Attachment Issues || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I'm just stopping in to share my layout for this month's "Attachment Issues" challenge over at Paper Issues.  This challenge asks you to focus on how you attach different elements to your projects.  For this layout I used glue, staples and faux stitches.

I broke out the fun Fall-themed goodies from Elle's Studio and went to work.  These products have a cozy feel to me, so I thought they would pair nicely with some ripped elements on the page.  I made rips at the top and bottom of my page, backed them with patterned paper and added some stapled details:

Here's what my whole layout looks like:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You still have a few days left to play along!  And don't forget that each design team member has a code that will save you 20% off in the store.  My code is KAT20.


Spooky Cute || Paper Issues

Good morning, everyone!  Just stopping in today to share my take on the "Cos-tomb Par-ade" challenge over at Paper Issues.  It's so funny - I was never into Halloween until I had my daughter...and now it is one of my favorite holidays.  She loves it and I can't help but get excited when she it.  Plus there are so many fun activities and so much stuff to do with her leading up to the day. So, with all that said, I was totally jazzed to do this challenge.

Last year was my daughter's first year trick-or-treating so I really wanted to get that documented.  I've also been trying to journal more on my layouts, so I decided to journal on a random assortment of Pretty Little Studio labels and positioned them going up one side of my layout.

I also grabbed a random assortment of Halloween papers and embellishments from my stash to finish off the look.  Here's what my completed layout looks like:

I'm so glad I was able to get this special memory documented and I'm hoping you can play along with us!  

Also, don't forget that each design team member has a code that you can use to save 20% off your store purchase.  My code is KAT20 :)


Paper Issues Sketch

Hey everyone!  I am up on the Paper Issues blog today to share the newest sketch with you and show you what I created with it.  This fun sketch was designed by Kelly and she almost tricked me into making a Halloween layout.  However, I still have too many photos from Summer that I've got to get down on a page.  Here's the sketch: 

I've been wanting to dig into the fun Altenew collection, Enjoy the Ride, ever since it found its way to my doorstep.  And I think this layout was the perfect chance to use it.  I do love me some purples!  

I love this sketch because it's simple, but provides a good jumping off point for a strong design.  I followed it pretty closely, but added in some of the flower ephemera from the collection, some labels and faux stitching from Pretty Little Studio and a fun purple alpha accent courtesy of Bella Blvd.  I alos built my layout on top of a Vicki Boutin mixed media page.

I hope you're able to play along with us!  And don't forget: each design team member has a code you can use in the store to save 20% off your entire order.  My code is KAT20.  :)