Bath Time!

Hey Everyone! I’m back, bringing you a super fun layout and process using the August 2016 Hip Kits!

This one was a little out of my comfort zone and I still don’t know how I feel about the outcome, but I do know that I had tons of fun creating it!!

I started with a white background and the Paper Kit. I used several of the patterned papers to layer up across the top of the page. I roughly (I mean, very roughly) sewed my papers down. I then layered up behind my photo. I used one of the HKC Exclusive cut files designed by Ashley Horton to layer behind my photo, as well as several scraps from the Crate Paper “Cute Girl” collection.

I also used puffy stickers from “Cute Girl” collection, along with the wooden Thickers that came in our Embellishment Kit. In addition, I used a few of the HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces  to tuck around those sewn layers!

Lastly, I sprinkled some drops of the Pink Stillettos Shimmerz Paints spray from the June 2016 Color Kit.

I hope y’all love this one!

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Have a wonderful week!!!




Ashley Fowler

I love right now…

Loving life, loving these kits, loving to document! I love right now….

I’m back with two new projects using the August 2016 Hip Kits! Yay!!! I. Seriously. Love. These. Kits!

I started with a white background and focused on the sketch designed by Ashley Horton—it’s brilliant!

I started trimmed my papers and then cut a fishtail banner at the end of each one. I then placed my papers going diagonally across the page. The papers I used were Amy Tangerine “Oh Happy Life” and Dear Lizzy “Saturday.” I (very roughly) sewed the top of these banners and then placed my photo (with lots of layers) right on tip.

I used the Amy Tangerine Thickers from the Main Kit for my title and then began to layer ephemera (from the Main Kit) right around my layers. I added a few butterflies from the “Cute Girl” collection that came in our Embellishment Kit. In addition, I used a recent learned technique of placing clear stickers onto white cardstock so that they instantly become ephemera–The clear stickers I used were from the Project Life Kit and they are designed by Amy Tangerine.

Lastly, I added some india ink because why not?

I hope y’all love this one!

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For my second project, I created a PL spread documenting Week 5 of 2016. Ok, I’m a little behind but at least I’m trying, right? I used PL cards from our PL Kit and I have to admit, I went a little crazy with those Black Clear Stickers by Dear Lizzy (Saturday)–those came in our Embellishment Kit.

I then added a few ephemera pieces, as well as Cute Girl puffy stickers, and a sweet little bow clip.

This one was a blast to create!!!

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Ashley Fowler

The Good Life & Project Life Week 4

Hey y’all! Ashley here, sharing a super fun and colorful project life layout for you all, using the July 2016 Hip Kit Main Kit and Add-Ons.

I started by laying out my cards, some were from the ‪Project Life Kit and some were cards that I cut using the ‪Paper Kit for this month!

I didn’t need a title card, as this was the continuation of week 4! I used a couple of my homemade embellishments using this month’s kits, along with a few puffy stickers from our ‪Embellishment Kit. I also used some of the ‪HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces from our ‎main‬ kit and completed the page with some of my very favorite finishing touches…‪enamel dots!

This spread was so much fun to create!

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For my second project, I created a fun layout again, using the ‪July 2016 Kits.

I started with the Color Kit‬ by simply using the ‪HKC exclusive‬ stencil along with the ‪Dylusions‬ turquoise paint. My white background came from the ‪Cardstock Add-on for July!

I layered underneath my photo with several different patterned papers, and then began my embellishing. I used lots of ‪‎HKC exclusive‬ ephemera along with those beautiful glitter ‪Thickers‬ from our ‪‎Embellishment Kit‬.

I just loooove the ‪Project Life‬ cards that were included in the Project Life Kit so I wanted that as a main focal point on this page. Lastly, I added some of my ‪DIY Embellishments that were created a few weeks ago using this month’s kits. I hope y’all love this one!

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Don’t forget to check out my process videos for these two projects!




Ashley Fowler

Supersize your title!

Hey Everyone!

I’m back, sharing a layout and a project life spread using the fabulous July 2016 Kits!

I started with a white piece of cardstock from our Cardstock Kit for July. I immediately knew that I wanted to use a large title for this week, so I cut Ashley Horton’s Exclusive Cut File from my cameo. I just love how a large titled can make a large statement on a 12×12 layout. Using a large title can also help with placement of your photo—if you look closely, I tucked my photo underneath the title as it provided the perfect nook!

I didn’t add much patterned paper, but because I used the HKC Exclusive black and white patterned paper, I knew that I needed to back it up with a color so that the title could be shown.

I embellished using HKC exclusive ephemera, Freckled Fawn puffy stickers, and acetate words from the Main Kit as well as HKC puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit.

I love this way this layout turned out! It’s simple, fresh, and the title is perfect for the photo!

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For my second project, I created a 9×12 Project Life spread. I used a few 3×4 cards from our Project Life kit and cut up a few of the HKC exclusive patterned papers for my 4×6 cards.

For my titled, I used the American Crafts glitter Thickers from our Embellishment Kit and then I embellished with some of the chipboard from the Project Life Kit, as well as the ephemera from the Main Kit.

Hope y’all love this one too!

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Ashley Fowler

Hello Sunshine

Hey y’all! Ashley here, with a super cheery and bright layout for you using the #July2016 #Hipkits!

I started with a white background and knew right away that I wanted to use that Simple stories sunburst paper as my title “Hello Sunshine.” I began layering my papers behind my photo and and offsetting them just to give a little interest. I used a few of #thehappylife #HKCesclusive papers to add in pops of pink.

I also used some of the #HKCexclusive #ephemera and couple of the wood veneer pieces from Pink Paislee Paige Taylor Evans #FancyFree.

I just love how fun and happy this layout is! I hope you all enjoy it.





Ashley Fowler


Peace, Love, and Project Life

Hi All!

I hope you all are having a great Monday so far! This week, I am using the July 2016 kits and I am focusing on using up some of  those beautiful Project Life cards that Kim Watson designed, which came in our Project Life Kit.

I began with a design with 9 vertical 3×4 cards. I’m loving this design and plus, I need to fill the back of my previous design. I am actually working on Week 3 continued as I had several photos to complete for this particular week.

I used several of the HKC Exclusive Cards and I also cut up some of the patterned paper that came in our Main Kit.

I embellished using probably every embellishment from the Main Kit, Embellishment Add-On Kit, and the Project Life Kit. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but I’m almost certain there are only a few items that I did not open for both my layout and my project life spread. I just love everything in these kits!

I used several of the ephemera pieces from the HKC Exclusive Ephemera from both the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kit, as well as puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit, and some Amy Tangerine Enamel dots from the Project Life Kit.

I hope you all love this spread!:)

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For my layout, I started with a white background and began layering with several of the patterned papers, from the HKC exclusives to the Illustrated Faith rainbow chevron, and a Simple Stories “Sunbright” paper.

I used the HKC Exclusive Alphas that came in our Main Kit along with lots of the HKC “The Happy Life” Ephemera.

I added a few puffy stickers that came in the Embellishment Kit along with a few Project Life Chipboard Stickers. Lastly, I added a few drops of the Shimmerz Citron color that came in our Color Kit.

The just love the colors! I hope you all gain some inspiration from this one.

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Don’t forget to check out my process video!



Ashley Fowler

This is Great

Hey Everyone! Ashley Fowler here, sharing with you a super simple, yet fun layout that I created, using the June2016 Hip Kit Club Main Kit, Project Life Kit, Embellishment Add-On Kit, Paper Kit, and Color Kit.

I began with a kraft background and knew immediately that I wanted to layer some colorful papers right in the middle. I used an American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Happy Place” paper along with a few of the HKC Exclusive papers and Simple Stories “Sunshine and Happiness” papers.

I offset some of the papers for a more interesting look and then laid down my photo. I embellished with several HKC Exclusive “Everyday”ephemera pieces along with American Crafts pieces such as the “Currently” PL collection, the Paige Evans “Fancy Free” collection, and a die cut phrase from the Dear Lizzy “Happy Place” collection.

Towards the end, I really felt it needed some sort of texture, so I added some rough stitching on the side of my layout for an extra touch!

I had tons of fun making this layout and I hope you all love it!

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Making it Masculine

Hey y’all!

I’m back! With a super unusual layout for me using the June 2016 Kits—I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one and I actually like the way that it turned off. Believe me, it took time for this page to grow on me, and I even thought about redoing it completely but I decided to keep it because after all, it’s a good thing to step out of our comfort zone and accept imperfections! My biggest challenge: NOT USING PINK! This challenge was set by myself so that I could try and make this page as masculine as possible. I think I achieved the masculine part, but the outcome wasn’t exactly my favorite!

I started with a white background and one of the Dear Lizzy die cut phrases that came in our Main Kit. I simply set the die cut onto my page and then sprayed right on top of it using the Color Kit’s Shimmerz spray called Mandarin Mai Tai.

I then began my layering process, using some of our exclusive patterns as well as some of the Jen Hadfield Pebbles papers. I embellished using several elements from the Main Kit, as well as the Embellishment Add-On Kit.

I then added some of the puffy stickers that are an HKC Exclusive from our Embellishment Add-On Kit and then hand-doodled with a pen around the edges.

I hope you like this one!



For my second project, I created a project life spread that focuses on several pictures taken of my sweet baby girl when she was about 7 months. (insert bawling face emoji here). Anyway, I took several photos of her before church one morning and loved how each and every one of those turned out. Why not use all of them? So, I did. It was the perfect addition for my PL Album.

I used a few of the HKC Exclusive cards from the Project Life kit and then used the Paper Kit for extra 3×4 cards.

I embellished with the Jillibean Soup wood veneer, puffy stickers, lots of Simple Stories stickers, and a few pieces of ephemera from Becky Higgins’ Currently collection and HKC “Everyday.”

I had tons of fun making this one and loved this process from the beginning.:)

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Make sure to check out my process video for both of these projects!



Ashley Fowler

My baby is ONE!

Hey Everyone! Ashley here, sharing a fun layout focusing on our daughter, who just turned the big ONE! This layout features lots of the HKC Exclusive Ephemera “Everyday” pieces from the June2016 Mainkit!

I began with a white background that came in our Cardstock Add On Kit and mixed a bit of the Shimmerz Paints dazzlers (from last month’s kit–in the shade Spun Sugar) along with this month’s Color Kit item which was Shimmerz Paints “Stillettos.” I used the stencil from the Color Kit and simply sponged it on. I could have used a palette knife for this but I couldn’t find a clean one. oops!:)

I then layered my photo with 2 patterned papers and began embellishing with the ephemera pieces. Along with the HKC Exclusive Ephemera pieces designed by Kim Watson, I also included a few of the Becky Higgins Project Life “Currently” ephemera pieces that came in our Color Kit.

I used my hot glue gun for lots of dimension! I hope y’all love this layout as much as I loved creating it! I can’t believe my baby is ONE!!!!

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Don’t forget to check out my process video:)




Ashley Fowler

Text Love

Hey y’all! It’s Ashley, back with another layout featuring my sweet baby and my love for words and phrases!

I began with white background and had the idea to use up quite a few of those Dear Lizzy “Happy Place” die cut phrases that came in our June 2016 Main Kit. Instead of doing lots of layers, I decided to focus on the words and then place the photo write in the middle of the text.

I used several Jillibean Soup wood veneer shapes from our Embellishment Kit as well as a few of the HKC exclusive die cut pieces that came in our Main Kit.

I also used a few elements from the Project Life 2016 Kit such as the smaller phrase stickers and the word wood veneer.

I finished off the layout with a few splatters from the Coloringz bottles that came in our Color Kit.

I hope y’all love this layout! I had a blast creating it.

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For my second project, I created Project Life spread. Of course, I used several cards from the June 2016 Project Life Kit. I just love these HKC Exclusive cards! They are amaze.

For my first title card, I used the HKC Exclusive Alphas that came in our Main Kit along with an exclusive puffy stickers from our Embellishment Kit.

I added several Project Life Ephemera pieces as well as some Jillibean Soup Wood Veneer and SN@P clear stickers.

This spread was a lot of fun—I’m in love with all of the colors.

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Hope y’all love this one too!



Ashley Fowler