January 2016 Project Life *Hip Kit Club*

Hello and happy Tuesday, everyone!

I'm so excited to share my first Project Life spread for the new year with you today! I'm also sharing this on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page. I changed up my entire design for 2016 and I'm so thrilled with the results!

I used the January 2016 Hip Kits for this spread. I love how well the pink and gold accents paired with the black and white patterned papers that I used for my spread. I've always used a 12x12 album for my PL, but this year I'm jumping on the 9x12 bandwagon and loving the results!

I printed my photos off in a different size (adding more white space) and typed my journaling at the bottom under the photo, which was completely different for me, but I love how it turned out! And I love how much easier it is for me to journal using this new design.

I used some of the My Mind's Eye My Story Rub-ons and I really like how easy it was to add them to my photos and how they look like they were printed off of my computer.

Another change I made to my 2016 PL album was documenting the full month on a spread instead of just a week. I don't take as many photos as I used to since my kiddos are in school full time so this helps take the pressure off of never having enough photos for a week's spread. 

I love how I still have lots of room to embellish and decorate my spread and how I can easily incorporate more photos if I have to in later months.

I was really nervous about switching up my PL design and process since I've been doing it for so long, but the change has really refreshed my creative mind and has given me a lot more inspiration for this year's album. I hate to admit it but I was actually getting a little bored with my PL so this was just what I needed to power through.

Have you decided what format your'e using for Project Life this year or are you sticking with your tried and true method? If you've never attempted PL, I hope I've given you a little inspiration to begin! It can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. And if you have any questions about starting the process, please feel free to ask! I love sharing info about my PL and would be happy to answer :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Pinkfresh Studio Projects

Hey everyone!

I shared these two projects on the Pinkfresh Studio blog the other day...

For this layout, I used products from the brand new Felicity Collection.

I love the bright, happy colors that are in the collection and all of the springtime accents!

I kept my design for this page along the same diagonal as the striped patterned paper and offset my photos so they would stand out from the rest of the page elements.

Next up, I have a PL spread from Week 49 & 50 from 2015 that I paired with the Life Noted Collection...

I kept my overall design simple for these two weeks in December and used a gold, pink, and red color scheme.

 I also used the Life Noted stamp set and stamped a few images and accents throughout my spread.

And here's the full spread for Weeks 49 & 50 from 2015...

Be sure and stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog for even more details about my projects and to see more inspiration using the new collections. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 


Made With Love *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing this layout that I created using the January 2016 Hip Kits on the Hip Kit Club blog today!

I used the January Sketch as inspiration for my page and stuck really close to the design.

I mixed my alphas up for my title using different ones from the kits and altered the wood veneer letters using a black marker. 

I used lots of the rub-ons from My Mind's Eye around my page. They went on like butter and I love the dimension that they add to my page. 

I also added lot of chipboard elements from the Crate Paper Hello Love Collection to my page. I love how well they coordinated with all of the other embellishments that I used.

I haven't used a sketch in a really long time so it was fun to shake things up a bit. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


February Kit Projects *Freckled Fawn*

Happy February everyone!

The beginning of the month means a new kit reveal for Freckled Fawn and I have my layouts that I created using the February kit, "Lovely", to share with you today.

For this layout,  I was really inspired by the bright colors of the acetate alphas and thought they would pair nicely with the cork numbers from the January Kit.

I used the only photos I had of my kids ringing in the new year and placed them vertically down the top right-hand side of my page. I layered one of the speech bubble stickers on top of one of the cork speech bubbles and hand-wrote my journaling on it.

I added the yellow glitter bow to the "2016" for an added pop of color and to make my layout feel a little more whimsical.

For this next layout, I used the bright alphas as my title and replaced the "o" in snow with an old FF chipboard snowflake.

I altered the snowflakes using some spray ink and scattered them around my page. I also used another cork speech bubble and coordinating sticker for my journaling.

I added several puffy hearts and plus signs from the February Kit and I just love how they add an extra color pop and dimensional layer to my layout.

Be sure a get your "Lovely" kit today before they're gone! Thanks for stopping by!


Our Love *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone! 

I'm over on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page today sharing this layout I created using the January 2016 Hip Kits...

I used the awesome heart cut file from Ashley Horton (available here) as the main inspiration and base of my page. 

I had these photos of my oldest son and my daughter acting silly while we waited on dental appointments that I just had to scrap since my son rarely makes photo appearances anymore. He's 13 so...ya know....

I used lots of stickers and wood veneer pieces from the Hello Love Collection from Crate Paper that's available in the January kits for my accents and embellishments. I also added a few chipboard stickers from the same collection and journaled on a tag from My Mind's Eye to complete my page.

Be sure and check out the Hip Kit Club Facebook page and blog for even more inspiration using the January 2016 Hip Kits.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!


Freckled Fawn/Altenew Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Freckled Fawn and Altenew have teamed up, collaborated, and created some lovely projects and inspiration for you to enjoy today! Plus, both companies are giving away $120 worth of products for you to win just by following along with us on the hop and by leaving a little "love" for everyone participating.

I'm next up on the hop if you came from Svitlana Shayevich's blog. For my layout, I chose the lovely Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set from Altenew and used items from recent FF Ohdeerme Kits to create my page...

"You Fill My Heart With Pride"

My daughter's dance competition group dressed up like tigers last season for one of their performances and I thought these adorable photos would be perfect to use with the stamp set! I started creating my background design of the animals by randomly stamping their images diagonally across some white card stock using some black StazOn ink...which is my go-to black ink:)

I framed my photos with glitter frames and added some fun coordinating embellishments from Freckled Fawn around my page. I just love how the dimensional rhinestone stickers from the January Embellishment Kit "Capture" look next to the geometric animals!

I added a bit of washi tape from the Capture kit across the bottom of the gold glitter frame and stamped one of the sentiments from the Geometric Menagerie Stamp Set on a label sticker for my page title. 

And finally, I printed off my journaling and cut it into strips before I adhered it to my page using some tiny Glue Dots.

As I mentioned above, you can win prizes from both companies by following along with the hop and by leaving comments on each participants blog. Not one, but TWO winners will be randomly chosen throughout the hop to win!

$120 is up for grabs so be sure and leave everyone a little love! Next up on the hop is Amy Gray and here's the full list of participants if you get a little lost :)

You Are Here:
<<<Adrienne Alvis<<<

Good luck and have a wonderful day!


Best Day Ever *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing this layout I created using the last of my December 2015 Hip Kits over on the Hip Kit Club blog today...

I used one of Nicole Nowosad's cut files and enlarged it to take up most of my page. I backed the triangle shapes inside of the heart with different pieces of patterned paper from the December kits

I placed two photos of my youngest son showing off his new glasses in the middle of the heart and then layered several embellishments such as chipboard stickers and ephemera bits from Crate Paper around them.

I machine stitched the heart cut file using a zig-zag stitch and some black thread for contrast. I just love how the white heart pops against the dark gray background!

Lastly, I added the large wood veneer sentiment towards the bottom of the heart and a few wood veneer stars to coordinate with the color scheme. I have to say that I really love how this layout turned out!

Be sure and check out the Hip Kit Club online store for more inspiration and grab your kits today! Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!