Paper Issues - August Sketch #1

Good morning everyone!  Popping in here to share the first sketch challenge of the month with you over at Paper Issues...this sketch is a FUN one:

I definitely took this sketch literally because I totally loved all the fish...and thought it was a fun way to document my little fishy, who pretty much lives in the water these days.

I used a fun cut file and sprayed some mist on top.  Once it was dry, I backed it with a variety of papers from Doodlebug, Simple Stories and Bella Blvd to create a rainbow of fishies that complemented my daughter's bathing suit.  Here's what I ended up with:

It was a really simple layout to make, but I feel like it still packs a punch. 

I really hope you can play along with us this month!  And don't forget - every design team member has a code you can use in the store to save 20% off your order.  My code is KAT20.  :)


Monochromatic Fanatic || Paper Issues

Good morning!!  I'm popping in here today to share my layout for this month's Monochromatic Fanatic challenge over at Paper Issues.  Here is this month's board:
I'm going to be honest; I'm not a huge fan of the color red.  I've had people tell me that's very unpatriotic of me.  Lol.  It's just not my color.  However, it's easy to overcome that when I have some great scrapbooking supplies to work with.  And for this layout, I was definitely working with some good stuff: all the Elle's Studio stuff that's been added to the store recently.  Seriously.  Pretty much all of it.  I used a little bit of almost everything, including paper from all the paper packs and lots of stickers spread across multiple different sheets.  I'm such an Elle's fan girl :)
I started off by creating a grid of different red papers and mounting it on a transparent acetate sheet from Bella Blvd.  Then I mounted my photo and smattered around a ton of different sticker, labels, die cuts, etc.  Here's the final product:
I really hope you're able to play along with us this month...and don't forget, each design team member has a code that you can use to save 20% off your entire store order!  My code is KAT20. Happy scrapping! :)


Scraplift Sunday || 7.5.2020

Good morning everyone!  Happy Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues!  It's one of my favorite days of the week :)

Today with are lifting this seriously fun layout from MandaJane:

I mean, how fun is that sunburst effect?  I'm totally in love!

I decided to use the new Chloe collection from Bella Blvd, mixed with random bits from their older collections.  I'm a big fan of how they use the same core colors for all their collections so it's always really easy to mix and match.

I distressed my paper strips to give them a fun texture.  I used to have a special tool from Tim Holtz to do this, but I misplaced it.  However, a pair of my daughter's safety scissors worked just as well.  Lol.  I also fussy cut some flowers from one of the papers to add some finishing touches.  Here's my lift:

I really hope you can play along with us!  This was really such a fun layout to make.  And don't forget that each design team member has a code you can use in the store to get a discount off your order.  Mine is KAT20.


Best Buds || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone! Stopping in here today to share my take on this month's Best Buds challenge over at Paper Issues.  I decided to go with a flower theme for this one...mainly because I had the cutest pictures of my daughter blowing dandelions and I really needed to get them on a page! 

I began by mixing some older Pebbles paper with some die cut flowers from Pink Paislee.  I kept the design really simple, because I wanted the photos to shine.  

I've never been a huge floral person, so even though the design of this layout is simple, it actually took me a long time to figure out how to arrange my die cuts...ha!  One I had my die cuts glued down, I sprinkled around a few gold enamel dots from my stash and added my title.  Here's the whole layout:

I hope you decide to play along with us...and don' forget - each designer has a code that will save you 20% off your store purchase.  Mine is KAT20.  :)



Good morning everyone!  Just popping in today to share a new project with you for the "That Was Random" challenge over at Paper Issues.

For this challenge, I decided to scrap about the pink combat boots my daughter picked out all on her own.  They are definitely NOT something that I would have selected, but she loves them.  She's quite the little fashionista and has very strong opinions about her clothing.  I recently had a little trip to the outlets and I decided to save the tags from my new clothing to add to this layout about my little fashionista.

In addition to the clothing tags, I used the brand new Let's Wander collection from Vicki Boutin, including the awesome mixed media pad.  This layout came together SO FAST with those fun projects.

Here is my layout:

What random things will you be using for this challenge?

Thanks for stopping by....and don't forget code KAT20 will save you 20% off your PI store purchase!  :)


Paper Issues Sweet Talk

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to share my take on this month's Sweet Talk challenge over at Paper Issues.  I used to be fairly apathetic about Valentine's Day, but since I've had my daughter, every holiday is so much more fun.  I love to buy her holiday-themed clothes and a do a few special holiday-specific activities with her.  For this layout, I decided to document photos from my girl's first Valentine's Day...she was so cute and small...sigh.

I waaaaaay shopped my stash for this one and had a great time doing it.  However, there is a bit of new stuff included in there; mainly Bella Blvd Squeeze the Day papers.  Here's what I whipped up:

I hope you can play along with us this month!  And don't forget, each design team member has a code that allows you to save 20% off your store order.  Mine is KAT20!


Scraplift Sunday || 2.2.20

Good morning everyone!  Happy Groundhog's Day...and most importantly, happy Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues!

Today we are lifting this fun layout by Jacqie:

I love the streamlined look of it and the blocks of different patterns.  I decided to break out the Blessed collection by Kaisercraft for this one.  I stuck pretty close to the original design...just stretched it out a bit to fill more of the page.  Here's what I whipped up:

I hope you'll play along with us!  And don't forget that each design team member has a code that you can use to save 20% off your store purchase.  My code is KAT20!  Happy creating!