Saturday, August 27, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Featues

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some of the beautiful cards that were shared for our August sketch challenge.  

Alison shared this adorable card that she made with goodies from Fancy Pants.  The little whale is so cute! 

I just love the coloring on this fantastic card that Sandi made.  The sentiment is perfect with that sweet image.

Elodia shared this beautiful card.  This is perfect the perfect card for a baby.  The soft colosr and stitched on sequins look amazing!

Finally, we have this pretty card from Laura.  The classic black and white color scheme looks great for her anniversary card. 

We'd love to see your take on this sketch!  You have until September 5 to share in our Facebook Group to be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop!

Printable Perfection

Hello PI friends, it's Danielle here today with Printable Perfection. You can grab our FREE August printables overhere in the store. To play along with this challenge, you can link up your projects made with these printables overhere in our challenge album.

The quote 'you had me at hello' is our favorite, because it's basically how we both felt when we met. So I had to use this printable to document this picture taken during a sunset at the beach last week. All papers and embellishments are from the Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection.

Amanda-Jayne linked up this layout to our challenge album. The 'you talking to me' printable was perfect to document these pics of her son who didn't want his picture taken.

Heather used the 'to infinity and beyond' printable for her Halloween pictures and created this fun double pager.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fan Feature Friday: Let's Go for the Gold #2

Today's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from our latest issue, Let's Go for the Gold. Would you like a chance to be in the spotlight? Share your projects in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group and you could be featured in an upcoming post. :)

1. Eva starts us off this week's feature with a layout about the Golden Temple, adding in a gold title and gold label.

2. Kim shared this cute layout, complete with gold stars.

3. Devra posted a fabulous two-pager about a trip her family made from Chicago to Seattle. She used a very clever title too. Did you notice?

4. Cindy documented a day trip to see snow. I love her use of frames and tags.

5. Brandy used Shimmerz and a stencil to create a golden starburst design on her page.

6. Pam scrapped about a day trip to a wildlife park, using plenty of texture and great colors for a nature page.

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "super fan" image shown below to showcase on your blog.

See you soon with features from our September issue. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pinspire Me August Fan Features


Did you go crazy and try something different this month for the August Pinspire Me Mood Board?   Were you inspired with the way we touched the center of our Transportation Mood Board with color?  Were you drawn in by the gray, black and white, or the burst in the center? Something drew you in because we had tons of submissions for this months Pinspire Me Mood Board Challenge!

Some of our team joined in on the fun, lets start with Cassie Box!I see the colors from the roller skates here along with a touch of the gray!  Bright, cheerful and what an amazing photo!

Amy Coose used Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness perfectly!  I love the paper peeking out like the sun!

Becky Stidham rocked a Swag Bag with gorgeous photos of her perfect pooch!  I adore the title:o)

Look at this stunning layout by Amanda Baldwin.  I love the b&w photo with the floral clusters.  Stunning. 

Elodie Lusseau's layout couldn't be more perfect.  I really want to  just hang it on my wall!  Every little piece of this is magical.  

Heather Shank never ceases to amaze.  I am impressed by the colors popping off this layout.  Everything is just right. 

Former DT member Meaghen Calder got a little dirty and played along this month.  I "love" it!

Stacie Dietz must have recently bought a new pair of scissors.  How perfect does the bottom of this layout match the gorgeous houses in the photo?  LOVE.

ALL of your work for this challenge was amazing.  We hope that you all will continue to play along.  

You must go to the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page (PIFF) to see the other gorgeous layouts that were submitted.  You won't be disappointed.  

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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August Off The Page Features

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a few of the projects that caught my eye
The first project is from Heather Shank. Heather shared this adorable little suitcase box she filled with goodies for her grandson.

 Next up is Stacie Dietz. She shared these personalized tags she made for a friend's party, I love the stitching and the colors!

 There's still time to play along with the August Off the Page Challenge!  Add your project by September 5th and you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Take 5 Challenge - August Features!

It's time for the August Take 5 Tuesday Challenge features, here's some of the projects that were posted in the Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group that caught our eye!

Meaghen Calder shared this amazing layout and said this was the first time she had scrapped in almost a year! She used the color turquoise, diagonal design, title journaling, and thread. We're so happy you're scrapping again, Meaghen!

 Look at this darling pocket page layout by Kristie Van Ham! She uses the colors green and turquoise, chipboard, sticker, and a diagonal design along with the sweet photos of her family.

Brenshevia Baker wowed us with this beautiful layout! This was her first time playing along with the Take 5 Tuesday Challenge, she used the color turquoise, 3 squares, flower, a lace doily and a title. Thanks so much for playing along Brenshevia!

And one last project to inspire you! This one is by Michele Fish, she used the colors green and turquoise, journaling, cardstock and title along with that fantastic golf bag that she colored, and the cute golf ball in place of the "O" in her title.

Thank you to everyone that has played along with our Take 5 Tuesday Challenge this month! We always love seeing what fantastic things you all come up with!  Remember you have until September 5th to submit your Take 5 project here in our August Challenge Album in our Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group, you could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!!!

**Use code: Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your order!!**

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello Lovely Ladies!

Good day everyone! I had so much fun working with the We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection, I couldn't wait to share my latest layout! I am absolutely in love with this teal floral patterned paper! I love that the collection also includes purple for a change. This collection is just perfect for documenting days or nights out with your sisters or girlfriends! And of course, you can find it in the Paper Issues store right here!

I can not get over the mascara wand that is included in the ephemera pack! It was the perfect embellishment for documenting our day out. And the die cut picture frames are great for layering!

I quickly made this title by using the "hello" and "lovely" die cut ephemera pieces and the cool coordinating alpha stickers!

I had so much fun layering all of the girly ephemera pieces and stickers! Seriously, how fun is that lipstick ephemera piece?!?!

Thanks so much for joining me today! And remember, the We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection is available in the Paper Issues online store. So be sure to check it out! And, you can save 20% off your entire purchase when you use the code Tegan!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Girl's Night Mini Album

Hello scrappers, this is Rachel Kleinman joining everyone today! This is a bittersweet post for me here at Paper Issues as it's my last project as a member of the PI Design Team (for now)! I decided to make a mini album about a recent slumber party I had with the cutest 4 year old on the planet. And she happens to be the daughter of a fellow PI team member, Jen Chesnick! I just love how this hobby brings people together, whether it's online or in real life :)

I put together this accordion mini album using almost exclusively goodies from Photo Play Fun with Friends collection. The fun papers and cute sticker sheets were perfect for scrapping my sleepover :)

Here are views of the full accordion opened up, both front and back.

Me, Parker, and Jen... love these ladies!

Yes, I copied a 4 year old and bought the same shoes as her... no shame in my game! Along with stickers from Photo Play I also included some word phrases from Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness.

We may have shared a meal at Chili's. And taken bathroom selfies. How great are the french fry stickers?!

We ended the night watching the Rio opening ceremonies on a giant air mattress in the living room. Perfect sleep over with my girls!

You can still use my super special code RWKRAFTS for 20% off everything you buy at Paper Issues! Thank you fabulous PI team for making the past 8 months enjoyable and memorable!