My Creative Scrapbook- February 2017

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Hello friends! Welcome back! I am very excited to have been asked to join the My Creative Scrapbook Design Team. In February 2017, I was technically a Guest Designer, however, I was asked to stay on the team. The February Main Kit was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed working with it. It featured the Simple Stories Posh Collection, which is one of my favorite collections of all time and the Hazelwood One Canoe Two Collection.

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I was able to create 6 layouts with the kit. I’m sure I can still create at least three more. There were so many fun papers and embellishments included in the kit.

For my first layout, I used the exclusive cut files available to Kit Subscribers. There is a Video Tutorial on my channel for this layout, Click here to watch it.

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My second layout was a lot of fun to create. I used some mixed media, which is something I love to incorporate in my layouts. I love the way this one turned out. There is also a Video Tutorial on my channel for this one. Click here to watch.

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I had this adorable picture of my nephew to scrap. I pulled all of the Blues and greens in the kit and created this layout. I also followed the exclusive sketch available to Kit Subscribers. To watch my Video Tutorial for this one, click here.

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One of my favorite things to do is fussy cut. Any time I have beautiful florals or small images on a patterned paper, I love to cut them out and create my own design with them. These butterflies and florals from the Hazelwood Patterned Papers were perfect  for this picture of my cat, Pyramid in our yard. There is a video for this one as well. Click here to watch.

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I fell in love with this colorful patterned paper from the Hazelwood Collection. I love it paired with the diagonal stripe black and white border. I fussy cut the florals fro one of the patterned papers and the feathers are from the exclusive cut files as well.

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Lastly, I had some fun cutting out different size frames and layering them for this layout. It came together very quickly and I love how it turned out.

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This was a fun kit to create with. I hope you’ll check out My Creative Scrapbook. They have four different monthly kits available.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! XOXO -Katty

Shimmerz Paints: Cherish These Moments

 

Hello friends! I have another layout up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog. I had so much fun creating this layout. I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe which I modified a bit and I used a few chipboard stickers from the new Crate Paper Heart Day Collection. These were the perfect embellishments for this layout. The background paper is from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa Collection. It added the perfect background for my layout. I love mixing different collections. Head on over to my blog post to see all the details of the awesome Shimmerz Paints products I used to create this.

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There is a video on my channel if you’d like to watch:

Remember to mention my name in the comments at checkout when you place an order at Shimmerz Paints and you will receive a free product with your order.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!

XOXO

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Love, Love, Love-Paper House Productions

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Hello friends! Welcome back to my blog. I am extremely excited to share my very first project for Paper House Productions. I am working with the beautiful One Big Happy Family Paper Crafting Kit. This was so much fun to create. This layout combines so many things that I love, a beautiful floral cut file, Shimmerz Paints, Hand stitching and a beautiful collection. It was perfect for scrapping this photo of me and my niece.

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I had a lot of fun creating this layout. I absolutely love this color combination. The pops of navy really make it extra special. I hope you’ll stop by the Paper House Blog and show some love. There is a video on my channel if you’d like to watch my process.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! XOXO -Katty

Sand Play Layout- Spiegelmom Scraps

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Hello friends! I am up on the Spiegelmom Scraps Blog  sharing a fun Beach Layout using one of the free cut files available on the website. Sadly, this is my last post on the SMS Blog. I am very sad to go, Jody is amazing and I have so many friends on the team. However I will continue to use the amazing SMS products on my projects. For this layout I used my Shimmerz Paints and a sticker sheet from the Carta Bella  Beach Day Collection. Make sure you head on over and check out my post.

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There is a video on my Youtube channel if you’d like to watch.

Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

Loveliness Layout- Shimmerz Paints

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Hello friends! I am up again today on the Shimmerz Paints Blog. I am sharing a 12×12 layout. I had a lot of fun using my Shimmerz Paints to create this fun background.

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I hope you’ll stop by and check out my blog post where I list all of the products I used to create this: http://shimmerzpaints.blogspot.com/2017/01/loveliness-layout-katty-miranda.html

Remember, if you make any purchases at Shimmerz Paints mention my name at checkout and you will receive a FREE product with your order.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! -Katty

Back To Our Roots-Obsessed with Katty & Christy

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Hello friends! Christy and I are back with another Season of our Obsessed Series. This time around we are Obsessed with The Dear Lizzy Saturday Collection. A lot of collections came out around the same time as this one but Christy and I immediately chose to work with this one. In case you’re not familiar with our Obsessed series, Christy and I choose a collection we both love. We both get as many things from that collection as possible. Every other week we chose 3-4 papers from that collection and a challenge to work with. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to use up the new collection as well as other things from our stash.

