Check Out the Scenery || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to share my take on this month's Paper Issues Check Out the Scenery challenge.  This challenge is a mood board challenge, which is always fun to do!  Here's the board:

 Isn't it gorgeous?  I love the colors and the chill vibe.  Those two factors led me to work with the Heidi Swapp Carefree collection.  That collection gives off the same vibes as this mood board.

My favorite products from that collection are the definition stickers, so when I saw the definition in the mood board, I knew I had to incorporate one of those stickers.  I also really liked the graphic look of all the squares of calming colors, so I decided to do that for my layout, too. I cut out squares and letter using my Silhouette. I backed some of the squares with patterned papers and some of the squares with photos, then I added the letters from my title on top of them all.  Finally, I finished everything off by adding some minimal embellishments.  Here's what I created:

This one is pretty different from my normal style, but I like that the mood board brought me here. :)

I hope you can play along with us this month!  Also, don't forget that every design team member has a code you can use to save 20% off your entire store order.  My code is KAT20. :)


Wide Open Spaces || Paper Issues

Hi, everyone!  I just wanted to stop in today to share my take on this month's Wide Open Spaces challenge over at Paper Issues.  This challenge is all about using white space.  This was a super easy challenge for me because almost all of my layouts have white space.  The layout I'm sharing today has a little less white space than I'm used to, so I was originally worried that I had overdone it a bit.  LOL.

For this layout, I wanted to scrap some photos of my daughter and the plants she grew from seeds.  She was so proud of them and looked so excited.  I thought the perfect collection for documenting these photos was the Cute & Crafty collection from Doodlebug.  I especially love the flower die cuts. :)

To make this layout, I created a large rip in the bottom of my cardstock base and a smaller rip at the top.  I backed it with the pretty bold striped paper from the Doodlebug collection.  Then, I just layered a bunch of the die cute around the photos.  Finally, I sprinkled around some Bella Blvd trinket stickers to finish off my look.

Here's what I came up with:

I really hope you decide 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 purchase.  My code is KAT20, if you're so inclined :)