Sunny + Bright layout, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends! I’m back with another layout featuring Pinkfresh Studio. Today, I’m focusing on the Celebrate collection, which is their collaboration collection with Altenew.

I wanted to use some of the beautiful watercolor pattern papers from the paper pack, and here is what I came up with:

I was really inspired to use the Right Now pattern paper, the one with the large yellow circle in the middle. I knew I wanted to give the circle some texture, so I decided to fussy cut it, add machine stitching, and roughen up the edges.

I decided to use a photo strip of my daughter, because the colors in the photo go perfectly with this collection. (We were bored at home, so I gave her a bit of a glam-up, and she looks too grown up. Ha!) I used the other side of the Right Now pattern paper, as well as the Progress pattern paper to back the photo. I added it to the yellow circle, then adhered the “Sunny + Bright” title, which is a puffy phrase stickers from the My Favorite Story collection.

Next, I stamped the large floral from the Celebrate Today stamp set twice on a piece of white cardstock. I used the coordinating die to die cut them out. I tucked on of the images behind my photo strip to the left. I cut a piece from the other stamp set to put on the right side of the photo strip.

I used a lot of the floral images from the Celebrate ephemera pack, as well as a few of the yellow floral pieces from the floral ephemera pack of the My Favorite Story collection.

To fill in some of the spaces, I added some puffy hearts that were included with the puffy phrase stickers, some yellow and pink enamel dots, and a few chipboard flair pieces from the My Favorite Collection. I added a little bit of handwritten journaling to the right of the Bright in my title.

I chose the Progress pattern paper for my background, because I thought it was beautiful with my daughter’s skin tone and the flowers in the layout. I added some white watered down acrylic paint splatters, and I doodled some tiny circles with a white gel pen. I adhered the yellow circle a bit more to the left of the pattern paper, and my layout was done!

I really love how this layout turned out. I don’t normally use a ton of yellow on my layouts, but I do love how the large watercolor yellow circle and the Sunny + Bright sentiment just highlight my daughter’s beauty.

I hope you were inspired by my layout, and I hope you get crafty! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

Big title layout, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hi friends! I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing a layout that I made with the Lets Stay Home collection.

My daughter turned 14 a couple months ago, and because of social distancing, she was missing her friends. I decided to make a big quote title on this layout about her.

First, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha die set to diecut the letters from pattern paper. For most of the words, I used the Hope for a New Day pattern paper, and for the last word, I used the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper.

On a sheet of white cardstock, I added some blue splatters using watered down sapphire watercolor. I arranged the letters left justified on the cardstock, and stitched through the middle with my sewing machine. Next, I added my photos, which I backed with the Hold On pattern paper.

I embellished the photos with a  puffy stickersstickersenamel dots, ephemera, and mini puffy alpha stickers for the 14. I chose the embellishments that reflect how she’s been spending her time while safe at home. I glued on my journaling strips, and they fit perfectly in the white space between the word “the” and the photo.

I decided to look through my Pinkfresh Studio stamp sets, and found the little sun image in the Falling for You stamp set. I thought it was so cute, and would work perfectly with the quote. I colored it with copic markers, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also decided to use the cloud die from the set to diecut a few clouds from white cardstock to add to the layout.

I have used these dies for a large quote title before, and you can check out that layout here. I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy Tuesday!

Bring on the Embellishments, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends! I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing a layout that I made with the new Lets Stay Home collection. I wanted to document our daily walks, which started because of quarantine, and this collection is perfect for that.

First, I started with some color on white cardstock. I added just a drop of Pinkfresh Studio watercolor mixed with white gesso, and used a brayer to paint on my background. I used the colors bubble gumsapphire, and lavender.

I backed my photos with pattern paper from the 6×6 pattern paper pad, and adhered them to the layout with foam squares. Most of my paint ended up hidden behind the photos, but that’s ok.

