Saturday, February 8, 2014


I knew what photos I was going to use for this.  I knew what papers I was going to use, what trims (well most of them) but for some reason everyday I sat at my art table and tried and tried to get this done.  Finally yesterday it all pulled together and here it is...

I started with the sketch over at Paper Secrets:

AND ...
you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - KISS.  You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock). 
- See more at:

I also wanted to use this layout for the challenge over at Scrap Our Stash

Here's how this challenge works:
Create a layout with Red AND/OR Pink (50% of layout) with the following stash items: 
S. - Stitching (machine, hand or faux), W. - Washi Tape
A. - Arrow, K. - Kraft paper/embellishment

(Arrow, wash tape and kraft embellishments must be PREMADE/PACKAGED scrap products and each letter MUST be a separate item.)

And finally here is my layout:

For Paper Secrets you can see the sketch.  And here are my KISS items.  K - K & Company red overlay. 
I  - Edges of everything are Inked.  S - SEI Patterned papers.  S - lots of Stitching.

For Scrap Our Stash the word is SWAK (Sealed With a Kiss) Layout must be at least 50% red and/or pink.  S - Stitching red & white bakers twine at top. W - Washi Tape - On the photos top of left, bottom of right. A - Arrow - 2 of them on either side of the journaling block. K - Kraft paper embellishment - paper chain underneath photos.

Hope that you have enjoyed my efforts!  I hope to be spending time at the art table again today - it's cold and snowing out so I don't plan on leaving anytime soon.  Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.  


  1. What a wonderful fun page and the paper chain is just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash. xx

  2. Gorgeous layout, Paula. I can see why it took a lot of time. Very detailed and a lot or criteria to follow!!

  3. Great layout and wonderful job with both challenges! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Our Stash and Paper Secrets!

  4. How pretty! Great job with the sketch, Thank you so much for playing along with us at Paper Secrets!

  5. That is a really fun page! Great background effect! Thank you for playing along with Scrap our Stash.

  6. Love how you used the twine! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  7. So much detail to this page! Awesome use of the twine...Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Great layout! love how you used the twine! Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap our Stash!

  9. Awesome! Great job with the sketch and on our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  10. Oh how fun!!! Such a cool take to the sketch challenge and love those paper chains! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Secrets! :)

  11. And fantastic take on the SWAK stash challenge too!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

  12. love need and want that kraft paper chain! love this even more since it's not a valentines layout! Awesome combination of both of the challenges and am glad we inspired you this month! xoxo Kate -DT at Scrap Our Stash

  13. Lovely layout!

    ~Robin Redd
    Scrap our Stash DT

  14. Great job with the challenge! Thanks for participating! Good luck!!