Sunday, July 27, 2014

Instagram Mini Album


Hi everyone Corri here today sharing the Instagram mini album that I linked up to the current "Say Cheese" issue.   This album was made with paper and dies from the Capture Life Collection from Echo Park. You can find some of these products in the store




You  have until August 3 to link up your projects for a chance to win a goodie bag of Maya Road products. 

Don't forget everything in the Paper Issues shop is on sale now.  It's the perfect time to stock up!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

::Say Cheese:: featured project by Michelle and an awesome sale!

Hey there, fellow crafters with issues!  Leah l'Orange here on this happy hump day in the middle of a gorgeous week in South Jersey, and I can't believe how many links we already have for our current "Say Cheese" issue, sponsored by the sensational Maya Road!

Have you linked up yet?  There are SO many ways to work our theme into your new AND old projects!

Take this beauty, for example...  Michelle shared a STUNNING page about her daughter, and she incorporated the fun filmstrip chipboard piece which works perfectly!  Check it out:

I love EVERYTHING about this page, from the light misting to the subtle distressing to the monochromatic color scheme with the pops of turquoise to the repetition of circular elements to that AMAZING photo of a beautiful little lady!

That's how it's done, folks!  Michelle, thank you for linking up!  Those of you who want to play along for your chance to win a goodie bag full of some fabulous Maya Road swag, CLICK HERE!  Don't forget to link back to us in your post, and watch our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest channels because you could be featured there as well!

Lastly, have you been shopping lately at the Paper Issues shop?  Did you happen to notice there's a HUGE SALE going on?  Code MAKEROOM will save you 40% because Cassie is awesome and she knows you want a good deal on THESE new pretties:

Lots of new Me-ology from Fancy Pants, a slew of new releases from Heidi Swapp, plus the July Swag Bag (grab yours before they sell out!)...  ALL. ON. SALE.  Through the 30th.  Yep.  I think that's pretty awesome too.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I thank my Lucky Stars Card by Corri Garza

Corri is sharing this card on her blog today using products from our July Swag Bag!  

The July Swag Bag was chock full of fun papers and embellishments, I've already made 3 layouts using it!!  I'll be sharing those next week but in the mean time I wanted to make sure to tell you to stop by Corri's Blog and check this card out. 

July Swag Bags are all sold out now but keep an eye on our Facebook Page for news of when the August Bag will be available for purchase.  

Have a great weekend!! Don't forget to link up to our Current Issue for the chance to win some awesome Maya Road goodies.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just a Little Something...

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a fun birthday card featuring some chipboard pieces from Maya Road... the sponsor of our latest issue, Say Cheese

I love Maya Road chipboard, you can do so many things with it!  For my card I covered the Maya Chipboard banner pieces with some patterned paper.  I embellished them with some Maya Road hearts that I painted in coordinating colors.  Have you done a project using Maya Road products?  Make sure to link it up to our Say Cheese Issue (and link back to Paper Issues!) and you could win a prize pack from Maya Road!  Also check out all the Maya Road Goodies we have in the store here.  Use Code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mini Maya Road album

Good Morning PI fans.  Jen Chesnick here today with a mini I made for Bella Blvd using the Maya Road acrylic 4x4 scallop album.  I am a big fan of acrylic and with my obsession with instagram prints this album fit perfectly.  I had my photos printed at 3x3 and went to town.  

I used the Family Forever Line here in the shop.  Don't forget everything is ON SALE NOW!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winner: Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer

Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer has ended so it's time to find out who won the Summer Squeeze collection kit from Bella Blvd. A BIG shout out to Bella Blvd. for sponsoring us!

Congratulations to Debbie Marcinkiewicz! You are the lucky winner! Thank you so much for sharing your sweet, sweet card with us. 

Debbie, please send your full name and mailing address to and we will get your prize right out to you.

A new link up started yesterday, called Say Cheese. Come find out what it's all about. Link up your projects AND link back to Paper Issues in some way, for another chance to win. We're being sponsored by Maya Road. They've given us a goodie bag of their fabulous products to give away. Come take a look and see what it's all about!

Swag Bag? Check. ✔

The Paper Issues Swag contains a plethora of fantastic scrapbook goods just for you!

There's so much jam packed into a Swag Bag that you will be able to complete again, a plethora (I love The Three that's where that's coming from) of projects. 

I created this layout using the July Swag Bag:

Here's some close ups of a few of the great things included in this month's Swag Bag: 

 Get yours before they're gone and stay tuned for August's Swag Bag!  

