Banff Mini Album – Pinkfresh Studio

Hello Pinkfresh Studio friends!  I have a mini album of our quick trip to Banff this year!  I used Indigo Hills 2, it has the perfect colors, patterns and sentiments to make a perfect mini!  I love the look of pages stacked, so that you can see sneak peeks of the pages below.

I cut 12×12 papers into different shaped tags to give interest to the album.  I chose the gorgeous Eminence paper for the front “cover” of my mini album.  The mountain photo pops right off the lavender/blue paper.  The gorgeous gold alpha stands out on the Eminence paper too!

These pages feature the Ridge paper and the Mini Puffy alpha.  I love these little alphas for their versatility, and you get so many letters in a pak!  The size is perfect for mini albums too!  I like to include items just for the pretty factor in mini albums.  On the second page, I added a phrase sticker and chipboard heart!

The first page uses the leftover Ridge paper with a file tab cut on the side.  The phrase stickers were so perfect for everything I wanted to say about the photos and trip.  One of the girls on the trip kept saying “We’re having an adventure” so the Daring Adventure sticker was perfect!  On the next page, I made a photo flip book to add more photos.  I cut two pieces of paper and then folded them so they would have various lengths, stapled them on the fold and then adhered them to the page made from the Highland paper.

The next tags I kept pretty simple, I embellished with the Wood Veneer, Gold Alphas, and stickers!

The next tag has a tab I punched and stamped with the Grateful stamp from the Be You stamp set.  Love that stamp!!  The next page is a page protector I cut down and sewed onto the big final tag.  The pocket page flips to the left.

This is the pocket page flipped open, and I added all my journaling to the final tag.   I love the way my album turned out, Indigo Hills 2 is so lovely to work with!


Mini of Memories – Felicity Jane

I was inspired to make a mini album full of memories about joining the Felicity Jane Design Team!  The Lola collection is “so” Felicity Jane, and I thought it would be perfect!

I gathered some pre-made tags, packaging, pocket pages and I cut some 12×12 papers and journal cards into tag shapes as well.  When I make a mini album, I like to make embellishments first, so that I am sure to leave room for the pretty things!  I used the solid pink paper, and the Felicity Jane bow cut file to put together a big pink bow!

The Lola stamp set played a big part in the mini, I added stamps to the tags, and I loved one of the tags just with stamping, so I added that into the album on its own!  I love having pages of different lengths in the album so that they peek out under the tag before them.  I added the Lola confetti to a pocket page, and I love that it shows no matter which page of the album you are looking at!

I added photos of the first projects I made.  The Lola tissue paper fringe is the perfect addition to the bottom of the tag; it looks like a fancy little skirt!

I LOVE how the mini album turned out.  I added the big pink bow to the cover which is made from the Lola mint scalloped paper.  A band of black and white journal card and some punched circles were the best home for my FJ title using the Lola polka dot chipboard alpha!   A tag album would be a great project to use up your Felicity Jane scraps!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  See you again soon!

Craft with Kids Mini Binder – Crate Paper

Teaching kids to be crafty is one of the best skills we can help them to grow, in my opinion!  My daughter Hannah started crafting with me when she was 3, and I always have made sure she has decent tools and a crafty stash!

I wanted to come up with a project that most ages of kids could accomplish on their own or with some help.  I decided on customizing mini binders.  My daughter stores her art journal pages in these little albums. The binders are so useful for so many things, homework, journal, travel journal, art journal, recipe book, game notes, the sky is the limit!  I had a few Avery Mini Binders on hand; an important feature is a plastic pocket on the front and spine of the binder.  If you can’t find one with the pocket, you could glue your designs right onto the cover with tacky glue or strong adhesive.  The pockets make it easy to change out the look of your binder!

Start out by making a “kit” of products for the crafter.  I am using Wild Heart by Crate Paper, which has gorgeous papers and super fun designs!

For the Hey binder, I cut the Palms paper to 7″ x 9″ for the background.  I started out with the Hey card cut from the Wildly paper as inspiration.  I added the parrot from the Embossed Puffy Sticker sheet; leaf die cuts and word stickers.  I cut a strip of the daze paper and added the Charming Thickers alpha on top!

It amazed me that I could layer the pages as much as I did and they still slipped into the pocket with no issue.  I did find that the spine pocket is quite tight so I kept that simple with just a strip of paper.  You could glue alpha’s right on to the spine as well!  I finished off the Hey binder with the sweet pink heart paper clip!

