Week 27 and “Those Pigtails.”

Hey y’all! Ashley here, back with a PL spread using the Hip Kit Club February 2017 Kits.

I started with several of the cards from the Project Life Kit along with a few cut-to-size patterned papers from the Paper Kit. For my title card, I wanted to use the Crate Paper “weekend” pattern and highlight the word “week” using the “Oh Say Can You Sea” mist from a previous Color Kit.

I used the beautiful “Oh My Heart” for my title and then began my embellishing. I used lots of elements from the “Chasing Dreams” collection, along with puffy and card stock stickers from the “Oh My Heart” collection.

I hope y’all love this spread! I have to be honest…I love the back side better than the front.

Check out the pics below!

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For my scrapbook LO, I used yellow background from our cardstock kit and began to layer underneath my photos, using a few of the Crate Paper patterned papers. I added more “peeking” layers in between the papers by using some of the Crate Paper “Chasing Dreams”ephemera that came in our Main Kit. Because that wasn’t enough Crate Paper, I added some of the stickers from our kit along with the those beautiful gold Thickers from the Main Kit.

I love the way this layout turned out! I hardly ever use a colored background and I’ve gained a little more confidence after using the yellow card stock! 🙂

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for these projects!

XOXO

Ashley

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All about the title!

Hey y’all!

I’m back with two projects featuring the September 2016 Kits! I am so excited to share these super, yet fun projects with you all.

For my layout, I used a white background from our Cardstock Add-On Kit. I a piece of patterned paper with repeated frame shapes and simply cut them apart to add a fun little touch behind my photo. I stitched these down and began embellishing after the placement of my photo.

Most of my embellishments either came from the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit and most are from the “Gather” collection by Maggie Holmes.

I wanted my title to be one of the main focuses of this layout. I used a few of the Maggie Holmes “Gather” chipboard stickers, as well as the Pinkfresh Studio “Indigo Hills” alphas for a little but of a mix-up. I just love the way this title turned out—one of my very favorite things is to use big words that are already created and add to them.

I sure hope you love this one! Check it out below.

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For my second project, I went with a 9×12 Project Life spread. I used cards from the Project Life Kit and simply adhered my photos right one top. For my “title” card, I used the number “8” from the “Gather” chipboard sticker sheet as well as lots of pieces of Simple Stories ephemera pieces for smaller elements. I used two of the beautiful “Indigo Hills” Chipboard hearts (from the PL Kit) as well as some of the “Gather” ephemera pieces that came in our Main Kit.

I hope you all love this one too!

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I hope y’all have a great week and don’t forget to check out my process video for these two projects!

XOXO

Ashley

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Sketch to Page!

Hey Y’all!! I’m back with another 12×12 layout and Project Life spread featuring the amazing September 2016 Kits with you all!

I cannot even begin to explain my love for these kits. From the colors, to the embellishments, to the fact that it’s totally perfect for Fall projects!

For my layout, I began with a white background (surprise surprise) and then I simply followed Ashley Horton’s Sketch for this month. Here’s a look at the sketch…

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I placed my photo in the top left-hand corner and matted a few “Gather” papers underneath it. Next, I got the idea to add strips of paper going diagonally from the top left to bottom right—in the sketch, you’ll notice that the embellishments flow down that way and the title is placed at the bottom.

I used papers from the Gather collection that came in our Main Kit and Paper Kit, and also used ephemera from the Carpe Diem “Posh” Collection by Simple Stories–these came in our Project Life Kit.

Lastly, I used some elements from the Embellishment Kit such as the tassels and chipboard stickers. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

I hope you all love it!

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For my Project Life spread, I simply started with the HKC Exclusive cards that came in our Project Life Kit. Because I want to hoard those cards, I decided to cut up some papers for my 4×6 cards and I used two patterned papers from the “Gather” collection.

Also from the Project Life Kit, I used the Indigo hills Chipboard Hearts as well as a few pieces of Ephemera from the Carpe Diem “Posh” Simple Stories Collection. I was so excited to use the large “8” wood veneer for my title! It’s perfect.

