Desert Beauty

Woohoo!  I scrapped for fun!  I scrapped for fun!  

For Christmas my Dad gave me a bunch of pretty, new paper products, including the Basics paper pad from Illustrated Faith/Bella Blvd.  When I saw the cacti paper, I knew I had to use it to scrap some of the photos from Piper's newborn photo shoot.

I combined this paper with a bunch of other Bella products from my stash.  I think I have 4 or 5 different collections represented on this layout :o)

I'm really loving this color combo...remind me to scrap for fun more often :o)

Everything: Bella Blvd


Fun Together || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  Just popping in to share my newest layout made with the GORGEOUS Tales & Dreams collection that is up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  The colors in this collection are just fabulous.
For today's layout I decided to scrap a photo of my daughter and my niece in matching outfits.  This collection complements their dresses well so it was perfect to use.

I kept my design simple and tried to make my photo the main focus of the spread.  Here is the final product:
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Details || Color Cast Designs

Hi everyone!!  I recently created a new layout for Color Cast Designs using the "About Me" acrylic set from their December release.  I decided to focus on my girl and some of her month 4 highlights.  I used the beautiful Zoey kit from Felicity Jane to create this:

I've seen a lot of torn paper on layouts recently, so I decided to give it a go and use some torn paper on my layout.  I really like how it looks.  I may be doing this again soon!

Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Acrylic Title: Color Cast Designs; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Felicity Jane Studio


December Jillibean Soup Shares

Good morning all!  I just realized that I never shared by December Jillibean Soup projects here.  Whoops!  The holidays have got me all discombobulated :)

First up a layout featuring a 12x12 photo as the highlight:

Then a simple Christmas card:

Then another layout using one of my all-time favorite Jillibean Collections, Healthy Hello Soup:

And finally, a fun little gift tag:

Thanks for stopping by!


Four Months || Pretty Little Studio

Good evening everyone!  Every month I make a double page layout that highlights some of my favorite moments from my daughter's month.  For this layout I picked out the blues and reds from the Tales & Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio to focus on the four-month spread.

All the elements from this collection are a lot of fun.  I pulled out the tags and diecut words to embellish this spread.

Here is the final result:
Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Plus Sign Paper: Bella Blvd; Staples: Tim Holtz; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Top Ten Blog Hop (and a giveaway!)

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten blog hop!  This is my second year in a row participating in this hop.  Every year since I've had my blog, I've done a wrap-up of my year's favorite layouts.  I love the excuse to go back and look at everything I created...and I love seeing everyone else's favorite projects.

Before I share my projects, I want to let you know that I do have a giveaway.  One lucky person will win an embellishment assortment from me.  Just leave a comment on this post to be entered!

And without further ado, here are my favorite ten projects from 2017 (in no particular order):

If you happen to like my work and want to see more, make sure you follow me on Instagram.  I'm WAAAAY better about posting there! :)

And here is the whole hop list (lots of inspiration to check out!!):

Kat Benjamin (that's me!!)

Have a wonderful day and happy hopping! :)


Ho Ho Ho || Pretty Little Studio

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous day!

I wanted to pop in and share a layout that I made recently for a Pretty Little Studio Instahop.  I combined the pretty Wonderland collection with a cute file from Just Nick Studio and really love how it turned out.  The colors of the collection are so pretty and are such a fresh take on a traditional holiday palette.

Love this photo of my girl holding a candy cane.  She wen through a stage where she looked totally surprised every time I tried to take her photo...made for some very cute pictures....even though we didn't capture a lot of smiles :)

Have a beautiful Christmas Day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Cute File: Just Nick Studio; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Background Paper: Studio Calico; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio