December 17, 2014

January 2015 Hip Kit Club Reveal!!

After recovering from the shock that 2015 is right around the corner, I was so happy to see the new Hip Kit Club kits for January 2015. They are so pretty, so my style, and I can't wait to play with them.
So I just wanted to share the kits, and some of my thoughts about them.
Here's the main kit -

 I love everything Dear Lizzy, and the kits this month are full of goodies from her latest collection, Serendipity. The main kit is full of papers from that collections, as well as from Amy Tan's Stitched. Favorites? Tough one... But I'm gonna go with puffy stickers!!! And I'm looking forward to playing with those watercolor words, that seems like a really fun product.
Next is the Color add on-

This one is my personal favorite. And I think it's because it has such a great mix of products. This is less about embellishments, and more about adding layers and color to layouts. I LOVE that stencil from Basic Grey. Those tiny hearts will be so fun inked, misted or embossed, as a background or added texture, almost like an embellishment on their own. I've done this with a star stencil that came with the October Color add on, and I intend to do it with the hearts for a similar effect. Here's what I'm talking about-

This technique will work really well with that hearts stencil.
Another fun technique is removing media using a stencil, which basically means applying watercolor/gelatos/distress inks/other watersoluble non permanent media, and then positioning the stencil and using a wet baby wipe to remove
paint. I do this on this layout using gelatos and a star stencil-

The kit also comes with and ink pad called Mint To Be. It's pigment ink made by Avery Elle, and it's one of my favorite colored inks this year.

A couple of fun products in the kit are the wooden frames from the new Amy Tan collection, and the acetate sheets from We Are Memory Keepers. I think the combo of those two will be really cool.
But I love transparencies also on their own. They look great as layered pieces, you can die cut them or stamp on them with Stazon ink. I love the fun colors in the kit. And... You can use Texture paste on them! I will definitely be playing with that heart stencil, texture paste and those transparencies!

But... I have a special place in my scrapbooking heart for 6*6 pads. For many reasons. The main reason is that it is a lot of paper for a few bucks.  I love how many options, patterns and colors I have, and since Hip Kits are always so jam packed with embellishments, I tend to run out of paper before I run out of embellishments, so I'm really happy having more paper. Here's a layout I made using the 6*6 pad from Dear Lizzy's previous collection, Daydreamer.

In case you are new to Hip Kits, or my projects for the Hip Kit Club design team, I can tell you, that I make it my personal challenge and (fun) goal, to use the color add ons in as many ways as I can throughout the month and after as well. In the last two months I've also made a special tutorial showing many ways of using the products that come with the color add on, simple fun and easy ways and techniques.

The other gorgeous add on is the embellishment add on, which has a beautiful collection of products, including a couple of items from the new Crate Paper collection, Kiss Kiss.

Hello pretty! And did I mention how much I love roller stamps???

And there are also the paper add ons, more patterned paper and cardstock that coordinates beautifully with the kits.

All of the kits are currently available at the Hip Kit Club store, Hip Kit Club ships worldwide, so you do not have to be in the US to enjoy these amazing kits.
Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon with new projects!

December 15, 2014

New Hip Kit Club Kits Layouts + Process Videos

I'm up today on the Hip Kit Club blog with two new 12*12 layouts, and I had a lot of fun making them. One is fast and easy, and the other is mixed media messiness...
Head on over to the Hip Kit Club blog to see the layouts, or hang out here first and watch the process videos!

And today is also reveal day! So don't forget to come back to the Hip Kit Club blog later today (it'll probably be evening time in the US, so tomorrow for those of us that are in Europe) for the full reveal of the January 2015 (??!!! Reall??!! 2015???) kits!
Thanks for visiting!

December 12, 2014

Hip Kit Club November Layouts Sneaks

Hi! It's Friday so I thought I'd share some sneaks of my new projects for Hip Kit Club!
I'm showing two new layouts next week on Monday, and two videos to go along. One is a really fast simple layout, and the other is a messy mixed media celebration. Here are some sneaks-

Have a great weekend and don't forget to come back and see the complete layouts and process videos!
Thanks for visiting!

December 8, 2014

A New Mixed Media Layout Using Hip Kit Club November Kits + Process Video

Hi! Another week is starting, which means I'm up on the Hip Kit Club blog with a new layout and video! Hop on over to the blog to read some tips for making pretty mixed media pages.
Here's my finished layout and you can see some details shots on the HKC blog.

Here's the video-

Here's a link to the Hip Kit Club store, where you can find more amazing kits.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

December 7, 2014

Playing with I-Zinks...

Hey! Just popping in for a fast post this Sunday. I'm currently super busy with (unfortunately) non-scrapbooking things, but still find some moments here and there to play a little, it's good for the soul...
I'm working on another layout using my November Hip Kit Club kits, and I decided to use all the big wood veneer numbers I had left, and color them with the pink and turquoise inks that came with the November color kit add on. The picture doesn't capture all the different shades, but you get the idea...

That color kit add on is sold out, but the December kits are available, and they are too pretty. I'll hopefully be getting mine very soon.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with a new layout and a process video (the video is already up on my YouTube channel), have a lovely Sunday!

December 5, 2014

Hip Kit Club Layout Sneaks!

Hi! Here's a little sneak peek of my layout next week using the November Hip Kit Club kits.

Don't forget to come back on Monday to see the full layout and the process video!
Have a great weekend!

December 1, 2014

A New Layout Using the November Hip Kit Club Kits+ Process Video

I'm up today on the Hip Kit Club blog with a new layout. Check it out to see the fun page using circles and lots of patterned papers from the kit!
There's also a video showing every step of the way-

Thanks for visiting! Have a great week and a lovely December!