Monday, August 1, 2016

DIY Pretty Packages

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of  I do receive financial compensation and material product from Crate Paper to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Do you have extra bags on hand?  Wondering what to do with them?  I had a couple of cute muslin drawstring bags lying around that I thought would make cute packaging for gift giving.

I started by using a 1"inch circle punch from EK Success to punch out circles from gold glitter paper.  

I then used liquid adhesive to adhere the gold glitter circles to my bags in a polka dot pattern.

Next, came the embellishing.   Oh, how I love the fun papers and embellishments in the Crate paper Cute girl collection.  I chose papers and altered items that would work for birthdays or the everyday.

The tassels in the Cute girl collection are so gorgeous.  I wanted to use them all, but I decided on two of my favorites - (b/w polka dots with gold and mint with gold) to use on my bags.

I also added some darling ephemera pieces, gold bow paper clips and chipboard pieces.

 From my own stash I added a few doilies (white and gold) and gold glitter paper clips.

These bags came together in a snap and would be great for any occasion.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Citrus Twist Kits | Bible Journaling

Hi everyone, I have a bible journaling page to share with you today using the May Gracebox kit from Citrus Twist kits!  This kit is perfect for fitting all of your bible journaling needs.

The bible verse that I decided to highlight is Nehemiah 4:20 "Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!" Because this verse is so happy and full of praise, I chose happy and vibrant paints and supplies from the kit.

To start I painted pink, teal and yellow acrylic paints across my page.  Once the paint dried, I used the Tim Holtz Lace stencil with modeling paste.  Tip: I like to use a heat gun between layers to help the paint dry quicker.

I stamped the praise the Lord for the Lord is good stamp (included in the kit) onto a separate piece of white cardstock and adhered it onto the right side of my spread.

Next, I added some die cuts and puffy stickers from the kit.  I finished up by stamping the chevron stamp next to the verse that I'm highlighting.  I also stamped the date that I did the page.

The May Gracebox kit is sold out, but you can sign up now to start a subscription in June.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pink Paislee | Mixed Media

Hi everyone, welcome! This week on the Pink Paislee blog we are sharing mixed media projects! To start you off, I'm sharing how my mixed media layout came to life.

Mixed Media #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

First, I started by cutting out this bird background with my Silhouette Cameo (cut file by Paige Evans for Studio Calico). Next, I used a combination of my favorite watercolor confections tropical paints  and watercolor confections the classics paints from Prima and painted some of the background birds. I purposefully left several of them white to allow for white balance.

ixed Media #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Next, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some birds out of different patterned papers from the Fancy Free collection. I adhered them to my cut file background and set aside. Next, I painted a watercolor background on white cardstock. Once my background was dry, I adhered the bird cut file background.

Mixed Media #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

To embellish my layout, I started by adding droplets of white paint against my background then I added my photo and embellishments from the Fancy Free collection.

Mixed Media #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Gina Lideros PP mixed media2

I love how bright and colorful this layout turned out. If you have a layout that you would like to share with us, using our current collections, feel free to post them on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using the hashtag #pinkpaislee or #ppFancyFree!

Supplies Used:
Pink Paislee: Fancy Free Papers and embellishments
Prima: Watercolor Confections Tropicals paints, Watercolor Confections The Classics paints and Waterbrush Pen set

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

American Crafts NSD Winner Announced!!!

Thank you to everyone that played along with our National Scrapbook Day blog hop!!!

The winner of my NSD blog hop is Jane Ratanapol!!!
Jane please email me your address so that I can mail out your prize!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to leave a comment on my blog.  I truly appreciate it!  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

NSD American Crafts Giveaway


Happy National Scrapbook Day friends!  I'm so pleased to offer this prize with American Crafts.

National Scrapbooking day means so much to me because this hobby has given me such a creative outlet, while documenting memories of family and friends.

For my prize pack I am giving away a lovely assortment from the Shimelle Starshine collection.
*** Giveaway is open till 10am Tuesday, May 10th, a winner will be announced shortly after on that day***

To enter, please leave a comment on my post answering this question: What are your plans for National Scrapbooking day??

Next on the hop is

Thanks, and good luck!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Scrapbook Circle | Be Real

Hi there!  I'm trying something a little different for this month's Be Real post at Scrapbook Circle.  Each month a couple of creative team members are assigned to use Instagram photos on a layout or a pocket scrapbooking page.  I decided to change it up this month by creating a Be Real instagram photo album instead.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

 I loved the papers and embellishments that were included in the May Here and Now kit and coordinating add-ons.  I started off my insta album by cutting up the corrugated white cardstock included in the main kit.  It is thick and versatile, so I decided that it would make a great surface for my pages.  First, I used a paper trimmer and trimmed white corrugate pieces into 7 5"x 5" square pieces.  I purchased a patterned paper add-on this month, in order to create this album you would need to have extra corrugated paper on hand or you could cut your pages to 4"x 4" each and one sheet should do the trick.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

After cutting up my corrugated background pages, I then cut up pieces of patterned papers from the main kit and May add-on kits measuring 5" x 5" each.  I then placed each cut patterned paper on each corrugated piece.  Once I got all of my papers placed, I used my crop a dile to punch through each page, and then adjoined them all using a jump ring.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

Next, I printed off a couple of Instagram photos and a couple of small wallet sized photos.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

Once the photos were in place I used a lot of embellishments, Thickers, thread, spray ink, lace netting and a couple of other items to finish each page.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

My last page of the album is my "favorites" page. I used a tag (included in the main kit) to journal a few things about our special day.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

Overall, I'm so happy with how this "Be Real" mini album turned out!

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle Use Instagram photos to create your own unique handmade album #pinkpaislee #ppfancyfree #cratepaper #americancrafts

I hope that you are inspired to create something fun today using Instagram photos!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Elle's Studio | Pocket Scrapbooking April kit

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a new pocket scrapbooking page today using the Elle's Studio exclusive April kit + extras.

My daughter’s 17th birthday was just a few weeks ago, and we decided to travel with several members of our youth group to LA to visit an outreach event.

I used two different pocket pages to create my spread.  The page on the left is a 10×12 spread and the page on the right is a 12×12 spread.  I like to change things up sometimes depending on the size of my photos.  I added lots of items from the the Little Moments collection and the Elle’s Studio April 2016 Exclusive kit and extras.

During our trip we visited the Santa Monica beach boardwalk and the event at the Los Angeles Coliseum. I took lots of pictures during our vacation and couldn’t wait to share them in my album.  I added some simple journaling on the right hand side of my spread using the “notes from the weekend” card.  This card really came in handy to help document our trip.

Thanks for stopping by today – I would love to see how you are using ES products on your projects! Make sure you share your projects with us in the ES Member Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio!