January 31, 2015

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® New Guest Designers!!

Honestly, I was afraid to write this blog post, because I didn't believe it until I got the confirmation email. I still can't.
Faber Castell is one of those legendary companies for me. I loved to draw as a child, and Faber Castell's products were the best of the best. As an adult I turned more into scrapbooking and couldn't be a bigger fan of all the Design Memory Craft products, especially, as you know... My lovelies, Gelatos. While I was drooling on the new releases in CHA, I also saw there was an open DT call... I can't wait to get started playing with all those lovely goodies.
 Here are the other guest designers-

Thanks for visiting and I'll be back soon with new projects and videos! Pinch me I'm dreaming lol... Have a lovely weekend!

January 29, 2015

January Hip Kit Club Layout Sneaks!

Hi! I have been playing and creating with my January 2015 Hip Kit Club kits, but I still have lots of goodies left! I've made 10 layouts so far! Here's a sneak from my next project-

I'll be posting more new layouts soon! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

January 26, 2015

Hip Kit Club January 2015 Layouts +Process Videos

Hi! I'm up today on the Hip Kit Club blog with two new layouts using the beautiful January kits. I think these two really show how versatile the kits are. Here they are-

You can see all the details on the Hip Kit Club blog, and my entire process on the videos!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

January 21, 2015

January Hip Kit Club Sneaks

Working on layouts... So much fun!

Thanks for visiting! I'll be back soon with those new layouts!

January 19, 2015

12*12 Layout Using January Hip Kit Club Kits- Dear Lizzy Serendipity+ Process Video

Hi! I'm up on the Hip Kit Club blog today with a new layout using the lovely January kits. Hop on over there for more details and close ups! Here's the layout and the process video-


And here's the video-

Thanks for visiting!

January 18, 2015

CHA 2015 Favorites- Collections -Part 2

In this year's CHA I have to admit there were a lot of single products I thought were super fun. As for entire collections, that's always harder, and I did find some favorites, but I also felt like there was nothing super new and exciting. I think a part of this is that certain companies and designers I love have consistently been making great collections, also in this release, and their new releases are very much their style... Which is what we want and like, but I hoped for maybe something a little more different? Anyway, there were still lots of lovely things. Let's get started!

Crate Paper.
Great great new collections. Crate paper have been on my top choices list for a couple of years now. Their collections are consistently gorgeous, and easy to use. Their Maggie Holmes collections are always gorgeous. I didn't love Styleboard, but I LOVED open book, and her latest collection Confetti is beautiful. I'm not that into all the party themed lines, but there are so many versatile pieces here, it's not all about the party hats. This is the chipboard accents sheet. The balloons are so pretty! I'm not sure how to use those cake stands though... But the colors and imagery are beautiful as always.

And... Puffy stickers!!!

The papers in this collection are all lovely. Here's a favorite-

The other two releases from Crate Paper are lovely too. Craft Market will be coming out soon, so I'm guessing Journey will be their summer/spring release. Both lines have gorgeous embellishments and papers, very much in Crate style. And... Puffy stickers!!!
Here are some of my favorites from Craft Market-


And from Journey-



My next favorite is a the first line of Pink Fresh Studio. I love the whimsical feel of it, it's different than other collections I've seen, it's just cute, fresh and airy.
The collection is called Up In The Clouds-


And... Puffy stickers!!!



Amy Tan's new line with American Crafts is very reminiscent of her Sketchbook line. It looks like such a fun happy collection, I'm really looking forward to using it!


 Dear Lizzy usually makes my favorite collections. Super pretty and feminine, always lovely. This year's release is not my all time favorite, but there are some great pieces, like these heart thickers, too cute!!


Last but not least is Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss. A fun bright collection, with great use of random trends like pineapples and flamingos.

 Citrus Bliss Collection @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppCitrusBliss

That's it for my picks! I hope you enjoyed them and thanks for visiting! I'll be back tomorrow with a new layout using the January Hip Kit Club kits. Have a great Sunday!

January 16, 2015

February Hip Kit Club Reveal!!! And Some Sneaks...

Hi! The February Hip Kit Club kits were revealed yesterday. In one word- awesome. In two words- soooooo awesome!! Yeah, yeah, I say it every month, it's still true. February can get a little frustrating for the crazy ones amongst us, you know who I mean, those of us who want to play and touch all the new gorgeous goodies that have been introduced in CHA. But the tragedy is that all those only start shipping in February (some much later). So I didn't know what to expect with the February kit. December had tons of Amy Tangerine, January was Dear Lizzy... But not to worry, I was so happy to see all the fun products in the February kits. It's a gorgeous mix of We Are Memory Keepers, Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye, Evalicious, American Crafts and more. You can see all the details and full lists of products on the Hip Kit Club blog.
Here are the kits in all their glory ;)
Here's the main kit-

Yes. Those are puffy stickers. And gold rub ons. And enamel dots.
The Embellishment add on-

How great is that?? 6*6 DOUBLE SIDED pad!! Why can't all 6*6 pads be double sided?? And the Crate Paper Notes& Things chipboard... Yes please!!

