Create your own Traveler’s Notebook!

Hey y’all! I’m back, with a different kind of project for you all!

I decided to create a memories book with extra photos that I had lying around of my daughter when she was an itty bitty baby. She’ll be TWO next week and I’m struggling a little, seeing her go to school for the first time, and also just seeing her grow up in general. I know, she’s not even a teenager yet. Just wait for that…

Anyway, I created my own Traveler’s Notebook out of the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio paper that came in our May 2017 Kits. I simply cut-to-size, scored it and folded it in half. Then, I added printer paper on the inside and sewed it right up. and TA-DA, I had a Traveler’s Notebook that may actually “travel” with me around town so that I can look at her as a baby, whenever I want. 😉

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So I used a few elements from the (American Crafts) Shimelle “Little by Little” collection, along with a few of the HKC exclusive alphas and puffy stickers.

This was a super simple and quick process but I love the outcome!

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XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler

Go Graphic & Mixed Media!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well this weekend! I’m so happy to be bringing you 2 projects, using the Prima Watercolors, along with other elements from the May 2017 Hip Kits!

I started with a Project Life spread. This week, we’re focusing on mixed media, and today in particular, I am focusing on the graphic look. when I think of “graphics,” I think of design and the abstract look.

I started with a few cut-to-size pieces of watercolor paper. I used my Prima Confection Watercolors to create a super fun and simple look.

I used the Crate Paper “Oasis” alpha stamp to create both a title card and a DIY project life card. Make sure to use a waterproof ink when you’re stamping on top of any project containing water-based supplies.

I used tons of the Shimelle “Little by Little” stickers and ephemera pieces around the spread.

Lastly, I added some of the HKC Exclusive wood veneer words, along with some enamel dots.

I hope y’all love the outcome!

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For my scrapbook layout, I wanted to use as much of the HKC Exclusive ephemera as possible. I started with a lined background (to play on the “graphic” side) and a photo of my daughter. I started adding ephemera around the photo, and realized that I wanted to layer the pieces right on top of one another.

I had the idea to use the locks and keys on a string and simply stapled it on to the page. I love this look and rarely use string, so this was a fun addition!

For the mixed media portion, I added some of the watercolors as sprinkles. I’m not a huge mixed media person, but I think added some simple sprinkles can complete a page. Plus, you don’t have to use watercolors as they’re intended; you can totally use them any way you want on a page.

Lastly, I used some of the HKC Exclusive alphas for the title, and added the last portion of the title using the stamp set.

This is one of my favorite layouts with the May kits!!

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

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler

Thursday Inspiration-Main Kit

I just love challenging myself to stay within a certain range of products. The funny thing is, my Little by Little ephemera got mixed up with the HKC Exclusive ephemera and I couldn’t tell them apart. That’s how great the products go together! I love it.

For my project, I focused on PL 2017. I am using the 12×12 system and I love it so much more than the 9×12 system I was using before.

I started by cutting some of the main kit papers down to the 3×4 and 4×6 sizes. I added photos into the gaps and on top of the cards, and then simply started embellishing. For my title card, I used the HKC Exclusive alphas that came in our Main Kit. In addition, I used some of the exclusive ephemera to add a little somethin’ extra.

I used some of the wood veneer that came in our Embellishment Kit, along with the puffy stickers by Dear Lizzy (Main Kit also). Lastly, I added some foam Thickers by Shimelle Lain “Little by Little.

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I love the way this spread turned out and I hope you do too!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! See you next time!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out my process video!!

XOXO

Ashley

Ashley Fowler