XO – Pinkfresh Studio

I was so super excited to find the Simple and Sweet collection by Pinkfresh Studio in the mail!!  I knew it would be gorgeous from the previews but to see it in person was awesome!

One of the things that I love about Pinkfresh designs are the background papers.  As you probably can tell I am a big fan of white backgrounds and to use pattern paper as a background is a challenge for me!  I love that some of the Pinkfresh papers come “ready” to use as designer backgrounds.  As soon as I saw the Splendid paper I knew I wanted to use it right away!

I measured the circles I wanted to add photos too and in photoshop created some circle shapes on a 4×6 canvas.  I added a white border around the circle and a small grey stroke as a cutting line.  I am seriously challenged at cutting circles and they still ended up wonky but it didn’t bother me one bit!  I love the circle photos that fit right into the paper!

I added some gorgeous chipboard and die cut circles to a few of the spots and couldn’t resist adding some beautiful gold puffy stickers to finish off the layout!

I am pretty sure Simple & Sweet will be a big favorite of mine!

Happy Scallops – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I cut the Scalloped Banner Design ID #258554 from white cardstock without any idea of page design or which collection I would use!  Once I saw the pretty tiny scallop border on the scallops I knew light and airy would be perfect!

I chose the Take Me Away collection by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee.  I chose the soft lavender, mint and coral paper from the Paper pad and used it to back my cut file.

Each end, where the scallops join is the perfect place to add a little embellishment cluster!  I have been wanting to use the potted flowers from the chipboard sheet forever!!  YAY perfect spot found for it.  I added the happy happy happy banner with a bit of white string to finish it off.

On the other banner end spots I used little buttons from Take Me Away.  It looks like the buttons and embellishments are helping to hold the banner! I added some pretty layers around my photo and decided to center my photo cluster at the top of the banner swag.

Sweet Girl – Hip Kit Club

My assignment this week for the Hip Kit Club was to make a large title. I cut my words on a 12×12 piece of cardstock on my silhouette. I backed it with the gorgeous lavender cardstock from the cardstock kit and then stitched around the title. I embellished with loads of fussy cut flowers from the exclusive Hip Kit Club paper found in the main kit! Love the colors!

I sprinkled some enamel dots and added a few die cut pieces from the Amy Tangerine pack to finish off the page!

I LOVE a big title, give it a try on your page!

June Junque Journal – Vicki Boutin Mixed Media

I decided to take part in Vicki Boutin’s Junque Journal Summer Camp challenge.  You can find all the challenges in her Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Community on Facebook.  I had been chomping at the bit to get started, but it’s been a busy first part of June with tests for school etc.  So on Thursday I found some time to get started and then I couldn’t stop!  I thought I would share my pages and any notes about the products I used.  The post is very image heavy!!  I am using all Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Supplies.  I have added some blank tags and a sharpie marker from my stash.  I also used cut files from Just Nick and Paige Evans to decorate!

Swatch of the acrylic paints.

Another swatch of the paints and the fx glazes.

Art Crayons – Warm

Art Crayons – Cool

Art Crayons – Neutral

#7 was inspired by a Vicki Boutin layout

Using gesso over art crayons

matte gel mixed with color pop paint

Love the pooling page!

Resist using matte gel

I cut up a page I didn’t use and added in a pocket page!

Page 15 inspired by Mandy Melville

Love these flip out pages!

I added in extra tags I had made while playing around.  I used the VB stamps on this tag and then added glossy accents over the dots!

I had another swatch tag and had to include it!

Page 24 was inspired by Laura Wonsik

I added a kraft envelope since I didn’t have any of the kraft inserts.

Page 30 was inspired by Vicki Boutin’s Junque Journal cover.