Heather King

Thursday, September 13, 2018

"Autumn Faves" mini album///Pink Paislee Auburn Lane//Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey crafty friends....I have another mini album to share....I know, I know, I have been on a mini album kick lately...and actually, I have a whole container full of pictures and ideas for all of the mini albums I want to make....I will be done with that list in a few years! :)  This mini album features the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane Collection and includes all of my favorite memories made during the fall season!
Before I get in to the details and pictures...I am sad to say this will be my last design team post, but I want to share my gratitude for the opportunity Vanessa provided me by accepting me as part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink design team.    It has been so much fun and a dream come true!
OK...enough with the mushy stuff and on to the crafty stuff!
This mini album was definitely a labor of love, but totally worth it in the end...I started with matting my photos and planning my pages with the 6x8 paper pad including the cover and back.  I decided to do something different with this mini album and incorporate some old denim from my stash.  I added some charms to the binding ring and tied some white ribbon on.
The cover was created with a card from the ephemera pack that I hand stitched as well as the Pink Paislee Gold Thickers.  I absolutely love these foam thicker alphas...they are the perfect size and these colors! 

I started with the traditional pumpkin patch and hay ride photos of my family including my parents, nephews, and brothers....It is a tradition we try to do together every year!  I used cut files from The Cut Shoppe throughout and added quite a bit of hand stitching as well which is not my forte, but I love the texture and dimension it adds.

Next in line is my birthday which is in October and that definitely deserves documenting.....My husband always showers me with gifts and my entire immediate family meets for dinner. 
To add to the Auburn Lane embellishments, I pulled stamps and dies from my stash as well brads & flair buttons.

My husband, daughter, and I have been making holiday crafts since she was older enough to hold a glue stick...I have a box of  all of the holiday crafts we've made over the years and its a tradition I like to document every year.

I used lots of different types of materials to incorporate into this mini album to keep it interesting through to the end....look through your stash and pull out vellum, acetate, tissue paper, baggies, fabrics, etc....they all can be used and visually, it keeps the eye drawn in!

Lastly, fall includes Thanksgiving and couldn't be left out...
For finishing details, I added metal charms, sequins, & ribbons including little shaker pockets in a 4 x 4 pocket page sleeve...

Each year, I ask my husband and girls to write down what they are grateful that year...before they are allowed to eat...and I provide them with cute little cards of course and I keep them and definitely think they are worth documenting...they are tucked in the glassine bag above....


There are more pages and details to see, however, if I included all of the pictures, this would be the longest post ever!!
To see a flip through of this album as well as more details on how it was made and the products used, please check out my YouTube channel linked at the bottom of this post.
Please see the below list for the products I used that are still available from the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store....

I also used products from Pretty Little Studio, Shimmerz paints, Bramble Fox & Tim Holtz.
Thanks so much for sticking with me on this post and I hope you are inspired to create your own "Autumn Faves" mini album or project!
Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions you may have below...I'd love to know what you think!
For a flip through and more details...You can check out the video linked below on my YouTube channel...

Thank you. xoxo Heather

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"Love, Home, Family" Scrapbook Layout //Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hi, crafty friends....I am back with another a scrapbook layout to share with you for the Butterfly Reflections Ink design team...I had a great time making this and hope you like it too!
The picture is of myself, husband, and daughter and I love the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane collection with it!  I started with a piece of white cardstock and really wanted to play with my new Shimmerz Paints because they match this collection so well.  I used the paints on the background and the  cut file title I cut on my Silhouette. Specifically, when skies are grey, so sappy, pip-pip cheery-o, and sage it isn't so. I got the title from a file available for free on the Hip Kit Club website and the circle is from 17turtles/Juliana Michaels blog.
I matted my photo on a couple patterned papers from the 6 x 8 paper pad and popped it up on some adhesive foam.
To add texture, I machine stitched my title and the circle cut file to the background. 
 To embellish my layout, I used the cute little puffy stickers, rub ons, and stickers from the 6 x 8 sheet of accent stickers.  To back the embellishment clusters, I used a couple of pieces from the cut apart patterned paper from the paper pad.
Lastly, I tucked in a few of the vellum gold flower die cuts from the Floral Ephemera.  I love those flowers and there are so many included in the pack!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspiring to get a little messy on your next project!  I'd love to know what you think.  Please feel free to leave a comment or question and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 
Make sure you head to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop now to take a look at all of these goodies and all of the new stuff being added everyday!!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

"DWTS" mini album //Butterfly Reflections Ink DT ///Paige Evans cut file & collections

 Hi,  crafty friends! I have a mini album to share with you for the Butterfly Reflections Ink store....I used a Paige Evans mini album cut file with a collection of products from Pink Paislee Paige Evans.  I created the album for pictures taken at a Dancing With The Stars Live show earlier this year. It was super fun and had too many pictures for just a scrapbook layout! Using the cut file made it easy to create the album and Paige Evans provides a helpful tutorial on her YouTube page. 
To embellish the front, I used a combination of Pick Me Up ephemera and alpha stickers from my stash.  The flair is from an etsy shop called Cuts2Luv and she has beautiful flair pieces.
To enclose the album, I glued a piece of twine around it and also adhered tiny velcro circles from my stash. 
To make the base of the album and tags, I used Pink Paislee Take Me Away 6 x6 paper pad and the Pink Paislee Pick Me up 6 x6 paper pad . The charms attached to the outside of the album are a mixture of pieces from Tim Holtz, Elle's Studio and Crate Paper.
I decorated the inside with Pick Me Up puffy stickers, Pick Me Up Rubons and Pinkfresh Studio The Mix puffy stars.   Some of the layers and details were fussy cut from papers included in the Pick Me Up Mini Swatch pads. I also snuck in a few stars from Freckled Fawn puffy stickers.

To create texture, I used border punches and machine stitched a lot of the pages and tags.
I also used some ribbon and brads from my stash. 
 The cut file is designed to fold up like an accordion which also means there are two sides to decorate and add photos!

I tucked in as many stickers and die cuts that would fit.  That is the beauty of working with a full collection because you know everything already matches!  I pulled pieces from the Pick Me Up Accent Stickers, Pick Me Up Journaling Spots, & Take Me Away Ephemera.

To mix up the design and matting of my photos, I stapled a few pictures together with my mini attacher.  They were pictures I wanted to use, but not ones with a big story behind them so I didn't mind having some hidden. 

One of the reasons I  love making mini albums so much is because it gives you the freedom to print and crop your photos in all different sizes.  I think it is so much fun and keeps it interesting from start to end!


I created a fold out mini in my mini...yeah, that's a little corny, but I used another little velcro circle to secure it and added one of the Pink Paislee Take Me Away paperclips
To finish up, I adhered some pretty Pretty Pink Posh 6mm clear sequins and Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear sequins with glossy accents in my Precision Tip glue bottle.....boy, do I love that glue bottle!!
There are still so many details to mention, but if I did, this post might be the longest post ever!!  I did create a short flip through video on my YouTube channel though where you can see all of the tags and interactive elements as well!
click here.....  https://youtu.be/1sHTN9OEQX0
Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you are inspired to create your own mini album...maybe for pictures you took at a family celebration, a day trip, or a show you saw!  If you do, I'd love to see! Please feel free to comments or questions below.
To pick up these products for yourself, head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store.
Have a great week!  See you next week.
xoxo Heather

Sunday, August 12, 2018

"The heart of my home" Scrapbook layout //Butterfly Reflections Ink DT // Pink Paislee Auburn Lane

Hi, friends...I have another scrapbook layout with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink DT..
...and I realize its still Summer, but this time of year, I am counting the days until fall!  I love fall..it is my favorite season....therefore, I couldn't wait any longer to use the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection from Pink Paislee...This collection was released a couple of months ago and can be used for any occasion, but there are definitely fall accents and the colors are beautiful!  The picture is of my two daughters sitting at our dining table last year on Thanksgiving...My husband hosted dinner that year and I love presenting the food on a festive table!
The background is a Kaisercraft wood grain patterned paper from my stash and fits right in with the dusty fall colors of this collection.  I added a layer of clear gesso and then started on my mixed media background...now, anyone who likes to create mixed media backgrounds knows that in the end, most of it is covered by the photo and embellishments, but I like the way it peaks out from behind it all. 
I used several Distress Oxide inks with a paint brush to add color as well as splatters.  It was a little bit of a challenge to find inks that matched exactly, but Tattered Rose, Iced Spruce, Stormy Sky, and Evergreen Bough work well.  I actually mixed Evergreen Bough and Black Soot to create the dark teal color in the rub on sentiment to the bottom right of the photo. So don't be afraid to play with your inks to achieve the color you are after!
After the mixed media is dry, you can start adding embellishments and your photo.  I matted my photo on a couple of patterned papers from the 6 x 8 paper pad.

To create texture and interest to the background, I spread some embossing paste through the Echo Park Picnic Blanket Stencil..yes, the name of the stencil doesn't fit the theme of my page, but the pattern is gorgeous and not really theme specific.   Once that was dry, I stamped floral and leaf images from the Honey Bee Country Bloom stamp set with Archival black ink.  because the flower stamps remind me of the flowers in embellishments from this collection.  I use Archival black ink because it is waterproof and won't smudge. 

This collection also includes Puffy Stickers and Rub Ons and would have put all of them on my layout if I could! I used a couple of flowers, hearts, and tiny images from the rub ons and love the flat detail it adds.  I used a handful of the puffy stickers including the hearts, buttons, and a sentiment. Honestly, I have the hardest time with puffy stickers because I love them so much!  I want to use them, but don't want to because they will be gone....who knows that feeling?? I know, I know..crafty problems!

 The Auburn Lane Floral Emphemera pack of flowers are absolutely to die for!  There is a mix of cardstock die cut flowers, vellum with black flowers die cuts, and vellum with rose gold flowers die cuts as well as leaves in all different shades.  I created clusters of these flowers surrounding the photo and tucked in several leaves.  To make sure the flowers and leaves have some dimension, only add a little bit of liquid adhesive on the edge of the die cut.  To take it a step further, add a little piece of fun foam or pop dots to the edge so it doesn't flatten out when put into a page protector.
I created my title using one of the phrases from the Pebbles Heart of Home gold thickers and added the words "the" and"my" from the Pinkfresh Peach Alpha Puffy Stickers from my stash.  I felt as though adding those words made the title more personal to me.  I also added the year with those same peach alpha stickers to a sticker label underneath my photo.
To tie in to the sentiment of my title, I used the houses from the 6 x 12 Accent sticker sheet and popped up one with fun foam. 
To finish up, I added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and adhered some Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold sequins with my Precision Tip applicator and Glossy accents
To watch my process, you can check out my video on YouTube linked below...
Thanks so much for taking the time to read about my project today and hope you are inspired to dive in to fall (even though its technically still Summer) and get crafty today!
To get these products in your hands, head over to the shop now before they are gone! 
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"You & Me" Scrapbook Layout ///Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey crafty friends..I have a fun mixed media scrapbook layout to share!
The picture is of my mother and daughter on a beautiful day at the park and I managed to snap this gorgeous view of them.
This layout was inspired by this fantastic Spellbinders Cascading Butterfly die.  I LOVE butterflies and any product that allows me to use them and create different types of embellishments customized to match my project is a must have!!  This die is approximately 4" x 6" and it cuts the outline of the butterfly cluster as well as the butterflies.  I wanted to create lots of dimension and with this die and it is perfect to create little butterfly shaker pockets!
I started with a piece of white cardstock and spread a layer of clear gesso so I could add some Distress ink to my background.  Adding gesso allows the ink to spread easily without it soaking in to the cardstock too quickly as well as makes the background sturdy.  It will still warp some, but not as much.  I like to use clear gesso because white gesso does not ever match the white cardstock and the areas without the gesso will be very visible. 
I used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Distress Oxide Broken China on my background by smooshing it with some plastic packaging....there really is no rhyme or reason to how I applied it, just random, but I always love the end result!

After the distress ink was dry, I used the Echo Park Easter Hunt Stencil with Dreamweavers Translucent Embossing Paste to create subtle texture.  I like this translucent paste because it dries almost clear, but with a sheen to it so it doesn't disappear.   It will still be highlighted over where the ink was applied.

For the butterfly clusters, I cut it several times in white cardstock, fun foam, and clear acetate.  I love the dimension the fun foam provides....you can cut most types of fun foam with  your manual die cutting machine and dies to get your own foam thicker embellishments!  I layered the cascading butterflies with fun foam using Stick It double sided adhesive sheets and two of them with clear acetate sheets.  At this point, I wasn't sure how I wanted all of the butterflies to have an acetate top to it but it was much easier to just cut the entire shape in acetate then one butterfly at a time! 
Keep in mind, with such a large die and working with fun foam, you don't want to use quick drying liquid adhesive because you won't have a lot of wiggle room to get the layers straight!  Use double sided adhesive sheets or glossy accents works too.

Once I had the butterfly clusters where I wanted them I started planning which sequins to use and which butterflies to put them.  I didn't want all of the butterflies to be filled in, but randomly selected a few.  I filled those spaces with Pretty Pink Posh Fresh Mint Sequin mix Neat & Tangled Sunset Shimmer Sequin Mix, and others from my stash.  I adhered them with my precision top glue bottle.  I love this bottle!!

Since I was left with so many butterflies, layered them and stitched down the center with my sewing machine.  I love the look of the dangling threads because it creates a little messy texture.  I also used some of the foam butterflies to layer underneath the butterfly stacks.  For sparkle and shine, I used the Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen on some of the butterflies and then I got a little crazy with the shimmer....

There were so many foam butterflies left over, I pull out my Tonic Athenian Blue Glitter Marker and they turned out beautiful!  They were my own homemade foam thicker embellishments! 
For my title, I pulled word stickers from Pink Paislee Dream Thickers along with a couple of the matching hearts.  I also had some foam hearts from a previous project that I colored with the Tonic Glitter marker.  I love creating my own embellishments because they can be customized to fit any color scheme or theme!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to create your own embellishments with fun foam, dies, and lots of shimmer!  You can find these products as well as so many other dies you can use to create custom embellishments at Butterfly Reflections Ink online store.
If you'd like to see my whole process, you can check out my video on YouTube linked below....
Id' love to know what you think!  Please feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have below!  Thanks so much! Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"Sunkissed" Scrapbook Layout //Simple Stories//Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey friends....I am back to share another 12 x 12 scrapbook layout with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink DT...
I am using Simple Stories Hello Summer collection and pictures of my daughter and nephew from years ago..they were enjoying some fruit juice after a dip in the pool....they are so cute at that age!!
I started with a piece of yellow cardstock from my stash and really wanted to use the square stickers in the 8-page sticker pack.  They seem like they are meant for planners, but I won't use them in that way so I needed to come up with a way to use them on a scrapbook layout.  I am a huge fan of grid style layouts and they are a great way to use lots of patterned papers on one project!  And in this case, I could layer the square planner stickers on most of the paper squares.
I trimmed 2 x 2 pieces from the 6 x 8 paper pad and cut my 4 x 6 photo down to (2) 2 x 4 photos. Once I laid out all of the patterned paper squares the way  I wanted, I went through the sticker sheets and added adhesive foam to each to add dimension.
I also pulled embellishments from the 6 x 12 chipboard.  Even with chipboard and adhesive foam, the layout was still lacking texture...therefore, I challenged myself with hand stitching each one of the squares with coordinating floss from my stash....yes, this took me a very long time, but completely worth it!!
For a little sparkle & shine, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Tutti Fruitti mix and Neat & Tangled Sunset Shimmer mix.  I used my precision tip bottle and glossy accents and it works so well!
 I also used the glossy accents on some of the stickers to add dimension.  It takes a while to dry, but the little sunglasses look so cute with the shine.
For a little messiness to the already structured design,  I splattered some watered down acrylic black & white paints in the corners.  For finishing details, For finishing details, I pulled some enamel hearts from Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles & Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times Puffy Stickers.

To finish up, I added my journaling on the left side of the page and that was it....once the hand stitching was done, the layout really came together quick! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hop you were inspired to create a grid design with lots of patterns and color on your project! and maybe even some color coordinating stitching.....
If you like these products, head over to the shop now to get yours!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Vacation" Scrapbook layout //Simple Stories ///Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey crafty peeps...I am back to share another beachy summer layout for Butterfly Reflections Ink Online StoreI used Simple Stories Hello Summer collection again plus some Silhouette cut files and a little mixed media experiments!  The picture is of my daughter and husband during one of our sunset shell collection missions on our annual beach vacation....which, at the time this will be posted, I will be on that family vacation in Myrtle Beach...woohoo!!
I printed the photo as an 8x10 and trimmed it down to line up with my title and I love the way it looks! 
I started with a piece of white cardstock and added a little mixed media mess on the background so it would peek out behind the embellishments and photo...you can't go wrong with Distress Inks! I used Abandoned Coral, Work Lipstick, Peacock feathers, Tattered Rose, Evergreen bough, & Squeezed Lemonade.
I cut the outline of the title on my Silhouette and cut the actual letters from the Hello Summer 6 x 8 paper pad.  How cute are those little sunglasses...?? They are from the sticker pages from the collection.  I popped them up on pop dots and added some glossy accents to the lenses with my new Precision Top Glue bottle! oh how I love it....
I tucked stickers from the 6 x 12 chipboard and fussy cut flowers from the 6 x 8 paper pad around my title and photo.  The large flower is a cut file that I backed with another patterned paper. 
My favorite part about this layout are the sea shell cut files that I inked up with the same distress oxide inks I used on the background. They add the perfect touch to the story of this layout.  I typically cut images with my silhouette I white cardstock because I know I can alter them to match any paper collection.  To add texture and a "watery" look, I applied glossy accents on parts of the sea shells.
The "beach" die cut is from Doodlebug Sweet Summer Chit Chat embellishments and it matches perfectly!
To finish up, I added sequins scattered about the page from Pretty Pink Posh Sweet MintNeat & Tangled Sunset Shimmer, Pretty Pink Posh Tutti Fruitti. They add just the perfect amount of sparkle and detail!
Thanks so much for taking a look and I hope you are inspired to create your own embellishments with white die cuts and distress inks!
To watch my process, check out my video on YouTube linked below...
Have a great week!

"Autumn Faves" mini album///Pink Paislee Auburn Lane//Butterfly Reflections Ink DT

Hey crafty friends.... I have another mini album to share....I know, I know, I have been on a mini album kick lately...and actually, I hav...