1.21.2021

Memory Challenge || Paper Issues

Good morning friends!  I just wanted to top by here to share my take on this month's Memory challenge over at Paper Issues.  

I decided to make a grid design for my layout, but I wanted to put my grid on a diagonal...kind of like if all the memory cards were laid out :)

I scrapped photos from our Christmas 2020 photo shoot and I used the fun paper pad from My Favorite Things as the base of my layout.  I also used come faux stitched and die cut numbers from Pretty Little Studio and alphas from Doodlebug.

Here's what I came up with:



Simple and easy, but a fun way to get a lot of photos down.

I hope you play along with us this month!  And don't forget, every design team member has a discount code you can use in the store.  Mine is KAT20!



1.03.2021

Scraplift Sunday || Paper Issues

Good morning, friends!  I am so excited to share this first Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday pick of the new year!

Today's pick is a ridiculously fun layout by Lindsey:


I think the design is seriously so much fun and it allows people to put their own spin on it, while still staying true to the original.

For example, instead of using a cut file as the anchor to my photos, I decided to use some my stamps from Elle's Studio to create a fun grounding element.  I also used an assortment of distressed oxides as my tamping ink to bring in a lot of fun color.  Once I had my background created, I really didn't have to do much.  I sprinkled around a few Elle's embellishments and some Dina Wakley gloss spray and I was done.


Here's my layout:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you're able to join us for these fun new challenges in this new year!  Also, don't forget that each design team member has a code that you can use in the store to save 20% off your entire order.  My code is KAT20.  :)



12.14.2020

Put a Bow on It || Paper Issues

Good morning, everyone!  Just popping in today to share my layout for Paper Issues' "Put a Bow on It" challenge.  

I have had this large photo of my daughter laying in my scrap nook since August but I haven't been able to do anything with it.  I knew I wanted to scrap it, but I love the photo so much and I just didn't feel I could do it justice.  Well, a few weeks ago, we lost power at our house for an entire day and there was nothing for me to do except scrap.  I didn't have many photos printed out so this one was just sitting there taunting me.  :)  I decided to go for it, but I knew I wanted to keep the design fairly simple.


I grabbed the Bella Blvd Splash Zone collection and went to town adding minimal embellishments to my photo, including a perfectly coordinating little felt bow clip, also from Bella.  Here's the final layout:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you're encouraged to play along with us this month.  Also, don't forget that all the design team members have a code that will save you 20% off your store purchase.  My code is KAT20 :)

12.02.2020

Paper Issues December Sketch #1

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in today to share the first Paper Issues sketch of December with you...and my take on it.

I absolutely adore this sketch.  It was created by Stacie and it's simply perfect:


Because I think it's so perfect, I really didn't mess with it much.  I used the free Wonky Pie Chart cut file from the store and a lot of fun products from Studio Tekturek.  I think the papers really complimented my daughter's outfit well.  With all the fun patterns from the paper, I used very minimal embellishments and some acetate stitches from Pretty Little Studio to finish off the look:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you love the sketch as much as I do...and make sure you share your interpretation of the sketch in our Facebook group!  Also, don't forget that all the design team members have a code that will save you 20% off your store purchase.  My code is KAT20 :)



11.16.2020

Woodn't You Know It || Paper Issues

Good morning, friends!  I'm excited to pop in and share my take on the "Woodn't You Know It" challenge at Paper Issues.  

I used a mix of supplies on this layout.  My wooden elements included patterned paper and wood veneers from Elle's Studio.  I also used the fun new Aria alphas from Bella Blvd and some vellum leaves and acetate stitches from Pretty Little Studio.


Here's the whole project:


I really like the fun feel the wooden pieces added to the project.  I hope you can play along with us.  And don't forget that each design team member has a code you can use in the store to save 20% off your whole purchase.  My code is KAT20.

11.01.2020

Scraplift Sunday

Hi, everyone! Happy Scraplift Sunday!  Best day of the week, if you ask me, considering this week's scraplift challenge is now posted at Paper Issues.

Today we are lifting a really fun layout from Cassie Wiscarson:


I loved all the fun tags and the sort of semi-circle she created with them.  I decided to do something similar, but slightly off-center.  

I used the newest collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio to create my layout.  I thought the collection went really well the pictures I took of my daughter when we were on a hike recently.  Here's my take:



I really hope you can play along with us!  And don't forget that each design team member has a code that you can use in the store to save 20%.  My code is KAT20.  :)



10.27.2020

Attachment Issues || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I'm just stopping in to share my layout for this month's "Attachment Issues" challenge over at Paper Issues.  This challenge asks you to focus on how you attach different elements to your projects.  For this layout I used glue, staples and faux stitches.

I broke out the fun Fall-themed goodies from Elle's Studio and went to work.  These products have a cozy feel to me, so I thought they would pair nicely with some ripped elements on the page.  I made rips at the top and bottom of my page, backed them with patterned paper and added some stapled details:



Here's what my whole layout looks like:



Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You still have a few days left to play along!  And don't forget that each design team member has a code that will save you 20% off in the store.  My code is KAT20.