Thursday, July 16, 2015

{crafty} Be Yourself

Hello there! Have you seen the reveal of Pinkfresh Studio's July embellishment kit? As always, it's a fun one!


The ombre canvas tags are GORGEOUS, I love the exclusive acrylic words from Color Cast Designs. And the gold alphas? A touch of gold is pretty much necessity these days and these alphas are the perfect size too! I also ADORE the doodle heart veneers! I am going to need many, many more of those! Pretty much, I love it all.

I couldn't resist having a little fun with this gorgeously rich paper from the new Happy Things collection. I tried not to overthink this layout, like I tend to do, I just wanted to have fun with it and be my normal random self. Like the layout says: Be True. Choose Joy. Dream Big. & Be Yourself.




If you haven't picked up the kit or the new collection, seriously you SHOULD! Happy Things just begs for whimsy and fun and I can't wait to see what people do with it! I know it is on it's way out to retailers now. One shop I know for sure will have it is Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio June Release Blog Hop

Hello there! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio June kit reveal blog hop!  If you came from Agnieszka's blog, you are in the right place! If not, head over to the Pinkfresh blog to start from the beginning.

I love how bright and cheery this kit is! It screams summer! I'm not even sure I can bring myself to pick a favorite item. Those gold word stickers! That awesome triangle washi! The epoxy stickers!? I. just. can't. pick. 


The acetate cards are so fresh and fun too! The picture here does not even do this one justice.

Be sure to like Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration. Don't forget to stop back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the June embellishment kit! The winner will be chosen on the 22nd.



>>>Up next in the hop is Cassandra!<<<

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio May Blog Hop




Hello there! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May kit reveal blog hop!  If you came from Agnieszka's blog, you are in the right place! If not, head over to the Pinkfresh blog to start from the beginning.

I had some fun with this kit! I really loved the stamp set this month. Then again I do every month! I started with repeatedly stamping that fun doodle frame to create a grid like pattern for my background. Of course, I can't leave it that simple! I used a couple stencils with paint and modeling paste, stamped, misted, embossed. Pretty much a little of everything. 







I used the glassine envelope that the veneers in the kit came in to create a little confetti pocket layer behind my photo. I filled it with the yellow heart sprinkles as well as the blue square sequin from the March kit.

Epoxy stickers are pretty much my favorite thing ever. I love both the badges and the two tone diamonds in the kit. I had to restrain myself from using more of them on this layout!

Be sure to like Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration. Don't forget to stop back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the May embellishment kit! The winner will be chosen Wednesday the 22nd.

>>>Up next in the hop is Cassandra!<<<

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

{crafty} Mood Board Challenge with Butterfly Reflections, Ink

Hi again! I have a mood board and layout posted on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Be sure to check it out and enter to win a fabulous prize!




{crafty} iNSD Mood Board Challenge

Hello there and happy National Scrapbook Day!



 I am so excited to be participating in the Pinkfresh Studio and Winnie & Walter mood board challenge! Here is the mood board -



And here is the layout it inspired!


There were so many wonderful elements in the mood board to take inspiration from! The collage of photos, the watercolor, the pops of yellow in several of the images. My layout ended up being a combination of many of these things!


I started making my background by adding a layer of gesso to my cardstock and then going in with my gelatos and a little water to spread the color out. Once that was dry I added some mist splatters and more water until I got the look I was going for. To break up some of the bold color I added some modeling paste mixed with white paint, so it wouldn't soak up all the yellow beneath it, with the Winnie & Walter Triangled stencil. I ended up cutting my paper a little off center through the watercolored area and then flipped both sides around on my layout. I then went back in and added some stamping from the Winnie & Walter Big Bang Confetti stamp and small puffy stickers from Pinkfresh studio that were in the same colors.

I wanted to keep some white space on the layout so I kept my photos and layers in a tight line and anchored them with the the large chevrons stamped on a paper from Up in the Clouds with the V for Chevron stamp. It's a little busier than what I might normally create, but I love how it came together!

Supplies Used: Pinkfresh Studio- Up in the Clouds collection. Winnie & Walter- V for Chevron stamp set, Big Bang Confetti stamp set, Triangled Creative Screenings.

I hope I have inspired you to take part in the mood board challenge! Want to win this prize pack from Winnie & Walter?  Link up your own mood board inspired project on their their blog to enter!



Be sure to check back in with Pinkfresh Studio and Winnie & Walter throughout the day for more challenges!