Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Rolling With the Punches

Hi everybody! I'm here to share my layout for the "Rolling With the Punches" challenge. I was excited about this one as soon as I read the description. I don't use punches very often, so I was glad that this challenge left a bit of room for interpretation. I decided to use one of my favorite techniques: rolling patterned paper. Here's my layout:


I love clouds. Clouds are my jam. I've had an idea floating around in my head for a while, specifically, "honkin' big clouds with random stuff hanging from them". My ideas are usually quite specific and make perfect sense. Ahem.


I decided to do paper strips with rolled ends hanging from my clouds. This was a perfect project for using up scraps, which I'm trying to a lot of lately so that I can make room for new goodies from the store.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Put a Word on It

Hi everyone! I'm seriously excited to share my layout for the "Put a Word on It" challenge! I love hand lettering, and I wanted to try it on a layout. Luckily for me, it seemed to work out on this one.


I hand lettered the title and journaling, then used some water color paint to fill in the title a bit. I love the coloring book effect it created. Next, I fussy cut some leaves from leftover scraps of patterned paper. I used some thread to add interest and added some die cut houses that I had leftover. I also went back and did some splatters with more watercolors.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hunger Games

Hi everyone! I'm just dropping by to share my layout for the Hunger Games challenge. I absolutely LOVE baking, so I was excited to have an excuse to document my sweet creations. Here's what I came up with:


I used the gorgeous Indigo Hills 2 collection from PinkFresh Studio for this layout. In order to create the giant cupcake, I just printed out a simple clipart cupcake that I found on the internet. I cut the pieces of the cupcake apart and used them as templates to trace on my patterned paper. I spend a lot of time baking cupcakes, so it worked perfectly with my photo. 

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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!