Monday, June 29, 2015

Photo Op {Cocoa Daisy Bistro Kit}



I am super excited to be the Guest Designer at Cocoa Daisy this month!
The July kit is bursting with color and possibilities!
My first layout is simple and bright.
The Strawberry Pie exclusive paper is my favorite!
OMG! It's fabulous!
You will see it on every project that I make.
I will also be hoarding every morsel to use as long as I can!
Thank you, Emily for the opportunity, I had an amazing time!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello Issues {Paper Issues Scraplift}

I played along with the Sunday Scraplift in the Paper Issues Facebook Group.
This week we were lifting the amazing Jana.
Here is her original layout:
So fantastic, right?!?!
That large title at the bottom, the picture! The color!
Love everything about it!
We have a lot of fun in our little community.
I hope you can join us!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pirates at The Lake {Paper Issues+October Afternoon}

We go to the lake a lot.
A Lot.
Every time we go, we play mini gold at Pirate's Cove.
It's a really fun course. There are lots of pirate themed decorations.
My favorite part is the pirate guy with the knife in his teeth coming out of the water.
As soon as I saw the October Afternoon Treasure Map line, I knew I had to scrap this!
It's perfect!
We have teamed up with October Afternoon to give away a kit over at Paper Issues.
I hope you can play along and maybe win!
Everything used on my layout can be found in the Paper Issues store!
Use the code CASSIE to save 20%!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Own Grass {Paper Issues Sketch}

We have a new sketch today on the Paper Issues blog inspired by the amazing Sasha Farina.
I used the 365 line from Chicakniddy. I love those black month stickers.
You can pop the individual letters off. You don't have to use them as a word.
I took this picture as we left Glace in Kansas City.
It's amazing. I love living here.
Close up:
Other products used: Heidi Swapp acrylic words, Crate Paper resin bows, sequins, Studio Calico mist, Fiskars star punch, EK Success banner punch, Studio Calico gold hearts, Basic Grey acetate, Amy Tangerine Thickers, Jillibean wooden nickels, Instax printer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Eat Cake {Paper Issues May Mood Board}

Did you get to join us for the May Scrap and Chat?
The mood board was amazing!
So much pink.
...and cake.
I love cake.
Isn't that fun!?!?!
We would love for you to join us!
You can find us in the Paper Issues {Friends+Fans} Facebook group.
Products used: All are from the Paper Issues store.
Dear Lizzy plastic bows are one of my newest obsessions!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Love Life Layout {Paper Issues Sketch}

We love to eat Shaved Ice in the summer.
This kid loves Blue Raspberry.
I will use this pic a thousand more times.
It's just so happy. I love it.
I was inspired by this sketch at Paper Issues:
I also used the Pinspire Me Monday collage from Shannon.
She never fails to get me going.

Here's a close-up:
I used the May Swag Bag from Paper Issues.  I also added some Crate Confetti Gala paper for the background. My title is Today foam Thickers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dream: Paper Issues Scraplift

I am playing along with the Sunday Scraplift at Paper Issues.
Are you in the Facebook Friends Group?
You should be!
Last Sunday, Becky challenged us with this amazing layout from Christine:
I love every single bit of it!
I used a little bit of everything on my layout!
Fancy Pants Office Suite, Amy Tangerine, Doodlebug doilies, Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss, Crate Paper Journey...you can find everything I used in the Paper Issues store!
Use the code Cassie to save 20%
I hope you join us and play along!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Blue Heaven

I love the Pinspire Me Monday Challenges!
Love them.
This month, Shannon made an amazing grid of awesomeness to inspire.
Baseball. Yes, please.
My layout is all about my love of the K and the Royals' incredible 2014 season.
It was magic.
There is nothing quite like the taste of  Postseason Helmet Nachos.
I used a free cut file from Paper Issues.
I hope you can play along with us!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Here We Go Paper Issues Sketch Layout

We have a new sketch up at Paper Issues!
I hope you can play along.
It's gridtastic!
We quite frequently grab a camera and go take pictures.
This picture was taken in the West Bottoms here in Kansas City.
I love it here.
That is all.
I love a nice grid.
We also have an online crop coming up this month!
We'd love to see you there.
The crop will take place in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group so be sure to request an invite if you haven't already joined in. In the meantime, you can RSVP right here.
Ooooh, look...a close-up!





