Pinkfresh Studio: Holiday Vibes Inspiration!




Hi Creatives! 

Welcome back for more Pinkfresh Studio: Holiday Vibes scrapbook collection inspiration! 
Today I have 2 very different but oh so stunning,
Christmas Cheer layouts to share with you! 
First up is this soft & subtle, snowflake inspired design...

"Ho, Ho, Ho!"


Pardon the pun, but this is Snow, much fun!
I just instantly fell in love with pattern paper, LET IT SNOW & knew I'd make a feature of it! I love how soft and pretty this is!
And how super cute is my mini Santa in the photo?! 
I use the LET IT SNOW  paper as the 12" x 12" base, and then layer it with an 11" x 11" white cardstock background. I then use more white cardstock to cut out the free cut file called Fancy Floral (it's from The Cut Shoppe), and back the outer ring of flowers with more LET IT SNOW paper. With such a geometric look to them, these 'fancy florals' make excellent faux snowflakes and look really effective! Using the same pattern paper, I also 'fill' the inner section of the cut file, and then adhere it to the white background. 


With such a soft look, I embellish the fancy floral snowflakes with WOOD & EPOXY BUTTONS, snowflake DIE CUTS, ENAMEL DOTS, a PUFFY STICKER & a few gold sequins (from my stash) to prevent them from blending into the background. Such a fun & decorative way to create interest!
 

I embellish the inner section with that very cool, Ho, Ho, Ho! CHIPBOARD ALPHAS STICKERS title - love the pop of bright blue against the icicle blue, LET IT SNOW! 
With the bright red Santa hat, my photo is easily identified on the page. To avoid over embellishing it & I decide to adorn it with a pale blue CHIPBOARD STICKERS frame and embellish with just the one WOOD & EPOXY BUTTON. 
Here's a better look at it......


What a cutie! 
 I scatter a few snowflake DIE CUTS & a CHIPBOARD STICKER around this sweet framed image. For finishing touches, I add the Just Believe CHIPBOARD STICKER sentiment. Simple. Sweet & oh-snow-Christmassy! 


Love it! 

Next up, I have this very festive layout with our gorgeous Holiday Vibes collection....
"Xmas Cheer"


O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree!
Told you it was festive!
This time I've created a really bright, bold & playful layout to celebrate the Season! 
Inspired by the Christmas Tree in my daughter's Christmas Parade artwork, & the trending layered 'flaps' look, I've created this stunning feature tree in the center of my page. I have used 1 1/2" wide strips of the B-sides of pattern papers LOVE & PEACE and VERY MERRY, & arranged them to resemble the 'triangle' tree shape. I stitch them into place with my sewing machine, and then use fringing scissors to create a Fir tree appearance. SO cool!  
I use the 25 ephemera DIE CUT for the base of the tree trunk, and then decorate the tree with all the Christmas trimmings! 

Let's take a closer look....


So many gorgeous details & embellishments!
From the gold star atop of the Tree, to the DIE CUT tree lights & ornaments, and those oh-so shiny EPOXY STICKERS and ENAMEL DOTS, this Christmas Tree is just divine! 
With such a striking main feature, I really needed to make sure that my sweet photos didn't get lost amongst it all! To help define them, I place both photos into CHIPBOARD STICKERS frames and position them on an angle to create extra interest. I also embellish them with those very sweet & super cute Winter birdy DIE CUTS. And lastly, to really attract your eye, I position the COLOR DIPPED WOOD ALPHA STICKERS titles above each frame so that you see the photographs as you read the title. 
Speaking of titles, how lovely is the banner subtitle, Christmas Family Traditions?!
 

I love the layered banners look, and just look at those packages under the tree!!!
Such a super fun & adorable layout! 

Whether you like the softer, more subtle, snowy Christmas or
 prefer the bright & bold festivities, the Holiday Vibes collection is bound to impress!  
Be sure to leave me a comment below to tell me which one was your favorite! 
Either way, I hope I have inspired you to start documenting the Reason for the Season
 and celebrate all the Christmas Stories! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Merry Christmas!

Citrus Twist Kits: Novmeber Sunday Sketch






Hi CTK Friends!

It's time for a little Sunday Funday scrapbooking with today's installment of the 
Sunday Sketch challenge!
Here's what today's awesome sketch looks like......


Told you it was awesome! Such a fun sketch to get your creativity ignited!
Here's my take on it using our beautiful November Kits...

"Whimsy"


Sigh! Talk about Sunshine in my soul! Such a bright and happy page! 

Other: Typewriter journaling. 

This month's kits are jam packed with SO many rainbow brights and gorgeous patterns, that I just had to create a whimsical, playful page with them! Here's a closer look....


Hearts, clouds, butterflies - this sweet page has it all! 
You'll spy all the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Whimsical pretties here! That divine stripe paper (#16) is from the Pattern Paper Play Kit this month & is super striking! It's B-side is that tiny hearts paper in the photo layers - I know, so good! 
The other pattern paper I have featured is also from the Whimsical collection (#9) and is from the  Scrapbook Kit.  
I follow the sketch fairly accurately, only varying a few details for cloud embellishments. I love the design ease that sketches offer, and just enjoy pairing colors and adornments to compliment my photo and story. 


