Found Myself – Hip Kit Club

Hello!  I am sharing a layout today that was made by just playing with all the gorgeous products in the March 2018 Hip Kits!  I didn’t have any specific assignment which was super fun!  I picked out most of the goodies from the Embellishment Pak and used them for my color scheme.

I piled up loads of Crate Paper ephemera and Pinkfresh Studio frames around my photo.

I love how the mixed media shows through the Pinkfresh Studio Be You frames!

I added some white paint and Vicki Boutin Irridescent glaze to the Pebbles Thickers to change the color!

HRM – Hip Kit Club

This week at the Hip Kit Club we are playing along with a mood board that Jill Sprott created!  I also had the assignment to have “fun with alphas” for my layout.  This is the first time I have used a mood board to make a layout, to begin with I was taking it VERY literally and ending up with backgrounds that didn’t go with anything in the kit, once I decided to use a more general inspiration approach it went better for me!  I loved using a mood board and definitely want to put more practice into it!

I decided to run with the circles all over the mood board and used a  big doily I had sitting around.  I used any and all alphas I could find in the March 2018 Hip Kits, I even used letters from the Pebbles Thickers Phrases to spell out the words around my circle.

I used the Simple Stories I Am chipboard to embellish around my photo and in between the words around the circle.  I love the colors in this pak!

Driving – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have been wanting to make a layout with one of Paige’s cut files with the design of the cut file layered on top for awhile!  Not sure if it was luck or beginner skill in the silhouette software but I figured out how to extract one of the pretty flowers from the Geometric Flower Circle and cut it seperatly!  I cut the flower circle and 9 flowers from white card stock to get started!

I used the multi colour jewel paper from the Take Me Away 12×12 Paper pad to back the circle.  I love how the colours in the paper give variation to the flowers in the circle without having to back each of them individually!  I made sure that the yellow in the paper was set to the top right of the page to enhance the sunshine in the photo!

I do love a circle design and for me it is a great opportunity to get my Thickers out for a big long title!  I used alphas from Take Me Away, Fancy Free, Turn the Page and Pick Me Up.  They coordinate beautifully together and look so interesting!  I chose a few spots for the white flowers and added co-ordinating coloured buttons to the centre of the flowers.  A few puffy stickers, rub ons and chipboard hearts from Pick Me Up provided cute little details!

Sweet and Simple – Hip Kit Club

Hello!  Today I am sharing a layout using the March Hip Kits!  Being a new scrapbooker I don’t have a history with rub-ons.  There has been lot’s of buzz about how excited people are to have them showing up in collections again!  I took the opportunity with this layout to give them a good workout!  The 1Canoe2 gold foil rub-ons came in the March 2018 Project Life Kit and they are gorgeous!

Before I used the rub-ons I laid out almost all of my design.  I knew there were no second chances and wanted to be sure of the placement.  I took a photo so I would know where everything went and then started adding the rub-ons!  They worked beautifully and they are so shiny!  I added the bigger rub-ons in a vertical strip and then scattered some of the little fireflies around the center design.

I scattered some beautiful embellishments with the rub-ons above and below my photo cluster!  Some gold splatters finished off the page, I love how it turned out!


Wildheart – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout made with the brand new Wild Heart Collection by Crate Paper! I love this collection! The tropical vibe is trendy and the patterned papers are so much fun! I was really pulled towards the pinks and started out with a bold background. To tone it down just a bit I added a piece of white card stock with simple circles cut out of it. I love how the patterns peek through! I added some lines of machine stitching and gold splatters to finish it off!

The stay sassy frame from the ephemera pack started this whole layout. I couldn’t ask for a better sentiment for a teen photo! I layered a pink wild at heart standout next to the title and added a much love sentiment from the sticker sheet to make a little title cluster! The love epoxy clip is so cute!! I tucked it onto the side of my photo near the title cluster.

The cut apart papers are always one of my favourite items. The cards and tags are great for layering or for using as a focal point. I chose to use the “hey” cards and tags tucked in and around my photo on this layout. I also cut the co-ordinating tags to tuck in as well. If the saying on the card doesn’t go with the theme of your page you still get the pop of pattern or colour!

I love it when there are stamps in a Crate Paper collection! The Wild Heart stamps make the collection go even further with the addition of the leaf stamps. I stamped the two larger leaves with black ink on white card stock and fussy cut them for this layout. If you look closely you can see that I layered the ephemera prize ribbon under the standout for a subtle detail!