Next, I layered on a bunch of embellishments to the right and bottom of my photos. I used a tag, a  puffy stickerstickersenamel dots, and lots of ephemera. (I added a little bit of shading to the rose with a pink Copic marker.) I also made my favorite layered heart from green pattern pattern paper, I punched some butterflies from the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper, and I fussy cut some hearts from the Kind Hearts pattern paper. *I did add one ephemera piece from the Noteworthy collection: the cute bicycle.

The Let’s Go For a Walk ephemera pieces serves as my title. I wrote out my journaling, and added the “just breathe” sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio You’ve Got This stamp set with blue jay ink pad.

To balance all the heaviness from the bottom of my layout, I added a scallop paper strip that I trimmed from the You Are Stronger pattern paper, and a floral ephemera piece. I added machine stitching to the paper strip, and to my punched butterflies.

I really love all the layered on embellishments, and how this layout turned out. I hope you do too.

Happy Thursday!

Pinkfresh Studio + Altenew “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop Details + Giveaway

Hey friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew “Celebrate” collaboration blog hop. You should be coming from Ashlea’s blog, and the next stop on the hop is Lilith Eeckels’ blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog.

This “Celebrate” collection is such a sweet collaboration, and I am thrilled with the products!

First, I started with the Celebrate Us stamp set. I used Pinkfresh Studio inks in colors that coordinated with the collection. Using the cube packs make layering stamps a breeze. I used both green cube packs, Garden Stroll, Over the Hills, the pink cube pack, Fairy Dust, the purple cube pack, Soul of Provence, and the red cube pack, Heartbeat. Next, I diecut the flowers using the coordinating Celebrate Us die.

I was looking through the paper pack, and immediately the This Story paper jumped out at me. I loved the mixed media look of the paper, and the flowers. Using an exacto knife, I cut out the tips of a few of the leaves, and curled them up for added interest and dimension.

I layered my photo with the Progress pattern paper, and adhered it to the background toward the left. Then I tucked the stamped flowers behind and in front of the photo. I found a journaling card from the ephemera pack that went well with the background paper and stamped flowers, so I used it for my journaling, and layered it right on top of my photo.

For my title, I used the Love sentiment sticker from the puffy phrase stickers (Pinkfresh Studio’s My Favorite Story collection). I also stamped the “everyday moments” sentiment from the Celebrate Today stamp set.

To balance off the left side, I created a little embellishment cluster on the right side. I used a flower from the ephemera pack, and another flower that I fussy cut from the Progress pattern paper.

To finish off my layout, I added some machine stitching and enamel dots (Pinkfresh Studio’s My Favorite Story collection). The pattern paper did most of the work for me!

I love the way this layout turned out, and the photo of my pup looks so cute!

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post by July 2, 2020 for a chance to receive a $15 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!
  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire Celebrate collection on their blog, so be sure to check it out.
  • All winners will be posted on July 8, 2020 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

Here is a shipping promo from Pinkfresh Studio:

Here are the links to the blogs before and after my blog in the blog hop. Pinkfresh Studio is also linked in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

2 layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s new Lets Stay Home collection

Hello scrappy friends! Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m sharing 2 layouts I made using photo collages created on my phone and the new Lets Stay Home scrapbook collection from PFS. This collection is great for everything that’s been going around in the world right now, but you could use many of the pieces for everyday layouts.

For my first layout, I am documenting a photo collage of my younger girls.  My 4th grader was challenged by her art teacher to choose a color, and take a photo focusing on that color.  We chose to do all the colors, and I made a square photo collage.  

How perfect is the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper for this photo?!  I used a heart die to die cut the rainbow squares.  I arranged them on a piece of white cardstock, then decided I needed a little bit of color on the background.  I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors to add splatters to my background.  I tried to keep in mind the colors of the hearts for a tone on tone look.  Once dry, I added the hearts back and then added machine stitching down the center of the hearts with coordinating thread. 

