Grid Lock || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!!  Popping in to share my take on the Grid Lock challenge over at Paper Issues.  I recently got a fun box of Cassie Mail that included Crate Paper's new Hooray collection.  I had to immediately play with it, as I knew it'd be perfect for scrapping some of my daughter's photos from her first birthday shoot.

I began by creating two columns of patterned paper squares, then I glued down my photos, then added the torn paper to the sides of the columns then embellished!  It came together super quickly.  I adore how colorful and fun this collection is.

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Beach Trip || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I'm here today to share a recent layout I made with the stunning Savannah Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio.

Even though it is Fall here, I cannot get over my Summertime vibes.  I really am a Summer girl.  And while I like wearing Fall clothes, the joy for me really only lasts a few weeks, and then I'm back to craving warm weather and beach days.  So, to help me get through the loooooong wait, I decided to scrap some photos from our recent beach trip.

I really love the papers in the collection, but this Inner Artist pattern really has my heart.  I've typically been a solid white background girl, but I am trying to branch out of my comfort zone a bit recently, and this pretty paper certainly helps.

Thanks for popping in - have a great week!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Alphas: American Crafts; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Paper Issues || Winged Things Challenge

Good morning everyone!  Popping in this morning to share my take on this month's Winged Things challenge over at Paper Issues.

When I decided what I was going to scrap, I was actually surprised.  When I first heard about this challenge, I figured I'd do something nice and feminine with lots of pretty butterflies.  I'm a girl mom and she's pretty much the only thing I scrap anymore.  However, recently Piper has been in love with her book all about bugs.  It has shiny pictures and she gets lots of tickles when we read it, so it's become one of her favorites.  I really wanted to document these fun memories.

The Bug Explorer collection from Bella Blvd was absolutely perfect for this subject and challenge...it's a slightly older collection, but there's still some left in the store here.  It's so much fun and I wish I had more reasons to use it!

Here is my whole layout:

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Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Fall Beauty || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in today to share a recent layout that I made with the Potpourri collection from Pretty Little Studio.
I took this photo of my daughter last month and I thought it was really cute and I wanted to get it scrapped right away.  The photo coordinated perfectly with the Potpourri collection - I absolutely adore the combo of oranges, purples and greens!

I hand-cut a few hearts, fussy cut some leaves, and added minor embellishments and mist drops to complete the spread.  It came together quickly and easily.
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio