December 11, 2017

Documented Decemeber

Happy holidays!
I hope your all starting to document your December this year and if not, I hope I inspire you to do so today. I think this is my 4th year in a row of documenting December this year. I love spending just 30 mins - generally at the end of the day - and documenting the day or what happened. Its not necessarily Christmas related because end of school year for the kiddos and then often we pop away just before Christmas and I have no technology those days. Its so good to just switch off and recharge physically and mentally. 
In my documented December, using the Hip Kit  November kits  I always do a mixture of layouts and project life style pages along with lots of memorabilia, anything from the kiddos drawings to wrapping. 
Today I created a double page layout in my album using the Crate paper Snow and cocoa products in the kit. 
In Australia is not a winter, its super hot and sunny, but it didnt stop me from using the snow flakes as a feature in the background with some stitching. 
Then I used the series of frames to highlight a series of photos on my daughter 'goofing' around with her Santa hat. 
The key to documented December is keep it simply and allow yourself that 'time out' daily to complete just a little in the album.

Happy documented December

December 6, 2017

4th year in a row documenting December :)

Who's documenting their December this year? I am for the 4 year in a row :) using the Hip Kit November kits and Documented December kits too! Here's a few pages in the album, Make sure you are following me on Instagram @flisw to see more pages daily :)

December 5, 2017

Tis the season for Happy holidays

Hello lovely creativity people, I;m here with a layout for the sketch using the gorgeous November kit from Hip kits.  Yes, if you look closely I followed the sketch!! tee hee. I started off my flipping the sketch  side ways. Because there were so many beautiful elements in the papers, I couldn't help but fussy cut out a lot of the labels, presents, trees and houses.  The to keep the elements on the left of the photo (the rectangle frames of the sketch), I machine stitched underneath before embellishing. It added a lot more depth and texture.


Here is the process video for you.

December 4, 2017

Coffee with project life? Why not!

Also wanted to share with you a project life page using the October Project life kit. This kit just calls for lots of black and white photos and its a breath of fresh air in my album. It just breaks up the colour through the page.

There is also something dramatic about black and white photos isn't there.  I love documenting photos of my little girl on a daily basis because somethings cant be sent or felt in words uh!
That is the beauty of project life isnt it. The photos and sentiments do the talking.

 I really love the big chipboard words in the embellishment kit, that I decided to use it on its own in teh 4 x 6 sleeve and then I embellished on the plastic with the puffy stickers. It adds some nice demision to the project life page.

With project life its not always about the photos, but the journaling too. Thats what I wanted to do was doucment those things that photos cant tell the story in.

Layering and clustering embellishments is another great way to tell your story. Not to mention mixing up the alphas too! How cute are those gold dipped wooden alphas.
Tip:Also dont forget to document the age of the photos.

I hope these projects inspire you today to be creativity and document those memories for years to come!

November 30, 2017

Pastel colours and dramatic black and white photos!

Hello lovely creativity HKC friends! Its Felicity here.  I'm so excited to sharing my page today. I have used the Hip Kit October kit and absolutely love all the pastel tones with a little blue.
Now, I hope your sitting down and no its not a blue moon, Tee hee, but... I have not used white cardstock as my background. I know right! This page is one of my favorites!

So besides that difference, I really wanted to also use the big chipboard words that came in the kit. Now lets be honest, I did start with this page laid out on white cardstock, but then as I was 'dreaming' of what to do with the background, shuffling papers, as you do... I came across the pink fresh studio paper and it just matched so perfectly.

Once I then 'transferred' everything over to that background paper, it looked, what I think is described as magical! It just all fitted and fell into place.  I loved adding in lots of embellishments from the ephemera pack, finished off with fussy cut flowers.

November 20, 2017

Lots of love and butterflies

Hello lovely scrappy friends!! I'm a layout using the main kit from October Hip kit club. Although I did sneak just teeny tiny bit of the colour kit and embellishment kit in, but only a smidgen.

I love the embellishments in the kit from pink fresh studio. I used a lot and true to my layering style! I love also fussy cutting out some of the flowers  as well. Nice and relaxing with a hot cuppa and your feet up!

Now if you look closer, you will see my photo is a tiny blurry from my son. But I wasn't worry, because I need to document this moment. So to combat that I turned the photo black and white, which suited the page perfectly and then layed in some embellishement to look like they had depth from the photo. Hope that made sense, hard to explain in words. (which my process video, link in the next post).

I also loved all the stars. I did um and argh about using them, you know over thinking, its night time, do stars go with butterflies... those thoughts aside and a gentle reminder, there is not right or wrong, just have fun with the kit. I loved the stars there, to add more detail. I wanted to add a heap more paper in the page, but regardless of what i did (off camera because I fiddle for a good few hours) that i kept going back to this design.

Im pretty happy with this, but its made easy with the kit being so wonderfully put together, that it makes creating so easy. Not to mention how jam packed full they are!!