Monday, February 23, 2015

My Happy Place

I am playing along with the sketch at Paper Issues.
This truly is my Happy Place.
I love my boys in blue.
Last season was absolutely magic.
I am so fortunate that I got to attend a playoff game.
It was the most amazing game I have ever been to.
When Salvy hit that line drive down the third base line(incidentally, I was sitting down third base line), everyone was screaming and crying...including me.
It was a good thing they gave us towels that night. LOL
Magic.
Here is the sketch. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Products used: Pink Paislee Bella Rouge alphas, Ki Memories gold stars, flair that I made myself, flair that I received in an order from Charlie Hustle Shop (I love their tshirts, not gonna lie I have them all. so soft),  twine from the twinery, AC pop dots, Bella Blvd pp for confetti dots, Bo Bunny pp for star die cuts, Hambly overlay, Heidi Swapp Color shine, Studio Calico Mr Huey, white woodgrain Limba.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Like Macaroni & Cheese

Ya know how some people sing everything they say?
I'm that mom.
When my daughter was little I used to sing a macaroni and cheese song.
It stuck. I sang it for the next kid too.
When I saw the macaroni and cheese guys in the Pebbles We Go Together line, I knew I had to use it.
I made this layout for the newest issue at Paper Issues.
We are teaming up with A Flair For Buttons.
I love her flair and I love LOVE.
You can win some of her flair if you play along!
Plus we have a free cut file. Yay!!!
I used a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
The February Swag Bag, Webster's Pages Hall Pass, Crate Paper Fourteen, Elle's Studio, Doodlebug washi and vellum, Jillibean stars, Heidi Swap stars, Dymo label tape,Studio Calico Printshop, October Afternoon mist and AC Pop Dots.
I think that about covers every manufacturer ever made.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Sunshine {UmWow +Paper Issues}

I will add hearts to every layout I make all year.
I just look a little less insane when I add them to my layouts in February.
For this layout, I used a little bit of everything from my February Swag Bag.
All of the flair and chipboard used on this layout are from UmWow Studio.
The heart and love confetti are featured in the Swag Bag this month.
The My Sunshine title is a free cut file you can find here.
Background paper and heart banner paper are from Echo Park Lucky in Love.
Of course I'm linking this up at Paper Issues!  There are prizes!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Elephant Diaper Cake

I love making diaper cakes.
Love.
I made this one for my cousin.
They are expecting a baby girl and have decorated the nursery in pink and grey.
You can't go wrong with Chevron!
I wanted to use the "You are my sunshine" cut file SO bad. So bad.
So I did,
It's a free download from the Paper Issues store.
Free!
Woot!
I made the poof out of tulle.
It was a nice topper but it also allowed me to glue the balloons to something so that they would look like they were floating.
I used Grey Chevron/Mini Dot paper for the tiers and Bubblegum Vellum for the pinwheels.
Who's next?
I am ready to make another!!!
I am linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.  You knew that.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Snow Board Layout

This is the last week to link up to the Snow Issue at Paper Issues!
I hope you can come play along with us.
We are giving away a $20 GC to the Paper Issues store.
I used my favorite Crate winter line for this layout.
I misted the background with Tinsel Color Shine.
The star is covered in modeling paste and then glittered.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Enjoy Today Layout

I love this kid.
This was such a fun day. We made snow angels and jumped on the trampoline.
That's dangerous. Don't do it.
As you can see, I love layers!
I love layering my clothes, my paper and my embellishments!
Layer all the things!
UmWow Chipboard is so nice to layer because you can buy packs with varying sizes.
I chose the Layered Raindrops for my base.  I flipped it to look like a Geotag.
Then added a Circle and a Heart.
That kid will always be where my heart is. <3
I use Glossy Accents to adhere my chippies.
It works great!
I am a big fan of adding embellishments on top of my photos as well.
I love Chevrons and the way they look when repeated.
Lastly, on this layout, I added a number tab because numbers are always a good addition!
See what I did there?!
Other products used: Gossamer Blue Get Happy papers, Ki Memories sticker, Lily Bee tag, Bella Blvd die cuts and stickers, Fiskars star punch, Studio Calico gems, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Elle's Studio die cuts, Pebbles houndstooth paper, Studio Calico Atlantic paper, Cloud punch, Pink Paislee die cuts, Teresa Collins Ampersand Punch, Fiskars Triangle punch, Basic Grey Chipboard embellishments. Most supplies purchased from Paper Issues.
I am also linking this to the newest Issue at Paper Issues!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello Red Layout {Paper Issues Pinspire Me}

