Friday, July 31, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: Chip Off the Old Block #2

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from the second week of Chip Off the Old Block, sponsored by Paper Issues. Every Friday, we showcase projects linked to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured.

Let's take a look at the projects that caught our eye this week...

1. Amanda totally rocked the grid design on her beautiful layout. The embellished blocks of patterned paper complement the photo collage perfectly.

2. Ali used chipboard embellishments on this sweet birthday page. Take a look at the beautiful stitched butterfly in the background. She used a die cut as a stencil to create it. Subtle, but so, so pretty!

3. Ashley created this fabulous beach page using one of our free printables and chipboard heart embellishments. Such perfect colors for a summer layout!

4. Changing seasons a bit, Cindy shared a Christmas page, complete with a chipboard flourish and photo corner.

5. Lynda shared a two-pager, complete with chipboard embellishments and pretty music paper for her wedding theme!

6. Cindy created a grid design with various sizes of patterned paper, to document this photo of her sweet pup.

7. Last, but not least, is Dawn's cute card. There's nothing fishy going on here. :)

Thank you all for sharing your beautiful work with us! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

See you on Monday with our first August issue. The theme is a twist on a popular song that's all about the bass. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

You have (P)inspired me!

Good morning, friends with issues!  Leah l'Orange joining you today to bring you some gorgeous and inspiring projects that were shared in our Facebook group, and inspired by the July Pinspire Me Monday mood board!  Here's the mood board in question:


Lots of bright, bold, summery colors to hopefully get that mojo pumpin'!  CLICK HERE to see the original post where the Paper Issues Creative Team rocked their projects, and keep scrolling to see how our friends have been Pinspired!

Laura shared this page that really plays on the color palette, especially the blue and yellow combo.  I love the underwater action shots, and those two-toned woodgrain alphas are fabulous!  What great use of color for this page - that blue just DEMANDS to be seen and looks great center stage!

Creative Team member Danielle went for soft and sweet, really bringing the warm, summery vibe from the flamingo image, adding those gorgeous pops of green and yellow - the yellow was certainly a popular choice for this mood board!  Don't these veggies look amazing and fresh?  YUM!

Julie's page could almost be a mood board in and of itself, couldn't it?  The grid layout is fantastic, the colors are all captured beautifully, and I love the way she used the frames to ground everything!  The palette looks fantastic against the white background, and those little gold paint splats are subtle but SO effective for interest!

Heather's page was inspired by the mosaic sun; it's bright and bold with a sunny background paper and a second sun in orange, drawing more focus to the photos and large title.  Yellow and orange always make for a happy combination, and those cheeks are so pinchable!

Stacie was inspired by the wood from that window image again, adding in some of the soft pink accents reminiscent of that flamingo image.  The pink against the light woodgrain makes for a soft and lovely background, allowing darker pinks to POP in the photos and accenting the flowers.  What a great feminine page!

So there you have it!  Thanks to our friends for sharing these gorgeous pages, and you can still jump on this bandwagon before the August Pinspire Me goes live!  CLICK HERE to visit the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group on Facebook and join us!  

Lastly, if you haven't been to visit the Paper Issues shop recently, there is a TON of new product listed you'll want to check out!  The happy mail is pouring in, and people are sharing their hauls in our Facebook group...  The Creative Team has some unanimously favorite new lines - what's yours?  

Grab the new goodies and remember, you can always save 20% off everything using this!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shopping trip

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with have a new LO for Paper Issues using the gorgeous Amelia collection from 7 papers.  I love all the pinks in this collection!

My daughter had received a $50 GC to her favorite store for her birthday.  She sure got her money's worth, check out the size of her shopping bag!!

Here are a few close ups:

You can find this collection and more in the Paper Issues store!  Use code michelle to get 20% off your order!  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Live in the Moment

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a layout I created for the latest Issue, Chip Off the Old Block sponsored by Paper Issues!  I used some Atlas from Pink Paislee for my layout... check it out... the colors are awesome, and Pink Paislee always has some great embellies!

 To go along with the issue, I used some chipboard on my layout... the Atlas Chipboard Stickers are FABULOUS!
Have you linked up to our Chip Off the Old Block Issue?  You could be the lucky winner of a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  That is sure to come in handy with all of the new releases on their way!!  In addition, you can use my code, KATHYS for a 20% discount!!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

summer in my pockets...

Happy Monday! Jen here today sharing a couple of summery pocket pages. We try to pack the most fun we can into our summer with day trips, lots of time outside, community events and more. A lot of photos come out of the fun, as well as a bit less time to document the memories. This week came together very quickly with one simple trick: stick to one collection!

The Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection is bright, happy and perfect for outdoor shots. Almost all of the 3x4 cards on my pages are from the pack of 3x4 brag cards. Using one collection pack means everything will be perfectly coordinated straight out of the package. And see those gold foil accents? Lovely!

