Week 45 and Gift Giving

Hey y’all! Ashley here, with a PL spread using the Hip Kit Club November 2016 Kits!

I began by cutting several papers down to the right size for the spread. Then, I started with my title card. I used the glitter Thickers from the Embellishment Kit. I just love how simple, yet sparkly these alphas are!

I adhered all of my photos to the spread and then began embellishments. I added several HKC Exclusive “Tis the Season” product as accents, such as the decorative tape and the phrase stickers. I used the Crate Paper “Snow and Cocoa” wood veneer pieces from the bottom left card, and lastly, added some HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces around the spread.

I hope you all love this spread!!

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My second project is all about gift giving! I am IN LOVE with this time of year, mainly because I get to shop for gifts for friends and family. One of my absolute favorite things to do.

I started with 3 tags cut from the Tim Holtz sizzix tag die pack. I cut them from patterned paper, mainly HKC Exclusive paper. I used a few of the ephemera pieces and popped them up on foam squares, along with decorative tape and phrase stickers.

For the gift bag, I punched banner shapes from the “Snow and Cocoa” paper to place right beside the larger banners cut from the 12×12 cut-apart “Snow and Cocoa” paper that we got in our Main Kit and Paper Kit.

I added several ephemera pieces created by Kim Watson, such as the snowflakes and banner shapes. Lastly, I added some of the decorative tape to complete the look!

I hope you all gain some inspiration from these quick and simple handmade gift-giving ideas!

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XOXO

Ashley Fowler

Week 44 and “Merry and Bright”

Hey everyone! It’s Ashley, back with a project life spread using the November 2016 Main Kit and Embellishment Kit.
I started by cutting several of the papers from the Main Kit and Paper Kit down to the right sizes for this spread. I used papers from the Crate Paper, Inc. “Snow and Cocoa” collection, as well as HKC Exclusive papers for this month! I used Pinkfresh alphas as well as HKC Exclusive alphas for the title card. I also used several of the exclusive phrase stickers as well as ephemera pieces, designed by Kim Watson for the these kits. I seriously cannot get enough of those phrase stickers!
To finish off the page, I added some touches of washi, along with puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit.
I hope you all love this page as much as I do!

 

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For my second project, I created a super fun layout! This is one of my favorites of all time🙂
I started with a white background from our Cardstock Kit. Then, I used the Shimmerz Paints texture paste to add some interest to the background along with the Shimmerz mist from our Color Kit.
I let this dry and then began with my layering. I cut a few papers from the Crate Paper, Inc. “Snow and Cocoa” collection, along with some of the “Tis The Season” Exclusive papers. I fanned the papers out behind the photo for a “different” look this time.
I used some ephemera pieces from the “Tis the Season” collection by Kim Watson, and then added the title using the puffy stickers as well as pink chipboard alphas from the Main Kit.
Oh, and I can’t forget about the cut file which is exclusively designed for members!
 
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XOXO
Ashley
Ashley Fowler

All about Alphas!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great Saturday so far! I have a fun project using the November 2016 kits with you all!

Today, my layout focuses on using any of the alpha stickers in the kit! I have to admit, I’m normally intimidated by long titles with lots of different fonts, but always seem to love when others do it!

I began with that beautiful HKC Exclusive paper from the Main Kit or Paper Kit. I began layering underneath my photo by cutting several different sizes of paper, including one roughly-cut round piece. After layering up, I decided to begin with my title. I used the HKC Exclusive puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit, along with Thickers from the Embellishment Kit as well. For the word “capture,” I used the exclusive chipboard alphas from the Main Kit and I am SO in love.

My embellishments included several of the HKC Exclusive ephemera pieces from the Main Kit, along with the exclusive flair and a handmade embellishment using the vellum from our  Card Stock Kit and sequins from our Main Kit.

I hope that you all love this layout! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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Don’t forget to check out my process vid!

 

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler

Week 43 and “A witch…”

Hey y’all! Ashley here sharing a Project Life spread with you all!

I began with several photos, and some cut-to-size pattern papers from our October 2016 Paper Kit.

For my title card, I used one of the cards from the Project Life Kit along with alphas from the Embellishment Kit.  Many of the embellishments for each card/photo came from either the Main Kit, but I did use some stickers from the Project Life Kit (honey I’m home), as well as puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit.

This spread was so fun and it captures our daily life, special events, and little moments that I wouldn’t otherwise photograph!

