Tropical cards for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hey guys,
I hope you're alright. Today I'm sharing some cute cards I created using a cutfile by Paige and the 5th & Monaco collection.
Cutfiles are a perfect base to create backgrounds on your cards. @lisafonseca1985 used a cutfile by @paigetaylorevans to create cute backgrounds with the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee. Then she created her signature critters to pop on top, making adorable tropical cards for every occasion. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cards #cutfile #scrapbooking
When I went through Paige's cutfiles, I noticed this leafy one and I really liked it. It reminded me a tropical forest and I thought it could be cute, combined with a panda bear.
So to start, I let my silhouette machine cut out the cutfile. I cut it out in white twice.
For the first card, I adhered it to a patterned paper with black polka dots. I then let my machine cut out the inner part of the leaves in different green colors and used those to fill the holes. I took some balck ink, diluted it with a lot of water and painted some gray areas on the card, going from dark to light. Then I took a black pen and traced around the whole cutfile, to make it stand out more.
Cutfiles are a perfect base to create backgrounds on your cards. @lisafonseca1985 used a cutfile by @paigetaylorevans to create cute backgrounds with the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee. Then she created her signature critters to pop on top, making adorable tropical cards for every occasion. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cards #cutfile #scrapbooking
I adhered the background on a pink square card base. Then I created my first cute critter. I wanted to have a panda. So I cut out the different pieces and adhered them tohether. Then I traced some details on the panda. I made him a little bow out of paper and tulle and attached it to his neck. To embellish him, I used a fussy-cut flower and some rhinestones. For the sentiment, I used some Thickers and an ephemera piece. I attached the panda and ephemera piece, using foam squares to make them pop out.
Cutfiles are a perfect base to create backgrounds on your cards. @lisafonseca1985 used a cutfile by @paigetaylorevans to create cute backgrounds with the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee. Then she created her signature critters to pop on top, making adorable tropical cards for every occasion. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cards #cutfile #scrapbooking
For the second card, I started the same. But instead of filling the holes of the leaves with green paper, I used the original white pieces. I love the look that it gives. I adhered everything onto this super cool striped paper and then onto a green card base.
Cutfiles are a perfect base to create backgrounds on your cards. @lisafonseca1985 used a cutfile by @paigetaylorevans to create cute backgrounds with the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee. Then she created her signature critters to pop on top, making adorable tropical cards for every occasion. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cards #cutfile #scrapbooking
This time, I created a sloth. I cut out the pieces from different patterned papers and then put them all together. Of course, he also needed a little bow and some embellishments :). I popped him on the card, using foam squares. For my sentiment, I used the Thickers, the puffy words and an ephemera piece. I love the different fonts and styles!! :)
Cutfiles are a perfect base to create backgrounds on your cards. @lisafonseca1985 used a cutfile by @paigetaylorevans to create cute backgrounds with the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee. Then she created her signature critters to pop on top, making adorable tropical cards for every occasion. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cards #cutfile #scrapbooking
They turned out really cute :)
I hope I could inspire you to create some cards too, to gift to your family and friends. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you very soon!
LISA

My soul speaks in flowers layout for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing a colorful layout I created with one of Paige's spring cutfiles :)
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Back in March, I subscribed to Paige's spring cutfiles. For 19 days, we got a cutfile sent by email, every day. This is one of these cutfiles. I really love it.
I started by letting my silhouette machine cut it out. I knew I wanted to have pink boots, so I got into my 2x2 paper pads from various Paige Evans collections and chose the ones that I wanted. With the mini paper pads, it was easy to have a lot of colors and patterns. I cut them into small squares and adhered them behind each circle. Then I used some scrap pink patterned paper and backed the soles of the boots. I also used a puffy apple sticker as a little detail on one of the boots. ;)
@lisafonseca1985 says her soul speaks in flowers. What better way to document this quote, than with a colorful flower bouquet? She used an exclusive spring cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and used all the flowers from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #flowers #cutfile #layout #scrapbooking
I didn't want to back the flowers of the cutfile in a traditional way, I wanted to create more dimension and texture by adding them on top. So I cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves from one of the Truly Grateful patterned papers. I also punched mini flowers from different scraps of patterned papers. First I used a purple patterned paper to back all the flowers normally and then I put one or two fussy-cut flowers on top. I also adhered all the mini flowers on top of the cutfile and to make it even cuter, I stitched french knots into all of the centers. For the leaves, I just randomly hand-cut leaf shapes out of green patterned papers and backed the leaves of the cutfile. They don't match exactly, but that's exactly how I like it... :)
@lisafonseca1985 says her soul speaks in flowers. What better way to document this quote, than with a colorful flower bouquet? She used an exclusive spring cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and used all the flowers from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #flowers #cutfile #layout #scrapbooking
I created my background with a wash of watercolors and let it dry
Then, I adhered my cutfile to it, using foam. To make the flower bouquet even bigger, I added some fussy-cut leaves around the whole thing.
@lisafonseca1985 says her soul speaks in flowers. What better way to document this quote, than with a colorful flower bouquet? She used an exclusive spring cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and used all the flowers from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #flowers #cutfile #layout #scrapbooking
I LOVE all the flowers and colors!! :)
The photo I chose, is one Jen Schow took of me, when we were in Phoenix in 2019 for Creativation. We had fun taking pictures in the flower section at Joanne's and Michael's... :) I matted it on some scraps of paper and adhered it next to the boots. Then I added my title, using the Truly Grateful Thickers and the gold foam Thickers from Auburn Lane.
@lisafonseca1985 says her soul speaks in flowers. What better way to document this quote, than with a colorful flower bouquet? She used an exclusive spring cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and used all the flowers from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #flowers #cutfile #layout #scrapbooking
I finished by adding a flower cluster, topped with a cute puffy rabbit, next to my photo to balance the layout and sprinkled some gold and blue ink around.
@lisafonseca1985 says her soul speaks in flowers. What better way to document this quote, than with a colorful flower bouquet? She used an exclusive spring cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and used all the flowers from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #flowers #cutfile #layout #scrapbooking
I really hope you like the layout and are inspired to create a hugs flower bouquet on your page. :)
Thank you so much for visiting,
LISA

That's me layout for BELLA BLVD

Hey scrappy people, 

it's me and today I'm sharing a new fun rainbow layout. 

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The assignment for this week, was to use as many Florence Alpha stickers as possible. :) I really thought a loooong time about this and couldn't really come up with something I liked... haha! :) But then I finally had an idea that I thought could work... I wanted to list all the things I liked and use as many colors of the rainbow as I could.

So to start, I wanted to have a rainbow background. I used watercolors with a lot of water and put down color after color, letting it flow in different directions and letting the next color mix and blend with the previous one. After I had all the colors, I dried them with my heat gun. Then I went back and did some platters of the same colors on top. I dried it again and topped it with white splatters.

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I used my stitching machine to create a messy white line and give me a base to put my words on. I used a lot of the Florence Alpha stickers and wrote down a few of the things I love the most. 

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Then I chose my photo and backed it with some white paper, some vellum and some patterned papers that matched with the colors on the background. I adhered it with foam tape. Then I went through my embellishments and chose some chipboard and ephemera flowers. I placed them on my layout, trying to find the best placement. 

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Before adhering my flowers, I wanted to create my title. I wanted to write "That's me" but after placing the "me" down, I couldn't find the right way to incorporate the words "that's"...! I tried writing it on pink paper and cutting it out, I tried some Florence stickers, I tried some bold hand-cut letters... but nothing seemed to work. So I just decided to leave it that way... :) 

I adhered the title using foam squares and then adhered all the flowers, some flat to the paper and some using foam to create dimension. I also used some tangled thread behind the red flowers and put enamel dots in their centers.

