Monday, April 22, 2019

Background Noise

Helllllllooooo everybody! I am so excited to share my layout with you today! I created it for the Background Noise challenge, and I absolutely adore the way it turned out. I used the gorgeous Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin. People, I just can't even! This collection is so exceptionally beautiful that I just don't have words. Here's what I came up with: 


That heart paper was just screaming to be fussy cut. I cut the hearts from one entire sheet and used a couple from another sheet I had left over. I decided it would be nifty to include some white hearts, so I hand cut some of those from a sheet of white cardstock. I then just layered all my hearts on top of each other to make a background. The striped background paper is by Webster's. I really loved the way it looked next to all those colorful hearts. 



I hope you'll play along with this challenge! 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!


Saturday, April 6, 2019

Keep it Sketchy

Hi everybody. I'm just stopping by to share my take on this month's sketch. I'm going to be totally honest and admit for the thousandth time that I struggle with sketches- big time! I always love the sketch and get all inspired, but my layout winds up looking nothing at all like the original sketch. This causes me anxiety. LOL! I always worry that the sketch creator is going to think I broke their beautiful sketch. Speaking of beautiful sketches, check out this one:


Is it not just gorgeous?!?!?!? That's precisely why I was intimidated, but I put on my big girl britchees and took a stab at it. Here goes nothing: 


As you can tell, I flipped the sketch on its side. The umbrellas made me think of rain, and I wanted to mimic the look of water/rain/watercolors on the top border. I then decided to go all out and add that GORGEOUS heart paper from Vicki Boutin. That paper! I mean, would you just look at it? It pained me to cut into it, but I think I bought enough to last me a while, so we're good.


I hope you'll play along with the sketch challenge! 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!




Thursday, March 28, 2019

Pinspire Me

Hi everyone! I just stopped by to share my layout for the Pinspire Me challenge. Here's the inspiration photo:



I really loved all the beautiful colors in this board. I was also drawn to the lines of strawberries in different colors. But, in the end, it was the stripes that won me over. They reminded me of the cool woodgrain stripe paper in the March kit.

Speaking of the kit, have you seen it? Squee! I was so excited to get it that I just dove right in! Isn't it gorgeous?



I wanted to build my layout around the striped paper, and that's exactly what I did. Here's what I came up with:



I hope you will play along with the Pinspire Me challenge! 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!





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Scraplifting Cassie!

Hi everyone. I get the distinct honor of scraplifting a page by the amazing Cassie today! I was so excited to get this assignment. Just take a look at Cassie's layout:


How awesome is that? When I started thinking about the direction I wanted to go with my scraplift, I definitely wanted to copy Cassie's idea of a large shape made up of little shapes. I did decide, though, to make a star instead of hearts. 


As soon as I got my star finished, it made me think of the 80's. LOL! I guess it was all the crazy colors or something. Thinking of the 80's made me grab this photo of my brother and I back in the day. Is cotton candy not just the best stuff ever? It's impossible to eat without smiling. 

Anyway, here's what I came up with in the end: 


As usual, my layout turned out to look pretty much nothing like the one I tried to scraplift. Of course, I could never do Cassie's page justice, anyway. I loved her original design! 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge! 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, February 26, 2019

Mist Challenge

Hi everyone. It's Sindi here to share my layout for the "I Mist You" challenge. I will admit, I haven't used mist in quite a while. I did, however, have a bottle of mist left in my stash. I used it to create some cute clouds for my layout. Here's what I came up with:


I used this gorgeous striped paper from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection to create strips of "rain" hanging from my clouds. The clouds were simply hand cut from white cardstock and sprayed with a little mist. I also used the tear strip from the paper to create a little interest behind the glittery thickers in my title. 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge! 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!



Friday, February 15, 2019

52 Faves- Week 7

Hi everyone! I'm stopping by to share my 52 favorites spread for this week. I should start by confessing that I haven't decided what kind of notebook I'm using. I know, I know, not smart. I've been just created pages in a size I think I might use and hoping an ingenious idea comes to me. I am considering doing a file box of some sort instead of a notebook, actually. We shall see! Here's what I came up with this week:


Nothing exciting happened this week, and I honestly was so busy I didn't get any photos. I decided to solve that problem by documenting something that was on my mind instead of something I actually did. For whatever reason, I've been missing this sweet puppy so much lately. Isn't that photo hilarious? He was so chill! "Put fuzzy socks on me? Sure, no prob." Bless his sweet heart! 

Here are a couple of close ups: 



I used this gorgeous paper pad by Webster's Pages. I absolutely love the colors and patterns in this pad!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

You've Got the Motion

Hi, everybody! I'm just stopping by today to share my layout for the "You've Got the Motion" challenge. I was intrigued by this one, and I immediately knew just which photo I wanted to use.

Years ago, I snapped a picture of my boy running amok outside. It was blurry and weird, but I liked it for some reason. When I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to use this photo, but how? I also wanted to create motion on my page to match the photo. I finally decided that a combination of rolling "hills" of white cardstock set against fringes created from patterned paper might just do the trick. I used this absolutely gorgeous striped paper from Paige Evans' Whimsical collection:


People, would you just look at it? Seriously, I adore that paper. Anyway, here's what I came up with:


Leaving them slightly connected, I cut each stripe apart, creating a bit of a fringe. I fluffed the fringes to create depth and folded a few of them down. I added the white cardstock and decorated with hand cut clouds and hearts, which I painted. I was happy with the way this one turned out. 


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!