Thursday, October 27, 2016

Indigo Hills with Amanda Baldwin

Hi Paper Issues Friends & Fans!

Today I am sharing a layout from one of the prettiest collections for 2016;

Indigo is one of my absolute favorite colours - but team it with baby pink, gold, red & florals and well... 
I am in scrapbook heaven! 
But enough chattering, you can see how pretty it is in my layout below...


I told you this collection was pretty!I literaly heart this one!
And just perfect for those darling photos of my beautiful girl too!
Those florals are just divine! 
I was immediately drawn to the pattern papers, Blue Valley & Palisades & decided to use them in a layered, vertical design.
I LOVED using the specialty gold foil vellum paper, as well as rubber charms, puffy stickers & ephemera to embellish with! SO much pretty going on here!!!

Let's take a look at a few close ups.....

How cute is that rubber charm?! And the puffy heart stickers are so delicate!


I layered the floral ephemera to create a eye catching cluster beneath my photograph - lovely indeed!

Just too pretty!!!

As I have a fun vertical design for my layout, I applied my title on the vertical papers too! Love how effective this looks!

And there you have it! Prettiness overload with Indigo Hills!
I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with this divine collection - you can purchase it here

*Be sure to use my code: AMANDA to save 20% off in the Paper Issues Store*

Thanks for stopping by today, 
til next time, 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Product Spotlight: Warm & Cozy designed by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles

 Hello ladies! Becky here today sharing what the Paper Issues Design Team has done with Jen Hadfield's line, Warm & Cozy, for Pebbles. This line makes me want to run off to a small cabin in the woods, light a fire and drink hot cocoa while listening to rain fall! I love the masculine patterns paired with the colorful fall leaves! Such a great collection.

Heather played along with some large leaf die cuts and awesome layering on this layout! I love the faux stitching on the leaves and her layering is on point!

Kelly incorporated that awesome tree trunk die cut on this layout about her weekend adventure with her husband and pup! I love how she used the Fall Botanical PP as the base of her layering.

Melissa is featuring the softer side of this line using the woodgrain, white brick, and white washed wood patterns. This sweet photo of her girl is complimented with fall cut files and die cuts.

Michelle's photo shoots with her daughter are my favorite. She gets the best shots for her layouts! I absolutely adore this stitched circle design accented with flair, die cut leaves, wood veneer and enamel dots.

Rachel is killing us with cuteness with these photos of her boys dressed to impress - complete with bow ties! The die cut leaf wreath is a great way to draw your eye to the photos of these two cuties!

Stacie created this great earth toned layout using a mix of natural patterns and textures perfect for her adorable family photo! I am a big fan of the "walking away" photo - as long as I am far enough away so that my butt appears smaller then normal! LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look. Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook page and link up your projects using the Warm & Cozy line for a chance to win!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Boo! Eek! An October Mini Album

This October marks my second year documenting my family's happenings and events in a project I like to call "October Daily".  I'm sure tons of people are familiar with Ali Edward's December Daily and in recent years several scrappers have adapted the project to incorporate more of a spooky, Halloween theme.

Last year I became overwhelmed documenting and creating a daily album for the month of October and December.  So this year I decided to make my October Daily project a bit more manageable and go with a 4x4 size.  

I fell in love with the cute designs from Doodlebug's Boos and Brews collection.  I especially love all the purple!  I was worried that the size of embellishments would pose a problem from my teeny tiny album but they fit perfectly when layered on a 4x4 filler card.

Something else that overwhelmed me last year was product!  When I complete mini albums I like to stick primarily to one collection and add little bits and pieces from my stash.  I went a bit overboard last year and so this year I kept it pretty simple.  My goal was to stick to one 6x6 paper pad, one pack of ephemera and the oh so cute Doodle Pops.  I have added a few items from my stash but I was mindful to keep these things minimal as I didn't want to add a lot of bulk to my album.

I think it's important to remember that when creating a daily album you do not need to include every event from every day.  I've included the highlights of our days.  Some days have multiple photos in various sizes and some days only have one 2x2 photo.  I've been known to create some pretty thick albums.  As this is my first attempt at a 4x4 album I am keeping things pretty minimal.  