Add in a few Simple Stories photo stickers, hand journal and call it done! Two pages completed in minutes but, still looking polished!

Need a little something to document YOUR summer? Use code JENBOOM to take 20% off any order in the Paper Issues shop. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Printable Perfection

Hello ladies! Have you had the chance to stop by the Paper Issues Shop and download this month's FREE Printable File? Jana McCarthy and I put together this beach/summer themed printable for all your awesome summer memories!

Today, I'm sharing a layout using the FREE Paper Issues printables and a mash up of goodies from the Paper Issues Shop including papers and embellishments from the Swag Bags, Mint Corrugated Cardstock from Fancy Pants, the Pink Flamingo overlay from Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss, the mini Doodblebug doilies and some wood and acrylic bits from Color Cast Designs, the sponsor from the last Paper Issues link party!

Photographing overlays is the the most difficult thing you will ever have to do when it comes to photographing layouts. What a pain! LOL...

I used the July Printable but decided that I didn't want to color it! I outlined it using the Copic Multiliner SP.3 in black! The layout was so colorful as it was, that the printable popped more when left black & white.

I stole this selfie off my kid's phone; these two are weird freaks. I was like, "What are you guys doing...? I'm scrapbooking that!" And here we are...

Kelly played along this month using the July Printable as well! Kelly broke out her water colors (!) and used them with Bella Blvd's Just Add Color line for this awesome layout of her son graduating from High School -- the same school she graduated from! Of course no layout from Kelly is complete without a bow!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look! I hope that you will show us the projects that you have been working on using the FREE Paper Issues printables, cut files and sketches! Share your projects with us in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group or on Instagram by tagging @PaperIssues!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cut It Out Saturday - feature

Happy Saturday! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend and get some crafty time. You can still play along with our Cut It Out challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. Who doesn't want that?! Especially with all the new gorgeous collections that hit the Paper Issues store this week!

These are the July cutfiles and you can download them for FREE overhere in the Paper Issues store.

Stacie linked up this gorgeous layout that she created with one of the cutfiles. The 'perfect day' picture is working perfectly with this cutfile and the Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun collection. Thank you for playing along with us, Stacie!

You can link up your projects overhere and you might be our lucky winner this month!
Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2015

#iSpyWithPI week 3

Hello everyone, it's Danielle here with you today! We love to see all the #iSpyWithPI pictures you're sharing with us on Instagram and in the Paper Issues Friends & Fans threads on facebook. Not playing along yet? You still have two more weeks to jump in all the fun, read the rules here.

These pictures caught our eye this week. They're all amazing shots, thank you so much for playing along!

rwkrafts #sunset

stina78 #garden

herhart17 #baseball

angibarrs #fair

twogirlzstuff #waterslide

sherrifunk #flower

Did you also see the two sets of cutfiles that you can use to document all your #iSpyWithPI pictures? You can download them for FREE overhere in the Paper Issues store.

Here's a layout that I've made with one of my #iSpyWithPI pictures. I used the #sunset cutfile from the prompts set and the #beach polaroid cutfile, along with the gorgeous Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun collection.

But that's not all, I'm also having a guest designer with me today: Janet Dlugokenski. Here's a little bit about her, give her a big fat welcome and drool over her layouts!

'I am more than excited and flattered to be guest designing for today's blog post, thanks again for asking me! I am a stay-at-home mom, even though I should be working. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years. We have two kids, Tyler and Kate. Tyler will be 16 in September and Kate is 13, going on 16. We love being at the barn and I can't tell you how many pictures I have of horses, it's a lot! We have our adorable dog, Dexter and sweet bunny, Ziggy. They tend to be scrap subjects too.
I have been scrappy for about 15 years. Besides traditional pages, I love working on Project Life. I am never caught up, but that's ok! I love that PL makes me get out there and I get more creative with my pictures.I also love that when I'm taking pictures of my husband, he will ask if he is going to be my picture of the day (you never know, never know!). That's why I love the #iSpyWithPI challenge, it's giving me ideas for pictures and everyone's pictures are a great inspiration! I'm so glad I got to share some layouts using a few of the pictures I've taken. Thanks so much Paper Issues for letting me be a part of the design team for today!'

This calendar layout Janet created is so amazing! She was able to get 6 of her #iSpyWithPI pictures in one layout this way, how awesome is that?!

The second layout Janet made is so pretty. I love how the soft Simple Stories colors match her picture so well. That picture is great too, I like the effect of the sun shining in!

Thank you for stopping by today and keep those #iSpyWithPI pictures coming, as well as the projects you're creating with them! Use #iSpyWithPI on Instagram when you're playing along there, or post in the weekly #iSpyWithPI threads in our Paper Issues Friends & Fans facebook group.

Have a creative weekend, everyone!