Pretty Patterned Paper Playground-January 2017

Hello friends! It’s a new year and Evi and I are back with our Pretty Patterned Paper Playground Series. I love the January Mood Board. I love that we’ve included some shades of purple. I have been noticing shades of purple in recent collections. I love that. I think purple is often overlooked in scrapbooking. It’s sad really. The right shade of purple can really add a lot to a collection. I’m happy to see it’s making an appearance. I really love these purples mixed with the navy.

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Evi and I attended a crop with a few Scrappy Girlfriends in January. We thought we’d take advantage and record our video there. It’s always so nice to catch up with scrappy friends and see what projects they are working on. It’s great to have a room full of crafty girls. If someone is stuck on a project or can’t decide which direction to take then there will always be someone there to offer their opinion. We had a great time. You can check out the video here:

We also post a video every month of us scrapbooking apart, still following our mood board for that month. We post on each others channels. You can find my video on Evi’s channel here:

You can also see Evi’s video on my channel here:

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

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

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.

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdN9g8ZpQxA

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NtJeRGPvFc

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGB805zUmWw

You can find my video on Evi’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUp_y7-y5RM

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