Spring Nest – Crate Paper

Spring is fleeting here in Alberta and I try to make the most out of the few weeks between snow and hot sun! The birds singing and flitting around are my favourite sights and sounds. We captured this pretty Robin’s nest last spring, complete with tiny robin’s egg blue eggs!

I chose light and airy colours from the Flourish collection for my layout. I love the Aviary paper with the white painted brick and made that my jumping off point! I added sprinkles of paint and then decided to trim the aviary paper and add the pale coral stripe paper behind it, for added colour! Lately I have been loving having my background papers stacked on angles, for a “thrown together” look! Once I decided on where to place my photo I added paper from the card making pad, frames and tickets in behind it.

For a pretty title I used the gorgeous Fleur alpha and mixed it with the gold alpha from the sticker sheet I stitched them onto the painterly tag that reminds me of spring! After fiddling around with letter placement I decided to stack them and it seemed to fit the best that way on the tag!

In the bottom right corner I added another beautiful rose and trimmed it with the gold leaf trim and added a word strip on top. The little bird from the sticker sheet finished it off perfectly. The gold leaf trim is divine! I also tucked a piece up by the photo as a branch for the embroidered bird to perch on!

I couldn’t resist using the embroidered bird patch on this layout. I could have a hundred of these little birds and never get tired of them! The colours of thread in the bird are so rich and silky. She is perched happily guarding the nest!

Supplies: Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Flourish Grandiflora Paper (344374 ) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Flourish Thickers Fleur Alpha (344389) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Decorative Trim, (344405) Flourish Embroidered Bird Patch (344392) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388)


We are off to our first dance competition today!  I took some photos of my daughter in her jazz solo costume on picture day weekend and thought they would be fun to scrap!  She is dancing to Walkin’ on Sunshine.  Very fun and cheery! I actually found the dress and yellow tutu on Amazon so I didn’t have to do too much work making a costume this year.

I had a few papers and tag I had made while playing with Vicki Boutin watercolors so I used that as my base and also made a layered butterfly from the painted paper.  The pink paint chip is from Crate Paper as is the black and white paper. I even busted out some Felicity Jane hearts to finish it off!

I love adding cut files cut from white cardstock for a soft layer!  The butterfly is my favorite!

I cut the title on my silhouette and added some typed journaling!

Backyard Adventure Mini Album – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello!  I am happy to be sharing my mini album today!  The album is 6”x4” and bound using my cinch.  I made the cover with the gorgeous Floral Transparency from Pick Me Up!  For a special touch I made a flower from hand cut circles layered together.  I popped it onto a circle and some gold leaves from the chipboard sheet and added a pretty sequin from the Haberdashery pad.  I added a piece of vellum under the transparency and clipped it with a heart paper clip to make it one page.

Mini albums are so much fun to make!  Using Paige’s cut files add such a unique flair and interest to the mini pages.  Pick Me Up is perfect for mini albums, it has a wide range of possibilities to suit any photos, even simple backyard photos!

I love the simple beauty of the Geometric Feather (Design ID #251071) cut from white paper and decorated with some gold splatters and a fussy cut flower from Paper 2!

Little 2” pockets are fun to decorate with Pick Me Up!!

The Butterfly Cluster (Design ID #252982) cut file is a must have!  Even cut from simple white paper they have a huge impact!  The sweet blue butterfly is from the Haberdashery pad!

I added more butterflies to the back of the tag!!

The Adventure (Design ID #245758) cut file is one of my favourites!  It looks great cut big and small!

I folded a piece of vellum for this page and tucked in the Lined Hearts (Design ID #242200) , the heart from Pick Me Up fit perfectly!!

I cut a square out of the paper I cut all the butterflies from and layered it up with some stickers on this envelope!

I made a page with the leftover transparency and then “sandwiched” the Heart Love (Design ID #243424) in between vellum and stitched it.

I added a tiny gold heart to the back of the cut file on this page.  I think it looks pretty showing through the vellum even if the writing is backwards!

I added the Cross Stitch Heart (Design ID #242188) to the last page.  Instead of having my stitching threads on the back I left them long on the front and tied them in a bow!

A few close-ups of the cut files and cover!

