8.11.2017

Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Lineup!

Hello, everyone! Pinkfresh Studio is revealing the new design team and one of their newest collections, Escape the Ordinary, today so I'm super excited to be participating in this blog hop! If you're following along on this hop then you just came from Julia Stainton's blog.

My name is Adrienne Alvis and I have been designing for Pinkfresh Studio for almost 3 years now. I am a married, mother of three and I live in Southern Illinois. Other than paper crafting, I love to read, travel, run, and just hang out with my family. My husband is a farmer and has a full-time job as a sprinkler fitter and I just recently became a LuLaRoe fashion consultant so life around our place is very busy! My children are growing up quickly and very involved in school and sports, so paper crafting is a great way for me to relax and focus on my creative side.

I used the Escape the Ordinary collection to create this layout documenting a moment where I stopped and made a little detour...


This collection is so amazing! When I first opened it up, I was so excited to see so many gorgeous colors, embellishments, and patterned papers that are simply stunning! I started with one of the patterned papers from the Escape the Ordinary collection as my background an added some paint splotches and splatters to give it some added dimension.


I layered a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad under my photo and used some dimensional adhesive to elevate it a bit. I placed several of the Escape the Ordinary puffy stickers around the triangular design of the patterned paper and layered one on top of my photo utilizing some of the white space.


I also added a few of the gold foiled die cut butterflies from the collection around my page to create a visual triangle. I also placed one of the sentiment die cuts under my photo for an added pop of color and one near the bottom of my page to help direct the eye around my layout.


Isn't Pinkfresh Studio's newest collection, Escape the Ordinary, just gorgeous! Be sure and follow along with our blog hop today to see even more amazing products created with the new collection and meet the new designers! And if you leave a comment on each blog in the hop, you will be entered into a giveaway to receive one of two prizes! Yes!...that means that 2 winners will be randomly drawn to receive either a set of stamps and die cuts worth $100 or the entire Escape the Ordinary Collection!!!

Next up on the hop is Laura Contoni-Bassen! You can find her blog here!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Stay Wild *Shimmerz Paints

Hello, crafty friends! 

I shared this layout on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday using some beautiful ocean-hued Coloringz and Vibez paints!


I love summer-themed layouts, so I knew that I had to document my daughter's favorite new toy that she got this year for the pool! A mermaid tail!!! I wanted the background of my page to emulate the water and the scales on the mermaid tail, so I grabbed a piece of white card stock and some Coloringz in "Well Blue Me Down" and "Oh Say Can U Sea", as well as some Vibez shimmering spray ink in "Jeni B Blue" and some old product packaging to create my design...


I simply spritzed the Coloringz and Vibez inks onto a piece of bubble wrap and pressed it against the white card stock in a random pattern. I love how the Coloringz inks are non-shimmering and how the Vibez inks are shimmering so it gives my page a great mixture of shine!


After the inks dried, I took some Coloringz in "Pretty In Pink" and dropped a few splatters around my page for added color contrast and to coordinate with the pink in my daughter's mermaid tail. For my title, Stay Wild, I blended some Acritonez in "Pinkadelic" and a little bit of "Pretty In Pink" Coloringz with a small paint brush and sewed it to my layout. 


I love the effect that the bubble wrap technique gave my background and I think the colors of the paints match perfectly with the colors in my photo! 


Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I've given you a little inspiration for your next project...have a wonderful day! 





7.26.2017

Lovely *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone! I have a layout to share with you today that I created using Acritonez, Coloringz, and Aqua Huez that I shared on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday! 


I started by choosing a black and white patterned paper sheet that had small hearts on it from my stash. I used some Acritonez in "3 Sheets To The Wind" and a dry paintbrush to drag the self-priming acrylic paint across the main part of my background paper. This helped add a little texture and prepped the paper for some Coloringz spray ink and Aqua Huez.


Next, I used some Aqua Huez watercolors in "Little Lily", "African Violet", and "Green with Envy" and blotted them around my page using a paper towel and some water for a subtle effect. I also added a little bit of Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint in "Pinkadelic" for a bolder pop of color.


