From Moodboard to Layout | Laureen Wagener

Hi friends –

Laureen with you today and something very fun!
Today I will share a page that has been inspired by the beautiful March moodboard Tarrah created.


The large Quilt in the moodboard immediatly caught my eye and I as soon as I saw that I was assigned to create a project based on the moodboard, I knew I had to create a Quilt design with paper for my layout.


I began searching Pinterest and found a Quilt made out of triangles, so that also covers a picture in the moodboard. I started by cutting almost all the papers from the Scrapbook kit into long strips and then cut them into a elongaded triangle.


At first I thought I would use the quote pictured in the moodboard as my title but such a large one didn’t look right on the page design. So I just took inspiration out of the gold color of the title and used the gold glitter Thickers from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper to form a part of my title.


Adding a few embellishments from the Main kit and Embellishment kit clustered around my photo always helps with keeping the focus on the picture and drawing the eye to the center of my layout.

As finishing touches I added a few embellishments from the same color family to some paper triangles.


I hope I could inspire you in some way and I can’t wait to see how you interpret this moodboard!

Have a great day,

xo Laureen



It’s once again time for our weekly sketch inspiration and we were given this delightful sketch to work with 🙂 We do hope you join in and share how you interpret the sketch; be sure to share your creations in the Facebook forum 🙂


Sketch 2 by Tarrah McLean – 14 March 2017

Here are the creative team’s layouts 🙂

dreams by Nicole Nowosad


dreams are for chasing by Christin Gronnslett


The good life by Jana McCarthy


the world is yours by Tanya Hubbard


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tanya Hubbard



Memory Planning With Hip Kit Club Kits | Jennie McGarvey

Hello, Hip Kit Club friends and fans!  I am so excited to share with you how I am using the March 2017 Hip Kit Club kits in my MEMORY PLANNER!  Yes, you read that right, my memory planner.

Now, you might not be familiar with memory planning.  That’s okay — because I’m here to share with you mine.  I take my BIG The Happy Planner® and add my activities, then photos, journaling and embellishments.  It’s very similar to Project Life, yet different, too.


I started with simple stamps from stash to document the plans + activities.  I kept the stamping as plain as possible so that the focus could be on the photos and great embellishments from the kits. I am particularly excited how the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart die cuts from the scrapbooking kit pair with the Pinkfresh Studio Live More phrase stickers from the Project Life kit.


Those die cuts were definitely a staple on my pages, though!  I also found that they were beautiful with the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On studio puff stickers, too!


I also love different clusters of embellishments, they definitely add a lot of interest to my memory planner pages.



Would you like to see how I put this all together?  Check out my Plan With Me video!

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Cut Files & Mixed Media | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m just thrilled to be sharing my first layout using the new 2017 March Hip Kits!  Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to cover these goodies.  As soon as I saw this beautiful subscriber cut file designed by Kim Watson, I knew I had to use it on a layout.  I envisioned all those swirly clouds with some sun rays behind them.  I cut the clouds on white cardstock and then backed a lot of them with patterned papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit and a few of the Project Life cards.  I also backed a few with vellum.  For my background, I drew some sun rays by tracing a sunburst stencil I have in my stash.  I used some of the new Shimmerz  Paste-eez from the Color Kit and mixed in some of the white AcriTonez from last month’s Color Kit and painted the rays in with a brush.  I embellished with die cuts and stickers.

I just love how this turned out!  I added fun foam adhesive under the cut file to raise it up and what a different it made!  Look at the shadowing and depth…I just love it.  I added that adorable die cut bird from the Dear Lizzy die cuts, and I fussy cut the word “LOVE” from one of the Shimelle patterned papers.

I machine stitched along the edges of all the rays using yellow thread.  This gives the rays a more crisp edge and adds some fun texture to the page.  I added a cute cloud sticker, which is from the Shimelle sticker sheet.

This beautiful floral sticker is also from the Shimelle sticker sheet, and I paired it with some of the Pinkfresh Studio bits…one of the Rubber Charms and one of the Leatherette Stickers.  I hand cut a tiny flower from the orange Project Life card to bring some of that color to this side of the layout.  I also used that beautiful Oh My Heart pink die cut frame as a layer behind the photo.

Here’s another shot of the cut file and the dimension.

I did add more watercolor behind my photo using more Shimmerz products from previous kits.  I used some blues, aquas and pinks to create some splotches and splatters peeking out from behind the photo.  I created my title using the fussy cut letters and that adorable die cut from Oh My Heart.  That little camera is from the Dear Lizzy die cuts pack.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this mixed media heavy layout.  It was surely a lot of fun to make!  I hope you get some ideas from it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Enjoy your Monday!

