Cut File Focus! + Week 1!

Hey y’all!

Ashley here, bringing you two super fun projects using the April 2017 Kits!

I am happy to say that I have now started my 2017 Project Life! Yay! So, with that being said, I am using the 12×12 system and I. Love. It!

I started with some of the cards from the project life kit and placed them where I thought they looked best. I used white card stock for some of the cards so that all of the color would be balanced!

For my title card, I used the super pretty Pinkfresh Studio alphas, along with a label sticker from our PL Kit (My Mind’s Eye- Palm Beach) and some of the black and white washi from our Embellishment Kit. I also cut apart lots of the phrases from the HKC Exclusive word/phrase sheet that came in our PL Kit.

I added some chipboard from the Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) “Oh My Heart” collection, along with some of the black and white stickers from our Color Kit.

I LOVE this spread so much and I hope you do too!

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Now, for the scrapbook LO. I started with a white background and those beautiful cloud + sun cut-files designed by Jana McCarthy. I simply cut out shapes for the inside to mix-and-match patterns.

I used lots of ephemera from the “Oasis” collection, along with a few stickers from the My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” collection.

Lastly, I added shimmerz mist from an previous Color Kit in the color “Oh Say can you Sea.”

I hope y’all love this one too!! 🙂

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Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!



Ashley Fowler

Create with a “punch” of color!

Hey everyone!

It’s Ashley, and I’m back with another scrapbooking layout, along with a Project Life spread. This week was all about using your punches.

Let’s start with the layout. I began with a ledger background (paper from Crate Paper Chasing Dreams) and simply began to layer papers around my photo. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with the punches, so I grabbed my star punch, flower punch, butterfly and heart punch. I simply punched several shapes and then laid some of them directly on top of each other (about 3 or 4 at a time), and sewed the middle; this created a dimensional embellishment with the butterflies and hearts. With the stars, I plainly adhered them to the page as I didn’t want too too much dimension all over the place. The flower shapes were off-set so that the petals could be staggered, also making for a cute dimensional embellishment (with an exclusive enamel dot inside).

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I used papers from our Paper Kit, Oh My Heart, Lovely Day and Chasing Dreams. I just LOVE LOVE the way this layout came out. Super simple to create!

For my Project Life spread, I used some of the same punched shapes to add some interest to some of the cards. I started by layout out my photos and cards, and then began adhering the photos and adding embellishments. I used the Crate Paper (Charming) Thickers for the title card (Main Kit), and lots of ephemera from both the Dear Lizzy “Lovely Day” and Paige Evans “Oh My Heart” collections. In addition, I added some stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio “Live More” collection.

I hope y’all love this one too!

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Don’t forget to check out my Process Vid!

Have a wonderful Scrappy Saturday!!!




Let’s Play Dress-Up

Hey everyone, Ashley here, bringing you another Project Life and Scrapbooking layout, using the March 2017 Kits!

This week, it’s all about dressing-up your Project Life Cards. I really try to do this during my normal processes but I totally stepped out of my comfort zone and used my own handwriting on some of the cards. This was a total scare for me!

I started by choosing my cards and adhering the photos down. I then began embellishing by adding a few stickers from the “Little by Little” collection, which came in our Main Kit, along with a few of the Pinkfresh Studio word and phrase stickers and the puffy stickers.

For my title card, I used those amazing Dear Lizzy thickers that came in our Embellishment Kit.

Even though I’m not too keen on my handwriting, I still love the way it turned out!

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For my scrapbooking page, I created a tone-on-tone look for the background by using a piece of pink cardstock with Shimmerz Pasteez (Raspberry Sherbet) from our color kit!

I began layering underneath my photo and used all of the Thickers that came in our March Kits to create a long title. Again, I used several of the Shimelle Laine “Little by Little” stickers, and finally, added a few of the “Oh my Heart” ephemera from our Main Kit.

I hope you love the way this one turned out!

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




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!


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! 🙂


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




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.


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!


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



Ashley Fowler

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…


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!


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!


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




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!!



Ashley Fowler

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!


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!




Ashley Fowler