Love My Honey! Hip Kit Club-Jan 2017- Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!! I am back with another sketch challenge for the hip kit club! Here is my little guy and his ice cream cone up in the mountains. Let’s take a look at what inspired this layout!


Here is the Sketch created by Kim Watson!


I am working with the new collection from American Crafts, Hazelwood. One of the papers in this collection is a honeycomb pattern with bees. So when thinking about bees, I thought of this picture of my son. Bees love something sweet and that would be my son! oh and his ice cream cone. So this paper was really the jumping off point for this layout.


For my title I used the American Crafts Hazelwood cork pieces and these Celebrate Thickers. They screamed Honey!! I also used Studio Calico letters as well.


I did a little mixed media with some water colors and added some of those beautiful rubbon butterflies and called it good! I hope you all enjoyed this sketch challenge layout for the Hip Kit Club Design Team! See you all next time!



Beautiful Girls!! Jan 2017 Hip Kit Club-Paige Evans- Take Me Away

Hello Hello Hello! I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday. I am back with another sketch challenge for the Hip Kit Club Design Team. I love this sketch for the fact that it’s a grid layout and I have always loved a good grid layout. So let take a closer look on my take of the sketch challenge.


Here is the Sketch.


I fussy cut out this exclusive paper from Kim Watson. Those black and white flowers just sang to my heart!! I mean look how they just pop off the page!! I also used one photo instead of three small photos but still kept the overall design going.



I was really happy to be able to finally use those fun chipboard letters from Pink Paislee Paige Evans line TAKE ME AWAY Collection. I couldn’t wait to get those down on a layout. For my layering behind my photo, I used that beautiful pink couch from the Take Me Away Ephemera pack. I know what your thinking!! WHAT!! but I did.

I hope you all enjoyed this layout! as always there is a process video posted below!!


Forever and Ever in Our Hearts- Hip Kit Club- Dec 2016

I am very excited to share this layout with you all! I love how this Sketch Challenge turned out. I hope you enjoy and let’s jump into it.

Look how pretty these colors are together, and the different textures. I am loving the mixed media this month for sure. I loved using this Maggie Holmes Washi Tape Cross paper. I fussy cut out those crosses, so glad I did. I also went in with my water colors to bring in more color. I just made some simple paint strokes and all of those beautiful colors blended in together and came out wonderful once dried.



This picture is of our dog that passed away a couple of months ago. This picture was to sweet not to document and our poor little daughter. This girl loves animals beyond words. She cares so deeply for animals, you can only imagine her sadness when our dog died. So this photo was so necessary.


What was also necessary was the title. I used these American Craft Thickers and I love how bold they are, they really pop off the page. I just really love this layout for so many reason and I am glad I was able to document such a great moment. Process Video is posted below.

Dec 2016- Hip Kit Club Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday Funday everyone!! I am a little behind on my blog post but I am going to get caught up today. We are having an ice storm as I speak, so my family and I will be inside all day. So let’s take a look at this sketch challenge I have done. Who doesn’t love fringe?? Well I went a little fringe crazy and I loved how it turned out.


I wanted to bring in some mixed media, so I used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in sweet mint. I just sprayed it right on to the paper and it gave this shiny, messy look. I also wanted to use some sequence to bring in some of that shine! I brought in some of the gold Ephemera pieces from the Paige Evans Take Me Away Collection.


I really had a lot of fun creating this layout for the Hip Kit Club Sketch Challenge. I encourage you to try out these sketch challenges and post your projects over on our facebook forum. As always I have a process video posted at the end of this post.


Hip Kit Club-December 2016- Sketch Challenge-All Smiles

Happy New Year Ya’ll!! Do you all have big goals set for the new year?? I have set a couple of goals for myself! Now let’s just see if I continue to stick with them. Speaking of celebrating, I have another layout for you using the December 2016 Hip Kits!! I am also using another Sketch Designed by Kim Watson, ┬áSo let’s check it out!


If this doesn’t scream celebration, I don’t know what does!!


Isn’t this such a fun Sketch Design?


So looking at the mood board this month, Banners kept coming to mind. So I thought I would start there. I love that I stuck with this idea, I just love how this turned out. For the title, I used the American Craft Thickers from the Paige Evans Take Me Away Collection. I decided to keep the title simple, since I had so much going on in the background.


I did a little mixed media. I used my watercolors and some Hedie Swapp Color Shine for the splatter look. I also used an exclusive cut file from the Hip Kit Club and altered it to fit my layout. I also love those gold hearts from My Minds Eye, they are the perfect gold color.


I hope you all loved this layout as much as I do! I hope you reflect on 2016 and strive for better in 2017.