Saturday, December 15, 2012

Remaining October Hip 2B Square Layouts and Cards

These are my last projects for Hip 2 B Square.  I have been honored to be a part of the Design Team here at Hip 2B Square.   I want to thank Kimberly for the opportunity to design for her the last three years.  It was a blast and I have grown so much as a designer.  Thanks for all your nice comments over the past couple of years.  I hope that I have created layouts that inspire you to start scrapping. 

I absolutely love the plaid patterned paper from October Afternoon.  I pulled the colors for the rest of the layout from that plaid paper.  I added several layers of patterned papers and die cuts.  The BOO! from the Witch Hazel chipboard stickers became the first letters of my title. 

This layout is my companion piece to the above one.  I like to use the same format every year for each of my kids Halloween layouts but use different papers and embellishments.  This kit had so many cute Halloween embellishments that there were a lot to go around. 

All three of my cards are super simple.  The leaves in the one above are from a die cut that I have on hand.  The die cut sticker said Pumpkin Patch, so I used my craft knife and cut out the middle.  I then backed it with some of the orange cardstock and add the Witch Hazel alpha stickers.

Another simple card, two patterned papers, some ribbon a brad and a couple of little banners. 

On this one,  I used a couple of patterned papers and backed the Witch Hazel Halloween card with some orange cardstock and then ran it through my sewing machine.  I also added some rub on letters for the "Happy"

Once again, thanks to Kimberly for having me on the Design Team and thanks to all of you for your support.  I am going to continue to scrap and create and may even try my hand at trying out for some other design teams in the future.  Right now I am going to enjoy just scrapping for myself.  Happy Scrapping!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Another October Hip 2B Square Kit Layout

This is such a fun kit for your halloween pictures from this year.  The October Afternoon Witch Hazel line is full of fun colors.  I love the teal and orange with black/grey combination.  Sami has been a princess for two years and for the second year in a row, Cameron is in black.  Last year as Darth and this year as a Ninja.  I love that my kiddos love halloween as much as I do. 


I inked all my edges with a black ink to make them pop off the page and one another.  I also splatted some of the October Afternoon Midnight Sprinklers.  I love how just a few splats can change the look of a layout.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October Hip2B Square Layout

Here is my first layout made with the October Hip 2B Square Kit.  I just love all of the colors and Halloween embellishments in this kit. 

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I go all out with Halloween decorations in my yard.  Because of my obsession, I have passed it on to my children as well.  They are not afraid of anything.  I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not as my daughter showed me this year.  I walked outside on afternoon and I found her hugging and kissing on the skeletons.  When I told her that she needed to come in for dinner, she told me that "I don't want to leave my boyfriends"  I think I have created a monster! Of course, being the scrapping momma I am, I had to get pictures.

I absolutely love the October Afternoon Witch Hazel alphabet stickers.  I needed the orange stickers to stand out from the teal polka dot patterned paper from Simple Stories.  When I just put the orange sticker directly on the paper it blended in to much.  I took some of the black cardstock and fussy cut out each letter.

I cut out a black circle the same size of the chipboard moon to layer behind it to give it more of a shadow.  I also splatted some of the October Afternoon Sprinkler included in the Add-On Kit. 

The rhinestones on the eyes of the skeleton were from the July Hip Kit.  I felt since this was a girly page, the skeleton needed some bling.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We sure do love having you come take a look at what we have designed with the Hip Kits.  I hope you have found some inspiration to get out your Halloween pics and get scrapping.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

September Hip 2B Square Layout (Scraplift from Melanie Jarocki)

My fellow Hip 2B Square Design Team member, Melanie Jarocki posted this school layout that she made with the September Hip Kit.  When I first got this kit, the number wood veneer numbers from Studio Calico had me itching to do a school layout but I could never come up with an idea that I liked, so I shelved that idea until I saw Melanie's layout.

Melanie Jarocki's September Hip 2B Square Layout

I took her layout and scrap lifted it.  I also made it into a two pager.  Since I had already used most of my kit making my other layouts and cards, I went into my stash.  If you are like me and have been getting the Hip Kits for a couple of years, you have tons of EXTRA GOODIES, laying around. 

Sami's skirt has polka dots, so I took that theme across the page with the black and white polka dot washi tape from an earlier kit. The circles with the red chevrons came from a holiday kit from either last year or the year before.  I think it matches perfectly with the red chevron washi tape that I had on hand. (not from a kit)

I have said many times before, Kimberly does such a great job putting her kits together, you can mix and match previous kits with current ones to create a layout.  (*I also went into my new October kit and used some of the washi tape in the add-on kit)

I hope this scrap lift of Melanie's layout gives you some inspiration to dig into your stash and start using it! 

* A portion of this layout is made from using past Hip Kit papers and embellishments going back two years.

Monday, October 22, 2012

September Hip 2B Square Cards

Here are some cards that I put together with the September kit.  I hope you enjoy them.  As you know, I am not much of a card maker and I struggle with cards every month.  The Simple Stories Harvest Lane die cut stickers took the difficulty out for me this month.  They are super cute and help make quick simple cards.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Some more Sept Hip 2B Square Hip Kit Layouts


Every now and then, I get a photo that I just love and want to scrap it in a big size.  My friend Keli took this picture of Sami and the fall trees and it was so great that I wanted it BIG!  Scrapping with a big photo can be challenging.  And challenged I was, but with playing with the patterned papers and stickers for a couple of hours, I came up with this and I am very pleased with how it came out. 

I used the patterned and card stock papers to match the colors in the photo and used the design concepts of threes and and a triangle.  By doing that, it doesn't over power the photo but helps direct your eyes across the page. 

I took one of the Studio Calico Wood Veneer borders and trimmed them down into smaller accent pieces.  I also backed the Simple Stories die cut stickers and the Jillibean alpha stickers with the kraft paper card stock.  For the little birdie, I only put pop dots on the top part of him, so his feet are still touching the page.  I think it gives a different type of dimension.

I hope you might be inspired to try to scrap a layout with a BIG picture. 


The September Hip 2-B Square kit has wonderful fall themed colors, however, there are some subtle combinations you can get by using the greens, greys and blues with a hint of orange.  I have had these beach pictures for a couple of years and have been needing to find the paper that matches the tones and colors in the photos. 

I took the Studio Calico wood veneer borders and cut out three hexagon shapes to add for some dimension.  I back them with the orange star paper that I also used to tuck under the photos to help the have a little pop off of the gray background.  I also used a wood veneer arrow from an earlier kit.

If you look really close on the postcard embellishment, there are two stamped images of a camera and globe that came from the Amy Tangerine stamp set.  I stamped one in brown and one in black to give an interesting look.  I also used the second stamp impression to have them be not so bright on the postcard to give a more aged look.  Just stamp on a scrap piece of paper first and then use the second impression to get a lighter image. 

Kimberly has been challenging her facebook readers to use more than one type of alphabet stickers on your layouts.  I challenge you to do this and to also take a themed kit such as this fall one and find a color combination that will go with other photos.  If you look at Cindy's Lego layout from this month, you will see she did that using the primary colors in this kit to go with her colorful lego picture.  Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

September Hip 2B Square Hip Kit Layouts


Fall is my absolute favorite season.  I love football.  I love the smells, pumpkin and spice.  I love the foods, warm comforting soups and I love the colors. Here are some more pictures from our Pumpkin Patch excursion.  When I saw the fence on the Simple Stories Harvest Lane stickers, I knew it would be perfect for my Pumpkin Patch page. 

I used a border punch to make my grass for behind the fence and a die cut for the pumpkins.  If you don't have a pumpkin die cut, you can print out a pumpkin and use it as a template.  I inked the edges of both pumpkins in a light brown chalk in and then in a dark brown chalk ink.  I took the tree branch sticker and cut it into three pieces and used two of them for the vines of the pumpkins and the third was an accent that I put in the top corner.  I used some pop dots for one of the vines and half of the smaller pumpkin to help give some dimension. 


The September Hip 2 B Square Kit is filled with great fall colors perfect for your fall pics.  It is tradition every year for our family to go to a pumpkin patch.  This year we went to a brand new patch and they had a fun hay ride pulled with an antique John Deere tractor.  My grandpa was a wheat farmer in Kansas so I have a fondness for old John Deere's.  Therefore, I made my kiddos take a picture by the tractor.  The yellow and green of the tractor and the orange of my daughter's shirt went very well with the colors in this kit. 

I inked all of the papers with a brown ink to help them pop a little more off of the Pebble's Walnut Grove wood grained paper.  I took all of the card stock stickers from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane stickers and backed them with the craft paper and then also inked them.  The leaves and tree have been popped up and I doubled up the pop dots on the little blue birdie to make him higher than the tree. 

If you look really close behind the tree, you will notice that I used the packaging from the Amy Tangerine Stamp set.  I loved that the grid was orange and fit with the other orange's in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration to use some of your fall pictures with this wonderful Fall themed kit.  Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Getting my Pinterest on!

I love Pinterest.  (Disclaimer: My husband doesn't!)  I get so many really cool ideas for home decor.  Things that cost next to nothing to make.  (Disclaimer:  My husband doesn't think that last statement is true!) 

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday and I just love FALL.  So just searching Pinterest for Halloween and Fall decor, you can find so many things to make.  Where to start, oh, where to start?  Well I pretty much started and stopped at this wonderful blog called "I heart Naptime"  It is awesome, it had wonderful ideas for crafts, recipes and more. 

1. Carve a pumpkin and put a Mum plant in it.
I ended up using one of those Carve It plastic pumpkins from Michael's so I can use it year after
year.  I put a brick in the bottom to help hold it up since the plant is heavier than the pumpkin.

2. Leaf table cover. 
I bought a leaf garland from Michael's (marked 50% off) and snipped off the leaves
and hot glued them to a piece of maroon felt.  I also made a big one to put on my dining room table.

3. Pumpkins with vinyl sayings
 I got two white pumpkins from Michael's and added some vinyl lettering and images that I
cut out with my cricut.

4. Boo Plaque
5. Little Paper Pumpkins
6. Paperback Pumpkin (see close up below)
The last time I was home, I had my dad cut up a 2x4 into a a bunch of little pieces to
use for block letters etc.  I took a six in block, painted it with black acrylic paint, added some
Halloween scrap paper and cut out the vinyl letters. 

The little paper pumpkins are circles cut from an old paperback book.

I also cut a couple of ghosts from my cricut in vinyl and put on my candles. 
I can remove them when I'm done.

Paperback pumpkin close up
If you go to the I heart Naptime blog, you can find the instructions on how to make this cute little pumpkin.  I went to Goodwill and bought some paperbacks to use.

7. Block decor and witches hat
 I bought a craft paper witch hat from Michael's and covered it in black glitter.

The blocks where painted black, I then added Halloween scrap paper and vinyl lettering.  I am thinking that on the backside of these, I may put some Christmas words to use in the upcoming holiday season.

Subway art and paper pumpkin.
For the subway art, I just did a search online and found one that I liked. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

August Hip 2B Square Hip Kit Cards


I was at Walmart last week and in their little scrap booking aisle, there were some dollar bins and they had these cute little tag cards.  I really like the little Polaroids in the Dear Lizzie paper and layered a couple of them, added two of the super cute Pebbles Masking Tape stickers and a couple of chipboard butterflies from the Woodland Park chipboard stickers.  I also inked the edges with some teal ink.


Here is another card with a Polaroid wrapped with the ribbon in the kit.  I also added some of the masking tape stickers.  The one that is in the middle of the card is cut in half to make it look like a much bigger sticker.  I also added a daisy flower.  I made this daisy flower on my Big and Little layout.  I really like the pastel colors in this card.


This card I used a 3" circle punch and then a Spellbinder die for the lacy circle behind it.  I used my border punch that has that same lacy pattern.  I added the chipboard flower over the flowers on the Woodland Park sticker to add some dimension.  


This card is very simple.  The two patterned papers and used the border sticker from the Echo Park sticker sheet.  I tied both butterflies with some twine that was in a previous Hip Kit.  


This card was an experiment.  I used a similar technique that Kimberly used to make butterfly embellishments a couple of months ago.  When I put my first strips together, I ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, and then sanded the embossed part to make them pop out.  Then I cut them apart again and pieced them back together in an opposite pattern.  I really like the quilted look.
Then I added one of the Pebbles Masking Tape sentiment stickers and used some twine from a previous Hip Kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another August Hip 2B Square Hit Kit Layout

I've had my Disneyland and Lego Land pictures from July bouncing around in my head and my good friend Amy, who also went to Disney Land and Lego Land in July, has been begging me to use the kits to do these layouts so she could use her kits and copy my layouts.  So here you go Amy!

The last Disney layouts I did were your traditional Disney layouts using Mickey Black, Yellow and Red with all the traditional Disney embellishments.  This time around I'm going to try to use the kit club.  I am also not going to scrap every picture this time.  I will be incorporating some individual photo sleeves into my album. (ie: project life type photo sleeves)

I knew that I wanted to do a two page layout with LOTS and LOTS of pics.  I managed to get 15 pictures on this layout.  There is one 4x6, two 4x3's and 12 2x3's.  The aqua paper, ribbon and letters and the red embellishments went perfectly with my pictures.  Lightning McQueen is red and a lot of the signage and window trim at Cars Land were aqua. 

I printed out all of my pictures separately, however, in rethinking it, I would have probably had an easier time had I printed them in a collage.  You can't tell it from here, but I popped up one picture on each page.  You can see them better from the detail pictures below.  Instead of using pop dots to lift the pictures, I used some of the scraps from the Woodland Park chipboard.  Instead of throwing away the leftovers, I have been using them for popping things off of my pages.

This is one of the photos that is popped up.  It just adds a slight dimension to the cluster of photos.

The Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Delights (Accordion Flower) had a center that said Hello.  I took that off and added one of the Flair Buttons.  The washi tape is from an earlier kit and matches this kit perfectly.  Also if you look at the photo with the firetruck you will notice that it is the other photo that is popped up.

July Hip 2B Square Cards

I just love the denim backed floral patterend paper from Simple Stories.  The flowers just looked like they needed butterflies floating around them, thus the design for my card began.  I loved the the little 9 to 5 Doo-Dads from October Afternoon had two sides, so if you didn't want the type/sentiment on your card or layout, you could flip it over for the plain side to add your own sentiment.

When I saw the Queen and Co. Rhinestones the first time, I thought that they would be great to make a sun with.  Pairing that idea with clouds, butterflies and the flower buttons made such a cute little card. 

The balloons from the Studio Calico Ephemera Pack were just perfect for a simple Birthday card. 

This card kind of happened by accident.  I knew that I wanted Just a Note in the space under the typewriter but didn't know what to do with it on a card.  I had to clean off my workspace to work on another project and just put all of my July kit in a pile.  When I went back to this card several days later, these papers were stacked exactly like this and I thought it would make a cute card. 

(For the text "Just a Note", I typed the sentiment on my computer and then printed it out and then taped the typewriter embellishment over the top of my printer paper and then printed it again.)