Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Hello Weekend with Summer Lights by Pink Paislee


Hey everyone, I'm here with you today and I am kicking off a new theme on the Pink Paislee blog today! It’s ‘Vacation’ week! In this week’s posts some of the design team will be sharing vacation inspired projects with you. Today I am going to be sharing a layout featuring the new ‘Summer Lights’ collection.

Here is the layout that I created:
Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppsummerlights #layout #12x12

As a busy mum to two kiddies, two and four years old, vacations are not something that happen a lot in the Bowman household. If we do happen to have a vacation it is more hubby and I going out for a night or weekend away. In this layout, I am documenting a fun girls weekend I had with some friends last year. It was such a lovely time and one worth documenting.

The journaling for the page was typed on my computer and adhered to the page in strip form. I added a few stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet to finish it off and to help balance the page.
Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppohmyheart #layout #12x12
The chipboard Thickers ‘hello weekend’ was the most perfect title. I am so in love with the soft colours in this one with pops of bright colour. I also layered in a fussy cut cloud, an ephemera rainbow, and a star to the top right of the page.
Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppohmyheart #layout #12x12
I added a second cluster to the bottom right of the photo. I love adding tags to layouts. These tags that can be found in the ephemera pack were the perfect addition. I added some white thread and wrapped them around a chipboard heart.
Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppohmyheart #layout #12x12
To help draw your attention into my photo and the journaling I added two thin strips of a pattered paper to each side. I think this really helped to finish the layout off. Of course I had to add some stitching too!
Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppohmyheart #layout #12x12
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Document special vacation memories with Raquel on todays layout. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppohmyheart #layout #12x12

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

How do you store your dies?

Hey everyone,

Raquel here today with a question for you all. I have been building my stash of Sizzix dies and finding that my current storage option, although cute, is not going to be long lasting. I posed the question on Social Media and


I've had a few ideas shared with me already which I will share here now:

Sandra Scott I started with them in a container with binder rings to keep nestabilities in place, then I put them on magnetic sheets on the wall so I'd use them - now some back in containers, some on magnetic sheets in DVD cases and larger case from Officeworks, others in a zipped pouch. All over the place really!!!

Karen James Oh yes you will 😃. Magnetic sheets and plastic sleeves, had to ditch the packaging (although stored up in the attic just in case lol). Seen cool ideas where people havevery magnetic sheet on inside or outside of cupboard and all thin dies on their 😄, one day 



shimmerlifeMine is similar. Cute wire basket from Target .... insert dies.... = done. I think I will need a better solution soon ☺️


I have found from my searching from Pinterest that not one solution suits all! I love the idea of storing them on magnetic sheets, but I think for now a basket....or two will have to do.

Raquel