Super Cool layout, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m so excited to share my first project using the brand new Super Cool collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  This collection is so cute, especially if you have teens!  I’m sharing a layout of my 3 (going on 13) year old, so this collection works great even if you don’t have any teens.

There were so many pieces of ephemera that I wanted to showcase and include, that I decided to a clean and graphic styled layout.  I chose the Highlight pattern paper, because I really like the subtle graphic pink as my background. First, I placed my photo down to get an idea of spacing.  Then, I used the white mini puffy alpha stickers and the blue puffy alpha stickers to spell out my “super cool” title.  (The stamped sentiment is from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.)

Next, I placed down some ephemera, moving pieces around like a puzzle.  Since the layout style is so graphic and “simple,” I really tried to keep in mind straight lines and spacing.  I used a stitched pocket tag, a couple of acetate speech bubbles, some pieces from the ephemera pack, and some stickers, both cardstock and puffy.  For the non-sticky items, I adhered them with just a little bit of dot adhesive, so I could machine stitch them to the layout. 

I also added some fussy cut pieces to the layout.  I fussy cut the cut apart Current Mood pattern paper, Hashtag pattern paper, and Be Right Back pattern paper.  (For the chill/glasses piece of pattern paper, I used the Essentials Diagonal Stitched Squares die set.)  I used the lines on the phones from the Be Right Back pattern paper to handwrite my journaling.    

I adhered 2 pieces of the Choir pattern paper to the top and bottom of my layout, and added some machine stitching.  I also added a piece of twine to the tag and some enamel dots to finish off my layout.  

I am loving this new paper collection!

Happy Friday!

January challenge, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio January challenge.

The January challenge is a 2019 review challenge, and I chose the May 2019 challenge…rainbow colors, and anything goes!

I mainly used the Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely collection, but there are a couple pieces from the Office Hours collection as well.

I started off with white cardstock. I used the Pinkfresh Studio ink cubes to add some rainbow splatters to the background.

Using the tag die in the PfS fillable tag with pocket die set, I diecut pieces from various pattern papers to create a rainbow. I also diecut my photos.

I also cut a strip off from the chitchat paper for the top of my layout, then fussy cut some of the tags.

I strung up all the tags, and adhered them to my layout creating 2 rows. I embellished, using the tone on tone method.

I added a title to one of the tags using the mini puffy alpha stickers, and added some hand journaling to my last tag.

I really love how this one turned out! I hope you will check out the challenge on the Pinkfresh Studio website, and I hope you’ll play along!

Happy Sunday!

December Daily 2019, days 1 & 7

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple spreads from my December Daily album.  I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

I have to admit that it’s been slow going with my DD album so far this year.  I have been incredibly indecisive, and have been making rookie mistakes (like punching holes on the wrong side of the paper), BUT I have my Day 1 and Day 7 to share with you today, and I have to say that I love the way they turned out!

I was challenged to use vellum or acetate on my layout.  When I saw the snowflake acetate in the DD kit, I knew it was perfect for my Day 1 spread.  We went to go see Frozen II on December 1st.  I used the HKC exclusive pink pattern paper (from the November Main kit), and trimmed it down to about 4 1/2 x 8 in as a base for my pocket page.  I trimmed down the snowflake acetate to about 5 x 4 1/2 in, scored 1/4 in from each side and the bottom, then folded and adhered them behind the pink pattern paper.  

This is actually the 2nd pocket page that I made.  The first one had most of the pretty snowflakes, but I punched the holes on the left side out of habit, instead of the right side.  I still had enough acetate to make it again though, with one sparkly snowflake.  

Since it’s clear acetate, it’s hard to tell that there’s a pocket in the photographs, but if you look closely, the acetate makes the pink pattern paper look darker.  (My acetate goes up to right under the first set of holes.)  I filled it with photos from a photobooth they had at the theatre, a copy of our digital tickets, a photo of the movie poster, and a journaling card.  I typed up my journaling on a 4 x 6 card from the November Pocket Life kit, trimmed it down a little, then added a ribbon tab.  (The ribbon is included in the DD kit.)

For the other side of my Day 1 spread, I documented my husband and girls putting up the Christmas lights on the house.

If you watched my previous video on my YT channel, I had made a different spread for day 1, but I mentioned that it would probably change since I pre-filmed.  I made the number 1 tag on that video, so I’m reusing it on this page.  I used the HKC exclusive stamp set from the DD kit, and gold embossing powder from the DD Festive Color kit to make my tag.  I put the tag on a different PL card.  This snowflake card was a 3 x 8 card that I cut it half.  I thought it tied in both sides of the spread perfectly with the snowflakes and colors.