For the Stay Wild binder, I cut the Thrive paper to 7″ x 9″ for the background.  I cut strips from Hustle and Roar to layer on the bottom of the page.  The Leopard card is from the Animal paper, and the Stay Wild card is from the Wildly Paper.  I punched circles from the Roar paper to decorate the top of the page.  Using punches is fun for kids and an inexpensive way to teach them how to customize with paper!

I finished this page off with a Stay Wild die cut and the leopard from the sticker sheet.  I slipped a piece of Roar paper into the spine and added the leaf paper clip at the top!  So fun, and great for a boy or a girl!

DD – Day 1-3

This is my first official year making a December Daily Album.  I have made a bit of a fuss for December in my Project Life albums but never tried DD.  In October I printed a whack of photos from December 2016 and put together an album to see if I could do it!  I loved how it turned out and wanted to try it in real time this December!  So far, so good!  I have days 1-3 to share today!  I have used the December Documented 2017 kit from Hip Kit Club and I also have December Daily digital items from Ali Edwards.  I really love being able to print out some of the journal cards!  My gorgeous red album is from Hip Kit Club!

Day 1 – Off we went to Ikea to get some bedding and other city goods that we can’t get in our little town near us.  I love using the 2×2 pocket pages and almost always cut them down to 8 squares.  I found out that I like to have the pages layered and peeking out behind one another in these albums!  The sequins in the Hip Kit DD kit are so pretty!!  Perfect for pockets!  I used my Fuse tool to seal up the pocket!

So many little Pinkfresh Studio & Hip Kit goodies to fill 2×2 pockets!

Day 2 – We decorated our upstairs tree today, plenty of red ornaments!  Lunch made it into the album because it looked very festive!  I tried out my new iPhone tripod too.  Kitty visiting made it into another trimmed down pocket page.


The back side of the cut down pockets and full page photo.

Day 3 – We decorated our new downstairs tree.  Hannah and I made the official decision to keep it all golds, silvers, whites and neutral!  It is the first time I have ever added ribbon and bows to a tree and I love it!  I cut a pocket page down to two 3×4’s  to accompany the big photo!  The Avery tab is totally inspired by Ali Edwards album! Snowflakes are from Crate Paper, the #3 and tag are from Hip Kit DD kit.

Thanks for checking out my pages!  I will have more days to share later this week!


December Daily® is a project developed by Ali Edwards, you can find out more about it by visiting her website!  Ali’s December Daily albums are a huge inspiration!

Pop Up Mini Album

What a fun mini album cut file!  You can find the cut file by Paige Taylor Evans at her Etsy shop Paige has also made a video with instructions on how to fold and then put together the pages.  You can find the video on Paige’s You Tube Channel.  Below you will find some inspiration for what I did with this cute album using Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee!
 I decided to use double sided paper from Turn the Page for the base of the album.  It gave me the choice to mix and match the pages, as you can have the folds flip either way before adhering them.  The score lines make for easy assembly!  I printed out a photo for each side of the pages and then fiddled around with the fold up triangle for a bit, the options seemed endless!  I decide to go with a configuration of embellishing the pop up to be viewed straight on with the photos, you could also decorate the pop up under each photo at an angle!
I used ALL the bits and pieces from Turn the Page.  Die cuts, stickers, journal pieces, alphabets and chipboard stickers to bring the mini to life!
One tip I have is that if you want to have the mini sitting out in a carousel look, is to use odd number of pages for the album!

Winter Walk Mini

I am sharing a cute little mini album featuring cut files by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette! You can find a list of the cut files I used at the bottom of the post!

I decided to make an accordion fold album that holds tags.  I started out by cutting two white 12×12 card stock sheets down to 9 x 12 and then scored the sheets into thirds and along the bottom to fold up for a pocket and then attached the two pieces together to make a bigger album.  I made 4 tags from white card stock and  made two tags from photos!  I decided to cut all the files from kraft cardstock since the base of my album was white.  I love how the kraft looks with the solid colors from the Turn the Page collection!  I backed a cut file for each of the pages and added photos.  I decided to use wood veneer as an accent for a natural, outdoorsy feel!  I highly recommend putting your Silhouette to work on these gorgeous cut files and making yourself a mini full of memories!!


The geometric reindeer is a favorite!!  I got out my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the title to match Turn the Page!

