Friday, October 21, 2016


Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a layout I created for the October Take 5 Tuesday Challenge!  From the challenge list, I chose to use layers, 3 patterned papers, an arrow, something silver and mist!  Take a peek...

I just love this picture of my sweet niece and her new husband!  Cocoa Vanilla's Love Always was the perfect collection to highlight this picture!  Here are some close ups...

We'd love for you to play along with our Take 5 Tuesday Challenge!  Add your project here in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group and you could win a GC to the Paper Issues Store!  You have until November 5th to play along!  Need some scrappy goodies to play?  Use code KATHYS in the Paper Issues Store and get 20% off your entire order! 

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, October 20, 2016


Hi PI friends!

Elodie here today with a new layout using the super pretty Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper and one of my iSpyWithPI pics starring my two girls.

I love creating scenes on my pages and, this time, I wanted to make a butterfly. I started by spreading gesso with an old store card on the background paper to tone it down a little bit. I then drew and cut the wings from 6x6 paper pad sheets.

I placed the picture and the title in the center to make the butterfly's body. I then embellished the wings with stickers and acetate die-cuts and the photo with a paper clip and a puffy sticker.

I adhered the picture with foam squares and used only a tiny bit of glue on the wings to bring dimension to the page. I added a couple of cute puffy stickers and black scallops that I cut from another 6x6 paper and my little scene was complete.

I love every single bit of this adorable collection and it's perfect to document life with girlies. You can find it in the Paper Issues store, along with a lot of other beautiful supplies. Don't forget to use the code Elodie for 20% off your order! You can also share your iSpyWithPI pics and layouts in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group. See you there!

Thanks for stopping by the PI blog today. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Product Spotlight: We R Memory Keepers High Five

Hey everyone, today we're putting the spotlight on the High Five collection from We R Memory Keepers.  This collection has such a beautiful color combo.  I loved working with this!

I dug out an older photo of my son and a triangle punch for this LO.  After I had the triangles punched out I just added a little stitching and some embellishments and it was done!

Ann made this beautiful LO!  I love the torn and stitched pieces!

Heather's LO is just stunning!  That big frame and leaves are perfect!

Kelly's LO is just gorgeous!  I love how B&W photos look with this collection!

Lisa made this adorable card!  Love that raccoon!!

Rachel die cut a big title on this LO!  The raccoon pj's on the boys, how adorable are they!

Stacie's LO is just gorgeous!  I love how she worked in that whale paper!  That title is a free cut file in the Paper Issues store!

You can still get this beautiful collection in the store along with so many new collections!
Use the code michelle for 20% off your order!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fantastic sunset

Hello everyone, Melanie here today,

I want to show you a layout I made using this free cut file from the Paper Issues store 
and the lovely Maggie Holmes Gather collection. 

For this layout I wanted to make the picture stand out. I printed it 13x18 and used my big shot to cut it into a circle. I backed the cut cardstock with patterned papers that match the photo, and I used white cardstock for the place where I wanted to put my picture. I put it on fun foam to make it stand out and used a foam word as my title. 

I finished the layout with some word strips (some on foam pop dots) and enamel dots. 

I hope you are inspired to make something pretty with the cut file and this lovely collection. It's so versatile. You can also find circle dies in the shop. Use code Melanie to save 20%

Have fun, creating. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

New Issue: You Knock My Fox Off Round 2

It's time for round 2 of our October issue, You Knock My Fox Off. Our issues take place in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group, along with all of our other fun monthly challenges. There's an album for each challenge. The October challenge album is right here. Please post your issue related projects in the Current Issue album.

The deadline for adding your projects is November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to the details of this issue, let's see what the design team created to inspire you.

 Top (L-R): Alex, Melissa 
Middle (L-R): Rachel, Kathy 
Bottom (L-R): Kristie, Carolyn

  Note: Clicking on a design team member's name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.

What is You Knock My Fox Off about? Here are a few ideas to get you started (use one or use them all). Feel free to use any product you'd like. Projects can be new or old and you're welcome to share as many as you'd like.
  • Use woodland animal embellishments.
  • Create something about the people you love.
  • Have an element hang off the side of your project.
  • Use the Paper Issues fox card.
  • Scrap pictures about fall, Halloween, and doors.

We're super chatty and love to make new friends, so please stop by and say hi! You'll find us all over the Web:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Own Real Life Princess

Good Morning Beautiful People!
I'm happy to share this 12x12 layout I created for my blog post today. I worked with the beautiful Gather collection from Maggie Holmes. I must admit though, for the most part, I love anything Crate Paper and this collection was no exception!

There is so much "pretty" in this collection. Everything from the gold glitter Thickers, florals, and lovely pattern papers. I just had to create a layout of my oldest little with this collection. Here she was dressed in her Belle costume from Beauty and the Beast.

 All the florals in this collection are just exquisite and I created a couple of clusters to compliment my photo.

 Gold glitter word Thickers... sigh!

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate you! 💛

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dear Lizzy's Saturday Collection: Just for Fun

Do you remember being a teenager and giving your mom fits about taking your picture? Oh. My. God. I was THE WORST. I look back on photos from holidays, social functions and other special events and I always have the worst, most sour look on my face because when I was between the ages of 10 and 16 having my photo taken was obviously the MOST TRAUMATIC THING EVER! Now, as a scrapbooker, I look back on the photos from my childhood years and can't help but be a little sad about the fact that I never allowed my mother to take a photograph of me with a pleasant expression on my face!

Fast forward to being a parent of a a teenager in 2016; BEHOLD THE SELFIE! I love ransacking my kid's social media accounts and stealing all of her selfies to scrapbook! I never have to worry about fighting with her over taking photos! Best of all -- she will actually enjoy looking back on her scrapbooks someday and not having to wish that she wasn't making an awful and disgusted face for the camera!!  However, I may not be able to say the same for her fashion choices 15 years from now -- LOL!

If you haven't picked up Dear Lizzy's Saturday collection from the Paper Issues shop you are in luck because it is still in stock! I love this line and have used so much of it! The assortment of embellishments included in this collection was amazing!

The following products were used for this layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look today! Be sure to pick up this great collection in the Paper Issues shop using my discount code below!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fan Feature Friday: You Knock My Fox Off #1

Would you like a chance to be featured during one of our Fan Feature Friday posts? Be sure to share your projects in the Current Issue album in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group and you could see your work here on the Paper Issues blog!

1. Jessica scrapped these adorable photos of her cousin searching for "find-cones". So cute!

2. Wendy scrap lifted this layout using photos from last year. She's excited for it to start feeling like fall so she can get some new pictures of her boys.

3. Karrie created a fun layout about her husband using two of the Paper Issues fox cards. Such a fun touch!

4. Alison documented the yummy pumpkin loaves she makes in the fall. I love the smell of fall baking, how about you?

5. Barbara scrapped cute pumpkin patch photos, including a fox sticker and fun pumpkin paper.

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "super fan" image shown below to showcase on your blog.

See you in a few weeks with more features from our {Friends & Fans}!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Roll the Dice

Hello PI friends, it's Danielle here with the Roll the Dice challenge. I hope you enjoyed this new challenge last month and that you will join us again this time. You can link up your projects for this challenge overhere in our challenge album.

This month the dices are not making it easy, you can definitely call it a challenge. The first dice is for the amount of pictures, which is 6. The second dice is for the amount of stickers you can use, which is 3. This can be any kind of stickers: chipboard, cardstock, puffy, thickers etc. You can find a video of the rolling dices overhere.

For my layout I used the Shimelle Go Now Go collection and as you can see you can perfectly use it for non traveling pics too. These pictures were taken last March when I was at the Crop on the Cape with some girls of the PI Design Team. We had the best of time and took some fun pics using props.

Even though the girls of the team were about to kill me for this challenge, you know...6 pictures whoaaa, many of them decided to join in and they all rocked it!!

First up is Kelly, using the Pink Paislee Outfitters collection. I love how she created two clusters with a collage of five pictures and one big picture.

Melanie used the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection for this super pretty coffee layout. I love the grid design.

Rachel made this stunning page using Carta Bella Beach Day. The circle design using the pictures and embellishments is amazing.

I love this clean design by Kristie and how she framed all the pictures.

Ann made this gorgeous Fall layout. I love the colors she used, they make the photo collage pop off the page.

Heather created this amazing layout using We R Memory Keepers High Five. I love the diamond shape pictures.

Amanda used the Shimelle Go Now Go collection for this gorgeous layout. I love the grid design, the collage and the 2 bigger pictures.

Elodie made this adorable layout using Crate Paper Cute Girl. Look at these pictures, that's a cute girl for sure!

Carolyn created this layout with a fun diagonal design, using Crate Paper Cute Girl. Some amazing title work here!

Stacie used the Simple Stories Posh collection for this sparkly and shiny layout, it's gorgeous!

And last but not least this way too cute layout by Mary-Ann, using Doodlebug Kitten Smitten. It's all kinds of amazing!

I hope all these layouts give you enough inspiration to join in this challenge, I can't wait to see what you all will create! Link up your projects overhere in our challenge album for your chance to win.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!