July Hip Kit Weekly Challenge – Deer Sighting

Sometimes it’s just nice to turn the cameras and the bright lights off and just create a page with low stress ūüėČ ¬†I enjoy the Hip Kit weekly challenges and love it when I am actually able to participate! ¬†This week the challenge was to create a woven look on your layout. ¬†I started planning the layout before I even had a picture in mind!

Since the move of my scrapbook space, I found a spot for my Silhouette Cameo where I am able to use it whenever I feel like it. ¬†Nothing is blocking it and no need to take it out and find space for it on a table somewhere. ¬†I just love it! ¬†So I have been scoping out sights like The Cut Shoppe and Just Nick and purchasing some of my favorites. ¬†For today’s layout, I purchased two cut files from The Cut Shoppe. ¬†The strip with the word love is the Borderlines cut file and the rest are from the Washi Love cut file. I used both to create strips of paper with shapes cut out that I could back with pattern paper. ¬†From there, I picked my color scheme and started creating.


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I used products from my July Hip Kit and I love the way it turned out.  I used the Illustrated Faith Paper from Bella Blvd called Whatever is Lovely to back the cut files.  The main sheet with the sun burst is from Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness collection.  I also used one small piece of Hip Kit paper from the July kit called The Happy Life by Kim Watson.  I used the B side which is black with white messy dots.  That is all the pattern paper I used on this layout!  I did use a piece of white card stock to back the layout.


The embellishments consisted of a chipboard frame from Heidi Swapp; Hip Kit Exclusive puffy letters by Pinkfresh Studio; a wood veneer from Pink Paislee; and several die cut pieces from the Hip Kit exclusive products designed by Kim Watson for the July kits.

I loved playing with my kit and creating this page. ¬†I can’t wait to see what the next challenge is going to be!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge

Hi all!  I have a layout share for a challenge I did for Creative Scrappers.  I came to their site based on a search in Pinterest and saw that they were doing monthly challenges and this month included a free cut file from Just Nick.  I have been in such a scrapping mood lately that I went ahead and joined in.  Here is the layout I did for the challenge:

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This was a lot of fun.  I looked through some of the other sketches that are on the site and I may have to do this more often!  I will get the process video up on My YouTube Channel as soon as I can edit and narrate!

Happy Scrapping!

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New Series: 3 x 4 Card Love

Hi All!  After my 1st series on My YouTube Channel I asked for feedback on a future series.  I received a lot of ideas and so many that I hope to work on!  Based on one of those suggestions, my next series will be around 3 x 4 cards.  I, like many others, have a huge stash of these cute cards laying around and really need to put them to use.  I do Project Life, but there is no way I can use up all of the cards I have…plus, they keep coming out with more and more MUST HAVE cards…what’s a girl to do?!  So, I am starting a series on my channel where I am going to use up as many 3 x 4 cards as I can on 12 x 12 pages in various ways.  There might be a lot of journal card usage and grid layouts, but I promise to use at least one on each page!  I am keeping track of the total number of cards that I use.  I am hoping to use up hundreds by the end of the series, but I am guessing it will be more around 30 LOL!

Here is the first layout in the series:

**sorry for the brightness of this layout…I guess I got a little cozy with my bright light ūüôā

Thanks for watching!

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Simple Stamping Series Update

I really enjoyed the process and sharing the layouts for my Simple Stamping Series on My YouTube Channel.¬† I have so many stamp sets that I believe it would be a huge benefit for me to do another series using stamps‚Ķmore to come on that!¬† My favorite stamps to use are definitely word stamps, which is why I think I gravitate towards Ali Edwards stamp sets.¬† I am subscribed to her monthly Story Kits and stamp set.¬† I am always so excited to see what amazing phrases will be on the latest stamp set ūüôā

It’s been a while since I have updated the site, so here are the rest of the videos from Simple Stamping Series:

Layout #2:  This layout was super fun.  I used a monochromatic color scheme in orange.  I played with watercolors and used stamping as a border around the photo.

Layout #3:  Another monochromatic layout Рthis time in yellow.  For this layout, I used stamping as a the title:

Layout #4: ¬†Again, monochromatic. ¬†This time in green…are you getting the theme here? ¬†This layout had less stamping than the other layouts, but I used a couple of heart stamps to compliment the embellishments.

Layout #5:  This was my favorite layout of them all.  This time the color scheme was blue.  I used several stamps to create areas for embellishment.

Layout #6: ¬†The last layout was another monochromatic layout in the color…can you guess it?? ¬†Yes! ¬†Purple! ¬†I loved using purple on this layout. ¬†Especially the soft shade that I was able to find in the Kaiser Craft, My Year, My Story collection.

This was a really fun series and I received a lot of positive feedback on it so I hope to eventually do another one. ¬†For now…onto the next series!

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