Super Fun Mixed Media Class with Vicki Boutin *FREE*

Hi Friends!

Just a quick message today! I just signed up for this class completely FREE and I was wondering if you would like to join me too! I am in love with learning some new mixed media techniques and learning directly from Vicki Boutin—what could be better?!?!

Let me know if you sign up so that we can share projects and ideas back and forth!



Why Limit Happy?!?! Scrapbook Layout

Hi friends!

   Today, I am back with another layout created using the latest Talk Foodie To Me collection. As I was playing around with this collection, I realized that it would actually be perfect for some pool photos. We have a giant pineapple pool float and it coordinated perfectly with this collection! I have also been trying to play along with my friend Christy (from Christy's Beautiful Life) this month in her 30 days of sketches challenge so I chose today's sketch to work with as well. I just love working with sketches because they help the creative ideas start to flow!

Here is today's sketch and my layout with it....

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I knew that the fruity patterned paper was the perfect starting place because it matched perfectly with my theme and would work in the top section of the sketch. I then added a thin strip of brighter pink paper and decided that to add some additional dimension, my fringe scissors would really add some fun texture. 


Then, I just started building embellishment clusters in each of the three locations where the sketch suggested them. The sketch itself used snowflakes and circles but I changed it up to include fruit and hexagons. Those hexagons....punched from the pocket cards that coordinate with the Talk Foodie To Me collection! 

In order to create a cohesive look since I used so many different patterns, I used my Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink pad to ink all of the edges. For embellishments, I just started layering and layering. I tried to make sure that each cluster had larger pieces layered with medium size, small, and mini confetti embellishments by including things like the Talk Foodie To Me collection die cuts, mini puffy stickers, epoxy flair badges, and enamel dots & shapes. It was super fun to keep adding little details to create more and more dimension and detail. I used dimensional adhesive with some of the elements for a little extra dimension and interest as well. 

I hope that you enjoyed reading a little bit about my process and if you want to hear more, make sure to stop by my channel and check out the process video that goes with this layout. Today, I want to challenge you to grab your favorite sketch (or try out the one that I used) and create a layout! Remember that sometimes your favorite collections can be used for a slightly different purpose (ex. I used the talk foodie to me collection to create a pool layout) to create a new look. Happy Creating!

Check out the video here:

SNSKC iNSD Countdown Party Details

I am absolutely sure by now that you know that Saturday, May 4th is interNATIONAL Scrapbooking Day! A whole day dedicated to this super fun creative hobby that we are all love. What could be better?!?! It is a day full of sales, challenges, giveaways, and fun! Here at The Secret Not Secret Kit Club, we decided to host a fun month-long Countdown Party over on our Facebook page in April. We wanna celebrate this hobby all month leading up to the big iNSD when we will have a huge store sale and lots of special events going on.

What does this mean for you?!?!? Well….you get to have some fun with us throughout the whole month of April. You are going to want to make sure that you are following our public Facebook page and have your notifications turned on. Click here to make that happen!

Every day in April, we will be going live and scrapbooking a layout…BUT not just any layout! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Here’s how you get to play along…..take a minute and think about a photo that you are having a hard time scrapbooking. Maybe its one that you don’t think is very high quality OR its one with lots of busy background clutter. Make its one that is just TOO perfect and you are scared you won’t do it justice. OR maybe it’s just a fun photo that you want to see our take on it. You are going to take that photo and send it in and then each day, we are going to create a layout with one! The best part…..after the live video and layout creation….you are going to get that physical layout sent to you in the mail! What a fun addition to your album and memories, right?!?!?

As with any good party, we are gonna include some surprises, giveaways, prizes, and loads of fun! I hope that you will come join us for the march of April and party like none other. Let’s make some gorgeous pages together!

Click here to follow our page and join the fun!