Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Take 5 Tuesday Challenge - June Features!

We love to spotlight some of the projects that are submitted for our monthly challenges. Here's just a few from the June Take 5 Challenge that caught our eye.

First up, take a look at this amazing camera by Janet Anderson!  Janet is a steampunk fan, and doesn't do layouts, so this was fun to see how she played along using patterned paper, wood grain, cardstock, die cut and ink from the Take 5 list. And even more amazing, the body of the camera will hold a 6x6 mini album!

Cherri Vrabel shared this wonderful 2 page layout with 5 photos! Her New Years layout uses yellow, blue, patterned paper, sticker, cardstock, die cut and the 2016 photo for the "photo of something other than a person" part of the challenge. What a great layout to remember such a fun night!

This layout by Patricia Flores has photos from a trip to Epcot along with the color white, patterned paper, two different fonts, sticker and flower. What beautiful photos, Patricia and a darling layout too! Just the right embellishments for a UK Epcot layout!

Samara Gugler uses wood grain patterned paper as the base for her layout, along with yellow, white, blue, washi tape, two fonts, cardstock, die cut and a flower!   Wow, that's a lot from the Take 5 inspiration list on her darling layout! I really like how her photo stands out from her papers and embellishments.

Katie Regner showed us a 2 page layout that includes a 12x12 for one half and a Pocket Page type layout for the second half. What a clever way to include both types of scrapbooking! This is so pretty and cheerful and uses the colors blue and yellow, patterned paper, washi, stickers and a flower.  

Natasha's project is actually 3 pages, with 1 being a more traditional 12x12 layout, and the other 2 are more the pocket page style. That cute party hat is so, so cute! Natasha uses a combination of  yellow, white, blue, patterned paper and cardstock. What a wonderful way to remember that first birthday!

Our final Take 5 Challenge entry is by Colleen Collins. Colleen uses yellow, blue, patterned paper, wood grain, washi sticker and two fonts. She also uses 6 photos!! Wow! I especially like how she used the frame to highlight the person standing on the rocks!

Thanks so much for stopping by the PI blog today!  If you haven't played along with the Take 5 Challenge yet, remember you have until midnight July 4 to submit your project in the June Challege Album!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

June Off The Page Features

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a couple of the projects that caught my eye
The first project is from Heather Shank. Heather created this absolutely ADORABLE card for her nephew, I love the plane!
Next up is Stacie Dietz.  She made these fun little fishy favors for her students!  Such a cute idea! 

Last but not least, former PI girl, Anita Mulcahey made this fun 3D Box Card using a file from Lori Whitlock!  Who wouldn't want to get this for their birthday! 

There's still time to play along with the June Off the Page Challenge!  Add your project by July 4th and you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cut it Up - Features

Hello PI friends, Danielle here today featuring some project that were linked up to our Cut it Up challenge. This is our June cut file and you can grab it for FREE overhere in the store.
Ali linked up this beautiful layout, using part of the cut file in the background. Love all the blue tones and that she also used some of the hexagon cutouts.

Heather created this stunning page. I love the look of the double cuts and the popping colors!

Stacie did an amazing job using the Silhouette pens and the offset tool. Love to see different uses of the cut files!

You can still play along for your chance to win. Grab the file overhere for FREE and link up your paper project overhere in our challenge album. Can't wait to see what you will make!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Features

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing some of the fabulous cards that were shared in our Facebook group for this month's card sketch challenge.  

Here's the sketch for June.

I am in love with this pretty card from Belinda.  I love the metallic elements mixed with the pink.  

Pam shared this camping themed card.  The wood veneer sentiment is perfect with the background paper. 

Rebecca shared this fun card....the word bubbles are so fun! 

Finally, we have this beautiful card from Jenny.  The teal flowers are so pretty. 

We'd love to see your take on this sketch!  You have until July 4th to share your card in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook Group.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Printable Perfection

Hello PI friends, Danielle here with Printable Perfection. Here's our FREE printable for June and you can grab it overhere in the store. We want to see what you'll create with these printables, so link up your projects overhere in our challenge album.
I used the 'take me to the pool' printable along with the Simple Stories You Are Here collection to document this pool picture. Love how the colors of the printable went so well with these papers.

We've already had some girls playing along, here are their projects.

Amanda made this gorgeous layout using the 'a day in the life' printable. It's perfect with the soft colors of this Pinkfresh Studio collection.

Chelsea went for the 'best day ever' printable. Love that she used the red all over her layout.

Angela shows that our printables are great for cards too! This card is so pretty, love the colors!

Heather also had some great pool pictures to use with the 'take me to the pool' printable. Love this happy Summer layout.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

..::Mix It Up Features::..

..:: the features ::..

I'm back, Orange Gearle here, with just a few of the beautiful layouts posted in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group for our Mix It Up Challenge this month!

A couple of the Design Team Members decided to join us for the challenge this month!

Kelly Feldman started with a piece of kraft card stock and added a bunch of white paint!  Then she used a woodgrain roller stamp to create the awesome texture that you see here. I just love it.

Mary Ann Jenkins used paint to create her own background with text on this fabulous page. Aren't the colors just awesome!?

Now let's see what some of you from the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group created!

Look closely and you will see the bright green screen print that Colleen Collins painted as part of her background and matting for the books on this layout. Great idea!

Cherrie Vrabel painted a background using bubble wrap (and a rolling pin)! I love the texture here!

And finally, Elodie Lusseau used a splash of black acrylic paint to house her bright photos and embellishments. I dig the contrast here!

As usual I am amazed at how everyone has accepted the challenge and created beautiful projects this month. It's not too late to play! Share your page by July 4th in the June Challenge Album on the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group!  

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June Sketch Features

So today is my birthday, and nothing I'd rather do than sharing some serious inspiration with a few of my favorite takes on this month's sketch.  Here is the sketch post which has all the info and how you can win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop. Here's the June sketch.

Here are some of the pages I loved this time around.

This one by Amanda-Jayne is just perfection!  I love the blues and greens and that CUTE picture! 

I love it when people take the sketch and make it work for them, just like Sara did here!

How cute is Christina in her new glasses, and the layout she created about them is just perfect!

Love how Barbara used three pictures instead of two on her fabulous layout!

Brenda did a great job with the sketch, love the birthday page she created using more neutral colors.

If you'd still like to play along, you have plenty of time. Just check out all the inspiration here and link up your project on our Paper Issues Friends and Fans right here. While you're there take a look at all the other June challenges, there are some awesome one's there for you to play along with!

Have a great Thursday!