13.1 || The Cut Shoppe

Hey, everyone!!  I wanted to pop in and quickly share my most recent layout for The Cut Shoppe with you.

I've had these photos of my friend and I laying around for awhile, but was having a hard time figuring out how to scrap them.  The pictures are from a half marathon that we ran last year and when I saw the "Running the Race" cut files, I knew I had finally found what I needed to scrap these photos!  I also combined the files with the new "This & That" files and some stars from the "I Heart String Art" file.  Here is the end result:

The stars from the "I Heart String Art" file are quickly becoming one of my favorite things to put on a layout - they are so versatile!  For this layout, I misted them with some gold Heidi Swapp color shine and topped them with some glittery gold chipboard stickers.

And here are the files I used:

Thanks for stopping in - enjoy the weekend!!!


Another Grid Layout || Clique Kits

Hey, everyone!  I know I shared a grid layout last week, but I have another one to share today - this time it was made using my July kit from Clique Kits.

Like every month, this month's kit included a variety of cut files, including an awesome calendar cut file.  I enlarged the cut file so that the squares were roughly 2" x 2" and then began filling in my squares with a variety of photos, papers and embellishments.  The grid never gets old for me!!

To add a little bit of interest I  placed my grid at an angle.  I kind of love the end result!

Hope you can check out the CK blog!  There is currently a waiting list for kits at the moment, but the store has a ton of great stuff and if you use code KAT10 at check out you'll get 10% off your entire purchase!!

Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; Patterned Paper, Brads, Alphas: Chickaniddy Crafts; Puffy Stickers: 7Paper; Flair, Cut Files: Clique Kits; Mist: Heidi Swapp


Project Life with SpiegelMom Scraps

Oh, Project Life how I hate you...and how I love you.  I hate you right now because I am soooooo far behind.  I love you because you really are a great project when everything is completed and pretty in an album.


And so begins the great PL catch up.  I am behind by 14 weeks.  This will not be fun, but it must be done.  Luckily, I have a lot of fun supplies from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Today, I finished off week 8.  I had been putting this one off for the longest time because I didn't have a lot of meaningful pictures...which explains why there are 3 whole pockets dedicated to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.  Sigh.

While the contents of the week may not be too exciting, I do like some of the scrappy stuff I got to use on my page.  Here are all the fun products I used from the store:

As always if you see anything in the store that you like, use code KAT10 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Thanks for stopping in...hopefully I can knock out another PL spread or two before the week is up!

Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Alphas: Studio Calico; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Recollections; Washi, Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Staples: Tim Holtz


Catching Up with Bella Blvd

Hey, everyone!  I have two new Bella Blvd layouts to share with you today.  The first one was featured in the newly released Bella Buzz newsletter.  We were given the challenge to combine the Just Add Color Collection, the Color Chaos Collection, at least 2 photos and a long title to create a layout.  Here is what I came up with:

The second was a layout created to feature the Just Add Color collection...I added lots of bright colors to showcase the photos of my little niece covered in ice cream:

Thanks for stopping in!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Working the Grid || SpiegelMom Scraps

Hey everyone!  I wanted to pop in today to share a way to work in a lot of your favorite embellishments from the SpiegelMom Scraps store: use a grid!  I love using a grid because you have little boxes to fill with embellishments.  Here’s what I’m talking about:

To make this layout, I began by creating a grid with twine.  Then I placed my pictures where I wanted them in the grid and finally I filled the rest of the squares with some of my favorite embellishments.  In this case some of my favorite embellishments included the Crate Paper Poolside wood veneers that were just recently added to the shop.  Seriously, aren’t they the cutest??

Here are some other items that I used from the store:

Thanks for stopping in.  Do you ever “work the grid”?

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alphas: Doodlebug Design; Wood Veneers: Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Phrase Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; Plastic Word: Heidi Swapp


He's A Star || The Cut Shoppe

Good morning, everyone!  Summer is in full swing right now over here, but I did want to pop in and share my first layout for The Cut Shoppe:

It's much messier than my usual style - lots of mists and messy stitching - I really like the end result, though. Plus, the bright color palette makes me even more excited for Summer!

The files I used:

Thanks for stopping in!  Happy weekend!

Cardstock: Bazzill;Cut Files: The Cut Shoppe; Mists: Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd; Plastic Stars: Heidi Swapp; Alphas: Doodlebug Design; Puffy Stickers, Zig Zag Washi: Studio Calico; Triangle Washi: Love My Tapes


Clique Kits' June Challenge

Good morning, everyone!!  There is a new challenge posted up at The Clique Kits' blog.  The prize up for grabs this month is a $25 gift card to the CK store!!  The rules are the same as always: you can create ANYTHING you want, using whatever products you want - it seriously doesn't get easier than that!!  I created a layout using this month's kit, Dream Quest:

The kit is full of fun stuff from the Crate Paper line Journey.  It's not typically my normal style, but I am LOVING it!!

I hope you can play along with the CK challenge this month!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Tag: SpiegelMom Scraps; Alphas: American Crafts; Arrow Clip: Freckled Fawn; Circle Punch: EK Success


Pretty in Pink With The Studio and SpiegelMom Scraps

Hey, everyone!  There is a new sketch challenge posted at The Studio today - I did something on my layout that I almost never do - I used a colored cardstock background.  And this wasn't some weak attempt like I normally do when I use kraft cardstock.  This time I used pink!  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

I decided to place my photo in the center of the page instead of in the upper right.  I'm really into using the center of the page right now.  

I also used a ton of goodies from the SpiegelMom Scraps store on this:

-Fairytale Sequin Mix (My fave mix EVER!)

As always, use code KAT10 at check out and receive 10% off your entire SMS purchase!!

I hope you can stop by The Studio and play along with us this month!!

Cardstock: Bazzill: Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio; Alphas: Little Yellow Bicycle; Sequins, Doily, Tag, Cork Shapes: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp


Jot Magazine!

Hi, everyone!  Happy, HAPPY weekend!!  I am so excited to pop in and share that I have a layout in Issue 10 of Jot Magazine!  I used a bunch of my Bella Blvd goodies and I got another wedding layout scrapped (if you're counting, I'm only three years behind!)! 

I love the punch and orange colored range of products from Bella Blvd and I just knew they'd be perfect for another wedding layout.  When I saw the call from Jot Magazine for party layouts, it was just the push I needed!

Thanks for stopping in - you should definitely go check out Jot Magazine, if you haven't before - it's chock full of inspiration and it's totally FREE.  Can't beat that!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Geek Chic || Bella Blvd

June?  Is it seriously June?  This year is flying by so fast...it needs to slow down just a teensy bit!!

Any ways...I'm up on the Bella Blvd blog today and this week we are focusing on the Star Student collection.  I love this collection, but it doesn't really fit into  my life very well.  I don't have kids and of course, I always scrap pictures of my nieces, but I don't have any school-themed photos of them. So, I did something a little unique and used mostly the B-side of papers and added in a pop of pink:

My favorite paper form this collection is the glasses paper.  It's called "Geek Chic" and that's where I pulled my title from.  Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for popping in!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything else: Bella Blvd