The Pie Chart Heart was fussy to back but I think it is my favorite!!

Love the Folk Art Christmas Trees!  I used the off cut from the center of the tree as leaves on the Flower Bunch!

Paige Taylor Evans Cut Files:

Geometric Reindeer (Design ID #229122)

Christmas Trees (Design ID #225909)

Folk Art Christmas Trees (Design ID #216729)

Flower Bunch (Design ID #217947)

Pie Chart Heart (Design ID #219822)


August Memory Planner

My first assignment for the Hip Kit Club Design Team was for a Memory Planner!  Since I record our everyday lives in Project Life format and I keep up with the stories and plans/appt in my Traveler’s Notebook.  I use this 6×8 binder just for fun!  It is like a smash book/junk journal/memory planner.  It could be pretty much anything you want it to be!  I use the black polka dot Simple Stories binder and assorted pocket pages.

For the first page I cut down a 4 pocket – pocket page so I just had two 3×4 spots showing.  I used pocket cards from the Hip Kit PL add-on and embellished with Maggie Holmes Ephemera.

Back side of the first page – I typed up a quote I loved from the amazing Jill Sprott and made a little banner with the Carousel sticky notes.  The 2nd card has a label and heart from the Pretty Little Studio pack.  The right side shows an insert I made with one of the August Hip Kit cut files!  Embellished with cut file flowers and leaves and more Carousel ephemera.

The back side of the cut file insert with a layered cluster and a pocket page with 2×2 squares.  I printed off images of some of my scrapbook layouts from August and a few fav snapshots!

Back side of the 2×2 pocket page with more snapshots and mini layouts and on the right side I cut a tag from one of the papers from the August 2017 main kit and stitched on a cut file “So Lovely”.


Backside of the tag and the final pocket page.  I used the 6×4 August PL card and layered a cut file and Carousel Ephemera.  In the bottom calendar I just wrote a little snippet from that day.


Turn the Page Guest

Today is the day!!  I am thrilled to share my pages using Paige Evan’s new collection Turn the Page!  Paige and Pink Paislee have done it again with an outstanding collection of beautiful scrapbook products!

The very first page I made was “That’s What She Said”  I stitched pink heart sequins around my circle made from floral paper, the sparkle they add is just right!  I fussy cut the quotes from Paper 21 to use as the inspiration for the whole layout.  The title is a nod to The Office, one of my favorite shows!

The next layout I made is called “Fresh Start”  I let the quote determine the color story for this page, with the fresh green and blue!  I added Shimmerz Well Blue Me Down & Rolling In The Hay to the background.  I layered leaves cut from white cardstock, and cut from the deep green paper from Turn the Page.  I went through the embellishments and puffy stickers to find the ones with greens and blues!  I fussy cut the swallow and butterflies from the 12×12 papers.  To finish it off I added the sweet little tab from the sticker book!

For my 3rd layout I was ready to dig into the papers!!  There are 24 papers in Turn the Page with their coordinating b-sides which gives you 48 patterns to play with!!  I chose the big beautiful floral and then coordinated the other papers based from it.  I cut simple long banners and roughed up the edges a bit for a shabby look.  I added some of the pretty ribbon as banners as well.  I used a gorgeous big quote embellishment and more butterflies fussy cut from Paper 04.

For my last layout I used the Follow Your Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe as my jumping off point.  It is such a great way to use many papers by backing the open spots of a cut file!  I mixed and matched papers trying to have different colors and patterns next to each other!  There was a lot of cutting and fitting but I adore the result!  I used a quote fussy cut from Paper 21 (can you tell I love the quotes?) and made a cluster on the lower right and then a mini cluster on the top left for balance.  The sweet little banner is from the sticker sheet and the flowers are fussy cut from Paper 15.

Last but not least I made a mini album!  My daughter had gone to a sleepover and my husband was busy doing tractor type things so I had plenty of time to scrap!  I cut down the cover from an old novel (bought at a library sale) and readied it to hold my little booklets.  I made 3 signatures with about 5-6 pages in each signature.  I did all my sewing and sticking and decorating before I added the signatures to the cover, it makes it much easier!  I kept the pages fairly simple but cute!  I added a repeating theme with little typed sentiment strips!  I love how it turned out!  Every time I turn a page I will remember this exciting opportunity I had!!


The cover for this next signature was inspired by Steffi Ried’s cool stitching!!