Beach Girls || Queen & Co

Hey, everyone!!
I have another layout to share for Queen & Company today.  I cut up some of their fun journaling card paper to highlight a photo of my friend and I at the beach:
I had a lot of fun with this one - mainly because of the color combo.  Turquoise and orange is one of my favorite combos and I think those two colors combined just make the happiest pages.  I also had a lot of fun with that Heidi Swapp circle mask.  And isn't the wooden fish pretty much the cutest thing ever?!
What's your favorite color combo to scrap with?
Cardstock: Bazzill; Wooden Alphas: Recollections; Mask: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Queen & Co
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Simple Does It...

Hey, everyone!  I am popping in real quickly to share a layout that I made this past weekend.  It seriously only took me about 20 minutes to make...and that was because I was measuring to make sure that things were properly centered (which is usually something I do not do...)
I have been loving these stars from Studio Calico and really wanted to use them on a layout.  Finally, I decided on a design that would make them the star of the show (not trying to be punny...not really).  This has become one of my go-to layout designs when I'm feeling a little bit stuck.  I sort of love it, though.  It's simple and easy, and I usually end up loving the results.
What's your go-to layout design?
Cardstock: Bazzill; Stars: Hello Forever; Patterned Paper: Paislee Press; Wood Veneers: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; Sequins: Studio Calico; Banner: Heidi Swapp; Blue Paper Borders: Doodlebug Design; Staples: Tim Holtz
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The Studio || Sketch Challenge

Hi, everyone!
For today's challenge over at The Studio, we have a lovely sketch created by Valerie.  Her sketch is based off the button layout that our August Guest Designer, Kerry Bruce, created.
Here is the sketch: 
Fun right?  I rotated the sketch a bit to fit my needs and here is what I created:
That circle threw me a little bit.  I'm still not sure I totally like how I incorporated it, but it will do.  I used one of my favorite color combos on this layout: red and turquoise.  It's a trusty color combo that I think always looks good.
Hop on over to The Studio to see what the other ladies created and to play along!
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins; Vellum, Alphas: American Crafts; Transparency: Hambly; Washi Tape; Tim Holtz; Chipboard Stars, Wooden Arrow, Mist: Studio Calico; Enamel Shapes: Doodlebug Design; Diecut Tab, "Smile" Stamp: October Afternoon; Badge: Hello Forever
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Project Life Update and a Clique Kits Challenge

Hey, everyone!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  It's been very rainy and overcast here, but sometimes I like those weekends...there's an excuse to be unproductive!
I wanted to share a few Project Life spreads with you and let you know about the current challenge at Clique Kits.  Basically, this month's challenge is to create....anything :-).  Pretty easy, right?  If you have products from this month's sponsor, Pinkfresh Studio, then use them...if not, that's okay, too.  The winner of this month's challenge gets a goody bag full of Pinkfresh Studio awesomeness.
My first PL spread uses some of Pinkfresh Studio's awesome wood veneer hearts...and some of Simple Stories' DIY Collection, which can be found in the Clique Kits Simple Stories Store.  I love  that stuff...so bright and colorful!  Psst, if you see anything in the store that you like, use the code KAT10 to get a 10% discount!

My Week 35 spread features some Heidi Swapp and Becky Higgins goodness.  I had NO idea that they had teamed up to create mini kits until I was in Michael's last weekend...awesome surprise!

And thanks to my rainy weekend, I am right back to where I want to be with my 2014 Project Life!  Have a happy week!
Week 34: Page Protector: Becky Higgins: Design A; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Journaling Cards: Hello Forever, Studio Calico, Ali Edwards; Alphas: Simple Stories, Studio Calico; Labels: Simple Stories; Wood Veneer: Pinkfresh Studio, Studio Calico; Enamel Stickers: Doodlebug Design; "Documented" Tab, Flair, Plastic Diecuts: Hello Forever; Staples: Tim Holtz
Week 35: Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Designs A & I); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, Becky Higgins, Heidi Swapp; Chipboard Shapes: Studio Calico; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Alphas: Amy Tangerine; Stickers: Simple Stories; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Staples: Tim Holtz
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Curtsey Boutique Favor Bags

Hey, everyone!
I am popping in to share some favor bags that I made for the Curtsey Boutique.  They were so quick and easy to make!

CarrieAnne's felt butterflies are already embellished beautifully so it was easy for me to just attach them to a doily with a sentiment tag and use them to top a brown paper bag...these bags only took minutes to make and I think they ended up looking pretty cute. 
Supplies: Bags, Tags, Buterflies, Doilies: The Curtsey Boutique; Sentiment Stamp: October Afternoon
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Queen & Company in Coin Pockets...

I have been eyeing coin pocket pages for a while.  If you've followed along with my blog for a bit you know that I love making pocket pages, but I've never used coin pockets.  I used my guest designer stint at Queen & Company to finally experiment a little bit...
I used the Darling Diva line to showcase photos of my niece from the day she was born until she turned 1.  As a side note, I love the monthly photo idea...
Have you made any coin pockets recently?  If so, leave a link...I'd love to see!!
Supplies: Sequins: Studio Calico; Staples: Tim Holtz; Cardstock: Bazzill; Wooden Letters: Recollections; Everything Else: Queen & Company
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