Be You Collection by Pinkfresh Studio

Hello and happy Friday, everyone! I have two layouts to share with you today that I created using the beautiful new Be You collection by Pinkfresh Studio!

For my first layout, I used the "Happy" patterned paper for my background and layered a piece of the "Brave" patterned paper, sized at about 4 1/2", and placed it near the right-hand side of my page.

Next, I layered the two photos of my daughter side by side and placed a die cut piece from the collection behind them. I also placed a die cut journaling piece underneath the photo on the left so I could use it for my journaling. I layered a few more of the foil die cuts around my photos and placed one of the Be You puffy stickers next to the left photo.

I also added some circular elements to my overall linear design using a few of the gold foil chipboard stickers from the collection. I also created an embellishment cluster near the sentiment chipboard sticker using some of the wooden buttons and a tassel from the Be You collection to complete my design.

For my next layout, I used the gorgeous "Real" floral framed patterned paper from the collection and sized a piece of the "Brave" patterned paper down to 7.5"x7.5" so it fit nicely in the center of my page.

I layered several pieces of the navy paper from the 6x6 paper pad behind a few of the gold foil chipboard frames and used one to house the photo of my three kids at a foam party on the beach. I love the bright pops of color that the frames add to my design!

I also placed some embellishments from the collection inside the chipboard frames to help add dimension and visual interest to my page. The leatherette tag and puffy stickers were perfect for accomplishing this!

I hope you enjoyed checking out my projects today! I love the springy colors in the Be You collection and how well everything coordinates! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a chance to create something amazing!


New Pinkfresh Studio Collections and Layouts!

Hello, friends! I'm here today with a couple of projects that I created using two of Pinkfresh Studio's newest collections, "Be You" and "The Mix No. 2"!

First up is a layout using the "Be You" collection...

I began by cutting out a large, triangular-shaped design with my Silhouette machine and layering it on top of one of the gorgeous patterned papers from the collection. I love the subtle, rainbow dash stripes...so pretty and it makes the perfect background! Next, I fussy-cut smaller triangle shapes using the 6x6 paper pad and layered a few different patterns under some of the triangles to add some color contrast. I also placed the photo of my oldest son to the right of the triangle element and layered a gold foil chipboard sticker over it. I used some of the beautiful rose gold puffy letter stickers to create my title "beach boy".

I used many of the "Be You" collection embellishments such as the die cuts, leatherette tags, and wooden buttons to add lots of dimension and texture to my design. I love how beautiful the pastel colors look with my photo! I journaled on one of the gold foil die cut pieces and placed it to the side of the "Be You" sentiment die cut to balance out my overall design.

The "Be You" collection is perfect for any project or layout and the patterns and colors really put me in the mood for spring and summer!

Next up, I have another layout that I created using "The Mix No. 2" collection...

I sized down a piece of white card stock and layered it on top of one of the patterned papers from the "Let Your Heart Decide" collection and then created a grid design using two photos of my daughter from our recent vacation. I chose several of the die cut pieces from "The Mix No. 2" collection and placed them around my photos, keeping the same grid shape/design.

To fill in more of the gaps, I placed some of the epoxy stickers and label stickers around my photos and layered a few of the adorable tassels on top of some of the tags. I love the texture and color that they add to my page! To complete my layout, I added my title "Moments Like These" under the photo to the left using one of the sentiment die cuts and the puffy letter stickers in different colors.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you love these new Pinkfresh Studio collections as much as I do! Have a wonderful day!


Pinkfresh Studio A Case of the Blahs Blog Hop!

Hello, Pinkfresh fans! I'm the last stop on this amazing blog hop featuring Pinkfresh Studio's newest collection, A Case of the Blahs. If you're following along, then you probably came from Amanda Jayne Baldwin's blog.

I created a layout documenting my love for caffeine...such a help coffee is when you're having a "blah" day!

I started my design process by layering a piece of patterned paper from the collection on top of a dark charcoal gray piece of cardstock to give my color scheme some contrast and to make the white and black elements pop. I placed my photo under one of the chipboard sticker frames from the collection and layered several of the die cut pieces around it.

I used my die cut machine to cut out some vine shapes using the green/yellow striped patterned paper and layered them behind my photo and around the left side of my page. I placed some of the black and white leaf die cuts on top of the vines to give it more dimension. I also layered a few of the enamel dots around the vine leaves as well.

I used the die cut phrase "real life" as my title and placed one of the chipboard stickers underneath of it. I also layered a few of the puffy stickers on top of a journaling tag to create a simple embellishment cluster and of course the coffee cup looked so cute and was perfect for my page!

To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is stop by each blog on the hop and leave a comment. A random winner will be drawn on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 and comments will close on Thursday, February 8th at 11:59pm CST.

Good luck and here's a complete list of the blog hop in case you missed one!

12. Adrienne Alvis <<< YOU ARE HERE! 


Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide Blog Hop!

Hello, Pinkfresh fans! I'm up next on the "Let Your Heart Decide" Blog Hop lineup and I created this layout using this gorgeous new collection and one of my favorite photos from our recent family vacation to the Dominican Republic...

I started by placing one of the 6x6 patterned paper pieces on top of one of the more subtle 12x12 patterned papers from the "Let Your Heart Decide" collection and placed my photo directly in the middle of it. Next, I layered several of the die cuts and layered stickers from the collection around my photo. I was really inspired by the floral pieces and how they looked next to the colors in my photograph.

I also added several of the wood stickers to my floral embellishment clusters to add some extra dimension and texture contrast. I also layered a few of the puffy stickers around my photo as well and used the puffy letter stickers to complete my title.

I also journaled a bit on one of the label stickers and placed it under the left side of my photo. I also added an embellishment cluster under the right side of my photo and a little towards the bottom to help draw the eye around my page.

What do you think about this lovely new collection? For a chance to win the giveaway of the Let Your Heart Decide collection, all you have to do is comment on each blog in the hop and a random winner will be drawn on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Comments will close at 11:59pm CST on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.

Next up is Amanda Jayne Baldwin's blog, so head over there next! Good luck and here is the blog hop lineup in case you get off track...

2. Adrienne Alvis <<< YOU ARE HERE!


Elle's Studio Guest Designer!

Hey everyone and happy 2018! 

I'm excited to announce that I am a guest designer over at Elle's Studio this month! I am designing three projects using their latest releases and here is my first project...

I used a piece of kraft cardstock for my background paper and placed the “I Love You More Than All The Stars In The Sky” die cut next to the photo of my husband and I, which I layered on top of the striped patterned paper from the XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack.

Next, I visually balanced out my design by using two more patterned paper pieces from the XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and cut them to fill in the white space under my photo and the sentiment die cut piece. Since I love to layer and create embellishment clusters, I utilized the space on the patterned paper pieces under my photo for just that.

I placed several die cut and Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts and tags from the Love You Die Cut on the patterned paper squares and I also used some of the leftover pieces from the striped patterned paper that I layered under my photo to create a pocket to house my journaling card, which I sewed onto the page.

I simply placed the piece of patterned paper onto my page and used my sewing machine to stitch around three sides of it to create a little pocket. This is a great way to add texture to your page while hiding some of your private journaling!

I also included several of the Star Chipboard and Hugs and Kisses Puffy Stickers to add some dimension and color pop to my design. I love how the softer colors from the XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack look paired with the pops of black and white!

You can check out my full post on the Elle's Studio blog...thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your New Year is off to a great start!


Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop

Hello, Pinkfresh Studio fans! If you're hopping along with us today then you probably came from Amanda-Jayne Baldwin's blog. I'm the last stop on the hop so welcome! I chose to create a layout with one of my favorite photos of my family using the Escape the Ordinary collection...

The photo of us isn't amazing, or extraordinary, or professional by any means, but it's my favorite because it's one of those special moments captured when we are all together. As my children get older, that seems to be a rare occurrence these days. So I printed it off a little larger than I normally do for my layout photos and placed it on top of my FAVORITE patterned paper piece from the Escape the Ordinary collection.

I used gold foil letter stickers from the December Days collection because the red really stood out and popped with the rest of my color scheme. I added the words, "Together We Are"... and placed a sentiment piece of patterned paper from the Escape the Ordinary collection below it to complete my title.

I also added lots of triangle-shaped puffy stickers from the collection and kept my overall design simple and minimal, but still visually balanced and interesting thanks to the lovely puffy stickers!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Be sure and comment on each blog to be entered to win an amazing prize from Pinkfresh Studio! Comments will close on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST and a random winner will be announced on Monday, January 8th, 2018! Good luck and happy New Year from Pinkfresh Studio!

*Blog Hop Line-Up*

Adrienne Alvis - You Are Here!


Cheer Captured *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello crafty friends! 

I'm here with a festive layout that I created using one of my favorite holiday photos and some beautiful Shimmerz paints

To begin, I used a piece of white card stock and some Acritonez, which is a self-priming acrylic paint with a matte finish, in "3 Sheets to the Wind" as a base for my design and to help the Vibez and Coloringz colors pop! I used a piece of leftover packaging to create the design that you can see below...

I chose the Coloringz, which are non-shimmering, in "Pretty in Pink" and "Oh Say Can U Sea" because the colors coordinated so well with the patterned paper that I chose for my layout! I also added some Vibez in "Cold As Ice" because it was the perfect shade of blue and added some shimmer to my page.

As you can see in the photo above, I also added some Texturez shimmering, dimensional paste in Crushed Coral to my design by spreading it over a stencil that matched the design of the patterned paper that I chose to use.

I completed my design by adding a title to my photo and by placing some glittery pops of red around my page. I really love incorporating non-traditional Christmas colors on my holiday layouts!

I hope everyone had a fabulous and festive holiday season! Thank you so much for joining me today!