Friday, April 29, 2016

Oldie But A Goodie

Morning!!  I'm so happy to be sharing a layout with you guys today.  I always love the free printables we have so I decided to create a layout with one of my favorites.
"Kick Some What?" is just so much fun. I mean look at these cards...
My absolute favorite card had to be used for this layout.
I LOVE THIS CARD!  It may be an older printable but it is so much fun to work with.
And here's the entire layout.  I kept it simple but fun! I really wanted the card and picture to be the center of attention on this one.
If you haven't already, you need to print this sheet of printables out. You can do a lot of fun pages with this one!  While you are there, feel free to pick some new products up at the store too!
Remember to use my 20% off code if you do shop!
Thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Creative Card Feautures

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some of the awesome cards that were linked up in our Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook Group.  Here's the April sketch. 

Celeste shared this birthday card.  I love how she used the bold black number ad the mix of patterns looks great! 

Check out this pretty card that Pam made.   The flowers and doily are perfect on this!

Sara linked up this cute card!  Love all the little emoticons.  This is such a fun card! 

Finally, we have this awesome card from Sylia.  This would be perfect for a guy.  Love the die cut sentiment and patterns.!

You still have time to play along with this sketch challenge.  Link up your card in our Facebook group by before May 1 for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues shop.    

Speaking of the Paper Issues shop....there are tons of new goodies there.  Be sure to grab what you need before it's gone.  Use the code CORRI to save 20%. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Product Spotlight: Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad

Hey everyone, today we're spotlighting the Totally Rad collection from Cocoa Vanilla.  If you haven't had a chance to use products from this manufacturer before you are missing out.  The texture of the papers is just perfection.  What I love the most about Cocoa Vanilla is that they have a LOT of embellishments with their collections!

I love this photo of my son.  I can't believe I already have a teenager!!  As you can see I used a lot of embellishments on my LO.  There was just so much to choose from I wanted to use a bit of all of it!  I also used a free cut file from the Paper Issues store on my LO!

Amy made this fabulous LO!  I love all the bits and pieces she has tucked behind the photo and the papers.  Check out that amazing hockey photo!

Dannielle has this fun and bright LO!  She also used a bit of mixed media to add extra dimension! I love that big title!

Kelly made this beauty using that fab woodgrain as her background.  Those stars are the perfect embellishment for a boy LO!

Mary Ann scrapped this gorgeous photo.  The orange paper really makes the rocks pop out!

Mary-Ann made this gorgeous LO!  I love the soft colors she used and this design is awesome!

TinaGale layered some paper strips as a background to those sweet photos. Just beautiful!

Orange used a lot of bits and pieces on her LO.  I love that she used a color and an B&W photo.  So pretty! 

You can still get this collection in the Paper Issues Store!  Use the code michelle to get 20% off your order!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Take 5 Challenge - Features!!

It's Mary Ann here again to highlight some of the amazing work that you all have submitted for this month's Take 5 Challenge. It's really hard to choose just a few projects when there are so, so many to choose from!!

First up is this cute layout from Lillesmor Scrapp using the colors pink and turquoise along with 3 photos, glitter and stripes as her 5 inspiration items. She also added in stickers, die cuts and numbers from the list too! I love how she used the frames :)

Next up is Pam Hellewell's layout with photos from this past Easter, along with solid paper, stickers, the color pink, a die cut and squares. I love the bright and cheery colors!!

This cute Nerds of a Feather layout is by Amy Bannon. Amy used stickers, stars, squares mist and glitter to showcase photos of her and a friend in their Ewok scarfs. The 4 squares are agreat design for a layout!

Jennifer Harkema's 2 page layout includes stripes, stars, the color green, a die cut and a square. The  combination of stripes and polka dots on both pages work so well together.

Ali Gage uses 4 darling photos, along with green, pink, stickers, a die cut and mist for her 5 items from the Take 5 Challenge list. Don't you just love those jeweled frames and cute bows!!!

And finally, this layout from Yvette Weber that showcases a line from a song, mist, stripes, teal and stars along with the cute photos of her son helping her unload the dishwasher. What a great memory to look back on!

Thank you to EVERYONE that has played along with the Take 5 Challenge this month, you are all so inspiring!! If you haven't submitted your project to the challenge album yet, you still have until May 1st to play along too. You just might win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!!

***Don't forget to use code Mary Ann when shopping in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your total purchase!!***

Monday, April 25, 2016

April Sketch Features

Oh how AMAZING the pages were this month.  Each month I am truly inspired by the gorgeous pages our wonderful Friends and Fans create.  Look at these beautiful pages, and BE INSPIRED!!

This page from Kelly has awesome pictures, and a great color scheme!!

I just love how Brandy scrapped her hubby's school pictures.  The simple design is perfect, making the photos take center stage.

I love Sara's take, with the cool black circles.

I adore the awesome page from Elodie, and all the feminine touches make a great layout.

I had to include this great page from Amy, the title is so fun with these great pictures.

Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to play along with the sketch.  You still have a little time if you'd like to join in, just head over to our Friends and Family April Challenge page on Facebook for all the details, plus take a look at all the great challenges we have each month. Every project you create for a challenge enters you into our monthly drawing for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues amazing store!

New Issue: Save the Drama for Your Mama Round 1

Welcome to our May issue (a wee bit early, but just pretend it's May, OK? LOL!), Save the Drama for Your Mama! Our monthly issue takes place in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group, along with all of our other fun monthly challenges. There's an album for each challenge. May's challenge album is right here. Please post your issue related projects in the Current Issue album.

The deadline for adding your projects to the challenge album is June 6th 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 the amazing projects created by the design team. Three weeks from now we'll share even more.

Clockwise from top left: Melissa, Ann, Mary-Ann, Mary Ann
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 Save the Drama for Your Mama 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.
  • Use a large, dramatic element on your page like a title, embellishment or photo.
  • Share a project about your mom (or someone who's like a mom) and the things she says, the lessons she's taught you and/or how you're alike/different or anything about Mother's Day.
  • Use the new Paper Issues "Save the Drama for Your Llama" card on your project.
  • Create a page about a stage show you've seen, your favorite TV drama, a musical, etc.
  • Download the May printable, from the Paper Issues store (available 5/1) and use one or more of the images on your project.

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, April 24, 2016

(P)inspire Me April Fan Features

Easter came early this year but it is never too late for fuffy bunnies!  What inspired you from the April (P)inspire Me Challenge?  Was it the sunshine yellow, floating butterflies, crisp white of the bunnies and flowers, b&w chubby baby or the simple text?
What ever may have inspired you, we are sure happy that you played along.  

Just a quick reminder, you could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store, just by submitting to any of our challenged over on our PIFF page.  

How about we take a peek at some of the submissions we received.  We had an exceptional turnout and are excited to share a few with you.  

Lets start with a fun layout from Cassie Box.  I love her use of yellow and green.  I love when she digs out the glue, don't you?

Melissa Smith submitted this before she made our design team.  Isn't she amazing?  Love how she really used the yellows and flowers with stark white.

Heather Shank submitted two layouts.  They are both equally stunning but this one just caught my eye.  Love the white with touches of black touches of flowers.

Asa Johansson captured this bumblebee!  It is amazing.  She kept the focus on the photo yet still takes your eye all over the page with her intricate details.  

Amy Bannon also kept her focus on the photos with an amazing title!  I love the b&w photos.

Cut files always grab my attention.  Kelly English did an amazing job with the butterflies and b&w photo.  I love every bit of this layout. 

I may have gasped when I saw Kristi Marsh's layout.  I am not sure I need to say anything.  It is truly stunning.  

Lillesmor Scrapp created this stunning layout.  I love how she used touches of pink.  The background choice makes this layout look even more complex.  Great job.  

There are only a few shown here.  You must go to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page to see the ones we could not fit in this post.  

Now, it is time to head to the PI store to see the new collections that you are missing.  Remember to use code: Mary-Ann to receive 20% off your entire order.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cut it Up Saturday - features

Happy Saturday, friends! It's Danielle here and today I'm featuring some projects made with our April FREE cut file. These beauties were linked up to our challenge album in our Facebook community. That's where you can still link up your projects too, so grab the cut file here if you haven't yet and show us what you've made!

Hilde Aaslund changed the size of the cut file to 6"x 6" and used bits of it on this fun Spring pocket page.

Heather Wilson Shank loved this cut file so much, that she did not only made this stunning layout, but a super gorgeous card too!

Sara Scraps made this fun and happy layout with the cut file. I love the bling in the centers of the flowers!

The deadline to enter to this challenge is May 1st, so keep those wonderful projects coming!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!