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 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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.
And here’s the blog hop line-up again, in case you got lost or didn’t start at the beginning.
Hey there 🙂 It’s the first of June (WHAT?!) and that means today is reveal day over at Gossamer Blue. And let me tell you this: the June kits are really fun! I loved playing with them because they are full of bright, cheerful colours and patterns that make you excited for summer to come!
So, here are just a few of the projects I’ve made with them 🙂 The following three layouts are actually quite different from each other (at least in my mind 😉 )
This first one is my favourite of all three:
For this layout I handcut the flowers from this patterned paper by Simple Stories and I really love how it turned out! I’m actually quite proud of myself for finishing it (eventhough it’s not that big of a piece of paper) because when it comes to tedious things like that, I’m really not the most patient person on earth 😉
To make the flowers really pop, I didn’t add any other patterned paper. Just some embellishments here and there and a tag behind the photo with some hidden journaling.
This second layout is a bit of the opposite of the first one because this didn’t really turn out the way I had envisioned it.. I pushed those little squares around for what seemed like an eternity but was never really happy with it. Until I decided to just finally glue them down and finish it.. Maybe it will grow on me, who knows 😉
This last layout might look familiar to you because I’ve already made two that are quite similar (here and here). In the Life Pages Main Kit there is always a card with the name of the month on it and I like to use that together with some others to make a layout to document that month. Of course the journaling is still missing because I don’t know (everything) that is going to happen in June, yet 😉
I also used lots of the stamps from the Life Pages Main Kit on that layout. I stamped, heat embossed (with white embossing powder) and then handcut the “Hello” phrase and also added some stamping on the lower right journaling card. They just fit perfectly 🙂
What I especially like about this last layout is the colour scheme. I don’t often use navy blue in my projects and definitely not together with yellow and light pink but I’ve got to admit: they look great together! What do you think?
I’d love to know which of these layouts you like the most! My favourite is definitely the first one 🙂
Hey there! 🙂 Today I have a treat for you! LoraBailora is hosting another scrapbooking challenge, and this time it is a Color Combo challenge which means you can create anything you want (card, layout, mini album, …) as long as it is inspired by the following mood board:
I think the colours look absolutely fantastic and are perfect for spring! And I think the bright and cheerful pink and orange fit the LoraBailora products just perfectly – so it was no surprise that I found some products to make my layout with in no time 🙂
And here it is:
It is a little bit different from my usual style (although I feel that it has changed quite a bit in the past few months) because there is no patterned paper (I used washi tape instead) and actually quite a lot of embellishments (I went a bit crazy with the enamel shapes 😀 ) ..but there is style my typical white cardstock as basis and the paint splatters 😉
What do you think?
And here’s what you need to know to participate:
What is the challenge about? You can participate with a project (layout, card, album, home deco…whatever..) using our spring color combo (using at least two colors). Projects made with LB products will be assessed positively but isn’t a requirement. What do I have to do to participate?
You must submit a project that has not been published previously. Once you have published the project on your blog or favorite social network you have to join on the link you have at the end of this entry over at the LoraBailora blog. The link must be to the post or picture of the project and not to your main blog or profile.
You must be a follower of LB social networks. If you upload your project from Facebook you must label Lora Bailora on your publication and mention the challenge. If you do it from Instagram using the hastag “retoprimaveralorabailora” and if you do it from your blog, in your post must have a link to the challenge.
Only one entry per person.
You can link up your project until the 16th of June at 23:55. The winner will be published on Thursday June 23 on the LB blog.
It’s an international challenge. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world! Yayy! 🙂
The winner will receive a 30€ bonus to spend on the LoraBailora Etsy store and will also be the guest designer in the next challenge.
So, I hope you are inspired by the mood board and the other projects (you can find them all here) and I’d love if you participated in the challenge! 🙂
With the next month around the corner, it’s almost time to show you a few peeks of the upcoming Gossamer Blue October kits. But before I’ll do that, I thought I should share my last project that I’ve made with the GB September kits.
This time around I got the Scrapbook Main kit, the Life Pages Main, the Life Pages Themed Add-On and the Bits & Pieces kit and it was just SO much fun creating with those! I’ve got so many great embellishments and, well, bits and pieces in those kits that I decided to make an embellishment-only layout.