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Then I added some white chipboard hearts and used some watercolor to paint the title and hearts. I LOVE the look that gives. :)
To finish, I wanted to have more abstract leaves around the flowers. So I took some vellum and traced some strands with leaves with a black pen and a pencil. I cut them out and added them around the flowers. Some more splatters and I was done! :)

I hope you are inspired to create a rainbow layout with the Florence Alpha stickers. You really need to have them in EVERY color, they are so pretty and easy to use! :)

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

LISA

You make me happy layout for BELLA BLVD

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hey friends, 
today I'm sharing a layout that is inspired by the BELLA BLVD May mood board :)

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I really love this month's mood board, here it is...

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What I reeeaaallly love on this mood board, is the middle square on the bottom. I'm just in love with the colors, the brush strokes, the way the colors mix and the little details in white and gold. So I really wanted to make a fun, artsy background for my page and I also wanted to include some flowers.
I started with my background. I chose my colors, trying to recreate the color scheme from the mood board. There's no rule to making such a background. I just used my colors, one after the other, painting some strokes of each color and making them blend in some places. At the end, I added the white parts and also some white and black splatters.

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I let my background dry and chose a Bella Blvd cutfile in the Silhouette store. I chose this cute cat and cut it out from a gray patterned paper, since my cat is gray. :) 

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Then I also created three flowers by hand-cutting flower shapes from 3 different patterned papers. I adhered them together, starting with the bigger flower and going smaller. For the center of the flower, I created some wonky-shaped circles in black. I used black to balance the black in the photo and the black splatters. The picture I used, is one of my cat. I printed it in black and white, since I had already enough color going on in the background. I matted it on two different patterned papers.

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I laid down all my elements to see how I wanted everything to look like and then I went into my embellishments and chose some pieces that matched. I used some ephemera circles in different colors and I used some puffy stars in two shades of pink. Then I adhered everything on my background, glueing some things directly to the paper and using some foam squares to adhere other pieces. 

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To finish, I created my title. I chose the word "Happy" from a cardstock sticker sheet. The letters were pink but I wanted something that really popped off the page and I also wanted to come back with more black. So I painted the letters with black ink. To complete the title, I used some black Florence Alpha stickers. 
I had so much fun creating this layout and I really like how it turned out. :)

I hope you are inspired to create an artsy background. Just choose a color scheme and brush on some paint. It's very easy and it looks so cool. Also... have you checked out the new Bella Blvd cutfiles?? Soooo cute!!! :)

Thank you for stopping by and see you very soon!
LISA

Capture every moment layout for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Hi friends,
today I'm sharing this new layout with you.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
For this layout, I used the new super pretty 5th&Monaco collection. The beautiful and bright colors combined with the super stylish black and white details, make this collection perfect to document your coolest summer photos.
So to start this layout, I went through all the patterned papers and gathered all the ones I wanted to use. I then chose one for my background and cut/ripped square and rectangular pieces of paper from all of the other ones. I used a ruler to rip the paper, so that the edges would be automatically distressed and fuzzy.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
I started laying down my papers, creating a grid design with three rows. I used fun foam to adhere my shapes to the background to make them stand out and to be able to add strips of paper to the sides. I cut a lot of stripes, with different sizes, from the rest of my papers and added them to the sides of each square. I think this gives the design a really cool look.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
I added my photo to one of the squares and used the gold photo corners on it. I LOVE photo corners. :) Then I went ahead and fussy-cut a lot of the pretty flowers from two of the patterned paper sheets, colored and black and white ones.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
For my title, I absolutely wanted to use the Thickers from the collection. I love them, I think they're so chic with the black and gold. But since, I often want to have different fonts on my layouts, I also wrote the word "moment" on a pink paper, cut it out, adhered it to a darker pink paper and cut it out again. I added the title to the page and then started to adhere all my flowers.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
I also used some of the pretty gems to add to the centers of the black and white flowers. I went through my embellishments and chose some stickers to finish the layout. I used butterflies and some word stickers. Finally, I added white splatters to the page and I was done.
Have you already seen all the pretty patterned papers included in the #5thandmonaco collection by @pinkpaislee? #lisafonseca1985 showcases a lot of them in her new grid design layout. She added some amazing fussy-cut flowers to scrap her summer picture. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #summer #layout #scrapbook
I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create a grid design using as many papers as possible :)
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon,

