Thursday, January 31, 2019

Everyday Musings layout inspirations for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share my first layouts with the gorgeous, brand new Everyday Musings collection! This collection should be arriving to your favorite stores any minute now, so be sure to check it out! I've said this many times before, but Pinkfresh Studio collections are always so much more pretty in person than online! The quality of the papers is incredible, I love thick patterned papers!

Some of you might have already seen these layouts if you were at Creative World in Frankfurt this past weekend. I've made two layouts with each new collection, I honestly can't pick a favorite from the 3, they are all awesome. And by that I mean the new collections obviously ha!

I decided to go with layered hearts on my first layout because I wanted to use many different patterned papers but had no time for die cutting (and backing the die cut with patterned papers). This time however, I layered each heart the same way. Normally I mix the papers so different colors and patterns are on top, but going with the same design saved me a lot of time.

Once all my hearts were die cut (of course you can totally cut these out with scissors), I layered them up and stitched through the middle.

For background I chose a white paper with colorful dots and sentiments - this design might look familiar to you, it was there in the Holiday Vibes collection too, but of course in a different color combo and with different sentiments.

I then arranged my photo and the hearts roughly and decided to add one of the cute pockets off to the right. I was planning to write some journaling on a tag and put it in this pocket but then I changed my mind and put my title there. This is a die cut from the ephemera pack and I used some pop dots to add dimension to it.

I went through the ephemera pack and pulled out all floral die cuts. I tucked these under the bigger hearts before adhering all of them down. I also added a few different hearts, puffy stickers and layered stickers. Aren't those so cute?! A couple of puffy sentiment stickers and a label with date finish off this layout.

I wanted to keep all layouts simple and quick for lack of time so on my next one I went with the awesome chipboard frames from the collection. There's a whole pack of them, various colors and sizes, so cool! 

For my background I chose one of my favorite papers from this collection, it's pink (technically maybe a light mauve?) with geometric pattern. It's very pretty in person! I then selected a bunch of frames and decided to back them with patterned papers so that more of the collection is represented. I also used some tags and die cuts to back a few frames. 

I adhered a frame on top of our photo as well, it says Together on it, so I thought that was a great fit. I then arranged the frames and glued them down. I decorated them with bits of die cuts, puffy stickers, layered heart stickers ad sentiment stickers. 

Look at these stunning puffy alpha stickers! These are probably my most favorite Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers of all time! I wanted to make a colorful title, but all letters I needed were pretty much the same color. To avoid this, I mixed upper and lower case letters! I added my journaling, date and done!

I hope you are as excited about this collection as I am because it truly is gorgeous and so unique! Well, that's Pinkfresh Studio for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely day!


Friday, January 25, 2019

Up to no good - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team!

A couple of months ago I fussy cut all papers from the Whimsical collection that could be fussy cut, and Paper 13 with all these cute frames was one of them. I generally don't like linear layouts but I do make a couple of grid layouts every year anyway. 

I wanted to create a boy(ish) page for today's post, so I didn't use the pink frames, only the greens, yellows, blues and purples.

I glued down all my chosen squares at a different angle, so they don't look so uniform. I printed 4 tiny photos of my kiddo clowning around in Disneyland. To some of them I added another frame, I found one in the chipboard pack, one in the sticker pack, and the third one I fussy cut from one of the  patterned paper frames I had left. I also fussy cut the frame for the square I used for my title and popped it up for some dimension. 

Then I went through all the embellishments in the Whimsical collection and picked out the ones that I thought could work. I made it my mission not to use flowers on this layout haha! It's difficult when there are so many gorgeous flowers in the collection! Obviously some of the squares do have floral images but that's OK. I just didn't want to add any other floral embellishments.

I tried to find something to decorate most frames with, let it be chipboard stickers, card stock stickers, enamel shapes or puffy stickers. I love the mix of textures all these embellishments add to my page.

I cut a piece of white card stock for my journaling and glued it on top of one of the squares. I stamped my date and added some rose gold ink splatters and done!

That's it for today! Hope you like this layout even though it's not pink, nor does it have lots of flowers hehe!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a lovely day!



Thursday, January 24, 2019

Altenew January 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there crafty friends,

The wonderful Altenew January release is here! You should have arrived here from the lovely Heather's blog!

For lack of time, I'm going to keep this post short, because I've made quite a few projects. If you have any questions on how I made something, please don't hesitate to ask!

