2 Back to School layouts, featuring PinkFresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing 2 back to school layouts that I created using the new Office Hours collection.  You can now purchase this collection directly through the Pinkfresh Studio website.  The 12×12 paper pack is available here, and the embellishment bundle is available here.  Even though this collection is office themed, it is so versatile!  I’ve already used it on a layout featuring coffee and my scrap room, which you can see here, and today I’m using it for school layouts.

 

For my first layout, I wanted to document my oldest daughter’s first day of middle school.  It was the first time we didn’t walk her into the school on her first day, even though we did drop her off in the morning, and it was her first time riding the bus.

I’m happy to report that Pinkfresh Studio will soon have coordinating cut files for their paper collections available for purchase, so keep an eye out for that.  The cut file I used for this layout is called Stack of Books, and I used my Silhouette machine to cut it from white cardstock.  I used a couple pattern papers to back the cut file.

Next I worked on my background.  I used the Pinkfresh watercolors, and a couple of tiny ceramic bowls to create watercolor rings in rainbow order.  I also splattered my cardstock with the colors.

I mounted my photos on pattern paper.  The pattern paper that look like file tabs is cut from the Busy pattern paper.  I adhered my photos to the background, and embellished around them.  I used my backed cutfile, as well as Puffy stickers, Epoxy stickers, Fabric Ephemera, and Cardstock Ephemera.  I added one of the Wood Accent stickers that says “you got this” on top of the photo of my daughter walking.

I also fussy cut a section of books from the Organize pattern paper. and attached it to the bottom of my layout using foam tape.

I finished off my layout with punched stars and enamel dots.  I punched 2 different sized stars from the pattern papers, and glued on the coordinating watercolor ring colors.  (I did have to punch one pink and purple star from the Just a Little Lovely pattern papers to get a few pink and purple embellishments.)  I also added some enamel dots to the coordinating colors.  I used the yellow and blue from this collection, but I pulled a few enamel dots from previous Pinkfresh collections.

This layout turned out so fun and vibrant, and I absolutely love it!  I hope it inspired you as well.

 

For my second layout, I have photos of my middle daughter from her first week of school in Second grade.  Taking outfit photos all week is a tradition for us.  I also keep some of the clothing tags to remember where we shopped, and what sizes they wore, so you’ll see that on my layout among the embellishments.

I started with a white piece of cardstock.  I stitched lines with light blue thread to mimic the look of notebook paper.  I added my photos with foam tape, then added various embellishment clusters.  I used 2 pencils and a camera from the Chipboard stickers, I used an epoxy circle and enamel dots from the Mixed Embellishments, and aI sprinkled in a few stickers from the Phrase Sticker sheet and the Puffy Sticker sheet, as well as a few cardstock Ephemera.

I used Second Grade for my title.  I used the coral and blue Mini Puffy alphas to create my title on a journaling card from the Ephemera pack.  To finish off my layout, I added some sky blue watercolor splatters and hand drawn stars.

I absolutely love the way my traditional school themed layout turned out, and I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don’t forget to check out this fun collection on the Pinkfresh Studio website!

 

 

 

First I Drink the Coffee | Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge

Hi friends!  I have a layout that I created for the Pinkfresh July 2019 Challenge.  For this month’s challenge, you need to use cut files and/or diecuts on your project. Once you create your project, make sure you link it back to the challenge post for your change to win a $50 gift card!  For more info, you can check out the challenges on the Pinkfresh Studio website here.

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For this layout, I used the new Pinkfresh collection: Office Hours.  I also used the Folk Art Mugs free cut file, which you can find in the albums section of the PinkFresh Studio Fan Group FB page.

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I used my silhouette machine, and cut the cutfile on white cardstock.  I used the Pinkfresh watercolors to color the cups, and then I added a little gold detail with Heidi Swapp Gold color shine.

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For my background, I used the Inspiration pattern paper, and I cut it along the color blocked lines.  I didn’t really want that big triangle of the mustard yellow, so I used it as a template and cut another piece from the Plan pattern paper.

I new I wanted to use this quote for my title, so the mini puffy alpha was perfect!

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I embellished my layout with the various ephemera in this collection that fit the theme of coffee, crafting, and my space.  I used the diecut ephemera, the mixed ephemera pack, the cardstock stickers, as well as the puffy stickers.

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I loved documenting my crafty space & my need for coffee.  I don’t think I’ve actually ever scrapbooked a photo without a face or animal.  LOL!

Don’t forget to head over to the challenge post on the Pinkfresh website.  Also check out the awesome Office Hours collection!

