Hi everyone!

I am starting a new series on my channel called The Ali Series.  It’s a series of layouts that I am doing for my niece Ali’s scrapbook.  She will be graduating in a year so I need to get busy and get the book a little more up to date! I went to a crop with a few of my friends a couple weekends ago and was able to get 10 layouts done!  All of them recorded…now on to the editing!  🙂

For the products in this layout, I used one of my most recent Hip Kits. Here’s the link:

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Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge for September #298

Hello!  It’s been a bit since my last post.  I have been so busy creating that sometimes I forget to write about it 🙂  This time I am coming to you with a layout that I created for sketch challenge over on the Creative Scrappers blog.  Ever since I found their blog I get excited to see the next sketch and create a layout with it!  I love working with sketches – I think it just kicks off the creative process!

For this layout, I used the September Hip Kits, a Clique Kits cut file from April 2016 and this sketch:

Here is what I came up with:


I absolutely loved creating with this sketch!  I didn’t follow everything perfectly, but I think that is the beauty of working with a sketch.  It’s a starting off point or a guide to help you create something beautiful!

There is a process video for this layout, but until those little fairies inside my computer start to work faster, I will have to add it to my scrappy to do list!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge for August #297

Hi All!

I have a new layout for the monthly sketch challenge that Creative Scrappers has on their blog.  I truly enjoyed making this page.  It was probably one of the funnest layouts I have ever made.  I used my Hip Kit for July, the sketch for Creative Scrappers and the awesome freebie cut file from The Cut Shoppe called Inner Circle.

I used the circles as the main embellishment focus.  I backed it with pattern paper from the Hip Kit and went crazy on the embellishments from the kit.  There are so many embellishments and products in the Hip Kits that they make it easy and freeing to do so!


For a couple of the embellishment clusters, I used the gold rub ons from Project life and the wood veneer from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection and placed the rub on directly on top of the wood veneer.  I loved this!  It made the wood veneer look like it designed that way!  For the one with Smile and the camera, I just used the back side of one of the wood veneer circles in the pack.


Here is the full layout!  I just love it 🙂


Thanks for stopping by!  On to the next project 🙂

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