Tuesday, September 27, 2016

You Are Here!

Hello Paper Issues Fans! Carolyn here today with my first blog post! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to create in this talented community. So for this post, I thought I would share a favorite tip, technique and product, all in one layout.

 

Favorite product: Simple Stories anything! I chose the You Are Here! collection to scrap some vacation photos. I love playing with color and this collection offers lots of fun colors. I also used enamel dots and wood veneers. I couldn't decide if I should leave the wood showing or paint it, so I split the difference and painted half of them. For the background, I matched two similar pieces of paper together so I could use the B side for the yellow strips.


Favorite tip: cutting out photo backing. I'm such a paper hoarder and I often cringe when most of a sheet is used to matte photos. So I cut the inner piece of the matte out for later use. Sometimes I use my paper cutter, this time I used scissors. It means layouts take longer to complete but I think it is worth the extra effort.


Favorite technique: fussy cutting. I cut out the flamingo from one of the cards. To add some extra interest, I used Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint for splatters and highlighting the pictures.

I hope you've been inspired to get those summer pictures scrapped! Don't forget to check out the Paper Issues Store for lots of scrappy goodness. Use the code "Carolyn" at checkout for a 20% discount.
 
Have a great day!

Monday, September 26, 2016

New Hair Don't Care - Sharing some Amy Tangerine!

Hi Everyone!  Kelly here today sharing this layout using some Amy Tangerine - Oh Happy Life.  

This line has it all, literally!  There are 24 Double Sided papers with a little bit for everyone.  The embellishments are amazing as well!  I used some of the clear acetate pieces in the ephemera pack as well as the clear sticker sheet.  The thin washi in this line...amazing!!
 I finished it off with her thickers phrases.  

It was a great day, I cut 11 inches off my hair and got a little pep in my step that day.  


Thank you for stopping by today, and remember you can get all your Amy Tangerine goodies in the Paper Issues Shop for 20% off All Day, Every Day using code KELLY. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swag Bag Sunday

Good morning!  The PI DT really loves Cassie's Swag Bags and we have heard that you love them too.  We have decided to re-emphasis them and offer you a monthly challenge!   

All you have to do is add your never before seen Swag Bag entry to the PIFF Album each month for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.  Easy peasy.  

If you are not sure what a Swag Bag is, go HERE to check them out.  They are little bits and pieces of this and that to give you a sampling of some of the new products in the store.  Each kit varies slightly depending on the ephemera, card or sticker sheet selected.  Now, you must know, there is a limited quantity each month and they sell out pretty fast.  

Lets take a look at what our cool design team has created with our recent Swag Bags.

Here is my layout, I used the August SB.  I pained the wood veneer and cut my 3x4 strips in half and created a column.  


Take a look at the simplicity of Ann's layout.  I say simplicity but not really!  The mixed media layering with stamping and tassels, is not simple!  What I mean is, if this is your style of scrapping, then you will be able to create tons of projects from one Swag Bag.  Ann used the June SB and it is absolutely my favorite layout of hers.  


It looks like Heather used tons of product on this layout, but look close.  A patterned paper background, detailed tag,  and chipboards all provide details that help a layout come together.  Her use of washi and inks really tie it all together for a wonder layout of her mom.  She also used the August SB.  


Stacie also used the August SB and did a stunning grid pattern for her layout.  Be sure to look at every square for little details!  I love how she used paper and a wood veneer to create the '10.'  Clever.  


Again, our Swag Bags sell out pretty quickly.  If you want to secure your Swag Bag each month, you could join our 6 Month Swag Bag Kit Subscription club.  Click on link for details.  

Grab whatever you want from the store for 20% off when you use code: Mary-Ann!!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sweet Sisters

Hey Friends!
Lina here on the blog today. I'm super excited to share my first blog post on the blog 😊
Today's layout was made with the super awesome collection, Cute Girl from Crate Paper. Swoon! I love this collection like it's nobody's business 😜


Seriously, all the cuteness in this collection is too much! Especially all the kitties. I wanted my layout to have pops of black and so I used the black to anchor the photos and some of the embellishments.


To finish off my layout, I added some HS Color Shine to pull everything together. You know me and gold... we're besties.



You can find the entire collection, including Cool Kid, in the SHOP . And, if you use my code, you'll save 20%. It doesn't get better than that!
Thanks for stopping by!







Friday, September 23, 2016

Every city has a story

Hello everyone,

I'd like to share a layout with you today I made with the wonderful Dear Lizzy Saturday Collection. 



I knew, I wanted to use the 'every city has a story' card from the cut apart sheet on this layout. I gathered some papers and embellishments that coordinate with the card and started the layout without the picture, which is very unusual for me. 


We went on a short trip to Helsinki recently and I wanted to use a selfie we had taken but had some issues with getting the picture off my phone and printing it. 
I layered the papers and some of the die cuts, put the title on the page and when I finally had my picture printed I added it to the layout, adapted some things and finished it up with some puffy stickers and stickers. I put some of the embellishments on fun foam and pop dots to add more dimension to the layout.



I really love the Saturday collection, it's perfect for scrapbooking city pictures. I hope, I have inspired you do do some pretty things with this collection. You can find it overhere in the Paper Issues store, use code Melanie to get 20% off. 


Have fun creating.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Hi there!

Elodie here and I'm thrilled to be sharing my first Paper Issues blog post with you today! For this first post, I made a girly layout featuring the gorgeous Fancy Free and Take Me Away lines by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee, along with a fun photo of me and my girls, including the furry one, snapped in a corn maze a few weeks ago.


