Sketch N Scrap DT Layout Sketch #99


Hello Friends, I hope your week is of to a great start. I am back with another layout for the Sketch N Scrap Blog Design Team. Today’s sketch is by Mandy Reedyk.


I am having a lot of fun working with the Crate Paper Hello Love Collection and I knew I wanted to use it on this layout. I always look forward to sketches with more than one photo so this was great. I am scrapbooking 2 very similar pictures of my boys taken in 2010. They were headed to a Valentine’s Day Party at their Daycare center. All of the papers I used were from the Hello Love Paper Pad with the exception of black cardstock.  The Happy Valentines Day Sentiment Sticker is from an old American Crafts Sticker sheet, I backed that with 2 layers of velum.


I brought in some red mulberry paper that has been in my stash for about 10 years, so that was fun to finally use up.


To finish it off I added a few puffy hearts from a Walmart puffy sticker sheet and a few strips of black corrugated paper.



Make sure you check out the Sketch N Scrap Blog for tons of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO- Katty


Spiegelmom Scraps DT- Valentines Shaker Card


I am over on the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog sharing a Valentines Day Shaker Card. You can find my blog post here:

There is also a process video on my YouTube channel:


Thanks for stopping by! XOXO -Katty


Victoria Marie DT: Sketch Challenge

My lovely teammate Megan & I are co-hosting this weeks challenge on the Victoria Marie FB Group. This week we are following an awesome sketch that Megan found on Pinterest. The sketch is from the Elle’s Studio Blog. In addition to following the sketch we are also challenging our members to use Valentines Day colors in their layouts.


For this layout I am working with the Crate Paper Hello Love Collection. I began with some gesso in the background to tone down the bold stripe patterned paper. I then layered my papers and fussy cut the hearts from one of the sheets from the paper pad to replace the triangles at the bottom of the sketch. I then added some Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio to the background. I added a few die cuts from the Maggie Holmes Shine Ephemera pack, American Crafts Foam thickers and a few Puffy hearts and stickers from my stash.


I hope you will join us over on the Victoria Marie FB Group. There is an awesome prize this week. All you need to do is play along and you’ll be entered in the drawing.

There is a process video on my You Tube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty



The Crafty Maven Getaway: Art Party Friday

Hello Friends. I was on The Crafty Maven Getaway Channel this past Friday with a Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout. On The Crafty Maven Getaway we have a weekly Inspiration board. This is the one I followed this week:

I loved the blues in this peace and the pop of red. I decided to recreate the look of the sky and the water in the photo I was scrapbooking. The photo was taken in St. Marteen this past summer. We took a week long cruise and this was one of the beautiful stops. I used some acrylic gloss medium to create some texture, my idea was to create the look of waves and the ocean. I used some spray mist in three different shades of blue and created an ombre effect while mimicking the photo. I added a few pops of red with some simple embellishing and a border around the whole page. I really love how this turned out.


If you’d like to watch the process video you can take a look here:

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Thanks for stopping by! XOXO -Katty


Scrapbook Process: Sparkle & Shine

I am a member of quite a few of the Scrapbook Related Facebook groups. I love the inspiration and interaction with other wonderful Crafty ladies. This month two of the groups I belong to, The Pink Camera Community and Scrapbook like a Superhero are both hosting Valentines Day themed challenges. The challenge itself is to use hearts on your layout. I decided to scrapbook a picture of my adorable niece.


I used some heart rub ons on the left hand side of my white cardstock. I then created a messy frame for my photo using some Faber Castell Gelatos which I mixed with some water. I tried to keep this layout nice and simple so I did some simple layering using a few sheets of paper from the Crate Paper Notes and Things 6×6 paper pad. I added some flat enamel dots and jewels from my stash.  I also used a Cork Bow from the Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection.


For my tittle I used a few word puffy stickers from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection. I added two sheets of paper from a DCWV Paper pad as a frame for my layout. As a finishing touch I added some silver sequin stars scattered around in a few areas of the page. In the end the layout was exactly what I envisioned. Soft, Pretty, Light and airy.



Theres is a process video if you’d like to watch:

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Obsessed with Katty & Christy: Season 2 Week 3

Hello friends! Christy & I are back with our third episode of Obsessed using the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection. This will be the last episode for this Season using the Shine Collection. For the next three episodes we will be using the Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection. Christy chose the four papers we used for this week. I loved the dominance of Black and White in her selection. I knew that would be interesting to work with. Besides the papers we also had a recipe challenge to use on this layout. Our Layout Recipe Included:  Mixed Media, Washi Tape, Twine, 2 pieces of chipboard and two types of thickers. The photo I am scrapping is one taken on New Years Eve 2016.


I debated whether or not to use one of the patterns in this weeks paper selection as my background. I decided to go with a white background. I wanted to bring in some texture and color to the background so I used the Mini Cubist Stencil by The Crafters Workshop. I used the stencil in two different ways. First, I used some white Modeling Paste over the stencil in a few scattered areas on my page. Then I used the same stencil and traced the small squares with a thin black Sharpie pen. I added squares until I was happy with how it looked. I then colored on the squares and randomly added pinks and yellows around the squares, that covered the mixed media. I used the three black & white papers to matt my photo. I added some black and white wash strips in three spots and a few hearts and the word together from the Chipboard Pack. I then added a few pieces from the Maggie Holmes Shine Ephemera Pack. I brought in the twine to two of the tags. For the two types of thickers I used the thickers from this same collection The Detail Thickers as well as the Puffy Alphabet Stickers.


I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too. The process video can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by. XOXO -Katty



Spiegelmom Scraps DT- Shaker Layout

Hello Friends! Happy Sunday! It’s Superbowl Sunday and I can’t wait to see who wins today! I am over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog sharing my very first post on there as a Sparkler. I hope you’ll come on over and check out my post. Besides the Spiegelmom Scraps products I am working with the Crate Paper Hello Love  paper pad. I also used my Silhouette Cameo to create the arrows. There are details and links to all of the products I used on the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog .

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There is also a process video on my Tube Channel. Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! XOXO -Katty