11.11.2018

Fall Beauty || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in today to share a recent layout that I made with the Potpourri collection from Pretty Little Studio.
I took this photo of my daughter last month and I thought it was really cute and I wanted to get it scrapped right away.  The photo coordinated perfectly with the Potpourri collection - I absolutely adore the combo of oranges, purples and greens!

I hand-cut a few hearts, fussy cut some leaves, and added minor embellishments and mist drops to complete the spread.  It came together quickly and easily.
Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

10.24.2018

Paper Issues Sketch

Good morning, everyone!  Here today to share a new layout made with this month's sketch from Paper Issues!

I always love a good sketch, especially when I'm in a creative rut.  Sometimes I follow the sketch exactly and sometimes I modify it a little bit.  For my layout today, I did modify the sketch a little bit to go slightly more with my typical style.

Here is the sketch: 

And here's my take on it:

I used the Hello collection from Doodlebug Design and I really love how it all came together.  While there's none of this gorgeous collection left in the store, there are some other great Doodlebug products available here.

Make sure you use code KAT20 to save 20% off any Paper Issues Store purchase!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Tag: Recollections; Typewrier: We R Memory Keepers; Everything Else: Doodlebug Design

10.16.2018

First Birthday || Bella Blvd

Hi everyone! I'm here today to share a recent layout that I made with the Wish Big (Girl) collection for Bella Blvd.  This collection is so much fun and is absolutely perfect for me since Piper just turned one!

For this layout I decided to get one of my favorite photos from her one-year photo session printed in a large size.  I wanted the picture to be the main focus of the layout.  However, I sometime have a difficult time scrapping large photos, so I made sure to add a cluster of embellishments at the top of the photo.

I also used the ephemera pack to create a big title on the bottom of the layout.

I'm a big fan of how it all turned out.  This collection totally makes my girl shine!


Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

10.13.2018

Striped Sensation || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!!  I wanted to pop in today to share my layout for the Striped Sensation challenge for Paper Issues.  I always have a hard time using backgrounds other than white cardstock, so I really wanted to challenge myself to branch out a bit.
I used the "Blue Ain't Your Color" kit from August to create my kit.  The beautiful blue and white striped paper served as my inspiration and the basis for my layout.

Here's the full project:

I hope you're able to play along with us - and don't forget you can used code KAT20 to save 20% off your purchase from the store!


10.08.2018

Bella Blvd || Fussy Cut Week

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in today to share a layout for Bella Blvd's Fussy Cut week.  All this week on the blog and on social media, the Bella Blvd team will be sharing fun ways that they use fussy cut paper on their projects. 

I've been itching for Fall to get here, and it looks like it has finally arrived.  When I saw pumpkins for sale, I immediately bought some and snapped some photos of my girl with them sitting by the front door.  I decided to use the Sweet & Spooky collection and the IF Gratitude Documented collection to highlight my fall page.

I  fussy cut flowers from the "Night Garden" paper from the Sweet and Spooky Line and I fussy cut leaves from the "Season of Gratitude" paper from the Gratitude Documented Line.  I also smattered in some pieces from the new Plaids & Dotty collection...because seriously, that collection is perfect!

Here's the final project:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


9.24.2018

Cutest Costume || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I'm here to share my newest layout with you that I created for Pretty Little Studio.  Is it crazy that I'm in the Halloween spirit already?  I know it's still September, but for some reason, I'm really into Halloween this year.  Lol.
So for this layout, I scrapped a photo of Piper's first Halloween and I used the Goosebumps collection to document it.
I started by painting some thick black stripes on cardstock and then layering on the photo and some embellishments.  It was definitely a fun layout to create and I really like the way it came together.

Thanks for popping in!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Paint: Apple Barrel; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

9.21.2018

Free Cut Files || Paper Issues

Hi everyone!!  Popping in today to share with you a recent layout that I made using some of the awesome FREE cut files from Paper Issues.  I decided I wanted to scrap these photos of Piper getting her craft on, so I broke out the Simple Stories collection, Crafty Girl, and combined it with two of the free cut files: the Create A Life You Love cut file and the Paint Outline Alpha.
I used a woodgrain paper to cut out the files and then backed them with papers from Crafty Girl.  I played around with backing my title, too, but I actually really liked the way it looked as is.

Here is the final project:

There are still a few pieces of Crafty Girl left in the store, so make sure you snatch it up...and use code KAT20 to save 20% on your store order!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Woodgrain Paper: Jillibean Soup; Cut Files: Paper Issues; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Simple Stories

9.11.2018

Border Lines Challenge || Paper Issues

Hi everyone!  Just stopping in today to share a new layout that I made for the Border Lines challenge over at Paper Issues.  The challenge asks you to use a border on your page.  Your border can be made of anything...I kept it simple and made 2 different borders out of paper.  

I arranged an assortment of photos from Piper's first birthday party in the shape of a number one, and then I hand-cut a border to make the one stand out a bit better.  My second border was created from a bunch of different paper scraps, washi and stickers from the Simple Stories collection, Hellos Summer.
Easy peasy!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget that you can use my code to save 20% off your store purchase!



Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Simple Stories

9.09.2018

11 Months || Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!  Just poppin' in here here today to share a new layout that I made with the Savannah Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio.  Piper just turned a year old so I am smidge behind on her monthly spreads, but I'm trying super hard to catch up as quickly as I can!
I love that this collection is so versatile.  I also used this collection for her 10-month spread, but the 2 layouts look completely different - I really love that!
Here's the full spread:
And here's a look at each side a bit closer up:

Have a wonderful day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

9.07.2018

First Day || Bella Blvd

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in today to share a recent layout that I made for Pop Quiz week over at Bella Blvd.  I can't believe it's already back-to-school time and I really can't believe that my sweet niece is now in Kindergarten!

The photo I decided to scrap was of my niece's first day.  The photo was so colorful and I really loved the rainbow vibe it was giving off, so I decided to combine the Pop Quiz collection with the new Plaids & Dotty collection to pull in some of those other colors.

I cut a bunch of strips, layered them, sprinkled in some random Word Salad stickers and puffy stars and that was pretty much it.  The layout came together quickly and easily:

Thank for stopping in - have a wonderful day and weekend!

Cardstock: Bazill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

8.30.2018

Besties || Bella Blvd

Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share a layout that I had up on the Bella Blvd blog last week in celebration of National Dog Day!

I adore these photos of Moose and Piper and have been wanting to scrap them, so this was the perfect opportunity.

I used the All People, All Nations collection, combined with the new Plaids & Dotty collection and Word Salad Stickers.  

Love my superstar duo!

Thanks for stopping in!

Everything: Bella Blvd

8.13.2018

Adventure || Clique Kits

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I wanted to jump on and share a recent layout that I made with the August kit from Clique Kits.  

I've been seeing this painted background technique a lot recently, and even though it's not in keeping with my normal, "clean" style, I really wanted to give it a try.  I pulled out a bunch of purple paints, a gold gelato and some gold glitter glue to create this background.  While I'm not totally in love with the final product, I'm glad I gave it a go:

Have a wonderful day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Title, Phrase Stickers, Mist: Heidi Swapp; Die Cuts: Clique Kits exclusive; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps

8.10.2018

National Book Lover's Day || Bella Blvd

Hi all!  I am popping in to share another recent layout I made for Bella Blvd - this time it was to celebrate National Book Lover's Day.  We are such big fans of books in our household and we are trying so hard to cultivate that in Miss Piper.  Sometimes she's on board...and sometimes she isn't. :) 


I used bit and pieces from the new Plaids & Dotty collection and combined them with papers from the Island Escape collection.  I also used some of the new Heart Hugs and Word Salad Stickers embellishments.

Here's the full spread:

Thanks so much for stopping in...happy day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

8.05.2018

Back on the Bella Team!

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to announce that I am back on the Bella Blvd Creative Team!  This team ranks as one of my all-time faves; I think it's because I love their products so darn much!  The colors and patterns are just so Kat. Lol.

To start off my new term with them, my first assignment was to create a project to celebrate National Watermelon Day.  Because I have a little watermelon princess, this was super easy for me.  I used the Oh My Stars and Faith>Fear collections, combined with a cute cut file from Paper Issues and sequins from SpeigelMom Scraps.  Here's the project:

Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Cut Files: Paper Issues; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

7.27.2018

10 Months || Pretty Little Studio

Hey everyone!  Just popping in today to share a new layout that I created recently with Pretty Little Studio's new Savannah Dreams collection.  Every month I take my daughter's month marker sticker and add it to a monthly wrap-up layout.  I haven't been so great at memory keeping since she's been born, but this is the one way I'm trying to document her first year.

I had a lot of fun with this collection.  Its so darn cute!  And I just love the colors and patterns.  I'm also a really big fan of the new 12 x 12 papers!!

Here's the full spread:

And here's the left side:

And the right side:

Have a wonderful day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimmell for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

7.21.2018

Piper's Monthly Spreads

Hi everyone!  Happy weekend!  I realized that I never shared Piper's 8-month spread...and I have month 9 to share, too!

Here's month 8 made with the Mind Your Manners collection from Bella Blvd: 



And here's month 9 made with the All People All Nations collection from Bella Blvd:



Thanks for popping in!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

7.12.2018

I Need Vitamin Sea

Hey, hey, hey!  Thank goodness it's almost weekend time!!

I wanted to pop in and share a recent layout that I made.  It was made 100% for fun.  I loved this cut file from the Silhouette store and I just recently got the Hello Summer from Simple Stories, so I combined the two to scrap about Piper's first time playing at the beach:

Have I mentioned how much I love this cut file?!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Cut File: Silhouette; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Enamel Dots: Bella Blvd; Everything Else: Simple Stories

7.08.2018

Celebrate Card

Good morning everyone!  I hope your weekend is going nicely!

I am popping in to share a birthday card I made with the It's Your Birthday collection from Pretty Little Studio.  This collection is so cute and the card came together so quickly and easily.

I began by gluing my patterned paper to my card my base, then topped it with a vellum doily.  After that, I mounted my die cut sentiment to a strip of patterned paper and glued it down.  I covered everything with the pink star acetate and then scatted around some phrase stickers.  My finishing touch was to fussy cut a party hat from one of the cute papers and add it to the top of the first "e" in "celebrate".
Thanks for stopping in!  Have a wonderful day!

Card base: K & Company; Staples: Tim Holtz; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio