Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Take 5 Tuesday Challenge - January 2017

Hello, it's Mary Ann here today welcoming you to 2017!  We have some wonderful new challenges planned for you this year, and are keeping a few of your old favorites too! One of my faves, the Take 5 Tuesday Challenge is still around and I've got a brand new list of ideas to get you started.

For my layout, I used the Space Academy collection by Carta Bella, I just love the bright bold colors, and the cute designs. This month I only used ONE color from the idea list, just a bit of black paint splattered here and there, and on some of the stickers. I also used cardstock, patterned paper, stars, and then pop dots for a little dimension to showcase this photo from 2004.

Some of the team played along too and have more great projects to share with you!  First up is this fabulous layout from Rachel. I just love all the colorful stars on this!!! She used the colors gray and black, cardstock, patterned paper and stars, all from the Oh My Stars collection by Bella Blvd.

Next up is Lisa with this beautiful layout about her daughter. She used lots and lots of pieces from the Fancy Free collection by Pink Paislee, along with the colors pink, gray and black, cardstock and layers. What a pretty mix of colors on this, Lisa!!!

Amanda's layout has the sweetest photo of her son on this winter birthday layout. She uses a combination of pink, cardstock, something silver, patterned paper, foam tape, star, chipboard, layers, tag and the word winter! If you're counting, that's 10 prompts from the inspiration and ideas list! Wow!!!!

Look at all the beautiful snowflakes on this layout from Elodie, this really caught my eye!  She uses the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee along with cardstock, more than 1 photo, patterned paper, pop dots, stars and the word "winter".

Pol is one of our new team members and she came up with this gorgeous layout. I really like the enamel dots in the center of her snowflakes!! Her 5 items are pink, polka dots, foam tape, snowman chipboard and the word winter. Thanks for joining in on the fun, Pol!

We're also welcoming Cat Martin to the team! How about this amazing layout, don't you just *love* all the layers on this one!!  Along with the layers, she uses the colors pink and black, polka dots and something silver. So happy you're here Cat!

Annelie is jumping in with the Take 5 Challenge as a new team member too! She uses the colors pink and black, polka dots, cardstock, something silver, patterned papers snowman, chipboard, layers, and a tag!!!  And yes, she used way more than 5 items!! My favorite thing on this layout besides that darling picture is her title, I love the vertical words!! We're glad you're here, Annelie!

We're welcoming Devra back to the team after a short break, and are excited she's here again!
You'll find black, cardstock, more than one photo, patterned paper and a tag on this one. Such a great use of colors and patterns, and such a clever title!!

I love the crisp clean lines in Becky's layout about a concert she attended. Cardstock, more than 1 photo, pop dots, the color black and a label help her document that day. I love the placement of her photos on this, your eye is drawn right too them, then you notice all her cute embellishments!

Stacie pulled out her Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection for this one! Her 5 items are the color pink, something silver, patterned paper, foam dots, stars, chipboard, layers and the word winter. She also used this FREE Love Script Heart cut file available in the Paper Issues store!! So pretty, Stacie!

Raechelle is also a new team member, and we are happy to have her here! For her layout she used the colors gray and black, polka dots, cardstock, something silver, more than one photo, patterned paper, tag, and the word "winter" in her title. I love how her snowflakes match her photos so well! Beautiful layout, Raechelle!

So there you have it, 12 layouts to jump start your inspiration for the Take 5 Tuesday Challenge! Some of you have been playing along since we started Take 5 Tuesday last January, but it you're new to our challenges, here's how it works...
I give you a list of items to use as your inspiration and starting point for your project. From that list, pick 5 items to use on your project. You can use more than 5, and combine your own ideas too, but to play along you must use at least 5 items from the list. Also, Take 5 is open to everyone, and is for scrapbookers, card makers, pocket pagers and off the page project makers too! If you are a paper crafter, this challenge is for you!!  You have until February 5th to add your project to the January Challenge album over in our Paper Issues {friends & fans} Facebook group. You could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!!  

And, don't forget while you're shopping to use code Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire purchase!!!


  1. All of these are so amazing! I'm definitely going to have to play along, thanks for all of your gorgeous inspiration!


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