2 festive layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio's Home for the Holidays

Hello friends!  It’s Jung here, and today I’m sharing 2 festive scrapbook layouts that I created using the Home for the Holidays collection.  Since I do a December Daily album every year, there is a lack of holiday layouts in my traditional albums.  There were so many photos and stories that I could have made layouts for, but I chose 2 older memories to put down on paper.

For my first layout, I used one of the exclusive cutfiles from Pinkfresh Studio.  It’s called Christmas tree, and it coordinates beautifully with the Home for the Holidays collection.

I enlarged the cutfile, then backed it with 2 pattern papers.  I used the Merry & Bright paper for the green, and the Peace & Love paper for the red.  First I traced and cut out all the pieces, but before gluing them, I wanted to add a bit of shading detail with ink.  The inks that I used were the Pinkfresh Studio Passion Fruit for the red and Emerald City for the green.  After I was done backing the cutfile, I used foam squares to adhere it to my background paper (I used the Peace & Love paper for the background as well).  

I added my photostrip to the background with more foam tape.  These photos make me laugh.  They are from a few years ago; our elf decided to put himself in a jar so the girls could pick him up and carry him around without touching him.  My middle daughter loved it!  I wanted to do a little photoshoot, so I had all my daughter put their matching elf pjs on.  Baby girl got the lid open, and the look on my middle girls face was priceless!  Haha!

Next, I added my title using the white puffy alphas.  I wrote my journaling on one of the ephemera pieces, and adhered it to the layout with machine stitching.  

To finish off my layout, I added some red enamel dots, some present under the tree, and a few snowflakes around my photo.  Two of them are fussy cut from the Holiday Gifts pattern paper, and the other one is a puffy sticker.  I also added a corner cut of the Home for the Holidays pattern paper to the upper right corner to balance the left side of my layout.  

I love the bold a playful statement that the big Christmas tree makes on my layout!

For my next layout, I decided to jump on the hexagon trend.  I have a hexagon punch, and I used it to punch hexagons from several of the pattern papers in this collection. 

I wanted a little bit of color on my white background, so I used some Pinkfresh watercolors to add splatters in coordinating red, blue, and yellow.  I used Candy AppleSunshine, and Sapphire.  I also used the green ink pads in the Garden Stroll mini ink cube pack, and the tiny snowflake stamps in the Home for the Holiday stamp set to add green to my layout.

I adhered the hexagons to my layout toward the middle and left side.  I also left a few spots open, and hand stitched the hexagon shape.  Next I added machine stitching to most of the hexagons. 

I adhered my photos with foam squares.  The photos of my daughters were when they danced in the Nutcracker Ballet a few years ago.  They looks so cute in their costumes! 

I added my title using the same white puffy alphas, and then added journaling strips that I typed on my typewriter.  

To embellish my layout, I added a few ephemera pieces to the left of my photos along with 3 red enamel dots.  I also added a few ribbon words that I fussy cut from the Peace & Love pattern paper.  Finally, I added 3 stars that I punched from red cardstock.

I hope you like my layouts, and are inspired to get crafty.  

Make sure you grab some pieces from the Home for the Holidays collection if you haven’t already.

Happy Monday!

Hey Santa, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created with the November 2019 Hip Kits, and a cutfile.

We saw Santa twice in 2015.  My daughter get her new glasses the day after we visited Santa.  She asked if we could go see Santa again and take a picture with her glasses, so we saw him twice.  I am just documenting that story.  

I decided to use the star wreath cutfile, which will be available on the website soon.  I backed it with various pink and red HKC exclusive pattern paper from the Main Kit.  I machine stitched around 3 of the stars to add some more texture to the cutfile.

On another piece of pattern paper, I stitched around and around in a wonky circle with my sewing machine.  Then I added some splatters; I used the pink Lindy’s magical powder from the Color kit, as well as the Jen Hadfield gold mist (which is pretty much the same thing as Heidi’s gold color shine, yay!) from the DD Festive Color kit.  

I adhered the cutfile to the background with foam squares once the splatters were dry, and then adhered my photos, which I backed with cardstock from the Cardstock kit.  

Next, I added my title using the HKC exclusive alpha that was included in the Main Kit.  I love the color and font of this alpha…so festive!  I adhered my journaling strips before embellishing to make sure I had enough room.

