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    New Pinkfresh Studio “A Case of the Blahs” Collection – Blog Hop

    Pinkfresh Studio "A Case of the Blahs" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    Hey there 🙂 Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio “A Case of the Blahs” blog hop! 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed the last blog hop the Pinkfresh Studio Scrapbook Design Team did for the new “Let Your Heart Decide” collection!

    I love how different the “A Case of the Blahs” collection is from the “Let Your Heart Decide” one. A Case of the Blahs is just perfect for all those “real life” moments and the not so perfect ones, although you could still totally use it for anything else – I think it’s especially great for more masculine layouts. My favourite thing about this collection is that there are so many great black and white patterns. So of course I had to use one of them on my first layout with this collection:

    Ugh by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbooking #acaseoftheblahs

    For the title I used my Silhouette Portrait and a font from my computer called “Barrio” and then backed the letters with pieces of different patterned papers. On the right side of my page I layered some patterned papers (with my absolute favourite one on top) and added some of the phrase stickers in to have them peek out from beneath the paper layers.

    To make my photo stand out more (although it’s not a black and white photo it would still have gotten lost on the patterned paper), I used one of the chipboard sticker frames to highlight it. I absolutely love all the different words and phrases that are included in the various embellishment packages (die cuts, stickers, …), so I added some of those around my photo to tell my story. Since this page didn’t need a lot of journaling, I felt that the words/phrases would be enough.

    Ugh by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbooking #acaseoftheblahs Ugh by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbooking #acaseoftheblahs

    I like to scrapbook the small everyday moments, so this page was a lot of fun to make! I hope you like it and maybe feel inspired to document one of the “not so perfect” moments or photos!

    And wouldn’t it be great if you could use the A Case of the Blahs collection for that? 😉 Pinkfresh Studio is giving away one goodie package! All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog in the hop and you will be entered to win. Comments will close at 11.59pm CST on Thursday February 8th 2018. The winner will be selected randomly and the winner announcement will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio blog on Saturday February 10th, 2018 🙂 Good luck!

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    New Pinkfresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” Collection – Blog Hop

    Pinkfresh Studio "Let Your Heart Decide" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    Hey there and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” Blog Hop!! Isn’t this time of the year just the best? All the new collections have been released and start showing up in stores everywhere, yayy 🙂

    And let me tell you: the new Pinkfresh Studio collections are even better than the ones before (not sure how that’s possible, but it is)! For this blog hop we start with my personal favourite of the four new lines: “Let Your Heart Decide”. I absolutely love the fresh, bright colour scheme, the floral elements and all the different kinds of embellishments!

    For my layout for this blog hop I was actually inspired by all of the floral elements and wanted to make a big statement piece featuring some flowers. This cut file from my design team colleague Bea Valint was absolutely perfect for that (when you stop by her blog on this hop, be sure to check out all the gorgeous free cut files she has!). I chose some of the yellow and red patterned papers (and green for the leaves) in the 6″x6″ paper pad to back the cutfile and also added a border using one of the 12″x12″ papers.

    Pinkfresh Studio "Let Your Heart Decide" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    As you can see, I kept the embellishing to a minimum. I didn’t feel like this page needed a lot more since the cut file was already so prominent on the page. So I chose some of the floral elements and leaves from the different embellishment packages: on the “L” I used a leatherette sticker for example, the red and yellow flowers I tucked in on the right side and below the cut file are from the ephemera package, and the leaves on the left of my photo are from the puffy sticker sheet. I love mixing different textures on my pages, so I really like that some of the elements of the collection are repeated within the different embellishments.

    Pinkfresh Studio "Let Your Heart Decide" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    I also like to add lots of dimension to my layouts. In the detail shot below you can really see the dimension I achieved by popping the individual layers up with foam adhesive. I just love how that looks and the shadows it creates around the cut file – this makes it stand out even more.

    I can’t wait to play some more with the new collections! So far I only had enough time to make another layout with the “A Case of the Blahs” collection, but I really want to dive in to them all as soon as I can 🙂 I also filmed a process video for this page but unfortunately haven’t gotten around to editing it yet :-/ But I will definitely upload it to my YouTube channel as soon as I have 🙂 In the meantime, you can also check out some of the videos I have up so far (a mix of process videos, flip throughs, layout shares…)

    Pinkfresh Studio "Let Your Heart Decide" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    Now I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has created! I already saw some of the sneaks and they all looked stunning!

