Monday, June 18, 2012

June Hip 2B Square Hip Kit

Kimberly just dropped off my kit and once again it is FABULOUS.  I can't wait to start designing.  It has wonderful aquas and teals with red, blues, yellows and gray.  It has lot of letters and die cuts, a cute little note stamp and some little fabric cameras perfect for spritzing.  Here is a peek.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The things my Pa taught me....

Happy Father's Day to the best "Pa" a girl could ever have.

Things my Pa taught me.....
  • My love of football, most importantly how to throw a perfect spiral.  (Something that my sister never figured out, she still throws like a girl!)
  • How to change a tire (No daughter of his should be without simple auto mechanic techniques. (Don't think Bec figured that out either!) I could also tune the points in a Honda Accord but I don't think that cars nowadays have those.)
  • That taking a short nap during the Evening News is a must. (not that I ever get that one accomplished)
  • That cooked carrots are HORRIBLE.
  • That camping was actually a really fun time.  Even though as teenage girls, we thought it was the worst thing EVER!
  • How to gut a fish.  Which came in handy when filleting and freezing over 500 lbs of halibut that one summer in Ketchikan.
  • How to woodwork.  (Most of the electric tools in our garage are MINE!)
  • That family is the most important thing. 
I am so lucky that my children have my dad as his Papa.  They are so lucky as am I.   Happy Father's Day Dad.  I love you.  Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

Dad with Bec, Missy (the doxie) and me when we were little.  Circa 1969 ish?

Bec, Dad and I at the Seahawks/49ers game.  Christmas Eve 2011

May Hip 2B Square Hip Kit Sketch Challenge layout and card.


This months sketch was by October Afternoon.  I really liked this sketch.  It is always fun to work off of sketches, it takes a lot of thinking out of making a layout.  I decided that instead of using three little pictures to use one large pic.  Since I had two similar sized pics of each kiddo (4x7 1/2), I made a layout for both.  Each month, the kits that Kimberly puts together have such a range of colors and textures.  With this one kit, I was able to make a masculine and feminine layout that are the same but completely different.  I love that the kits are so versatile.


This is the femine version.  I used the flower die cuts and the floral patterned papers.  I splatted some Mister Huey mist and backed the banners in white card stock. 


This is the masculine version.  I used the chevron and bright colored patterned papers.  I backed the banners with the charcoal paper.  I was fortunate that the die cut stickers from Dear Lizzy had a whole bunch of 7's, they fit perfectly for this layout as my son is 7 right now.  


My card isn't exactly like the sketch, (not even close), but a sketch is there for inspiration and sometimes the inspiration and the finished projects aren't the same.  When I had first envisioned it, the hexagons would overlap each other some popped up and some not, however when I was done, it was very linear.  I think it turned out really cute.  Don't be afraid to use a sketch, you may never know which direction it will go.