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sweet Nine, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing a layout using the new Just A Little Lovely collection.  (For more photos and info, head over to the Pinkfresh blog!)  I absolutely love the B sides of the pattern papers in this collection; they are beautiful watercolor backgrounds.  If you love the look of watercolors on the backgrounds, but are a little afraid of mixed media, I highly encourage you to check these papers out!

My daughter just turned 9, and I did a layout for her.

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I used the Around Here pattern paper for my background.  I love this paper so much as is, so I didn’t want to do to much to it.  I did add some watercolor (mixed with a little white gesso) splatters.

For my title, I used the Puffy Phrase Stickers and the white Puffy Alpha Stickers to say Happy Sweet Nine.  I wanted to add just a hint of color to the white puffy alphas, so I painted the letters with some watered down Bubble Gum Pink watercolor, and wiped it off before dry.  It left just the tiniest hint of pink, and I really like the way it turned out.  I added some machine stitching to the white alpha as well, for a bit more detail.  For my journaling, I wanted to write a letter to my daughter, as a different way to include some of her favorites at nine.

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I was already liking my layout the way it was, but I decided to embellish the 2 photos a bit.  I added an acetate foiled flower to each photo corner, a puffy flower sticker, a couple epoxy circle stickers from the mixed ephemera pack, and a few enamel dots.

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I really wanted my photo and that background paper to shine, so I kept the embellishing really simple.  I am super happy with how it turned out.  These products from the Just A Little Lovely collection are so beautiful, you really don’t need much!

I hope you like the way my layout turned out!

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Also, here is a sneak peek of a project I made for the July challenge.  Check back on the Pinkfresh Studio blog on July 7th when the challenge goes live to see the full project!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

2 layouts, featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection

Hi friends!  Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog with 2 layouts I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection, along with the Pinkfresh watercolors.  I have been loving painted stripes lately, as you can tell if you’ve seen my previous projects, and I couldn’t help but add them to these layouts as well.  I mixed a few drops of the watercolors with a little bit of gesso to give the paints a bit of body and thickness.

For my first layout, I wanted to use this travel themed collection on a non-travel layout.  I had this picture of my daughter dressed up as one of her favorite book characters sitting on my desk, so I looked up book quotes on Pinterest, and found a quote that ties together reading and traveling…perfect!

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I used a few of the pattern papers in this collection, and die cut all the letters with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha die set.  My favorite pattern paper in this collection is the one with rainbow stripes: New Places, so I was inspired to create a title in rainbow order.  I wanted the quote to jump off the page even more, so I outlined every letter with a black pen, and adhered them to the layout with tiny pieces of foam tape.

Since I want the quote to be the focus of the layout, I decided to add just a couple of embellishments.  I used the cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, and the ephemera pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out!  It’s so colorful and fun, and I especially like how my fussy cut photo gives it a storybook feel.

 

For my next layout, I used a photo of my hubbie and our 2 older girls on the lake when we went to a wedding in Wisconsin.  Because it’s a water photo, I painted blue stripes on my layout.  Look how vibrant these colors are!  As I mentioned before, I mixed a few drops of the Pinkfresh watercolor with a little bit of gesso.  I added just a tiny bit of water, and I loved the smooth texture!

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Since the rainbow striped paper is my favorite, I wanted to highlight it on my layout.  I purposely cut some strips for the specific colors.  It may not be obvious, but I created a sort of scene with the color strips: the yellow and reds for a sunset sky, the blue tones for the water, and the greens for the ground.  I also used a border punch for the blue strips of paper.  I attached the strips of paper between the painted stripes, and machine stitched through each.

I used a stitched frame around my photo, and I used one of the ephemera pieces for my title.  I love when I can use a pre-made title!

I embellished the layout with just a few pieces of puffy stickers and ephemera pieces.  I also added some enamel dots and one of the embellishments from the mixed embellishment pack.

I really love the way this layout turned out as well.  It’s amazing what a few embellishments can do to add to a layout.

I hope you were inspired by my layouts.  For more info and photos of my layout, be sure to check out my Pinkfresh Studio blog post here!

Happy Monday!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials 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.

I was so excited about all these gooddies, I created 4 cards!

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Each card is a little different, and I love them all!  LOL!

For the first card, I used the Braided Tag die, and the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.

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First I stamped the floral image, then colored it in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

On a white piece of cardstock, I used Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to lightly add some pink color.  I used the Braided Tag die; I used the outer tag die, and one of the detailed pieces.  I stamped the “Happy sentiment from the Blooming Boquest stamp set towards the top right of the card.  Next, I attached the floral piece with foam squares.  I added the “mother’s day” sentiment with more foam tape, which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I tied a piece of twine, and added the pink jewels to finish off my card.

