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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Scrapping Issues...

I recently discovered Paper Issues, an online scrap store and FB community. There's so many fun things happening there with challenges, inspiration prompts, and lively conversations. Although I'm a newbie; I'm jumping in and having a blast.

This layout was inspired by the prompts to scrap something I'm a fanatic about or a guilty pleasure. I must admit, I do love to watch The Real Housewives (Love them all except D.C. and Miami), and of course I'm obsessed with scrapbooking. In this photo I'm wearing a Real Housewives t-shirt while attending a scrapbook convention. Obviously, this photos sums up the challenge perfectly. :)

I adore the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane (Town Square) patterned paper so I fussy-cut a few flowers to frame the photo. I used the adorable PI "I Have Issues" card as part of my layout; it's one of my favorite details. The boldness of the Dear Lizzy foam letters add such a fun pop to the page.

Today I tried the erase tool from PicMonkey and WOW, am I impressed! It may be my new favorite editing tool; check this out:

If you're looking for some fresh inspiration and have issues like I do, be sure to check out Paper Issues. I think you'll love it! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Everyday Inspiration

Last week we were outside enjoying the most beautiful weather and my daughter started gathering colorful leaves. She created word art with the leaves and the end result was stunning! I was instantly inspired by it and knew I wanted to create a layout - not only to document the moment, but to replicate the look. Here is a photo of her leaf art:

I cut some leaves using my Silhouette Cameo and used watercolors to paint them (totally inspired by a Wed w/Wilna YouTube video).

I fussy-cut the title from a photo of the leaf art. A simple scattering of leaves, a few embellishments from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection, and the layout was complete. I love this layout for many reasons, but capturing the spontaneous moment with my daughter and finding the beauty in it is something I'll always treasure. If you'd like to see more of the process, please check out my YouTube videos here. As always, thank you for stopping by my blog! It's another beautiful autumn day here, I plan to enjoy it! ♥