This page uses some of my scrappy favorites: stitching, sequins and floral paper. I started by stitching a frame on the background paper, adding white sequins along the way. I played with my craft scissors and cut pretty flowers in some Fancy Free and Take Me Away papers. I placed them around the picture in the center of the page, along with die-cuts, buttons and alphas.


I made a little cluster on the pic using a paper clip, a chipboard heart and a journaling strip to complete the title, and I added droplets of black ink as a finishing touch.


I just love these two collections! They are so pretty and really work well together! You can find them in the Paper Issues store, along with lots of beautiful supplies. Don't forget to use the code Elodie to get 20% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by the PI blog today! Wishing you a great day!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Product Spotlight: Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life



Hey everyone, today we have the spotlight on the new Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life collection.  This collection was so much fun to work with.  I love all the bold and bright colors and it can easily be used for boys and girls.

As soon as I saw the brights in this collection I knew I had to scrap this photo of my daughter playing in a ball pit.



Alex created this amazing background by adding a white sunburst cut file.  Amazing page!




Amanda's LO just screams of happiness.  How sweet is that photo of her kids?



Ann went with softer colors on her LO.  This makes me want donuts!




Heather used 4 photos to document some fun birthday photos.  I'm always so impressed with multi photo LO's!




Stacie created this amazing background with washi tape!  Isn't it beautiful?




Rachel created this fun background with a free cut file you can find in the Paper Issues store.




Kelly's LO makes me smile.  The brights with the B&W are perfect!



Amy created this fun design by using the chevron pattern paper as her background!



Mary-Ann added some fun doodling on her LO.  I love every bit of this!



Orange created this stunning LO.  I love all the layers on this!



Don't forget to go see all the new items in the Paper Issues store!  Get 20% off with the code michelle!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Up A Tree

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun layout I created using the Woodland Forest Collection from Pebbles.  I know we are not supposed to double dip on challenges, but.... I sort of did!  I played along with the current challenge "Unbe-leafable Great Outdoors" and I used the September Sketch!  Take a peek...

 
I just love the little critters on the Accent Stickers!  I also can't resist the phrase stickers!  Here are some close-ups.
 
 
 
Have you played along with our September Challenges?  There are so many, you're sure to find one that interests you!  Just check out the September Challenges Album in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group.  You could win a Gift Card to the Paper Issues Store just for playing along! Need some supplies?  Use code KATHYS in the Paper Issues Store for a 20% discount!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!
 
 
 

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Issue: The Unbe-leafable Great Outdoors Round 2



It's time for Round 2 of our September issue, The Unbe-leafable Great Outdoors. Our issues take place in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group, along with all of our other fun monthly challenges. There's an album for each challenge. Be sure to check them out and play along with us! The September challenge album is right here. Please post your issue related projects in the Current Issue album.

The deadline for adding your projects is October 2nd
for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to the details of this issue, let's take a look at how the design team interpreted this theme.


Top Row (L-R): Elodie, Rachel, Melanie
Bottom Row (L-R): Amanda-jayne, Stacie, Orange
Note: Clicking on a design team member's name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.


So what is The Unbe-leafable Great Outdoors about? Here are a few ideas to get you started (use one or use them all). Feel free to use any product you'd like. Projects can be new or old and you're welcome to share as many as you'd like.
  • Share your projects about fall, camping, hiking, back to school, etc.
  • Use leaves or outdoor items as embellishments.
  • Show us those cute back to school photos of your kiddos, grandchildren, even yourself.


We're super chatty and love to make new friends, so please stop by and say hi! You'll find us all over the Web:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Personalize Your Project

Hello Paper Issues Friends!  It's Stacie and I am excited to be on the blog with my first PI post today! I wanted to share a few ideas on how to personalize your layouts with ways to add interest to your title and background paper.


I used Amy Tangerine's new collection, Oh Happy Life and some Thickers from her older collections to create this layout.  I wanted to use the cloud stamp as a background detail and to add hand stitching to the stamped images for texture and interest.  I made a stamped cloud and cut it out to be the template for where to punch the holes in the paper. I always use the Amy Tangerine embroidery stitching kit for this step.


The title was prompted by the ephemera pack glasses and my daughter's glasses in the photo.  I used the clear acetate 'crazy' as I wanted the stitching to show from under it.

I used several clear stickers from the sticker booklet and used the white die cut shape as a layer for my photo against the dark patterned paper to draw the eye to the hail on the photo.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Hopefully you got a few ideas on how to make a personalized patterned paper by adding hand stitching and using your neglected stamps.  I also hope you'll try to create a title using ephemera, multiple fonts and alpha stickers!  You can head to my blog for more details about my layout.

Check out the Paper Issues store for all of the new items this week and use my code: Stacie for 20% your total order.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Oh, Boy...

Hi guys! Alex here with you today. I am extremely happy and grateful to be back on the Paper Issues team. Yay! My first blog post this term is featuring Shimelle's beautiful Go Now Go collection.


Little man seem to be going through some really rough time right now. He is so sensitive and can get upset for pretty much anything these days. I can barely remember what made him mad on our walk this day... I can't wait for him to outgrow whatever it is that is troubling him so ♥



I love all the bits and pieces that come with this cool collection. They make scrapbooking so very easy.


Have you got your own Go Now Go yet? If not, you know where to find it! :-) Use ALEX at checkout to get 20% off your entire order.


Thanks for stopping by!