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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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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!

2018 Christmas card layout, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a mood board inspired layout with you using the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Main Kit, and the puffy wood grain alpha from the Embellishment kit.  I also used one of the HKC exclusive cut files from December.  It’s called forest, and it was day 6 of the 12 days of giving.

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Even though the first thing that jumps out at you from the mood board is the bright colors, I was drawn to all the white space, and the black and white polkadot image on the top left corner, so I will have a lot of white on my layout, and I doodled a few polkadots on one of the trees.

Since I make a December Daily album, I don’t make a lot of traditional Christmas layouts, but there are a few that I would like in my albums.  One of those is our Christmas card.

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First I cut out the cut file on my silhouette machine.  I actually cut it out twice, then glued them together for added dimension.  I love how it turned out!  Then I backed the open trees with some exclusive pattern paper.  On another piece of white cardstock, I added some ink splatters in coordinating colors.  Once dry, I adhered the cut file to the cardstock, then I machine stitched on some of the tree trunks.

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Next, I added the Christmas card, then embellished it with treed from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet, and the HKC exclusive ephemera pack.

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I added the year with the Pinkfresh Studio alphas.  To finish off my layout, I added 3 puffy woodgrain stars.

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Well that’s it for me!  I hope you’re inspired by the layout and the mood board!

Happy Monday!

Two fall layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 fall layouts I created with the gorgeous Indigo Hills 2 collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  This collection is so beautiful and perfect for fall colored layouts!

For my first layout, I was inspired by the elongated hexagon wood veneer.  I chose the bigger size, and traced it onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  I used that template to cut out the same shape and size out of some of the pattern papers in the collection.  I used the Glen, Valley, Gorge, Ridge, Meadow, and Eminence.

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I decided to use a royal blue cardstock for my layout, because it worked well with the photo and the colors in the IH2 collection.  I splattered it with some gold ink, and then I arranged the hexagon in a random pattern, trying to make sure none of the same patterns were right next to each other.  I machine stitched on a few of the hexagons.  I also decided to hand stitch some hexagons in 3 of the spots.

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Next, I backed my photo with the gorgeous Ridge paper, and adhered it to the layout with foam squares.  I added my title, using the gold puffy alpha stickers and mini puffy alpha stickers.

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I finished my layout by embellishing my photo with just a few things…I really want the hexagons to be the star of the show (along with my photo).  I added a few chipboard sticker accents, a tag from the journaling spot embellishments, and another one of the wood hexagons.

 

For my second layout, I decided to make some layered hearts embellishments.  I die cut different sized hearts from the papers: Gorge, Ridge, Eminence.

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I used the negatives of the hearts that I die cut as a makeshift stencil.  I mixed white embossing paste, with just a little bit of the lavender watercolor, and added some hearts to white cardstock.  I also watered down some more of the lavender watercolor to add some splatters onto the page.

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I typed my journaling on my typewriter beforehand, directly to the background.  I backed my photos with the Ridge paper, and adhered them to the layout towards the top and all the way to the right.

I embellished my layout in a diagonal across my layout.  I filled in the spaces with the layered hearts embellishments that I made, and a flower cluster that I fussy cut from the Glen paper.  I also added the rainbow from the ephemera pack.

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I wanted to add more hearts to fill in some of the spaces, so I used some from the chipboard stickers and the puffy sticker packs.

I slightly embellished the photos with a couple puffy stickers, and a few ephemera pieces.  For my title, I used the mini puffy alpha.

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To finish off my layout, I added just a little bit of doodled hearts to mirror the sketchy flowers that I fussy cut.

That’s it for me today.  I love how my layouts turned out.  The second layout’s story is a hard one to tell, but I’m glad I got it down.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

Happy Friday!

38, Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share with you a layout I made using the new Build-a-flower: Flourishing Zinnia stamp & die set from Altenew.

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Be sure to stop by the Altenew scrapbook blog and card blog and follow along the blog hop for more inspiration and giveaways.  (More information below.)

I decided to create a scrapbook layout using the stamps and die.  One of the great things about making your own embellishments is that you can choose the colors you want to make them.  My favorite color is blue & mint, so I thought why not!  I made 3 blue flowers and mint colored leaves, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

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I started out by stamping the flowers and leaves using the guide on the back of the stamp set.  I used the Altenew Northern Lights Mini ink cube set for the leaves, and for the flowers, I ended up using Distress inks.  Then, I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

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Next I trimmed my photos, and backed them to a piece of pattern paper from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection.  Since I used black & white photos, I could essentially make the layout whatever color I decided to.  I like the monochromatic look with just a little pop of color.  I chose a black and white striped paper from the same Reflection collection as my background.  I added a little mixed media on it, although most of it is covered by my photo and embellishments.  I added my flowers and some more bits and pieces from the Reflection scrapbook collection to embellish my layout.  My title is 38, and the “you are simply awesome” sentiment is from the Flourishing Zinnia stamp set.

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Here’s a closeup of the journaling.  I just found some funny “adulthood” quotes on Pinterest, and used them as my journaling to joke about me turning 38.  Ha!

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I love this cute stamp and die set!  The Build-A-Flower: Zinnia set includes a stamp set and a coordinating die set.  Here is the layering guide:

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You can also purchase the Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia & Ink Bundle.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Laurie Willison

Leigh Houston

Rubeena Ianigro

Raquel Bowman

Anna Komenda

Nina-Marie Trapani

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Kimberly Wiener

Jung AhSang    <——-  you are here!

Laura Jane

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.

*I will also be drawing a winner from my blog.  Leave me a comment, and I will draw a winner no later than 10/7/2018 for a $20 gift certificate!

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!

Happy Monday!

Then & Now, featuring Hip Kit Club, and a YT process video

Hi friends!

Today, I’m sharing a layout with you featuring Hip Kit Club August 2018 kits.  I am using the Main kit, Project Life kit, and Embellishment kit.

I am scrapping a Then & Now page of my youngest in her Dock A Tot, and her Dock A Tot grande.  Time is just flying by with this one…she is getting so big already!  *Sad face

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Also, I’m so excited to share that I have my very first ever YouTube process video!

 

I’ve done layout like this before where I puzzle piece together embellishments on a layout.  There’s really no layering or mixed media.  I love how clean and simple it looks, yet graphic it looks as well.

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If you watch the video, you’ll see that it’s mostly just me pushing embellishments around until I like how things look.  Also, since I’m going for a graphic look, I want things to line up and be as straight as possible.

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I hope you like my layout and my process video!

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Thanks for stopping by, and

Happy Thursday!

 

 

Forever Young, featuring Indigo Hills 2 by Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I am up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today sharing a layout featuring the new Pinkfresh Studio collection: Indigo Hills 2.  This collection is absolutely stunning!  I love the moody deep colors, but also the soft elements of this collection as well, like the hand drawn elements and the delicate florals.

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For more information on my layout, the process, and more photos, please visit the Pinkfresh Studio blog.  I will link the supplies at the bottom of my post.

I thought I would do something a little different, so instead of detailing my layout process, I thought I would talk about the story of the photo.

I chose a photo of my husband & I taken on our recent 14th wedding anniversary.  14 years…my how the time flies!  Since we were crazy with getting ready to sell our first house, and move into a new house, we decided for a simple date night.  A quick dinner out, and then we went to watch a movie.

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Fun fact, I met my husband when I started high school…we are band nerds.  LOL!  We started dating right before my junior year, so we’ve been together a long long long time.  Ha!  It’s crazy to think that in my life already, I’ve been with him more than without.

The title of my layout is forever young.  The journaling says: a few more gray hairs, but forever young.  I guess that’s why this title and the journaling is spot on with our story.  We both feel like we’re young at heart, and can talk about the times when we were kids  in high school and college.

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Now you know a little something more about me!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty.  Please be sure to check out the new Pinkfresh Studio blog post, the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and also participate in the Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge for an awesome giveaway opportunity!

Products used:

Meadow paper (wreath),sapphire, emerald city, lavender, bubble gum, and espresso watercolors, Eminence paper, Glen paper,wood stickers (REAL LIFE), cardstock stickers (forever young), chipboard stickers (being with you is my favorite), puffy stickersenamel dots, and gold puffy alpha stickers (gold dots).

Happy Wednesday!