September 22, 2020

Tradition - Paper Issues

 I think I have gone crazy.
I started my very own YOUTUBE channel!
Id love if you subscribed, clicked the like button and what not.  
The process is getting easier and easier every time I do a new video.  

So for this layout, I was FB LIVE over at Paper Issues Friends and Fans Page.  
I then converted it to a video for my channel.  

I scraplifted Ann Tamimi.  Her layout was one of their Scraplift layouts for Sept 6th I think!  
Anyway, check out her Instagram page. I'll share that layout under mine below.

I used Altenew Enjoy the Ride, and Nuvo Drops.
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September 21, 2020

Play - Paper Issues

 Hey all!

Last Thursday, I did a LIVE FB video with a couple friends using the September Kitchen Sink Kit from Paper Issues.  I am in charge with figuring out what product goes in the Kitchen Sink Kits each month.  For this past one, I chose papers from the Heidi Swapp Old School collection.  You can see the video HERE

I decided to use this trio of football photos from Rome's Freshman year.  It honestly is a year that we would like to forget.  At least the Football season.  It wasn't at all what we thought it would be.  But, I did have these great photos of Roman being the center, hiking the ball to the QB.  

The paper in the shape of a heart was an accident.  I was adding the strips to the page, turned it upside to add more and Kelly said she liked the heart.  What heart?  Apparently, the papers were in a perfect heart shape!  I went with it.  I did not have a clear plan anyway!  I adore how it turned out.  Be on the lookout for next months Kitchen Sink.  It is my favorite one yet!

September 15, 2020

Hefe - Pretty Little Studio

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a layout using Chasing The Sun Collection. I have seen frame papers used in so many ways and was excited to give it a try myself. With so many photos from our fun trip to the Dominican, the frames are perfect. Meet Hefe. He is an 800 lb Sea Lion. He has the worst breath EVER!

For more information - head over to the Pretty Little Studio blog

September 8, 2020

Happy Place - Paper Issues

 Hey friends. 

I did another FB LIVE over at Paper Issues on their PIFF page
It is kinda fun.  This time, I went with the flow.  Asked the crowd for suggestions.  
What I had in my mind before I started was not at all how the layout turned out.

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With Covid, we really stuck to the house.  When things started opening, we still kept close to home.  At the end of June, we finally decided to venture out.  We hit Plum Island.   Thank Goodness hardly anyone was there.  It was a gorgeous night.  The sunset was spectacular and I really was excited to scrap this photo of my boys.  

September 6, 2020

Time Together - Pretty Little Studio

Morning all!
I was shocked when I went to create this blog post over at Pretty Little Studio and saw Aimee's layout that was posted yesterday using the exact same title and paper collection - Indian Summer Collection by Kim Watson! What I love about that is, we can show you so many different ways to create with the same stuff! With fall fast approaching, this collection will get you in the mood to dig out the earth tone colors and maybe get you inspired to decorate your homes for fall too.

I created a sketch for Paper Issues and decided that it was going to me my inspiration for this fun layout today. Instead of fish, I brought in all the fall ephemera from the Indian Summer collection. You can find inspiration in so many places. Sketches, scrap lifts, magazines, color combos and so much more. Although this is sketch is beachy, it easily translated into a fall theme. I can see ornaments hanging like this in December too! That would be magical.

Falling leaves, flowers and gourds take up all the 'white space' on the bottom of my layout. I tacked down my ephemera with stitching, carefully lifted the edges to create dimension and sporadically placed sentiments from paper and journaling to finish off my layout.

I hope you are inspired to get ready for fall! It's getting brisk in the mornings and at night here in New England. I think I am ready for apple cider and hot cocoa. See you again soon!