I hope you all gain some inspiration from this spread!

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Another project I worked on was a layout of my daughter dressed up as a witch!
I began with a white background from our Cardstock Kit. I cut a piece American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Saturday”paper (nearly) on half and placed the at the top of the LO. I matted my photo and began to embellish the page.
For my title, I used the exclusive alphas from the the Main Kit along with a couple of the Simple Stories chipboard pieces from our Embellishment Kit.
I added a few elements from the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection, such as the clock and some cut-aparts from the 12×12 paper.
I hope y’all gain some inspiration from this one as well!
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Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to check out my process vid!
XOXO
Ashley
Ashley Fowler

Week 42 and “Punkin’ Patch”

Hi everyone! Ashley here, with a few super fun projects for you all! I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday so far.
I began with my project life spreads. I created one back-back 6×12 with all 4×6 pockets spread and one back-back 6×12 spreads with all 3×3 pockets. This was SO much to create—plus, this was a busy week because I traveled to Kansas City!
On my cover spread, I used all photos (yes, once again). I simply embellished each photo used several stickers from the Simple Stories “Carpe Diem-Posh” collection, along with elements from the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection. Both of these sticker sheets came in the Project Life Kit for October 2016.
For my second spread, I cut several pieces of patterned paper down to 3×3. I used a few Simple Stories papers, as well as American Crafts “Saturday,” along with Maggie Holmes “Gather” papers from our Paper Kit. I used stickers and ephemera from the embellishment kit, along with the HKC Exclusive alphas from the Main Kit.
I had so much fun creating these spreads!

 

For my second project, I created a 8.5X11 for my PL album as a separate insert/page.

I began with one of the salmon-colored card stock papers from the Card stock Kit for the background. I then began layering with the (Maggie Holmes) American Crafts “Gather” papers, as well as a 3×4 card from the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection.

I titled the layout using the gold foiled alphas from the Embellishment Kit along with the Simple Stories stickers from the Project Life Kit.

This one was also super fun to create!!

Don’t forget to check out my process vid with ALL of the details!

I hope y’all love it!

 XOXO
Ashley
Ashley Fowler

Week 41 and “Hello Lovely”

Hey Y’all, Ashley here sharing a project life spread using the October 2016 Hip Kits!

So, this one is a little different. I did not use any of the HKC Exclusive cards from the Project Life Kit because I had just enough photos for a one-sided spread this time. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you how using the embellishments and alphas from the kits still make for a fun and beautiful spread! Plus, I little goes a long way!

I used several elements from the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection, as well as the HKC Exclusive alphas and Simple Stories (Carpe Diem Posh) pieces (chipboard and regular stickers).

I just love how simple this one is! More like this to come in the future.

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For the layout, I began with a pink background from the Cardstock Kit. I simply cut up some papers to sizes I wanted and adhered them to the background. Most papers that I used are from the Maggie Holmes “Gather  collection.” I just love the pattern that looks like lots of lined-up books!

I matted my photo and then began to embellish with elements from the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection and created a title using the Paige Evans “take me away” collection along with the Pebbles “Warm & Cozy” collection.

This one was lots of fun as well! I hope you all have gained some inspiration!

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

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler

Week 40 and Supersize It!

Hey y’all!

Ashley here, sharing a PL spread and LO with you all, using the October 2016 Hip Kits.

I’m still using the 9×12 album with different page protectors, although I tend to gravitate towards the one with two 4×6 pockets and five 3×4 pockets.

This week, I created a double-sided 9×12 spread! I began with a few cards from the Project Life Kit, which are HKC Exclusive product, as well as a few cut-to-size cards from the Paper Kit.

I’m loving the Dear Lizzy “Saturday” collection in these kits, as well as the We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home” collection.

I used the world “blessed” from the Pebbles line called “Home”, along with some stickers from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem (Posh) collection.

I had so much fun creating this one.

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For my second project, I created a 12×12 layout, using a few elements from the October 2016 Hip Kit Club Main Kit, along with lots of pieces from the Project Life Kit and Embellishment Kit.

I began with a white background and knew right away that I wanted a large title to go along with the “supersize it” theme for today! I simply trimmed a Simple Stories “Carpe Diem Posh” paper in half, then placed it right onto the white background.

I matted my photo with a Dear Lizzy Saturday pattern, then began with the placement of my title. I used alphas from the Pebbles Jen Hadfield collection, along with the HKC exclusive and Simple Stories Carpe Diem (Posh) alphas.