    Make sure to stop by all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment on each to be entered to win a “Let Your Heart Decide” price package!! Comments will close at 11.59pm CST on Thursday February 1st 2018 and the winners will be randomly selected and announced on the Pinkfresh Studio blog. Good luck everyone! 🙂

    1. Pinkfresh Studio
    2. Adrienne Alvis
    3. Amanda-Jayne Baldwin
    4. Anna Kossakovskaya
    5. Ashley Horton
    6. Beata Valint
    7. Elsie Robinson
    8. Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf
    9. Flora Monika Farkas
    10. Kathleen Graumüller (you are here 🙂 )
    11. Stephanie Dagan
    12. Veera Saarivuo

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    “Adventure” Layout – Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop

    Pinkfresh Studio "Playing Favorties" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    Hey guys and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio “Playing Favorites” Blog Hop! 🙂 You should have arrived from lovely Veera’s blog. To finish off this year, the Pinkfresh Studio Scrapbooking Design Team is showing you projects with their favourite 2017 Pinkfresh products and for me the choice was super easy! Although I loved working with all of the three recent collections (Escape the Ordinary, Boy’s Fort, December Days), Escape the Ordinary for me was the one I had the most fun with!

    I just loved the theme of the collection and I loooved that you were able to give the line a whole different feel depending on which bits and pieces and colours you selected! Just as a quick reminder, this is the first project I created with this collection:

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    And now this is the page I created for this blog hop. And as you can see, the colour scheme is completely different in my new layout. Instead of the red it now features yellow and dark blue and instead of the minty green it’s now a more saturated, grassy/bottle green:

    Adventure by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #pinkfreshstudio #escapetheordinaryAdventure by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #pinkfreshstudio #escapetheordinary

    With “Escape the Ordinary” being my favourite collection from this year, I decided to pair it with a photo of my favourite place on Earth: Barcelona 😀 And to make it even better, I decided to use my most favourite pieces from the collection; which were this beautiful dark blue patterned paper called “Dare”, the layered tags with the foil accents, the beautiful stitched hearts and the puffy stickers with lots of fun shapes and words!! I am absolutely in love with the contrast of black and white with those colours!

    For my journaling I used one of the papers with that soft stripe pattern from the 6×6″ paper pad and my typewriter. I think by now you know how I feel about my handwriting, so this choice really shouldn’t surprise anyone – haha 😀

    Adventure by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #pinkfreshstudio #escapetheordinaryAdventure by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #pinkfreshstudio #escapetheordinary

    I tried to keep the layout in a lose grid style and break up the rigid structure by having the four pieces of the grid overlap each other and have them be different sizes. For my title I used that beautiful “adventure” word sticker from the puffy stickers sheet – I absolutely love the font of this! And to repeat the black and white, I also added that phrase sticker strip below.

    Now what about you? I’m curious: What was your favourite collection or product from Pinkfresh Studio in 2017?

    Pinkfresh Studio "Playing Favorties" BlogHop // #scrapbooking #layout

    Oh, and of course there is something to win 😉 FOUR lucky people will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store! All you need to do is leave a comment on each blog on the hop by Friday, January 5th 2018. Comments will close at 11.59pm CST and the winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, January 8th, 2018. Here’s the list again:


    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

    Products used:

    • Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary - Ephemera
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary - Layered Tags
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary - Dare Paper
    • Core'dinations - 8.5x11" White Cardstock
    • American Crafts - Mini Stapler Gold
    • Heidi Swapp - Color Shine - Black Velvet
    • Therm O Web - Adhesive Foam Squares Combo Pack
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    My Top 10 Favourite Projects in 2017 – Blog Hop

    Hey there and welcome to the “Top Ten Blog Hop 2017” – a blog hop where some papercrafters and scrapbookers share their personal favourite projects from this year. When Christine invited fellow crafters to join in on this blog hop, I immediately jumped on this chance because a) it’s so much fun to do a recap like this, and b) blog hops are always great – not only because there might be a giveaway or two along the road (although that certainly is a nice treat 😉 ), but also because you can discover new (to you) bloggers and crafters this way!

    I decided to make a Top 10 “hitlist” (some people will share more, some less) of my personal favourites and tried to rank them but the ranking isn’t really “fixed” – it’s hard to do when there are so many different projects involved 😉 So, are you ready?

    1. This Accordion Summer Mini Album was without a doubt my No. 1 favourite project of this year! It still gives me so much joy flipping through the album and rediscovering all the details 🙂 You can also watch a quick flip-through (or a more detailed walk-through) video here.