Hope this inspires you with your kits :)

Till next time...

November 15, 2017

Repetitive photos in Project life

 Over at Hip kits last week, we were looking at grateful projects. I love the idea that this week we are looking at grateful projects.  When it comes to project life, I like to think of it as documenting many photos and recording memories.

My daughter has a very loved Teddy since she was born. This Ted dries many tears, takes away a lot of pain, comforts her and showers her with endless love. These are the memories  I don't to miss and the photos I want to look back on in many many years time with her to show her much this Ted was loved. 

I had a series of photos taken of her with Ted, which truly reflects her love for Ted. So I thought that all the photos was great in her project life album.  
So when it comes to project life, don't be afraid to use repetition to tell the story. The idea of project life, for me, is to put all the memories and moments in one place. I loved also being able to change some of the photos to black and white to create more interest and a little drama.

The project life kit from October, was perfect with the beautiful tones of mustard, pinks, blue and reds. The unique project life cards again, make it so easy to create a beautiful spread and not to mention all the beautiful Pink fresh studio embellishments.

I challenge you this weekend, to record something that your truly grateful and thankful for. 
Be sure to share them in the forum :)

Happy creativity week!!


November 6, 2017

Earthy tones with pinks and blues ;)

Who's seen the Hip Kit October kits? Its so beautiful, with lovely earthy tones, blues, pinks and greens. The colours are so relaxing and that's exactly how I felt when I used this kit :)

Those pink fresh tags, got me the first time I opened my kit. So glad I got to a feature layout with them :) I had this idea of putting string down the page and then having my tags and embellishments hang. I think it looks nice an artistic!! tee hee.
 I also loved the colour kit too, with all the Shimmerz peeking out, adds more depth to the page.  Those tags and embellishments, truly speak for themselves.

  The chipboard letters, half dipped in a shimmer of gold, just add a perfect little touch to the page. 
Here is the process video for you :)

October 27, 2017

triangles, circles and squares

Lets be honest right now! This page, for Hip kits using the September kit,  did not come together how I planned it too. Always the way, uh. I had the idea of using the squares from the 'Turn the page' paper and cutting them into small triangles. I wanted to scattered them with some punched out circles and have some shimmerz from the colour kit poking through.

 I knew I want to keep the 'jigsaw' affect to one half of the page and have lots of white space to balance all the colour. I did that and was happy. UNTIL... tee hee

I then added my photo and created lots of layers. But I know now if i moved that photo to the top of the page and allow the follow more of 'jigsaw' pieces under neath to really flow and not be blocked by the photo, I think I would loved this a lot more.

Then me being me... tee hee.. I decided to try and back the page on the blue paper from the main kit, to add more depth. Instead I feel like made the page worse...Oopsie. So here it is, a page, I want to re-do, but yet a page full of creativity lessons and more inspiration for the next.

So any time you feel like this, "I am not loving it" - I want you draw on the lessons and most importantly draw on the inspiration to create your next beautiful project :)

October 26, 2017

Colourful arty school project life spread

I absolutely loved the project life cards in the September Hip Kit, because I've had these photos of my eldest son, just 'goofing' about before school, that I knew they need to go in his project life album.

The perfect card with 'school' and all those stars through the kit, sure made it fun and easy to put this together.

Of course I added lots of 'doodling' and some shimmerz splatters as well. I thought the little of shimmerz also was a 'trade mark' for a school project life spread.

The bright colours on the cards meant that I used a a few black and white photos, so that i didnt 'distract' all those beautiful cards.

Lets not forget the exclusive alphas as well :)  Be sure to check out the process video as well!!

October 23, 2017

all snuggled up with coffee

Hello Lovely people!
I'm super excited to be sharing some cute little cards with you today using the September kit from Hip kit club. 

Its a little windy outside, the leaves are blowing and the trees are slowly turning beautiful shades of greens and yellows. The fire is crackling, you sit in your warm cozy socks, nice big red and black scarf with a hot chocolate and marshmallows of course, in your hand. You look to the right and these your family all playing a board game filling the room with laughter and love.

Does that little scene sound like fall, for all those in the Northerner hemipshere? I created these two cards with that scene in mind.

By know you would all know that I love coffee, so it would be no surprise that more coffee mugs feature on my cards. I also wanted to add in some of those fun embellishments from the main kit and embellishment kit that had lots of butterflies and flowers.  I then choose my title for the cards, drawing inspiration from the warmness of the fires and the family time inside.

It true Felicity style, I layer and layer up all the papers and embellishments. I used lots of 3D dots for demision and also some thread for fibers, not forgetting some shimmerz splatters from the colour kit. 

I hope these cards inspire you to create some pretty fall cards.
Snuggle up, enjoy your cuppa and hug your loved ones!!

Happy fall for all those in the northern hemisphere.