It's time for Pinspire Me Monday at Paper Issues!
I am always so inspired by the grid images that Shannon chooses.
It's so easy to make a layout!
I just pull everything that looks like the picture and then start gluing.
No brainer.  I don't worry about manufacturers or matching.
Just go crazy!
It's also nice to have a teenager that takes 108957265974 selfies a day.
I steal her Instagram feed photos and use them for layouts.
Thank you, confident, oversharing child. Thank you.
Here's the inspo for this month:
So much fun, right?!
You can play along too!
There are prizes.  There are always prizes.
Woot.
Close ups are fun as well:
Supplies used: Flair from Panda8, chipboard stars from UmWow Studio, Heidi Swapp wood veneer, butterfly, chip frame and Amy Tangerine papers and Thickers from Paper Issues. Gossamer Blue enamel dots, K & Co puffy hearts, Dymo, of course.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Love This Layout {Paper Issues}

If you know me, you know I love Kansas City.
Love it.
I am the biggest homer in the world.
I took this picture one night after we had gone to a movie.
We were sitting on a bench downtown eating Glace Ice Cream.
It was a perfect evening.
Perfect.
The January Swag Bag was a great inspiration.
I included everything I love in there!
Pink! Woodgrain! Hearts!
Jen Chapin made this sketch and she said that we should switch it up and use hearts.
So I did.
You can too! There are prizes.
Play along with us here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Adventure Layout {UmWow Studio}


I am up on the UmWow blog with this layout.
I am a big fan of UW chippies. I use them on everything!
For my first project, I got to work with this sketch:


I love a great sketch!
When I saw this one, I knew I had to use that Maggie Holmes paper in the background.
The color gradient was inspiring.
I am a fan of layers and mixing products.
I used Circle Confetti as, well...confetti.
I like lots of confetti and random bits on my layouts.
UmWow Chippies are perfect for that!
If you know me, you know I hoard.
I never want to run out of that Retro Love Set.
I love that hand heart so much.

Other products used:
Heidi Swapp September Skies wood, Heidi Swapp stickers, Maggie Holmes die cuts, Canvas Corp twine, Bella Blvd stickers, Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickel, Jillibean Soup Everyday Tags, Dymo Label, Ek Success 2 point banner punch, Amy Tangerine paper strips, Ruby Rock-it enamel dots, Project Life 3x4 cards, Fancy Pants corrugated paper, May Arts twill, White woodgrain Limba cardstock.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 14 in 2014

There's just something so lovely about a grid of your projects.
I know that it's supposed to be 14 in 2014 but 15 makes everything nice and neat.
We'll call it a bonus.
This was a prolific year.
I haven't glued this much in years.
It felt good.
Here's to an even more awesome 2015!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Magic Layout {Gossamer Blue+Paper Issues}

We have teamed up with Gossamer Blue for the newest issue at Paper Issues!
I love, love, love, love, LOVE the new lines!
The Get Happy line is my favorite.
I love Christmas!  Love it!
I started off with this sketch:

It's great, right?!
You can find all of our sketches here.
Jen Chapin does an amazing job with those every month,
I hope you join us for this issue!
We are giving away a Gossamer Blue prize package!
Here is a close up of the details of my layout:

Monday, December 15, 2014

All Boy Layout {Pinspire Me}


We have a new Pinspire Me post up today at Paper Issues!
Shannon chose a fantastic group of images.
I love how this layout came together. So fast and easy.
I pulled everything from my stash that looked like it matched up with her grid pics.
I also used the Sunshine Sorbet paper collection and wood hexies from Some Odd Girl.
The paper is amazing! I love the lines on the hexies.
So pretty, right?!
I love it!
I hope you find some inspiration and play along!
Are you a member of our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group on Facebook?
Come link up your project there and you could win a prize!
Here is a close up of my layout: