Monday, April 30, 2012

Some fun news

I have some very fun news that I will be able to share in a couple of days.  Here is a hint...............

Remaining March Layouts and Cards

I just realized I hadn't posted the remaining layouts and cards that I made with the March Hip Kit.  This just tells me how I really need to become a better blogger. This was such a fun kit.  Loads of springy colors.

My Easter Bunnies

I took this picture of my kiddos in their Easter clothes.  Cameron always gets the short end of the Easter clothes tradition.  We pick out Sami's dress and match a polo shirt for Cam.  I do however think he looks great in this color blue.  The October Afternoon floral paper fit my picture perfectly.  It had the same colors as the dots in Sami's dress.

I double layered the background of the "You put the Hip in my Hop" die cut sticker to help it pop off the page more and I also used pop dots.

Warning: If the Princess Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!

I have had this picture of Sami quite some time.   I like to match my photos to my papers when I scrap.   So, I was waiting for the just right paper to come my way so I to scrap this photo.  The March Kit had exactly what I was looking for!

I used a lot of layers and added a lot of stitching on this one.  Straight lines, zig zags and crazy messy stitching, I just love the way machine stitching completes my page

The really nice thing about our Hip Kits, is that Kimberly does such a great job combining products from different manufacturers – and they ALL COORDINATE perfectly!  Another great thing is that often times you will find that products from previous kits will work well with a newer one.   On this layout, I used some random brads that I had left over from one or more of our previous Hip Kits. (I can't tell you which one because after I'm done with a kit, I put all of my brads into one container.) :D

I made a cute little flowers out of punched out circles. We have a great TUTORIAL TUESDAY that will show you exactly how to make these little flowers.  Make sure to check it out because you will be amazed at how easy it is

I also used some Washi tape that was from our July 2011 Embellishment Add-On Kit.  I love that matched these products in our March Hip Kit perfectly

Masculine Thanks Card

I wanted to try to make a masculine card and the American Craft Jared Stamps in the Add On Kit were perfect for that.  Using just craft paper, a couple of scraps left over, the Studio Calico Scraps tissue paper and the stamps, I think I created something that is definitely masculine.  I used a vellum adhesive to adhere the tissue paper.  

Happy Easter Card

This is such a fun kit with wonderful spring colors.  When I saw the little cloud sticker on the October Afternoon Little Flyers, I knew it would be perfect for a card.  What do you need when you already have the sky? Ground!  I used my grass border punch and my fence punch for that.  I found an egg clipart on line and printed it out and then used it as a template for my eggs.

For my little banner, I ran it through my sewing machine.  I first sewed a few times before putting in my first little banner, then I added a few stitches in between banners to get some spacing.  I used pop dots to adhere them to the card.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Hip Kit

Kimberly with Hip 2B Square just dropped off my April Hip Kit.  It is WONDERFUL!!! I can't wait to start playing with it. 

Here is a look at my favorite part of the kit.

Those little clothespins are so cute and the buttons are very pretty.

Monday, April 9, 2012

And the drum roll...........................

Hip2bSquare Scrapbooking Kit Club
The winner of my Hip Kit is.................................Lindsey. 


Lindsey, please email Kimberly Hutchison at to claim your prize.

Thanks Blog Hoppers

Hip2bSquare Scrapbooking Kit Club

This blog hop was so fun.  Thank you to all who stopped by and left a message.  I will post the winner of my blog hop and all of the others today at Noon.

Another March Hip Kit Layout

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the wonderful products that Kimberly put together in the March Hip Kit and what you can do with them.  I know that I say this every month, but Kimberly has put together another great kit this month.  The colors are perfect for your spring and Easter pictures. 
 I took my kiddos for their annual Easter pic and this kit was perfect for my picture.

One of the most popular trends right now are banners.  Melanie did a banner tutorial last month.  You can also cut larger pennants to create a background for your page or a photo, like I did on this layout.  I love how it helps bring the focus to my picture.  It is almost as if there was an arrow directing the eye right to the photo.

For the crinkled scalloped circle behind the Bunny Crossing sticker and the flower on the right hand side of my layout, I spritzed the paper with  water and scrunched it up.  I also added a little pink chalk ink on the edges of the flowers and banner.  To finish it off used a white gel pen to add stitching.

I created my border with the word stickers from the Jillibean Soup sticker sheet.  I picked the ones that fit my picture the best. (I also added a few brads from last months kit).

I hope my layout inspires you to take out your March Kit and create something of your own.
Happy scrapping!

March Hip Kit Layout (Sketch Challenge)

Each month Hip 2B Square has a sketch challenge.  The designers use the sketch to show how one sketch can produce many different types of layouts and to help give you some inspiration.  There is still time for you to submit a layout and have a change to win a Hip Kit.

Here is my layout that I did with the March Sketch.

I used the Chevron stamp from the American Crafts 'Jared' clear stamps in the Add-On kit with white ink and stamped a pattern on the craft paper.  I then did some random crazy machine stitching on the page and also sewed across the title letters. 

A March Hit Kit Card

Once again the Hip 2B Square blog hop was a blast.  I wanted to share another card that I made with this kit.  I will be posting more lately.  (I haven't quite finished them yet)

This card is based of the March Hip Card Challenge.  There is still time to enter the challenge.  The deadline is April 27th.

I just love the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch that was in the March Embellishment Add-on kit this month. 
I had some extra photo paper and used that for the butterflies.  I love the yellow and green color combination that this kit provides. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome Blog Hoppers!

Hip2bSquare Scrapbooking Kit Club

This is my first Blog Hop and I am quite excited.   The Design Team for Hip 2B Square is hopping today and each team member is giving away prizes, so make sure you hop to all of them and leave a comment

The March Hip 2B Square Kit is full of bright springy colors that are perfect for your spring and Easter layouts.  Here is a sneak peek of a card that I made with the kit.   I can tell you that all of the projects that the design team made with this kit are FABULOUS.  

Leave a comment on this post and you will be eligible for a drawing to receive a past Hip Kit.  I am giving away the January 2011 kit.  The winner will be announced on Monday April 9th.  

Make sure to hop on over to the other designers blogs to enter their drawings and don't forget to bookmark the Hip 2B Square blog to see all the scrappy goodness posted daily.  From tutorials to the design team layouts, you can get really good ideas to use your Hip Kits.  HAVE FUN HOPPING!!!