Alright, first up is the wonderful Radial Heart die. I die cut this from white card stock as well as from a few different patterned papers from the Pastel Dreams pad. I then pieced the hearts back in, alternating between papers. I used the Simply Friend die for my sentiment. I die cut this a bunch of times and stacked them for a dimensional look. I added an organza ribbon bow to finish my card.

Next up is the All the Hearts die set. I created two shaker cards filling them both with the tiny little hearts you can cut with these dies. These sentiments are from the All the Hearts stamp set and I just white embossed them.

The next two cards I made with the All the Hearts stamp and die sets. I stamped all 4 hearts at the same time, switching between colors, all shades of orange and purple. I added various little gold accents: embossed sentiments, enamel dots, metallic thread and glitter paper.

On the next two cards I used a bunch of different sets: All the Hearts stamp and die sets, Angelique Motifs stamp set and the Angelique Motifs mask stencil. This stencil is a new product, it comes with little die cut pieces which you can use to mask your images. These stencils are thinner than the standard Altenew stencil. However, I didn't do any masking here - I just used the stencil the traditional way and added modelling paste to one of my cards.

Next up, the Stained Glass Window stamp and die sets. This is such a versatile set, you can stamp the flowers many different ways. I went with the stained glass look on one and just good old simple stamping on the other. For one of the cards I used patterned papers from the Pastel Dreams and Verdant Walk paper packs to create the background. For the other one I used a stamp from the Stained Glass Window set - I partly stamped and partly embossed this panel. 

Last but not least, some projects with my favorite product of this month, the Hibiscus Garden 3D die set. On my first card, as well as the 12x12 layout, I used papers from the Reflection kit.

I made another card too, I wanted this to be different from my first...So I switched to color card stock and die cut the blooms from 4 different shades of yellow. I dont have a huge card stock stash, so finding 4 different shades of just one color is extremely difficult ha!

Last but not least I made a layout because this ancient photo has been on my desk for years and I actually have hibiscus flowers in my hair. I thought it would be a good fit.  Again, I used papers from the Reflection kit to die cut the flowers and leaves.

I added a couple of embellishments here and there, not many mind you, because I felt like those beautiful flowers alone already added plenty of texture and dimension to my page.

And now the fun part...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook blog by 01/31/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 02/03/2019!

2. I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner on 01/31/2019.  Comment away!!!


Thank you all for your sweet comments! I apologize for not answering all, I'm only able to answer from my phone and it takes ages. For some reason answering from my PC hasn't worked for months and I can't figure out why :(. I'm really sorry!

My winner is Judith Valerio! Congratulations!!! Please contact me at so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! XXX


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Your next stop is the amazing Norine!

Have an awesome day!


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio January Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio January 2019 Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Yoonsun's blog. I'm sure she's shared some gorgeous inspirations with you!

Today I'm sharing quite a few cards, so hang in there :D. This probably happened because we were on holiday and for like 11 days I could not craft at all, so when we got home and my package was there, I couldn't stop creating! That and the fact that this release is jam packed with gorgeous products!

First up is the wonderful Heart and Soul stamp and coordinating die set. I'm not much of a colorer but I had to give it a try!

All my cards are mounted on A2 size (4.25x5.5") top folding card bases (portrait or landscape format). Here I added a piece of teal card stock on top, on which I white embossed the title. I probably shouldn't have done this because the letters are tiny and the embossing didn't work out so well. Especially because I used textured card stock. Just so you know what it says: "So fill your heart with what's important and be done with all the rest." In person it's easier to read!

I then stamped the image in gray ink and colored in everything I could. I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I added some foam adhesive to the back and pressed it down on the metallic teal thread I placed in that corner. To finish this off I drew white faux stitches and added a few gems.

I created two more cards with the same stamp and die set. This time I did not want to color, instead I took some aqua striped vellum, matching embossing powder and embossed the image on the vellum. I die cut them and then decided to die cut the shapes from white card stock too because I didn't like the different colors peaking through the vellum.

I added a few strips of color card stock to each card base, then stamped the sentiments in navy. I popped up the die cuts and used some tangled thread and some twine to add a bit of texture and interest. Last but not least a few gems were placed here and there.

Next up is one of my favorites from this release: the Embroidered Blossoms stamps and coordinating dies. On the back of the packaging of each set you'll always find a couple of examples what you can use the products for. Just to give you an idea if you don't know where to start. Which is what I did this time because the 3 samples are the most gorgeous arrangements and the color combos are fabulous! I picked one and started stamping the images just like on the sample.

But then I couldn't stop there and kept adding more blooms towards the top. Gosh isn't this color combo just fab?! I never would have come up with it on my own!

I glued a couple of strips of cornflower colored card stock at the bottom. I white embossed my sentiment on one of them. This sentiment is from the Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 stamp set. Some twine and Nuvo drops finish off this card.

For my next card I used the Oval Foliage die to create my focal point. Isn't this die so clever?! Using the coordinating Oval Foliage stamp set I stamped a pink oval and a light blue sentiment. I then realized I simply can't handle that much white surface hehe, so I stamped blooms in the same color combo as above, using the same Embroidered Blossoms stamps. I cut this panel slightly smaller than A2 so I could back it with an A2 size colored card stock. I also tuck a piece of pink card stock between the layers, for which I used a border punch.

I made another card with the Embroidered Blossoms stamps and coordinating dies. Here I stamped a bunch of blossoms in pinks, purples and yellows, a few leaves in black and some more leaves I embossed in chartreuse color. I die cut everything and created two flower clusters in opposite corners. Before gluing them down, I used a corner chomper in the bottom right corner. I generally prefer straight corners but I thought I'd try something different. I didn't dare to chomp off the bottom left corner as well because I don't think I would have liked that look. I like this asymmetrical look though. 

I glued down the flowers and leaves, stamped my sentiment (from the Heart and Soul stamp set) and added some black ink splatters. Done!

Next up is another favorite that took me by surprise, the Adore Alpha stamp and coordinating die set! I do love alpha stamps and dies in general but when I first saw this one, I didn't notice the teeny tiny detail stamps that make all the difference! Check out this awesomeness:

With the dies you get 2 for 1 cuts, because it cuts the letter AND a thin outline so you can make two cards right away. Which was my plan too but then I decided to add back the outlines (card on the left); so I just die cut Valentine two times from white card stock. On my first card I used the stamp set too, to add color to the letters. Then I white embossed those little decorative elements. Isn't that super cute? I'm so in love! I glued an A2 size piece of patterned paper (Simple & Sweet collection) on the card base and layered a pink heart on it. I popped up the letters using foam adhesive. I stamped my sentiment in black, on white card stock (this sentiment is from the Word Series: Happy stamp set from last year). 

For my second card I backed the white outlines with different colored card stock. I glued them down on the card base, stamped my sentiment (from the Word Series: Dream stamp set from last year), added some twine and black ink splatters. Done!

On my next card I didn't use the outline. I stamped and die cut the letters, then embossed the little florals on them. I layered some colored card stock and patterned paper on the card base, with foam adhesive between two layers. I also popped up the letters. I added some twine and stamped my sentiment, It's your day, from the Scripted Bold Sentiments 1 set.  

Almost there guys, almost there! :) On my last 3 cards I used the super sweet Make a Wish stamp set and coordinating dies. Each design is similar, with different color combos.

First one here will be for my little niece if I don't forget I have this card by August haha! I stamped and die cut loads of flowers and leaves in a few different colors. As well as cakes, cakes stands, the whole nine yard! I glued a purple heart on my card front and added the little images. For some of the flowers I used foam dots but mostly I just adhered everything down using liquid glue.

I stamped a sentiment in purple and created a lilac ribbon bow at the bottom. A few purple enamel dots and you're good to go!

Next card is pretty much the same, except I used a scrap piece of patterned paper (Simple & Sweet collection) and I put everything off center. Here I added a third cluster of flowers too.

These two cards will be for my best friend's twins in May, again, if I don't forget! :D

Next is a boy card, yay! Well, I'm not very sure about the flowers but hey, boys could love them too right? Same concept as before, except here I'm using a rectangle instead of a heart.

You've made it, yay!!!
Now for the fun part....Giveaways!


Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire January release on the PFS blog and Instagram. But that's not all! At each stop in the hop you can also win a $25 gift card yay! So comment away! The winners will be picked randomly from the comments and they will be announced on Sunday, January 20th on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway page. Please remember to check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks!

There are TWO fabulous promotions during this release! 
1. A free Dainty Love Balloon die with your purchase of $25+. You don't need a code, it will be added automatically to any order that hits the $25 threshold. I'm jealous. I don't have this one.

2. Free/discounted shipping from Jan 14-17, 2019 on orders $50+. You need to use the code JANFREESHIPWITH50. Shipping is free in the USA and $5.50 off for international friends.

I hope you enjoyed the hop and love the new stamps and dies!

I'm the last stop in this blog hop, so from here you'll go back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog. I'm attaching the full blog hop list below for your convenience.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!


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