SpiegelMom Scraps: Scraplift Challenge!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more sparkly inspiration with my latest project for the Sparklers DT! 
Today's layout is for the scraplift challenge being hosted in the Spread The Sparkle Facebook group!
If you haven't seen it yet, we're lifting this fabulous layout by papercrafter, Katie Scott....

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Gorgeous, huh?
Apart from those stunning sequins, 
I was instantly taken in by that fabulous heart cut file, the partially backed puzzle pieces & the embellishment cluster at the base, on the right hand side. 
Here's what it inspired....

"Baby Girl"

Sigh! Soooooo pretty! 
I have combined the That Summer Feelin' and Happy Vibes sequin sets to create this gorgeous page!
Best part? These sequins are still available in the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop HERE & code AMANDA15 will save you 15% too! Yay!!!

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

Just stunning!

I have also used the beautiful Just A Lil Lovely collection from Pinkfresh Studio, as well as one of their brand new digital cut files, Heart & Floral. Inspired by the partially backed puzzle pieces, I decided to partially 'fill' my cut file with sequins. In particular, the leaves and blooms!
I just LOVE how effective this looks....

Super sparkly, & just divine!!!
And how cute are those tiny scattered hearts from the That Summer Feelin' sequin set?! 

Here's a look at those sequins adorning my sweet girl's photo....

Absolutely gor-jus!!!

And there you have it!
My take on the October Scraplift Challenge!
I hope you feel inspired to play along too! 
And good luck! (There's a $15 Gift Card prize up for grabs!)
Get all the details in the Spread The Sparkle Facebook Group HERE

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Unforgettable Little Moments!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration!
Today I am sharing another super pretty layout with the gorgeous UNFORGETTABLE collection. For this layout, I wanted to create something really special for my sweet girl - I hope she likes it!
Here's what I came up with...

"Little Moments" 

Oh how preeeeeeeeeetty!!! Such a beautiful, floral page for my darling daughter!
Here's a better look for you...

Absolutely stunning!
You'll spy the B-side of pattern paper CV-UF 001 GLORIOUS taking center stage! I fussy cut this paper along its own pattern line, and took advantage of the directional quality it posesses. Not only does this clever cut paper encourage movement and flow, it essentially draws attention straight into my sweet photo - LOVE!!! Such a clever way to trim & use this paper! For added impact, I adorned this paper with that sensational floral cut file.

***Note: The cut file is called: Floral Bouquet Set and is courtesy of Cut To You***

It really is something, isn't it?!
 I used papers from the 6 x 8 PAPER STACK, as well as some peach coloured cardstock to back this file. I filled the flower centers with ENAMEL DOTS pollen, and then embellished on and around the cut file with DIE CUT EPHEMERA blooms & leaves. To complete the look, I positioned a DIE CUT EPHEMERA butterfly in between the two large cut file flowers. 
Like the GLORIOUS pattern paper, these cascading blooms lead you straight to my beautiful photo.....

Beautiful, indeed!
I tuck my photo into that gorgeous array of blooms, which are from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack. I also anchor my layout with a half inch trim of the reverse side of pattern paper, CV-UF007 SPRIGHTLY. This trim is errrrything!!! I just adore how it encompasses my overall design and forms the perfect base to this page!

I embellish this photo cluster with tiny fussy cut butterflies from the 6 x 8 PAPER STACK, more DIE CUT EPHEMERA flowers, and a couple of ACCESSORY STICKERS which I position beneath my photo!

For finishing touches, I add a few of the sentiment stickers from the ACCESSORY STICKERS sheet.

Simple. Sweet, and oh-so pretty!

A beautiful little moment captured! 
I hope it has inspired you to document your little moments too!
Thanks so much for visiting!
til next time, 

SpiegelMom Scraps: Captured Layout & Process Video

Hi Friends!

Welcome back to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
Today I am super excited to be sharing another sparkly creation for the SpiegelMom Scraps, Sparklers Design Team!

Here's a quick look see at my project....


Oh isn't this pretty?!!

You'll spy the following SpiegelMomScraps sequins on this layout....

You can shop ALL the lovely sequins HERE
& remember: code AMANDA15 will save you 15% off! Yay!!!

I teamed these pretties with the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Unforgettable collection, to create my lovely Fall themed layout. 

Wanna know more?
Please stop by my channel to watch the process video for this pretty page....

Thanks so much for watching & subscribing to my channel - your support means so much! 

