Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Favorite Things

Hey y'all! It's my first blog post, and I'm so excited to be here! I wanted to share a bit about myself with you, and what better way to do that than with a layout?
 
I used the Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper, because it is one of my favorites! I also added splatters, stamps, stitching, and a cut file I created, all because these are some of my favorite scrappy things!
 
 
Have you ever created a layout all about yourself? This was my first one, usually my kids are the subject of my layouts, so it was a challenge for me!
 
Another one of my favorites? Paper Issues, of course! Being here with you all is such an honor and a delight! I love seeing what you all are creating in the Facebook community, so keep sharing, I would love to see a layout about all of your favorite things!
 
Don't forget to shop with a code and save money (that is one of everyone's favorites, right?!).
 
 

Friday, January 20, 2017

For the Love of Chevrons!

Good day everyone! I have been over the moon in love with the Bella Blvd Addison and Oh My Stars collections! I combined both with the free (yes, free!) Paper Issues chevron cut file and I love the results. These collections are still available in the Paper Issues store, so be sure to check them out! And you can get 20% off your entire purchase when you use the code Tegan! How cool is that?


I love how these fun, bright colors pop against the white cardstock background. And I just can not get enough of this chevron! I resized the chevron cut file to make it a little smaller and shifted it to the upper left hand corner of my page.

And aren't the Bella Blvd clips just the cutest? These fun collections are perfect for documenting these playful selfies I took with my niece while we were on vacation.

I love the color and font of the alphabet stickers on the Addison Fundamental Stickers! That purple is just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your own fun selfie pics! Don't forget you can find all of the awesome Bella Blvd products in the Paper Issues store!
And remember, save 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues store when you use the code Tegan!





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love You Snow Much

Hi PI friends! Elodie here today sharing a layout I made for the brand new Notable Quotable challenge. I was inspired by the colors and the quote and I used a photo from last winter along with the Saturday collection by Dear Lizzy and American Crafts.


I've been obsessed with snowflakes lately. Well, it's the season, right? And this winter quote was the perfect occasion to play again with my snowflake punch! I placed my paper snowflakes in a heart, that I drew and then stitched with sequins, and added fussy cut hearts on some of them.


I placed the matted photo in the center of the heart with foam squares and adorned it with Saturday thickers and a journaling strip. I then layered the cardstock on patterned papers from the collection, used Saturday puffy alphas and a wooden button from my stash for the title, and I finished with droplets of black ink.


You can find this pretty line in the Paper Issues store, along with a lot of other beautiful supplies. Remember to use the code Elodie for 20% off your order! And if you haven't played along with this fun challenge yet, head over to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group to share your Notable Quotable projects! I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Product Spotlight: Heart Day

This weeks product spotlight is all about Crate Papers Heart Day. This is such a fun line great for valentines day or just to show some love on a layout. I love the colors, the cupcakes and the cacti that are in this product and the cherry on top is the touches of gold. So grab your coffee/tea and check out what the Paper Issues DT has created to inspired you this week.


Devra really knows how to show off this cut file look at how she stitched it. This page is perfect the cut in the middle showing the little heart faces what a great way to show off this picture of her boys!





Kelly rocked out the floral print paper in this line. While it can be a bit intimidating she showed it who is boss lady of scrapping. Love the added journaling with tags and doilies under the photo.


Kristie did a fabulous PL spread with this line and even has a video up for you to watch.


Mary Ann wows me like always and used a picture from 1992 and it works so well with this.



Michelle does know how to wow with this fabulous cut file. The photo in black and white really makes it stand out



Can we say LOVE LOVE LOVE Pol's cut background on this layout!!  Love the clusters on both ends of this page to keep it fully balanced.


Rachel made this fabulous page with a large circle cut and a doily on the edging. Love the black and white picture here it really works well and this page just shows loads of love.


Raechelle used a cut file and used this love line to show about tooth loss. Whoule would have thought but she makes it look perfect. 



