Monday, October 16, 2017

..:: celebrate making memories ::..

Hi friends! I'm here today with a project using a couple of the September Release sets from Color Cast Designs. These confetti leaves are completely awesome. Here is my project:

Here are a couple of close ups of those amazing leaves: 

I used one of these Currently Tags (also from the Color Cast September Release) as part of my title (I used the word "making").

Most of my other supplies are from the Paper Issues Store. My background paper and the huge "memories" word are from Dear Lizzy's most recent collection, Star Gazer.  And all of the other cards and embellishments are from the Rocktober Kit (like a swag bag on crack) from Paper Issues. I also based my layout design on this Sketchy Saturday sketch.

But don't take my word for it...I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon! October Hip Kit is here!  Watch for a new layout using the kit, by the end of the week! :-)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

..:: grand smiles ::..

Hi friends! Here today with a layout that I made for the Hip Kit Club this week.  My assignment this week was a product focus -- using the Paige Taylor Evans stamp set in the September Embellishment Kit. 

I grabbed some coral ink by Hero Arts and stamped that flower about a 110x (give or take). And then I cut them out!

I used Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz and Caribbean Sun Shimmerz Spritz (both from the September Color Kit) to create a background for my photo, and to anchor the flowers a bit.

I used both exclusive alpha (from the September Main kit and the Embellishment kit) for my title. 

This was a super fun layout -- and I love how it turned out. I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

..:: fabulous girl ::..

Hi friends!  I'm sharing another layout that I made using the September Hip Kits and a free cut file by Jessica Fabiano.  My assignment this week had a focus on the Mixed Media Kit, and was part of the Mixed Media Monday blogpost on the Hip Kit Club Blog.

I started with some of the Shimmerz Tuscan Sun Spritz included in the Mixed Media Kit. I saturated the bottom half of the white card stock and then applied some salt while it was still wet. The salt reacts with the paint and changes the look. You get something that looks like this:

I also added some splatters of the Tuscan Sun Spritz as well as the Caribbean Sunset Spritz to add just a touch more texture.

I backed the flower cut file with paper from Paige Taylor Evans Turn the Page collection (paper 2) and I just love how that looks!

Tangled thread and more splatters for the win. But don't take my word for it! Check out my process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

..:: birthday glider girl ::..

Hello friends! I'd like to share a layout I made using an amazing sketch by Missy Whidden. I used the September Hip Kit Club Kits for this layout.  Here's a look at my final product.

And a few close-ups:

Lots of Paige Taylor Evans Turn the Page collection! 💗

THESE ALPHAS! The coral alphas are a Hip Kit exclusive and I LOVE THEM! I used the g-i-r-l from the word "glitter" found on the Shimelle Phrase Thickers  - both are in the September Embellishment kit.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by -- see you again tomorrow with another layout using the September HKC kits!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

..:: project life ::..

Hi friends!  Guess what? I've been secretly working on Project Life and not sharing it here. :-) I started PL back up in July of this year because I miss this project! It is probably one of my most favorite projects that I will never complete! LOL But the way I look at it: one week done is better than none. Here is the first week of September:

Left side:

Right Side:

This week I got the opportunity to work with the Hip Kit Club PL kit! I absolutely love the exclusive cards and other goodies available in the kit. I did mix in a few things from other September HKC kits, which I explain a little bit more in my process video, if that suits your fancy.

And a couple more close ups:

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

..:: graffiti artists ::..

Hi friends!  I have a new layout and process video to share with you today! I am using Shimmerz Paints and flair from A Flair For Buttons, and I love this combination! Here's my layout:

And here are a few close-ups:

This flair is from the Hello Life Flair set. It's perfect for this layout because I do LOVE this photo -- but it also completely matches the red, black, white, high contrast look I was going for.

I also got to play around with some Shimmerz Paints! This is is a perfect splat of Night Moves. :-)

Behind my photo I added some AcriTonez Roses are Red.  I love using this paint because it has the primer built right in and it dries fast -- not to mention the rich color!

Check out my process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

..:: first day of school ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the A Flair For Buttons blog today with this layout about the first day of school -- and it's not exactly what you might think  It's not photos of my daughter, but photos of the team of teachers that I work with!  I am so blessed to have an awesome team, and so I thought I should document it! Here's a look:

I started with some Shimmerz paints to create the perfect backdrop of primary colors.  I used Roses are Red Acritonez, Yell-O it's me Paste-Eez and Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz for the bulk of this layout. 

