Tuesday, 6 January 2015

One More Kit Club Layout

After publishing the January kit club post, it occurred to me that I hadn't used the optional add-ons that I got. I'd put them aside from the main kit and forgot about them. I had a bit of paper left from the kit, so I made this last simple layout.

Never Stop Wandering
I love the bold reds and greens on this layout; a beautiful contrast of colours. The photos were taken at a waterfall during our Japan trip in October.
I die cut some embellishments and inked them with distress inks. I love the Petaloo flowers which match the flower colours in the background floral paper.
Still loving the clear word stickers and placed some rub on sequins around the page. The tiny geotag die cuts are too cute.

I've recently been reorganizing and streamlining my photos better so hopefully I'll be able access my photos more efficiently and get more layouts done. That's one of my resolutions for this year. Do you have any scrapbook/craft resolutions?

Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, 2 January 2015

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - January 2015

Happy New Year to everyone. 2014 has been quite eventful but good year with lots of holidays and ending with moving flats and a wonderful Christmas. December was definitely busy but we're all settled in now and I could finally sit down and do some layouts.

The January kit is lovely and bright, with lots of gold scattered in the kit - I'm loving this trend. It also comes with some enormous clear word/phrase stickers; great for layouts, albums, diaries or even as laptop cover art - so fun.

January Kit 2015
Heidi Swapp September Skies – Alpine Rose
Heidi Swapp September Skies – Aspen
Heidi Swapp September Skies – Mountain Trail
Heidi Swapp September Skies – Dusk
Heidi Swapp September Skies – Open Air
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Puffy Glitter Stickers – Silver Shapes
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Spot Varnish Chipboard Window Frames
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Rub-Ons – Confetti
Heidi Swapp September Skies Attachment Clips
Me & My Big Ideas Large Word Stickers – Be You
Little B Foil Tape – Gold Chevron
Studio Calico Essentials Cork Shapes – Cameras
Bo Bunny Kraft Laser-Cut Wood Embellishments – That’s Life

Optional Add-ons
Petaloo Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms – Antique Red
Sizzix Thinlits Dies – Notebook Base/Layering Shapes
Papermania Mini Pigment Ink Pads 20/Pkg – Assorted Colors
Heidi Swapp September Skies Clear Stamps

Here's the sketch for this month:

 Beautiful Mind Spirit Heart
A bright, airy layout with green and white as the main colours.
I love these transparent word stickers; you can cut them apart or keep them whole. Also loving the rub on sequins.
I added some stamping to the background for more visual interest.
I love the wood accents; I kept some plain and added pink glitter to the geotag to pull your eye into the photos.

Be Awesome
 I decided to go with circles on this layout, scattering them across the page in a visual line. I like the background paper as it reminds me of wood and goes with the nature photo.
 I added a rim of gold archival marker around each circle to emphasize them more.
I love the pack of silver puffy stickers - full of hearts, stars and arrows to add that extra bling to your page. The little cork cameras are too cute.

Be Brave Be Bold
 Such a bright red polka dot paper, I knew I had to use it with the swing photos even if I had done a previous swing layout already.
I love the huge titles which you can lay under or over other embellishments.
I freehanded some circles with an embossing pen before embossing with gold. For the heart, I layered the foil tape edge to edge over some scrap paper before die cutting out the heart shape.

Some layouts from the rest of the DT:

 Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Belly Lau
Friends Forever by Belly Lau
 You Are Enough by Belly Lau
 Less Is More by Belly Lau
Happy Color Runners by Erika Lui
Be Brave Be Bold Be You

Chai Wan Crop
13th January (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Belly Lau
15th January (Thursday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong

Note that my crop session is on Thursday as I'll be away on both viable Tuesdays and Belly's crop will on Tuesday instead. Just for this month. 

Hoping to see you at crop,

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