For my Day 7, I documented a crafty movie night with my 2 younger girls:

On the left side, I hand wrote my journaling on a PL card.  I love the cards with lines on them… I can never keep my handwriting straight, haha!  I added the sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, and added a little machine stitching.  I also printed out another movie poster from the movie we watched: Abominable.  It was really cute!

On the right side, I kept it pretty simple with two 4 x 6 photos.  I put the 3 photos together in photoshop for the top image, but you could just trim your photos and glue them to a piece of cardstock or 4 x 6 card.  To the top of this photo, I added a little bit of washi tape, with a gold scalloped pattern on it (it was from a Hip Kit earlier this year), and a Pinkfresh Studio sticker.

I created another number tag, just like I made for day 1, for day 7.

I hope you like the way my DD spreads turned out.  I love how clean and graphic my pages turned out.  I mentioned at the beginning of my post that I was having a hard time starting my DD album.  I think I was trying to push myself to use all.the.things.  I’ve seen lots of beautiful spreads with lots of product on them, but it’s just not my style.  Once I let myself be minimalistic with embellishments, I loved the end result.  I know it’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game, but you have to stay true to your own style.

Don’t forget to check out all these amazing kits on the Hip Kit Club website!  I’ll be back soon with more of my DD album.

Happy Saturday!

Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop. You should be coming from Channin’s blog, and your next stop is Zsoka’s blog. More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I am always happy to participate in an Essentials Release blog hop, because these dies are some that I can use over and over again on any project. Here is what I created for the blog hop.

I created 2 cards and 6 tags for this release.

For my first project, I made a holiday card. As soon as I saw the fancy diagonal stripes die, I immediately thought of a candy cane. I diecut the diagonal stripes from red cardstock. Since it is A2 sized, I glued it to a white card base, and immediately, I have a holiday background.

I wanted to create a framed scene, so I used the diagonal stitched squares die set, and I chose the 2 middle sized squares to diecut a frame from brown cardstock. I diecut it 3 times, then glued them on top of each other. I wanted the frame to look like a wood frame, so I used a brown Copic marker to add some shading. Next, I stamped and Copic colored the houses from the Home for the Holidays stamp set. Then I fussy cut it out, and set it aside. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used a couple Distress Oxide inks to ink blend a background. Once fully dry, I white heat embossed some snowflakes from the same stamp set onto the background. I also drew on some snow with a white gel pen. I glued the frame on top of the blended background, then trimmed off the excess. Next, I adhered the houses in the frame with foam tape, and then glued the framed piece to the red and white striped card base. To finish off my card, I stamped the “wishing you merry days” sentiment from the Merry Days stamp set on a white cardstock strip, and adhered it to the card.

For my next card, I really wanted to use the radiating background 1 die.

I really love to use white cardstock for clean and graphic looks; I die cut the radiating background from white cardstock, and I glued it to an A2 sized card base. I stamped and Copic colored the images from the Floral Vase stamp set. I was going for a winter bouquet in a concrete vase. (I really love how my vase turned out!) I diecut the images with the coordinating die set. I adhered the vase, flowers, and bow to the background with foam tape. I white heat embossed the “joy and love” sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, and adhered it with more foam tape. To finish off my card, I added some clear crystals.

For my next project, I really thought the teardrop tag with fillable elements die set looked really cool, so I thought I would make each of the tags in the set.

I decided to make the tags tone on tone in color, and each one a little different. For the pink tag, I glued the cut out piece right onto the background piece, for the yellow tag, I adhered the cut out piece with foam tape, for the green tag, I decided to make a shaker, and for the red tag, I diecut the cutout piece 2 times and glued them on top of each other. For the sentiments, I used the Delicate Wreath stamp set. I left the red one without a sentiment, because I’m thinking of using it in my December Daily album, so I can add a number.

For my final tags, I used the fillable tag with pocket dies.

I decided to create another tag for my December Daily album. I tried to match some of the colors in my album. I diecut the tag from light blue cardstock, the hole reinforcer with red cardstock, and the pocket piece with vellum. I added a number 5 puffy sticker from the Everyday Musings collection, and some red and white twine. I also made a plain red tag with a light blue hole reinforcer.

I love how my cards and tags turned out, and I hope you do too!  I absolutely love the dies in this Essentials 3 Release.

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!
  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire Essentials 3 release on their blog and Instagram, so be sure to check it out.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday Dec 16, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

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 Monday!

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!

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!

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!