Monday, January 23, 2017

Hazelwood 'Life is Beautiful' with Pol Prince

Hi there, scrappy friends! It's Pol here today to share my very first blog post for Paper Issues! I'm super excited to be part of this awesome Design Team with so many talented ladies!

First up a bit about myself since I'm a newbie round here - I'm Pol (short for Polly), aged 38 - still 18 in my head! I'm a mum of three and I live in the UK. I work part-time as a childminder, and I've been scrapping since 2010 after the birth of my youngest son, but it's only recently I've discovered the lovely online scrapping community. Everyone is so wonderfully kind and encouraging, and I've made some fantastic, creative, scrappy friends. I hope you'll stop by to get to know me a bit better over the coming months!

Today I'm going to share with you a layout I made using oneCanoeTwo's beautiful Hazelwood collection and a free cut file from the Paper Issues store. 



I absolutely adore anything butterfly related and as soon as I saw the Flock paper I knew I had to fussy cut those gorgeous butterflies out!



The 'Life is Lovely' title from the Darling phrase thickers went perfectly with this cute photo of my son, and I added some of the hearts from the set too.

I also fussy cut the Hazelwood Roses paper out and these looked perfect intertwined around the circular butterfly cut file.



To finish I tucked a tag from the Accent Stickers set behind my photo, and added the fussy cut butterflies using Pinflair glue to make them stand out slightly.



Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, and if you'd like to purchase anything I used in my layout, or any other scrappy goodies, just hop over to the Paper Issues Store. Don't forget to use code: Pol for 20% off everything!



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Swag Bag Sunday


It is Swag Bag Sunday and are you in for some really fun treats!!  
Our team has created with several of our recent Swag Bag but the treat is in the January one!!  It is full of love!  If you open the bag just right, little tiny read hearts pour out, spreading the love!
The love of Swag Bags is serious business.  
These little bags of bits and pieces are really incredible.  
You must give them a try.  Go HERE to order one. 

Also, upload your creations on our Paper Issues Friends and Fans page for a chance to win gift card to the store! 



I had the December Swag Bag on my desk.  I created this fun layout with the deer flying over head!  I was able to highlight some of the polka dots on my background paper with the fun stars and red sequins.  



That wasn't enough.  My January Swag Bag arrived in the mail.  It came in a beautiful red heart bag. (I used it on the left of my layout.)  So, I created another!  This was such a fun bag.  It was really hard to determine which pieces I wanted to use.



Mary Ann Jenkins created this clean layout of older photos, decorating the tree.  I love how clean a crisp her layout it.  She used the December Swag Bag.


Lisa Swift created this adorable red and pink card using the December Swag Bag.  I bet you could make about 15-20 cards with one.  



Kristie Van Ham combine the October and November Swag Bags to create this eye catching project.  



Cassie Box took it off the page with this darling  banner to enhance the already gorgeous teal ampersand.  It is all from the January Swag Bag.  (Not the ribbons or large letter.)



Ali Scraps took the January Swag Bag to the next level with our FREE Cut File from our store.  Go here to see all the FREE cut files we have.  



Back with the December Swag Bags,  Lina Monaco changed the entire look by adding a touch of yellow at the bottom.  Just shows how versatile these bags of goodness are!



Elodie Lusseau is truly amazing.  Look how she used the November bag within this stunning design.  



The triangle design never gets old.  Especially when you pair it with such pretty floral papers, a beautiful photo and our January Swag Bag.  Great job Renee Timmerman.



Kelly Feldman document her handsome boy with our January SB.  Look how the red pops off the page!



I gasped when I saw this layout.  Then I look really close to the large snowflake and gasped even more!  Stacie Dietz created it with tiny bits of paper.  Look close!  



How about this gorgeous cut frame to highlight her photo.  I adore how Amy Coose kept everything over to the right.  



Annelie Maddock also used one our FREE cut files designed by Stacie Dietz.  She actually hand drew this beauty and turned it into a cut file.  Go HERE for the free files in the shop.  Beautiful Layout Annelie.  Love the pops of black.



This is so adorable by Kat Benjamin.  I love the hearts all over the white page.  She also used the January Swag Bag.




If you haven't jumped on the train, you must know that 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 clubhttp://paperissuesstore.myshopify.com/collections/swag-bag/products/6-month-swag-bag-kit-subscription.  Click on link for details.  

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



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!





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