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!
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