Worry less, live more layout for PINK AND PAPER

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hi friends,

it's me back on the blog today :)

This month I'm working with Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection. I'm not really used to use such dark colors in my layouts, so I was a little bit scared to use it, but I managed to include light elements and it turned out really cool.

I wanted to use the Heidi Swapp flower art screen for this layout. I tried it on white paper first.

When I was sure how it worked, I used one of the patterned papers as a background and some pink acrylic paint. Little tip: don't use it with any kinds of paste, the paste is too thick and won't go through the screen. Also it will be impossible to clean after... Use acrylic paint! :)

When the flowers were dry, I cut them out and placed them on a second page of that same patterned paper I used before.

I machine-stitched all around the layout with white thread. Then I hand-stitched some stars on white paper, cut them out and scattered them on my page. I also used some ephemera pieces and clear stickers from the collection.

I chose a picture from my last vacation. I cut myself out and placed the photo on some of the roses. I placed one of the stars in my hand as if was reaching for it. I never did this before and I really like how it turned out :)

For my title, I used the foam words. These stickers are sticky on both sides, so you can put glitter or metallic flakes on them.

I placed the title beneath the picture.

To finish my layout, I choose some flower cutfiles, let my silhouette cut them out and placed them on the edges of the layout to brighten it up even more.

I really hope you like what I made.
If you want to see how to use the products even better, watch my process video:

Thank you

Grateful today layout for Pink Paislee

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hi dear friends,
this week we're sharing new techniques that we tried out. I was a bit lost at first, because I already tried out so many different things that I couldn't immediately think of something new.
After a lot of thinking, I got the idea of making origami  pieces. I made origami stars once when I saw a layout that Paige created making those stars, but I never tried butterflies. So I looked up origami butterflies on YouTube and tried them. They turned out really cute!
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
So I made some butterflies in three different sizes, using the Pick-me-up collection. But I wanted them to have more detail, so I stitched them through the middle and also on the white part (the backside of the paper). My stitching machine gave up when I still had 2 or 3 butterflies to stitch, so a few of them aren't stitched. I don't mind though, it gives the page a bit of diversity. I placed one or a few sequins, from the Auburn Lane collection, on each butterfly.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
I placed the butterflies on my page, that I had already trimmed the edges off and adhered to a patterned paper from the collection, creating a boarder.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
Then I matted the photo on some pieces of paper and placed it on the bottom right side of the page.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies

As a title I used two chipboard stickers saying: 'grateful together'. I used some flowers from the ephemera pack to decorate around the photo. and in some corners of the layout.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies

I splattered gold, blue and pink color spray all around the page and finished it off by scattering the little rub-on crosses on the page.
When I took the first pictures of the layout and edited them on my phone, I saw that the white part of the butterflies where too white and getting lost in the background. So I took my watercolors and put some color on all the butterflies. It turned out a lot better. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by

Wild Heart Mini Album

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hi lovely friends,

I'm back with a very fun project. This month I'm working with the super cool Wild Heart collection from Crate Paper and I made a mini album.

What I noticed in the Crate Paper collections lately, is that the ephemera packs always include very big pieces. I almost never get to use those pieces in my layouts, so I really like to use them to make mini albums.

So to start I chose all the big tags and other big pieces that were included in the ephemera pack. I also cut a piece out from the cutapart patterned paper.

Then I used my new We R Memory keepers crop-a-dile eyelet puncher to punch an eyelet through every piece of paper.

There were also three frames in the ephemera pack. I used them to make shaker pockets, using sequins from Neat & Tangled.

I put all the pieces together with a ring and started decorating the album. I used photos from some of my vacations in Gran Canaria and used all the good stuff from the collection. Chipboard stickerscardstock stickerspuffy stickersepoxy paper clips and clear foil stickers.  I created three paper pearls, using papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I threaded them together and added some Maggie Holmes mini tassels to make a super cute hanging embellishment that I added to the ring.

I really love making mini albums, because it always looks fun and you get to use a lot of your embellishments.
I hope you like it too. You can watch the process video on YouTube here:

HUGS AND KISSES layout for Pink and Paper

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hi friends, it's Lisa back on the blog today :)

Last time, I used the boy part of the cute Pebbles Night Night collection to make my layout. This time, I'm using the girl part. 

Again, I wanted to make a layout that wasn't in the theme of this collection at all. The Night Night collection is a baby collection, but since I don't have baby photos to scrap, I used the elements of the collection that weren't screaming 'baby':)

So, as you can see, you can easily use baby collections for totally different layouts. 

To start, I did a little bit of mixed media on the background, using distress oxides. I thinned them out whit white ink spray and water and smooshed them on the paper with a piece of plastic packaging.
Then I made gold, pink and teal splatters all around the page.

I took four little photos of myself, that I backed on some of the patterned papers from the collection. 

Then I used a lot of embellishments to scatter all around... Cardboard stickerspuffy stickersephemera and gold thickers

I attached some of the embellishments directly on the page and some of them I adhered with foam squares, to make them pop.

I really love how the page turned out. I was really easy to make and as you can see, not baby related at all. I love all the cute designs of this collection and the soft pastel colors.

Hope to see you here again, thank you so much for stopping by today :)

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE layout for InTheScrap

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hi friends,

I'm back on the In The Scrap blog sharing this layout with you,

I got the idea of making this layout, when I saw one of Paige Evans' new cutfiles. It's a star cutfile and I really love all the different sizes of the stars, creating a super cool frame. 

I wanted to back it like I've done a lot of times before, but I didn't want to back them all, nor did I want to 'decorate' each star in the same way. 

So I started to cut out big stars from different papers from the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection and from the Paige Evans Oh my heart collection. I backed all the big starts but I didn't adhered the stars exactly behind the cutfile. I turned them a bit to make the edges peek out.

For some of the tiny stars, I punched out some stars with a punch using the gold and green glitter papers from Shimelle. This time, I didn't put the stars behind the cutfile, I stuck them right on the cutfile, again not trying to place them exactly straight.

For the middle sized stars, I took my piercing needle, I pierced some holes and I stitched the inside of each star using metallic thread.

Then I used a lot of embellishments from Shimelle's Box of crayons and Dear Lizzy's Stay Colorful collections and the Shimelle sticker book. I used stickers, puffy stickers and some pieces of ephemera.

I matted my photo on some pieces of scrap and placed it on the right side of the layout, overlapping the cutfile a little bit.

For my title, I used three banners from Shimelle and I used the alpha stickers from the same collection. I love to mix all the letters and colors, it gives a really cool look.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
If you want to watch the process video, check it out here:

STAY MAGICAL layout for Pink and Paper

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hey friends, 
here's a super fun and dreamy layout I made for Pink and Paper.

So I wanted to use those cute mermaids and unicorns and all that whimsical stuff included in the kit. I thought that I would create a page full of clouds where all the cuties could sit on.

I started by drawing some clouds on a white sheet of paper. I made it so that they would layer in a beautiful way. Then I stitched around them, using pastel rainbow colors, starting with pink, then orange, yellow, green an blue

Then I placed them on a white page. I took some color sprays in matching colors and made splatters on the clouds.

I chose a bunch of cute ephemera pieces and stickers and tucked them behind the clouds in a way that it didn't seem to overloaded.

I chose a colorful patterned paper to matte my picture and placed the picture in the middle of the layout. I used the Oh-my-god-so-gorgeous-thickers from the collection and wrote 'Stay magical' above and under the picture.

...and the layout was done!

HOORAY layout for Pink Paislee

Hi guys, 
I’m back with a colorful layout with Confetti Wishes from Pink Paislee! I was so excited to use this line, it’s too cute. I really love the vibe going on in this collection.