I hope you all love this spread as much as I do!

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Don’t forget to check out my process video for this project!

XOXO

Ashley

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DIY Embellishments!

Hey Everyone! I am back with 3 SUPER FUN projects using the August 2016 Hip Kits!

I began with the task of creating DIY Embellishments, which I ended up using on my PL spread this week. I used my big shot to die cut a few pieces using the Paper Kit, and simply used stickers, ephemera, and a bow clip to layer on top of pre-cut tags or a PL cards. This is a great way to use leftover product or perfect for creating a filler card for your PL Spread!

I used ephemera from the Main Kit as well as the Embellishment Kit, and stickers from the PL Kit for this project!

I hope y’all gain some inspiration from this one.

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Check out my process video!

 

For my second project, I created a simple layout using that beautiful woodgrain paper from the Crate Paper “Cute Girl” collection. I love this paper so much, so it was quite hard to use the entire sheet up—but y’all know woodgrain is my fave!

I simple placed my photo down on the page, next to the 3×4 card from the “Oh Happy Life” collection and then began to embellish. I had no plan for this other than the fact that I wanted it to be heavy on embellishments!

I used a floral cute file created by Ashley Horton, along with several pieces from Amy Tangerine’s “Oh Happy Life” ephemera pack that came in our Main Kit.

Lastly, I used puffy stickers from Crate Paper’s “Cute Girl” collection and both sets of Thickers are from our Main Kit.

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For my 3rd and final project, I created a PL spread for week 6.

I used several of the PL cards from this month’s PL kit and went to town on embellishing. My favorite part has to be the few DIY embellishments that were created for my first project! It was super easy just to add that quick filler card, as well as a few clustered embellishments all around my spread.

I hope y’all love these projects as much as I loved creating them!

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Have a wonderful week!!

XOXO

Ashley

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I love right now…

Loving life, loving these kits, loving to document! I love right now….

I’m back with two new projects using the August 2016 Hip Kits! Yay!!! I. Seriously. Love. These. Kits!

I started with a white background and focused on the sketch designed by Ashley Horton—it’s brilliant!

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I started by trimming my papers and then cut a fishtail banner at the end of each one. I then placed my papers going diagonally across the page. The papers I used were Amy Tangerine “Oh Happy Life” and Dear Lizzy “Saturday.” I (very roughly) sewed the top of these banners and then placed my photo (with lots of layers) right on tip.

I used the Amy Tangerine Thickers from the Main Kit for my title and then began to layer ephemera (from the Main Kit) right around my layers. I added a few butterflies from the “Cute Girl” collection that came in our Embellishment Kit. In addition, I used a recent learned technique of placing clear stickers onto white cardstock so that they instantly become ephemera–The clear stickers I used were from the Project Life Kit and they are designed by Amy Tangerine.

Lastly, I added some india ink because why not?

I hope y’all love this one!

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Here is my process video for this project!

 

For my second project, I created a PL spread documenting Week 5 of 2016. Ok, I’m a little behind but at least I’m trying, right? I used PL cards from our PL Kit and I have to admit, I went a little crazy with those Black Clear Stickers by Dear Lizzy (Saturday)–those came in our Embellishment Kit.

I then added a few ephemera pieces, as well as Cute Girl puffy stickers, and a sweet little bow clip.

This one was a blast to create!!!

 

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Here is the process video for my PL Spread!

 

XOXO

Ashley

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Supersize your title!

Hey Everyone!

I’m back, sharing a layout and a project life spread using the fabulous July 2016 Kits!

I started with a white piece of cardstock from our Cardstock Kit for July. I immediately knew that I wanted to use a large title for this week, so I cut Ashley Horton’s Exclusive Cut File from my cameo. I just love how a large titled can make a large statement on a 12×12 layout. Using a large title can also help with placement of your photo—if you look closely, I tucked my photo underneath the title as it provided the perfect nook!

I didn’t add much patterned paper, but because I used the HKC Exclusive black and white patterned paper, I knew that I needed to back it up with a color so that the title could be shown.