To embellish the layout, I added a few more stars.  I stamped some stars on the background using the HKC exclusive stamp set from the Pocket Life kit.  I also added a couple white star stickers, and a red puffy heart stickers. 

I decided to add the cute little Santa ephemera piece (from the Main Kit) to the bottom left of my layout, since it was a layout about Santa, and a few presents to the top right.

True to my style, I decided to keep my embellishments to a minimum, and my layout is complete!  I love the way this one turned out, and I really hope you do too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all these gorgeous kits on the Kip Kit Club website.  

Happy Friday!

Thankful, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the Hip Kit Club November 2019 moodboard. I am using my October 2019 Hip Kits, and I am still loving all the exclusive products!!!

Here is the moodboard:

I was inspired most by the image on the top right, with the paint brushes and the ombre pink paint. I decided to apply that to my layout. I used 2 pink paint colors from Vicki Boutin, which we recieved in a previous color kit, white gesso, and a slightly damp paint brush. To try to minimize warping, I used some thicker Bazzil white cardstock.

Once the paint was dry, I added the photo, which I backed with an Amy Tangerine pattern paper, and my title.

True to my style, I used a minimal amount of embellishments. I adhered the pumpkin ephemera piece and a cut little fox, both of which are HKC exclusives.

I also added a few of the trees that are in this kit…a few are fussy cut from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and a few are from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I absolutely love the look of these trees! I have been itching to get them on a layout, and I’m glad I finally did!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out these Hip Kits!

Happy Tuesday!

Create, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the October 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use the main kit along with the cardstock kit only (although I did forget about this while creating my layout), to use punches, and to include stitching.

I scrapped photos of my daughter on picture day, and her monochromatic self portrait that she made at school. I love her cute little drawing, and I love that their assignment was to keep it monochromatic!

I also filmed a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

I started out by cutting the different colored strips from an Amy Tangerine pattern paper. Then I used some old punches from my stash to add a decorative border to each color strip.

On a piece of white cardstock, I used some Shimmerz sprays, which are all from previous Hip Kit Club color kits, to add splatters in a rainbow pattern to coordinate with the pattern papers. Once dry, I adhered the pattern paper strips, and added some machine stitching with coordinating thread colors.

I backed my photos with journaling cards from the Pocket Life kit (here’s where I forgot about the Main Kit only part), and adhered them to the layout with foam squares.

I used some of the HKC exclusive black puffy alpha for my title. I like the bold block style letters.

Next, I decided to add my journaling strips, just to be sure to leave myself room for them. I then embellished with flowers and hearts from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I love all the cute little images! I also embellished with a few puffy stickers (again, which are not part of the main kit).

I really love how my layout turned out. I think the fun colorful strips are fitting for my art photos. Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club website for all the kit goodies, and I hope you’ll check out my process video.

Happy Saturday!

Holiday Layout & TN spread, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  

Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m sharing a holiday layout and TN spread featuring the Home for the Holidays collection.  

For my layout, I used one of the new cut files that coordinate with this collection.  

The cut file I used is the gingerbread house, and will be available in the shop soon.  I cut the cutfile from white cardstock, and backed it with various pattern papers from the collection.  I also used the Morning Sky mini ink cube combo to do some ink blending on a piece of white cardstock to create my own pattern paper.  

For my background, I created a hillside by machine stitching back and forth.  I masked that area off with some scratch paper, then added ink splatters.  (I smooshed some of the mini ink cubes onto my glass surface, and watered it down.)    I used some of the snowflake stamps from the Home for the Holidays stamp set with the same mini ink cubes.

I adhered the gingerbread house cut file with some foam tape, and then added my photos right on top.  Next, I added my title using the white puffy stickers in the collection.  

Since my gingerbread house is so big, I added just a few more embellishments from this collection.  I added  a tree and presents to each side of the house, I added a wreath to the door, and hanging lights on the window, a little bird on the roof, and of course I added enamel dots.    

I love how this little layout turned out.

I decided to do a TN spread next.  I have a Traveler’s Notebook that I use to create some spread of my favorite photos.  It’s not in any particular order, just some of my favorite memories.  Whenever I look through this TN, I can’t help but smile.  I hadn’t done a holiday spread in it yet, so I chose one of my favorite photos from Christmas Eve last year.

On one side of the TN spread, I filled the entire page with my favorite pattern paper from the Home for the Holidays collection called Advent Love.  I have been obsessed with tags lately (I recently made a layout filled with tags for the ink pad blog hop), so I decided to make one for this spread.  