Stacie just wrapped it all in hearts!! How awesome is this picture! I'm so loving this and she used the cotton candy!! 


I had fun playing on the touches of blue in this line. I had to mush on my youngest son here who has me wrapped around his finger. I printed some journaling on this page and had fun tucking all those hearts in this page.

Come join us creating with this loveable line I mean its Crate Paper can't go wrong there. And if you need to shop or just want to (fully encouraged by me) remember to use my code and get 20% off your total.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Training Chopsticks

Good Morning Friends!
Today, I'm up on the Paper Issues blog showcasing this layout I created with the We R Memory Keepers collection, High Five. I am sooo loving this collection at the moment even though it's been sitting in my hoard for a couple months! I finally used it and here's what I created:


I am loving the colour scheme os creamy whites, black, yellow, chartreuse and powder blue. You can use it for both masculine along with feminine layouts. It's wonderful! And, I decided to document a few photos of my daughter using (training) chopsticks for the first time. She was adorable and so proud of herself!





Please use code LINA when shopping in the Paper Issues Shop and save 20% off your entire order!😊



Monday, January 16, 2017

New Issue: Stash Busters Round 2


Welcome to round 2 of Stash Busters, our January issue! Are you having fun making a dent in your scrapbooking stash?

All monthly challenges take place in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. Each challenge has its own albumThe January challenge album is right here. Please post your issue related projects in the Current Issue album.

The deadline for adding your projects is February 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

The design team did quite a bit a stash busting themselves. Aren't these projects beautiful?


Clockwise from top left: Tegan, Annelie, Raechelle, Cat, Ali, Pol, Renee, Kat

Note: Clicking on a design team member's name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail. Feel free to leave them some love too. :)


What is Stash Busters about? Here are some 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.
  • It's a new year, so make a dent in your stash! What are you hoarding? Is it an old collection? Is there a paper you think is too pretty to cut into? Do you have embellishments you haven't even opened? Get to work creating a project that includes something you haven't used yet or finishes off a collection by using up the scraps.
  • Show us anything about your New Year's celebrations.
  • Scrap a photo of 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, January 15, 2017

Velcro or Glue?

Hey there! Devra here! Anyone out there a fan of puns? I am! Today I have a project featuring the  absolutely punny Pebbles My Funny Valentine collection. 

I love hearts. They make me happy. And really, is there a better way to show the love between a boy and his Mama? I think not.  I started with the FREE  Open Hearts Circles cut file. I filled in the hearts with both sides of the XOXO,  and Heart Fest  papers. I used the Scattered Hearts  paper under my photo. 


See that piece of ephemera there in the title? That is the whole reason I bought the ephemera pack and these papers. Yep. That's right. My kiddo is the complete definition of a Mama's boy. I say he's attached to me with velcro almost daily. But holy cow. When I saw the 'I love you' and 'I love you more' I was giddy. 


What's a page about love with out sparkly, shiny, glittery, hearts? I tell you these glitter hearts finished off the page nicely for me. Truly, one can never have to many glitter hearts. 


Now that I've spilled my heart out (get it), go get some of this Pebbles My Funny Valentine collection using the code DEVRA fro save 20% on your order. Then join our Product Spotlight challenge in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group. We love to see what you create!





Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cut It Up January

We hope you are having a great beginning to 2017!  Whether you are starting off your 2017 album or wrapping up 2016, this cut file can get your pages or projects started!  Get out your Cameo or other cutting machines and join us in all of the creative ways to use any of these cut file images on your projects.  Be sure to go to the Paper Issues store to grab the free download of the January cut files and play along with us this month!

It's Stacie here and I am so excited to show you all that the design team has cut up and created with these free Paper Issues cut files.  To kick it off, I wanted to document our family photo shoot from October.  Hazelwood Gingham made a perfect patterned and floral base to pop up the cut file year frame for our photo.  The floral stickers and paper pieces were a fun way to layer under the the cut file.  

