Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let's Celebrate Summer + new layout.

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday!
I have a new page to share with you today using the April Hip Kit & add-on kits. When designing it, I was inspired by vibrant SUMMER colors, & happy memories of our gorgeous teen on the beach.
Celebrate Summer with Friends by Kim Watson
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking
When sorting through the pretty papers from the April kit, I fell in love with this piece from Webster’s Pagers, but wanted to use both sides. I really didn’t want to cut up x2 pieces of paper for one page, then had a brainwave…why not cut it on the diagonal & flip the one half over allowing me to get the best of both worlds by sticking it together back into a single piece of paper
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking
Making the most of the fabulous printed chipboard accents…the double sheet from American Crafts is filled with great sentiments as well as tags, labels & other die-cuts.
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking I cut my photos into circles to compliment the happy circle vibe that suits the April Hip Kit & add-ons so well. Layering a B&W photo over a color photo, adds great visual interest to the layout. 
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking A metal circle die made the mini square card from Webster’s Papers, into a cool circle accent, the perfect addition to my embellishment cluster.
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking I love how the uber trendy wood veneer sentiment square from Heidi Swapp, gives emphasis to the sentiment card, as well as adds textural dimension to the page.
@KimWatson @HipKitClub @websterspages @americancrafts @HeidiSwapp #summercrafts #layout #12x12 #scrapbooking Come now…tell these alpha stickers & chipboard die-cuts from American Crafts aren’t awesome!!! The variety of fonts, substrates & colors…make for wonderful conversational titles like mine.
I love that there is not much thought needed when putting these pages together because Kimberly from Hip Kit Club solves the hard work by putting the perfect mix of papers, accents & embellishments together. These kits definitely take the angst out of product mixing..this April Hip Kit & add-on kits are a perfect example.
Happy crafting this week friends…I look forward to seeing you next time!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AUGUST 2015 HIP KIT REVEAL + a new layout!!

The stunning August Hip Kit kit is live for purchase. Isn't it gorgeous...the colors, patterns & accents...sigh! 
AUGUST 2015 HIP KIT (main kit)
Main
Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)CLICK HERE to join! Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Rustic Triangle Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Botanical Sparkle Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Happy Words Paper
  • 1 sheet Simple Stories – Simple Basics – Yellow Wood Grid Paper
  • 1 sheet Studio Calico – Amelia – Paper 002
  • 1 sheet Studio Calico – Amelia – Paper 004
  • 1 sheet American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine – Ava Paper
  • 1 sheet Crate Paper – Wonder – Bright Paper
  • 1 pkg. Pink Fresh Studios – Happy Things – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. Studio Calico – Amelia – Gold Phrase Stickers
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Wonder – Kraft Charm Corrugated Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Wonder – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Wonder – Enamel Dots & Sequins

AUGUST 2015 PROJECT LIFE ADD-ON KIT (PL cards designed by me!!)
Project Life
Price:  $29.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 25 Hip Kit Club exclusive Project Life Cards designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 pkg. Pink Fresh Studios – Happy Things – Mini Alphabet Stickers  (5 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Yes Please – Woodgrain Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Freckled Fawn – Chipboard Glitter Hearts
  • 1 roll – Freckled Fawn – Aqua Triangle – Washi Tape
  • 2 each – American Crafts – Gold Accented Pink Tags (4.25 x 2.5)
  • 2 each – American Crafts – Gold Accented Aqua Tags (4.25 x 2.5)
  • 1 pkg. Heidi Swapp – Wanderlust – Gold Accented Label Stickers

AUGUST 2015 EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
Embellishment
Price:  $29.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Pretty Things – Rubber Charm Tags
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Pretty Things – Acetate Die Cut Triangles
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Fresh Studio – Pretty Things – Wood Veneer Shapes
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy – Woodland Gold Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy – Phrase & Accent Thickers
  • 1 sheet – Studio Calico – Amelia – Pink & Gold Accented Mini Word Stickers
  • 3 each – Flair Buttons – designed by A Flair for Buttons

AUGUST 2015 COLOR ADD-ON KIT (Stencils designed by me!!)
Color Watermark
Price:  $22.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 set of Hip Kit Club Exclusive Stencils designed by Kim Watson
  • 1 jar – Ranger – Dylusions Paint – Bubblegum Pink
  • 1 jar – Ranger – Dylusions Paint – Lemon Zest

AUGUST 2015 PAPER ADD-ON KIT
Paper
Price:  $12.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Rustic Triangle Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Botanical Sparkle Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Happy Words Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Fresh Studio – Happy Things – Ombre Mosaic Paper (NOT IN MAIN KIT)
  • 1 sheet Simple Stories – Simple Basics – Yellow Wood Grid Paper
  • 1 sheet Studio Calico – Amelia – Paper 002
  • 1 sheet Studio Calico – Amelia – Paper 004
  • 1 sheet American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine – Ava Paper
  • 1 sheet Crate Paper – Wonder – Bright Paper
  • 1 sheet – Studio Calico – Amelia – Gold Dot Vellum (NOT IN MAIN KIT)

AUGUST 2015 CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
Cardstock
Price:  $10.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Begonia Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Vellum
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Light Kraft Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Slate Cardstock
Laugh Everyday by Kim Watson

Glad you stopped by friends!!
Have a great weekend!
KJ
xoxo

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Exciting news + new layouts!

Hey hey crafty friends...how have you all been?

I have a gazillion updates to post, but wanted to quickly share some exciting news with you!

I am proud to announce that I am now designing my own scrapbooking lines for a well known company in the industry...oh yeah! It has been something I have been wanting to do for a while now & gratefully was given the opportunity a couple of months back. It has had it share of learning curves...but I am thrilled to say it is in China being manufactured as we speak...so watch social media for more about it with exciting sneaks etc closer to the time. 

I am still pinching myself...woohoo!

Another wonderful opportunity was given to me by my scrappy friend, +Kimberly Hutchison who is the talented owner of +Hip Kit Club. I am now designing PL cards for her kits. The pretty June just landed from the printer & I just had to share it with you. I designed to co-ordinate exactly with the June main kit & embellishment kit. 

Here are the cards, just unpacked & looking awesome!

JUNE journal cards for Hip Kit Club as part of their Project Life kit by Kim Watson



HIP KIT CLUB – JUNE 2015 – (main kit)
MainHip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95
(requires a 3 month minimum subscription) CLICK HERE 
to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Products Included:
  • sheet Elle’s Studio – Let’s Eat – Meal Planner Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Paislee – Atlas – Altitude Paper
  • 1 sheet Pink Paislee – Atlas – Latitude Paper
  • 1 sheet Fancy Pants Designs – Summer Fun – Floral Paper
  • 1 sheet Fancy Pants Designs – Summer Fun – Sandcastles Paper
  • 1 sheet Fancy Pants Designs – Making Waves – Blazing Paper
  • 1 sheet Crate Paper – Poolside – Sunshine Paper
  • 1 sheet Simple Stories – Summer Vibes – Shine On Paper
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Twilight Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Glitter Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Glitter Chipboard Frames
  • 1 roll Freckled Fawn – Navy Triangle Washi Tape
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Layered Embellishments
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Journey – Cork Stickers
Here is the whole kit at a glance. If you aren't already a subscriber...I urge you to think about changing that...their kits are amazing! Beautifully put together, fabulous colors, great value for money...& the best customer service I have ever experienced.

June 2015 Hip Kit Club


Here are some of my latest pages designed with the April kit.

Hey Babe by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #12x12 #papercrafts
The April papers are amazing! The colors, the patterns… everything Kimberly chose for this kit is so perfectly coordinated, it makes sense to mix them together!
Enjoy These Moment by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson #scrapbooking kit #April2015 #12x12 #layout  @americancrafts @websterspages Inspired by the chevron paper by Webster’s Papers, I decided to play around with diagonals for this page.
And that's it for today...I am glad you stopped by!Be sure to come back later this week for more crafty projects.
Happy Thursday to you!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Capture those Insta photos with Fancy Pants Designs.

Is your phone full of everyday life photos & ordinary stuff, shot on the fly? 
Oh boy mine is...& I am always on the look out for ways to capture a whole bunch of them in one go, on one layout that isn't a double page. 

This was the result, x12 photos- woohoo! By arranging the photos in a square frame & leaving a square free in the middle filled with patterned paper & a few pretty accents from the Office Suite Collection from +FancyPantsDesigns; creates the feeling of space.  

Insta 2013 by Kim Watson ( in hindsight, I might change 2013 in the title to the name of the month when the photos were taken & rename it Insta July, just too lazy to retake this photo) 

Supplies: Insta 2013 by Kim Watson: Patterned paper, Tags, Stickers, Gold Foil paper, Sequins, Vellum Paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Adhesives: Tombow, Thermoweb, Adhesives by 3L; Tools: Fiskars America; Metal Dies: American Crafts, Little B DesignsOther: Typewriter


Don't you just LOVE those over sized patterned die-cut alphas? 


