Monochromatic Fanatic || Paper Issues

Good morning!!  I'm popping in here today to share my layout for this month's Monochromatic Fanatic challenge over at Paper Issues.  Here is this month's board:
I'm going to be honest; I'm not a huge fan of the color red.  I've had people tell me that's very unpatriotic of me.  Lol.  It's just not my color.  However, it's easy to overcome that when I have some great scrapbooking supplies to work with.  And for this layout, I was definitely working with some good stuff: all the Elle's Studio stuff that's been added to the store recently.  Seriously.  Pretty much all of it.  I used a little bit of almost everything, including paper from all the paper packs and lots of stickers spread across multiple different sheets.  I'm such an Elle's fan girl :)
I started off by creating a grid of different red papers and mounting it on a transparent acetate sheet from Bella Blvd.  Then I mounted my photo and smattered around a ton of different sticker, labels, die cuts, etc.  Here's the final product:
I really hope you're able to play along with us this month...and don't forget, each design team member has a code that you can use to save 20% off your entire store order!  My code is KAT20. Happy scrapping! :)


Scraplift Sunday || 7.5.2020

Good morning everyone!  Happy Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues!  It's one of my favorite days of the week :)

Today with are lifting this seriously fun layout from MandaJane:

I mean, how fun is that sunburst effect?  I'm totally in love!

I decided to use the new Chloe collection from Bella Blvd, mixed with random bits from their older collections.  I'm a big fan of how they use the same core colors for all their collections so it's always really easy to mix and match.

I distressed my paper strips to give them a fun texture.  I used to have a special tool from Tim Holtz to do this, but I misplaced it.  However, a pair of my daughter's safety scissors worked just as well.  Lol.  I also fussy cut some flowers from one of the papers to add some finishing touches.  Here's my lift:

I really hope you can play along with us!  This was really such a fun layout to make.  And don't forget that each design team member has a code you can use in the store to get a discount off your order.  Mine is KAT20.