If you'd like to see more of my process and the continuation of my project, please check out my October Daily 2016 playlist on my YouTube channel.  I'm really enjoying using the fun and cute designs from Doodlebug's Boos and Brews collection - all of which can be found in the Paper Issues store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll check in to see more of this project either on YouTube or on Instagram.  Remember to use the code KRISTIE to save 20% in the store.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Love You Layout with Amy T

Hi everyone! Alex here today, bringing you a fun and happy layout made with Amy Tangerine's wonderful Oh Happy Life collection.

There are soooo many papers in this collection that are begging for a pair of scissors! The Out & About with it's gorgeous flowerish frame is just one of them. I couldn't resist cutting it out.

I used the clear stickers (which I love btw!!) and black mist to add small touches of black to my page.

And just how cute are these white die-cuts!? I like to leave mine white and back them with colorful paper. Here, I used one of the papers from the 6x6 pad to get a smaller pattern. 

I hope you are having fun with your Oh Happy Life collection! If you didn't get it already, be sure to grab it from the store while it's still there. Use ALEX at checkout to get 20% off. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Swag Bag Sunday

What an amazing design team turn out we have for featuring our EXCLUSIVE Swag Bags today.  
We are hoping you will love them enough to grab one and play along with our monthly Swag Bag Challenge.  All you have to do is submit a project, created with a SB and enter it on our PIFF page for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.  

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.  

Let's start with my layout.

The only items I added are the large 12x12 sheet of paper, white enamels and a white gel pen.  Everything else was included in my Swag Bag. 

Ann showed off a little this month and created THREE layouts.  I believe she used two different Swag bags to create them.  Look how amazing and different they all are.  

Kelly whipped up two very different layouts with the October Swag Bag.  Look how amazing they are and how many bits she applied to each one!  Ah-mazing!

Amanda creates so clean.  I just love how her pictures pop.  
This is created with our August Swag Bag.  

How about a super sweet card by Lisa?  It is just perfect for giving.  

Michelle used a mixture of several Swag Bags.  NEVER loose your pieces ladies, you could miss out on combining them and creating a masterpiece such as this one!

Carolyn has the best baby pictures.  You can see that you can create any type of layout with the SB's. Add a little mist and ink and voila, perfection!

The September Swag Bag is pretty awesome too.  Amy used touches of the reds to compliment her school photos.  Look at that amazing frame she create around the center.  So Cool. 

Are you a DOG lover?  You don't have to be to love our Doggie Bag Swag Bags.  
What happens when you have leftovers from Swag Bags?
You make Doggie Bags!
No two bags will be alike.  Each bag will be filled with the contents of previously sold kits.
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, October 22, 2016

Stitch on It

Hello! Stacie here with some project inspiration to get you stitching!  I hope you are having a great weekend and that you are able to carve out some scrappy time!  I am in love with the colors and vibe of We R's new High Five collection.
I love the way stitching can add texture, interest, color, and dimension to your projects.  I started by back stitching around the hexagon in the baby blue color and then backed the openings with the Flair We R paper and Epic paper.
Since hand stitching is no where near as fast as machine stitching or faux stitching, I like to speed up the rest of my layout so it's not an all day project.  This is where sticking to a single collection can help save time and design decisions!  I added ephemera around the photos to add interest, but not overwhelm the busy patterned background.  I also went with a B&W and color version of similar photos to tie in the colors in the layout.
I love adding more thread to my stitched layouts by coordinating some other colors of messy threads under flair, stickers, or clusters of ephemera.
I finished off this sweet layout of my son and husband with mini alpha and watercolor splatters.  I hope you will check out the fun free stitching cut files that are in the Paper Issues store and try them out!  While you are there, be sure to grab all of the gorgeous We R High Five collection or any of the other new items!  You know you need retail therapy every once in awhile! 
Save 20% with my code: Stacie  I have more information on my blog about this project.  
Have a spectacular day!

Friday, October 21, 2016


Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a layout I created for the October Take 5 Tuesday Challenge!  From the challenge list, I chose to use layers, 3 patterned papers, an arrow, something silver and mist!  Take a peek...

I just love this picture of my sweet niece and her new husband!  Cocoa Vanilla's Love Always was the perfect collection to highlight this picture!  Here are some close ups...

We'd love for you to play along with our Take 5 Tuesday Challenge!  Add your project here in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group and you could win a GC to the Paper Issues Store!  You have until November 5th to play along!  Need some scrappy goodies to play?  Use code KATHYS in the Paper Issues Store and get 20% off your entire order! 

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!