Sketchy Wednesday || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  It's Wednesday, which means there is a new Paper Issues sketch to share with you today!  I always love a good sketch, as they always seem to jumpstart my creativity.

Here's the sketch we're working with today:

I decided to use the fun Brave + Bold collection by Amy Tangerine to highlight a cute photo of my girl.  I picked out the color palette I wanted to used and then went to work.  

I began by using some distressed oxide (peacock feathers) to create the blob on the paper.  ("Blob" is the technical term lol.)  Instead of doing strips of paper in corner, I decided to use a large triangle block backed by a slightly distressed neutral pattern.  I also added in little rips along three side of my layout.  Here's what I came up with:

I really hope you are inspired to play along with us!  And don't forget: each team member has a code that will save you 20% off your store purchase.  My code is: KAT20.


Team || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to share my newest Pretty Little Studio layout with you today. 

Do you have those collections that you just adore and that you always come back to, no matter how old they are?  I do.  And the Beautiful Day collection is one of mine.  Its one of those collections that just makes me happy and I usually love everything I create with it.

For my layout today, I went with a pretty simple design.  I threw down some Distressed Oxide (Peacock Feathers) first, although I covered most of it up, so it's hard to see (lol).  Then I did some rips along the top and bottom of the page and put my photo backed with pretty die cut flowers down.  This layout only took me about 20 minutes to make, which I attribute to the collection being so inspiring and easy to work with. 

Here's the layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Stay Golden || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I just wanted to share my layout for the Stay Golden challenge over at Paper Issues.  This challenge asks you to use gold on your layout.

My daughter and I were recently out and about and took a selfie by a fountain where she was playing.  I decided to play up the yellow, black and white clothing that we were wearing.  I dug into my paper stash and pulled out a bunch of papers that matched that color scheme.  Then I created a fun starburst with them.  I love that the starburst design is s popular right now.  It's always such a fun look. 

After I had my starburst created, I added in a few thing strips of gold glitter cardstock to really make the starburst pop.  Then I added in some acetate stitches from Pretty Little Studio, some random yellow embellishments from Elle's Studio and some Bell Pepper Trinkets from Bella Blvd (I LOVE the trinkets!!).

Here's my final project:

I hope you're inspired to play along with us.  And don't forget - each design team member has a code you can use to save 20% off your entire store purchase.  My code is KAT20 :)


Scraplift Sunday || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  It's Sunday, which means there's a new Scraplift happening over at Paper Issues today...and we are lifting a really fun layout from Samara!  Check it out:

I love the original inspiration so much that the only thing I really did to change it up was rotate it.  I used some of the fun new Color Story collection from Vicki Boutin, which I thought was perfect for highlighting these silly photos of my girl.  Here's what I created:

I mean, looking at these photos, I am in trouble, right?!  LOL.

I really hope you're able to play along with us this month...and don't forget - every design team member has a code that you can use to save 20% in the store.  My code is KAT20.


Paper Issues Sketch

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to stop by to share my take on the newest Paper Issues sketch.  This one is a fun one...it's a little different than what I'm used to, but it's always fun to go outside my comfort zone.  Here's what we're working with today:

For my take, I decided to flip the sketch and use the new Sunkissed collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  As soon as I saw this giant rainbow paper (called "Bright Side"), I knew I wanted to fussy cut it.  When I saw this sketch, it all clicked for me:

I started by fussy cutting the rainbow and placing it off-center to the right of the page.  Since it was such a large statement, I kept the rest of my layout pretty simple.  I added some acetate stitches from Pretty Little Studio and some minimal embellishments from the rest of the CVS collection.

I hope you decide to play along with us...and don't forget: each design team member has a discount code that you will save you 20% in the store.  My code is KAT20 :)


Color Spectrum challenge || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  Just stopping in today to share a layout that I created for this month's Color Spectrum challenge over at Paper Issues.  It is a mood board challenge, which is always so much fun.  Here's the board we're working with this month:

I've actually been a little low on mojo recently, so I interpreted this mood board pretty literally and decided to create a grid of color blocks.  I used one of the fun 4x6 paper pads from Pretty Little Studio to create this layout (which is exactly an almost identical lift of a layout I made a few years ago...I wasn't joking when I said my mojo is so low).

After my grid was in place, I added some coordinating phrases and enamel dots.  I also used some pop dots to add a little bit of interest to the page.  Here's how it all came together:

I hope you're inspired to play along with us this month!  And don't forget: each design team member has a code you can use in the store to save you 20% off your order.  My code is KAT20, if you're so inclined :)


Scraplift Sunday || Paper Issues

Good morning, everyone!  It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues!  I love Scraplift Sunday prompts, because if you're in a creative funk, they're always the perfect jumping off point to get back into crafting.

Today we are lifting this fun layout by Sarah Kee:

I always adore Sarah's style.  I frequently scraplift her creations because her style is fun, creative, yet simple enough for me to be able to emulate and put my own spin on.

I loved the smattering of elements on her page and I kept to her design pretty closely, just swapping our hearts and rainbows for circles.  I used a ton of Elle's Studio on this one:

I love how quickly this one came together!  I hope you can play along with us...and don't forget: each team member has a discount code you can use to save 20% off your store purchase.  My code, if you're so inclined, is KAT20 :)