8.13.2017

2 More Sketchy August Layouts + A Color Cast Designs Project

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I am popping in to share 2 more layouts that I made for my Sketchy August challenge.  The first one was based off this sketch by Par Victor

I used the Summer kit from Felicity Jane to pull it all together:

The second layout was a layout I made for Color Cast Designs and I used this sketch from Citrus Twist Kits:

I used the Sweet Treat set from CCD and the July kit from Hip Kit Club to create this one:

3 layouts down, 7 more to go!!  :)

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins, Doily: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Cork Chevrons: Studio Calico; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Felicity Jane

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazill; Wood Veneer: Hip Kit Club, Color Cast Designs; Acrylic Embellishment: Color Cast Designs; Patterned Paper, Journaling Card: Hip Kit Club; Washi Tape: Simple Stories; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Brads, Chipboard: Echo Park; "Hey Hey" Card: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts

8.06.2017

Layout 1/10 in my Sketchy August Challenge

Hi everyone!  As I mentioned the other day, this month I am tackling 2 challenges - my stashbusting challenge and one in which I attempting to use some of the sketches I've pinned in an effort to make 10 layouts this month.

Well, the good news is, I've made the first one, so at least I've started!!  I also used my stashbusting kit, so I'm a little proud of myself :) 

For the first sketch I tackled, I decided to go with this fabulous one from Citrus Twist Kits.  They create some awesome sketches and I always find them so inspiring.  Generally, I like to stick to them pretty closely since they are so great:

And here's my take on it:

Thanks for stopping in!  Happy day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Transparency: Bella Blvd; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, October Afternoon; Puffy Stickers: Hip Kit Club; Sequins: Pink Paislee; Alphas, Word Stickers: Simple Stories; Project Life Card: Becky Higgins; Bracket Card: Pretty Little Studio; Die Cut Tabs: October Afternoon

8.04.2017

Jill Sprott's Stashbusting Challenge + My Own Personal Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm popping in to tell you about 2 challenges I plan on embarking on this month: a stashbusting challenge and a layout challenge.

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of playing along with Jill Sprott's stashbusting challenge and when I found out she was doing it again this year, I jumped on board again.  It was so much fun for me and I love feeling like I'm making a dent in my stash.

You can see her full blog post here, but here's the basic run-down: you are given a set of criteria and you need to dig through your stash to create a kit that contains products that meet the criteria.  And you need to create at least 3 projects with your kit by the month's end.

Here's a picture of the kit I put together:

And here's the criteria and how I met it:

-Eight pieces of patterned paper scraps: Elle's Studio (yellow & white striped), Echo Park (orange plus signs, green & white polka dots), Chic Tags (Summer words, turquoise & white damask pattern), October Afternoon (multi-colored chevron), Pinkfresh Studio (blue leaves) and Amy Tangerine (days of the week)

-Four specialty papers: Bella Blvd (blue stars transparency, orange hearts transparency), American Crafts (gold glitter paper), Pink Paislee (chipboard circles)

-Two complete/unused sheets of patterned paper: Feliciy Jane (black & white stars), Bella Blvd (black & white plus signs)

-One yard of ribbon/trim: so...I couldn't pull together a yard because one of my scrap boxes got misplaced in our recent move, but I did find this blue and white polka dot ribbon that I'll work into a layout - I'm not sure of the manufacturer of it

-One sticker sheet, with a catch: at least one sticker must be missing from the sheet: Bella Blvd chipboard words

-A pre-2015 alphabet set: Basic Grey black chipboard alphas

-One opened package of scrappy product: Simple Stories sicker pack...I almost feel like this one is cheating since there are 6 sticker sheets in there, but it technically is a package of scrappy product, so I'm going with it :)

-One unopened package of scrappy product: Hip Kit Club puffy stickers from their August 2016 kit

-One roll of tape: This one is fun for me - the movers accidentally left the tape they use to number boxes and furniture, so I'm totally gonna find a way to work it into my projects!

-One item or package of product from a company that no longer makes scrappy products: October Afternoon die cuts (this makes me sad because I miss them!)

-Up to 10 jounraling and/or Project Life cards/tags: I chose 3 tags: Amy Tangerine ("today" tag), Paper Source (grey tag) and Jillibean Soup (foiled "Hello" tag).  I chose 7 PL cards: Jillibean Soup (die cut dog, die cut "happy"), Amy Tangerine (blue, yellow and black) and Becky Higgins ("I Love", "Life is Unpredictable")

-Two "wild card" items: Pink Paislee sequins, Studio Calico cork chevron stickers

-A nearby item: Pretty Little Studio brackets & butterflies.

I love this kit - it's totally me and I can't wait to dig in and start using it.


The second challenge I plan on embarking on this month is to create 10 layouts using 10 of the sketches I've pinned.  I'm affectionately calling this challenge "Sketchy August."  In theory, this is the last month before Baby Girl Benjamin arrives (although she could surprise us early, I know that), so I want to get in my scrappy happy time before she arrives.  I've selected 10 sketches that I want to follow.  Some are totally my style and some definitely aren't and will challenge me - I'm so excited to try to knock this out!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you decide to play along with either of these challenges, as I'd love to follow along on your creative journey!

8.03.2017

Team Walk || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to share a recent layout that I made with the older Marigold collection for Pretty Little Studio.  I love all the new collections so much, but sometimes it is a lot of fun to revisit some of your older stash.  My husband and I just recently moved across country and I was without the majority of my supplies for a few weeks.  I took a tiny box of products with me and decided to only pack a few papers from the Marigold collection, along with some phrase strips, die cut alphas and journaling cards.  It was definitely a challenge to whip something up, but I had fun attempting to do so.
I never really jumped on the pie chart trend when it was super popular, but decided to give it a go for this layout and I'm glad I did - it was a lot of fun.  I may be late to the party, but there will probably be more pie charts in my future :-)
Thanks so much for stopping in.  I hope you enjoy your day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

7.31.2017

Combining Color Cast Designs + Felicity Jane

Hi everyone!  I have a new layout to share with you that I whipped up today as soon as my July Color Cast Designs order arrived.  I combined the July Confetti Hearts and the You & Me acrylics with the Kate Kit from Felicity Jane to create this:

I got the idea from a layout that I made earlier in the month for Pretty Little Studio.  I really like how it turned out.  I always love a good grid design!

Thanks for popping in - have a good night!

Paper, Alphas, Stickers, Die Cuts: Felicity Jane; Acrylic Pieces: Color Cast Designs; Gold Frames: Heidi Swapp; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts

7.29.2017

Designer Challenge with Jillibean Soup

Hello!!  I am popping in to share my layout for this month's Designer Challenge for Jillibean Soup.  This month we were asked to highlight a quote on our layout.  I used one of the awesome Jillibean cut files from the Silhouette Store and then built my design to side of the quote using the Bowl of Dreams collection.  I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for popping in - happy weekend!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

7.27.2017

Playing with Felicity Jane's Kate Kit

Hi everyone!  So let me preface this post by saying that there are a million other things I should be doing right now besides posting on my blog and playing with paper...the main one being unpacking all our stuff after the recent move!  But...alas, it is not meant to be this morning, as the pretty Kate Kit from Felicity Jane has been calling my name too long :)

With that being said, I fell back on one of my old stand-by designs to whip up a quick page and fulfill my creative urges:

I love the colors of this kit.  There are a ton of pretty pinks in it, too, but I didn't think that all the pink fit in with this photo.  Just means I'll have to knock out another layout soon :)

Thanks for popping in...back to unpacking for me!

All supplies are from Felicity Jane