Technique Tuesday: November Memory Keepers Studio

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more inspiration with the fabulous November edition of
Memory Keepers Stamps & Fresh Cut Studio Dies 

The month of November is all about documenting those joyful birthday memories and milestones. Here's a look at this month's amazing bundle...

Scrapbook Birthday Stamp Set & Large Happy Birthday Crafting Dies

What an amazing stamp & die set! 
Here's what Technique Tuesday has to say about them...

"The cake, the presents, the party...birthdays are such fun! 
This Scrapbook Birthday stamp set with Large Happy Birthday crafting dies bundle has everything you need to create scrapbook pages for those piles of photos you have from these special events. These happy birthday stamps and dies for titles and captions can be put together to say just the right thing for your page layout. Color the open lettering in the stamps to match your project and add sparkle to die cut words with glitter paper. These big birthday stamps and dies will do dual duty when you use them on birthday cards and party favors!"

Here's what I created with this amazing set, 

"Happy Birthday"

Party time, indeed!!!!
Such a terrific stamp and die set for documenting those happy birthday moments! 
I couldn't resist using a lil sparkly silver glitter cardstock for the Large Happy Birthday Crafting Dies - ideal for this sweet page of my darling girl's 13th birthday! 
The Crate Paper Hooray collection and the Shimmerz Paints: Happy Birthday Dotz were a perfect match with the Scrapbook Birthday stamp set with Large Happy Birthday crafting dies too!
Let's take a closer look at my layout....

That glitter title is errrrything! And as usual the Technique Tuesday dies cut like butter! 
Super smooth and precise on every single cut! LOVE!!!

Speaking of precise, how crisp are those Scrapbook Birthday Clear Stamps?!! 
For this page, I repeat stamped quite a few of the words in a variety of inks that complimented the Hooray collection. I love how the colored inks created such fun and playful impression with the Birthday Stamps! 

The sprinkled glitter stars make a great alternative to sequins or enamel dots, and really add that finishing touch!
I see a whole lot of birthday cards and invitations being made in my near future too! 
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with the 

Great news!
This bundle is on sale this month AND you can save even more by becoming a
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Thanks so much for visiting! 
til next time, 

Hip Kit Club: Beautiful FALL Layout & Process Video

Hi  Friends! 

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club: October Kit inspiration! 
Today I am sharing a really beautiful and elegant Fall themed page featuring one of our subscriber exclusive cut files, fussy cut pieces and those amazing Vellum Die Cut Leaves from the October 2019 Main Kit. 
There are so many gorgeous papers and embellishments in this month's kits, and I just couldn't resist using quite a few of them, as well as drawing on the stunning colors that feature throughout all the kits. 
But enough chatter, let's get straight into it!

Here's my layout, 

"Beautiful FALL"


Beautiful, indeed! 
Those colors are just errrything!!!  
Such a classic & elegant Fall page that not only captures the colors of the season, but also the joy it brings! I couldn't be more grateful for my two children - so very blessed! 
 Here's better view of my scrapbook page...


Like the subjects in my Fall photo, the colors in this month's kits totally have my heart! 
Inspired by my treasured photograph and the very whimsical trees on pattern paper #7 from the Pink Paislee: Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection, I knew I just had to create a pink and blue Fall page. I started by fussy cutting a bunch of those gorgeous trees from paper #7 courtesy of the October 2019 Main Kit, as well as backing the Beautiful FALL cut file with the Bazzill Typhoon Cardstock from the October 2019 Cardstock Kit
While I was in a fussy cutting mood, you'll spy that I also cut along the scallop edge of Truly Grateful pattern paper #4 (also from the Main Kit), and then repeated this fussy cutting on a strip of that gorgeous Bazzill Typhoon Cardstock. 


I machine stitched those two scallop trims together at the top of my Bazzill Avalanche Cardstock base, and then embellished the top left corner with HKC Exclusive Cozy Up Die Cuts from the Main Kit and Cozy Up Cardstock Stickers from the Embellishment Kit. 


