Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ariana on the Paper Trail!

Welcome to this stop on the Paper Trail Blog Hop! You've likely arrived here from Inky Fingers, Karen's blog.  If not, never fear. As always, our hop is circular so you can start anywhere! 

I love the Ariana paper pack! The patterns are elegant and include my favorite color ever: Outdoor Denim. True confession, Outdoor Denim is one of the few ink pads I have worn out past the point of re-inking. I

This elegant floral paper was perfect to record an elegant birthday celebration. Ariana features kit exclusive colors Ariana Coral, Ariana Green and Ariana Grey. I didn't have enough Ariana Coral for my design, so I went into my stash to see what I could find. I came up with Blush cardstock which worked well for my project. Here is how my two page layout turned out.

The left page:

The right page:

I used the stamp set from the Ariana Workshop on the Go to create these flower embellishments using the rock and roll technique. Since I had used Blush cardstock, I used that as a base for my stamping and rock and rolled with Hollyhock.    

Workshops on the Go are a good bargain and they come with products that already coordinate perfectly including an exclusive stamp set!    

I also used a new favorite stamp - Banner Wishes - to create the title for my page.  A few sparkles including one small flourish add some elegant details.


I decorated the edge of the Outdoor Denim cardstock using the Scallop Border Punch. The border is a strip of Blush cardstock embellished with another sentiment from Banner Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope elegant Ariana has inspired you. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think before you continue on the Paper Trail to Mary's blog, The Road to Peace of Mind or Escape?


  1. Beautiful layouts!

  2. What a sweet family gathering! And so wonderfully recorded!

  3. Sweet layout! I love how clever you are to find a substitute for the Coral. The blush is perfect! Now you got me wondering if sky would work with this paper, too. Must go look!

    1. Oh I believe that Sky would go good with this paper also!!!!

  4. Beautiful Layouts! Great call on the Blush for the Coral! Love it!!

  5. LOVE that blush/outdoor denim combo! This is just so pretty!