I shared the layout and some more detail photos plus my thoughts and ideas for this project on the Gossamer Blue blog here. I’d love it if you stopped by and let me know what you think! 🙂
You can find my other projects with the Gossamer Blue September kits here, here and here.
I have already shared on Instagram that last week S. and I finally took the plunge and switched our bedroom and my craftroom. This means that the new bedroom is now much smaller (but also a lot cosier!) and the craftoom is now big enough for S. and I to have our own desks in there. There is enough space that I can still have my two desks (one for crafting and one for my computer where I do my school-stuff), S. has his desk and there’s still space left for lots of storage options. It’s still not finished, we want to get rid of the huge Expedit/Kallax shelf and get sth. prettier instead, I still need to finish the inspiration wall above my table and in the long run I want a workstation where I can stand for crafting (I tried it and it was so much easier to move around..). I already shared two small peaks into my new space here and here, and once it is finished I will definitely show you more! But what I can say so far: S. and I love it and we both agree that we should have done this earlier! We especially love the black wall (seriously, if you thought about painting a wall in your home black, go for it!) and the fact that now I don’t have to be all alone when I’m crafting. Switching those rooms also made me happier with our whole apartment. It’s far from perfect (but then again, perfect is boring) but now it at least feels “fresh”.
Well, that urge to switch things up also showed when I made these two layouts that are the first ones that I made in my new craftroom. For the first one I was inspired by Paige Evans. If you’ve been around the scrapbooking world for a bit, you will have come across her pretty pages that mostly have one thing in common: the repetition of one shape/technique/colour. So for the first layout I decided to cut up this paper from the new Pinkfresh Studio collection “Happy Things” and put the triangles onto my layout. Then I got a bit carried away and added more and more triangle shaped embellishments (like enamel shapes, the gold glitter stickers or the wood veneer pieces).
It’s different from my usual layouts, but it helped me get out of a rut. This is why I highly suggest going out of your comfort zone and trying new things when you feel stuck or uninspired!
The second layout is more like my usual style but in general quite a bit more colourful – nevertheless I like it a lot 🙂 There’s not much to say about it, actually. It’s just a quick and simple layout with fun bits and pieces scattered all over the page 🙂
I’d love to hear what you do when you get in a creative rut, any advice? Please share! 🙂
Ich hab’ ja bereits auf IG erzählt, dass S. und ich vergangene Woche unser Schlafzimmer mit meinem Arbeits-/Bastelzimmer getauscht haben (hier und hier zwei kleine Ausschnitte). Daher ist das neue Schlafzimmer um einiges kleiner, aber auch gemütlicher. Das neue Arbeitszimmer ist nun groß genug, um sowohl einen Arbeitsplatz für S. als auch für mich und noch Stauraum unterzubringen. Auch wenn das Zimmer noch lange nicht fertig ist (wir wollen das Expedit/Kallax Regal durch etwas hübscheres austauschen, ich muss noch meine Inspirationsgallerie über dem Tisch vervollständigen und auf lange Sicht hätte ich zum Scrappen gerne einen Stehtisch), trotz allem sind wir uns aber jetzt schon einig: Es war die richtige Entscheidung und wir hätten es einfach schon viel eher machen sollen! Wir sind so zufrieden damit, wie es bereits jetzt schon aussieht (vor allem die schwarze Wand hat es uns angetan!!). Außerdem heißt das auch, dass ich endlich mal nicht mehr die ganze Zeit alleine Scrappen muss, sondern wir dann wenigstens zusammen in einem Raum sein können. Das Tauschen der Räume hat mich insgesamt auch um einiges zufriedener mit unserer Wohnung gemacht. Dadurch wirkt nun alles wieder etwas “frischer” und kommt dem, wie ich es mir endgültig vorstelle schon viel näher. Dieses Bedürfnis nach etwas frischem Wind hat sich dann auch beim Scrappen fortgesetzt. Die Layouts, die ich euch heute hier zeige, sind die ersten beiden die in meinem neuen Scrapbereich entstanden sind. Da ich mich in letzter Zeit ein wenig uninspiriert fühlte und beim Scrappen irgendwie das