July 24, 2017
Oh its fun to document memories. I know a lot these there, I wouldnt be able to remember if its wasnt for Project life.
I held the little flaps together with some simple blanket stitching. Looks a bit cute I think!
Just by simply hiding 'unattractive' photos, gives more opportunity to make things look prettier!!
Heres the little process video too.
July 21, 2017
I am so excited to share with you this super cute Mini album I have made using the June Hip Kit.
I used there one of the exclusive Project Life cards, and turned it into a flap to hide a little bit of journaling. I have held the flap down with some hand stitching.
Then I created another little flap for more interaction and interest with some of the papers in the main kit, and finished it off with that cute wooden circle piece. Again I used hand stitching to hold it together and some machine zig zag stitching.
I loved the sticker sheet from Crate Paper, Oasis collection, there some really nice words that allowed me to tell the story with them.
I then created a little pocket to pop in extra photos and jorunalling too. Decorated with that cute puffy sticker from Bella Bl'vd.
Then onto the other side of the album. I hand cut out some of the scallops from Pink Pasilee and layed them on, finished off with some embellishing.
There we have the other side! Its so bright, colourful and interactive. I love it!!
Here is the process video of my mini album.
July 17, 2017
How pretty is the June kits from Hip kits! I am so in love with lots and lots of it, but when I first opened my box of goodness I was drawn to the Vicki Boutin paints, the stencil (colour kit) and then the super super cute Lovely day paper with all those cute cars and bikes.
Call me crazy, but, I did sit and fussy cut a lot of these cute cars and bikes out, i just couldn't help it. I then had an idea that I would created a background with the paints and stencil and put the cute little cars on top. Then one thing lead to another.
Sometimes when we create, we have to just simply start and honestly, that can be hardest part for me. I generally like to try and visual everything first, but not this time i didnt have a vision. But I just love how this turned out. I even did something very different for me and cut my photo into a shape!
Of course I add a ton of hand stitching and machine stitching too.
July 12, 2017
July 7, 2017
You know when you get a hip kit and your like "wouldnt it cool to just use everything?" Because these kits are chockas full of prettness, I do struggle to kit it. Even after 4 layouts, a few project life pages and a Mini album.
Well, the May kit I killed!! All I have is scraps, maybe i would get a few cards or tags, but that's it friends. I have done 6 layouts, 3 Project life pages and a Mini album. Yep, friends, that value for money uh!
I really wanted to use more those exclusive alphas in the kit. The colour was like, Oh my... so pretty and the font, yeah, beautiful. So I decided to put some words that describe Missy Moo vertically on the page. Of course I had to add some hand stitching.
I love those Prima watercolours too that came in the colour kit. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, considering it was my 10th project with the kits!!
Go grab them friends, you wont be disappointed!!
June 30, 2017
Hello lovely people. I loved the May kit from Hip kit club and I tell you, after 4 layouts, 2 project life pages and a mini album, I dont have much left.
Then it was a matter of me choosing out embellishments to make it all look pretty! :) I ended up creating a the big letter "N" for her name and hand stitched around it. I love big hand cut titles, I admire them, but havent actually done one myself! Might need to work on that uh!
I used the really nice Chevron paper to back my page, it just went so well with the watercolours.
Oh, I love all the bits the pieces in this kit.
Whats your favorite thing from the kit?
Mine would have to be those stamps and watercolours!
Have a wonderful creative week!
June 29, 2017
Hello lovely people. Just popping by to share my cute projects for Shimmerz over here on the blog.
Products used: Pasteez - Tree hugger
Colouringz Well blue me down and Oh say can U sea.
Actronez - 3 sheets to the wind and Jiven Jade
First off with the little old wooden spool, I coated that with the White Actronez, 3 sheets to the wind, then I used mostly the the colouringz over the top once it was dry. I took the top off the bottles and used a brush to wipe it on. Then I finished off with the paint splatters and teeny bit of the Pasteez on the edge to add dimension.
Next I alter this cute little frame. I did one about 12 months ago. So when I saw this pre-loved frame, I knew I wanted to give it a new lease of life just like the other one.
So once again, I started with the Actronez, 3 sheets to the wind, then I brush on some of the Acrtonez in Jiven Jade. To add some sparkle and shimmer, I finished off with some of the colouringz.
Oh I love how these turned out. They take pride of place on my mantle in the lounge room.
Hope this inspires you to try something new with your shimmerz.
June 27, 2017
June 26, 2017
Hello lovely people! Felicity here today with a super cute mini album using the May kit! This turn out way better than I thought it would. My little challenge was to 'be clever with alphas'.
Here's 5 tips on ways to use alphas in a different kind of way.
Tip 1 : Put the Alphas down on your project and trace around them. Then remove the alphas and hand stitch the word. Its so effective and fun. Adds a ton of texture in a subtle way too.
Tip 2: Try and put your alphas down in a shaped way. Use an embellishment as a guide, just as I have done here with the word Fun. Its curved around the top of the tag. Adds lots of fun and interest to your project.
Tip 3: Why not try and change the direction of your alphas? I always, 95% of the time, put my title horizontal. This time I went vertical with the word 'magic'. Doesn't it look effective?
Tip 4: Mix it up. This is something I don't do enough. I tend to stick to the same alpha, but look at how fun it looks with the thickers and the stickers from the shimelle book in the project life kit. Its also a great way to add a longer sentiment or title.
Tip 5: Dont be afraid to chop up the thickers. If there is a longer title or just part of it you like, dont be scared to chop it up and make it fit your project. Like what I did with dreaming of... which mind you, are the exclusive puffy stickers in the kit. Oh I love the script on 'dreaming of'
Hope this inspires you today, to be a little more creative with alphas.
Before you go, I'll leave you a bonus page - a Project Life spread and process video.
Have a great week and I hope its a creative one!