Bunny mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Friday, April 24, 2020

Hey friends,
today I'm sharing something I'm really super excited about, my bunny mini album :)
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
So, in February, I had my second workshop and we made this cute mini album using Paige's new collection Bloom Street. I wanted to create something springy and I came up with this cute bunny album.
To make the cover, I traced a big circle and added some ears to create my bunny head. I cut it out from one of the watercolor patterned papers and adhered it to a white sheet of cardstock. Then I added two pieces of different patterned papers in the center of the ears. I pierced holes around the whole thing and also around the inner pieces of the ears and the nose. Then I back-stitched it, using colorful thread.
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
To finish the rest of the cover, I drew a cute bunny face, using two hearts, from the colorful hearts patterned paper, as cheeks. I added a flower crown to it's forehead, using the ephemera flowers and popping two of them up, with foam squares.
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
I also created a bow and wrapped gold tulle around the middle part. I punched a lot of teeny tiny stars and added them to the ears and cheeks, as well as some gold sequin stars. I love how cute it turned out. The best part is yet to come. I added the three pompom tassels under the bow and it just looks fantastic!!! :) I just ordered more of the tassels, they are amazing!!! :) I attached them in between two layers of patterned paper.
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
This particular album is a gift for my friend, with whom I go on vacation a lot. We've made so many pictures together throughout the years and I chose all the prettiest ones for this album. The title is: The best of us. I used the mini alpha stickers, included in the sticker book, to write it on one of the bunny's ears.
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
For the pages of the album, I cut out a circle, as big as my bunny head, and used it as a template to trace all of my pages. I chose 8 patterned papers and on each one, I traced two circles, next to each other. I made the circles overlap a bit to create a small (around 3-4 cm) straight line. That line was the point where I folded the pages.
When I had all my double circles cut out, I folded them and attached them back to back. If you want to create a mini album like this, make sure that  the pattern that you want to be visible in the album, is on the inside of the folded page. The outsides of the pages, will always be adhered to the next page, so they will not be visible anymore. For a better understanding of this process, make sure to check out my process video on my YT channel. :)
When all the pages where adhered together, I used a small rectangle of patterned paper and attached it to the first and last page, "sandwitching" all of the pages in between. Then I added the cover and back on the top and bottom. I hope you can see what I mean on this next picture.
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
The rest is all fun and embellishing. I used a bit of almost everything's that's included in this wonderful collection. I didn't over-decorate the album, since I wanted the participants to do their own thing .
Here is a look at the pages...
@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring@lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring @lisafonseca1985 created this super adorable bunny mini album using the brand new @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Bloom Street collection. The bright and pastel colors in this collection are just perfect for Easter and spring crafts. With this mini album, Lisa shows how different and whimsical your albums can be and how many pretty embellishments you can incorporate. #bloomstreet #paigeevans #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #minialbum #bunny #spring
On this back of the album, I added a cute shakes pocket where I could slide in all of the photos that I couldn't include in the album. I attached them together using a brad.
Here are some photos from the workshop :)
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I hope you like how it turned out :)
Thank you for being here,
Lisa

Oh baby! layout for BELLA BLVD

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hey scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog to share this new layout with you! :)

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I hope you're all well and having as much time to be creative, as I am :)
Today's layout is inspired by the monthly mood board.

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I was inspired by the pink stripes, the eggs, the title and the colors of the cake. For this layout, I mainly used the Bella Besties papers. I decided to create stripes in light pink, darker pink, blue and yellow. I cut out the four stripes and adhered them to my white, 12x12 cardstock sheet. Then I machine-stitched the borders and distressed the edges.

