Jun 27, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release


Hi there!


Today, we are  celebrating a new set of amazing products from Pinkfresh Studio. This new release is amazing, and filled with so many versatile and beautiful products that you are going to love and feature in your projects.

Let me show you what I have created combining a few of the new products

I fell in love with the  new MINI SLIMLINE FRAME DIE SET and wanted to use them as the background for my page.  So, I cut about 12 of them from white cardstock, and stacked them together in groups of 3 - this gives me a sturdier and dimensional frame die cut-

The new ORNATE MEDALLIONS COVERPLATE DIE provided the perfect detailed surface to back each of the frames.  I simply created two panels, and used Pinkfresh Studio inks to add color to them.  I chose to add a soft ombre effect to the coverplate die cuts.  Once, I backed the frames with the pieces of the coverplate, then I set them on my layout.

To embellish my layout, I am using the new FOLK FLORAL STEM HOT FOIL PLATE, FOLK FLORAL STEM STENCIL, and FOLK FLORALSTEM DIE along with  Pinkfresh Studio inks to create all the flowers for my page.  I chose warmer tones for the flowers so that they contrast with the colors of the background.

I used two different tones of foil for the flowers. These were placed behind and in between the frames along with some Leafy Branch Die cuts to add movement to the page. I accent each of the florals with a few Metallic Gold Pearls.

To finish the page, I am using two of the new FOILED SENTIMENTS 3 as my title and sentiment for this layout.   I added a few embossed Small Butterflies die cuts just to complete my page.

I hope this has given you a bit of extra inspiration, and you are already picking your favorite products.   Remember that Pinkfresh Studio is hosting a generous giveaway to celebrate the release.

-Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. 

-In addition, Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments.

The winners will be chosen from the comments left on the blog stops. THe winners list will be posted on July 5, 2022 on Pinkfresh Studio's GIVEAWAY PAGE. Be sure to check for your name, you will only have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

Now, let's continue the inspiration. All the participants are listed as follows for your convenience
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Jun 26, 2022

HAPPY TOGETHER - Doodlebug Design

I have never been so in love with a Doodlebug collection, as I am with the new MY HAPPY PLACE Collection.  I just love the color palette, designs, and (though I do miss the cute and smiley elements) all the icons.  It is just so perfect for my style of daily documenting!!  So, I quickly unpacked it to create this page:

I love all the house icons in the collection, and drew inspiration from it to create my own.  I used the 6x6 paper pad and Odds & Ends pieces with a bit of hand stitching to create my own house.

I might need to purchase boxes of the Garden Party patterned paper. It is just the perfect background!!

I used pieces from the 6x6 paper pad to back my photos, and then placed them on the page.   Chit Chat pieces are always a must, and the ones in this collection created the perfect title.

I just added a few extra embellishments to bring more of a homey feeling to the house, and call it complete!

You are going to love the new MY HAPPY PLACE Collection, and I cannot wait to see what you will create with it!



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Jun 21, 2022

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW JUNE 2022 FINE & DANDY COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.   You are arriving from Cheryl Espie's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

There is so much to love in today's release as it contains hot foil plates, stencils, dies, and the new and super gorgeous metallic papers. Let me show you what I have created with some of these products

The new ORIENTAL POPPY Bundle is amazing!!!  It is super versatile, and perfect for memory keeping.   I love the large blooms and how easily you can create them with the stamp and coloring stencil.

The ORIENTAL POPPY bundle is just the perfect size for my Personal 6x8 journal.   The large poppies filled my title page which made journaling a breeze.

The  new and versatile FINE RINGS: CIRCLE HOT FOIL PLATE was the perfect complement to  all the dishes in my photo.   The delicate design of the plate allowed me to repeatedly create a series of overlapping foiled circles on my page.

To complement the page, I created my title and subtitle using Altenew dies and the new BRUSHED GOLD METALLIC CARDSTOCK.   I hid my journaling so that the page would not be overwhelmed with too many details

The new set of SCALLOPED CIRCLES HOT FOIL PLATE & STITCHED SCALLOPED DIE SET BUNDLE are glorious, and can be easily worked together or separately in your projects.

I simply combined the hot foil and die set to create the embellishments for this page!  In addition, I used my solid plate to create the inverse foil look of the plate, and used those cut out stitched scalloped circles as part of my embellishments, too!

One of my favorite pieces from this release is the new EXQUISITE MARBLE HOT FOIL PLATE. The possibilities of this  plate are endless, from backgrounds to titles!

I used my solid plate to use the negative part of the foil and create a reverse foil look.  I used the Bold Alpha Die set to cut the title of my project.  I was able to sneak a piece of the Stitched Scalloped Circles die cuts in the embellishment cluster of the page.

The new FREESIA HOT FOIL PLATE, DIE, AND STENCIL BUNDLE is a must.  The delicate design of the Freesia, is easily colored with the coordinating stencil. It all comes together in a  short amount of time.  I  created two of the floral images, and used them as the main embellishment for my spread!


To keep the look of the page simple, and to avoid breaking the look of the photo, I opted to use the new BRUSHED SILVER METALLIC CARDSTOCK to cut the title word for my spread.

For my last project, I am using the new  DELIGHTFUL FLOWERS HOT FOIL PLATE.  This is probably my favorite plate from the release.   I chose to use the plate on Altenew Watercolor paper.  Once the image was set on the paper, I used Altenew Artist Watercolor Pan set to detail my flowers.

I LOVE how this turned out.   The delicate foiled shine surrounded by all the watercolor goodness!

You are going to love all versatility of this amazing release!   Cannot wait to see what you will create!

Of course Altenew is celebrating the release with a generous GIVEAWAY

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2022.

Good Luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue with the inspiration. You are off to visit LauraJane's blog.  Remember you can always start the hop in Altenew's Card Blog.  Here is  a list of all the participants for your convenience.

Altenew Blog

Terri Koszler

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa <<< you are here


Therese Calvird

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Linda Westfall

Emily Midgett

Nenette S. Madero

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Dana Joy

Colleen Balija

Erum Tasneem

Bridget Casey

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Thanks for stopping by!