Gold die-cuts & small shapes scattered around the page & effect of the soft colors on the graphic black & white stripe, has a great fresh feeling! Fancy Pants Designs Gold foil paper is the best substrate for die cutting with metal dies! I used Amy Tan & Little B Designs here.

Hands down this page design as my new favorite way to capture an overview of an entire month's photos.

Looking for the Office Suite collection?

You can get it online here: 
Happy Monday to you all!!! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

New layouts + NSD crop ALERT!!

CRAFTY UPDATE!
Have you heard Hip Kit Club is having a crop the weekend of the 1st-3rd May?
NB: You have to join the FB group HERE>> to participate

NDS Crop Graphic

Also...I have two pages to share with you today, using my Hip Kit Club March 2015 kit. Yippee!!!Is it just me or are these kits just gorgeous?! I am totally crushing on the colors & wonderful mixture of accents & papers…sigh! Ok…ok I’ll stop gushing now & get to my projects.
Enjoy Life & Belly Laugh by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson #march2015 #scrapbookingkit #hipkitclub @crate_paper
When planning this page I started with the photographs. They are from our Easter day photoshoot that went a little off topic rather quickly. The kids were so charged on sugar that sitting still just wasn’t on the cards, so I went with it & the results are epic. We all had a blast…and the results are seriously scrap-worthy. I love each & every blurry photobomb & insane pic; they are real… real life. LOL!
Kim Watson+Enjoy Life+HK02
For MORE details of this page check out my blog post on the Hip Kit blog HERE>>>
And another one from the March kit.
I know many of you have used up your March kits & are working with your April kits & Add-on’s. Do not fear…I created this page so it could be lifted easily using any of the beautiful Hip kits. Cardstock as a base is so versatile.
Dear Life by Kim Watson
@HipKitClub @KimWatson @crate_paper #hipkitclub #scrapbooking #layout #12x12
What is it about pastel colors & gold accents that make one feel like smiling?
Kim Watson+Dear Life+HPK05 blog
Have you thought of filling the pretty chipboard jar with sequins? I love how it adds a touch of girliness to the page.
For MORE details of this page check out my blog post on the Hip Kit blog HERE>>>
I am so happy you stopped by...have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Reveal time: May Hip kit Club ♥

You might want to sit down!!

Main
Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95
(requires a 3 month minimum subscription) 
CLICK HERE to join!
Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Squeeze Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Brunch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Sour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Lemonade Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Bloom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Let’s Party Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Love Fest Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Picnic Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Here’s the Story Paper
  • 1 pkg. Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Woodland Black Foam Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. Pebbles – Family Ties – Mini Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Wood Veneer Words
  • 1 pkg. Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Enamel Words

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KIT
EmbellishmentPrice:  $28.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Product Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee Citrus Twist – Chipboard Accents
  • 1 pkg. – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Acrylic Shapes
  • 1 pkg. Crate Paper – Poolside – Gold Paper Clips
  • 1 pkg. Pebbles – Fun in the Sun – Prismatic Thickers
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Alphabet Stickers
  • Chickaniddy – Yippe – 6×6 Paper Pad (1 sheet of each design)
  • 1 pkg. Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Washi Tape Strips (8 sheets)

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – PROJECT LIFE ADD-ON KIT
Project LifePrice:  $34.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Life’s Sweet Large Journaling Tags (set of 12)
  • 1 sheet – October Afternoon – Treasure Map – Label Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Gold Rim Circle Tags
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – 365 – Alphabet Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Life’s Sweet – Puffy Stickers V2
  • 1 pkg. – Evalicious – Cork Alphabet Puffy Stickers
  • 1 Chickaniddy – 365 Clear Stamp Set

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
Color
Price:  $23.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 pkg. – Amy Tangerine – Rise & Shine – Brooklyn Stencils (set of 6)
  • 1 Ranger – Paint Dabber – Lemon Twist
  • 1 Ranger – Paint Dabber – Electric Lim
  • 1 Tim Holtz – Lagoon Mermaid – Distress Ink Pad (3″x3″)

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – PAPER ADD-ON KIT
Paper
Price:  $11.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Squeeze Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Brunch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Sour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Lemonade Paper
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Bloom Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Cheerful Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Let’s Party Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Love Fest Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Picnic Paper
  • 1 sheet – Chickaniddy – Yippee – Here’s the Story Paper
  • 1 sheet – Dear Lizzy – Fine & Dandy – Gold Foil Number Vellum

HIP KIT CLUB – MAY 2015 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KIT
Cardstock
Price:  $9.95**Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Marine Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Light Kraft Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Vellum
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peapod Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock
Tell me this isn't the prettiest crafty sight you've seen all week?
NOW GO SHOP!! ♥