This week we chose 4 papers to work with and our challenge was a recipe challenge. The recipe includes: A long tittle, washi tape, 3 wood veneer and 1 frame.

I only had one of the papers in 12×12 size so I used that as my background. For my long tittle I used a cut file from the JustNick Etsy Store called Marquee Alpha and cut out my tittle. I cut it out on White American Crafts Textured Cardstock and backed the letters with navy blue cardstock. I used a black and white stripped washi tape under all of the words.

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I also used a cut file from the Silhouette Studio with an airplane and the word vacation on it. SInce the 12×12 patterned paper has diagonal stripes I took advantage of that and placed my tittle at an angle. Eventually I realized that my photo looked better at an angle too. I used a Simple Stories Chipboard frame over the photo and added a few simple layers behind it.

I embellished using pieces from the Dear Lizzy Saturday  ephemera pack, sticker sheet and puffy stickers. I also added my three wood veneer, I decided to go with three airplanes since I am scrapbooking a photo of my mom and my brother at the airport about to head to my country of birth, Cuba. My mom had not returned since we left 27 years ago. It was a very emotional but great trip for her. The vacation cut file needed some color so I used one of my Shimmerz Paints Creameez in the color Lettuce get Together (Remember, if you place any orders at Shimmerz mention my name and you’ll receive a FREE product.)

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This was a fun layout to make. Christy and I always have a lot of fun with our series. I hope you’ll check out our videos. Here is mine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Real Sweet Layout- Shimmerz Paints

Hello everyone! Welcome back! I am very excited to be posting my very first project on the Shimmerz Paints Blog as a member of the 2017 Design Team.

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Head on over to the blog and checkout all of the products I used to create this fun layout.

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There is a process video on mt YouTube channel if you’d like to watch.

Remember, if you make any purchases in the Shimmerz Paints Shop be sure to mention my name at checkout and you will receive a FREE product.

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2016 in Review: Pretty Patterned Paper Playground

Hello friends! I can’t believe 2016 is gone. Can you? It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating New Years 2016. One of the most exciting things that happened this past year was the commencement of my YouTube series with Evi, Pretty Patterned Paper Playground. Evi and I get together every month and scrapbook together, we then post our videos to both of our YouTube channels. Every month we have a mood board we follow and some months we had challenges as well. Evi and I met late 2015 through YouTube. We became instant friends. Over this past year we have grown even closer. It has been such fun scrapbooking with her and getting to know her. We created a Facebook Group called Pretty Patterned Paper Playground so that our friends and followers could join us and play along with our monthly mood boards. It was an awesome year. Here is an overview of our mood boards and what I created this past year for our series. I’ll  link some of the related products under each month.fullsizerender3

March 2016- Our very first month. We were so excited to get started. Our mood board was very Spring appropriate. I had a lot of fun creating it. We scrapped together for the first time. We had a lot of fun! We decided we’d create a second layout a month but we would post on each others channels. Evi posted her video on my channel, I posted my video on hers. We challenged ourselves to scraplift an awesome layout by Missy Whidden.

Related Products:
Dear Lizzy Serendipity 12×12 Stencil 
Amy Tangerine Green Memento Thickers
Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Beautiful Thickers
MAMBI Insta Love chipboard stickers
The Crafters Workshop Mini Circle Explosion 6×6 Stencil
Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Rasberry, Salmon,  Mustard,  Mint,  Butter 

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April 2106- This mood board was one of my favorites. I love this color combination. We had a blast scrapping together. This months challenge was to scraplift each other. Check out my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. Evi and I loved this months mood board so much that we created a bonus layout.

Related Products:
Maggie Holmes Grey Detail Thickers
Prima Wildflowers Pillar Pack 

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May 2016- In May we challenged ourselves to use white space. It was difficult but I think we did pretty well. You can see my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. We had a lot of fun Scrapping together.