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Check out all of the design team inspiration and creative ways to use the January cut file.

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Amanda used the snowflake image multiple times for her background along with Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa along with Maggie Holmes Gather.  It is stunning winter bliss!  I love the winter color scheme and layers of fun details.  The wood veneer title is perfect for her beautiful snowy creation!
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Rachel used the 2016 to document a year in review page about herself.  I love this idea and way of documenting all that you are thankful for! Look at all of the gorgeous 1Canoe2's Hazelwood! The gold Thickers are mint colored foam below and they are so eye catching on this project! Such a beautiful grid of Hazelwood pretties!
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Annelie documented this awesome kick off to 2017 and her family photo looks epic for sure!  Love those faces!  These Cocoa Vanilla Studios Totally Rad layers and details just add so much to the fun feel. The bold black cut file pops against the white!

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Pol wows us with the gorgeous Hazelwood collection by 1canoe2.  I love her use of the floral paper all fussy cut to layer with the 2017 cut file and her sweet family photo. Those foam Thickers are some all time faves and go so perfectly with a new year layout!

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Ali made this spectacular, festive night sky with pretty hand stitching and her mega sized 2017 with her New Year's Eve journaling is a perfect way to document the holiday!  Fancy Pants Joy Parade was an amazing match for this festive layout!

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Michelle totally rocked the New Year's vibe with this amazing design using papers from Simple Stories Happy New Year mini-collection,  The banner detail, the stitching, and her beautiful daughter make this one pop with colorful happiness!

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Amy wrote about her New Year's Eve surprise finding her sweetest lil' guy being a night owl! This layout is perfection in showcasing the amazing PI Swag Bag for December (swooning over those sequins & gold paper clip bow!!).  I love how she cut the 2017 in gorgeous gold foil paper and added the gold stitching!  It looks so festive and perfect!

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Cat has this colorful stunner to welcome in the new year! The background is a total party and it is so much fun!  The layers are fantastic and how cute is her snap with the Hello Kitty filter!  I love her combination of several collections.  Big heart eyes for this paper bliss!

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Devra is wrapping up 2016 with this year in review and it is ahhhhh-mazing!  How cool is the mini grid of newsworthy events in her family this past year?! Her title says it all! Big love for all of the Bella Blvd Oh My Stars  and more that she was able to use together for this!

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We hope you are inspired and ready to dust off your cutting machine to try out a new technique or idea using cut files!  You have until February 5th to play along with the New Year's cut files or any of the free Paper Issues cut files that are posted in the Paper Issues store.  Please post your creative project in the challenge album for Cut It Up in our Facebook group.  We can't wait to see what you make with your cutting machines!



Friday, January 13, 2017

Fan Feature Friday: Stash Busters #1


Would you like to have your Stash Busters project featured? Be sure to share your projects in the Current Issue album in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.

1. Jessica aced the stash busting by using a number of items she's had for a while like, "OA paper, Echo Park paper and stickers, and WRMK rub ons (these are quite old!)"



2. Brenda created her super sweet page with a collection she loved — Simple Stories Vintage Bliss. She "bought the whole collection kit when it came out...(and still has) a few sheets of paper and lots of embellishments to use up, so (she) used some on this page."



3. April loves "a scrappy challenge and mixing and matching" and she did a beautiful job of it on her pretty, pretty layout!



4. Kira busted her stash so she could scrap a page about her celebrity crush. So many amazing details on here!



5. This is Nichole's first Paper Issues challenge and I'm so glad she jumped right in! She "stash-busted...old Gossamer Blue paper, ...die-cuts from a Maggie Holmes collection and ...tiny MME letter stickers. I had so much fun breaking out older supplies, I made a kit out of them..."


6. Shannon broke into some October Afternoon chipboard she's been hoarding for at least four years. Didn't she use it beautifully?



Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "featured by" button below to showcase on your blog.

I'll be back in two weeks with features from Round 2 of Stash Busters. :) See you then!