Hello friends! I hope you are doing well.
Who’s getting excited about Holiday crafting? I know I am, and the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Vibes Collection is absolutely stunning! I love the classic red and green of the collection, with the pops of blue!
My girls were wearing navy blue with red accessories when they went to visit Santa last year, so those are the colors I chose to concentrate on for my layout.
I often incorporate stars in my holiday layouts, so for this project, I created a cut file using the same star shape in various sizes, cascading down the center of the paper. I cut it out of white card stock, then hand stitched around 3 of the stars for more interest and texture. I added some water color splatter by mixing a couple colors of the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor paints.
I backed all the stars with pattern paper using foam squares for dimension. I used the Merry Christmas, Magical Forest, Christmas Cheer, and Let It Snow pattern papers. I then used a couple of the stars that were cut from the white card stock to fill in the middle of some of the bigger stars.
Next, I mounted my photo onto a few pieces of pattern paper, and added it to the left side of my layout. I embellished it simply with a few labels and a string of lights from the ephemera pack, and a naughty or nice sentiment from the puffy stickers.
I used a combination of the color dipped wood alpha, and the navy and gold chipboard alpha stickers for my title. I absolutely love the wood veneer alpha; They are perfect with this collection, but are so neutral, they would work on non-holiday projects as well. I added a little journaling on a banner that I stamped. The banner is on the Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays stamp set.
I finished off my layout with some puffy stars and enamel dots.
I really love how clean and bright this layout turned out. I love the Holiday Vibes collection, and I encourage you to check it out for your holiday projects!
I also participated in the monthly challenge for November. We were challenged to create a project about thanks and gratitude. Here is what I created:
I made a layout about my parents. I am so thankful, blessed, and grateful for my parents. They have worked so hard all their lives to provide for me and my sisters, and they are the best grandparents! The cut file is by Paige Evans called Thankful, Blessed, Grateful.
I used the Indigo Hills 2 collection for this layout. I used the Eminence paper for the background, I backed the cut file with the Ridge paper, and I fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Glen and Meadow papers. I used the gorgeous chipboard frame around the photo of my parents. I also used some leftover layered hearts that I made for a previous project (I love these so much!). Next I added some enamel dots to finish up my project!
Don’t forget to partake in this month’s challenge. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!