Today is a quick share of some new layouts based on scraplifts. Often, when I’m scrapping for fun, and not always working on monthly challenges and other peoples criteria, I just want to relax. When I scrap I am always watching something, either a movie or art/craft YouTube videos. My mind is just enjoying the creative process of scrapping and the crafting videos give me a little company, of others who are also passionate about creating.
Now, those who have been following me know that I am working on using up my April CKC kit, which I have broken down into smaller kits (and photos). A couple of days ago I pulled a kit to work on a new layout and I decided to watch some Hip Kit Club videos. I came across a Jen Schow video of her scrapping a layout with their March kit. This March HipKit Club kit was the inspiration kit for this months CKC. I was impressed with her layout and decide to have some fun trying to recreate it using my supplies. Jen was making the layout for the HipKit Club Friday Challenge, part of the challenge was to use the following design.
It is a cute design which entails using some of your photos as banner flags. Jen uses only one photo in her layout and I only had one photo to work with as well.
I had lots of embellishments and 3×4 cards to play around with and turn into banner flags.
I could watch Jen Schow all day, she is a very talented scrapper and I love how she shares her little tricks and is honest about the process. As we all know, not everything always goes to plan all the time. Jen is one of those scrappers who share everything, the good and the bad. It’s great to see how others make changes to their designs along the way to achieve a pleasing outcome.
Making my banner flags took a little time, but was great fun. I just worked with what I had and made enough to fit across the page. *Sorry about my manky cutting board! Guess what’s on my birthday list?
It was a fun layout to complete, though a little fiddly threading on the tags and getting them to sit right. My layout scraplift turned out quite striking, using the black & white stripe background made everything pop! I include Jen Schow’s little signature tear section at the bottom of the page.
Then, I also watched a Niki Rowland video for the Hip Kit Club, March kit. This layout uses one of their free cut files which you can download. I decided it would be fun to scraplift her design using my homemade kit. I don’t use cut files and decided to substitute the text cut file with some Jillibean letter die cuts. I wanted to use some of my patterned papers for some of the letters and so traced and fussy cut out some of the letters.
The photos I used are not that great, a little like prison shots! I had gone away for the weekend (for work) and came home to my husband with his new haircut, let’s just say that I wasn’t impressed. His nephew had come to stay for a boys weekend and offered to cut hubbies hair, this was what he ended up with! Hubby had needed a hair cut and was looking like a crazy scientist with Einstien hair, but………………………………………………this?
He kept it like this for several weeks! Sometimes wearing it in a ponytail! Secretly he thinks he’s a Viking, in reality, he comes from Scottish stock. He thought it was funny and it made his friends laugh, while I avoided going out with him anywhere.
I live with a crazy person, lucky for him and me the craziness is sporadic, and he often gives me things to scrap about. 🙂
Happy scrapping everyone