Friday, July 29, 2016

Hello Today - May Hip Kit

Hi there,  meet the latest addition to our family.  Bella is a 7 week old Basset.  I was dead set against having another puppy because I know that inevitably I will have to one day say goodbye...and I don't do goodbyes very well.  Kobus and Bianca bought her while I was away at the Celebr8 event and although I wasn't happy with their decision...I melted when I saw her.

Today I want to share the last page I made with the scraps of the May Hip Kit.  I used the photo taken of my littlest grandson, Juan at the daycare he attends.

Supply list:  Patterned papers: May Hip Kit exclusives, Jillibean Soup; Cardstock: American Craft; Wood Veneer:  My Minds Eye, Jillibean Soup; Chipboard: Simple Stories; Paperclip:  Bella BLVD Illustrated faith;  Enamel dots; Simple Stories; Die cut ephemera: Hip Kit Exclusives, Jillibean Soup, Puffy Stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusive; Embroidery Floss: DMC

My go-to thing to get my creativity started is sketches:
Some close ups:
I love layering my embellishments...and there is just so much to choose from in the kits.

 Added texture with stitching

 The perfect way to use those scraps.

 More layering.

 The acrylic arrow is also a hip kit exclusive and the enamel hearts are from Illustrated faith.

...and that is just the cutest little face.

Thank you for visiting my blog ♥♥

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beautiful - April Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hallo there,  I was so blessed to be able to attend the Celeb8 technique weekend in Benoni.  It was wonderful to connect with good the owners of Celeb8 and make new friends.  I wish I could take them all home with me.

I want to share a page I made last week some time.  Using the latest Laura Whitaker sketch and playing along with the latest Stuck?! challenge.  I used photos of my darling granddaughter Leane and the April Hip Kit along with goodies from my stash.

Supplies used:  Patterned papers: Elle's Studio; Cardstock: American Craft:  Chipboard:  Celebr8 title, Blue Fern Studio (circle); Wood Veneer; Simple Stories, My Minds Eye; Flowers: Prima; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Other:  Fringe scissors.

The Sketch:

Some close ups:
 The butterflies were cut from some Maggie Holmes paper.  The chipboard circle was heat embossed with green and pink embossing powder.

 I coloured the "beautiful"Celebr8 title with black ink.

I am loving the effect that you get with using the fringe scissors on ombre papers.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I hope that I managed to inspire you ♥♥

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Love - May Hip Kit

Slowly, but surely I am getting my pages uploaded.  I hope you don't get sick of all the pages.  The layout I am sharing today was made using Ashley Horton's sketch challenge.  I used a photo of my oldest son, Kobus and his wife Lache with my gorgeous grandchildren.  Here it is:

Some close ups of he details:
 This title must be the most over used of all.  I can't count how many of my pages are titled "love".

 I used a stitching template for the circles and variegated green and pink embroidery floss. The 3rd circle is stitched in cream.

 An awesome mix of embellishments are included in the kit.

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the chevrons and then backed it with the Illustrated Faith She Blooms paper.  I love how bright it all is.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cherish - May Hip Kit

Hallo there.  I am back today to share another page I made with the May Hip Kit.  I purchased a fringe scissors a while ago and when I saw this beautiful Exclusive paper designed by Kim Watson...I knew I had to fringe it....and I LOVE it.  Here is the page using Stefan's kindergarten photo:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  May Hip Kit; Cardstock: American Craft: Chipboard title:  Bella Blvd; Die cuts, Puffy Stickers, chipboard stickers: Hip Kit exclusives; Veneer: Jillibean Soup; Sequins: Jillibean Soup; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Stencil: Prima.

Some close ups:
 I used a Prima stencil to bring some colour to my background.  I wanted to add the green that is also in the floral paper behind the photo.  All the embellishments you see here is Hip Kit Exclusives.

 I have gone back to matting my photos.  

 I used Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I added the little yellow "happiness" frame below the photo and the cute little Hip Kit exclusive bird.

How yummy is that fringe.  I coloured the title with the same colours distress Inks.

Thank you for visiting my blog ♥♥

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Love life - May Hip Kit

Maybe one day when everybody has lost interest I will start blogging about my life again (Sort of a journal and photos that will be there for my children and grandchildren)...until then this will just be the place I showcase my pages.  I have subsccribed to the Hip Kit club because I love the way the kits are put together.  So I truly found my mojo hiding in the May Hip Kit.

In the next few weeks I will do a catch-up of the pages I have made in the time that I was absent from the world of blogging.  So without further is one of my recent pages of my littlest grandson and a bunny:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit May exclusives and Jillibean Soup; Cardstock: American Craft; Alpha letters:  Jillibean Soup; Chipboard arrow heads: Studio Calico; Wood veneer: Jillibean Soup; Wood & Enamal dots: Jillibean soup; Enamel heart: Illustrated Faith; Die cuts: Hip Kit exclusive; Puffy stickers: Hip Kit exclusive; Embroidery floss: DMC.

Here is some close ups:
 I just love the mix of these bright colours, perfect to scrap my gorgeous grandchildren.

 I have always loved sewing on my pages.  Those are the times I sit with my DH while he is watching sport on the television.

 The chipboard arrow heads and the circle embellishments are from an old Studio Calico glad it found a home now.

Kim Watson's exclusive designs for Hip Kit are amazing...I love the vibrant patterned papers.

Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Make a wish - May Hip Kit

Hi there,  I have my Saturdays back!!!   Yay!!  We completed the Life Training School on Friday and although it was a hectic time we were so blessed to be part of this and to hear just how far so many people in our care has come...I am always humbled and in awe when I realise just how blessed we are to be trusted with the lives of these precious people.  Friday morning also brought it's challenge as a tabloid news paper that use sensation to sell their filth placed a article on their front page that shockingly alleged that we are racist and that we have denied access to a mixed race couple at the Mission.  We have never seen or met the couple who made the allegations and it is such lies as we have many mixed race couples at the mission and all our people are happy and live in harmony.  We know that the Lord is our defender and that He will vindicate us...this too goes with the territory when you are called to be a dragon slayer :-P

Maybe...just maybe I will get back to blogging again.  Anyway, I made two pages yesterday.  I am sharing one of them with you and I am playing around with Stuck!? Sketches  July sketch.  If that is what it takes to get back into will probably be sketch challenges :)

Here is my page:
 Supplies used:  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit Exclusives by Kim Watson, Jillibean soup; Cardstock:  American Craft;  Letter stickers:  Pink Fresh (Yellow), Hip Kit Exclusive (Blue); Chipboard: Simple Stories (Frames), Hip Kit Exclusive (Heart), Blue Fern Studios (dandelions); Sequins: Jillibean Soup, Flower Die Cuts:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Puffy sticker:  Hip Kit Exclusive: Heart enamel dot:  Illustrated faith; Ink:  Tim Holtz distress ink, Versafine Smokey grey for stamping; Stamp: Kaisercraft; Embossing powder: Lindy's.

The sketch:

Some close ups:
 I used the yellow Pink Fresh puffy letter stickers from the April kit...these kits are so versatile and you can really mix them up.

 I used the Jillibean cut apart sheet and used one of the 3x4 cards as a tag here.  The flowers were fussy cut from a Hip Kit exclusive paper. 

 I normally make neat and tidy pages and I still don't know if I really like this one.  The paper tearing was a genuine challenge to me.  I applied embossing powder to the dandelion chipboard.

 Many layers there :)  This must still be my all time favourite Kaisercraft stamp.

 More flower die cuts behind the one frame.

Once I get used to my warped paper I might just start liking this one.

Thank you for your visit ♥♥