Thursday, July 14, 2022

BRAND NEW RELEASE Spellbinders Winter Evergreen Foliage dies or how to use your cardmaking dies in your Scrapbooking!!!

 It's that time of year! Christmas in July is here and we are starting the celebrations with a layout where I played with the BRAND NEW Spellbinders Winter Evergreen Foliage dies which are so cute!



I had been wanting pine branches dies for a while now to add details to my wintery layouts and I am so happy I was able to get my hands on these. I have added a full list of the material used at the end of this post.



I wanted to create a layout that truly shows how dies which were primarily designed (and sized!) for cardmaking could also be used in your scrapbooking pages and I wanted to let those dies SHINE!




To create the bow I followed this design (not to scale): 

I decided to only use papers and cardstock from the Colour Vibes collections by Simple Stories and I am so pleased I did. The final wreath is truly breath-taking and my photographs on my layouts really pop.



Also I wanted to let you know that Spellbinders very recently opened a store in the UK where you can get your hands on all their goodies! No more risking custom taxes!



I have a process video for you too on my YouTube Channel right here:



And now for the material used:
*At Spellbinders USA Winter Evergreen Foliage dies: https://shrsl.com/3m1r9 *At Spellbinders UK Winter Evergreen Foliage dies: https://shrsl.com/3m1re *At Scrapbook.com Winter Evergreen Foliage dies: https://shrsl.com/3m1rm Simple Stories Colour Vibe Collection - Cardstock Kit - Wood: https://shrsl.com/3m1rq Simple Stories Colour Vibe - Sticker Book - Alpha - Bright: https://shrsl.com/3m1rv Simple Stories Colour Vibe - Cardstocks: https://shrsl.com/3m1s8 Simple Stories Colour Vibe - Alphabets: https://shrsl.com/3m1sd Scrapbookcom glue: http://shrsl.com/3m1sh Scrapbookcom detail scissors: https://shrsl.com/3m1sf Sizzix Big Shot: https://shrsl.com/3m1sj Magic Mat (equivalent to detail cutting plate as no longer sold): https://shrsl.com/3m1sr

Thank you so much for visiting, I can't wait to see again soon!


Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

** Brand new Course ** Let's get Tagged!!! Course launch August 6th 2022

 Unsure of how to use Tag Cut-apart sheets? Let's dive into 6 brand new ideas on how to use-up these collection must-haves!


If like me you have accumulated several Tag "cut-apart" sheets over the years or generally don't know how to use tags on your layouts, this course is for you!




Launching August 6th, this heavily design and inspiration orientated course will help you learn new and original ways to use your tags and "Tags cut-apart" sheets and give your creativity a new lease of life! 

Create six gorgeous layouts using the stash you already own, ensuring that you make the most out of all the tags you have accumulated.


This online, self-paced course is made out of 6 classes to help you create 6 layouts. You will learn how to use techniques, tricks, tools and products to make the most out of your stash and, most of all, the tags you have accumulated! And guess what?!? For this course we have the incredible Sophie Delorme teaching you one class!!!


This amazing course is available for £15 or $20! (click on the images below for booking!)



      
 

 This class will launch on August 6th 2022.


No matter your level, beginner or expert, no matter your crafting experience, you are sure to walk away with gorgeous creations while having gained plenty of knowledge along the way. Sewing machine may be used for some of the classes but are not essential to complete the projects.

 

Even though this course is self-paced, you will be added to a private, exclusive to this class, Facebook group where you will find teacher support and where you can interact and share your completed projects with others.


 

Here is what you will get with this course:


-Exclusive PDF of each of the 6 classes with clear and detailed colour photographs, instructions and tips and tricks.

-Exclusive process video of each of the 6 classes

-Access to an exclusive private Facebook group for this course only to discuss with the teachers as well as interact with other crafters taking part in the course

-Exclusive sketches of each layouts from the 6 classes to help your creativity soar.



I can't wait for us to get started!