I hope I have inspired you to get creating!
til next time, 

Technique Tuesday: Thankyou & Gratitude Stamping Inspiration!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Technique Tuesday inspiration!
This month we're focusing on all the fabulous Thank You & Gratitude Stamps! 
Just in time for you to start documenting all those wonderful Fall, Thanksgiving & Grateful memories!
And speaking of Giving Thanks, Technique Tuesday would like to offer you a small token of appreciation by inviting you to their

Season of Thanks sale! 

From now through Thursday, 10/24, you can save 20% on thank you, grateful-, and Thanksgiving-themed stamps and dies.

Don't forget to use coupon code Thanks19 when you checkout! 

Here's a look at the fabulous stamp & die set bundle that I am featuring...

All kinds of awesome, huh?! 

Now, onto my project....

"Thankful, Blessed, Grateful"

Isn't this gor-jus?!!
You'll spy most of the stamps from the Perfectly Wonderful Stamp Set here, and I couldn't help but use all the metal dies too!
Here's a closer look for you...

Absolutely stunning!!!
I've combined the August 2019 Hip Kits (in particular lots of Pink Paislee: Paige Evans: Truly Grateful collection), and the Gum Drops sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps with the Perfectly Wonderful Stamp & Blessed Crafting Dies set to create this lovely page.
I started my layout by die cutting my two titles (and a few leaves) in smooth goldfoil cardstock. 

I just love how effective this looks! 
I mean, those script words are errrrything!!!! 
SO incredibly good! 
& even better, they cut like butter!!! 
Yay for user friendly, beautiful script, word dies!

Here's an even closer look....

You'll also spy that amazing arrow stamp! 
I repeat stamped it onto some smooth white cardstock in black ink. I fussy cut the arrows out, foam mounted them for added dimension and used them to embellish my title.

Speaking of repeat stamping, you'll notice that I repeated the leafy vine in clementine dye ink to trim the base of my layout. I also stamped up a variety of the leaf & vine stamps onto my page using both red & orange inks. Gorgeous! 
To build up the page, and add even further texture & dimension, I used the leaves metal dies on some  pattern paper from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection. This really creates interest to the design, and adds that extra wow!

For finishing touches, I stamped a number of the sentiments in black ink across my scrapbook page. 

So very beauti-Fall!
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with these wonderful products!

Be sure to grab your favorite Thankyou & Gratitude Stamps (and discounted bundles) from the Technique Tuesday store HERE. 

And remember if you shop between now & Thursday 24th October, 2019 the coupon code Thanks19 will save you 20% off when you checkout! Yay!!!

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

Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends!
Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 

I am so super dee duper excited to be participating in the 

Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release Blog Hop! 

These premium dye inks are absolutely mind-blowing!!! Like seriously, aaaah-MAZING!!!!

If you've just arrived here from the Pinkfresh Studio blog, then you're in the right place! 

If not, or you feeling a lil lost on the hop, visit Pinkfresh Studio HERE to find your way.

It's a pretty big hop, but I assure you the inspiration from all our designers, plus the fabulous prizes make it worth all the effort! 

And speaking of prizes, here's what you need to know about the Giveaway.....

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full sized ink pad release on the Pinkfresh Blog.
Pinkfresh Studio will also giveaway the full mini cube release on their IG feed.
Every designer featured in this blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card on their blog post.

The winners will be picked by Pinkfresh Studio from the comments, & posted
on Monday, Oct 21st on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.
It is your responsibility to check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Good Luck!!!

Oh, and before I forget, there's one more piece of important information I need to share...

FREE shipping in the USA for all orders $100+ (USD)!!!

Yes, you read correctly!

Spend $100+ USD and you'll receive free shipping within the United States without a code.
The shipping will be discounted automatically - you just have to select the correct shipping method upon checkout.

***Shop ALL the Ink Pads HERE***

Okay, now it's time to share my lovely scrapbook layout featuring a few of the beautiful new inks....


Oh, precious indeed!

Such an elegant and beauti-Fall layout!
And the colors in those inks are just divine!!!
Told you they're Aaaaaa-MAY-zing!
Here's a closer look for you....

Other supplies: white cardstock, watercolor paper & clear vellum.

Simply exquisite! 
The quality of these premium dye inks is second to none! SO impressive!
As this is a huge blog hop, I'll keep my write up short - but you can find out more in my process video at the end of my post ;)

For this pretty Fall inspired layout, I stamped up a variety of the leaves & foliage stamps from the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp Set. 

I also inked up some watercolor paper in Fresh Pear & Regal Kiss. 
I used these freshly inked papers to back the leaves & blooms in the Heart & Floral Digital Cut File. 
I think you'll agree that the results are truly stunning!!!

Beyond words beautiful!

Want to see how this layout was created?

