Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scraplift Sunday

Good morning!  It's my favorite day of the week.  It's not just Sunday, It's Scraplift Sunday!  Oh I love the layout we are lifting today!  Lisa created this amazing fun-filled layout for our Add It Up challenge. Lisa has a way with embellishments! I love looking around her pages to see what she used and how she used them. She really made the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart shine. So let's see some lifts from the team.

Cassie, oh man! The color combo on this is stunning. So simple, but so striking. Do you see all that yellow popping out everywhere! Hearts! Alphas! Talk about eye catching! Genius. I love how she used small bits all over the page. 

How fun is Anna's page is documenting our Design Team announcement! What a fabulous idea to use the frame paper to look like embellishments scattered everywhere! The Hazelwood papers are subtle and that paint splash is brilliant! The best part for me are the PinkFresh sentiments. Perfection. 

Janet, has such a way with clean layouts. I admire this so much. Look how she centered the photo, placing the perfect mix of embellishments around it. The frames, the title, the woodgrain paper, all of it is just beautiful. 

Ok, well, now its your turn! Go on now. Grab some supplies, make a page, then share it with us in our Facebook Group! I'll be back next week with another liftable layout! 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

White is the New White - Cat Martin

Hey everyone, long long time no see!  I have been away for almost 2 weeks, and during that time I haven't had a chance to do any scrapping, so I have been missing out on all the amazing challenges that have been going on over on the Paper Issues Facebook Page, but, the upside is I now have a ton more photos to scrap!!!  So when it came to choosing my first photo of my trip to scrap I decided on one that was, of course, a selfie, but I also loved the colors and images in the photo.

 I immediately knew I didn't want a patterned paper background for it, though I did want to back it with lots of layers of patterned paper.  The only issue with that is, I'm not the biggest fan of just using white cardstock all the time, so I decided to dress up my white background with . . . more white!  I know it may not seem like much, but the addition of the crepe paper layered and accordion folded really added an underlying softness and whimsy to my layout.  It also allowed me to not worry about covering up a ton of the page, as there was still a ton of visual interest going on, even in the negative, or white space!  Other ways to do this would be to layer white fringed paper, or add white stitching, or cut a cutfile out in white and use a little bit of foam for dimension over top of the white card stock!  You could also do white modeling paste, or use white alphas or phrases on top of your white background!

 For my layout as well I mixed old product with new product, and cream with white.  I had some older chipboard flowers from Crate Paper and even though they were a cream base I loved how they looked with all my other embellishments.  I also used the Pinkfresh Studio Live More collection as well as the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection!  If you are hesitant to use cream and white together I always remember a rule I read.  If it doesn't look right, add more white.  It will help balance the layout when you're using those two together.  I hope you'll stop by my YouTube channel so you can see my first layout in over 2 weeks came together!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fan Feature Friday: Mom-o-grams #2

Hi everyone! Today's the day we take a look at projects that were posted for our current issue, Mom-o-grams. If you'd like to have your project featured, be sure to share them in the New Issue album in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.

1. Lucy says the colors on this beautiful floral birthday card "remind me of my mom. She loved warm, bright colors!"

2. Andrea's subway style Mother's Day cards are pure fun and oh-so-colorful!

3. Krystle created this soft and pretty page about her mother-in-law becoming a grandmother.

4. Another gorgeous Mother's Day card, this time from Wendy. So soft and feminine.

5. Danielle chose flowers and jewel tones for the Mother's Day cards she made.

6. Last, but not least, Barbara used a pretty pink and green color scheme on this Mother's Day card for her mother-in-law.

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "featured by" button below to showcase on your blog.

Stay tuned for our June issue...coming soon to a blog post near you. :)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Use it Up

I used Shimelle's Little by Little line for a couple other layouts, but I was hoarding the Bear Hug striped paper. I knew it was time to use it, because I knew it'd look awesome behind one of the free cut files in the Paper Issues shop.  Here's the layout I created using up the rest of the collection.

Here are some closeups. I had plenty of goodies left from the ephemera pack that were perfect accents.

I'll admit, I have not used up a whole collection in a long time. This made me so happy, and I love the  layout I created. Thanks for visiting the blog today.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Letterboard Love

As most of you know, I am completely obsessed with my Letterboard!
I love it. I mostly post about tacos but I try to sprinkle in other things as well.

These boards are so versatile 
You can post anything!

