Pretty Patterned Paper Playground April 2016

Hello friends. As the month of April comes to an end I want to share the layouts Evi & I created for our Pretty Patterned Paper Playground Series for the month of April. Here is the lovely mood board we followed this month.


For our third episode in the series and the first for the month Evi and I scrapped together. Once again, we challenged ourselves to complete our layout in 15 minutes. We went a bit over 15 minutes, LOL. We still did pretty well. You can check out the video here:

These are the layouts we created. On the left is Evi’s on the right is mine.


For our fourth episode we followed a challenge. Our challenge was to scraplift each other.

Check out My video on Evi’s Channel and Evi’s Video on my channel. Here are the layouts we created.


We loved this months Mood Board so much that we decided to create a third layout and video. This time we posted on our own channels. Be sure to check out My Video and Evi’s Video. Here are the bonus layouts we created.


This was a fun month. I really loved this mood board. Come and join us in our Facebook Group and share your work with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

Pretty Patterned Paper Playground March 2016

Hello friends! I know I am a bit late in posting this however I wanted to share with you all how The Pretty Patterned Paper Playground or P4 for short, came to be. My new friend Evi and I, who met through YouTube, recently discovered that we both live in Florida and pretty darn close too. I invited Evi to join me at a crop some friends were hosting. We immediately hit it off.  We had an awesome time and even did a little scrappy shopping together after the crop at a nearby Tuesday Morning.


We discussed the option of scrapping to together and thought it would make for a fun You Tube series.

We met up shortly after that for a nice lunch date at Perricone’s here in Downtown Miami. We discussed the details and that is where The  Pretty Patterned Paper Playground was born.


We decided we would post twice a month, once scrapbooking together and once separate. Each month we will follow a mood board Evi & I put together and we will also have a challenge. Here is our first ever mood board for the month of March 2016


When we scrap together we will set a timer for 15 minutes and try our best to complete our layout in that time. We will also create our own Pretty Patterned Paper. Using Mixed Media and various techniques. The top two photos below are the layouts we created when we scrapped together. The one on the left is Evi’s and the one on the right is mine. As a fun twist we decided to scrap the same photo(notice it’s the photo from our lunch date.) You can find the process video of Evi and I scrapping together here:


For our second video where we scrap separately we will always have a different challenge. For the month of March we decided to scraplift the very talented Missy Whidden. Evi and I are huge fans. The two photos above with the vertical circle clusters are our interpretations of Missy’s beautiful layout. The one on the left is Evi’s and on the right is mine. We deviated a bit from our mood board but I think we both did a great job of recreating Missy’s idea. We thought it would be fun to post our videos on each others channels.

You can find Evi’s video on my channel here:

You can find my video on Evi’s channel here:

We started a Facebook Group, also called Pretty Patterned Paper Playground. We created it so that we could share the layouts we create and hopefully inspire our crafty friends to play along with our challenges or to simply create. Our group is a fun, interactive place for crafty friends to gather and share our work with each other. No need to follow our mood board or our challenge, we just want to see what you are creating and want to be inspired by you. I hope you will join us on YouTube as well as on Facebook so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #103


Hello friends! I am back with another project for the Sketch N Scrap Design Team. The sketch I am following today is Sketch # 103 by Mandy Reedyk. I love using three photos on this layout. It is a great sketch.


I decided to scrap three photos from a Lego Festival I took my boys to in December of 2014. All of the papers I used with the exception of the red one that I punched out circles with are from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection. The red piece was in my scraps.

Foe my tittle I cut out the numbers from a sheet of paper from the Maggie Holmes collection and the red thickers are called Oakleaf by Thickers. I also brought in a few chipboard circles which are in a chipboard pack by MAMBI called Mambi Sticks.

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This was a lot of fun to create. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. Be sure to check out Sketch N Scrap for tons of inspiration and awesome sketches.

XOXO -Katty


Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #71


Hello friends! I am back to share another project for the Sketch N Scrap Design Team. Today I am following an awesome card sketch by one of our very talented sketch artist’s Mandy Reedyk.


For this card I began with a white card base and  I chose several patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Paper pad. Even my sentiment is one of the cut apart sheets from the paper pad. I love this card sketch. This card was very easy to make and I absolutely love how it turned out. Another great sketch from our team.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you check out Sketch N Scrap for awesome sketches every month. There is a giveaway every month as well.

XOXO -Katty

Spiegelmom Scraps April Release Blog Hop


Hello friends! Welcome to this month’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Skippings!   Today is extra special because SpiegelMom Scraps is not only revealing the fabulous new sequin mixes for this quarter, but she’s also welcoming this month’s Guest Designer, Tiffani Nelson.  We are super excited to have her designing with us this month so watch for her first blog hop next week!

Jody revealed the new sequins on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog which you can check out HERE (  ).

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For today’s project I created a fun Shaker Card. I am in love with the March release sequins and I wanted to use them all. I began with a background scallop cut file which I sized down to 6×6 and cut out on my Silhouette Cameo on white American Crafts Cardstock. I used packaging as my window and created my shaker area with scotch foam mounting tape. I divided the scallops into three sections using the insers from the scallop cut file as a divider. I colored the inserts with the Shimmerz Dazzlers in Lemon Drop and Pucker up Pink. I just used my spatula to rub some of the color onto the cardstock inserts.


I then filled my three shaker areas with the awesome new seqiun mixes. On the top portion I used the Sunny Smiles Sequins . In the middle section I used the Glass Slippers Sequins and in the bottom section I used the Lilac Twinkle Sequins. To finish it off I stamped out the word Hello on velum with a Memento Dew Drop ink pad in Lilac Posies as a simple sentiment.

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Thank you so much for spending your time with me today!  I’d love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit Jody is giving away on this blog hop, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you’ll be heading over to _Laura’s_ blog.

XOXO -Katty