Sunday, December 10, 2017

..:: candy cane wishes ::.. Hip Kit Club 12 Days Of Giving Blog Hop

Hi friends! Have you heard? Hip Kit Club is having 12 Days of Giving -- free cut files and printables each day for the first twelve days of December! Today is my day to participate in the blog hop.

The DT is sharing projects featuring the free goodies.  I'm up for Day 10 with Michelle Whorwood, and we both have layouts showcasing today's free cut file designed by me!.  You can get it for free over at the Hip Kit website under the Cut Files Tab. Here is my layout:

And here is the cut file that I used:

I used the Citron Green Distress Oxide from the November Color Kit to"paint" my background. I also used a blending tool and the stencil included in the kit to add a few subtle snowflakes to the background. I also used the same distress ink to create an ombre effect on the word "wishes" in my title.

As for the cut file, I backed several of the small candy canes and the title with patterned paper. Then after gluing them down a bit, I stitched with gold thread to make it look as if the candy canes are handing from thread.

Here are a couple of close ups:

There are so many exclusives in the November kits -- and I used a little from from most of them for this layout! This was so fun to make. 

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!

Next stop Michelle Whorwood!

Monday, November 20, 2017

..:: remember this dream ::..

Hi friends! I am up on the {a flair for buttons} blog today with this layout about my daughter starting piano lessons.  I am using a whole bunch of leftovers from the October Hip Kit Club Kits, some lovely pieces from Color Cast Designs October release and two pieces of {a flair for buttons} flair.  Here is my layout:

And here are a few close ups:

This gorgeous flair is from {a flair for buttons} Black and Gold Flair set.

And this is from the Lovely Words 2 Flair set.

For my title I used the word "REMEMBER" from Color Cast Designs' Twinkling Lights Set, along with Thickers from the October Embellishment kit by Hip Kit Club and the word dream was from Maggie Holmes that I had in my stash!  I sprinkled around a few hearts from the Confetti Mix that was part of the October release from Color Cast Designs.

I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

..:: santa watch ::..

Hi friends!  I'm sharing the layout I made this past week for Hip Kit Club. This is my first layout using the November kits -- and they are fantastic. My assignment was to use a cut file. And I LOVE the cut files this month. Here's a look a my project.

The photos were taken last year, Christmas Eve, and she was so excited that Santa would soon be here.  Here is a close up of that gorgeous cut file:

I added lots of layers behind my photo. There is so much awesome in the kits this month that it was easy to find lots of elements to layer behind my photo.  A couple more close ups:

And I made a process video, if that suits your fancy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!