December 31, 2017

I'm On Patreon!! Get Even More Videos!

Happy new year! Hello hello 2018 and poor neglected blog! I've been MIA here because I've been working hard on my new adventure for 2018.

If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's a platform where one can support their favorite creators, to help them keep doing what they are doing, and in return receive rewards, such as exclusive updates, printable art and videos! 

You can find all the details about the monthly pledges and rewards over on Patreon. And here are a couple of videos I created, to explain why I decided to take this step. As always, I'm so so grateful for your support, and hope you will join me in my art journey and we can inspire each other!

December 9, 2017

Hip Kit Club Blog Hop- Day 9 of the 12 Days of Giving!

Hi! Welcome to day 9 of the 12 days of giving. Each day we have a little blog hop on the HKC blog featuring a brand new cut file or printable, all available for you to play with! Today's cut file was designed by Kim, and it is gorgeous! So many ideas and possibilities! I decided to use it as a stencil, and here's what I made-

This is the cut file I used-

I used the gorgeous November kits. They are holiday themed, but as you can see, can be used for everyday layout without a problem.
Here are some close up shots, and keep on scrolling for the video tutorial!

Please follow this link back to the Hip Kit Club website. Login to your account & look for the ‘downloads’ tab. You will find a subheading ‘12 Days of Giving, where you will find all of our 12 Days of Giveaways. Please download them & enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us here at Hip Kit Club!
Next up on the blog hop is the wonderful and uber-talented Missy! Click here to go to her blog!
Thanks for hopping and have a wonderful December!

November 18, 2017

December 2017 Hip Kit Club Reveal- Exclusive Papers I Designed!!

So excited about the December kits! I have designed 3 of the papers in the main kit (and you can get some extras if you pick up the paper kit), but everything in these kits is gorgeous. Here they are in all their glory, and check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

September 1, 2017

Winner of the Altenew Blog Hop!!

Thanks everyone for playing along! The winner is Barbara Macaskill and here's her comment-

Have a lovely weekend!!

August 31, 2017

Hip Kit Club Design Team!!!!

I'm so excited to continue for another term as part of the Hip Kit Club DT!! I'm also happy to see lots of familiar faces, and some new talent on the team. I know this will be a great term, starting my 4th year on the team!!

August 24, 2017

Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway!!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of the Altenew August release blog hop! I created 2 scrapbook layouts using some of the goodies in the new release. I was especially thrilled to see how well the metal dies worked with foam. Here's my first project-

I love the Rose Filament dies, they are absolutely gorgeous and look how amazing they look in that pink fun foam! I also used the doodled lace cover die, as well as papers and embellishments from the Reflections collection.

Here's my second layout-

I created a soft background using the Charmed and Simple Shapes XL sets, and, of course, cut some foam flowers again. Love them! 

I created some ombre stamping using the Northern Lights ink cubes set (it has 3 pinks and 3 teals, gorgeous colors!), as you can see in the detail shot above.

Here are the supplies I used (yes! There are storage pouches in two sizes and they are fantastic!) -

And now the giveaway details-
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a 50$ gift certificate to THREE lucky winners!
Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday 31st at 11:59 EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.
But wait, there's more!
Altenew is kindly giving away another 30$ gift certificate to one of my blog readers, so please leave a comment below telling me which is your favorite item from the new release for a chance to win this giveaway too! I will announce the winner here on my blog on September 1st. 

If you're doing the hop, the previous stop is Olga Moss, and your next hop is Lydia Evans, enjoy all the awesome talent!

Here's the entire blog hop list-

Thanks for visiting and make sure you enter those awesome giveaways!! Have a lovely day!

August 23, 2017

New Online Class!!! Kit-Cut-Go With Irit!!

I'm so excited to share with you my new online class called Kit-Cut-Go! It's all about using up your scrapbooking kits. You can find all the details HERE, and make sure you use the coupon code KITCUTGO to get the early bird discount!! 
Here are a couple of videos that also explain what the class is all about-

See you in class!!

