Sweet Friends | Nicole Nowosad


Good morning everyone! Nicole here again today to share a quick page using the March Hip Kits!

I really wanted to cut apart a title from the fun Dear Lizzy paper in this month’s kit and the rest went from there.

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I decided to use one of the exclusive cut files available for March to go with this project and cut it from some plain white cardstock from the cardstock add on. I used the No. 24 paper by Pink Paislee in the kit to back some of the open flowers on the cut file.

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This allowed me to add a few pops of color to the sides of the page, while still keeping it quite simple. I added some of the exclusive enamel dots to the centers of some of the diecut flowers and then finished my page with some great embellishments from the embellishment add on and main kit.

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It’s pretty simple, but came together nice and easy with all the hard work done before hand in prepping the kits!

You can check out my process in this video here:

Thanks so much for popping by the blog this morning! Make sure to stop by later for more inspiration from the rest of the team!


Thursday Inspiration with Cara Vincens, Nicole Nowosad and Jennie McGarvey

It’s Thursday once again and we are back with lots of inspiration for you! One product, 3 ways, the possibilities are endless 😀 This week, Cara, Nicole and Jennie are using stickers from Shimelle and Pink Fresh in their projects. Cara is in her planner, Nicole has a scrapbook page for you and Jennie’s Project Life project will finish us up.

First up is Cara:

Stickers are a planner girls’s best friends so this project was so much fun for me.

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I started with the big Shimelle feathers because they were my absolute favourite! So pretty

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I fussy cut some of those adorable houses from the fabulous Dear Lizzy and aded them to some of the boxes. I also added some matching Project Life cards.

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Here’s a video so that you can recreate this in your planner or simply get inspiration:

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Nicole is next with her scrapbook page:

I really used the stickers as the inspiration for the background design of my page. I started with the fun vinyl stickers from Pinkfresh Studio and it just went from there!

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I created a bit of a background using the Pinkfresh Studio stickers and some diamond shapes cut from patterned papers in the kit.  I added a floral backing behind my photo using the FREE cut file for March in the store!

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I added some  rows of stitching to make both items work cohesively together and then added more stickers from the kit to embellish around my photo. I like to use foam adhesive behind my stickers to make them have the feel of chipboard!

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Last but definitely not least, is Jennie’s fantastic Project Life spread:


I was excited by the product feature this month because, heck, who doesn’t love a sticker?  Even better, these PinkFresh and Shimelle stickers are so easy to use it was tempting to maybe overdo it!  Now, now…we’ll keep it easy, putting some to work on a multi-photo two page layout.


The pages share both types of stickers and also the overall theme, which was our Little League’s opening day!  I don’t think you would know this was a baseball themed layout at first glance.




It was pretty fun to add the stickers to the photos and cards, as well!



One of my favorite things to do with stickers is to layer!  Here I had one of the Pinkfresh Studio triangles peek out behind the flair badge.  Easy layering!


And who could forget the little details?  Not me!


Would you like to see how these pages came together?  I have a Process Video walking you through each step!


Thanks for joining all of us today! We hope you are inspired to use up all those stickers in the March kit!


Hello by Nicole Nowosad

Hey everyone! Nicole back on the blog today sharing one last page with the February Hip Kits! I used mainly the Main Kit on this page and challenged myself a little bit with this one.

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Truth is, I am a patterned paper person. I can’t even imagine a page without some patterned paper on it. Well, except now, I can.  I only used one piece of patterned paper on this page and that was just for the base of the layout. For me – that is unusual as I am not a mixed media person with the ability to jazz up a simple sheet of paper into an artistic creation!

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Instead, I used ephemera as my jumping point. Sometimes you just need to let the kit do the work for you – in this case, it was the Crate Paper Chasing Dreams Ephemera Pack that did the work for me.

The great thing about using an ephemera pack like this – it all just goes. The guess work is totally removed from the whole layout planning process and you can just play!

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To see how my page came together, I created this process video for you! Sit back and enjoy!



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



Sunshine by Nicole Nowosad

Hey everyone! Nicole here on the blog and happy to be back with Hip Kits! I am happy to share my first layout using the February kits.

I was inspired by the woodgrain background in the kit and wanted to add a subtle quilted look to my page using different patterned paper in the kits.



It is a pretty simple layout, just some paper cut triangles added to the woodgrain Crate Paper background and stitched in place.

I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out lots of butterflies from the pretty Crate Paper in the kit and added some stitching to the centers to hold in place.


You can see how the entire project came together here, in this process video I created using the February kits.

I hope you are inspired to do a little fussy cutting, stitching and patch work on your layouts! See you again really soon!



Tween | Nicole Nowosad

Hello hello! I am always excited to kick off the weekend on the blog and I am here today to share another page with the February Hip Kits! I loved this particular kit(s) so much, I was inpsired to keep creating with it!

I used Ashley’s cut file for February for this page:


I love using a large background cut file for my page as I near the end of a kit. I am able to use up a lot of my bits and pieces I have left over from other projects! It is also a great way to bring the colors and patterns in the kits together.

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I always sneak the PL add-on into my pizza box each month and although I don’t scrap PL style, I always find a way to sneak some of the exclusive PL cards onto a project or two. This month, I used one of the card as a base for my title.


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I have one last February kit project to share on Facebook next weekend, but after that it is all March baby! Can’t wait to dive in 🙂

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Love Together | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel here today to share a layout I created using the February Hip Kits with you. I decided to scrapbook another wedding photo and I am so pleased that I am slowing making my way through the never-ending pile of wedding photos I want to document.

For this layout I wanted to make a feature of the heart cut file from Nicole’s exclusive set. To do this I created my own background file by cutting and pasting the heart in many different sizes and then welding them together. I also kept some of the heart files individual too.


I backed the cut file hearts in the remaining piece of the patterned paper by Pink Paislee that was used in a strip on the right side of the page. I also used the gorgeous pink chevron paper from that same C’est La Vie collection to back the cut file.


Some of the hearts were backed in vellum too, I just love that translucent look it gave to the cut files, a bit like a frosted window. together-raquel-5

For the title I used a combination of the Maggie Holmes Bloom clear stickers and the Amy Tangerine word thickers. I added the title directly to my photo as there was so much negative space. The heart was also from the clear sticker pack. together-raquel-6

I added an embellishment cluster to the top right of the page. It contained a combination of a cut file heart, a couple of punched hearts using a gold card stock from my stash, a MH clear sticker and a couple of the gorgeous bright pink Simple Stories enamel dots. Love the pop of pink they bring, and they really accentuate the pink from the Pink Paislee patterned paper. together-raquel-4

To the right of the photo I added one of the gold foil Amy Tangerine frames. I used it more as an embellishment and layer than its intended purpose of a frame, but I am really happy with how it turned out.


Below the main title I have a grouping of embellishments. It contains a Pink Paislee tag, a Heidi Swapp post it, an Amy Tangerine sticker, the gorgeous fringe heart and it topped with the Mirror Pink Paislee word and a Shimelle chipboard piece. How beautiful is that mirrored word? It looks like it was made for that heart. together-raquel-1

Incase you had any more questions about how this layout came together I have created a process video for you all

I hope this layout has inspired you to get creating with your kits!

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The Best Ever | Nicole Nowosad

Hello hello!! I hope you are enjoying a happy weekend and getting some crafting in ! I just received my January kit the other day, so today I have one last December kit share with you today.

I was lucky enough to take a trip to CHA a few weeks ago and truthfully, I go there to see my friends (ssh, don’t tell my husband). It is so special to have created friendships through this hobby and CHA is a perfect excuse to meet up.

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We took this quick selfie one day at the show and I wanted to save that memory so I chose it for this page. I used Ashley’s sketch as a starting point for this page – was inspired by all the blocks for photos and instead, used some of the frames in the kits backed with pretty patterned papers. I love the fun word sentiments and layering some of the diecuts, rubons and enamel dots around those frames.

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I used some scraps for this page too, waste not, want not! I used a scrap of that pretty yellow floral paper for the background and even a leftover diecut piece of pink cardstock layered to my background. I finished off the page by trimming out one of the frames from the patterned paper from the kit and added some watercoloring along the edges and over the words to create a title area.

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Super simple and fun! I hope you are enjoying your December kits and are currently diving into January’s too!

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Hello Love | December Kits | Michelle Whorwood

Hi everyone, Michelle here with a layout using the fab December kits.

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I have used the December Sketch as a starting point for my layout with cutting the heart shape designed by Nicole Nowosad from the December Kit downloads.  To give the heart some pop I added some of the glitter washi tape under some of the triangle shapes.  I’ve also used some of the wee stars that were left over from the cut file I used on a previous layout. Finally, I had lots of fun, covering some of the wood veneer pieces in the glitter tape as well to add a bit of bling to my page.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, the January 2016 kit has just landed on my doorstep all the way here in New Zealand and I can’t wait to share some more inspiration with you next time.

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