Create, craft, repeat layout for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hi scrappy friends, 
it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing this super cute unicorn layout, that I've been so impatient to share.
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
I've been wanting to use those tiny brushes and color tubes and scissors since I got the Whimsical collection. But I'd never had the right idea until now. 
I'm a kindergarten teacher and at the beginning of the year, I bought some clipart that had all those cute little unicorns with different school materials. It also had this one that's holding a palette and a brush. When I was preparing class stuff I remembered it and thought that it would be perfect to use as a cutfile. In fact, the lines of the drawing are so thick that it makes a perfect cutfile and I was so happy when I saw the result :)
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
So to start, I backed my cutfile as usual, using unicorn-matching colored papers from the Whimsical collection and this adorable blue and gold grid design paper from the Oh my Heart collection. It was so fun backing the unicorn's shirt with it because it looks very fancy in it :) I also added some details with a white pen, like little dots and reflections on its eyes.
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
When the unicorn was ready, I prepped my white 12x12 paper with splotches and splatters of yellow and pink paint. Then I added the unicorn. Next to it, I adhered my picture. I used a picture my boyfriend took just moments earlier, of me creating the unicorn :) I matted it with scraps of the same papers I used for backing the cutfile.
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
I cut off the edges of the entire page and adhered it to a the colorful hexagon patterned paper so that it would create a colorful border. I also stitched all around the edges.
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
As a title, I used a chipboard sticker and both kind of thickers from the Whimsical collection.
Then I went through all the embellishments to find all the little items that would match. There are chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, puffy stickers and enamel shapes. To put a final touch to the layout, I splattered some gold color shine.
Who doesn’t like unicorns? Right… nobody!!  See how lisafonseca1985 uses this super cute unicorn cutfile with the perfect matching @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee Whimsical collection. #unicorn #pinkpaislee #paigeevans
I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by! :)

Christmas projects featuring DCWV products

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hi scrappy friends,

today I'm sharing a super cute Christmas project and a Christmas layout I made using some wonderful DCWV products. I had the chance to have been sent the Magical Holiday 12x12 Paper stack and the Very Merry project trees from DCWV which you can get at Joann stores :)





Using the pastel paper stack, I created a fun and wintery layout. 


I started with two cutfiles, this cute bear from 2Cute Ink and this snowflake cutfile by Paige Evans (Design: 238513). To back the bear cutfile, I used a bunch of papers from the paper stack. Those cute, bright and pastel colors make for a fresh and wintery look and I love to use non-traditional colors for my Christmas projects. :)

I did a bit of mixed media on my white 12x12 paper sheet and then placed the snowflake cutfile and my finished bear, which I had  hand-stitched with white thread, on my layout. 

I embellished a bit more with some stickers included in the paper stack and some enamel dots, sequins and thickers from my stash. 

For my second project, I used the Very Merry Trees pack. It includes 15 sheets of green metallic paper with which you can build christmas trees. Depending on how many layers you use, you trees get bigger or smaller.

I built 2 big trees and 3 smaller ones. 


When I was finished building them, I spray-painted them pink and mint. 
I used a long vase I had bought a few years ago, placed a piece of styrofoam in it, then stuck my trees in it. 
I used mini pompoms, sequins, gold glitter star stickers and little puffy stars to decorate them.


Then I used some cotton wool to place around the trees to make it look like snow and hide the styrofoam beneath them. 

I used thickers to write Merry Christmas on the vase (and yes... I wrote Merry Cristmas.... grrrr... but I was too lazy to stage everything again and take new pictures... ;) 


I also put mini LED lights into the cotton, it's just very difficult/impossible to see on the pictures. To finish my little arrangement, I sprinkled some stars and glitter on the "snow".


I hope you like it and are inspired to make your own Christmas projects with DCWV products :)

Have a beautiful week, see you soon :)

Fall Day layout by Lisa

Friday, November 30, 2018

Hey lovelies,
I'm back with another cute fall layout using the Whimsical collection. 
As you can probably tell, I haven't been able to not use the collection this month... :)
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
When Paige posted this free cutfile in the Facebook group a few weeks ago, I was totally in love and knew I wanted to use it. I wanted it to be on part of the page and then I wanted a cute critter in the other corner. So I chose this hedgehog cutfile and when I had all the pieces put together, I stitched around it. I also backed the flower cutfile with a lot of different patterned papers. 
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
As a background, I chose this very light pink paper and I adhered the cutfiles using foam squares.
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
I used a picture I had taken a few days before, when I went to the woods with my kindergarten class. Never forget to also take pictures of yourself when you're in a pretty place... ;)
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
I matted the picture on some scraps of patterned paper and placed it on my layout. 
For the title, I used thickers from the Pick-me-up collection.
Then I embellished, using some flower stickers and ephemera, as well as some paper strips from the sticker book.
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee. 
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
To finish, I used some enamel dots and splattered some gold mist on the page.
@lisafonseca1985 is loving using two cutfiles in one layout lately. Looking for the perfect combination is so much fun, especially with so many @paigetaylorevans cutfiles to chose from. See how she used them in this fun fall layout with the #brandnew Paige Evans #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
This layout came together pretty fast, as soon as I had my cutfile backed and my hedgehog stitched. I REALLY love how it turned out, it makes me really happy! :)
I hope you like it too, thanks for being here and see you soon! :)

Giardini di Boboli layout for IN THE SCRAP

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hi scrappy friends, 

Today I'm sharing a super sweet, romantic layout, scrapping a picture I took in Florence last August.


I wanted to use the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection but I didn't really knew what I was going to do.


So I sat down an went through all the products from the collection. Since there are so many beautiful papers in the collection I thought of creating something using as many patterned papers as possible. 
To start, I chose my papers, sorting them by color. Then I arranged them in a rainbow pattern. I started with yellow and finished with purple.


From all of the papers, I ripped off strips of appr. 2cm. I like that you can see the ripped edge of all the strips :) I arranged them on my white 12x12 paper and adhered them down.


As a title, I wrote Boboli on a white scrap of paper and glued sequins on the letters, taking care to use the same colors as on the layers of paper on my layout. When the sequins were stuck down, I cut out the word and placed it on the page.


I placed my picture on some scraps of patterned paper and adhered it too. Then I fussy cut some birds and butterflies from two of the patterned papers and placed them on my layout, color-matching them to the strips of paper.  As a final touch, I splattered some gold Color Shine on the page.



I really hope you like it :)
Thanks for being here!

Lisa

American Crafts Color Pour line

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hi friends,

This blog post is a little bit different, since I'm not sharing something scrappy but some canvases I made, using the new Color Pour line by American Crafts. 

I was lucky enough to get sent the whole kit to try out... ;)



I really didn't know what to expect and how difficult or easy this would be but I was very excited to start and try this out :) I had seen so many videos of this on Instagram an it looked quite easy to me... but in reality, it wasn't that easy at all... ;)

I had some trouble getting the color everywhere because I thought I didn't need that much color. In fact you need quite some color to get it to spread out on the whole canvas.

Since I didn't want to use up all the color I had and also didn't want to waste all the color that was going to drip down, I didn't use that much color to start with and scraped the color, that dripped on my table, with the palette knife to use it again.

So... in the end it turned out pretty good. I didn't want to leave the canvases like that though, so I used some Maggie Holmes printables that I got on the Maggie Holmes blog and I embellished my canvases a bit.

I hope you like the way  it turned out.











Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Lisa


Pumpkin cutfile mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Hey friends,
welcome back to the blog. I'm very excited to share my newest mini album with you. I think it turned out very cool and special :)
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
I had this idea that I wanted to use a cutfile as a base for my album. I didn't want to make rectangular pages as I often do, I wanted to have something more... whimsical and "fallish" :)
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
So to start, I chose a cutfile. It was a pretty long process, because I couldn't decide on a cutfile and if I wanted to use different ones or only one and the same for every page... but eventually I decided on this pumpkin cutfile that I really love and have already used in my previous layout.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
I let my silhouette cut out 16 pumpkins without the stem and 2 whole pumpkins. I backed all  the stemless pumpkins (except 2) with four different patterned papers from the Whimsical collection. I chose papers that were pretty plain, that had only one color and didn't have a complicated pattern. I figured that it would be better to have neutral bases to put the pictures and embellishments on. Then I stitched around the backed cutfiles with gold and pink metallic thread. It didn't turn out perfect, because I'm really not that good at machine-stitching, but that's part of the whole whimsical style, I think :) Then I adhered two pumpkins, back on back, not putting tape on one side, so that they would create a little pocket to put some more pictures in. I hope you understand what I mean... ;)
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
For the cover, I backed one of the cutfiles that had the stem, but I didn't only use one paper, I used several patterned papers, to make the cover really colorful. Then I adhered the last cutfile to the back. I hand-stitched a bit of every part of the pumpkin using matching colors.
To finish the cover, I used some fabric flowers and gold thickers from the Auburn Lane collection.
I put a rose gold eyelet on every pumpkin page and then used a ring to create the album.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
After the whole thing was put together, it was time to embellish the pages.
I knew I wanted to use pictures from our day in Disneyland Paris, so I thought of taking a lot of fun pictures that day and I think they turned out really cool and happy.
I repeated the same process to decorate every page. Matting the pictures on a patterned paper, adhering them with foam tape, embellishing with a few stickers, puffy stickers, ephemera pieces and enamel dots, adding some punched-out stars and finally writing one or a few words with the mini tickers from the collection. I also splattered some gold mist on every page.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.

Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Like I said, every pumpkin is sort of a pocket, so I was able to put some photos in there that I didn't have the space to put on the pages.
I adhered them on these little frames that I cut out from one of the patterned papers or on some other piece of paper and attached them with a glittered brad. I also adhered a little flag to them, so it was easier to see where they were and to pull them out.
Here all all of the pages... enjoy! :)
Pumpkin mini album 17
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
This page, is a shaker pocket. I created it with a plastic sheet and my fuse tool, filling it with sequins from the Auburn Lane collection.
Pumpkin mini album 13
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Here, I laminated a cutfile and stitched the word "Disneyland", using different threads and a chain-link-stitch.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.

Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
Creating #minialbums is soooo much fun, @lisafonseca1985 thinks. She created her new mini album starting with a pumpkin cutfile, patterned papers and thread. See how she put the whole album together, using @paigetaylorevans new #whimsical collection by @pinkpaislee.
To finish the album and give it one last cute touch, I created this little tassel with paper pearls and a paper tassel. I love making those, they are the cutest :)
I hope you like the album and had fun reading through this.
Thank you

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