Lastly, I embellished using lots of the “Honey I’m Home elements from We R Memory Keepers.

This one is simple, but makes a big statement!

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Don’t forget to check out my process vid!

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler

My Whole Heart and Week 39

Hey everyone! I’ve got a few special projects for this week! The first one I’d love to share is Week 39 of Project Life using the October 2016 Project Life Kit as well as the Embellishment Kit, Main Kit, and Cardstock Add-On Kit.

I used several of the HKC Exclusive cards from the Project Life Kit, as well as elements from the Pebbles Inc. Jen Hadfield collection and the American Crafts We R Memory Keepers “Honey I’m Home Collection.”

I also used a few of the Simple Stories chipboard pieces from the “Carpe Diem Posh” collection as well as some of the Dear Lizzy “Saturday” collection pieces!

These spreads were so much fun to make! I hope you’ve gained some inspiration from these projects!

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For my layout, I created a 12×12 page using the beautiful wood-grain background from the “Gather” Maggie Holmes collection!

I simply layered underneath my photo using some of the Dear Lizzy “Saturday” papers from the Paper Kit, and then added ephemera pieces from that same collection as well as chipboard wood pieces from the We R Memory Keepers collection.

I also added stickers from both the “Honey I’m Home” collection as well as the Simple Stories (Carpe Diem Posh) 12×12 sticker sheet that both came in our October 2016 Embellishment Kit.

I love the way this one came out as well!

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I hope y’all have a wonderful week and don’t forget to check out my process videos!
XOXO
Ashley
Ashley Fowler

Using multiple photos on an 8.5×11

Hey Everyone! I’m back with two fun super simple projects for this weekend, both for my project life album, using the September 2016 Hip Kits!

Do you guys ever have multiple photos that you want to add to a PL spread but there’s not enough room in the page protectors? I had that problem this week and I really wanted to stick to a 2 page spread rather than a 3 page spread. So, I decided to create a single 8.5×11 Layout along with my spread.

I started with a plain white background and placed my 3 photos on the page. I’m not going to lie to you all, I struggled with this. For one, it’s super unusual for me to scrap with 3 photos, and for two, I rarely scrap an 8.5×11 layout.

After placing my photos, I took lots of Gather ephemera from the Main Kit to tuck around the photos. Also, from the Main Kit came the alphas for my title. I L-O-V-E these Pinkfresh Alphas!

Lastly, I added smaller elements like the adhesive brads from the Main Kit and the gold foil #gather stickers from the Embellishment Kit!

I hope y’all love this one! It’s different than usual but was a lot of fun to create.

 

For my second project, I created a 9×12 spread for the continuation of Week 38. I used a few cards from the Project Life Kit as well as a couple of cut-to-size papers from the Paper Kit.

I used lots of Simple Stories (Carpe Diem Posh) pieces, as well as chipboard elements from the Embellishment Kit!

As I said before, I’m loving the simplified look of the Project Life and I plan on continuing this method throughout the remainder of the year!

 

I hope y’all have a great rest of the weekend!

 

XOXO

Ashley

Loved and Week 38

Hey y’all! Ashley here, with two super fun projects using the September 2016 Hip Kits!

For my first project, I started with a white background. I decided to go with a little bit of a different design than usual. I mostly used the Gather Collection papers from our Paper Kit and Main Kit. I also used several of the Gather ephemera pieces from our Main Kit, along with “standout” Gather stickers from our Embellishment Kit.

I just love the Maggie Holmes “Gather” collection so much! It’s perfect for the Fall weather and has great colors for soft family-themed layouts!

For an extra touch, I added some Shimmerz Paints mist in “Oh Say Can You Sea” from our April 2016 Color Kit!

I hope y’all love this one as much as I loved creating it!

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For my second project, I created a 9×12 Project Life Spread.

I started with cards from the Project Life Kit as well as a few cut-to-size Paper Kit cards!

I decided that I am going to work on catching up on PL at a later time and start using Hip Kits for recent weeks, since the colors/themes go perfectly with the time of year!

I used a few of the Simple Stories “Posh” ephemera pieces, as well as the alphas from both the Main Kit and Embellishment Kit.

I am trying to simplify my PL spreads a bit more than usual because I find that I’m loving the “clean” look of Project Life. The Project Life Kit is perfect for this because it comes with smaller elements, perfect for adding simple touches to your cards!

I hope y’all love this one too!

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

 

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler