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


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


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!


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