How gorgeous are those cloud embellishments?! You'll spot them in Ephemera, Thickers and even in Puffy Stickers. And let's not forget the butterfly and heart Whimsical Rub-Ons from the Embellishment Kit - totally adore these!


To make my title 'pop', I adhere it with foam dots for added dimension & interest. 
For finishing touches, I add a few typed sentiments for my journaling, So sweet, so happy, so beautiful. Perfect! 

I hope I have inspired you to dive into your November Kits & play along with today's Sunday Sketch! 
I can't wait to see your creative takes on it! 
Be sure to share them with us in the Citrus Twist Kits Facebook Fan Page HERE. 

Thanks so much for visiting today, 
til next time, 
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 



Pebbles: Happy Day with Along The Way!




Hi Creative Friends!

Welcome back for more Pebbles inspiration!
Today I am sharing a really beautiful layout with our adorable Along The Way collection
With so many pretty patterns and such a delightful color scheme, 
it's an absolute joy to memory keep with!
 And this lovely layout is both effective and super easy to recreate at home! 
But enough chatter, here's my lovely page....

"Happy Day"


Oh so pretty, indeed! Clean, & contemporary design with a soft, feminine twist!
Here's how to recreate this layout....


Start by adhering 5 tags from the Along The Way Tags pk to the right hand side of white 12" cardstock, as shown above. I adore this sweet pack of tags and just had to feature some of them in my layouts!


Next, trim the reverse side of pattern paper Flutter (blue with polka dots print) to 3 1/4" x 12" and attach to the right hand side, being sure to cover the prints on the Tags.  Then, trim Flutter to 2 3/4" x 12", mount with foam tape and attach from the right hand side also. This creates a raised paper overlay onto the polka dots print, and looks so impressive! A great point of interest to the right side of the layout, and such a wonderful way to showcase that divine Flutter paper!
Time to create the photo cluster....


Trim the reverse side of pattern paper Flutter to 4" x 3", and then trim the reverse side of Window Box to 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and glue them together. Attach another of the Tags beneath the paper layers, as shown above. Glue your smaller size photo (mine was 2" 2 1/2" size) & embellish with an Ephemera sentiment. I applied foam dots to the Ephemera to make sure it was easy to see against the pattern papers.


Align this photo cluster beside the center Tag on the layout, and tape into position.

Tuck a couple of Ephemera leaves into the photo cluster. Embellish over the cluster with the pretty girl Ephemera. Again, I used foam dots to ensure this adornment was easily identified.


Embellish with butterflies! I used two of the 6" x 12" Cardstock Stickers butterflies, as well as that gorgeous Dimensional Sticker one! So pretty!


Add a title with the gold foil Katherine Thickers, and a few tiny spots of journaling with Phrase Stickers.


Tuck a floral sticker beneath the right hand corner of the photo, and add the extra pretty girl Cardstock Sticker. For finishing touches, add the smile always heart Cardstock Sticker, a baker's twine bow to the photo cluster tag and a scattering of pastel pink sequins.

 

Such a lovely page to document the oh so pretty person in your life!
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with the beautiful Along The Way collection!

Thanks so much for visiting,
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo



Other Supplies: Baker's twine, sequins.

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Midnight Collection Inspiration!




Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio loveliness with our gorgeous new collection; 
Midnight!
This collection is totally swoon worthy & perfect for my beautiful ballerina! 
Here's my layout.....

"Beautiful"


Isn't this lovely?!!
The Midnight collection is oh-so pretty and makes my sigh every single time I look at it! From the soft and dreamy color palette to the pretty patterns and sweet florals - this collection is errrything! And yes, perfect for documenting the girls (or in my case all the ballet photos) with! Love it!
I have opted for a simple vertical design for my layout today.  I have also been inspired by all the trending vertical titles on layouts that I've been seeing in my social feeds. I love how the horizontal striped CV-MN009 SOPHISTICATED paper really directs your eye into the CHIPBOARD PIECES Beautiful title! And of course, I am crushing on all the blooms and florals on this layout too!
Let's take a closer look.....



That title is really stunning! I position it so it's also aligned with the center of the page, and then support it with those indigo leaves from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack. Beautiful, indeed!
I use the CV-MN0009 SOPHISTICATED paper on the right hand side of my layout also. However, this time I overlay it with the reverse side of the super pretty CV-MN007 INKY DEPTHS.To soften the join between the two pattern papers, I add the pom pom trim. Such a small detail, but what a difference it makes! So lovely!
Here's another view of that fabulous CHIPBOARD PIECES title....

Truly stunning!


The remainder of my layout is built around my darling photograph, and involves lots of lovely embellishments! I especially adore those layered CHIPBOARD PIECES & ACCESSORY STICKERS  blooms, and DIE CUT EPHEMERA cascading leaves!


