Tuesday, 31 May 2016

My First Hip Kit Layout!

Here I am already with my first layout for Hip Kit Club!!!  When I first got the May 2016 kits I was in love with all the bright and fun colours!  The exclusive papers designed by Kim Watson blended so nicely with the papers from the JilliBean Soup collection Happy Healthy Soup, and the exclusive ephemera was to die for!  I was immediately drawn to a piece of exclusive paper that had horizontal stripes of ombre robins egg blue paper with polkadots in between the blue stripes.  I don't know why but I immediately knew I wanted to use my fringe scissors to create an ombre fringe element on my page!  I wanted my photo to be the big focus so I kept the embellishments to a minimum, which I admit was hard to do as I loved all of them! I used the May Main Kit and May Add On, and   I may have even dived into the Project Life kit just because I loved what was in it too!  I am super happy with how this layout turned out and I can't wait to dive back in and make another one!!!

Oh and p.s. don't forget to check out my process video, you can find it at the bottom of this post!

 Isn't the exclusive ephemera just super cute!  I just love the colours and those puffy stickers, swoon!

Here is my process video!!!

Oh, and don't forget to join the Hip Kit Club Facebook Page and check out the blog for even more inspiring layouts and projects!  Catch you all later!


Monday, 30 May 2016

On the Dream Team!


I am so excited and happy to say that I am now a part of the Design Team for Hip Kit Club!!!  I have been a Hip Kit subscriber for a year now, and ever since I have joined I have admired the design team.  Watching videos by Raquel, Irit, Missy, and Ashley were what inspired me to sign up in the first place and now I get to design along side them.  It really is a scrappy dream come true for me.  I am still in shock, even though I've already completed my first layout and video, which will be posted this evening at 6pm EST/ 7pm ADT.  In the meantime though I've got a little sneaky peek of my first layout for Hip Kit!  Also, if you're someone who's interested in joining a monthly kit subscription I encourage you to give them a look see, I really love their style and products!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Flashback Friday #4 - Which One?

I am really enjoying the challenge of doing this weekly series! So far it's 4 down and 6 to go, maybe more, but we will see!

Monday, 23 May 2016

It's more than a hobby

Hey peeps!!!  Wow, I can't believe how quickly the days are now.  I have so much I want to get done and there doesn't seem to ever be enough hours in the day, or enough energy for me to get them all done!  Ever since my 3rd was born in October I just can't seem to get enough sleep, even when I do get enough I'm still tired.  Needless to say it does not make me a very happy camper that when given the opportunity to work on something I usually end up choosing sleep!  I also seem to be busier than ever, but I will admit, I'm not going to complain.  I am loving what I'm doing.

When I started doing this I was just looking for a creative outlet, but it's become so much more than that for me, and I'm very grateful for what I get to do, and that I have so much support behind me.  I often struggle between the dynamic of loving scrapping/crafting and worrying that I'm just wasting my time and money, but I remember seeing a quote once that said "Time spent doing something you love is never wasted"  I have definitely started to look at all my hobbies in that light.  Even just hanging out with my kids has taken on a whole new perspective now too.

For me, this outlet has become a way for me to get out of my slump.  As someone that suffers from depression and anxiety even just being online talking and sharing my projects has helped me immensely, and I'm so happy for it.  Making videos has also helped me be more adventurous and I'm excited to see the path all of this leads me! Well, I had better get back to making pretty things, so I'll talk to you all soon, later days!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

NSD here I come!

So tomorrow is May 7th, and to most that might not be anything, but to me, it's NSD, or National (International) Scrapbooking Day!  It's a day where all the awesome scrapbooking sites, blogs, companies, etc have a fun day of challenges for us to participate in!  This is the first year I'll actually be able to participate as I am not working!  I have planned to take the entire day off, so hubby will have the kids for the day, and I just want some alone scrappy time.  It doesn't hurt that the next day is Mother's Day, so I can't wait for an awesome weekend!

To help celebrate NSD I launched a new series on my YouTube page!  It's called Flashback Fridays and every Friday I will be delving deep within my stash to come up with some awesome layouts using older supplies and creating lots of retro/vintage inspired layouts.

I'm hoping that perhaps next year I might get a chance to participate in some of the blog hops and YouTube hops, but for this year I am content enough just to check out all the festivities!