Friday, December 18, 2015

{crafty} Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

Hello there! I'm blog hopping with Pinkfresh Studio today, showcasing the FABULOUS Christmas Wishes collection! You should have come here from Aimee's blog. If not, head on over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to start from the beginning!

I've been wanting to do December Daily for years now but never quite had my act together to get it done. Or even start it. Well this year I have vowed to conquer it!! Christmas wishes is the perfect collection to use as a base for my album.

I can't even begin to pick a favorite item from the collection, but the puffy stickers and alphas are a good place to start. I mean, seriously!? Cuteness!

Speaking of cute...the deer. the squirrel. All the wintry animals. They are whimsy perfected.

I LOVE label stickers. I use the heck out of them. The label die cuts and gold foil stickers say pretty much everything you would ever want to say in a December Daily album!

Have I gushed enough?? Seriously. I love this collection that much. I have many more pages to go in my album but I think I'm off to a good start!

Cassandra is your next stop in the hop! Be sure to comment along the way. One winner will be chosen from all the comments to win a prize package from Pinkfresh Studio worth $150!! Awesome, right?

And I want to give a HUGE shout out and special thanks to Kinnari at Pinkfresh Studio! She is amazing to work with, and sadly this is my last month on her fabulous Design Team. It's been so much fun!

Amanda ---- YOU ARE HERE
UP NEXT ----Cassandra

Thursday, July 16, 2015

{crafty} Be Yourself

Hello there! Have you seen the reveal of Pinkfresh Studio's July embellishment kit? As always, it's a fun one!

The ombre canvas tags are GORGEOUS, I love the exclusive acrylic words from Color Cast Designs. And the gold alphas? A touch of gold is pretty much necessity these days and these alphas are the perfect size too! I also ADORE the doodle heart veneers! I am going to need many, many more of those! Pretty much, I love it all.

I couldn't resist having a little fun with this gorgeously rich paper from the new Happy Things collection. I tried not to overthink this layout, like I tend to do, I just wanted to have fun with it and be my normal random self. Like the layout says: Be True. Choose Joy. Dream Big. & Be Yourself.

If you haven't picked up the kit or the new collection, seriously you SHOULD! Happy Things just begs for whimsy and fun and I can't wait to see what people do with it! I know it is on it's way out to retailers now. One shop I know for sure will have it is Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio June Release Blog Hop

Hello there! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio June kit reveal blog hop!  If you came from Agnieszka's blog, you are in the right place! If not, head over to the Pinkfresh blog to start from the beginning.

I love how bright and cheery this kit is! It screams summer! I'm not even sure I can bring myself to pick a favorite item. Those gold word stickers! That awesome triangle washi! The epoxy stickers!? I. just. can't. pick. 

The acetate cards are so fresh and fun too! The picture here does not even do this one justice.

Be sure to like Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration. Don't forget to stop back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the June embellishment kit! The winner will be chosen on the 22nd.

>>>Up next in the hop is Cassandra!<<<

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio May Blog Hop

Hello there! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May kit reveal blog hop!  If you came from Agnieszka's blog, you are in the right place! If not, head over to the Pinkfresh blog to start from the beginning.

I had some fun with this kit! I really loved the stamp set this month. Then again I do every month! I started with repeatedly stamping that fun doodle frame to create a grid like pattern for my background. Of course, I can't leave it that simple! I used a couple stencils with paint and modeling paste, stamped, misted, embossed. Pretty much a little of everything. 

I used the glassine envelope that the veneers in the kit came in to create a little confetti pocket layer behind my photo. I filled it with the yellow heart sprinkles as well as the blue square sequin from the March kit.

Epoxy stickers are pretty much my favorite thing ever. I love both the badges and the two tone diamonds in the kit. I had to restrain myself from using more of them on this layout!

Be sure to like Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration. Don't forget to stop back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the May embellishment kit! The winner will be chosen Wednesday the 22nd.

