January 2013 Hip Kit… A Project Life layout & more…

Happy Sunday!

I hope you have all had a wonderfully relaxing weekend.  We have been super busy around here.  Both Mackenzie & Madeleine competed in a track meet yesterday.  If you have ever been to a track meet – you know that they go on for hours…  (like 6 hours).  :D  It was a lot of fun.  This was Mackenzie’s 1st high school meet and Madeleine is a junior.  They ran on the same 4x400m relay team – which was so exciting.  Madeleine ran the 3rd leg and handed off to Mackenzie, and Mackenzie anchored the race.  She was ahead the entire time… until the last 100 meters the girl behind her caught up and almost passed her in the last 10 meters.  Mackenzie finished 1st by about a half stride.  This was the last event of the day, and the crowd cheered like crazy.   Bob posted the video on Youtube if any of you are interested to watch.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO…  My favorite moment was when Madeleine ran up to Mackenzie and gave her a big hug at the finish line.  This is what life is about!

Okay… so enough about that.  Tonight I am going to share the last few projects that were created with our amazing January 2013 Hip Kit.  A great project life layout and a few awesome cards created by Melanie Blackburn and a layout that I made.  :D  I can’t even tell you how happy I am to have found some time to scrap again!!!  Big grin!!!

For those of you who are doing Project Life albums…  I want to share this fabulous PL layout that our talented Melanie Blackburn created using our January Hip Kit and our January  Project Life Add-On Kit.  I think you can see how easily the products included in our main Hip Kit can be incorporated into a PL format… and our PL Add-On Kit gives you a nice array of smaller embellishments and a great Elle’s Studio clear stamp set that can be used on  both PL pages and tradition scrapbook layouts.  All of the products in our kits are really versatile, and Melanie’s layout is an wonderful example of this.

Week-7-HipKitI love the little Elle’s Studio  Cutouts from our Embellishment Add-On Kit.  This one little sheet has lots of little elements that add such nice detail to Melanie’s pages.  The Midway Decorative Brads from our PL Add-On Kit has several different sized brads along with a few decorative tags.  These are the perfect size embellishment for such a small space.  They add a lot without taking up much space.  The Midway Alphabet Stickers are a great choice to add a pop of color and a bold description.  The Studio Calico Darling Dear Mini Alphas are great for adding more detailed captions. Week-8-Hip-KitMelanie used a combination of products from our January main Hip Kit and all of our different Add-On Kits to create these super cute cards.  I love all of the layers, texture and dimension that she added to each one.  Love!!! 
Glad-Card-JanShe cut a banner notch out of the “Good Life” Stencil Card.  Then she put a chevron mask on top of the card and applied a modeling compound.  Then she removed the mask, and let the chevron pattern dry.  What a great technique to add texture to your  project.
Good-Life-Card-Jan
Hello-There-Card-Jan
Welcome-Home-Card-Jan

Here is the most recent layouts that I created with our January Hip Kit.  This page has several of my favorite products on it.  A scrap of the gold polka dot vellum (I saved every little scrap of this paper.)  haha… Woodgrain paper is another favorite.  I love the richness that it adds to my page.  I can’t seem to create a layout lately  without using mist in some way or another.  It helps give the eye a path to follow through the entire page.  Plus it keeps cardstock from looking so stark.Dad LOI used a Prima Chalk Ink Pad to color the white Thickers.  From my earlier experience, I knew that the ink wouldn’t set – and would continue to smear regardless of how long I let it dry.  Heat setting didn’t even work.  So, I placed the letters I wanted to use on a piece of plastic packaging, and applied the ink to each one.  I let it dry for 10 minutes, and then I sprayed them with aerosol hairspray to prevent smearing.  This is an old trick that we used in our art class to keep charcoal and pastel drawings from smearing.  It works like a charm for this too!
Dad Detail 2
Dad Detail 1I can’t make a page without adding at least a little bit of machine stitching.  I think this is one tool that I just could not do without.  😀
Dad Detail 3
I hope our projects have inspired you to want to create something wonderful with your January Hip Kit.  Tomorrow… I will be sharing projects created with our amazing February Hip Kit – so  you will definitely want to stop by and check them out.  Have a scrappy day! xo – Kimberly –

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