Friday, April 27, 2012

April Hip Kit

Last week Kimberly debuted her April Hip Kit...and then it arrived on my doorstep! I'm in love.
Check it out...

This kit is FULL of new Crate Paper goodness, new Studio Calico goodness, new Lily Bee Design goodness and new Jillibean Soup goodness! Yummy, right?! You can check it out and order yours here. Starting next week the Hip Kit Design Team will be sharing their April Kit creations...and May is right around the corner, so a fun, new Layout and Card sketch challenge will be posted too!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hi Friend!

Just a simple hello...

{Supplies: American Crafts 'Canary' cardstock, My Minds Eye Miss Caroline butterflies patterned paper, Echo Park This & That yardstick patterned paper, Pebbles Country Picnic Greenhouse paper, Echo Park This & That Alphabet Accent stickers, Lily Bee Design ABC stickers and October Afternoon Five & Dime Chip 'n Stick}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sending You Sunshine

Happy Wednesday!

{Supplies: American Crafts 'Limeade' cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neopolitan 'Heart Song' patterned paper, K & Company SMASH Secret Pocket, Dear Lizzy Neopolitan epoxy brads, flashcard cut from Echo Park This and That 'Teal Damask' patterned paper, 'sending you' sentiment from Impress Rubber Stamps 'Sending You Love' rubber stamp, Maya Road canvas butterfly and Mister Huey.}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easter Memories with the March Hip Kit

Hi friends,

I've been having a lot of fun pulling out old photos and getting them scrapped! The March Hip Kit gave me an excuse to get some old Easter photos down on pages...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

So True.

Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine shared this on her blog.

It completely strikes a chord with me.
So much to do! So little time!
Learning to slow down and be in the present.
Learning to ENJOY the present, rather than thinking ahead of all the things I need and want to do.
But I've still got a lot of learning to do...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Simple Cards

Happy Friday!
Today I wanted to share a couple of simple cards that I created with product from the March Hip Kit.

I love the October Afternoon Little Flyers in this kit...they just shout 'time to party!' Shall we celebrate a birthday or the arrival of spring with this card?

The grid stamp I used in the background is from the American Crafts Jared clear stamp set found in the March Embellishment Add-On Kit.

And this next card is soooooo super simple. It took no time at all! Which is perfect for me...because I always seem to need a birthday card at the very last minute!

The Pebbles dimensional embellishments from the kit are exactly 1" in diameter. So I used a 1" circle punch to create three circles out of the cheery yellow polka dot paper, lined them up, stitched them down...added the cute Pebbles embellishment (which already had stitching down the middle), added a sentiment using a Rubber Soul stamp...and there you have it! Super fun and simple birthday card!

For more daily inspiration, be sure to visit the Hip 2B Square blog and check out what the other designers have been creating with the March kit!

ps...Don't forget that there's still time to play along with the 'Show Me Your Chevron' theme over at the Paper Issues blog. There are fabulous kits up for grabs...and tons of inspiration! Be sure to link up by tomorrow, April 14th, for a chance to win! I didn't realize how much 'chevron' is in my stash...and it's sooooo fun!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Card Sketch Challenge and...winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Hi friends!

Have you heard about the sketch challenge over at Hip 2B Square? There are actually TWO challenges going on right now...a card sketch AND a layout sketch.

Here's the current sketch for this month's card challenge...

Here's the card that I was inspired to create...

I created this card with product from the March Hip Kit. The grid stamp is from the American Crafts 'Jared' clear stamp sent found in the March Embellishment Kit.

Want to play along? All you have to do is create a card inspired by this sketch. You can use any supplies you wish! Email a photo of your card to by 10pm on Friday, April 27th and you could win a free Hip Kit! You can submit up to three cards...for three chances to win! Be sure to include your name, email address, shipping address and phone number in your email.

AND speaking of winners...thanks to everyone who hopped along on our Hip 2B Square Blog Hop and a BIG thanks for all the sweet comments you left on my blog!
Random.Org helped me choose a winner...

Cheers for Brenda Baker!
Random.Org has choosen you to receive the fabulous February 2011 Hip Kit! YAY!

Brenda - Please email with your full name & shipping address so she can get your prize sent to you!

Be sure to check here to see if you won one of the other kits from Hip 2B Square, Melanie, Kristin or Cindy! AND everyone can play along with the sketch challenges for several more chances to win! You can find all the details about both challenges here and here.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

It's a Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first-ever Hip 2-b Square Blog Hop!

We are so excited to have you join us. Each Design Team member will be sharing one of their March kit projects on their blog...a little sneak peek of the fabulous inspiration coming your way on the Hip blog this month.

Plus, we are giving away FIVE amazing Hip 2-b Square kits! One kit will be given away on each blog so be sure to visit them all and leave a comment at every stop.
I have the the February 2011 kit up for grabs here...

How fun is that?!? You can check out the complete details of the kit here.
The March Embellishment Add-On Kit features one of Martha Stewart's butterfly punches. The size is just perfect for a 'bouquet' of sweet, spring butterflies on a card...

Now make like the Easter Bunny and hop on over to the other blogs for some more inspiration! But before you go, remember to leave me a comment for a chance to win. We will be announcing the winners on Monday April 9th, so be sure to check back then. Thanks for joining us...enjoy the hop!

Bethany Crowell