I like to paint with all the colors of the wind so I decided to make my own colors!
Here's my disclaimer:
I have never spray painted anything. 
No one was harmed.
First I broke down a giant cardboard box so it would lay flat.
Next I dumped a box of white alphas on. 
Then I spray painted them.  Don't do that.
Pro tip: Wear gloves.
Super Pro Tip: Take the time to turn them all over and lay them flat.
Learn from my mistakes. LOL

I really love the yellow!!!!!
I have also moved on to other colors.
I am pretty sure that unicorn needs a glitter paint makeover!!!!!!!
(I used this paint because it was on Prime. I am not endorsing it, I didn't receive compensation, I just love Amazon Prime and not leaving my house.)
You can grab a Letterboard for yourself in our store and save 20% with the code CASSIE

Make Your Mark with Pocket Pages

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to see lots of you participating in our new challenges over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group.  It's particularly awesome to see lots of pocket pages, because you know that's my jam!

Today I am sharing a layout using tons of gorgeous goodies from Bella Blvd. including their collection Make Your Mark.  This collection has it all!  I love the bright bold patterns and the inclusion of ALL the colors!

One of my newest favorite products from Bella Blvd. would have to be their puffy hearts!  It's such an easy embellishment to add to any project.  For this pocket page I sprinkled a few black hearts around because I believe every layout needs to have just a hint of black.

The gold in the Make Your Mark collection is awesome!  Lots of the papers have gold foiling and the collection pack comes with a bold gold alpha set.  I used the alphas on my date card, a photo of my daughter at the park and a filler card proclaiming my daughter's love for everything TROLLS!

In addition to the Make Your Mark collection and it's fun florals and abundance of puffy stickers, I brought in some glittery phrase stickers and black and white alphas.  This layout was all about color!

Thank you for looking!  Please remember to use the code KRISTIE to save 20% off at the store and to visit my YouTube channel where I have pocket page process videos and haul videos from the best online store around!  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Layout by Rachel Lowe - Amy Tangerine On a Whim Oh Yeah!

Hello PI friends, I am so excited to be here for my first DT share!

I have used the stunning and super fun collection by Amy Tangerine On a Whim which is in store now!

I have used two cut files to add texture and interest to my layout.
The pineapple cut file is available in store for FREE!
I have paper pieced the pineapple using the many gorgeous papers from this collection.
I then cut several palm leaves and backed the centres with a green paper piece and used foam tape to attach, I love height on my layouts by the way!

Then for the really fun part layering and using the die cuts (ephemera) and stickers from the collection.

Not only did I layers papers behind my photos I also added some die cuts. I also added a layer of foam tape to create even more height.

I have then done some random sewing to add even more texture.

How fun is this layout to show case a beach photo! This is my baby, no pants and loving the freedom of the beach and ocean, beautiful memory created here!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I would love to see you you create using the free pineapple cut file and AT On a Whim collection.

And remember use the code Rachel L and get 20% off today.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Swag Bag Spotlight Challenge

It is one of my favorite times again!!!  Swag Bag Spotlight!  A Swag Bag is full of current collections, bits and pieces for you to get a sampling.  I however, use it as a way of creating a layout with the items.  Kinda like a challenge!  You should try.  If you play along, you will be entered to win a prize.  Submit your Swag Bag projects HERE.  In our PIFF album on Facebook.  Go HERE to grab one!

Here is a look at the new May Swag Bag.

Here is my layout.  I used the April Swag Bag.

Cassie Box, used only the new May Swag Bag.  Brighter, fresh and oh so yummy!

Amanda Baldwin was on a roll and created two stunning layout with one bag!!! 

How about Anna Uhras?  She created this stunner with only the May Swag Bag.

Ann Tamimi always rock a Swag Bag with just May.  

Stacie Dietz not only used the April Swag Bag, she used a FREE cut file too. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  
Remember to use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off anything from the store.  Over $60 gets FREE shipping in the US.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 5/21

Well hello everyone! It's time for another Scraplift Sunday!  Today we are lifting this darling layout created by Amy Coose for our current Issue Mom-O-Grams. I love the photo at the top, and the use of the frames. They can be any shape or item!  Let's see what the team created.

Rachel used the new Echo Park, Summer Fun. The bright pinks really sow off those stunning black and white photos. I love how Rachel simplified the design on her page. 

Anna's sweet photos sit on lovely layers of Crate Paper Oasis. All the different black and white frames in different shades and sizes look amazing with all the splatters of color. 

Stacie's chose to flip the design on it's side for her layout with beautiful results. That photo is breathtaking, especially surrounded by all the shades of pinkie the frames, flowers and tags. What a great way to do some stash busting!

We love our Paper Issues Friends and Fans and want you to scrap lift too!  Create a layout, then share it with us in our Facebook group!   We hope to see you playing along today or with one of our many other May challenges.  See you next week!