Gefühl hatte in einem Trott festzustecken, habe ich mich einfach mal aus meinem Wohlfühlbereich herausbegeben. Wer schon eine Weile in der Scrapwelt unterwegs ist, kennt unter Garantie die Layouts von Paige Evans. Sie haben alle meist eines gemeinsam: viele kleine Teile, das Wiederholen einer bestimmten Form und vor allem viel Farbe. Auch wenn mir ihre Sachen meist gut gefallen, ist das einfach nicht meine Art zu scrappen. Für dieses Mal habe ich mich aber genau von ihren Sachen inspirieren lassen, als Versuch aus meinem Trott herauszukommen. Ich hab’ mir das Papier mit den ganzen Dreiecken von Pinkfresh Studio geschnappt und ganz viele davon einzeln ausgeschnitten und dann auf meinem LO platziert. Dann ist es ein bisschen mit mir durchgegangen und ich hab’ noch weitere dreieckige Elemente hinzugefügt, so lange, bis ich das Gefühl hatte es reicht 😉 Auch wenn ich mir immernoch nicht 100% sicher bin, ob ich das LO mag oder nicht, so hat es mir zumindest geholfen, meine Blockade zu überwinden, denn gleich danach ist neben dem zweiten LO das ich euch hier zeige auch noch ein ganzer Schwung weiterer Projekte entstanden, die ich euch zum 1. September zeigen kann, wenn die Gossamer Blue September Kits live gehen. Ich freu’ mich schon drauf!! Jetzt bin ich aber neugierig, was macht ihr, wenn ihr mal eine kreative Blockade habt und einfach irgendwie nicht weiterkommt bzw. euch ganz uninspiriert fühlt? Irgendwelche Tipps und Ratschläge? Products used: Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Alpha Stickers Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Glitter Foam Stickers Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Rubber Charms Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Studio Puffs Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Acetate Diecut Triangles Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Wood Veneer Stickers Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Balloon/Semi Circle Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Botanicals/Sparkle Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Ombre Mosaic/Confetti Circle Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Rustic Triangles/Triangle Pattern Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Dream Big/Geo Stripes Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Vellum Gold Tipped Feathers Crate Paper “Wonder” – Glitter Shape Stickers
Hey there!! So, I’m back from Barcelona (boohoo) but still busy with unpacking, washing, getting things cleaned up etc., so I just wanted to pop in really quick to tell you that today I’m over on the Clique Kits blog with a blog post for how to make three really easy but pretty cards in less than ten minutes!
Did I just say cards? And three of them? YES! Seems like I caught the card making bug 😀
So, I’d be happy if you stopped by to let me know what you think! 🙂
Wish you all a nice weekend!!
Hey there! After this really long and wordy post yesterday, I’m only going to leave a short note for you all here 😉
Today I’m over on the Clique Kits blog, sharing some ideas on how to incorporate “white space” into your layouts, for which I made two more layouts with their April Kit “Happy Everything” which includes the bright and cheerful “Up in the Clouds” collection by Pinkfresh Studio!
What are you doing today? I hope you can enjoy your Sunday and relax a bit! I think I’m going to spend some time in my craftroom, playing with my new pretty “Hello Beautiful” planner by Heidi Swapp and some other things that arrived from the Scrapbook Werkstatt yesterday 🙂
Today there won’t be a real Workspace Wednesday post. As I told/showed you in last week’s post, I have been invited by the Clique Kits ladies to play with their April anniversary kit and today I’m over on the Clique Kits blog with the first two layouts that I’ve made with the kit. I’d love it if you hopped over to check it out 🙂 Here’s a little incentive for you 😉
Heute wird es keinen Workspace Wednesday post im eigentlichen Sinne geben. Wie ich euch ja im Post letzte Woche berichtet habe, wurde ich von den Mädels bei Clique Kits dazu eingeladen mit ihrem Aprilkit zu werkeln 🙂 Heute habe ich auf dem Clique Kits blog einen Post für euch mit meinen beiden ersten Layouts mit dem Kit vorbereitet und zeige euch, wie ich Kreise als Inspiration verwendet habe. Ich würde mich freuen wenn ihr mal vorbeischaut! 🙂 Hier ist auch ein kleiner Vorgeschmack 😉