Forever in our Hearts card, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a special card that I created using Pinkfresh Studio’s Forever in our hearts stamp set and coordinating die.

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This stamp set was created to benefit Layton’s Legacy, a card drive and fundraiser for NICU parents, created by Lea Lawson.  You can read all about her story of sweet Layton on Lea’s blog post here.  $5 from the purchase of every stamp set, and $3 from the purchase of every die set will benefit Layton’s Legacy fundraising efforts.  You can participate in the card drive here.

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  I don’t really like to talk about it, but I lost 2 pregnancies before we had our 3rd girl.  One was really early on, but the second loss was heartbreaking for us.

This stamp is so special.  I love butterflies, but the sentiments say everything when you don’t really know what to say.  I encourage you to check it out.

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To make my card, I first stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink.  Then I decided to color in a rainbow pattern with my Copic markers.  I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add some shine to the butterfly.  I also used a white gel pen to add in a few highlights.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the butterfly.

Next, I worked on the background.  I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment with black ink.  Then, I used a stencil and Distress Ink in tumbled glass to add some soft clouds to the background.  I adhered the background panel to a white card base with fun foam.

I adhered the butterfly to the background with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added 3 clear crystals from Pinkfresh Studio.

There are lots of ways you can contribute to Layton’s Legacy.  You can share about it, you can donate, you can purchase the stamp and die set, and/or you can create cards for the card drive.  Again, you can read all about it in Lea’s blog post here, so I encourage you to check it out!

I hope you like my card!

Happy Tuesday!

 

Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad release blog hop.  You should be coming from Jessica’s blog, and your next stop is Kelly’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I was so excited to find out that Pinkfresh Studio was coming out with ink pads that coordinate with their watercolors…even better when I found out that they were releasing mini ink pads.  These inks are so good guys!  They stamp beautifully, and their colors are perfectly vibrant!  There are 4 shades in each color grouping, which make them perfect for layered stamping!

Here is what I created for the blog hop:

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I decided to use the brand new Home for the Holidays collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  I thought it would be fun to create my own pattern paper, so I grabbed one of my favorite stamp sets from Pinkfresh Studio, Lovely Blossoms, some white cardstock, and some ink colors that coordinated with the holiday collection.  I decided to do some tone on tone stamping for a subtle background paper.

Here are some swatches of the ink colors I used.  Swatched are the 4 pack mini ink cubes in Fairy Dust, Heartbeat, Morning Sky, Starry Night, Over the Hills, and Garden Stroll.

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My favorite pattern paper is the red floral one, and I used the ink pad colors in Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Berrylicious, and Meadow.  For the blue floral, I used the ink pad colors in Sky Blue and Storm.  For the green leaves image, I used the ink pad colors in Key Lime and Olive.

I also decided to get my sapphire watercolor out, and create an ombre watercolor pattern paper similar to the last card I made.

Once I stamped all the images, and my watercolor was dry, I decided to die cut a tag from each.

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I love the look of a bright white layout, so I decided to use white cardstock for my background.  I smooshed a few of the ink pads on a craft mat, added some water, and splattered some color on the white cardstock.  I also used one of the small floral images from the stamp set and the red tone inks to stamp on my background.

I diecut the same tag shape from a few of the pattern papers from the holiday collection, as well as my Santa photo. Next, I arranged all the tags on my layout, and adhered them with foam squares.

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I used various pieces of embellishments, like puffy stickers, diecut ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots to embellish some of the tags.

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To balance off the layout, I added a strip of pattern paper to the bottom of my layout, and I adhered it with machine stitching.  I decided I needed something subtle at the top of the layout, so I used the scalloped pattern on my sewing machine and added a pretty scalloped border.  I decided to add a little bit of machine stitching to a couple of areas on my layout as well.  I finished off my layout with a few more embellishments at the bottom of my layout.

