April Guest Designer Kristin Rizzo

Hey friends! I am super excited to announce my April Guest Designer! Kristin Rizzo will be sharing projects this month using products from Close To My Heart!

You can find Kristin on Instagram @Scrapkat773 and on Facebook! Here are a couple sneaks at what Kristin will be sharing this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! To check out all the Close To My Heart products you can head on over to my site HERE!

The Stamp Market July Release

Hey friends! I wanted to share some of the awesome July release from The Stamp Market! I wanted to purchase everything this month! This month if you spend $100.00 you get a free cardstock multi pack! This goes from July 10-31st! If you love smaller cards and rainbows then this release is for you! There are also some great florals that you are going to love.

My favorite stamp set that was released this month is the Lovely Little Notes stamp set! This is a 5×7 stamp set with 7 pieces! I love the scripty and bold text in this set and can’t wait to use it! There are so many possibilities with this stamp set! I could not pick on favorite for the new dies so I am going to share 3 of them that I love!

These three die sets are going to be so fun to use and be the perfect addition to your die set stash! The Pieces of my Heart die set is going to be great for cards but I also see it used on a scrapbook layout! Using the hearts to create a bunch of hearts all over the page is going to be so fun!

The Mod Rainbow Cover Die is the perfect little rainbow die! I love the modern look of this rainbow and I rainbows are everywhere these days! My third fav die is the Retro Sunshine Cover Die! I love cover dies so much and make creating cards so quick and easy!

Make sure you head on over to The Stamp Market to see the whole July release! While you are there check out some of the little extra embellishments you can pick up like the enamel dots and clear droplets! Thanks so  much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

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A Cherry on Top July Blog Hop

Hey friends! Welcome to the July blog hop for A Cherry on Top! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Tim Holtz Distress color Speckled Egg.

You should have arrived from Natalie’s blog but if you need to start the hop from the beginning CLICK HERE or check out the full blog hop line up down below. Please leave comments on each blog along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ACOT shop!

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For my project today I am mixing the Tim Holtz Speckled Egg with some Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection I picked up in the A Cherry on Top store! I think this color is a great match with this collection and I wanted to add some splash of color to my background. I started out with a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I backed it with papers from the Vicki Boutin 6×8 paper pad.
I love all the colors and patterns in this collection and they look so great behind this cut file. For my background I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pad and the Tim Holtz Distress Spray. I added some ink to an acrylic block and added water using my spray bottle. I picked up the color using some clear packaging and added it to my white American Crafts textured cardstock. Once it was dry I went in with some of the Speckled Egg Distress Spray to add some splatters. Once everything was completely dry I added foam adhesive to the back of my file and adhered down to my background. I love how the color looks peeking out around the cut file.
This collection was perfect to document our little cruise to get some ice cream in our new car. Not all adventures have to be big! You can always turn something into an adventure!
This color is a great new addition to the line up! It is going to be fun to use it on fall and winter projects as well and I can’t wait! You can see the full line up of Speckled Egg HERE at A Cherry on Top crafts! Make sure to pick up your favorites today! Here is a look at my completed layout!
Your next stop on the hop is Laura! Thanks so much for hopping with us today and remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the A Cherry On Top store.
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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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The Big Spring Clean | Tonic Studios

Hey friends! Today I have a big sale to share with you over at Tonic Studios! This sale starts today and will go until the 1st of June! You will find awesome bundles at huge discounts! Different bundles added each day! Act fast because once they are gone they are gone! My favorite for today is the Tonic Studios Nuvo Adhesive Bundle! This set is only $12.77 friends! I love the Nuvo glue pens for all different types of crafting projects like backing cut files!

Another great bundle is the 12×12 Mega Pack! This cardstock has a subtle weave texture and is 80lb cardstock.

The last two bundles are the Mystery Die Bundle and the Nuvo Gilding Flakes Bundle! You can check them both out HERE!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more great Tonic Studios bundles! Have a great day!

 

Elle’s Studio May Release

Hey friends! I am so excited to announce that I am one of the contributors to From Sketch to Finish Vol. 5 from Elle’s Studio. From Sketch to Finish Volume Five is designed to help you document your summer memories with sketches, inspiration and tips from 10 different contributors! While supplies last, the class will be available along with the 6 x 8 inch exclusive class stamp as a specially priced bundle, but the class will also be available on its own without product.

The May 2020 kit and add-ons are also new in the Elle’s Studio Shop! I had a chance to create with them and they are fabulous! You are going to want them all. Today you can also fine the earlier volumes of From Sketch to Finish  on sale for a limited time! You can check out the earlier volumes HERE.

Snapshot | 5th & Monaco

Hey friends I am back with a layout using the beautiful Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection I received in my monthly Design Team box from A Cherry on Top! I instantly fell in love with this collection when it released! It is even better in person friends! I love the beautiful floral designs and the colors! Oh and we can’t forget that there is a bold black and white stripe that always has my heart. I added everything I could from this collection to my DT box! I love it all! I have some new cut files to work with from Rulanas Cut files! She reached out to me recently and asked if I would like to create with some of her files and of coarse I said yes! They are so pretty and perfect for all types of paper crafts! You all know how much I love cut files and working with small businesses! I knew the Floral Borders cut file would go perfect with the Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection.

I really wanted the Floral Borders cut file to stand out so I decided to cut it out on some black textured cardstock. I just love how it pops on this page against the colors in this collection. It helps the pink flowers and green leaves really stand out against the pattern paper background I picked out.

I would normally pull a piece of white cardstock for my base but I had to use Paper 10 from 5th & Monaco on this layout! I love how the black cut file looks against this polka dot paper! I embellished the layout using die cuts, stickers, dimensional flowers and an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio. For my title I used one of the gorgeous gold phrase puffy Thickers. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to Rulanas Cut Files and have a look at all her beautiful files. To get your crafty hands on this collection from Pink Paislee you can find it HERE at A Cherry on Top.

 

Let’s Stay Home | Pinkfresh Studio

Hey Friends! I am super excited to share a new collection from Pinkfresh Studio called Let’s Stay Home!

This beautiful collection includes a cheerful color palette, with modern, geometric designs! I am loving the blue and lavender in this collection and I am sure you will to. Here are a look at the beautiful pattern papers!

The papers also come in a 6×6 paper pad which is my favorite to use with cut files!

You will love all the positive sentiments included in this collection!

With all the things we are going through in the world today this collection is sure to bring you some cheer and help to document this time.

Let’s Stay Home is now available for pre-order at A Cherry on Top HERE. You can save 20% off your pre-order by entering the code PREORDER at checkout. This code can not be combined with any other code and will only be valid on pre-ordered items. Head on over to the ACOT shop and check out Let’s Stay Home!

Good Times | Jillibean Soup

Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing a layout that I created for the Spiegelmom Scraps & Scrappin Happy Studio Instagram Hop! I love both of these ladies and the products they offer in their shops! I was very excited when Jody asked me to join them in this hop!

I pulled out my Good Times cut file that I gave out to my February crop attendees and some Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest collection! The colors in this collection make my heart race. They are just gorgeous and can be used for so many projects! I wanted to document the group at my crop so I printed out one of the photos we took in black and white since we had so many colors going on in the photo. 

We had so much fun at the crop and I am so thankful for all these wonderful creative ladies! I used some American Crafts smooth white cardstock to cut my file and also as my background paper. I pulled out some Catherine Pooler inks in coordinating colors and adding some splashes of color to the white cardstock. I then picked out the patterns of paper that I wanted to back my file with. It is super simple to trace the letters and cut them out to add to the cut file.

I love to add the die cuts tucked into my word cut files like this. The Jillibean Soup Pea Pod Packs are jam packed with beautiful pieces! I also added some tiny black heart sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps and an epoxy heart from Scrappin Happy Studio!

To last thing I did was add one of the washi stickers from Jillibean Soup to the bottom of my page and some fun tabs to the top of my photo. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please take a minute and check out Spiegelmom Scraps and Scrappin Happy Studio. Have a wonderful day!

Products I used:

Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy

Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy Pea Pods

Jillibean Soup You Make Miso Happy Washi Sheets

American Crafts Smooth White Cardstock 

Scrappin Happy Studio

Spiegelmom Scraps 

Catherine Pooler Design

CP  Tiara Ink

CP Aquatini Ink

CP Be Mine Ink

Ho Ho Ho | Paper House Productions & Therm O Web

Hello Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing a holiday layout using some Paper House Productions products and Therm O Web adhesives. Links to products used will all be link down below for you to check out! All last week Paper House Productions and Therm O Web teamed up and shared a ton of projects! Make sure to stop by both blogs and check them all out! We used the Christmas Joy collection and I am having so much fun creating with these holiday products!

I love the classic holiday colors in the Christmas Joy collection from Paper House Productions! The cut file I used can be downloaded for free HERE! If you use this cut file in one of your holiday projects I would love for you to tag me so I can see how you use the file!

I had fun creating a fun shaker element of this layout using the Therm O Web foam squares and the Christmas Joy acetate. Here is a look at my completed layout. You can also check out my process video HERE!

 

PHP Christmas Joy Paper – http://shrsl.com/1c70v

PHP Christmas Joy Micro Stickers – http://shrsl.com/1c70x

PHP Christmas Joy Puffy Stickers – http://shrsl.com/1c710

PHP Christmas Joy Washi Tape Set – http://shrsl.com/1c711

PHP Christmas Magic Cardstock Stickers – http://shrsl.com/1c714

PHP Merry&Bright 3D Stickers – http://shrsl.com/1c718

Therm O Web Memory Zots – http://shrsl.com/1c71g T

herm O Web Super Taper – http://shrsl.com/1c71j

Therm O Web Sticky Tape Runner – http://shrsl.com/1c71l

Therm O Web Mini Runner – http://shrsl.com/1c71q

Therm O Web Foam Squares Combo Pack – http://shrsl.com/1c71u