Monday, June 17, 2013

LAYOUT WEEK 2013, DAY ONE: The Day I Met You, 12"x12" Layout

I have a new layout and video to share with you today!
This one features goodies from the Hip 2b Square Scrapbooking June 2013 Hip Kit + Add-Ons.
Here's a look at the supplies that Hip 2b Square sent to me to use in this video:
June 2013 Main Kit
June 2013 Embellishment Kit
June 2013 Paper Kit
June 2013 Cardstock Kit
June 2013 Color Kit
June 2013 Stamp Kit

Below is a video showing all the kit contents in more detail. You can watch it here or over on YouTube.

For today's layout, I created this sketch:

Lots of fun layers on this one!

Here are some photos of the finished layout:

I used the Judikins "Sticky Stuff" embossing powder and the American Crafts WOW! glitter from the color kit to create the broad glittered stripes in the background.

The first time I've ever used any of the flair buttons I keep buying. ;) I embossed the butterflies from the Stamp Kit with white powder to create these butterfly embellishments. I love how they turned out!

An enamel dot is the perfect finishing touch on the butterfly's body! I used a punch from American Crafts and a label from Echo Park to dress up this corner. Look how pretty the glitter is behind that open scallop!

These canvas frames from Maggie Holmes are so fun to use.  I sprayed some wood veneer banners from Studio Calico that were in the Embellishment Kit with the Heidi Swapp Color Shine from the Color Kit. It makes a fun title with lots of movement.

I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: The Day I Met You.

Today's Day One of our big Layout Week 2013 celebration, and there will be a new challenge every day! Today's challenge is to use the above sketch to create a new, never before seen layout. Once you've finished it, post it below in the linking system so we can all see and admire your work!
Challenge closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern USA time on Sunday, June 23. Prize winner will be announced on Monday, June 24, 2013.
This challenge's prize is offered by Hip 2b Square Scrapbooking, and it is one of their June 2013 Main Kits!
See you tomorrow with another super fun layout, sketch and prize!
Kathryn :D

Enter the challenge by posting your take on the above sketch either as a YouTube Video Response to the above video OR by posting a link below by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013. In order to be eligible for this challenge, you must use either the YouTube Video Response system or the linking system below.

To use the linking system below, post a photo of your project online in a PUBLIC site (on your blog, flickr, photobucket, my Ning site). Whatever site you choose must be visible to everyone who participates in the challenge.

The prize for this challenge is a June 2013 Main Hip Kit.

To participate in this challenge, create a layout utilizing the above sketch. Layouts may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout. Layouts must be complete with photos and journaling. One entry per location, per person (i.e. one video response + one blog link entry). Maximum two entries per person. Projects must be new, never before seen and created just for this challenge. If you enter twice, you must use two different projects.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

~Kathryn :D

Please follow these directions CAREFULLY as it affects your eligibility to win a prize:

1. Click the blue "Add your link" button below.

2. Enter the link to your project in the URL field.

3. Enter your first name AND last name in the "Name" field. Be sure to enter BOTH your first AND last names.

4. Enter your email address and only your email address in the "Email" field. Double check to make sure your email address is spelled correctly.

Here is an example of correct submission:

Name: Kathryn E. Krieger

IMPORTANT: Please check back in 24 hours to ensure your name and project are still there. Entries that are not completed correctly will be deleted and you WILL NOT be notified if they are removed.

Link Party Entries:


  1. Great layout. Love the colors as they just pop. Layering is fantastic. Thanks for doing these inspiration vids.

    1. Thank you so much - I'm so glad you liked the layout and the videos!

  2. This is a very beautiful layout. Love every d├ętails. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

    1. Thank you, Johanne! I love adding in those little details - that's the fun part for me! :D