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I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too!  Stamping you own pattern paper is so awesome, because you can use whatever ink colors to match the papers and embellishments that you are using.  Love it

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!PFGiftCard-25
  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full sized ink pad release on their blog, and the full mini cube release on their IG feed, so make sure you check it out!
  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 21, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order

Pinkfresh Studio

Amanda-Jayne Baldwin

Anett Gelencsér

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Ashley Horton

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Channin Pelletier

Elsie Robinson

Emily Midgett

Erica Thompson

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Jessica Frost Ballas

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Kelly Lunceford  *your NEXT STOP*

Kristina Pokazenieva

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Missy Whidden

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nathalie DeSousa

Nichol Spohr

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Yasmin Diaz

Zsoka Marko

Vincenza Gudor

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

Twinning, a layout for the Pinkfresh Studio October 2019 challenge

Hey friends!  Today, I’m over on Pinkfresh Studio for their new monthly challenge.  You could win a $50 GC, so head over there for all the details and play along!

Here is the graphic for the October challenge:

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Here is what I created for the challenge.

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I used mostly the Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours collection, but I did use a few things from Just A Little Lovely.

On a piece of white cardstock, I cut 6 circles using my silhouette machine.  (I just used the circle tool on the silhouette software for a quick and easy cut file.)  I added some hand stitching around a few of the circles.  Next I attached pattern paper under the cut out circles with foam tape to create dimension.  I wrote my journaling on one of the photos, and filled the other circles with little embellishments.

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I added my photo and embellished around it.  Isn’t that picture the cutest?  It’s my middle daughter, and our pup wearing some doll glasses.  They are #twinning, lol!

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To finish off the layout, and ground the bottom a bit, I added a strip of pattern paper, my title, and a few more embellishments.

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This layout is totally my style: clean, simple, graphic, and a lot of white space.  I love how it turned out!  Don’t forget to head over to the Pinkfresh Studio challenge page to check out how you can participate in the challenge!

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Happy Sunday!

Dog Mama mini album, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, sharing a cute mini album that I made with the Just a Little Lovely collection.  I wanted to make a mini album about my love of dogs, and I wanted to use a different shape.  I’ve already made different sized rectangle, circle, and tag mini albums, so I decided to use the new Clipboard with Botanicals cut file, which is now available in the Pinkfresh shop.

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To construct my foundation pages, I worked with the cut file.  I decided to make my album about 4 x 6 inches, so I sized the cut file to fit that size.  Using my silhouette machine, I cut the complete cut file with white cardstock.  Next, I deconstructed the cut file.  I cut just the outside edge/ shape of the cut file with some of the pattern papers in the Just a Little Lovely collection, as well as a few coordinating cardstock colors from my stash.  I absolutely love the watercolor sides of these papers!  I cut the outer rim of the cutfile from white cardstock to create a frame for the pattern paper.  I also cut just the clip piece from both white and gold cardstock.

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For my title page, I decided to use the entire cut file.  I glued it onto one of the pattern paper shapes that I cut.  I decided to inlay the botanical part of the cut file with pattern paper.  I went back to the cut file, isolated just the inner pieces of the botanicals, and cut it with some of the pattern paper in green and pink.  Once I glued all the pieces in, I added some splatter with Pinkfresh Studio sapphire watercolor.  I splashed on some gold watercolor from my stash as well.  For my title, I fussy cut the banners from the ChitChat pattern paper, and used the puffy alpha stickers.  To embellish the title page, I added an epoxy sticker, a few enamel dots, and I stamped one of the tiny floral images from the Pinkfresh Lovely Blossoms stamp set.  Finally, I glued on a gold clip that I had previously cut.

Last minute, I decided to use one of the tags in the ephemera pack.  Instead of it saying “the world is a better pace with you,” I decided to cover up the you with dogs to say “the world is a better place with dogs.”  I just printed the word out on my computer (it took me a couple tries to get the size right), and I adhered it right on top with foam squares.  I love it!

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For my dog pages, I tried to keep them pretty consistent so that my album looks cohesive.  I glued the white outer white frame to the pattern paper shape, then a gold clip on top.  I added some subtle tone on tone texture by stamping some of the smaller images from the same Lovely Blossoms stamp set and/or adding watercolor splatters.

For all the photos, I used a piece of pattern paper to layer behind it.  I also diecut my favorite scalloped edge from the Lacey Edgers 1 die set out of white cardstock, and I added it as a layer behind the photos.

Just like the title page, I used some of the banners that I fussy cut and the puffy alpha stickers to spell out my pups’ names.  I used foam squares to pop up the name banners, and I adhered a phrase sticker right under.

I embellished the pages with a variety of puffy stickers, fussy cut flowers, acetate flowers, epoxy stickers, and enamel dots.

For the opposite side (the back of the page in front of it), I decided to keep it simple.  I glued on the cardstock shape that I had previously diecut in a coordinating color, and glued on a white clip.  I didn’t want the pages to get too thick, so I opted to leave the white frame around the edge off the cardstock.  I diecut a simple heart from pattern paper, and I glued on word strips that I printed off the computer, describing the pup on the coordinating page.  I had a lot more space than I thought I would, so I may print off some more qualities.

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Here’s a little closer look at one of the dog pages:

Since the cut file already cuts out a hole, I just put them on an O ring, and tied on some pretty yarn.

I absolutely love how this mini layout turned out!  I love my pups, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a mini album dedicated to them.  (My daughters love this mini too!)

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I hope you like my mini as well, and I’ve inspired you to get crafting.  If you have a silhouette machine, I highly recommend you check out the cut files available for purchase on the Pinkfresh shop.  They coordinate perfectly with the scrapbook collections.  If you don’t have a silhouette, you can create a clipboard template, trace, and hand cut for a similar look.

Happy Tuesday!

 

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.

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For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set.  I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here.  I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.  Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder.  That’s the beauty of this stamp set.  You can go as simple or as detailed as you want.  I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.

 

For my next card, I used the Merry Days stamp set and coordinating die.

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images.  Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock.  I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.

I used Distress Inks for my background.  I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations.  I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead.  The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as  the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway.  The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.

I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.

 

For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.

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My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time.  I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique.  This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results!  I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink.  Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder.  I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig.  I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners.  I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.

I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too!  Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!

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On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio 

Amy Kolling

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person 

Cathy Zielske 

Channin Pelletier

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here*

Keeway Tsao  <— YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Kelly Lunceford

Kristina Pokazenieva 

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson 

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nicky Meek

Rachel Alvarado

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Zsoka Marko

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

2 layouts with cutfiles, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 layouts that I created by mixing and matching the Just A Little Lovely and Office Hours paper collections.  I am also using a couple cut files designed to coordinate with these paper collections.  They will be available soon, so keep a look out!

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For my first layout, I am using the Lovely Tag cutfile.

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I cut it from white cardstock, and backed it with the Hope and New Thoughts pattern papers from the Just A Little Lovely collection.  For my background, I used the Around Here pattern paper (my favorite from the collection). On the background, I used some of the Pinkfresh watercolors to add some splatters.  I also took one of the tiny flowers from the Lovely Blossoms stamp set to add some tone-on-tone stamping.  I adhered the cutfile with thin foam squares.

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Next I added my photo.  I layered it with pattern paper.  I used one of the Lacey Edgers stand alone dies to create a cute scalloped edge to layer under my photo.  I also added a fussy cut file tab from the Office Hours Busy pattern paper.

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For my title, I used the Just a Little Lovely puffy alpha stickers.  I added a little bit of hand written journaling…I love that this pattern paper has grid lines to keep everything straight!

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To embellish, I added some Office Hours puffy stickers (that tiny pencil is just the cutest), a fabric ephemera piece, enamel dots, and a few phrase stickers from the Just a Little Love collection.

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For my next layout, I used the Heart & Floral cutfile.

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Again, I used the Hope and New Thoughts pattern paper to back the florals on the cutfile.  I decided to use the Story pattern paper for my background.  I added a lot of white splatters to the page; I used just a little bit of white acrylic paint watered down.  Next, I partially machine stitched the heart to my background.  I wanted to be able to tuck my photos under the flowers, so I didn’t stitch the flowers down.  I used just a little bit of foam squares under the flowers to add that dimension.

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For my title, I used the tiny pink puffy alpha, as well as a cardstock label from the Office Hours collection to spell out the word fifteen (for our fifteenth wedding anniversary).  My journaling is just a few words from one of our favorite songs called “From This Moment On.”

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I embellished the layout with a few pieces from the Office Hours collection.  I was able to use a lot of the phrases from this collection on my anniversary page…”top priority,” “make it happen,” “start here”…totally work for relationships!

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Again, I used the Lacey Edgers dies to add some scalloped details behind my photos.  I also used a few cardstock ephemera pieces from the Just A Little Lovely collection.

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I hope you enjoyed my layouts as much as I loved making them.  I absolutely love the papers in the Just a Little Lovely collection…especially the B sides!  I love the look of mixed media, and these papers are already ready to go!  The office hours collection has turned out to be surprisingly versatile.  I have used them on a craft room layout, school layouts, and now an anniversary layout.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out!  Don’t forget to check out the Pinkfresh Studio website for all these supplies!

Pinkfresh Studio August Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio August release blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and after me is Kelly’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

There are so many great products in this release, it was hard to decide what to use, lol!  I ended up making 3 cards.  Without meaning to, I ended up with cards that coordinate with each other.  They are floral, pink toned, with a pop of black and white hug sentiments.

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For my first card, I used the new Floral Vase stamp set and floral vase coordinating die cuts.

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I used Copic markers to color in the floral and ribbon images.  After coloring, and adding a few details with a white gel pen, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.  The die for the floral piece cuts it with the stems attached, but I wanted the flowers to look like they were spilling over the sides of the vase, so I opted not to stamp the stems, and I just fussy cut that part off.  I also used the vase die to die cut a white cardstock vase.  Then I used an embossing folder to create a geometric white vase, similar to those that I have seen in all the cute home decor stores.

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I used a piece of pattern paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely scrapbook collection, called one fine day.  I added some machine stitching around the edges, and added some more white paint splatters.  After attaching all the elements with varying heights of foam tape, I stamped the “smiles and hugs” sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.   To finish off this card, I added some pink crystals.

 

For the next card, I used the Delicate Wreath stamp set, and the Pinkfresh watercolor in the color candy apple.

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I started off this card by painting layers of water color to create a cool ombre effect using the Pinkfresh watercolor and watercolor paper.  Besides the watercoloring, this card is clean and simple.  Once my background was dry, I trimmed it to about 4 x 5.25 in.  I used Versafine onyx black ink to stamp the wreath and the “big hugs” sentiment.  I stamped the “here for you” sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.

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For my third card, I used the Modern Bloom background stand alone cuts die.

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I diecut the background die 2 times from white cardstock and glued them together for some dimension.  For my background, I used Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to lightly add some pink color.  I did use a ink blending brush, and I had some pink ink left on the brush from a previous project (I was using Distress ink in Picked Raspberry), so the pink shade is just a tad darker.  I stamped the “faraway hugs” sentiment from the Floral Vase stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I used one of the Pinkfresh Fancy Label Frames stand alone cuts dies to die cut the sentiment.  I also die cut it 2 more times from black cardstock, and glued them all together for dimension.

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I really love how these cards turned out…the August 2019 release is awesome!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

 

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Sept 2, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Pinkfresh Studio is also offering 2 shopping promos, so make sure you check out their website.

  1. First is a free die with purchase while supplies last.Abstract floral die
  2. Pinkfresh will also be offering free US shipping for all orders $100+.  No code needed.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to keep hopping.

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person

Channin Pelletier

Dawn McVey

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  <— YOU ARE HERE

KellyLunceford **your NEXT stop!**

Kristina Pokazenieva

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Leanne West

Norine Borys

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Yasmin Diaz

Zsoka Marko

 

Happy Monday!