Mini album for the Hip Kit Club

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hi scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog today sharing a mini album I made using theSeptember kits.

When I looked through my September stuff to chose the items I was going to use for the album and also to get an idea of how I was going to make it, I was really inspired by two things. That scalloped chipboard frame from Pinkfresh studio (Embellishment Kit) and the word 'September' on one of the exclusive project life cards (Project Life Kit). I immediately saw how my cover was going to look :)
That project life card gave me the idea to use all the best photos from September and make a September memories album. So  I printed all the photos on my phone that I took in September (okay... not ALL the photos, but those that reminded me of cool and fun moments).
To see how big my album was going to be, I took the chipboard frame, placed it on a patterned paper and measured it, leaving some space all around the frame. Then I cut the paper for the cover following that size and I also cut all the papers ( Main KitandPaper Kit) that I was going to use as pages.

For the cover I added 1cm of length because I wanted the album to have some thickness and I wanted to add eyelets.

So when everything was cut and the eyelets were on the cover, I took three elastics and I threaded them into the eyelets. Then I made piles of three pieces of patterned papers and I inserted them in the album using the elastics, like you would do with a TN insert.

Then I started decorating my pages using all the beautiful embellishments from theMain Kit,Embellishment Kitand Project Life Kit.
I especially loved using those mini alphas from Pinkfresh Studio. I used them to create my titles on every page, to make all the pages look coherent.

I matted very picture on some cardstock (Cardstock Kit) or on some patterned paper. I also used up all my enamel dots from the Pinkfresh Studio collection.

The Pinkfresh studio puffy stickers and die cuts were a great addition too.


One of my favorite items in the kits, were the Pinkfresh studio cardstock and chipboard frames. Those colors... :) I tried to use them on different pages in my album.


I'm very happy with how many embellishments I was able to use in this album. Mini albums a great to use use up your stash or kill a kit. :)

If you want to see some of the process and more of the pages, you should go watch the video on my YouTube channel.


Thank you for stopping by :)

Spooky cards for PINK PAISLEE

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hi scrappy people,
Halloween is right around the corner and I'm already really excited.
Last year, I bought the Spellcast collection but I didn't get around to using it that much. So I thought that it would be a great idea to use it again this year and make some spooky (but pretty chic) cards.Image 49
To start, I looked for cool spooky wreath cutfiles and I found some from Paige Evans in the silhouette store. Here are the links to the cutfiles: wreath 1wreath 2. I also found this beautiful butterfly cutfile and thought it would match really well together.
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I chose some patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad, two for the backgrounds, two for cutting out the wreaths and another two for cutting out the butterflies. When I had everything cut out and my background papers adhered and stitched on a white square-ahaped card base, I backed the butterflies with some more patterned papers and then placed all the pieces on the cards.
Then I started choosing my embellishment pieces.
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I chose ephemera pieces, chipboard stickerscardstock stickers and I also used some sequins from the Auburn Lane collection.
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I placed all the embellishments on the cards in a way I liked and topped them off with the butterflies, that I decorated with a few sequins and adhered with foam squares to make them pop. I wanted them to look like they weren't really part of the cards, but more like real butterflies just resting there. :)
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To finish the cards, I splattered some paint/ink on them.
Those cards were really easy to make once I had my cutfiles chosen. They came together pretty fast and I really love how they turned out. I think that the wreaths cutfiles really match the style of this spooky, yet chic collection. :)
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I really hope you like them too, thank you so much for stopping by :)

Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hi lovely scrappy friends,

today's post is all about the Altenew October release. I got to try out a few products and I LOVE them!!! :)

To celebrate those wonderful new dies and stamps, I'm taking part in a very cool blog hop, together with other amazing and talented scrappers and card makers. We'll be giving away fun prizes... ;)

First, a few projects I made with my new dies and stamps... keep reading to the end, to find out how to participate in the giveaway... ;)




I used the 'Layered Snowflakes' dies to make this cute card. I love how you can layer all those different shapes and create snowflakes that really pop !



I also used the 'Playful Blooms' stamps and dies... Ohhhh... those pretty flowers!!! I'm so excited that I will be able to make tons and tons of those... ;)









I also really love the 'Layered Flowers Elements' dies. The flowers you can create with these, are just amazing... :)







Last, but not least, I used the 'Brilliant Baubles' stamps and dies. They are so fun for making Christmas cards and layouts :)







To see all the new products, go visit the Altenew page here! :)

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

You can win an additional $30 gift certificate on my blog. Just follow me on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know that you're following me :) I'll draw a winner and announce it here and on Instagram on 10/25/2018

Good luck!!! 

Click here to follow the hop...

And here are all the other amazing artists... make sure to check them out :)

Jennifer McGuire
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zsoka Marko
May Sukyong Park
Virginia Lu
Kristina Pokazanieva
Sveta Fotinia
Zinia Redo
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Rubeena Ianigro
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
TaeEun Yoo
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey
Nathalie DeSousa
Norine Borys
Enza Gudor
Lydia Evans
Vicky Papaioannou

Also,  check out the process videos to some of my projects that I'll be uploading throughout the next days! :)

Thx for being here, see you soon :)





Inspirational love layout for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hello dear friends,
today I'm sharing one of my favorite layouts I've done lately.
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Since I love using flowers on my layouts but have almost none left in all of my collections (yes... really sad... need to buy more ;) ), I was inspired by Paige's hand-stitched white floral piece to make this beautiful piece myself. I used a cutfile (#184186) from Pink Paislee in the silhouette store. I printed it on white paper, pierced holes and then stitched the whole thing with a chain-link stitch and back stitch. Then I cut it out leaving a thick border.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using flowers in her layouts. But what do you do when you almost used up and fussy-cut out all of the flowers from all the @pinkpaislee collections you have? Well, you use a @pinkpaislee cutfile, hand-stitch all the flowers with coloruful thread and use it as a center piece on your layout.
Yes, I admit, it took quite some time to finish it, but it was soooo worth it! :) I'm so happy with how it turned out.
As a background, I used a patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection. I trimmed off the edges and adhered it on a paper from Oh my Heart. Then I distressed the borders of the blue paper. I like creating borders like this, I do it on almost all of my layouts. Most of the times, it looks more finished to me.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using flowers in her layouts. But what do you do when you almost used up and fussy-cut out all of the flowers from all the @pinkpaislee collections you have? Well, you use a @pinkpaislee cutfile, hand-stitch all the flowers with coloruful thread and use it as a center piece on your layout.
I tried to find the perfect placement for my big floral piece and adhered it to the page using sticky foam to make it stand out. Then I matted my picture using a lot of scraps of paper and also some ephemera pieces. I placed it on my page using sticky foam as well. Then I finished decorating around it, using some cardstock stickers from Pick-me-up.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using flowers in her layouts. But what do you do when you almost used up and fussy-cut out all of the flowers from all the @pinkpaislee collections you have? Well, you use a @pinkpaislee cutfile, hand-stitch all the flowers with coloruful thread and use it as a center piece on your layout.
I fussy-cut out ALL of the flowers I had left from that beautiful Oh my Heart patterned paper and placed them around the picture as well as around my hand-stitched piece.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using flowers in her layouts. But what do you do when you almost used up and fussy-cut out all of the flowers from all the @pinkpaislee collections you have? Well, you use a @pinkpaislee cutfile, hand-stitch all the flowers with coloruful thread and use it as a center piece on your layout.
As a title, I used a chipboard and a cardstock piece from Pick-me-up.
I splattered gold paint on the whole layout to finish it. :)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using flowers in her layouts. But what do you do when you almost used up and fussy-cut out all of the flowers from all the @pinkpaislee collections you have? Well, you use a @pinkpaislee cutfile, hand-stitch all the flowers with coloruful thread and use it as a center piece on your layout.
Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me.

4th anniversary of In The scrap blog hop

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hi friends, 

today we're celebrating the 4th anniversary of the In The Scrap blog.


I've been designing a layout every month since September 2017 following the monthly challenge. I'm very happy to be part of this team and I congratulate the wonderful owner Florencia for the 4th anniversary of her super cool blog!!! :)

All of the designers have teamed up to make this blog hop happen and there's a very cool surprise you can win :)

All you have to do is hop from blog to blog, leave a comment to every anniversary post and return here. 


If you want more chances to win, you can even participate by creating your own project using the number 4! 

Good luck to all the participants :)


Go to cariilup next :)

Have fun and good luck!!!

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

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