Hip Kit Club | Project Life Cards

Today, I have a layout to share for the Hip Kit Club doing one of my favourite things and that is to use the Project Life Cards from the December 2017 Project Life kit on a traditional scrapbooking layout.   Here is my page:

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We are super lucky each month to get unique  and amazing card designs in the Project Life kits.  December 2017 is no exception exclusively designed by Kim Watson.  I use project life cards on my scrapbooking pages a LOT!   I like how super easy it is to add them either as layering pieces under my photos and also to fussy cut out pieces of the cards to add to my pages. You can see I have done both here.  First I added in some graphic and bold colours under my photo and then I have created two other embellishment clusters with sections of the cards as well.   When adding them to my page, I look at what I can use from them, it might be a phrase, it might be a fussy cut flower, it might have colours or a circle feature on them that I can punch out.

Some close ups:  Snapshots of everyday lifeSnapshots of everyday life detail

Thanks for joining me today!

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Hip Kit Club | December 2017 Hip Kits | Sketch Friday

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout for the Hip Kit Club based on a sketch designed by Corrie Jones. I just loved the vertical design of this sketch with lots of opportunities to add embellishments and detail.  I broke … Continue reading

#Brrrr | Modern Trees | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout for Just Nick Studio featuring one of the newer cut files in store ‘Modern Trees‘ .

One of the main things I love about the Just Nick cut files is just their versatility!  Today, I have used the tree file on a wintery layout (as here in NZ we have a summery christmas) and created a little scene of winter fun in my background.  I cut my trees out on some jade green cardstock in a variety of different sizes and then for some fun detail I added some stitching down the centres of them all.  I then added in some cute layering with lots of stickers and some chipboard framing around my photo.  Lastly I added in some cute little snow flakes around and on the trees!

Here are some close ups:

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout for ‘Thankful’ week for Just Nick Studio.  Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a … Continue reading

#cute | Just Nick Studio | Feathers 3

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Today I have a new DT  layout with one of the new Just Nick cut files called Feather 3.  This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.

Here is my layout:

I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock.  When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page.  You may notice that on the “right hand” feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top.  This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.

I also really liked the first feather with the ‘swirl’ shapes which is quite a similar shape to a ‘Koru’ here in New Zealand.  I don’t often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one.  I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers.  To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today.  Do you like to use feathers on your pages?

Mixing chipboard and Alphas | Hip Kit Club | September 2017

Hiya, just catching up on sharing a layout I created for the Hip Kit Club. Did you know that it is super easy to subscribe to the kits even from NZ!  There are a couple of options for subbing, either monthly or to save a bit of postage you can sub bi-monthly as this does make it a bit cheaper.  Either way, you are super lucky as you receive lots of amazing up to date product from some of the biggest scrapbooking designers and also there are lots of Hip Kit exclusive products that you can ONLY get if you subscribe.

Today, I have a layout featuring the Chipboard and Mixing Alphas featuring the September 2017 Hip Kits.

PRoduct focus chipboard and alphas

I really wanted to create my layout around a fun and eclectic title with a vertical design using the two different Alphas in the September kits.  The Gold Chipboard alpha from the September 2017 Main Kit, and the HKC Exclusive Puffy Alphabet and the Glitter Girl Phrase Stickers both from the September 2017 Embellishment Kit.  Before I started to create my title work I created my background using the two Shimmerz mists from the 2017 September Color Kit (Caribbean Sunset Spritz and Tuscan Sun Spritz) which provides the background for my title work.    Then the fun bit begins – I started with the photo I chose and the sentiment I wanted to portray in my title which also acts as my journaling on my page.  I first chose a couple of the Glitter words as they have some cool shapes to work with and then added in some little details in around it.  I then added in the gold Alpha and the exclusive Alpha as well mixing up the colours and fonts.  To further add interest and fun, I started layering some of the Alphas under and over each other which gives the title movement.  Lastly, I added in some of the Chipboard from the Turn the Page Collection by Paige Evans to complete my title work.

Some close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have enjoyed my layout share xx17101508_10155895973054778_556265118_o

Just Nick Studio | Foliage Backround

Hi, today I have new layout to share for Just Nick Studio featuring one of the newer background files in store the ‘Foliage Background‘.  I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend.  I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.

I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy.  So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.

I really loved how this layout came together.  The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

Just Nick Studio |Leaf Background 2

Hey everyone, today I have a new layout featuring ‘fall’ designs from the Just Nick Studio Store which is the theme for designers on the Just Nick blog this week.  I really am enjoying some of the very cool fall backgrounds and I really like cutting out leaves on my silhouette.  Leaves are so easy to use for both feminine or masculine layouts, my layout is about my daughter eating out a local market which has a cool autumnal vibe too it I think.

Here is my layout:

I really wanted to keep it simple with a soft mixed media background in autumnal colours of peachy oranges  and pale mustard – and then add my cut file over the top of that to create some texture but still keeping my colour palette soft and understated.  The cut file I used is called Leaf Background 2.  I really liked these cute little leaves which aren’t quite your usual leaf design.

Here are some close ups:

I decided to have a central design on my layout which is a bit different for me as usually I put my photo off centre but this gave me an idea to add my embellishments right around the edges of my photo which allowed me still have focus on the cut file which frames my photo really nicely but still meant I could add some fun embellishing too.  I really like how cut files just add to my layouts and takes them to the next level.

I hope you have enjoyed my fall layout today and that you have been inspired by this week’s designers showcasing fall designs that can be found in store.

Take care

 

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout to share for Just Nick Studio featuring the Cloud Background 2 cut file.  I really like using cloud cut files as they are such fun to use and they are really versatile for all occasions!!   I have used a photograph of my youngest daughter and friends lying down on the grass looking at the sky (or clouds)!  Here is my layout:

One of the things I really like about this particular cut file is that some of the clouds have vertical lines in them for interest and some texture on your page.  I have cut out the file on patterned paper which has subtle pattern on it so it isn’t a solid colour but isn’t too busy on the page either.  This cut file would look amazing backed with patterned paper too.  But I left mine natural and added some mixed media splatters on my background.

Now I am quite frugal when it comes to my supplies and like to be able to use up the left over pieces from the cut file.  This time, the cut file file produced some cool cloud negative detail.  Instead of using them as traditional clouds, I added three of these layered under my photo and they look like scallops!  This is a fun way of adding more colour but also acts as an anchor point for my photo.

Lastly, I really like how the cut file filled my page but also allowed me to add in some elements in different parts of the cut file.  As you can see below and above I have added several different areas of embellishments clustered at the top, bottom and the sides of my layout.  This design allows interest but also draws your eye into my photo or the focal point of my page.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today!