August 20, 2016

Hip Kit Club July 2016 Layouts + Videos

Hi! Always playing catch up these days... Here are the projects I created with the lovely July 2016 Hip Kit Club kits, it's been really fun using them! There's a video tutorial for each one, so make sure you watch it to see how they came together.

And my August kit arrived last week, and it's fantastic! I'm showing the goodies in the unboxing video, and also sharing lots of tips on how to use them.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely scrappy Sunday!

August 17, 2016

Hip Kit Club September 2016 Reveal!!

It's that awesome time of the month again! The September 2016 Hip Kit Club kits are up on the website, and they are so so fantastic! Here they are in all their glory, make sure you check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details on these lovelies-

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely scrappy day!

July 16, 2016

August Hip Kit Club Kits Reveal!!!

Yes, it's already time for next month's reveal, and this one is a really good one! After months of wondering what's going on with American Crafts, they are back baby! And Hip Kits have the best goodies from the new collections in the August kits. Let's get started!
Here's the main kit for August-

I think the image speaks for itself. But I'll add some of my own words anyway. THOSE.THICKERS. They are from the new Dear Lizzy collection and they are perfect. Other favorites here include the word thickers, also from Dear Lizzy, and the patterned paper from Crate's new Cute Girl collection. Cute indeed, and perfect for my cuties at home.
Next up is another gem, the embellishment kit-

It's all good. Seriously good. I love the exclusive die cuts, they are such a great addition to all the goodies this month. They were designed by the super talented Claudia Van Rooijen (you can find her on YouTube and Etsy)! And those stickers by Crate. Sigh. Super cute, very whimsical, love love love it.
The August Color kit, is full of color, and I'm always excited about getting some new goodies to play with-

Those Prima oil pastels look delicious, and I'm looking forward to playing with them and sharing the results with you!
Let's move on to the PL kit, this is just a partial image, there are exclusive cards and they are beautiful.

I love the Amy Tan sticker book, so many fun images! And the exclusive tags are adorable. 
And for your paper needs, there are the patterned paper kit and the cardstock kit. Both a must, in my book.

 That's it! I think this is one of my favorite kits this year. So many good things. You can check them out and subscribe on the Hip Kit Club website. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend!

July 12, 2016

Just Add Water- New Layout For The Cut Shoppe!

Hi! Irit here and I'm happy to share my new layout using some fun cut files from The Cut Shoppe. Here's the finished project-

I had some watercolor fun with this one. I used Fresh Squeezed with a Silhouette sketch pen to draw the image, and then just painted it with watercolors.

I also sketched my title, from the Summer Sun & Fun file.
Here are some close ups, and the video tutorial that shows how this came together!

Here's the process video-

Thanks for visiting, and check out the Cut Shoppe for these cut files and more!

July 7, 2016

Getting To Know You - The Cut Shoppe Design Team Intro Hop! And a Giveaway!!

Hi! We thought it would be fun to have a blog hop and get to know the team a bit better! We'll each answer a few questions, make sure you visit all the blogs participating!
I'll start with sharing the first layout I created for The Cut Shoppe, and still one of my favorites. It's the title page for our vacation album.
 So here are a few Q & A-
1. How many times in a week, do you work on something scrapbook related?
Every day. It's not easy with a baby at home, but once it's nap time, I'm at my craft table!
2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
My kids of course!
3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
It's a tie between aqua/mint and pink. I love wearing brown, but not on my layouts!
4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
I love using cut files because it gives such great detail, one can customize them to fit any layout, and they make designing a page much easier.
5. What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
I love reading, and photographing. I'd probably be spending my free time lost in a good book.
6. Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
I am a chocoholic, my favorite food is lasagna, my red hair is as natural as the bottle it comes in (I'm a red head on the inside though!), I speak 3 languages, and I have a cockroach phobia. I don't even want to see that word! Yuk!

There's also a giveaway!! I'll choose a random winner who will receive a 5$ gift card to The Cut Shoppe! So leave a comment for a chance to win. You can enter the giveaway till Sunday, July 10th. Winners will be announced on The Cut Shoppe blog on Wednesday, July 13th!
Check out the other bloggers -

June 28, 2016

Make An Impact- New Online Class!!

I'm so excited to finally share this class. Jen Schow and I have created a super fun class with awesome techniques. Here are all the details and link to the class.

Class Description
Make an Impact: Simple Techniques for Striking Layouts is a self-paced online class taught by Irit Landgraf and Jen Schow.
This class is for those who want to learn easy techniques that will give your scrapbook layouts a "wow factor".
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
  • 5 lessons complete with 20 downloadable instructional videos
  • 6 background cut files in PNG and SVG format for use with an electronic die cutting machine
  • 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
 Here's the class intro with some scrappy eye candy-

I also made a Q & A video about it. Leave a comment in the video's comments section for a chance to win a spot in the class! See you there!

June 16, 2016

Hip Kit Club July 2016 Reveal!!

It is reveal time!!! My second favorite day on the month, right after kit arrival day. The July Hip Kit Club kits have been revealed and they are lovely.
Let's get started!! First up, the main kit-

The kits this month are again packed with exclusives. Favorite bits? I'm crushing on that watercolor stains paper (second from the left), and the Bella Blvd. rainbow one... The ephemera pack is awesome too!
Next up, the embellishment kit-

PUFFY STICKERS. Say no more. OK, there are also those cute Amy Tan rubber charms, some lovely gold stickers, but can we talk about the puffy stickers??? Gotta have them.
Moving on to the PL kit-

Yummy yum yum. Yes please! I'll take that. 
The color kit-

Fun stuff! Lots of options here, paint, mist and more paint! Lovely. That Dina Wakley color is my favorite of her range. 
And for your paper needs, pick up the patterned paper kit or the cardstock kit or both!

That's it! Check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details on these kits. Thanks for visiting! Have a lovely day!