I embellished using HKC exclusive ephemera, Freckled Fawn puffy stickers, and acetate words from the Main Kit as well as HKC puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit.

I love this way this layout turned out! It’s simple, fresh, and the title is perfect for the photo!

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For my second project, I created a 9×12 Project Life spread. I used a few 3×4 cards from our Project Life kit and cut up a few of the HKC exclusive patterned papers for my 4×6 cards.

For my titled, I used the American Crafts glitter Thickers from our Embellishment Kit and then I embellished with some of the chipboard from the Project Life Kit, as well as the ephemera from the Main Kit.

Hope y’all love this one too!

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Don’t forget to check out my Process Video for both of these projects 🙂

XOXO

Ashley

 

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Peace, Love, and Project Life

Hi All!

I hope you all are having a great Monday so far! This week, I am using the July 2016 kits and I am focusing on using up some of  those beautiful Project Life cards that Kim Watson designed, which came in our Project Life Kit.

I began with a design with 9 vertical 3×4 cards. I’m loving this design and plus, I need to fill the back of my previous design. I am actually working on Week 3 continued as I had several photos to complete for this particular week.

I used several of the HKC Exclusive Cards and I also cut up some of the patterned paper that came in our Main Kit.

I embellished using probably every embellishment from the Main Kit, Embellishment Add-On Kit, and the Project Life Kit. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but I’m almost certain there are only a few items that I did not open for both my layout and my project life spread. I just love everything in these kits!

I used several of the ephemera pieces from the HKC Exclusive Ephemera from both the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit, as well as puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit, and some Amy Tangerine Enamel dots from the Project Life Kit.

I hope you all love this spread! 🙂

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For my layout, I started with a white background and began layering with several of the patterned papers, from the HKC exclusives to the Illustrated Faith rainbow chevron, and a Simple Stories “Sunbright” paper.

I used the HKC Exclusive Alphas that came in our Main Kit along with lots of the HKC “The Happy Life” Ephemera.

I added a few puffy stickers that came in the Embellishment Kit along with a few Project Life Chipboard Stickers. Lastly, I added a few drops of the Shimmerz Citron color that came in our Color Kit.

The just love the colors! I hope you all gain some inspiration from this one.

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Have a great Scrappy week!!!

Oh! And don’t forget to check out my process video for both of these projects!

XOXO Ashley

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Making it Masculine

Hey y’all!

I’m back! With a super unusual layout for me using the June 2016 Kits—I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one and I actually like the way that it turned off. Believe me, it took time for this page to grow on me, and I even thought about redoing it completely but I decided to keep it because after all, it’s a good thing to step out of our comfort zone and accept imperfections! My biggest challenge: NOT USING PINK! This challenge was set by myself so that I could try and make this page as masculine as possible. I think I achieved the masculine part, but the outcome wasn’t exactly my favorite!

I started with a white background and one of the Dear Lizzy die cut phrases that came in our Main Kit. I simply set the die cut onto my page and then sprayed right on top of it using the Color Kit’s Shimmerz spray called Mandarin Mai Tai.

I then began my layering process, using some of our exclusive patterns as well as some of the Jen Hadfield Pebbles papers. I embellished using several elements from the Main Kit, as well as the Embellishment Add-On Kit.

I then added some of the puffy stickers that are an HKC Exclusive from our Embellishment Add-On Kit and then hand-doodled with a pen around the edges.

I hope you like this one!

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For my second project, I created a project life spread that focuses on several pictures taken of my sweet baby girl when she was about 7 months. (insert bawling face emoji here). Anyway, I took several photos of her before church one morning and loved how each and every one of those turned out. Why not use all of them? So, I did. It was the perfect addition for my PL Album.

I used a few of the HKC Exclusive cards from the Project Life kit and then used the Paper Kit for extra 3×4 cards.

I embellished with the Jillibean Soup wood veneer, puffy stickers, lots of Simple Stories stickers, and a few pieces of ephemera from Becky Higgins’ Currently collection and HKC “Everyday.”

I had tons of fun making this one and loved this process from the beginning. 🙂

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Make sure to check out my process video for these two projects!

XOXO

Ashley

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