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

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.

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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.

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I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too. The process video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfGrtUNd3Rw

Thanks for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

 

 

Obsessed with Katty & Christy: Season 2 Week 2

Hello Friends! In case you are not familiar with Christy & I’s Obsessed series, we chose a favorite collection, in this case we’re using the Maggie Holmes Shine collection. We chose 4-5 sheets of patterned paper to work with each week. We post our videos on our You Tube Channels every other week. For the second week of our Obsessed series using the Maggie Holmes Shine  collection Christy & I decided we’d turn to Pinterest for inspiration. Christy found a lovely layout which we later found  was created by Ida Rosberg & you can find her amazing work on her blog Hey Little Magpie.

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When a collection has so many beautiful patterned papers it is very difficult to chose just a few to use.  We ended up choosing these 5.

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My favorite thing about these collections is how well all of these papers coordinate. I did use all of the papers we chose and decided to mimic the vertical design that Ida used in her layout. I absolutely loved following this page design and it truly did inspire me.  I just love how my layout turned out.

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Not only was I able to use up pieces from the 5 sheets of paper that we chose for this week but I was also able to use up a ton of pieces from the Ephemera Pack and Chipboard Sheet. For my very long tittle “Remember the Goals for 2016” I used the “Remember” from the Ephemera Pack, the “the” from the Gold Glitter Foam Thickers, the “Goals” from the Detail Chipboard Thickes and the “2016” I cut out from one of the 5 sheets of paper which is called Memento. There is a Process video on my You Tube Channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feyeOOm9Vxg

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Obsessed with Katty & Christy: Season 2 Week 1

Maggie HolmesbloggggIf you follow my You Tube Channel you may have previously seen my friend Christy & I’s  “Obsessed with Katty & Christy” series. Our first series aired in Fall 2015. We are both huge fans of Maggie Holmes so for our first series we featured the Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection, one of our favorite collections of all time. Every other week we’d create a layout with specific sheets of paper from that collection and we’d have a challenge to follow as well. This year our series has returned and this time we are using the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection. Our first episode aired today, Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Christy & I each have a video up on our You Tube channel. My video can be found on my Channel: Katty Miranda. Christy’s video can be found on her Channel: Christy’s Beautiful Life. For this layout I chose a photo taken this past Christmas day of me and my two boys. The picture was taken Near Park City, Utah which is where we stayed during our Vacation. Besides the four sheets of paper that we had to use on this layout our challenge was to follow a sketch and incorporate wood veneer. The sketch is from the Sketch N Scrap Blog which I am a Design Team Member of. On my layout I also added a few other papers from the same collection as well as those lovely colorful thickers from the chipboard sheet. The white chipboard letter thickers are also from the Shine Collection.  Thanks for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

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