Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pinspire Me July Fan Features

Were you at all inspired by the colorful touches in the July Pinspire Me Mood Board?  Or the yummy treats that were included?  Or was the items in the pictures?  Maybe the flip flops?  
We were thrilled to see what our friends have created throughout the month.  You guys really know how to rock a board!

I wanted to start today's feature with these papers by Kristie Van Ham.  She created both of these pocket pages.  I love the amount of photos and color choices she made on both.  Great job. 

Heather Shank submitted two layouts for this challenge too.  I love them both so I have to share them with you.  

Cherrie Vrabel played along using the fun Simple Stories collection.  Adorable photos and perfectly placed embellishments.  

Karen Tartly used soft colors to help enhance her large title.  Great picture too.  

The colors in Stacie Dietz layout is stunning.  The white washed look matches our mood board perfectly.

Patricia Flores placement of pocket cards is spectacular.  I love the bright colors she chose to highlight. 

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 to see the ones we could not fit in this post.  

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.

July 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 PI Girl Kelly Feldman. Kelly created these awesome patriotic decorations for her son's send of to the Air Force Party!  These are just wonderful and we thank him and wish him well!
Next up is Lee-Anne Thornton.  I just love her flamingo summer banner!!  What a great summery decoration!
 Last but not least, Celeste Brodnik shared this beautiful Art Journal Page celebrating Canada Day!
There's still time to play along with the July Off the Page Challenge!  Add your project by August 1st and you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cut it Up Saturday - Features

Hello PI friends, it's Danielle here featuring projects made with our FREE July cut file. If you haven't yet, you can grab the cut file overhere in the store.
Melissa made this stunning page using the birds on a wire from the cut file and misted them with Dylusions.

Mary-Ann cut the birds multiple times and created a gorgeous background with it for her layout.

Ettiene linked up this beautiful dreamy layout. It's so pretty!

Heather shared this stunning page with us. She cut the dreamcatcher twice to give it some dept. The colors are perfect with the picture.

Cherrie made this super sweet layout using the dreamcather and quote from the cut file. Look at that picture, it's so cute.

You can still play along with this challenge, so grab the cut file for FREE overhere and link up your project made with it overhere in our challenge album.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Creative Cards - Fan Feature

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

Celeste shared this awesome card using one of my favorite color combos and those adorable little catcti are perfect!

Chelsea used the sketch to create this sweet card for a baby shower.  The soft colors are perfect.

I'm a huge fan of die cuts and this beautiful butterfly is no exception.  I love the water color paper that Moriah used on the wings.  

Finally, we have this beautiful card from Amanda-Jayne.  This card has so much texture and the bits of black look fabulous with the florals.

You still have time to play along with this month's sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch....

You have until August 1st to play along.  Share your card in our Paper Issues {Friend & Fans} Facebook Group for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop.  

Be sure to check out all the new arrivals in the shop....use the code CORRI to save 20%

Monday, July 25, 2016

Printable Perfection

Hello everyone, it's Danielle here with Printable Perfection. This month we have a set of printables that especially work great during these summer months. Having a glass of wine on the porch, a beer at the beach? These printables will help you document the pictures. You can grab them for FREE overhere in the store.
I went for the 'In dog beers...I've only had one!' printable and colored the letters with a green sharpie. All papers and embellishments are from the Simple Stories Life in Color collection.

Here are some projects that were linked up to this challenge.

Rachel made this gorgeous wine layout. I love the soft colors and the big title, amazing layout!

Heather made a fabulous mixed media page and cut out the quote of the printable. I love every single thing about this page!
Celeste went for the beer printable too and had the perfect picture for it. Having a beer with an amazing view is always a good idea. Love how the pic pops off the page.

You can still play along for your chance to win. Grab the printable overhere for FREE and link up your project made with it overhere in our challenge album.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

:: mix it up monday features ::

..:: the features ::..

It's been so fun watching as you've uploaded your projects to the July Challenge Album!  Such great projects this month!  Here are a few from our Design Team:

I can't stop looking at this layout by Kelly Feldman. The card with the background she created...and all those little bits...I love it.

OMG Becky Stidham made this fun, bold, layout that is just perfection. The tags! That photo! I can't even.

Violet Ballew used some watercolors to make this gorgeous page in her planner. So beautiful.

And here are a few from our Facebook {Friends and Fans} group!

Amanda-Jayne Baldwin knocked it out of the park with that soft watercolor background and the wow factor of all that gold! 

I just love this layout by Celeste Brodnik. She used the free cut file for this one, and I love all that watercolor in her background. Love these colors!

Maureen Van Dusky even did some writing with water colors on this layout! There is so much going on here and I absolutely love it. I'm a sucker for all that color with pops of black.

Speaking of color, Therese Helsing pulled her colors from the photo for this layout and I love how it turned out! She even water colored her title! Lovely!

Thanks to all that played along this month! You still have a week to play if you haven't! Grab your water colors (or your kids) and use them on a project. Upload your projects to the July Challenge Album here, and you have a chance of winning a gift card to the Paper Issues Store

That gift card will come in handy let me tell ya! There are more and more and more things added to the store each week and you need them! Well, I do! :-) Grab what you need and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your order. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Little Moments with Elle's Studio!

Hello everyone, Tegan with you here today! Is everyone getting out and enjoying the summer weather? I have been! I snapped this super cute photo of my sister and my niece this past weekend and couldn't wait to use it on a layout. I used the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection because it is cute and sweet- just like my photograph! I see this collection is now unfortunately sold out of the Paper Issues store, but you can still grab the newest Elle's Studio collection called Sunny Days!

I love all of the tags that Elle's Studio offers with their collections- they make creating a layout so easy! And I just can not get enough of those cute little Bella Blvd bow clips, which are still available in the store! Be sure to check them out before they are gone.

I used the free Falling Stars cut file from the Paper Issues store to make my star cut out. I just deleted all but one star and then enlarged that star to how large I wanted it. This photo was snapped right before the carousel started at our county's fair. I just love their expressions!

One can never have too many tags or wood veneer bits! They help to add color and dimension to a layout. The Paper Issues store still has some labels and wood veneer bits from the Elle's Studio Sunny Days collection- which are super cute as well!

Thanks for stopping by! And remember, you can get 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues store when you use the code Tegan. Happy shopping and have a great day!