Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Guesting for Pink Paislee - yay for second chances!

Hi there,

If you've been following me for awhile, you might remember that in February 2016 I was guesting for Pink Paislee with the beautiful C'est La Vie collection. Back then I wasn't using very feminine collections to scrap my kiddo's pictures so I used my best friend's twins photos for all these projects. However I had to blur out their faces for reasons I don't want to discuss. The night before my post was going up I was informed that the layouts cannot be posted with blurred faces. I was devastated but my best friend was more important. 

So I am now eternally grateful to have been given a second chance! Here's to hope that my Instagram battle will not interfere...

I worked with Paige's gorgeous new collection, Turn the Page and created 3 layouts, a mini album and a card. Here they are:

I've created this page in memory of my beloved grandparents, who I spent a lot of time with as a child and were very important to me. They had this photo above their bed in a big size and it was always my favorite! Luckily my aunt had it in a smaller size and took a photo of it for me. I edited it a little and it didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would, considering that it's over 70 years old! 
I chose butterflies to symbolize they are in heaven. I used two different techniques to create my butterflies, die cutting and fussy cutting.

I love scrapping my kiddo's baby photos, he was so adorable! These pages make me smile! Again, I used a cut file as well as fussy cut stars from both a 12x12 and a 6x6 paper to have a variety of sizes and shapes and did a bit of hand stitching to add definition and texture to the big star with the photo.

This one chronicles a happy memory in Sicily - my son just learnt to jump off pavements and was so proud of himself! I did what I always do: I used a cut file, backed it with different papers from the cute 2x2 pad and to frame my photo I added lots of die cut flowers and other embellies in several layers.

Recently a dear Scrapbook Werkstatt Design Team pal of mine, Birgit Krasenbrink created two awesome minis with a pop up insert and a tutorial to go with them (it's in German but it is pretty self explanatory, so be sure to check it out!) and I wanted to try to create one too! I documented my kiddo's summer camp memories in this mini - the photos are bad quality but I was happy that I had a friend at camp who sent me photos to allow me to take a peak into my kid's fun-filled days! I used my favorite techniques, die cutting, stitching and layering!

Usually I create more complex cards than this one, but I felt this didn't need more...I used a metal die to create the scalloped edge, then adhered a piece of pretty floral paper on the base together with my sentiment, for which I used one of the 2x2 papers. To finish it off I added a piece of the stunning lace ribbon and layered some fussy cut butterflies over it.

Thank you so much Paige and Pink Paislee for this wonderful opportunity! I loved working with these products!

I hope you guys like my projects!
Happy crafting,