The Color add on is as usual my personal favorite. And this month it's a lovely mix of products.

Dear Lizzy 12*12 stencil, that gorgeous shade of pink in a paint dabber, and two bright lovely mists. I can't wait to play with these . I really love the combination of soft and bright colors in the kits this month. Well, next month.
The patterned paper add on is a must.

Cardstock add on-

And last but not least, a sneak of my layout using the January kit that will be up on the Hip Kit Club blog on Monday.

I'll be posting my second part of my CHA picks this weekend. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

January 14, 2015

CHA 2015 Favorites! Part 1

Hi! It's CHA season! I love this time of year, where I get to see all the new and exciting things that will come out in the next months. When it comes to paper and embellishments, I've seen lots of cute stuff, but nothing too new or exciting. In 2015 I want to use up my stash (that's like saying nothing, right? We all ALWAYS want that...), and try to keep my shopping to a minimum. When it comes to paper and embellishments that is... Tools and inks are a totally different matter! 
I decided to divide my picks into two parts, and the first one is the more exciting for me personally, and in it I'll be focusing on mixed media products, tools, inks, paints and that sort of goodness. Part 2 will be dedicated to my favorite collections. So, let's get started! In no particular order...

New Distress Color!!
I am a huge fan of distress products, so I'm really happy to see new colors. I like the brighter ones, as it fits my style, which made me totally happy to see the first color for 2015- Cracked Pistachio. In 2015 Ranger will be introducing a new color each month. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a purply pink. Or a pinkish purple. Something Radiant Orchid like... Anyway, Here's the new color in all its glory-

New Gelatos!!
I LOVE Faber Castell's Gelatos, and I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new ones. There are a few different sets in different sizes, I haven't figured out yet if all the colors are new, or if there are some repeats, but I will be looking into that ASAP. Love the bright ones!

I'll have everything please!!

Ranger's and Dina Wakley's Mixed Media Fine Tip Applicator

This looks just awesome. I'll have one for each of my Dina Wakley paints, thank you.

Dylusions Paint
Is that right? I don't need more paint? That is correct. HOWEVER... What I found interesting about the Dylusions paint, is that according to Dyan Reaveley it has all the qualities she needs, it dries super fast, is quite liquid, so really easy to apply also without water, and my biggest attraction, it's meant to work with her Dylusions sprays. I find this really interesting, and for that reason alone I will try these paints out. Most acrylic paints don't really work with sprays, from my experience, as the sprays turn more pale and pastel. Dyan Reaveley is all about bright color, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how bright colored mists behave on her paint. I'll be checking it out as soon as I get my hands on some. Which colors will I be getting? The pink, lime and turquoise for sure!!

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pads. Whhhhhaaaatt???
I am super curious about these inks. I can't wait to try them out!

I'll be back later this week with part 2! Thanks for visiting!

January 12, 2015

Mixed Media 12*12 Layout + Process Video- December Hip Kit Club Kits!

Hi! I'm up on the Hip Kit Club blog today with a new layout!
Here it is-

You can see lots of detail shots on the Hip Kit Club blog. I have made more layouts using the December kits, and I'll share them soon on my blog.
Here's the process video-

The January kits should be arriving any day now, and I can't wait to play with them! There are still a few available at the HKC website if you're interested. I'll be playing with those kits for the next weeks, so stay tuned for lots of ideas and inspiration using them.
I will also be posting some of my favorite new products introduced at CHA 2015, so check back later this week for that. Thanks for visiting!

January 10, 2015

Hip Kit Club Layout Sneaks!

Hi! I hope you're having a good quiet weekend, it's unseasonably warm today here in Austria, which is just lovely! I forgot how nice it is to go outside and not freeze... Anyway, I've been playing with my December Hip Kit and decided to create a mixed media layout, using rub ons and mists. Here's a sneak-

I'll be back on Monday with the full layout and process video on the Hip Kit Club blog.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

January 5, 2015

December Hip Kit Club Layouts+ Process Videos!

Hi! I'm up today with two new layout over on the Hip Kit Club blog. I really wanted to make good use of the products in the December kit, so used lots of tags from the Embellishment add on for one layout and strips of patterned paper for the other one.
Here are the layouts and videos, you can see more details and close up shots on the Hip Kit Club blog.

Here are the process videos-

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

January 4, 2015

December Hip Kit Club Layouts Sneaks

Hi|! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! I have today some sneaks from new layouts I created using the beautiful December Hip Kit Club kits.

I'll be back on Monday with more photos and process videos!
Thanks for visiting!