Friday, December 29, 2017

Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the talented Bea Valint's BlogThe Design Team has some fun inspiration for you, as we all share our favorite things!  I decided to focus on two favorite things...the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio and Disney World (our favorite vacation spot)!  

The Dream On collection is great for everyday layouts!  I love all of the bright, happy colors, and they were a perfect match for our photo with Mickey and Minnie!  Since the collection itself, didn't I have a Disney theme, I decided to create my own Disney look with a large stitched Mickey outline shape.  I used Black embroidery floss for my stitching, so the image would stand out from the background paper.

Once I was finished with the stitching, I placed my photo in the center of the Mickey shape.  Then I started filling in all of the inside space with embellishments from the collection.  I mixed the ephemera pieces, leatherette pieces, chipboard pieces and puffy stickers, to create a lot of dimension and texture on the layout.

I hoped you enjoyed visiting my Blog along the way, and that you've found some new inspiration for using your favorite Pinkfresh Studio products!

To be eligible for one of 4 Gift Certificates, you must visit and comment at each Blog on the Hop.   Comments will close at 11:59PM CST on Friday, January 5th, 2018.  Random winners will be announced Monday, January 8th, 2018.

It's time to continue along the Hop, and up next you're heading to the talented Anna Kossakovskaya's Blog.  In case you get lost along the way, or you're just getting started at my Blog, here's the full Hop order to follow.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Crate Paper | Yum

Having hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a cold night!  We don't get many of those this far south, so we have to take advantage of the opportunities when the cold weather makes it down to us.  Thankfully, we had a cold night in November and we all had a cup of hot chocolate.  Since it was a pretty cute cup of hot chocolate, I snapped a photo and documented it with the fun FaLaLa collection from Crate Paper!

I wanted to create a banner look, so I cut the FaLaLa words from the Festive paper and arranged them on the background paper at an angle.  Once I had them in place, I machine stitched through each one to add some texture.  I loved the FaLaLa banner in the Chipboard Stickers, so I placed it in the center of the page, next to the photo.

The Snowflakes embellishments are one of my favorite things from this collection!  Sadly, I've already used them all up!  HA!  I placed one at the end of the FaLaLa paper strips, on the left and right side, to anchor the look of the banner.  I also used two of the snowflakes from the Chipboard Stickers to add at the end of the other two paper strips.  I wanted less dimension on the Chipboard Sticker snowflakes, so I peeled away several layers of chipboard on the back side, to make the embellishment sit flatter on the layout.

I finished the layout with the title, "YUM", using the Joy Thickers.  Then I added several pieces from the Ephemera Pieces, Stickers and a few more Chipboard Stickers.  

You can find the FaLaLa collection in some of your favorite online shops!  It's perfect for documenting all of your upcoming holiday photos!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Pinkfresh Studio December Days Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio December Days Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived here from the talented, Anna Kossakovskaya's Blog.  Make sure you visit all of the Blogs along the Hop to check out amazing inspiration from the Design Team and for the chance to win a great prize pack from Pinkfresh Studio!

The Design Team will be showcasing the gorgeous December Days collection, along the Hop!  We recently had SNOW in southern Alabama...yes, real live snow!  I couldn't wait to document one of the photos, and I knew the December Days collection would work great with it!

The Christmas Magic patterned paper is great for giving you a head start on your layout!  I love that it already has the "Christmas Magic" sentiment and cute ornament printed on the paper.  I placed my photo near the ornament and under the words, which helped me with the placement of all of the other elements on the layout.

I kept everything else on the layout in a diagonal design.  Since I love to use cut files on my layouts, I cut some snowflakes to embellish the layout.  I used one of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad for the larger snowflake and some White card stock for the smaller ones.  I layered the large snowflake under my photo and scattered the smaller ones throughout the rest of the design.

I combined the Chipboard Alpha Stickers, Foiled Woodgrain Sticker and a die cut word for the title.  I love to mix different alphas and textures to add interest to my titles.  I finished the layout with a few ephemera pieces, wood buttons and puffy stickers!

To be entered in the GIVEAWAY, you MUST leave a comment on each Blog participating in the Hop.  One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the Blogs.   Comments will close at 11.59PM CST, on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Winner Announcement : Saturday, December 23, 2017

Now, it's time to continue along on the Hop!  You are off to visit the talented Beata Valint's Blog!  Just in case you need it, here's the full Hop order list to follow, if this is your first stop.