Never a crabby day layout for PINK PAISLEE

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hey scrappy people, 
I'm back on the blog to share a cute and summery layout with you.
It’s really easy not to feel „crabby“… Just pull out your @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup collection and create some cute paper-pieced crabs with funny faces and scrap one your favorite vacation pictures. Your day will not feel that „crabby“ anymore says @lisafonseca1985.
I often find inspiration for my layouts on Pinterest. When I saw an artwork with a bunch of cute little crabs on it, I really wanted to make a page with paper-pieced crabs :)
So to start, I chose four patterned papers from Paige's Pick-me-up collection, I drew some wonky circles, claws and little feet on them, cut them out and created my crabs. I adhered them on white paper, stitched around the pieces with matching thread and cut them out again, leaving a white border.
It’s really easy not to feel „crabby“… Just pull out your @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup collection and create some cute paper-pieced crabs with funny faces and scrap one your favorite vacation pictures. Your day will not feel that „crabby“ anymore says @lisafonseca1985.
As a background paper, I chose one from the Summer Lights collection. I placed my crabs on the paper in a kind of grid design and adhered them on the page, using sticky foam to make them pop out and create dimension.
It’s really easy not to feel „crabby“… Just pull out your @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup collection and create some cute paper-pieced crabs with funny faces and scrap one your favorite vacation pictures. Your day will not feel that „crabby“ anymore says @lisafonseca1985.
Then I cut out a bunch of pink and gold flowers from a floral paper from Oh my Heart. I scattered them on my page, placing a lot of them around the crabs.
For every crab, I also used one or two little piece that I thought would really match and complete the design. I used chipboardcardstock and ephemera pieces from Summer Lights and Pick-me-up.
It’s really easy not to feel „crabby“… Just pull out your @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup collection and create some cute paper-pieced crabs with funny faces and scrap one your favorite vacation pictures. Your day will not feel that „crabby“ anymore says @lisafonseca1985.
I wanted to put some scalloped strips on the top and bottom of the page. At first I wanted to use my scallop punch but when I went through the patterned papers from Pick-me-up I saw that paper with the ombre hearts. I thought that if I'd cut the bottom off those hearts id would create a cool colorful scalloped strip. So I picked two rows of hearts where the colors really matched and I used them on the top and bottom of the layout. Then I stitched around the page with dark pink thread.
It’s really easy not to feel „crabby“… Just pull out your @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup collection and create some cute paper-pieced crabs with funny faces and scrap one your favorite vacation pictures. Your day will not feel that „crabby“ anymore says @lisafonseca1985.
I used a picture from my last vacation in Italy. I matted it on some scraps of patterned paper and placed it on the page, in between all of the crabs.
As a title, I used thickers from Pick-me-up. To finish the page, I splattered some white and gold paint on the page.
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Thank you so much for being here, see you soon.
Lisa

Food, friends, sunshine layout for PINK PAISLEE

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hi friends, it's Lisa on the blog today.
I created a beautiful wreath using flowers and little pieces from five different collections. I love how it turned out so much that I need to look at it every time I go into my scrap room or scroll through my pictures on my phone. I love colorful pages like this one.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
Those of you who already know me surely know that I love using flowers on my layouts. Flowers just make everything look so colorful and fun. I have to say... it's getting really hard to find more flowers in my collections... I almost used them all... ;)
So to start, like you can imagine, I went through the Oh my HeartTurn the PagePick.me-up and Confetti Wishes collections and chose all the patterned papers with flowers. I fussy-cut a bunch out and started placing them in a circular design on my page.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
Every time I thought I had enough flowers, I had to go back an cut out some more. I wanted the wreath to look very full.
When the flower base was done, I also went through other papers, pieces and stickers and chose all the little items I wanted to incorporate into the wreath. I wanted people to look at the wreath and discover new things everytime.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
I used butterflies from the Turn the Page collection, watermelons from Pick-me-up, leave chipboard stickers and a parrot puffy sticker from Confetti Wishes. I also  thought that a little flamingo would look really cool on the wreath. So I created one by paper-piecing and hand-stitching patterned paper and I placed it on my wreath.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
I used a picture from our last vacation, matted it on one piece of pink paper and placed it on the right hand side of the layout.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
As a title, I used thickers from Turn the Page and Auburn Lane and I also cut out the word "friends" from patterned paper.
To finish the page, I splattered some black ink all around the wreath.
I hope you like how the layout turned out.
Creating a wreath is one of @lisafonseca1985 favorite things to make. See how she used flowers and other cute pieces from four different @pinkpaislee collections to create a colorful wreath. The little hand-stitched flamingo makes it look even cuter of course… #pinkpaislee #pickmeup #ohmyheart #turnthepage #confettiwishes #wreath #paigeevans #flamingo
Thank you so much fro stopping by.