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I used a flower stamp and the coordinating die to create all the cute flowers from the same papers. I created my title with my silhouette machine. I chose a font, wrote "Oh baby!" and cut it out from a darker pink paper from Bella Besties. I also cut it out from white paper with a slight offset so that I could place it underneath the pink paper, creating a frame.

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I matted my photo with black patterned paper from Bella Besties and adhered it to my layout, using foam tape. Then I placed down all of the flowers in a way that I liked and used enamel dots in the centers of some of them. To give my layout even more interest, I paper-pieced a cute bunny with a bow, that I placed next to the photo.

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Then I adhered my title with tiny foam squares and wrote the rest of the title, using the black Florence alpha. I also used some hearts from the same Alpha sheet to scatter around the layout and create a balance with the black of the letters. To finish, I splattered some color-matching inks.

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I really hope you like the layout and are inspired to create a layout using only Bella Besties papers. :)
See you soon!

Lisa

Favorite spring break layout for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hey scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing my new spring layout.
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
The idea for this layout came when I saw this cute balloon cutfile by Paige Evans. I was looking for something springy and when I saw the balloons I immediately saw me adding ears and faces and turning them into fun bunnies.
So to start, I cut out the cutfile from white cardstock. I went through my Bloom Street patterned papers to look for the perfect colors and thought it would be very cool to use all of the watercolor patterned papers from the collection. I found a piece for every color of the rainbow and backed all the balloons. Then I cut out ears, adhered them on white paper and cut them out leaving a white border. That way, it would look like it was part of the cutfile.
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
To give the backed cutfile more dimension, I added shadows in matching colors to all of the balloons. Then I added the faces.
As a background, I also wanted to have rainbow colors. I used my gel press to create it. I smooshed all of the colors of the rainbow on the gel press, using my Distress Oxides's, added water and then pressed my white cardstock sheet on the press.
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
I added foam squares to all of the balloons and then adhered the whole cutfile to my page.
For my photo, I used one that I took three years ago when I was spending some time in Italy with my best friends. I matted it with some scraps from the same papers that I used to back my cutfile and then added it to the layout.
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
I also added some scallop stickers from the sticker book to the sides of the photo. As a title, I used the beautiful puffy rainbow word stickers from the collection and added the word "break" with the little foam Thickers from Paige's older collection Whimsical. Those are still soooo much fun to use. I hope I'll have some to use forever :)
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
Then I went through all the Bloom Street embellishments and added something cute to every bunny. I used layered butterflies, stickers, gems, ephemera and also made a cute little bow. To finish, I added pink splatters and white punched stars.
Easter is the best holiday to scrap pastel colors. Take a look at #lisafonseca1985’s layout where she used a balloon cutfile by @paigetaylorevans and turned the balloons into cute little bunny heads. The pastel colors from the #bloomstreet @pinkpaislee collection match just perfectly. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #cutfile #layout #scrapbook
I really hope you like how it turned out and are inspired to use cutfiles a little differently. :)
Thank you for being here, see you very soon!

Sunshine layout for BELLA BLVD

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hey friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing a new super fun and bright layout. 

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The assignment this week was to include creative journaling into the layout. But, we'll talk about that later. Let's start at the beginning. 
For my background, I used my new gel press. It's 12x12 inched, so prefect to cover a whole sheet of cardstock. I used my Distress Oxydes and pressed all the rainbow colors onto my press. Then I spritzed some water over the colors and placed my sheet of cardstock on it, pressing it onto the press. That way, all the colors transferred to my page. I let them dry and started creating my sun.

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I wanted to create a sun with rainbow colored sun bursts. So I cut out small stripes from almost all of the papers from the 6x6 Bella Besties paper pad. I also used a Bella cutfile (Chicks 301107) to create the two cute chicks. When I had all my pieces, I started placing and adhering the sun and sun bursts down. Then I pierced holes around them and hand-stitched everything with black thread. I didn't do the stitching exactly around my pieces of paper, I wanted to have this cool effect where the lines would be slightly off and I love how it turned out :)

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Then I matted my photo with different patterned papers, adhered it next to the sun, using foam tape and then I adhered my chicks, using thick foam squares, to make them stand out the most. I drew some cute details next to the chicks with a black pen and used enamel dots at the end of each swirl. 