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For my next card, I used the Pretty Frames 2, and a sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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The plate is all one plate, but it cuts frames that you can use all together or separately.  I ran the die cut frames through my die cutting machine around 5 times with white textured cardstock.  To really showcase all the frames, I separated the frames and glued the coordinating layers to create thickness.  For example, some of the frames are only 2 frames thick, others are 3 frames thick, and one of the frames is 5 layers thick.  I then pieced them all back together, and glued them on a white card base.  I think this would make an excellent wedding card!

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For my next card, I used two of the Fancy Label Frames to create white frames.  I also used the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I taped 2 of the dies together, and die cut the frames around 7 times.  I thought it would look like pretty wallpaper or fancy molding on a wall.  On a separate white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to create a light ink blend.  Next I glued on all the frames, and then trimmed the panel to slightly smaller than A2 sized.

I stamped the humming bird and floral onto white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  Then I attached them on with foam squares, trimming some of the floral off.  I added the sentiment with foam tape, which I stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.  To finish my card, I glued on some blue jewels.

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For my last card, I used some of the hexagons from the Basic Label Frames and the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I lined up a few of the hexagons, and die cut it from white cardstock.  The I positioned a few more hexagons, and die cut them to create a total of 5 hexagon windows.  On another piece of white cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral.    I used foam tape, and adhered the hexagon panel to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the stamped, colored, and die cut floral piece to the hexagon panel with more foam tape.  I carefully stamped the sentiment, then finished off my card with pink jewels.

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I really love how these cards turned out…the May Essentials 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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  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire May Essentials Release on their blog and IG, so make sure you comment on their posts as well.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday May 27, 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 this week, so make sure you check out their website.

  1. First is a free die with purchase. There is both an XO and mini floral die, and there is no code necessary.  The die will automatically load into your cart.  
  2. Pinkfresh will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+.  You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for International friends.

 

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

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio

Alix Davis

Angelica Conrad

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Enza Gudor

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here

Kelly Lunceford  <— your NEXT stop!

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Natasha Valkovskaya

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Zsoka Marko

 

Happy Monday!

Love Love Love, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hi friends!  I made a layout for the Pinkfresh Studio May challenge, which is Anything Goes themed, and Rainbow colors.  You can find more information about it on the Pinkfresh Studio website today, and create your own project as well.

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I used bits and pieces from all 3 of the new collections from Pinkfresh Studio:  Joyful Day, Everyday Musings, and Out & About.  I painted little R’s nails pink for the first time, and she absolutely loved it!  Of course I had to take a ton of photos and document it, haha!1024jungahsang_05challenge_01

Like my recent project with Pinkfresh Studio, I started off using the Pinkfresh studio watercolors, and painted watercolor stripes in rainbow order on my background.  I also added machine stitched scallops in coordinating thread colors.

While that was drying, I created a LOVE cutfile using the Frontage font.  I cut it out 3 times on white cardstock.  I knew I wanted to fill the Os with my photos, and I wanted to back the other letters in kind of a rainbow.

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After adhering the cut files to my background using foam squares, I set about embellishing in a tone on tone color scheme.  I used ephemera, puffy stickers, labels and enamel dots to add interest to the layout.

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I LOVE how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out this challenge on the Pinkfresh blog.  I’d love to see what you create!

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Happy Sunday!

Lets go swimming, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m sharing a summer layout that I created using the Joyful Day collection.  For more photos and info, head over to the Pinkfresh blog!

There is a lot of pretty blue tones in this collection, so I decided to make a pool layout.  The photo is of my littlest one at the pool last year, and I love how happy she looks!

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I started off by cutting some scallops on white cardstock using my silhouette machine.  The cut file is by Paige Evans, and is called scalloped border background.  The scallops reminded me of waves, so I backed a few of them with the blue pattern papers.  The papers I used are Perfect Moment, Big Ideas, and Fresh Start.

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I painted some watercolor stripes using the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors in Sky blue (my favorite) and Sapphire.  Then I added a few machine stitched scallops, and I love the texture it created.

I adhered my photo, which I backed with the Small Beginnings pattern paper, using foam squares.  I embellished the photo with a wreath that I cut out from the Big Ideas pattern paper, a few sticker labels, tabs from the ephemera pack, and some enamel dots.

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I added a title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.  There are so many letters included in this pack that I was able to spell out the hole title in the orange/red colors, which worked out perfectly since my daughter’s swimsuit is bright orange.

To balance off my layout, I added a few scallops to the bottom, and one to the top. I added a few more embellishments using the ephemera pack and the puffy stickers.

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I really love how this one turned out, and I’m so happy to have another layout for my baby’s album!

I hope you are inspired by my project!

Happy Wednesday!