Spiegelmom Scrapd and Bramble Fox collaboration

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hi friends,
it's Day 2 of the Bramble Fox and SpiegelMom Scraps team up!!

I made a layout using Spiegelmom and Bramble Fox products. 
To see the whole layout and also take a look at what some other members created, head over to the Spiegelmomscraps blog.
Don’t forget, both Bramble Fox and SpiegelMom Scraps are giving away a $20.00 shop credit!  So awesome, right!!  Two lucky winners will be drawn randomly on Sunday  evening at 8pm (GMT).  To enter you’ll need to follow both of them on Instagram and leave them a comment on what YOUR DREAM IS?

Always you and me layout for the HIP KIT CLUB

Hi friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing a super cute page I created using only the august main kit from the Hip Kit Club.

I'm totally in love with how this page turned out :)
When I went through my kits the first time, what immediately jumped to my eye, was this beautiful floral paper from the new Maggie Holmes collection, Willow Lane. I knew I wanted to fussy cut tons of flowers and use them on my layout. What I really liked too, were these mini puffy stickers from the same collection. There are all sorts of animal heads, which are the cutest.
So to start, I took a sheet of white paper and I hand-drew two of those heads. A panda head and a fox head.

Then, as I always do, I drew and cut out the different parts of the animals from different patterned papers, all included in the main kitand paper kit. When my animal heads were done, I adhered them on a piece of white paper, hand-stitched around them in matching colors and cut them out again, leaving a thin white border.

I used a picture from my last vacation in Italy. We were in a super cute Agriturismo (small hotel with handmade food) in San Gimignano and had fun taking pictures. I chose a photo from me and my boyfriend and used a super cute pompom frame from the Maggie Holmes collection. The black went perfect with the black paper I used for the animals.

To frame my whole layout, I cut off 1/8 inch border of my white cardstock and placed it on a blue floral paper from the Willow Lane collection. Then I stitched around with gold thread. I really like doing this and I do it on almost all of my layouts.
Then I fussy cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves from that beautiful patterned paper. I tried to find the best placement for my two animal heads and my picture. When I was happy with the placement, I adhered them, using sticky foam and then I placed all the flowers around.

In the centre of every flower, I placed a cute puffy sticker, either a little head or a heart. Then I used the sticker sheets from that collection again and placed some whimsical flowers and stars on my page. As a title I also used two stickers from the Maggie Holmes sticker sheets that said 'Always' and 'You and me'.
I finished the page by splattering some gold color shine on the layout. All the products I used in this layout are from the august main kit.
I really hope you like it. I you do, don't forget to check out the process video on YouTube.


Summer layout for HipKitClub

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hey dear friends, today I'm sharing a super fun and summery layout with you.

I scrapped a picture I made in vacation two weeks ago. I wanted to make a huge title and what title is better for a beach picture than 'Summer'?
So to start, I hand drew the letters I needed from different patterned papers and colored cardstock (main kitpaper kitcardstock kit). Then I cut them out, placed them on another piece of patterned paper/cardstock and cut them out again, leaving a border. I really love how they turned out.

The letters were so big that I had to place them a bit one on top of the other but I really like how that looks. I also placed them a little bit crooked to make it even more fun.

To matte my picture, I used some pieces of patterned paper and placed the picture on top of a few letters so that I wouldn't cover one whole letter.

Then I went through all the embellishments from the main kitembellishment kitand project lifekit and chose all the little pieces that I thought would add another layer of cuteness to my page.
I used this super cute chipboard flamingo from Simple Stories and those cool HKC exclusive white acrylic words (Embellishment kit), I also used some HKC exclusive ephemera pieces and epoxy stickers (Main kit) and some other little bits.

To finish, I mixed some of the Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors (Color kit)  with some white paint, to brighten them up, and sprinkled some splatters all over the page.
I really love how this turned out. I think it's so fun and perfect for summer pictures.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Lisa

Happy Sunshine layout for HipKitClub

Hi scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing this fun moodboard inspired layout with you.

The moodboard is from Audrey Yeager.

I chose to go with the three colors we got in the Color Kit, so orange, yellow and teal andthe circles and the cute little flowers from the moodboard.
So to start I used a white sheet of cardstock (cardstock kit) and with the pearl texture paste from Vicky Boutin, we got a few months ago, I created some texture using stencils, that we also got in past color kits. Since I wanted to use the three colors, I created three different stripes with the texture paste. One with tiny flowers, one with bigger flowers and one with polka dots.

As soon as the paint was dry, I mixed some of the Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors (Color kit) with some white paint and water and painted over those three sections with a wide brush.
I cut off a third inch border from all around the page and placed it on a black and white patterned paper (Paper kit) to create a cool frame. Also, since the pictures were in black and white, I wanted to come back with some black and white in the papers and embellishments.

I used three pictures from my past vacation, matted them on color-matching patterned papers (Main kitand Paper kit) and placed them on the left side of my layout.
Then I cut out some of the white flowers from one of the patterned papers and placed them around the pictures.

From one of the Pinkfresh Studio patterned papers, I cut out a whole bunch of yellow, orange and teal circles and placed them on the matching stripes. I also punched out a few hearts and added them to the page.

I chose some of the HKC exclusive epoxy circles (Main kit), a chipboard piece from Simple Stories  (Embellishment kit) and some black HKC exclusive puffy hearts (Embellishment kit) to add to my page.
As a title, I used some of the HKC exclusive acrylic words (Embellishment kit) to write 'Happy sunshine'.

I hope you like how it turned out :)
Thank you for being here!

Guest blog post for Education.com

Hi dear friends, today I'm sharing something a little bit different.

As a few of you may know, I'm a preschool teacher. So I've teamed up with Education.com to give you this little creative activity idea for the book The Hungry Caterpillar.
Check out the Education.com site to find many more ideas :)


What fruits did the caterpillar eat and how many are left? In this activity, students will manipulate the fruits that the caterpillar ate to practice subtraction.

What You Need:
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle
  • Caterpillar, option to make with felt or draw it on paper
  • Fruits from the story, option to make with felt or draw them on paper
  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the student. As you read the book, you can count the fruits the caterpillar eats.
  2. After reading the story, explain to the student that you will reenact the part of the story where the caterpillar eats the fruits.
  3. Begin by using the same fruits in the book to do the subtraction part of the activity.  
  4. Have the student first count how many of each fruit he has, and every time the caterpillar eats a fruit he needs to subtract the amount he has.
  5. When the student is done using the fruits from the book, you can give him an opportunity to get creative by drawing other fruits the caterpillar might eat that were not in the story.
  6. Have him draw a few of the fruits he comes up with in order to have various amounts to work with. You can also help him draw fruits so that there can be enough to be able to do the subtracting.
  7. When he is done drawing the fruits he can cut them out.  
  8. After cutting the fruits, you can have him start the activity again by counting and subtracting the fruits the caterpillar eats. The caterpillar does not have to eat all the fruits. For example, there can be 10 kiwis and the caterpillar only ate 4.      
  9. To conclude the activity, he can write down the amount of fruits he initially started with and the remaining amount he has.

For more fun and engaging learning activities, go to Education.com!

Happiness layout for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hey scrappy people,
today I'm showing you my newest layout using some of my favorite elements from the Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection.
Here's a cute idea on how to use this lovely and romantic lace border cutfile by @paigetaylorevans. Combined with the pretty colors of the #pickmeup @pinkpaislee collection, you'll have a perfect layout in no time. @lisafonseca1985 shows you how she did it.
I honestly have to say that this is my favorite collection of all time!!!  The flowers are the prettiest, I'll never get sick of this collection and could use it for every layout :)
Soooo, to start this layout, I chose pink, purple and orange papers from different Paige Evans collections, Pick-me-upTurn the page and Oh my heart. I used a scalloped border cutfile and let my Silhouette cut everything out. Then I placed the pieces on my page, going from orange to purple. In between the borders, I also used some washi from the washi books and some ribbon.
Here's a cute idea on how to use this lovely and romantic lace border cutfile by @paigetaylorevans. Combined with the pretty colors of the #pickmeup @pinkpaislee collection, you'll have a perfect layout in no time. @lisafonseca1985 shows you how she did it.
I used matching threads to hand-stitch and machine-stitch through some of the pieces, to add some interest and texture.
Here's a cute idea on how to use this lovely and romantic lace border cutfile by @paigetaylorevans. Combined with the pretty colors of the #pickmeup @pinkpaislee collection, you'll have a perfect layout in no time. @lisafonseca1985 shows you how she did it..
Then I took the flower patterned paper from the Oh my Heart collection, cut the flowers out, adhered them to white paper and cut them out again, leaving a white border. It's very hard to find this paper in stores, but here are some 'print and cut' cutfiles for these flowers...#184297 #184294 #184282 #184183. You can buy them in the Silhouette store.
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I matted my picture on a beautiful patterned paper from the Turn the page collection and placed it on my layout. Then I placed my big flowers around the picture in a vertical line.
Here's a cute idea on how to use this lovely and romantic lace border cutfile by @paigetaylorevans. Combined with the pretty colors of the #pickmeup @pinkpaislee collection, you'll have a perfect layout in no time. @lisafonseca1985 shows you how she did it.
To embellish my page a little more, I used some stickers from the Pick-me-up collection and also some rose gold transparent stickers from the Oh my Heart sticker book.
Added some white splatters and I was done! :)
Here's a cute idea on how to use this lovely and romantic lace border cutfile by @paigetaylorevans. Combined with the pretty colors of the #pickmeup @pinkpaislee collection, you'll have a perfect layout in no time. @lisafonseca1985 shows you how she did it.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Choose happiness and love layout for Pink Paislee