I used the Hold On pattern paper from the 6×6 pattern paper pad as a layer behind my photo, then adhered it to the right side of my layout.  Next I added my title using the mini puffy alpha stickers and a label from the cut apart pattern paper in the 6×6 paper pad.  I added my journaling strips, and then it was time to embellish. 

I didn’t want to cover up much more of the hearts, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  I made 3 fringed heart embelisshements, by die cutting a few more hearts from the remaining rainbow squares on the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper.  Then I used my scissors to cut some fringe to the bottom half.  I adhered them to 3 of the background hearts with foam tape.

I tried to keep it tone on tone, and finished embellishing with pieces from the ephemera pack, some stickers, a fabric bow, and enamel dots.

I love how bright and colorful this layout tuned out!

For my next layout, I was playing with mixed media and decided to use a few pieces on my layout.  

I got a new gelliplate, and was playing with paint and some of the Pinkfresh Studio background stamps.  I have to say that I burned through lots of white cardstock, and knocked over my watercolor bottle not once, but twice…but I had so much fun just experimenting and playing! I used white acrylic paint, and mixed in some of the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor in Aquamarine to create a light minty color.  Using my brayer, I spread the paint in a thin layer on my gelliplate.  Next, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles background rubber stamp and stamped off the paint, creating the negative on the gelliplate.  I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the gelliplate and to get my negative painted image.  I also used the Pinkfresh Studio Lush Vines background rubber stamp along with the Summer Shower ink pad to add another pattern layer to the background.  I used some more of the Aquamarine watercolor and Sapphire watercolor to add splatter to my background. I also used the glue bottle I had laying on my desk, to “stamp” the watercolor rings on the cardstock.  

I took photos of my 3 girls in my wedding dress one day during our social distancing, and created another photo collage..becuase, why not? LOL!  To match my photo, I wanted a soft color palette, and this collection is perfect.  I backed my photo with the Best Place to Be patten paper from the 6×6 paper pad, a journaling bits pocket, and another sheet of paper the I made while experimenting with the gelliplate and the Pinkfresh Studio background stamps.  I placed the photo right on top of my mixed media.  It did cover up most of the pattern, but I thought that it grounded my photo perfectly. 

For my title, I used a combination.  I used the “beautiful” stamp from the Pinkfresh Studio You’ve Got This stamp set and the mini puffy alpha stickers.  

Next, I embellished around the photo with florals and pieces from the ephemera pack, some puffy sticker florals, chipboard flair, and enamel dots.

To balance off the heaviness of the left side of the layout, I decided to add journaling and a little bit of embellishments to the right side.  I started by adhering a strip of the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper, and adding machine stitching.  For my journaling, I used a journaling card from the journaling bits pack.  I adhered that along with a piece of the same journaling pocket that I used to back the photo to the right side.  I finished with a trio of hearts ephemera and an enamel dot.

I am so thrilled with how soft and sweet this one turned out.  

I hope you liked taking a closer look at some of the pieces in the Lets Stay Home collection, and I hope I’ve inspired you to document some of your memories during this unique time.  Stay safe, and have a wonderful day!

Happy Tuesday!

You & Me, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout on the Pinkfresh Studio blog that I created with the Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story collection.  I really love the black & white details mixed in with all the pastel and florals in this collection, and I wanted to highlight that.  

I am scrapping a pic of my husband and I from a few years ago.  I wanted your eye to be drawn to the photo, so I added layers and clusters of embellishments around the photo.  

I started off by using the sapphire watercolor to add some color to white cardstock.   I wanted that bold color, so I used to dropper to add big drops.  I also used a small paintbrush to add some splatter.  

Next, I started working on the layers behind the photo.  I used some pattern papers, ephemera, and I also diecut my favorite scalloped edge from the Lacey Edgers 1 die set out of white cardstock to layer behind the photos.  I added some machine stitching, and popped some of the layers with foam adhesive.  

To add even more details, I added floral ephemera, enamel dots, and a layered stitched heart around my photo.  I also added a banner ephemera, one of the fabric bows, and my title directly onto the photo.  

