Shimmerz Paints + Cocoa Vanilla Studio = Beautiful Layout & Process Video

Hi Creative Friends! 

Welcome back for more shimmery inspiration!
Today I am sharing a gorgeous layout & process video with the fabulous
Shimmerz Paints April Color Kit! 
This exclusive Color Kit is absolutely GOR-jus & I just couldn't resist creating with it again -
 while I anxiously await the June Kit release in a few days time!

**Hint, hint! Set your alarms for June 1st kit reveal day - it's going to be epic!**

If you missed the April Color Kit, it looks like this.....

SO divine!

***These are limited edition kits, BUT there is one or two remaining in the store - if your quick!***

The kit contents are: 

Here's the layout I have created with this fabulous Color Kit....


Sigh! Beautiful indeed! 
Such a pretty page for my darling ballerina! 

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

Swoon! So much gorgeousness! 
I can't even!!!
From that pretty Pink-A-Boo Inklingz, to the richness of the Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n & those stunning pops of Lapis Dance Creameez - well, it's just pure bliss! 
And don't even get me started on the Pick Your Plum sequins!!!
La La LOVE this kit! 
I have combined it with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight collection, as they're clearly a match made in heaven!

Here's a few pretty close ups for you.....

Just look at those colors!
So much loveliness in the April Color Kit!

Such a soft and pretty page for my darling ballerina! 

You can watch how I created this pretty heart page design on the Shimmerz channel HERE
Happy watching!

I hope you enjoyed my seeing how my layout came together. 
I just adore the April Color Kit & I hope I have inspired you to use yours!
(Or race to the store for the last remaining one HERE! )

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Loving Every Second Layout & Process Video

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

 I am so excited to be sharing my take on this week's CVS design team fussy cutting theme!
I just love fussy cutting and the new HAPPINESS collection has so many perfect papers to snip away at! 
But enough chatter, here's my layout for today....

"Loving Every Second"

Sigh! Isn't this just divine?!!
Those fussy cut blooms from the CV-HA001 BOTANICAL BLISS paper are errrything! And I just adore this indigo, white, peach & blue color scheme - so, so pretty!
Here's a better look at my layout....

Swoon! Florals, butterflies, pretty colors and a giant heart - what could be more perfect for scrapbooking my two darlings?!
That indigo base paper is the reverse side of CV-HA001 BOTANICAL BLISS & just happens to be my favourite colour! So striking and it teams perfectly with the crisp white cardstock, and beautiful peach florals. Speaking of white cardstock, I trimmed mine to 11 inches square, and stitched it to that gorgeous indigo base paper. I layered the cardstock with the heart cut file, which I mounted with foam tape to create gentle texture & dimension. The heart cut file is actually the large die cut from the LARGE DIE CUT & BACKING KIT. Such an easy way to incorporate a cut file look without needing a digital cutting system! (and even better, you'll still have the beautiful backing paper left over for a future layout -  so win, win!)

Next, I layered fussy cut florals from the CV-HA001 BOTANICAL BLISS paper onto the large die cut. You'll also spy some fussy cut butterflies from CV-HA008 BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL. Gorgeous!!!

There are also some sweet ACCESSORY STICKER & DIE CUT EPHEMERA butterflies and blooms too!
But it's that sweet framed photo in the center of the heart that really makes my layout!

I love making my photos the 'hero' of my page. Ultimately, that's why I scrapbook. Recording those precious memories & telling our stories is so important. I used a DIE CUT EPHEMERA wreath to frame my photo, and then foam mounted it over the central layer of fussy cut and DIE CUT EPHEMERA florals. 
My title is also from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack, and positioned to the bottom left of the framed photograph. Beautiful!

 I embellished the page with sequins from my stash of our 2015 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL collection. (I *may* have been hoarding these pretties) For finishing touches, I applied the typewriter font journal stickers from the ACCCESSORY STICKERS sheet. Perfect!

Fussy cutting is definitely 'a must do' with the HAPPINESS collection!
If you want to see how this lovely layout came together, please watch my process video here...

Thanks so much for watching!
I hope my video inspired you to get fussy cutting with your favorite Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers!
til next time,

Pinkfresh Studio: Everyday Musings Layout & Process Video

Hi Crafty Friends!

Welcome back for more Pinkfresh Studio inspiration with the delightful scrapbook collection;  

It's no secret that I adore this line! 
I've created quite a number of layouts, and this is my third process video with it too! 
Yep, it's that pretty! 

But enough chatter, here's what I've created with Everyday Musings today....

"Summer Days Spent Together..."

Oh isn't this just the prettiest?!!
I can't get enough of those pretty pastels, and those incredible chipboard sticker frames! 
Here's a closer look for you...

Absolutely divine! 
That Happy Place pattern paper is errrrrything!
Cut file credit: Handipaper
You can see how I created this sweet page in my process video below....

 Thanks so much for watching! 
Pinkfresh Studio Everyday Musings is my favorite release of 2019 so far! 
I really hope you feel inspired to create with it too. 
til next time, 

Citrus Twist Kits: May Life Crafted Kit

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so excited to be sharing my first layout with this month's Life Crafted Kit 
from Citrus Twist Kits! 
The 'May' kit is called Excursions and is all kinds of loveliness! 
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a quick peek....

So gorgeous, huh?! 
If you're fast, you might be lucky enough to snare this beautiful kit in the CTK store HERE. 

And here's the layout that I created with Excursions....

"You Two - Besties Since Like Forever"

Sigh! Isn't this the prettiest?!
Soft, fresh and very feminine! 
All the pastel pretties for these darling girls!

Let's take a closer look.....

I just adore the pattern papers and vintage book paper in this month's kit - so gorgeous!
The floral die cut ephemera is totally divine too! 
I used the bonus subscriber cut aparts to create more of these blooms for my page, and tucked them into that fabulous butterfly heart cut file. 

And speaking of cut files, how beautiful are those butterflies?

I've backed them with those gorgeous pattern papers, then layered ephemera hearts over the top - so sweet! 
That amazing cut file is a freebie one but again, it is an exclusive to all the CTK subscribers. 
Yet, another great incentive to start a subscription today!

I should add that the sequins are from my stash, but everything else you see on my page is from the May Life Crafted Kit & subscriber exclusives. I know, so much loveliness in one kit! 
Check out those awesome puffy alphas and my favorite, the monthly Life Crafted Stamp! 
So much goodness in one divine lil kit! Love, love, LOVE!!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my first layout with this month's kit. 
Thanks so  much for visiting, 
til next time,