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hi lovely friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog today to share a very yellow layout with you... :)
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I absolutely wanted to make a layout using the 3D flowers from Paige Evans. I don't really know anymore why I chose to make them all yellow... but I did. I chose papers from different Paige Evans collections and from the Summer Lights collection. I let my silhouette cut everything out and then I started rolling... (are you thinking of the Limp Bizkit song too right now??? :) hahaaa...)
As a background, I thought that they would really pop in front of a pink paper. So I chose one from the Pick-me-up collection. I used it twice. One as a background and one to cut out all those circles behind the flowers.
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Then I placed the circles on the patterned paper, using a different color in each line. On top of the circles, I placed the flowers, alternating the shapes and sizes.
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I matted my picture on different patterned papers from the Pick-me-up collection and placed it in between all the flowers.

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Then I embellished around it, using chipboard stickers from Pick-me-up, that I also used to embellish on the page and as a part for my title. For the other part of the title, I used thickers.
To finish the page, I splattered some white paint on it!
I really hope you like it:)
Thank you for stopping by!

Confetti Wishes cards fro PINK PAISLEE

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hi dear people,
It's Lisa and I'm back on the blog with two cute cards I made with the Confetti Wishes collection.
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The main focus on these cards, are the paper weaved pieces. To start, I cut a lot of 1cm paper strips from almost all of the papers from the collection. Then I weaved them together, creating this cool and colorful design. I adhered the whole thing to a white sheet of paper, so that it would't fall apart when I cut it.
For the first, square shaped card, I cut a heart out of a 6x6 piece of the weaved design. Then I placed some white paper in the heart shaped hole and I stitched around the heart with a link chain stitch, using three shades of pink to create an ombre effect.
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I used two rolled flowers that I had left from a previous project and some of the chipboard and cardstock stickers to embellish the card. I used a beautiful and big gold and aqua foam thicker saying 'Hooray' to stick in the middle of the card and added some gold splatters.
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For the second card, I cut out three small hearts out of the weaved design. I stitched around them using pink, green and gray thread.
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Then I placed them on a rectangular piece of patterned paper that I adhered on another patterned paper using sticky foam.
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To embellish, I used some chipboard and puffy stickers and some dots from the foam thickers sheets.
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Those cards are perfect for every occasion... birthdays, congratulation wishes, thank you's... I hope you'll try this technique and chain link stitching, it turns out so good every time! :)
Thank you so much for being here, see you soon!

Sketch friday layout for the HIP KIT CLUB

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hi friends,

I'm back with a layout I made for sketch friday.
Here's the sketch  Corrie Jones made.



And here's the layout I came up with.



To start, I cut strips from different patterned papers from the main kit and paper kit.
Then I arranged them on the right side of my pink cardstock (cardstock kit), also adding some of the Pretty Little Studio tags (enbellishment kit).  When everything was how I liked it, I adhered it to the paper and added some strips from the Pretty Little Studio washi stickers (main kit).



I absolutely wanted to use this gorgeous flower stamp from Vivki Boutin (color kit). So I stamped a few big, medium and small flowers on a white piece of paper, cut them out and added them to my layout, using foam squares to make them stand out. I placed enamel dots (project life kit) in the centers of almost every flower.



I also used some Pinkfresh Studio enamel shapes (main kit) and gold puffy hearts (embellishment kit) to make everything even more pretty :)



I used a picture from my last birthday which I celebrated two weeks ago. I matted it on a project life card and placed it next to my big embellishment cluster.
I created a tiny cluster on the left side of the picture, doing the same steps as before.
As a title, I used some puffy word stickers from Pinkfresh studio (project life kit) and some blue Pinkfresh Studio alphabet stickers (main kit).



To finish, I placed some Pretty Little Studio die cuts on my page and splattered some pink and black ink.

Thank you for stopping by :)

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