Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pinkfresh Studio July Post

I have been doing more single page LO's lately, and after sifting through my albums,
I realized that most of my single photo pages are of people.
I use multiple photos for trips, events, celebrations, etc. to better share all of a story. 

Anyway, for this page I knew I wanted to use this photo of my kids and thought the text on this aqua transparency
card was a perfect match!  I randomly cut squares and rectangles out of some patterned paper and a
scrap piece of paper I had watercolored onto.  I just cut them with my scissors, not evenly or even the same size.  

I used the new stamp set at the top corner and at the bottom right corner,
layering with the printed wood veneer circles on top.
The new acetate alphas matched the card and the font is so fun and whimsical!

Supplies:  Limited Edition kit (stamp set, transparent card, transparent alphas,
scallop border sticker), Screen printed Wood Veneers

For my second layout, I printed my photo to the size of this stitched canvas pocket tag.
I layered the pocket and photo on a couple of circles using the new Scribble Circle die. 

 I used a couple of the stamps from the 'Sweet Dreams' set and one of the label frames on a journaling tag.
I also stamped a few of the tiny stamps included in the Limited Addition kit and the 'never STOP drteaming'
stamp over some paint splatters.

Supplies:  Limited Edition kit (stamp set, label frame drop sticker, stitched canvas tag, Circle scribble metal die),

Finally, I used this stamp for the sentiment of my card and embellished it with one
of the puffy scallop borders and a enamel heart drop sticker. 

Supplies:  Limited Edition kit (scallop puffy sticker),

Most of the supplies I used are part of the Limited Edition kit.  It is extremely versatile and a great value
for so many embellishments!  It has the most amazing packaging, which I am a total sucker for.
I think the packaging design shows the detail the company puts in to everything...

Check out the way other DT members used it in their projects on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Come On Get Crafty - Product Showcase Transparencies

This is the layout I am sharing on Come On Get Crafty today focusing on a specific product.
I love the growing trend to have printed vellums and transparent acetate sheets as part of new collections.
I love the versatility that vellum can provide; subtly, masking, gorgeous layering and more!
I decided to focus on using as many layers of vellum and transparencies as possible in one layout.

All of the pieces I used are either Dear Lizzy or Maggie Holmes, both American Crafts, and all some of my favorite pieces in the last few years!  I love the richness and depth layers can give a project, but with vellums and transparencies, I can achieve that depth without the visual weight of too many layers.

I used two different acetate pieces in the background and another gold edged acetate overlay under my photo.  Another overlay provided a place for my journaling, with the help of a Slick Writer.  I used a gorgeous piece of turquoise vellum from Crate Paper (one of my all time favs) and another gold doily vellum, fussy cut for more layers under my photo.  All of those pieces are layered around a 6x6 piece of paper from Lily Bee Design.


I love the way this turned out...lots of pieces but it looks fairly simple and lets the photo
become the focus.  Check out the rest of the transparencies and vellums available in the store!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

fun Summer 2008 - Scrapbook Circle DT Choice

Happy Monday everyone!
This is an extra page I made using the July Scrapbook Circle kit, 'Our Adventure' and 'Away We Go' add-on.

I love this piece of pattern paper from Elle's Studio because it is such a great framework,
literally, to start a page.

And because it was grey, I felt like it needed lots of color.  I used several of the Simple Stories cards and 
trimmed them down to fit. Then I layered small photos and other embellishments on top of them.

These photos were from my son's first trip to the beach 6 years ago!  Whoa...that is hard to believe!
He didn't want much to do with the water, so we just plonked him down in the sand and he would play for hours.

I used the Crate Paper bottle caps die cuts to show their age.

The August kit 'Island Paradise' is now revealed on the Scrapbook Circle Website!  It is really fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

HUG happy

Here is a LO I did, just for me and for the Scrap Our Stash July Sketch.
I especially loved the sketch since I have been scrapping more single photos lately.  

Here is the sketch by Rochelle Spears and the original post HERE.
The other part of the challenge was to use ribbon or trim.

I used lots of different collections, but was mostly inspired by the colors in the My Mind's Eye chipboard pieces.  

I used a piece of ribbon trim from Making Memories...digging WAY back into my stash for that one!
I threaded it through a piece of chipboard I cut slits into.

Thanks for checking out the blog today!  Have an amazing weekend!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Come On Get Crafty - 1st Post 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

Today is my first post as a DT member at Come On Get Crafty!  I am so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented team and can't wait to share my projects with everyone

I made a December Daily album last year and had reorganized most of my papers & embellishments into Seasonal instead of by manufacturer.  Although I think that is great for holiday projects, I forget about shopping in that part of my craft room for supplies the rest of the year.  I have piles of summer photos to scrap and most of the pictures are full of primary colors.  What a great way to use seasonal papers in the summertime!   I thought the holiday papers from Lawn Fawn were perfect for this idea with mostly tone on tone colored patterns.

I used a couple other papers from Lily Bee Design and Bella Blvd. to add blue, yellow
and black to the color palette.  I punched circles from the patterned papers and
layered them behind a circle background template I cut using my Silhouette.
I added a few stickers and die-cuts from Pink Paislee to add some details.
I also watercolored the title I cut from my Silhouette.

I added some watercolor to my Silhouette cut title to tie in those colors.

I love the pop of black this circle I punched from a Bella Blvd. paper adds.

With all the new collections about to be available on the market, this may be the perfect
time to use some of last years holiday products in a new way!  I need to do more of this...
too much stash to work thru!  :)  Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HOW SWEET IT IS - Scrapbook Circle July kit

Hello everyone!  I am sharing my last layout using the July ‘Our Adventure’ kit from Scrapbook Circle and a couple of the exclusive Printables that come with the main kit.

I loved this photo of my son sleeping in our backyard and thought it would be perfect to make a BIG impact!  I chose this wood planked patterned paper as the background to tie in the terracotta from the photo and make the cut file pop.  I backed the negative space behind the words with the white brick patterned paper, but it is very subtle.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio colorblock wood triangles to add emphasis to the words in that cut file.  I wanted to keep the rest of the LO simple and just added one sticker and one of the printables on top of the photo where there was a lot of blank space.  I added another small triangle printable to the top right hand corner and stitched both pieces to the photo.

I love layers and excessive embellishments, but every now and then, I really enjoy something clean and simple.  
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pinkfresh Studio / Neat & Tangled BLOG HOP

Pinkfresh Studio is so excited to join with Neat and Tangled today to inspire you with some cute creations.
This was a great opportunity to create with unique products from two unique companies!

 Designers from both companies are sharing their projects with you today.  Make sure to visit each
blog and comment on each blog to enter a giveaway including Pinkfresh Studio blog.
One winner will be chosen for each day who will receive $20.00 worth of products from both companies.
This is going to be 2 days of blog hopping fun. Winners will be announced on 27th July.


 You should be arriving here from Christina Drogt's Blog, but you can go back to the
Neat and Tangled Blog to get started back at the beginning!  If you haven't seen yesterday's hop,
make sure to visit the Pinkfresh Studio Blog and check out all the inspiration there!

The first project I did for the Hop was a layout featuring a combination of stamps from stamps from
Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio and some of the new wood veneers from Pinkfresh too.

The Pinkfresh Studio stamp set '& Hello' inspired the whole theme of the page.

The 'Ink Splash' stamp from Neat & Tangled added
great texture to the watercolors and background.

The second project I did was a simple card using the 'Kindness Matters' stamp set from Neat & Tangled
and another wood veneer from Pinkfresh Studio.  I embosses my card first with a polka dot
embossing folder and used a few of the matte gold sequins from Neat & Tangled to accent them.

I really like the lavender, green and navy colors together in my LO, so I used those again here. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects using some of the cool stamps and products from Neat & Tangled and Pinkfresh Studio.
Your next stop on the Hop is Mayuri's Blog!
Here is the complete list of designers' blogs in case you get lost!

                   <<< Jenni Calma >>> you are here!
Magda Bolinska
Anna Kossakovskaya 
Taheerah Atchia
Margareta Carlsson

Have an amazing day!

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