December 14, 2017

don't let the little things get forgotten...

Hello. Felicity with you here today with another festive creation using the Hip kit November and documented December kits. Spending 30 minutes a day in my album is so rewarding, because this time of the year, they can be so much busyness and so many memories and traditions, that sometimes the little things that make this time of the year 'magical' get forgotten.  I love having all my supplies handy and digging through finding so much empheria from the kits to record the moment.  From sticker sheets, the exclusive puffy stickers to chipboard frames.
Not to mention the exclusive papers too.  (as I cut up in the 2 x 2 inch squares).
Make sure you watch my process video at the end to see how fun and easy these pages in my documented December come together.

December 13, 2017

12 days of Christmas Hip Kit blog hop

Hello all!  Welcome to day 12 of the Hip Kit Club 12 days of giving blog hop.  You should be arriving from Marinette's blog and your next stop is back to the Hip Kit Club blog.
Today’s gift is a cut file designed by Kim Watson.
HKC 12th Dec Tags by Kim-1
I loved using these labels in my Documented December.  I loved fussy cutting them all out and then randomly placing them opposite my big photo in my album and then just putting random bits of journalling with some cute embellishments. 

Please follow this link back to the Hip Kit Club website. Login to your account & look for the ‘downloads’ tab. You will find a subheading ‘12 Days of Giving, where you will find all of our 12 Days of Giveaways. Please download them & enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us here at Hip Kit Club.
I hope you’re having fun hopping along our blogs!

December 11, 2017

Documented Decemeber

Happy holidays!
I hope your all starting to document your December this year and if not, I hope I inspire you to do so today. I think this is my 4th year in a row of documenting December this year. I love spending just 30 mins - generally at the end of the day - and documenting the day or what happened. Its not necessarily Christmas related because end of school year for the kiddos and then often we pop away just before Christmas and I have no technology those days. Its so good to just switch off and recharge physically and mentally. 
In my documented December, using the Hip Kit  November kits  I always do a mixture of layouts and project life style pages along with lots of memorabilia, anything from the kiddos drawings to wrapping. 
Today I created a double page layout in my album using the Crate paper Snow and cocoa products in the kit. 
In Australia is not a winter, its super hot and sunny, but it didnt stop me from using the snow flakes as a feature in the background with some stitching. 
Then I used the series of frames to highlight a series of photos on my daughter 'goofing' around with her Santa hat. 
The key to documented December is keep it simply and allow yourself that 'time out' daily to complete just a little in the album.

Happy documented December

December 6, 2017

4th year in a row documenting December :)

Who's documenting their December this year? I am for the 4 year in a row :) using the Hip Kit November kits and Documented December kits too! Here's a few pages in the album, Make sure you are following me on Instagram @flisw to see more pages daily :)

December 5, 2017

Tis the season for Happy holidays

Hello lovely creativity people, I;m here with a layout for the sketch using the gorgeous November kit from Hip kits.  Yes, if you look closely I followed the sketch!! tee hee. I started off my flipping the sketch  side ways. Because there were so many beautiful elements in the papers, I couldn't help but fussy cut out a lot of the labels, presents, trees and houses.  The to keep the elements on the left of the photo (the rectangle frames of the sketch), I machine stitched underneath before embellishing. It added a lot more depth and texture.


Here is the process video for you.

December 4, 2017

Coffee with project life? Why not!

Also wanted to share with you a project life page using the October Project life kit. This kit just calls for lots of black and white photos and its a breath of fresh air in my album. It just breaks up the colour through the page.

There is also something dramatic about black and white photos isn't there.  I love documenting photos of my little girl on a daily basis because somethings cant be sent or felt in words uh!
That is the beauty of project life isnt it. The photos and sentiments do the talking.

 I really love the big chipboard words in the embellishment kit, that I decided to use it on its own in teh 4 x 6 sleeve and then I embellished on the plastic with the puffy stickers. It adds some nice demision to the project life page.

With project life its not always about the photos, but the journaling too. Thats what I wanted to do was doucment those things that photos cant tell the story in.

Layering and clustering embellishments is another great way to tell your story. Not to mention mixing up the alphas too! How cute are those gold dipped wooden alphas.
Tip:Also dont forget to document the age of the photos.

I hope these projects inspire you today to be creativity and document those memories for years to come!

November 30, 2017

Pastel colours and dramatic black and white photos!

Hello lovely creativity HKC friends! Its Felicity here.  I'm so excited to sharing my page today. I have used the Hip Kit October kit and absolutely love all the pastel tones with a little blue.
Now, I hope your sitting down and no its not a blue moon, Tee hee, but... I have not used white cardstock as my background. I know right! This page is one of my favorites!

So besides that difference, I really wanted to also use the big chipboard words that came in the kit. Now lets be honest, I did start with this page laid out on white cardstock, but then as I was 'dreaming' of what to do with the background, shuffling papers, as you do... I came across the pink fresh studio paper and it just matched so perfectly.

Once I then 'transferred' everything over to that background paper, it looked, what I think is described as magical! It just all fitted and fell into place.  I loved adding in lots of embellishments from the ephemera pack, finished off with fussy cut flowers.