Fasching 2017| Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new project I created using the gorgeous February 2017 kits. I used some mixed media to create a little sky scene on my layout. Here’s the finished page-


 I used some of the patterned papers in the main kit to create my clouds, and added some texture with paint and sewing. The Shimmerz paint that comes in the color kit is perfect for scrapbook layouts, as it has a matte finish. Other media like oil pastels, paint, pen or pencil, can easily be layered on top. My finishing touches were puffy stickers from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection and some gold accents by PinkFresh Studio.

Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial and see how this came together-

Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday!



Love Lime: Ode to a Rare Color | Jessica Fabiano

Hello everybody. Have you noticed that lime is barely showing up in scrapbooking papers? We’ve had some shades of it in the past but it’s definitely not a common color. Like purple, it’s probably a difficult color to match – but hey, how many of you are using black and white pictures anyway? Right! Give lime a chance! I’m using mainly Claudia van Rooijen’s gorgeous collection from Pretty Little Studio. Didn’t she do an awesome job? Look at those awesome florals she designed:



I used the awesome, colorful February 2017 Hip Kits for this layout. Goodness, those kits must be everything I could’ve ever hoped for. And once I’ve seen that some of Claudia’s designs are going to be featured I went to bed with the brightest grin ever. Isn’t she brave for including lime as one of the main colors? I think she is – and that deserves some appreciation! So I built this layout using most of her yummy flowers.  Just look at them!


I could stare at her painty flowers all day long. I sprinkled some more stickers and puffy’s from Paige Evans’s Oh My Heart collection by Pink Paislee. The golden hearts are Pink Fresh Studio foam stickers; the butterflies are from Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams).


I mixed a lime color for my background. How I did it? I used a yellow marker and a green marker and scribbled it on an acrylic block – then sprayed water on it and pressed it onto my layout. The color remains vibrant, but you can add in more color by repeating this technique.



Unfortunately it wasn’t me who came up with the awesome quote I wrote with the tiny word stickers from the Oh My Heart sticker booklet included in the Project Life Kit. The full quote says:

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
– Mary Ritter Beard
Those Thickers! Look at that faded minty,ombré look – isn’t that just gorgeous? I also used some washi paper strips from the above mentioned sticker booklet – this brings more attention to the bottom section of the layout.  The Thickers are from Pebbles by the way, but check the list of all the products that I used:
      List of products that I used for this layout:
  • Floral Die Cuts “With All My Heart” (Claudia van Rooijen) – Pretty Little Studio (Embellishment Kit)
  • Tag Die Cuts “With All My Heart” (Claudia van Rooijen) – Pretty Little Studio (Embellishment Kit)
  • Mint Thickers “Sunshiny Days” – Pebbles (Embellishment Kit)
  • Accent Stickers “Chasing Dreams” (Maggie Holmes) – Crate Paper (Embellishment Kit)
  • Foam Glitter Shape Stickers “The Mix No 1” – Pink Fresh Studio (Embellishment Kit)
  • Puffy Stickers “Oh My Heart” (Paige Evans) – Pink Paislee (Project Life Kit)
  • Tiny Alphas/Sticker Booklet “Oh My Heart” (Paige Evans) – Pink Paislee (Project Life Kit)
  • Washi Stickers/Sticker Booklet “Oh My Heart” (Paige Evans) – Pink Paislee (Project Life Kit)


I hope you feel inspired to use more lime green in your projects as well,



Spring Adventure | FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hi Girls! I hope you are having a great Friday! Let me make it even better with a February Hip Kit inspration. I started this layout choosing this photo because I love it so much. The colors of the coats fit perfectly the papers from the kit. I was working with the Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper, Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper and Getaway Paper from February Paper Kit.


I created a vertical layout because of the format of the photo. I fussy cut the gorgeous flowers and placed them under the blue stripped paper. For embellishing I used Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers and Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker from February Project Life Kit. The pretty birds and gold textil heart are from the Main Kit. I also added cross stitching up and down. I think it makes the layout fun.



I also have a process video! If you have free time, check it out!

This was my project for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!



Envelope Gift Boxes by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiraion @hipkitclub #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #hipkits #papercrafts

Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Laureen Wagener and Zinia Amoiridou

Hi Hip Kit fans! It’s Thursday day again, so that means we’re back with another new 3-Way Challenge! If you missed last week, you can check it out HERE. Each Thursday, 3 design team members will be given a product, kit or idea to create with. We’ll post them here to inspire you with 3 different ways to use the same thing. Hopefully, you can come up with even more ideas.

This week, it’s Cara, Laureen and Zinia and we are using Thickers from the February kits!

Cara is up first:

I went with the aqua ombré letters… so so pretty! I love using fonts that are more or less symmetrical to make ‘TODAY’ bookmarks or dashboards in my planner. All 5 letters in the word ‘today’ are symmetrical so that means I can back them with a second letter sticker, which allows me to use Thickers on my transparent dashboards and have the backs looking almost as pretty as the fronts.


YADOT? sure, why not 😉


I’ve also added a to-do list to the dashboard. Since I used the transparency from the front of the sticker book by Paige Evans, it is fantastic for dry-erase markers! You can re-use this list every day!!


Here’s a peek at this week in my planner as well.


This video walks you through how I decorated this week in my planner and then the dashboard at the end.

Here is Laureen’s take on the challenge:

We are all loving the aqua ombré Thickers, right?! But they are just too beautiful to pass on them.
Now for my project I went with a classic layout – my favorite type of project to create! If you know my way of scrapbooking, you may have noticed that I am a huge fan of larger titles and I created many many layouts using a combination of different products to form my title. For this layout I decided to just use the one font to spread my title across the page.


As you can see I created a cluster at the top and the bottom and spread my title.
The main part is arranged at the top in the shape of the circle – I chose the quote “You and I are more than friends” for the cluster at the top.


To finish up the title I used the blue Thickers again to create a “complete” look. I didn’t have enough Thickers to spell out the entire title, so I just wrote a part in a black pen.


Here you can see the curve in the title – this creates a dynamic look and movement in your design.


And who doesn’t love a good close- up shot?! I just love the Fringe butterflies that come in the kits so much, I definetly had to use one in a small cluster around my photo.IMG_3190

Zinia is going to finish us up with her Thickers project:

To incorporate thickers in my project I decided to use them to write small messages on my gift boxes. I think thickers and letter stickers are mostly popular among scrapbookers but you can really use them in any form of paper crafts.

Envelope Gift Boxes by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiraion @hipkitclub #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #hipkits #papercrafts

I really love all the different fonts we got in the February kits so I used them all! I made my first box from a sheet of Fountain cardstock and decorated it with a doily and a couple butterflies. I used the Pink Paislee “Oh my Heart” thickers that came in the February Project Life kit to add a little message.

Envelope Gift Boxes by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiraion @hipkitclub #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #hipkits #papercrafts

For my second box I chose one of the Maggie Holmes “Chasing Dreams” pattern papers that were included in the main kit and after I added the same decorations, I used the gold glitter thickers (also from the main kit,) and the ombre teal thickers (from the Embellishment kit) to write my message.

Envelope Gift Boxes by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiraion @hipkitclub #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #hipkits #papercrafts

You can really use your thickers in any project you are working on. Just dive into your stash and find the colors and fonts that match and use up those gorgeous alpha stickers.

Envelope Gift Boxes by Zinia Amoiridou @abstractinspiraion @hipkitclub #abstractinspiration #ziniaamoiridou #hipkitclub #hipkits #papercrafts

If you want to learn how to create these cute envelope boxes, just check the video bellow 😉

Inner animal by Anna Komenda

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s Anna here with my second project with February kits. I am such a Maggie Holmes devotee. I love every single collection she designs and “Chasing dreams” is on the top of my “Fav list”.

Today I have a very pink page with my own pictures. I am an addict when it comes to those funny picture taking apps with filters, bunny ears and other fun stuff. I took so many of them that I decided it’s time to use some on the page. I chose “animal” session with several kind of ears 😀 Childish. I know 😀 Don’t judge 😀


I love this bright pink paper with circles that came in February Main kit. It inspired me to use circle pictures as well. I used a puncher and it went really quickly.


What I also did was punching out circles from several ephemeras from “Chasing dreams” ephemera pack. I barely use the bigger ones in my projects and it was a nice way to alter them into smaller pieces.


Butterfly patterned paper is one my favourites. You can easily create Your own embellishments. Just fussy cut the butterflies. You can use only one or two or arrange them in wreath or other shape.


I also love “Chasing dreams” golden hearts. They are just so pretty and they are a perfect match with every girly project.


This page is so fun because of the pictures that it didn’t need much of embellishing. I used black elements to break the pink color. It also matches to my black and white pictures.


My last step was to splash page with white and gold inks to highlight the crazy, messy feeling. It was such a fun to create this page and it came so easy. “Chasing dream” collection from February Man kit is so easy to work with. As You probably noticed – I used Main kit only. I know that many of You ask about pages created with main kit only so here You are 🙂 I hope You feel inspired and see You next ween on HKC Facebook page.




7th March Weekly Sketch inspiration.

We take great pleasure in announcing that the weekly sketch inspiration will continue with the new DT creative team and each week several of us will be sharing with you how we’ve interpreted the sketch – please play along in the Facebook Forum; we love seeing what you create!!   

Most of these are made with the gorgeous February kits 🙂

Sketch 1 by Nicole Nowosad – 7 March 2017


Here’s what our creative team came up with 🙂

Lovely by Tanya Hubbard


Bean Boozled Adventure by Jana Mccarthy


Classe by Christin Gronslett


Delight in Every Moment by Felicity Wilson


Thanks for stopping by!

Tanya Hubbard