Shaker Heart – Hip Kit Club

My assignment this week was to add a shaker pocket onto a layout!  So many cute possibilities with the June 2018 Hip Kits!  I decided to make a simple heart shaker and cut a heart outline and a full heart on my silhouette.  I added a piece of acetate to the heart outline back and think strips of foam to raise it up.  I added sequins inside the heart outline back and then glued the full heart to that!  Instant shaker pocket!

Next I added paints from the June 2018 Color kit to a white background.  I love how shimmery the pale pink and peach are!

I adore the Illustrated Faith bird paper and decided to feature it with a grid design beneath my shaker and photo.  A few Pinkfresh Studio embellishments finished off the page!

Bright Idea – Pinkfresh Studio

This summer my daughter is taking Social Studies in summer school to get a headstart on Grade 10 (still can’t believe she is old enough for Grade 10!) By the third week both of us were tired of social every day and sort of hit the wall, the photo shows her studying during her snack break! The lovely lemons in Simple & Sweet by Pinkfresh Studio seemed super fitting for a make lemonade out of lemons type layout!

I started out the layout with a white background and used large alpha stamps for the background.  I then began the hunt for all the lemons I could find in the collection, and I found a lot!  The lemons are in the papers, die cuts, puffy stickers and chipboard.  I fussy cut the lemons from the paper to layer on my page mixed in with the others I found.

I used a few of the stamps from the Let Your Heart Decide stamp set to jazz up the background even more.  I stamped with yellow and black ink.  Some of the stamps are stamped on cardstock and fussy cut for more dimension.

I finished off the page with a cute title.  I was originally just going to use the “bright” puffy sticker on it’s on and then it occurred to me I could make a longer title using it with the black alpha stickers!  A few lemon color enamel dots added the perfect finishing touch to all the lemon layers!

Sweet Time – Hip Kit Club

I am happy to be sharing a layout I made for Mixed Media Monday at the Hip Kit Club!! My assignment was to use the June 2018 color kit, stitching and cut files so off I went!

I cut one of the background files by Kim Watson (June) and used it as a stencil to mist the background with the pretty blue Shimmerz spray. I then added both other Shimmerz paints for loads of sparkle and splatters!

I layered and layered all the pretty papers and embellishments from our Pinkfresh Studio goodies in the June kits! I love how my page turned out!! You might want to consider using a cut file as a stencil, it creates a unique look to your background!!

Flower Walk – Pinkfresh Studio

When I was making my layout for the July Pinkfresh Studio challenge I had painted lots of circles with the paints that I had mixed up.  I didn’t use them at the time and later wondered what I could do with them!  I decided to stitch around the edges with black thread (stitching in a circle is not my strong point haha) and then stacked them up to make flowers.

I used hot glued the circles together making a bit of a puddle of glue to add dimension, I then popped a single enamel dot in the center.  For the stems I drew stripes on a white piece of cardstock with a sharpie and then cut it into strips.

For my background I simply splattered black watercolor paint all over the background.  I added a cluster of embellishments at the bottom of the page beside the photo.  The embellishments and alpha are all from The Mix #2 by Pinkfresh Studio.

Designer Spotlight – Pinkfresh Studio

Woot!!  Lucky for me, I am in the designer spotlight on the Pinkfresh Studio blog!  Love for you to check out all the details!

I made a brand new layout for my feature, totally in love with how it turned out!

I seriously needed a moment when I opened the Simple and Sweet Collection!  The colors are divine and the sentiments make me think of carefree days and pretty things!  I got out my Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors and along with some white paint, I mixed paints to match the colors in Sweet and Simple.
I added some simple pain strokes on my white background with a large brush and let them dry (the black paint is from my stash).  I decided to cut some big butterflies from the S&S papers and layered the patterned papers with white card stock butterflies and wrapped the layers up with thread.
I found the perfect sentiment on the mint chipboard piece and all that was left was to add sprinkles of enamel dots and beautiful gold hearts!

July Watercolor Challenge – Pinkfresh Studio

I am so thrilled to take part in the Pinkfresh Studio July Challenge!  The challenge this month is watercolors!  Working with the brand new Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors is such a joy, the colors are so vibrant and pretty!

Be sure to visit the Pinkfresh Studio blog and join in on the challenge!  There are prizes!! YAY!!

I gathered the watercolor bottles that are selected for the challenge and a white piece of cardstock.  I added clear gesso to my cardstock to help with the water I would be adding!  I also cut a floral wreath on my silhouette from white cardstock.



I decided to add watercolor under the wreath and leave it white.  It is a great way to have dimension and mixed media on your page!  I had not adhered the wreath, so I just lifted up the areas I wanted to paint under so I would get the colors in the right spots, the back of my cut file got a little wet but nothing it couldn’t handle.

Once I had the paint all added I found a spot for my photo and added embellishments.  The “moments” title is from The Mix #2 as are the sweet puffy hearts.  Once I started adding hearts I couldn’t stop so they ended up all around the wreath!  I kept the hearts in similar watercolor areas.

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!