>>>Up next in the hop is Cassandra!<<<

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

{crafty} Mood Board Challenge with Butterfly Reflections, Ink

Hi again! I have a mood board and layout posted on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Be sure to check it out and enter to win a fabulous prize!

{crafty} iNSD Mood Board Challenge

Hello there and happy National Scrapbook Day!

 I am so excited to be participating in the Pinkfresh Studio and Winnie & Walter mood board challenge! Here is the mood board -

And here is the layout it inspired!

There were so many wonderful elements in the mood board to take inspiration from! The collage of photos, the watercolor, the pops of yellow in several of the images. My layout ended up being a combination of many of these things!

I started making my background by adding a layer of gesso to my cardstock and then going in with my gelatos and a little water to spread the color out. Once that was dry I added some mist splatters and more water until I got the look I was going for. To break up some of the bold color I added some modeling paste mixed with white paint, so it wouldn't soak up all the yellow beneath it, with the Winnie & Walter Triangled stencil. I ended up cutting my paper a little off center through the watercolored area and then flipped both sides around on my layout. I then went back in and added some stamping from the Winnie & Walter Big Bang Confetti stamp and small puffy stickers from Pinkfresh studio that were in the same colors.

I wanted to keep some white space on the layout so I kept my photos and layers in a tight line and anchored them with the the large chevrons stamped on a paper from Up in the Clouds with the V for Chevron stamp. It's a little busier than what I might normally create, but I love how it came together!

Supplies Used: Pinkfresh Studio- Up in the Clouds collection. Winnie & Walter- V for Chevron stamp set, Big Bang Confetti stamp set, Triangled Creative Screenings.

I hope I have inspired you to take part in the mood board challenge! Want to win this prize pack from Winnie & Walter?  Link up your own mood board inspired project on their their blog to enter!

Be sure to check back in with Pinkfresh Studio and Winnie & Walter throughout the day for more challenges! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio April Blog Hop

Hello there! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio April reveal blog hop!  If you came from Agnieszka's blog, you are in the right place! If not, head over to the Pinkfresh blog to start from the beginning.

I have so much fun playing with these embellishment kits that I often use nothing else on a layout besides some essentials, yes that includes paint and mist for me! ;-)  I did pull in a few small pieces from the Up in the Clouds collection and previous kits here as well.

I used the die to cut out several frames from a watercolor background I created and then used the coordinating stamp set to border each frame and add sentiments.

The wood veneer designed by Wilna Furstenberg is just gorgeous! I colored it in with Tim Holtz distress markers and then sprayed a little water on it to bleed the color.

 Leave a comment below and on each stop along the way to enter to win the full April kit! And don't forget to stop back at the Pinkfresh Studio blog and comment on your favorites from the hop for your final entry! The winner will be chosen Wednesday the 22nd.

>>>Up next in the hop is Cassandra!<<<

April Embellishment Kit

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

{crafty} Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Fresh Studio February Kit Release Blog Hop! I am so excited to be sharing the February kit with you!  You should have arrived from Agnieszka's blog. If not, you can go back to the PinkFresh Studio Blog to start from the beginning.

I am just having so much fun with these kits! I really wanted to use a little bit of everything on this layout. I loved those watercolor cards and knew instantly that I wanted to use them as a grid type background. All the embellishments worked so well together and really pulled this layout together! 

Have you subscribed to the kits? I have two layouts done so far and have a ton of product left to use! There is so much to work with! What's your favorite embellishment in the February kit? 

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! Next on the hop will be Cassandra! But before you go, Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away one January kit and one February kit!

To be entered to win one of these fabulous kits

1. Comment on the Pinkfresh Blog {February kit release post} 

2. Like Pinkfresh Studio on Facebook 
3. Follow Pinkfresh Studio on Instagram

Winners will be announced on the Pink Fresh Studio Blog Monday February 23rd

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