    Summer Mini Album by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #minialbum #cratepaper #americancraftsSummer Mini Album by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #minialbum #cratepaper #americancrafts

    2. A close second were the projects I made for my “Use your Scraps” class over at Big Picture Classes; the class as a whole project was a lot of fun (and work!) to put together and I’m excited to see how you like it! I may or may not already be working on my next classes 😉

    Use Your Scraps! - Scrapbooking Class at Big Picture Classes by ScatteredConfetti // #layout

    3. Coffee and Crate Paper (especially the “Gather” collection) are two of my favourite things, so a layout that combines both of them must make it into my Top 10, right?! 😀

    But First Coffee by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

    4. Another mini album! My (not yet finished) December Daily album for this Christmas season. It’s the first time I didn’t give up after only three days and I’m very determined to get it finished in the first week of January (I will do my DD until Dec, 31st) because even in its unfinished state it already makes me so ridiculously happy to look through! (You can watch a quick flip-through video with my foundation pages and the first few finished ones here)

    December Daily by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #minialbum #felicityjane

    5. This layout was my first project as part of the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team using the “Escape the Ordinary” collection and it still is one of my favourite layouts from this year. I just love the colour scheme and the photo I used 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    6. This layout that I made with the Felicity Jane Heidi kit is also one of my favourites, which doesn’t surprise because the Heidi kit was also my absolute favourite FJ kit to work with this year (although it is really difficult to pick a favourite!)

    Pretty Amazing by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #felicityjane

    7. I think it’s always good to venture out of your comfort zone and sometimes the result might even end up being one of your favourite projects 😉 That’s what happened to me with this “Bloom” layout that is a bit more dimensional and, uh, die cutty (yeah, totally a word…) than my usual layouts 😉

    Bloom Layout by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #spellbinders #diecutting

    8. Same goes for this “You Rock” banner that I made with the Boy’s Fort collection by Pinkfresh Studio – much more masculine than any of my projects but it was just SO much fun to make!

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    9. The “Wild at Heart” collection by Cocoa Vanilla was also one of my absolute favourite scrapbooking collections this year, so it’s no surprise that one of the layouts I made with it made it into my Top 10

    Bloom by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #cocoavanilla #wildatheart

    10. This Crop Packing List was not a scrapbooking project as such, but it is connected to scrapbooking and it definitely is one of my favourite things that I made this year! I’ve had the idea for making a Crop Packing List for quite a while, but never got around to doing it. When it was time to pack for a crop though, I knew I now had to make it happen 😉 You can download your free printable Crop Packing List here (it’s available in English, German and Spanish!) – hope you like it and get some use out of it!

    Crop Packing List/Checklist by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping

    Whew – what a year! It was a year full of trying new things (uploading my first videos to my YouTube channel, my first “own” online scrapbooking workshop, joining some amazing DTs (Felicity Jane, Pinkfresh Studio, Citrus Twist Kits), making my first free printable, …) and more), meeting new people, planning, making, creating… and it sometimes felt like everything was happening at the same time (and it sure was a lot of work!) but I feel so happy and grateful for all the chances and opportunities I was given this past year! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings (lots of exciting things are already in the planning/making!)

    I hope you can all look back on the past year and find some favourite memories/projects/events/… and I would love to hear (or even better, see!) what your favourite project in 2017 was! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    If you want to continue on this Blog Hop, you should now hop on over to Teri Anderson 🙂

    And these are all the other talented ladies on the hop:

    Christine Meyer // Kathy Skou // Teri Anderson // Susie Bentz // Janice Daquila-Pardo // Giorgia Rossini // Laurel Seabrook // Aimee Kidd // Mary Ann Jenkins // Keren Tamir // Lee-Anne Thornton // Heather Leopard // Tifany DeGough // Sue Eldred // Melissa Elsner // Laura Whitaker // Anita Mulcahey // Ashley Smith // Simone Schermann // Shelly Kurth // Monique Liedtke // Suzanna Lee // Marcia Dehn-Nix // Laura Cox // Irit Shalom // Nicole Martel // Carolyn Johnson // Tenia Nelson // Samantha Taylor // Rebecca Keppel // Judy Hayes // Traci Penrod // Tracy McLennon // Karen Hunter // Lyne Blodgett // Anna Sigga // Lisa Moen // Kat Benjamin // Wendy Antenucci

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    Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop – Boys Fort.

    Hey there and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio “Boy’s Fort” blog hop! You have probably already seen quite a few very manly projects on this hop 😉 so, just like last time, I thought I’d show you a different way in which you can use a Pinkfresh Studio collection!

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    I tried my hand at a (mostly) monochrome layout documenting my love for coffee (once again – haha) to show you that you can use this collection for everyday photos just as well 🙂

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghopCoffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    For this layout I picked that super awesome white paper with the black words & phrases (Game On) as my background. For matting my photo I used three gray papers to stick to my monochrome colour scheme – same with the embellishments. The only coloured accents I added were the gold glitter star on my tag and the brown coffee stains that I created using this Tim Holtz mask (my favourite one since it always reminds me of coffee 😀 ) and the soft brown Hero Arts ink pad.

    Apart from the cute little black and white stars that are from Pinkfresh Studio’s “Escape the Ordinary” collection, everything is from “Boy’s Fort”.

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghopCoffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    So I hope you enjoyed this different take on the “Boy’s Fort” collection 🙂 And don’t forget to finish the whole blog hop and comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win this awesome collection! Comments close at 11.59pm CST on Friday Sept 8th 2017 and the two winners will be  announced on Pinkfresh Studio’s blog on Thursday Sept 14th, 2017.

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    Here’s the list of all the blogs in this hop:

    Pinkfresh Studio

    Anna Kossakovskaya

    Amanda-Jayne Baldwin

    Ashley Horton

    Flóra Mónika Farkas

    Adrienne Alvis

    Kathleen Graumüller  <– you are here 😉

    Veera Saarivuo

    Bea Valint

    Elsie Robinson

    Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf


    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

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    [Pinkfresh Studio] Design Team Line Up & Escape the Ordinary Blog Hop.

    Woohoo, welcome to my stop on the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Line Up & “Escape the Ordinary” blog hop! I’m very excited to be part of this amazing line up of super talented ladies! A huge thank you to Kinnari for having me 🙂

    If you don’t know me or are new to this page, welcome! And if you want to get to know me a bit better, have a look here.

    When I received my DT package (and was done with oohing and aahing over all the pretty things inside 😀 ), I immediately started playing with the Escape the Ordinary collection. And before I knew it, I had already three finished layouts with it. So it was difficult to decide which one to show you first on this blog hop.

    Eventually I chose this one (which was actually the last of the three that I made) because I thought that it might show you a slightly different colour scheme than some of the other scrapbooking projects you will have seen on the hop, so you would get an idea about how versatile the Escape the Ordinary collection is 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    I left out all the blues and yellows of which there are quite a few in this collection and focused on the neutrals plus green and red instead – trying to match the colours in my photo.

    I also tried my hand at some light mixed media elements (okay, I only used a stencil with some gesso.. I’m not brave enough for more, yet 😀 ) to add some more interest to the page.

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    Because the layout was quite busy with all the papers, stamps and embellishments already (aren’t those stitched hearts just the cutest?!), I decided to add my journaling on one of the stitched tags and put it behind my photo. I’m a really big fan of tags and hidden journaling (mostly because I really don’t like my handwriting and always fear I’ll mess up my layout), so the stitched tags come in really handy for me 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    The leatherette alpha stickers are just perfect for this layout. I love the font and I love that they are quite flat, so they won’t make the page too bulky but because of the leather-look, still add some interest!

    Alright, that’s it from me. I really hope you like this layout and feel inspired to use the Escape the Ordinary collection! Now don’t forget that there’s something to win as well 😉 Pinkfresh Studio is giving away one entire Escape the Ordinary collection to one lucky winner and one set of stamps and dies worth over $100 to another winner!! The two winners will be randomly selected.  To be eligible, you must leave a comment on ALL blogs in the hop.  Comments close at 11:59 PM CST on Friday, August 18th.  Winner will be announced on August 25th on the Pinkfresh Studio blog.

    Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Pinkfresh Studio Stamps and Dies

    And here’s the blog hop line-up again, in case you got lost or didn’t start at the beginning.

    15. Kathleen Graumüller (you are here)

     

    Supplies used:

     * shopping links are affiliate links. thank you for your support!

    • Escape the Ordinary - 12x12 Paper Pack
    • Escape the Ordinary - Leatherette Alpha Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Stitched Hearts
    • Escape the Ordinary - Chipboard Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Layered Tags
    • Escape the Ordinary - Phrase Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Puffy Stickers
    • American Crafts - 12x12 Cardstock Pack White
    • Heidi Swapp - Color Shine - Black Velvet
    • Umbrella Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamp Block Kit
    • Hero Arts - Dye Ink Intense Black
    • American Crafts - 8 Inch Gold Scissors
    • Ranger Ink - White Gesso 1 Ounce
    • Escape the Ordinary - Explore
    • Escape the Ordinary - Dare
    • Escape the Ordinary - Wander
    • Escape the Ordinary - Transform
    • Escape the Ordinary - Observe
    • Escape the Ordinary - Chase
    • Escape the Ordinary - Search

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