All Smiles | Tiffany Medina

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Hey everyone! Tiffany here with a project using my December Hip Kits. This is another one of those Project Life spreads in my 12×12 spiral scrapbook. I’ve taken a liking to doing my PL spreads this way and honestly don’t miss the pocket pages at all. I don’t know what it is, but I have a seriously aversion to the pocket pages when it comes to a PL style album. I guess it’s cause I feel a bit restricted when making my layout. I like the effect of things overlapping each other.

Anyway, I worked in my 12×12 scrapbook. Now, I’m using this scrapbook to house all of my favorite things–I’m calling it “My Favorite Things” album–and am using some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken over the years. My aim is for this album to be light and fun, and not something that I need to constantly update but instead work in whenever I want.

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So I used up the remaining PL cards I had from the December Kit, along with cards I made from the papers in the Main kit. I used two papers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection: the grid side from paper #22 and both sides from paper #4. I played around with the position of the cards until I found a really nice balance in color before I began laying out my photos.

For the photos, I stuck with the ones that had a lilac purple hue to them because I felt they matched the colors of this kit better. All of my cards are roughly 2×2 in size, which is a perfect fit to place them on the cards and layer them over paper. All of the photos are matted with either the lilac cardstock from American Crafts that came in the Cardstock add-on or that Take Me Away #4 paper.

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In the top row, I use two 3×4 cards and a 4×6 card. The first is the Hello card from the PL kit. The next is one of the Take Me Away #4 paper cards I made. I put one of my favorite feet photos on this card and embellished it with one of the phrases from the cut apart sheet included in the PL kit, layered on top of a strip of the aqua glitter tape from the Embellishment kit that I cut into a banner. I then place one of the Heidi Swapp Gold Puffy hexagon stickers from the PL kit and a pink Carta Bella enamel dot from the Embellishment kit to accent the banner off.

For the next card, I used the backside of the Take Me Away #4 as my base. I then took the Maggie Holmes Blossom paper from the Bloom collection, and cut out a few of the plus signs. I used them as X’s down the left side of the card. They sort of resemble colorful bandages. I then took the “Hello You” tag from the Take Me Away ephemera pack from the Main kit and placed it crookedly on the card. I layered my favorite photo of my dad at an angle on top, then embellished the whole thing with butterflies I punched out of the #4 paper and a few of the Carta Bella enamel dots. I love the ombre-ish effect the butterflies give to this card!

For the second row, I use four 3×4 cards. The first card is the grid side of the Take Me Away #22 paper. I simply place my photo matted on the lilac cardstock in the center and used one of the HKC exclusive arrow wood veneers along with one of the My Mind’s Eye gold acrylic bows to frame it. I did the exact same thing for the forth card in this row, in order to keep the balance.

The second and third card act as my journaling and title cards. I used that list card from the PL kit to list what each photo I used on this spread represents. I just covered the “Moments I don’t Want to Forget” title with one of the phrases from the cut apart sheet that reads “Just Because…” I also tucked the Details tab from the HKC exclusive die cut ephemera pack behind the car at the top. For my title card, I used the Amy Tangerine white foam phrase thickers to read “All Smiles” on top of a card I made from the #4 Take Me Away paper. I embellished this card with a few more of those butterflies I punched out of the same paper.

In the last row, I have one 4×6 card and two 3×4 cards. For the 4×6 card, I used the backside of the #4 Take Me Away paper to mirror the 4×6 card in the top row. I took the “#LoveYa” tag from the Take Me Away ephemera pack and cut it in half to use the top part tucked behind my photo. I placed it down on an angle on the left. I then took the craft jar ephemera piece from the same pack and placed it on the right. Again, I embellished the card with those pretty ombre butterflies I punched out, with a few of the Carta Bella enamel dots.

The 3×4 card next to it was from the PL kit and it reads “Just Keepin’ It Real.” And the final 3×4 card is the grid side of the #22 paper. I used the “#LoveYa” part of the tag as a tab coming from behind the photo I placed in the center of the card. I repeated the aqua glitter tape banner underneath the photo with a phrase cut apart piece layered on top that reads “Made Me Smile.” I accented it with a gold camera puffy sticker from Heidi Swapp. Repeating little accents like this really help to balance out a spread and I love how this one came out!

Products used: Hip Kit Club December 2016 Main KitDecember 2016 Embellishment Kit Add-on + December 2016 Project Life KitDecember 2016 Cardstock Add-on

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