Monday, December 11, 2017

..:: snow much fun ::..

HI friends! Back again with another layout using the 2017 November Hip Kit Club kits. I have really enjoyed working with these kits and I still have so much left! This week my assignment was to work with a sketch. Here is my take on the sketch.

And here are a few close ups!

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy! 

I used quite a few Shimmerz products on this one! Next time you order Shimmerz from Shimmerz Paints, if you mention my name in the comment section, you will get a little surprise freebie in your order! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

..:: candy cane wishes ::.. Hip Kit Club 12 Days Of Giving Blog Hop

Hi friends! Have you heard? Hip Kit Club is having 12 Days of Giving -- free cut files and printables each day for the first twelve days of December! Today is my day to participate in the blog hop.

The DT is sharing projects featuring the free goodies.  I'm up for Day 10 with Michelle Whorwood, and we both have layouts showcasing today's free cut file designed by me!.  You can get it for free over at the Hip Kit website under the Cut Files Tab. Here is my layout:

And here is the cut file that I used:

I used the Citron Green Distress Oxide from the November Color Kit to"paint" my background. I also used a blending tool and the stencil included in the kit to add a few subtle snowflakes to the background. I also used the same distress ink to create an ombre effect on the word "wishes" in my title.

As for the cut file, I backed several of the small candy canes and the title with patterned paper. Then after gluing them down a bit, I stitched with gold thread to make it look as if the candy canes are handing from thread.

Here are a couple of close ups:

There are so many exclusives in the November kits -- and I used a little from from most of them for this layout! This was so fun to make. 

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!

Next stop Michelle Whorwood!

Monday, November 20, 2017

..:: remember this dream ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout about my daughter starting piano lessons.  I am using a whole bunch of leftovers from the October Hip Kit Club Kits, some lovely pieces from Color Cast Designs October release and two pieces of {a flair for buttons} flair.  Here is my layout:

And here are a few close ups:

This gorgeous flair is from {a flair for buttons} Black and Gold Flair set.

And this is from the Lovely Words 2 Flair set.

For my title I used the word "REMEMBER" from Color Cast Designs' Twinkling Lights Set, along with Thickers from the October Embellishment kit by Hip Kit Club and the word dream was from Maggie Holmes that I had in my stash!  I sprinkled around a few hearts from the Confetti Mix that was part of the October release from Color Cast Designs.

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!