Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration

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Hello friends & Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio 5th birthday blog hop celebration.  (All giveaway info will be posted at the bottom of this post.)

You should have come from Heather Hoffman’s blog, and your next destination is Carly Tee Miner’s blog.  If you got lost along the way, just return to the Pinkfresh Studio blog post!  

Today, I’m sharing a TN spread that I created using the Joyful Day & Everyday Musings collections.  This is my husband and I celebrating 22 years together & 14 years of marriage.  (We are high school sweethearts!)


On the left side, I cut down a sheet of the Perfect Moment pattern paper to fill up the entire TN page, and filled in all the labels with puffy stickers, enamel dots, and other embellishments.  I have been wanting to use this paper just in this way for a while now, and I’m so glad I did…I love the way it looks!


On the right side, I embellished my photo with a journaling pocket, the back side of the Perfect Moment pattern paper, and other embellishments.  I added one of my signature layered/stitched hearts to the left of my photo.  For texture, I adhered some elements with foam adhesive, and added some stitching as well.


I love that I documented something just for my hubbie & I!


Also, in honor of Pinkfresh’s 5th birthday celebration, I decided to include 5 of my most favorite projects that I created for Pinkfresh Studio:


I just shared this layout on Monday using the Out & About collection, and it documents my baby girl’s first airplane ride.


This layout was created using the Joyful Day collection, Circle Frame with Botanicals die, and the Fancy Floral 1 die, and documents my sister’s new corgi pup.


This layout was made using the Holiday Vibes collection, and documents our 2017 trip to see Santa.


These cards were made using the Home for the Holidays stamp set, as well as the Cityscape Die.


This layout was made using the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and documents our rainbow baby.

I hope you enjoyed 5 of my more recent favorites.  I hope they inspire you to get crafty!


Now, on to the GIVEAWAY info:

On this blog, I will be giving away a $25 giftcard.  The winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave me a comment below!

There will also be 3 Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog: Liquid Watercolor full set, Set of our 3 current paper collections, and the entire April Essentials die release, which will release the Monday after the birthday blog hop.  

The winners for my blog & the Pinkfresh blog will be posted on Sunday, March 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.


There are also two shopping promos during the celebration:

  1. free die (XO word) with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into the cart while supplies last.Free XO die mock up
  2. free/discounted shipping from April 5-7th on orders $25+. You MUST use the code FREESHIP5THBDAY.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.



Reminder of where you came from and where you go next:

Pinkfresh Studio blog

Heather Hoffman

Jung AhSang  <—–you are here!

Carly Tee Minner  *NEXT!


Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaway!

Happy Monday!




2 Out & About layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  Today, I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing 2 layouts that I created from the new Out and About collection.  Stop by the PfS blog for more photos and information!  One of my favorite pieces from the whole collection is the New Places pattern paper (the one with rainbow stripes).  I love it, and was so inspired by it!

For my first layout, I wanted to document baby girl’s first airplane ride (who is now 2 years old).  I used the New Places paper as inspiration, and I decided to add some machine stitching in stripes and in a rainbow pattern on some white cardstock.  Originally I had planned to cut off the tails of the thread, but then decided that I kid of like the fringed looks, so I just trimmed the pieces that were too long.


For this layout, I was also inspired by all the circles on the Explore pattern paper.  So using some metal nesting dies, I die cut a few circles from the pattern papers in this collection, as well as my 2 photos.


I arranged all the circles on my layout until I liked how things looked.  I adhered some of the circles with double sided tape, and others with foam squares to add a bit of interest and dimension.  To embellish my layout I pulled out some circle embellishments and airplane themed embellishments.  I also used some of the enamel dots from this collection, as well as some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio’s previous collections.


For my title, I chose the “going places” banner sticker, and then I added “She’s” using the tiny puffy alpha stickers from the Everyday Musings collection.To finish off my layout, I added a strip of the rainbow striped paper to the bottom of my page.



For my second layout, I documented a quick stop to Mt. Scott in OK.  I am using a Pinkfresh Studio cut file called travel tags, which will be available for free in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan group soon.  I used 2 of the cut file tags: one has a mountain scene, and the other says Wander.  I backed those tags with the rainbow striped New Places pattern paper.


I decided that I wanted to create a background of tags, so I added the cut file tags, and a few tags from the Travel tags pack, as well as a pieces that I cut out from the Bucket List paper to look like tags.


Next I added my 2 photos with foam squares to elevate them off the tags.  I framed one of the photos with one of the stitched frames.


To finish off my layout, I embellished the tags and the frames with some of the same pieces from the collection that I used from the first layout.


I love how my projects turned out, and I hope you do too.Don’t forget to check out the Out and About collection!

Happy Monday!

I never knew, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello Hip Kit Club friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout that I made using some of the frames in the February 2019 kits. I documented my 3 girls wearing the same dress. I used these photos recently in my December Daily 2018 album, but I had to have a 12×12 layout for my traditional album as well. They are not triplets, lol, as some people thought when I posted my DD album page. One photo was taken in 2008, another in 2013, and my youngest in 2018.