Or maybe just wanna see these amazing inks in action? Please watch my process video below:

Thanks so much for watching!

I hoped you enjoyed my video!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post to go in the drawer to win a $25 PF Gift Card.

Time to send you hopping!
The super talented Anett Gelencsér is the next stop along the way!
Visit her blog HERE

Thanks so much for joining us today & Good Luck!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

Elle's Studio: Halloween Trick or Treat! Shaker Cards

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for moreElle's Studio inspiration!
Today I am sharing two spook-tacular Halloween greeting cards using the fabulous 
October Kit & new releases!

Say BOO!!! 
Aren't they just the cutest?!

Other: Black cardstock, circle cutter tool, cellophane/glassine bags, SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, enamel dots.

Halloween is all about the element of surprise, and having fun! 
And nothing screams childhood fun like a pocket (err, shaker pocket) full of candy! 

This card will have your recipients guessing if it's a trick or a treat, as it is such a fabulous card but you can't eat the candy, ha! Perfect sentiment for Halloween! 

Shaker pocket cards are really easy to create and give your cards that extra wow factor! 
Okay, enough of the chatter...  
Hocus Pocus, it's time to focus!

For these cards, I used two sheets of black cardstock. I cut each piece to the following specifications: 10" x 7"  to create the cards, plus a 5" x 7" sheet to create the shaker window. 
I scored & folded the 10" x 7" sheets of card at the 5" mark to create the card bases. 
For the card fronts, I used a circle cutting tool to cut a large circle window at the top of the 5" x 7" sheets of cardstock.

For this particular card, I placed the Halloween Acrylic Treats into a cellophane bag, and then sealed it off. I used hot glue to back this bag of sweet treats to the circle window, and then positioned one of the Home Sweet Home pattern papers behind it all. I love the added interest of the pattern paper behind the window. So much more interesting (& fun) than the plain black cardstock! 

While I had this pattern paper handy, I also added a trim of it to both the top & bottom of my card front. I overlapped this pattern paper with another trim, this time cut from one of the 6' x 4" Halloween Journaling Tags. I added lots of the Halloween Puffy Stickers to embellish, & then adhered it all to one of the 5" x 7" card fronts. 

For the spooky boo card, I used the same techniques but replaced the Halloween Acrylic Treats with some black and silver star sequins from my stash. I also used another pattern paper from the Home Sweet Home Paper Stack to back my circle window, and trim the top & bottom of the card front.

I embellished with the ghosts and pumpkins from the Halloween Puffy Stickers, and then added the Boo! title with the Candy Corn Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Those alphas are the best! 

For finishing touches, I foam mounted one of the October Labels and added the A spooktacular time Halloween Puffy Sticker sentiment, as well a scattering of orange enamel dots from my stash.

And there you have it! 
Trick or Treat greeting cards that scream fun!
I hope I have put a spell on you to get creating some frightfully fun cards!

Happy Halloween!

Til next time, 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Living the Dream!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration!

This week the design team are shining the spotlight on the gorgeous UNFORGETTABLE TASSELS & BOWS. I know, what a fun assignment! 

I couldn’t wait to get creating, and I even made a process video of this layout too!

Here’s what I came up with….

“Living The Dream” 

Swoooooon!!! The UNFORGETTABLE collection has my heart!

Such a precious & beautiful layout for my two darlings! Living the dream indeed!

And nothing says ‘dream’ quite like a dreamcatcher, right? I couldn’t resist suspending the TASSELS and feather DIE CUT EPHEMERA pieces from that delicate cut file. So super pretty!

** Note: Cut file is called: Boho Dreamcatcher by Lilium Pixel SVG from the Silhouette Store **

Here’s a better look at my layout….

So very beautiful!

I started this page with a white cardstock base which I trimmed a one inch length off the left hand side. You’ll spy that I machine stitched half an inch of the beautiful woodrgrain pattern paper, CV-UF008 NATURAL BEAUTY to this side. Next, I fussy cut that darker based floral, 4″ x 6″ note card, from pattern paper, CV-004 PRETTY BITS. I trimmed this 4″ x 6″ note card so that I could butt the 6″ lengths together to create the appearance of a 12″ floral paper & then attached it to the back of the woodgrain trim. SO pretty! I love how effective this looks!

Before I adhered the Boho Dreamcatcher cut file to the page, I layered two of the larger DIE CUT EPHEMERA floral swags to the base, so that they would peek out beneath the dreamcatcher. I also removed some of the cut file feathers so that I could thread the tassels onto the cut file ‘strings’, and then covered the remaining cut file feathers with those amazing DIE CUT EPHEMERA feathers.

