Hike || Paper Issues

Hi everyone!  Have you had so much fun with finding scrappy inspiration from all the Hallmark movies challenges over at Paper Issues this month?  I have!  Today, I am here to share my last layout of the year - and this one is for the One Royal Holiday prompt.  

While it was suggested that you could use this prompt to scrap snowy photos, I decided to just scrap a really cold photo (well, cold for me by Southern California standards lol).  I wanted to scrap this photo that I took of my daughter when we were visiting Big Bear Lake for Thanksgiving.  I had used the filter on Instagram where you can put the temp and location on the photo.  As I mentioned, we are from a warm climate and almost never experience freezing weather, so I did want to get this photo documented.

Because the picture features my daughter exploring the outdoors, I decided to use the new Doodlebug Great Outdoors collection.  I think the patterns are so cute and I really love how Doodlebug is coming out with the Petite Print packs now.  They are perfect!

Here is what I whipped up:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And don't forget - each team member has a code that you can use to save 20% off your store order.  my code is KAT20 :)



Paper Issues Holiday challenge

Good morning, friends!   I want to share my take on Paper Issues' "The Christmas Doctor" challenge (all the challenges this month are based off of holiday movies).  I chose to tackle this challenge from the perspective of traveling out of town for the holidays.  We recently went to Big Bear for Thanksgiving, so this challenge was the perfect excuse to get some of those photos immediately on a page!

I used some papers and stickers from the new Fernwood collection by Vicki Boutin, as well as some labels and stickers from Elle's Studio.  I wanted to create a design where I could incorporate a lot of photos without it feeling too "heavy" so I created a bunch of frames and squares from the papers. 

Here's what I whipped up:

I cannot wait to see how you interpret this challenge!  Make sure to play along with us this month!  And don't forget: every design team member has a code you can use to save 20% off your store purchase.  My code is KAT20.


A Pizza My Heart || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I just wanted to share my take on the Pizza my Heart challenge over at Paper Issues.  The challenge is simple: make some kind of pie chart on your project.  But, I took it literally and made a heart pie chart :) 

I actually got the idea for my layout when I saw the newest Autumn Tabs stamp set from Elle's Studio.  There is one phrase that says "home sweet home" and I knew I just wanted to highlight that phrase as much as possible.  I stamped the phrase down one side of my layout using 4 different Distress Oxide colors.  Then I built my heart using a bunch of different papers from my Elle's stash.  Finally, I created my title by using the large Jane alpha stamp and fussy cutting the letters out.

Here is the final result:

I can't wait to see how y'all interpret the challenge.  Make sure you pay along with us in our Facebook group.  Also, don't forget that each design team member has a code you can use to save 20% off your entire store purchase.  My code is KAT20 :)


Happy Halloween || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I'm here today and I'm so excited to share with you my newest Pretty Little Studio project.

I'm a person who loves to compare year to year photos.  So, of course, I needed to start an album where I keep all my daughter's Halloween pictures in one place.  For her first year, I decided to use the awesome Goosebumps collection.

I made a two-page spread to highlight all the photos from the year that I wanted to remember.  Here's what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! :) 


Pretty in Pink || Paper Issues

Good morning, friends!  I'm pretty excited about the Paper Issues challenge I'm sharing today.  The challenge is a Pretty in Pink challenge, and you just have to make the color pink the main focus of your page.  That's easy for me.  I am the mama to a girly girl and I love pulling out all the pinks and purples to document her adventures.

To create this layout, I dug through my stash and pulled out a lot of random items that I've probably been hoarding for way too long.  I used a lot of products from Elle's Studio, though.  I first began with my background.  I used the package technique to "smoosh" down my base color of distressed oxide and then I stamped phrases in a slightly darker shade.  Then, I just randomly built my layout using all the odds and ends I found in my stash.

I definitely got the pink covered :)  Here's the whole layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll be able to play along with us.  And don't forget - every design team member has a special code that you can use in the Paper Issues store to save 20% off your entire purchase.  My code is KAT20.



80s Mood Board || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  Poppin in here to share with you my layout that was inspired by the 80s mood board challenge over at Paper Issues.  This month, all their challenges are based on mood board. First, here is the mood board I used for today...I love the colors:

I used the amazing colors as my inspiration for my layout.  I used the Color Study collection by Vicki Boutin, as it has a lot of the beautiful, vibrant colors from the mood board.  I picked out the pinks and purples from the collection and had a fun time creating a sort of symmetrical layout, where I tried to mimic the design on the top in the design on the bottom.

Here's what I whipped up:

I hope you can play along with us this month.  A whole month of mood boards is so fun and inspiring!  Also, don't forget that you can use any design team member's code to save 20% off your full store purchase.  My code is KAT20.  :)



Carry the Torch Challenge || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  Happy Friday!  I wanted to pop in and share my take on this month's "Carry the Torch challenge over at Paper Issues.  This challenge is about scrapping fire - bon fire, s'more fires, or in my case - birthday fire (well, candles)!

I used some photos from my daughter's last birthday to highlight her with her birthday cake.  I pulled out the Elle's Studio birthday collection for this one.  I kept my design fairly simple and just created an easy grid made of 3x4 rectangles.  I also sprinkled around some embellishments in the form of wood veneers and cardstock stickers.  My favorite feature of my layout is the repeated date along the right side of the page.  I stamped my date stamp in a bunch of different Distress Oxides to create that border.  Here's what I came up with:

I hope you're able to play along with us this month!

Also, don't forget that each design team member has a code you can use in the PI store to save 20% off your entire order.  My code is KAT20.  Enjoy your weekend, friends! :)