Tuesday, November 14, 2017

..:: enjoy today ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog with a layout for you about my silly daughter. 

I started by stitching random-length horizontal lines with red, white, or black thread along the left side of my layout. Next I created a base for my phone by painting AquaHuez Inter-BLACK-tic Shimmerz paints with a thick brush (I also splattered some of it around the page). I gathered all of the black, white and red items from the October Hip Kit Club Kits and added all the sentiments, arrows and vellum hearts.

I used two pieces of flair from the "Black and White Words Flair 2" set. One says "this happened" the other says "that happened".  These pieces were totally perfect for this layout.

The second part of the title, Today was Awesome, and the title red acrylic hearts are all from the October release from Color Cast Designs. I absolutely love the releases and cannot wait to use many of them with my December Documented this year!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Friday, November 10, 2017

..:: autumn splendor ::..

I was up on the Hip Kit Club blog with another layout this week. We are talking about gratitude this week, and I have so many things to be grateful about. For this layout I chose "autumn splendor" as my thing to be thankful for. This photo was taken about three autumns ago, and the maple trees are simply beautiful (and match that Pinkfresh Studio paper perfectly).

I used this fabulous cut file by Kim Watson to cut leaves out of several different patterned papers from the October Main Kit. I used the same papers for various sizes of rectangles to put behind some of the leaves to create a grid. I stitched around all of the rectangles as well as around the border of the page to add some texture and definition to the shapes.

I used the exclusive alphas from the main kit as part of my title and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word "splendor". I actually cut the file out twice and glued them together to give the word a little more thickness.

And I made a process video if that suits your fancy.

 Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, October 30, 2017

..:: love & hugs ::..

Hi friends! Thought you might want to see the layout I made for Hip Kit Club this week!  I made this layout in about 15 minutes with scraps from the October Hip Kits that were laying on my desk! It was awesome! I've never had a layout come together that quickly!  Here's a look:

I had fussy cut some flowers and cut a cut file for an earlier layout and didn't use them all, so they were sitting there on my desk staring at me! So I threw them on the page. 😀

I kept this layout simple, with just a few pieces of patterned paper, some ink splatters with the Shimmerz Paints found in The Color Kit (Lapis Dance and Old Yeller) and the flowers. The splatters  bring out the blue from the photo, and that golden yellow is to die for! I added a Hip Kit Club Exclusive Project Life card behind the photo for another pop of blue.

The flowers on this Jen Hadfield paper are gorgeous, and I love the little sprigs from that Hip Kit Club cut file (designed by Jessica Fabiano). 

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!