To balance off the heavy upper right corner, I added my journaling and a few pieces of layered ephemera to the lower left of my layout.  

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Happy Monday!

iNSD challenge for Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends! Happy international Scrapbook Day (iNSD) 2020! I have a challenge with Pinkfresh Studio, and my challenge is: monochromatic.

Here is what I created for the challenge:

I decided to use the beautiful pinks in the Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story and Noteworthy collections.  Since we have been staying home, I picked up a new hobby: hand embroidery.  When I finished my first piece, of course I took a photo to document it.  I decided I wanted to make a layout with a cutfile, and I remembered there was the Floral Hoop cutfile from PFS, which couldn’t be more perfect!

My challenge is now live, and you can find out all the details on the Pinkfresh Studio website: here. I’d love for you to take part in my challenge! Go check it out to see how you could win a goodie box!

Happy Saturday!

2 layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s My Favorite Story

Hello friends! How are you all doing? I am on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and today I’m sharing 2 layout that I created with Pinkfresh Studio’s new line: My Favorite Story.

For my first layout, I am documenting schoolwork at home while we social distancing. I am using a cutfile called Cool Backpack that you can check out in the cut files section on the Pinkfresh Studio website. This cutfile coordinates perfectly with Pinkfresh Studio’s Super Cool collection, but it works great for my homeschool theme and the My Favorite Story collection as well.

I cut the Cool Backpack cutfile from dark blue cardstock using my silhouette machine, then I backed it with various pattern papers in the collection. I also added some machine stitching is a coordinating blue thread to add a little more texture to the cutfile.

I set that aside, and started working on my background. Since I was documenting school work, I thought it would be fun if I made a background with the alphabet. I used the Adore Alpha Stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio along with the Ballet Slippers ink pad on a piece of white cardstock to stamp my own alphabet background paper. I turned some of the letters sideways or upside down, and I made sure to stamp off the paper. (I also didn’t bother stamping the middle of the paper since I knew I was going to cover it with the cutfile.)

Next, I adhered the cutfile with some thin foam squares. I backed my photos with pattern paper, then glued them on the layout. Next, I added the title, using the puffy alpha stickers, and my journaling.

I finished my layout with some embellishments. I used puffy stickers, some pieces from the ephemera pack, and enamel dots (my favorite).

I really love how this layout turned out, and I’m thrilled with the cutfile and my background.

For my second layout, I made a grid, which is one of my favorite layouts to make. Again, I used a piece of dark blue cardstock for my background. I added some white and gold splatters to the cardstock. While that was drying, I diecut my photo and 5 pieces of patten paper into squares using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Stitched squares die set.

I roughened up the edges of the squares, then adhered them to the layout using both double sided tape and foam squares for dimension.

I used the Love word from the puffy phrase stickers for my title. I embellished with a layered heart that I made, some ephemera pieces, stickers, and enamel dots.

I love how graphic and bold, yet simple this layout turned out.

I hope the I’ve inspired you to get crafty, and I hope you check out this fabulous collection. I also hope that you all are staying healthy and safe.

Happy Thursday!

2 square layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends! I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 layouts that I created with Pinkfresh Studio’s new collections Super Cool and Noteworthy. I am featuring squares in both my layouts today. It wasn’t planned, but I love having a theme for the blog post.

For my first layout, I created a 4 square layout using the Noteworthy collection. I am also using a free cutfile, called folk heart, which you can find on the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group FB page. You will find it in the Fan Group Freebies album in the photos.

I cut the folk heart 3 times from white cardstock. Then I cut just the outline of the heart from the Enchanted blooms pattern paper. I made sure that all of my hearts were the same size. Next, I trimmed the pattern paper that I cut the heart from to slightly smaller than 6×6 in. I also cut 3 more pieces of pattern paper to the same size; I used the other side of the Enchanted blooms pattern paper, as well as Happy Thoughts and All the Goodness. To these 3 pattern papers, I adhered the folk heart cut files by machine stitching down the middle of the heart. I also machine stitched around the edges of all the pattern paper, then roughened up the edges for texture.