Instead of layering my photo onto pretty pattern papers, I decide to mount a CHIPBOARD PIECES frame onto it. I lightly stick it  onto the white cardstock base, and then tuck a few of the brush stroke CLEAR STICKERS beneath the frame. I also tuck in a couple of the bloom ACCESSORY STICKERS.
Next, I adorn the CHIPBOARD PIECES frame with the leaves DIE CUT EPHEMERA. I foam mount the main DIE CUT bloom over the top left corner of the frame, and apply both an EPHEMERA & CHIPBOARD PIECES sentiment to the base of the frame.
I embellish around the photo cluster with ACCESSORY STICKERS hearts & butterflies, falling leaves DIE CUTS, as well as a CHIPBOARD PIECES heart.  

For finishing touches, I add the ACCESSORY STICKERS journaling sentiments, and a sprinkling of our Hello Lovely collection sequins.  So beautiful!
I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with the divine Midnight collection!

Thanks so much for visiting,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo



Elle's Studio: November Kit Reveal & Inspiration!




Hi Everyone! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio inspiration!
Today we are celebrating the release of the new Exclusive November Kit and Add-ons! 
(& of course, I have a few samples of projects that I have created with this month's kit too!)
Here's what this month's amazing kit looks like.......


Oh what fun, indeed! It's no secret that I LOVE all the Christmas things!!!
This kit has it all!
The Add-ons are pretty incredible too.....


Ooooh! SO many pretties!!!!
The Merry & Bright 6 x 6 Paper Stack is totally awesome!
 & let's not forget that Merry Moment Stamp & those veneer snow globes!

And last, but by no means least, this month's Digital Cut Files & Printables.....


All the heart eyes for these too!

I say it every month, but Elle's Studio have done it again! 
So many beautiful products for all your memory keeping projects!


Here's a peak at just 2 of the layouts I've made with this month's kits and extras.....

"Santa! I Know Him!"



Talk about spreading the Christmas Cheer! Such a fun and festive moment documented! 
The mister thought he was so funny being Santa and saying 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' to everyone. Needless to say, that the Ho! Ho! Ho! Acrlyic was a perfect adornment to my layout. 
Here's a few close ups for you....

The mint paper with the snow drops (or are they white polkas?) from the Noteworthy collection coordinated perfectly with both my layout theme and color scheme. To enhance the snow drops look, I stamp the Merry Moment spots in mint ink, and hearts in red ink to appear to travel down the page like falling snow. I further enhance this look by embellishing with the Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Noteworthy Puffy Sticker hearts, and the small & medium Wood Veneer Snow Globes.   


How fabulous are the Good Cheer Journaling Tags & the  3" x 4" cards from the November Kit?!
I couldn't resist the Santa! I know him! one - perfect for telling this merry story!

Love it! 

Here's another fun & festive memory.....

"Around The Christmas Tree"



Rockin' around the Christmas Tree.... 
All the Happy Holidays vibes here! 
I just adore the fun colors in this month's kit and they work beautifully with my sweet photo!
Here's a better look for you.....


The pops of blue in the November Kit, combined with the Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers compliment my son's shirt in the photo to a T! They make for a perfect accent color in my otherwise red, white & mint layout.


I create lots of lovely layers with the November Kit and Add-ons for my photo cluster, and tuck in a few die cuts, phrase stickers and even those amazing Wood Veneer Snow Globes. Awesome! 


I am totally crushing on the Wood Veneer Snow Globes - they're just the cutest  Christmas embellishment! I may order a few more of these beauties to use in my Decemeber Daily album!!!


Snow.much.gorgeousness!!!

I hope I have inspired you with today's layouts! 
You can see more from me with this amazing kit later in the month! 


Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Citrus Twist Kits: Whimsical Layout & Process Video!





Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more

 November Kits inspiration 
with this month's edition of the Tuesday Tutorial!
I just fell head over heels with all the gorgeous papers and embellishments in the 


 SO.much.pretty!!! 

I was especially drawn to all the Whimsical collection items from Paige Evans, and couldn't resist using them for today's post.
Here's what I've created.....

"Whimsical Dream"


Other Supplies: Shimmerz Paints Paste-eez in Peach Fuzz, & Shimmerz Paints Vibez in Pop Art Pink and Sweetheart. 

Sigh! Full of whimsy indeed!
Happy girls are the prettiest, and when you team their photo with fussy cuts from the Paige Evan's Whimsical paper #3, you're bound to have sunshine in your soul!
I may have sat for an hour fussy cutting this entire sheet of paper, but I honestly think it was worth it!
Once cut, I played around with the layout design and what would work best for my tiny photo. I then applied my mixed media element, & added all those pretty blooms! It was then a case of lots of embellishments and pretty adornments to my sweet photo.
Let's take a closer look.....


Aren't they gorgeous girls?! Celebrating the happy life, for sure!


The Thickers from the Embellishment Kit are fabulous! Just look at that shiny foil title! 
SO many pretty details from florals, to hearts and those sweet butterflies! Perfect for these two whimsical girls!


Just beautiful! 
There's a process video for today's tutorial & you can check it out on my channel here.
I hope I've inspired you to get creating with your November Kits!  
& that you enjoy watching my video! 
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Thanks so much for joining me today, 
til next time, 
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo