Saturday, January 14, 2017

Guest Designer for Pion Designs

Hello friends! Wow, it's been almost half a year since I've done a scrappy post! LOL!

Well, I'm honored to announce that I have been asked to GT for Pion Designs for the next three months! I'm totally excited because I'm able to work with their new collection, The Songbird's Secret. These papers are in the lovely pastel shades of blue, green and yellow. They have the cutest birds and nests.....perfect for Spring!

 I love to use vintage photos on my pages and Pion paper's are perfect for that! They have that old time elegance that surely brings center light to the photo. Here I used the creamy yellows and soft greens.

Products Used:
Pendants: PD8405
Dream Catchers: PD8403
Apple Blossom: PD8409
Tags: PD8412
Borders: PD8410
Memory Notes: PD8411
Pion Palette Cardstock: Pion White

 Pion also make the papers in 6x6 size, great for cardmakers. Although, I wanted to incorporate them into a layout. So, I took once sheet, cut out the four design, trimmed 1/8" off each side and distress. Then, glued on to a piece of cardstock.

Products Used:
Nesting Birds 6x6: PD8501
Blooming Branches: PD8407
Memory Notes: PD8411
Pion Palette Cardstock: Pion White 11

On this page I used a bit of mixed media consisting of water color and modeling paste. I absolutely loved the half page design of the paper and wanted to compliment it by adding a torn edge to the other side. The soft color of  blues in the paper make it possible to add other blue tones to blend well. 

Products Used:
In the Nest: PD8404
Nesting Birds: PD8401
Borders: PD8410
Memory Notes: PD8411
Pion Palette Cardstock: Pion White

Be sure to check out Pion Design's Blog to find out where to get this gorgeous collection!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing my dear friends and family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With much love,
The Franssen Family

Thursday, July 28, 2016

My Final Reveal with Swirlydoos

Hello Swirly Savages! Angelica here today to reveal my projects using the July Collection, Moments Captured. These are my final projects with Swirlydoos....for it's time for me to say goodbye. I've been on the design team for SIX amazing, wonderful, great years! And been a subscriber since the beginning! This was a very hard decision for me, but I just don't have the time Swirlydoos deserves. Swirlydoos has been a large part of my life and I will definitely miss all the fantastic things that come with a kit club! Number 1..Krissy!!! I love ya, girl!!!!! I want to just take a minute to say that Krissy is the most loving, generous, kindest person I know. And you if aren't a subscriber seriously think about becoming one. You'll be happy you did! Krissy has built a little family within the club! It's not just about kits but also priceless friendships! ♥♥♥

Alrighty, on to the projects! What can I say?!? This kit is utterly gorgeous!! A beautiful mix of Pion and Kaisercraft! For my first project I went with the lovely shades of blues and black. I took a Dusty Attic Clock, a special order with Swiryldoos PERK, gessoed it up then painted it with the painted in the medium add-on.

I really love the look of the Kasiercraft papers....nice and vintage. I found a pretty image on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration. I used another Dusty Attic piece purchased from the Swirlydoos Store.

Omg...I think this is the first time I ever used the color combo of gray, brown and dark teal!So pretty!! I love the Pion floral paper so much, that I kept the background simple.

This is my layout based on the monthly sketch. I love using the wet distressing technique on Pion papers. The reason being they're so pliable. The paper doesn't peel and holds the crinkles well after drying. Also looks great with layers and random paper punching. 

 Here is the sketch. As always you can join our sketch challenge HERE.

Earlier in the month I created a tutorial on how to make this mini note book. You can find the tutorial HERE.

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects for all these years. If I was able to inspire you then my job here is done! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club July Collection Reveal

Our July scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we hope you're gonna LOVE IT!
We're proud to present:

“Moments Captured”

See how you can win this kit below!

Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
"Inspire Your Obsession!"

 Never miss one of our kits again!

become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!

We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 


July sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna!

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our July sketch challenge runs until August 31st, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.


This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT*gasp... yes!*

(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, August 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry
2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry
3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries
4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries
5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).


And finally, remember... HUGE SALE!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club May Kit, Peach Blossom

Hello everyone! June has been a super busy for month for me. So I didn't have the chance to reveal my projects for the Swirlydoos Kit Club 2016 Collection, Peach Blossom. This is such a pretty kit! I love the peach and the browns, a lovely combination!

My first page is based on the May Sketch. I really loved the design and tried to stay true to it. 

Here is the monthly sketch. Please join us in our sketch challenge over as Swirlydoos. Anyone can join!

The papers came with a sheet you can mist to your hearts content. I found this gorgeous photo on Pinterest and used it for my inspiration. I misted in purple and peach, then used yellow as a accent color.
 This is the Wall Decor you get in the main kit! I just used papers from the main kit and did a bunch of layering. The butterflies are from my stash. A Dusty Attic special order from Swirlydoos. Just another perk for being a subscriber!

Thanks for taking the time!

 “Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Angelica) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!”

Monday, April 25, 2016

Swirlydoos 2nd Reveal, Purple Haze Kit

Happy Monday, friends! I'm here today to share my pages I made using the Swirlydoos Kit Club April 2016 Collection, Purple Haze. Gotta love the name! The pattern paper mostly consist of  new Blue Fern Studios. They're so pretty...perfect for spring!  I was able to get four pages done all in different colors. I thought that kinda cool! :)

For my first page I went with a purple color scheme....because ya know, I love Purple!  I did lots of layering and wet distressing.  I used some flowers from the March Flower Add-on. This is the example for the All That Flutters Challenge. You can find it HERE.

 For this page I did some more layering this time with punches and more wet distressing. I love the look of wet distressing and it's fun to do. If you can bring yourself to wet your paper A LOT! :) 

Usually in my creating process I have a photo inspire me first, then the paper and lastly the embellishments.  This time around it was the paper. Yellow and green aren't colors that I work but I thought I'd give it a shot. The colors from the paper really inspired me and I loved the flowers from the Flower Add-on.

Remember to enter our sketch challenge. It's a fast an easy way to use your kits and perhaps win an awesome prize!
 Here's another look at my sketch page from reveal day.

Just in case you missed the tutorial on how to create this hoop only using the April Main Kit, here is the link on Snapguide.

These are  Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Angelica) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!