CUT FILES:  Geometric Feather (Design ID #251071) / Adventure (Design ID #245758) /  Heart Love (Design ID #243424) /  Lined Hearts (Design ID #242200)  /  Cross Stitch Heart (Design ID #242188) /  Butterfly Cluster (Design ID #252982)


My page height is 6 1/4″  in order to have separated ring binding you need to do a bit of math to see which pegs to pull out on the cinch and where to set the page stop.  With this size it is pretty easy.  The page stop (black bar that slides out) is fully in and I pulled out pegs 1, 6, 7 and 12 in order to have 4 equally spaced holes.  Be sure to put the top of your page/pages against the page stop when you are punching holes so that they all line up!  I always use a scrap paper to test the holes as well!

Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop

I am thrilled to participate in Pinkfresh Studio’s 4th Birthday Blog Hop!  I have a layout to share with you and I get to giveaway a $40 prize to the Pinkfresh Studio store!!  I love the colors in The Mix 2 collection so I chose that for my layout.  This photo of Mr. Whiskers had the perfect colors in it for a bright bold page!  I cut some white circles on my silhouette the same sizes as the cardstock stickers and added some tracing paper flowers I had cut on my big shot.  I finished the page off with gorgeous yellow puffy hearts.  You get so many on the sheet!!

The Mix 2 has 8 colors of these mini puffy alpha stickers!  I also love that they fit perfectly into many of the labels!

I love that Pinkfresh papers have subtle patterns on the bsides.  I generally like to use a white background and these soft subtle patterns get me using something different than white!

On to the prizes!!!

I have a super fun giveaway of $40 worth of Pinkfresh Studio Scrapbook Products!!  Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway! Entry closes on Monday, April 9th a t 6am PST. Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Monday April, 9th at 12:30pm PST. Please check the Pinkfresh Studio blog to see if you are a winner!

More Chances to Win:

  • For another chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store, leave a comment on the  Pinkfresh Studio Birthday blog post.
  • Pinkfresh Studio will give one lucky winner a $100 Gift Card to the Pinkfresh Store on their Instagram Story. All you have to do is repost their Birthday Bash story. A winner will be selected within 24 hours. Pinkfresh Studio will have a Stamp and Die bundle giveaway on their Instagram feed as well!
  • Be sure to visit the stops on the blog hop and leave a comment to enter!

Blog Hop Line Up

Pinkfresh Blog

Adrienne Alvis

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Vicky Papaioannou

Amanda Baldwin

Amy Tsuruta

Ashley Horton

Crystal Thompson

Melissa Bickford

Erum Tasneem

Flora Farkas

Lea Lawson

Heather Hoffman

Kathleen Gramuller

Lorilei Murphy

Laura Bassen

Nina-Marie Trapani

Veera Saarivuo

Zsoka Marko

Isha Gupta

Elsie Robinson

Elena Roussakis

Unique Titles for Cards – Crate Paper

The Flourish collection has so many possibilities to have a play on words for titles for your cards or layouts. I put the Flourish 6×8 card making pad to work with these cards, so simple to just select a paper and score down the middle and fold and you have an instant card base to decorate!

My first card features the lovely lemons in the Flourish collection, I just had to use the “When Life Gives You Lemons” sentiment! I started with the Lemon Paper for the card base and I fussy cut lemons from the Ponderosa paper and used the lemon branch from the Puffy Stickers. To make the title pop I used both the metallic alphas for loads of bling and stitched through the titles for added interest and texture!

I wanted to make sure I had plenty of dimension on this card. I popped the tag up with cardboard and added foam sticky dots to the fussy cut lemon branch and also the puffy sticker.

For my next card, I chose the pink with green roses paper as it perfectly co-ordinated with the square xo card. I wanted to do a play on the all the xo’s I found in the collection. The gold puffy stickers are gorgeous and I layered them on top of the little square card from the Memorable cut apart paper. I added yet another xoxo at the bottom of the tag from the card stock sticker sheet, the recipient will hopefully feel all the hugs and kisses!! I added a bit of typing to further support the title theme!

The pretty butterfly from the Standouts was the perfect final touch for the card!

It was fun to see what titles I could come up with, whether you use unique items or a unique phrase or words, it really does give your cards that extra special and custom-made touch!

Supplies: Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Ponderosa Paper (344363) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Embossed Puffy Stickers (344398) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Thickers Memo (344390) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Standouts (344396)