Showing posts with label scrapbook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scrapbook. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

May 2015 Hip Kit Club - Kill a Kit

I had recently signed up to receive the Hip Kit Scrapbooking monthly club.  I have not been disappointed so far with the kits. They are chock full of tons of supplies.  I get the main kit, the embellishment add on, and the card stock add on.  I got 7 layouts out of this kit and I still have a lot left over to add to my stash!

Here are all of the layouts that I made with this kit!

1. Mud Buds: All supplies from the kit except for the wood button accent which is from Freckled Fawn and the piece of olive seam binding which is from my stash.

2. In the Sunshine: All supplies from the kit except for the wood button accents which are from Freckled Fawn.  I also lifted this layout from Wendy Antenucci.  You can find her beautiful layout HERE.  You can see she did a lot more layering of embellishments than I did.  I'm getting there but layering is still a challenge for me - especially layering embellishments!

3. Giant Citrons: All supplies from the kit.  When I saw all of the citrus designs in this kit, I couldn't stop thinking about this photo from our 2013 trip to Italy.  I'm getting a little better here with layering the embellishments!

4. Budgie Buddy:  Hubby is probably not thrilled I'm posting this online, but too bad!  This pic is super adorable!  All supplies are from the kit.  I really love the woodgrain paper.

5. Raise Your Face Up to the Sun:  All supplies from the kit.  I made this layout after watching the first installment of Scrapbooking for Mortals on the Victoria Marie youtube channel.  Please go check out her videos!  I was really happy with my layering on this layout.  I was also experimenting with mixing up different fonts for my title.

6. Sisterly Love?: All supplies from the kit.  Another experiment in layering!  I was trying to pair up papers that would look OK with the orangey color of the photo.

7. More Please: This was the last layout I made with the kit and it ended up being my favorite out of all of them!  I was really trying to focus on the concepts I learned in Victoria's video and I think it really paid off!  I love the colors and the layering on this one!  

Thanks for looking at my layouts from my May 2015 Hip Kit club kit.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  :-)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 2014 Scraptastic Kit - Italy Book Opening Page Layout

Hi Stampers!

I recently have begun scrapbooking and I decided to join the Scraptastic Kit Club.  I received my first kit this month and I couldn't wait to open it up just to use this sheet of paper with the map on it!  I thought it would make the perfect page to the opening of my album for my Italy trip.


I used the Jillybean Soup chipboard alphas for all of the titles and dates.

I also got the April This is Life Noted grab bag pack of journalig cards which is where I got the Chroma-Pic card from.  I thought it went well with the color scheme and vintage travel feel of the page.  I tucked parts of our boarding passes behind the photo of us.

I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to add a dashed line to connect the cork airplane from New Jersey to Italy.  Just a fun little extra detail.  :-)

If you love Summer Starfruit (or any of the other 2012-2014 In Colors [Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, or Primrose Petals]) be sure to stock up soon!  The Stampin' Up! retirement list will be released on April 21st and it will soon be time to say good bye to this set of In Colors.

Scrappin' Supplies:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The 2013 Mega Christmas Post! (Sort of...)

Merry Christmas Stampers!!!

Last year I created my very first Mega Christmas Post!  Normally I make so many Christmas cards that I don't have enough time to blog about them individually.  So to catch up on all of my blogging, I created a mega post of all of the remaining projects!  This year, either (a) I didn't make as many Christmas projects or (b) I was actually almost completely caught up because I only have two holiday type projects left to share!

Now on to the two remaining projects!

First up is a card that was inspired by one that I had seen in the SU Demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.  In the magazine, they had used Smoky Slate embossing powder for the snowflake image, but I want way more sparkle!  If you want to have your stamped images in glitter, then the Heat n Stick powder will be your best friend! 

To make a glittery stamped image, here's what you do:

1. Ink your stamp in Versamark and stamp on the cardstock.
2. Coat the stamped image in Heat n Stick powder, just as you would if you were using embossing powder.
3.  Heat the powder until it turns clear.  Then sprinkle glitter over the image and shake off the excess.
4. Heat the image again to set the glitter. Super easy!

I added a Frosted Finishes Embellishment to the center for even more sparkle.  You can never have enough sparkle!  I think I had glitter on me for a week after making this card! :-)

 Here's a close up of the snowflake.  Yes, that is the Silver Foil paper.  You can both dry and heat emboss it and it works beautifully! 

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Silver Foil
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Festive Flurry Framelits 
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Embellishments: Silver Stampin' Glitter, Frosted Finishes, Heat n Stick Powder, Heat Tool

Next up I have a scrapbook page to share with you.  I was dying to try out this starburst technique.  I love the way it came out!  So easy!  Look back for when this technique is featured at my Technique Time class.  I can't wait to teach it to you!

I made a solution of isopropanol, Old Olive re-inker, and some Champagne shimmer paint.  Sadly, the shimmer paint is retired.  Boo hoo!

I loved adding some fun elements to this page like the chevron punch outs and washi tape.

Here's a close up to allow you to see the shimmer in the sprayed areas of the page.  Also, can you spot the new product used on this scrapbook page?  I'll give you some hints....they are round and gold and shiny and available for purchase January 3rd!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Stamps: Christmas Messages
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive re-inker
Punches: Chevron Border
Embellishments: Season of Style Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim (available Jan 3rd), Stampin' Spritzer

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!!