Have a great day! XO, Shannon

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Issue: Say Cheese

Row 1: BeckiKristyShannon
Row 2: Jen ChapinSherriJess

Get your camera ready and smile big for our new issue, Say Cheese! Maya Road is sponsoring the team and they've given us an awesome goodie bag to give away (more on how you can win it a bit later).

The design team did a fabulous job showcasing the products provided by Maya Road. They always give us such beautiful inspiration, don't you think? Their projects should give you great ideas on some of the things you can link up, but as always, we have more ideas to help you along:
  • Showcase a favorite photo.
  • Use camera embellishments.
  • Think about using "Say Cheese" as a title.
  • Do you have any photos featuring cheesy smiles? Let's see 'em!
  • Add Polaroid-style frames to your project.
  • Share a project featuring Instagram, Polaroid or vintage photos.
  • Tell us about the silly things your kids (nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc.) say.
  • Use Maya Road products.
Link up your projects AND link back to Paper Issues between now and August 3rd for a chance to win a goodie bag of Maya Road products. You don't have to create something new for this link up (although you are certainly welcome to). We love when you share work you've already done too. :)

***Please link your project(s) back to Paper Issues in some way to be eligible for the prize.***

Your project may even be featured on the Paper Issues Facebook pageInstagramPinterest and/or right here on the Paper Issues blog.

Here are the links to Maya Road's product and social media sites. Please be sure to visit and tell them Paper Issues sent you.

Product Spotlight ** Burlap & Bouquets**

Have you seen the Burlap & Bouquets collection by Fancy Pants?  I am really digging the colour combination in the line.  And I love that they're sticking with the tags and library pockets, my favourite elements in their collections.
Our Théa had a wonderful Dance year in 2014.  Competition was once again a joy to attend, watching her "do her thing".  This year she was fortunate enough to win a scholarship for her Hip Hop Solo.  It was pretty fun listening to the adjudicator offer her his feedback.  He was practically gushing over her waves, he had so many wonderful things to say about her solo, my heart was bursting with pride listening to him recognize my girl's talent.  This photo was taken the evening of the Gala awards and show.  The show is filled with numbers from throughout the three week competition, all of which were top marks recipients, or adjudicator's choice.  Each scholarship has 3 recipients, but only 1 of of those are asked to perform in the Gala evening.  Théa was the lucky one chosen in her category.  She looked amazing and performed her solo perfectly.  It was a great way to end the competitive season for all of us.
Isn't that background paper awesome?  Especially for those, who like me, love the distressed look, but have never really gotten the hang of achieving it on our own.
I was a little surprised at the size of the burlap bows when they arrived.  I thought, somehow, that they would be smaller.  It just required a little "thinking out of the box" to figure out how to fit it into my design.  A simple 3/4" glue dot is all that I needed to tack it down to the page.

If you haven't yet, you can still get yourself some Burlap & Bouquets goodies here in the Paper Issues shop.  And as a bonus right now (because our fearless leader Cassis is on vacation) use code MAKEROOM at checkout to save yourself 40% off your entire order.  All orders will begin shipping on July 30.

Don't forget to stop back here at noon EST for the reveal of our brand new Issue. You're gonna love the sponsor.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Days of Summer with Elle's Studio

Today is the last day to link up to our current issue, Sweet Days of Summer! Be sure to add your projects for a chance to win a Bella Blvd prize pack. I created this layout using the new Shine collection from Elle's Studio, available now in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget -- save 40% off everything in the shop with code MAKEROOM. Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hi everyone, it's Danielle here today! I'm sharing my layout made for our current issue 'Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer'. When it comes to Summer, I want to spend as much time as possible at the beach, it's my happy place. So that's why I picked this beach picture for this issue and made my layout with the Chic Tags Let's Go collection and a background cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

We love to see your creations, so be sure to link up your projects overhere at our issue for your chance to win a Bella Blvd Summer Squeeze collection kit!

Want to play with this fun Chic Tags collection too? You can find it overhere in the store and get it with 20% off when you use code DANIELLE20 at check out!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Altered Summer Frame by Izzy

As I was looking through all of the link ups for our current issue, Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer, this vibrant frame by Izzy caught my eye. I love the beautiful hexagon punched paper and darling photo. I am sure she loves having it on display in her house. :)

There is still time to link up your projects for a chance to win a...
Summer Squeeze Collection Kit from Bella Blvd!

And make sure to stop by the store to check out the July Swag Bag.
I think it's one of the best yet and you can find it *Here*.

And don't forget to take advantage of the big 40% off sale going on right now!
Happy Thursday!

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