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I used bits and pieces from all the February kits, but here are some highlights. I decided to use the Pinkfresh Studio chipboard frames from the Main kit to frame my photos.

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The other focus of my layout is the long quote title, and I used the Pinkfresh Studio mini puffy alpha stickers from the Project Life kit. I had enough letters for my long title, with plenty left to spare!

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I also used the stencil, and a little bit of the pink paint from the Color Kit, mixed with texture paste, for some interest on my background. I used the Crate Paper heart pattern paper, exclusive to the Paper Kit, to line the left side of my layout.

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Finally, I embellished my layouts with Crate Paper stickers, and Pinkfresh Studio puffy stickers from the Embellishment Kit, along with some layered hearts that I hand cut and machine stitched using the Crate Paper pattern papers.

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I really hope you like my layout, and were inspired to get crafty. Don’t forget to check out the February 2019 Hip Kits!

Happy Friday!

2 sweet layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s Joyful Day

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 layouts I made for the Pinkfresh Studio blog using the Joyful Day collection.  The colors and the florals in this collection are stunning, and I had so much fun creating with these products.

For my first project, I made a grid layout, which is a personal favorite of mine.  I am also scrapping photos of my sister’s new corgi puppy.  Her name is Eevee, and she is so cute and feisty!


On a sheet of white cardstock, I added some pink ink blending, and paint splatters.  For the splatter, I used some Pinkfresh Studio watercolors.  I wanted the perfect shade of blue to match the blue color in the kits, so I mixed a little bit of sky blue, sapphire, lavender, and a lot of water.  I lightly sketched a grid, then added some hand stitching.

I die cut circles from some of the pattern papers in the collection: fresh startsmall beginnings, being us, and big ideas.  I also used the Fancy Floral 1 die to create a tone-on-tone look.


For my photos, I knew I wanted to frame them with the botanicals circle frame die.  I ended up die cutting the frame from white cardstock 6 times; I wanted each frame to be a layer of 3 frames, so that it would give a dimensional, chipboard effect.  I glued the frames to the photos.


I arranged my circles on the grid, and once I liked how everything was played out, I started adhering the circles to the layout.

I embellished the frames with puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, one of the chipboard frames, cardstock stickers, more puffy stickersmixed embellishments and enamel dots.


I also used the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set and coordinating dies to create my own embellishments.  The beauty of stamp sets is that you’re able to create your own embellishments in the exact color scheme you want, not to mention you can use them over and over again.


For my title, I used a mixture of fonts; I used the puffy alpha stickers, and the multicolor mini puffy alpha stickers.


For my second layout, I used an exclusive Pinkfresh Studio cut file, called Folk Motif, which you can access in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group FB page.  I thought the cutfile, and the colors int the collection worked perfectly with the photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up.  Already, she loves to play dress up, and Belle seems to be her favorite princess…or maybe she just really likes the color yellow.  Either way, she is cute, cute, cute!


I cut the Folk Motif on white cardstock, and I backed the cut file with the pattern papers in the collection: simple pleasures, being us, true story, and small beginnings.

I mounted the cut file on white cardstock.  I adhered it to the left side, and I couldn’t decide if I wanted it to hang off the edge or not.  In the end, I decided to add a bit of the pattern paper to the left side, because I didn’t want to trim any of the cut file off, and since it was hanging off the edge a tiny bit, I would’ve had to trim it.


I backed the photos with pattern paper, then started to embellish.  Again, I stamped a few of the flowers and leaves from the Embroidered Blossoms stamps set, and used the coordinating dies to create my own floral embellishments.  I really love how this stamp set seem to coordinated really well with my backed cutfile!


I also used puffy stickers, ephemera pieces, and enamel dots to embellish the layout.


I added a simple little title using the mini puffy alpha stickers.


I love how the cutfile turned out!  It makes such a big impact on my layout, and enhances the photos, rather than overpowers them.


I really love how my layouts turned out, and I hope you got some inspiration as well.  Don’t forget to check out the Joyful Day collection!

Happy Monday!

4 cards featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 4 handmade cards that I made using the February 2019 Hip Kits.  I used bits and pieces from all the kits: Main kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, Color kit, & cardstock kit.  I love making handmade cards, so I was especially excited to dig into these kits.  There are so many goodies here that are perfect for both scrapbooking and card making.

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I made all the card bases using the cardstock from the kit.  I made them A2 sized, so folded, they measure 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

For my first card, I made a XOXO shaker card.

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I used one of the February subscriber cut files called candy hearts, and I cut it from white cardstock.  I used the Prima opal magic paints from the color kits to color the jar and hearts.  I used some sequins (from a past kit), acetate, and foam tape to make my shaker.  I backed it with one of the pattern papers from theMain kit.  To embellish the front of the card, I used a Crate Paper shaker heart, a wood flair button and enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio.

For my next card, I made a happy card that works for any occasion.

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I used the cut apart pattern paper from Carta Bella for the background floral piece, as well as the flower pot sentiment piece, which I cut into a tag.  I embellished it with Pinkfresh Studio flowers and a Carta Bella brad.  This card was the easiest and fasted to make, but I might love it the most because of those gorgeous painted flowers!

For my third card, I made a Valentines card.

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I used a February freebie cut file called Hearts Background 2, and I cut it from white cardstock.  I adhered the cut file with foam squares to one of the pattern papers in the kit.  I added the Crate Paper stickers, the Valentine’s heart and the So Sweet banner, as well as the wreath and enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio.

For my last card, I made a card that would be perfect to send encouragement.

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I used one of the exclusive PL cards, and I die cut a large circle.  I adhered it with foam tape to add dimension.  For the main focus, I used this cute truck chipboard sticker from Carta Bella.  I added some florals and banners from Pinkfresh Studio, as well as some brads from Carta Bella.  To finish off the card, I added some Prima opal magic paint splatters.

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I love how my cards turned out, and I really hope you like my cards as well.  Don’t forget to check out the awesome February kits, as well as the free cut files!

Happy Sunday!

all together, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I’m here with a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page yesterday for Sketch Friday.  I actually designed the sketch for this week, so it was extra fun working on my layout.

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I have a process video of the layout as well on my YT channel if you’re interested!


I am using the Hip Kit Club January 2019 Main Kit, and a few pieces from the Color Kit, Project Life Kit, and Embellishment Kit.

Here is what I came up with using the sketch:

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We had family photos taken almost 2 years ago, and I’m finally getting the photo scrapped.  As I’ve mentioned in a couple of blog posts now, I am playing catch-up, and am trying to fill the empty spots in my albums.

I divided my layout in half like the sketch, but instead of having a photo take up the whole left side, I used some pattern paper.  I ripped the paper and added machine stitching for some texture.  I still used a large photo on that side (5×7), and I like that I was able to use a photo that I already had printed.

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I also made some more of the layered stitched hearts that I have been loving and used many times on past layouts.  I used the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity dies, and some of the pattern papers from the Main kit.

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Like the sketch, I added some large ink splatters.  I used a Shimmerz vibez called Snow Way Man from a previous Color kit, and I used the Prima Color Bloom shimmer spray in Fairy Pond.  I also used the small star cluster stamp from the Shimelle Head in the Clouds stamp set.

I placed the title and journaling like the sketch as well; both are Pinkfresh Studio products.  I love when the titles come together easily, thanks to stickers.

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I really like how my layout turned out.  I’m so thrilled to fill another empty spot in my album!

To participate in the sketch challenge for your chance to win a GC to the HKC store, please visit the Hip Kit Club Group FB page.

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Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Saturday!

Cake Smash, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing a layout I created for the Hip Kit Club blog.  I was challenged to use only the January 2019 Main kit, as well as make a monochromatic layout.

I looked through the kits to look for a recurring color, and I chose pink.  I decided to get out my heart dies, and die cut hearts from the different pink pattern papers in the kit.  Layered, stitched heart embellishments are my favorite to make; you’ve seen me add them to my layouts many times before, and of course I had to add them to this layout as well.

I am documenting the “cake smash” for my daughter when she turned one.  As written in my journaling, she did not like getting her hands dirty, and there was no smashing, haha!  As I mentioned in a couple of previous blog posts, I am trying to check off my “to-scrap” list.  I really love this photo, and I’m so glad I finally got it scrapped!

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First, I decided to add some pink stripes to my layout.  I used the Vicki Boutin paint that we got in a previous color kit.  Once dry, I lined up some of the hearts that I die cut, and added some machine stitching.  I added a few hearts with foam squares, so I could create some dimension.  Next, I got out my border punches, and punched some strips from the pattern paper.  I also added some splatters (Shimmerz cotton candy, and Heidi Swapp gold color shine from previous color kits).

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I found a spot for my photo, and added some embellishments around it.  The flower, date tag, and phrase sticker are from the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera pack.  The bow is from the chipboard frames, and of course I added one of my layered hearts.

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Next, I decided to add my photo.  I have to admit that I cheated a little bit, because I wanted to stick to the pink monochromatic layout, and used the mini puffy alphas that were included in the November 2018 Project Life kit.  I added the word “smash” to a Pinkfresh Studio label.  I decided to make my own alphas for the “cake” part of my title, so I added some more of the Shimmerz cotton candy onto a scrap piece of white cardstock.  Once dry, I had drew the letters, then fussy cut them out, and I have to say, I really like the way it turned out!

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I added some journaling strips between the stripes and hearts.  I also added another layered heart, and a circle label, with the letter R, to the top of the layout.

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I really hope you love my project.  I am overjoyed with how it came out!

Happy Friday!