Paper Issues Sketch

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to stop by to share my take on the newest Paper Issues sketch.  This one is a fun one...it's a little different than what I'm used to, but it's always fun to go outside my comfort zone.  Here's what we're working with today:

For my take, I decided to flip the sketch and use the new Sunkissed collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  As soon as I saw this giant rainbow paper (called "Bright Side"), I knew I wanted to fussy cut it.  When I saw this sketch, it all clicked for me:

I started by fussy cutting the rainbow and placing it off-center to the right of the page.  Since it was such a large statement, I kept the rest of my layout pretty simple.  I added some acetate stitches from Pretty Little Studio and some minimal embellishments from the rest of the CVS collection.

I hope you decide to play along with us...and don't forget: each design team member has a discount code that you will save you 20% in the store.  My code is KAT20 :)


Color Spectrum challenge || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  Just stopping in today to share a layout that I created for this month's Color Spectrum challenge over at Paper Issues.  It is a mood board challenge, which is always so much fun.  Here's the board we're working with this month:

I've actually been a little low on mojo recently, so I interpreted this mood board pretty literally and decided to create a grid of color blocks.  I used one of the fun 4x6 paper pads from Pretty Little Studio to create this layout (which is exactly an almost identical lift of a layout I made a few years ago...I wasn't joking when I said my mojo is so low).

After my grid was in place, I added some coordinating phrases and enamel dots.  I also used some pop dots to add a little bit of interest to the page.  Here's how it all came together:

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