Since there is a lot of birthday related stuff in this collection, I made something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time: a birthday cake make out of patterned papers. To start off, I chose 3 papers. I cut them in different sized strips and pasted them on a pink sheet of paper. Out of the beautiful floral paper from the 6×6 paper pad, I drew a cake stand, cut it out, and placed it under the cake. Then I chose thread that matched the colors of the different tiers and hand stitched all around. For the stand, I used gold thread, it’s so pretty! I cut out the cake and stuck it on one of the beautiful confetti papers. Then I trimmed the edges and placed the whole thing on another confetti paper so that I had a thick border all around the page.

Then I did some fussy cutting. I cut out flowers and leaves from different papers, the numbers 3 and 2 and the word ‘Hooray’. I thought that the ‘Hooray’ word was so cute and I wanted to use it as a cake topper.
To embellish the cake a little more, I used some washi strips, chipboard stickers, and candle puffy stickers. I really love how the cake turned out!

To finish, I matted my picture on some pieces of patterned paper and placed a frame from the ephemera pack on top. Then I used some little washi pieces and placed them on the top left and bottom right of the page, topping them off with a chipboard word sticker and flower puffy sticker.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see more layouts.

LITTLE YOU layout for InTheScrap

Hey friends,

here's a layout I made for the In The Scrap blog.

Since last month's challenge was fussy cutting, I wanted to stay in the theme and make another layout where I would fussy cut tons of stuff. I dug in my stash and found some very cute things from Crate Paper and Pebbles. 

To start off, I drew a bear head on a white sheet of paper, resembling the yellow one from Crate Paper. I cut it out from different papers, pieced it together and stitched around it with metallic thread. 

Then, from different patterned papers from Crate Paper, I fussy cut tons of little embellishments. Flowers, critters, clouds, some scalloped borders and the word LOVE. 

As a background paper, I chose one from Pinkfresh Studio, which had some different paint strokes and splatters on it.

I took all the embellishments and placed them on the sheet in a way I liked.
Then I also stitched around some of the clouds. 

When I was done. I glued or taped everything down.
I used some of the little flowers to create a wreath around the bear's head.
The picture I chose is one from my new little cat. We got her in September and she's so cute :) I matted the picture on some pieces of patterned papers and taped it on the page. 

As a title I chose gold glitter thickers and wrote "Little you".

Then I added some gold splatters and the layout was finished :)

I really like how this turned out. Even though I always make something different, this is my favorite style. 

If you want to see more of my layouts, follow me on Instagram, watch my videos on YouTube and take a look at my new blog.

Thank you guys

HAPPY HEART layout for the Hip Kit Club

Hi guys! 

Today I'm sharing this layout I made for the Hip Kit Club.

I’ve just got my march kits and they are gorgeous. When I looked through everything, I really wanted to make a whimsical and summery page including fireflies and butterflies… I had the idea to make them fly out of a mason jar… so I did. Here’s what I came up with…

I used a black patterned paper, included in the main and paper kits, to make it seem like a night scene.
To start, I drew a mason jar on a white sheet of paper. I hand-stitched around it, cut it out and backed it with vellum, included in the cardstock kit.
Then I cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves out of Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy patterned  papers. I placed them all around the mason jar and also on the opposite corner.

To create the illusion that the fireflies, that I cut out of the one-canoe-two rub-on sheets, where glowing, I used the Vicky Boutin glitter glaze and created little circles with my finger.
I then rubbed the fireflies right on the circles.

I backed my picture with some exclusive project life cards and placed it in between the jar and flowers.
I also absolutely wanted to use those super cute layered butterflies from one-canoe-two, that I placed on my page as if they were flying out of the jar and around the page.
I used some other embellishments that I thought would finish off the layout and wrote my title with some white thickers and gold alpha stickers. 

I really like how this turned out.
If you want to see the process video, click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon 🙂

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