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!

Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolor Blog Hop

Pinkfresh Studio has released a line of gorgeous Liquid Watercolor Paints!  I am thrilled to take part of the Watercolor Blog Hop featuring the new line!  The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away (1) set of Liquid Watercolors on each of the the following Pinkfresh Social Media sites: Blog, Instagram & Facebook.
Each of us taking part of the blog hop will be giving away a $25 giftcard winners will be picked from the comments!

The first thing I did when I received the watercolors was to make a swatch sheet!  The colors are so vivid and rich.  They blend down beautifully with water and you can achieve a bright bold feel or a soft subtle look!

I couldn’t wait to paint flowers with the Pinkfresh Studio Watercolors so I chose to do that for my first layout.  I did some quick pencil sketched flowers and leaves and filled them in with paints.  I used the Clementine on the background for a soft green background for the flowers.  A few embellishments from Let Your Heart Decide finished off the layout!

I wasn’t done with florals yet!  I decided to make a second layout with florals but this time I painted a blank white cut file from Just Nick for the floral base.  I didn’t add as much water to the watercolor paints and ended up with some pretty rich colors!  The Licorice paint makes the most beautiful black splatters in the background!

For my last layout I decided to go bold!  I chose the puffy stars from The Mix 02 as my jumping off point and painted a big sheet of cardstock with ALL the colors!  I then punched out stars in rainbow colors and added them around my circular photo.  I used the alphas from The Mix 02 for my title and changed the alpha colors each time the stars shifted in color!  The layout turned out beautifully and it was SO fun to make!

Giveaway Details:

Winners will be posted on Sunday, June 10th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Be sure to leave a comment below on my post to be entered for the $25 Pinfresh Studio Gift Card!

Thank you for checking out my post! Be sure to check out all the inspiring stops on the blog hop!


June Challenge – Pinkfresh Studio

Each month Pinkfresh Studio hosts a challenge!  For the month of June the challenge is all about “Bows” which I love!  The challenge is combined with a color story and there are prizes for both scrapbooking and cardmaking!  Be sure to check out the June Pinkfresh Studio Challenge and play along!

My challenge page started out with bows of course!  I used the Caper, Whim and Quirk papers from the Let Your Heart Decide collection and cut bows on my silhouette.  I added paint swashes and a ruffled crepe paper strip to my background and then adhered my bow.

Since the bows were the star of the page I kept it pretty simple with the embellishments.  I added two flowers from the Let Your Heart Decide Ephemera pakand a tag and tab from The Mix #02 as well as a Tassel Bow from The Mix #02.

Playing along with challenges are a great way to start a layout!  Share you layout by June 29th on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and if you share on Instagram please add the hashtags #pinkfreshstudio & #pinkfreshchallenge.

Real Life – Pinkfresh Studio

Hello! I am sharing two layouts I made using the fabulous A Case of the Blahs collection by Pinkfresh Studio! I have to tell you that I was excited to dive into this collection.  I love the sentiments about real life and the the sometimes not so great side of life.  The colors are gorgeous and everything flows together so beautifully!
For my first page I wanted to build around the real life word art in the Die Cut pak.  I noticed that the stamp set had the same words in a smaller version, so I used the stamp to create a messy stamped around my photo on the background.  I did some light stencilling and black paint splatters as well.

The pajamas all day label was a must have for me.  My daughter and I “might” spend a lot of our day to day lives in pajamas!  I layered a frame, die cuts and sweet little enamel dots around my photo and in a vertical line above and below my photo.

I had cut a 3″ strip of the Oops paper to layer down the vertical line but it covered too much of the background so I fussy cut the houses and used them as embellishments!  I popped a few up on foam dots for dimensional interest!  I love how the page turned out!

My second page was inspired by the “feeling all the feelings” die cut banner.  I knew the story I wanted to tell using a photo as soon as I saw the banner.  I chose the Oops, Flawsome and Awkward paper and stacked them for my background.  I cut the middles out of the two bottom papers then punched hearts from the Oops paper, layered and stiched them down the middle.