August 19, 2017

September Hip Kit Club Reveal!!!

Hello poor neglected blog! Yes, it's the summer vacation so things are a little slower and quieter here than usual... But I had to show you the September HKC kits as they are just gorgeous! 
Here they are in all their glory-

The main kit-

Embellishment kit-

PL kit (includes exclusive cards, not shown)-

 Color kit-

And the patterned paper and cardstock kits-

Check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details!

July 21, 2017

Winner of Altenew Giveaway (on my blog)!!

The winner is Super Stick Chick (love that name)!! Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize!!

Thanks everyone for playing along!

July 17, 2017

Hip Kit Club August 2017 Reveal!!

I'm so excited about the August 2017 hip kits! They are full of Maggie Holmes Carousel, which is just gorgeous. Here's what's coming next month-
Main kit-

Embellishment kit-
 PL kit (cards not shown)-

Cardstock kit-

Color kit-

Patterned paper kit-

So excited about these!! Check out the hip kit club website for all the details and have a great day!

July 12, 2017

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway !!

Hi! Thanks for hopping! I'm so excited to take part in the Altenew scrapbooking collection blog hop! Make sure you read the whole post and participate in the giveaway!!

I used this gorgeous collection (click on the photo to go to the Altenew website)-

I created two 12x12 scrapbook layouts for the hop. I just love the colors and all the watercolor images in this collection-

That rainbow paper is probably one of my favorites, and so I wanted it to be the center of my design.

For my second project I decided to use that gorgeous purple watercolor paper as my background, and fussy cut lots of pretty flowers from the patterned papers.

And now to the exciting part! The giveaways!-

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

There are also some great promotions going on right now-

And last but not least, another giveaway! Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite Altenew product for a chance to win a 30$ gift certificate!! I'll announce the winner here on my blog July 21st.

Keep on hopping! Your next stop is Elena Morgun, or check the whole list below- 


Have a great week!!

June 24, 2017

A Video A Day?!?! Yes!!

Have I lost my mind?? It is possible, for I have decided to try and create a video a day for my YouTube channel. Why? Because it's fun! I hope you follow along. In general, the best way to follow me is on YouTube, videos are more fun and come more easily to me than writing on my blog. Along with my newsletter (sign up on the tab above, I only send out emails when I have a new class on a special offer or something as equally exciting), my channel is the most updated. Watch the video to find out more about what's going on at the moment :)

What can you expect to see on my channel? It's a hodgepodge of scrapbooking, art journaling, watercolor play and more. Anything I'm into, new art and scrapbooking supplies, it's all going to be there. Each video is clearly named, so you can easily decide if it is interesting to you. I've also started doing some memory planning, meaning a type of PL style (in the sense of documenting everyday life) in a beautiful Heidi Swapp planner. Here's the planner I'm using, and the first process video-

I'm using the HP Sprocket for printing my photos, here are my first impressions-

In scrapbooking land, I've received my June Hip Kits and show them here-

Later today I will have a new process video up, using the May hip kit club kits. And coming up this week, more watercolor videos, a little haul just to name a couple! Hope you'll join me and I wish you a great Sunday!

June 18, 2017

Hip Kit Club July 2017 Reveal!!

The July kits have been revealed and I couldn't be more excited. They are, as always, super gorgeous. But this time a little more special, as I have designed two of the papers in the kit, and that makes me a very very very VERY happy gal. Here are the kits, all the details can be found on the Hip Kit Club website.
Main kit-
Embellishment kit-

 Color kit-

PL kit-
 Patterned paper kit-

 Cardstock kit-

Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday!

May 31, 2017

Get Out- Scrapbook Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Today I'm sharing this fun layout I created using some great cut files from the Cut Shoppe with my favorite medium, watercolors of course! Here's my finished page-

I used two cut files for this layout-

I cut all the pieces from white cardstock and used some watercolors to paint them. Super easy and a great way to use watercolors on your layouts. I mostly used these neon watercolors

Thanks for visiting and make sure you check the Cut Shoppe for these cut files and many more!