For my title I used this acrylic "first day of school" from the August 2017 Color Cast Designs release (look for a new release coming out tomorrow, you are going to LOVE it)! I absolutely love the look of this white acrylic backed by red! Gah! Way better than I thought it was going to look -- I love it when that happens.

I found three pieces of flair from the shop that were absolutely perfect for this layout. I just love the pops of color that each piece provides.

This yellow piece of flair from the Summertime Flair 1 flair set was the perfect pop of yellow!

This "I Love Us" from the Family is Forever flair set is perfect! Totally tells the truth!

And finally, this piece from the Watercolors Flair set is the piece that ties it all together!  I love how this turned out, thank you so much for checking it out!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

..:: finally #bffsleepover ::..

Hi friends!  I'm here with another Hip Kit Club DT layout. This layout is using the main kit only, and my first LO using September kits. My assignment was stitching -- and boy did I use stitching!

For this layout I used pattern papers from Paige Taylor Evan's Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee. I used Paper 8 as my background paper and Paper 12 for the border and to make part of my title. I cut the word "FINALLY" freehand and then stitched around it using embroidery floss.

I used several pieces of ephemera from the ephemera pack included in the kit (also from Turn the Page). And of course some thread from my stash for a few more pops of color.

I love the exclusive alphas this month. They are beautiful! And not one piece of chipboard is wasted because there are all these colorful hearts, dots, stars, and asterisks included with those alphas. I used a few of the hearts around my page, too.

Lots of machine stitching with blue and gold to finish it off.

I made a process video if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Monday, September 11, 2017

..:: happiness is here ::..

Hello!  Last week my first LO for Hip Kit Club went live and I'm so excited to share here, now. My challenge this week was to use the September 8th Sketch (can be found in the HKC member forum on FB).  I hadn't gotten my September Kits yet, so I used items that can be found in the August kits -- which is a whole lot of Maggie Holmes Carousel.

Here are a few close ups:

I made a video of my process, if that suits your fancy:

Thanks for stopping by!  Look for another layout coming later this week using the gorgeous September Hip Kits!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

..:: hello lucius & bea ::..

Hello friends! I pulled out some Shimmerz mists, Color Cast Designs August release items, some A Flair for Buttons Flair, and some Maggie Holmes Carousel for my latest layout!  I feel so lucky to be able to work with these products!  

For the background, I used Oh Say Can You Sea, and Well Blue Me Down, (Coloringz Products) and the packaging technique to create a space for my photos and embellishments to sit. I also splattered using the same products and  Night Moves (also Coloringz) to add a little more visual texture to the page. 

This ampersand! One of my favorites from the Color Cast Designs recent release -- they are perfection! And this color. OMGoodness. I can't even. I also through in some of the heart confetti in the same color. 

A layout cannot be complete without some flair from A Flair for Buttons. This layout was all about these two cousins always finding fun together. Shelley always has the perfect flair for any occasion. 😀

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Announcement

Hi friends! I am over the moon excited to to announce that I am part of the Hip Kit Club Design Team! I cannot believe I get to create with the amazing Hip Kits and along side these lovely ladies!

Eeeek! Look at that!  ^^^^^  Here is one of the layouts I created for the Design Team call. I used a HKC sketch and the July 2017 Hip Kit and color kit, which included some Shimmerz products! I also added a few pieces of confetti from Color Cast Designs because I couldn't resist. :-) 

Look for my first official Hip Kit Club DT projects and videos to start posting next week! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Monday, August 28, 2017

..:: sweet treat shenanigans ::..

I am up on the {A Flair for Buttons} blog today with another layout using a few of my favorite things. Flair, color cast designs creations, and shimmers paints... I was able to use them all on this summery layout!  

I started with some new paints that I got from Shimmerz Paints! I used my palette knife and three colors of paint to make my background. I pulled colors from the photo to begin with and then used AcriToneZ Orange You Glad, along with Tree Hugger and Raspberry Sorbet (both Paste-Eez). Once my background was on, I found two pieces of flair from the Hello Spring Flair Set that matched perfectly!

I was also able to use several pieces (old and newer) from Color Cast Designs for my title and embellishments. I love they mix of color and wood veneer. 

If you are following me on IG (and if you aren't, why aren't you?), you probably already know that I am on all three design teams -- Shimmerz Paints, Color Cast Designs, and A Flair for Buttons. I am so blessed to be able to work with these gorgeous products! 

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