Next came layering around my photo.  I added some of the fresh color in the Blah paper for a pop of color and co-ordinating chipboard and die cuts.

I fiddled around with a spot for my title for awhile and finally decided to add it at the top of the page.  I LOVE this alpha, the font choice in the black color is perfect!!  To break up my title I added the “girls” in the cute alpha from the sticker sheet.

A few final details with enamel dots and the cutest little heart stamp finished off my page!
I hope you enjoyed my “real life” pages! They were a joy to make!

No Excuses – Hip Kit Club

Hello!! I am sharing a layout featuring A Case of the Blahs by Pinkfresh Studio. Everything I used can be found in the April 2018 Hip Kits!! My assignment for this layout was fussy cutting and layering. I fussy cut the scallops from the Pinkfresh Studio “Flawsome” paper and layered them up with some white scallops and loads of messy stitching with black thread. I added black paint to the background so the scallops would pop! I found it so easy to embellish with the super fun sayings, frames, and ephemera!

Close up!!

Worth It – Pinkfresh Studio

This layout for Pinkfresh Studio was inspired by my One Little Word for the year which is “Nurture” the thoughtful sentiments on the Let Your Heart Decide Cardstock Sticker sheet worked perfectly for the ideas behind my word! I chose the stunning Instinct patterned paper for my background.  I do love a lot of white on my layouts so I cut 3D flowers from white cardstock and placed them on the paper using the leaves on the paper to incorporate the flowers!

The cardstock sticker circles fit perfectly in the centers of the flowers.  I moved them around until they made me happy and then used dimensional adhesive to give them some lift.

I tucked in one of the stitched frames behind my photo and lifted the absolutely adorable little terrarium up above the photo.  Hearts from the epoxy stickers and ephemera pack were the perfect addition to my photo!

The Next Chapter – Pink Fresh Studio

Hello!  Today I am sharing my first layout for the Pinkfresh Studio blog! I am using the gorgeous Let Your Heart Decide collection. I chose the Spur patterned paper for my background and added some watercolor paint in a few spots to add a layer of softness.  I was drawn to the on to the next chapter banner and decided to make that the theme of my page!

Once I decided on the perfect spot for my photo I layered a stitched frame on top of the photo and a trail of beautiful ephemera, layered stickers and epoxy heart stickers that follows the lines in the background paper.  Using a paper with a defined pattern certainly helps make embellishing easy!

I added the “let your heart be your compass” circle at the top intersection of the Spur paper and used the beautiful puffy alpha for my title.  I love that there are so many color choices included for each letter in the alphas.  I was able to select the dominant colors in my background paper to keep the layout harmonic!

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!

Purpose – Hip Kit Club

I am sharing my layout I made for Flowers & Butterflies week on the Hip Kit Club blog!  The theme is right up my alley, I couldn’t resist creating some light airy layered butterflies with the beautiful papers in the February 2018 Hip Kits.  I am also featuring the February 2018 Project Life Hip Kit.  For my background I cut one of the pink triangles from the Pick Me Up paper to ground all my embellishments.  I jazzed up my photo with some of the pretty Pinkfresh Studio labels and a tag!

I love the springy feel the soft papers give the butterflies!

Worth It / Hip Kit Club

Sharing my layout for Mixed Media Monday on the Hip Kit blog using the gorgeous February 2018 Hip Kits. I had a few false starts for this project and ended up trashing a few papers! When you are playing with paint and mist and experimenting, sometimes that can happen! It finally occurred to me to mix the Dylusions spray and the Lemon paint to make a peachy color and then the page took flight from there with the stunning  Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide goodies and the Distress Oxide ink! I am happy with the way the page turned out, so if at first, you don’t succeed in mixed media, keep on trying!!

I love the heart paper from Pinkfresh Studio, I used it on multiple layouts this month!

Gorgeous painty puddles!!