I adhered all the squares to a white piece of cardstock, then started to embellish. I didn’t want to cover up too much of the folk hearts, so I added just a few embellishments to the middle. I used some ephemera pieces, some epoxy pieces, and enamel dots.

I added some embellishments to my photo. I added the Together title, which is a layered embellishment. I also journaled on a sticker tag, and added a few puffy stickers and enamel dots.

I absolutely love the way this layout turned out! I love the look of the cutfile, and the mix of pattern paper.

For my next layout, I used the Super Cool collection to document my daughter’s love of selfies and snapchat filters.

On a piece of white cardstock, I decided to add a little bit of color. I used my mini ink cube in Coral Reef to smush some color down on a pallete. I added some clear gesso, and mixed it with a paint brush so I could create a dry brush look. I also smushed the ink pad and added just a little bit of water for some splatters.

I decided to make a grid style layout, so I printed and trimmed all my photos into small squares. I decided to cut some pattern papers to about the same size. They are slightly smaller than 2×2 in. The pattern papers I used were Highlight, Choir, and Hashtag. To add some interest to the pattern paper squares, I added some machine stitching to some of the squares.

After arranging the squares, I adhered them to the cardstock…some with double sided tape, others with foam squares for added interest.

Next, I added the title. Those white puffy alpha are my favorite! I love the font, and they are a perfect size!

I finished my layout by embellishing some of the pattern paper squares. I fussy cut some items from pattern paper, I used puffy stickers, cardstock stickers and enamel dots.

I love how my layouts turned out, and I hope you were inspired to add some squares and grids to your projects as well.

Don’t forget to check out these awesome Pinkfresh Studio collections, and have a wonderful day!

a super cool & a noteworthy layout, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello Pinkfresh Studio friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and today I’m sharing 2 scrapbook layouts.  I made another layout using the Super Cool collection, and a layout using the new Noteworthy collection.

First, I’ll start with the Noteworthy layout.  (If you went to Creativation this year, you may have seen this layout hanging in the Pinkfresh Studio booth!)

I used the hexagon dies in the Basic label frames die set to die cut hexagons from most of the pattern papers in this collection.  Next I arranged them and adhered them to a piece of pink cardstock.  I wanted to have some interest and variety in the hexagons, so I layered different sized hexagons, I added some machine stitching, and I even hand stitched a few hexagons.

I added my 2 photos next.  Can you believe the photos of my sister’s pup were taken only taken 6 months apart?!  

I embellished the photos with a tag, some ephemera, and enamel dots.  Next, I embellished some of the hexagons with some stickers, ephemera, and enamel dots.

This layout definitely took some time to create, but is well worth it. I love how it turned out!

For my next layout, I made another layout with the Super Cool collection.  (You can see the first layout that I made for the Pinkfresh blog here.)  This layout is perfect for teens, so I made a layout about my 13 year old.

I started off by fussy cutting the polaroid frames from the Hashtag pattern paper.  Next I adhered some photos that I printed and trimmed with a white border using foam squares.    

I softly ink blending on a piece of white cardstock.  I used the mini ink cubes, and the colors that I used were sky bluemeadow, and sweet mustard.  I also added some white splatters.  Once dry, I arranged the polaroids, and machine stitched them in 2 banners.  I added my title using the white puffy alpha from this collection. I absolutely love the font and the size of this alpha…definitely one of my favorites!!!

I finished my layout by embellishing the polaroids with no photo, and I added a few embellishments to some of the photos as well.  I used puffy stickers, enamel dots, ephemera, stickers, and a few more fussy cut items.  There were so many embellishments and sentiments that applied to my daughter! 

I love how my layouts turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to check out these new paper collections!

Happy Tuesday!