 

(This is a Digital course only, no physical product will be shipped, payment is final and non-refundable)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Spellbinders Stitched Alphabet Collection

Hello friends! Today I have something different to share with you: a Flipbook decorated with some of the brand new Stitched Alphabet by Spellbinder. Are you ready to see some more? Let's go!




A little while ago, I was contacted by Spellbinder's team to see if I would be interested in playing with some of the brand new Stitched Alphabet. What else could I say but YES!!! Those alphas are so cute and there are quite a few ways to use them as you will see with this album!

For the cover, I stitched all the flowers and used two tones of cardstocks which I mounted on top of each-other with double sided foam pads. This added a nice volume as well as extra texture.


I then wanted to try and use them without the stitching and with patterned paper. I loved the result! As you can see above, I kept the sticky foam pads for volume.


A mix of patterned paper and cardstock is also a good recipe!


My last way of using the dies was without the foam pads which still gives a cute result although I do miss my beloved volume.

I had so much fun creating this mini album! You can find all the supplies used below. These are affiliate links at no extra cost to you. I may earn a commission from them. Thank you for your support.


Friday, April 29, 2022

PinkFresh Studio April 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

 

Hello all! Welcome to the PinkFresh studio Blog hop! This is so much fun! Today we are celebrating the release of the April stamps, dies, stencils and hot foil plates. You can find all the new products listed below.





As always with any new release, it was very hard to pick which products to use! However, the stars dies and hot foil plates really caught my eyes as well as the Simplest gesture stencils, die and hot foil plate. I love that products originally designed for cardmaking are so versatile and easy to use for scrapbooking!

Here are the products I have used for this project (Affiliate links at no extra cost to you):

And here are the other products part of this amazing release (Affiliate links at no extra cost to you):




Let me just start by saying wow! The stars set caught my eye straight away but I am truly amazed at how versatile that set is! You can create full stars obviously but also widows, frames, shakers and so on! The cherry on top of it is that you can't even start to imagine how many scraps of papers I was able to use-up instead of just discarding on this layout.


You can very easily cut your papers with all the stars nested into each other which mean that not only you save on paper, but you also save-up on time. As my die-cutting machine is a hand actioned one, my wrist was thankful for this! I could cut 3 stars in one go!


And let's talk about the Simplest gesture set!!! I am in awe at how refined the floral is. I know that this will be one that I will be using a lot as not only it is beautiful but it is also super easy to use.



The hot foil plates for the stars are great! I love the line of foil it adds at the centre of the stars but I also love how the remaining foil found on the leftovers can be also used to foil the edges of the stars that were cut as frames.



All in all this release is incredible and here is how you could get your hand on it:

Play along with us and you could win the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel as well as a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments so the more comments you leave, the more chance you have to win!


You should have arrived here from Dana Kirby's blog and I am your last stop so why not make sure you go back to the start at the PinkFresh Studio blog?!


The winners will be announced on May 10th 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.



Please make sure you join the hop fun and play along with us! 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio Happy Heart/Life Right Now Collections Release Blog Hop

 

 Hello all! Welcome to the PinkFresh studio Blog hop! This is so much fun. Today we are celebrating the release of the two brand new scrapbooking collections Happy Heart and Life Right Now! You can find all the new products I used below.





Both collections are stunning and it was hard to pick only one to work with but in the end I went with Happy Heart. The spring colours, florals and butterflies are right up my alley! Here is where you can find them (affiliate links at no extra cost t you, thank you for your support):






I love florals. I can't help it. I instinctively gravitate towards them when I create and I especially love to create clusters with them.
 



For this layout I really wanted to make the patterned papers shine. They are so beautiful that I felt they needed to be the star of this layout. I went with a sunburst design which I then stitched on a sheet of colour cardstock to then ruffle the edges. I then placed my photograph and clustered loads of ephemera either side of it.





I love the layering and texture it all create. There is some serious detail going on here and I love all the little pick-a-boos which can be found around.



I love how all the colours work beautifully together and the stitched patterned on the some of them remind me of the movie Encanto (no, no, I will not talk abut Bruno!) which mean, you couldn't be more on trend if you tried!





I really had fun creating this layout! But this is a hop so make sure you visit all the girls taking part. You should have come here from Dilay Nacar and you should next head over to Heather Hoffman.

Play along with us and you could win the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel as well as a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments so the more comments you leave, the more chance you have to win!


The winners will be announced on March 30th 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.



Please make sure you join the hop fun and play along with us! 



Thursday, March 17, 2022

Scrap your Scraps! New course launching April 9th!

Scraps of papers, stickers and ephemera by the bucket-load? Get ready for this to be a thing of the past!


Let me show you new and original ways to use up your scraps of papers! In this course we will look at making the most out of your scraps: papers (patterned and cardstock) but not only! We will also look at ephemeras and stickers!




Launching April 9th, this heavily technique and inspiration orientated course will help you learn new and original ways to use your scraps and give them a new lease of life! 

Create six gorgeous layouts using the stash you already own, ensuring that you make the most out of every single bit.


This online, self-paced course is made out of 6 classes to help you create 6 layouts. You will learn how to use techniques, tricks, tools and products to make the most out of your stash and, most of all, the scraps you have! And guess what?!? For this course we have the incredible Andrea Lake teaching you one class!!!


This amazing course is available for £15 or $20! (click on the images below for booking!)

                


 This class will launch on April 9th 2022.


No matter your level, beginner or expert, no matter your crafting experience, you are sure to walk away with gorgeous creations while having gained plenty of knowledge along the way. Sewing machine may be used for some of the classes but are not essential to complete the projects.

 

Even though this course is self-paced, you will be added to a private, exclusive to this class, Facebook group where you will find teacher support and where you can interact and share your completed projects with others.

 

Here is what you will get with this course:


-Exclusive PDF of each of the 6 classes with clear and detailed colour photographs, instructions and tips and tricks.

-Exclusive process video of each of the 6 classes

-Access to an exclusive private Facebook group for this course only to discuss with the teachers as well as interact with other crafters taking part in the course

-Exclusive cut-file


I can't wait for us to get started!




 

(This is a Digital course only, no physical product will be shipped, payment is final and non-refundable)

Monday, March 14, 2022

Hello You Layout created with the Boho Baby Collection by Simple Stories

Hi everybody!


Yet again I am super excited to share with you a layout created with the super sweet “ BOHO BABY '' collection. This collection is just amazing. I love how it is super trendy all the while being perfect for your little ones. I am already planning on making a full album about Sophia's baby years with it!

          


To my surprise, I was inspired to create a layout full of tags. Tags are usually a hard one for me to use but somehow here it just came naturally. I created my six tags out of the 6x8 paper pad.


 

The way I went about creating my layout was different than usual. Normally I go about it with creating the overall layout look whereas here I first created each tag as if they were individual pieces.



 

The Bits and Pieces were perfect to create the layers. Each tag has a wording. They are either from the chipboards or they came from the sticker book and sticker sheet. There is so much choice in this collection and I love that it can be used for all types of experience that can be had with bringing a baby into the world.



 

Of course what really caught my eye were the rainbows and stars. How could it not?! The boho vibe is super cute but it also speaks to memories I have of Sophia as a baby. Her favourite song to go to sleep is still "Twinkle twinkle little star"!



Once my tags were completed, I placed them on my cardstock background. I decided to use the dotted side of the Colour Vibe sheet in White as it reminded me of Sophia's baby bedding. That type of little detail really makes a layout come together.



Even with such subtle and soft colours, the big and bold title doesn't feel out of place! I used the foam stickers to create it and I must say it really finished my page off nicely!



Creating this layout sent me down memory lane and my partner as well as Sophia really loved looking at it! You can find the products I used linked below. 

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