With the cut file prepared, I glued it onto the white cardstock base, but was careful not to glue the ‘strings’ down. By leaving the strings loose, I created a sense of realism as the TASSELS, and feathers, dangled from the dreamcatcher. This also created flow and movement, as well as soft dimension and texture! What a fabulous way to incorporate those darling TASSELS into my design! Here’s a closer look at those pretties….

They really are somethin’, aren’t they?!! And those feathers are just divine!

I embellished the rim of the dreamcatcher hoop with more pretty DIE CUT EPHEMERA florals, as well as a few fussy cut butterflies from pattern paper, CV-UF005 LACEWING. The larger butterfly is also fussy cut, but this time from pattern paper, CV-UF004 PRETTY BITS. I layered my DIE CUT EPHEMERA title, Living The Dream, over this larger butterfly & then embellished with a few of the CLEAR STICKERS too!

I framed my precious photo with one of the circular frames included in the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack, and then foam mounted it to the center of the dreamcatcher. I love how the pattern on the circular frame reminds me of a mandala or, yes, you guessed it, the dreamcatcher! I just love repetition in design!

For finishing touches, I covered the ‘beads’ on the dreamcatcher cut file with those pretty ENAMEL DOTS, and added a tiny spot of journaling with the ACCESSORY STICKERS.

Simple. Beautiful. Amazing!!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my layout! 

Clearly, it was TASSELS for the win today!

You can see more in my process video for this pretty page HERE!

Thanks so much for watching!

Elle's Studio: October Kit & New Releases!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio inspiration with the release of the brand new
October Kit & Add on items!
This month's kit is simply gorgeous and looks like this....

Exclusive October Kit

Just look at those colors!!!
Such a fabulous kit!
And the Add-on items are all kinds of awesomeness too.....

 Puffy stickers, stamps & dies, veneers & all things Halloween - squeee!!! 
This month's new releases are errrrything!

The Digital Cut Files and Printables are pretty cool as well....

So much awesome squeezed into this month's reveal!

***You can shop ALL the new releases in the Elle's Studio store HERE***

But enough of the chatter, and more of the inspiration!

Here's what I've created for today's reveal....


Whoa! How awesome is this?! 
Autumn is my favorite season & I just love all the Fall elements in this month's kit! 

Other: Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock, Scrapbook.Com Premium Dye Ink Pads - Black, Rubber Ducky & Postal Blue & SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins - That Summer Feelin'. 

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

So many amazing details to this layout!
Firstly, I must mention the Wood Veneer Leaves. These tiny little veneers had a huge impact on me!
Not only do they look incredible, but combined with my darling boy's photo, they also inspired my layout design. In particular, they were the template for those larger, fussy cut, Home Sweet Home pattern paper, leaves. So cool! 
For maximum impact, I also drew on the colors in my photograph for the Home Sweet Home leaves. 
Love how effective this looks!
Here's a closer look for you....

  Yep, love those veneers! 
Speaking of love, my faves from the new releases would have to be the incredible Everyday Tabs Stamp & the coordinating Everyday Tabs Metal Die. Seriously AhhhMAZING!!!
I want to stamp (& tab) all.the.things!!!

How crisp are the Everyday Tabs Stamps?! 
So hard to believe that those sentiment phrase tabs are stamped and not printed die cuts!
Oh, and that darling acorn? 
It's also from the Wood Veneer Leaves pk! Those veneers are some serious must-haves!!!


For my second layout, I really did have to tab all.the.things...or at least, metal die cut them!
Here's what I'm talkin' 'bout.....

How amazing are the rainbow tabs on this page?! 
SO.much.texture and interest!

Other: Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock. 

Let's take a closer look at this sweet page.....

SO cute! Even from little, he's always loved playing in the leaves!
And speaking of the leaves, you guessed it! I'm using more of those awesome Wood Veneer Leaves to embellish my page. See what I mean about 'must-haves'?! Too good!
But it's those stunning 'rainbow' tabs that really amaze! 

All the color papers, apart from the purple, are from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack. The purple tabs are cut from one of the 3 x 4 note cards in the October Kit. 
Such a fun way to use these items! 
I folded all the tabs upwards to create added dimension, texture & interest too!

The Autumn Puffy Stickers are also an integral part of my page, as they provide both my title and enhance the impression of movement (falling leaves).  So simple, and yet so effective!

For finishing touches, I add a little journaling with a few of the Thankful Stickers.  

And there you have it! 
Fabulous Fall themed creating with the new

Be sure to check back here on the 14th, as I'll be sharing some Spook-tacular Halloween inspiration with the new releases too! ;) Just sayin'

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time,