The bulk of my layout occurs in the second third of the page and is a myriad of those gorgeous colors, patterns and textures. I combined lots of those paper #7 trees with the similar styled HKC Exclusive Cozy Up Chipboard Stickers to create a whimsical forest appearance. I fussy cut & adhered the Pinkfresh Studio: Just A Lil Lovely: Chit Chat banners slightly below the center, and then foam mounted my darling photo over the top trim of them. 
For a striking title, I not only backed the cut file with the one dominant blue color, I also embellished it with a complementary colored chipboard sticker bow. This clever use of color really pops and brings attention to both my photo and it's title. Perfect!


I trimmed each 'side' of the cut file with those stunning Pretty Little Studio: Indian Summer: Vellum Die Cut Leaves and added some machine threads and HKC Exclusive Cosy Up Chipboard Stickers to complete the look. 


A really striking and BeautiFALL page! 
You can see more of this layout, including how it all came together, in my process video HERE. 
Thanks so much for watching! 
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with our amazing October Kits and Digital Cut Files! 

Til next time,


Cocoa Vanilla Studio: The Sweet Life!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for some super pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio: UNFORGETTABLE inspiration! 
This week the Design Team have been asked to create scrapbook pages that feature pattern paper as the background - so no white cardstock! 
We're aptly calling it 'white out' week! 
Here's what I came up with.....

"The Sweet Life" 

Sweet indeed! What a delightful page!
You'll spy that I used the beautiful woodgrain paper, CV-UF008 NATURAL BEAUTY as my background paper. However, once I started looking at all those pretty papers I just couldn't stop at one - so.much.gorgeousness! Naturally, there are lots of pretty pattern papers featured on my layout today! 
Let's take a better look....

Isn't this just gorgeous?!! 
And truly, life couldn't be any sweeter with my two darlings!

To the top of my layout, I added a one inch strip of that divine floral, CV-UF001 GLORIOUS. This paper makes me swoon every single time I lay eyes on it! Such a stunning floral design! And speaking of florals, I used that coordinating floral swag DIE CUT EPHEMERA piece to embellish the GLORIOUS trim, and act as an anchor for my title and overall design.

My large title is a digital cut file courtesy of Cut To You, and I have backed it with a few of the 6 x 8 PAPER PAD papers. 'The Sweet Life'  papers happen to be the smaller variation of the B-side designs to CV-UF003 GARLAND and CV-UF005 LACEWING. Love!!! 
The 6 x 8 PAPER PAD is the perfect choice for backing cut files with!

I embellished my larger title with a few carefully selected pieces, the first of which was my photo cluster. I tucked my photo just beneath the edge of my title and attached them together with the 'treasured' ACCESSORY STICKER. I used another sticker beneath my photo, as well as a DIE CUT EPHEMERA tab to support my photograph. 
Here's a closer look for you...

The Cocoa Vanilla Studio FLAIR BUTTONS are always amazing, and I added that sweet camera one to complete the look.

To balance my black & white photo on such a colourful page, and create that second point of interest to the title, I foam mounted that sweet DIE CUT EPHEMERA camera embellishment. Subtle, simple but so effective!

In keeping with the rule of three, and the sweet camera embellishments, I also featured the pretty black camera ACCESSORY STICKER. So cute!

The final adornment to that big title is the fussy cut the florals from pattern paper, CV-UF003 GARLAND. I foam mounted them just below the title, and ensured that they reflected the swag at the top of the page too. This really added that wow factor to my overall design.
The CV-UF008 NATURAL BEAUTY paper is so stunning that I had to use both sides of it. The pretty B-side (that striking black & white foliage print) trims the base of my layout. I ensured that the GARLAND floral arrangement overlapped this trim & in turn, created a more cohesive design. For a polished look I added the 'best things in life...' sentiment ACCESSORY STICKER and a good sprinkle of ENAMEL DOTS.
And there you have it! 
Beautiful, classic creating that highlights the gorgeous UNFORGETTABLE pattern papers!
I hope I have inspired you to use more pattern papers in your projects this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time, 

Elle's Studio: November Kit Reveal & Inspiration!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio awesomeness with the 
Every month is always amazing, & this one is no different! 
Here's a look at the November Kit....

Told you it's amazing!
The Add On items are pretty incredible too...

