Hi Hip Kit Friends!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing my take on this month’s Mood Board Challenge with our gorgeous January 2021 Hip Kits! If you haven’t seen the February board yet, it was created by our super talented Vicki Parker & looks like this…


So pretty &  so much fun! I adore all things hearts, pink & Valentine’s inspired! The mood board totally gave me all the feels and inspired me to create this darling page of my sweet boy…



Oh wow! So bright, playful & whimsical! Such a darling page for my darling boy!

That probably wasn’t what you were expecting, was it?! The mood board is so pretty in pink &  perfect for documenting my beautiful daughter with. However, I had this sweet photo of my son that I wanted to share.  My son holds our hearts,  all the songs in the rainbow belong to him & he brings so much happiness and joy to our world….. and that was how this page came to be! The love theme and all those hearts in the mood board were definitely the main source of my inspiration.  Let’s take a closer look…



For the love of rainbows! I couldn’t resist using all the rainbows that featured in the January 2021 Main Scrapbook & Embellishment Kits. I started by fussy cutting that stunning Dream Big: Over The Rainbow pattern paper and layering a section of it onto the top right hand corner of my page. To fit all.the.things on my layout, I had to trim the fussy cut rainbow down to ensure the cloud was centered across the top third of the page. I wanted to create the appearance of rainbows, stars and hearts to falling from the heavens and directing you to my sweet boy’s photo.  The ‘Dream Big’ Accent Chipboard Sticker rainbow is just the best & naturally, I had to make it the first of my cascading ones. Here’s a closer look…



WOW!!! Isn’t this rainbow chippie errrrything?!! Bright, beautiful and so magical for my boy’s page!



I continued the cascading rainbows with another Chipboard Sticker and one of the Dream Big Die Cuts from the January 2021 Main Scrapbook Kit. I love how effective this looks! To tie in with the first rainbow, I added in the ‘wake up & be awesome’ chipboard sentiment (January 2021 Embellishment Kit). Not only does it feature the same colors and font style, but it also reflected my son’s story and filled the empty space in the cloud – perfect!



Between the rainbows, I added that bright pop pf purple title, ‘love you’ with the fabulous Dream Big Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Simple, but so effective! But as you know, it’s what is at the bottom of the rainbow that really matters! Remember I said that my son, ‘holds our hearts,  all the songs in the rainbow belong to him’  well, what better way to depict this than by cutting his photo into a heart and layering it onto that musical notation Chipboard Sticker! And because so much love and joy grows from him, I have also added a bed of florals and a few fussy cut hearts as well. I just love this photo cluster so much! Here’s a much closer view of it…



What a cutie! And truly, how fabulous are the January 2021 Hip Kits?! So many fun and versatile embellishments!



For finishing touches, I enhanced the ‘falling from the heavens’ look, with a a sprinkling of wood veneer stars, chipboard sticker stars and a lot of hearts! I also included a few x’s and o’s with the white Dream Big Puffy Alphabet Stickers from the Embellishment Kit.  Gorgeous!  Oh my heart – quite literally!!!

If you’re interested in knowing more, please be sure to  watch my process video below:

Thanks so much for watching!

I hope you have loved my take on today’s mood board and feel inspired to interpret the board to suit your stories, and play along! Be sure to shar your amazing creations with us in the Hip Kit Club Facebook group HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo



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