YOLO | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. I come to You with my fourth page created with March Hip Kits. My April kits are somewhere in the world on the way to my door step but I still have plenty of March goodies to play with. I created this page with dream catcher inspired by three feather stickers from “Little by little” sticker sheet. I wanted to use them in some project earlier but they just didn’t match my layouts because they are quite big. And now, as a feathers  attached to the dream catcher, they are just perfect. You can find Shimelle’s “Little by little” sticker sheet in March Main Kit.

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I used pink cardstock from Cardstock Kit for my background. I backed it with one of the “Chasing dreams” papers. I love the pink – yellow color combo. I also fussy cut the roses and other small flowers from Dear Lizzy paper. All the patterned papers are included in both Main Kit and Paper Kit.

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Roses with laves created beautiful layer under my picture. I chose the funny one taken with special app because it matches great with my YOLO title. And I wanted to use this golden YOLO from acrylic stickers by Pinkfresh Studio for a while. Those stickers and included in the Embellishment Kit.

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I repeated the golden accents in the corner using another acrylic sticker along with banners from “Little by little” stickers sheet. My beautiful feathers also have a gold foiling on them.

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My last steps was adding two cute cameras from “Lovely day” ephemera pack by Dear Lizzy. You can find them in Project Life Kit.

That’s all for today. I hope I inspired You to use a dream catcher theme on some of Your pages. Thank You for stopping by and see You in few days on Facebook.

XO Anna

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Thursday Inspiration: A Few of Our Favourite Things!

Hey everyone! We hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! Today, we have 3 takes on the things we loved the most that came in our kits for March and April.

Cara: Patterned Papers

I’m a scrapbooker as well as a planner girl. Patterned paper is always my favourite when I scrapbook, there are so many possibilities! I thought that I would bring that over to my planner. I absolutely adore fussy cutting, give me a good movie and some sharp scissors and I’m a happy camper.

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I grabbed a couple of my favourite papers, (from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts), in my March main kit, and cut out words and flowers to make clusters in my spread for this week.

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I took a few more papers from Shimelle (American Crafts) and Paige Evans (Pink Paislee) and added squares and the word ‘PLAY’ about the pages. A few die cuts from Paige Evans (March Main Kit) and Dear Lizzy (March Project life kit) and some enamel dots (March Main Kit) were all I needed to finish off the spread.

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The planner clip was made from the same Dear Lizzy paper as ‘dreamer’ and ‘love’. I made it so that it can be moved along the page to mark the current day.

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When I made it, I realised that if I was fussy cutting, it would be smart to cut a second piece at the same time so that I would have a matching piece for the back to cover the paperclip. To keep them from moving around, I used a binder clip and moved it only at the end when the only side I had left to cut was the one under the clip.

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Happy Planning!

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Jessica: All The Florals!

Hey guys! I wondered what I go for most when I scrap and undoubtedly it’s pink as a color, mixed media for the technique, and flowers for the patterns/embellishment. The April kit really has some lovely chipboard flowers to scrap with. Little spoiler: I was assigned a no-flower task later, I know exactly why that happened (lol). Anyway, here’s the layout I’m going to share with you today:

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I used my floral lace cut file that you can find in the march downloads; I changed it up a little to how I liked it better and then cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.

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To color in the cut file I used my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor palette which I love! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. So yes, the good life for me definitely consists of pink, watercolors and flowers! What about you?

Thanks for joining me and check out what Ashley came up with!

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Ashley: Pink Fresh Acetate 

For my project, I’ve created a Project Life spread for you all with a focus on one of my favorite products from the kit (the Pinkfresh Acetate).

I started by cutting some of the patterned papers down to size to fit in my pockets. I also used one of the HKC Exclusive PL cards from our Project Life Kit.

I used some of the alphas from Pinkfresh Studio (Embellishment Kit) and the My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” Collection (PL kit).

I lightly embellished with pieces from the “Live More” collection, but also from the “Oh My Heart” collection.

One of my favorite things in this kit is the acetate pieces! I love the colors and the designs. I wanted to keep things simple, therefore, I chose approximately one piece per card, although there are photos without them (they just wouldn’t have shown up great on those particular photos).

On the title card, I sewed the acetate piece for more texture but I also love how subtle this yellow and pink tag is on the bright pink card.

I hope y’all enjoyed this process and gained some inspiration!! 🙂

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XOXO

Ashley

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May 2017 Hip Kit – Sneak Peek #1

Happy Saturday!  I wanted to pop in and share a little sneak peek of what we have coming your way in our May 2017 Hip Kits.  We have an awesome color palette for you this month.  Lots of blues and aqua with a touch of yellow, pink and orange.  I will be back later on this evening with another sneak, so be sure to check back.
Xo Kimberly
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Sweet Girls – Go green with Michelle

Have you thought about going green?  Today, I am here to show you just how easy it is to use green on your layouts!  The focus of my layout was to highlight a particular colour.  The March 2017 kits are so full of lots of different colours but one of my favourite colours to work with is ‘greens’.  From aquas, to mints to forest greens there are so many different options in the March 2017 kits that you can use.

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When I am creating a layout with just one main colour focus, I start off by finding all the little bits and pieces that are in that colour theme.  So I started looking through the 2017 March kits and picking up all the green papers and embellishments that I thought would work on my layout.

First off, I was drawn to the the Paige Evans no 24 patterned paper as those little squares are just begging to be fussy cut out.  I loved all the different designs on each of the little squares but because they are all the same colour it doesn’t make my layout too busy or over the top.  The squares and my smaller photos really started me off on a grid style design which really allowed me to add lots of fun embellishing touches too.

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Once I got my general design laid out on my cardstock it was really about embellishing those little squares and creating interest and dimension. I have used a couple of project life cards from the March 2017 Project Life Kit on my page, I have mat my photos of my girls on one of the mint ones, added the MARCH word to the side of it and also cut out the triangle that sits at the bottom right hand side of my page. The ‘Sweet’ word on the Shimelle Little By Little patterned paper just fit my title perfectly.

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The squares on my grid design created their own little areas for me to add embellishments to and there was lots of opportunities to add detail with all the embellishments in the kits.   I finished off with some black elements which I felt helped tie in my black and white photos and some of the gorgeous HKC exclusive enamel dots.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to create a monotone layout with the Hip Kits and maybe give ‘green’ a go too.

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Creative Titles | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, everyone!  Missy here again, and I’m sharing another layout using the 2017 March Hip Kits.  Today we’re focusing on Creative Titles.  I was immediately drawn to all those big and colorful words on the Shimelle patterned paper found in the Main Kit & Paper Kit.  I decided to fussy cut FRIENDS out and start there.  My photo is of me and my bestie, so “friends” was perfect.  I combined “life” from the Shimelle stickers and “long” from the gold dotted Thickers, which are also all in the Main Kit.  Mixing and matching colors, sizes and fonts is a great way to make your title stand out and become part of the design instead of just an after thought at the end of your creative process.  I actually started with the title, and that dictated the rest of the layout.

To make FRIENDS stand out even more, I lightly traced around the edges with a black pen.  I added in that cute shiny gold banner sticker from the Shimelle sticker sheet as well as that cute cloud.  I used some white gesso and Shimmerz sprays on my background.  I also used some of the Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez from the Color Kit on the background as well.

For my embellishments around the photo, I combined a few die cut hearts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera pack with some Pinkfresh Studio items and a Shimelle sticker.  I used all three kinds of Pinkfresh stickers here…the cardstock sentiments, a few leatherette stickers and some puffy stickers.  I also used one of the rubber charms.  I added in some tangled thread for an extra pop of color and texture.  These are all found in either the Embellishment Kit, Main Kit and Project Life Kit.

Here’s another look at the title area.  You can see the machine stitching along the sides and through a few of the stickers.  I just love that banner sticker!  That subtle metallic gold is so pretty.

My base background is the adorable house paper from Dear Lizzy.  I added the white cardstock in the center to take away some of the busy-ness of all those houses.  I like the doodled houses, and the black and white are perfect for my photo.  I did add some fun foam behind my photo as well as some patterned paper and a Project Life card.  And that beautiful gold is some Heidi Swapp Color Shine!

I have one more close-up here of the left side of the photo.  I added in a few more cute flower stickers from Pinkfresh Studio.

I love how this turned out!  I hope you are inspired and maybe got an idea or two to try when you make your next layout.  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific week!

Happy Dog | Kim Watson

I cracked open the March 2017 kits today..woohoo! Happiness rules! I love the colorful, whimsical mixture of goodies..they made putting this page together so simple.

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Three clusters are the main feature of this page, placed on a color blocked background. I love the loose orange dot from Paige Evans teamed with the sketched houses from Dear Lizzy. Don’t you love how a little orange & fuschia watercolor ties them both together?

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Using one of the little sticker prompts from Pink Fresh, Currently Fascinated with….I created a secondary title ‘Currently Fascinated with Cats’, our dog’s new favorite pastime LOL, on a little tag with the cute fox ephemera (which looks real catlike). Adorable little rubber & puffy sticker charms add the cute whimsical vibe I was hoping to achieve.

