Blog · Scrapbooking

Pink Paislee – Thankful Blessed Grateful Layout

Hello, PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout that summarizes my feelings for the wonderful people I have in my life. I picked the Thankful Blessed Grateful cut file by Paige Evans and used it as a big title for my page. What I love about big titles is that you can seamlessly fit multiple photos on one layout. The Whimsical collection with its beautiful colors and patterns was perfect for the theme.

Whenever I have a big title to work with, I try to find pictures that fit in the negative spaces – I think it’s fun, and also I don’t have to figure out a placement for my photo, which would probably cover part of the title itself. Here I was able to perfectly fit three photos inside the letters. I then proceeded to back the rest of the letters with a variety of papers. I mostly used Paper 19 which features a combination of many patterns included in the collection.

Once I had the cut file ready, I adhered it onto Paper 01 which I had previously trimmed and distressed. I used foam dots for dimension and also small staples for added texture. Next, I arranged several flowers in three clusters to create a visual triangle and went on embellishing them with other fun goodies.

I love enamel dots and the ones included in the Whimsical collection are just too amazing! Hearts, butterflies, and flowers; I couldn’t ask for more! I need a million of them!

I also adhered colorful tassels to two of the clusters. I really like the texture and dimension. Finally, I chose a vibrant patterned paper as my background to make all the other elements on the page pop.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I gave you some useful ideas for your next big title layout. Happy Thanksgiving!

Blog · Cards

Pink Paislee – Fussy Cutting: A Set Of Cards

Hi there, friends! I have a new set of cards to share, using the gorgeous Whimsical collection by Pink Paislee.

What these cards have in common is a lot of fussy cut elements. From tags to banners to frames, all you need is patterned paper!

For the first card, I used two tags that I fussy cut out of Paper 01, which also includes sentiments and other embellishments.

After choosing the paper for my card panel, I adhered two strips of washi tape from the #StickerBook across the middle, just to give it a bit more interest. I layered two tags and a frame from the same cut apart sheet and mounted everything on foam adhesive for dimension. A beautiful floral die cut and heart enamel dots finished the card.

The second card used the sentiments banners in Paper 08.

Again, I fussy cut them, making sure to pick the ones that made more sense for a card. I adhered them onto white cardstock, on which I used a faux stitch border die to give it a more finished look. Next, I arranged a flower and some leaves from the ephemera pack in the center of the card. Here to add more interest, instead of adding washi tape, I wrapped natural twine around the card panel before adhering the prepared sentiments on top.

I hope you like these simple cards. Take out your scissors and start fussy cutting all the things! It’s fun! 🙂

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew Card Blog. Here is the full list:

Altenew Card Blog

Enza Gudor — You are here —

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

Norine Borys

Laura Jane

Jung AhSang

Therese Calvird

Michelle Murray

Svitlana Shayevich

Amber Rain Davis

Sveta Fotinia

Laurel Beard

The new Build-A-Flower Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous! I love poppies, so I was really hoping Altenew would release a set like this.

With big flowers, beautifully layered for a very realisitc look, the BAF: Poppy is perfect for all kinds of projects.

I have a layout to share with you today.


I started by stamping several images with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat, Industrial Diamond, and Pure Graphite. I used the Altenew Artist Marker in Forest Glades for the center of the flowers, while the foliage was stamped with Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink.


I didn’t want to distract from the beauty of the poppies, so I decided to go with a gray embossed background, which matches the ink used for some of the stamping. I started layering the flowers in the bottom left corner of the page, and then moved towards the left and the top, creating what looks like half of a frame. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

I kept the photo simple and clean, with just a white border and some twine wrapped vertically around the right side. The sentiments, which are also part of the stamp set, were stamped on smooth white cardstock and shaped into banners. I also decided to scatter some of the smaller images in the opposite corner of the page, just to fill that empty spot – it looked a bit bare to me 🙂


Lots of black and gray enamel dots finished the layout.


Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

Your next stop is the fabulous Erum. Happy hopping!