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For my title, I wanted to use some more black to balance out the black of the stitching. I used the Florence alphas under the picture. I also wanted one part of the title to be bigger, so I tried to replicate the Florence font and cut it out from a black Bella Besties paper. I really like how it turned out. :) 

Back to the creative journaling. My first idea was to do the journaling on the sun bursts, but when I was done, I realized that it would be hard to write on the small spaces, plus it would maybe ruin the rainbow effect. So I chose to do my journaling around the page, as a frame. I wrote my journaling on a white scrap of paper, cut it into small strips and adhered the text all around.

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To finish the layout, I splattered some pink ink, used some flower stickers from the Squeeze the Day collection, and I was done!
I really hope you enjoyed the process and like the layout.

See you very soon,

Lisa

Dreamcatcher mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hey scrappy people,
it's me back on the blog today and I'm sharing a very dreaaaaamy mini album :)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
I love using strings and tassels and paper beads and all the things you can hang off a mini album :) So when I had the idea to create a mini in the shape of a dreamcatcher, I was really excited, because I new it would give me the perfect opportunity to add a lot tassels to it.
The cover of the mini album is made with a cutfile by Paige Evans (DREAMCATCHER 303551). I used the circle and some of the feathers from the cutfile. I cut them out from one of the watercolor patterned papers from the collection and backed them with patterned papers and vellum (for the circle.)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
To embellish the cover, I created some hand-cut flowers and leaves. It's very easy to create flowers like these. You just need to cut out some wonky flower shapes, going from big to small and then to layer them. For the center, I cut out a circle and cut into it, from the outside to the center, many times, all around and topped it off with a puffy circle. To give my flowers more texture, I distressed the edges with scissors.
I created three of those, added some leaves that I cut out from green patterned papers and also added some fussy-cut flowers. I hand-cut the letters to write the word HAWAII, added them to the cover and then finished with a cute butterfly and three punched stars.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the strings hanging from the album, I made 27 paper beads. I have tutorials on my YouTube channel for them. I threaded 9 beads on each string, adding a little pompom and the feather from the cutfile. I love how that looks! :)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the inside of my album, I used circles, the same size as the cover. I cut out 16 circles and machine-stitched two of them together each time, to have 8 pages in total.
Here are all the pages from the album. I'll explain some of the techniques I used for my favorite ones.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the bottom page, I used little flags/arrows, I had fussy-cut out from one of the patterned papers. I arranged them in a circle shape, in a rainbow order and then stitched trough the middle.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
Here, on the bottom page, I attached a lot of triangles, creating three circles. The triangles are from one of the patterned papers. I also stitched all around to create more texture. If you look closely, you can see a little purple flap peeking out of the right hand side of the photo. You can pull it out and you will have to more pictures adhered together with a piece of washi.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used a flower wreath die on a purple patterned paper. To each flower, I added a flower sequin and a round sequin and attached them with a french knot. On the photos, you can see this glittery dot. It's a brad. You can push the top photo down and it'll reveal two more photos.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the top page, I cut out the letter L from on of the patterned papers. Behind the photo, there are five more photos you can pull out and that are attached together with a brad.
I love the look on the bottom photo. I fussy-cut out those half circles from a patterned paper and arranged them all around the page, creating this scalloped border. I tucked the photo in behind the scallops and flowers and you can turn the photo up to the top to see another photo behind it.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
Hearts and fussy-cut flowers... :) Also used some word stickers, rhinestones and tiny alpha stickers from the sticker book.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used one of the stamps from the collection to give the left side of the page this cool golden look and texture. I also love mix and matching the letters from the puffy word stickers.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used a lot of fussy-cut flowers and arranged them all around the page.There also two other photos tucked behind the top one.
On the bottom page, I created a rainbow using different patterned papers.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
I hope you like the mini album. thank you so much for stopping by! :)
LISA

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