I layered an all white cut file on top of my background design and placed the photos of my blooming Red Bud tree near the middle. I also used some Coloringz spray ink in "Punked Up Purple" and "No Yoking" to add some accent color splotches around my layout.


I added a few floral die cuts from Pink Paislee, some enamel dots, and some chipboard stickers for my embellishments to complete my page!


Don't be afraid to mix colors and different Shimmerz products! Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a great day! 





7.12.2017

Adventure Dog *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone! We have the sweetest, craziest, most energetic, fur baby in our household and her name is Daisy! She is a yellow lab pup and she stole our hearts from the moment we brought her home! I've scrapped a few pages of her when she was a tiny puppy, but it's been a while so I have this fun layout to share with you today that I posted on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday! 


I started by choosing a tiny pink and white, triangular printed piece of patterned paper from my stash and used some Acritonez in "3 Sheets To The Wind" to set the stage for the bolder colors I added. I simply took an old gift card from Starbuck's, dripped a little bit of the white Acritonez across my page, and swiped it horizontally using the gift card.


Next, I took another gorgeous Acritonez color in "Pinkadelic" and using the same "old gift card" method, swiped it over the dried white Acritonez...


I also used some plastic packaging and spritzed it with some Coloringz spray ink in "No Yoking" and gently pressed it around my background patterned paper so it would add a bright pop of color to my layout!


After the Acritonez and Coloringz dried, I sprinkled a few drops of Coloringz in "Well Blue Me Down" and "Don't Citron Me" around my page for a little extra color contrast. I layered a large cut file from Hip Kit Club on top of my background page and placed the photos of our lab, Daisy, on top of it. I layered a few chipboard stickers and enamel dots from my stash around my page and journaled  near the bottom to complete my layout!


I love how bright and happy the colors on this page turned out! I also love how well the black and white accents pop off the page and give it some added dimension! Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you have a great week!






6.21.2017

Grateful *Shimmerz Paints*

Hey, everyone!

I shared this fun layout on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday...I had a great photo of me and my kiddos that was taken this past Mother's Day that I couldn't wait to scrap!


To begin, I used some Dazzlerz in Red-iculous and a heart stencil from my stash to create the slightly shimmering textured hearts on my background paper.


Next, I used the colors in the photo for my color scheme inspiration and chose some Coloringz spray inks from Shimmerz in Oh Say Can U Sea, Night Moves, and Mamma Sings the Blues to add some mist to my layout. I just lightly sprayed the Oh Say Can U Sea Coloringz spray paint on top of the texture paste once it was dry.


I added ink splatters in the Night Moves, a gorgeous matte black, and some in Mamma Sings the Blues for an added cool tone. I embellished my layout using some gold puffy hearts and black accents to coordinate with my overall color scheme.


I love how the hearts just pop off of the page, don't you? Thanks for stopping by today! I hope the rest of your week is lovely!





6.10.2017

Hey There, Sunshine! *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone!

I'm really excited to share this fun layout with you today that I created using some Coloringz non-shimmering spray inks and Dazzlerz shimmering dimensional paste! I also shared this on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday...


For this layout, I wanted to use a large title and a black and white photo because I wanted to add different Shimmerz paint colors so they would POP! I started by choosing a very lightly colored piece of patterned paper from my stash and misting some Coloringz spray paints on it in No Yoking, Mandarin Mai Tai, Don't Citron Me, and Pretty in Pink.


Next, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a large title for my page using some bright aqua card stock. I layered the cut file on top of the misted patterned paper after it dried and then placed the photo of me and my daughter toward the bottom.


I placed several puffy sticker embellishments around my page and decided I needed some black to accent my black and white photo so I used some Dazzlerz shimmering dimensional paste in Licorice Stick and a stencil to create some textured hearts in a few places on my layout.


After the Dazzlerz dried, I journaled next to my photo and sprinkled a few more ink splatters around my layout being extra careful not to get any on my photo!


This layout was so simple to create! All it took was some card stock, a photo, a few simple embellishments, and some Shimmerz! Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful day! 



5.26.2017

Just Jump *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, lovelies!

Today I have a fun layout that I created using some Coloringz, Vibez, and Dazzlerz paints from Shimmerz that I shared on their blog yesterday...