Related Products:
The Crafters Workshop Mod Spirals 12×12 Stencil
Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy Chipboard Thickers

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June 2016- Oh Citrus colors how I love thee! Living in a tropical place it’s no surprise this mood board was a favorite of mine. I used it to scrap a few photos from a Cruise vacation stop in Barbados. You can see my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. Our challenge was to use lots of alphas and create a long tittle. Here you can watch us scrap together.

Related Products:
Dylusions Mist: Lemon Zest,  Tangerine Dream,  Fresh Lime,  Cherry Pie,  Cut Grass

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July 2016- We wanted a soft, summer Nautical theme. I am a big fan of navy so I really enjoyed working with this color combo. Check us out scrapping together. You can find my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. This months challenge was to use a repetitive shape, I chose circles.

Related Products:
The Crafters Workshop Mechanogrid 12×12 Stencil
My Minds Eye on Trend 2

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August 2016- Another fun and bright color scheme. This month our challenge was to use a cut file. I love how this turned out. You can watch my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. Check us out Scrapping together.

Related Products:
Pink Paislee C’est la Vie Ephemera

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September 2016- As fall approached we knew we wanted to have rich fall colors. This jewel tone board did just that. I, however used the fall inspired mood board to scrapbook a summer vacation photo. In Florida it is Summer all year round. LOL.  You can watch my video on Evi’s channel and Evi’s video on my channel. Check us out Scrapping together.fullsizerender99

October 2016- The fall colors continue. I love this warm and cozy color scheme. Perfect for fall and Halloween. We had way too much fun Scrapping together for this month. You can see my Evi’s video on my Channel and my video on Evis’s channel.

Related Products:
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Peacock Thickers

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November 2016- For November we though we’d soften things up a bit for a smooth transition into Winter. This color scheme just screams cool and serene. I enjoyed working with it. You can see Evi’s video on my channel and my video on Evi’s channel. Check us out Scrapping together.

Related Products:
Simple Stories Posh Collection
Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills Alphas
Pink Paislee Take me Away Dream Thickers

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December 2016- We wanted a Traditional yet Non traditional December color scheme. We stayed away from the greens and focused on Craft and Black as accents to the Red. This was a fun challenge. Take a look at  Evi’s video on my Channel and my video on Evis’s channel. Check us out Scrapping together.

Related Products:
American Crafts White and Craft Chevron Paper
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Gold Glitter Stickers

I’d like to thank you so much for stopping by today. I look forward to 2017 and all of the new adventures that await both Evi and I with The Pretty Patterned Paper Playground Series. Be sure to join our Facebook group and Subscribe to both My Youtube Channel and Evi’s YouTube Channel so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun. We’d love to get to know you all.

XOXO- Katty

Mojo Busters: A Scrapbooking Series-Episode 2

Silhouette CameoHello Friends! Welcome back to the second week of Mojo Busters! My Scrappy friends and I have gotten together to create a series which will hopefully provide some inspiration for you when you need it.

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This week we are working on Hannah’s challenge. Her challenge is to use a photo as inspiration. In my case, brand new photos, meaning photos recently taken, are my favorite to scrap. Sometimes, I come across an older photo and inspiration strikes. A photo can also inspire you to use things in your stash. Sometimes the colors in a photo can remind us of a specific collection or embellishment we own.

For this challenge I am using a photo of my grandparents. It was taken back in 1956. My mom came across this photo a few weeks ago. My grandparents have both passed and I miss them very much, it only made sense to add photos of them to my albums. I made a copy of the photo, printed it in black and white and got started.

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For some reason this photo made me think of of the Love Always collection by Cocoa Vanilla. I used my silhouette cameo to cut out a beautiful heart cut file available  for download from Bea Valint’s Blog. I nestled my photo in between two loops in the heart cut file.

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I then created clusters of flowers underneath the photo and the heart. I also incorporated some leaf cut files which I had sitting on my desk. I had cut both the heart and the leaves  on White American Crafts Textured Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.

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For my tittle, I used some letter wood veneers from my stash and painted them a light grey with some watercolors. I also used the word Love from the Cocoa Vanilla Ephemera Pack.

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I love how this turned out. It came together very quickly. The picture really did inspire me. it inspired the feel of my layout as well as the products I used.

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To watch the full process video on my Youtube Channel Click Here.