, and those are in the Project Life Kit.  I used one of the Pinkfresh rubber charms as well.  Here you can also see the watercolor on the background.

Those cute glitter chipboard hearts are from Freckled Fawn, and I layered it with some of the Dear Lizzy chipboard and a felt heart from Crate Paper.  I stitched through my triangle banner since my ATG tape was visible through it.

One more close up of the left side.  Those numbers are from a piece of the washi tape, and that little chevron layer is a Project Life card.

You can check out my process video if you'd like.  It shows how I created this page from start to finish.  Hope it inspires you in some way :)

And now....the REVEAL of the SEPTEMBER HIP KITS!!

You can go ahead and purchase any of these kits right now, so head on over to the Hip Kit Club store and get yours today!  They will start shipping in a few weeks.

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


  1. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I love love love love EVERYTHING you do.

  2. Hi Missy,

    I just wanted to say hi and a huge THANK YOU for all the joy and learning your process videos have given me.

    Last week, I came across your Flamingo/Vegas scrapbook page; I don't even remember how exactly, I think I was searching google images for scrapbook paper layers or something (I am still new to traditional scrapbooking techniques). Anyways - I loved the layout photo, and so I found your blog and saw there was a process video as well (!!); I watched it and I was absolutely blown away. I'm currently watching my way through all the videos and I'm seriously addicted, I can’t stop watching.

    Your layouts are *stunning* - you have such an amazing eye for design/layout and for colour, and it is fascinating to be a fly on the wall of an artist at work. You are a generous teacher as well - I have learned so much about how to paper layer behind photos (alternating solids/patterns, ripping, using vellum), how to use gesso to tone down and unify backgrounds/different papers, how to add/mix coloring mediums/effects, how to watercolour and blend (I love watercolour art but was always intimidated - can't wait to try out the packaging technique), how to splatter (also love this effect, just picked up some black colour shine to try), how to cluster/layer different types of embellishments, and much, much more! Last but not least - you seem like a genuinely kind person with a great sense of humor - thank you for sharing a piece of yourself, as well as your process, in your videos. I can really relate during those moments when you say you were worried or unsure about something on your layout. I have these feelings too, and they can make me hesitate to “jump in” and sometimes I feel paralyzed by the thought of “messing up my page” – however, you also usually say “but it turned out fine in the end”, or “I was worried, but then I actually kinda liked it”, etc. So thanks for setting an example, one that reminds me to just be brave, get messy, and go for it.

    Anyways, I didn't mean for this comment to be so long, I just imagine there is a lot of work that goes into making/editing these videos and so truly, from a new scrapbooker and huge fan: thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    With love and respect, Kaitlin (Victoria, BC)

    p.s. I don't have a pair of "fussy cut" scissors - do you recommend the yellow pair you use (or the other burgundy pair you have)?

    p.p.s. hope you come across the perfect chance to use your cute camera piece some day ;)