I started by using a doily-shaped stencil from my stash and misting some Coloringz non-shimmering spray ink in Well Blue Me Down, No Yoking, and Mandarin Mai-Tai on a piece of white card stock. I also sprayed some Vibez shimmering spray ink in Blue Jeans as well to create the background.


After the mists dried, I layered my photos on top of the doily-shapes that I created with the stencils and mists and adhered them down using some foam dimensional adhesive. 



I took another polka-dotted stencil from my stash and some Dazzlerz dimensional paste in Jelly Bean Green to create even more dimension on my page. The Dazzlerz paste has just the right amount of shimmer in it and I love how it helps add texture to my layout!


After the Dazzlerz dried, I layered lots of embellishments around my layout to accent my photos and bring out some of the lovely Shimmerz colors that I used.


I also layered a few patterned paper strips at the top and bottom of my page for even more color coordination!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day! 







5.11.2017

Wild About You *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, crafty friends! 

I'm here today with a layout to share that I created using some Coloringz, Aqua Huez, and Acritonez and a few wild photos that I posted on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday...


As you can tell from the photos that I chose to use, I was really inspired by the "jungle theme" and the colors from my daughter and her dance group's outfits! I used some Coloringz in Keep Palm, a non-shimmering, highly pigmented spray ink, to create a light green, earthy background using the packaging technique and then layered some Aqua Huez in 14 Carrots on top of the Keep Palm for a little added color contrast. 


For my title, I simply grabbed a few foam letter stickers from my stash and took a dry paintbrush and some Acritonez in Shimmerz Tar, Tar and swiped the paint across in a striped pattern. After the Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint dried on the letters, I used some more of the Aqua Huez in 14 Carrots, which is a non-shimmering watercolor, to add some orange to coordinate with my page. 


I placed several die cut palm leaves around the photos and sprinkled a few ink splatters around using some Coloringz in Night Moves. 


I embellished my layout by adding some orange enamel dots around the black ink spatters and placing two large wood veneer sentiment pieces at the top and bottom of my page.


This color scheme was a little out of my comfort zone, but I just love how well it coordinated with the photos of my daughter and her dance group, don't you? 

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful day! 





5.08.2017

May Mix Up *Pinkfresh Studio*

Hello everyone!  

I have a layout and a Project Life spread that I created by mixing the latest Pinkfresh Studio collections together! They pair so well with each other which made it really easy and fun to use for these projects. 



For this layout, I started by choosing one of the patterned papers from the Dream On collection and layered some smaller paper pieces from the Live More collection on top of the background patterned paper. I love the sentiments on the "Rise" patterned paper piece from the Live More collection, don't you? Since I didn't want to cover it up completely, I layered the photos of my daughter and her puppy off to the left side of the "Rise" paper so most of the wording would stay in view. I also created a little motion by stamping the confetti behind my photos using the Live More stamp set. 



For added color and dimension I placed several of the triangle shaped Studio Puffs from the Live More collection on top of the confetti stamps. I also added a few of the layered chipboard stickers from the Live More collection and The Mix No. 1 collection which is exclusively embellishments. 



For my next project, I created a pocket page spread for my Project Life album for the month of March. After I printed my photos off on my home printer, I used the 6x6 paper pad from the Dream On and Live More collections to make my journaling cards for the 3x4 pockets. The smaller scale of the patterns look better for my overall design since the pocket sizes are smaller. I embellished directly onto my photos and the journaling cards by using items from the Dream On and Live More collections such as the studio puffs, card stock die cuts, and a few of the layered chipboard stickers. 



I kept my spread cohesive my using the same color scheme for both pages and by layering some of the embellishments onto the photos themselves. 




I created my title card, which is at the bottom right-hand corner of my spread, by simply placing some of the Live More acetate alphas on a piece of patterned paper from the same collection to spell out the month of March and adhering them using my mini stapler. 



I love how the pastel colors of the Live More collection balance out the bolder colors of the Dream On and The Mix No.1 collections! I also love how they all coordinate with my everyday photos.

Thanks so much for joining me! I hope you have a great day and don't be afraid to "mix it up"!