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For the journaling, I used a ‘To-do’ list ephemera from Paige Evans to list the things Shadow loves to do. I love how this page turned out. I think one day when Max is all grown up, he will love to read what his fave fur friend liked to do with her days 😀

I hope you feel inspired to scrap your fur child like I did? Remember to post your projects to the FB member forum for us all to leave you some crafty love ❤

Have an awesome week friends!

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COLORFUL LAYOUT| FLORA MONIKA FARKAS

Hello there! It’s Flóra here. Today I am sharing a new colorful, happy layout what I created with March 2017 Hip Kit. This is an excellent mix of Pink Pailsee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection. I am still amazed by their compatibility. Kimberly made amazing job with mixing & matching these product.

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The starting point of my project was the rainbow Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Dreamer Paper. As this was too busy, I needed a neutral paper to against the other one. I picked the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Paper 24 and trimmed diagonally. Then I placed my photo and started to embellish my layout.

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I used loooots of fun elements like die cuts from Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Oh My Heart – Ephemera pack and Shimelle – Little by Little – Accent Stickers. These came with the March 2017 Main Kit. This month Embellishment Kit is mind blowing. Believe me the Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day Thickers are the most beautiful alpha stickers in the earth! I also added couple of Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Rubber Chips because they are super cute.

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From the March 2017 Project Life Kit I used American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Lovely Day – Ephemera, Sticker Roll Tags and Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On – Studio Puff Stickers, as well as Pinkfresh Studio – Live More – Phrase Stickers.

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I really really love the happy and pretty result. I hope you also find it inspiring. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend! Flóra

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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:

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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And who could forget the little details?  Not me!

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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!

 

This Is Us | Irit Landgraf

Hey everyone! Irit here with a new project I created using the lovely March main kit only! Here’s the finished layout-

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The main kit is full of gorgeous papers and embellishments. I fussy cut flowers from one of the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and used those as embellishments. I love using grid papers as background, because it is so easy to line up everything.

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As usual, I created a video tutorial so you can see exactly how this came together!

**Click here to see the video**

Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrappy Sunday!

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SWEET HEART LOVE – CENTRAL DESIGN LAYOUT – RENAE BOWELL

Hey Lovelies, Nae here back with my very first layout and process video for you. I have been so patient waiting for my HKC box of goodness flying across the oceans to reach me here in Australia. When I opened that box, Oh My Goodness, inspiration over flow!! So many amazingly beautiful products, I had absolutely no idea where to start.

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So, to get started with my first design here on the team and my very first Hip Kit ever! I decided to stick to a layout format that I generally use. I love central designs with nice bold fonts. The gorgeous paper by Shimelle’s Little By Little collection was just screaming to be fussy cut and used as a focal point on a layout. All of those beautiful bold words, the typography lover within me was singing from the rooftops.

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I love to centre my layouts in the middle third. I am sure most of you have heard about the rule of thirds in some kind of design in your lives but if you haven’t, divide you layout into three equal rectangles, that middle rectangle is where I like to focus my designs. If you work in thirds on your layout, include embellishments in three clusters on your page, you will always be able to achieve a balanced design layout.

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Another feature of my layouts are soft layers like doilies and polka dot tulle but I also love adding in white die cuts to add a little bit of interest. I am a huge lover of white on white on white in my designs but today I decided to do something a little different and use the pretty pastels in the Cardstock Add On. The soft mint green is just so beautiful and still adds that pretty soft layer but in just a slightly different hue. The cut file I am using is one of the wonderful March cut files, designed by the beautiful Jana, You and Me. The vines and leaves in this cut file are just divine and are something I use a lot in my designs.

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When creating embellishment clusters between my layers behind my photo, I love mixing textures as well as colour. The beautiful gloss of the Shimelle sticker sheet, the dimension of the rubber charms, the softness of the Pinkfresh Studio Puffs and the leather like textures from the Pinkfresh Leatherette Stickers, all come together to create more interest and dimension without cluttering up my page with big bulky icons. I tend to stick to smaller embellishments, that tend to work with the colour scheme already decided in my designs.

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Finally, here is a little process video to share with you how the layout all came together. Like I said, working with the blues and greens was a completely different experience for me. As much as I loved creating this layout, Ill be back next week with a more pink layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my first ever Design Team Project. I would love to see your rule of thirds or centred layouts using these beautiful March Kits. Jump over to the Facebook group to share yours!! I can’t wait to see them all!

Love you guys,

Love always,

Nae xoxo

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