Saturday, August 01, 2015

..:: sketchy saturday ::..

Hello August and everything that this month brings to you!

On the Paper Issues Blog we start off August right with a brand new Sketch inspired by a perfectly awesome and perfectly simple layout by the one and only Nicole Samuels!

Nicole made this layout for American Crafts, which is just one of the places you can find Nicole's work! You can totally see why it caught our eye, no? The stitching. The vellum. The colors. The textures. The wow!  OMGoodness, I love it!'s the sketch we created based off this layout inspiration...

And here are a few more projects to get your creative juices flowing, made for you by some of the PI Design Team Members :

Check out the fantastic layout Jana McCarthy made about her fur baby, Oscar! That top photo just cracks me up!  Love those pops of color and she can cluster like nothing else (I espesh love the orange, of course)!

Change the circles to squares?  Danielle de Konink did, and it turned out lovely! And you just gotta love those photos with the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, don't you??

Michelle Gallant used the Life Documented collection for this lovely take on the sketch! Don't you totally dig the flair and circles of all sizes?!

I love the colors and little bits that Tarrah McLean put together for her take on the sketch. The vellum, flair, and acrylic shapes are to die for!

Corri Garza quickly adapted the sketch for a smaller canvas and made this super cute card with 
Simple Stories Summer Vibes Collection. Love her play on words and how she popped the soda off her canvas!

And last but never least, Leah l'Orange created this totally rad card! I love the mix of transparent and opaque pieces. And I love the colors!

You've seen the inspiration piece by Nicole.  You've seen the sketch. Hopefully, your creative juices have been whet with help from the DT, are you ready to get creative?  Would you maybe like to win a little something too? We are kicking off a new way to win over in our Facebook Group: Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Share your project using this sketch as inspiration in our Challenge Album for the chance to win a Paper Issues Gift Certificate!  While you're there, check out all the other challenges going on this month for more inspiration and more chances to WIN!!

You have until September 13th to enter.  Your project may even be featured in a future blog post, on our Facebook Page, or on the Paper Issues Instagram Account!

Do you see a product you just have to have -- we probably have it.  While you're shopping don't forget to use the code orangegearle at checkout for 20% off your entire purchase!


  1. I loved this! I did a layout based on this amazing sketch.

  2. I just posted mine in the FB group a few minutes ago....this was a really fun sketch to do, I enjoyed that one!

  3. I love this sketch and the projects everyone has created!

  4. Is the due date of 9/13 really correct?

    1. Yes it is! Winners announced 9/14. Thanks for asking!

    2. Yes it is! Winners announced 9/14. Thanks for asking!


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