Friday, April 5, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration

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$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER:
MAUREEN BAUGI!!

Hello there!  Welcome to my Blog!  I am so excited to be a part of Pinkfresh Studio's 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration!!  I have been a fan of Pinkfresh Studio since the company began and have served on the Design Team twice!  The products are always fresh and original and I love using them for my projects.  I have two layouts to share with you today, and make sure you read the entire post for some awesome GIVEAWAY information!!

My first layout uses the fun Out & About collection.  It is perfect for any and all travel themed projects, and I LOVE the colors in this collection!!



 

I had so much fun putting this layout together!!  The patterned papers from the collection went great with the Open Letter Alpha Cut File from The Cut Shoppe store!



On my second layout, I used the Everyday Musings collection and I wanted to add dimension and texture!  Layered hearts add lots of dimension and machine stitching bring in some great texture.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the heart shapes from several of the patterned papers in the Everyday Musings 6x6 paper pad.  Then I folded each one down the center, layered them together and machine stitched them.  I also drew a large heart shape on my background card stock and then placed the layered hearts along the shape.



I placed my photo and embellishments in the center of the heart shape.  I love the way it creates a frame around all of the elements on my layout!


There will be (3) Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog: 

1. Liquid Watercolor full set

2. Set of our 3 current paper collectionseee

3. Entire April Essentials die release

AND, I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio Shop!!

ALL WINNERS WILL BE PICKED FROM COMMENTS LEFT ON THE BLOGS!!

Winners will be announced Sunday, April 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You MUST check the Giveaway Page and claim your prize within 2 weeks.

1. Free die (XO word) with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart while supplies last.   



2.  Free/discounted shipping from April 5-7th on orders $25+. Must use the code FREESHIP5THBDAY. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

Thanks so much for celebrating with us! Make sure you visit and comment on each of the Designer's Blogs along the Hop. The more Blogs you comment on, the more chances to win these awesome giveaways!!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, April 1, 2019

Technique Tuesday | Home Grown

Happy first day of April friends!!  It's also NEW Release Day at Technique Tuesday and there are lots of new stamps and dies in the Shop!  I received the Growing Garden Stamp Set and the Growing Garden Crafting Dies.  I combined both of these to create a layout in my Traveler's Notebook.


If you've followed me for a while, you have probably heard me say at least once, that I have a black thumb.  I can never get anything to grow.  Miraculously, I've manged to keep three of my succulent's alive for about a year now.  The Growing Garden Stamp and Die set were perfect for documenting my photo.


I started with the cute watering can from the stamp set and stamped it onto a pink striped patterned paper.  Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I also added the cute butterfly from the stamp set to the center of the watering can.  I wanted to create my title with the Home Grown sentiment, so I stamped it on a 3x4 card from the Spring Market collection by Carta Bella.  I placed the watering can under the title and stamped on the cute lady bug to complete the 3x4 card.


For the left hand side of my Traveler's Notebook layout, I cut my photo to the same dimension as the 3x4 card and placed them side by side.  Then I used a couple of the cute gardening tools from the Stamp set to create a cluster on the left side of my photo.  


Combining the Stamp set and coordinating die makes it so easy to create your own embellishments!  Make sure you visit the Technique Tuesday store to check out all of the new releases and join in the Blog Hop to see what the other Designers created!

Technique Tuesday
Seeka
Dana Kirby
Ashley Horton
Ana Anderson
Kymona Tracey
Natasha Kara
Allison Arbour
Daniela Dobson
Amy Kolling
Latisha Yoast
Norine Borys
Yasmin Diaz

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Technique Tuesday | Life at Home

Hi friends!  Today, I'm sharing a new project for Technique Tuesday!  I got to work with the new Love Home stamp set in my Traveler's Notebook.  This stamp set is perfect for our family, because we homeschool, so we spend a lot of time at home!!

I started this Traveler's Notebook layout with a large photo, and paired it with a Pie Chart patterned paper.  In the center of the Pie Chart, I stamped the "Life at Home" sentiment as the title of my layout.  Then I added a little bit of journaling and embellishing to complete the left hand side of the layout.

I wanted to include some stamping on the photo, so I used the Oval & Rectangle Stitched Label Dies with a rainbow patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet collection.  I loved that the rainbow patterned paper coordinated with the Pie Chart colors.  Then I stamped two sentiments in black ink, from the Love Home stamp set on the die cut pieces.  I placed one at the top right hand side and one at the bottom left hand side of the photo.

Then I used the cute bird house image from the stamp set to create a fussy cut embellishment.  I stamped the bird house in black ink on two different patterned papers from the Stay Sweet collection.  Next, I cut out the pieces and trimmed away the bottom portion of the bird house on one of the patterned papers.  I adhered the roof to the other part of the bird house and then placed it at the top of the Pie Chart.

Make sure you visit the Technique Tuesday website to check out all of the products I used on this Traveler's Notebook layout!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Technique Tuesday | Follow Your Heart

Hi friends!  I am excited to be a Guest Designer with Technique Tuesday for the months of March and April!  There are so many fun Stamps and Dies in the Shop!  I received the Essential Stitched Labels Die set and used them to create a Traveler's Notebook layout.

I decided to pair the Dies with the American Crafts New Day collection by Dear Lizzy.  I thought it would be fun to use the 6x6 patterned papers with the Dies, since this size has a smaller pattern on it.  I cut several of the Die shapes from the two smaller ones that are included with the set.  Then I arranged them in my Traveler's Notebook to create a custom background.

Right now, I currently have a Tim Holtz Sidekick, which is a smaller manual die cut machine.  It worked perfectly with the two smaller Dies, but I had to get creative to use the larger one.  I decided to trace around the outside edge and the inside edge of the large Die.  Then I cut it out and used my paper piercer to punch holes around the inside line.  Then I hand-stitched with White embroidery floss.  I love the texture this adds to the layout.

I saved most of my embellishing for last, because I knew the Essential Stitched Labels Die set would be perfect for adding different embellishments.  I used a mix of die cuts, chipboard and fussy cut phrases from the collection to embellish the Dies.  And, I wanted to leave some of the shapes without embellishments, to emphasize the cute patterned paper.

I hope you've found some fun inspiration for using the Essential Stitched Labels Die set on your project.