Joy is one of my favorite holiday words, so I wanted it to be the focal point on this tag.  I used the Kelly lower case alpha dies, and diecutt the joy once from red cardstock, and twice from white cardstock.  Once cut, I glued them on top of each other to create my own chipboard letters.  I hand cut a tag from white cardstock.  I punched a whole, and then adhered a gold glitter hole reinforcer that I made using another punch.  The “peace, love, and” sentiment is from the Merry Days stamp set, and I stamped it using storm ink.  I adhered the joy diecut letters.  to give the tag some texture, I added a little bit of machine stitching, and some enamel dots.

For the other side of the TN spread, I adhered my photo to a piece of pattern paper, and then adhered it to the left page.  I stamped the “in the magic of the season” sentiment (from the same Merry Days stamp set) as well as the date.  I added a few more stamped snowflakes (from the Home for the Holidays stamp set that I used on my layout) with sky blue ink.  I added a few trees that I fussy cut from the pattern paper called Merry & Bright, as well as a few cardstock ephemera pieces, like the presents, twinkle tab, and snowflake.  I finished off this side of the spread with a few more enamel dots.

I really hope you like the way my projects turned out.  I especially love the TN spread.  I hope you check out the Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays collections…it’s perfect for holiday crafting!  

Happy Monday!

Baby Shark, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I’m sharing a layout that I posted on the Hip Kit Club blog a couple days ago. I created my page using the October 2019 Hip kits.  Today, I am focusing on the Embellishment kit for my Halloween layout. I scrapped this page for Ruby’s album. She was the cutest baby shark last year for Halloween! Love!!!

There are so many goodies in the embellishment kit.  The font on the gold thickers is so pretty, and I love all the Hip Kit Club exclusives.  

I decided to use a cut file to frame my photos.  It’s an October subscriber cutfile called leaf wreath, and I cut it from white cardstock using my silhouette machine.  For my background, I used this gorgeous Pretty Little Studio paper.  The color of this paper is spot on for my photos, and I love the painted vibe.  I added just a little more white splatters, then I lightly adhered the wreath, and machine stitched it through the middle.  

I backed my photos with a few HKC exlcusive PL cards, and added them to the left side of the layout.  Next I added my title.  I used the pretty gold thickers as well as the tiny puffy alpha.

Next, I embellished with some items from the Embellishment kit.  I used some of the floral and leafy ephemera, as well as some of the stickers (I loved all the tiny hearts).  I used the HKC exclusive stamp set to stamp the stitched heart and the “you’re the best” sentiment.  I also added a few enamel dots along the wreath.  

I fussy cut the label from a HKC exclusive PL card, and I used it for my journaling.  To finish off my layout, I added the branding strip from this same paper, and adhered it to the bottom of the layout.  

I absolutely love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I hope you check out these fabulous kits on the Hip Kit Club website.  Did you see the November kits?

Happy Friday!

3 fall themed cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made with the October 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use the sketch and to make at least one Halloween card.

I also filmed a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

For my first card, I wanted to use some of the sweater images in the kits, as well as the “sweater weather” sentiment. I used the HKC exclusive stamp set to stamp the leaf image repeatedly to create my own background, using distress oxide ink in seedless preserves.

I used a HKC exclusive Pocket Life card, layered the 3 sweaters on top, and added the sentiment sticker. I adhered the entire panel to a purple card base that I made using a piece of cardstock from the cardstock kit.

For my next card, I decided to make the Halloween card. Again, I wanted to use a sweater image, and this one has a jack-o-lantern. I trimmed the “trick or treat” sentiment from a Pocket Life card, and I layered the sweater and the sentiment on another PL card.

I adhered the card to a piece of pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio that I trimmed down and added machine stitching to. I adhered it to a purple card base, using the leftover cardstock from the previous card.

For my last card, I remembered that I was supposed to use a sketch for inspiration.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I used another PL card. I stamped the sentiment on it using the HKC exclusive stamp set, then trimmed it to look like a tag. I adhered some florals on top, mostly from the ephemera pack, but there is one sticker and 2 acetate pieces. I used another piece of pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio as my background, and I adhered it to a coral card base that I made using a sheet from the cardstock kit.

I hope you like my cards, and checked out my process video. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the kits, and be sure to stop by the Hip Kit Club Group FB page for more info on the sketch.

Happy Sunday!