Sunday, October 21, 2018

Scraplift Sunday!

Hi everybody! I am so excited about this scraplift! Full disclosure: I am usually the last person you want using a sketch or doing a scraplift. I always start off okay, but wind up going off the rails somewhere along the way. My end product never seems to resemble the sketch or layout I started with, and I worry about offending the original creator. For once, I feel really good about this one! Here's the inspiration layout:



Can we all just take a minute and appreciate how stinkin' cool all Lisa's layouts are? She has this talent for making her pages look like she just flung things hither and yon, but it winds up looking like a work of art. A-ma-zing!

Although her style is very different from mine, I always appreciate the "bones" of Lisa's layouts. In this one, I wanted to recreate the basic structure of her page while giving it my own twist. Here's what I wound up with:



I really love this one! Instead of a large rectangle to anchor the back of the layout, I created a rectangle with my paint and stitching. I just built on from there. The patterned paper is from the Lil' Dude collection by Simple Stories.



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Scrap Soup

Hi everybody. Today, I'm sharing a layout I made for Scrap Soup this month. Here's the recipe:

1 cut file or 5 die cuts 
The color orange 
lined patterned paper 
one triangle 
3 photos 

At first, I was a bit intimidated by this recipe. I don't use cut files, and I was pretty sure I had no die cuts. I was also worried about the three photos. I almost always use one photo. I finally decided to quit being a whiner and look at this as an opportunity to stretch myself a little. Here's what I came up with: 


I used my the Indigo Hills 2 collection from Pinkfresh Studio. This collection is just too beautiful for words. There are so many elements in the patterned papers that are just begging to be fussy cut. I cut out the leaves and arranged them with my white leaf "die cuts". I used orange ink to splatter the background, and there's a little triangle tucked behind my title. 

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Sewing Bee

Hi everyone. I'm here sharing my layout for the Sewing Bee challenge. I used to say that sewing on a layout was my arch nemesis. I guess it still kind of is, but I'm determined to get better at it! I love the look of hand stitching on my pages, but I always make a mess in the process. Please just don't ever look at the back of this one, ok? LOL!


I used some patterned papers from the Lil Dude collection by Simple Stories. I love the combination of the yellow thread with the blue and black/white patterned paper. 

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Listful Thinking

Hi everybody! I'm just stopping by to share my layout for the Listful Thinking challenge. I had this old photo of my sweet boy walking down the path near our house many moons ago. It's been begging to be scrapped for years, and this was the perfect time.


I used the My Bright Life 6 x 6 paper pad for this layout. I know green isn't the most fall-ish color out there, but for some reason, I thought it worked.


I hope there are lots of walks through crunchy leaves in the near future for you! Don’t forget to join in the fun in the Paper Issues facebook group! And, of course, when you're shopping in the store, don’t forget to use my discount code for 20% off! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pop it Up

Hi everybody! Sindi here. I'm just sharing my layout for the Pop, Lock, and Drop It challenge. This was an easy challenge for me, because I almost always try to add plenty of dimension in my layouts. This is probably why all my albums are overflowing and way too fat. Of course, they would be if I'd actually put the giant stack of layouts that are finished into albums, but that's a whole 'nother story.



I was once again able to get by with using scraps for this layout. I rolled up strips of Maggie Holmes' Flourish paper. I just adore that collection! I also fussy cut some of the flowers. Sometimes, I just like to have a clean and simple white background with simple embellishments. The rolled up paper and fussy cut flowers was perfect for that. 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Swanky Swatches



Hi everyone. I'm just stopping by to share my Swanky Swatches layout. Here's the inspiration photo:


I was excited about the pastel color scheme. I couldn't decide on just a couple of colors to use, so I dug through my stash and found as many colors as possible that matched the photo. I've been trying to use up some of my scrap pieces lately so that I can make room for my brand new PI goodies that should be arriving shortly.



I remembered these sweet little photos of my boy when he was a little guy. They seemed to work well with the pastel color scheme. I used some chipboard letters from my stash for the title and cut some leftover patterned paper into fringes and random rectangles to decorate across the bottom half.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stars and Stripes

Hello all you lovely people! Today, I'm sharing my layout for the Stars and Stripes challenge. I was a little worried about this one, because I don't normally use holiday themed supplies for my layouts. The nerves went out the window when I saw the new patriotic line by Pebbles! It's completely adorable, and I couldn't wait to work with it. Here's my layout:


That photo of my boy, though! He was so bummed out because it rained out the fireworks that year. I created some concentric stitched circles over some of the pattered paper and then cut out some arrows to go over everything. I simply cannot do a layout without arrows of some sort. It's a rule. 


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