Just look at those stamps!!! 
& how sweet is the 6 x 6 Paper Stack?! LOVE!
The Digital & Printable elements are kinda awesome as well....

Another fabulous Elle's Studio monthly reveal!

Now for some inspirational ideas with these lovelies! 
First up is this pretty in pink Christmas layout, 

"Tis' The Season"

Oh isn't this stunning! 
So many beautiful details to this pretty page!

Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock - Marshmallow, Spiegelmom Scraps sequins, Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pads - Candy Apple, Berryliscious, Raspberry Bliss, Bubblegum & Ballet Slipper. 

From those pretty pattern papers, to those amazing stamps, the veneers, puffy stickers & acrylics - well, this page just has it all!
Here's a few close ups for you....

The Say Cheese Stamp is just errrything!!! 
I may have had a lil too much fun stamping with this one!
And speaking of fun, how awesome are the Fa La La Wood Confetti veneers?! I just adore these!

Don't the November Cut File trees look fabulous in the new Tis The Season papers?!
 I just love how effective they look! 
And those Candy Cane Acrlyics are just the best!!! 
I will be needing more of these for my DD album for sure!

Here's a closer look at my Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers title too.... 

SO good!
I am LOVING the pink & red color scheme for Christmas creating this year! 

 I couldn't go past the mint & green colors completely - they were too perfect for my darling boy's 8.5" x 11" album!
Here's my second layout, 

"Christmas Smile"

So awesome!
Such a cool design & color palette for my sweet boy!

Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock - Marshmallow, Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad: Tidal Pond, StazOn: Black. 

Here's a better look....

I just couldn't resist using that amazing Say Cheese Stamp again!
 Such a terrific stamp! 
This time I focused on the words, & that cute camera to demonstrate the stamp's versatility. 
That camera stamp is definitely my fave from this set!
The Christmas Die Cut Labels were the perfect shape and size to create my grid-like design, and to mount the Acrylic Trees onto as well!

The mint color in this month's new releases is really fresh for Winter Wonderland themes!
To balance all this 'cool' I featured both the Fa La La Wood Confetti & Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases to add a lil warmth. 

Such a simple design, but oh so effective!

So.much.gorgeousness in the November Kit!

I hope I have inspired you! 

You'll see more from me with these pretties a lil later in the month ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time,

Shimmerz Paints: November Color Kitz & Process Video!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Welcome back to the Happy Arty Days blog!
 It's a new month and that means new Color Kitz - YAY!!!

November is jam packed full of gor-jus colorz that are just bound to have you swooning! 
Here's what both kits look like....


Amazing, huh?! 
As always, I'm creating with the monthly Original Color Kitz, and boy-oh-boy, these colors are errrrything!!!!
The kit contains.....

1 x Vibez - Rollin' in the Hay - 1oz
1 x Vibez - Rose Gold Red - 1oz
1 x Shimmerz - Peacock's Plume
1 x Inklingz Imperial Amethyst
1 x Exclusive Dotz - Pumpkins

As always, the kit quantities are limited, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

***Shop the Color Kitz HERE***

Now time for some inspiration,
 here's what I created......

So thankful for this season, indeed! So super pretty, too!
All the Farmhouse & Fall feels happenin' here!

Here's a better look for you....

Just DIVINE!!!

Vibez Rollin' In The Hay takes center stage in this layout, and geez, it's simply stunning!!! 
I used this amazing color to back the FLORAL PUMPKIN cut file designed by Wild Pilot & courtesy of the Silhouette Store. I just love how effective this looks, and couldn't help but pair it with that similar die cut from the Paige Evans, Truly Grateful collection and our gorgeous exclusive pumpkin Dotz!  #pumpkinsforthewin

You'll see that I used both the Shimmerz Peacock's Plume and Inklingz Imperial Amethyst to paint the flowers on the cut file, and then backed these flowers with similar colored pattern papers for that added wow factor! To create the green for the leaves, I sprayed a lil Vibez Rollin' in the Hay into a paint tray, and added a few generous droplets of Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & mixed up this pretty 'bonus' color! Vibez Rose Gold Red is the perfect color for the berries, and completes the look!

