Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Victory at Last!

I have a new layout and video to share with you today! This one features papers from the Basic Grey "Kneehighs" collection and the DCWV "Glitzy" glittered cardstock stack.

I would link to the DCWV "Glitzy" cardstock, but I can't find it anywhere on their website. It's AWESOME! Not like their normal glittered cardstock with the clear coating - it's uncoated, but doesn't shed. It's very similar to American Crafts POW! paper, only way cheaper.

Victory is mine! MWAH HAH HAH HAH!!!

My layout was based on this sketch from the My Scraps and More Sketch blog. There's currently a giveaway you can enter if you'd like to check it out! I followed the sketch pretty literally.
Click here to enter the sketch challenge!
I used a die cut from the collection that was definitely designed for a little boy, and altered it to fit my layout's theme. I cut off the bugs and turned it into a banner. Once I added a wood veneer heart from Studio Calico, it was totally girly!

It's all fun & games until someone loses an eye - then it's just fun.

There were a lot of bright, bold and busy patterned papers used on this layout. I tried to add space between them with white cardstock, embellishments, black ink, etc. This keeps everything looking fresh and popping off the page, instead of blending together into a blurry mess.

Add texture with layers of embellishments and a variety of finishes -
here we have matte, gloss, wood and glitter!

I made a large title in the center of the page with stickers from the collection. I used the distressed cardstock to keep it from looking too busy. That way I didn't have busy letters on top of busy patterned paper. To give the letters even more separation from the background, I outlined them with a black felt tip pen.

This title tried to kill me, but I survived!
Sometimes you have to show your supplies who's boss.
I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: Victory at Last.

 Thanks for watching and have a GREAT day!
Kathryn :D


  1. Great JOB ! and you move so fast , Lol

  2. Kathryn, I found DCWV Glitzy paper on eBay. Only 2 pads left on the site that I found. Love your layout! Perfect! Congrats on winning at Words with Fiends!!! LOL

    1. That was a great find! I spent a long time looking for the Glitzy glittered cardstock stack online. I'll try eBay again - I'm curious if there are other colors. I did find out that they have patterned papers with this treatment, though!

  3. Love it!! My husband is a HUGE "WWF" player. This has given me so e great ideas!!

    1. So glad you got some great ideas! I hope you have fun with your project. :)

  4. I love your page! Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch at My Scraps & More!!

  5. Glitzy glitter pad can be found on create for less web