Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hey friends and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to be a part of the hop this month! You should have arrived from Dana’s Blog but if you did not and you want to start the hop from the beginning please CLICK HERE!

GIVEAWAYS:
-Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, IG feed & YouTube channel.
-Each designer will be giving away a $25 gift card on their blog post. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments so please some love along the way.

Today I am using the awesome new Essentials Tag Die which comes with 7 pieces! Perfect to create so many different projects! I had so much fun creating a sweet and chunky mini album to document our Red Nose Pitbull Lola!

I love creating mini albums and using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Tag Die made it super simple to create my base pages. The stitching gives it such a nice finished look and adds that pop of interest to each page.

I used the largest die and cut out some white textured cardstock, vellum and some pattern papers from the beautiful new Days of Splendor collection from Pinkfresh Studio! This collection is gorgeous and worked well to document our sweet Lola Beans.

I love to create pages in all sizes and shapes so I used the smaller tag die and cut out more papers from Days of Splendor and some vellum. The vellum adds a nice texture to the album.

I printed a lot of my photos in black and white and and embellished around them with die cuts, chipboard and stickers from Days of Splendor.

I used some of the tags from the Days of Splendor collection as extra pages in my album. These are also great to add your journaling.

Using the Essentials Tag Die set made it super simple to create this album. I love all the details and the shaped pages. It is the perfect size and I know this set is going to be used over and over again!

I love layering the smaller tag dies on top of the larger tag dies! The florals peeking out on the sides help add interest and make you want to keep flipping the pages. Once great feature of the Essential Tag dies is that you can create windows inside the tags! Perfect for creating shaker elements or using them to frame a photo I like I did for my cover!

The Essentials Tag Die set is a must have in your stash! You will fall in love with creating these fun mini albums or using them on your cards! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my album today! I would love to know if you create mini albums as well! What would you use this die set for? Let me know in the comments down below! Your next stop along the hop is Heather! Have a wonderful day!

Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am so happy you are here for the Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway! You should have arrived from Ivana’s Blog but if not you can start the hop from the beginning HERE! I will have the full line up at the end of the hop for you as well! Here are some details on the awesome giveaways before we get into my project.

GIVEAWAYS:

-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog.

-Each designer will be giving away a $15 gift card on their blogs! Winners will be picked from the comments and you will have until July 2nd to leave comments along the way. Winners will be posted on July 8th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check the giveaway page to claim prizes within 2 weeks. 

Now lets get into my layout using this gorgeous new collection! I love all the beautiful florals in this collection and knew I had to fussy cut the florals in the This Story paper. I used the Always 12×12 paper as my background. It already has a painted mixed media look to it so it was perfect!

I am documenting the photo I took on Father’s Day! We had such a great day celebrating Mike and he was so excited Drake came home to spend some time with us. I popped up my photo using some foam adhesive and added the fussy cut flowers around it. I added a lot of foam adhesive to the flowers to give them some dimension.

I did pull a couple stickers from the Noteworthy collection like the puffy memories sticker I used for my title! The colors were just to perfect not to use it! I added in a few ephemera pieces from the new collection as well and created a small cluster to the bottom right of the page. To finish off my layout I added in a few Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story enamel dots and my journaling using the We R Memory Keepers typewriter. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and are feeling inspired! Your next stop on the hop is Virginia’s Blog! Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance at winning one of the giveaways!

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Hip Kit Club | Fave

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a new layout for the Hip Kit Club using the January 2020 kits and an exclusive HKC cut file. You can get access to free cut files on the Hip Kit Club website when you register for a free account HERE!

I backed the cut file with papers from the January main kit and the Pocket Life kit. I added foam adhesive to the back of the cut file and adhered to a piece of white cardstock.

You can check out my process video HERE on the Hip Kit Club YouTube channel or see it down below! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to head on over to the Hip Kit Club website and check out the beautiful January kits!

Love You | Hip Kit Club

The January 2020 Hip Kits are absolutely gorgeous and filled with the beautiful new My Favorite Story collection from Pinkfresh Studio! You are going to want to pick these kits up! The main kit is perfect and filled with enough product to complete plenty of crafty goodness if you like to be extra like me and buy it all then you will want to check out all the other January kits! For my first project with the January 2020 kits I created a layout featuring circles. I used some circle die cuts and punches to create this clean and simple layout.

I layered up different sized circles to create some dimension and one of my circle die cuts has some faux stitching for some texture. I love the Pinkfresh Studio Floral Ephemera from the January Embellishment kit! I used some of the pieces in this pack around my layout. You can see my completed layout on the Hip Kit Blog HERE and check out the contents of the January kits on my YouTube channel! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release Blog Hop

I am so excited to be celebrating the Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release! You should have arrived from Emily’s blog. You can find the full blog line up linked below. Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full sized ink pad release on their blog. Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! Each participate in the hop will be giving away a $25.00 gift card so make sure to leave comments along the way. Winners will be announced on the Giveaway Page Monday October 21st and prizes will need to be claimed within 2 weeks.

For my first project I created a 12×12 layout using the mini ink pads in Clementine, Lavender, Regal Kiss, Raspberry Bliss, Sunshine and Grassy Knoll. I also used the Embroidered Blossoms stamps and dies.

I stamped out different florals from the Embroidered Blossoms in the ink color palate I had picked out. I then cut them all out with the coordinating dies.  I used the same color ink to add ink splatters to my white background. Once it was dry I adhered my photo using some foam squares and then began to layer up all the beautiful flowers.

I pulled in some of the Just a Little Lovely acetate ephemera and tucked some in around the flowers. I also added some enamel dots from Office Hours and Just a Little Lovely. Here is a look at my completed layout.

You can see my process HERE on my YouTube channel.

For my second project I created a clean and simple card using the Embroidered Blossoms stamps & Dies and a sentiment from the Oval Foliage Wreath stamp set.

I stamped out a small floral stamp in a rainbow of colors using the mini ink cubes. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I lined them up along the left of my card panel and left the top and bottom one hanging over the edge just a little.

I stamped out the sentiment from the Oval Foliage Wreath set in some Pinkfresh Studio Licorice ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is the very talented Heather!

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Clique Kits October Blog Share

Hello everyone and welcome to the October Blog share!  You should have arrived from Gia’s blog but if you did not please CLICK HERE to start the share from the beginning!  This month our kit featured the lovely Happy Things collection by Pinkfresh Studio!  We love anything Pinkfresh and Kinnari is always coming out with new, unique and fresh products!  We just had to use this collection in a kit!  In addition we had some fun exclusives designed by our very own Lacey Gasper!  Can you say adorable!  The cactus flair and macaroon images in the exclusives are my favorite!  We also came out with our very first stamp sets this month!  They are now available in the CK shop so pick yours up today before they are gone!  Remember you can use the 10% off code available from any varsity team member!

Today I am sharing a layout I created with an older cut file avilable in the CK shop!  You can purchase this for only $1.99 and it comes with 3 designs!  This background is one of my favorites and it is so fun to back these cut files with pattern paper from the kits! 
I did keep the embellishing very light because I wanted the background and photo to stand out!  A simple title of #love with some foam Dear Lizzy Thickers from the Clique Kits shop and the layout was complete!  Adding pattern paper to the back of these cut files does take a little time but it so worth the end result!  I just love how this turned out and hope to see you create something fun with your cut files!  We have a great digital store with fun cut files and printables!  These are great to help stretch your kits!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  We have a fantastic hop for you today and we hope you leave today filled with inspiration!  If you are not yet part of our Facebook group we would love to have you!  Just CLICK HERE and join for a community filled with fun, laughs, inspiration and the most amazing crafters!  Your next stop on the blog share is Leeann!  Remember to leave some love along the way for your chance to win an October Kit!

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Aliza* http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/
Megan Blethen http://www.craftymeggy.com/
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Melissa* http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz/
Kim http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/
Leigh http://www.artfulleighcreative.com/
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com/
Kat* http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez 
craftythought.com/
Tyra Babington http://justtyra.com/
Marcia* http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Candace* 
http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
 Rhonda Van Ginkel http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com
Hannah http://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com
Evi  http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com
Janet Zeppa http://janetsjoy.blogspot.com/
Melissa Goble http://mgphoto89.tumblr.com

Clique Kits-Layout Share

Hey Everyone!  I have been super busy over the last few months but feel super blessed to be doing something I love and with some amazing ladies!  Clique Kits has really taken off and we could not be happier!  We will be celebrating our one year anniversary in April and it has been such an exciting year!  If you have not yet been to the Clique Kits site I would love for you to take a moment and have a look around!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created with our February kit.  My scrap time has been reduced a little but I do try to make time to be creative!  Our February kit featured the Serendipity collection from Dear Lizzy and was jam packed with goodness!  I used one of the exclusive cut files for my background and backed the cut hearts with pattern paper from the kit.

Most of the embellishments came from the kit but I did pull some out from my stash like the Pinkfresh Studio pink dots and some wood veneers.  The photo is from my daughters 1st birthday party.  She was totally digging into her cake and having the best time!  She did eat the whole thing and then passed out in her chair!  I had so much fun creating this layout and the cut out hearts were a lot of fun to back with the pattern paper!  I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Clique Kits has some amazing kits planned for the rest of the year!  You will want to get on the our wait list so you can enjoy a monthly kit delivered to your door!  It is like Christmas every month!  Each kit is carefully planned and packed with so many products including unique indie/homemade items and Clique Kits Exclusives!  We also have a private Facebook group for subscribers but if you are looking for a new kit club or community you can shoot me an email at erica@cliquekits.com and I can get you added to the group!  
Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Clique Kits June Blog Share

Welcome to the June 2014 Clique Kits Blog Share!  This month we are featuring 2 fabulous paper collections in our kit and of coarse some amazing embellishments.  Heidi Swapp’s Favorite Things and DIY Boutique from Simple Stories.

If you have arrived from Jody’s blog then you are in the right place!  If you just stopped for a visit please click here and start the blog share from the beginning.  The challenge/theme for this month’s blog share was to share one or more of our favorite things either by photos, journaling or in the blog post.

So lets get to some of my favorites!  I have 2 projects to share and the first one is of my favorite crew, my kids!  They are my world and I am so blessed to have each and everyone of them!  They fill my heart with so much joy and love and at times heartache but I could not imagine my life without them!  Each one of them unique and different but I can see myself in each one of them.  Time sure does fly by so I document everything!  The big events in life but most of all the little moments that I do not want to forget!  Here is a snapshot of us(except for dad he was working)backing out of our driveway!  My oldest, Drake, looks back and then looks at me and says “Mom can you believe you have this many kids?”  My reply was, “Yes Drake I can believe it and I love it so lets take a selfie!”  He just laughed and snapped a quick pic!  This is one of my all time favorites!

I used the current sketch from Creative Scrappers and the June 2014 Clique Kit and had a lot of fun with these fun colors and patterns and I love the mix of black and white!  The Pinkfresh Studio embellishments,  Chic Tags acetate pieces and Clique Kits exclusives are a perfect combo to finish up my layout!

My next favorite is of coarse Mrs. Heidi Swapp herself!  She is the Julia Roberts of scrapbooking in my book!  One of my absolute favorite designers and I was lucky enough to take one of her class and meet her in person!  I drove almost 2 hours to see her at Hannah’s Home Accents in Antioch, IL and it was so much fun!  I decided to create a fun banner to document some of the photos and memories from this day.  This banner will be used as decor piece in my scrap room and when I am ready to take it down it will easily become a mini album!  It is nice to have these memories displayed for everyone to see!

I even added a little interactive piece on my banner to add another photo and some journaling.  Now for a look at what it looks like as a mini album!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners to create the mini album and I love how it turned out and how quick and easy it all came together!  I hope you enjoyed my projects sharing some of my favorites!  Remember to comment along the way and on the Clique Kits blog for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop!  Sign up to receive the Clique Kits newsletter and follow the CK blog for an extra chance to win!  Your next stop in the blog share is our very own Lacey and she has some amazing projects to share!  Here is the complete blog share list in case you get lost along the way.

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Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Stephanie
Madge
Charity
Rosann
Shayne
Alisha
Danielle
Tyra
Tess
Cassandra
Mariah

Pocket Page Layout using Debutante

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are all having a fabulous day!  Today I am up on the Clique Kits blog sharing a pocket page layout using the 2014 Clique Kit Debutante!  This kit features the Plus One collection from Amy Tangerine and I love the black and white papers in this collection with the pops of color!  This kit has sold out over at Clique Kits but there are a few items in our Clique Kits store that are still available and you can pick those up HERE!

Here are a few close ups of my pocket page layout!

Please head on over to Clique Kits blog for my full blog post!  If you are interested in subscribing to the kit please join our wait list HERE!  You will not want to miss out on what we have coming up for our next kits!  They are just as fabulous as Debutante!  You can also stay up to date with us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest and Instagram!  Thanks so much for stopping today and have an amazing rest of your day!

It’s Debutante Week!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am up on the Clique Kits blog sharing my first layout using Clique Kits very first kit Debutante!!

This kit features the Plus One collection from Amy Tangerine and includes exclusive Clique Kits embellishments along with some fabulous wood veneers from Pinkfresh Studio.  You do not want to miss out on this kit!  There are still a few kits available and you can subscribe HERE.

I created a layout to document a couple photos of my daughter in her tutu!  She is not a girly girl at all so for her to put on a tutu and be a little girly for once is rare so I had to photograph and document it!  Here is a look at my layout.

I would love for you to head on over to the Clique Kits blog to check out my full blog post and while you are there you will find more inspiration using this fabulous kit from Gia and Lacey.  Thanks so much for stopping today!