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!

 

Seize the Day & Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio

I was super happy to see the gorgeous designs and colors of Indigo Hills 2 in person!  I chose to make two of the papers the star of my layouts!

My first layout started off with the Meadow paper.  Stunning!!  I could look at this paper just as it is for a long time!  I decided to play off the leaves, and I had a back to school photo I had in mind that would work perfectly.

I cut fall leaf shapes (from SCT magazine freebies) from white cardstock and then painted them with Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors!

I was super inspired by the design on the paper so I also sketched and painted a vine of leaves for the wreath.  A tip for the watercolors: let your first layer of paint almost dry and then splatter the same or different color watercolor on the leaves, it makes the most gorgeous splotches!!

Once the leaves were all dry I scattered them around the wreath.  I loved how they looked and tacked them down with glue.  I tucked my photo into the wreath and added a journaling card with a puffy sticker sentiment and my daughters initial with the Gold Foiled alpha.  A chipboard cluster of flowers and a sprinkling of gold dots from the alpha finished of the layout!

My second layout started with the Ridge paper as my background.  I layered the torn Eminence (both sides) paper behind my photo area and decided to make a linear design using the photos and embellishments.  I chose pieces from the Indigo Hills 2 chipboard, die cuts and journaling pack and added them to either side of my photo.

I popped the flower out of the die cut frame and added it with a pop dot for extra dimension. The phrase stickers have so many wonderful sentiments on them; it was hard to choose one!

On the end embellishment, I layered multiple die cut pieces to look like I “clipped” them together.  I also stamped the word wonder on the hanging tag using the Squirrel Friends stamp. It fit perfectly!

At the last minute, I decided to tear the middle out of the background paper.  I then adhered the top and bottom to white cardstock.  It made the layout less busy and showed off the photo and beautiful design of the Ridge paper!

Thank you for joining me today!  Happy Scrapping!

Present & Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio

So happy to share two new layouts using Simple & Sweet by Pinkfresh Studio with you today! It is amazing to me how beautifully this collection goes with so many types of photos!  I of course love to make pages about my girl and I chose photos from when she was little, simple and sweet!

My first layout is 8.5×11, I started with a white background and added puddles of paint and splatters.  To ground my photo I added a strip of paper from the Happy Life paper.

 

I wanted a whimsical feel for this page, I fussy cut a big circle from the Splendid paper to tuck under my photo.  It then gave me the perfect spot to continue scattering embellishments up the page!  I used chipboard, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers and a gorgeous gold foiled heart!

 

The bottom of the layout is super simple, I added one of the divine chipboard butterflies (LOVE them) an epoxy circle and another gold foil heart.

My 2nd layout features one of my favorite papers from Simple & Sweet – the Fresh Air paper.  There are so many wonderful sentiments included in these strips!

 

 

I cut up the entire paper and decided on a color block for my layout.  I mixed my Pinkresh Studio Liquid Watercolors with white paint and using a palette knife I created strips of color across the background.  Once the paint was dry I added a few gold splatters!

 

After I attached the paper strips I got busy embellishing!  I kept colored embellishments with the coordinating colored paper strips.  To me this creates a full look without being too chaotic!  I finished off the layout with a gold foil XO and stitched through it.

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!