How gorgeous are the exclusive pumpkin Dotz?!! 
You'll spot two of these lovelies in this embellishment cluster, and the other one adorning my sweet photo! 
I combined the Hip Kit Club August 2019 Main Kit, and SpiegelMom Scraps: Jewel of the Nile sequin mix to decorate my layout. But in the end, it's all about the color...

Seriously stunning colors in this month's kit!
And yes, Vibez: Rollin' in the Hay is going on my official must-have colorz list! This color has absolutely wowed me! Ga-ga-gor-jus!!!!

Want to see how this layout came together?
Please watch my process video below....

Thanks so much for watching! 
It really was a fun page to create!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creating with this fabulous monthly kit!
I think you'll agree that the colors are beyond beautiful! 

Thanks so much for visiting!
til next time, 

Elle's Studio: Document December: Prepping Your Album!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio inspiration! 
Today I am so excited to share how I've prepared my Document December album, as well as give you a few top tips & early glimpses too! 

What can I say?
 I just LOVE this Season, and Buddy the Elf maybe one of my idols, ha! #nogrinchhere
This year, I'm a little time poor so I've opted for a smaller, easier album to record this year's Festivities.

Top Tip #1:   Selecting a smaller pocket size album will ensure that we don't get overwhelmed by the enormity of documenting the season. 

Here's a look at my album with a few of my fave Elle's Studio Document December supplies.....

The album is one of those 4" x 4" Instagram pocket page albums, but it was a tad boring for my liking! No surprises then that my album preparation involved quite a bit of embellishment & decoration. I started with the book plate and spine of the album, and added the year with our Red Dipped Puffy Alphabet Stickers. 

You'll also spot those cute candy canes from the Ho! Ho! Ho! Puffy Stickers and a heart from the Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. Super cute!  I also glued pom pom trim (from my sewing box stash) across the top of my album cover. The tiny pom poms reminded me of snow and really added a fun & playful element to the cover. 

And speaking of fun, I just loved decorating the cover! The Merry Christmas white acrylic was a perfect title & adornment for this year's album - take a peek! 

I'm so happy with how this turned out! Simple, sweet and really pretty! Those stocking Die Cut Shapes are errrything! And of course, I couldn't just do the front cover - so here's a peek at the inner cover too.

Umm, okay, wow! 
I may be completely smitten with the Document December Kit and this Season of Giving! 
It's the most wonderful time of the year, indeed! 

You'll notice that on my desk I have cut a whole lot of pattern papers to the 4" x 4" size to aid my album preparation. I have used both the Document December Kit papers, as well as one of the Noteworthy 12 x 12 Paper Collection papers too! 

Top Tip #2: When it comes to unusual sized albums, it helps to pre-cut a bunch of background papers so that all you need to do is print your photo and add a sentiment and sticker or two! 

Here's a closer look inside...

For the inside cover of my album, I combined the new Good Cheer Acetate Die Cuts with more of our Puffy Stickers. 

Top Tip #3: To avoid the appearance of glue behind the clear acetate, I used the puffy stickers to hide the spots and help hold the acetate in place.  

In keeping with my love for fabric trims and textural elements, I also added some vintage burlap lace & a couple of tassels from my stash. 

I attached the tassels to one of the album rings, and while I was there I decided to hole punch the Good Cheer Acetate star banner and thread it onto the ring as well. For maximum impact, I also threaded the large Gold Acrylic Star onto this ring as it's embellishments galore for this mini album! 

Top Tip #4: Hole punch Die Cuts & maximize embellishments with openings to use as 'dangling charms' on album rings. Great for adding interest & texture to your pages, as well as softening the appearance of the album rings. 

And lastly, but by no means least, to avoid over filling my pockets I adhered the Gold Dec 2019 Acrylic to the front of my clear pocket - not to the pattern paper base card! Such a great opening page to my super sweet DD album! 

Top Tip #5: Adhere larger embellishments to the exterior of your pockets to keep them from getting too bulky!

So it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for me! I hope my DD album preparation has inspired you to get started on your Christmas documenting too! 

Thanks so much visiting,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo