January 23, 2016

Week(s) In Review- New Process Videos!

Hi! I'm going to do my best to keep my blog updated, but with all the big changes in my life, it's quite challenging! We've welcomed a new addition to our family in December, a baby girl named Lilly (Elisabeth). We feel so lucky that everything went well and we are all home and healthy. AND I have lots of cute baby photos to scrapbook! Though significantly less time to do so... 
I've had some new videos on my YouTube channel that I wanted to link here, just in case you've missed it. Best is to subscribe to my YouTube channel, which is where I post the most often.
So what's new? I'm really excited about my latest class at Big Pictures Classes. It's called Clean Mixed Media and in it I show lots of fun ways to use mixed media but still get a fresh look that is not too messy.

I talk about it in my January chit chat video (it's at the end of that looooong video... sorry!), as well as talking about my scrappy plans for this year-

One of the things I really want to accomplish this year is a full PL album. I'm starting with a weekly format, but reserve the right to switch to monthly if I see the need. Here I shared the first 2 weeks-

 I also shared on my channel my finished December Daily album! I'm sooo happy I managed to finish this project! It's a first for me. I kept it simple, and really enjoyed it. I used the Goldie collection by Studio Calico as well as some bits and pieces from my stash, but it's mostly about the photos and the stories. You can see it here-

Here are some more layouts and process videos from the last weeks. I've had two projects posted on The Cut Shoppe blog and my channel-

And the videos-

Last but not least is my January project for Shimmerz. Love how this one turned out!

Check out the Shimmerz blog for all the details and products for this layout. It was a pleasure to make! You can see the whole process in the video tutorial-

And that is it for now! What's coming? I am impatiently waiting my January Hip Kits so I can resume my weekly video tutorial using those. The kits are so gorgeous and just my style, so I'm really looking forward to getting back to my hip routine :) Other than that I will try to share my PL spreads, and also other layouts I create! Thanks so much for visiting and have a lovely weekend!

January 16, 2016

February Hip Kit Club Reveal!!

Hi! The February Hip Kits have been revealed and they are full of brand new CHA releases! Let's take a look, starting with the main kit-

Love the rich color palette! So many possibilities for great color combos and lots of black and white patterns to play with! My favorites are the items from the new Pink Paislee collection. So pretty!
Next is the embellishment kit-

Yummy! Lots of fun additions to play with. My favorites are definitely the new Maggie Holmes fringe hearts and the Shimelle chipboard pieces. Such great icons and images!
The color kit has some more of the gorgeous shimmery pastes by Shimmerz, this time in a bright yellow that really complements the kits. There's also a fun exclusive stencil-

The PL kit has some fun pieces that can be used on PL or regular scrapbook layouts, or even planners-

Love the Amy Tan sticker book!

Last but not least are the paper add ons, here's the patterned paper kit-

And the cardstock add on, which to my delight contains 6 sheets of white cardstock. I love using white and it just works beautifully with everything!

That's it! You can find all the kits on the HKC website, they are available to order now, and they ship during the first week of the month. 
I am impatiently waiting for my January kits to arrive so I can start playing after my two months break. Thanks for visiting and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can see any new video tutorial I post. Have a lovely weekend!

November 29, 2015

What's Happening In December...

Hi there! Just wanted to drop a line and say it's gonna be a little quieter here for the next few weeks due to the holidays, family and life stuff. I will have some new projects up this month, best way to keep up with that is to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

My new online class with Jen Schow is now available, we've had a great response and feedback, and we're loving all the projects participants are sharing in the class FB group. Click here (or scroll down) for more details on that.

Other exciting news are that I will have a new class on Big Pictures Classes at the end of December, so watch out for that, it's full of really fun mixed media techniques!

And just a couple of sneaks from projects coming this month-

I wish you a lovely holidays season!

November 17, 2015

My New Online Class With Jen Schow Is Available!!!

Hi! I'm so excited to finally share this class with you. It's been in the works for a long time, and it's finally going live!

The class is called 'Die Cut Diversity' and it's all about fun and easy ways to use die cuts, stickers, chipboard and all those goodies. Here's a Q&A I recorded with a lot more information-

What's included in the class?
    Die Cut Diversity is a self-paced online class taught by Irit Landgraf and Jen Schow.

    This class if for you if you struggle to use die cuts, have lots in your scrapbooking stash, or if you just want to learn some fresh new ideas for scrapbook layouts!

    We will show you several ideas that you can use again and again. Upon purchasing this class, you will receive immediate access to-

    • A welcome PDF with a link and video passcode to access the course
    • 9 lessons complete with 18 downloadable instructional videos
    • 2 storage and organization videos
    • A PDF with full color photos of each layout + tips on each technique
    • Access to a private Facebook group where we can discuss ideas, share projects, and ask questions
    • Email access to both instructors    
      Class costs 30$ for a limited time only! On November 23rd price goes up to 35$, so be sure to take advantage of this special offer! 

      Hope to see you in class! 

      November 16, 2015

      December Hip Kit Club Reveal!!!

      It's already that time of month, it's the December Hip Kit Club kits reveal! To end 2015 and welcome 2016 Kimberly put together a gorgeous collection. Let's start with the main kit-

      Oh happy day! This kit is packed with the new Maggie Holmes collection, and some Studio Calico goodies. I love the bright colors but there are also lots of neutrals to keep things calm ;) And yes, Crate Paper chipboard sheet, I'll have some of that thank you very much.
      Next up is the embellishment kit, always a fun add on which really stretches the kit, especially since it includes a 6*6 paper pad this month!! And we all know that those Crate ephemera packs just keep on giving...

      What's next on the fun list? The color kit! I love goodies I can customize to fit my color scheme, and this kit is just loaded with them. Add to that 3 gorgeous Shimmerz colors that perfectly match the other kits and it's just all good...

      The Project Life kit has some awesome exclusive cards designed by Kim Watson along with some other goodies like those gorgeous gold letter stickers-

      And to fill all your paper needs, we have the two paper kits, the patterned paper kit (my favorite), which this month includes all the papers in the main, plus a gorgeous Maggie Holmes Shine acetate sheet with gold accents (not shown)!

      Last but not least the cardstock add on with great neutrals, the ever useful vellum and a pop of pink-

      All kits are available now on the Hip Kit Club website, shipping begins during the first days of December!
      Don't forget to check back tomorrow, cause my new online class with Jen Schow will be going live and available for purchasing tomorrow!!! Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week!

      November 14, 2015

      Week(s) In Review- New Online Class And Layouts!

      Hi! I haven't been posting on my blog for a couple of weeks, but for good scrappy reasons ;) I have been working hard with the talented Jen Schow to finish our new online class called Die Cut Diversity. Class begins in just two days!!! 

      Here's the class intro-

      And a Q&A video with lots of information about the class-

      We are each giving away a spot in our class, just leave a message in the comments section of our Q&A videos for a chance to win! Check out Jen's YouTube channel for her Q&A video.

      So that has been the main thing keeping me busy, but I've also been making new projects, all can be found on my YouTube channel. 
      I created these next two layouts using the gorgeous October Hip Kit Club kits-
      The first one was inspired by the October mood board-

      And here's the process video-

      The second one that was just posted yesterday has some fun mixed media, featuring the beautiful October color kit.

      And the video (I made a big oopsy there!)-

      One of my favorite layouts to make lately was this one I created for The Cut Shoppe-

      You probably know by now that watercolors are my absolute favorites. I had such fun coloring this image. You can find all the details about this layout on The Cut Shoppe blog.
      Here's the process video-

      Another layout I created using cut file from The Cut Shoppe is this one, made for Page Maps. Love all that white on white (and some watercolors of course...)!

      Last but not least, my November project for Shimmerz! This was a lot of fun to make, and I used some of my favorite colors and products. Here's the finished layout-

      You can find all the products I used and more information on the Shimmerz blog. And here's the video showing exactly how this came together-

      So I think now my blog is caught up ;)
      Don't forget to come back on Tuesday if you're interested in the new class! Have a lovely Sunday and a great week!

      October 31, 2015

      Mixed Media Layout Featuring Prima's Watercolor Pencils

      Hi! Hope you're having a fun Saturday, I have a new layout on my YT channel, and I gotta say, it was pure fun to make. Here it is, I used the October Hip Kit Club kits-

      And the process video-

      Thanks for visiting! I'll be back soon with some more new projects!